Thursday 31 December 2015

Stampin' Up - Lovely as a Tree

Hello bloggers!

It's the last day of the year already, where did 2015 go?? I've had a very eventful year, two new jobs, an operation on my back and a new puppy, phew! I'm hoping 2016 will be a bit calmer...

Anyway, back to the crafty stuff, I've always loved the Stampin' Up set called Lovely as a tree and wondered if I could burn it onto this super piece of sycamore. I had to make my own tip from very fine wire because the branches of these little trees are tiny! I'm very pleased with the result and my husband said he would like it on his desk, praise indeed!!!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2016. Thank you for visiting, big hug! Xxxx


Tuesday 29 December 2015

A little bit addicted....

Loving this pyrography lark more and more!

I've used a Penny Black flower and a Hero Arts butterfly on this piece, great fun!

Here's what it looked like before I added colour...
Thank you for visiting and your kind, encouraging comments! Xxx


Monday 28 December 2015

A collection of Designs By Ryn


I'm so enjoying my Fire Writer, I'm sure I will run out of wood to play with soon! Really I'm just practicing at the moment, working out which temperature settings give which tones of burn and I will be playing with different tips next. So here are a few of my practice pieces, not perfect obviously as I'm making mistakes and learning as I go, but I did have fun making them! I used rubber stamps and a stencil from Designs by Ryn for all of these pieces.

Betta Fish
Large Seahorse and Leafy Branch
Anemone Stencil
All these stamps and the stencil are available from
Thank you for visiting! Xxx


Saturday 26 December 2015

Burning Tim Holtz!

Merry Christmas bloggers!

My husband bought me a Fire Writer for Christmas, so obviously I had to have a play today. I love the butterfly from Tim Holtz and wanted to see if I could burn it onto a Sycamore coaster. I coloured the burnt image with watered-down acrylic paint. So relaxing!

I'm very excited about using my stamps in a new way, I think my family will be getting lots of wooden presents in future haha!

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Christmas and I wish you all a happy and healthy 2016. Many thanks for visiting! Xxx


Sunday 13 December 2015

Burning Designs by Ryn!!

Hello bloggers!

In amongst working, clearing up after my mad pup who still isn't house-trained and trying to get ready for Christmas, I have been burning a little wood!

The coaster features Ryn's lovely Flowing Branches stencil, which Ryn is very kindly giving away as a FREE GIFT with every order placed in December!! You can find the stencil on her website HERE. The owl was a freebie stamp with a Craft Stamper magazine a few months ago.

The next project is a tiny trinket box which I bought from The Range for the huge sum of £1.50!! Not really meant for Pyrography as the wood is very soft and results in uneven burning, however I had fun with it! I've used Ryn's Circle Cluster stamp set on the box, I stamped the circles with a pale pigment ink and was pleased to have found an ink that didn't bleed across the wood. I then just burnt over the stamped image and waxed the box afterwards.

Hope you are all finding time for, and enjoying, your craft. Many thanks for visiting, wishing you a very merry Christmas and a fabulously crafty, happy and healthy 2016! Xxxxxx


Wednesday 2 December 2015

My last project for Lavinia Stamps...

Hello bloggers!

You may have noticed that I'm not doing much crafting recently, I've been so busy with projects in the home and my card-making mojo has taken a hike... For these reasons I've decided to leave the Lavinia Stamps design team. I've had a lovely couple of years making cards with the beautiful Lavinia stamps, many thanks to Tracey Dutton and Eileen Godwin for having me on the team!

So, this is my last make for the team! This month's challenge is 'Let it snow'...

I think 'Faye' fairy has got to be my all-time favourite Lavinia stamp!

The winner of the challenge will receive a £40 voucher to spend in the Lavinia online store! Please have a read of the rules and how to enter by email if you don't have a blog. You can enter by clicking HERE. You can also see all the fabulous projects by the rest of the design team there too!

Well, many thanks for visiting my last Lavinia project, hope you like it! Xxxx