Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Awakeninig Zombie Keyring 31 Days DominoArt Scarefest 2015 and 31DOH Smeared Ink Blog Hop

Here is my second project a domino key ring.

I had to  alter the lady on the Left, (see below) - stamped directly onto the domino - I thought she was a great zombie type so doodled scars, added blood and doodled the bottom part of the domino then coloured the background and sides.
I then added a large bead and then attached to the key ring.

Supplies used
Versafine Onyx Ink
Stampington & co. Clearly Impresses (J6220 Paris 1900) Stamp - altered image free hand
HOTP border stamp
Clear Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pens - Festive berry, Black, Mowed Lawn and Pine
Key ring, bead, and jump ring.

I would like to join the following challenges
Try It On Tuesday - It's Frightening/ Halloween
Art With Heart - Hauntings and Holidays
Forever Dark - Anything Dark Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Halloween - Anything Goes
 The Corrosive Challenge - The Dark Side
 Creative Corner - Halloween
Quoth The Raven - Colour Challenge
Thank you for looking x

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

31 DOH - DominoART's - The Rose

Thrilled to be a Halloween Player for the DominoART Halloween Scarefest and Blog hop sponsored by Smeared Ink.

This is my first project -


MATERIALS: Domino, Digi from Copic marker R46, DecoArt Media paints Quinacridrone Gold and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Gesso, Texture Paste, Decou- page, No More Nails,  Waxed Cotton Necklace and Spacer Bead.
I am also entering the following challenges

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Macarbe Monday's - Halloween
Love To Create - Mixed Media Anything Goes
Crafty Calender Challenge - Halloween
Creative Corner Challenge - BOO
Get Creative Challenge - Halloween
Thank you for stopping by - hope you are enjoying the 2015 Scarefest and 31 Days Of Horror Hop x

Monday, 31 August 2015


Oops bad blogger!!

It's been a while, and I always find crafting time a challenge with the long school holidays.

Here's my take on Tim Holtz's Augusta Tag  - details here

I used TH Cargo stencil for the background and used a Runway stamped image rather than photo. Not much space for epherema so I was happy as it is.

Stamps - Tim Holtz Hash Tags, Runway, several from Bitty Grunge Sets
Stecil TH Cargo letters
Textured sand paste various inks, paint. copics pens and embossing powder

 I would also like to enter The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge -  "Get Texty" - I love how TH  # Tag stamps look like type phrases.

Thank you for looking :)


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

PapererArtsy #12 Stencils

 I enjoyed watching the great video introducing stencils I was heavily influenced by Leandra using grey on a tag and so here's my version. Not having the lovely Lin Brown's stencils and stamps I have Jo's lovely stencil (007) and some stamps (JOYF 10).
My stencilling is not as neat as Leandra's - but I am pleased with the finished tag and the London  Night and Stone painted background help make the flowers pop!

I outlined with a black copic pen - all other ingredients are shown below.
Off to enjoy this lovely weather.
Still lots of time to enter the PaperArtsy Stencil Challenge - just click this link
Thank you for dropping by :) 


Friday, 17 April 2015

Craft Stamper free Visual Image stamp meets Finnabair Stamps!

Despite my lack of voice and snuffles I managed a lovely play session in my journal. Dylusionn sprays, water and then designing the page!

I loved how both these stamps work so well together - the Visual Image stamp is great as a border - love the swirls. However I had my Finnibair Image floating  - the VI stamp has a line of dots so I soon had her grounded again!

 Here's a more detailed photo of the "grounding"!
I would like to enter this page into the following
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
A Sprinkle Of Imagination Anything Goes -  fab selection of not only Finnabair stamps  ( I used the Don't Forget to Fly" stamps),  but stencils, craft basics and papers in the range
Thank you for dropping by - have a lovely weekend   :)

Saturday, 7 March 2015


Over at PaperArtsy Blog the challenge theme has been miniature and Emma Godfrey made a lovely card using shrink plastic, and Leandra had included some shrink art pieces in  her introduction for miniature art.

After spending an age looking for my stash of Shrink plastic I brought a new supply but clear- EEEK!! Definitely not as forgiving as the white backed stuff I had originally; and I suppose reading the instructions first would have helped!!
For a first attempt on clear and without priming the sheet first they are better in real life than the photo although I did nearly decapitate one bird man!! Definitely more practice needed!!
So hard to photograph !!
Paper Artsy Stamp  -  HP1107EZ
Shrink Plastic
Copper Stazon Ink
Fresco Finish Paints - Chalk, DollyMix, Amethyst, Mushroom, Bora Bora and Mermaid.
DecoArt Matte Varnish
Jewlery findings from stash.
I am entering into the following Challenges
Thank you for looking :)

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Key - Altered Metal Jar Lid

For ages I've wanted to alter a jar lid - no idea why but with half term and kids with colds I decided in between feeding/ nursing / tissue handing I would have a play.
Background paper from stash cut to size, TH image stamped so I knew where to work around.
TH dots stencil and gesso brushed over, then once dry stencil offset and DecoArt Raw sienna acrylic paint  brushed over. TH grunge stamp inked in Barn Door DI and stamped to ground fairy.
Tiny key placed into fairy hand and the lid edge had a coat of texture paste which when dry was painted with DecArt Raw Sienna Acrylic paint.
TH fairy stamped and  embossed onto card stock copics colours for skin and fussy cut, later cut edges coloured with copics pen. Onto tissue paper I stamped the key using Dovecraft mini alphabet peg stamps, which were then placed and stuck with gel.

Whole thing glazed. Cropodile hole and eyelet added, 4mm beads onto clear thread to create a hanger lace applied to tin edge - all done!

I would like to enter this into

Craft Stamper Take It make It - February Challenge  Use Stencils

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Altered Goes

Thank you for looking

Have a lovely day :)    xx

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Hearts ATC

Today is Valentines so appropriate I share my ATC for the 2016 Calendar at The Craft Barn  I'm sorry I couldn't find the linky tool so added it to the comments  :)
5 red coloured Colourbox inks, small heart and quote stamps Die cutting and embossing Triple embossed silver arrow black brad and of course Feb2016 calendar.

Thank you for looking I am also entering this into

Lunargirl  Challenge - Theme Vintage Red 

Artist Trading Post  Current challenge is Love Is In The Air

The Artistic Stamper Whose theme this month is Love

That's Crafty  current challenge is Be My Valentine

Have  a lovely Valentine's weekend x

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Tim Holtz 2015 Tag

Had a lovely play day today - I am making a tag book for a group I enjoy being in and thought I'd combine this with Mr Holtz's Tags of 2015.
 I did pretty much what he showed - paints are PA Vintage Lace, London Night and Bora Bora, over the crumpled tissue paper.Spritzed with Dylusion nutmeg, sealed with matte medium.
The saying is from a Dylusion stamp set cut and glued into position. The 2015 are TH  Diecuts x3 to give more depth - these were then gold inked - the same ink was applied as a final layer too using a cocktail stick! After I splattered PA Snowflake and positioned and glued the 2015.

Close up to see all the lovely layers .
Thanks for dropping by
Have a lovely weekend  :)

Friday, 30 January 2015

Calendar Challenge

 The Craft Barn  this year are having a calendar challenge . I have the Tim Holtz flip matchbox die - 657844  which will hold ATC cards woopie - had it for months and only just realised LOL ! I also have TH embossing fades folders and thought dawning of a new year off I went so die cut an ATC card , embossed with folder the yellow is straw ink and then yellow acrylic paint the blue in real life is more Aqua coloured and is TH Broken China Distress ink - turned out shabby chic polite word for messy and yep I had to put 2 calendar dates as I had used DI on bottom layer and it wasn't at all clear to read!!
Thanks for dropping by
Have a lovely weekend x

Monday, 26 January 2015

First post for 2015

Wow I hadn't realised how long it has been since my last posting - I have created bits but not blogged them the Christmas thing always means crafty play has to stop as the dining area AKA my craft space is devoid of all crafty goodness!!
The challenge at Craft Stamper - Take It Make It     is to take a stamp!  Fab prize to be won!!
Here's my stamped Travel themed ATC.  The Danny Kaye Quote was PC generated, stamp is a new TH classics #20   -coloured with copics and Viva Precious Bronze fussy cut and mounted onto an old map. I enjoyed getting crafty once again.    
Thank you for looking  :)