Friday, 31 August 2012

Book 2

This one has been created utilising an old Parker pen box, chipboard and the Little Darlings Graphic 45 papers. Hope you like! Sorry about the quality of photos ,battery in camera needs charging .




Thursday, 30 August 2012

Another day

What a day yesterday!  Knocked a whole cup of tea over on my dining room carpet whilst trying to negotiate round my temporary wheelchair. Later ,I trapped my hand between the wheelchair and a door and then trapped my fingers in a drawer. To cap it all I then lost my balance in the loo , grabbed the towel rail which broke and only stopped myself from completely falling over by putting my bad foot on the floor. Some days you just shouldn't get out of bed for your own safety. Here's hoping today is better. One good thing my best friend Toni came round for a chat and set up an extra table for me so that I'm not reaching down to the floor for my crafting stuff.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Baby book No.1


I have glossy accented the tags, the stamp on the book and the roses.


WOYWW Aug.29th
Here is the first baby book completed. 1 down 2 to go. The box is a Radley box which I embellished with Graphic45 Little Darlings papers. The book was made using chipboard for the covers. The pages inside were made from white card cut in 2 landscape , folded in half and glued . I coloured the edges with Distress ink and  Brilliance. I used random stamps from my stash to decorate the various tags. Hope you like!Going to post this on WOYWW at

Friday, 24 August 2012

Fashionable stamping

When I saw this challenge  from Fashionable Stamping challenge I had to enter this tag as pistacchio ice-cream is my favourite and the blue reminds me of sunny summer days.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Dying to clear up a bit and get started. Please note the Paracetamol greatly needed for pain relief following ankle surgery Monday.Working on not 1, not2  but 3 baby boxes for my daughter and 2 of her close friends. Will show results when finished.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Tim Holtz Aug Tag 2012
 I am very pleased with this tag as I had to improvise a lot. I used a Papermania Tri-boss folder to emboss the background before using an old stamp frame  (source unknown) which I embossed in black. I then cut the silhouette using my Cricut Heritage cartridge. The black roses and leaves were cut using the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartrige. I coloured the background following Tims' instructions. The ribbon flower under the black rose was one from a strip of ribbon bought on Walsall market. The top ribbon was coloured using Broken China and Peeled Paint. The tag was finally spritzed using Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Retirement/man's birthday card

Made a lot of men's cards lately and will post them next week. Thought the words from Tim Holtz stamps went well with this stamp [Poised gent}from Stampendous.Used notebook punch on paermania kraftcard and clock from Prima almanac collection papers. all distressed using walnut stain.Entering this in the Simonsays stamping challenge 'Anything goes'

Happy Vintage Holidays

Hi, hope you like my latest card using Stampendous bathing beauty. I've used  embossing enamel in aged taupe from stampendous frantage range on the sand.I've also created a crackle background using the lovely cornish heritage farms stamp{cracle backgrounder}. I then went over with a little distress ink in tumbled glass. I am going to enter this into The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog where they have a challenge which is all about ' holidays'.