Monday, April 14, 2014

It's just a jump to the left......

.....and then a step to the ri-i-iiiight.

Made for an ATC swap with the theme of Timewarp.

Had to be done.

Gobby Lin with a jump to the left

Carrot with a step to the right

And all join in to do the time warp.....hurray!

I'm entering this into the Stampotique Designers challenge #141- a bit of humour.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


So my Mom is awesome. Truly awesome.

So awesome in fact that I used the beautiful little background I've been happily hoarding for weeks now, not wanting to squander it on something frivolous......oh come on, I know you know what I mean. Sometimes the planets align (or something), and everything comes together, quite by chance, well..... this background was one of those times!

It started off as a mopping up scrap when I was spraying card for another project, but the colours kinda worked, so I kept it.
Then I embossed a script stamp on another project in silver, so I added a tad to this whilst I was on...... and it worked, so I kept it.
Next I used up some scraps of book pages......and it worked, so I kept it. (see a theme here? Well, I'm working with it!)
And then I went to an Indigo Blu demo and got the old flitter glue and gilding flakes out for another card, which spilled over onto this.......and it worked, so I kept it.
Finally I stamped those gorgeous Lavinia dandelions (available from the fabulous That Craft Place) on a card for my girlie's Godmother, and then thought about this gorgeous background.......and it worked, so I've given it to my awesome Mom.


I'm entering this into the following challenges-

Papertake- anything goes
Lavinia challenge- Spring colours

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WOYWW- It's been a while.....

Haven't shared my desk with the parade of loveliness that is WOYWW for a while......

OK, deep breath, gird those loins, here it comes /peeks out from behind fingers.....

Ugh. A tip of monumental proportions. 

Sparkly points for spotting:

A canvas I finished over a month a go which still hasn't found a home, or even made it off the desk of horror
My pink journal
My Papermania ATCs folder, where ATCs go until someone wants!
The bottom of my fat (toy)cat- he's sitting on a pink cardboard tub thingy, hang on can you see him better now?

There he is from another angle.....along with more mess.....sigh.

The box had lots of goodies in it, so that's a nice thing, and that's my beloved Fiskar's paper trimmer there, never felt the need for another one, it's served me well for years!

Ooh, and at the back, on my washing line of notes and inspiration and out of date Hobbycraft vouchers, it my Miss Little Legs with her mischievous smile on a paper plate creation from school. It's been up there years and it makes me smile every day.

If you wnat to see more desks, get over the Julia's Stamping Ground where the WOYWWers play.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Birds and the bees for A Little Bit Crafty

Happy April Fools' Day. Did anyone getcha?

Well, if they did, cheer yourself up with a smashing new challenge at A Little Bit Crafty.

Birds and Bees

Here's mine. A lot more bird than bee.

Oh he's a fine looking puffin, isn't he? Washi tape and a really simple background. I likes it!

The puffin is from Crafty Individuals and the grid and hello are Stampin' Up.

Monday, March 31, 2014

.....and things to do......

The challenge at Stampotique Designer's Blog this week is vintage. 
So I spent a little time yesterday altering this little notebook.

Like my new suitcases stamp? I do!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fairy godmother kisses

My little girl has a lovely fairy Godmother, so this year we made her a fairy card.

Lots of Lavinia stamps on this one :) The background is made with the good old smacked acetate technique (or splodge, spray and dunk.....), there's a little tutorial here if you want it!

I took a couple more pics, to try to get the sparkle to show- I'm usually a Stickle devotee, but this time I went for Glamour Dust........which got EVERYWHERE..... which reminded me why I use Stickles.....

Glamour Dust is very pretty though, and dries much swifter. I used Distress Inks for the background- Peacock feathers and Pickled raspberry, then Versafines for the overstamping.

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday challenge- Anything goes with buttons
and also into the Craft Room challenge- Transport......well, how do you think fairies get around? Those wings must get dirty, lol.
I'm also entering it into the That's Crafty, Inky Anctics challenge,
and the Cupboard Trilogy challenge- Mothers.

Have a lovely, fairytale Mother's Day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I snagged this stamp second hand and I think it's fab!

The paper's a bit eyewatering, but it works, right? 

I'm entering this into the very apt Try it on Tuesday challenge which is Music
and Allsorts challenge which is All about the boy