Friday, 18 December 2015

Christmas Configuration Box

My Configuration box with a Christmas display.
This outer box with three little boxes were left over from another project I'd done a few years ago when I just used the other small boxes.
I've painted the whole box inside & with two coats of gold acrylic paint.
I've used paper from DCWV to line the backs of the boxes.
Then all that was left to do was to add some Christmas decorations.
Most of the pieces you can see were things that had broken off from something else which I'd kept just in case they could used for something else, & hands up who else does this because I'm guessing I'm not along.
The red pine cone Christmas tree was made by my little grandson so I'm hoping this will be somewhere safe to keep it for many years to come.
Lastly I added the feet .

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Naughty or Nice Journal Page

For this page I've used red & black Acrylic paint as my back ground.
The holly & baubles are Dylusions stamps,Which have been coloured again with Posca pens.
The other images are stamps by Julie Nutting. 
I did use Dylusons red spray ink to colour some of the items on the girl .
I wanted a pattern skirt on the girl so I stamped the image again on a piece of scrapbook paper , cut it out & stuck it down over the first stamped image.
I draw a face on the girl & hopefully it makes you wonder has she been naughty or nice .

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

GingerBread man card

I'm so pleased with the how this Christmas card turned out .
I've made the Gingerbread man so that he comes off the card & then can be hung on the tree. 
The Gingerbread man has been cut from felt using an old Sizzix die , & then blanket stitched around the edge. I've also added eyes, bow, Ric rac ribbon to finish him off.
The paper used is scrapbook paper from Die cuts with a view.
The pinsetter was cut using glitter card & a spellbinders die & the fern is also another spellbinders die.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Follow the Star Journal Page

Another journal page from me using a black page as my starting point.
I used a Dylusions Christmas tree stamp around the outside & coloured the tree & stars with green & gold Posca pens.
I've used gold acrylic paint through a star stencil to give me a all the little stars.
The large star is a die cut that has been painted with gold paint & around the edge I've used glitter dust to give a bit of sparkly.   
The words have been stamped with white ink & outlined with the sliver Posca pen.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Birthday Card

A birthday card made using a High Hope stamped image that was given to me a while back.
I've coloured the bbq chef using Whisper felt pens that match some paper I had. I've added three brads at the bottom of the card as well.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

What's on your Work desk Wednesday #340

It's what's on your work desk Wednesday today & it time to share what's on your desk.
Would you like to find out more then head over to Julia will explain more.
I've been making gingerbread men from felt.  I've don all the sewing & stuffing & all that's left to do is stick on the white icing effect & the ric rac ribbon.
The few in the box will be hung on the Christmas tree &  the others will hopefully be turned into a hanging garland.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Holly & The Ivy Journal Page

Its been a while since I've done anything in my art journal so decided to make a Christmas page now that Christmas songs are being played in most places I go.
I do like this song the holly & the ivy.
I wanted to have a try at working on a black page like I've seen plenty of others do on the internet.
I'm pleased with the out come of my page.
I used a black acrylic paint to cover a page & then with a gold ink pad I had I used a Dylusions holly stamp to decorate around the page.
I've coloured in the holly leaves with a green Posca pen & then roughly out lined the leaves using a gold & white Posca pen.
I used a glittery red gel pen to colour the berries.
The Ivy was cut from a Tim Holtzs dies & the bird is also a stamp from Tim Holtzs.
I stamp the words using a white ink pad & out lined them with the gold Posca pen again.
The music note at the bottom of the page was made using a stencil & out lined in white.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Halloween Layout

I've been busy this morning at my local craft club making a Halloween layout.
We enjoy Halloween in our house & we decorate the garden with all spooky things.
This year I decided to dress up as well.
I'm really pleased how this layout turned out & it's another page for my Halloween scrapbook.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

An Autumn Scrapbook page

For this 12x12 Lo I've used two large photo's of the  grand children having lots of fun in the autumn leaves at the park.
My back ground paper is called Maple Grove Hickory from We R Memory Keepers. 
I'd used a inverted corner punch on the photo corners & one layer of matting card to make it all more interesting rather then just having the normal straight corners.
The Most of the leaves used are  by reflections a company that supplies Michaels  along with the Acorn embellishment's  .  The large alphas came from Michaels as well.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Double & single page layouts

Its been so dark & miserable here today. Trying to get good photo of my Lo's has not been easy . This is the best I can managed today .
My double page Lo I started a few weeks ago & just needed to get some more black card to matt my photo's.
Here is the finished results.
 My next Lo is myself with Mulan in Epcot. 
I've cut the flowers out from a paper by October afternoon . & used some paper mania Alpha's

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Scrapbook Layout

Its been quite a wet day today so rather then going out & getting wet I've got on with some crafting .
A scrapbooking Facebook group I belong too set a challenge to use pattern paper for the back ground of your layout.
I've used Fine & Dandy by My Minds Eye for my background .
The paper was double sided & wanted to use a little from either side so I cut off 4inches & flipped the paper over & fixed it together with a strip of extra paper.
I've used some spell bingers dies to cut my shapes & then added a Kaiser Craft rub on quote & two enamel dots

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

November Tag Swap

The theme for the November Tag swap over at  this month is Vintage/Retro.
I've gone with the vintage theme for my tags.
For my back ground of my tags I've used a stencil & Distress stains , Fired Brick, Walnut stain, & Crushed Olive.
My images I've used were free images from a craft magazine which I've put onto some card .
I've added some lace rim , twine , & seam binding.
I found some metal embellishments in my stash which I found I could use as well so it all worked out quite well for my tags.

Monday, 2 November 2015

November Postcard Swap

November postcard swap on has the theme set as Christmas for this month , because we don't put our postcard in the post till the end of month so by the time our swap partners receive them it will be just going into December.
So here is my offering for the swap.
I've covered my card with an oddment of Christmas scrapbook paper which already looked like a Christmas postcard .
I then stamped the Tim Holtz bird onto some plain card & coloured the image.
Using some other Christmas stamps which were , holly & berries, Santa hat & stars , I stamped them  onto white card & set about colouring them also .
After a bit of cutting out I glued the images onto the postcard & finished everything off with adding some a product called Snowtex onto the Santa hat which gives some texture to the hat while looking like snow , &  added a dear Santa  ticket I found in my Christmas stash & wrote I can explain.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015


 I'm a little late this week join you & showing you my desk.
I have a double page layout on my desk which I'm unable to finish because I've run out of black card to put behind each photo.
My layouts are of my sons new truck which has been named after me.
I'm such a proud mum & lucky to have a wonderful who would want to do something so lovely, I'm truly blessed to have him.
Tomorrow I'll be going to my local craft shop to get some more card so until then they'll be staying put.
 Today my other desk has been my kitchen work top & my lap doing pumpkin carving .

I've used stencils to carve the Witch, Bat & Spider.
The face I created myself.
We just love Halloween at our house.
Tomorrow I'll be making the trick or treat bags up for the children that will call Saturday evening.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Postcard Swap

A Halloween postcard made for a swap over on
The theme was use orange& purple.
I've used Dylusions orange & purple spray inks along with one of Dylusions skull stamps.
I had some bats in my stash so I added them .

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Whats on your work Desk Wednesday # 333

This is my work desk today which is just how I left it last night when finishing of two cards with a Halloween theme.
I've used the Dylusions spray inks & my hands are still a little stained today after using them from the day before.
Also on my desk are some stamps ink & scissors .
So why am I showing you all tis today ?
Need to find out more then hop over to Julia's to find out

Saturday, 10 October 2015

October Halloween Tag Swap

My three tag for the Octobers Tag swap on 
The theme for this month is Halloween.
I've used a mixer of Halloween paper & stamps that make all three tags so different from each other.
I'm a big fan of Halloween so this month the theme is right up my street.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Whats on your work desk Wendesday 327

Now the children have gone back to school I can get back into joining you all for woyww.
So my desk today is just how I've left it last night.
To the right its a bit scruffy with my scrapbooking little bits & pieces  & to the left I pulled out some of my Halloween stamps & other assorted goodies ready to make a few tags.
I'm planning on making a on these on Thursday when I go to my local craft club.
Now if you'd like to find out more about what's on your work desk Wednesday follow this link to Julia's blog for all the details.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

September Tag swap

The theme for this months tag swap over at , is to use new print somewhere on your tags.
Here are my tags for September .
I decided to cover my tags using pages from an old book & used a stencil call mini honey comb & Distress ink wild honey to add some colour & interest for the back ground.
I used one of the stamps from Tim Holtzs Bird Crazy stamp set. I've given the bird some colour using Distress ink Shaded Lilac.
The branches & leaves are die cuts.
The label holders I found in my stash which I added & secured with some metal screw brads.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

September Postcard Swap

This months postcard swap on  has the theme of back to school.
This is my postcard for the swap.
I've used Kraft card for my back ground .
I've used a Stampotique man weasel  & added the words I love my teacher.
The blackboard is just a black piece of card which I added the sum & alphabet using a white Poca pen.
I stamped a black boarder around the postcard & added two images of pencils .
I wanted to keep my card quite simple & not go over the top adding to many bits.

I won a prize for my Lo

I entered a Facebook scrapbook Challenge a few weeks ago .
The Layout I made is the one from below on my blog .
This is what I won , a lovely collection of Basic grey papers, with matching card & embellishment all to match.
Now I don't usually win anything so I was frilled when my layout was picked.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Elf scrapbook layout

My entry for a challenge which is running on a Facebook group .
The challenge was to use one of two sketches which were put up in the group.
I used the sketch below to make my layout

Thursday, 6 August 2015

August Travel Tags for Swap

The  tag swap I'm hosting on for this month has the theme of travel.
Below are the products I've used to make my tags.
Paper Mania All aboard pocket envelopes & ribbon.
Tim Holtzs stamps & distress inks , Crushed Olive, Victorian Velvet & Antique Linen.
After I've coloured my  tags  , done some stamping & cutting out here are my three tags ready for the swap  

Sunday, 2 August 2015

August Postcard Swap

I host the postcard swap on Ukstampers  
The theme I have set for the August swap is to frame an image on your postcard, or you can frame the whole postcard.
This is my creation for this months swap.
I used a B line stamp called the Steamer. I then used a rope stamp on some paper that had been coloured using acrylic paint & then cut it out to make a frame around the steamer.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


It's been a couple of weeks since I join you all for What's  On Your Work desk Wednesday, it's life that keeps getting in the way sometimes, but never mind i'm back again.
 On my desk today is my grandsons little red car that needed the head light gluing back on .
My monthly project life album which has my grandsons sports day photo's . I've had to cover a few people up, as I don't want to upset anyone by showing faces without permission.
To the right are odds & ends that have been used for scrapbooking & this project. 
Sorry if I'm late getting back to you this week its because Grandson is coming round today & we are going Geocaching again.
If you don't know what Geocaching is here's a link
I nearly forgot to say head over to Julia's place to join the fun seeing everyone's desk.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Hello Gorgeous ! Scrapbook layout

Last week MaryAnne from put a thread called Sultry Summer stash bash  " Try it Thursday 2 "  which had this sketch to try
I had some photo's which I was going to use in a mini album but know they would just as well on 12x12 layout using this sketch.
Here is my layout using this sketch .

The yellow back ground paper is from Paper Mania & the other pieces are Cherry Delicious , & Sweet marmalade by Sassafras . The arrow & the cute little elephant are from my stash & I like the stitching detail around it because the sewing looks like I've done it myself.
The words used a rub on's from K&Co.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Dasiy picking Layout

I found this sketch on Pintrest from & when I saw it I know that I had the perfect photo's to use along with this sketch.
On a trip to our local park, my Grandson  kept stopping to pick the daisies for me . Trouble was all you got were the daisy heads & no stork but he was happy .
The grass back ground paper I've had for a long time & to be honest it was another piece of paper I'd forgotten all about . It's not till you dive into your paper stash properly  that you rediscover the sheets of paper you were saving for that special project.
The other pieces like card flowers & odd paper pieces were all from scraps bag.
The letters were all cut using two different Sizzix dies.

Friday, 3 July 2015

4th of July Journal page

Happy 4th of July to all American's across the pond.
My journal page was made using red, white, blue, & gold acrylic paints . The same ones I'd used for my tags in the post below.
With a stencil and gold & white paints it added another layer to my page.
The image I found on the internet somewhere & I can't remember where , ( I know i'm useless) & my letters have been cut with a sizzix die.

July Tag Swap

I'm hosting the July Tag swap on with the theme stars & stripes.
As many Americans will be celebrating  the 4th of July , their independence day I thought I'd used the on my tags this month.
So this is what I've used to make my tags .

 My back ground for the tags was done using blue, red, white acrylic paints which was put on using a dry brush using an up & down strokes until the colours blended & I was happy with it. This then gave me my stripes.  Over this I used gold acrylic paint through a star stencil . With a bottle lid I dipped the rim of the lid in white acrylic paint to give the circles. 
I put the tags to one side to let them dry thoroughly & got on with cutting three pieces of red card &  run them through a Tim Holtzs embossing folder & then with a dry brush & a little gold paint I lightly went over the raised area so that it high lighted them. I edged the card with gold paint as well.
Next my flags were cut using a sizzix die & the other shapes in blue have been cut with a spell binders die.
The flags have been painted with the red, white & blue acrylic paint & then once again all have been edged with gold paint.
I went through my stash & pulled out the white die cuts . The lady holding the flag was an image from the internet, & the gold letters I cut using another sizzix die. 
The green leaves in the first picture you can see have been cut using a spell binders & Tim Holts die.
So now I can show you my finished tags for the swap.
A side view of the tags & I'd finished them off with blue & white and  red & white twine from my stash.


Thursday, 2 July 2015

July Postcard Swap

I'm running a postcard swap over on,
The theme I've set for July is fishes/underwater.
On my postcard I've applied paperartsy acrylic paints using a baby wipe to pull the paint up & down on the card so that the paints blend together.
The stamped images are stamps from the Dylusions range  & give a fun feel to my card.
The pink letters I've cut using a sizzix die  .

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

What's on your Work desk Wednesday 317

It's Wednesday so come & join in the fun over at Julia's place where each week we share what we have on our desks.
Here is my desk this morning exactly how I left it yesterday with my little flags & stars drying after being painted.
Anyway things on my desk.
at the back you can see a box with some stamps in .
Below this is my pencil sharpener paint brush holder & some of the paints I've been using recently.
My flag & stars were cut using a sizzix die. 
Bottom left is a small pile of items already cut & painted ready to put on 3 tags i'm making for a swap on

Monday, 29 June 2015

Postcard & Atc's for swapping

 Another postcard which I made for a swap at ukstampers.
I've used dylusions spray inks & the character is a dylusions one. The letters & numbers were cut using a sixxiz die.
Here are two atc's which I've made for a swap at my local craft group. ready for swapping in July.
The theme for this swap was stars & stripes.
The flay was cut using a sizzix die and then painted red, white & blue .
For my back ground I've used acrylic paint & cut some more letters & a number using a sizzix die again.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Cards for school fete again

The last batch of cards made ready to give to my Grandsons school for the fete tomorrow.
I've made some robot cards using up oddments of scrap paper & card.
The robots cogs & gears have been stamped using different inks so that there is some variety.

My next card I used this card example I found on pintrest   by
This is my card using the same card for my inspiration . The stamped image is a whiff of joy stamp that I brought a few years ago & had only used it once . The paper is again oddments of scrap booking paper . The star were cut using a sizzix die.
 My last card is once again oddments of paper to make a simple card. I've amazed myself at how creative with my scraps.