Wednesday, 26 September 2012


You might have noticed the fairy stamp at the top of the art journal page in the last post. I picked her up recently from one of my favourite shops, Sticky Tiger, and because she was on offer, it left me a bit of spare cash to get something else too! I bought a pot of Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder which I used to emboss the image in this card. It's a shame the photo doesn't show off the shimmeriness! The card behind is embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder that caught my eye and the gold around the edges of the fairy and the sentiment is a Delicata ink pad which I love-it's got a fabulous metallic sheen to it. So it seems I've gone all shimmery today!

I'm just waiting for the perfect occasion and person to give the card to!

Monday, 24 September 2012

ATC-Sally Honey with spider

The new fortnightly challenge is up over at ATCs and Cards with Attitude. As I'm a huge Halloween fan I couldn't resist this image from Sassy Studio Designs .
For the background, I used some fabulous sparkly orange ribbon I bought from The Cloth Cavern, a new local fabric shop I can't stay away from! The pumpkin's hand drawn and Sally Honey was printed out and coloured with Promarkers.

Come along and have a play. There are digi images and a voucher up for grabs!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Art Journal- Words to Live By

This is a page I did for an art journal CJ on UKScrappers. The topic was Words to Live By so I decided to use one of my favourite Bette Davis quotes.
I sprayed the background with Distress Ink Reinkers then added old book pages and stamped some images. After a few practices at trying to make my writing interesting, I decided to just write it then added a few 'decorative' dots here and there!

I'm linking this to Handmade Monday. Please follow me over there and join in the fabulous crafting. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

ATC-Bird of Time

This ATC was made using Sarah Hurley's Steam Punk Kit. I love this kit because there's so much to choose from. I painted the background blue with an Aquatone crayon (I love these!) and cut out images from the kit to make up the ATC with. The clock face was painted over with Croco Crackle Paint, something I have but always forget to use. I'm entering this ATC in this month's Steam Punk challenge over at Happy Daze.  

For more inspiration from Sarah Hurley please check out the Look Book-it's full of fabulous ideas.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Folding Tree

There was a new swap over on UK Stampers this month (link in sidebar). We signed up to send a mini kit to our swap partner and look what Lynn sent me! A set of 60 small pieces of paper, all lovingly painted with shimmer on the back, to be folded and glued into a folding tree. Well I love fiddling about with bits of paper and had a fab time making this to hang on my wall. I'm now thinking of making a Halloween one, a Christmas one...the list could go on! Lynn's folding tree is on her blog- have a look, it's great!

Side view

Close up

On the wall

(For some reason it's a different colour in this photo!)

I'm linking this over at Handmade Monday- please follow me there to join in the fabulous crafting on show.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Not an inchie or twinchie!

I suppose I'll have to call it a one by three-inchie! I like working on small areas and this was a bit more of a challenge than my ATCs! The background paper is old journal paper sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer. The image was stamped over it then the words added. Couldn't resist the crown but I think I'll be taking the flowers off (they seemed like a good idea at the time!)

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


I was spoilt for choice for this month's ATC swap on UK Stampers. We have to use a stamp that's never seen ink before-oh the possibilities! In the end I plumped for this Stampin' Up stamp. I've tried using it in the past but have never been able to get a good stamp from it. Don't know why because their stamps are usually fabulous. But- after much trimming of rubber,cleaning and practising I managed to get it to stamp. Have to say I love it now!

I sprayed the background with distress reinker and added a few flourishes before stamping the main image.

I think I'll be using this stamp more often now!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Art Journal

Another excuse to use my latest favourite stamp! This is an art journal page I did for a Magic theme for a circle journal over on UK Stampers. I don't know where the words came from but they were my first thought when I picked up the stamp to use! 

I cut the background of the man stamp out and stuck some red satin-y material behind it.

I just can't resist the look in her eye!

I'm sharing this over at Handmade Monday-please pop over and have a look at all the fabulous things on show.