Monday 29 July 2013

1920's and layers

Gradually getting back into crafting, must say the stamp press is a blessing, lovely clean stamping with no effort .  Just a layered card with minimal stamping but I'm getting there slowly !
Fashionable Stamping challenge is for Script/books/pages/print, think I've got a bit of everything on here, the paper covered buttons I made a while ago  and then never used them but they fitted well on here, the paper flower got a bit flattened in the scanner though.

Fashionable Stamping - Script/books/pages/print

Crafts2u  - Choose a decade ( 1920's) and the twist is 3 or more layers ( I've got 6 or 7 if you count
the ladies

Addicted to Stamps - lots of layers

Make It Monday - Anything goes

Wednesday 24 July 2013


This is a postcard I made a few weeks ago but haven't blogged before so I thought I could put it on Unruly Paper arts challenge - postcards from the edge, I would love to do an arty/edgy one but not up to doing that right now although much ,much better than I was, still on quite high doses of medication but hopefully they will start and cut it down when I go back next week.

Unruly Paper Arts - postcards from the edge


Make it Monday challenge this week is an inspirational picture, very pretty but a bit sugary for me, however I am trying to get back into doing a few challenges so thought I'd give it a go! While I was sorting out some boxes of card stock I found some pretty pink pearly type card so that started me off .My stamp press finally arrived from Create and Craft and it does work well, just take a bit of getting used to. I've had this Crafty Individual stamp a while and not used it before. Anyhow for the challenge I've taken from the picture The bird cage, white flowers and the colour pink. Also putting it on The Alphabet challenge which is Lace.

Make My Monday - Photo inspiration (I used pink, bird cage and white flowers)

Alphabet challenge - lace

Saturday 20 July 2013


sneaking in at last minute with another fat book page for the Craft Barn Alpha/dictionary challenge, my word is youngster, nearly forgot about the yellow so coloured the cap and T shirt stripes yellow

cheer up!

Yeah, I finally managed to stamp a card, quite basic for me and the sentiment is not straight but I so enjoyed making it. My stamp press has still not arrived, first time I have ever ordered from create and craft and think it will be the last ! These are my new stamps from Justrite and I love them,especially the flowery branch. The background is the same stamp stamped directly onto the card blank.

Fashionable Stamping - Flora and Fauna

Make My Monday - New stamps

Make It Monday- anything goes

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Sits and Thinks

Had a fab day out at the seaside, guaranteed to lift anyone's spirits, fish'n'chips, ice cream and paddling in the sea on a beautiful hot day, don't take much to please me!  Even felt like a little crafting tonight too. I'm still waiting for my stamp press to arrive so still struggling a bit to stamp as my fingers are still quite stiff and sore(but lots better)  This is just another of my inky experiments backgrounds and the girl and mushrooms were already stamped and waiting to be used. they are from another of my new Lindsay Mason stamp sets, cut them out and added them to the tag, I did manage to stamp the quote (another new one) onto the tag, not very straight but not too bad, the little leaves round the top are an Inkylicious stamp.
Make my Monday - Use an un inked stamp ( the quote stamp)

Friday 12 July 2013

Stamp Press ?

Help !   does anyone know if Fiskars still make the Stamp Press and does anyone know where I  can buy one ?  I watched some videos on you tube and it looked like it could help me to use my stamps, I still can't grip anything properly and I'm just so frustrated at not being able to do anything. Spent the last two hours searching without success.  How are you all coping with the heat, unbearably close and humid today.

Saturday 6 July 2013

Finally got a little bit of crafting

Spent several hours at Chapel Allerton Hospital last Wednesday and finally got somewhere, loads of tests, ultra sounds and armfuls of bloods but at last I'm getting some treatment. They have a an Arthritis research programme there and I have been put on that. Up to now there are no rheumatoid markers so they think it is inflammatory arthritis which is more or less the same thing.It's in almost all my joints and its unbelievably painful! However I am now on steroids and they seems to be kicking in hence managing to make the fat book page in the last post.

I just wanted to say thank you to those of you who have left me such kind and encouraging comments, believe me they are so much appreciated



Totally last minute entry for The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary challenge, another page for my fat book, Lindsay Mason Stamp, Kaiser craft scratches stamp and a piece of inky card already made.
Here's my Brat for letter B

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Oh what a carry on.....

GP visit yesterday, local hospital for more X rays today, Leeds tomorrow to get results of last weeks tests ( I hope) first lot were sent to wrong hospital and it seems they don't communicate wit each other! Five weeks now and I still have not got any real treatment set up, just pain killers that don't work. If anyone is still visiting my blog I WILL be back come hell or high water  and I'm still visiting other blogs when I can manage it, hope to see you all soon