Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What a month

Hi Everyone

Well what a month it has been!! Got back from a great hol and the next day Brian falls at work and cracked his ribs hes been in agony and limited use of his left arm as he damaged that as well so Linda has the nurses head back on again.

He spent 2 days in hospital over the other side of the island and limited parking sheesh all I need, that was trial in its self, finding a parking space, then I got lost in the hospital lol, finally found Brian and he's hungry and thirsty ( I think they forgot he was there) but I had supplies with me :-) it never happened again after I had words.

Just got him back home hes doing ok but in a lot of pain, the meds kick in quiet soon.

On top of all this the craft fair is in 10 days and I am no where near finished getting things ready agggg. Now if I did not moan so much I would get more done lol

So here's a few I have got done.

Plain and simple tags is what I have been asked for so this is what I came up with, I had forgotten these stamps and found them in my box.

 Of course my cards decorated on the inside too.

New image for this year

Hope you like, off to finish making dinner, then I shall be over to look at your blogs as it has been far too long.

Have a great day all.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

No crafting

Hi Everyone

Not posted for ages as I have been busy clearing my craft room out as I am having a new split A/C fitted so that means taking the old wall one out and blocking up the hole waiting ages for it to dry out then painted plus having new white units made, have to wait for those too as the company of the compound is making them agggg.

My house is in a total tip as all my craft stuff is in my lounge we just have enough room on the dinning table to eat lol.

I decided this is a great time to have a sort out but the only thing I have got rid of so far is a scrap of paper, stop the hording Linda and get rid of some stuff I say to myself lol.

I am posting this journal page, I have yet to finish it but I did find some art supplies on the dining table so I just might get it finished.

I would like to think my drawing is improving! to say I could not draw a thing when I started this year practice practice and so I do lol.

Oh well back to the sorting.

I hope the work is finished by the 24th and my house is back to normal before I go to Cyprus I would hate to come back and have to start on that again.

Have a great day all and I shall see you later.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Painted Girl

Hi Everyone

A picture I did this week.

I drew the girl and hair in pencil when I was happy with that I went round again in a black pitt pen, then coloured her.

I did the background with different coloured gelatos mixing each one into the next one as I went along.

I stenciled the butterfly's, adding more colour as I went along, then doodled on each one.

The butterfly is tissue paper from TH I cut out and stuck then coloured.

I finished with text stamps and more doodles.

I have been asked to do one on canvas but with fish and a blue green background so she looks like she is in the sea ummm .

 Its ok doing it for me but when you do one for someone else that's a different thing altogether. I will let you know how it comes out.

Thanks for popping in to see me I love your visits and your comments too.

Have a great day all and I will see you soon.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Canvas

Afternoon All

 Today I have a canvas to show you, this is mixed media and decoupage.

I first used gesso and left the brush marks showing than torn scraps of paper and added randomly on the canvas adding layer of pale blue paint over the top. I decoupaged a flowered serviette on each side.

I did added a sun in the left corner but did not like it so I went over the top with layers of paint so it would still leave the out line but not the yellow. I added gorse to the canvas then another layer of paint but not very thick I still wanted the gorse to show through.

I used modeling paste through my butterfly stencil, drying each butterfly as I went along as not to smear.
Going back in with more blue, white and turquoise paint.

As I was going along adding more paint it dawned on me the outline of the paper looked like mountains so I went with it and enhanced these areas.

 I also used Pitt Pens and Pan Pastels is areas to make it pop and that's it!

I did not want to add anymore and lose the effect I had.

Wow I stood back and thought job well done Linda, I could never recreate this as it just evolved as I went along.

Hope you like it.

All for now and I shall see you all later.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Good to be back

Hi Everyone

Well its good to be back,  I got back from my holiday in Cyprus and 3 days later went to the UK for a wedding, hubby surprised me with a ticket whoo was I delighted but so tired as it was only a 4 day trip but worth it.

Then I decided to take a break from blogging as I had so much work on and trying to complete my craft orders, getting my jewellery ready to be sold and blogging was getting to much plus hubby was not too well (he's ok now) so something had to go for a little while, well could not get rid of hubby lol and the other two makes me a bit of money so blogging it was but hey I'm back and all the above has been sorted whoo.

So what have I been doing? journal pages this week plus some class's.

Here's a couple of pages from my journal, hope you like them.

My second attempt I got a bit more adventurous and added doodled flowers, need more practice with those.

Thanks for popping in to see me I do appreciate it and I shall see you all later.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Domino necklace and going away

Hi All

 Altered domino necklace to show you today and I am so excited as I have sold it already whoo but I have to admit I wanted to keep it but I do have one so I cannot be greedy.

The domino first had drilled holes put in to where I wanted the rings to go, yes I do look funny with a drill in my hand but I managed to do it lol.

I used alcohol inks in lime green, pink and light brown on the sides and back to make a pattern like roses with leafs, I like out it turned out.

The back.

I had some roses paper which I stuck to the domino after inking the edges with distressing ink.

The whole thing was covered in gloss accents, this takes time as you can only do 1 side at a time.

After applying the gloss accents to the front you embellish at the same time, I used a flower from W/O and covered that with gloss accents and the bling I found in my junk box.

The necklace is made with pearls, ring bling and swarovski crystals with the same detail on the bottom.

Hope you like it too.


Berry71bleu - Photo Inspiration just love the rose one

Well no blog posts from me for the next 3 weeks as I leave for Cyprus on Wednesday whooooo so looking forward to relax and spending time with hubby and friends.

Keep crafting my friends and I shall be popping in when I can.

Thanks for popping in to see me I do appreciate your visits and comments, have a great day all.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Polka Doodle Blog Hop

Hi all

Polkadoodles is having a blog hop to celebrate a 5th Birthday

Nikky decided to celebrate this blog hop with a special Digistamp for each of the 5 'Originals', along with a great little paper bundle which was also designed specifically for each teamie to co-ordinate with their kind of style. They are TOO stinking cute!! 

They all have awesome free candy which they have on their blogs for you, but ALSO watch out along the way as they have some fantastic free downloads up for grabs .

That’s not all

Massive blog candy worth £100 
of Polkadoodles goodies which will include Stamps, cd's, ribbons and a whole lot of other stuff

Come on girls lets show our support for Polkadoodles you got to be in it to win.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Journal Page

Hi All

This week I had time to do another journal page and this was inspired by Vicky who does wonderful creations, some with videos and as soon as I spied this one I had to have a go.

The background is squares of paper, then paint  over with distress paints in 4 different colours and sponged off with baby wipes to get light and dark and the edges smudged with dark coffee.

 Each square was outlined in Pitt pens and smudged to blend in, then to finish the back ground I dipped a cap off my polish and a smaller one in coco ink to represent cup marks( I did not have a cup stain stamp) added more paint and splodged about a bit.

The cups I cut on my silhouette out of different papers and stuck in a stack, using pitt pens again I shaded ,ink and splodged (technical term is splodged lol) I made little tags for the tea bags inked again.

The letters are from Tim Holtz and painted with distress paint, the tea letters I had in my stash and covered with paper and shaded with pitt pens.

To finish I glazed the whole thing then added car polish on the top to shine this also stops the pages sticking together when your journal is closed.

I had so much fun doing this and was covered in paint and glue, love it.

Thanks so much for popping in today, I love your visits and comments.

I am going back in my craft room now as I managed to get some images coloured and now I just have to make the cards, busy day here today.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stamping Bella

Today I have done a card using a Stamping Bella image called Uptown Girl love these images.

Coloured with Copic and I also used shabby pink embossing enamel, flowers from W/O, I added a strip of spotty brown paper layered onto brown paper that was cut with an EK flower punch with added ribbon and lace to finish the strip, oh used some lint too underneath the image.

Butterfly and corner die with pearls to finish then spritzed with glimmer mist sorry you can not see this very well but it does shine.

The paper is from a DC pad and called Lace & Linen, so love this paper.

My usual inside to match


W/O - 3 Different Flowers

Shabby Tea Room - Pastels using flowers and polka dots

Stamping Sensations - Dies and/ or Punches

Thanks for popping in to see me I do appreciate your visit's and have a great day all.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

New card

Hi all

Today for a change I have a card to show you, been busy in my craft room with cards but had to go a bit easy as I have a bad back, did it in the other day ouch.

Anyways back to my card, I used a Julie Nutting stamp and wings.

I decoupaged the card blank with scraps of paper from my box then I went a bit over the top with the frantage but hey never mind, love it anyway. I paper pierced the doll and added the wings plus a few pearls to finish.

Thats all for today and I shall see you all later.

Thanks for popping in to see me I do appreciate your visits

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Altered Dominos

Hi All

 Wow what a week first my camera threw a wobble so ok I will take pics with my iphone all going well then my iphone will not sink with my computer since I updated my itunes ok I will use my ipad for my pictures and that will not sink with my computer grrrrr getting really annoyed now.

Unistall everything and reistall hoping that will solve the problem grrr no still the same so after hours of researching the problem I find I am not the only one with this problem so take advice and search for the drivers I need, no drivers they have disappeared grreeee getting more annoyed now so reinstall the drivers.

Still not working so I cannot download any pictures off my ipad or iphone got so annoyed I can not tell you what I was ranting lol in the end I have passed this problem onto my hubby with a list of things I have done and hope he can solve the problem, itunes and apple has a lot to answer for, ok rant over till next week lol.

If anyone knows how to solve this can you give me shout email me at
I would be very gratefully, hubby still working on it.

Oh had to ask hubby if I can use his camera which I am not use to but hey it works and I can post again.

Now to my altered dominoes I shall make this short as this is going to end up a long post.

These dominoes have been inked all over with alcohol inks in pink, brown and green the crown image I got from GraphicLand along with some others, fantastic graphics and perfect for what I wanted. the second is a scrap of shabby chic paper and I added some pan pastel round the edges, added bling and flowers then to finish I covered them with gloss accents.

 Ones with different emblies.

This one I made into a necklace and the ones above will be made into necklaces and key rings.


Pan Pastels - Shabby Chic

All the dominoes have been inked in different colours and flowered paper on the back and finished with gloss accents so they shine both sides. I will show you more tomorrow when they are dry.

Thanks for popping into see me I do appreciate your visits and look forward to visiting you.
Have great day all.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Favour Box's

Hi All

I have some favour boxs to show you today also sorry I have not been round to see you but I have not been able to get on blogger for some reason, it really erks me when I cannot even leave a comment and blogger plays up, but so far so good today.

Anyway back to my favour box's, I was asked by a shop if I could supply Shabby Chic favour treats for a Wedding Showers and Baby Showers and this is what I came up with.

The first one is made with rose papers with round circles and lettering all cut on my silhouette with added lace and ribbon, inside the circles are chocolate mints.

 My next is a box with rose paper and lace with pink ribbon to match.

Inside the box I have covered the chocolates with the same rose paper and lace and cut with love, from my silhouette again.

The next are baby shower treats again lettering cut on my silhouette with matching paper and ribbon.

The inside has chocolates are wrapped matching paper and lace

Second baby treat box's with paper lace and ribbon.

The inside with matching chocolates and hearts.

On each treat I have put a heart on the back.

 I hope she and you like them.


Papertake - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in to see me I do appreciate your comments and I am now off to comment on your blogs and  hope it is working today or I shall be sending you emails lol.

Have a great day all.

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