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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas is coming (via B&Q)


This is my latest for TIOT, the challenge being - Christmas is coming. This is a cunning piece, we had parked in the B&Q carpark to visit another shop, so we went in and loudly said "oh they don't have them in here" to fool them into believing we were only there for the wonder of B&Q. BUT I chanced upon the paint section ooooh said the crafter in me when I saw the colour cards. I managed to control myself and only take a few (20 is a few!)

I then came back home sniggering in a manic way, cut them down to size (someone else did the straight lines as don't do straight) stamped them, embossed them, mounted them on card and switched my smug mode on.


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Smeared and Smudged blog hop -transprancy


This is my entry to the Smeared and Smudged blog hop. The theme is transparency.

I used a smeared and smudge image to centre the piece then placed a port hole on top of him with an acetate window that I had coloured using alchol ink.

I used distress around the port hole and the part stamped the blotted writing stamp from Visible image on top. I finished with the dictionary definition of transparency.

Please do have a look at the splendid pieces that are on this hopage.

the blog roll of honour and doom is:

Black Dragon
Evil Edna
Sarah N
Sarah S


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

handmade- fridge magnets

                This is my entry to the newest challenge at TIOT which is handmade. These are my fridge magnets which I have been making, which I keep saying are for other people but are still on my fridge.

bottle tops and bits


Visual image

Designs by Ryn stamp

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

colours of Autumn


This is my latest entry to TIOT our current challenge is seasonally apt, colours of Autumn. We would love to see what you come up with, all crafts are welcome.

Here are some Autumnal images to get you in the mood..

the alien seed pods glow before ...taking over the WORLD!

taken at Ickworth House and Gardens, Suffolk, UK


Friday, 24 October 2014



this is my entry to the current Less is more challenge, which is; little creatures. This handsome spider is Geoffrey Many Legs. Is he not a beauty?

The wonderful Try it on Tuesday is running a spooky challenge, do have a look.


Tuesday, 14 October 2014



One of my favourite poems is the Rhyme of the acient marnier this image is inspired by the poem, using the epic ghost ship stamp by Sheena Douglas and the blotted writing is from Revolution by Visable image.

This is for the Current TIOT challenge: Spooky. let your inner Hammer horror run free....

speaking of Hammer I saw Dracula untold last week. It was great fun, Horror cliche bingo had to be played at times, hairy spider check, bats check, skulls check, haunted cave check. Really good cast hope there is a second film...

do not stand infront of this man when he needs to get to the bar..


Saturday, 11 October 2014

Green abstract


I went completely abstract for this and had a great time, the background is made with Dylusion sprays and a stencil then I stamped over with a grunge flourish stamp from Visable Image, who are a bit of a new favourite at the mo. Then I tore the edges of the background and mounted on black card. I think it looks like an alien plant.

I am entering this for the most excellent

Artful times challenge - Green.
sister act card challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Anything goes

PS does anyone have any tips for making sprays last longer mine always clog and stop working...