Thursday, 15 December 2011

Let it snow

Winter Wonderland Let it Snow challenge.
This card was made using the techniques from Tim Holtz 12 tags 2010 - Day 6

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The Craft Barn Blog Candy

The Craft Barn is giving away a wonderful Candy treat! Come and join in...

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

ArtsyCraft Day - Insudtrial Chic

It was a great day up in Warrington, organsied (and created) by Lin Brown and Leandra.
The theme was Indistrial Chic, and yes, we made it all! It took 8 hours to paint, create and assemble.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show...Men Only

Men cards! Simons Says Stamp and Show wants to see them this week. I have stayed with my favourite Steampunk style.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Simon says Stamp and Show : Steam Punk

One of my favourite styles : Steam Punk!
Simon Says Stamp and Show are all about it this week! Pop on over to them to join.
I am using the wonderful stamps by Oxford Impressions, with a few PaperArtsy cogs thrown in too and of course Distress inks to colour the background. Some Tim Holtz tissue tape finishes off the card.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Pan Pastels Giveaway

No card this time, Lin Brown from LB Crafts is very kindly offering a Pan Pastels Giveaway on her blog here.
Thanks Lin!!!!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas 2010, Day 10

There are 2 challenges this card falls into :
Studio L3 : Grungy Monday 19 specifically asks for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas 2010, Day 10
Simon Says Stamp and Show asks for any Tim Holtz Technique

On top of all that, another Christmas card is finished!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

White on White Chistmas Card

Winter Wonderland challenge this week is White on White (only the image to be coloured).
I have just added a touch of blue to highlight the snowman and sentiment.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Studio L3 - Grungy Monday 17

Another challenge: Studio L3 Grungy Monday 17 : Get ready to Rock.
The theme is Tim Holtz's Rock Candy, either as crackle or stickles. I have used the Rock Candy crackle as the "snow" under the houses.
Another Christmas card done...

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show : Anything Goes

This week's Simon Says Stamp and Show is a very wide field indeed : anything goes!
This is a card I made for a friend's daughter, and is done with silver metal, embossed with Ten Second Studio mould, then painted in various shades of purple. I sanded back the paint off the raised parts, and added the gems. The background stamps are Norris and JMC.
It was great fun to make!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

2 challenges!

I'm still making Christmas Cards and this one fits 2 challenges, who have the same criteria this week : embossing!

Simon Says Stamp and Show and Winter Wonderland

This card has 2 kinds of embossing, the trees and grungepaper reindeer are dry embossed, and the word Believe is wet embossed.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Studio L3 - Grungy Monday 16

Studio L3 challenge - This week's challenge is Grungeboard or Grungepaper - perfect! I have started my Christmas cards... so I decided to go back to Tim's 12 days of Christmas and do some adapted cards from his tags. Such great techniques.

I used the techniques from T!m's Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas 2010, day 6

Wednesday, 29 June 2011


It's been a while since I entered a challenge, so here is my entry for Simon Says Stamp and Show... a Word

Friday, 24 June 2011

Oriental card

This oriental style card was for Jean's birthday. The chinese lady is stamped, embossed and then painted.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Another card

Another card from earlier in the year, made for a very sweet craft friend. The stamps are Art Journey.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Pieter's Birthday Card

I went for "African" colours (Basic Grey papers), and Magnolia stamp.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

I've been away...

I made these cards a while ago, and didn't get around to uploading them. I'll put them up over the next few days.

Some metal work...

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Masculine Card

The men stamps are Art Journey, the background stamps are PaperArtsy.
The Cog dies are by Tim Holtz, and the colour is all Distress Ink.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Birds and sewing

I have distressed the background, stamped with Katzelkraft birds and sewn the middle.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Birthday card

A birthday card for a friend in Holland. The background is using one of the techniques learnt at the Art Journey day, and the stamp is by Crafty Individuals.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Craft Stamper E-zine

The brand new Craft Stamper free E-zine was launched today! Follow this link to Craft Stamper to post a link, and spread the word, you can win Blog Candy!

For the e-zine : click here and you will be taken to the website where you can download a free copy of the new Craft Stamper E-Zine. Available to everyone - everywhere in the world!

This very first issue is packed to the rafters with the top 12 projects of 2010 as voted for by Craft Stamper readers.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Friends card

Glossy card background with alcohol inks (I found them at the back of the cupboard, and decided to dust them off!)
The stamps are from Art Journey.
After stamping I covered the card in embossing ink and xtra thick embossing powder (clear). I only did one coat to leave it textured.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Pretty in Pink

It is another beautiful sunny spring day today. Still rather cold (around zero at the moment), but all the frost looks very pretty in the sunshine.

This card was inspired by a card Godelieve made.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show some Metal

A lovely Crafty Individuals stamp, stamped onto metal and puffed and distressed with a sandblock.
As it has metal, it is perfect for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show some Metal challenge.

Thursday, 10 March 2011


This card was inspired by a card in the Art Specially For you Magazine number 11.
A lot of distress inking, heat embossing, some stencilling, and of course - stamping! A lot of fun to make.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Inspired by Godelieve

It's hard not be inspired by Godelieve (Stamping Matilda), her work is amazing!
These cards are inspired by her, using the Distress Ink Background Block technique

Monday, 21 February 2011

Vintage card

This Vintage card was inspired by The Craft Stamper magazine, and Emily :)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Another card

I have been making quite a few cards recently... here's another one

Friday, 18 February 2011

Birthday cards

Whilst I was in Holland, I took 2 birthday cards with me, for friends there who celebrated their birthdays just after my trip.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Men's cards

Febraury is my "men's cards" month, as I have 3 men's birthdays this month. Here is one of them.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Art Journey day in the Netherlands

Last week I spent a wonderful 4 days with my sister, Jenni. We went shopping, crafting and had a great day at Louise's Art Journey day in Sleen.

Our group made a gift for Louise, as a thank you, a frame filled with hand decorated boxes (then filled with assorted nuts). Jenni and I made 3 boxes, one each and one together. The blue sea one is mine and the roses we made together. The stamps are all Art Journey stamps.

The finished piece (and Louise), she loved it.

Battenberg Cake

I tried baking a Battenberg cake today. It was rather fun, although it's a bit wonky.
I didn't have pink food colouring, so I used red, but it came out brown... next time I'll just do vanilla and chocolate! Tastes fine though.

Monday, 24 January 2011

For a friend

I made this card for a friend in The Netherlands who has had a bad accident.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Some Polka Dots

This card is for my cousin's daughter, and it is my entry into this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which is Polka Dots.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


I haven't made any jewelry for a while (mainly because it was all packed away for our house moves), but I have unpacked it now, and thought I'd try a necklace and bracelet in copper and blue that I saw in a shop and loved the look of.

I am very pleased with the result.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Birthday card and Craft Barn Challenge

This is a birthday card for my cousin's young son, and also an entry for the Craft Barn Wishing Well Challenge # 1 using pigment pencils.
I used Prismacolor pencils and Sansador to blend. The stamp is Magnolia and the papers are Basic Grey (Oh baby boy).