Thursday, 24 September 2015


My poor neglected Blog, I am so sorry for not not being around but holidays and other things have been in the way. But I am here now to share Tim's amazing September tag techniques and my attempt at them. Tim's tag can be found here. I adore this months tag so much. Who would ever have thought of using the gorgeous flourish stencil with clear embossing then going over it with Archival ink. It just makes it pop off the page. My tag is a happy one because not only did I enjoy making it, but it actually turned out ok too.
I know I have some frosted film somewhere because I used it to make the poinsettia from the December 2013 tag, but could I find it??? no!!! So I had to use Clearly for Art. It worked just the same simply gave a different effect. The fact that alcohol inks had an airing also was another treat because I love them to bits. So thanks again Mr. Holtz, another top tag.

Thursday, 3 September 2015


I want to wish a very Happy Wedding Anniversary to my special friend Sylvia and hubby Reg.
If I have my facts right, today is their 55th anniversary.
What an achievement although not surprising because you would have to go a long long way to find 2 people more friendly than them. I am lucky to have met them and wish them many more happy years together.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

12 TAGS OF 2015 - AUGUST

Tim's August tag details can be found HERE. Well, Mr Holtz, I didn't expect to be able to join in this month as I don't have the dies used and just could not think of how to get round it. However, the pull of this monthly excitement, which I've joined in almost from day one, was just too much and having spent the past 16 days racking my brains how I could create my tag, this morning saw everything fall into place and I came up with this.
Though I say it myself, its turned out as one of the best tags yet. Just goes to show what you can achieve with help from a bit of tuition and top class stash. Apart from the 3 stamps I've used both on the tag and the butterflies plus the ribbon, are Ranger products. The background is just stunning and the techniques are in my mind for future projects. Thank you once more for testing my ability. I hope I never get beaten!!!

Saturday, 8 August 2015


Since we bought the camper 13 years ago, I have disliked the upholstery. Being Hymers demo vehicle or 'flagship' according to them, we had no choice over colours. Blue is not a favourite colour of mine although it doesn't completely turn me inside out. However, the curtains and blackout blinds are blue. The seats are covered in an absolutely awful design of material in blue, green and a rather weird gold.
See what I mean.
Anyway all the seats which are mainly in the sun have faded and the captains seats arms are quite mucky. Time to do something about it all, so I have.
The start of tackling those captain seats. What a job it was to remove the arms.
There are 6 of the Devils.
All back together at last. I've bought some beige material to compliment the cushions you can just see and I'm going to make some slip over head rest covers to knock off a bit of the blue but also to protect the chair in the foreground as it seems to act as a steady for my hubby when coming in and going out of the camper - doesn't matter whether his hands are clean or not then as the covers can be washed. That's my next job which I plan to cut out whilst here at the Elvington large model aircraft show near York.
The bench seats all look smart too.
My gorgeous patchwork throw and cushions stand out much better on the dark background courtesy of my special pal Sylvia who is chomping at the bit to start even more gorgeous patchwork.
I will have to tackle the base covers on the captain seats after that as the material is simply popped on top of them at the moment. The problem with those is the fact I can't kneel down for long enough and certainly can't get up again!!! I may have to come up with a plan there me thinks.

Right, I'm off to start this gorgeous day.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

12 TAGS OF 2015 - JULY

Have a look HERE for the details of Tim's July tag. Back in the land of the living after my 2 weeks of 'duty'. Glad that episode is over! I haven't been able to give any thought to this month's tag and as Tim made his to celebrate the USA on July 4th, it was quite a challenge to incorporate his techniques this time. However, I got up this morning with my determination hat on and came up with this.
The word at the top says WISH. It's a bit hidden by the tree charm. I used new distress markers, abandoned coral, hickory smoke and blueprint sketch to colour wash over the images and they look great. So the little acorn is wishing he could grow into a big tree! One day, dear, one day.