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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Well, it's been a couple of weeks since I blogged ....life and stuff but this week over at I ♥ PROMARKERS, it's challenge #89 and the theme is tags. Make a tag or add a tag of some sort to your project. I'm loving tags at the moment, I seem to just 'flow' with them. Our sponsor this week is DIGI DOODLE SHOP and the prize is a $10 spend in the store. Judy has some fabulous images, you really should take a look. I chose to use 'For My Love' and I split the elements for my tag.

I covered my tag with text paper and inked it well with Walnut Stain distress ink. The smaller tag was done the same, but I stamped on this as well. The cardboard strip was one of those rip strips to open a cardboard box and the sentiment strip is another piece off some junk mail that I kept. The pen nibs, key and corner were in my stash and when I'd coloured the image, cut out and split the pieces, I covered the candle and ink pot with Diamond Glaze.

Entering into:
SIMON SAYS STAMP - Anything goes.
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS #89 - Layer upon layer.
ANYTHING GOES #52 - To the Letter.
BEARLY MINE #22 - Anything but a card.
CREATIVE CARD CREW - Fallin' for You.
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS #39 - Anything goes.
HOUSE OF GILLIE - Recycle and Texture.
MAKE IT MONDAY #60 - Anything goes.
LOLLYPOP CRAFTS #54 - At least 3 embellies.

Also this week I want to tell you that there's a two week competition running over at THE CRAFTY PAD. It's based around stitching and wall hangings and there's two great prizes on offer, so why not pop over and join in. Crafty Ribbons are giving some fabulous new design ribbons and buttons and Debbie at The Crafty Pad Designs is giving her complete set of Sewing Images AND her dress form trio too. Definitely worth an entry folks.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I was in scrapping mode last night so did this layout of my 4 year old granddaughter, Mia. Papers are MME Lost & Found 'Blush' and I painted the chipboard pieces with acrylic paint, dotted them white and sealed with mod podge.

Sunday, October 09, 2011


I've just done an online workshop with the amazing Andy Skinner. This guy is awesome if you're into altered stuff. This is my very first attempt at 'properly' altering a bottle. I started with an empty sherry bottle:

and finished at the gates of hell.

I totally enjoyed doing this and truth be told, I don't think I ever want to make another card again, lol.


Well, at least, I hope so, lol. I'm on a diet AGAIN! and I really want to be this shape. It's challenge #142 over at THE CRAFTY PAD and the theme is vintage. The DT all used Debbies trio of dress forms available from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS. These images are on sale for 59p at the mo, so why not treat yourself. We're sponsored this week by CREATIVE CRAFT WORLD and there's a £10 spend for the winner.

As soon as I saw the image we had to work with, I knew just what papers I would use, (mind you, I'd rather stroke than use these papers, lol). They're from MME Lost and Found 'Blush'. It's a totally fabulous pad. I printed my image onto acetate and made a slightly raised frame from it. The sentiment is my own design and the flowers, as always, are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Entering into:
ONE STOP CRAFT #152 - Anything goes.
INSPIRE ME FRIDAY #27 - Anything goes.
DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES - Make it dimensional.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME #83 - Anything goes.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


Wednesday again already and time for another challenge over at I ♥ PROMARKERS. This week is challenge #86 and the theme is Spooky. Our sponsor is JOANNA SHEEN with a £10 spend again.

I'm a bit of a misery and I just don't 'do' Halloween so I don't own an image or anything to suit. Off on a web search, but as always in the end, Elizabeth Dulemba came up trumps with this witch. The papers I also made myself as that's something else I had none of and the black cat is a photoshop shape. The sentiment was a freebie from Limited Runs Digi Stamps.

Sunday, October 02, 2011


It's challenge #141 at THE CRAFTY PAD this week and the theme is One for the Boys. Debbie has recently released a Pocket Watch and Steampunk images over at THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS and the DT worked with them. I have to say, I really love these. There are so many things I'll be using them on.

Fed up with making cards, I thought I'd make a tag for a change. It's a nice six incher which I took out of a Junkitz tag book that had been in my drawer for a couple of years. I figured I'd never make the book, so just get on and use the tags, lol.

I started in Photoshop with a six inch rectangle and placed some of the digi elements where I wanted them. Doing it this way ensured that my DP would be printed exactly how I wanted it to be, (not realising of course, that most of it would be covered up, lol). I printed this onto copy paper, then stuck my piece of DP over it and ran it through the printer again. Edges were all inked with Walnut Stain distress ink.
I printed two sizes of watch faces and the ruler and inked them. The vintage image was actually from some junk mail about a lottery, so I kept the leaflet knowing I'd be able to use it. Recycling at its best eh? The black clock hands were cut on my Robo and the gorgeous reinforcement ring is a Tim Holtz Ideology bit. I found the sentiment in some more long forgotten stash and inked it and finally the watch face and little watch parts are from my stash.

Entering into:
SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW - Trash to vintage.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME #82 - Use a digi.
PAPER SUNDAES #89 - Lots of layers.
CARD AND SCRAP #17 - Distressing.
CREATALICIOUS #26 - Anything goes.
ONE STOP CRAFT #151 - Just for men.
STAMP, SCRAP & DOODLE - Anything but a card.
INSPIRE ME FRIDAYS #26 - Anything goes.
SIMPLY CREATE #53 - Older than 6 months.
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