Monday, 31 March 2014



this is my emtry to the current challenge for Macabre Monday at Haunted Design which is Skullduggery. My beauty is painited with fesco paint and stamped with deep red roses stamp.


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

the pink 3


This is my card using stamps that I bought at the NEC from the lovely Lavina stamps. The sentiment is a mix of two stamps and was rather difficult but well worth it. The circle was sponged with worn lipstick and pickled raspberry distress inks.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
less is more - 3 
Lavinia stamps - add pink
Through the craft room door- anything goes
crafty bloggers network - nature


Monday, 24 March 2014

Alice and the NEC


I am entering this inspired by Alice in wonderland/drunk guitarists card into the following challenges:

Artstic impressions - anything goes
left of center -favourite books
the fox and the squirrell - inspired by a book

Last weekend I went to the NEC Sewing and Hobbycraft show this weekend it was wonderful, lots of exhibitors, artists and great companies. Here are a few photos from the day.

I can not recommend it enough, the mix of stalls and exhibitions was really inspiring. I tried new things meet some wonderful ladies on the silk painting and came home with a new hobby - needle felting. When you are clumsy with plump fingers this is an extreme sport,  below are my first attempts. I still have use of most fingers.


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Spring kitty


This is a card for a friend who became the grand age of 11 last week. She shares my adoration of felines and spring, I found this excellent image at east wind which combined both. She also asked if she could be eaten by an anaconda from Christmas, so she has a healthy grasp on the surreal (I offered to put her in a sleeping bag full of jelly and gone off milk, to help her prepare.)

 I do like silver birches in the spring with their lambs tails and fresh green leafs. Although I love them in the autum when they turn golden, so expect to this image again with an autumn twist. Here is an espeaically springlike Squirrel for the whole vibe.


I am entering the card (not the Squirrel, he will not stay still) into the following challenges:

east wind - spring
through the craft room door - anything goes
cateredcrop - spring fever
the squirrel and the fox - autumn or Spring - seemed suitable


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

quick note


This is my latest pun/offering for the DT for TIOT. The latest challenge is music, I have choosen a designs by Ryn hummingbird and music notes by pink parsley (would you not love to see that on the side of your plate? a garnish that is pink!) the sentiment is computer generated and is called Bleeding cowboy. I had the flight of the bumblebee going round in my head while making this one, it's so fast it makes my head spin.

I am also buzzing round the following challenges for nectar

Less is more  -use mask or stencil - I masked off the hummingbird to print the notes
CAS - one layer
elecectic Ellapu - wings
left of center - anything goes 
that's crafty -anything goes - LOVE this shop.

I also wanted to say have a look at this blog  if you have a mo- it features amazing art and lol puns.


Saturday, 15 March 2014

madame sea horse


Please let me introduce Madame Seahorse, is she not delish and glam? Madame is a vision that is a design by Ryn stamp that I masked and then shadow stamped bubble boarder by lost coast designs. The "thank you" sentiment is a favourite inkinkado stamp from their steampunk collection. Madame and the sentiment are decorated in green copics and flexmarkers.

Madame is sashaing into the following challenges:

less is more - use masking or stencils
craft for the craic - march - anything green 
get inky - green/st patrick
stamping with the dragon - green


Friday, 14 March 2014

owl service


This is my lastest offering it a birthday card inspired by one of my favourite seris of books - Harry Potter. The stamp is stampotique I stamped on a bo bunny pad that I bought from Vicky who has a really good sales page.

We are in the second week of the birthday challenge at TIOT and we would love to see you your work

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Left of center - favourite books
sister act challenge - anything goes
dream it up - march madness - my favourite puns!


Sunday, 9 March 2014

bring out the pink

I can't help it, in my mind I have adapted the challenge tittle of add something pink to "bring out the pink, but the pink's sleeping?" which is normally from pulp fiction and is regarding a gimp. but enough of our pvc clad friends. this very CSA card is for the Lavinia stamps challenge- add pink and is made using a digi image Bryony. The image is coloured using pink flexi markers and copics. I have then added diamond dust glitter to the image.

I am also entering this to the following challenges:

Crafts and me challenge - anything goes
Doodle pantry -any digi goes


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

hide the lollypops


This is my entry to the current macabre monday challenge - children of the night. This is my child of the night designed to give total wiggins - her head can rotate 365 degrees and she WANTS icecream (and brains) NOW....

The ingredients were all from Deviant scrap and include - dances with zombie and illkuplli mixed up in a smoking pot of photoshop elements.


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

happy birthday human race


The latest challenge on Try it on Tuesday is happy birthday with a twist use a mask. I have used an Andy Skinner mask over the back print of number stencil, then stamped over the top with Designs by Ryn circle stamp.

When I was little I used to think that it was human beans rather than being beings... this may have been something to do with some mexican jumping beans that I had with cute little faces in weenie little hats!


Sunday, 2 March 2014

OMG the cute

I know it's, well cute and it makes me want to just go ahhhhh, almost like a rash.

My justification is that is it for a really nice little person called Daisy, (it would be really bad if her name was Sally and I gave her this card.)

The beautiful image is from the eastwind which is a awesome shop which I found on the most excellent handmade by Maureen blog. This image is a freebie(!) which I coloured with promarkers and mounted on botanicals papers.

I am entering this into
less is more- yellow and green
eastwind- use a digi
the allsorts challenge - spring is coming