Saturday, 30 November 2013

Black and White UTEE.

Happy Saturday!

And I'm particularly happy because I'm able to stay home today and watch Barbara on my iPad at 11am.

Then of course there are the regular Sunday Clarity shows tomorrow, I can't show you my cards for that yet, but I can show you this...

It's one of a series of UTEE cards I did for Creative Cardmaking, it's on sale now.

Actually one of the other designs made the front page, yippee! I will show you that one soon.

Anyway, for this one I used a couple of Clariystamps, a cutting die, and a texture tread, not telling you anymore, go buy the mag lol.

Have a nice Saturday whatever your doing.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Maddie and Angelina..


I've been a bad blogger again, I know..

I have been a busy bee, but also I've had to have some rest too.

Anyway, here is a card...

I used Madeleine with Angelina fibres and a couple of stencils, have you seen the very new ones??

And the brand spanking new gorgeous Garden Heart stamp..I need it!

Right, I'm gonna go and schedule a couple of posts, try and turn over a new leaf..

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The stockings were hung....

Good Morning!

I've been busy playing nurse to Amber, her school like the children in school regardless of illness to protect the schools attendance targets and are quickly on the phone if there is an absence, strangely though, they are very quick to have me take her home when they have to clean up her puke because the teacher wouldn't let her out of lesson to do it in the toilet!

Anyway, little rant about shitty teachers, I feel better now lol. And Amber is much better now fortunately.

I was going to blog about the NEC,but as I said I've been busy, not taken pics of artwork and stash yet.

So,'s a card I did a while ago for Creative Cardmaking


This was part of a set with a theme of Copics for Beginners.

I used one of the 'twas the night stamps and a Christmas banner stamp, from Clarity of course.

The beautiful flowers are from Sweet Lilac.

Hope you like it!


Monday, 11 November 2013

Giveaway winner!

Good Morning!

Hope you had a good weekend, mine was excellent-I will blog piccies etc tomorrow when I've caught up with myself..

In the meantime, here is the giveaway winner





This is what Maureen said

I love the leafy swirl stencil as it is so versatile, I can use it with the gelliplate (my 2nd fav), with my embossing machine or just as it is as a stencil. I can pick out bits of it to use, oh I could go on and on but that will use up valuable crafting time. I love all the clarity items and just wish I had a never emptying bank account, xxx


Drop me an email with your address so I can post your DVD and stencil.



Saturday, 9 November 2013

A Rose

Good Morning!

Please excuse that this is a scheduled post, hopefully I'm just waking up in our hotel ready to head round to the NEC, have I mentioned I'm excited??? Say hello if you spot us.

Don't forget about the giveaway, scroll down a couple of posts to see it.

Now then, a card..


This is made using the beatiful new Clarity Rose which was last months new design stamp for club members.

I made this ages ago when Barb sent me the stamp to do one of the club projects, I made the project for Barb but kept playing with the stamp because i loved it immediately. I've had to keep what i made hidden until the stamp was released.

Ok that's it for today, have a great day!


Friday, 8 November 2013

Gelli Garden

Happy Friday!

Well it's happy for me because me and the kids are off to the NEC this evening ready for the weekend. Amber knows the gig very well, but it's Steve's first time so we have to show him the ropes, I imagine he will spend most of his time watching the artists painting demos etc.

Anyway, before I get too's a card.

Yep, Gelli Plate background!

The blank bit in the middle was inspired by my arty buddy Sam Crowe.

I used Burnt Umber paint. Cobalt Archival ink.

Stamps are all Clarity.

Right then, I better find an empty suitcase!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013


I promised a giveaway didn't I...

So here it is

The new DVD from Barbara Gray, and I will throw in a Clarity stencil too!

This is full of really lovely arty projects.

As I mentioned yesterday, this has generously been donated by Barbara herself.

Speaking of Barb, have you seen her new blog???

So what do you need to do to be in with a chance?

Just leave me a comment below, tell me your fave Claritystamp item.

I will randomly pick a winner at the weekend.

Good Luck!


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Yes it's been a while....


Did you wonder where I'd gone?

Well I'm here now, and here's a card..

The colour is a little off, it's hard to get a decent pic in the winter light isn't it.

I used one of the new Aperture Clarity Stencils to lightly dust the oval shape, then used a couple of other Clarity stencils for the pattern.

Then I used the lovely Christmas Tree outline stamp with some Angelina fibres,

Add a sentiment, done!

Barbara has very kindly given me some top notch Clarity goodies to use as I see fit for giveaways etc, sooo, how about a giveaway in way of apology for my absence??

Right then, come back tomorrow then.