Sunday 31 August 2014


Just making it in time is my tag for Tims challenge - please see his blog for details!

The jury is out as far as this one goes, I had to make do as usual.....

Halloween here we come!

Saturday 30 August 2014


Week 35 over at Journal 52 is all about time and I discovered that I have quite a few time related stamps so after a thin gesso wash over some rather bright "cupcake" patterned paper I set to with an assortment of stamps from Paper Artsy, Tim Holtz & assorted FREE ones I created a multi layered page with some "labels" to add over the top as well as a weathered clock & tiny cog that have been diecut.

I even managed to fit in a rub-on that has been lurking for rather a long time in the big box of stash scraps :-)

Thursday 28 August 2014


Week 35... Draw a face! Yikes! That is SOOOO far out of my comfort zone and the one that auntie Pam did of me is staying hidden!!!!

Well I am not one to give up easily so I had a look through my stash and have managed 3 pages.

A stencilled face coloured with Promarkers, chocolate baroque leaves in 2 sizes for my green man.
A free Craft Stamper image coloured with DI.
Page 2...

2 Lynne Perella stamped faces, another free stamp with a little colour added and a "happy mail" tag.

Page 3
Some more "happy mail" images :-)

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Twinchie time

I knew I'd missed posting some twinchies but I confess that I'd not realised quite how many....sorry!

Week 1/7 waves

Week 8/7 tropical

Week 29/7 shoes

Week 5/8 boat

Week 19/8 cars

And finally this weeks games

Every inchie Monday

A late post...2 weeks in fact! Plum is a botanical book paper coloured with "seedless preserves" and this weeks theme is Quartz crystal which is a partial stamping of a Lynne Perella stamp (paper artsy)

Time for me to see what I've not yet posted on the twinchie front now....

Monday 25 August 2014

DLP catch ups

I finished my "under papers" page...
My tag got stuck onto a spotty green page and I used some mop-up papers & dies to create some doilies, I also added afew flowers & a butterfly from the large stash box!!!!

The next challenge was all about numbers and I had plenty of those that related to my week
I used a page that I'd coloured a while ago that just seemed made for the theme :-), added some labels with some details hand written onto them (road numbers, miles & other sundry facts) the tip-in page has been stencilled - I used 3 shades of distress inks, the border is done using inktense pencils and I've added more travel facts.

Now I have the dubious pleasure of drawing a face for the latest DLP! Not quite sure where I'm going to go on this one yet so watch this space.....

Sunday 24 August 2014

Catching up

This weeks EIM is quick

And Twinchie theme...chillies 
I've used some Harissa packaging 

Wednesday 13 August 2014

DLP & Journal 52

Still on holiday so still working with my limited supplies...

DLP required the use on "under papers" in a creative way this week! I don't use an under paper rather a crafting mat & that's not here either :-( but I did have a "mop-up" tag so a little creative doodling & some added happy mail + a Tim Holtz butterfly in similar colours...

Whilst over at Journal 52 it's all about food 

Some packaging, inktense & watercolour pencils as well as a black Sharpie & white Reminisce pen took care of this one...

Yep! It's all about CHOCOLATE :-D

Monday 4 August 2014


Inchie day again!
This week is private so a small key has been called into service

I also found my orange carrot on my phone as well as my slice of orange
And my sunshine twinchie 

Sunday 3 August 2014

DLP 32

Add a fortune from a fortune cookie! No Chinese restaurant here in our small ski resort so I've improvised with scraps and some happy mail bits

Saturday 2 August 2014

Orange sunshine

Strange title is it not? Well, I thought I'd better post this weeks inchie/twinchie challenge pieces before it was too late....

Orange over at EIM and I've used a pice of packaging from some biscuits, it reminds me of a Cox's Orange Pippin apple

And our twinchie challenge is sunshine again but, oh dear, I seem to no longer have that photo on the iPad! As the said twinchie is in Scotland it will have to await my return to be posted.... What a numptie I am :-(

I've a journal 52 page to create about friendship,as yet no idea what DLP is about but I've got some lovely intense pencils to play with :-D

See you all again soon.....