Thursday, 27 June 2013


Not really my work desk! On hols in Italy! Not sure if this will work as it's from my phone! So just a very short post this week if I can find out how to link! Bye for now peeps!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Is it just me or do the days between WOYWW get shorter and shorter? Maybe not as my desk looks slightly different this week!
 Colouring pages in my Moleskine in preparation for my holiday

 Torn page so taped up (happy face!)
 Blotty page ( I have an idea for this one)
Yep! I've been well and truly Dyan'ed!
That's all for now Peeps!
Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sunday Special #1111228597

Yep! Lost count so from now on random numbers will be allocated!!  What a lovely Saturday!  I had a card for a parcel to collect from the post office!!  I knew what was in it but still!! And here is part of the contents:
 I also got three white pens of various thicknesses and happened to have my pack of 5 black pens in my handbag so there was no way I wasn't going to play!!  Half an hour later in the pub.......
 The long line of 'splats' was the first mark made!  Trying to get the ink to flow in the Posca pen!!  The ink trail went right across the book and onto my leg, foot and the pub floor.  I know have really cool purple converse with white spots!"
Developing nicely!
And I think the front is done! This book is going on my holiday with me.  I'm going to do some backgrounds on the pages and leave some blank.  I can then get my daily craft fix filling it in with sketches and doodles!!

 Later in the afternoon we had our 5 year old grandson over for a sleep-over.  He was playing with his PlayDoh so I thought I'd introduce him to Martha Stewart Crafters' Clay so we could make something permanent!  Here he is mixing up his favourite colour, purple!
Look at the concentration!
And the moulds - mix of Karantha and Martha Stewart.  And here's what Liam made:

Pretty good for a first go!! I showed him how to gild them this morning but didn't get any photos.  He used Cerise Gleam for the little face and Silver Treasure Gold for the others.  Hoping I've created another crafter!  I only needed to show him what to do once and he got it straight away!!

And Finally...
My Father's Day Card!
For once I have something that fits with a couple of challenges!  I would like to enter this into:
and also
Matches my OH's little occasional table perfectly!!

Thanks for looking!
Ta ta from me!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


I've got all my ATCs and they are super wonderful:
 From left to right (and up and down): Scrappymo, Kezzy, Maisie and Barf! Thank you!! I thought a couple of cards looked a bit subdued against my background so chose another (background that is!):
Gorgeous embossed shimmery Seahorse from Mo (Photo just doesn't do it justice - trust me. there's stamping, embossing, decoupage, colouring, shimmer. Love it ScrappyMo!
I love Kezzie's too! I got a hand-made crochet heart!
Maisie's is Vintage at it's best! It's got my favourite dragonflies and Lace)
I love the neutral colours!(I've got a rug that matches your colours perfectely)
And finally, Joel's ATC
My favourite distress paints! All on one ATC!
Thank you all for my ATCs!
I love them and will treasure them!

And on my desk this week:
 I've been playing with Martha Stewart Clay thingy stuff!! You definitely need the white but it was totally not available in the UK! It's on Create and Craft TV now! And Yes. I've been 'Dyan Reaveley'ed'

And loved it!
Tat ta for now peeps!

Monday, 10 June 2013

No Sunday Special....

so it's Monday Marvel!

I was lucky enough to do 2 workshops with Dyan Reaveley this weekend (wish I could've done all four). I LOVED THEM! Here's some photos:
 Unfinished Symphony

my first page and I love it
 I'm loving this one! The bottom half is cleaning!
Zentangle! SHAME ON YOU! How can you copyright doodles we've done since we  were kids?!

Sweet dreams are made of cheese
Clean up pageI  l'ove!!

Yep! Can't stop Playing!

Thank you Dyan

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Just a Quickie!

Hi Peeps!

I've finished the card that was my WOYWW 209 post! I Love, love love it!
 I should've done some step-by-steps but you never think of that when you get engrossed!  I can remember what I did tho!  First I stamped and masked the Fairy from Crimson Cloud and stamped the sentiment in Aged Mahogany (note to self: Use Blue/purple and emboss next time!) Once the Fairy was masked I created the sky, middle and fore ground by using torn paper as a mask.  Distress inks were used as water colours.  Broken China and Chipped Sapphire for the sky, Bundled Sage for the mid-ground and finaly, Mowed Lawn for the foreground.  Keeping the fairy and mid ground masks in place, I stamped the Raindrops from Stamps by Ryn with StazOn in blue.
Next, I coloured the fairy with Marvy Le Plume Pens from the pastel set.  I restamped the wings onto acetate and cut out.  I then alcohol inked the back of the wing with silver and pool, just to give a shimmer.  The wing was attached with a line of Glossy Accents, and, as it was in my hands, all the raindrops got 'Glossied' too!  The final touch was the addition of 'The Hobby House' pearls (the Pearls) down the back to hide the join to the wing.  Now for the close ups!
Normal space between wing and background.
 'Pearls' and wing
Close-up of coloured 'underwing' and the 'glossied' raindrops!

All in all, I'm rather chuffed with this!

I would like to enter this in the Sunday Stamper 260 - Dream


A whole week!  So scary that a whole week can go by that quick!  I won't post my gorgeous ATCs that have arrived until next week as I have 2 more (hopefully) winging their way across the Atlantic! But sending love and hugs to Kezzie  and Maisie ! My desk:
 A birthday card for a friend! Acetate wings will be applied!

Thank you for looking!