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

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Humming birds and cherry blossoms

Season greetings,

Here is my entry to the Less is More Challenge - stamp layering.

I tried using a layered flower stamp and have learned that  I am rubbish at this form of stamping! I have ordered a Tim Holtz stamp platform in the hope that this will help and because they are cool. So anyway here is a masked card using the fabulous designs by Ryn -Humming bird, visible image stamps and a line stamp that is so old it keeps trying to tell me about the last ice age.

I am also entering this card into the Designs by Ryn - November customer creation challenge. 

I also made this very plain CAS card  for the That's Crafty challenge blog which has the challenge - Forever Floral. I love this quote from Monet (via Alison Bomber's paper artsy stamps.)

As it is cold and rather grey outside here is a photo I took of a hummingbird moth while I was on holiday, much to the great puzzlement of people sitting near me!