Wednesday, 31 July 2013


What a mess my little desk looks - I am working on some bunting for a family member at the moment, the theme is black and white, I am using the alphabet templates by House of Zandra again and some patterned papers (not my strong point)- I will show it to you when I have finished it.  I also have a bag of goodies from Indigo Blu that I cant wait to start playing with. I hope that you are all well on this Wednesday evening.  Carry on crafting
Love n Stuff

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Birthday Card

Hi guys, just a quickie today as I am off to the Bellaboo crop in Stoke Poges tonight but wanted to share this card I made for my nephew Edward who is going to be 1 in a few days time.  I used an alphabet template by House of Zandra and covered it with some paper mania paper, the pirate image is by Lilli of the Valley and I coloured it with my spectrum noir pens.  I must tell you that when I stamped the image out first time I realised my character was facing the wrong way to go on the E, so I stamped it onto my ink blending mat and laid the card on top and pressed it carefully but firmly and hoped for the best.  The first transfer I did with Momento ink and it was a bit faint so then I tried Tim Holt black soot ink, I was really pleased with the result as the image was really clean and crisp.  I cut my Happy 1st Birthday on the cricut.

I just love this cheeky little character.  Hope that you are all well and the rain isn't depressing you to much.  Enjoy your evening.

PS You still have 1 more day to enter the Bellaboo Flower Show challenge on line.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Fantastic day at Indigo Blu

Well what a day! Kate and I left the house at 5.30am, after she checked I had my shoes on of course, thanks for that Kate.  We watched the sun coming up and had a really lovely drive upto Retford to Indigo Blu headquarters.  What a great set up the shop was amazing and so was the training area.  They plied everyone with cake, refreshments , and a good hearty lunch.  We went through various techniques with Flitter Glue, I personally didn't realise you could use it with so many things. Flake, glitter, mica powder and distressed inks. We got to try out their Gesso and new paint range - we were stamping with them - the effects were amazing and the colour names of the paints brilliant.  We tried Slap it on and Korma crackle, I got to get me some of them let me tell u - the effects were stunning I must say.  We made a tag book to show how each product could be used.  We even got to try out some ice resin - it was great to try it as its something I probably wouldn't have a try at.  Kay and her crew were so friendly and made us feel very much at home. Kay even explained the process of how stamps are made.  It was really interesting.  Unfortunately I was poorly while I was there so didn't get to try any cake or lunch............... But I was determined to stick out the day as I was so looking forward to it, I just hope that I didn't spoil it for Kate.  We got home just after 8.30pm, and we were able to watch the sun set so it was a long day but a really enjoyable one. So a big thank you to Kate for inviting me and a big thank you to Kay and her team, we both learnt loads of new things.

First I covered a piece of card with some purple chalk then I stamped my images in Flitter Glue, I then went over the flitter with some more purple chalk.  The background was stamped in Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distressed ink.  The stamps are Indigo Blu Wild Meadow.  I added a little bit of stickles Stardust glitter.

We used pan pastels when we did this technique at Indigo Blu but I don't have any of them - I was pleased to get the chance to try them and have to say I am glad I didn't buy any, when I applied them with the sponges I had the same problem that I always get with inks and sponges.  So another lesson learnt.

Hope you like my project, thank you for popping by, enjoy your evening.


Saturday, 27 July 2013

Where has the time gone?

Hello everyone, hope that you are all well and enjoying the weather.  I am not sure where the time has gone or really what I have been doing, it has just run away from me.  I have a piece of work I would like to share with you.

I have made it using a template from the House of Zandra, I actually treated myself to a few of hers recently as they were a little bit different.  I have used a stampasaurus garden shed stamp for the inside of the clock and majestix stamps for the watering can and pots on the outside. 

The photos dont show up the inside as much as I would have liked, but I think you get the general idea.  I think that it still needs a little more work yet, but am not sure what else to add without going over the top, so all ideas will be gladly received.
I hope you like what you see so far.  I must tell you my next bit of news as I am really excited, tomorrow I am going to Indigo Blu headquarters for a workshop day with Kate from Bellaboo, we have got to leave home at 5.30am as it is quite a distance from us.  I have seen the itinerary for the day  and it looks like it is going to be a really full on interesting day.  I think that getting up so early must be playing on my mind as I keep dreaming that we nearly get there and I have go come back home as I forget to put my shoes on.  I have told Kate and she has promised to check I have my shoes on before we leave.  I will let you know what its like in a later post.  I don't know if any of you have entered the Bellaboo challenge this month but there is still time so have a look.

Thats all for now folks.  Enjoy the rest of your day

Love and stuff


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

What a beautiful day!

Hello everyone I hope that this post finds you all in good spirits and enjoying this beautiful weather.  I have had a busy but steady day today - I didnt have to start work until 10.30, so I rushed around my house like a mad thing tidying up and put washing in the machine etc, I am sure you all know what I mean!  Why do we feel guilty about the few grabbed moments of time that we get for crafting...........
Anyway I had a play with some Majestix stamps that I have - and it was just playtime - the card isnt for a particular person, or occasion which is why I havent added a sentiment.  Just pure indulgence.

                                                                 What do you think ???

I am going to have a little more playtime today if I get some time tonight.  These stamps are so easy to use, and you can produce your piece of art quite quickly.  This is actually a 8x8 card and I dont think that my stamped image is lost at all in the bottom corner.  Enjoy the rest of your day - I am off to sort out dinner.

                                                                    Thanks for looking


Sunday, 7 July 2013

Flower show challenge

Hi hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather that we are having this weekend.  This is another card that I have  used for the Bellaboo flower show challenge.  I have created it using the clockwork stamp set, bloomin great and wild meadow all by Indigo blu.  I have used my worn lipstick and tattered rose distressed inks.  Hope u like my creation, have a look at the Bellaboo wesite give the challenge a go x
Enjoy the week ahead


Thursday, 4 July 2013

Bellabooo Flower Show challenge

Hi everyone, I hope that you are well.  Just thought I would share a sample that I have produced for Bellaboo's July challenge.  Its called Flower Show.  Please head over to the website and have a go at entering. All the details of how to enter are on the site, just visit the blog section.  Anyway this is one of the cards I have produced - but it doesnt have to be a card, scrap book pages and off the page items are allowed.

I have used Tim Holz inks Rusty Hinge and mustard Seed for my inked background  - clear embossed my skeleton leaves and the used some flitter glue and flake for the others My main image I stamped with walnut stain distressed ink the coloured it with the rusty hinge and mustard seed - The stamps I have used are the  Indigo Blu Bloomin Great Range.  There is another card to show you but I will post that one later on.  Please have a look at the challenge and maybe even enter you can win a £20 e-voucher t spend with bellaboo  so its got to be worth a try.  Thanks for popping bye.  Good night