August 16, 2008

Stampotique Card

I have been very naughty and not kept up with my blogging so I thought I better get my butt in gear with a card I took ages to make, Sorry Kirsty.

I love tag cards but when I try to cover them they never sit right so for this one I used Jump Rings to hold it together. It fits in with the Stampotique stamps perfectly and I really like the effect i got on the foil card by scratching it with sandpaper :)

August 2, 2008

Light Box

Ok I've been working on this for a little while now and finally here it is.

This started out life as a mini shape sorter from Poundland and I thought it would look good as a tea light holder. The only problem was I wasn't happy using a normal tea light because of it being made of wood. So enter and electric tea light candle :)

July 30, 2008

Sarah Kay Card

I bought this cute Sarah Kay stamp at Newbury at the weekend so here is my first card using it :)

July 29, 2008

Aztec Orange

OK so I know I did something with orange again! Well it was actually a redbrick distress pas with a yellow Nick Bantock pad but it turned out really nice didn't it :) Stamps from SSPG.

Another New Tag

OK Did I happen to mention I like dragonflys and butterflys? Well this is another stag using the SSPGs free joing gift. I love the dragonfly stamp for the background and I used it as a base for my main dragonfly.

Everything bar the little nets it stamped in black Stayzon including the wings/petals on to fantasy film. The purple background was made using a baby wipe and a Nick Bantock Ink Pad then I stamped the little net in purple then the dragonfly in black.

July 27, 2008

New Tag

Ok this is my first project using some of my new stamps from "The Stamping, Scrapbooking and Papercraft Guild". The petals of the flowers are actually dragon fly wings but they make a fab flower. I used mica powders from The Artisitc Stamper and they show up great on Black Card and a better price than cosmic shimmer too.

Spiderman Card

I love this card cause Spiderman is my favorite superhero. I stamped the image twice in Stazon and he is coloured with Marveys. The image is decoupaged just a little from his waist to bring him out a little :) The background was made using the same stamp with versamark then chalked in silver.

July 18, 2008

Robot Card

I love this card mostly because of the stamp but the paper goes so well with the colours too.
The Image of the robot is a stamp from do crafts ans is stamped with black stazon and then coloured with shimmer paints. The backing paper is from a Basic Grey 6 by 6 pas.

Sunday Stampers Week 24 - For Your Eyes only

I had to think about this challenge but I got there and tried a pocket thingy :)

Dream Stamp is by CLevercut, I shut my eyes... is by stamp attack and the butterfly is by Creative Expressions.

Sunday Stampers Week 22 - With a little help from my friends

I wanted to do something fun so I had a play around :) The friends stamp is from Autumn Leaves and the others I don't know because I borrowed them. The paper is something I made while playing with some drawing inks and acetate :)

July 1, 2008

Christmas Cards

Yes I know it's early but I have to start sometime :) so here is the first using some bow bunny papers.

June 21, 2008

Sunday Stampers - Week 21 - Ebony and Ivory

Here is my Sunday Stampers effort for this week. Yes I know I even got it in before the next challenge has been set. I used one of the large chipboard tags from The Artistic Stamper along and stamped the autumn leaves flurishes with black stazon. The butterfly is a Linda Luckin design from The Artistic Stamper and I used black glitter on the outline to give it a velvety look.

June 13, 2008

Yeah my ickle good bag arrived :)

I won some blog candy woohoo from the lovely Roni who recently celebrated 6 months of blogging. Please stop by as Roni has some fabby techniques to share and her work is stunning, love the posh sandpaper :)

Here is the pic of my lovely goody bag. I am so chuffed I got a queens dresser drawer stamp and the ickle square stamps are really cool and the papers are fab. Am going to have a play tomorrow and then I'll pop the results of my efforts on here :)

June 8, 2008

Sunday Stampers - Week 18 - Dogs

Now this one I was on my way to doing as I had to make a card for a friend :)

Very Simple but very cute and everyone loves Snoopy :)

June 2, 2008

Butterfly Card

This is a stamp I got last week and its a fab stamp by Linda Luckin as is the peacock feather I used for the background. The stamps are available from the Artistic Stamper in 2 diffrent sizes and they are fab so everyone should buy these stamps :)

The peacock feather is stamped in versamark and then I brushed some mica powders over the top in gold. The Butterfly was embossed in gold then I've used Irridescent H2Os in Gold and red to colour the butterfly in. I have added a little old gold glitter and a peel off best wishes to finish it off.

May 26, 2008

Encaustic Playing

Ok here we go with a couple of Encaustic painting I've done this evening. I was determinefd to get some good flowers done so here are the results :) Sorry the pics arn't excellent and they arn't mounted as yet but they will be :) one day :)

Orange Fat Book Page

Ok I have made this hoping that Hels cheeky monkey that she is will NOT at some point make the theme for Sunday Stampers orange.

Hopefully this will demonstrate I can use the colour orange(yuck) successfully and she won't beat me round the head and put it as a challenge one week, pretty please Hels :)

May 25, 2008

Arte y pico Award

Well this is an award I received from the lovely Dawn in April and I've just got round to posting it so sorry for the wait
This award was originally designed by Eseya at Arte y pico so please display the image in your post.
Now I need to pick five! (like thats enough lol) of your favorite BLOG SITES that you think earned this award based on their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community. List the names of the site owners on your blog with a links to their blogs.
Leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know of the award.
Each winner has to show the award, and put the name of the person who gave it to them, with a link to their blog too.
The five I have chosen have inspired me with their blogs and I love checking out their latest crafty creations when I get a moment are: Andrea, Hels, Lesley, Linda E and Nicky.

Thankyou guys for your fab works of art and now its over to you :)

May 18, 2008

Inspiration Wall

OK this post has been building for a while and finally I have got my butt in gear to take a picture.

I can't take credit for all the work in this picture and I'm sure some of the poeple that read this will recognise some of work involved. Unfortunately my camera can't take a picture of the whole wall which is crammed with fat book pages, tags and ATCs and is still growing.

If I'm stuck this is my newest tool to help get rid of crafters block.

When I finally got my own house this year I decided I wouldn't stick my swap in boxes so this is how the idea came about. Thankyou everyone who I have swapped with so far and all those to come you do help me more than you realise.

May 5, 2008


OK now some of you may know I popped to Milton Keyenes for Collectormania this weekend.

It was soooooooooo busy on Sunday because John Barrowman and some of Team Torchwood were signing Sunday only. Kai Owen who plays Rhys in Torchwood as well as David Prowse AKA Darthvader were signing that day as well as Eve Miles who plays Gwen from Torchwood and Brain Cant from Playschool.

There were also some more familiar faces that I'm sure everyone will recognise :)

Critters Envelope and Insert

I wanted to have some fun with this one after thinking about it so I borrowed a stamp from my mate Mel.

Time to Craft - Week 10 Framed

Ok so these won't be in order these challenges but I am determined to get them all done,
Here is my attempt with frames for My Time to Craft because I thought it went well with a rock hard fairie :)

Sunday Stampers - Week 15 Boys

This is a fat book page I am using in a decoupage swap I am taking part in. The stamp is from Creative Expressions and I painted him and stamped Boys down the side using a See Dee Set of alphabets.

Sunday Stampers - Week 12 Family

Ok I found this a little difficult just because of the stamps I have but I am luck enough to have a fab friend Mel who has a diffrent style to mine so I used one of hers.
I like it cuase its cute plus I love all the animals too :)

Sunday Stampers - Week 11 -Ticket to Ride

Finally I know its been a long time coming. I don't have a ton of travel stamps so I went with something different that I thought might make you smile :)

May 2, 2008

"I@m the kind or person who sees things with my eyes"

OK this is me being a bit micheviouse but basically it is because the other half quoted the above to me while having a conversation about learning to cook something. I have taken the mickey ever since. Sorry Babes! but it has to be done :)

As a result I was playing with my new stamps last night and this is what I came up with :)

April 28, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

Well I've been tagged by my friend Rachel and this means I have to think of seven things about me and share them with you, If I overshare please forgive me, we'll blame it on Rachel :0p

1. I'm terrible for keeping to dates. Give me a time and I'll be early but boy I'm so bad with dates I need like 5 reminders just to get my butt in gear.

2. My most favorite place in the world is Egypt. I went with my mum on a Nile Cruise and went to Cairo and everything and I loved it. I still haven't made my scrapbook but I love looking at the photos, I have so many great memories.

3. I love rubber stamping. Have only been stamping about 2/3 years I suppose but this past year have been introduced to so many different techniques using distress inks, alcohol inks -im addicted -thanks Hels.

4. I have a cat called Bobby (Roberta), the owners agreed to leave her behind when we bought our house.

5. I have a wood lather so I can make my own lace bobbins but I haven't found anywhere to put it yet so it's still at my mums.

6. My favorite superheroes are Spiderman and Venom I have several signed comics.

7. Am also a bigggggggggggggg Doctor Who Fan from way back and don't miss an episode and regularly watch the re runs of the old and new series even if I've watched them several times already - they help me craft :)

So now I need to tag 5 other people :)

Crafty Butterfly

April 27, 2008

Insert for Natures Wonders

Ok here is my first completed insert for the Birthday Book Challenge :)
I just had to use this stamp which is called Heaven on Earth by Penny Black.

Birthday Book

Well It was my friends birthday this week so i decided to make a birthay book for her cause she's fab.

Here are few pics :)

April 21, 2008

Floral Memories Envelope

Ok finally finished this off tonight, my first of the 3 I'm doing :)

I used the Botanicals See Dee set along with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The Main Flower is lightly coloured with Cosmic Shimmers and I used some foils on the plain inky strip.

April 20, 2008

Sunday Stampers - Week 10 - Green

OK I don't do green usually its not my type of colour and is second only to Orange ( Thats not a hint for a future challenge by the way Hels) :)

Since this is a frog though it did make it a little bit easier and Burt is cute. The dream stamp is from Clevercut, Burt used to be licesnces to Creative Expression but not sure if this is till the case and the inks are from Ranger the Nick Bantock ones.

Sunday Stampers - Week 8 - Lady

I love this theme because although it might sound daft it got me singing that song by Tom Jones. You know "shes a ladieeee, talking about my special ladie.

Anyway I don't do many tags but here we are. I used the See Dee Vintage set along with vintage photo distress inks. The lines were a happy accident with a quickie glue pen and some cream foily stuff from Stix 2.

Sunday Stampers - Week 7 - Oriental

Finally I've got round to uploading this one. The flower stamp is from Dovecraft and the butterfly is an old creative expressions. I tried to stay away from the old red and black abit on this one and I rather like it :)

Time to Craft - Week 7 - Sparkle

Now who doesn't love a bit of Sparkle?

I made this Thank You card using a my flourish Autumn Leaves stamps for the background. The Black and White paper was part of the goody bag from Cornish Paul :) The Medallion is the pinwheel from Creative Expressions and I used cosmic shimmer to colour it because I loveeeeeeee them :)

Time to Craft - Week 6 - Quotes and Sayings

Ok I decided to keep this one really simple as well as use up some of the quotes from Mom to go TSV that is taking an age to use up.

My Time to Craft - Week 5 - Pink

This is my attempt at the Pink challenge for My Time to Craft.
I used a black base card with autumn leaves embossed ii white. A small amount of Dovecraft paper from the black and white collection and the Raspberry dabber brushed on to white card and then stamped on top of it with Stazon.

March 21, 2008

My Time to Craft Week 4 - Flower Power

Here we go with another Flower Fat Book - Sorry I know I must be in flower mood or something.

Time to Craft Week 3 - Things with Wings

Now I just bought this stamp and oh boy am I loveing it. Its a Crafty Individuals one and I love the designs its fabby.

Heres my card for the challenge as I went to a card making class a little while ago and loved these pop up cards.