Saturday, 31 March 2012


Sorry I've been away so long. My home computer died on my birthday last week (how rude). It can't be repaired. I have got a new one but it will be a few days before I am up and running. Thankfully I'm a sensible pixie & all my work is backed up on an external hard drive. All I have lost is software, my address book, blog feeds & links to all my favourite places. The problem began when my Norton Internet Security malfunctioned & let in 5 trojans :-(:-(
I have lots of creations to share & I had completed The Stampman challenge.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Past Makes

This was a birthday card I made in January for Galina's birthday in February. Papers Birdsong, Stamp CI320. Stampin' Up Greeting and Xcut doily border punch. Below are 3 pictures of a set of mini drawers I purchased from The Range and decorated with my most favourite shade of blue paint. Lots of stamped images & some postage stamps. They started off life plain kraft brown but I stupidly forgot to take a "before" shot, so keen was I to get that blue paint out!! I keep all my Tim Holtz Ideaology bits 'n' pieces in them on my desktop.

I had great fun with them and wouldn't mind another set. They were priced at £2.99 so I thought they were a bargain. I just love that colour.....

Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Stampman Challenge - Vintage

Here is my entry for this Vintage challenge at The Stampman. Below are two close up photos.

This was extremely hard to photograph. As you can see the red roses along the bottom are the wrong shade. I hope you can see the brown floral trim they are glued ontop of.

Materials used; TH Tag shape diecut twice, one with heart cut out. Both painted with chocolate emulsion paint & sprayed with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist before embossing with Papermania Secret Garden & the back tag embossed with TH Notebook. Image is Stampsmith and stamped in Onyx Black Versafine. Felt leaf trim, large rose & ribbon all from my ex Scrapbook DT kits. Mini red roses, Papermania. Brown floral trim, Crafts U Love. Tim Holtz foliage. Gold Smooch & pink paint in cut out heart. I really enjoyed this challenge!!!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad!!!!

He is 70 years old today & still practically working full time!!!

Here is the card I made for him. I used Papermania Union Jack Emobossing folder for the background but before embossing I stamped the Papermania Portobello Road Urban Vintage "Big Ben" image. I then stamped the CI- 077 image onto white cardstock & cut out to layer over the top. The fantastic bunting stamps were from Stamposarus. I resisted the urge to colour them in because I wanted a black & white card.

We do not celebrate Dad's birthday until Easter when we celebrate along with mine when we go up and spend time with my sister, Tracy & BIL Martin.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Happy Birthday, Val

Today is one of my SSG Forum friends birthdays. So I made this.

My background is made using Distress inks; Victorian Velvet, Chipped Sapphire and edged with Stormy Sky. The image is Crafty Individuals.