Thursday, 26 December 2013

Stampotique 128 - Anything Goes

Dearest Minions,

Here is my first entry to Stampotiques anything goes challenge this month, I used this design as my Christmas card this year- the wonderful chap is known as tangled enthusiasm, I know just how he feels. the papers are from my minds eye and giggy pudding by basic grey.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas now onward to the New Year!


Sunday, 22 December 2013

cranberry carnage


just wanted to show you  the carnage that took place in the kitchen yesterday. It was all in aid of making cranberry, apple and chili relish, which does taste great. which was lucky cause if it tasted rubbish, I would have been growling.


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Beloved trees- tiot

Dearest Minions,

The wonderful new challenge from TIOT is Trees. I love these giants through to weenie bonsai, so rather than waffle on here are some beauties to inspire you...


Ickworth Park, Suffolk

Ickworth Park , Suffolk

Ixworth Park, Suffolk

The Fort overlooking the sea, Barcelona

Hatfield Forrest, Hertfordshire

very old oak tree, Hatfield Forrest Herfordshire

Leaves covered in drifting seeds, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire
Hatfield Forrest, Hertfordshire   

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Smeared and smudged blog hop


I have two offering for the glourious SMEARED and SMUDGED blog hop, first is my Smeared ink xmas card which is for those who rather dislike the gangs who randomly fafafallala at door steps. The image is Anita from chicks love guns.

My second offering is a battery operated candle holder all ready for xmas- the images are made using acatate and tissue paper which their surrounds are made from cardboard packaging that has been painted and embossed.

please do visit our other finger licking good hoppers! With their wonderful creations.

Black Dragon
Evil Edna

I am also entering these beauties to frolick amoungst the following:
Simon says stamp- tissue


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

sassy britches


I wanted to do something striking but without huge amounts of stuff going on. So here is a very CAS card with oodles, YES OODLES of attitude.

stampotique stamp
plain shocking pink card
watermelon flexi marker
embossed card
sentiment - Dylusion stamps

I am entering this into:
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Created with love -anything goes
corrosive challenges - anything goes


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

handmade gifts


The newest challenge at TIOT is handmade gifts or tags, here is my offering.

 I have made a lot of gifts this year and here are just a few. The lavender bags have vintage images from Lisa's altered art stitched on to them. The book has a stamped image from the wonderful paper artsy mounted on to paper and then popped on the front. The scissor and Dream broaches are cobbled together from stash that has been knocking around my desk top.

Look forward to seeing your giftables and being inspired!


Sunday, 1 December 2013

diamond hearted


Recentley I was in areally minor car acident I am fine (my poor car is really not good) and feeling very lucky. I would like to use this card to say a huge thank you to the lady who saw the whole thing and stopped, the customer service staff at Bury St Edmunds Tesco who were awesome to a very shaken up person and a battered car and finally green flag and my insurance company who were very swift and compassionate.

The card is made with figgy Pudding basic grey paper- Dilly beans penny with a heart image, coloured with provo markers, sparkle added with diamond dust and my mind's eye textured papers.

I am entering this card into
less is more - made with sparkle
Dilly Beans - anything goes
Crafty hands - sparkle and bling