16 Oct 2018

Staircase to Heaven




Hello and welcome ! The days are certainly drawing in and there is an Autumn crispness in the air.I am going with this Autumnal feeling and turning it into a little canvas. I used a lovely deer from a new stamp set by Craft Consortium. She is visiting the forest in search of some Juicy berries, and I  think she found some.




I used a 5 x 7 canvas and created the background with aqua markers and brushos. I have discovered that to achieve the brusho look I like I need a teeny tiny amount of brushes sprinkled on before lightly spritzing. 

After stamping and colouring my lovely deer I fussy cut her and adhered her to the canvas. I tried some new to me glue as I normally use 3d sticky pads to add dimension but I have been told that these dry out and become unstuck if a card has been left up for a long time. I tried a glue which said it was a 3d glue. I put quite a bit of glue on but it didn’t hold the deer up at all, and just looks flat, so that didn’t quite work out! I will try again maybe there is a special technique in using it! 

I added the all important berries, and some art stones which I coloured  with brushos, oh my goodness those art stones roll everywhere! All of my crafting has to be done on a lap tray balanced on my knee which is always precarious! I also die cut and watercoloured some autumn leaves. 


"My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness." 


I finished my canvas with this wonderful quote by Michel Angelo. It came with a stamp set made by Unity and created by the wonderfully talented Phyllis Harris, I love all of her work. There are so many talented artists to admire.  

I really enjoyed making this little Autumn scene, and I would like to enter it into the following challenges.
Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping
Paperbabe Stamps Anything Goes

I am not wearing my splint all of the time now, as my dr does not think it was the correct treatment, although he does not know what the treatment is. if any...I am waiting to see the specialist at the end of November, I continue to craft as much as I can. Thank you for stopping by xx

12 Oct 2018

Pastel Painting Charlie


Hello how are you today? I hope you are all ok. I have my specialist appointment for my arm at the end of November. I am managing to craft just a little at a time.

Today I am sharing a special card which I made for a friend whose beloved dog Charlie sadly recently died. I have always loved pastel painting, I was doubtful how well I would manage with my arm, but I persevered... it is far from perfect but I tell myself that it is the thought that counts! I worked from a photo my friend had on Facebook, I hope it looks a little like her darling doggie. 

Have a great weekend xx






2 Oct 2018

Snow White



Hello, Snow White is visiting the Indigoblu Blogtoday, I hope you will pay her a visit. She would love to see you!

It now seems that the splint for my arm was not the right treatment! The ultrasound has found three different and what the dr called very complicated problems. I need to see a specialist, and of course the waiting lists are several months long! I am managing to craft just a little at a time, thank goodness I can, as otherwise I would go bonkers!

Some good news a magazine contacted me and they think my “Actually I Can” canvas has a very positive message and they want to feature it in their magazine next month. So glad they liked it,  not everyone did!
I would like to enter Snow White into the following challenges.

Artistic Stamper Inktober
Altered Eclectics Anything Goes

Hugs xx

22 Sep 2018

Are You A Good Witch or a Bad Witch?




Hello, I hope all is going well for you. I am still struggling to craft with my right arm in a splint, but I keep trying!

I  wanted so much to enter the this months Paperbabe Stamps Stars Challenge and Lost Coast Designs Follow the Yellow Brick Road Challenge. So I was determined to do my best to create something left handed! 

I found out my Wizard of Oz stamp set, and selected 3 stamps, I especially like the sentiment “ Are you a good witch or a bad witch” I think I would quite like to be a witch, and  have some of those witchy powers! I created my background including of course a yellow brick road with my Aquamarkers, they are nice and chunky and easy to hold left handed! I spritzed them quite heavily with water. 

My fabulous witch is a die cut, I added some sparkly stars to her dress, red glitter to her shoes, a few sparkly dots to her witchy hat a few markings to her broom and then she was all set. 

Thank you so much for visiting, take care xx




18 Sep 2018

Making Cards All Dressed Up Stamps




I love the “All Dressed Up “stamp set in this months Making  Cards and Papercrafts  issue. Even though my right arm is in a splint I was determined to still play with this lovely set! I used the free papers to make clothes for the ladies. One of my ladies  told me she is a wheelchair user like myself, so she asked me to draw a wheelchair for her. Which I did even though it was more wobbly than my usual  wibbly  wabbly drawings! 

Fussy Cutting left handed is just impossible! I managed to hold my scissors with my right hand for just  a few moments at a time as it is extremely painful. I would have liked to have added more to this card, but in the end I just had to be grateful for getting this far with it!

I think these two friends are walking to the village for afternoon tea. 

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges, thank you.


13 Sep 2018

Actually I Can




Hello how are you today? I currently have my right arm in a splint, but I am thinking of ways that I can still craft! 

Today I am sharing this very, very heartfelt canvas, which I completed some time ago. I began by drawing a lady in a wheelchair and die cut her. I also die cut the words  “Actually I Can” I used a box canvas and created the background with  Distress Oxides. I also used several Indigoblu Stencils, the rose stencil is one of my very favourites, it is so gorgeous and easy to use! I used  Indigoblu stamps around the edges of the canvas. I stamped some of the larger images  onto copy paper -  tissue paper would have been better, but I did not have any so copy paper had to suffice!  I added some colour to the stamped images, and adhered them to the canvas. 



I stamped and fussy cut paintbrushes and pencils from the Indigoblu Art stamps range. I stood some of them up in little glass jars, and added the others as embellishments.


Artistic Stamper Round and Round lots of circles on my canvas 

Crafteezee Anything Goes 



4 Sep 2018

Trust Canvas New Indigoblu Stamps!


Hello, and I hope you are well. 
Have you seen the stunning new Indigoblu stamps yet? I am over on the blog today with a step by step using Willow and Fox on a mixed media canvas.Hope to see you there!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Artistic Stamper Round and Round I have a lot of round nature items on my canvas. 

Crafteezee Anything Goes 

That’s Crafty Animal Magic


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