Monday 31 March 2008

Stamp Diva

If you have not checked it out yet, please go to Stamp Diva. It is a fantastic online store for great crafts and excellent customer service that is second to none. Stamp Diva is in my retail therapy list and I love the products they have - they are always updating their stash for eager crafters like me...

I am pleased to contribute to their gallery for inspiration and I hope you enjoy buying from them as much as I do!

Friday 28 March 2008

Happy Birthday Julie

The theme this week for Created By Hand is a stamped background. I made this canvas for my best friend. Her birthday is tomorrow. The background is acrylic paint then it is stamped.... amongst many other things :)

Hope you like it as it was trial and error....

Friday 21 March 2008

It's All in the Game!

The theme this week for Daring Cardmakers is "It's all in the game", and so as it is a bank holiday and I am not working (yay) I made this card this morning. The jigsaw is a die cut shape that I painted with crackle paint. The card background is stamped with a cracle stamp and sprayed with glimmer mist. And the overall card is finished off with a prima flower and some ribbon.

TGIF - Ribbons

The theme for TGIF this week is Ribbons - you have to use at least one stamp and ribbon. So here is my entry for this week - and I am so glad it is Friday!!!!

Thursday 20 March 2008

Miniature Art

The theme this week for Theme Thursday is Miniature Art - and you are to make Moos or Inchies. Well here are a few Moos. The stamps are by Stampington & Co (with the exception of the flower) and alcohol inked acetate has been added on top.

Tuesday 18 March 2008

Transparent Art

The theme this week for TMTA is Transparent Art - and I love stamping onto acetate with simple alcohol ink backgrounds. So here is my creation.

Oodles and Oodles of Doodles

The theme for Arty Girlz this week is doodles... and as I cannot draw to save my life I used a stamp to doodle... and here it is... just a simple card this week but very cute.

Sunday 16 March 2008


The week, the theme for Arty Girlz is stars! I must admit that I don't have mnay stars in my craft stash and I am late participating as it has been a busy week, with work then the NEC craft show and also having my family visiting. Anyway here is my entry for this week.

The background paper is by crafty individuals, the two corner embelishments are rub-ons and the white swirl is by Paperbag Studios and embossed in white. As for the lady - this is an old bookmark I had - told you I had no star things - and I embelished the head piece with pearls. A really easy one to make, but I enjoyed making it.

Thursday 13 March 2008

My Little Trip to the NEC

Obviously not satisfied with the stash my sister brought me from the US, I found myself today (shockingly) at the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC.... It's tough but someone has to do it...
So what did I get? Just one or two things really :) A few Tim Holtz stamps seemed to fall into my clutches.

Not satisfied that I had enough stamps yet, I bought a few more.

The next little collection are for my new craft room - a work in progress. I intend to alter the clock, the box containing 12 books to alter and the jigsaw 12 x 12 as decoration for this room - we are months off completion of that one.

And then I decided to get the odd bits

More bits

Even more bits!

I can't wait to start playing with all my new toys :)

Friday 7 March 2008

From America with Love!

It was just like a spring time Christmas! My sister arrived on Thursday from Florida draped in gifts for me - yay! This is a combination of Christmas and my upcoming birthday in April... I am feeling rather lucky :)