Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sunday Stamper Challenge

Sorry have been missing for a while, but can now get back into Craft Room and more time to play.

Here is my Sunday Stamper Challenge, have not been making cards recently so here is one for this challenge. I have been playing with Perfect Pearl Mists and Distressed Inks etc and this is the result.

And here is version two -

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A wedding present

My nephew got married earlier in the year and part of his wedding present was a scrapbook sheet picture. The project took longer than planned as I entered the scrapbook sheet into a competition and was placed second, they judges thought that the raised metal flowers and jewels would not fit in a scrapbook. Well no comment!! Anyway this has now been framed professionally and is on its way to the South Coast where they live and I hope they love it as much as I do!!

A Glitter Tissue Box Cover

Another little project that came out of last weekend. My daughter suggested making this tissue box cover. (See previous post and silver prototype) I had a template I bought years ago and never got round to making them up. My first attempt I used foam glitter card, this was not 100% successful, so I went off the the craft shop and found some really good glitter card, there has a sort of plastic backing to the card and it works really well. Next problem, not all tissue boxes, although most are supposed to be square, they are not!!!! several trips to the shops later, I have found one that fits. I now have loads of boxes of tissues. So here it is and will make a silver one for dd later.

A new box

I decided to try a square box similar to the previous ones but one more suitable for guys. Last weekend I made two of the flowery ones, one for my daughter and one for my sister in law as table presents for our early Christmas dinner. They loved them so much that my brother decided I should make 14 in less than 24 hours so that they could take them home for their Christmas Table. Can you imagine what I said!!!!!

This again is made from a sheet of Tim Holtz double sided paper, mountboard cut to size and painted with Paper Artsy Fesco Paints and then decorated with paper. I will do again soon and make a feminine version. Very happy with this so will give to my son when he comes for Christmas. Hope you like.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas Tags

As you will se from previous post family visiting means lots of present wrapping and tag making here are a few of my efforts.

This one is for my brothers birthday present

The next are Christmas ones

More to come!!!!!!

Glitter Tissue Box Cover

I have had family staying this weekend and after watching a certain programme on Friday evening, my daughter (who is not a crafter) said she would like a glitter tissue box cover. Well having bought a template ages ago for tissue box covers I thought I'd have a go. This is the prototype, have texted to DD for her comments, still awaiting reply, busy lady, family, husband, dogs, full time job etc. I am quite pleased with efforts it has cetainly given me a few ideas for the future. Watch this space!!!!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Altered Book

Another crafter and I swap our artwork once a month, we have never met, but started swapping ATCs with several others and over time all except the two of us have dropped out. We both like altered art so decided to swap pieces of artwork. This is Novembers, December is traditional Cards as both of us are busy so we will be back to altered art in January.

Another Box

I just love making these little boxes, this one was an 80th birthday present, and I made a little card to go inside inviting the lady on a day out. and she really loved it.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Sorry, Sorry, Sorry

Oh dear it is so long since I blogged not good, but after next week end I will have more time, life has been hectic. Last week I tutored three courses for my local county WI and then I had my own WI all 72 of them making christmas trees and cards. All I can say was they all enjoyed it, but it was quite challenging. (There were some reluctant crafters) I will post some pictures later. This is one of my favorite pieces of work recently I have made quite a few of these boxes for various presents. More to come soon. When I just catch up.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A thank you card

Another one I have done this week, a thank you card cant say more than that at the moment as it is not going to be given to the recipient till later in November.

80th Birthday Card

I made this card for a friends husband who was eighty on Monday. Very pleased with the results, very simple and elegant my style of crafting, sometimes. Mainly using Tim Holtz products of course.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A wall hanging

I love this littlle wall hanging I have just completed for a monthly swap I am involved with. Hope it has arrived at its destination. I was pleased with my efforts.

A beautiful butterfly

I have been trying to make a butterfly card for a long time. Did not want to use ready made cards wanted to design my own. So now I have finally achieved this. Above is my very first attempt and I am so pleased with it. Hope you like.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Special Birthday Card

Another post today, this is the card I made for my grandsons birthday in a couple of weeks, plenty of stamping this time and promarkers. I have just got some of those fine nibs they are super really useful.

90 years old

Here is a card I made last week for a member of our WI who celebrated her 90th birthday last week, so made a big card and we all signed it. She was really thrilled with her card. Not much stamping mainly used Martha Stewart punches for this one, vut I did sew the buttons on the side for something different.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Sunday Stamper - Chirpy cheep

Well here are my efforts for the Sunday Challenge - Chirpy Cheep - a little bird and no black at all which is pretty amazing. Even managed to colour the ribbon.


Monday, 29 August 2011

Artistic Stamper - Macho Men

Attached my entry for the August Challenge - Maco Men. Find men just difficult anyway so what is new. But at least I like this card. Ha Ha!!!!!

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Well everybody seems to be making wreaths at the moment so I thought I'd add my version. Both of these were made using a Pointsettia (sorry about spelling not my strong point) Stamp I have had for years. The red version was coloured with acrylic paints in red and green and layered up, with diecuts from TH tattered leaves. The cream and gold just stamped and embossed and layer again same leaves. The base is just a piece of old corrugated cardboard plus a couple of odd bits of ribbon and of course some Rqnger Aryclic Pearls. Hope you like.

Sunday Stamper White

Well here is my contribution this week have been missing for a few weeks. I too love the Distressed Stains, must admit I did not really get them until I watched Tims Blog Video that is so good and I am now converted and building up my stock. I have about ten so far so a long way to go. But do love them. The stamps I used are from the new Paperartsy Hotpicks 1109 which again are great. Margaret

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Box in blue

I love this little box inspired by an article in this month's Craft stamper. I plan to make again in different colours. I think it makes a lovely present, but it took quite a long time to do. I used grey board and this is quite hard to cut even using a craft knife, but worth it, I think.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Marbling Inks

Just got some of these inks and had a little play, made some super backgrounds sheets cant wait to stamp on these but I think they will take a little while to dry.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Sunday Stamper - Back to Black

Well its not exactly black but I enjoyed making it and I think it fits the bill so to speak, since I took this picture I have now mounted it on Purple Card, looks better. Time is running out so no time to do another photo.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Finish Project

Last week I posted the embellishment for the project I was working on and this is now finished. I think I might have gone OTT on the butterflies on the frame, but I never know when enough is enough. I am pleased with the outcome.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Sunday Stamper Flowe Emb.

Here is one to start with this is part of a larger project which I will post in the next week or so.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

A few crackle moments

Just love creating these backgrounds here are a few cards I created using this technique.

Sunday Stamper - Flying Machines

Here is this week's contribution - it is very simple - a birthday card for my son's birthday on Saturday. Just a crackle background and planes which he loves. Very simple hope he likes it.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Here is my efforts for the Sunday Stamper Writing - hope you like - I have used Kraft Glassine paper and script embossing folder and TH Kraft Papers which are amazing!!!!And a lovely stamp I have had for ages from Judikins.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot Challenge

Here is my contribution to the hot, hot, hot July challenge on Artistic Stamper. Mainly different sorts of acrylic paints, and flowers from Hero Arts Clear Layered Flowers. Plus butterflies made from Das modelling clay and cookie cutters, usual make a few at a time and use as I need them. Really enjoyed doing this one.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Sunday Stamper Words

Here is my contribution to the Sunday Stamper Challenge - Words. I need to always keep these words in mind. Sometimes I get distracted.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Bit Of Glitter

Well in actual fact it is a lot of glitter for me. I'm not that much of a glitter girl. This one is for the Craft Barn Wishing Well Embossing challenge. Used sequin waste, which I love for wrapping presents, but this is a new idea. So very please with this one.

Missing for a while

Sorry I have not posted for what seems like ages, but have a good excuse, have been on holiday, and busy and one thing and another not got round to posting. I have make this little contribtion to Sunday stamper but never good round to photographing and getting it on to the blog, so will try harder next week.

The challenge was hats and as I dont have anything used this lady and added the hat, and as it was Ascot a week or so ago, she is called "Ascot Lady".

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


So this is my first contribution to Whats on your workspace Wednesday. I have just finished a little book that has pockets inside for holding holiday memories, it also has diary pages too, will show more later but I needed to get this one finished as it is for a friend I am meeting for lunch today. So more later. Needed to get it to her today as we go on holiday next week and want it in her luggage not mine, you know what I mean.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Artistic Stamper - Girls & ladies

Here is my contribution - it is a birthday card for a very dear friend, hopefully she will like it. Its not quite the same as the flag card she had last year, but one needs to keep changing thats my motto!!!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Sunday Stamper - Men

Here is my contribution to the SS Challenge - a birthday card for my son in law, he loves cars not sure if he will love this one, hey ho, never mind I like it!!!

Printers Tray

Sorry I intended to put this little tray that I did at LB Crafts on a while ago and forgot. I really enjoyed the day playing with UTEE and beeswax, as always Lin was an excellent tutor and we all have a great day and I had a little spend in the shop, would be rude not too!!!!

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Sunday Stamper - Wings

Never enough hours in the day so I missed last weeks challenge, so trying to do better this week. Here is my butterfly contribution, a real mix of stamps but mainly Wendy Vecchi, I like her stamps alot, but not got all the ones I want so will have to wait for funds!!!!!!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Sunday Stamper Challenge - Blue

Well here is my contribution to the Blue Challenge, great colour my favourite. So I die cut a tag painted in eco paint lake blue stamped over in arcihval ink Teal edged in Chipped Sapphire, added Tims bird cage and little bird a bit of pattern paper and there you have it.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

All things Tim

Here is my contribution to the Stampman Challenge, all things Tim. I used a diecut tag in mountboard, covered it in peeled paint and pine needles distress ink, stamp with one of tim's collage stamps. Tree is die cut in mountboard and the leaves are dictionary paper, both covered in peeled paint & pine needles, lettice colour wash, wild honey distress stains (I dont have many so have to use what I have). Finally for good measure Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom gold, plus a few bits of idealogy.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Artistic Stamper Layers Challenge

So its called "lovely in lilac" I started with a piece of mountboard, diecut with the oramental die, painted with Fresco paints Moonlight from Paperartsy, piece of paper lying around on my desk also painted with watered down fresco. all edged and stamped Stampers Anon. with Dusty Concord, a piece of sticky mesh coloured with DC, Tims material flowers again in DC, grunge paper flower painted in Lilac and Moon Light, Paperartsy dragon flys and various other bits and bobs from stash!! I really enjoyed doing this. Hope you like.