Tuesday, 27 December 2011


This is my ATC for the latest challenge over at ATCs with Attitude. I wanted to do something sparkly so I ran glue over the ATC and sprinkled some glitter to make the background. I'm still picking it out from under my nails!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas Card

I started off making cards with lovely paper,layers and embellishments but where did the time go?! I've ended up as usual having to make quick cards in one night. 

The background is Glimmer Mist sprayed directly onto the card over snowflake shapes. I stamped a few smaller flakes then added the sentiment. I really must be more organised next year(then, that's what I said last year!)

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Project Runway CJ

These are the pages I did for one of the circle journals I'm doing at the moment, based on challenges from Project Runway (love that show!). The journal was based around blue and white denim. I don't have a lot of jeans-y type craft stuff so all I can say is thanks to my son for growing out of his jeans just when I needed to cut them up! Of course I had to use three of my favourite Stampotique characters!

The background is Tattered Angels and Perfect Pearls shimmer mists and the images are cut out and collaged on with good old Mod Podge!

I hope the owner of the CJ likes it because I had great fun doing it!

Get Well Card

This was made with one of my favourite Craft Stamper freebie stamps. The flowers were coloured with distress ink and glitzed with stickles.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

ATC-Let It Snow

I'm so thrilled to have been chosen as a member of the Design Team at ATCs with Attitude.It's great to be setting off on a new adventure! This week's challenge is Anything Goes. The image of the snow globe on my ATC is from Floppy Latte's Digital Designs. I've never used a digital image before so that in itself was a challenge! I have to admit to having fun doing it!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

ATC-It's Christmas!

ATC Challenge Blog is no more.Long live ATCs with Attitude and good luck to Caro, Leah and Abbie with their new site! The challenge this week is flowers so I couldn't resist a Christmassy poinsettia, cut off a piece of ribbon I recently got in a swap. And can you believe it - no stamping!!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Another Christmas card

I quite liked the layout of the last card so decided to try it in blue. Instead of stamping the trees onto the paper, I stamped them onto card to add an extra layer. I might stick with this style and make a few more seeing as I've left it so late!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas card

I finally got a Christmas card made the other day. I used some backing paper left over from last year and some ribbon from a swap I recently did. The trees were stamped in distress ink. I'm so glad to have got started!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


ATC Blog Challenge this week asks for lace on the ATC. I used a piece of paper I had left over that I'd sprayed with Perfect Pearls and inked over some sequin waste in purple. I've been desperate to use my new Indigo Blu stamps so I saw my chance and took it! 

Monday, 21 November 2011

Christening Card

I made this for a brother-sister christening and decided to stick to good old pink and blue! The background is embossed and coloured with Cosmic Shimmer. The stamps are from Art Journey-perfect for the occasion!

I'm going to pop this on Handmade Monday.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

ATC-You looking at me?

This ATC is for the ATC Challenge Blog, which asks for mermaids. I can't believe I haven't got any mermaid stamps- I need to put that right! I decided to use Newt, one of my Stampotique stamps and turn her into a mermaid by cutting out a tail. She was not happy about it!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

ATC Challenge Blog

The ATC Challenge Blog this week asks us to make a vintage ATC. I used a stamp that I think is from The Stampsmith (damn this memory!),stuck it over a pink Shimmer Mist background and gold embossed the edges before adding ribbon. I couldn't get a good photo because of all the glare off the gold!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Take One Stamp maze book swap

This is Netty's swap over on UKScrappers and involved making a maze book and stamping images using the face stamp from last month's Craft Stamper. Of course I couldn't resist! I used my Big n Juicy and stamped the background with a crinkled plastic bag before stamping the face. I coloured the eyes and lips with promarkers and used Glossy Accents on them. Can't wait to see what everyone else has done!Love that stamp!
This is the front of the book but I might add a bit more decoration to it yet!

My own image stuck in and the empty pages waiting for everyone else's images.

My images.

Month of the year ATC

The latest ATC swap I'm in on UKScrappers is a months of the year one. My month is November, so I used one of my Paper Artsy stamps with old fashioned gents on and embossed some flourishes around them in an attempt to make flames. They look a bit dark on the photos but aren't quite that colour in real life!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

50th wedding anniversary card

My friend's parents celebrated their golden wedding anniversary this weekend so I couldn't resist making a card. As it was an autumn wedding I used autumn colours in the card. We had a great time at the party-well, 50 years has to be celebrated with style!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

40th Birthday Tag

I made this tag for my friend's 40th birthday. I sprayed the paper with Glimmer Mist then stamped the squares and coloured some in with promarkers - you can't really see this in the photo. The text was clear embossed before distress ink was blended over the top. Then I added a few flourishes and embossed a few in red. Couldn't resist the Stampotique stamps so I'm going to put this in their challenge this month.

The quote's taken from the great Bette Davis.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Another Art Journey ATC

As I had some more paper left with the crinkled ink background I used it to make another ATC. I stamped one of my favourite Art Journey stamps over it and coloured bits with promarker. I stamped the girl's dress again and stuck it over the top to give a bit of definition. This is for the ATC Trail on UKScrappers.

Monday, 17 October 2011

ATC- World Occupational Therapy Day

This ATC was made for my friend Kirsty's celebration of World Occupational Therapy Day on 27th October. I've worked with many Occupational Therapists over the years and have seen how their work can transform the lives of children affected by a variety of conditions and traumas.
The background of the ATC was inspired by Jo Capper-Sandon's article on crinkled plastic bags in this month's Craft Stamper. The stamps are Art Journey and I'm also going to put this in their monthly challenge.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


These ATCs are for the monthly Anything Goes swap on UKScrappers. I had a play with some Glimmer Mist on black paper, bit of gesso then added a stamped image and sentiment. For once they turned out just how I wanted! I'm putting these on ATC challenge blog too- a recent discovery!

 The stamp of the boy is from my favourite Paperbag Studio set and the sentiment from PaperArtsy.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

More Hearts!

I couldn't resist making another heart card for the Less Is More challenge-maybe I am a heart person after all! I used my only other heart stamp which is from Stampotique.  

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Hearts-Less Is More

This week, Less Is More's challenge is a one layer card with hearts. I'm not a heart person and can only find two  stamps with hearts on. This is the card I made using the first of those stamps and I'm hoping to use the other one later. The image is embossed with a small gem added.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Colour of eyes-Less Is More

This week, Less Is More challenged us to make a card based on the colour of our eyes! I thought this would be an easy one but I've struggled! Thankfully I had a birthday card to make so used that opportunity to have a go.
On the first I splashed Cosmic Shimmer paint, stamped the Art Journey image then masked it while I added the text-the fabulous En Francais from Stampin' Up!

The second one I used the free stamp off this month's Craft Stamper. I stamped it in Brilliance Ice Blue and added a darker blue embossed image. It didn't come out the way I'd hoped so I'll probably cut it up and use the images elsewhere!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Mini Book Swap

I made these for a swap on UKScrappers. They're 3 inches by 6 inches and as my mojo hasn't been up to par recently I made them all the same! The background is Shimmerz and a text stamp with Art Journey flowers and Umbrella Girl stamped over the top. Some of the flowers have Glossy Accents but don't really show up. The wording comes from a quote about Autumn by Albert Camus- "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." I'm putting this in the Art Journey challenge.

This is the front of the mini book.

And these are the ten!

Sketch-Less Is More

This week's Less is More is a sketch card which I struggled with and to be honest could have done better- I just don't seem to have much time or mojo at the moment! I used a stamp I've used before but this time split the image from the sentiment.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Seeing Double-Less Is More

I'm back-has anybody missed me?! Been a bit under the weather but am hoping I really am back on track now!
This week's Less Is More is double trouble-use two of something on a one layer card. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to use this month's free Craft Stamper stamp.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Less Is More- 3 challenge

This week the challenge at Less Is More is to combine three previous challenges into one card. The three I chose were embossing, ink and the colours of the flag (because this was the week I missed out on). I decided to use my new Indigo Blu stamps which are fabulous! The sentiment is embossed,the whole thing is inked and the colours are, well, red white and blue! 

Friday, 26 August 2011


I made these a couple of weeks ago and then forgot about them until I posted them today! I made them at the Rochdale Crop with Cal's Stampin' Up stamps.

New Baby card

I went to visit my friend and her new baby today but when I got there I discovered I'd brought an empty envelope instead of the card! So in the hope she'll get to see it before the baby's first birthday I'm posting it here!

Things that move-Less Is More

This week's Less Is More is things that move, so I just had to head to one of my favourite Paperbag Studio stamps. Yes, I'm so predictable! I wanted to try the lemon juice background from this month's Craft Stamper which I've fallen in love with now. Would've worked better if I hadn't dropped the spray on the paper and got a huge blob of juice everywhere but in the spirit of embracing imperfection here it is!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Ink-Less Is More

I finally have some time to get crafting! Of course the first thing I did was the Less Is More challenge. This week's challenge is to use ink, so I couldn't resist.

Now I'm off to catch up on some blog hopping to check out what everyone's been up to!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Alice in Wonderland Tags

These are for a swap I'm doing on UKScrappers. I'm having a hard time fitting all the crafting in between the hols and visitors so please bear with me. I'll be catching up with everyone's blogs over the next week.

They haven't turned out exactly as I wanted but that's normal for me!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Candy from Lisa

A while ago I was lucky enough to win a box of candy from Lisa over at A day in the Life of a Craft Fairy. For some reason I haven't got round to blogging it until now. (brain is mush!) Thanks Lisa for some great crafty goodies.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Fruit-Less Is More

I have to admit this week's Less Is More has really flummoxed me! I don't do fruit, but luckily found a pear lurking at the bottom of the stamp box. I embossed it with Verdigris embossing powder which gives it a golden sheen you can't see in the photo. I need a bit of experimenting with this stamp to do it justice.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Red,yellow and orange-Stampotique challenge.

Stampotique have gone all summery for the latest challenge! I made an ATC using Smile-I just love that stamp! I did the background with Distress Ink reinkers. I saw an interesting blog the other day with flowers made out of card candy so I gave it a go.I can't remember the blog name but will credit it when my memory comes back!

I'm going to post this at Handmade Monday too.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Diva ATCs

I made a bit of a boob with the Anything Goes swap on UKScrappers this month. I thought I'd sent my ATCs in, then couldn't remember making them, then forgot about them altogether (where is my brain!) So I ended up making some quick ones as I only had a day left to get them in. Cue new cat stamp!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Buttons-Less Is More

This week Less Is More is all about ribbons or buttons, which was great because I've got buttons out all over the kitchen table! I made two cards and still have buttons left so I may make more!

This one was coloured with my new Promarkers(can't put them down!).

My favourite free stamp ever!

I'm popping this on Handmade Monday too,seeing as I was a naughty girl and didn't get round to doing it last week!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Circles-Less Is More

The theme at Less Is More this week is circles, and it's taken a long time to come up with something! I've just taken delivery of a new set of Promarkers so it was a good opportunity to use them!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Flowers-Stampotique challenge

Stampotique's challenge at the moment is flowers. I wasn't sure what to do but then I found this Flower Fairy stamp lurking in the depths and realised that I've never used it before- I don't even remember buying it(hangs head in shame).I'm not sure I've used it to best effect-I think I need to have a play with it-but I loved the cutting out!I know it's a bit of a cliché,Flower Fairy for a flower card but couldn't resist it once I'd found the stamp!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Leaving Card

Another friend leaving work for a job with better prospects. Fingers crossed it'll be my turn soon (that'll only happen in la-la land!). Sorry-I had to use my PBS stamp again because I just find it perfect for the job!

Birthday card for friend's 40th

Couldn't resist using this stamp again with the martini sentiment this time for my friend's 40th birthday. She's leaving the country before the big day so I made sure she got this before she went-well you can't let the day go without some celebration! I don't know what's happened to me but I've come over all flowers recently!