Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and chill for a while..
AHHHHHHHHH thats better

Friday, 27 December 2013

midway at LOC

There still a challenge and DT call happing over at LOC its the winter/holiday theme, but as you can see iam following a LOC theme for this challenge using the fabulous emo fro delicious doodles
she has been coloured with promarkers and teamed with foil card and ribbon

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Sunday, 22 December 2013


morning all, i have decided i would like to try something new, and here it is my first attempt at paper cut art.. what do we think. 

and here he is with is backing paper made using mister heuys coloured mists

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Friday, 13 December 2013

Midway remind over at left of centre

Here is my creation for the challenge of winter/holidays over at left of centre, our sponsor is Dilly beans and here i am using her wondeful three penguins image. blinged up with a bit of glitter,
dont forget we also have DT CALL going on. come join out fab team.
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Friday, 22 November 2013

challenge time again over at LOC

This fortnights challenge over at LOC  is no people if your not following the usual LOC theme.. 
our sponsor is Meljen designs and here im using pretty poinsettia teamed with backing papers and poinsettia die cuts and gems, i will be doing a second card following the LOC theme for the midway point so be sure to come back and see.

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and on esty 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Challenge time over at Punkyougirl

This months challenge over at punkyougirl is Angels and demons,
for this challenge i have chosen to using 2 digi's from the fabulous Teri @ Delicious Doodles
which are Devil May Care and Fallen. the project has been inspired by my tough time of late, going through a breakup, my puppy almost dying, and feeling in that dark place of depression, so i have chosen to think positive and not 'let the demons over shadow me'

I have coloured the image using the following promarkers, ruby, berry red, and lipstick red, for fallen icicle, grey squirrel, mustard, henna, cocca, sandstone, dusky pink, blush and emerald, with a little silver gel pen for wings detail. 

Friday, 8 November 2013

challenge time again over at left of centre

this fortnights challenge over at LOC is washi tape or twine, that's of course if your not following the usual LOC theme of punk, Gothic, steam punk, horror or just dam right creepy. so without further ado here is my creation for this challenge Witchy Moo

I have made a tag using twine as here hair. 

so feeling crafty want to show your dark side hop on over to the challenge link at the top 

Friday, 25 October 2013


Yes its that time again, over at left of centre

our sponsor this time is rick st dennis

and im here using his Smilin Joe image, i have layerd the image to give dimension, Although i love this image anyway i thought it would make a great card fro my brother as he is turning 40 so inside reads. 40? WELL ATLEAST YOU DONT LOOK LIKE THIS GUY.. 

Friday, 18 October 2013


midway reminder for LOC CHALLENGE

Here is a Hilda Broom  

the backing is Mister Hueys colour mists, in taxi and sunset, then i used a trees mask and stamped black through this, finishing with the image coloured in the following promarkers, black, Mandarin, Bright orange, dusky pin, blush, cocca, henna, and sandstone.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


I absolutely love this image form Deliscious Doodles. I am using this as for Roar by katy Perry for Fab n Funkys Challenge, as at the mo this is my song after a recent breakup.

I have layered him up to give that 3d effect.. coloured with, gold and mustard promarkers to give a golden brown tone. 

i am entering this into the following challenges.
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ anything goes
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ anything goes
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ golden.brown
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  music challenge
http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk/ anything goes


not blogged properly for a little while, but wanted to show what i have been up to, apart from school runs, de cluttering my house, emergency vet and dentist runs, i have been making lots of xmas bits and some canvas's, here is some pictures of what i have been up to

Friday, 27 September 2013

challenge time over at LOC

Yes its challenge time again over at LOC
and its a water theme, so anything to do with water, mermaids, sea shells, seahorses, fishes, etc... 

here is my creation using Delicious doodles
Cancer image

I have used promarkers on the image, i wanted to keep her light as i knew the background would be quite vibrant. the backing paper is some foil i had in my stash, which i crumpled to give the water effect, i cut some thin strips of green card for the reeds, and pearls added to her head and edges finished with "Birthday Fishes" as a sentiment.

Friday, 13 September 2013

challenge 14 over at left of centre

So here I have taken some card stock and using a urban stamp stamped the steampunk image all over it. the I slice the middle in a shape of an X to fold the flaps back and make it look like a box. clever hey, I then stamped the image once more cutting it out and placing it in the middle,
coloured using promarkers and silver and gold gel pens, I top the corner with some cog die cuts to finish it off

Friday, 6 September 2013

Challenge time at PUNKYOUGIRL

Morning blog land, and here we are at another challenge starting over at punkyougirl
Our theme this time is RED AND BLACK, so here is my creation for this..
I have teamed the Delicious doodles, steampunk fairy image with black and white backing papers, finished with some cog die cuts and a double bow.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

First time acetate

Well as I decided I wanted to try something new with the masks, I thought why not go the whole hog and try using acetate too

 the card has been sprayed with Mister Heuy's Vanilla,  Dark Calico and Warm Calico, using a strip of paper to cover areas I didn't want to spray giving the various shapes and colours, I then embossed the middle strip of the card, taking some natural shoe polish and ultra fine gold glitter, and using my finger rub the polish with just a touch of glitter over small areas, giving it a shiny appearance, I then used Vintage stamp in black, finishing it off with a metal cog.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Masking it up

I have decided to try something new. there is an amazing mother of three who has just started out making masks.. not only are her designs to die for they are so affordable to. you can find her here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sams-Masks-and-stencils/165167530337116

For this I have used Mister Heuy's mist in Taxi, topped with Spiced Marmalade distress ink. I then took radiant rains Red Pearl and painted the lines down the edge of the sunset. finishing with versa colour Pheony ink for the flower sprays..
I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Fall Colours

Well that's the school holidays over and after next week I will be child free during the day.. :) big smiles means more time to play.. although I have been quite absent for a while I have been quite busy behind the scene's what with trying to keep to children with learning disabilities from bordem I have been design some wedding stationary for a very special lady who is having a wedding around the charity that has not only supported her through her traumatic years, as been a family too, so the couple are giving the whole wedding over to the charity and hoping to raise lots of pennies to keep them open.
well on to this creation, I absolutely LOVE fall colours and autumn is one of my favourite times of the year, special as the trees change to the lovely, yellows, oranges and darker greens. so I have made this Christmas card using the fabulous tattered lace dies, and matching ribbons from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ favourite fall colour combination.

Friday, 23 August 2013

new challenge @left of centre


Here I have used the Martini Pin up. coloured using promarkers.
finished with some border cut card, flowers, and a small bow

Saturday, 10 August 2013

dragons lare

come play with us over at Left of Centre Challenges
Here I am using the stunning Dragon Guarding Egg
For my something metal I have used a metal key charm and some foiled paper spritzed with Mt Heuy's colour mist the heat gunned to get the shrink and old look. I coloured the image using promarkers, fresh meadow, satin, canary yellow and aqua blue. Backed with Pile of bones paper by Delicious Doodles


Saturday, 3 August 2013

challenge time @ punkyougirl

sorry for delay in posting this challenge, school holidays need I say more..
but here it is a fabulous image from Terri over at delicious doodles cruella
so use ur imagination and come up with a dark humoured project. don't for get to left ur dark side out

Friday, 26 July 2013


Well here it is the new challenge over at left of centre CHRISTMAS OR CREEPMAS IN JULY
we have an amazing sponsor this challenge rick st dennis, so get over to his blog check out the amazing digis in his esty store and then hop on over and joining the challenge we would all love to see you.
The image I have used is Mrs Claus zombie, coloured with promarkers and made into and Christmas tag trimmed with gold streamers

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

New Lines

Well the holidays are apon us but that does not mean life here comes to a stop hope over to my facebook page


lots of new lines started

Monday, 15 July 2013

something new

Thought I would try something a bit different, Here I have used 2 gorgeous images by the wonderfully talented Teri over at Delicious Doodles and have placed them on a canvas all images are coloured with promarkers. 

challenge #2 @ punkyougirl

here we are with our second challenge over at http://punkyougirl.blogspot.co.uk/
I have this great sugar plum fairy image from octopede stop by and have a look at the others available they will blow your mind http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheOctopodeFactory?ref=si_shop
I have backed my image with a festive theme and green glitter paper from my stash.. have fun leave some love and I hope to hop by when your entries flow on in

Sunday, 14 July 2013

new challenge @ Left of Centre

Sorry for the late posting of my card, but after mad rush to hospital with my very poorly son, I am now back and ready to go..
I have used the limited run digis, Sid-tastic, Jane-saw and Haunted and haunted house 2, I used a the following promarkers to complete this  Fresh, meadow, cool grey 2 &3, icicle, satin, black, caramel, ruby, midnight blue, dusky pink, Henna, sunkissed pink, terracotta, lipstick red, walnut, cocoa, poppy, berry red, sandstaone, cinnamon, morning mist and sky blue.
the back ground was made by using strips of white paper to cover areas I wanted to remain white the spritz with Mr Heuy's colour mists in vanilla, dark calico and warm calico.i used 3d foam pads on the images to stand out over the haunted house design.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Altered Art

Here is a rather shabby lamp which I picked up from my local boot sale, and altered it to look like this, read on below to see how. 
I removed the material covering the frame of the lamp. Using gold twine and double sided sticky tape I covered the metal area by wrapping the twine around all.
I then started to add the buttons of all shapes, colours and sizes, love using bright colours makes me feel all summery. the buttons were attached using gold wire re, wire cutters, long nosed pliers and lots of patience, I continued this way all the way round until the whole space was filled with beautiful bright buttons.
 entered into http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ heavy metal challenge http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.co.uk/ anything altered
http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ anything but a square
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.co.uk/ summer colours
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.ca/ outside the box
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ anything goes

Friday, 5 July 2013

What a charm

Another gawjus image buy the wonderfully talented Teri over at Delicious Doodles, I have used the following promarkers to complete this image
Emerald, Mustard, Poppy, Turquoise, Summer sun, Lime Green, Colbalt Blue, True Blue, Sky Blue, Canary, Cool grey 2, 3, Forest Green, Meadow Fresh, Gold, Bright Green, Soft Green, Island Lagoon, Satin, Blush, Soft Peach, Primrose, Icicle, Dusky Pink, Caramel, Warm Grey1.
I have topped this image with some glitters and ribbon and some die cut swirls finished with a star shaped charm.