Friday, 30 September 2011

This image is free at SBS this weekend with any purchase over $3.....

I have this decorative owl free
this weekend at Stitchy Bear Stamps
with any purchase over $3
at the store.
Please note it is free with a purchase from anyone
at the store not just from me!

Polka Doodles..looking for a number! Create and Craft Show alert!!!!!

This is one of my samples for
Polka Doodles on Create and Craft.
Nikky is on today at 10am, 1p.m. and 4p.m
she will be exhausted...tune in
and cheer her on!

It happens also to fit with this weeks
challenge to encorporate a number in your project.

I have used all elements from the new
Simply Sweet cd,
buttons, Martha Stewart punch,ink
and spotty ribbon.

Come see the lovely projects
this week by the Polka Doodles team
and a big welcome to the new members
Alan,Claire and Diane!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Crafty Creations..CAS!

Over at Crafty Creations Amy
has challenged us to create a CAS card.

Elizabeth Mae is our sponsor this week
pop over and have a look at the lovely
images you could be winning!

I have made one for my friend Liz
who's birthday is today.
Stamped on Kraft card blank
and added my fimo find from yesterdays post
as my flower centres.Quick and simple.

Doodled happy birthday to fit in with stamp.
A little inking to edges.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Teeny fab embellies! Have you come across these?

I came across these quite by accident on ebay
recently and my head was full of possibilities
so I decided to order some to see!

They are sold for nail decorating! Have you seen them before?

They are tiny rods of fimo.
My starter pack above contains glue, razor blades,
2 storage pots and 100 patterned fimo rods
and cost approx £10 inc p&p

I have cut into a few of the rods above - its easy
but I cut them thicker than for nail decorating
so probably get about 40-50 pieces per rod.

They are about 5mm across.

what do you think? I'm thinking a bargain
and what fab embellies - the designes are brilliant
dragonflies, butterflies, flowers, fruit, animals
probably only a few bars I dont see myself using.

You can find theme here...some reason short cut not working!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Free image alert! Over at Stitchy Bear Stamps!

I know that you would love to have one of Stitchy's  images for free.
 This weekend she has one available for you 
 all you need to do is register at the store for your image of STARR.
It's available free until midnight on Sunday so pop over to SBS.
The code is a7b8ebc33b which you will input to the coupon box on the order form.

All the team have worked so hard to get the store
back up and running after its disappearance!
Pop by with a wee cuppa and have a browse while
picking up that freebie!

Thanks Stitch...just heading there now myself!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Polka Doodles - Distress it

The Polka Doodles challenge this week
is to Distress it!
And how beautiful are the new elements
from Nikky's latest cd

I  have used all elements from the cd
to create my exploding box card.

The only additions
some ink, sticky gems, punches, ribbon and
 sandpaper for distressing.

This is one of the pre-coloured
Pretty sweet girls but there are loads
you can colour yourself aswell!

I'd like to share this with
Simon says stamp - dies to die for

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Crafty Creations...fabulous fairies

Aren't they fabulous fairies indeed!
Crafty Creations challenge this week is
so perfect for our great sponsor

I have created another picture for my studio
(still have a few spaces to fill)
using a mixed media background.
(tissue,glue,acrylic, crackle paint, ink, stamps)

Coloured the lovely Lilly of the Valley
 image with Aquamarkers.

to create my hanger.

I feel that I haven't been here for ages.
I have been busy making samples for the lovely
Diane at Polka Doodles that is doing a
demo on Thursday evening at

But also struggling a bit with my eyes
some weirdy water pooling effect....
it may well be exhaustion due to lack of sleep
children not sleeping and Reuben was away
at the Goodwood revival. It's been better
today so hopefully its just tiredness.

Look forward to visiting those
fabulous fairies.....
come on how can you resist
the Crafty Creations challenge!

I'd like to share this with
Glitter Geeks - In the garden

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

60th birthday - Lovely Flowers

A 60th Birthday card using my
Vase of lovely flowers digi.

Slowly getting my etsy store stocked,
and hopefully not too long until
Stitchy bear stamps will be back on line,
Stitchy and the team are hard at work
rebuilding it from the bottom up.

Coloured with Promarkers,
Doodlebug dp and Basic Grey dp,
Prima flowers, lovely cotton ribbon
and some punched leaves!

A bit of a problem.....

There seems to be a problem with the store
at Stitchy Bear Stamps at the moment
hopefully it will be back and running soon
but for the meantime ....I have a few images listed at Etsy
and will get some more on today

I am doing an introductory offer of buy one get one free
(coupon code: welcome50)
should give you 50% off any purchase
so if there is any you'd like just shout-
or order through Etsy and it will get to you within 24hrs!
If you have any questions,
I can be reached at !
I'll keep this going for one week only

Saturday, 10 September 2011

A canvas for my studio....

Recently I bought some of the fabulous Octopode images
to make something for myself for a wee change.

Some pictures for my new studio.

I had a wee day in my studio with a friend
creating a canvas each yesterday.

Zoe was making a Home sweet Home picture
for her soon to be decorated hall.

I was playing with lots of things and having fun -
the first picture of many I hope.

The lovely crochet flowers are from
the Kanban Christmas collection.
I bought them at my local Craft shop.

I'd like to share this with
Cardmadfairy's digi days - digi and flowers

Friday, 9 September 2011

Polka Doodles...create a scene...mixed media...and a first!

Polka Doodles challenge this week is to create a scene!

I have used all Polka Doodles stamps
to create my little scene.

First glued tissue to my grey board
then gave a rough gesso coat.

Stamped some houses and painted over with gesso
to give a subtle background.

Stamped my scene and coloured with Sakura.
Added some definition to the stamps lines
with a black glaze.
Inked the edges of the cover.

I loved creating this notebook.
It was my very first project on my
Birthday pressie from Reuben
a Bind-it-all!

Can't say I perfected it but am confident next time
 it will have holes all the same size
....a bit of a slipping incident!
Hopefully well covered by the lovely fibres.

I'd like to share this with
The Rubber cafe - no dp's
Paperplay challenges - Use more than 2 stamps (I used 6 rubber stamps)
Hannah and Friends - little gifts
My Craft Spot - friends - made for my friend Zoe

Show us a scene at Polka Doodles!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Cross with lovely flowers exploding box...for a retiring pastor

One of my closest friends asked me to make
a card for her Pastor that is retiring.

I used my Sympathy cross but removed the sentiment.

In infinite wisdom
the Lord surely knew,
that we'd need a Pastor
as faithful as you.
A love of God's word
and a heart for His flock,
you give of yourself
and you stand on the Rock.
I should add that I was given the wording
to add by the friends I made the card for. 

I really love these exploding box cards......

I'd like to share this with

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Crafty Creations.....anything but a square!

We are looking for
anything but a square at Crafty Creations this week!

I have a shaped easel card to share
for a big Celtic Football club fan.....
Not a footballer myself but the card went down
a treat so I'm told!

This is very brief as we have finally (fingers crossed)
discovered what is wrong with our computer.
It seems our AOL softwear was corrupted.
So new softwear now installed.
And trying to get this done and find everything I've lost.....
please bear with me!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Another exploding box......Hoola hooping hamster

Another fun exploding box!

How I love these!

What about that cute hamster!!!!!!

I'd like to share this with
The Paper Players - Birthdays

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Baby Boy card - exploding box.

Having such fun with these box format cards!
So here is a baby boy one.

I kept embellishments to a minimum
because the dp is quite busy.

Cute baby elephant from

Friday, 2 September 2011

Polka Doodles - Autumn Leaves.......

Loved it to bits - played loads.
To create my gift tag I
used images from A Sundae of Seasons
coloured with Promarkers, sprayed with cosmic shimmer,
triple embossed....I got well inky!

I coloured the squirrel with coloured pencils
then tripple embossed him too.
Added some flower soft for extra texture.

Pop over to see what the girls
have created at Polka doodles - you won't be disappointed!
And we'd love to see your autumn leaf creations...