Thursday, 27 September 2012


Here another side done to our coasters.   The challenge was to use a face  on this side. It could be any face . I think my two crafty friends have done a fab job  again.
Top left is mine ,
   Top right is Sheila's
                                                    Bottom is Sue,

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Wednesday has rolled around again so thats got to mean it's time to pop over to Julia's place to see who has what on there desk today & what projects we're all working on.
So on my desk today i have top left A little canvas i'm thinking about making but have'nt made up my mind what i'm going to do yet with it. The middle is an egg holder i picked up from a charity shop which has been sanded & given a coat of Gesso. To the right my boxes of inks & sprays.
The rope ring i picked up from a junk shop & have wrapped some hemp rope round the ring & used the hot glue gun to stick it down. The little whale under the canvas will be decorated & used on the rope ring.
So thats my tour of my desk come join me over at Julia's to have some fun,

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Coaster Album

Went to my craft morning today to meet up with my crafty friends. The challenge that we set was to use the stampotique stamped image of this little man.
Sheila did the top left,  Sue did top right & i did the bottom one. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Here we are again all at our computers to join in the fun over at Julia's place where we all gather to show off our work desks, each & every Wednesday.
Here is mine today with my journal open making sure my page is dry before i close it up . You can see my spray inks on the left, under my journal are distress inks, & in the jacob's tub i keep my Acrylic paints.
The stamps on the table are Crafty Individuals. 
A close up of my journal page.

products used,
Dylusions spray inks - Bubble gum & Lemon zest
Adirondack - hazelnut paint dabber,
Claudine Hellmuth- acrylic paint , Sky blue, Yellow Pastel,
Stamps - Crafty Individuals, CI-278, CI-272.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Mini Album

So here is my finished mini  album.   The cover  was made from grey board & cover using  some K&Co paper i had & a 6x6  seaside paper pad from Crafty Indiviuals.  I've used a card dome on the front cover to hold some of the small sea shells i had collected from Clacton , southend , Brightling Sea ,& Waton-on-the-naze. My original plan was to stick the small shells on the front cover but change my mind becasue i thought that they might come off over time or just break.   I've used a Tim Holtzs ring binder to hold the inside pages. The flip flop on the side was won from the 2p machines from archades.

The inside pages of the album have some pages with pockets & flap added with small pages attached to them which gives more room for photo's.

I've also used my  Crafty Individuals seaside stamps inside & on photo's .

You can see here an extra pocket & pocket that holds a tag with a photo on .

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Mail slide & bird coasters.

A few weeks ago myself & two other crafting friends set a challenge to see what we could make using some mail slides holders,. I hope i got the name right for these. Anyway this is what we came up with .
Left - Mine,,  Middle -Sue,, Right - Sheila .

The insides are decorated like this,
The one Sue made has a slide she made that comes out . 
I thought the three of us did a fab job in decorating these.

Now last week the chellenge set was to add a bird to the coaster . I think we met our challenge again.
Top left - Sue's  
Top Right - Shelia's,
Bottom - Mine.
We have a few of these litlle coasters & have decided to decorate one side a week with a different theme each week.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


So here's my desk for Whats on your work desk Wednesday today.
On the left Paperartsy stamps  which i'm using to decorate a sqaure coaster . Inks & sprays in boxes on the right.     My mini album is at the back of my desk & is coming along nicely & i have nearly finished.
So whay have i shown you my desk if you want to know more take my hand & step over to  Julia's place & join in the fun , 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

journal page

Thought i would share my finished art journal page from last week. For some reason i thought that i had already put it up on my blog.