Monday, 1 February 2016

February colour theme

I really cannot believe that its February already!!!!!  Where did January go?????

The 1st week of every month sees a colour challenge from Tando Creative.  I wasn't 'feeling' it this time so I shut my eyes and did a lucky dip with my Tando stash and stamps, determined to use what I grabbed!  The colours of course are obligatory :-D  This is what I came up with...

Not sure if I like it yet hahaha!  But it was fun doing a random thing all the same!!!  I used a medium frame from the Scalloped Nest for the outside rim.

Gio's 80's mask to put the paint through..

and a little star from the Mini Range..

Oh, nearly forgot the colour theme haha!..

Thank you for taking the time to pop by xxx

Thursday, 28 January 2016


YES!!!!!!! The very popular alpha challenge from The craft barn blog is back!!!  I loved this one and you can still see my altered dictionary from a few years ago through the tab at the top of my blog.  This year I am working in an old printers tray that I found in a 2nd hand shop.  Someone used one of these the last time and it looked incredible so when I saw the challenge was on again I just had to use it :-D The little cubbies are only 4cm x 3cm so a challenge.   Here is this weeks prompt...the letter Q


The very 1st letter was B...

B for BOOK...I made a little book...

You can find out how to play along *here* !!!  There has been some lovely ideas so far and the letter 'Q' doesn't seem to be fazing people haha! x

Thank you for popping by xxx

Monday, 25 January 2016

Sams Treats!

Hi, anyone who knows me know that I love cats.  Sadly I down to one at the moment, Sam.  This year for the first time he ate a cat treat!!!!!  After 14yrs!!!!  Anyway, I have cut down a large postage tube to make a container for them...

I covered the entire tube with old book pages to add a bit of texture then added some wide cotton trim top & bottom.  Next I dabbed different coloured paints all over.  This is pretty bright because I wanted my black cat to stand out and yes, Sam is black!  I unearthed a paw-print stamp and randomly stamped it over in black.  I added a painted wooden knob to the lid...

Oh and for those that are interested hers is the boy himself...

Thank you for taking a look today, Hugs xxx

Monday, 18 January 2016

Door Hanger

Hello, I have one of my Christmas makes to show you today :-P    These lovely MDF Door Hangers (you can also get them in greyboard) are very good value and come in a pack of two for around £2 - bargain!!!

I used PaperArtsy acrylics and crackle glaze to made a crackled background.  The image is by Stampotique  and has been water coloured before being glazed to make the colours pop more.  The lettering was stamped onto watercoloured paper.  The reverse is fairly plain...

I went round the edges with a Gold Krylon pen.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Hats off to The Craft Barn!!!

Its all about 'HATS' over at The Craft Barn!  (I have gone back to their DT part-time for a while :-D)  I used a Crafty Individuals stamp, The Dressmaker,  to make a card.

The ladies have been watercoloured with Derwent Inktense Watrcolour pencils...fabulous things!  I made a background for mounting them on by scribbling the same colours and then going over with a very wet brush to blend.  I added some overstamping in the same colour as the plain card and the trim.

Thanks for popping by xxx

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

A card!

Hello!  In honour of our lovely Kaz coming back to us at Tando we are having a card week!  For my card I made a masterboard and then stupidly forgot to photograph it before I cut it up!!!!!!  Sorry folks!

For the masterboard I used an A4 sheet of thin card and sprayed *DecoArt Misters* (Primary Magenta & Orange) through the smaller *doilie* mask several times, leaving some white patches.  When it was dry I splattered some Yellow Green over the top and added a little stamping.  Using a 1inch punch I cut squares to go around the edge of my card blank.  Then I took a *butterfly* and covered it with the came patterned card.  Some beads and wire were added.  I haven't added a sentiment as I like to keep some cards for general purposes.

Thank you so much for looking today, Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Watch the Birdie!


 I wish all my online friends lots of joy for 2016!!!

For my first post of the year I have a tag...

hahaha I love these cat stamps by Katzelcraft :-D  The birdcage is by Tando Creative and the bird is by Stampotique.  I followed Tando's January colour theme...

Thank you for popping by, HUGS xxx