Wednesday, 26 February 2014


Morning dear crafters and lovely WOYWW friends. I've been missing in action for a couple of weeks. For the first time ever the last time I joined in WOYWW I managed to visit every desk although only managed to leave comments on most!!! I think I wore myself out as I've had to lie down in a darkened room for a while. Only kidding!! I've actually been busy with life stuff and last week was away with some crafty mates. is my desk this morning...look it's light..and sunny!!!!! Yay that must mean we are heading in a springlike direction at last.

Most importantly I have a cuppa on the go. Santa brought me some distress paints for Christmas that were still sealed up so I have been having a play, not totally successfully, but I've now had a look round the internet and am ready for further experimentations!!!  I will share the results next week. You can see the pile of papers building up on my mat.

Last time I was playing with the Faux Leather technique with kraft card and here is one of the little notebooks that I've made up.

I taught my group at craft club how to do this and they loved it. We are having a "part 2" next time as we only got as far as making the covers last week. The lining and pages still need to be added.  

Right that's me and my desk. If you want to share yours, then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

Enjoy your Wednesday and I'll be round to see what you've been up too after work.

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

A cuppa anyone??

Afternoon lovely Bloggers. I hope your week is going along smoothly.

I'm just popping by with another peek from Sheena's new stamps. This time it's cake and a cuppa!! Well I've got the cuppa but forgot the cake!!

I went pretty with this card, something that doesn't come naturally. The images are coloured with promarkers and I made the flowers from uncompressed paper. It's a waste product that my DH brings home from work and I love making flowers with it. It's soft and feels like felt but takes ink and cuts like paper, fab stuff.

Can you believe it's after 5pm and still light. I like these signs of spring!!

Thanks for popping by and happy Crafting!!

Monday, 24 February 2014

A Village Mystery

Afternoon Bloggers. It's been another beautiful day here in Yorkshire. So much so I had to make myself stay in my craft room instead of heading for the garden!! Maybe tomorrow!!

I'm just popping by today with a Sneaky Peek of the new stamps Sheena will be launching on C&C this Thursday at 9am, She has gone down the route of Miss Marple this time with some gorgeous stamps inspired by period mystery stories.

This is one of my favourites.

The background is brushed out Distress ink, hope you are not getting bored of this style, I hadn't realised how much I do it!! The car has been black heat embossed and painted with Poppy red H20, triple clear embossed and decoupaged to make it stand out.

The rest of the Inkoids have created some stunning samples so pop over to have a look if you get a minute. The link to their blogs is HERE.

I'll be back tomorrow with another one so enjoy your Monday evening and thanks for popping by.

Happy Crafting.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

A Little Bit Magical!

Afternoon Bloggers. I hope your weekend is going well. Thank goodness the weather seems to have calmed down a bit. It was positively springlike here in Yorkshire yesterday and I actually managed to spend a few hours in the garden and got some washing dry in the breeze too. Can't be bad!

Sorry I've been missing in action for a while. We had an Inkoids Retreat with Sheena last week in Newcastle which was great fun. We tried out some new goodies that will hopefully be coming your way soon and generally had a right laugh. It was lovely to be able to craft in fantastic company in a lovely location. I'm looking forward to the next one already.

So today I thought I'd share a card I made for the last show Sheena did on C&C a week or so ago which she demoed, a great honour indeed.

The stamps are from the "Little Bit Magical" set and I used Walnut Stain and Forest Moss Distress ink for the background and brushed the inked lines out with water and coloured the mushrooms with promarkers.

Well that's me today. I'm off to try out my new Distress Paints. I'll be back to share the results if things go well!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Wednesday again. I hope all my friends in the South have survived the awful weather of yesterday and last night unscathed. It's been very calm here in the North but we keep seeing the pictures on the news. Stay safe.
I have a day off today, yay!!!!!! More desk snooping time. If you want to join in the WOYWW fun then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

Here is my desk this morning.

Back on the dining table again and two things going on at once! I am playing with the faux leather technique that Sheena demoed on C&C last week using Kraft card and Glycerine. Love it. I've made loads of plain ones but have painted some too. These are all going to be turned into little books ready for pressies when I need one. I've got some lovely fabric to line the insides with.
Here's a close up of the painted ones. I'll share the finished books once they are done.

I am also in the process of making new vertical blind slats from the leftovers from the originals. They have been up for some time and are looking a bit grubby so I thought I'd freshen them up and have enough in the box of leftovers. I just need to make turn ups for the weights to go into!

So that's me today so thanks for stopping by and I'll see you at a desk near you as soon as I've got a fresh cuppa.

Happy Crafting.