Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Oh dear, my desk doesn't look any tidier from last week! As you can see from the photo there is a bit of a Tim Holtz theme going on. There is Grungy Monday, Lots to Do Forum Tag swap, and the Stampman who all have Tim theme. I have been having fun with my new embossing folders and yesterday bought some grungeboard shapes and a mask. So watch this space!!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Every Inchie Monday - Wings

I have so many things on the go at the moment, so thought I would just make a quick inchie (a new addiction of mine!) for Every Inchie Monday, between other things! This week the theme is wings. I used distress ink to colour the tile, stamped an inchie image from Inkadinkadoo and decorated it with glitter glue.

Friday, 25 March 2011

A Pretty Little Brooch

I have had the parts for this piece for a long time, but finally got it made this week. I really enjoyed making something different. I used a kilt pin finding, made a patera piece and bead charms and decorated with a piece of chain.

There are two challenges I am going to enter with this, one is there The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and the other is Tuesday Throwdown both of which want to see anything but a card!
And also
Bling it On - anything goes with an added charm.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Think Monday, Think ATC Challenge

Its been ages since I entered the TMTA challenge, but the theme this week was blue and as I had a gorgeous collage sheet from Pam at I just had to enter this ATC. I used various individual images to make the picture and added blue glitter glue accents on the butterflies.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

WOYWW (94)

This is the first time I have entered my workspace in WOYWW, which has made me realise what a (creative! :)) mess its in!! If you look closely you will get a sneaky peek at some of the projects I am working on - an altered matchbox, kilt pin and Blue ATC. My new Tattered Angels Mists are all lined up waiting to be played with too. I love this desk and have had it years. It has always housed some sort of craft even when it was supposed to be homework!!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A new Grungy Challenge

I can't wait! Next Monday there will be a new Grungy Monday challenge inspired by the lovely Tim Holtz over at StudioL3. Do go over and have a read about the challenge.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Folk Art tags

I made these tags for the CraftyMess monthly tag swap. I had bought the new Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion stamps, but not having the time at the moment to get all the paints out, I painted the first tag and then used Promarkers and a white gel pen for the others. On kraft card I think it looks really effective.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Charm Swaps Arrived

I was so delighted yesterday to receive my Charm Swaps from the swap held by Roni at Ink Stains.

Mine were from :
Connie B
Kirsty T
and the lovely Roni herself.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

Thank you to Candy Colwell of Creativity is Contagious who has given me a Stylish Blogger Award. Her work is amazing so I am very honoured.

Here's what you have to do if you accept the award :
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
Share 7 things about yourself
Award 7 recently discovered blogs the award and contact them to let them know

So, Candy, I gratefully accept the award and here are seven things about me:

1. I am 37 and live on the South Coast of the UK
2. I was head girl at school!
3. I have a degree in Cultural Studies and A Level Art
4. I have a gorgeous little boy of 4.
5. I love anything vintage and have collections of vintage magazines and postcards.
6. I love Chinese food.
7. I would love to visit the Far East

Here are my 7 choices which was really hard to do!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


At last I can reveal my charms that I entered into Ink Stains swap. They have now been posted out and I can't wait to receive my swaps.

I used Tim Holtz Fragments to make the first two, the second are chipboard pieces with beads and the last one is made with shrink plastic, coloured with alcohol inks and glitter.

Monday, 7 March 2011

In The Woods ATCs

The theme for March at UK Stampers is In the Woods. Here are mine. The first one I used Distress Inks to cover the background and stamped a Crafty Individuals tree stamp in different colours. The second one I created the background with Alcohol Inks and stamped a Kanban tree image and finally the third one is a wintery scene. I used embossing powder to make a glittery snow surface.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Paris Tag

Better late than never as the challenge ends tomorrow! Here is my entry for Sunday Stampers, which is Paris. I used four stamps - a Crafty Individuals Text stamp, Eiffel tower stamp,my Parisian Lady stamp and Paris Tag stamp. The image of the lady is watercoloured and embellished with pearls. The Eiffel Tower stamp has Glossy Accents over the top. I made the lace embellishment and aged it with Distress Ink.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

More new stash!

The postman has been working overtime this week! I received some great Tim Holtz products and the new Paint Fusion stamps from Sheena Douglass. I can't wait to get started! Ive been trying out some fabric painting and making ATCs for the UK Stampers Challenge which for March is Walk in the Woods. I hope to have pictures to show you all soon!

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