Thursday 18 December 2014

Hero Arts and Designs by Ryn

Hello peeps!

I've had fun messing with Distress Inks today. In the tag I used Old Letter and Fern stamps from Hero Arts, and the beautiful Doves again from Designs by Ryn. I wanted a lush forest effect and added Glossy Accents to the fern to make it look wet and juicy!

Thanks for visiting! Xxx


Thursday 11 December 2014

Designs by Ryn

Hello peeps!

A CAS card made with a PanPastel sun, Doves from Designs by Ryn, and a sentiment from Stampin' Up. Simples!

Thanks for visiting! Xxx


Tuesday 2 December 2014

Lavinia challenge time!

Hello peeps!

It's time for another lovely Lavinia Stamps Challenge! This month we want you to 'Add A Flower' to your project, here's my DT make for this challenge...


I have used one of Lavinia Stamps new and beautiful dies to create this card, the die cut the thick black card so easily! You can see all the new dies by clicking HERE!

Don't forget you don't have to have a blog to be able to join in with this challenge, you can enter by email! Enter the challenge HERE. The fabulous prize is £40 to spend in the online shop, all we ask is that your entries use Lavinia products. Have fun and thanks for visiting! Xxxx



Sunday 30 November 2014

Brusho fish

Hello crafty lovelies!

This circular card was made with Brusho paints, Inktense pencils, Wink of Stellar (that fish really shimmers in the light!!) and, of course, the beautiful stamps from Designs by Ryn....

I hope you like it, many thanks for visiting! xxx

Wednesday 26 November 2014

And my love of blue goes on!...

Hello peeps!

More 'blue' Christmas from me, using the super Stampin Up set, 'Lovely as a tree'.

Thanks for visiting! Xxx



Monday 24 November 2014

Designs by Ryn, Celtic Star 2

Hello lovely crafty peeps!

I'm feeling Christmassy now and I'm also in a CAS mood too.... So here's a very simple card made with Distress Ink and the lovely Celtic Star 2 from Designs by Ryn, hope you like! Xxx


Saturday 22 November 2014

Stampin' Up Christmas!

Hello bloggers!
I hope you like my snowy scene made with Stampin' Up stamps.... I'm feeling a bit more 'Christmassy' now I've made this! :) You can't see it in the picture, but there's lots of sparkly Stickles all over this card...

Thanks for visiting, have a lovely weekend! XxX


Wednesday 5 November 2014

Designs by Ryn

Hello bloggers!

I've used the Circles set by Designs by Ryn to decorate this wooden word, kindly made for me by my neighbour for my new kitchen!

I painted the wood with gesso first, then with Fresco paint by PaperArtsy. I stamped the circles with Versafine Lagoon and added white highlights with a fine paint pen. A few added flat-backed pearls... et voila!!
I hope you like it, I certainly do! :D. Thank you for visiting and for any comments left, I appreciate them all! X


Sunday 2 November 2014

A new Lavinia Challenge!

Hello bloggers!

It's time for another Lavinia Challenge, and this month the theme is 'Snow and Sparkle'.
Here's my DT make for the challenge...

I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Sailboat Blue Adirondack ink to make this card.  The fir tree and the stag are, of course, Lavinia Stamps, and the snowy hills and the tree are twinkling with Stickles glue.
Don't forget, you don't have to have a blog to enter the Lavinia Challenge, but you do need to use only Lavinia Stamps.  You can visit the challenge blog HERE and see all the lovely samples from the rest of the Design Team.  The prize is £40 to spend in the online shop, well worth a go!
Thank you for visiting today, big hug! xxx

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Designs by Ryn - Water Effects 1


I've just been sent the new Water Effects 1 set by the very clever and talented Ryn of Designs by Ryn! These beautiful drops are incredibly realistic, Ryn has captured the light and the swell of the drops perfectly. I've used Brusho paints to make the background and added Ryn's lovely Lucine moth.

I hope you like it! Many thanks for visiting. Xx

Saturday 18 October 2014

A4 colourful woman

Hello lovelies!

I fell in love with this massive stamp from Carabelle, and I've got big plans for her and all my favourite stamps from Designs by Ryn! I've used the Sitting Hummingbird and African Daisy stamps, and Maiden Hair Fern stencil all from Ryn.

Hope you like it! Thank you for visiting, hugs! Xxx

Friday 10 October 2014

Lavinia Stamps Challenge time!

Hi blogsters!

It's time for a new Lavinia Stamps challenge, yay! This month we would like to see your work with Lavinia Stamps and Autumn Colours! Here's my DT make...

This card features a brand new fairy on a toadstool and the lovely bubbles! I used pan pastels to make the background and all the stamps used can be found on the Lavinia Stamps website.

Don't forget that the prize is a whopping £40 to spend in the shop and you don't even have to have your own blog, you can enter with an email photo!!! Take a look at the blog to see details. Just remember to only use Lavinia products in your make, good luck!! Thanks for visiting xxx


Wednesday 8 October 2014

Designs by Ryn

Hello blog peeps!

I've been having great fun making shaving foam backgrounds! I squirted the foam onto a baking tray, smoothed it over, dripped Dylusions inks onto the foam and then swirled the mixture with a chopstick. My daughter pointed out to me that I had splodges of foam on my face, in my hair and on my clothes, great fun lol! The pretty bubble stamp is from Designs by Ryn. This effect reminds me of when ink is dropped into water and how it swirls around.


Ryn has a spotlight piece in Paper Crafter's Library today and to celebrate she is having a fabulous stencil give-away on both PCL and on her blog (see her icon on the blog list on the right). Why not visit her blog for some ideas of ways to use her fab new stencils? Enjoy! :)

Thank you for visiting! Xxx


Wednesday 1 October 2014

Simply Tim Holtz

Hello blog friends!

A very simple card today, coloured with Brushos and Prismacolor pencils.

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments! Xxx


Monday 29 September 2014

Tim Holtz and Brushos...


Good morning lovely peeps!
A Tim Holtz fest today! I splashed about with some blue Brusho and decided it looked like the sea, so that's what it became! All TH products used here. Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments, much appreciated! Xxx


Saturday 27 September 2014

Designs by Ryn, Mermaid and Koi

Hello bloggers!

I've been playing with my lovely stamps from  Designs by Ryn today.  I took a salted watercolour background, stencilled Ryn's Flowing Spirals over the top, then stamped the Koi and coloured him with Brushos.  The mermaid was stamped, coloured and cut out to sit on the card.  Sea bubbles are popped around the edge and finished with white enamel and Stickles.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great weekend. xxx

Friday 26 September 2014

Happy Anniversary to me (and hubby)!

Hello bloggers!

It's my 22nd wedding anniversary today! I know people always say this, but where did the time go??

This is what I made for hubby, he doesn't like 'fussy' so it had to be simple. I made a gelli plate background using the distress ink method that Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps demonstrates on her blog. So easy! My gelli has a new lease of life. :)

Thank you for visiting! Xxx


Wednesday 24 September 2014

Penny Black, Hero Arts and Tim Holtz...

Hello lovelies!

A vintage style tag today, using stamps from Penny Black, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz and Inkylicious... Hope you like!

Thank you for visiting, big hugs!! Xxx


Monday 22 September 2014

Designs by Ryn

Hello blog buddies!

Here's a card made with some of Ryn's fabulous stamps, I've used leaves, raindrops and a trickle in this one. You can find all these lovely stamps on Ryn's website and now also at

I loved using autumnal colours here, summer feels like it's really on its way out now! Thank you for visiting, and thank you for your lovely comments! Xxxx


Saturday 20 September 2014

Delicate Penny Black


Hello bloggers!

I bought this lovely Penny Black stamp, Dreamy, recently and decided to have a play this morning. My craft space is still not set up properly, so it's a bit crazy trying to find everything! I wanted a soft background for this delicate stamp, I was tempted to stamp some script behind it but it really is such a fine stamp that it would have become 'lost' in the script. So I opted for a splattery Distress Ink background instead. At the end of each little frond is a dab of glitter, shame it doesn't show up in the photo very well!

Thanks for visiting! Xxx



Sunday 14 September 2014

Another lovely workshop day!

Hello lovelies,

After almost a month without stamping (gulp!), I had a lovely day with crafty friends at another of Eileen Godwin's workshops.  This month we were using Brusho watercolour paints, great fun!

The first card was made with Rubbernecker's Poppy Field stamp...

The next card was made using mica spray, Brusho crystals and scrunched up cling film, topped with a Sweet Poppy stencil...

The final card was stamped with the Mermaid and little bubbles from Lavinia Stamps...

We really enjoyed getting good and inky, hope you've discovered the fun of Brusho paints too!
Thank you for visiting, hope you can leave me a comment. :)  Big hugs! xxxx

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Lavinia Challenge time!

Hello lovelies!

It's time for September's Lavinia Challenge and this month the theme is 'Add ribbon'. Here's my DT project for the challenge...

It's a canvas which I covered with Fresco paint before stamping with lots of lovely stamps from Lavinia Stamps!

Remember the prize is a whopping £40 to spend on Lavinia products!! So dig out your Lavinia stamps and your ribbon and join in the fun, if you don't have a blog you can enter by email, details on the web page HERE!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I'd love to hear what you think of my fairy canvas! Xxx



Monday 25 August 2014

Creative bloggers hop.

Hello crafty peeps!

I've been nominated by the lovely Laine Webb to take part in the Creative Bloggers Hop! I have to apologise for not having the exact questions written down, we are having major work done on our house at the moment and I've lost the paper with the questions on! Anyway, here goes...

1. What am I working on now?

At the moment my craft room is packed away in boxes as the room is being knocked through into the kitchen. Our old dining room will become our bigger craft/ study room, exciting! I'm missing getting inky already, but I'm thinking about ways to use the new and very beautiful stencils from Designs By Ryn, as I'm extremely lucky to be on Ryn's design team!

2. How do I differ from others in my genre?

I'm not really sure, I don't think I have a particular style, I just make what takes my fancy at the time!

3. Why do I do what I do?

I discovered rubber stamps about 18 years ago and I've been hooked ever since! There's so much lovely crafty stuff to buy now but back then there were only ink pads and embossing powder... I think stamping is a great way to enjoy being 'arty' even if you can't draw (which I definitely can't lol). I love colours and pretty things so this hobby is THE BEST! :D

4. How do I do what I do?

Some of my favourite projects have started off on a background of Dylusions inks, I make lots of backgrounds in different colours so I have a stock ready and waiting. I usually build up layers then with stencils, stamps and finally die-cuts. But on another day I may be in a Clean and Simple mood!

Now it's time for me to nominate two other ladies whose blogs I find inspirational, they will post their answers to the questions next Monday.

Zoe Russell is a lovely lady and one of the first crafty friends I made when I joined blog land! Her work is always colourful and Zoe comes up with fabulous and individual designs, take a look at her blog HERE!

Pauline Orr also has a fab blog, she makes some great multi-media projects and it's always a pleasure to pay her blog a visit, have a look HERE.

Well, thank you for visiting today and for finding out a bit about me. :) Big hugs! Xxxx


Thursday 14 August 2014

Maidenhair Fern and Poppies

Hello lovelies!

I've combined the Maidenhair Fern stencil from Designs by Ryn with the lovely poppies from Stampinback, hope you like it! :) xx