Friday, 12 August 2016

A change of direction…



Good evening all, thanks for popping by

I think I have a problem, I can’t stop buying crafty stash

As soon as I order there is something new that I like more and I must have that, I need it, and so it goes on…

sometimes, and I hope this is not just me, I see a product and have to have it, don’t even look at the price…


GP stamps


…I saw these stamps by Gabrielle Pollaco and had to buy them all. I know that I will be able to produce stunning pieces of work just like hers with them (!) and they are the next thing that I will be playing with

…unless I see something else before I get round to using them!!

I think I’m a bit done with cute for now, I’m trying some new things and I adore the Brusho powders. If you haven’t tried them they are little pots of magic, just sprinkle a few grains onto your paper and spritz with water to produce the most amazing effects like this background. This is just one colour, isn’t is a gorgeous effect with such little effort…


Brusho Christmas


This is very different for me but I enjoyed making it. I cut out 4 of the house/tree die (Memory Box) from card and glued them together so it was thick like chipboard, you can’t see on the picture. The snowflakes are Lil’ Inkers and the embossing folder is Snowflake Mosaic from Creative Expressions

Hope you like it, and I’d love to know what you think as it is such a change from my usual style

Have a fabulous weekend crafters, I’m working my way round your blogs and really enjoying having a catch up, you are a clever lot!






Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Anything Goes Challenge…




Hello crafters, I didn’t plan it but I’ve had a little break – life just got in the way for a few weeks!

I love being at home, I am never bored for a minute, but (and I never thought I’d say this) I have missed working. So, I got a job, just one day a week at the moment but after 8 months being at home it’s thrown my routine a bit and I’m all at sixes and sevens

I was trying to make my Ribbon Girl card a few weeks ago and 3 attempts went in the bin so I decided it was time for a break from crafting too. I’ve been doing some sewing, gardening and trying some mixed media which I’ve really enjoyed (although not quite ready to share yet though!!)

Which reminds me, the Ribbon Girl is celebrating their 6th Birthday this week so they have a fabulous 15% off everything in the store until midnight on Friday 12th August - don’t miss it!




There’s a nice easy ‘anything goes’ challenge on the LOTV facebook page at the moment with some fabulous prizes up for grabs and I made a card using the cute ‘Happy Cats’ stamp

It’s only 11 x 8 so a teeny card -  I think it would be nice as a set with a matching box, in fact I might give that go with their other smaller dog and cat images! 


August challenge


The sun and grass dies are Lil’ Inkers, the paw prints and clouds are Memory Box

I’m mad with myself because the smallest cloud is missing, it’s one of my most used sets and it must have gone in the bin with the paper scraps because I can’t find it anywhere, damn it!

These papers are Up, Up and Away from NitWits, I love this colour combination




So, now I’ve got a huge task catching up with all your blogs! I’ll be round over the next few days seeing what you’ve been making

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your evening