Tuesday, 22 April 2014

AVJ #4

Over at A Vintage Journey their theme is Spring Flowers
I finally felt inspired to play with some of my new goodies and this is what I made.

I used the Sizzix accordion flip 3D die to create the base, Papers are from the 'wallflower pad' edged with scattered straw DI. I also stamped the white edges of the inner pieces with the floral rosette type stamp from the 'nature walk' set.

The flowers are the smallest from the tattered florals die, cut in 2 colours and layered up with scattered straw distress stickle centres, and a smidge of victorian velvet DI.

The leaves are from the 'spring greenery' strip die and splodged with some mowed lawn DP.
The letters are from the 'block talk alpha' bigz XL die.

The last thing I added {which in hindsight should of been done much earlier} was to add some texture with grunge paste through a mini chicken wire stencil.

And job done, Hope you like.. This will be winging it's way to a special someone soon.

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

My Ally Pally Weekend

Hay peeps
Finally got around to uploading my pics {and stealing some from friends}

As always there were lots of familiar #PATWIT faces about
Was lovely to catch up with Helen, Gabrielle, Lin, Julie, Jo, Brenda, Astrid, Helen and Lesley, Lin, Leandra and Sam.
I did all my shopping and got almost everything I had on my want list.
I really missed my partner in crime Gillian who couldn't make it this time and Alison who's off sunning herself in Turkey!
For my very nosey readers I've done a utube stash haul vid.

I also got to meet a few of the lovely ladies from the UKIreland SwapGroup i'm part of.
Nicky, Tina, Mandy and Lyn {who's not in the pic}
Then it was drinkies after the show with the #PABrigade

I got to spend a perfect day with 2 of my favourite people Sandy {an AP virgin} and Lily,
along with Sandys entourage of people {her 2 daughters Kimmy & Jojo and hubby Chris}

We all had an awesome time and Sandy only had to go in the naughty corner once lol
I also bumped into Kirsten, Siobhan {forgot to get pics} Brenda and Astrid again along with Jenny M and Jennie B.

All in all it was a super weekend, the weather was amazing as was the company.
I wish every weekend could be so good.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Latest DT Post

I seem to be going through another crafting slump atm,
but I did whip together a little Shabby Chic piece which you can see over on the Snazzys Blog.
That is all!
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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

WOYWW 252 {bit early but then so was Julia!!}

Golly Gosh, It has been like forever since I took part in a desk hop, mainly coz i've not had time OR my desk has been a baron wasteland with nothing to see.
But Julia's link popped onto my facebook wall at just the right time to remind me, and there were goodies on my desk so I thought what the hell.
Centre and left there are several doilies, and couple of tiny tea cups, both of which were charity shop bargains and are earmarked for shabby projects, to the right a mould with play-doh.. just experimenting!
Oh and behind the teacups, a little basket stuffed with my new addiction.. crochet flowers, I just taught myself via utube vids and now I can't stop making them!!
I look forward to seeing what's on your desk!

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Happy Birthday

To me!!!

Today i'm just popping in to tell you a couple of things..
Firstly there is a week long challenge happening over on the Snazzy's Blog hosted by yours truly.
So do pop on over and join in.. it's a nice easy one with a couple of prizes to be won.

Secondly, Today is my very last post for Sam Poole's DT so do pop by if you've time.

And lastly a BIG THANK YOU to the lovely peeps that took the time to send me birthday cards,
{have edited as more cards have arrived}
Lily, Clare, Sandy & Hels for the gorgeous cards AND awesome gifts ♥♥♥ Thank you so much girls ♥♥♥
& Alison, Kerry, JJ, Dede, Joyceee, Helen, Lesley & Nicky for wonderful handmade cards ♥ Love them all ♥

Along with the many peeps who have left comments on my facebook and twitter feeds,
You have made my day that much more special xo

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Melt Pot Fun

Yesterday I spent a lovely day with my friend Nicky {i know double trouble right!}
We had lunch and then went and enjoyed a lovely afternoon with Hels Sheridan and the Melt pot @ Craftasmic in Taunton.
We played with wax for the first half of class then onto utee for the second, creating a little canvas with both elements.
I also treated myself to some goodies with some birthday money I had from my OH's parents and my friend Nicky.
All in all a super day had by all xo
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Saturday, 8 March 2014

A Vintage Journey {it inspired me to blog!!!!!}

Yesterday saw the launch of a brand new challenge blog
It's a vintage and shabby chic style Tim Holtz inspired challenge blog run by the ever so wonderful Brenda Brown and supported by a whole host of wonderfully talented gals. You must go check it out.

The first theme as you would imagine was 'Anything Tim' though mine turned into everything Tim lol

I started by making a hidden book stack from envelopes, I then inked um all up with distress, I used papers from the French Industrial pad, along with some of the new ephemera pack pieces to decorate the front. I also used a Tim stamp {from the shabby french set} for the postmark , and some pearl beads for the feet.

I chucked in a few alteration die-cuts and some copper idea-ology bits and bobs.

The inside I keep a little lighter, a bit more shabby, using more of the papers, ephemera and die-cuts, along with some lace, rose ribbon and tag.

I pretty much spent all of yesterday happily making this, I hope you like it too.
{oh and wish me good luck, i've applied for the last DT spot!}
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Friday, 14 February 2014


Just thought i'd wish all my followers a very Happy Valentines and share the card I made for my other half.
Have a lovely day whatever you're up to xo
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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Busy Little Bee

I have been busy crafting since last week but unfortunately I can't show you any of the bits yet as it's all either DT work or secret swaps, what I can share though is my latest DT make for Sam Poole
Do hop on over and show some love xo
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Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Means it's time to head on over to see my latest DT make for Sam Poole
here's the usual peek to entice you over

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Friday, 31 January 2014

Stenciled: Day 3

I finally got around to trying some of day 3's techniques.
All of which were about playing with Texture paste.

The 1st card is just using liquitex texture paste.

The second was using Viva Decor Ferro 

I've still plenty more things to try so if your not totally sick of seeing stencilled card, come back soon to see more!
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Monday, 27 January 2014

Stenciled: Day 2

Back again with more of my makes from class
This time I did




Still playing catch up.. day 3's makes to follow soon!
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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Stenciled: Day 1

My lovely wee friend Sarah gifted me this online card class as a PIF.
I was quite excited as I have a ton of stencils that don't get nearly enough use as they should.
And these are the first 3 cards made from the first 3 lessons on Day 1.



Heat Embossing

I've still got a couple more to try from day 1 but i've made a start which is good for me lol
Back soon with more of the same!
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