Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WOYWW 156 *

A sunny wednesday here.
Happy woyww anniversary to Julia who has made all this happen every wednesday . Many thanks Julia
So here is my desk from last night . I was just getting cleaned up putting my stamps away ready to have a clean work desk ready for today to show some atc's i've been working on over the last couple of weeks.
The two Alice atc's i made weeks ago & were spare ones i'd made for another atc swap.
Please contact  me at   if you'd like to swap an atc with me.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Chunky ATC

I had to make a Chunky Atc for a swap over on ukscrappers. The choosen theme by the lady i was making it for was Domestic Goddess.
I started with two pieces of wood each mearusing 3.5 x 2.5inches & 1 inch thick & 4 wooden beads which i planned on using for the feet.
I painted each piece with Cludine Hellmuth's Altered orange Acrylic paint. The chip board frame was covered with Gold Viva Croco crackle paint . I used Green Viva Inka Gold to rub on the wood & chipboard frame once dried.
The rollong pin & the butterfly were coloured with distress broken china & then stamped using a checked stamp.The copper utencils i found in my local wool shop.
A brass hinge was attached to hold both pieces of wood together & lastly 2 october afternoon card were placed inside.
I can know show this atc because i know it has arrive to my swap partner & she was very pleased with it.

Saturday, 19 May 2012


Here is another large tag i've made using Paperartsy flower stamps which a friend let me borrow so i could have a play with it.
I've also used some Tim holtzs Inks to colour the back ground of the tag & the stamped images.
The faces & the fish heads have been taken from different parts of the flowers. the grunge rose i made using the flowers as well.
I used glossy accent on the eyes to make them stand out more .

Friday, 18 May 2012

Recieved a Chunky ATC

Over on  Uk Scrapper  there is a swap running where you have to make an Atc but there is a slight difference from the normal flat atc this one has to be 2inches thick which is why it's called a chunky atc.
Lexi was the lady who had to make my chunky in my chossen theme of Vintage/time.
I recieved it today & it's great . Lexi has created my themed atc  by staining the wood & embossing it .
So thank you very much Lexi .

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Wednesday again so that means i'm showing you my desk & heading over to Julia's place for some fun looking a everyone's desk to see what wonderful creations fellow crafers are working on.
I've made a large tag which was first coloured using Sabby Shutters,Tumbled glass distress inks. Using a crafters workshp stencil i went over tag with spiced marigold distress ink.
The stamped images are from two sets of stamps from Dylusions Doolally Doris & Ruby Rainbow & were stamped onto white card .
These were coloured in distress stains , mustard seed, broken china,wild honey & peeled paint.

Here is the finished tag now everything is stuck down .
Hope everyone has a fun day today & happy crafting .

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Mini screen

I've finally finished yesterday the little screen i  had been making which fits in quite nicely for the theme of anything goes over on
I love the way it turned out .
I used Paperartsy very berry acrylic paint & stamps.
rubbed on some inka gold green which was a first time of using it for me & just love it.
The stamped images were stamped on some card which i had already been coloured using Dylusions spray inks.
I did'nt have any cord or ribbon in the right colour to tie the sides together so i coloured some string using Dylusions spray inks again.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WOYWW #153

Whats on your work desk  Wendesday already ,how quick it comes around again . Not sure what i'm on about join in the fun over at Julia's place  & spend some time looking at other people's desk to see all the lovely things that others are creating.
So here is my desk .
To the left i have some eyelets & crop a dial .
In the middle i have a screen i thought i'd make which was cut from grey board using a Tim Holtzs on the edge dies . I then put each piece in a embossing folder.
I used very berry acrylic paint & rubbed on Viva Inka Gold Green around the edges to give it a lovely shine.
Under that are some stamped paperartsy images on a piece of card which was coloured using Dylusions in spray.
On the right of my desk my ink pads & spray's in boxes . Under them i have two more pieces of card that have been sprayed using the Dylusions inks & the PaperArtsy stamps that i'm using right now.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing what's on my desk today , so don't forget to come over to Julia's to see whats it all about .

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


Just wanted to share a couple of atc's i've made for an atc swap with the theme of helping hand.
The back ground was made using dylusions ink sprays .
The hand is a paperartsy stamp which i stamped onto a couloured piece of paper then cut it out to stick on the atc. The spider is one of Dylusions stamps.
I tied a piece of black cotton into a bow around the finger so that it looks like its all part of the spiders thread hanging down.
The fence i cut using a Martha Stewart punch which was coloured & stamped over.

Friday, 4 May 2012


On Uksrapper Leanie  is running a Tag swap for may where we have to make three tags with the theme being Hexagons .
First i covered the tags with Claudine Hellmuths Altered orange Acrylic paint , then left it to dry.
Using a hexagon crafters workshop stencil i went over the stencil with Claudine Hellmuths yellow pastel Acrylic paint which gave this lovely slighty raised Hexagon back ground, then left this to dry.

Next i used Scattered Straw, Crushed olive to ink over a couple of pages from an old book then with the tattered florals die i cut these flowers.
I inked round the edges with Spiced Marmalade.

With a bee stamp a stamped the image three times on the tags & used a yellow Posca paint pen to add colour to the bee.
With saga green Archival ink i stamped some leaves on .

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Whats on your work desk wednesday #152

So what have i on my desk this week ????.
Well nothing really , nothing exciting really just my boxes with my inks & stains & a box with tags that i'm planning on making a start on tomorrow & a little screen i've cut & embossed ready to be painted.

Yesterday however i was a little more creatived .
I decorated a giant peg with distress stain & stamped a mushroom & butterfly image in the peg then embossed with black embossing powder.
Right now i've shown you whats on my desk i'm hopping over to Julia's place for a bit of blog hopping . If your wondering what i'm going on about come & join in the fun