09 January 2015

New stamps - Yay!

Hi there all, 
Well I'm back at the craft desk and loving having all of my bits and pieces unpacked and easily accessible. 
It also helps that some new stamps arrived on my door step this week and ink and rubber met soon after.


I have had a little wooden trinket box sitting on my desk for weeks begging for attention. I primed it a fortnight ago in fact but didn't know where to go from there. Last night I painted it all green... and again - stuck.

So coloured little Loves me Tilda up from the new stamp club. 


Hmm.... I really didn't know where to go with that so decided to sleep on it. 
This morning I located my aqua paint and went to work - no paint brush, just fingers blending with the aqua and some white to get a nice sky. 
Then the embossing ink came out and I stamped the fence and hearts onto the background and heat embossed with Shabby white Frantage. 



Hmm.... it needed more to lift it up.....  where were my distress inks? That's right.... right in the drawer where they should be....  I filled in the fence with some Faded Corduroy and layered some Faded Moss for grass.  Hmm... getting there! We just needed some little sparkles...... Copic Spica at You pens were within reach - green to give the grass some definition and purple for the flowers.... yes... that's where we're headed.  


Some more white paint around the edges and there we have it - A really quick and satisfying project :) 


Tilda was coloured with Copics and fussy cut. She was mounted to the box with some 3d foam squares. 

Now ... what shall I fill it with?



01 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends!!
"Begin as you wish to continue" is how I saw the New Year in - at my craft desk playing.
When we moved house my craft room became a bit of a dumping ground for all the bits and pieces that we couldn't find a home for, which meant that it was less than inviting to sit and play, let alone being about to find anything! OMG,  what a mess. 
It was time for a bit clean up - and clear out. It took all afternoon but I can now locate all of my dies, markers, stamps and embellishments with a minimum of fuss. 


I dug out one of my favourite MME paper pads which is almost finished, its a bitter sweet feeling when your favourite paper pad is just about gone. I feel satisfied that for once I've managed to use something up, but also a bit sad that I haven't saved any of it. 

The adorable Tilda is from the 2010 Bon Voyage collection. This is one of my favourite collections I think, I had a lot of stamps from this one and they're so versatile. 


I have finally made good use of my Doo Hickey Club vol 1 with the sea weed and jelly fish dies. They're really very cute. 
The button, twine, pleated satin ribbon, liquid pearls and pearl trim are all from The Ribbon Girl.


And now for a couple of craft room shots. My desk. This was obviously taken early in the night. Surprisingly enough after the card it is still visible. Most unusual. I just need to stay in the routine of cleaning up my desk after each make. I keep my markers and some dies on my desk. Mostly Doo Hickeys and Spellbinders within easy reach.   The chunkier Tim Holtz dies are in a basket in my book case. 


And my stamp and embellishment storage.  The clear trays contain all of my Magnolia stamps divided into collections all in date order. The trays below are my lace, ribbon and flower storage. 


I hope to be back with a lot more crafting this year than last. Now that I am finally all set up and organised, there should be no stopping me. 

Happy New Year everyone xxx

07 December 2014

Ribbon Girl Card challenge - Anything goes!

Hello there, 
It is time for a card challenge over at the Ribbon Girl challenges.
This week the challenge is Anything Goes. 


I have used a lot of Ribbon Girl products on my Christmas card - Bronze Vintage Heart Frame, 9mm 9564 Eggshell Velvet Berisford, Berries Red Shiny Bunch of 10, Blooms Tiny Vintage Cream, 26mm 'Clara' Ivory Guipure, 38mm Vintage Ivory Fluted Edge Sheer, 1 Bunch of Tiny Red Berries, 1 Pk of 10 13mm Rusty Jingly Bells, 10 metres Bakers Twine Red & White, Winter Cones Frosted Brown, 5g pack of clear dewdrops


The stamps are Magnolia - Snowy Branch (Waiting for Christmas collection) is masked with the Bull Finch from an older collection - I think So Snowy. The images are coloured with copics



I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge this week, we'd love to see your Anything Goes creations.

02 December 2014

MDUC - Tic Tac toe

Hello friends, 
I am finally back with a new card. A Christmas card for MDUC who has a new challenge today - a Tic Tac Toe board with a twist - ready for the holiday season. 



I have masked together two older stamps, this adorable moose from the Turning Leaves collection... 2012 I think it was and the adorable fence from a very early collection.... I can't recall exactly which year it was but always a goodie for a scene. 

All of the embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl - lovely! 

The papers are Maja Design - ohh how I love these papers, they were a gift last year and I've been putting them to good use each chance I get. 


The scene was stamped using Zoe's no lines technique, doesn't it give such a nice soft result. 

I hope you get along to play at MDUC this week! Tilda's Town are sponsoring with a fabby voucher to give away. 

I will be back on the weekend with another card to share :) 
I have my new craft room half set up so I feel inspired to colour and create! Mind you I've just tonight unpacked my Big Shot and am yet to locate the cutting matts..... hence no die cuts on my card!  I best get back to searching I think. 

Until later, 
Hugs xx

02 November 2014

Ribbon Girl Card Challennge - Christmas

Hi friends,
Time for the next card challenge at The Ribbon Girl challenge - this month we're looking for Christmas!


I have used:  Berries Red Shiny Bunch 10, Holly Leaves Tiny (charm), Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, 10mm Double Row Ivory Pearl Trim, 10 metres Bakers Twine Red & White, 5g pack Holly Berry Red Dewdrops, Winter Cones Frosted Brown, White teeny tiny Pom Pom trim - all available at The Ribbon Girls!


My card showcases a cute little "Write a message Tilda" which isn't actually from a Christmas collection at all, but I thought she was versatile enough to colour up nice and festive. 


The card is a Shaddow Box Card, if you want to have a go at making one yourself there is a tutorial HERE


I would like to enter some challenges myself:


I hope to be back with another card soon, until then, take care xx