Tuesday, 27 December 2016

I Saw 3 Ships

I decided to make one last Christmas card before the end of the year and here is it. I have made it using Clarity goodies.

I have used the 3 ships and Christmas greetings stamps. Plus the new Artisan inks on the inside. 

Inside the card I have used the inks to create a bit of an ethereal scene of the 3 ships inside. Then die cut the bauble dies so that thre ships can be seen through them. The front is then decorated very simply with ribbon bows and faux stitching round the edge of the die to highlight them. Just a nice clean and simple design, I hope you agree.

I wish all my visitors a Happy New Year and hope you visit my blog sometime,

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Cards and More - Christmas
Cards in Envy - Celebrate the Seasons
Ribbon Girl - Any Image
Crafty Hazelnuts - use a Sentiment
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Inspired by a Song
The Male Room - Christmas
Clarity Challenge - Carols and Christmas Joy

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Paper Piecing

     Gone Fishing

Spot of Golf

I made these a couple of days ago when I went and had a crafty evening with a friend. Playing with her stamps from Woodware. 

 Very simply done using the paper piecing technique. 

By stamping the image again on the patterned paper and cutting it out.

 And adding a few die cuts that match the theme.

I have used just a bit of copic colouring to the image.

I love the words that come in the stamp sets too.

They were so quick to do and perfect mans cards too.

I would like to enter them in the following challenges

Stampin Royalty - Clean and Simple
Try in on Tuesday - Layer it Up

Friday, 4 November 2016

Framed and Old

It's time for a new challenge at Creative Artiste.

My make this month is something I actually made a while back and have decided it's about time I put it to good use.

This is a canvas frame decorated using my melt pot and utee. I love playing with my melt pot. The flowers are die cut paper and then dipped in utee. The body form die die cut then the front piece is a clarity stamp stamped into poured utee. Finally the ticket is high lighted with poured and stamped utee.

The background of the frame is book pages which have then been stamped over and the edge of the frame has had utee dripped round it for for a textured effect.

Please pop over to the blog and see what ideas my team mates have designed for you.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday - Anything but a Card
We love 2 Create - Mixed Media
Mixed Media World - Altered Art

Sunday, 16 October 2016


It's time for a mid month reminder at 12 MOC challenge. So there is still plenty of time to enter this months challenge. The card base is a 5 x 7 landscape card with the front folded back in half.

This image is called Joy of Christmas and is from our sponsor this month which is
Crafty Sentiments designs.

I have coloured him quite simple with Prisma pencils, and a bit of glitter in places. The background papers are from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. The image has been die cute and placed on a die cut frame.

The sentiment is die cut in silver card, I love this lacy sentiment.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
52 CCT - Critters
Lets Colour - Hand coloured image
ABC Christmas - Under the Pile
Deep Ocean - Favorite Season

Friday, 7 October 2016


Time to say goodbye to summer with my project for this months challenge at

Our sponsor this month is
Dusty Attic.

The fishing net piece is some thing I have had for a few years and decided it needed a bit of updating, so I have taken a piece of canvas board and used some serviette decoupage and modge podge to make the background. The of have attached the fishing net to the board. The 2 Seahorses are real, I have had them for years too, And so are the sea shells and seaweed, can't go to a beach without bringing home some shells.

Just a few words added to complete my project. Please pop over to the challenge blog to see lots more creative ideas and to say hello to our new DT members.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges;
We love to Create - ATG mixed media

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Cardinal Red

It's midway reminder time for The 12 months of Christmas Challenge.

I have used a Digi from our sponsor this month which is

The Image is called Red Cardinal. I have used two papers from the selection called 
Nature of Christmas
from Decosse Dynamite Doodles.

I've made an easel card, with a border die cut over the top of the image, a Sue Wilson die. Also die cut a frame to go round the image. The image has be decoupaged  and some stickles added to the snow in the background. Two die cut Poinsettias and a little ribbon to decorate.

Pop over to the blog and think about joining in, there is a lovely prize to be won from our sponsor.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Christmas at sweet stampin - Christmas Die cuts
Cuttlebug Mania - Die Cuts
Holly Jolly Christmas - More than 1 fold
Broken Fairy - ATG/ with Wings

Saturday, 3 September 2016

It's New to Me

To start this post for this months challenge at The Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge I would like to tell you all that we are having a DT call, so if your interested in joining our merry team pop over to the  blog and have a look at the details.

I have been playing with something new this month, Powertex. These are 2 small canvases thats I have done to start with. It us so much fun to play with. A liquid that can make fabric rock hard and water proof so that it can go out side. I need to play a lot more I think.

I would like to enter these in the following challenges

Love 2 Create - mixed media

Monday, 15 August 2016

Christmas Owl

It's reminder time for 12 months of Christmas challenge.

The optional theme, if you wish to use it, is Christmas Confectionary.

I have used an image from a sponsors this month which is Imagine That Digistamp
and he's called Christmas Owl.

I've coloured him using Prisma pencils. the patterned papers are from
 Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers. I have used one for the backing paper and die cut parts of the poinsettia from another. The sentiment comes with the image and another that goes well inside the card. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Christmas Card - Christmas
Live, Laugh, Stamp - Hand coloured image
Dragons Lair - Christmas in August
ABC - N is for Noel
Crafty Awesomeness - Hand Coloured Image
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterned Paper
Noor Designs - Christmas

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Floral Canvas

Late again, But better late than never.

Our sponsor this month is Stamplorations

I have used a canvas this month but I have used the wrong side for a change. The frame has been covered with torn up pages from a book and the inside edge has been painted with matt black paint.

I have then used a stencil and decorated part of the canvas using distress inks. The edge of the frame and remaining background has then been shaded using the same colours.Some of the flowers have been die cut coloured and dipped in UTEE to give them shape and shine. 

The edge of the frame is decorated with hession pieces, string and more flowers. These have also been coloured with the same inks.The works are die cut using Tim Holtz dies. 

Please visit the blog and see all the great inspiration from my fellow team mates.

I would like to enter this canvas in the following challenges

Creative Corner - Anything but a Card
Just add Ink - Just add F(flowers)
Altered Eclectics - ATG mixed media
Art Journal Journey - Natures Wonders mixed media
We love 2 create - ATG mixed media

Friday, 15 July 2016

Christmas Circles

It's midway reminder time at The 12 MOC challenge. I've used an image from our sponsor this month which is  Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps called Beautiful Bow.

And 3 lovely papers from

I have used 1 patterned paper as a background and 2 others I have die cut circles from and matted with cold. The image has been printed 3 times, I have coloured it with copic pens and then decoupaged the image. To complete I have added a die cut Poinsettia and christmas greeting.

Please pop over to the challenge and check out all the other inspiration from my fellow DT members.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - N is for no rules
Cardz for Guyz - Christmas in July
Inky Chicks - Christmas in Summer
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas
Country View - Fun with Circles
Dragonfly Journey - July Jingle Bells

Friday, 1 July 2016

Driftwood Beach

It's the beginning of July, where is the year going, so it's time for a new challenge at

As usual it is anything goes.

Our sponsor this month is Scrapmatts and Papertole Australia, I have used some of their products in my project this month

The base is an MDF kit from Creative Expression called  Driftwood. I have to say it doesn't look much in the packet but I am really please with it finished. It comes in 6 pieces which I covered in wood effect paper. I sanded this down and distressed it with pumice stone and frayed burlap distress inks.I then decided it needed a little blue to bring back the beach theme so I added some mermaid lagoon. Then I assembled it putting one of the narrow panels across the front for added dimension.

The film reel, main photo decoration and the wording tiles are all from our sponsors and I distressed those to to match the background. The grasses are real ones collected from a field close to my house. I think they finished it off really well. 

Please pop over to the blog and see the lovely creations by my fellow team mates, and if you join in you could win a prize from our sponsor.

I  would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

CCEE Stampers - mixed media
Crafty Boots - Summer
OLLCB - Sun, Sea, Sand
We love to Create - ATG/mixed media

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Christmas Inchies

It's the midway reminder for this months challenge at

The image sheet I have used is from our sponsor this month which is
Luna Girl

The theme, which is optional, is to use both Silver and Gold on your card.

The papers I have used are from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles papers.
The squares have been punched out and layered. And the Christmas greeting has been die cut.

Please pop along and see the great ideas  my fellow team mates have made to inspire you and have a go and join in yourself.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crafting by Design - Get ready for Christmas
Snowflake Promise - ATG christmas
ABC challenge - I is for Important
Crafty Hazelnuts - ATG Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts - Patterned Paper
Jingle Bells - Frosty the Snowman

Friday, 3 June 2016

Framed Beach

Challenge time again at The Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.

I saw this frame in a shop, it was just coloured stripes then and I saw this beach seen in my head.
The shells, seaweed and bone fragment I picked up off a beach. I can't help it if I go to the seaside I have to go on a hunt for bits and pieces I may be able to use. The lighthouse and compass are die cut and coloured with distress inks. The fence, sea and sand in the bottom right is a good old rub-on. I've had it for years and it worked perfectly on this project. I just put a picture I'd taken recently in the middle.
I was really pleased with how this turned out. Please pop over to the challenge blog and see what my fellow team mates have made, there are some lovely ideas. 

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything using diecuts
Craftin Desert Divas - Create a scene

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Flowers and Leaves

It's new challenge time at the 
Altered Eclectic Challenge.
The theme is, as always
Anything Goes

I've done a small canvas piece this month. The background is done with alcohol inks. I love this technique. I have used embossing paste through a stencil for the brick and the leaves. But I have put glitter over the leaves.

I have used metal leaves and flowers on the bottom corner and velvet leaves along the top edge. Some very different textures in this project.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Sparkle n Sprinkle - ATG Loose Glitter
Love to Create - ATG Mixed Media
A Vintage Journey - Embossing Paste

Sunday, 15 May 2016


It's time for a midway reminder at 12 months of Christmas challenge.
The theme is non traditional colours.

All the papers I have used are from Decosses Dynamite Doodles Bokah papers. The images are Nativity from The Stamping Boutique and Bethlehem from Glitterbabe.

This is a multi fold design using a 6x6 card and a 5x5 card.

The images have been coloured with alcohol pens.

Please join in our challenge, there is plenty of inspiration  from my fellow DT 
members to help you along.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

CD Sunday - Something beginning with B/use a CD
Live Laugh Colour - ATG/ hand coloured image
Jingle Bells Rock - Interactive card
Cute card Thursday - More than 1 fold

Friday, 6 May 2016

Anniversary Keepsake

This is my DT project for this months challenge over at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.

The theme as always is anything goes

I had to make this for a friends parents, It's their Golden Wedding Anniversary so I was given a selection of photo's which I put together like a flip/wall hanging, which folds down to pit in a box. 

I've added some 3d decoratio,

Wording and gems,

It is all held together with 2 lines of ribbon which enables it to fold down.

There is a verse on the last page and a fancy bow, made with my new bow maker I am so pleased I finally got all the way from America. Areally brilliant keepsake idea for any special occassion.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges

Stampin Royalty - Anything but a Card
The Crafty Addicts - ATG/ use ribbon
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG with bow