Sunday, 29 May 2016

Underwater Mixed Media Canvas

Hi Blogland.

Today I want to share with you a mini canvas I have just finished after being inspired by the fabulous team over at That's Crafty.
I am ashamed to say that I have ONLY just discovered their challenge blog - where have I been?!? Especially as I am a huge fan of their store, of which I finally got to visit their bricks and mortar store and OMG it's heavenly, so need to go again..... and again......

The current challenge theme is The Sea.

I am really pleased with the way this has turned out, and the image, I think, is perfect for the theme.


CWWC Challenge #120 - Stars

Hello Bloggers

There's a brand new challenge over at Crafting When We Can.
Unfortunately there is no sponsor/prize this week but nothing wrong with a JFF challenge now and then. After all we all love sharing our projects, big and small.

Which brings me to mine, real life for me these past few weeks have been a tad full on and my head has been all over the place and I very nearly forgot to make something (my bad - sits on naughty step) however I did remember at the last minute and made this quick tag.

Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio
Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Ink Black Soot
Star Stamp - Tim Holtz
Good Friends sentiment - Fiskars

I hope you will join us in our challenge, pop by our blog and check out the fab projects the DT have made and leave some love.


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Friendship Tag

Hello Blogland,

Today am sharing my latest make, I have made this as a sampler for Becka B, you will be able to see this on display when she is at the Birmingham NEC 1-3 July 2016.
I will add links to some of the products used in the recipe section.

Paper Artsy Paints
Archival Ink - Jet Black

Thanks for popping by.


Monday, 16 May 2016

Marquee Dies from Craft Stash

Hi everyone,

I've been so anxious to share these cards for a while and now I can!

As you may or may not be aware I design for Craft Stash.
Every so often they send some yummy dies to play with and this time I got some gawjuss Marquee dies and a set of stamps.
I was sent the Star, Heart and the Ampersand.
They're all available as a set (see link highlighted Marquee).

Here is what I created using them.

Why not pop along and check out all the other fantastic goodies they have available, you get 20% off your first order!!


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Secrets and Dreams

Hi bloggers,

No your eyes do not deceive you, this is my THIRD blog post today, am on a roll lol.

I have been practicing my colouring some more using yet another gawjuss digi by the extremely talented Devil Cait Designs.

This time I have used Tracy

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Art By Miram - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Flowers
Stories of Stamps - Anything Goes


Becka B Challenge #4 Make mine a double

Hello bloggers

I can't believe it's already time for our forth challenge over at BBCB

And this month it is all about doubles - go check out the challenge blog for details.

I have been lucky to once again use the beautiful

Here is my project

A pair of pillow gift boxes

I wanted to keep it simple because I firmly believe these papers speak for themselves, they are so beautiful.
The roses images and labels are also from the paper collection and I think they complete the look perfectly.

I hope you will join us in our challenge, why not pop by the blog check out what the other designers made and leave some love for them while you are there.

Huggles xoxox

CWWC challenge #119 - Clean and Simple

Hello Bloggers

I am EXTREMELY excited (and proud) to tell you all about our latest challenge over at Crafting When We Can.
The theme is Clean and Simple.

This month we are being sponsored by my beautiful and talented daughter DevilCait.

Let me tell you a little bit about her, she is 17 years old and is currently studying level 2 Beauty in college and working towards level 3 Media Make Up, but her passion is and always has been Art. She gained an A* GCSE grade in Art and had maintained an A grade throughout all her years at secondary school.
To say I am proud would be an understatement, and I have been trying to convince her to start drawing some digital images of some of her work and she finally caved and done so.
Most of her art centers around the female form and portraits, though she has a fascination with fantasy art she's still learning her craft and is always practicing.
I sincerely hope people will help encourage her progress, both in herself as an artist and in turn gain her confidence and sense of self worth.

Here is my card using the beautiful Skye
I have to admit this is one of my personal favourites, aren't the little birds cute?!?
One of the things I love the most about her images is it's actually helping me practice colouring hair and skin tones, so I would recommend these digi's for exactly that purpose but also they make perfect Teen/young lady cards.

Please leave me some love below and I will happily pass on any messages for her directly.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Amelia's Sketchbook

Hi everyone.

I know it's been a while since I ''wrote'' an actual full blog post, been getting lazy in that - sorry.

After many weeks just pottering around with my stash and not really getting anything done, I finally managed not one but TWO projects today - though one is undecided if finished, so not sharing that just yet.

So what did I make that is finished?
An altered sketchbook!
Ok yes I know it is not something original for me, but they are something I love doing, they make perfect gifts.
This one has been done for my youngest daughter Amelia.

Texture Paste
Black Gesso
Sketch book

And there you have it, I love the effect you get from the polishes, they're like a moose and blend together so well (though might want to wait til the gesso is completely dry first lol)

I am entering this into the following challenges
The Dark Attic Challenges - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Die Cuts (the letters I used are die cuts do they count? lol)

Thank you for taking the time to pop by my blog, please let me know by becoming a follower and leaving a little comment below.


Sunday, 1 May 2016

CWWC Challenge #118 - Flowers

Hello Blogland.

Time for a new challenge over at
and this fortnight it's all about FLOWERS.

We've been very lucky to be sponsored by Julia Spiri,
here is my project using The Birds & Hair.

Isn't she just beautiful?

Looking forward to seeing you join in with us over on the CWWC blog, please pop by and leave some love to the team - and pop a little note in the comments below letting me know you've dropped by, it's always appreciated.