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


15 Apr 2017

Crowned Bunnies Tags


On this lovely Easter Saturday I am sharing some quick Easter tags I made using Crafty Individuals Crowned Bunny Stamps.

Win Indigoblu and Fiskars goodies!!


A fabulous opportunity for the IndigoBlu Belles today - we have teamed up with Fiskars,manufacturers of fabulous punches, trimmers and where would we be without those scissors!  We are showing you how well our stamps and Fiskars punches can work together!
Here is my card, I created the flowers with the fabulous Fiskars Daisy punch.

Look at the generous prizes below! 
Just visit Indigoblu's Facebook page for more info, it's easy to enter Good Luck !


 Products used


14 Apr 2017

Fairy Box

I am thrilled  to say that my Fairy Wishes Box is in this months Papercraft Essentials magazine.
There are lots of great articles in the magazine this month and a free embossing folder and a set of clear stamps!



12 Apr 2017

Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

I made this card especially for the current challenge at Fashionable Stamping This months theme is to use the first verse from  "My Favourite things" from The Sound of Music. Of  course ever since reading this I  have been singing that song - luckily for everyone else I have only been singing it in my head!

"Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things"

I thought about what stamps and whatnots I had  to fit in with the theme. I decided to use a Kraft card for the brown paper packages, and tied a raffia ribbon for the string. For the raindrops I used a versamarker pen on a raindrops stencil, and then followed with clear embossing powder. I don't often emboss as I am unable to reach the electric plug, but someone put it on for me today, so I embossed away! I used a cat stamp for whiskers on kittens, and a window outlooking onto a rainy day. I drew a vase and a rose, to encompass the rose in the song.I added a "Happy Rainy Day" sentiment at the bottom.

It is a bit of an unusual card but my Mum is a Sound of Music fan, and she said she would like it!

10 Apr 2017

Yesterday at Ally Pally

I almost did not go to Ally Pally as I wasn't very well in the night, but I was determined! It was a wonderful  day and turned out to be a lovely sunny day here in London too!

I had a lovely time watching Tracey of Lavinia Stamps  demonstrating her gorgeous stamps. It was so nice chatting to her about all things fairy and magic! It's nice to escape into a magical world far away from reality sometimes : ) I treated myself to a few more stamps!

Look at the gorgeous work of the Design Team!!


I also met Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps who was so lovely.

She even gave me this picture she had just made in her demo! Thank you!


I eventually found the wonderful Indigoblu! I am annoyed with myself as I did not take a photo of Kay's wonderful face canvases. I was too busy admiring them ! Be sure to stop by the Indigoblu's Facebook page as there are very, very generous competitions happening !


7 Apr 2017

Spring Fawn


I enjoyed making this Springtime background to compliment the lovely Lavinia Stamps.The mother and fawn are enjoying  a spring time wander in the forest.

Is anyone going to Ally Pally this weekend. I am looking forward to going and seeing all the lovely crafty whatnots. I will take photos to share!

Thank you so much for visiting today.

I would like to enter the following challenges

5 Apr 2017



Whenever I am creating a little crafty project, I can't seem to help making up a story to go with it! So I am delighted that this month the Design 
Team at Indigoblu  have been asked to create a story!


There once was a lovely young lady, who was a little different from all of the other girls her age.She was kind and thoughtful, but she just didn't seem to fit in. 

One sunny spring afternoon she was sitting alone in the forest, trying very hard not to weep. When suddenly.... she heard a twinkling sound. She looked up, but at first she couldn't see anything making the magical sound. Then she turned her head a little to the right, and smiling over at her was the most beautiful Unicorn! She rubbed her eyes in disbelief, but he really was real !

"Hello" he said in a friendly Unicorn sort of a way. "Could you please help me " asked the Unicorn "I think I am lost, and I can't see any other Unicorns around."I am feeling a bit scared a.n.d...well lonely"

"Where do you want to go ?" asked the young lady smiling.

"I'm not sure" replied the Unicorn "Somewhere I won't feel different I just want to fit in, and be loved" replied the Unicorn.

The young lady wheeled over to the Unicorn and reached up and wrapped her arms around him.She held him as tightly as she could and the Unicorn sighed a deep and happy sigh.

"You can come home with me"she whispered, "I will love you forever, and look after you."

"And I you." replied the Unicorn.

If you ever see a trail of sparkles anywhere you can be sure the young lady and her Unicorn were there!


All the details of how I made this canvas can be found on the Indigoblu blog.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, and I hope you enjoyed the story.

I would like to enter "Different" into the following challenges

That's  Crafty Foliage and Flowers

Artistic Stamper Backgrounds

Stamping Sensations Anything Goes

Creative Embellishment Spring

Penny Black All Things Spring
We Love 2 Create Anything Mixed Media

Lovely Products Used

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