Friday, 31 December 2010

last page.

This is the final page in the album for my son. I am glad I managed it before he arrives for the New Year.
Happy New Year to everyone.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

tags again

I have a whole pile of tags , lol. The stamps used are inkadinkado rock star and the car is a Tim Holtz stamp.

more tags

Since I have die cut a load of tags with the Tim Holtz die I thought I should rummage in my stash and use some.

Saturday, 18 December 2010


I adored the 12 tags of Christmas by the magical Mr Holtz. However, as I am a hobby crafter I do not have anything like the stash required to copy them.....and working out just how much they would cost I am never going to. So these are Tim influenced using some of his products, like the tag die,townscape die, distress inks, plastic from packaging and the snowman is from his seasonal mask set. Oh, and the admit one stamp,lol.The rest is from my stash.
Have a wonderful Christmas to all who see this.xx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

december garden

These are pictures of my back garden during the snow last week. I loved the frozen rosebuds so thought I would share them with you.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

family album

I have been making a small family album of my OHs side of the family. The size was dictated by the width of my On The Edge dies, and the length of each page by the style of OTE die used. I have used a variety of dies for this project, mostly by Tim Holtz. The papers are all papermania left overs from another album. The pages are made from mountboard offcuts which I pick up cheaply from a local art shop. I began by taking a photo of entries in a family bible in my MILs handwriting.
It is still a work in progress so I will add pages from time to time.

Friday, 26 November 2010

new cards from old stock.

I am trying to use up some of my older images and papers. I love this inkadinkado dragonfly....the whole set is gorgeous. Only the flowers are new, everything else is old.
The diecut butterflies are cut from left over sprayed paper.

Monday, 22 November 2010

more Alex LOs

I have been adding a few more pages to my Alex album.

8x8 SB

I am doing an 8x8 SB for my grandson and these are a couple of pages from it.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

magi cards

I love this stamp which I bought from Joanna Sheen last year. I have painted the images with various mica paints, cut out and mounted with nestabilities and used docraft backing papers.


This is one of my favourite Whiff Of Joy stamps.I am entering it in the Simon Says
Sparkle challenge.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

cd decoration

I have made this christmas tree decoration from a dud cd using alcohol inks, punched leaves, a brad and die cut flowers from the Tim Holtz tattered flower die.

congrats card

I made this card using the lovely "Something Special" papers I was lucky enough to win in the first Bee Crafty challenge some weeks ago. The current challenge is All that glitters so I think I will be entering this .The lovely inkadinkado stamp has been painted using cosmic shimmer and Twinkling H2Os and is mounted on pink mirricard.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

More tags

Here are 2 tags made using Tim Holtz distress inks and some of my favourite T.H. stamps. I currently adore the townscape "on the edge" die, so I have used it too.
The man with umbrella has been stamped onto the tag in corduroy ink, the umbrella has been stamped in barn door , cut out stuck on top and covered in glossy accents. The coat is cut from another stamping using stormy sky ink.The key and some of the words have also been treated with glossy accents.

Seasonal tags.

Tags are addictive. Here are a couple of ones I did yesterday with Tim Holtz stamps and various distress inks.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

left-overs card

This is made from left-over scraps which I cut into strips and wove onto a card base.I added 2 diecut snowflakes and gems plus a robin from an old card.Easy peasy!
I won a prize for this card, yippee! I got 3 sets of "Its a mans world" stamps for winning a challenge on line with Quick cards " Stash Raider" challenge.
They are going to be ideal for a football page in my latest scrap album.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Tag time.

I borrowed my daughters new Tim Holtz tag die yesterday and had some fun making these with various T.H. stamps and distress inks.

Monday, 8 November 2010

tinfoil tray diecuts

What do you do with good quality tinfoil trays when the food is removed? I keep them and use them to diecut and punch flowers from.
Be careful not to cut yourself as you cut the tray into sections. I cut the rim off and discard it then place the cut pieces on the cplate of my cuttlebug and cover with a b plate and run it through to straighten it all out. You will still have a few bumpy sections, but they add lots of character to the flowers you will punch out. After cutting you can do as you please, I often colour them using alcohol inks or sharpie pens.

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Some ATCs on navy card using the new Tim Holtz "on the edge" townscape die, coloured with distress inks ans sprinkled with flocking and glitter. Peeloffs added as I am sending some to the regular peeloff swap on Trimcraft.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

santa stamps

I have been playing with my 2 favourite Santa stamps recently and trying to make them very different as I don't like to repeat a card.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

stamped canvas

This was an experiment with a small canvas, distress inks, stamps and clear embossing powders. I am quite pleased with the result.