Saturday, December 27, 2008


This is the mermaid I made for DS's fiancee for Christmas. I used the same fabric for the whole thing but on the right side it has gold lines which I've used for the tail. For the rest of the mermaid I used the fabric the wrong side out xx

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Not cards!

I've made a bauble for DS's fiancee as she has lots of tree decorations that people bring her back from their holidays. She only wanted some money but I think it's nice to have a little something to open. I used a polystyrene ball which I made slits in (like orange segments) and then pushed material into the slits (not my idea), covered the joins with ribbon then added some beads. I also made a Christmas sack for DD's kind of step-granddaughter. I think the images are too small for the sack so did start to make a little Santa outfit to sew on, but DD liked the images and wanted them on. I used 1 metre of fur fabric for the sack, I already had some white fur fabric which I used at the top and for the 'snow'.
Merry Christmas to all xx
PS won some blog candy from Jennie at after emailing her my addy yesterday at 13.50 my fab chipboard flowers arrived this morning :) YES! this morning!!! So I have to congratulate Snail Mail today lol.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sunday Stampers

The colour theme for this week's Sunday Stampers at is 'red, gold + green' I've used a little gold embossing powder over some of the text and gold Krylon pen round the edges. I've also done the 'brown + blue' for week 38 For this one I used Ecoline inks to colour the card

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Christmas cards

A few more Christmas cards for your perusal and hopefully enjoyment ;)

Birthday cards

I've not had time to, or perhaps more correctly made the time, upload pics of what I've been doing. Here are a few birthday cards I've made in recent weeks. I did add a handle to the handbag card. I'm behind on some challenges but now the Christmas cards are just about done - had a request for another 2 the other day and need to make some for the craft group I go to - so hopefull I'll get other things done. Started another wrapped-wire doll last night, hopefully it'll be an improvement on the first one ;)

Friday, December 5, 2008


Jennie at is giving away Blog Candy every day in December up till the 25th! You've got to be in it to win it :) Have a look and get some inspiration while you're there xx

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of Christmas

I don't think there's a crafter out there who hasn't heard of the Talented Mr Ripley - oh that can't be right; but it sounds like a good title for a film hehehehehehe As I was saying there can't be a crafter out there who hasn't heard of the talented and inspirational Tim Holtz (known by one or two peeps as Sir Tim! naming no names! Tim is doing a fab project, namely 12 Tags of Christmas; this is something he did last year and has been begged by so many to do it again this year. Today is day 2. Please visit and feed your crafty cravings ;)

MORE blog candy over at Hel's place - yummy

Yes another blog candy giveaway - at least it won't make you fat lol. Have a look at and have a browse round while you're there, you won't be disappointed ;) Hel's is giving away some of her fab stamps; designed by her own fair heinz - oops sorry thinking of that old TV advert haha it should be her own fair HANDS!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Well it's that time again

Time for the Sunday Stamper's challenge over at Hel's place Yes I know it's Monday today :) I couldn't sleep last night so I got up about 3.15 :O I made a tag first but overstamped the edges so wan't happy with it. I was going to post it anyway but decided to do something else and made this 'topper' for a card. I kept looking at the tag and decided to chop a bit off, then a bit more then a bit more, the result being now I can't use it :-/ Can't remember whether I first sprayed the cardstock with Strawberry Daquiri Memories Mist (I had used it on the tag) but definitely used Shake'n'Spray Jaffalicious by Craftynotions (like the Glimmer Mists) and a little Glimmer Mist Gold