Tuesday, 21 November 2017

No Internet For A While

Hi everyone,

I won't have any internet access for nearly a month! I've scheduled a few posts for November, but I'm afraid I won't be able to visit your blogs.
I look forward to catching up with everyone at the end of November.
Be good!

Friday, 17 November 2017

A Crazy Birthday Card

Good morning and happy Friday. It's time for my second 'stencil' piece for Country View Crafts, and this time I've gone a little 'crazy'

If you remember I made a master board for this challenge so I started by cutting a piece 7.75 x 7.75. I really like it, but it's a bit busy for a background, so I decided to chop holes into it!

In the first one, I put this Crazy Cat.

And in the other, I put this one!

I've also used a die from the Tim Holtz Halloween Sizlits set, and my go-to Celebration Words set.
I really like how it looks, and as the recipient is a 'cat person' I hope she'll like it too.
There's still lots of time for you to join in, so please dust off the stencils and play along.
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Good morning and happy Wednesday. Today is the start of a fun new challenge over at Rubber Dance, it's your Favourite Movie. Here's mine (with apologies to Donna and Bibi) for the (mis)use of the stamp.

Yes, it's The Sound Of Music... oh wait a minute, I couldn't do the von Trapp family, - I hope you can tell what it is, but for those who can't, it's The Silence of the Lambs. I've used the cloud that Donna designed for the Whimsical Summer Rubber Dance plate.

I made a background on mixed media paper with Fresco paints and Porfollio oil pastels. Then I stamped the cloud (as a cloud this time).

Now I don't like to brag but I drew these myself lol. These are the ones that made the grade, you should see the 2 sheets of  A4 that ended up in the bin! Who knew drawing an oval could be so hard. Actually, I did, that's why I buy rubber stamps.

Then just a bit of washi tape to ground my lambs, and some rain drops - well they won't be very happy with their mouths taped up will they.

It's your turn now, so please join in and show us your favourite movie. Remember to quote SDFreeShip for free worldwide P&P on orders of 15 Euros and over.
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking xx

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Feeling Groovy

Good morning and happy Tuesday. I'm over on the Rubber Dance blog today with this.

Actually, there's rather more than this, and I would love it if you hopped across and had a look. Just click here to be transported across.
As always just quote SDFreeShip on all orders of 15 Euros and above for free worldwide P&P.
Have a wonderful week, and thanks very much for looking xx

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Broken and Beautiful

Good afternoon and happy Saturday. Following on from Halloween over at Lost Coast Designs we have the Day Of The Dead.

I've used Carmen's Veranda Sugar Skull Woman and Broken Look Beautiful together with Lost Coast's Rustic Checkerboard Border.
And this is how it looks in my chippie album.

There are more details of how this was made over on the portal so please pop over and have a look.

Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Stencil Time for Country View Crafts

Good morning and happy Wednesday. It's the first of the month which always means that it's time for a new challenge at Country View Crafts. My lovely teamie Gabrielle has chosen stencils for this months theme, which is something I really enjoy using.

For this challenge, I thought I would make a master board, which is something I haven't done in ages.

I started with a piece of A3 and gessoed in black, and then white. Then I brayered on some colour. I've used acrylic paints from ranges by  Dina Wakley, DecoArt Media,  and Amsterdam.

Then I added some stencilling with Dylusion stencils and white acrylic.

For a bit of contrast, I added some black stencilling, and it was all done. Now the scary bit, time to chop it up!

I've used a hexagon die and the Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies dies.

For the background, I used a circle stencil for some reverse 
stencilling with Distress Inks.

The sentiment is from my favourite Tim Holtz Celebration Words.

If you pop back later in the month, you'll see what I did with the rest of the board!

Now over to you, please join in with our fun challenge, and show us your stencils.

Have a wonderful month, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Quote The Raven

Good afternoon and happy Wednesday. Well, it's day 25 already of the 31 Days of Halloween, and it's my turn to share a project again over on the Lost Coast Designs Portal To Creativity.

This is another page in my cloth Lost Coast Designs album.

I've die cut a page on thick black card, and stamped the Carmen's Veranda Skulls and Bones Background and embossed with white.

Goth shrine has been stamped into various colours of UTEE and has been brushed over with gilding wax. Edgar has been stamped onto shrink plastic, and Nevermore Raven has been stamped and attached.

Please join in with our challenge for the chance to win Lost Coast dollars to spend in the store.

Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

American Gothic Meets 31 Days of Halloween

Good afternoon and happy Tuesday. It's day 24 of the 31 days of Halloween over at Lost Coast Designs and this time it's a family affair.

I started with the happy couple from American Gothic Party and coloured them with watercolour pens. 

Of course all family portraits need a frame, so I stamped Carmen's Veranda's Cracked Mirror onto acetate.

I joined the two together with a couple of jump rings and added the chain. Then I decided to do a bit of a head swap, so used Skeleton and Roses and Skull Flourish

There's still time to join in with our challenge, so head off to the Portal and link up. 

I'm entering my gruesome twosome into the That Crafty Get Your Spook On challenge.

Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking xx