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.