31 Mar 2011

Totally Gorjuss challenge...

Hi all

Blogging a little late on in the week for this challenge but I have been busy crafting all week so I have been good????!!! I have ended up having to make 6 mothers day cards so I hate it all now! I have had a little foot warmer in the way of Harper in my craft room so he has settled in great!
Here is my challenge card for Totally Gorjuss the theme this week is Spring has sprung! It has been lovely weather here lets hope it lasts? then I can get the fake tan oput on all my white milk bottle arms and legs!
Love and bugsxxxxxxxxx

30 Mar 2011

Steampunk fabby-iness

Hi all

well baby is settling in just fine. He is so so good just got to get the paper training off to a tea now!!

here is a card I did with the Graphic 45 papers Steampunk debutant. I used the lady and I then used the new Graphic 45 stamps Ali has in and they match with the papers so even more steampunk fun to be had!!!! I added the cogs to the hair of the stamped lady and I must say I just love the colours. Had loads of fun doing this card. Chack out Ali's website for more of the yummy stamps she has in at the mo.
Love and bugsxxxxxxxx

28 Mar 2011

Busy mummy

Hi all
Here is my new baby and we have called him Harper. I was reading a great book from the amazing Charlaine Harris and the main character all be it a girl is called Harper so we like that name. As you can see I have settled him in the craft room in his basket so I can still get some crafting done when he is asleep!!! so like having a baby all over again I am shattered.

So I have been busy crafting and it feels great after a few days running around on wee wee patrol!
here is a beach card using graphic45 papers and a bunting.

22 Mar 2011


Bingo Tag, I have used Bingo numbers but distressed them in Black soot. I have used a fagment with paper stack and a ticket (play).

I have used a fragment on this tag, putting Tim Holtz paper behing and old book. So not a piccy of me!!

Hi all

well today I have been basking in the sun. It has been such a lovely day here and they reckon tomorrow is going to be even hotter. Can't wait. The sun makes everyone happy, it's great.
I have in between basking been playing with my Tim Holtz goodies and have made some tags. So nice not making cards for a change. I have used the Sizzex dye, Tattered florals. I used an old book to cover the flowers in grunge paper and distressed the outer parts.
I used 7 Gypsies tissue paper - Bird cage, for the background. The other papers on the tags and behind the tags have come from the 12x12 paper stacks.
All great fun and added a little glitter as I love the stickles!!!
Well off to do my mummy jobs Love and bugsxxxxxxx

21 Mar 2011

Steampunk stamps

Hi all

here is a card I did using the steampunk Inkadinkado stamps. Ali got them in and I just had to have a set and have a go!!! I used cosmic shimmer embossing powder in gold on a black card. I used a Tim Holtz vile to add a few steampunk gears and glossy accents. I also used some Graphic 45 papers. All good fun.
Love and bugsxxxxxx

20 Mar 2011

Totally Gorjuss challenge..Button it!!

Hi all

being organised this week, how long that will last who knows????? already had a mad moment on Saturday, decided to paint the small hallway in my house a kind of purple/blue colour!!!!! once started wondered what the hell I was doing but it looks fab although a little more blue on one bit, but that is what you get when you mix your own paint!!!!! Hubby yet to see but hey I can look at it and say yep felt silly that day hey ho!!!!!
Here is my challenge card for the Totally Gorjuss challenge this week, Button it!! love my buttons so all good there. I have a few cards ready to pop on the blog so watch this space.
Ali and Iain back from London tonight then off again to Birmingham later on in the week so they will see you all there!!!
Love and bugsxxxxxxx

19 Mar 2011

my new baby

Hi all my hubby managed to email me a piccy of our new baby.

We are collecting him a week on Monday and I can't wait. We are getting there with the name. Thanks to the lady who blogged to say I should call him Timmy, but my brother is called Tim and one is more than enough!! I will update the piccy when we bring him home.
Love and bugsxxxx

17 Mar 2011

Tim Holtz Configurations

Hi all

I am back again! been uba busy. Getting a new baby puppy and wanted to show everyone a little pic but my computer (main one) has crashed aaaaahhhhhhh and I can't get it working again. So have no pic as the oly one I had was on there!!!!!! He is a boy a springer, just haven't thought of a name yet and running out of time now, so any ideas will be great.

Anyway on the craft front did a challenge card and my mind must have been in the clouds so put the wrong stamp on it and can't use it aaaahhhh, so started my Tim Holtz configurations and having lots of fun. I have added a pic of my first step. Useing Tim papers and tissue tape. I have been collecting lots of yummy things to add into it so all great. I will blog the first box I get done. Hope you all like
off to get some caffine!!!!
Love and bugsxxxx

10 Mar 2011

Steampunk necklace

Hi all
I made this steampunk necklace yesterday. Ali has some yummy steampunk pieces in at the mo and I couldn't wait to use them. I have used bits of old ear rings and Tim Holtz bottles. I made mine into the alice 'Drink Me' bottle, I love that film Jonny Depp is ace as the Mad Hatter and well he is ace!!!
Right off to get some cards done when I have gotten rid of my steaming headache!
Love and bugsxxxxxx

9 Mar 2011

Reuction Print complete....

Hi all
Here is the final print. I have used a striking purple as the final wing layer. I have had loads of fun doing this print and tomorrow will crack on with making some challenge cards and blog my fabby steampunk necklace I created today.
Hope you all like.
Ali and Iain are in Malern this week so all say hello.
Love and bugsxxxxx

8 Mar 2011

Reduction Print layer 3

Nearly there very excited!

A bit of a close up!!!!
Hi all,
well here it is I am very excited as I have finished it off today and you are all going to have to wait for that bit until tomorrow!!!
This layer was all done in mind of having a texture in the tree area and of course the body of the angel being the block colour. I have used a lino cutting tool to remove some of the layer in a textured effect. I used oil again in a off brown/gray colour.
Have a sneek peek tomorrow for the final bit!!
Ali has me doing a Tim Holtz distress box! I am so so excited as I was blog surfing last night and saw some amazing bits and bobs and I thought "I would love to do that". Low and behold I bagged myself the goodies this morning, already been through Logan's toy cars to get one to batter and distress ohhh watch this space I promise it won't take a year!!!!
Love and bugsxxxxxx

7 Mar 2011

Reduction Print part 2

Hi all
well it is late but been busy busy being mum's taxi and all that good stuff. Here is the second layer of my print. As you can see it developing it is an angel on a tree, a curly one. I loved cutting the wings and think the brown layer looks great over the blue. I have been working on my next layer today so I will also blog that asap. Again done in oil. Hope you all like?!
Ali got some yummy Tim Holtz goodies today so yep been scouring through the boxes hiding the best bits up my jumper.
Love and bugsxxxx

6 Mar 2011

Reduction Print

Hi all

this is the first step of my reduction Lino print. I am enjoying doing this print and wanted to share it with you all, as I do more than card making. I have been a busy bee so more to blog in the following week.
I have used oil based ink and printed the image through my homemade print press (Ellison machine, that belongs to dad!) I am going to leave you guessing at the mo what the image will finally be of. Check back tomorrow for the next print.
Love and bugsxxx

3 Mar 2011

Totally Gorjuss Black and challenge....

Hi all

well it is freeeeezing!!! What has happened to the milder weather? oh well woolly pulley's all round. I have done this fab challenge over at Totally Gorjuss this week. The challenge was black and.... another one colour. So here it is I saw the bunting on another card the other week and thought it was such a cute idea. So here it is. Such a great mind thinking challenge and lots of fun had.
Right off to get warm, Love and Bugsxxxxxxxx

1 Mar 2011

Ink on my fingers Sunday Challenge - Paris

Hi all

slowly getting back into things. Have been uber busy this week, had the brother/sister in law up the last few days with their little boy, had lots of fun and my kids loved it. Well except for when Logan ran in the pool and got a large lumpy bump on his head poor wee man. But all back to school today and all I want to do is slob out and eat!!!! But between all that slobbery managed to do the challenge for this weeks Ink and my fingers. The theme was Paris, a tricky one?! But got my Steampunkery papers back out as I love them and they are very Paris. Added Tim Holtz bits and bobs and added the birdcage I got from Rose the other week a great nestability, so all good fun. Right off for a brew and more sofa slobbing before I collect the kids!
Love and Bugsxxxxxxx