Friday, 27 February 2015

Sneak peek, and a sneak peek...

Good morning!

I said I'd give you a sneak peek didn't i...

Sunday 9am-11am, Barbara will be doing some splendidly superb demo's with the new lovelies on Create and Craft.

I'm confident you will LOVE this months new Claritystamps, I just wish id been able to spend more time playing with them, but I've given myself tomorrow (yes a Saturday) off work, so if I get my jobs done I will continue to play....

But before then I need to test my new wetroom...


I think we'd all fit in there-but that's not an invite!

And of course I need to choose some new accessories, they must be classy though...

Which loo seat, I can't decide...


Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Better late than never...


Is it nearly the weekend again already? I need a few more days in the week at the moment, and a clone would be handy.

I've had to split myself between work and being home for the builders for the past 10 days, so I'm a bit behind on things, I was behind on things the week I made this card too, so my lovely friend Mandy Moo didn't get it on time - but she did like it when she got it!

I used a ton of Claritystamps with my Colour Chemistry ink sprays, oh the lushness!

A bit of metal was in order too, and little wooden letters which I decided to leave natural.

Right then, I need to get back to the half finished sample on the table, then I'm off to bed for an early night.

Thanks for stopping by, pop in tomorrow for a sneak peek of a Clarity sample for telly on Sunday, and I'll give you a peek of my finished wetroom!



Monday, 23 February 2015

DL Butterfly


It's been a hectic week, and it's only Monday....

So before it totally engulfs me I better blog quickly.

Yep it's my Clarity Briar Rose again, used with a custom inkpad.

I also used one of the older Clarity butterflies, you can never have too many butterflies.

So that was a quick blog wasn't it, Im going to check on the dinner.

Thanks for stopping by, have a good evening.


Monday, 16 February 2015

Gellied Clockwork

Happy Monday!

Well it's happy if you're a teacher, but doesn't half term pass quickly, unless you're a parent lol.

Luckily my kids are old enough now to look after themselves while I'm at work, but I remember how stressful it was when they were little trying to juggle work and little ones when school was closed, glad those days are gone.

Anyway, I spotted a stencilling challenge over on the Craft Stamper blog, I've never entered before but seeing as I use lots of stencils....

So this is my quick simple entry.

I used a ghost print from my Gelly Plate created with Clockwork Claritystencil.

After cleaning the stencil I lined it back up over the card and sponged some butterscotch ink in areas to create a sort of glow.

Then I added one of my many fave sentiment stamps.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day!


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Love is....

Love is....

Sharing your cushion!

Mainly it's all loved up here, the bunnies are loved up, Amber is loved up, Steve is seriously loved up with miss Grace.

Me? Well I'm sure there's a hot reliable rich bloke waiting just around the corner for me, I just keep walking around the wrong corner lol.

So I had a look through to see if I had a romantic project to show you, nada! Oh wait, I found this one-it's got a heart on so that'll do...

I tore a heart from copy paper and brushed ink through aperture, then using same ink I stamped the Aliums, removed aperture and stamped the text.

Have a lovely day!



Friday, 13 February 2015

Peachy Briar Rose

Blogging while waiting for tea to cook is becoming a trend here this week, or is it just that I find myself actually cooking properly more often...

So, as usual I've rifled through my pics to see what I can show you, I love this one.

I used my Briar Rose stamp, and Love and Best Wishes, I use that a lot too.

I did a emboss resist, then brayered terracotta and added a shadow.

Wanna see my tea?

Slimming World Jalfrezi with Quorn, smells good but I might have been a bit heavy on the spices lol.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Raining butterflies


I thought id blog while waiting for dinner to cook.

I really like how this turned out, it's a class card from a couple of months ago.


I used Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass distress pads and a black archival.

See how you get a cool colour when you add the tumbled glass over the worn lipstick.

And the following from Claritystamp

Umbrellas stencil, there's a stencil sale too!

Umbrella Girls stencil

Text from Winds of Change stamp set

Butterfly Tree stamp set

Hope you like it.

Thanks for popping in.

Monday, 9 February 2015


Good afternoon and welcome to my new followers, I'm pleased you found me!

So how was the weekend?

Mine rocked, yes literally! I had the most fantastic pleasure and privilege of watching my 15 year old boy and his bandmates play at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, he has been so nervous as it's gotten closer, he has never had actual music lessons but he plays the guitar superbly and within the last few months he's taught himself to play bass guitar too! But I think he was more nervous about singing in front of a crowd. Anyway, all the lads did great in front of a crowd of about 200, and were well received!

Couple of pics....

This is Steve, singing and playing Bass

This is Chris playing lead guitar, and you can see Ieuan on the drums

And they won another gig!



And just to prove they are a proper rock band, I managed to get a sneaky look at the dressing room carnage.....


Right I need to shift myself!

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Great Outdoors


Great Outdoors? I'm strictly a great INDOORS kinda girl at the moment, I don't do cold.

But I thought id show the card anyway, in optimistic anticipation of Spring....a bit early I know.


I don't think the stamps need introducing, it's the Great Outdoors set from Clarity.

I extended the line art a bit to create a frame and slapped a bit of ink in place, added the diddy boat and birds and Bobs your uncle.

I'm going back to my duvet and bobble hat now, have a good day and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Birdsong and a happy birthday

Good morning, and happy Tuesday!

When I saw we had birds and music notes in the same batch of Claritystamps I knew they had to be combined somehow, one of the things I love most in life is seeing birds feeding in my garden and hearing them sing, Quaverbird quite likes it too, he sits on his perch at the kitchen window and sings along with the birds.

I spent a lot of time on my other projects for this month that I wasn't left with much time for this one, so I thought a clean and simple would work best in the time I had.

I stamped the postage stamps first then masked them, stamped the music elements in place. Then I stamped the parakeets through a postage stamp aperture mask, added a little shade and coloured the parakeets brightly.

Something else I need to do, is wish my lovely buddy and team mate Amanda Branston a very very Happy Birthday, I'm feeling a bit of a fail about it actually, I specifically sat at work and completed her card, left it for glue to dry with the intention of going to collect and post it today, but after a busy day with hospital appointments and kids with manflu etc etc, I missed the post! So it'll be a day late oops.

Ok I'm going back to bed for a while, again...

Have a great day whatever you're up to.


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Kind words are the flowers...


I thought id blog inbetween jobs around the house, I'm hoping to actually dry some washing on the line seeing as the sun is shining a little.

This is a large box frame I made on my score board for Barbara's telly show this morning.

I used the Heart stencil and Kind Words stamp set.

I look the look of paper cutting but my hands aren't usually up to it, but I thought id try to do it little bit at a time as I was up to date with my work.

I used my Chameleon pens to colour the image on the acetate.

I would love to do a version of this in class, so I need to substitute the fussy cutting, I'm not sure how popular I'll be if I make every do this amount of cutting.

Don't forget Barbara is back on Create & Craft at 5pm for an extra hour.