Wednesday, 23 December 2015

hi all
well we are at the end of 2015 can you believe it!
and we have a new mixed media challenge at 
That craft place
and as always its 
Anything goes

i really enjoyed making this one, my sister renewed her wedding vows in august
 for their 10th anniversary, well we are all shorties in our family so of course she had
 to have a chuck take off the bottom of her dress, which of course i snaffled up 
( you just dont throw away beautiful satin and lace).

so i came up with this idea for a keepsake for her

isnt it beautiful lace!

but all the fab detail was on the back as with most wedding dresses

i replicated it as close as i could.

then for the base i took one of the oval plaques covered it in the same paper i used for her invites


added a spool of the same ribbon, a sample of the lace( which i hoped looks like a bale of fabric)
some pretty buttons and a thimble

and finally a tiny replica of the bouquet i made for her.

thank fully she loved it lol.

i am always nervous when i make something for someone until i know they like it .

all the important links 

so thats it until next year guys 

i hope you have a wonderful christmas
and wish you all the very best for a peaceful and blessed 2016

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

hey all you lovely blog peeps, i have a post for you for the new 
this weeks theme is 
Add a bow
im using
Poison Ivy
from Barbara Jenson
at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet

i have made a wall hanging which is almost a4 size, the base is a picture of a tree i took, then i have fussy cut  ( what felt like a million) leave, the image was printed coloured and fussy cut then glued in place, then i added the individual leaves all around building up the effect of her standing in a forest, i added 3 fussy cut dragon flies which i glazed and lightly glittered so they shimmer, and the bow is used to hang it.

hope you like her 

We have some wonderful prizes
for you from our Sponsors

Our First Sponsor is: Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
who are offering 
a $10 Gift Certificate

Our Second Sponsor is: Bugaboo 
who are offering
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

hi all
well what a plonker am i, i ran off to Cardiff for a long weekend with my daughter and totally  missed posting this!

its mixed media time on the 
That Craft Place Challenge Blog
there are some super stunning makes from the dt you seriously have to go and look at them...

ok so my make started off life as this

i tend to end up with quite a few of these having a fat spoiled kitty,lol
so i was struggling with a carrier bag full of cottons and thought i really need some place to keep these when what do i spy but a couple of these by the door ready for the recycle!

perfect i think that will do, but of course its not very pretty is it ...

so i got to work with some lovely papers and flowers and lace ect from 
That Craft place
 and came up with this

the papers are Prima Madeline, it is already a patchwork print but i hand stitched all the joins, just because i like the hand made effect.

it was a little tricky sewing the corners once the papers where glued down but worth the effort i think.
the flowers and sewing theme buttons, mini button's ribbon ect are all from That Craft Place.

i added a hanger from the front flap made with heavy beads to keep the box shut

i also added 4 large beads on the bottom of the box.

the inside is lined with a pretyy script paper from the same paper line

and then in go the cottons

hope you like it guys

so next time you get ready to recycle something just take a second look you 
and instead of recycle you can upcycle :)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

hi all
its challenge day at 
Glitter n Sparkle
this weeks theme is 
add a die cut/ punched shape

my image is 
Little Flower Fairy
from All Dressed Up

i went for a pink and brown theme ( one of my fave colour combos )
the image is coloured with stadler pencils.
i layered some pretty papers, added a wide brown ribbon, and dressed it with some crystals and finally my die cut Owl.

We have some wonderful prizes
for you from our Sponsors

Our First Sponsor is: All Dressed Up
who are offering 
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Our Second Sponsor is: Oddball Art
who are offering
3 Images from Store 

Our Third Sponsor is: Cute As A Button
who are offering 
2 Images from Store 

 Our Fourth Sponsor is: Di's Digi Designs
Di's Digi Designs
who are offering $12 Gift Certificate

Our Fifth Sponsor is: Sunsational Stamps
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

new challenge live at

Glitter n sparkle

theme is


my image is

Autumn Brat Leaves Girl

i love autumn colours, and this image is so cute.

the image is coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, then some simple mat and layering.
a coiple of fussy cut tickets, some printed , fussy cut and layered leaves and a few paper flowers.

and there you have it a pretty little autumn card.

We have some wonderful prizes
for you from our Sponsors

Our First Sponsor is: Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
who are offering a
$10 Gift Certificate

Our Second Sponsor is: Bugaboo
who are offering
7 Images from Store 

Sunday, 25 October 2015

morning all
did you enjoy your extra hr in bed :)
there is a new mixed media challenge at 
as always the theme for this challenge is
 anything goes
i have spent so many hrs playing with this, making all the 
elements and loved every minute of it, Halloween and miniatures what could be better!

i have used 

the papers are a mix of graphics 45 rare oddities & echo park hocus pocus.
the little feet are also from that craft place
everything else is made by me

along the top we have a ouija board, a skull vase with eyeball roses and barb wire tendrils, and finally a pic of a witches cat complete with hat.!
top left box has bottles of poison along the back an mdf cauldron and black cat, over to the right is a picture of poe a copy of his book and a skull with bleeding black candle.

in the centre we have a coffin and a cheeky skelli trying to escape, 
surrounded by bones and tomb stones.

bottom middle we have a few potion ingredients, eye of newt, bat wings, and spider essence.

bottom left is a Halloween tree decorated with mini pumpkins standing on rocks and lichen, with accompanying ghost.

and right side, the pumpkin king scarecrow surrounded by pumkins.

along the bottom we have an iron railing, and of course the fancy feet on the bottom.

on the back i made a pocket, i love this paper from the rare oddities collection 
and thought it this would be a great way to showcase this page.

i made 6 tags for photos and journalling.

i really enjoyed making this and im already planning my next one :)

i do hope you can come play along with the challenge 

crafty hugs x

Sunday, 18 October 2015

happy sunday blog peeps
is live
(cute or spooky)

this little cutie is

Kandi Kid Devil
Digital Delights

the papers ard some digi papers from my stash that are originaly orange, but of course hes a little devil so i changed them in My craft Studio to red, he is coloured with spectrum noir pens, and i fussy cut a few little bats jut to finish it all off.

We have some wonderful prizes
for you from our Sponsors

Our First Sponsor is: The EastWind
who are offering 
3 Images from Store

Our Second Sponsor is: Sweet Pea Stamps
who are offering
4 Images from Store 

Our Third Sponsor is: Sami Stamps
who are offering 
a $12 Gift Certificate 

Our Fourth Sponsor is: Digital Delights
who are offering 
a $5 Gift Certificate 

hope you can come play along 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

hi everyone
is live 
this weeks theme is
use some pink
my beautiful image is 

Rowan Last Enchanter
from Morgan's ArtWorld

the base is covered in a pretty pink paper, which i then edged with some worn lipstick distress ink.
the image is printed onto 300gsm super smooth card from That Craft Place, and coloured with spectrum noir pens and pencils. i added a wide fancy edge ribbon across the middle of the card,
fussy cut around the image and mounted it on the left side of the card , to finish i added some flowers fussy cut printed leaves and 2 vintage labels.

our sponsors this week are

Our First Sponsor is: Spellbinding Stamps
who are offering 
3 Images from Store

Our Second Sponsor is: The Stamping Boutique
who are offering
2 Images from Store
(or 3 Images if a TSB or Glitterbabe Image is used)

Our Third Sponsor is: Lemon Shortbread
who are offering 
3 Images from Store 

Our Fourth Sponsor is: Morgan's ArtWorld
who are offering 
2 Images from Store 

 i hope you come play along.

ok thats the business out the way now for the fun stuff 
the winners of my candy and the beautiful digi The Slayer

ok first up is the candy winner
Lisa Lynn

The Slayer image does to 

grats to you both
contact me with your details ladies 

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Whoo hooo its Birthday time at 

Glitter n Sparkle

so time for a blog hop

so heres the way its going to work

All our DT have Blog Candy or an image or even both to offer .
We would like you to pop to each blog and become a follower and leave a comment . If you do this on them all you will be entered twice into the draw to win the main prize on the glitternsparkle blog which is £50 worth of stampin up goodies of your choice . If you also pop along to our fan page and like the page and leave us a comment you get a chance to win more candy there too. 

You start here   glitternsparkle 


Facebook Fan Page 

Then return to glitternsparkle and tell us you did them all 

so onto my make

its an a4 wall hanger, the background is believe it or not a picture i took in a local cemetry, i changed the colour in My Craft Studio, added different layers , using digital flowers and hand drawn bits plus painted effects, once this was all dry i printed and coloured the image with spectrum Noir markers and pencils, then fussy cut her out and added her to the backing.

i just adore this image and had a lot of fun working with her, she is from
 Stitchy Bear Stamps 
and is called
The Slayer

i will be able to give this digi image away to one lucky commenter 

and  this candy from me

so what you waiting for , get yourself hop hop hoping along and win some goodies
oh and of course join in the challenge this week of add a charm.

good luck guys