Sunday, 28 December 2014

Pizza money Gift

To everyone out there in blog land I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas & Santa brought you lots of lovely presents.
I thought I would share a gift I made for my son this year for Christmas.
I saw this idea on Pinterest a while ago using dollars.
My son didn't really know what he wanted this Christmas , so as he likes his pizzas & he did at one point say just give him money for Christmas I thought this would make a good gift.
With the notes & change I've used , there is £50 . 

Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Gift Tags

Last year I brought a pack of thick white chipboard tags from Wilkinsons & thought they would be good for decorating . They already had the snowflake cut out on them.
So here are four from the pack that I've decorated.
I used distressed ink Fired brick & Crushed Olive & a Tim Holts Reindeer die .

Friday, 19 December 2014

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Twinchie Christmas Tags

My two crafting friends Sue & Sheila came up with another twinchie tag challenge .
The theme was Christmas ,
Mine is the left one & Sheila did the right one.
 Sue did this tag below..

I'm looking forward to 2015 when we can come up with other challenges to do.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Catch A Falling Star Atc's

I've made three atc's for a swap on
The theme was the song title catch a falling star.
For my back ground I've used Distress inks Broken china & Denim Blue, & Archival Brilliance Galaxy Gold.
The stamped angle is a stamp from Stampotique .

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Twinchie Tags

Myself & two crafting friends like setting challenges for ourselves & as Sheila likes dong inchies & twinchies , she suggested that we make a could of twinchies & put them on a tag.
So this is what we've made.
The left one is Sue's with an American design . I did the middle one with a flower design & Sheila did the  Christmas one on the right.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Today I'm  joining in What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday , what is this you might be asking your self . What to find out more then hop over to Julia's place to find out more
Now lets get back to my desk. 
I have some Dylusions leaf stamps , distress ink & two tags I'm in the process of  making .

Monday, 17 November 2014


Two atc's made for my local craft club group.
The theme for November was Sky/Fireworks.
I've settled for using this Crafty Individuals stamp which has been stamped onto some plain scrapbook paper. I've added a Tim Holtzs ticket a die cut swirl. 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Rememberance Journal page

My journal page remembering all men from the first world war  & what they all did for our country.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

White Christmas Atc's

This months Atc swap over at  has a  song title challenge called White Christmas.
This is my take on that theme.
My card has been coloured using Tim Holtzs broken china & antique linen .  The large snow flakes I done with white paint & I've also used some small snow flakes which were from a punch. The deer is a die cut using a Tim Holts die.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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From around the world each Wednesday we all head over to Julia's place to show what we have on our desks. If you'd like to find out more then join us here
Here is my desk this morning .
Along the back from left to right , a box of small Christmas stamps ,Dylusions Christmas stamps & a holder for my whisper pens.
Below these is another box with my Sakura pens  A post card i'm making for a swap & then two ink pads.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Christmas Tree Skirt

I wanted to make a Christmas tree skirt with some Christmas fabric I've been hoarding for a while.
I took some measurement from the Christmas tree stand & worked out I'd need the skirt to be at least 24inchs in diameter. I had to stick together some computer paper as I didn't have any paper wide enough.
Once I had the paper all stuck together I then found the centre & using a piece of string & a pencil I made a circle.
I cut the circle out & made folds so that I ended up with eight segments .
This is my home made template.
 I cut eight pieces of fabric , wading & red backing fabric & set about sewing everything  together.
I used a large cup to draw round to cut a hole in the centre.
I finished the tree skirt of with red bias binding & made two ties as well.
I'm very pleased at how it turned out & can't wait to but it under our tree.
So hurry up Christmas Lol.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Card in A Box

I made a card in a box for my daughter in law 30th birthday.
I used some scrapbook paper to decorate the sides & a High Hopes stamps

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Whats on You work desk Wednesday 281

On Wednesday's we all head over to Julias place to share what we have on our works desk . If you'd like to find out more then come on over
Here is my desk today.
A box of Trick or Treat bags which have been filled . A pot of pens & a little hanging sign I found in a seaside gift shop in the summer.
Below these items are three bags of die cut shapes ready to make the toppers for the treat bags, all cut using sizzix dies & my big shot . Lastly three finished treat bags.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Halloween Tag

Another Halloween themed tag from me .
I've used a free image from the internet  then coloured the pumpkin & the when over that with glossy accents.
The skeleton is a Memory box die .  

Journal Page

A journal page made for the Dylusions facebook challenge .
For this Octobers challenge we had to use Orange, lime, Toadstools & mushroom.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Pirate Birthday Card

I wanted to make a Birthday card for my Grandson , so I got out my sizzix dies & got cutting
I started to lay everything out just to make sure it was all going to fit on the card.
I ripped some blue card & some tan card to make the sea & the sand then edged it with white ink .

When I was happy with it all I started to assemble the pieces & stick everything down .
Here is the finished result.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Tag Swap

Two Halloween Tag made for the October swap arrange by suzie over at
The paper & signs all come from a paper pad called Midnight Magic by recollections. The purple flower & leaves I already had in my stash & the orange flower was sprayed with Dylusions squeezed Orange & bronze glimmer mist . The bats have been die cut from a Tim Holtzs die & Studio G glitter glue added.  Finally a little lace trim at the bottom to finished them off.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Post card Swap

Here is my entry for the October Post card swap arranged by Sam over at
For this month we could use our favourite stamp. 
I've used my favourite stamps that I like using at this time of year which is Autumn & Halloween.
The stamps used are a set called Fall season, by stampendous.
Inks used range from versa fine Toffee. 
Memento's Bamboo leaves & Tango,
Archival  Monarch Orange, Black, & Vermillion

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Whats on your Work desk Wednesday # 280

Hello fellow bloggers .
It's been a couple of weeks since I've joined in the fun at Julia's place with what's on your work desk Wednesday. If you'd like to join in also & find out more then follow the link & all will become clear.
So my desk this morning looks like this .
I'm working on a journal page & have my dylusions stamps out . I've been stamping & cutting out .
I'm hoping today that I might get it finished.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Halloween Layout

Over at  this weeks weekly challenge for making a layout is to use any three things from a list of 10 things,
1. Use the sketch
2. Autumn
3. something metallic
4. something recycled
5. BIG title
6. predominantly orange or purple
7. fruit (eg. toffee apples, conkers/acorns/rosehips on autumn walks, or fruits of their labours like qualification/graduation etc.)
8. cosy (could be knitted jumpers, scarves, candles, firelight, cuddles, cat-in-the-sunshine...)
9. animal/pet/teddy bear (Paddington connection)
10. Instagram/square photos
This my Layout for the weekly challenge.
The paper I've used is from  K&Co . The bat , pumpkin & leaves were cut using sizzix dies .

Monday, 13 October 2014

Halloween bags

A few weeks ago I went to a fabric shop & brought some Halloween fabric to make a couple of trick or treat bags for my grandsons.
I found a piece of fabric that  had two panels on it to make treat bags & all  you had to do was cut out two handles & the cut out the treat bags fold then sew. Now that is simple enough for me as i'm not a great sewing even with the sewing machine.
Here is one panel before I've folded in half & sewn up the sides. 
The finished bags below is the first bag showing both sides

The second bag showing whats on both sides.


Friday, 10 October 2014

Halloween atc's

Two Halloween themed atc's made for a swap at the crafting  club I go to.
The first is a cut out sign from a paper pad I have. I've added a little lace, flowers & sparkle brad to match.
 My second atc , I've used a felt cobweb a sticker , a stamped image of a bottle , & a bat which I glittered.
I've tried not to make them scary because the ladies I'm swapping with aren't really into Halloween or anything scary . 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Halloween mini album.

Here is a Halloween book I've made from scratch.
I like anything to do with Halloween & just like to make different things. 
Beware that this post is photo heavy . Lol
This is the front cover of my book.
I used thick card , about as thickness of mount board which makes the covers really strong.
I glued a plastic skeleton & some insects on the board & covered it with tissue paper .
Next once this was completely dry I painted over everything with black acrylic paint & left it to dry .
With a dry brush I lightly brushed over  the black with sliver acrylic paint  which makes everything stand out really well.  

 This is a side view so you can see how raised everything is . I've added lace , a Prima bird cage & glittered up a few bats to add to the decoration.
Now for the inside pages, 
Page 1
The Mr bones sign was a free image from pintrest & & everything else I I've added myself.
Pages 2 &3 , The saying was free on pintrest & everything else used are mainly die cut which I've decorated.
Pages 4 & 5, More free images from pintrest using the sayings. I just added  die cuts again .
Pages 6 & 7. Only the tag & the bottle were free images  & the rest I've used stamps , die cuts & embossing folders .
Last page is No8,
The paper I've used through out this album came from a paper pad by recollections.  
Well that's it showing you my  album I do hope everyone that see's this enjoys looking through it as much as I've had making it.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

journal page

A journal page I did using Dylusions Bubble gum Pink & London Blue spray inks for my back ground.
The stamped image of the girl are a mash up of a few different Dylusions stamps . The butterflies were cut from a pretty serviette & stuck down with a little mod pod .

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Lucy in The Sky with Diamond Atc's

The theme for October's Atc swap over at ukstampers is any Beatles song title .
The song title I came up with which is one of my many favourites  from the Beatles is
Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds.
The lady stamp was a free stamp from a magazine & the cloud stamp was by ScrapAGoGo .
The unicorn is a Crafter Companion stamp .

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Advent Calendar

After a week of doing battle with the sewing machine on & off  & getting stabbed by the pins countless of times I've finally finished the Advent Calendar for my grandchildren.
I'm not one for sewing & I'm still learning as I go along but pleased at long last I got their in the end.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Mini Album

With my  Bind It All I've made this 6x6 mini baby album .
The covers & five inside pages have all been covered using paper from a 12x12 pad which I have by DCWV called Baby Boy Stack.
I have so many little baby stickers & little quotes that I wanted to get them used up along with some paper from this paper pad & thought making a mini album not only gets some of these items used up it also makes me want to use  my unloved BiA again.
This was a quick & fun little album to make .
You've seen the front cover now these are the inside pages


I've still got plenty of paper left over so I'll be making another mini album soon.