29 May 2017

Thank You Kindly

I used one of Phyllis Harris's gorgeous stamps for this card. I paper pieced the little girls dress and also mounted it onto the same patterned paper. I love watercolours so of course I used them to create the background and also to colour the lovely characters.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to share this with the following challenges

Fashionable Stamping Challenge Lets Go Wild this bear is very friendly !

Addicted to Stamps Animals 

27 May 2017

My Tammy - quick painting

I drew my darling Tammy for a junk journel Challenge on Facebook. I found a photo of Tammy from Christmas 1985 she was holding an empty packet of chocolate fingers, which she must have happily retrieved from somewhere! I remember that we only ever used to have chocolate fingers at Christmas.

I sketched Tammy in pencil and then used my pastels to colour her. I was determined to do this all quickly  as I know I would just keep going until I thought it was good enough, but that would never happen ! 

I think I may add some words to the picture I am not sure.....

Thank you for visiting .

19 May 2017



My beloved Golden Retievers name was Tammy, her kennel club name was Tamara Anwen.Tammy was born in Wales and Anwen means very beautiful, which she was. Of course Tammy is also a song famously sung by Debbie Reynolds in the Tammy films.

I printed the music onto some canvas paper and heat embossed some heart balloons and the word Love, in a marbling pink embossing powder. Tammy used to love ballooons and she could hold them in her mouth without bursting them! I edged the paper with pink and brown inks.


Both the Dog and Angel are wooden stamps and must be well over 10 years old! I stamped the wings on vellum and embossed them with white embossing powder, and fussy cut both the wings and doggie.I watercoloured the doggie.


I sat Tammy on some white net and added lots of beads and sequins onto the netting and background. 
I adhered a strip of fabric lace at the bottom and rolled up some of the lace to form a flower, and popped a little pink button in the middle.

Thank you so much for visiting.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges.

Frilly and Funkie The Sound of Music 

Words to Craft By Party Time balloons always mean party time !

18 May 2017

Rainbow Bridge


There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth
It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours

Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
hills, valleys with lush green grass

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this special place
There is always food and water and warm spring weather

The old and frail are young again
Those who are maimed are made whole again

They play all day with each other
There is only one thing missing

They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth
So each day they run and play until the day comes
when one suddenly stops playing and looks up !

The nose twitches !
The ears are up !
The eyes are staring !
And this one suddenly runs from the group !

You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
you take him or her into your arms and embrace
your face is kissed again and again,
and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, 

never again to be separated


I sprayed my Watercolour paper with water and added washes of rainbow colours, letting them bleed into one another to make lovely mixtures. 

The dog from the Clumber Park Stamp set was going to be waiting on the bridge, so I stamped him with black ink and fussy cut him


Vellum is a transparent, delicate paper which is perfect for Angel wings.I  stamped  the butterfly from the Victorian garden set onto it, and cut out two wings from the butterfly.I coated the wings with clear glitter. 

 I adhered the wings to the back of the doggie and used 3D sticky pads to adhere him to the picture

The Mindfullness Stamp set has a perfect "Angels are watching over you" sentiment included which I stamped under the dog. 

Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see what my talented team mates have made.

Thank you for visiting, I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Twist Red

Rubberneckers Challenge Friendship

Deep Ocean Challenge Furry Feathered friends

Cards In Envy Anything Goes

15 May 2017

A Peep Into A Magical Land

Tread quietly... today we are peeping into a magical land... can you see the lovely horse and foal.Did you know that at midnight every night the fully grown horses start to magically grow a beautiful horn and turn into magnificent unicorns for the night. In this picture the mother is whispering to her child telling her all about the enchantment  she will enjoy when she is older !

If you would like to make an exploding  canvas you can find many and varied  videos on you tube to give you the basics. I used Lavinia Stamps and Die cuts to make this magical land.I watercoloured the images and canvas, and I used pearl stickles on the enchanted toadstool, and a signo white pen on the pink flowers.I also slotted  in some skeleton leaves to add more layers and depth.

Thank you so much for visitng today and taking a peep into this magical world!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

10 May 2017

Playing Not Fighting


This is my dream of a world where everyone is kind and considerate, law abiding, and there is no illness, disease or disability.
Dream on....


A closer look, the Hares are playing not fighting! Sometimes you have to fight back though...
I watercoloured the background,and stamp embossed some ivy in enchanted gold. I bought the Hares to life with watercolours, and used more watercolours to make the flowers bloom and the little butterfly fly!


This is the card folded down, I just need to buy an envelope to fit it now!

Thank you for visiting today.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

5 May 2017

Walk Gently


I love the new Victorian Garden Stamp set by Indigoblu. It has gorgeous flowers, beautiful butterflies, two sentiments, and a bumble bee! It has quickly become a favourite of mine !

I enjoyed making this twiggy frame to display these gorgeous stamps. All the details of how I created this are on the Indigoblu blog

Thank you so much for visiting me today.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

3 May 2017

Thinking of you Bright Flower Card


I used some lovely Paperarsty stamps which Sally Jarvis from Making Cards magazine kindly sent to me. I wanted the card to be bright and cheerful, as I have created it for a family friend whose husband has recently passed away.

Simon Say Stamps are showcasing Paperartsy stamps this week, so I would like to enter this into their 
Great Outdoors challenge..

Rubber Dance have a lovely colour Challenge, using rose,orange,and red colours, so I would like to enter this card to their Challenge too.

That's Crafty are hosting a Bright challenge, which I would also like to enter.

Thank you so much for stopping by.


24 Apr 2017

Alice in Wonderland in Making Cards Magazine


Today I was finally able to pick up a copy of Making Cards magazine!  I am so thrilled to be included in it! 
I just  loved making this Alice in Wonderland book with Indigoblu Stamps and paints. I was a bit nervous as it was the first time I had ever used paperclay, I wanted to make a cake stand, cup saucer etc it wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be - what a relief! All of the details of how I made the  Alice book are in  May's  Making Cards magazine.
 There is a wonderful free chevron stencil with the magazine and super cards made with it  by the very talented Tracy Evans plus very pretty papers!

Many thanks to Sally Jarvis for including me xx



23 Apr 2017

Fairyland Diorama by Lilian Snelling

I just had to share this stunning Fairyland Diorama by the botanist artist Lilian Snelling I saw it on the Antiques roadshow this evening and it is so breathtakingly beautiful.What an amazingly talented lady! She died in 1972 aged 93, what a beautiful legacy she left.

Happy St George's Day


18 Apr 2017

Wishing Teddy Stars


Wishing Teddy Stars 

Once a year on the 18th day of April at precisely 12.10am a gazillion sparkling stars fall to earth. These are not your everyday type of Stars they are Beary special. Each Star magically finds its way to a good and much loved teddy bear on earth. The special Stars bring each teddy one wish. 

The Teddies hold a Star  tightly in their paws as they make their wish, and once the wish is made it disappears.

Aloysius being the oldest and wisest bear  always made the first wish, and it was always the same "I wish for Peace on Earth" he said sincerely.

Next it was Princess Tammy's  wish "I wish for an end to illness, disease, and disability"

George was the next to pick up his star and make a  wish "I wish for everyone to be honest, decent and kind" he said very strongly.

It should have been Bernard's  turn  next, but he was busy taking a nap.

So Rose  made her wish, "I wish for all wrongs to be put right " she roared


I painted a Chipboard plaque with Gesso and when dry I covered it with Grandmas Teacup paint


The ring a Ring of Rosie's rhyme fitted nicely around the edge. I stamped it using a  versamarker stamp pad, and embossed with white embossing powder.


The lovely teddies enjoyed being stamped and coloured, and having extra adornments such as scarves, bows, gems etc


Chipboard letters spelled T e d d I e s and I painted them white, and used the flourish from the Nursery Rhyme set to stamp over them with versamarker.I embossed this using blue embossing powder, keeping the blue and white background theme.

The Teddies all shuffled around until they were happy with their positions, and 

I adhered them with 3 D sticky pads.


The all important Magical Stars were the finishing touch. I spread Slap It on through the Stars stencil and shook lashing of Unicorn Sparkles over the top.When dry I cut the Stars out and adhered them onto the plaque with the teddies.

You could paint the teddies different colours to give them their own characters. You could also add hats and other clothing and  adornments to dress them up!

Thread some white organza ribbon through your plaque to hangs and display as desired.

The Teddies and myself thank you,so much for stopping by to visit us today. 

I would like to enter Wishing Teddy Stars into the following challenges.

 Craft StamperAnything Goes with stamping

Stamps and Stencils Lucky Star

Stamping Sensations Anything Goes


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