Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Thank You

I had some time on my hands last night and made a very CAS card using a piece of one of my Gelli backgrounds and a stamp from The Artistic Stamper called Lesleys Flowers,(such a pretty stamp). This was coloured with Distress inks.
The sentiment stamp is from a set by LawnFawn.

I have been a bit laxed lately so am off to catch up on your blogs.

If I don't blog again this side of 2015 I would like to thank you for all the support you give to my blog
and wish you all the best for the New Year.

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Happy Christmas

I have just come on with my last make of 2015 and to wish you all 

A Really Happy Christmas and a fabulous new Year

I will see you all in 2016

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Monday, 21 December 2015

Make a Scene Inspiration

Hello to you all,I am back with my second sample chosen by the gorgeous Rachel for Country View Crafts and the theme is

Make a Scene
I have partly made my background before stamping my image

I added some more layers to the background and coloured in my house and trees.

Finishing off with a sentiment and some glitter to give the illusion of

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Crafty Calender "Let it Snow"
Di's Digi's "Anything Christmas"
My Time to Craft "Last Minute Christmas Makes"
Brown Sugar "Anything Goes"
Thats Crafty "Anything Goes"
Craft Stamper "Shraring the Season"

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Friday, 18 December 2015


Hello ...
I am sharing Tim Holtz with you today....(just go easy with him)

I have used the gorgeous Butterfly and sentiment from the Perspective set. These were stamped with Black Versafine ink and the butterfly was clear embossed and fussycut. The background is another Gelli plate

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Thats Crafty "Anything Goes"

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Beautiful Birds

Hello to you all.

I am sharing a card using another Gelli Plate background and a couple of fab stamps from The Artistc Stamper. The stamps have been inked up with Black Versafine and stamped directly onto my background  I have distressed the edges  and attached it to some black

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Crafty Gals "Anything Goes"
Inspiration Destination "Anything Goes"
Crafting from the Heart "Anything Goes"

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Clematis Flourish

I am sharing a card today using an Indigo Blu stamp today called Clematis Flourish. I have coupled this with a sentiment stamp from Inkylicious,such a lovely saying. the background has been inked up with distress

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Great Impressions "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers "Anything Goes"
Simply Papercraft "Anything Goes"

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Monday, 14 December 2015

Lesley's Flowers

I am sharing a card today using a stamp by Lesley Matthewson from a set called Lesley's Flowers. I first made a background of Distress inks then stamped the stams with black Versafine ink. I decided to doodle around the images with a white pen....The sentiment from Unity stamps was then

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Mixed Media meets Shabby

Hello, I was doing a bit of blog hopping (as you do) and came across a fabulous blog with some great inspirational pieces.....This is my take on these beautiful cards nowhere near as gorgeous as hers but I love the finished card and picked up some fabulous

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Brown Sugar "Buttons"
Creative Artiste "Anything Mixed Media"
Happy Little Stampers "Mixed Media"

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Friday, 11 December 2015

The Earth

I decided to get the PanPastels out for this card,I have used a gorgeous stamp from a set by Katy Fox called Encyclopaedia Botanica....
I decided to paper piece this after colouring with Distress inks.
The cut up sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque..

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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Follow your Dreams

I have another card to share using a gelli plate background, I have coupled it with some stamps from the Artistic Stamper.
 I love the feathering effect on the word Dreams....

I have clear embossed with Black Versafine both the butterflies and the sentiment.

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Crafting by Designs "Anything Goes"
Inspiration Destination "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

In a World

Sorry ! 
 I have used the flower stamp again, This time I have made a wooden plaque with it.
I used Fresco acrylic paint for the background and clear embossed the flower with black Versafine ink, the sentiment got the same treatment. I then coloured the image with acrylic paint and edged the entire plaque with Black Soot Distress ink. xxx

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Penny Black and More "Anything Goes with a Stamp"
Altered Eclectics "Anything Goes"
Mixed Media World "Anything Goes"

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Be Grateful

A late one for me today, have been quite busy with Christmas shopping so have been up in my craft room this evening getting over the shoving and pushing in the shops.....
I have a card using another one of my Gelli Papers from the other day The stamps are from the January 2015 KOM from unity stamps, these have been clear embossed with black Versafine ink and coloured with distress

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Crafting from the Heart "Anything Goes"
Craft your Passion "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"

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Monday, 7 December 2015

Never Regret

I spent yesterday evening playing with my GelliPlate  and made another drawerful of papers,it is so adictive I would have carried on but run out of paper....
I have just made a quick card out of one of my makes today. I have used Pink and Silver acrylic paint for this but the photo doesn't do it justice.
The sentiment is from Bee

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Brown Sugar "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers "Anything Goes"

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

A Wooden Plaque

I am sharing a Wooden Plaque today. I first covered this with black Gesso and when dry  used some texture paste through a leaf stencil. 
I then gave a coat of white and blue Fresco paints and again when dry I lightly sanded it all over.

The Always and Forever was another stencil and I white embossed the Love stamp,I finished off with some black soot distress ink around the edges and some

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Mixed Media World "Anything Goes"
Creative Artiste "Anything Goes"

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Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmas Wishes

I know I said no more Christmas cards, this was one I thought I had blogged it was for a couple of challenges.... I have used paints, inks and various stamps for my papers which are layered up and

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Mixed Media World "Anything Goes"
Thats Crafty "Seasons Greetings"
Noor Designs "Winter Wonderland"

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015


I never tire of using my Gelli plate and the papers that I make with it....The same can be said about my Silhouette stamps. I find the two go so well together.

I have a Gelli background to share today coupled with the Inkylicious Poppy stamp....The sentiment is from Bee Crafty such a nice

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Lemon Shortbread "Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Make a Scene at Country View

Hello to you all, We have a new challenge starting today over at Country View Challenges and our theme for this month is

Make a Scene

I started off with a piece of white card,tore some tissue paper and applied some Panpastel in pale blue

After masking off the moon add more colour deepening with each layer. Seal this with some cheap
hairspray before adding your stamps

I have now inked up some stampscape stamps  

Finished off with some more trees, birds and sentiment...also some shading

A little tip...  when using any scenic type of stamps.

I always stamp all my scenic type stamps onto some acetate using stazon, you can then use these to help create your scene. The F is to tell me the front ...I use this for birds people and everything scenic and just keep them in a container for when I want to compose a scene.

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Monday, 30 November 2015

Masterboard for Paper Artsy

Well you live and learn...The challenge over at Paper Artsy this month is Masterboards, I didn't have a clue what this was till I read on....It is basically a background or piece of art on which to build, I think.  I have been making masterboards it seems for quite a while with my Gelli Plate and brayer for the backgrounds of my cards... So here I am with another using acrylic paints and my Gelli Plate.I have also used a couple of stencils.The stamps are  by Lin Brown .xxx

Leandra has a fab Tutorial on this over on You Tube the link is on the Paper Artsy blog
great inspiration.

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Paper Artsy "Masterboards"

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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Rose Blush

Well I am all done with the Christmas cards, This card is for the challenge over at Indigo Blu and my favorite challenge "Winter Blues", I kept away from Christmas and used a gorgeous stamp "Rose Blush" I have white embossed this and used distress inks for the background. I have given the sentiment the same

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Indigo Blu "Winter Blues"
613 Avenue "Anything Goes"
Come and Get It "Anything Goes with a sentiment"

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Alternative Christmas !!!!

I have had so much fun with these new JOFY stamps ,I have a couple to share with you today. I have simply clear embossed the stamps with black Versafine onto some First Edition papers. I coloured them with distress inks and fussy cut the Noel

No 1

 No 2

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Crafting with Friends "Anything Goes"
Graphit Markers "Christmas"

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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Some Kraft

I have been using quite a lot of Kraft card this year for my Christmas cards and really enjoying it. This is one of the cards.......I have used the cottage stamp again and some First Edition papers.
I have just stamped the image with Vintage Photo Distress ink onto some patterned paper...My die cut tree have had a splattering of diluted white  acrylic

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TTCRD "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gals Corner "Anything Goes"
Creative Moments "Anything Goes"
Fab'n' Funky "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes"

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Hello !!!!

I have been busy this week getting Christmas cards done but managed some time today for a Simple Hello.....
I made the background by splashing some water onto a Distress ink base...I then stamped my image and coloured this in with some more distress ink in the form of a Reinker (much richer colour).xxx

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