Saturday, 26 April 2014

Almost Monochromatic


Well it will probably be Sunday when you see this, but I've actually posted on Saturday evening because I really need to spend Sunday catching up on stuff at home. Kids are back to school tomorrow (excuse me if I am pleased about that) so, uniforms to be checked, homework to be checked, bunnies to clean out, and general restoring the house after 2 weeks of abuse by teenagers!

Anyways, the card is using an Elizabeth Bell topper that I've had forever, I thought it went nicely with the First Edition papers and some rather lovely blooms from Sweet Lilac flowers.

The theme for this months Sweet Lilac challenge is Monochromatic, well my card is almost Mono, and I'm only entering the challenge for fun and not wanting to be entered for the winners draw.

That's all for today, have a great Sunday!


Mirror mirror

Good Morning!

It should be happy slipper day, but I will be spending the day with the Preston tribe, so I will be wearing shoes, for the first hour at least.

Now, I've shown you all my Clarity samples from last months telly, and I can't show you the May samples yet, so here's something a bit different.

I did this a while ago for Creative Cardmaking.

I used a cheap ikea mirror, Teresa Collins papers, some pretty Sweet Lilac flowers and a bit of Gesso.

The swirl was done with acrylic paint.

Hope you like it!

Have a great Saturday, with or without your slippers on.


Friday, 25 April 2014

On yer bike!

Wish I had a £ for every time I was told 'on yer bike' when I was a kid, we had this miserable old git for a neighbour who was forever chasing the kids off, I remember he drove a Robin Reliant and one time about 1975/6 i got the strings from my kite tangled around his wing mirror, oh the wrath!

Anyway, how about a card with a bike...

The little flowers look great sat in the basket at the front of the bike, but the non-conformist in me said pattern building...

So I did the stamping and masking, coloured it and plonked it behind some velum, then stamped the bike on top of the velum.

The fence is a Memory Box cutting die.

Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Slightly Gilded


Hope you are well and the weather is treating you kind, we had some bizarre freak rainstorms here yesterday.

So ive been looking through the pic files again, I thought I would show you another poppy card, can you tell I love this stencil?

I used deep red texture paste and then sprinkled just a few gilding flakes over the top, no rubbing until its all dry though.
Hope you like it!


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Looking through pics


I was looking through a couple of albums to see what I haven't blogged, I don't remember blogging these, apologies if I have...

Using the Daffodil flowerbox stamp.

There's those bunnies again, you already know I love them, even though they don't look much like my three spoilt brats.

I added a bit of picket fence distress marker to the bunnies for a ghostly look.

This one was just using up a couple of pieces of card as I trimmed them off another project.

I thought the colours looked a bit oriental so i decided to use the joined hummingbird stamp and the luck symbol.

Hope you like!

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 21 April 2014


Happy Bank Holiday!

Good for those of you who work Monday to Friday yes?

It doesn't make much difference to me being self employed, but I'm used to it, I never got bank holidays off when I worked in community nursing either.

So if you got the day off, count your blessings...

This was made using the Lucky remountable stamp set and word chains.

The horseshoe is quite cool for this because its easy to cut the masks, I hate cutting fiddly bits.

I used my inkadinkado oval stamping cog for the shape but you can use a die cut oval, I showed my workshop gang how to do that accurately last month.


Have a great day and I hope the sun is shining for you today!


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Almost White on White

Good Morning.

Something with no stamping today for a change.


I combined an A4 embossing script folder, Tonic swirl cutting die, and an old Spellbinder birdcage set.

It's almost white on white but not completely, I sprayed the swirls and birds etc very lightly with silver sparkle so they stood out more.


Hope you like it!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Imagine a dream

Hello and Happy Easter to you all.

It's been a quiet day at home today, I resisted the urge to go in to work, but I will work tomorrow as the house will be empty. I have tidying to do as well as some prep and also the next batch of Claritystamps have arrived to do tv samples.

I still have a couple of last months samples to show you, here's one..

This one didn't end up anything like I imagined it, but that happens sometimes.

I used

Wordchain stamps

Fly away stamp

Poppy head stencil

Aperture stencil

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Glitter Poppy

Good Morning!
I'm still avoiding LCD screens etc so I will be brief...

This is an 8x8 card using Poppy stencil with texture paste and glitter.

For the background I just brushed ink through sequin waste.

Also I used word chains.

Have a great Monday!


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Love...flying away?

Happy Saturday to you!

I will be at the hub later this morning for class, we will be making a wall hanging using chalk paints and Claritystamps, I won't show you the finished piece incase it spoils the surprise for a couple of people that haven't seen it yet.

But I can show you another of my tv samples for April...

This is using the Fly Away and the Love is in the Air sets, I also used a piece of Gelli background.

I was trying to stamp the boy to appear like he was trying to reach the balloons, but shaky hand had other ideas and actually I like him better hanging off instead.

I'm going to go downstairs and make a cup of tea, hopefully without waking everybody up.

Have a good day whatever you have planned.


Thursday, 10 April 2014


Good Morning, well it's 3.05am anyway.

Yet again I have to apologise for absence....

It's just tricky at the moment, it's been such a busy time but also I'm having to seriously restrict my time looking at a screen because of increasing visual disturbance.

Anyway I won't bang on about it any further, I'll just show you a card.

This is one of my tv samples from the weekend, I used Poppy Pods stencil and one of the new word chains.

Lots of cutting on this one, I like the result though.

Hope you like it.