Sunday, 23 March 2014


Happy Sunday...and another scheduled post while at the NEC.

This is a quickie with a little boy in mind, I used an embossing folder from Crafters Companion and one of the word chains from Claritystamp.

No idea why my name is on this in two different places, another fail by my technical officer (moi), I really should take lessons.

Oh I should mention, I made this using a 6x6 folder and A5 card, I'm sure you can see what I did but shout out if you're not sure.

Have a great day whatever your doing!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Black,white and red

Good Morning!

I'm scheduling a handful of posts for while I'm at the NEC, because I'm never sure if there will be Internet or if I will have energy/time to blog when we are on the road.

This one is an 8x8 using up a bit of waste (the leftovers from a big Tonic swirly frame die cut) i used a sentiment die cut also from Tonic, and I thought it was a good excuse to use some Sweet Lilac flowers, especially as they have a new challenge with a Spring theme.

If your planning a trip to the NEC then pop and say hello on the Claritystamp stand!

Have a good one.


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

More Pink

Good Morning!

Things will be a little manic this morning, throwing things in a suitcase and making sure everything is sorted so I can get on the road to the NEC, it's set up day today-never our fave part of the retail exhibitions but necessary,and it's nice when it's done and it looks great.

So before I go, here is a card, apologies for poor photo...

This is another that I did for the Pink series in Creative Cardmaking magazine.

I used the Claritystamp Garden Heart stamp and Kind Hearts verse with a Versamark resist, then brayered Cranberry.

I cut the panel in 3, stamped the verse and added the finishing touches.

Hope you like it!


Monday, 17 March 2014

Stencilled friend...


Hope you enjoyed your weekend, I was at the Harrogate show with Barbara and the team, great weekend but tired now, sooo I won't waffle on..

This is a card I made for Creative Cardmaking magazine, theme was 'Pink'.

So I used a couple of Clarity stencils with an ink pad and some spray ink.

I masked part of a Claritystamp for the word Friend.

Finished off with a couple of Sweet Lilac flowers.

I'm off for a lie down now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Move over Bro....

I have quite a few projects that I can now show you but I have to go through the song and dance of loading the pics into my watermark app then into Picassa and im showing this one that is already done.

This is my second ever scrapbook layout, I do really like scrap booking I just don't seem to get time, shame when I have so many pics of Steve and Amber.

I love this piccy, Steve's 3rd birthday party, lots of visitors and balloons and food and cool presents like the art easel and paint.

Amber was 11 months and 2 weeks old, very bright and independant but only did things when it suited her, she hadn't shown any interest in standing up and walking because she managed to achieve everything by crawling, so why bother... Then she spotted Steve at his easel with a paintbrush in his hand, she watched him for a minute then stood up at the wall and walked over, took the paintbrush off Steve and shoved him aside while she painted, cheeky madam!

I think the Journalling stamps and Word chains were perfect for this layout, what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 10 March 2014

A tit?...or an eagle!

Happy Monday!

Yes I know lots of you hate Mondays, so does Bob Geldof and the boomtown rats, but we just have to get on with it don't we, so lets smile regardless ok?

I will be busy at the hub prepping for tomorrow at Crafts 4 U 2 Do in St Helens, we are playing with some tasty Clarity stencils with inks pastes glitters and flakes. I will also be tidying my desks so it looks nice on Thursday- sorry to bore you but it's my first class at the hub, and it's sold out, and I'm excited...

Anyways, before I hyperventilate from excitement, lets look at a card...

Now lots of you will long remember that tv show with Barbara and Dean, the design team had a book running to guess how many times they would say Tits on live telly!

The demo Barb did was stunning as was the artwork from the team, I wanted to be a rebel (I know!) and use other colours so it didn't look like a tit (sorry) so when I finished this I thought it looked a little like an eagle ish, with the big wide wingspan, Native American feel maybe, what do you think?

Hope you like my tits/eagles!

Ps, the Linky thing isn't working on my blog app so I can't link to the stamps etc today, sorry.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Vintage Circus

Happy Sunday!

Oh yes indeed, the sun is shining, birds are singing and the sleep fairy has visited me for the last 2 nights, so it's all good.

So the plan today is throw some dinner in the oven, get my lippy on and go to a local vintage type village fair with the kids, my friend Roy will be there with his Mech'art stall and there will be allsorts of handmade goodies and vintage type stuff.

Speaking of vintage, that helps me decide what to blog for you, how about a card using Claritystamp vintage circus set?

I did quite like the finished result of this one but I'm still not great with those fluffy clouds, not sure why I can't do them, but they did look better when I bushed a bit of vintage photo distress ink over them.

Hope you like it!

Have a lovely Sunday whatever your up to.


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

My lucky star...

Good Morning!

This is another of my Clarity tv samples for March.

I used the Star from the Good Luck set


Word chains.

I love that there is a star and a number 7 in the set, makes me think of Steven because he's my 'lucky number 7' I won't depress you and explain why although some of you will guess I'm sure, nowadays though as time has passed and healed a lot, I think of him as a lucky star instead.

Sooo, that's why I wanted to use the star for a card suitable for a teenage boy.

I masked a strip across the card first, then stamped and masked all the stars, and brushed with Sandal ink while still covered, shaded lightly with a Promarker, removed all masking and stamped the words, I stamped another star and creased all the lines so I could 3d it.

Hope you like it!

Have a lucky day.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Still using bits Linda...


I've been at the hub all day since early, I've packed ready for a class tomorrow, I've made a couple of samples using new cutting dies etc that I ordered at the trade show, I've made a start on a magazine commission, AND....FAO Linda....

I've used bits up again instead of keeping them, are you proud of me? Are you hmm,hmm?

Right I think I've earned a beer!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Create Art


I thought I'd show the Clarity wall hanging I gave a sneak peek for on Facebook.

I used

Word chain stamps

Journal stamps and stencil

I really love these new sets and I can see them being used a lot!

Hope you like it

Ooh while I remember, I've been asked a lot lately when I will be back on Create and Craft, the answer is, not until winter is well and truly over!

Thanks for stopping by