Monday, 22 October 2018

It's been a long long time!

Hello there.  It feels very strange to be back after over 3 years of being away.  I feel like a beginner again 😊.

Anyway here is a plate I decorated a few days ago.

The rose motif was made with Stazon black inkpad and the Stamperia Rose Stencil available from  The blue and silver paints are Imagination Crafts Starlights available from

Hope to be back soon.  Take care 

Sunday, 14 June 2015

A little bit of Neon!

Hi there, and welcome to another post.  Thank you for all the lovely comments left last time xx

Today's post is for a challenge over at Daring Cardmakers

The challenge is called 'Glowing Neon'

I was so lucky because I received the Papermania Neon card and ribbon with my Craft Essentials magazine this month.  For the background paper I used Cor'dinations and embossed it and then rubbed it back slightly. The flowers were made with Die'sire dies and the butterfly is an X cut die. The sentiment is from Hunkydory which I coloured with a highlighter.

Till next time....................

Friday, 12 June 2015

The same........ but different!

Hello and welcome to another post.  Thank you for all the comments left last time.

Today I am showing another Tonic Verona unit, but this time in different colours and a different configuration.  (If you would like to see the previous one you will find it on the post dated 6th June)

The paint, stencils and butterfly stamp are all from Imagination Crafts.  I used Phill Martin's Denim and silver texture paste for the stencils. The papers (Core'dinations) are from my stash and the draw fronts were cut using the Avante draw dies from Tonic.

I have decided to keep this one for myself!

Till next time ................

Monday, 8 June 2015

Birthday wishes

Hello and welcome.  Thank you for taking the time to  comment on my last post.

Today is a birthday card for my eldest Son.

The background was made using an embossing folder, and coloured with Gel Sticks and black soot distress ink. The image is from Creative Expressions.

Till next time xx

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Somewhere for the trinkets!

Hello and welcome - I can't believe it has been almost two and a half months since I last  blogged.  I have been crafting, on and off, but just haven't had the energy or inclination to blog.

Anyway, I have made this unit for my very good friend Jean who is going to use it for her jewellery.

The unit is the Verona from Tonic and I painted it with Imagination Crafts and Indigo blu MDF paint. I also used Crafstmatic Feather collage decoupage paper.  The stamp is Bella Rose leaves from Heartfelt Creations and  the front of the drawers were made using the Avante Draw Deco Die set from Tonic.

I'm able to show this now as I gave it to Jean this afternoon and she loved it!

Till next time .....................

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Creating from the heart challenge

Hi there and welcome to the second challenge over at:
the challenge is pinned at the top of the facebook page.
The theme is 'Anything Goes'
This month's sponsor is:

Here is my first DT card for the challenge:

Base card and second layer have been embossed with Sheena Douglass's embossing folders.  The background of the image was done using Pan pastels and the image was coloured with Promarkers.  Next I punched out some butterflies and attached the pearls.  Finally I attached the sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I hope you will have a look at what the Design Team have done, and also join in the challenge.

Till next time ....................

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easter basket

Hello and welcome to another post.  Thank you so much for all the comments left on yesterday's post xx

Today's creation:

I made this for my friends Jean and Alex, I haven't decided what to put in it yet!  I started off by putting the pieces of the MDF basket together.  I then used paper from Craftwork cards for the front, back and sides, and painted the handle with Pebeo acrylic paint..  I placed the pearls along the top and then attached the lace and  flowers.  Finally I coloured a piece of Seam Binding with a Promarker and attached it to the handle

That's it!

I thought you might like to see the Camelia and Helebores which are in flower in my garden,  There are loads of buds to come out on the Camelia.

Till next time .........................