Thursday, 25 July 2013

Teeny tiny Gelli print cards

Just sharing a couple of little cards made with some of my Gelli Print paper and a set of stamps bought recently in a sale. I love having a ready stash of totally unique and inexpensive papers to hand and have hardly used my commercially printed papers for months!


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 216

Today I am sharing a view of the dining room table where I am currently working assisted by my lovely Daughter on the bridal projects. My desk is so much of a disaster we had to move!!
I am pleased to say we have finished and are very excited by the results. If you view the posts of the previous two days you will be able to see the hair decorations and bridesmaids corsages.

So here is the table.....

and because you were all so keen to see.....

 Shhhh don't tell anyone!

So if you were wondering what WOYWW is all about pop over to Stamping Ground and prepare to visit over 100 desks from around the world.

Am off on holidays next week so I may not post but I hope to do a little blog visiting if time allows. Have a great week!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wedding Corsages

For the bridesmaids large blousy flowers on a wrist band.........


Monday, 22 July 2013

Wedding Flowers

I have been busy over the last week creating some bespoke wedding flowers using fabric flowers and brooches which had sentimental value to the bride.

Here are some of the hair accessories.....




Sunday, 21 July 2013

Birds and Bows

Here are some cards made with die cuts. I like to cut them all in plain card and colour with Distress Inks to achieve the soft shading.


Saturday, 20 July 2013

In the hedgerow

Here are two cards made simply using stamps and inks to layer the design.


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 215

I am busy working on a bridal project, a bouquet and accessories so I am making lots and lots of fabric flowers. I can't share the finished project with you yet, so you will just have to search my desk for clues!!

So if you were wondering what WOYWW is all about pop over to Stamping Ground and prepare to visit over 100 desks from around the world.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Roses, Roses, Roses

Today was all about making Ribbon Roses for a bridal project I am working on. I think I am getting the hang of it now.......

Monday, 15 July 2013

Dorset Button.....

You will have to look really close for this rather lonely post today!.

This is my first attempt at a Dorset Button which I hope with others will form the base for a new textile design for the next exhibition.

I may change my mind after I have made a few!!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Taking flight

A little £1.00 Twinchie stamp has been sitting on my desk for the past few month just silently nagging me to free it form the packet. Today was the day this sweet little butterfly took flight!

Distress inks and mica powders

Stamping and colouring
                                                           Gelli print background

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Beach Huts for a sunny day.

The last in the series of seaside themed cards for those of you not venturing to the beach today.

and the smallest washi tape bunting ever!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Summer Holiday

A few more cards with the Summer theme to get you into holiday mood. Gelli prints have been used for backgrounds and parts of the stamps.


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.....

Just a little bit of printing with Distress Ink to create a background for these seaside themed stamps.



Wednesday, 10 July 2013

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 214

There has no been much activity this week, busy trying to catch up with other stuff and enjoying the sunshine.

Here is a picture of a little playtime yesterday in my journal with some gelli prints and Paper Artsy stamps.

I am lucky enough to sit right by the garden door so there is plenty of light and I still feel like I am enjoying the sun!

Here is the resulting journal page, no plan on the design, just playing.....

So if you were wondering what WOYWW is all about pop over to Stamping Ground and prepare to visit over 100 desks from around the world.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Poppy Paper and a Birdie

I love this card created simply with a poppy background paper and some vintage cut outs.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

All sorts of everything

This journal page started out as a way deal with some stress and anxiety, so as I often do I just wrote a page full of words and painted over the top. I added some collage cuttings from magazines, inking, stencilling and stamping.

So if you haven't tried this as a way to combat stress it is really worth having a go!

Friday, 5 July 2013

Watch the birdie....

A random collection of collage papers which were lurking on my desk became the background for this page. I took my inspiration from these scraps and extended the designs. Of course there had to be some birdies somewhere, I cut these from Gelli Print papers.

Thursday, 4 July 2013


I love this card design and it was one of the simplest to do, letting the printed paper do all the work, with the addition of some die cut butterflies and a punched border.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 213

 It is time again to take a trip around the world and view the creative spaces of some very talented people. Pop along to Stamping Ground where you will find links to over 100 blogs, go on take a journey!

It has been another busy week and much of the creative stuff has been on hold, so here is my desk this week.

I have been doing some drawing, so you can see my sketchbook and drawing materials. The punches are out as I was making some paper roses and dipping them in UTEE in the melt pot. I still have some work to do on these as they were a little too thickly glazed.

I did mention last week I had a trip to London planned so here are a few teasers for you......

Afternoon Tea in Mayfair
The view from the Cable Car as we came in to land at the 02

And finally...the Buble himself!

Monday, 1 July 2013

We do not own the earth...

I love this card and the sentiment from Indigo Blue rubber stamps. Distress ink blending and an acetate butterfly.....