Wednesday 15 August 2018

Donkey derby and glittering pugs


I had such a good time with these stamps, this one I stamped on the background (old book page covered in gesso, geltos, distress inks and stamps) then stamped on to card and fussy cut the donkey, colored with copics and stuck him on the legs.
perfect partner to Tim Holtz's snarky stickers.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
That's Crafty -Animal magic  
Dream valley challenges - Animals

and these little chaps are off to play in the simply less is more challenge - pets
memory box die, pink glitter paper and  waltzing mouse stamp

here is another shot of my Venus fly trap...

Tuesday 14 August 2018



I fell head over heels for these stamps when I saw them, I have been allowing my mind to wander off while I should be concentrating on spreadsheets and making up puns instead!

I am entering one to the following challenges
That's Crafty - Animal magic 
crafty sentiments - Animals
Through the craft room door - anything goes

and here is my Venus fly trap....


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