Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Hand made lace flowers - Prima inspired

Dont you just love Prima flower embellishments, YES I do, altho too expensive for me to add to my cards..... well with just a little time and lots of patience you can make your own.

I managed to get this set of 50 mini flowers with pearl embellishments from a local craft market, it was an odd packet and I jumped at it at just £3.99 for 50.(see the mini flowers in the photo above).

Then I added my own layer of gathered cotton lace by sewing a gathering thread along the edge and then drawing up and finishing off.
I thought if I wanted to colour them I could always spritz them with inks too..... white being the ideal choice.

finally I got my non stick craft mat, placed a blob of silicone and glued the layers together, left to dry now I have my lace flowers ready to add to any project.
Try it yourselves and save a fortune, I saw a pack of 6 prima lace flowers for £4.99 wow what a saving.....
Have a crafty day ju x

Sunday, 11 July 2010

SOARTFUL CHALLEGE - Beautiful Men from the movies

my Beautiful man from the movies has got to be George formby lol, anyone remember him? I used to watch him as a child on saturday mornings in black and white with his ukelayli in his hand mmmmmmm... say no more.
well heres my altered digi for this weeks challenge over at soartful

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Adirondak Spray inks & Distress inks

Another beautiful day, time is flying past so quickly enjoy the sun while we can.
I'd like to thank everyone leaving such lovely comments I do love to read them and lots of them make me laugh which is fantastic...
Here is my card for today... I love this image its from acey ducey, the backing papers are made using distress inks and mist sprays and over stamped with several different stamps

Ive added funky fibres and layered onto black so it stands out. I always like to finish off with a white card blank.
But thats just me.... Have a crafty day ju x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

SOARTFUL CHALLENGE - A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou

This week the challenge at soartful is the saying a jug of wine a loaf of bread and thou.... Heres the image for inspiration

Heres my piece....

I do like to have a bit of fun with my digi art, the background is actually a photie of Dartmoor

Hope you like it.....

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

My NEW crafty address book with Distress inks

Last evening I had a real good play lol...... I dont usually make things for myself, but I wanted to put all my crafty friends addresses together so I wouldnt loose them or have to go searching through emails to find them.
So I made a little crafty address book with my zutter machine for binding the ends Its all stamped and inked with distress inks......
back and front

and all the pages inside.... the damask stamp is from Judikins

I am looking forward now to filling in the pages with addresses

Its nice to make stuff for others but occassionally you have to do something just for you.....
Dont you think
Have a crafty day ju x

Friday, 25 June 2010

Seashell tags & Barbequed EGG!!

Morning Folkies,

Its another beautiful morning here, but I fear I have done too much this week messing in the garden and today I am paying for it,
so a day for just relaxing for me, how lucky that on qvc this aft. there is craft for 2 hours.
Altho its all about Christmas and I aint buying anymore christmas this year(for sure)
I have no ironing to do while its on, so I will just have to sit and cut out decoupage lol.....

Heres a little quickie using the shell stamp free with craft stamper this month, stamped with blue distress or with a mix of pink & peach

Beautiful shells from the beach in my stash box

I cut the top and bottom using a pair of fancy cut scissors which I bought yrs ago and thought I would never ever use, it just goes to show you if you save something long enough you will eventually use it lol

They have turned out rather cute me thinks.....

Heres a little snippet of someone waiting to be barbequed - my Eggypegs.
Didnt want to disturb him by removing my weed bag lol, but it does spoil the photie somewhat lol....
Have a crafty day everyone.... ju x

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

FREEBIE - from me to you

The backing paper freebie at the bottom of this post has been made by myself in photoshop using this image of the flower, I dont know what they are called but I think they are beautiful and I took the photie at a friends garden last week
if anyone knows what these flowers are I would appreciate you letting me know the name thank you.

Heres the beautiful background paper I have made, and you are welcome to take this for yourself to use in your creations, however you wish, you can change the colour in your graphics programme to what ever you like.
a little FREEBIE from me to you.... Enjoy and create


I would love to see any items you make using the image so if you leave a link I can come and take a look, its always nice to see what other crafter have come up with

Here is a quickie card I made myself using the image as a background and as a topper

Have crafty fun with it. Enjoy ju x

Saturday, 19 June 2010


What a fabulous morning it is here today, the sun is shining, tho a bit breezy in the garden.
well I did get the sewing machine going but for how long I'm not sure, it seems its a common fault, lots of us have.
Loving the thought by Karen that piskies come in the night and sort it out, cant they see how untidy my house is and sort that out too...... lol
Loving this new media(for me) that I've added to my papers, simple stitching... dont want to get too DISTRACTED!!! just want to keep it simple, well at the moment anyhow.
For me its more about the papers and the textures so many thoughts of where you can go with this, do I jot them down or just go for it and experiment as I go on......

Here are some close up snippets.

keep meaning to make journal pages that I can look for reference but never seem to get the time
note to self:- MUST TRY HARDER! lol
But here is how its turned out........And a beautiful frame a friend gave me to finish it off, its a bit difficult to photie with the glass in as you get reflections but I did manage it lying down in the kitchen, thats the frame and not me, by the way lol....

Hope you like it x Have a crafty day everyone xxx

Sunday, 13 June 2010

SOARTFUL CHALLEGE - I'll dance at your wedding

This weeks challenge at soartful is I'll dance at your wedding

Heres the image we where given for insipiration

I have made my piece using papers and images from My Craft Studio cd - Countryside Garden.

I love the pastel colours on this piece and the edged writing and motifs.

I'd like to say a warm welcome to my new followers this week and hope you will leave me some comments good or bad, but hopefully good ones lol...
The sun is shining here this morning so hopefully where in for a good day Have fun everyone x

Friday, 11 June 2010

Adirondak Spray Inks & embossing folder

Well if this is what I get from watching qvc and ironing I better do it everyday lol.... I just love how this has turned out. This didnt take me very long maybe 30 mins sometimes art just comes to you so quickly just go with it...

I have embossed part of the card front with the diamond cuttlebug embossing folder, then I have smeared over a silver ink and then some turquoise acrylic paint, I then stamped over the top which gives only part wording because of the embossing but I think this adds to the artistic nature.
I added some 3D images with the same background paper and then a key & lock which I smudged acrylic paint onto.

I'd like to thank Anesha & carole for a blogger award

Rules of the Award:- For a bit of FUN :)

1 - Thank and link to person who gave you the award

2 - Display the award on your blog

3 - Tell 6 outrageous lies and at least 1 outrageous truth about yourself or switch it round & tell six outrageous truths & 1 outrageous lie about yourself!

4 - Nominate 7 others and leave them a message to let them know!!

so here goes truth or lies

1 I love lying in the sun by a pool with a dacari
2 I spend the summer months on a yatch in the bay of biscay
3 I am a size Zero and hate everyminute of it
4 I am a Big Brother Fanatic
5 I hate all animals especially furry ones
6 I dont like getting my hands dirty
7 I absolutely adore Ironing

I'm not going to nominate anyone for this award but if there is anyone out there want to give it a go please take the award and tell us your truths or lies x

Monday, 24 May 2010

Down by the Sea

I hope you all had a marvelous weekend, the sun is still shining here this morning, we must enjoy it as long as we can cause it aint gonna last believe me lol.......
I had a little play yesterday afternoon with adirondak sprays and some stamps from the past. You can see the speckles on the picture where I oversprayed with water once the inks had dried and I like the effect so much I couldnt stop lol
Added a shell fish(no pun intended)lol with a piece of string and some card candy brads.

I love how it turned out but when I looked at the time I had spent 2 hours messing about with inks and made just this one card lol and by the way if your gonna use them too remember to where rubber gloves cause my hands are now dyed and probably will be for the next few days..... lots of washing up for me now.....
Have a great day everyone x

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


This week at collage obsession the theme is BEACH........ ooooo I could'nt wait to get going..
Here is me lol (I wish) in my swimsuit enjoying the seaspray or maybe its the cornishmist...... Heres my take on the theme
I'm really pleased with this as the background is adapted from one of my photies taken at Mousehole, Cornwall.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Having a rather brown and blue day yesterday, as you can see from the photies.....

This is one of my favourite stamps eva.... seedhead

The stamp is from rubber stamp gallery

The papers are from stampin up, I get mine from Germaine she also passed me onsome of these gorgeous butterfly die cuts.

The card below is made with stamps from Cath when I won the blog candy

The chipboard swirl is from Maya Road, and I have inked and embossed with distress powder and then inked again.

I have also inked the card candy to match in with the colours

The card below is stampin up again, with an added distressed heart in the same manner as above, The bow is made from a piece of suede, If only we could sit relaxing in a boat dangling are feet in the warm water life would be wonderful, Dont you think?

I'm gonna call these my shabby chic look cards lol...... I do love the colours. Have a great day everyone, if all goes well I am off to visit ye olde craft shoppe.....

Friday, 16 April 2010

No Sewing Required....

How about this then, I know the photies (c***) but the one below is in I have been playing around with bondaweb and some fancy fabrics dont ask me what they are as I have no idea but they are obviously manmade as they melt when you heat them, the beads are glued in place with 3d Glaze. I have just embossed around the corners with a template to give a border effect.

No sewing involved with this card

Saturday, 10 April 2010

SOARTFUL CHALLEGE - Embossed on white

I have been working all evening on this weeks soartful challenge,
For the last couple of weeks I have missed the deadlines,
I had just lost TIME to join in, I have no idea where I had lost it, but I was determined this week to get it back,
luckily I seemed to have found it this evening lol, It must have just been hanging around here somewhere in a box.........
we where given this image embossed on white and told to go in whatever direction we needed to go.....

Here is what I came up with in the end, it started with the background and evolved over 2 hours.... what great fun to have on a saturday night, by the way I did have a bottle of rum added to my coke as I was playing(but not a whole bottle)

Glad I found my TIME again, must remember in future which box I put it away in........ Have a great weekend xxx

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


The challenge this week at soartful is International Women's Week we where given a picture of the globe to include if we wished. Here is my entry.....
womens work is never done lol..... whether your from this side of the world or the other.... I hope you love ironing toooooo...... My day for ironing is when the craft shows are on t.v. I save mine especially for then lol so to me dawn bibby tuesday means ironing day lol.....

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Well, you know me by now, I like to have a bit o fun lol and here is my entry for this weeks soartfulchallenge
we where given this image

and the phrase "Life is just a bowl of cherries"
Here is my little beauty lol.... its just the opposite cos life surely aint like a bowl of cherries now is it!!!
Have a fun evening xxx

Monday, 15 February 2010


This weeks challenge over at collage obsession is to use this photo as inspiration or as part of you artwork and the word misty is your inspiration
Here is my piece, I love the little girl holding the shell to her ear, of course being cornishMIST, I had to have a sea image in there somewhere lol....
Hope you like it, I am loving this new crafting medium and eventually find someway of using my creations in my cardmaking and other altered projects.