Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Another Sneaky Peek

Morning lovely Crafters. I hope I find you well this Tuesday.

As promised, here's another Sneaky Peek from Sheena's One Day Wonder on Thursday.

This one again combines the masks and stamps and of course the gorgeous Aquatints, just love playing with those. The colours are fantastic. I only have the Bright and Beautiful set and Essentials but they are so versatile you can do so much with them.

I just adore those spooky eyes!!! As always Sheena gives you lots of elements on the stamps that can be used in so many ways.

Thanks for having a peek and Happy Crafting!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sheena's One Day Wonder

Evening all.

 Just popping by with a peek at what goodies Sheena has in store for us on her One Day Wonder on Create and Craft this Thursday. She has lots of shows throughout the day with the first one being 8am and has some gorgeous new stamps and amazing masks to tempt you. They work brilliantly together.

Here is one of my samples using the Aquatints in the background and then I have stencilled the trees using white acrylic paint. The lovely owl is coloured with pro markers.

I'll be back tomorrow with another peek so thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Morning crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Here we are at another Wednesday. The weeks are just flying aren't they?

I took my desk photo yesterday afternoon when there was some very welcome sunshine . We haven't seen that for a few weeks here in Yorkshire. Most days have been dark and dismal, typical November but not cold.

I'm working on some cards for my craft club ladies, yes it's that time again. My desk is full of stuff as always. There is a paper book tree I've been trying out and in front of that it a little wooden birdhouse I picked up for 42p. I'm planning to alter it and make it really pretty. You might also spot some decoupage amongst the debris which is the beginnings of a Christmas card. There I've said it, yes I've made a start at last.
These are the cards I'm working on, not sure what the style is called, no doubt someone out there will be able to tell me, but I decided to do a small one with just a sentiment on and a slightly larger one with a stamped and coloured design. Not everyone likes the same thing so I try to make sure they can choose what they make.

Well, that's me today. If you want to join in this lovely weekly desk hop, then pop over to see Julia HERE. 

I'll be round to have a look at what you've been up too just as soon as I've made a fresh cuppa.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Morning to all my WOYWW friends from a dismal Yorkshire. It's been typical November weather this week, but then it's perfect for crafting so I'm not complaining.

This was my desk as of yesterday.

We have been Nuno felting at night school and as always I never get finished, story of my life, so here I am finishing off my scarf. If you haven't heard of nuno felting, I must admit I hadn't until recently, it's wet felting fibres onto a piece of silk and we have been making a scarf. My bamboo blind isn't long enough so it's a bit fiddly to get the whole length properly felted but I think I got there in the end. I'm happy with the results anyway.

You may remember that I was prepping a hanger for my craft club ladies last week. Well, this is it finished.

Don't look too closely as it's a bit wonky and I did find that using scrapbooking card from a paper pad was too thick to roll properly so I took thinner stuff for my ladies and they did a lovely job of theirs and were very pleased with the results which makes me one happy bunny.

Well that's me today. If you want to share your desk with some lovely people then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

I will be round later to see what you've been up to so have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Sorry I was absent again last week. We were decorating our lounge, which is our main room and took all week to strip, paint and re wallpaper but we are all done now and it looks lovely, so I am back and raring to desk hop.

Here's my desk this morning.

I've been trying out a project to teach my craft group on Thursday evening. On my mat is a Christmas hanger I found on Pinterest. When you have to come up with new projects every fortnight and not necessarily papercraft, I don't know what I'd do without Pinterest for ideas. Anyway, I'm quite pleased with this so need to start prepping it now. You'll have to excuse the tip of my desk.....just how many pots of glue does one crafter need???????

I thought I'd also share a photo of my garden taken last Friday. You'd think it was still mid summer wouldn't you. My favourite rose has started to flower again and smells wonderful and all the bedding is still going strong, whether it will be after this week is another story. I may have to pop it all in the greenhouse to avoid the frosts that are forecast.

If you want to join in the wonderful world of WOYWW then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

Well, that's me this week. I'm off to work now so will be round to see what you've all been up too a little bit later on.

Have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Just a Note

Evening lovely crafting friends.

I'm just whizzing by amidst decorating chaos to let you know that the very talented Sheena Douglass will be back on your Create and Craft screens on Saturday and Sunday with another weekender. She will be playing with lots of Pebeo mixed media goodies and has some very exciting things up her sleeves. The first show is on Saturday at 9am.

I didn't have time to play with the new mediums due to being up to my eyes in wallpaper and paint but did get to play with the luscious new stamps.

Here are a couple of my samples using both the wonderful, HUGE flower stamps combined with some geometrical shapes from the second set. These were designed for the mediums but work brilliantly for cards too.

This first one was inspired when I saw Leann Chivers colouring on Kraft cards with the Spectrum Noir pencils after first painting out the flowers with watered down white acrylic. I have to say I'm not much of a pen colourer but absolutely loved the pencils and completely lost myself for ages.

This second sample is the tried and trusted bleached distress ink technique but I added some colour back into the flowers with the pencils, can you tell I'm a fan??

I hope you manage to catch some of the shows. I shall be glued as I've seen what the rest of the DT have been creating with the new mediums and have been blown away.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


Morning crafters and dear WOYWW friends. It was so good to be back amongst all you deskers last week. I really enjoyed catching up with everyone so I'm back for more today even though I have to go to work very soon.

Here's my desk as of last night.

I am keeping up with my Project Life....just. I might be a month or so behind but all the photos and journalling are done so it just all needs putting together. I am amazed I've managed to keep up with this all year, I have struggled with a December journal in the past so to keep one going for nearly a year is good going for me. Mind you we love looking back at the pages and remembering stuff so it's definitely worthwhile.

And for those fellow felters out there, this is what we did at class this week, excuse the poor photo but it was really hard to get a decent shot. We dry felted a little robin. He still needs his eye!! Yesterday we went to find a fibre shop we have on our doorstep that after 40 years of living here I didn't know existed!!!! I'll tell you something, after paper crafting, felting is an incredibly cheap hobby. All this only cost £7 and that bag is stuffed with fibres. I just need time to felt it all now!!!!

Well, that's me today. If you want to share your desk with some wonderful people, then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

I'll be round to see what you've all been up to this week later on so thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

WOYWW 280-A Change of Direction

Morning folks and dear WOYWW friends. I haven't shared in this lovely desk hop for months and boy have I missed it. I work on a Wednesday and although it's meant to be part time I'm usually there for a lot longer so I don't have time to visit all the desks I'd like too so don't feel it's fair to join in. This week my days have been changed so I have Wednesday at home...hurray...some desk hopping at last!!!!!

Here's my desk as of last night.

Bet that fooled you didn't it!!!! Not a bit of paper in sight. Nope. I'm wet felting!!!!!

I've started a new night school class and wanted to have a go at something completely different so am doing Creative Textiles and this week we have been wet felting which is great fun and a great work out. The idea is to then add all sorts of embroidery and beads to the felt over the next few weeks, so you may well see this develop.    Oh and if you wondered there is a very thick towel under the bamboo roll, I'm not soaking the table cloth!!!

Well, that's me today so now I need to come and see what you've all been up too.

If you've stopped by and wonder what I'm on about then pop over to see the lovely Julia HERE and join in WOYWW, it's great fun.

Have a great Wednesday and Happy Crafting!

Friday, 3 October 2014

North Meets South

Morning folks

Just stopping by to share some more makes with you made for Sheena's big Weekender starting tomorrow at 9am where the big stars will be the new Spectrum Noir Aquatints. I absolutely love playing with these and I know Sheena has even more tips and techniques up her sleeve to share so I shall be watching closely. I hope you like them as much as I do.

As I missed yesterday I'll share two more with you today.

With this first one I tried to capture the Northern Lights. Because the colours are so wet they blend so well and although can look at bit scary when wet they just to seem to work what ever you do once they dry. My kind of crafting....fool proof!!

This is a Canvas I did using both sets of stamps, a kind of North meets South. I coated the canvas with gesso first using an old credit card to create texture and although I had to add a little bit of acrylic paint just to blend the tissue I stamped the images on as the Aquatints moved slightly I kind of like the effect it created.

Well, that's me today. Enjoy your weekend whatever you are up too and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Another Taste Of Africa

Afternoon folks. Another lovely one here in Yorkshire again today. They talk of Autumn at the weekend but I'm secretly hoping this warm weather lasts just a little bit longer.

Just in case it doesn't, here is another of my samples done for Sheena's Weekender using the new Aquatints.

I used the Primary set for this one and brushed the metallic gold over the top. The colours blend effortlessly.

Sheena's show times are: Saturday 9am, 12 noon and 6pm & Sunday 11am, 2pm and 7pm so I hope you'll be able to catch some of them, the samples the rest of the DT have created are stunning.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.