Monthly Archives: April 2015

Finnabair 3 day retreat


Hi Everyone

Well, I have been off on my Travels up to IndigoBlu in Retford, on the Finnabair 3 day retreat which hubby gave me for my birthday, I had such a fabulous time, Finnabair – absolutely brilliant, Finn is so lovely and very inspiring. The whole team at IndigoBlu made everyone feel welcome, and kept us supplied with refreshments, I made some new crafty friends and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

Here is my make from day one.

pastel canvas

triple canvas in pastels

finnabair triple canvas pastels

Day two

my canvas

This is a double canvas

I made this one for my Hubby, luckily he liked it lol

my birthday present

finnabair canvas

Day three

Journal pages in the morning

me & glenn

This was my first try at journal pages, I have a long way to go, but picked up lots of techniques

shan journal page

and finally in the afternoon

the rocking horse clock

finnabair clock

A long weekend but so much fun

thanks for popping in


Penny Black Botanical notes


Hello Visitors

I have made a card for Oyster stamps today, using a Penny Black stamp, Botanical notes. I haven’t used my pro markers for a while and fancied a bit of colouring today.

penny black botanical notes

I have used the following items:

Flowers & Butterfly stamp: Penny Black Botanical notes
Die: Spellbinder grand circles
Leaf stamp: Heartfelt creation open leaf
Sentiment stamp: Quietfire Design

Embossing folder: Sheena Douglass Basket Weave
Die: Sue Wilson Italian collection Tuscany
Flower soft: Black
Pro Markers, Distress ink, liquid glass

penny black botanical notes card

thanks for popping in

Enjoy your weekend


Wedding Card


Hello visitors

Hope you all enjoyed your Easter and your easter eggs, I ate to many lol.

I was asked to make a wedding card for a friend, I had to clean up my craft room before starting this one, as I am usually a messy crafter haha, but as this one was white I thought I had better clear all traces of colour away, I even spent over half an hour cleaning the score lines on my Martha Stewart score board with a poky tool and wet wipes!! So here it is, I hope my friend likes it, I just have to make a box for it now.

wedding card

I have used silk card & silver Centura pearl card

Sue Wilson Spanish collection Seville dies

Spellbinders fancy tags two

Foliage dies

Poinsettia die

Stamp by: MSE ( my sentiments exactly )

thanks for looking



Don’t forget to fly Canvas


Hi Everyone

Hope you are all enjoying your Good Friday, nothing good about the weather today though lol, so I’m in my craft room today and have just finished this canvas for Oyster stamps.

finnabair inspired canvas one

This 10 x10 canvas and the following items can be purchased from Oyster stamps shop or on-line, check out the web.
white Gesso
Harlequin stencil
Textured paste white sand
Vintage vanity clear stamp circles
Vintage vanity clear stamp checkered
Timeless memories A4 paper pad
Mica flakes gold leaf
Wood mounted stamp Don’t forget to fly
Wood mounted stamp Dare to spread your wings
Mechanicals metal embellishments leaves
Lindy stamp gang magicals
Color bloom sprays
UTEE in gold

dare to spread your wings finnabair style canvas        don't forget to fly canvas   

finnabair inspired canvas don't forget to fly    fly canvas

finnabair inspired canvas centre

Enjoy your Easter weekend