Saturday 15 September 2012

The Sweet Pea Stampers - Anything Goes

WE'RE BACK!  Hi everyone I hope you have been having a great summer.  The Sweet Pea Stampers are back with a new look and new rules so come on over and check us out at The Sweet Pea Stampers.  The theme this month is anything goes and here is what I created for the challenge.
So come on over, join in the crafty fun for a chance to win some stunning stamps.

Wednesday 22 August 2012


Ok so life has been a bit hectic and craft has taken a complete back seat - but I seem to have found my creative mojo again.  I made this card for a friend.  I love stamping with distress inks on water colour card and colour washing them with a water brush

Saturday 17 March 2012

Luck of the Irish

The theme this week at Sweet Pea Stampers is Luck of the Irish, so please come and join us and even try out to become one of the design team!
This card doubled up as a mother's day card for my mum. All the papers used were left over scraps. The pyramage image is by Crafty Purple Frog

Friday 2 March 2012

Forever in Time

Another week another challenge and this week at Sweet Pea Stampers the theme is Forever in Time. I love this stamp - "The Dragon". I stamped her with Vintage Photo Distress and lightly tinted the image using a water brush and highlighted the centre of the flowers with Copper Brads. The dragonflies have a coating of distressed stickles, which is hard to see here.

I then cut her out with a scalloped die cut and matted behind a piece of gold card using the same die for a subtle highlight. The background is an embossing folder of watch cogs using coredinations card and then sanded to bring out the detail.

Some Game Spinners by Tim Holtz, a couple of brown flowers in the corner and a tassle I bought from Joanna Sheen and this is the simple but timely and distressed end result.

I am also entering this into:

One Sweet Challenge - Monochrome
Everybody Art - Monochrome
Fresh Brewed - Date or Time
Robyn's Fettish - People
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Land of Fantasy

Saturday 25 February 2012

Piggy Bank - Oink Oink

As some of you know, my gorgeous baby dog passed away before Christmas. A friend of mine who used to be a vetinary nurse came over in the middle of the night and stayed up with me until I could take my precious Chi to the vets, Her little 3 year old son slept in my bed whilst we cried and talked and waited.

It transpired that he didn't have a piggy bank... and I had one I bought at the NEC so I made him one and Santa dropped it off on Christmas Eve, It was the first thing I made after that awful day. Decoupatch is very therapeutic. Just grab a cup of tea, put on the TV and get the brush and glue, rip the paper and start sticking... of all the ones I have made they never look wrong - they always seem to look perfect.

When you feel down and not feeling creative, this is the perfect answer to keeping your hands busy :)

I thought about putting googly eyes on it but thought that may look a bit creepy :)

Get inspired with yellow and green

The theme this week at Crafty Purple Frog is "Get Inspired with Yellow and Green"... so I did :)

The focal stamp is by crafts and me and I used floral stamps by Lavinia stamp and Inkylicious and the moon is by Clarity Stamp. The background is brayered. I made 4 of these cards in different colours / styles so expect to see a variation on a theme coming soon. :)

I stamped the girl then masked her off whilst I brayered the background. I then coloured her with copic ciaos and stamped the foliage. Then mounted the piece with a few embelishments.

I am also entering this into:

Crafts and Me - Shades of Spring

Friday 6 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Wow - it has been a while. This is the first card I have been able to make since my beautiful Chi Chi passed away. The theme this week with Sweet Pea Stampers is Black Tie New Year! So come and join us and create something new for 2012 xx