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Archive for February, 2016

A Twinkle In Their Eyes

There is definitely a twinkle in the eyes of those ladies as they look at Mr Handsome.

The ladies (which is a Hero Arts stamp) are stamped onto die cut tickets … not sure but I think the stamp is discontinued, you may still find it on e-bay.


Made the background with various stamps and white paint.  Distress inks used are Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Stormy Sky.

Black Versafine was used for the main stamping and the sewing machine also made an appearance.



Lady Rose

What’s a girl supposed to do when the new Lady Rose stamp from Stampers Anonymous pops through the letter box … make a card of course???



FSC – Sunset/Sunrise

FSC this month is having a Sunset/Sunrise kind of moment.  Sandra chose this fun theme for us all at FSC and I really hope you will join in with us.  Sandra’s inspiration came from looking out of her window and seeing the most amazing sunrise.

Finally got to use my set of Cityscapes stamps from Stampers Anonymous along with an old SU set called Sense Of Time.


Stamping the ‘Time For Reflection’ was a bit fiddly as I only had one ‘e’ in the set and also they were the teeeniest alphabet stamps imaginable!!!!

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


Flowers And Birds 3D Door Hanger

Uhhh Ohhh, today’s class is going to get messy and inky with this delicious looking door hanger.

Whilst mooching at the craft fair at Sandown Park Racecourse, I saw some grey board door hangers which I knew the girls would love to have a go at decorating so voila that’s exactly what we are doing today.  The flowers and bird are very dimensional and I have used Pinflair glue to add height.


Stamps are from Stamping Up called Picture Perfect.  Love these as they are a three step process to get the rose effect and I used three different coloured inks before cutting out.  The cut out leaves are also a three step process stamp.

Mr Bird is a four step process to get his gorgeous look.  For the background the script paper was mod podged onto the hanger then the edges were sanded for a smooth finish.

When stamping onto the script paper I used the Timeless Textures set (also an SU product) .

Now that stonkingly cute looking bird on the branch was created by using molding paste through an Imaginations Crafts stencil.  When dry he was coloured with inks and white paint.  White paint was also dabbed around the edges of the hanger.


Hope you enjoy this one girls x x

Entering for the Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge – TEXT ME


Pretty Victorian Bobbin

Not long back from the UK for Alex’s birthday, he has just turned 16!!!!   Flitting back and forth to the UK for my three grandchildren’s birthdays is the norm for me at this time of year.

Being at home this time worked out really well as I was able to go to the Sandown Park Craft Show.  Clare, Lauren and myself even managed to get into a make and take with the MDF Man.

For this week’s class instead of making a card we made a very pretty Victorian Bobbin Reel.  This was done with a toilet roll and two die cut circles.  The classes are only two hours long, which always extends into three, so the girls didn’t get to finish and had to take home to complete.

Long time since I have done pretty pretty and this ‘Bobbin Reel’ is extremely sweet looking.


When the bow is untied the linen, lace and burlap, which I stitched one on top of the other to form a band, unravels and reveals some very pretty ephemera inside.


The sewing machine even made an appearance along with some white paint but I went quite sparingly with the stamping.


Most of the things used on this piece are all elements that didn’t make the muster on other projects so were thrown into a bit box.


Graphic 45 are some of the papers used inside the roll which is such a great way to use up those odds and ends of paper snippets.