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FSC Meets Find Your Wings & Fly Album

Sunday and we all know what that means: Fashionable Stamping Time

This fortnight we want to see anything to do with … Mail Time.

You have had the quirky now it’s the gentlemen part of the album … see told you not a bit feminine or girly.
Stamped onto a black mat … which slots into a pocket … with the Penny Black Postcard stamp. Used Versamark for the ink then gold embossed.

Another little flap opens and inside I stamped the Owl from Flonzcrafts which you can find here … reminded me of Harry Potter’s owl called hedwig who used to deliver him letters. You can just see another Penny Black sentiment stamp.

When the mat is removed you can see the cut out playing card and also another stamped sentiment. The gentleman is another stamp from Flonzcrafts here.


The other side to this page has another mat slotted into a pocket. Just love the man on the Penny Farthing bike … but the cycling looks too much like hard work.



First Page Of Find Your Wings & Fly Album

Yesterday I showed the front of an album which I am in the middle of making. Today you can see the first and second pages.


This album has lots of flipsy flopsy pockets and in a few of them I have added black mats which have been stamped with gold embossing powder. Left the other side plain ready for photos to be added.

This pic shows the underneath when the mat is taken out. Fussy cut the umbrella from one of the pages and added to the bird also did a bit of colouring as they looked too neat.

Sorry girls there is more to show tomorrow x x


Find Your Wings & Fly

This is the album I started at Crafty Queens on Sunday, really only got the shell completed … too much nattering and eating going on … so, as per usual, had to finish at home.

The papers we used are from My Mind’s Eye … Find Your Wings & Fly which are totally gorgeous but I would probably not have chosen them for myself.

The beauty of going to someone else’s workshop is that you get to work on things that takes you completely out of your comfort zone. This was definitely a challenge for me as you will see when I start to show you more of the completed project. No pretty ladies to be seen anywhere, it is more of a quirky album with a gentleman theme to it!!!

Eve made her album with six ring holes and I made mine with nine. Used those lovely quirky cat stamps which are totally pretty, love them.

More tomorrow!!!


Back To Show – It’s A Hoot

Well yesterday was an amazing day with Eve from Crafty Queens it was so relaxing and the album we created is gorgeous.
Not finished as usual because I like to put my own finishing touches to it but trust me you will love it. Eve is a wonderful person so bubbly and full of energy she makes everyone feel so welcome.

Kate had her shop there Create With Kate and everything was crafting heaven.

Right let’s get onto my It’s A Hoot album

All was covered with a coat of gesso then used the Imagination Crafts Moonlight Owl stencil with a paste which I acquired from a Lidl’s food store (so cheap and very good). Next step was to cover with Antique Linen distress stain, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze before adding a coloured gilding wax. The egg stamps are from Stampin Ups Nature Walk.

The inside page has been covered with paper for a little contrast but I painted the glaze over the edges of the die and the stamped images. The images are from Nicecrane Designs.

Next page has been created very similar to the front but I used the Mini Art Is stencil from TCW for the background. The die is Chesapeake Circle from Memory Box which I cut twice then overlayed one onto the other. Added gauze over the top but it obscured the image so I made a cut across the middle and pulled back. Covered her and the clock with a coat of glossy accents.

The lady on the edge is the envelope flap from the next page which looks better left open.



Made an envelope pocket on this page which I have added a Fat Face tag .
How sweet is my grandson Alex he saved it for me when he took it off a T/Shirt he bought. He knew I would use it for my crafting … awwww. Slotted it behind the stamped vintage pram. More stenciling with a Tando Creative Mask: Leaves Set 2. Lastly used a script stamp onto material then over stamped with the lady.


Phew long post for me. Tee hee … what am I like … getting bored now with telling everything I did so if there is anything you want to know just mail and I will get back to you.


Entering For: Frilly & Funky – Birds & Nests

Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed making.

x x x


It’s A Hoot

Yipppppeeee Eve’s get togethers are starting up again and the first one is tomorrow so one very happy bunny signing in.

Finished an album I have been playing with but the light is not so good for the piccies I have taken so just decided to show you a sneak peak. Rest to follow when the light is better.

There are four covers to the album which I cut from chipboard and used the Tin Holtz on the edge dies … Scrollwork and Brackets



Something New At FSC

Something New at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

My new for the challenge is the Origami Leaf Pocket which I am mad about. You can find instructions on how to make it HERE.

Two of my tags have been cut from foam, the one with the girl image and the wasp image. I heated the foam first before stamping into it with black Staz-On ink. This then leaves a deep indented impression which is very dimensional.




So Aloof At FSC

Made another inspirational tag for Fashionable Stamping Challenges seeings as how the last one was a joint effort and not really all my own work.

This tag came about because I had a play day yesterday with Pat and I was showing her how to use the melting pot.

I first cut out the beautiful image and Mod Podged her onto a chip board tag which I cut out with the Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates Die. No Gessoing or painting I left everything plain. Then came the fun bit, melted clear UTE with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Black UTE then poured and swirled over the edge of the image. Whilst still molten I stamped into it with a Melt Art Textured Tread – Scattered Leaves. All I can say is wow they really work. Such a deep impression my only regret is that I only bought one of the Textured Treads. Didn’t really know how good they were so one was my limit in case I didn’t like them. How wrong can a gal get!!! Hand stitched along her bonnet and added a few of my fave French knots.

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Another month has just flown by which means we have a new challenge for you at

Vintage Stamping Challenges

For this new challenge we would love to see something about


I chose this beautiful stamp for my DT piece and made a bookmark. The bookmark just slips over the edge of the card and whoever you give it to will slip it off and adore seeing it over the pages of their latest read. Unless they have a kindle that is!!!

I received this adorable little girl as one of Flonzcrafts Club Stamp Of The Week.
Such a lovely surprise as at the time I was making a lot of commissioned cards for Confirmation and Communion so it came in really handy.

I stamped quite a few images onto a piece of card and I had this one left over. Didn’t want to colour her very pale and pastel again so she has been done in darker shades.

Wahoo used my Pro Markers which have been getting very dusty and neglected recently.

Flonz Crafts is very generously giving the winner of this challenge $20 to spend at his online shop.
So what are you waiting for, hop on over to see my DT sisters gorgeous work and whilst there enter your beautiful piece so we can come visit and leave some love.


Tag Time At FSC

Sorry all been MIA for ages but I have had the family over for the last 10 days and it was cleaning time before they came and now they have gone back it’s the same round of cleaning but in reverse … clean sheets on dirty sheets off, rooms all clean, rooms all dirty … think you get the drift

Anyway it’s Tag Time at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight and my tag is a joint effort with my favourite grandson Alex (only have one grandson).

Alex is a typical 13 year old boy, when the sun is shining he can find loads to do as soon as the rain comes he’s bored!!! Lucky enough we only had a half day of rain for the entire holiday and that’s when Alex started this tag. I asked him to place different pieces onto a tag … buttons, paper-clips, studs, safety pin and a bottle top … all boy things. I showed him how to rip off pieces of the silver electricians tape and cover over the elements. Gave him a ball tool then asked him to burnish over each piece. He chose a stencil which he used with the moulding paste to add more texture. Next came the gesso … he loved this part … painted over everything on the tag. He picked three different colours of Glimmer Mists and sprayed.

Can you believe after he had done all of that the sun came out so off we all trotted to the beach.
We didn’t get another bad day the entire holiday. Went to Kilmore Quays, Hook Head Lighthouse (oldest working lighthouse in the world), beach three more times and the last day was spent in Kilkenny where we met up with Pat.

Hey presto Alex lost interest and never finished the tag so I added the finishing touches. Not sure he is going to approve of how I finished it though.


Used Flonzcrafts stamps and remember you could be in with a chance to win $20 to spend at his store if you are picked as the winner of the FSC challenge.