Saturday 14 May 2016

I Have News....

Hi Guys...I am finally back on my blog...its been a nightmare...I opened an email from my Etsy shop and in hopped a huge virus into my laptop!...I couldn't do a off it went to PC world to be totally cleaned down back to factory settings!..I lost a lot of pics although I did managed to back up some documents and PC World did some for me too, had to remember passwords and change them, but having to start all over again is a nightmare.
But while all this was going on...guess what?..I only went and won the CRAFT STAMPER challenge that I entered!!!!!!!!!!.......I get a two page spread in the magazine and a mention on their blog!!!!
Its all down to this unassuming tag

I am totally blown away! and now I'm back on my blog I can proudly display this:

Have a great weekend

Saturday 9 April 2016

Mellow Yellow....

Hi I'm back with another Tag to share....

I used distress pads in shades of yellow....Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber.  Using a 'bubble' stencil I coloured around the corners with Iced Spruce used transparent embossed paste through the same stencil add some texture and while wet I dabbed with my finger. Once dried I went over the texture with Iced Spruce again to bring it 'out'. I splattered a bit (maybe too much) with Perfect Pearls and applied tiny bits of silver 'Flitter Flakes' to add more shine.  The stamp is by Indigo Blu.  I finished with some TH Chit Chat words.
I am entering this for this month Challenge over at More Mixed Media which just happens to be 'Shades of Yellow'
Why not pop over and have a go yourself ;D..

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Spring Flower.....??

Hi Guys....well what happened to Spring?...seems to have gone back to winter today in my neck of the woods...a dull drab day...

Anyway... I thought I would have a go at the new challenge over at the Craft Stamper Magazine.  I haven't entered this one before so I hope my little offering is what they had in mind.

I'm not sure what flower it is...I found this stamp in my local craft shop (limited stock which is disappointing).  It's by Elusive Images.
I stamped on multi media card, painted with Distress pads...shaded the edges with the same and splashed about a bit with very watered down inks.  I also used  a Tim Holtz stencil around the sides but its very faint I didn't want to make it a feature just a hint...Then as I wanted a bit of pearly shine, I used Perfect Pearls mixed with water  and sprayed that over.  Unfortunately the camera doesn't pick up that but it has given the tag a lovely pearly misty look....I finished with co ordinating ribbons.  I had to sit on my hands so I didn't start adding embellishments...I was tempted with sequins and pearls but I wanted the flower to be the main
Do pop over to the Craft Stamper blog and check out all the other beautiful creations.

Sunday 28 February 2016


Another to share.....

Messing about with some JOFY stamps, inks and embossing paste.
Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday 13 February 2016

....Away with the Fairies.....

Hi Guys....I cant believe its been soon long since my last post...6 months!!!....I haven't been card making for a while...I had a craft fair to do just before Christmas and made loads for that and I think I burnt myself out!  Mr Mojo hasn't been around and to be honest its been a relief.  It gave me time to re think what I get out of crafting.    I have decided I'm not going to do an more craft fairs, most now regulate how many card stalls there are and the Christmas one I managed to get into was so near Christmas it wasn't really worth my time and efforts and I was left with loads of cards and now I have to store them.
The other thing is that I'm a bit bored with it all,  I've been checking out all the new stuff coming on the market...and to be honest (again) there really isn't anything that has taken my eye to get me creating.  They all seem a bit samey..I mean how many different cute elephant/sheep/kittens/puppy stamps do you need???!!!. 
So I have taken a step back from it all.  I went through all my stamps...some I haven't even used...and sold about 75% of them on ebay.  I've been having a cull in my craft room, gave loads of scraps (yes the ones you keep cos you will used it again...not!) away to my neighbours little niece. gave bags of yarn to the charity shops.  I have loads of cardstock left and paper pads...but that's more tricky to sell on ebay due to the postal costs so I hanging on to them for the minute
So after all this I hopped around Pinterest to see what would 'float my boat'.  Art journals caught my eye, (not sure about the writing bit) and mixed takes me back to my arty painty days at school and if I'm honest (yet again!) is really my first love...I've been watching numerous you tube videos and trying to find some mixed media blogs.  I invested some of my eBay pennies in paints, stencils more distress inks etc., bought a Journal which I'm too scared to paint in plain pages are so I'm just using tags at the moment as I feel if I don't like it then I haven't ruined a whole book!!! 
Unfortunately there isn't any craft work shops around fact there isn't any decent craft shops anywhere here either ( oh I do miss my little trips to The Craft Barn in Surrey) so anything I need has to be bought online.  I've been stalking the Paperartsy blog and invested in some of their stamps my all time fav is JOFY which I have coveted for a while now.
So here is my mixed media offering....please be gentle with
Lots of distress inks and Lavinia stamps, a smidge of embossing paste too.
(sorry about the pic quality..the light here is very dull)
I have made a few more but I wont bore you anymore'll post them throughtout the week.
Have a great weekend...I'm off to try and get the inks off me hands!!!