Friday 27 July 2018

Today is full of Possibilities

Hello Blogland

Ok I am just not going to justify the lapses between posts, I am just going to accept I am terrible at blogging (but getting better at using instagram does that count?)

I want to share a little project I just completed.

Recently I have been obsessed with playing with colour and creating backgrounds using different mediums and techniques.
Today I actually made something with one of the many background pages.

Index Card
Distress Oxides
Archival Inks
AALL & Create Stamps
Dina Wakley Stamp
Washi Tape
Liquitex Matt Medium Gel
Tim Holtz Small Talk Word Stickers
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Sharpie Marker
Mermaid Marker

I am getting braver playing with brighter colours and not over thinking things - slow process but am getting there.


Monday 25 June 2018

Believing in myself - a few recent projects

Hi blog land

I am seriously the WORST blogger ever, I just haven't been crafting as much as I would like which is why I haven't been blogging.
Terrible I know, but here is a little post to show what I HAVE done since my last post.

I was recently lucky to attend the first ever AALL & Create world tour workshop at the fantastic That's Crafty store.
I did 2 full days which was 4 workshops.
I met the most AMAZING people and loved every second of it, learnt a lot of new techniques, and came home with a few completed projects.

MDF Tag - Tracy Evans Class

Journal pages - Autour De Mwa's class

Calico Panels - Autour De Mwa's Class

Watercolour Journal Page - Fiona Paltridge's Class

Mixed Media Canvas - Aida's Class

I took what I learnt from these classes and created a smaller Mixed Media Canvas

I feel I have turned a corner in terms of my abilities, am always learning and evolving, which makes everything worthwhile.
At some point I will stop holding myself back, stop being so scared of making mistakes, doing the wrong thing and stop thinking I'm never going to be good enough because I look at what I accomplished and just how much I got from doing those workshops and I know I can do it.
I just need to take that leap and believe in myself.

Thank you for popping by my blog, please post a comment below to let me know you popped by my little blog, it is always greatly appreciated.


Thursday 5 April 2018

A Fresh Start

Hello Blogland

Yes I know it's been a while between posts (again) this time it has been completely out of my control.
So far 2018 has been extremely difficult, throwing me and my family more hard times than we thought possible.
Sadly my husband and I as well as all my in laws had to say a heartbreaking goodbye to my Sister-in-Law who passed away on Jan 11th.
A week or so later and I got a call from my father telling me he is ill and needed my help, so I went up to see him and well didn't come home again until 24th of March after his funeral.
To say I am emotionally spent would be an understatement and I am still in the process of sorting things out.

BUT I finally took some time to play yesterday and came up with this journal page.

Art Journal
Other Stamps

I am entering this into the current That's Crafty Blog Challenge which is

Thank you for taking the time to pop by my blog, please become a follower and leave me a comment or 2 below.


Tuesday 16 January 2018


Hello Blogland

I wanted to share a quick card I made, at the moment I feel my style of card making is keeping it simple.

Teal Zeal Memento Ink
Butterfly stamps - Unknown Brand
Black and White cardstock
Dovecraft Glitter Glue - Crystal
Foam Tape

I have decided to enter this into the following challenges

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Monday 1 January 2018

The Stampin Stasher Challenge #1 - Create your own background

Hello Blogland

Happy New Year!!

I am so excited for this coming year, a lot of new things are in the pipeline - so watch this space!

The first of the new things is a brand new challenge set by
It is a brand new monthly challenge and a new venture for Naomi who kindly invited me along for the journey (thanks hun).

This months challenge is
I must admit this is one of my favourite things to do in terms of crafting as you are free to do what ever you please and have zero restrictions.

The technique I used I learnt from watching PaperArtsy videos and is one of my absolute faves.

Below is some photo's of the process and the projects I made using the page.

Getting started
I took a 12x12 sheet of Tissuestock, it's a bit like tissue paper, a brayer and my Chalk Paints (I want to mention you and use ANY acrylic paints for this technique)

First layer
I started off with a light colour to get a base going for additional layers to 'cling' to.
I simply pour a little paint onto my mat and pick up the colour with my brayer and go over the paper, it doesn't have to be neat and tidy, just go with the flow. 

Second Layer
I simply chose another colour and went over it again, filling in the gaps.

Third Layer
This time I went for a contrasting colour.

Forth Layer
I wasn't certain about the last colour so went for a deeper tone.

I continued to use the same colours in rotation until I was happy with it - I added an extra colour, Limelight, to pick up the green a little more.

Getting ready for the next part
Out came my background stamps and Archival Inks, these are the best ink pads to use when stamping on a painted background.

Finished Page

And here is a couple of projects I made using the page.



Thank you for popping by please leave some love in the comments and definitely pop by The Stampin Stasher and check it out and join in with the fun.


Thursday 7 December 2017

Christmas Wreath

Hi Blogland

I want to share with you something I've been saying for years I wanted to give a go and I finally did it.

An altered Christmas wreath

I bought a tinsel wreath and baubles from a local poundshop and got out my trusty glue gun and got busy.
An hour (and a few swear words from burnt fingers) later the finished wreath!

Hope you like it (leave me a comment below), I am happy with the result for a first attempt and intend to make a few more next year, not convinced I have the time right now.
I know it is easy to say yeah next time, but now that I've actually given it a go I want to go on and see what others I can come up with.


Sunday 3 December 2017

'Lead a life' Altered Sketch Book

Hello blogland.

Today I want to share something I've not done for a while, a mixed media altered book.

I absolutely love doing these and no 2 are ever the same, just wish I had more time (or is it patience? I cannot tell lol)
I would do these so much more often, if only I had people to give them to.....

So here we go

A5 Sketch Book
Indigo Blu Rubber Stamps
Archival Inks - Cobalt & Fern Green
Molding Paste
Crackle Paste
Paper Artsy Paints
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Paste

I am going to enter this into That's Crafty
Green With Envy Challenge.
Go check out the fantastic creations by the DT!


Friday 1 December 2017

I'm back!! New Apple Blossom Dies from Craft Stash

Hi blogland!

Wow it really has been a while, and it's not because I've been lazy in writing posts, I've only just regained access to my blogger account!

Hope y'all haven't missed me too much.

Thing's have been pretty quiet for me on the craft front, though I have been making samples for Craft Stash and have them posted on Pinterest HERE.

Back to the current new releases...... drumroll please

I love this die, it is so detailed and elegant.

How pretty is this die? I can imagine so many ways to use this one die and each would be different.

And finally what about this little fellow, I wanted to keep the designs simple to show just how much detail you get in this one die.

So there you have it, why not pop by Craft Stash and check out ALL the fantastic products available and grab yourself some amazing bargains and deals.
Remember you get 20% off your first order (some exclusions may apply)


Friday 21 July 2017

Polymer clay pendants

Hello Blogland

I want to share with you something I made recently, which is quite a surprise considering where I am with my mental health at the moment.

I am so pleased with how these turned out especially as they were inspired by a fantastic polymer clay artist I follow on youtube
Go check out her work it is A-MA-ZING!
But before you do be kind and leave some love below to let me know you popped by, it is always appreciated.


Friday 14 July 2017

WWODT Challenge #24

Hello Blogland

Well it's that time again, time for a brand new challenge over at

It's an Anything Goes Challenge blog so there are no reasons for you not to pop along and join in, just click the link above to take you there and check it out.

Every month we are sponsored by the extremely talented

You can find her Etsy Store Here

You can follow and support her website Here

Or follow here on Facebook Here

This month I got to play with

I absolutely love this image, the only issue I had was deciding on what colour combo to use colouring her lol.

Please pop by the challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT makes, but also to see if you were a winner.
Don't forget to leave some love below.


Brand New Fuzzy Lemon Dies

Hello Blogland!

Guess what!
It's time for a brand new release of Fuzzy Lemon dies available over at Craft Stash.

I was so excited when I opened my DT package to find the Peacock and Feather dies.
Anyone who knows me knows I have a thing for Peacocks.

Here are a few samples of what I made using them.

Aren't they just GORGEOUS!!

I have been making Samples for Craft Stash now for over 18 months (I think) and I have really come to love the dies available exclusively to them.
These dies are, in my humble opinion, really cheap BUT fantastic quality.
You get such a nice crisp clean cut every single time you use the dies, even cutting foam without losing any detail - I know because I do it often and turn the dies into stamps.
The designs of the dies are so well thought out and are really versatile that it doesn't matter whether your style is clean and simple or more multi-layered, these dies will always stand out.

Why not pop by and grab yourself a bargain, don't forget you get a fantastic 20% off your first order, you also build loyalty points which offer you discounts on future purchases.
On top of that Craft Stash offer up so many bargains - just sign up to their newsletter to keep up to date with the latest releases as well as discount codes/offers.


Thursday 15 June 2017

Steampunk Heart - New WWODT Challenge

Hello Blogland

Well it's that time again, time for a brand new challenge over at

It's an Anything Goes Challenge blog so there are no reasons for you not to pop along and join in, just click the link above to take you there and check it out.

Every month we are sponsored by the extremely talented

You can find her Etsy Store Here

You can follow and support her website Here

Or follow here on Facebook Here

This month I got to play with

I absolutely love this image.

Why not pop by the challenge blog and check out the rest of our talented DT's makes also for those of you who joined us last month check see if you are one of our winners.