Wednesday 30 October 2013


still struggling with the cough and chest problem so very little craft stuff the last couple of weeks. Today the Doctor put me on antibiotics so hope they kick in soon, fed up of feeling ill all the time !  Had a friend over today and it was so nice to have someone to craft with for a change.  Most of the challenges the last couple of weeks seemed to have been hallow'een or Autumn and while I do like them I don't usually make much in those themes as they never seem to be of any use for anything! I only have a couple of hallow'een stamps so not much to play with, however tonight  I have just made a couple of ATCs .

Wickedwednesdaysatcs - creepy Halloween
Try it on Tuesday - Halloween
Lunagirl moonbeams -witchery

Saturday 19 October 2013


Don't know why but I thought I had another week to do something for Fashionable stamping challenge, where does the time go? So this is a very hurried card for the challenge to use masks or stencils. Used crafters workshop trees with stormy sky distress ink for the background and Hobby Arts stamps for the moose? and robin. Quick and cheerful card ,another one in box. Last year I had made most of my Christmas cards by now, don't seem to be able to get going this year

Fashionable stamping - use a mask or stencil
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Christmas

Friday 18 October 2013

all at sea

I've got the most horrendous cold or rather sore throat and cough and would have liked nothing better than to have stopped in bed all day but as I couldn't sleep for coughing I've just been half heartedly messing about with stuff.  The stamped image in the centre in another of my new stamps from Inkilicious, loving these collage images of theirs. Background is cover a card  stamp from impression obsession and the quadrant and anchor are Kanban. , The white dots at the top were texture paste through a stencil. now I didn't know you shouldn't heat it so I did and it blew up into bubbles which burst, quite fascinating but not what I meant to do but being in a gung ho mood thought I'd just leave them.Bit of holey stuff and frontage embossing powders in marine and white, bit of crackle on the quadrant and anchor. Fits a few challenges I hope
Simon Says Stamp - Nautical
Try It On Tuesday - Texture
Make My Monday - texture
The Male Room - Transport or travel

Tuesday 15 October 2013

New snowman

I cased this card from one that the lovely Lindsay Mason had at GNP  , don't usually do this but I really liked her card, this is not a patch on hers but I enjoyed making it .Lindsay had used one of her steampunk snowmen ,this is my "this years" one from L.O.V , well you have to have a new snowman every year don't you?. I used her technique of colouring the snowman and then painting with glue'n'seal before doing the background with distress inks, it's not as patchy as it looks on here though. The "snow" is frantage chunky white which will, I'm sure, be appearing a lot more before Christmas .  Not for anything in particular , a "just because I wanted to" card.


Friday 11 October 2013

Personal challenge!

At the GNP and on several internet sites lately I have been seeing a lot of white on white cards, now as a totally mucky pup stamper it's way outside my comfort zone but having accumulated a number of scenic dies I was temped to have a go this afternoon and I must say I'm pleased with the result! It was hard to keep my fingers off the ink pads as it's second nature to always ink the edges of everything.  I did try to scan it but as my scanner glass has blobs of glossy accents and glitter etc that was not a success( I did try to clean it but the glossy accents has been on so long it don't want to shift)so had to mess about with the camera, this is the best of a poor lot. Putting it on a few challenges

Crafts4eternity -  clean and simple
Crafts too challenge you - Christmas festivities - create a scene
Keep it simple - All is white

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Elegant Ladies

Love these flonzcraft ladies, got the stamps a few weeks ago but just got round to playing with them,the shoe stamps and the style stamp are old  Hero arts. Paper pieced the dresses and the red shoes.Wore dresses like this in the 1950's but don't think I ever looked as elegant as these two!

Make it Monday-  - elegant ladies
Vintage Stamping - feminine beauty  

Autumn Birds

Playing with some new stamps at got at GNP last Saturday, Vintage Birds and the leaves are from Inkylicious, love their stamps and they are such good prices, I was happy to see AliCrafts there too, always lots of tempting things on their stand. Less exhibitors once again, the hall seemed very empty but I still managed to come home with a heap of stuff!

I've almost missed all the Autumn challenges, although I love the autumn colours whenever I make autumn cards they seem to languish in my box and never seem to be appropriate for anyone, however this one is destined for a friend who's birthday is next week so hopefully she will like it (she doesn't look on my blog so it's ok to show it now)

Our Daily Bread Designs - Fall Leaves
Get Inky Challenge - fall colours
Make It Monday - anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu  -celebrate autumn
Its All About The Vintage - Autumn harvest

I'd also like to say welcome to my new followers. so happy to have you join me and I hope I will be getting back to posting new things regularly soon.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Vintage sepia and cream

Don't know what is going on with me these days, I have never gone so long with no inclination to make anything! Even my visit last Saturday to Port Sunlight didn't do anything for me, bought very little, only three stamps although I did get several new stencils etc and embossing pastes etc but they are still sitting in the carrier bag, Roused myself enough to make a fairly simple card for Make My Monday challenge which is Vintage with sepia and cream plus optional pink &/or Blue.

Make My Monday - Vintage Sepia/cream plus pink or blue

Make It Monday - anything goes