Wednesday 27 November 2013

Celtic Doves by Designs by Ryn

Hello lovelies!

Well this card took me a while to make!  I received the lovely doves from Ryn a few weeks ago, and I knew I wanted a sentiment stamp that contained the word 'peace' to go with them.  I found this sentiment at Clarity stamps which I'm really pleased with... but it took a while to arrive!  Then I wanted to make a soft 'sky' for my doves to fly in, so I made a watercolour background which gave me the white 'cloud' spaces I wanted.
I stamped and embossed the doves and filled in the lines with white uniposca pen.  The soft stamping at the top is done with a Chocolate Baroque edge stamp, some of the little circles I added glitter to.  A bow and a few pearls and my card is done!  Hope you like it! :)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I really do appreciate all of my visitors and the lovely comments people leave me, it makes my day when I see you have popped by! :) xxxxx

Sunday 24 November 2013

Designs by Ryn, hummingbird and leaves.

Hello blog friends!

I hope you've all had a good weekend?  I haven't had as much time to craft as I normally do... I've spent the weekend clearing out my son's bedroom, we are redecorating and refurnishing it for him.  What a lot of 'stuff' he has collected over the years lol!!

Anyway, I did get a little time to play whilst I was cooking the Sunday roast this afternoon...
I used the forest floor set and the sitting hummingbird from Designs by Ryn, both very beautiful stamps!  The leaves are amazing, you don't actually get a print of the leaf itself, but of the area around the leaf, cool effect!

I wanted to have a neutral background so that the little bird could 'pop' out of the tag with it's beautiful plumage.  I added gold pearl drops and made some spiral twists of copper wire to put under the button at the top....

I'll be entering this in the Make it Monday challenge in the morning.....
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoyed your stay!  Big hugs if you left a comment, as always they are much, much appreciated!!  xxxxx

Friday 22 November 2013

My Artistic Stamper stamp!

Hello hunnies!

Haha, I've used my new stamp that I bought yesterday from The Artistic Stamper!  A fabulous pair of sneakers.... As they are so trendy, I thought they needed trendy bright colours and some Tim Holtz stamps to go with them.  What do you think?

Aren't those sneakers fab??

I'm entering this tag in the Make it Monday challenge.
Well, I'm looking forward to a cosy weekend, the weather has been so horrid for the past few weeks that I'm in hibernation mode, that means eat, craft, sleep, craft, and eat some more lol!!  Hope you all have a crafty and cosy weekend too, big hugs xxxx

Thursday 21 November 2013

French rooster from Stampinback....

Hello lovelies!!

I'm a fickle thing.... I bought a fabulous new stamp from The Artistic Stamper today and was so excited and planned what I was going to make with it as I drove home.... then made a tag using something completely different!!   Here's what I made....

I used distress inks (Wild honey, bundled sage, antique linen, pumice stone and stained walnut) in the background, then stamped with Tim Holtz's background stamp from his lovely Papillion set in Gathered twigs Distress ink.  I used a chicken wire stencil over the top and then dotted some of Ryn's leafy branch around the edges.  The rooster is coloured with Neocolor crayons and then embossed with clear powder to make the colours pop.  (As usual the photo doesn't do it justice! )

I love this rooster from Stampinback, he's so handsome isn't he?!  I will make something with my new stamp.... watch this space lol!!  I'm entering this tag in the Make it Monday challenge. 
I hope you are having a good day, and thank you very much for visiting my blog. xxxxx

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Rhedd and Rosie time....

Hello bloggers

It's Rhedd and Rosie time again.... this time we would like to see your Christmas projects!
Here's my DT make for the challenge, both using wooden shapes from our Sponsor this time - Craft Shapes Torbay.

I used crackle paint on the wooden star, then rubbed a little gilding was around the edges.

I'm really loving using all my Tim Holtz stash at the moment! :)
The next card features the lovely Xmas words background stamp from Visible Image, I love it! 

Craft Shapes Torbay are offering this fab configuration house worth £14.99 as the prize for this challenge, how good is that eh??

You can enter the Rhedd and Rosie challenge by clicking HERE.

I'm entering my red and gold bauble card in the Visible Image challenge, 'make it sparkle'. 

I'm also entering this in the Make it Monday challenge.

Thanks for popping by, hugs if you have left me a lovely comment, I do enjoy reading them all! :) xxxxxxx

Sunday 17 November 2013

Snowflake tag.

Hello blog friends!

I've made a snowflake tag today.... I used the beautiful Celtic Stars from Designs by Ryn.  The background was made with the watercolours and salt technique, then stars stamped on the background with salty ocean distress ink.  I inked and embossed a star with white embossing powder, then rubbed distress ink colours over it and cut it out.  There are little crystals in the centres of the snowflakes/stars, shame they don't sparkle on the photo!

I'm entering this tag in the Make it Monday challenge.
I hope you are enjoying getting crafty for Christmas too!  Big hugs and thanks for visiting. xxxx

Thursday 14 November 2013

Designs by Ryn - Ornate leaf

Hello blog friends!

It's my Aunty Christine's birthday today (happy birthday Christine!)  and I've sent her this card....

I made the background with the watercolour and salt technique.  The rose is a stamp from my Stampin' Up Fifth Avenue Florals set.  Those lovely leaves are Ryn's Ornate leaf set, aren't they pretty?

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you like my Aunty's card and I hope she has had a fabulous day!  big hugs to everyone....   xxxxxxx

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Ryn and Clarity... Tim style!!

Hello all!

Hope you are having a great day, I'm happy as Larry today with the sun out at long, long last!!
I've made a card (yes, a card!!) using the lovely sketched shoe from Clarity Stamps, along with the Feminine sentiment.   I've made the shoe 'leopard print' with the fab leopard spot texture stamp from Designs by Ryn.
The background I made with distress inks and stamps from Tim Holtz.

I'm entering this card in the Make it Monday challenge.
Thanks for visiting, big hugs if you have time to leave me a comment, I really love reading them all! xxx

Saturday 9 November 2013

Happy post!

Hello blog friends!

I had 'happy post' today.... Tattered Poinsettia die from Tim Holtz!!  I always order my dies from Country View Crafts, best prices online and FREE delivery, can't get better than that!  and I only ordered the die yesterday.... fabulous service, well done CVC!

Anyway, on to my first play with the die...   I coloured my tag with peeled paint distress ink, then stamped the lovely Xmas words from Visible Image and embossed in gold.  The poinsettia has been coloured with fired brick and peeled paint distress inks and then sprayed with Spray and Sparkle, shame it doesn't show up well in the photo....  I tattered the edges of the tag and then rubbed gilding wax around the edge.

I'm feeling festive at the moment, I'd love to get out the fairy lights to cheer everything up indoors cos this horrid weather this week makes everywhere seem dreary and dark!

I hope you like my first play with the poinsettia die, I'm entering this tag in Visible Image's challenge this month, which is Make it Sparkle!  I'll also enter this tag in the Make it Monday challenge on the 11th.
Thanks for visiting today, enjoy Christmas crafting all of you! :) xxxxxxxx

Thursday 7 November 2013

Designs by Ryn and Tim!

Hello lovely peeps!

I've enjoyed making this tag with my beautiful stamps from Ryn ( and various bits from Tim Holtz.   I used Ryn's new Reed leaf set and her Candra moth.  The background was made using distress ink and a dictionary stamp, then I swiped the edges with antiqued bronze distress paint.  The clock was distressed in the same way.

I'm entering this tag in the Make it Monday challenge.
Thanks for visiting, big happy hugs to you all! :D xxxx

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Rhedd and Rosie challenge time again!

Hello bloggers!

It's time for another Rhedd and Rosie challenge, and this time we'd like you to create something with 'Birds and Blooms' on it!   Here's my DT make for the challenge.....  You can enter by clicking HERE

I've used Tim Holtz's bird cage and tattered florals dies.  The flourish stamp is from Indigoblu.

Here's the prize for this challenge....  I'd love to win this pad myself lol!!

I'm entering this in the Make it Monday challenge.
Thanks for visiting, hugs if you've left me a comment too! :) xxx

Sunday 3 November 2013

Tim Holtz all over!

Hello blog friends!

I've had fun with my Tim Holtz stash today!  I made the background with distress inks and bronze distress stain over the top, gives it an aged and muted sheen, lovely!  I used the Classics set of stamps for this tag, I love Tim's juicy pear and the dragonfly stamp is beautiful.  I stamped the dragonfly onto acetate and then put stickles under the wings to add a bit of sparkle.  I hope you like it!

I'm entering this in the Make it Monday challenge. 
Thank you so much for popping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit!  Big hugs if you left me a comment, I really enjoy reading them and appreciate every one! xxxxx

Friday 1 November 2013

Looking out from an underwater cave!

Hello everyone!

I've had another play in my art journal... an underwater theme this time, all with beautiful stamps from Designs by Ryn!  I'll list them at the end of this post for you.  The background is made with dylusions inks.

The edges of the cave are actually black, but unfortunately they look a sort of brown colour because of the light when I took the photo.
Here's a list of the stamps I used from Designs by Ryn:

Butterfly fish
Rising bubbles
Seaweed set
School of fish

I'm entering this page in the Make it Monday challenge.
Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoyed looking at my pictures!  big hugs to you all xxxxx

Lavinia time again!

Hello lovely peeps!

It's Lavinia Challenge time again... and this month we'd like you to make something with 'hot, bright colours!'

Here's my DT make using Cherry blossom, bamboo and birds in flight stamps from
Don't forget the amazing prize is £40 to spend in the Lavinia online shop.... go for it!!
To enter your project click HERE.

Thanks for visiting.... have a nice day! :) xxx