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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

High Legh Class reveal

Evening all!!

How are you? I've had a wonderful day teaching some of my ladies at High Legh. I get so warm and fuzzy seeing all the fabulous makes :-) 
What a great bunch of ladies.... :-)

There were 2 stamping "virgins" among today's class - bet you can't tell who!!! So impressed!

Here's what they made.......

Super impressed - What do you think??

Can't wait for my next class on May 10th - contact me if you want to come and join in the fun!!

Off for a "glass of" and a chill with Fe when she comes back from fer wanderings!!!

Have a lovely evening - thanks for stopping by!!

Crafty cheers for now

See you soon 




Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Nature's inspiration with Chocolate Baroque......

Howdy doody?? 

I am on a roll this week lol :-)

Creative juices are working overtime - though finding what I need in the Craft Lab is still challenging me lol!

Inspiration for today's offerings comes from all the beautiful Cherry Blossoms and Apple blossoms in the village just now - I adore the delicate nature of them.....

The stamps are from the wonderful Essence of Nature set ( yes again!! ;-) lol) from Chocolate Baroque - available HERE

This time I have simply decorated them with Cosmic Shimmer Pearl drops available HERE

This second sample uses the fabby Wink of Stella pens (Pink) from Zig (grab 'em from Hobby Art HERE)  which I used to colour the background card and to stamp with before edging with Shaded Lilac distress ink for that spring colour theme. 

Once all that was done I ran the whole image though the Ebosser in the Hexagonal embossing folder (HERE) for extra interest :-)

I hope you like today's offerings - it would be lovely to know what you think - so please feel free to leave a comment below

Right off to have brekkie and do some more creative experimentation......have a good day!!!

Crafty cheers for now




Monday, 28 April 2014

Jofy and a little Alcohol.......

Good evening all!

Well I have been rather blown away by all your kind comments on my Facebook page when I posted this earlier.

So I have decided to add it to my blog and fill you in with some details.

The background is an acetate overlay created using Spectrim Noir Alcohol pens CG3, OR3 and GB6 scribbled down and then flicked with blending solution.

This was then mounted over a piece of cardstock coloured with the Lin Brown Circles Stencil

I stamped my images in Archival Potting Soil - heat embossing with clear embossing powder before colouring with the same alcohol markers and then assembling the card :-)

Over at Simons Monday Blog their challenge is all about Mellow Yellow - perfect timing so I will enter. Check it out they have some great challenges

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Cheers for now




Sunday, 27 April 2014

Oysterstamps workshop......and final sample for High Legh workshop

Good evening everyone!

Hope you have had a lovely weekend :-) I have spent most of today in the garden getting to grips with "nature" lol

Well earlier over on FB I promised some very exciting news and here it is.......

I am delighted to have been invited by the lovely Martine to host a Workshop down in the South East


We will be sure to have lots of Inky fun :-) 
I will be posting snapshots of the projects a little nearer the time

For more info and bookings take a look over at Oysterstamps 

The details will be on their website from tomorrow - I hope that I will catch up with some of you there.

Meanwhile here is the final sample for my workshop 


This background uses the brand new Wink of Luna pens and the lovely Essence of Nature stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. 

There are still a couple of spaces this wed - so drop me a pm on FB or an email @

Friday, 25 April 2014

Make a wish with Crafter's.......

Happy Weekend everyone :-) 
So good when it's only been a short working week isn't it?

This evening I'd like to share one of my samples from my Crafter's Companion demo days.....

This sample uses the Make a Wish Embossalicious 6 x 6 folder (available HERE) with Versamark and white embossing powder. 

The background is from a Dylusions Masterboard - I often make up masterboards, normally A4, with mopped up inks,sprays, paints, alcohol ink, masks and off cuts. They are great starting points for lots of different projects.

This was then mounted onto cardstock that has been coloured to co-ordinate using Spectrum Noir pen's - in this case BT4, CG3 and DR6.

The flower embellie is from Sheena's a Taste of India range - Henna (HERE)

I hope you have good plan's for the weekend? I have a little crafty shopping on the cards tomorrow and then some playing/working for the rest of the weekend.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to stop by :-)

Take care

Crafty Cheers for now




Thursday, 24 April 2014

Tim Holtz Tag time....

Good morning everyone :-)

Hope it is as nice a day with you as it is here in Cheshire!

Just stopping by with a quick post this morning as I have a Doc's appt and then magazine work to be on with.

Today I am sharing this Tim Holtz tag I made for a lovely swap group I belong too...

Our theme was Male so I took my Dad as inspiration, incorporating some of what he meant to me.

This tag used the works, embossing folders, dies, stamps (my signed set that I won from AFTH ;-) ), acrylic paint, ink gilding wax, enamalling and the tissue technique plus the embellies

Don't forget my little tag challenge - you can enter HERE

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.....

Have a great Thursday :-)

Crafty Cheers for now




Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tag Tuesday.......and a new challenge launch

Good Morning All!!!!

How was your Easter Weekend? Hope you had a lovely time?
I had a great time in Anglesey demoing for Cratfers Companion on Saturday and then a couple of chillax days with friends.

I have been making quite a few tags recently for swap groups and because I love having tags as a technique/image reference library.

The tag above uses some more of my Ally Pally stash - This gorgeous ornate butterfly stamp and the word is part of a sentiment stamp both from INKYLICIOUS 

This second tag is a more clean line one using washi tapes and a lovely Joy stamp I picked up from my friend Hazel's lovely shop in Rugby, DRAGONS PAPERCRAFT 

So I started thinking I would like to run a stamping tag challenge for you all every fortnight.......beginning today

To start us off I thought we could go with the theme of ANYTHING GOES, so all you need to do is create a tag of your choice !! Any colour, style, stamp - let you're freedom go wild.

To enter you need to add a link to your entry below (directly to your entry NOT to your blog).
Entries will close at 23.59 GMT on Sunday 4th May and a winner will be selected at random and announced on the next Tag challenge Tues 6th may.

Hope you decide to join in this bit of fun - I love seeing all you're work :-)

Right I best get off and prep for my class for next Weds - there are still places left if you would like to join me - just PM via facebook or email

Crafty Cheers for now




Friday, 18 April 2014

Splodgeaway and Orrrrr Sheena......

Good Afternoon all and Happy Good Friday :-) 

Greetings from an absolutely glorious Cheshire, the sun has most definitely got his hat on this Bank Holiday!
I hope it is the same where you are and you are enjoying the start of the Easter weekend :-)

Today i am stopping by with this offering using this gorgeous Mask from SPLODGEAWAY and these stunning Dragonflies from Sheena's FLYING COLOURS stamp set. The sentiment is by Paper Artsy.

Last night wonderful sunset inspired the soft blended colour scheme for this card.

Have a lovely evening everyone - I am heading over to Anglesey this evening ready for a Crafter's Companion demo day at Holland Arms Garden Centre, nr Gaerwen. I hope all the traffic has got where it needs to be by the time I set off!!

Crafty Cheers for now




Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Cover girl.......

Good Morning and Hi Blog world :-)

Another beautiful morning up here ..... I do hope this is the start of another long hot summer.......although with a Bank Holiday looming.....we can only hope eh?

Well Issue 66 of Creative Cardmaking is now out.....

....and blow me down with a feather ;-) if the cover card isn't only mine!!! Totes amazeballs and hugely flattered I am. :-)

I love this feather stamp set from Orrrrr Sheena, available (HERE) they are so on trend and so versatile.

Along with all the fabulous articles and amazing projects there are some GOR-JAY-OUS free papers from Craftwork Cards!! I can see much makings from them!!!

Here is another of the makes that goes with this month's article....

It really was an article right up my street as Purple is one of may fave all time colours.....well note the hair!!! Lolol

Grab yourself a copy of Issue 66 and take inspiration from all the wonderful projects and the To-die-for freebies!!!

Thanks for stopping by. I love seeing you all over here!!

Catch you all again tomorrow - I am having a quiet day prepping for my upcoming Demo Day this Saturday at Holland Arms, Gaerwen, Anglesey - Kitteh's permitting!!!!

Crafty cheers for now




Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Ally Pally and a little Visible Image......

Good Morning all :-)

Happy Tuesday!!! 

Apologies I have been away a little longer than planned - Last week proved a chaotic one to say the least. Lots of hospitals appts and errands, crafty days away, unplanned overnight in hospital.....and then the weekend arrived and I shuffled off to Ally Pally!!

What a fabulous weekend it was - a chance to catch up with old friends and make lots and lots of new ones!!

Among the lovely people I got to meet were Mark and Helen from Visible Image. An exciting stamp company from my Welsh homeland......Well I got a little bit carried away......

...I love the simplicity of these stamps......makes them UBER versatile :-)

So I grabbed a spare 15 mins this evening and had a quick play....

The background above was created with a simple watercolour wash (another fab new portable paint set I purchased around the corner from my hotel in London!) and I adore this sentiment - it's going to get a lot of use I think!! Below the butterflies have been embossed and water-coloured ....

What I learned doing these quick cards was that not thinking (well not over thinking!!!) really does free your creativity

I will be making up for last weeks absence with several posts from my AP stash this week and a couple of extras thrown in......

Thanks for stopping by -I hope you like today's offering! 

Crafty cheers for now




Sunday, 6 April 2014

Exciting news.......Workshops!!

Right it has been a while coming but at last my WORKSHOPS are back!!!
The 1st will be on Wed 30th April, at The Craft Shop, High Legh Garden Centre, nr Knutsford. 10 - 3.30pm and cost £20. (If you can only make the am/pm session - this can be accomodated) The classes are for ANY level of crafter and as people who have been before know - very friendly and relaxed. The theme for this session will be Bright and as my good friend Eileen says - Don't forget yer Shades!!  If you would like to join us please email me @ or contact me via Facebook :-)

I really look forward to seeing you!!!

Crafty cheers for now




Thursday, 3 April 2014

Crafter's Demos.........part 1!!!

Good morning all! Howdy!!

Well the weekend is almost on us again and for me that means another Demo Day for Crafter's Companion.

This time I will be spending Saturday at
 Weavervale Garden Centre in Northwich, 10am-4pm.

If you are in the area it would be FAB to see you!! Pop in and say Hi!!

So I thought I would share just a couple of my samples with you......

First up is one for the boys.....Showcasing the Spectrum Noirs and the Angelica and Adam stamps and paper packs. Cute isn't my usual style but it's fun to have a change :-) I do enjoy coluring in - I just never seem to get time!!

Then I went all monochrome with this one for the girls :-)

I adore the dimension this tile technique adds to the watercoloured Angelica image.....Watch out for it coming to a Demo and a Class near you!! ;-)

Right brew time over - off too make more samples n go gather nuts.......well go raid Sainsbugs shelves!!!

Have a great Thursday everyone

Crafty Cheers for now




Tuesday, 1 April 2014

All that glitters is .............. Gold.

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to Tuesday! Brew is on n Fe is out on patrolling duties, so thought I would grab 5 and share a quick card with you!

Mum sprung a need for a Golden wedding card on me last night with 20 mins warning...... I grabbed my Tim Holtz stamps and created this. 

Thanks  for stopping by! Hope you like....

Have a great day n stay safe

crafty cheers for now