Thursday 30 December 2010

Past work.

These are a couple of bookmarks and a notepad that I made over the Autumn, I really must get back into stitching etc once the holidays are over, perhaps it's the awful weather that make us feel so without motivation, or perhaps it's just me!

Sunday 26 December 2010

Boxing day crafting

Well after a nice but quiet day yesterday, chilling out and overeating, it was good to do a little crafting today in the form of a birthday card, I used my Cricut machine for the bird and cage and my cuttlebug to cut out the nesties, when it was finished I felt it needed a little something so out came the cricut again to cut out the corner piece and that just finished it off. I think I must get used to making flatter cards to fit in with postage costs, especially as there is another rise due in april.

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Nearly Finished!!

Well my fabric book is about ready to put together, I plucked up courage and made the cover at the weekend now it's just - 'will it go together ok?' a few more days won't matter while I think about it, it's been in the making for over a year!!! The photo's show the pages and the cover, which is made up of layers of lace , crochet pieces and flowers, the large flower piece I found when I was clearing my Aunt's home and I knew I would find a spot for it somewhere, so watch this space for the finished article.

Sunday 19 December 2010


We are lucky this time round as we have no snow only a heavy frost so we were able to go for our walk around the local lakes where we saw this little chap sitting puffed up and in full view of the path, Roy put some bread crumbs down and he came right up to us to get them.I hope the picture shows him up well.

Thursday 16 December 2010

Plain Paper

The xmas challenge at my scrapbooking group was to create a layout using only plain paers/cards. To do this I got out my cuttlebug and dies and cut out autumn leaves with card that I had coloured with distress inks, the Cricut machine cut out the letters and I added some stamping. The photo I had taken about 4 weeks ago on our walk around the local lakes.

Tuesday 14 December 2010


These are a few of the tags I made for crafty friends as an alternative to christmas cards, the cards I really think I have at last finished - note to self - start again in January!!

Friday 10 December 2010

Colour Challenge

I've been really behind with my cards this year,I don't seem to have made as many as usual and keep having to do 'just one more', this one I'm entering for the Playdate Cafe challenge which is to use - blue, purple and turquoise - The stamp I used is the Butterfly Kisses Santa and I have just layered with the turquoise and added a snowflake in the same colour.

Thursday 9 December 2010

Tags 1 and 9

I'm not trying to catch up on the tags but I thought I'd have a go at No 1 and use my Cricut machine to cut the house, fence and tree, not perfect but I had a go, No 9 was more to my taste(still improvising) and looking more as it should according to the Tim Holtz original, I was happy with how the rosette turned out.

Tuesday 7 December 2010


I always miss the beginning of the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas and here I am again my first one on day 7, trouble is the only things I have from the list of things used are the distress inks and the tag but never mind I gave it a go and here is my Tag. I thought at least I'd have the diecut letters for the word which should be Joyful, I got my dies out that I haven't used for a long time and guess what?? J,O And Y are missing so I found some grungeboard letters and managed to fit Joy in - as I said -improvised!! I'm putting the picture into the gallery of tags on Artyjens blog

Just one Layer

This months challenge on Inkurable stampers is - one layer stamping - that is only one layer of paper plus your card to be used so here is my entry, I used a Lavinia, Tree, stamp and my ink dusters with faded jeans distress ink, the sentiment is from Butterfly Kisses.The picture doesn't show this but there is a base, white , card under the stamped layer.

Sunday 5 December 2010

Scrunchy flowers

I've seen and liked these flowers on other blogs and there was a tutorial in this month's Craft Stamper so I had a go, I have the Paper Artsy stamp that was used but no matching die so just cut round it - easy, I used brown (wrapping) paper that I had in A4 sheets and it worked well, for the second flower I took the easy way and cut out the flowers on the Cricut machine and over stamped them after, you can even use nestie shaps to cut out the flowers. The one good thing about them is when finished they have a flat base to attach to projects.

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Jolly Old St Nick

A Santa themed card is the challenge over at Tuesday Taggers this week so as I had this Paper Artsy Santa stamped image left over I made up a background using my favourite funky foam diamond, added a music stamp and some swirls and the deed was about done, just some gold card and brown ribbon and voila! finished.