Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Home....

A New Home card created from a Tim Holtz Die and papers.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Vintage Bird

A soft vintage paper palate over stamped with Distress Inks and embellished with die cuts.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Just to wish all my followers a Very Merry Christmas

Thank you for your support

See you soon  xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Quirky Bird

A card for a special friend, I love this quirky bird cut from a paper sheet.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Scrap Paper Holders

Every crafter has an on going battle with paper scraps, I have boxes, drawers and folders full of them. Here are some holders I made to store even more of them.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Squishy Bags

I have made several of these little cosmetic bags in different sizes, they have such a nice shape and feel. These were made from hand made felt embellished with stitch and beads.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? 237

Here is my desk this week showing off it's more casual side.......

I have simply been playing with scraps and offcuts to make a few birthday cards

For those of you concerned about the body parts last week, here is a sneaky peek of one complete body!

I would like to take this chance to wish the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground and all fellow WOYWWEE's a Very Merry Christmas. See you in the new year.....

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Cards for all occasions

Such fun making this set of mini cards in a presentation box. Gelli prints were used along with die cuts and embellishments. Now if I had thought of this earlier, guess what everyone would have got for Christmas!!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Movember? December?

The perfect T shirt design for a Movember...ist.
The elements were cut from fabric using the Cameo machine and applied to a plain T-Shirt.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Robin in a Nest

Look closely and you will see him!

A wicker wreath, cinnamon sticks, ribbon, lace and old Christmas Decorations.........Simples!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? 236

Just a quick post before going to work. Activity is slowing down on my desk now all the cards and gifts are made. A few new pretty storage tubs have arrived to hold pens and other important stuff and I am making a few body parts for an art installation in a gallery at Easter!

If you are new to my blog and wondering why I am showing you my desk, click on the WOYWW button and prepare to be transported to Stamping Ground where you can take a peek at desks from around the world.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Candy Canes

I saw this on Pinterest and just had to make one!
Candy Canes are attached around the outside of a jar (foam tape is good for this), there is a tea light inside. Go on, you know you want to!!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

A flat Robin...

I made a batch of flat Snowman cards, where it seems as though you are looking down from above, so I thought I would try a bird the same way!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Shepherd Cards

I love the simplicity of these cards, great when you are making lots. The background was printed with Distress Inks which was splodged on using a strip of masking tape to transfer the ink. The silhouettes were cut out on my Cameo machine.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Wintery Christmas Cards

Some of the cards I have final got around to producing for this year using prints and die cut snowflakes.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

A print for my journal....

This print was created on brown paper with some die cuts and a figure cut from a magazine as masks. I am going to incorporate this into a bigger journal page.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Gelli Prints or a quilt?

I just had to share a few of my favourite Gelli Prints. Don't they just look like you could sew them together and make a quilt? Now there's an idea!!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday? 224

CHRISTMAS.... See I am going to shout it now that it is almost December and a reasonable time to consider that It will arrive soon. No decorating outside my house with every flashing or inflatable creature known to man at the beginning of November!!

Ok rant over....I have been making many of my gifts this year so still not much to show....

These cards were the result of a Gelli Plate day (see previous post). I am so pleased with the subtle colours...people will think I am a real artist!!

If you want to see the desks of all my fellow makers, hop over to Stamping Ground and take yourself on a journey around the world.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Gelli Plate Mayhem

A lovely play day with a great friend resulted in some stunning papers. I still can't get over the designs you can get.

bubble wrap and strips of lace made lovely patterns........

Saturday, 23 November 2013

A very enthusiastic Gardener!

A fun page taking inspiration from the trellis to create a background. A lavish cluster of paper cut flowers complete the page.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Vintage cosmetic bags

Some pretty little cosmetic bags I made from fabric scraps, ribbon and lace. I even mastered a concealed zip and lining!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

A Bare Bear......

My Grandson said to me at bedtime....."I have to get Russell ready for bed too" and I was a little worried when I saw this......and I really don't know why he has an earring....

So I made him some pyjamas.......so much better!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Cloth Paper Scissors

After many months of waiting finally my article has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors.

So exciting.....

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 232

Well hello all, It has been a few weeks since my last confess desk unveiling! I have really missed the chance to travel and view, where do the days go??

I have been busy with all things creative and more stitching projects than art lately. Here is my tidy desk this week......... I sorted all my markers and colouring pencils!

But I have been working here .......

 and here is my really exciting news......
I have an article in the current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors

All very exciting.......

So If you are wondering why I am showing you my desk. Pop over to Stamping Ground and prepare to take a wonderful creative journey.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Autumn Leaves

It is all about the leaves in this Autumn Layout. They are all cut from different textured papers and layered around the photograph to create a woodland frame.

Sunday, 10 November 2013


A page showing my Grandson feeding the animals on one of the many visits to the farm. With lots of fussy cutting from two sheets of scrapbook paper, every scrap was used and no other embellishments were needed.

Friday, 8 November 2013

My best friend....

As I am still busy working on making Christmas Gifts (and better not share the images here just yet), I am sharing some of the pages from my Scrapbook Albums. My Grandson had some lovely studio photographs done with his favourite Toy Story toys. Here is one of the pages I made.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

What's it all about Alfie?

I came across this picture of Alfie today, my first attempt at digital scrapbooking

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Watch out for Pirates!

A day of Pirate play with my Grandson resulted in a Treasure Chest and this rather fetching hat cut out on my Cameo.

Aye Aye Captain!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Lavender Bags

Lovely Lavender Bags made with Lavender from my garden and Vintage Fabrics.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

New friends on my workdesk....

It started with two rabbits on my desk.......
now joined by two Puppies and a Duck!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Felt and a Pencil Roll

I made this felt sample many years ago and it has moved around the house ever since with no real purpose. So I decided to stitch pockets into it a turn it into a safe place to keep my special pens.