Sunday, 30 September 2012


Today I'm posting a mixed media canvas I did for my friend Chris.
Iwanted to do this as she suffers from M.E. and sometimes struggles with day to day things due to her illness.  However she always keeps a brave face and is almost always smiley and happy.  She is a great friend to me and I did this so she could hang it in her craft room.  Hopefully it will cheer her up on the more gloomy days.  

I am  entering it into a challenge on Limor Webbers Blog which has to include a recycled house hold item.  I have used the ribbon end fluffy fused end of the netting that comes on fruit and used it as the fluffy looking centre of the large flower ( I died it and the ribbon with alcohol Inks).  Also I used the middle of a toilet roll to die cut the letters.  

I used gesso, acrylics, rub ons stamps, multimedium, inks, alcohol inks and papers etc.
I would have tried to get some unity stamps as they look great but it was too late by the time I saw the challenge.

Go to limors great blog she is very talented and has loads of you tube videos you can check out.  The link is


Sunday, 23 September 2012

saturday 22nd September 2012,

Hi Everyone,

I have been making a cascade card which I really like doing so I have made a video tutorial for those of you who are interested.  I have decorated it using  lavina fairy stamps which I love and given it an autumn feel with greens, oranges and reds. 

Here are the photos......

 click here for the video tutorial on construction of the cascade card

click here for the video tutorial on how to decorate the cascade card

These are the Lavinia stamps I used for the project.....

Autumn fall - fairy dust silhouette - fairy couple - faye - felicity - have a fairy happy birthday - stars 1 - moon fairy - dandilions 2 - gip - trailing ivy - vine - wild flower.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

12th september 2012

Hi everyone,

An eventful week this week. I bought a lovely bike from a friend who wasn't using it anymore and was so pleased to eventually have one with decent gears and a frame that actually fitted my size!!!
Went out the first night and fell off......Knee looks like an elephants, swollen and scabby and I have been hobbling around for the last 4 days.  But on the plus side I still made the bike ride to the pub although it was a bit painful on the way back!!!

It's also been my daugther Hannah's 20th birthday so we all went out to celebrate.  Here's a photo of the birthday girl...

Hannah and friend!!!

So What's on my work desk this's back to it's usual messy state, still working on that Ladies diary album.
So I'm off now to julias site to have a look at all that work desk wonder......

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

11th september 2012

Hi crafty friends,
This is a mixed media canvas I made using some Visible image stamps.  It's great fun to do and using a minimum of materials you can create a beautiful image to go on your wall or give as a gift. Make it with a childs name for their room or a wedding version with a blank frame so the couple can add a photo of their choice to hang up as a keepsake.  There are so many options.!!!

The videos are up on my you tube channel and I hope you will try one.  You could even make a christmas version to hang up as a decoration.  I know visible image have some great xmas stamps.
Here are the photos of the canvas......and the links to the video tutorials are here and


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

5th September 2012

Hi everyone,

Well its happened!!!!!   My creative side has gone on a holiday??!!!  I thought it might just be a long weekend away but seems to be more like a around the world tour!!!  So my desk although it has the Ladies diary project on it things are moving at a snails pace!

I say no more, I know it happens to us all at some time!

So I've decided to go to julias site and have a look at the more creative desks this week.