Saturday, 14 June 2014

Monochrome Horse


I just realised it's been 5 I better blog hadn't i.

This is another tv sample from the beginning of the month...

I used

Wooden Horse

Trojan Horse

ATC postage stamp

Paradise stamp


I really loved this except for one thing, I don't like how the grey colouring in looks patchy, I think I've pretty much made my mind up that I don't really like distress markers that much, sorry Mr Holtz I love everything else in the distress range.

Hope you like it!

It's been a busy day at Catterick and I'm tired now, so I'm off to read my book in bed.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Monday, 9 June 2014

Just to say

Good evening!

I wasn't going to blog until tomorrow because I'm meant to be having a day of rest, but is thought a quick blog wouldn't hurt before I go bed...

This is another of my telly samples from this month.

I quite like the effect I achieved with this one,especially the sky, I might do a little tutorial if I can find time this week.

I used...

Remountable Plough set

Ploughed Field stencil, we will be using this in class in July for sure

Remountable line sentiments,set 2

Oh and if your ordering from Clarity anytime soon, you should add one of the new Aprons to your order, as modelled by Heather,Jo, Moi, Sam at Doncaster at the weekend.... There's even a pocket,to put stuff.

Heather and Jo were demonstrating how they look if you don't have much up top- so to speak, whilst Sam and I show how great they look on ladies who have been amply blessed in the boob department. don't say I said but...I think Jo had packs of clarity sponges tucked down her pinny to try and pad the top out a bit lol.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Altered frame


Today's project is one I did for Creative Cardmaking quite a while ago.

I used an mdf frame, some chalk paints and crackle from Paperartsy. Paper from Teresa Collins and a few flowers from Sweet Lilac.

Hope you like it, I love altering stuff!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Extreme masking again...


I said I would show you what I did with the Filigraphy stamps that go with the big floral stencil...

Well actually I just used one of the petal stamps..

I do love making large backgrounds from little stamps!

I stamped the word lines first then masked the central area, stamped and masked as I went along, then brushed a couple of ink colours. Last time I did this with the family tree Filigraphy petals I used a turquoise ink with yellow, I think I prefer that colour combo, what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Good Morning!

This blogging is getting to be a habit again isn't it.

This is another of my samples from the weekend, I've been hoping for more stencils that I can use with pastes and stuff,just like this one!

The stamps that work with this stencil are pretty cool but I wanted to do something just with the lovely flower, so I inked with Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Festive Berries and Crushed Olive. Then I scraped some clear Dreamweaver paste over the stencil after I cleaned the ink off, then I was going to sprinkle with microbeads but I couldn't find them, so I sprinkled a tiny amount of crystal glitter instead.

Then I stamped the Congratulations.


Hope you like it, come back tomorrow to see what I did with the matching Filigraphy stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Just using up a Gelli

Good Morning!

I'm trying to catch up on things I haven't blogged, this is one...

I was sorting through a few bits, I found a couple of Memory Box dies I hadn't used and thought they would work well with some Gelli backgrounds from my pile/mountain, this particular print was one of my 'blot' pieces.

Hope you like it.



Monday, 2 June 2014

This ole house

Happy Monday!

Well I'm happy anyway, plenty to do and most of it pleasurable.

These stamps and stencils were certainly pleasurable to use, I think they will make their way into the workshops next month.

I used

God speed the Plough

Ploughed Field stencil

Large Cottage

And a tree from the Winter Trees set

Coincidentally I used the same colours Barbara used on telly.

I think if I do this one for workshops I will change the composition slightly, I'm not totally happy where the horse and plough are, but it's certainly not the worst thing I've ever produced.

Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by.

Have a good one!


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Wooden Horse and the Trojan

Good Morning!

Are you all set to watch Barbara on the telly box at 9am? I know I am, Internet permitting.

This is the first of my samples using some of the new goodies...

I used the Wooden Horse, Trojan Horse and Morning has broken stamps, also one of the new abstract stencils. These are likely to sell out, but don't worry if you miss them on Create and Craft they will then be available on the Claritystamp website.

I stamped the wooden horse and masked it, stamped the Trojan and masked that too, then stencilled and stamped the Morning has broken.


Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely Sunday!