Tuesday, 20 November 2012


This is the last of the Art Impressions samples I have done for Sir Stampalot, love this image it is called "Girlfriends". I have coloured with distress inks and markers.
The shape is a Go Create die - 6" x 6" pointy frame, backing paper is Little Yellow Bicycle - Sea Urchin Spots and I`ve just added a few Mark Richards Crystal Stickers here and there to add a bit of bling to the background. Both sentiments come with the set as does a third which says "We`re still hot, only now it comes in flashes" Which I can soooo identify with! I cut the little speech bubble by hand.

It is a rainy, horribly dull day here in Lincolnshire today, what better weather than to stay indoors and craft! The only trouble is, I have a few finished cards ready to photograph for my blog and the light is too awful to shoot in. Hopefully it will brighten up later.

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Power Napper

Another Sample for Sir Stampalot. This one is Power Napper from Art Impressions and it so reminds me of my Mum asleep in the chair while she`s on the computer! LOL, she won`t thank me for telling you all that bless her! I`ve coloured the image with distress inks and markers, flowers are Nellie Snellen punch and emboss set, hobby house pearl brads,
BoBunny Apple Cider Dot and Basic Grey Constellation papers and a bit of silky ribbon from my stash which came off a chocolate box!
All products (apart from the ribbon ) available from Sir Stampalot.

I`ve been non-stop making Christmas cards for the last few days now and I think I finally have them all done, I always make a few extra incase I forget anybody and if I don`t use them it gives me a head start on next years!

I`m off now to go and track down some braid for a project I`ve been commissioned to do for a friend of mine, I can`t seem to find a good stockist of braid anywhere locally but there is a sewing/fabric shop in our local town so I`ll pop in there today to see what they have on offer !

Bye for now, thanks for lookin in xxx

Saturday, 10 November 2012

This is a sample I`ve done for Sir Stampalot, the image is Art Impressions "Catching Z`s" This reminds me of fishing trips with my Dad when I was very young but it was Mum that usually fell asleep on the riverbank!
I`ve coloured with distress inks and markers, the backing papers are BoBunny Apple cider dot and Vicki B Loverly (reverse side) Doo Hicky grass die from Magnolia and a bit of medical gauze to add texture. The Z`s are cut from Wingo Zingo Sizzix extended cuts alphabet.

I`ve been up to my eyes in Christmas cards lately so it was lovely to make some ordinary cards for a change and I had fun with this one, the images of these "ai people" stamps have such humour, I`ve done a couple of others for Sir Stampalot too so I`ll post them soon.

Bye for now and happy crafting xxx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Christmas Wrappings

I think I got carried away making this card, I kind of threw everything at it and I think I over embellished and I had to stop myself adding things LOL!
I`m not sure if this Tilda is wrapping a present or unwrapping one but anyway .... I`ve coloured her with distress inks and distress markers. The papers are Magnolia as is the music background stamp. Dies used are Nesties Circle and Scallop circle, Cheery Lynn holly and SU scalloped scallop border.

The Flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and I`ve just added a bit of Stickles-Diamond to them. The Sentiment is Molly Blooms.

I had a lovely surprise in the mail yesterday, a huge package arrived from Sir Stampalot with some lovely stamps, paper and ribbon for me to make some samples with for the shop, so I`m going to be busy over the weekend and I`ll post here what I come up with.

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx