Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Challenge

This post will remain at the top until this challenge ends.....

I thought I would have a little bit of fun with my new blog, so decided to run a little challenge. If you would like to win this fabulous 8"x8" Paper Pad then all you have to do is......

Make something.......Spooky for can be anything you like, an atc, a digi, scrap page, card, altered art,etc, so long as it's within the theme.
When you are done,just add it to Mr Linky down there and I'll pop along and have a lookie.
All I ask is you are mindful of the rules and you keep within the theme.

Please do not back link your entry.
You may combine your entry with other challenges,but it must be a new make.
You must link my blog with your entry.
I will leave comments on Blogger,Wordpress and Facebook.

I will announce the winner on 1st October.
Have Fun......Good Luck Everyone!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Little Travel Cube

This little cube is actually measures 2" x 2",,,such a tiny piece which I loved making.I used some travel backing papers and a few brass embellishments. For the top, I stamped some tickets on some card that I had coloured with distress inks.
I'm off to the Craft Show at Westpoint in Exeter in the morning and will be meeting up with a few of the girls I am in the craft group with,so there will be lots of laughs and lots of money spent....can't wait!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Twinchie Time...again.

Where has the time gone, it really does to be flying by recently...getting nearer and nearer to Christmas...eeek,lol.
Here is my 3rd Twinchie for the challenge over at   I have already entered 2,the maiximum is 3 and I usually miss the deadline with the 3rd...not this time though,lol.
For this image I have used this gorgeous paperartsy stamp...this is the first time I have used it, I've not packed it away yet as I want to use it in my next this space....

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Sewing Lady

It's time for the new challenge over at  do pop over and have a look at this blog, not only are there some stunning makes by the Design Team, there is also a fabulous prize on offer.
This is my DT entry.....I had so much fun making this, it was like furnishing a dolls house, lol.
I have used a Tim Holtz configuration box and decorated each individual box with vintage papers. Once I'd finished that I put all the boxes back in to the base and used washi tape around all the edges that would show through the lid. 
Now comes the fun bit...most of the Crafty Emblies I have painted, for the sewing machine I have used  black and gold, 2 pairs of scissors, one gold, one silver and a few of the buttons in blue and a couple of buttons are just inked. The gloves are painted in a pearl paint and once dry I used a lace stamp and black stazon ink to give them a lacey effect....although it dosen't show up to well in the photo.
So while I was waiting for the paint to dry, I started to fill the boxes, using mini cotton reels ,material ,pins and those fabby crafty-emblies dress forms.
 I then added the lid, which I have edged in washi tape, finally adding the gorgeous box feet and a paper lady I cut out from an old calender.
I hope you enjoy looking at my Sewing Lady, I thoroughly enjoyed making this project.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Distressed and Aged Stamp Block

Distressed and Aged...this is the fabby theme over at the  for their new fortnightly challenge.
I'm loving the theme, so I got stuck right in and altered another of my stamp blocks.These pieces of wood are  so useful, although I shall be running out of the large ones quite soon.
Would love you all to pop over and have a look, maybe enter the challenge,there is a fab prize from Crimson Cloud up for grabs too!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Face Twinchie

I'm back with another Twinchie for the challenge over at  The theme is to use a "Stamp"...these little pieces are lovely to work with and I just love this stamp.
I'm hoping to get around to making the 3rd  Twinchie, only got around  to posting  2  in the last challenge.
If you enjoy working with small pieces,why not enter the challenge too.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Live Life Twinchie

Well,here I am again with another Twinchie. This one is for the challenge over at  The theme for this fortnight is to "Add a Stamp", so I set off to my craft room this afternoon and made 3 Twinchies using some of my smaller stamps...I'll be posting the next 2 over the next couple of days.
I love this stamp,it's perfect for Twinchies, being a 2" square. I inked the background with Mustard Seed distress ink then stamped the image. I then cut around the image and glued it to the board Twinchie. I like making them this way as they don't warp.Once that was done I used a red whisper pen to highlight the little girls scarf and coat.
Thank you to all of you that drop by my blog and leave me a comment...I always appreciate your visit...xx

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Autumn Twinchie No2

Here is my 2nd Twinchie for the challenge over at
For this twinchie I used a section of a larger stamp from Artistic Outpost...I used distress inks for the background,coloured the house with whisper pens, then to give an autumn look to the tree I dabbed distress inks in mustard seed and rusty hinge and crushed olive. It is amazing just how much you can put on a 2"x2" square piece of board.
I'm loving these fun challenges, you are allowed to enter 3 Twinchies per challenge., I still have one more to make....

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Vintage Atc

Firstly I must Thank all my  followers, I'm so pleased you have sign up to follow my new blog. As some of you already know I closed my last blog down due to technical although I have all my images, I have lost a lot of my followers.

Well it's the early hours of sunday morning and I should really be in bed as I'm going out for a few hours tomorrow, what's the betting I'll over sleep, lol.
This is an atc I made for the craft group I belong too, I made it for the daily challenge. The theme was "Make a Vintage Atc"...well I couldn't pass by that challenge could I...
So I have used one of my freebie vintage lady images, I think this one is gorgeous. I used some Graphic 45 paper, I cut around half the circle so when I glued the backing paper to the atc blank I had a pocket that I could slot a mini envelope and notes in to. Finally I added the image.

Thank you all so much for dropping by my blog...I love having you visit...xx

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Two Blog Challenges

Challenge 1
Just to let you know the new challenge for this fortnight has been set over at
The theme was chosen by our teamie Angela and is "Vintage Paris"...ooh la la.
Would love you all to enter,a fabby prize on offer too from Sassy Digi Images.

Challenge 2
This challenge runs monthly over at
There's another 2 weeks before it ends. Do pop along and have a look,there is some stunning DT work over there.A great theme too "Picture Perfect" and a fantastic £10 voucher to spend in the Crafty-Emblies Online Shop.
You do not have to use Crafty-Emblies items to enter the challenge.....hope to see you over there!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Altered Stamp Block "Steampunk"

Well,I've certainly not posted twice in one day for a very long time...must be something in the water today,lol.
I came across a brand new challenge today and just had to enter it. The challenge, which is over at  says to make anything so long as it has the steampunk theme. I rummaged around and found some old wooden blocks that were left over after I removed the rubber stamp.
First I covered the block with papers from (Olde Curiosity Shoppe) by Graphic 45, then used distress ink on all the edges. Using the same pad I used a few of the tabs to decorate the block. To finish I added some of the cogs and top piece from... but the chain and gorgeous bird cage is from my stash.
Thank you to all that drop in to look at my work...I really appreciate your visits and comments...xx

Autumn Twinchie

Autumn,my favourite time of the I couldn't resist entering the twinchie challenge again this fortnight over at  I love this stamp with it's bare trees from Inkyliscious, although this image is only part of the stamp.
I used distress inks for the background,desperately tried to make the sky look less blue, the result looks like there's about to be a thunderstorm,lol.
I'm allowed 3 entries to this challenge,so I will make a couple more Twinchies.
Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving me your lovely comments...x

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vintage Peg

Good Morning's a beautiful morning here,a slight breeze and lots of sunshine. I have my best friend coming to spend the day,not seen her in a few weeks,so plenty of talking to be done today!
Just time though to show you my Altered Peg. I had  two of them with some craft goodies in february for my birthday and this is the first time I've altered such a large peg. All the papers are from a paper pad by Rondelle called Romance Novelle...such pretty papers and tabs.I didn't paint the peg as it was so smooth I could just ink it it up with Aged Mahogany...gave it a gorgeous red colour....

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Same,but Different

I'm having to make space in my garage downstairs,which is my craft room.My grandson came to live with me and he has some things that he's not actually using,but dosen't want to throw,how I know that feeling!
So while I was sorting some space I stopped by my desk and made these 2 atcs. The images are identical, isn't she beautiful, but I have used different backgrounds etc. I'm hoping now I've got my new blog up and running I can settle back in to crafting again, may be take in a challenge or two. I do miss my old blog though,I had it for sometime,it was my very first blog too.
Thank you to all that drop by my blog and are kind enough to leave me a comment...x