Saturday 22 June 2013

Lindsay Mason Class

I Have had a place on the Lindsay Mason class booked for weeks and was really looking forward to it
All this week I have been thinking I would have to cancel as I was sure I wouldn't be able to do the cards with my hands as they are, however I decided at least I could sit and watch and there is nothing wrong with my mouth so could at least have a natter. Anyhow with the help of others on the class and the lovely Lindsay I did complete one card and have just finished off the other tonight. I was totally exhausted and ended up sleeping for several hours when I got home but it was worth it!  I love Lindsay's quirky stamps and she is such a friendly and helpful lady.
I am seeing the Consultant on Monday and I am hoping to get at least some decent pain relief and find out exactly what's going on. I am so fed up of not being able to do anything, I don't mind so much I can't do the housework but I am so missing my crafting! 

Saturday 15 June 2013

U is for .............

Haven't managed to do a dictionary page this week, sadly lacking in energy and still have extremely painful hands and wrists, very frustrating, I'm not good at not being well!

Had a look through my big dictionary and found a few interesting words, unicycle/unicorn/union jack/upbeat/unconventional and upside down but I settled on the word URCHIN - raggedly dressed, mischievious child- now I was tempted to use an old photo of myself and siblings but thought they might not be amused!  remembered this Lindsey Mason Stamp and quote which I thought really fitted the meaning of the word so made a page for my 4x4 fat book.

I also liked the word Umbell - type of flowers, found this little quote for Umbellifers ,used pan pastels white embossing and overstamped with cobalt blue, another page for the fat book.
The Craft Barn -Alpha/dictionary challenge - Letter U

Monday 10 June 2013


Make My Monday this week is CAS using only flowers and sentiment. This die cut with the roses on has been in my pile of unfinished bits and pieces for ages, so just added it to an oblong card, added the sentiment and a bit of glitter on the flowers. I was itching to ink the edges but managed to control the urge .  Still struggling with the hands problems, my GP is pretty sure its rheumatoid arthritis which is a bit of a blow as I was hoping it was something that could be cleared up fairly quickly, see the consultant in two weeks which is an improvement on the first  appointment they gave me which for August!.   The only good thing is that I have all sorts of bits and pieces stamped/inked etc so at least I can manage to concoct the odd card or two. Seems least painful at night which is when I usually craft so that's something else I should appreciate!

Make My Monday - CAS with flowers

Saturday 8 June 2013

Bloom and Grow

Still having problems with my hands so very little crafting going on, so frustrating !  I do have a few cards that I have not posted on my blog before, this is one I made for a swap, I always make one to send and one to keep. Not the best of scans as its inside a cellophane bag.  Stamped the two seed packets and then stamped the little girl and the wording on the packet. These stamps are from Artistic Outpost bloom and grow set. The strip at the bottom is stamped with some old papermania stamps, bit of mesh stuff and some raffia ribbon.

Allsorts challenge - In The Garden

Friday 7 June 2013


Managed to put this tag together last night. The background was a piece from my pile of inky experiments,the pile keeps getting bigger and bigger, need to be using them instead of making more. The news boy was already stamped ,coloured and cut out from an earlier project so just needed to add a bit of background stamping, bit of newspaper and some tissue tape.  A couple of challenges this week are for tags so entering it on them .All the stamps are from Artistic Outpost Paperboy set

Fashionable Stamping - Tags

Pan Pastels - Tags

Artistic Outpost June referral - anything goes with Artistic Outpost stamps

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Nature atc's

Thought I'd just post these atc's I made last week with some inky papers left over from a mini-zine I made for a swap.  Hopefully will be back to creating in a few days.

Monday 3 June 2013


No pictures to post at the moment, I have made some cards but not able to post them on here yet. I'm having some problems with my hands so struggling a bit with the craft stuff right now. Just wanted to say welcome to my new followers, so happy to have you and hopefully there will be some things for you to look at soon!