Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Tag

Well this is my last christmas item for this year i've made.
Hope everyone out there in blog land has a wonderful christmas & New year.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


Only 6 more sleeps to go ,
So here is my desk today , I'm still working on my Journal My Christmas album. I' doing quite well by keeping up with it & as you can see i've got everything ready to stick down for yesterdays page the 18th Dec.
My little Grandson is helping by posting the last of the christmas cards.
If you'd like to join in the fun each week showing what you have on your desk every Wednesday hop over to Julia's place all are welcome.
Merry Christmas & New Year to All

Monday, 17 December 2012


A couple of Christmas tags i've made using lots of Dylusions spray ink & stamps. The little girl stampd image i can't remember what the make is because a friend stamped the image for me. She does have a slightly naughty look to her i think which gave me the idea forthe tag.
The tags i made from white card which was put through my big shot with Tim Holtzs on the edge dies to give the tags some lovely shape to them.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Journal page

We're now in single fingers for the great count down to Christmas, but here is my page for when we had 10 days to go .

Thursday, 13 December 2012

ATC Challenge

Myself & my two crafting friends Sheila & Sue set the challenge for december to decorate a plain box which had three atc's inside.
Here we are the finish results.
Sheila did the one on the left , Sue did the middle one & mine is the right one.
As always we did a great job decorating the box & Atc's.
We have swap one atc with each other so that in our box we all have one from the other person.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Hope everyone's week is going well, it's Whats on Your Work desk wednesday again so here's my desk with my Journal your christmas mini album & all the bits & bobs i'm using for this project.
I'm working on 11th december page & trying my best to keep up with it every day.
So if you fancy joining in the fun of showing off what on your desk then come with me over to julia place

Monday, 10 December 2012

Journal page

A tradition we have in our family is that our Christmas decorations get put up on the 9th December, so i thought i would mark this event in my journal.
I've used Dylusions Spray inks, (Cut grass, Post Box Red, & Vibrant Turquoise) for my back ground & Viva Terra through a stencil which gives some lovely texture to the page.
My friend Sue uses this a lot , so thanks Sue for showing me.
Right back to what i've used .
Dylusions Stamps used were, Christmas Boarders, Christmas accessoies, & Further around the edge,
and  coloured the images with Derwent water colour stick .


                                    I seem to be trying my hand at lots of different things recently.
I've made a simple draw string bag for my grandson.
I managed to find a couple of Dinosaur panels in my local fabric shop then set about sewing them together . I had to add some extra fabric to the top & bottom of the panels because they were'nt quite long enough for what i had in mind. 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Cards

Here's a batch of christmas cards i've made.
The cards are Paper Mania cards which i brought a couple of years ago & thought it's about time i got on & started to use them.
The Snowman is a High Hopes stamp wich i coloured using Whisper pens & did the shaded areas with Shaded lilac Distress ink.
I've used some peel off christmas words as well.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Journal page

We went to see the Christmas lights being switched on in our high street on saturday evening & boy was it cold that night.
So my journal page is the switching on of the lights.
I started my back ground with Distress inks , fired brick, shabby shutters, & Victorian velvet.
I used the Fired brick through the Dylusions Diamond border stencil  & Cut grass spray ink, which has been high lighted with white pen & silver Poca paint pen.
The baubles & lights are from Dylusions christmas border stamps, which have been coloured with whisper pens.

Friday, 30 November 2012

coaster album

The last side has been done in our coaster mini album that myself & two crafting friends has been working on by setting a challenge between ourselfs.
The challenge set was to use the little Stampotique man.
Top left was created by Sheila,
bottom left was created by Sue ,
Mine is the Right one.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Here's my desk today , i've made a start on making a few christmas cards.
The stamp i've used is a High Hopes stamp.  I've stamped the images with black Archivel ink & will colour with my Whisper pens.
Before i hop over to julia's place for some Whats On Your Work desk wendesday fun, I wanted to show you all my finished egg holder .
Last week a few people asked was it really for holding eggs or would i use it for something else.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Journal page

Another journal page from me today.
Back ground created using Dylusions spray ink .
The spider web was made using a Memory box die .
Mostly all Dylusions stamps used a part from the guy on the right who is a Stampotique stamp .

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Journal Page , card, & ATC's

A finished journal page using mostly stamps from the Dylusions range . Inks used were distress inks.

A card & four atc's .

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


 Whats on your work desk wednesday , if you've know idea what i'm on about hop over to Julia's to find out more &  join in the fun,
At the back of my desk is the egg holder i was working on a while back , which has made it back on my desk . I've finally given it a coat of acrylic paint . My aim is to get it finished by the weekend.
While i was waiting for this to dry i made a front & back over for a mini coaster album i've been working on with two crafting friends.
The qoute on the front says " make every day your master piece".

Thursday, 15 November 2012


Here is another side done on our coasters. The callenge was to use the little stampotque boy.
Aren't they great, i so llok forward to seeing the firends & setting a challenge like this because it gets the little grey cells working.
Sue's one is the one on the left , mine is the on the right , & Sheila's is the one at the bottom.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Whats on your work desk wednesday again , were lots of people around the world show the projects they have on thier desk today. If you'd like to join in the fun then it's simple , hop over to Julia's place
I've been knitting a couple of christmas teapot cosies from a knitting booklet by Jean Greenhowe.
The teapots i picked up from a charity shop for £1 each . I got two because one is for myself, to put  on the worktop in the kitchen at christmas & the other one will be donated to a local school for a christmas fete.
My little grandson came round for the afternoon yesterday so i could'nt finished the last one off , so i put it on my desk & ready for today to sew on the last bits.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Christmas tag

My second christmas tag is now finished .
I've used Dylusions spray inks , Vibrant turquoise , Bubble gum pink, & lemon zest.
Through a crafters workshop stencil called mixed blooms i used bright green acrylic paint.
i then stamp my boarder using Dylusions further around the edge stamps in Rangers archival Vermillion ink and then coloured the boarders with my gold Posca pen .
The stamped imaged is a stampotque stamp which a friend stamped for me & i coloured him using whisper pens.
I was sure on this stamp but now i've done used him with the words i'm feeling quite sorry for him .
The words are from i stamp that was sent to me in a swap last year & it's the first time i've used it.
 So here is a reminder of the other tag i made & they both started out as this

Monday, 12 November 2012


Two atc's from me today made from some coloured & stamped atc size pieces of cards which i'd kept ready to make so atc's but never got round to doing .
The left one i coloured using Dylusions spray inks then stamped over the top using a B-line stamp.
The skeletons parts have been cut using a memory box die & the large skull i can't remember where i found that but it's one of those things i kept because i liked it & thought i'd use that one day . 
The atc on the right has been coloured using tim holtzs inks & over that i've used the dylusions leaves stamp & then coloured the leaves with a green Posca pen.
Mr super cool Giraffe was something i cut out from a magazine along with the words , something else i kept because i like it, now i think i've finally put these pieces that i'd been keeping to good use this morning.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Stampotique Christmas Tag

Yesterday on my desk your got to see the two tags which i was working on .  So here's one of the finished tags.   

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Whats on Your Work Desk Wednesday 179

Here we are again another Wednesday has rolled around so it's time again to show what we have on our work desks, & the latest things we are all working on. If your new & don't know what it's all about hope over to Julia's place to join in the fun,

So here's the view from my desk, i took the picture last night & this morning the only thing that looks different is the lids have been put back on ink pads.
I'm making a couple of tags just for fun, messing about trying different things.
I started my tag with given them each a good coat of Gesso then placed then together , & then peeling then apart which gives a lovely textured back ground.
I saw this technique in last months craft stamper mag & wanted to try it.
I then added Rangers Perfect Pearls , (Green patina & perfect gold) while the gesso was still wet . once dried i sprites the tags with a little water & dired the tags with my heat gun.
The tag on the right as you can see has had Distress in Fired Brick & Forest Green added. Its a pity your can't see the wonderful shine coming through the inks from the perfect pearl.
Not sure at this moment what else i'm going to add to complete my tags ,but i'm sure i'll come up with something.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Knitted Santa

I've just finished knitting & adding the finishing touches to the Father Christmas i've made for my Grandson.
So in the words of santa its a big ,
Ho,  Ho,  Ho,  

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Altered Coffins

A few weeks ago i gave my lovely friends Sue & Sheila a coffin each & a challenge was set between oursleves to decorate them in anyway they wanted ready to show each other when we met up at our craft club.
All i could say at first was a big WOW when they showed me what they had done with theirs. These friend's are so talented.
Sue's is the one on the Left , Mine is the middle & Sheila's is the one on the right.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Journal page

Here is what i've been working on recently.
I've used a memory box die called the dancing Skeleton. Isn't he great.
My back ground has been created with Dylusion spray inks, & stamps & Tim holtz distress inks.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


What a right old mess on my desk this week.
If your wondering why hop over to Julia's place with me & join  in the fun where each wednesday we all show what were working on .
To the right on the desk you'll see a coffin that i've painted.
Now i've just got to decorated it so that is why my desk is messy with bits of this & that.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Mrs Claus

I've been knitting this for about two weeks now & finally put the finishing touches to Mrs Claus.
Last year i made Santa Claus & did'nt get chance to make Mrs Claus.
It's took me about two weeks to get this done.

I really like the holly & berries i had to knit for her bun.
I've got to make another Santa now for my Grandson.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Trick or Treat bags

I'm ahead of my self getting all the treat bags ready for Halloween night when the chidren come knocking for trick or treat .
I've used a Martha Stewerts spiders wed edge punch , orange, yellow, & black card, which have been stapled to card cello bags filled with sweets & creepy things. 
I think the children that come calling will like their spooky treat bags.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Hello to everyone out there in blog land .
It's Whats on your work desk wednesday again , If you need to know more then hope over to Julia's place to find out more.

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I wanted to do something in my journal to remind me what lovely colours you get from plants & trees at this time of the year.
I've used Distress stains , Broken china, wild honey, mustard seed ,Peeled paint for my first layer of my back gound.
I used Stamps by Stampendous Fall Season , i stamped out the large leaves with Acrylic paints , very berry, terra cotta, hazelnut.
The large letters i've used are old Basic grey ones.
The small leaves have been stamped in reds & brown's .

Here are a couple of close up photo's of my pages
Now you've seen my desk why not join me over at Julia's .

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Halloween Treat Boxes

I've been making some treat boxes in the shape of Coffins.
I found a free template for the coffins over on the Martha stewarts web site,
Inside mine as you can see have been filled  with garden fleece , a big spider, an eye ball , small bag of sweets & a skull or pumpkin which has sherbert inside.
The lids to the coffins have a cockroach on & a couple of bats. I used the hot glue gun over the cockroaches to make it look like  they have been caught by the spider.
Two coffins have been made with spotty card & two have been made using scraps of grey card.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Mini Coaster

Another coaster side finished .
The challenge was to use the frog head which is a stamp from the  Dylusion range.
The top one is Sue's ,  Left is Sheila's one  & mine is the right one.
Great challenge & wonderful works of art again .

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


This is my desk for this weeks Whats on your work desk Wednesday.
Sorry the picture qauilty is'nt very good but it's the best i could do for now.
So what am i making now you might wonder.
I'm making a start on the trick or treat fun bags for halloween at the end of the month.
Now come over to Julia's place to join in the fun at

Sunday, 7 October 2012

I brought this rope ring from a junk shop for 50p, thinking i could alter it in some way, so here is what i've come up with.                
I started by wrapped some hemp rope around the ring, and covered a little whale in Decopatch paper.

I stuck the whale to the inside of the ring & added some sea shells.

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Have finished my little canvas now.
Here is how i made it.
I went over the canvas with an Acrylic paint Dabber (Hazelnut), & covered some off cuts grey board in Decopatch paper & Decopatch glue.

When everything was dry i rubbed on the Viva Blue Inka Gold around the edges.
I stamp & coloured some images with my Crafty Individuals stamps ( CI-278 & CI-272).
I've also used some of my shells & a little sand to add to the seaside theme,& filled a little bottle with sand.