Monthly Archives: September 2015

Purples and blues



A card  for my Nephew in law,

He likes this colour palette, so I hope he likes this too!

tim holtz stamp collection

I used white card and coloured it with dusty concord and salty ocean distress inks.

Then stamped it with Tim Holtz collection, and some random splodges from Prima.

I embossed it using Sheena Douglass distress embossing folder, I trimmed the panel from the main card and stamped Happy Birthday down the side and mounted it onto black card.

The sentiment is from Stampendous and I cut this out using Spellbinders label 4 small,

then coloured it with dusty concord and salty ocean.

thanks for popping in


Leafy branch



Today’s card was made for a friend, I hope she likes it.

I used a piece of free paper from a magazine in pale yellow and stamped it with a script stamp.

Then using Sheena Douglass Dry stone wall embossing folder I lightly went over it with frayed burlap and walnut stain distress inks.

I layered this onto a piece of brown card.

The dies used are:

Tim Holtz caged bird

Heartfelt creations leafy branch

Martha Stewart branch punch

heartfelt leafy branch

I added raffia and pearls to finish


Blazing poppy vase


Welcome visitors and new followers

My dad has been in hospital the last two weeks so I have been a bit quiet on the crafting front, but he is better and home now, so I have been catching up with some up coming birthday cards.

This is Heartfelt Creations blazing poppy vase stamp which is available from Oyster Stamps shop or online.

heartfelt blazing poppy vase

I have used distress inks to colour the background, and stamped the image with versa mark, then heat embossed it.

I used pro markers to colour the vase leaves and poppy.

thanks for popping in today


Oyster stamps blog hop


Well Oyster’s blog hop was counted, monitored and checked, our lovely Janet picked the winners, and here she is ………

All the names of the people who successfully commented on every blog everyday  were put into a basket for Janet to pick 2 out and they are Tracey Thurston (first prize) and Liz Cavill (second prize) .  HUGE thank you to everyone who took part, there were 364 comments counted over the days so we know many of you had a good old hop and you all left such lovely comments so we hope you got some inspiration too.

Tracey and Liz have been contacted by Oysters and asked to ring the shop to claim their prizes, we hope they enjoy using them as much as the design team did !

Mirror for Hannah



Well the holidays are over and it was back to work for me today, over the holidays I made this mirror for Liz whom I work with, it is for her daughter Hannah.

 Hannah’s has been away on a world scout Jamboree in Japan, so while she was away Liz decorated her bedroom and gave me some of the wallpaper, which I have incorporated in the decoration.

Hope you had a fab time Hannah and hope you like the mirror too x

corner mirror

I have used various embossing folders for the patterns and arranged each piece around the mirror, then glued into place.

Then I painted each one with chalky paints and acrylics.


I used the wallpaper to make the frame, flower and letters for ‘smile’

lady mirror 1

I used the lady template from Gabrielle Pollaco, coloured with copics, then cut up a silk flower for the dress and added some bling.

 mixed media mirror

I finished off with some gilding wax

thanks for looking today


Oyster Stamps blog hop



Welcome everyone to our Oyster Stamps blog hop, open to international and uk crafters.

I hope you have all enjoyed the variety of ideas from the design team.

To be in with a chance of winning a prize, visit every blog, you don’t need to join,

Just leave a comment.

if you wish to follow me, you can do this via email,

you do not need a wordpress account.

Just click the follow by email button.

Don’t worry if you have missed any just go to the link below, and start with Neet, then work your way through the list.

If you have already been following, then please leave a comment here and then go on to Barbara tomorrow.

One person will receive the stamp of their choice from the Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia range and a Memory Box/Open Studio/Distressed Holiday Collage die.
There will also be a runner-up who will receive a stamp of their choice from the Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia range.
So for this blog we were asked to use the Memory Box holiday collage and anything from the Heartfelt poinsettia collection, I have chosen the sparkling poinsettia swirl, and both of these are used on all of my makes.

 Here is my scrapbook page

heartfelt creations sparkling poinsettia

I have chosen a gray 12 x 12 paper and used distressed inks to colour the background.

sparkling poinsettia swirl

Then I stamped the Sparkling Poinsettia swirl around the edges and heat embossed it, then coloured it with distress inks. Then using the Distress Holiday Collage, I have cut out the strip of baubles and used them to add texture.

sparkling poinsettia swirl 1

I then stamped the sentiment from the set and heat embossed it in white.

sparkling poinsettia swirl1

I have stamped onto acetate and heat embossed the leaves in black, then cut my flowers out a few times to layer up.

I decided to make this quick little box as Christmas table favours, or could also be used a just a place setting.

Distressed holiday collage

sparkling poinsettia swirl 2 sparkling poinsettia swirl 3 sparkling poinsettia swirl 4 sparkling poinsettia swirl

I have used Distressed Holiday Collage snowflake die

 Sparkling poinsettia swirl stamp.

Distress inks for colour and leaves from my stash.

And to finish, a bottle!

If you have seen my blog page before then you know I like to decorate a bottle or two lol.

distress holiday collage bottle

memroy box holiday collage bottle memory box holiday collage

altered art christmas bottle textured paste christmas bottle poinsettia swirl bottle

I have used all four dies from the holiday collage, white sand textured paste, chalk paint, liquid buff it in peacock-blue, silver inka gold, sparkling poinsettia swirl, Martha Stewart branch punch, added a few wooden snowflakes, feathers and pearls to finish.

oyster stamps blog hop

Enjoy the rest of our blog hop and good luck to all x

your links are here:

Neet Saturday 29th August
Martine Monday 31st August
Hellen Tuesday 1st September
Margot Wednesday 2nd September
Andy Thursday 3rd September
Eileen Friday 4th September
Marianne Saturday 5th September
Kerry Sunday 6th September………. you are here
Barbara Monday 7th September
Theresa Tuesday 8th September
Zoe Wednesday 9th September
Janet Thursday 10th September


I am sleeping


Hello, and welcome new visitors,

Here is my ‘ I am sleeping ‘ door hanger, made from MDF,

decorated door hanger

Painted with white gesso

painted with white and blue acrylic paints

circles stencil and clear embossing paste

Spellbinders corner flourish

wooden letters and flat back pearls

silk leaves and paper flowers

wooden heart and added metals

plaster of paris butterfly painted with silko’s

added a bow to finish

mixed media door hanger

Thanks for popping in today

happy crafting