Deco Pages

I’m taking part in a Deco Page swap on KCUK – there are 6 of us in each group.  We each have to make 2 pages for each person according to their required size & theme.

These are the ones I’ve finished so far – see if you can guess their themes!

CIMG2784 crop hazel

CIMG2785 crop hazel

CIMG2786 crop mary

CIMG2790 crop mary

I just hope the recipients like them!


One Stamp but 2 different ATCs

I decided to have a bit of a play last night & these are what I came up with using the same stamp – “Dream, Believe, Love” by Teresa Collins.

This one uses a background of Shell Pink & Juniper Adirondack Paint Dabbers.  Once dried I then stamped the stamp into the middle using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Once that was dry I then dabbed Silver Adirondack Metallic Paint Dabber around the edges to frame the image.

Dream, Believe, Love Paint Dabber

The next one uses Old Paper, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy & Walnut Stain Distress Inks to make up the background.  I then stamped the stamp in the middle using Jet Black Archival Ink as before.  I then dabbed Gold Adirondack Paint Dabber around the edge, again to frame the image.

Dream, Believe, Love Distress Ink

Another Blog Candy Giveaway!

While I was trawling the world of blogs, I saw this post on Tracie’s blog linking to her friend’s blog, Fiona.   Fiona’s little boy is turning 7 so to celebrate she’s having a massive giveaway to one lucky winner!


“Right then ladies, i’ve decided to give out some candy to celebrate the fact my Adam will be 7 in May, can’t quite believe he’s that age already, oh how time flies when you are having fun.  I will let it run until midnight on the 14th May, and the winner will be announced on the 15th May after the birthday celebrations are over.  The winner will be chosen by

All you have to do is:

1. Post a link to this post on your own blog (you must have a blog to enter)
2. Leave a comment on this post with the address of your own blog
3. Become a follower of my blog.

I have taken photos of the candy up for grabs, but, my camera isn’t connecting to the PC for some reason, so I’ll try again tomorrow, but up for grabs are:



  • Set 2 of the Gorjuss Girls stamps deisgned by Suzanne Woolcot for Sugar Nellie
  • Daisy & Dandelion A5 Paper Collection
  • Daisy & Dandelion 3 pack of Coloured Stickers
  • Daisy & Dandelion Clear Stamps
  • A tube of Silicone Adhesive
  • A tub of Clear Embossing Powder
  • Papermania 3 pack Pigment Stamp Pads
  • A pack of K&Co Amy Butler Designer Cards
  • Forever Friends 3 pack of Stickers
  • A selection of stamped images, which will include Sugar Nellies, Whiff of Joys, Tildas & Anyas.”

Here’s the link to her blog giveaway.  The giveaway is open until the 14th May!

A wonderful prize, don’t you think? 

Blog Candy Giveaway!

I was trawling the world of blogs & I came across this blog by Tracie.

Her blog has been running for a year now & to celebrate she is giving away some wonderful candy!

“Hello everyone, its time for some BLOG CANDY to celebrate my Birthday on the 28th April

As I’ve been meaning to do this post for over a week Im going to be running it a week past my birthday to give everyone a little chance of joining in and everyone is welcome.

Here’s a list of the goodies you can win:
Forever Friends ~ Hugs & Cuddles Paper Pack
x2 spools ~ Rafia ~ Pink & White (10m each)
Papermania ~ Foam Letters
x4 spools ~ Organza Ribbon ~ Pink, Blue, Lemon, Lilac
36 Mini Brads (Papermania)
Shimmer Dots ~ Pink
Adhesive Stones ~ Pearl
x2 Tea Roses ~ Purple, Cream
Pearl Hat Pins
Bag mixed Flowers (Poppicrafts)

I will be adding a litter something extra ~ but thats a SECRET for now … hehehe….”

Here is the link to the blog candy.  Well worth an entry I think!  You have until the 5th of May to get your entry in!

Today’s Snow

Here is a collage (done using photoshop) of the walk we went on this afternoon while it was still snowing.  At this point we’d had 3 inches of snow with a further 2-4 inches forecast overnight!

And to think I was moaning yesterday evening because we hadn’t had any snow despite the weather reports saying we’d have snow from lunchtime!


Some Birthday Cards

Here are a few Birthday Cards I’ve made for one of the groups I belong to.


This is using some gorgeous K&Co Paper from the Blue Awning range.  I used some of Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks around the edges.  The birds were stamped in Archival Ink in Sepia as were the words.  The flowers were stamped using 2 different Distress Inks (can’t remember which ones now though!).  All the stamps are from Tim Holtz’s Natures Moments set.


This is using the same paper from K&Co again & used the good ol’ Distress Inks around the edges of the card.  I then stamped the image of the lady onto some cream card using Black Staz-On Ink & blended some Distress Inks around the edges & on the image (but making sure I left the face clear).  The quote & the ribbons are all stamped in Black Staz-On.  All these stamps are from PaperArtsy (Ink & The Dog’s Eclectic Plate 6)


For this card I used Peeled Paint & Fired Brick Distress Ink Pads for the background.  I stamped the image using Black Staz-On onto some spare card & blended the background using Peeled Paint at the bottom, then Mustard Seed, then Spiced Marmalade then finally Fired Brick at the top.  I tore the edges & highlighted the edges using Walnut Stain.  I then used Glossy Accents on the leaves.  I then used my Inkessential White Opaque Pen to write Celebrate at the bottom.  The stamps were from Katyscorner.


This is a card for a special man!  Without whom, many of us probably would have a rather different style & approach to our craft work!  This was for Tim Holtz!  To be honest with you, it was rather nerve racking making a card for someone who’s so inspirational! 

I did my usual Distress Ink background (only because I really liked it & it went with what I wanted to do!) & then stamped over it using a script stamp (can’t remember who by) in Tea Dye Distress Ink (I think).  The main image of the boy I stamped in Archival Sepia & blended in some Distress Ink around the edges of the image & the Adage ticket.  I used Tim’s technique (from one of his recent 12 tags of Christmas techniques) to distress the key using Slate & Pitch Black Alcohol Inks.  The stamp is from PaperArtsy (Ink & The Dog’s School Days Plate 2).  Oh & there’s a tiny bit of Green Patina Perfect Pearl on the stamped image too!

Blog candy give-away

Have a look at this gorgeous blog candy being given away by Erica on her blog for hitting 50,000 posts!!

I have only recently found Erica’s blog & it’s another great source of inspiration.  To be in with a chance of winning visit Erica’s blog & leave a comment saying which craft tool you couldn’t live without.