Monday, 21 March 2016

Day of the dead

My grandson was very pleased with this "awesome" card I did for his 10th birthday, recently.  I used spectrum noir aquatints for the background. (I used the 'salt' technique).  The amazing sugar skull and skeleton are from a new range ' day of the dead' perfect partners by the lovely Sheena Douglas.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Forever Moments

This is my 'Tonic' forever moments creation.  I was making it for a friends birthday, it was going to be White with green clocks stencilled on it. 

It went very wrong!  

So I started again, completely from scratch and his turned out so lovely that I rescued this one, using the same colours.  I am now really pleased with it.  It looked shocking when I was trying to paint it white, It had brush marks and paint runs all over.  I think I did quite a good rescue job.  It will now take pride of place in my new craft room ๐Ÿ˜Œ

I love Tonic products, the only downside to this one is that the drawers are made of thick cardboard.  I don't know what I expected but I thought a better quality drawer would have been a given.  The overall look, of the finished project, is fine though.

I hope you love it as much as I do ๐Ÿ˜„.

Friday, 28 August 2015

A few spare minutes...

As the title suggests...I had a few spare minutes and crocheted this little daisy.  I love blue and pink together so decided to use them instead of the, original, yellow and white. (The colours on the photo came out peach and grey....I may have to make some in peach and grey, when I have a few spare minutes).

I used a pattern by Doni Speigle, which I found via, in their free patterns section.  

First Birthday๐ŸŽ‚

I love this....I had the idea floating around in my head for a few weeks, then finally settled down to make it.  It worked out just as I imagined.....

I used my tattered lace 'little monsters' dies and pig, sheep and meerkat, also from tattered lace.  The alphabet and number dies were made using my cuttlebug dies...I think they are diesire dies but don't quote me?!?  Some pearlised card and Kraft card for matting and layering and 'voila'.

Happy Birthday to my little Great Neice.

Thursday, 13 August 2015


I made this for my niece's birthday.  I made my own topper, just by doodling, zentangle style. Some matting and layering, a couple of peel off borders, a 'Happy Birthday', little bow and voila my card is complete.

 I really enjoyed making this, it is so simple but, I think, so effective.  I love the way the border looks...just using the three colours and drawing wiggly lines, randomly, over each other....I hope you like it.  Xx

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Birthday Panda

This is one of my 'secret' projects, made for my daughter in law's birthday yesterday.  It is only the third book folding I have done, and the first I have decorated.  My past loom band experience really came in handy, when I couldn't find a little Panda to sit on the top.    The designs I am using at the moment are from peerless designs,  they are on cdroms and really easy to do.  I'm loving this new craft......unfortunately. ....

Friday, 31 July 2015

Coming soon......

I haven't blogged for a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy crafting.   Mostly crocheting things lately, but I have also been doing other stuff, that I can't put on here yet, as they are for people's birthdays, so secret at the moment.

Keep watching this space there are more things to come....I have some ideas buzzing around in my head too....busy! Busy! Busy! still no time for housework :)