Showing posts from July, 2012

Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #25 - Ice Cream Social

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, and what better theme for summer than ice cream :D
This week we have been so lucky our fellow DT member Marion has made us some wonderful digi's to play with!! They are just so sweet I was really excited to have a play with them :D
Our sponsors for this week are Save On Crafts/When The Scrap Hits The Fun have a look on the challenge blog for the fell details of those :)
I have decided to work on a 8" x 8" canvas this week I've used some paper from Wild Rose Studio called butterfly Garden and then I used some gorgeous trims lace and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and MB's Treasurista

Now it's your turn to head to the challenge blog and see what you can come up with!

Etsy Inspiration

I just thought I would pick out some items from etsy to give you some inspiration for this weeks challenge over at Tuesday Alchemy

My first ever Twinchie!!!

I was going to try and take part in the Show us your Twinchies Challenge Blog last time but just never found the time so I just had to have a go this time! It was actually great fun making something so small!! 

The theme is the challenge is summer so I've gone with a summery butterfly and the photo was taken outside in the sun too :D

this is what I used and how I did it....
The brown card is from some packaging I punched out the leaf and used it as a mask then stamped over the whole thing with versamark. I then used one of my brand new smeared ink rubber stamps  from the Shadow things set, It's a gorgeous little flower. I then used a piece of ribbon from Prima for the top and the butterfly was fussy cut out of the blossoms and butterflies stack from DCWV.

This Is being entered in the following challenges.


It's been ages since I last shared my work space with everyone on here but I figured it look kinda interesting today...although as messy as ever lol

I have been playing with some material the past couple of days and seem to be addicted to making these fabric flowers :D

Now you've had a look at my messy madness head over to the Stamping Ground to see what everyone else is up to this Wednesday :D

Tuesday Alchemy Challenge #24: Very Vintage

Hello Lovelies!! this week over At Tuesday Alchemy we have got a fabulous challenge for you to join in with this week..

We want you to create something that looks vintage!

So get that lace and distress ink out and craft away :D

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Flonz They are giving our lucky winner £20 to spend in their store!!

I had so much fun this week making my piece for the challenge. I have made a wall hanging wreathe. I will be posting a tutorial on how I made this a little later today as it's school holidays here now my time is being taken up with the boys :)

I have made the wreathe with burlap and I also made the big flower with burlap before putting some lace around it. the small roses are from my stash and the other flowers I made with some material from my stash
The stamp is from Flonz and it is just gorgeous! I stamped it onto some cream patterned paper with Walnut stain distress ink

So now you've seen what I've made this week it&#…

Vintage Love Canvas

I made this canvas with inspiration from the challenge at this week.

The photo inspiration is this

I wanted to play with an 8" x 8" canvas that I brought today. I started with painting it with cream acrylic paint then when it was dry I started to layer the paper which is from the Prima Almanac collection.

The picture is one I have in my collection I don't remember where it came from though.

I then used lace from my stash, some wild orchid crafts flowers and the dangling charm was an ear ring that I picked up in a box of broken jewelry from the car boot.

This is being entered into the challenge at

Baby card for the birth of my nephew

I've just sat and made this card in a play center while my youngest was at a birthday party, it was great 2 hours to craft with coffee and gorgeous lunch and nobody bothering me :D

Altered book tutorial as promised

This is just the tutorial for the book I hope to have the pin cushion one done by the end of next week.

burned flower, and a little Thursday Inspiration for the Tuesday Alchemy Challenge

I seem to have been on a craft marathon today! I've made cards for teachers, Cards for my eldest son who will be 12 tomorrow!!! I've made notebooks and now a flower :)

I really love making these flowers they are so easy and fun and I thought it would be a good way to share some extra inspiration for the Tuesday Alchemy challenge this week.

There are 100's of tutorials on how to make these flowers so I won't be doing one or going into details unless someone really wants me to.

Everything I have used came from my ever growing stash, I am trying to use up some things that I have had for a long time so expect some projects coming up showing what I've done with all my scraps and old craft stash :)

So this is the flower, I really love the sparkly button I have used in the middle of this, it gives it just that little bit of bling :D

Tilda 8"x8" card topper with MB'sTreasurista Trims

I know you must all wonder what is going on going from my previous post to this one. I know you tend to find that most people have a style and that is mainly what they do, but I don't really have a certain style or theme I like to work with, I love to make shabby chic, vintage, girly pink things covered in flowers, but I also like to make things with zombies, and dark scary looking things and sometimes even more daring things that aren't at all suitable for children.

This post is one of the more girly ones. I wanted to have a play with some of the new gorgeous trims I got from

I pulled the image out of the little draw I keep all my coloured stamps in and got the 8" x 8" piece of card stock from my First edition paper Desert blooms stack. the cream card stock that is on the next layer came from penniesworth (link on the right) and the light brown piece of patterned paper is from the lost and found collection from MME. The little b…

Smeared and Smudged July blog hop

Blog Roll: Tori
Black Dragon
Jane<<<<<you should have come from here
Shell <<<<you are here
Susan S. <<<<<<<you are off to here next
Madelein Bouquet
Lady Brayton
Glittery Katie
Alison Lisa Bombshell Stamps Blog Wendy Kathi Dianne

It's blog hop time again!! This hop is all about the heat, be it using heat embossing, hot glue, fire images, or sexy hot!

I just couldn't decide what I was going to do for this, so it has ended up being a very last minute project.

Well here it is!

To start I used the smeared ink digi stamp called tease I cloned the stamp into an image with flames to make it look like she was standing in the flames, I've not really done much in the way of digi work so this did take me about half hour to do. When it had printed I coloured the stamp in with promarkers (you didn't think I coloured on my pc too did you?? I'm no where near at that stage yet lol).

So image…

MB's Treasureista Haul


Tuesday Alchemy Challenge Button, Button, Whose got a button?

Hello to everyone out there in craft land, I am having a super Tuesday, The sun is actually shining (I kid you not there is Sun today in my part of England!!) I got to see my brand new little Nephew last night who is just gorgeous and there is only 3 days left of the week now before my boys will be off school for 6 weeks and we can start our holiday madness :D So this weeks Challenge at Tuesday Alchemy is to make any crafty project you like as long as it's got buttons, super easy right? If you need some inspiration please have a look at what the design team have made this week I have made some Button flowers this week and decorated a vase to put them in. The vase is a glass one from Ikea that I covered with alcohol inks then coloured a rose in from Robyn's fetish who are our sponsors for this week and are giving away 5 digi stamps from their store! then to finish it off I added a ribbon and sticky brad. The inside has been filled with ma…

Altered book and pin cushions


Tuesday Alchemy Challenge No Work Just play

I am so excited about this post as it is my first project as a member of this fantastic design team.

 Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio designs Who is giving our winner 4 digital images from their store!!

 The theme of this weeks challenge is "No work Just play", for my project I have made a card, I've used the gorgeous image called Ashlee's Prom I've coloured the Image in with Promarkers and Copics and then used some papers from K & Co and the Desert Blooms First Edition Papers.

When I was making the layers I have embossed one piece and distressed another on the edges before going over it with worn lipstick distress ink. The ribbon and lace are from my stash and the gems are from a pack I brought from the works.

I have used some blooms from Dovecraft the bottom one was white and I have sprayed it with Pink Taffy Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist I then attached them all with a brad from my stash. The Play ticket is from Tim Holtz and the little rose I'…