Friday, 9 December 2011

santec beach in December

To brighten your day...... How about this for a beach, beautiful sand, and empty apart from birds, seaweed and a tractor.... Enjoy...... Have fun Ju x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tim Holtz inspired christmas tag 4

At this moment in time as this post goes out, I am actually on a beach in France having breakfast lol..... just here for the day doing a little christmas shopping

Inspired by the chirstmas 4 tag by Mr Holtz I have made this card, Using a die cut snowman I added the crackle paint but couldnt wait and heated it with the heat gun which made it bubble rather than crackle....still it looks pretty good.

It doesnt show up very well in the photo but I have added some distress inks for added depth.

Have fun today with your crafting, take care, keep warm and mainly enjoy yourselves...... ju x

Monday, 5 December 2011

Tim Holtz inspired - Christmas tag 2

Inspired by Mr Holtz christmas tag 2, I have made my tag card, again I didnt have the items he has used, so I have improvised using a die cut raindeer, I stamped some craft paper with a music stamp and STAZ ON INK, first time round I stamped in distress and found when I came to add the white paint it all smudged so beware USE THE RIGHT INK.

I embossed with clear powder the wonder stamp along the sideso that when you over paint the craft colour shows threw.

Yes these are the ribbons from LIDL added to finish off the card

Great inspiration makes you feel so good when you have completed a great project...
Have fun x ju x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Tim Holtz - 12 tags of christmas - Tag 1

This is the first year I have had a go with the christmas tags by Mr Holtz, I was amazed that the pine cones where made from card stock as I thought they where real cones......

If you want to follow his blog his link is on the bar on the right.................

Here is my version of Tag 1 made using my own Crafty Stash, which shows you dont need to buy everything Mr Holtz

I have had a go at the pine cones, they may not be cut with a die but I think they have come out pretty well for a first attemp at cutting them using just scissors

The die cut letters where from a multi pack I bought in the Jan sales last year, the ribbon is just some white organza ribbon which I have stained with the distress ink and then heated with the heat gun not too close or it will shrivel completely......

My top tip if you have no glitter paper to match your project and want to mat and layer - take any piece of paper or card add double sided tape all around the edge, peel off one edge at a time and add your glitter rub in well then brush off and continue all around the layer. Just see how effective it is and cost officent on my card.

I have made my tag and finished it off on to an 8" x 8" card for a special friend

I shall be making a envelope box for it to fit into

loved playing with this Mr Holtz thanking you for your inspiration!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

WOW! EMBELLISHMENTS - Festive Ribbons from Lidl

Wow! how about these for your christmas embellishments - Available from Lidl - £1.99 for a reel of 3mts

I chose the pink with the wooden angels

and the red with stars and trailing beads

May have to pop back and get a few more reels.....

Have fun x ju x

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

KANBAN - Steampunk Stampsets

I know I've not been around for a while just thought I'd share this with you

JASPER steampunk stamps from KANBAN are on sale on create and craft.

Ordered mine as I have been waiting for weeks and there selling fast.

I am well and truely into this steampunk theme and once the christmas madness has passed I shall be back to show off some of my creations

Hope everyone is keeping well and hasnt had this awful cough bug that I have right now

Keep warm everyone and keep shopping only 24 more shopping days left lol....

Have fun, Ju x

Heres a few cards I made with the Vivienne stamp set.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Autumn inspirations


has anyone seen my nuts!!!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Mo's digital Pencil - contest

Ive had fun today joining in with the contest on Facebook for mo's digital pencil. I have used fabric paper for her dress and added lace to the bottom and ribbon and a silk flower to the band around her waist, also added some silk bows in her hair, the background is from a cute companions cd and the card is 8" x 8"

Have fun everyone its the last day of sun...... or so they say ju x

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Distressed seahorse

One day I hope to have a marine fish tank and I would have seahorses I just adore them..... Heres a card I made using different inks(spray) and distress inks with a seahorse theme....
Have a crafty day today.... ju x

Monday, 27 June 2011

Summertime - Picnics and hot summer days??????

Yes, at long last we have summer.............. Ah but that was yesterday, today its muggy, damp and very gloomy Rubadubadoo magnetic stamp set

Heres a card to make us enjoy the sunshine, picnics in the park and hours to enjoy.....
come back soon Mr Sunshine we miss you!!!!
Have a crafty day everyone........ ju x

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Blogging Inspiration from Kath

Morning Everyone, A warm welcome to a few new followers hope the sun is shining on you in your part of the world.

Sunshine and showers here today so the washing is in and out of the basket at every dark cloud that passes by lol

I spent my morning cup of tea, jetting through blog land and came across kaths post this morning showing the craftwork cards new pack which I must admit I love. But what got me thinking was her idea of using the card candy upside down, what a fantastic idea I love it and so off I went to my craft room to play and see what I could come up with...... and here it is

Thank you Kath for your inspiration and I am sure this will become a new trend of using the card candy upside down!!!!Distress inks and the craft stamper free stamp for the background

cuttlebug embossing folder and nesties die cut

Have a crafty day everyone.............. ju x

Monday, 20 June 2011


A fabulous new stamp I have bought from Hero Arts - cowparsley & thistle

Three shades of Distress

Gold embossed dots

white ink pen

Saturday, 18 June 2011


I've got plenty of dust in my life and Art does wash it away from My Soul
If only it worked on the house too.....

Thursday, 16 June 2011

The new camera

Testing out the new camera on video mode, Artie says Hello, what av you got?????

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Back to Crafting Normality Soon

Hello Folks
yes I am still around, just not had the time or the engine power lately to do anything in the blog line.... I hope you are still out there to enjoy whats to come!!!!

I am just having a spring clean of my blog at the moment and Normality will resume in the next few days or so..... or so I hope

I have missed you all, and hope you will revisit me again once I get going with my crafty presentations...

see you all in the next few days
ju x