Saturday, December 5, 2020

Sweet Christmas Wall Hanging

 More Mixed Media  have just launched their last challenge for this year.

I hope that a few of you will pop along and join us, there is a prize on offer, so well worth having a look.

Always Mixed Media, but with an optional colour twist. This month the colour option is WHITE.

My project for the design team is this pretty wall hanging...I just love this stamp from a set by Artistic Outpost, the little girls face is stunning. I just tinted her lip slightly and also her hair as I felt it really didn't need "colouring in"
I cut the base in very thick white card and went over it with a couple of stamps, fir sprigs and fir cone.
I layered up a piece of muslin and then some green & gold mesh.
Using some white fancy wool ( love the fibres ) I wound some around the base before adding the 2 decorative pieces to the both sides of the image, then added the image to the hanging.
I punched 2 holes at the top and used the same thread to hang it with, also added 2 snowflakes brads to the points on the hanging.
Finally I finished it by adding 2 die cut reindeer.
Do pop over and join us if you can find us here at 

I am entering my project in to these great challenges...

Country View Challenges-Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations-Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Christmas or Anything Goes....

 Hello Everyone, I hope everyone is well and keeping safe from the Covid Virus. Lockdown should have given me an incentive to create more, but family issues have prevented me recently.

It is my theme choice for the Tag Tuesday fortnightly challenge, I had originally chosen "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas", then had 2nd thoughts, thinking it was too early, so decided to go with "Anything Goes"....but seeing so many folk have bought Christmas forward by a few weeks by putting up their christmas trees and decorations, I thought why not go with both here we are.

My Christmas Tag...

A pretty vintage style christmas stamp that I layered up and added some sparkle to the little girls hood and hand muffs...adding extra sparkle with the silver mesh and glitter on the flower.

My Anything Goes Tags

These super tags are made from MDF and all I did was ink them up, then added the stamped images. I used a spray varnish to bring them up to a nice sheen, which also enhanced the colour.

I hope to see you over at Tag Tuesday and join in with our challenge..looking forward to seeing you...x

Sunday, November 22, 2020


 Tag Tuesday's Challenge  theme this time around is "Pets" and was chosen by our lovely boss lady Valerie.

Do pop over and check our her tag...and hopefully you will find time to join in with the challenge.

This is my Tag...

I inked the tag before adding a selection of stamped images.
The boy and his dog I stamped separately along with the number on to some spare card, coloured, cut and added to the tag.
I added the cord then the happy with the way the tag has turned out as I seriously thought the background would be to dark.
Please do pop over and visit us over at Tag Tuesday we would love to see you ...x

Monday, November 9, 2020

Texture is the theme

 Wendy over at Tag Tuesday  has chosen Texture as her theme for the current challenge.

I created my tag using oxide inks and different stamps for the background.

To create the texture I mixed some Cosmic Shimmer mica powder with a little texture paste, unfortunately the end colour was a bit too dark for me. What should, or so I thought, would be a light greeny gold turned out very dark,lol.

I decided that swiping over the tag with gesso would calm the dark green down, well as you can see it did lighten it a bit.
I stamped the figures and sentiment and added them to my tag.
Hope you find time to pop over to the blog and join us in the current challenge.
You can find us here at Tag Tuesday

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Recycled Parts

 For my design team project this month for More Mixed Media, I recycled  a couple of  pieces from my old carriage clock. I've had it for about 12 years and it finally gave up the ghost,lol.

I used the metal base and painted it black, I found a circle of MDF which I painted green.

I managed to find a large-ish vintage cotton reel in my stash and painted that black...the middle section I added some hessian and black lace and a little bow.

To decorate the top of my cotton reel I first stamped the image of this cute little girl with her butterfly wings, then shaded her in.
I made a little stand, so she would stay upright, then glued her in place.
I then added bits and bobs from my stash, hessian, green stringy type fabric, no idea what it is called. I added a couple of twigs, flowers, along with a couple of green mesh cones I made that I popped a couple of pearl beads in. At the back I added some pieces black ostrich feather, finishing off with the pretty gold butterfly.

With the glass dome off.

Closer look at the top of the cotton reel.

I do hope my project has inspired you to join in with our challenge over at More Mixed Media
Always mixed media but with a colour option...a prize for the Winner too.
You can find us HERE

Thursday, October 22, 2020


 Hard to believe we are almost towards the end of October, time flies. Time for the pumpkins,witches bats and cats to come out for Halloween.

Michele has chosen the theme All Hallow's Eve as her theme for the current challenge over at Tag Tuesday

Do pop over and check out her fab tags...and of course do try and join in with our challenge.

This is my Tag, mostly stamped on coloured card, the stamps are by Artistic Outpost.

You can find our challenge here at Tag Tuesday

Monday, October 12, 2020

Autumnal again...

 It just so happens that I have a few tree stamps, so I got them all out and would you believe I used a tree stamp and a script stamp that was a freebie with a craft magazine. Not bought by me either, a friend gave me a complete set as she had 2 sets with her 

Another challenge over at Tag Tuesday..Trees is the theme was chosen by Pinky, very apt for this time of the year. I couldn't resist using shades of autumn on my tag.

The background I created using inks and brushes then stamped using the masking method.
I dotted the branches with oranges,yellow and a little green, then added the sentiment.
Do pop over if you can and join in with our challenge, you can find us here at Tag Tuesday

Monday, October 5, 2020

Very Autumnal

 Well here we are, in to October already. Beautiful colours everywhere with the trees and shrubs changing, to me it's such a lovely time of the year. Suits me too now the weather is cooler.

Time again for another challenge over at More Mixed Media

As always it is anything goes, but with the option of using the colour orange in your project.

For my design team project this time I have gone back to my journal. I have some lovely paper napkins that have lush leaves printed on them and I thought they would be perfect for the orange option.

I gessoed the blank pages then added some scraps of paper, swipe over with a thin layer of gesso again. I left it to dry completely overnight.
Using a selection of stamps I added more to the background and then swiped orange acrylic paint over the page using  dry brush, again I left it a while to completely dry before adding my paper napkins leaves.
I actually left the pages alone for a few days as I had lost my mojo and didn't want to mess up a great background.

So here I am, already to add to my pages...
I remembered I had a rubber stamp that was part of a brick wall, so I used that for the ladies to sit on, worked out quite well, especially after I coloured the bricks.

On to my 2nd page, again I used the brick stamp, more randomly this time, trying to make it look like the wall was damaged, not sure if I achieved that very well, but I was reluctant at this stage to do to much incase I messed it all up.
I added the young lad walking his dog.
I added shading around the people to give them a bit of shadow, first time I have ever done that and I am pleased with the effect
Finally on both pages I added a few words then flicked over both pages with some white acrylic paint.
I also used a black water colour pencil randomly around the edges of the pages and smudged them with a damp finger.
Yes, I love the pages, very autumnal and not to overwhelming with the orange colour.
I hope you can find time this month to join in with our challenge, there is a prize on offer of some papers of your choice, detail over on the challenge blog, which you can find here at

I would like to enter my journal pages to these great challenges over at 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Book Print

   I was in a bit of a panic last week, my own fault because I had forgotten my new password to get in to my laptop...I left the laptop sitting there for a few days in the hope that I would remember, I didn't so off to the engineer it went. This is what happens when I try and multi task, when my computer suggests that I change my password, I should not have been on the phone while doing it!

There's a new challenge today over at Tag Tuesday and it was my turn to choose the theme.

Book Print, there is so much you can do with it, I love using it.

I have used a large tag and layered it with scraps book paper and some pieces of a napkin. and a paper butterfly cut from scraps.
I then swiped the whole tag with gesso and wiped some areas back with a baby wipe.
After drying I added some stamping, then the mother,or grandmother with her little boy and added the sentiment

I used an offcut of mountboard for this tag..again layering the tag with torn book paper. I then gessoed the tag taking some back off with a wipe.
Once dry I covered the tag with the gorgeous flowery paper napkin.
To finish I added distress ink to the edges of the tag and some netting and garden string.
I hope you can find time and come along to TAG TUESDAY and join in with our challenge.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

On the Farm

 Happy sunday everyone...I am trying to get up to date with projects and visiting blogs today and I am failing miserabley.

I have only locked myself out of my laptop...all my craft photos I can't access, so annoying. I just cannot remember my password, so I hope when I ring the computer engineer tomorrow he will be able to help. 

I am using Chrome Book and it's nowhere near as good as my laptop. My photos look dull and just to upload and edit them I had to add an app. Adding my signature to my work took ages because I had to use a different set up, kind of 3 steps forward but 6 back. Going to take me a while to get things as I want them.

So here is my little set of Tags for Valerie's theme over at Tag Tuesday...her theme had me stuck for a while, but I managed to download and print these lovely images.

I hope you can pop over and join in with our challenge at 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Use Brown if you wish....

 I was having a rummage in my craft room a couple of weeks ago and came across some off cuts of mount board from a previous project some time ago.

It was perfect for my project for More Mixed Media where the theme is Anything Goes, but with the Option of using the colour Brown.

I remember using paints for the background and swiping over several different colours and texture paste.

To make my tag for MMM I coloured and adhered some mdf cogs and chicken mesh to the base, then added some "rust"

 I found the perfect man..I wish, add to my tag and to finish I added an eye glass, the type the opticians used before modern technology stepped in.

Do pop over and join us in the months challenge...

You can find us here at

                                      More Mixed Media.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Ladybird,ladybird, fly away home....

A fun theme over at Tag Tuesday this time around.

LADYBIRDS...and the theme was chosen by Wendy.

I've never had to create anything using ladybirds, so it was a challenge even for me,lol.

The tag base was created with background stamps and the inks through a stencil.

The sunflowers have been layered up and the ladybirds once trimmed were given little antennea.

Do pop along  to our challenge, we would love to see you can find us here at 

                                          Tag Tuesday

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Recycled Tags for Alice.

 It feels like summer is on it's way out today, breezy, showers and very much cooler, which suits me better. I am here to share with you the trio of tags I have made for the challenge over at Tag Tuesday. The theme was chosen by Michele for this challenge and it worked out perfect for me because I recently placed a craft order for some new paper pads and die cuts and one set was Alice in Wonderland.I have used some great sturdy clothing tags from my great grandsons t-shirts...they are perfect for recycling as they withstand anything you throw at them.

I covered each tag with backing papers then I added some images that I cut from the paper pad cover as well as some of the die cuts...

If you have anything "Alice" related, why not pop over and join in with our challenge. You can find us here at TAG TUESDAY

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Brights..... is the start of this months challenge over at More Mixed Media.
As always it is Mixed Media, but with a colour twist...and this time the option is "Brights"
For my design team project I have used a selection of wooden blocks, these I bought from a charity shop, a huge bag of them,they will last me for years I think,lol.
I covered each of the brick fronts with card that was left over from another project where I used oxide inks, adding stamped images to build up a background.
I did the same with the roof sections too, but for this I used plain blue card that I added inks through a stencil and then distressing  the edges all around.

I added the people and then the sentiments and embellishments to the roof fronts.
So do you think these are "bright" enough, lol...
Please pop over and join in with our challenge, it will run for 4 weeks, so plenty of time to create.
You can find us here at 
I am entering my project in to these challenges at 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Christmas in July????

Well, Pinky has really, well almost, caught me out with her theme at Tag Tuesday..but lucky for me I have a couple of Christmas Stamps in the drawer where I keep my Artistic Outpost Stamps.
I rarely make cards so most of my christmas stash is stacked away in the cupboard under the stairs. I really must sort through them one day..but not today though,lol.
So Christmas is the theme over at Tag Tuesday...any shape or style of tag and any medium you choose, so long as its a Tag.

My tag was die cut from some spare off cuts of paint splodged art paper, not that you can see much of it as I overlaid that with corrugated card that I gessoed. The image was stamped on spare card which I then added colour to, then layered the image up with bits of materials from my stash.
Do pop along and visit us if you can..we love to see your creations and of course leave some love on your blog...x

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Another "Sea" Tag

Good Morning from a not so sunny place in Devon, in the UK..still warm, but dull, the sun desperately trying to shine.
I was creating something for another blog where I am on the design team and my mind wandered off course for a while and I ended up making another Sea Tag for Tag Tuesday.

This sweet stamp is by Artistic Outpost/Our Daily Bread Designs and I have had it a while now.
How many of us remember listening the the "Sea" through the shells as a child...I know I do.
Hope you can find time to join us over at Tag Tuesday..there is still a week left, so plenty of time to join in.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Sea

Hello Everyone...due to a  recent bereavement I've not been blogging regularly, but now I am doing my best to keep crafting more regularly..time, it all takes time doesn't it.
So here is what I have bought for you Sea themed tags for Tag Tuesday.
I love this theme, there is so much scope to create.
I am very fortunate to live close to the sea and whether it's calm or rough I do get a calmness from it, in the rough weather you can actually taste the saltiness from the sea..I love it.
My background of my first tag was created using distress inks using brushes.
The images are stamped from stamps by Crafty Individuals.

I used some stickles across the water and the area around the lady's legs to add sparkle to the water.

My 2nd tag was created using oxide inks on the background, them using this fab stamp from Impression Obsession. I stamped the shells on some off cut card from the card I  made the tag from, then added stickles to give the shells highlights.

I hope you will come and join us here at TAG TUESDAY with this fortnights challenge..I shall look forward to seeing you and visiting your blogs....x

Friday, July 10, 2020


I can't believe how quickly the last couple of weeks have gone by. I seem to be constantly busy doing nothing..crazy or what.
The challenge over at Tag Tuesday still has a few days left to run and the theme is "Put a Sentiment on it"
I had already made my Tag for this challenge, being on the design team, we know the  themes in advance, so I was able to get ahead.
I so love this little girl dancing, so decided to use her on my Tag.

I used oxide inks for the background and then stamped some images before adding the girl.Finally adding a hand written quote.
You can find our challenge here at
Tag Tuesday

Friday, June 26, 2020

A Feather in my Hat.

I couldn't sleep, so thought I would come over to blogger and write a post.
Since I last blogged I have sadly lost my beautiful daughter. She had been staying with me, but unfortunately had to return to hospital.
I have to say I've not had much on my mind but sadness..but Sharron, my daughter, knew how much I love to craft and she certainly wouldn't want me to give it up.
This is her with her grandson, taken a couple of months ago.

This is a Tag I made before my daughter passed away, for the challenge over at Tag Tuesday. I had got ahead of myself, but missed the last couple of challenges.

I used a stencil, stamps and inks to create the background then used a freebie stamp that I had ages ago from the Craft Stamper's actually one of my favourite freebie stamps.
I have used 2 real feathers for the ladies hat.

Feathers is the theme ( chosen by teamie Wendy ) for the current challenge, which you can find HERE

I will try and pop in whenever I can, but can't guarantee it will be on a regular basis just yet...xx

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Early Bird....

Happy Sunday Everyone..
I'm here today to share a Tag with you, created for Tag Tuesdays challenge. The theme this time is Animals, any type, chosen by teamie Pinky. Do pop over and check out the blog and see her fab tags.
I've been missing from Tag Tuesday for a while,due to caring for my daughter, unfortunately she is back in hospital again.
So I am picking up my Dt spot again for the next round of challenges, many Thanks to Valerie and the rest of the team for being so kind with their love and prayers.

Hope you like my Tag,lol...
Hope to see you over at Tag Tuesday...x

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

In the Pink....

It's been a while since I was last here posting on my blog. Due to my daughter being so poorly and spending 3 months in 4 different hospitals, I finally got the hospital to discharge her to me, rather than her going home on her own.What with Covid-19 keeping us all on lock down, being here I can give her the care she needs. As a result though I've not been able to craft, hopefully I will get more time soon and get back in the swing of things again.
My project for More Mixed Media was made several weeks ago...the theme is "Pink", as always it is anything goes, but there is a colour option.
I hope you can join in with the challenge.

My pages were built up using scraps of paper, gesso and some napkins and texture paste.

I used a wash of white acrylic paint and daubed around the images of the flowers and butterflies to soften the edges.

To finish I added the sentiment and the images of the children.
Please do pop over and join in with this months challenge, you can find it here at 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Romantic Weekend.

More Mixed Media have just launched this months challenge. The theme as always is Anything Goes, so long as it's mixed media ..and it also has the option of a colour twist.
The colour twist for March if GREEN.
I love the colour green, there are so many shades of it, it also reminds me that Spring is on it's way.
My Dt project this month is an altered book. By gluing pages together and covering them with gesso, they are ready for anything to be thrown on them.

click on image to enlarge it.

For these pages I collaged some scraps of paper then went over with acrylic paints, dried with my heat tool, then I applied gesso across the pages. 
After the gesso was completely dry I added the fab images from a couple of paper napkins.

  I applied green through a stencil and then added the stamps and sentiment before sealing the pages with modge podge

The lovely couple were then added to finish the page.
I hope you can pop over and join us in our challenge.

You can find us here at 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Paris Tags

It's Tuesday, so time for another challenge over at Tag Tuesday  and it's little old me that has chosen Paris for the theme.
Of course Paris isn't just for romance, it is also known for fashion, perfume,inventions, iconic buildings etc, so I hope to see a great selection of tags.
Here are mine....

All types of tags are acceptable for our challenge, so long as they follow my theme.
I am looking forward to see your tags and popping along to your blogs.
You can enter the challenge here

Friday, February 14, 2020

Spring is in the Air

Hello Everyone..time again for another challenge..and this one has a little prize attached to it.
Tag Tuesday runs a fortnightly challenge and the theme this time as well as the prize is offered up by Valerie.
Such a great theme too..Spring is in the Air.
For my entry I have made 2 tags.

The weather here is very cold and it's hard to believe Spring is on it's way, yet my flower tubs are full of Crocus in full bloom..tulips and daffodils are almost out goes on as the saying goes.
Please drop by the blog and join in with our challenge...look forward to seeing you.
We are here at Tag Tuesday

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A Set of Artist Trading Cards

It's the 5th of the month and it's time for the monthly challenge over at More Mixed Media
As always, it's anything goes, but with an optional colour twist.
So the colour this month is RED
For my design team project I decided to make a set of 3 Atcs (Artisting Trading Cards)
The stamps I have used are a set of my favourites, the Paper Boy, from Artictic Outpost.

I hope you will pop over and join in with our challenge this month..there is a prize on offer for the winner, so well worth having a look.
You can find us here at 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Black,White & Red

Listening to the radio this morning and the weather forecast has mentioned that it has been snowing about an hours drive from here..I couldn't believe it as I have the sun shining through my windows. It looks lovely outside to be honest, no sign of any snow here!
So this morning Tag Tuesday have just posted this fortnights challenge.The theme chosen by teamie Wendy is...Black, White and Red
I have kept my tag quite simple, a stamped image on a white tag, adding red for the mouth and edges of the tag.

 Please come on over and join in with the challenge, you can enter as many  times as you wish.
You can find us here at TAG TUESDAY

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A little bit of Frost.

It's silly o'clock for me here this morning, I'm not usually up very early, but my sleep pattern is all over the place again, thanks to's an absolute beast at times.
Tag Tuesday have just launched their fortnightly challenge  ( the last 2 weeks have just flown by )
The theme this time around is Winter Scenes and has been chosen by teamie Michele.

I used water colour paint to shade the sky, although the photo really doesn't show it that well. The bad weather here makes everything so dark, almost impossible to get a good light.
I stamped the trees twice by using the masking method, then I coloured the tree trunks and shaded the tufts of grass.
The sentiment was then stamped and once dry I went over with some stickles glitter glue to make it look a bit frosty.
To finish I distressed the edges of the tag with ink.
I hope you can pop along and join in with the challenge, you can find us here at
                                             TAG TUESDAY

Sunday, January 5, 2020

"Blue" Artist Trading Coins.

Good Morning from a cloudy place in Devon...I do like the cooler months of the year,I just wish they were brighter,lol.
Rain is forecast for next week, so a good excuse to lock myself away in my craft room!
So on to my post for today..
More Mixed Media have just launched their first challenge for 2020.
As always anything mixed media goes, but you have the option of using a colour each month, and  January's colour is BLUE

For my design team project I have created 3 Artist Trading Coins. The background was coloured using oxide inks.

The stamps, from my stash, are all vintage themed and fitted perfectly on the coins.
I coloured the images with water colour pencils.

To finish them I distressed the edges with blue inks and then I sprayed them with a sealer, although the photo doesn't pick up the glossy finish.

Do pop over if you can and join in with our challenge, there is a prize on offer, also badges for other selected entries.
You can find us here at More Mixed Media

I am entering my Atc Coins in to these great challenges....
Love to Craft Challenge Blog-Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog- Anything Goes
Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog-Anything Goes