Friday 30 April 2010


Last minute Annie, thats me ! managed to make a simple tag for Tag Tuesday challenge which is "glitter" I am into layered stamping right now so that is what I have done on this tag, just added a cut out butterfly and some glamour dust glitter round the edges of the tag, on the butterfly and on some of the leaves. The stamps are from Elusive Images, the sentiment is Penny black.

Monday 26 April 2010

With a flourish

Tag Your It challenge this week is With A Flourish, I did stencil some flourishes on the tag but they don't show up too well, the moth is from the new Paper Artsy plate as are the teasels, the flourish is from Cupids stamps and the sentiment is Penny Black.The background paper was made with Ecoline inks. Had to add some glamour dust glitter too just to add a bit of bling.

Friday 23 April 2010


This is a very late entry for Tag Tuesday, have been so busy I am way behind with challenges, hope its not too late. This challenge should have been a doddle for me as anyone who knows me knows that I am a total hoarder, I have boxes full of "found items" & buttons, threads,beads and just "junk" I also keep lots of clothing tags. The flowered paper on my tag is Kath Kidston wrapping paper a birthday present came in( too pretty to throw away) the metal tag was given to me by a friend, I,m sure she told me it was from a candle packing although its says butterscotch and almond cookie on the paper it was attached to,maybe that is the aroma!The wording is part of a clothing tag,sanded to make it a bit less pink,the flower is a left over from a previous project,the lace paper is from some very old stash and the ribbons are scrap pieces. The Image is new though and its from Crafty Individuals.

Thursday 22 April 2010


The Ready,Steady,Stamp challenge this week is
1. Letter M
2. Colours purple/pink/green/black
3. Stamped flowers
4. Gesso on your background
5. Rubber
It seemed like I had known in advance of this challenge. I had been playing around with some Ecoline colours that a friend gave me for my birthday and the papers were still on my table. The piece I stamped on had colours pink and green on it ,I stamped the pennyblack flower stamp in black ancient page. The green background was another ready made piece, just ran it through the cuttlebug and dry brushed it with white gesso. Chipboard letter M for the word moments. Had to think a while for the rubber element but I had just cut up a new sheet of stamps and the waste was still in the bin. I did try to die cut it but wouldn't do it so handcut the photo corner.
Thought I had finished but the girl image was just laying there from another project and seemed to match perfectly! Mounted it all up on some purple card.

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Sentimental Sunday

Made this card for a new challenge called Sentimental Sunday. The challenge was for blooming gorgeous. Everything I did today went wrong ! but finally got it finished,not the most wonderful card but I am reasonably happy with it. I tried to photograph it which is the first picture but was not happy with how it came out so attempted to scan it, as you will see the glossy accents which I had used to glue the pearls into the flowers was still wet and squelched out, I decided that was it and I just needed to do this post and go to bed!

Saturday 17 April 2010

Hats or crowns ?

This is my 4x4 for Theme Thursday challenge which is Hats/crowns. Background stamp is from Butterfly kisses, girls from Lisas Altered Art and the wording stamp is a very old one from Stampendous. I wish I could think of some witty sayings like so many people do , I am trying to be more adventurous in my stamping etc but it does not come naturally !

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Cards and Things

Third post tonight ! time I went to bed ........ Made this card for another challenge with a sketch Cards and Things, I did add an extra bit at the bottom of the card as it looked a bit bare !

Birthday Cake

This is my card for Tuesday Taggers challenge which is Happy Birthday to Me-cakes/ balloons. I love this stamp of the little girl with her cake, its from Redlead paperworks. I messed up and posted this to the wrong challenge last night so having another go !

Inspire me Tag (s)

The challenge on Kardkrazy tag challenge this week is to use a quote which inspires you, the quote I have used on the first tag is one of my favourites which I use a lot,its from Elusive Images and came on a sheet with several other quotes. The second tag is just a fun one but the quote is a nice one to send to a friend. The two cute kids are on a stamp which my sister sent me for my birthday last week along with lots of other lovely goodies, its great to have a sister who is also a stamper,she knows what kind of things I like ! She is going to be visiting me from California next month, I can't wait to see her !

Monday 12 April 2010

Thrinchie ?

This is my miniature for Theme Thursday, a bit late but I,ve been busy doing other kind of painting (walls and ceilings!) Its a three inch square and don't know what they are called ,thought I had seen "thrinchie" somewhere so it seemed as good as anything. The stamp is a freebie from Craft Stamper magazine.

Sunday 11 April 2010

Sea Side

I made this card for Readysteadystamp challenge which asked for (1)Sea (2)Blue/white/brown/black (3)Sea shells (4) Oval (5) Sand, think I have covered them all. When I re checked the challenge I realised it says "no cute" hope this is not classed as cute ! The background is made with torn pieces of scrapbook papers,inked the edge of the "sea" to give illusion of horizon. The stamped image is part of an old Stamps Happen stamp and the sea shells and starfish are made with paperclay.The stamped frame is an old foam stamp, don't know where is came from but i thought the pattern looked like waves.

Saturday 10 April 2010

tag your it !

I was browsing around trying to find where some favourite DT people had all disappeared to , anyhow I tracked them down to a new challenge blog just for Tags !Although I,m a bit late in the week for it I had to make a tag ,it was a bird theme so as tags and anything bird related are my favourite things had to have a go.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Beside the seaside

Tuesday Taggers challenge this week is Give us A Tag so here is mine ! No stamping this week, its all Graphic 45 Boardwalk papers. The stripy paper reminded me of beach huts for some reason so my tag turned into one ! The challenge this week is being sponsored by Georgina

Tag sketch

Tag Tuesday challenge this week is a tag following a sketch, here is my tag, hope I,ve followed the sketch ok, the image and the sentiment are both from Crafty Individuals.

Monday 5 April 2010

Anniversary card

Made this card for a family anniversary. Stamps are Cupids Clear Stamps,papers from various Papermania pads.

Ted's birthday card

This card is for Great grandson's birthday, he will be 4. I don't have much in the way of stamps for children but found this old Disney stamp, added the star paper to go with the Disney theme. I followed a sketch for a challenge but now I can't find the site I saw it on !

March atc swap

Finally found time to post the March atc swap ! Our March swap was the letter F or spring using yellow and green. April swap is letter G or the alternative is Vintage.



Joan H

Maggie R



Joan W




Maggie C


Sunday 4 April 2010

Happy Easter Everyone

Made a whole bunch of Easter cards but forgot to scan any of them before I posted them. This is the only one I did scan and its the one I sent to my sister, I.m sure she won't mind sharing it with everyone. Its one of my very old Penny Black stamps .
Penny Black have brought out these cute little girls again, cute is not usually my thing but I do love these !

Friday 2 April 2010

Family tag

The challenge on Theme Thursday this week is "favourite letter" I chose the letter F as it stands for family, friends, faith and flowers. The back ground was brayered,stencilled and stamped with two Hero arts wording stamps, the chipboard frame is Crafty Individuals.

Thursday 1 April 2010


The challenge on Tuesday Taggers this week is "bugs" I don't have any Bug stamps other than butterflies so that is what I have used. The background,butterfly and flowers stamps are all from Elusive Image Poppy Collage sheet. Everything is stamped on inked backgrounds but I don't know what sprays I used as they are just pieces from a folder of "bits" that I keep, they are very sparkly which does not show up too much on here.The challenge this week is sponsered by The Craft Barn