Sunday, 24 June 2018

paint samples

Good morning,

I made these  cards using some paint samples in my stash box.
Stamped a large patterned stamp over the top then punched them out, which was a total pain, but worth it. Mounted them on black and tada!

I'm entering this into Simply less is more challenge which is use your scraps. 
creative fingers - anything goes
Simply papercraft challenge - anything goes

Yesterday I completed the Walk for WASTEAID, 16 miles (16.8 due to a diversion) around the Thames in London, going over 18 bridges. It started out as a walk by the end I was a shuffling Zombie.

Today I am doing a lot of sitting and not moving.
If you would like to donate:

Me on the left, Karen Cannard on right.

Saturday, 9 June 2018


I haven't blogged for an age, the challenge for less is more this fortnight is Friendship. This is a card I made with scraps for a great friend who needed a bit of cheer.

 tootles EE

Sunday, 4 February 2018

music and ballet


I saw this wonderful image (below,) on pinterst and was inspired by it. Above is my take using a visible image stamp an old music sheet.

I am letting these cards dance into the following challenges:

Less is more - music
That's Crafty - feeling blue
Fashionable stamping challenges- anything goes

Tootles EE

Saturday, 16 December 2017

winter's breath

I have fallen in love with stamping on feathers.

I used - free papers, white feathers, free stamps on feathers and quote is from Alison Bomber's paper artsy quotes.

I am entering this into:

simply less is more -birds and feathers
Thats crafty blog tis the season
all sorts challenge cold and frosty colors 
the Christmas blog- anything Christmas goes

and talking of all things Christmas and winter here are a few photos I took during the cold snap.


Monday, 4 December 2017

Green tag

I recently bought a Tim Holtz stamp platform and have been playing with it, here is my first mixed media tag that I made using it. Love this quote.

I used - found feather - Kaiser craft stamp, visible image stamp, paper artsy Alison Bomber quote stamp, geletos and gesso.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

That's crafty challenge - green with envy
Craft Stamper challenge - anything goes December 2017
Altered Eclectics - anything goes December 2017
Dream in Darkness - December already

Here are some firework pictures that I took recently... just because



Sunday, 3 December 2017

I dream of green

"I look out of my window and I dream of green"

I used to occasionally visit a lovely lady who lived a few houses down from me. Unfortunately a cataract operation had gone wrong, she once told me the above quote. I used every green water color pencil I have to color this image.

I used -Oxford Press art stamp colored with green pencils.

This is my entry to the Allsorts challenge blog which is -thank you card.
I used - indigo blu stamp colored with pink water colored pencils and a stamp my friend gave me with no packaging, so no idea who made it (soz!)

And last but no means least this is my entry to this weeks Less is more challenge red and green

I used -katzelcraft stamps and free papers.I love this chap he looks so hopeful!

Here are a couple of green shots to warm you under winter grey skies.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Floral concerns

So I have been watching far too much sci-fi recently!
This is my second entry to the Thats crafty challenge - forever floral
 I adore these stamps of dogs and cats from Kaztelcraft I used the concerned pug against a background of basic grey paper.

Had a great day out in Cambridge today, here is a beautiful autumn view from John Lewis cafe.

tootles EE