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

2 Sep 2018

Guest Designer at Stampng Sensations


This month I am a guest Designer at Stamping Sensations for their September Challenge. 

Thank you for stopping by, and have fun creating!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Artistic Stamper Round and Round my bubbles are round!

Crafteezee Anything Goes 

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge I created my background with watercolours. 

Penny Black Make it Feminine

30 Aug 2018

A Mixed Bag



Hello, 
I hope all is going well with you today. Well the summer certainly seems to have come to an abrupt halt, and it feels decidedly autumnal ! I have a mixture of whatnots to share today. 

This is my entry to the UK Stampers Gothic Arch Challenge on Facebook the theme is fashion. I love this quote by Audrey Hepburn, she really was the epitome of beauty both inside and out. 



This is a scribbly sketch in my art journal, I had written the word “Friends” over the top of the sketch but my handwriting is terrible so I cut that off the top of the photo!


On Bank Holiday Monday we took a trip to a store called Poundland. I had never been to one before,  but I had heard that they were selling Christopher Robin Craft items.... so we had to investigate! I found some small paper pads, some tape which looks like a duck tape type, stickers and some gems.All for £1 each!!  I will have fun creating with these. Poundland also sales food goods so we picked some up for our local food bank. 

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend hugs xx


25 Aug 2018

Men’s Birthday Card



Oh dear what has happened to the lovely sunny weather we were enjoying! Blustery and cold here.

Men’s cards are always difficult, so I had to put my thinking cap on for my fathers upcoming birthday card. I was recently given a packet of Tim Holtz’s paper dolls. I don’t usually make a lot of vintage type items, but these looked very interesting, and I could conjure up whole life stories to go with them!

I selected one of a young boy, and his dog as he looks like a hard worker. My father grew up during the war, and he had to leave school at just 14 years old to do much needed work on a farm. After the war he went onto agricultural college. He has always worked hard, and has had many interesting and rewarding  jobs  -  a local councillor, a Justice of the Peace/Magistrate. Also like myself, and all of my family he has selflessly helped others, and has been committed to endless voluntary, and charity work. 

My father will be 88 years old on his next birthday. To remind him of his younger days doing farm work I decided to add some chickens from a Hobbyart stamp set, to go with my chosen paper doll. I coloured and fussy cut the chickens and eggs. I used my aquamarker pens to create a simple background. I added twigs and various bits from my ever bulging nature box. I finished of course by adding a large 88 at the top

Thank you for visiting today.I would like to enter this special card into the following challenges.






15 Aug 2018

Bee A Good Neighbour


Hello how are you? I haven’t posted for a little while as I have been rather poorly, and I am still not quite right yet. But I wanted to share a lovely surprise I had yesterday. A friend had given me a craft magazine as a get well gift earlier this week. I did not feel up to opening it until yesterday. I was flicking through the pages, and I recognised a card. It was one that  I had sent in to the magazine about 4 or 5 months ago! I would never have seen it  if my friend had not randomly picked up that magazine for me! 

I am especially pleased this particular card was published.

I have downloaded a digital copy of Craft Stamper, and was thrilled to see my card set on a beach, I have always loved the sea, many  thanks to Trish Latimer.




Some more news, today I received this little package from Indigoblu, there must be new stamps coming out! So as soon as I am better I will have projects to work on.

I am just grateful that I did not have Sepsis again, I have to rest and hope to improve. Stress apparently lowers your immunity, and there has been an awful lot of stress in my life. I am looking forward to the new Christopher Robin Movie coming out soon.I certainly don’t want to miss that! I think I have more Classic Pooh stamps than any others. I have had some since childhood.  I think I can see a lot of Pooh projects on the horizon.

Here is a trailer for the Christopher Robin Movie below







Have a lovely weekend xx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges





27 Jul 2018

Craft Stamper September Issue



I am thrilled to say that this is a sneak peak of my card in the September issue of Craft Stamper Magazine. Lots of 
Gorgeous Seaside projects inside. 



 You can find a copy of the magazine at www.craftstamper.com to buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.com for single print copies, digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk 
Overseas subscriptions are available too!

Lots of thunder storms and rain here yesterday, it maybe getting cooler.....

Thank you for stopping by  xx

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