Tuesday, 23 September 2008


Leonie's Fab Friday challenge - Something Stripey.

Hard to get some imagination going this week, probably because I've been away and come home to some very hard work, ie, painting and reboarding a neighbours house! Anyway, I managed to come up with this which is mainly K & Company papers. Not all that good but hey! I tried.

Friday, 19 September 2008


Leonies Fab Friday challenge - Something Stripey.

I'm away at the Northern Motorhome show at Pickering, Nth Yorkshire just now and havn't brought any crafting bits with me. However, I've searched my photos and come up with this ATC which I made as one from the Pretty Piece of paper challenge. I'll make a proper challenge one when I get home next week.

P.S. Toby has been a right pain since we left home. He moaned all day yesterday whilst we were travelling and worse than that, all night aswell. I am absolutely tired out. Little darling, grrrr!!!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008


I'm off in the motorhome again this weekend.

The Northern Motorhome Show at the Pickering Showground beckons. Actually, my mum and dad are going with friends so I expect they won't remember much about it after all the partying they will be doing!!!!!

Hope they remember to feed me..........

Friday, 12 September 2008

Tuesday, 9 September 2008


I am as pleased as punch and enormously proud to tell you that my precious son conquered Mont Blanc today.

Many congratulations for a job very well done.

Friday, 5 September 2008


Leonies' Fab Friday challenge #19 - Fibres & Fings

I found bits of crafty stuff I forgot I had. That's the trouble with this crafty malarkey, it's so addictive, but great.

I had some Magic Mesh which I used as the base. It's sticky on one side. I wrapped red wire round a large red gem and left a long end which I 'twiggled' a bit and pressed it on to the mesh. The fibres are from a hank of knitting yarn, again simply cut and pressed on to the mesh. The word is cut from a 6" x 6" paper. Finally, the top mesh is some I bought from Trago Mills in Newton Abbott 5 years ago! when on holiday in Totnes, Devon.

The ATC is ok but I'm glad I won't be trading it as it may just fall apart!!!

Can deffinately say - I had fun with this one.


Just look at these. Aren't they just gorgeous.

Someone has spent quality time making these christening shoes. What a fantastic momento of a lovely occasion.

Well, that VERY clever person is my ATC club friend, Sylvia. Not only can she produce some gorgeous ATCs, but can do things like this. She is so talented.

Well done. xx

Monday, 1 September 2008


I just had to blog this.

A couple of weeks ago I played around making ATC backgrounds using Tim Holtz alcohol inks. Sometimes you can see an image or what to do with them straight away, sometimes you just file them away never to be seen again.

I had this card, which I left on a shelf in my workroom because I liked it but couldn't actually 'see' anything in it. Having just received a gorgeous stamp from the US (which incidentally is only the eyes), I desparately wanted to use it - today brought the inspiration.

I inked the stamp with a jet black archival ink and - without much attention - 'plonked' it onto the ATC.

If you agree with me - its AMAZING.