Thursday, July 2, 2020


Hello everyone...and welcome to my new follow Margreet 

Chilly round the willy this morning, Winter is here and for once, I got COLD..I should shoot down to the shops and find that nice man who offered me his jacket because he was cold!!..and let him see me in a could make his day..

Going to share a canvas I made, I found a beautiful heart shape canvas, something my shops don't usually stock so I grabbed several and made a pretty garden scene..

Oh, this is not the heart one, it is the round one...[shaking my head]..okay, here is my round garden scene canvas...

Beautiful and last birdbath from The Resin Embellishment Shop..[but I have ordered more..]

The tiny little peals which are fingernail embellishments..

And yes, that is a round one, I tell you I'm loosing it..

Already primed so started adding stencils with modelling paste..

And then sprayed the TH sunrays with yellow Kaiser crafts mist..

Along the flower border I used Rose Gold spray which is more orange, but very pretty..

Then time to add a truck load of flowers...

Added die cut leaves as well for more dimension and Marianne Creatables butterflies.....

Another close up of those tiny pearls and the butterfly..

And a dimension photo....

This was going to be the last photo, but I needed to add to the sun rays to spread them out and make them a bit more even on that left side...

Much better, all finished..

Thank you so much for stopping by, I'll see you in a couple of days..


Challenges to enter...

Lemon Shortbread [anything goes]

Make My Monday [Use stencils]

We Love To Create [Mixed media Anything goes]


Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Hello Everyone..

This is post number two for today..and it is Christmas Crafts All Year Round time with a new challenge and the theme this time is "Cool It! (something cool, cold or frozen on your project, eg, icicles, ice on pond, frost...)

For my project I had this freebie picture printed out and added lots of snow with my new product I purchased..snowtex..great stuff..

I also added loads of splatter with white ink..

The lovely Snowtex texture around the bottom of the tree and on the snowmans hat..on the branch of the tree and across the top of the gate.

I added snowflake die cuts, just three..

And stamped and white embossed the sentiment..

So there we go..Thank you for stopping by..I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter..

52 Weeks To Christmas [Blue and white]


Hello Everyone....

I was just sitting here minding my own business and remembered it was my childhood girlfriends Birthday today, the things you remember, and kept saying it was the 1st July today, hope she was having a good day etc etc...then the penny went into the slot and I nearly choked on my tea as I had forgotten to do my posts for the first of the month..this retirement thing is getting

So without any further delay, here is my project for Classic Design our anything goes challenge is up and running..

Our FABulous sponsor this month is FABRIKA FANTASY  and the team were able to choose images to play and I chose this beautiful Seahorse, well, of course I did, I have an under the sea or even on top of the sea fetish.

My image is called...  BEAUTIFUL SEAHORSE  

He was coloured with my markers then fussy cut out and added to my underwater scene..

Which started out as a cardboard box...

After cutting the panel I wanted it was painted with Gesso and textured with modelling paste and a knife....

Then sprayed with Kaisercraft sprays in Turquoise..

I also sprayed another piece of card with several greens and blues..

And cut out a frame for my Seahorse..

The frame edge and glass beads....and I inked around the edge of the oval die cut too..and layered it up for dimension..

The coral and seaweed and gritty sand....

And there he is in all his glory..

Thank you so much for stopping by, and do try and join in our challenge, it goes the whole month, great prizes and you can check out what my team mates have done right HERE  


Monday, June 29, 2020


Hello everyone..

Having the family for dinner tonight, going to be busy busy everything has to be done fresh, no waiting, no keeping things warm, it has to be done and bang, up to the table 6 mins and it will be gone..I hope they enjoy what they than being fussy I suppose..

Today I'm sharing a Fairy Door notebook cover..a step by step and a lot of fun..



Started off with a cheap notebook but a hard cover not much easier to work with...        

The used my brick stencil and modelling paste for texture..then I missed a step, I had cut thin strips of carboard and glued on the front of the book after shaping the strips to make door panels..

Then covered with tissue papers and pressing into the joins...

Painted it all white..

Added some beads for decoration...

And added shadows and a bit of colour with Altenew ink..

Time to paint....

Yellow Ochre first with a little burnt sienna..

Added brown and black lightly to finish the bark look..

Added a little brass knocker..[ it is the thing you use to pull down the roller blind..] and covered the embellishment beads with some gold Nuvo mousse..

Added ivy all over the door frame and it is down the back of the book too...

The final touch was the tiny silver Dragonfly...

So there we go, sorry I missed a few pictures, I don't know, I get so involved in what I'm doing I just forget to take all the photos, but I think there is enough..

Thanks so much for stopping by..I'll hopefully see you tomorrow..


Sunday, June 28, 2020


Hello everyone..

I was going through my photo files trying to tidy up a bit and found this folder with background over stamping, or negative, whatever, and it was the first one that I had ever done it and was supposed to be the first one I showed you, anyway, found it, and here it is.

This was made when I was spraying leaves yellow and it was so pretty when I took the leaf die cut off, I had to trim it and keep it for a card..

Used my favourite birdhouse die and little bird...

Cut more branches and daisies and popped them on the card with a thinking of you sentiment..

A side view..all full of sunlight through the window..

A close up of the birdie and birdhouse..

And after days and days of Winter rain came some sunshine, but too watery to dry washing properly so I threw it onto the bed in the sun to air, and guess who found it...yep, a white cardigan and black pants now all white and fluffy...gotta love her though..


Friday, June 26, 2020


Hello everyone..

Been a good day today went out shopping and got a nice pair of pants and 2 tops in the new orangey colour..have to look smart if I'm going out with my daughter, she told me my striped t/shirts are

Last set of Baby girl cards one.

Same papers and a gorgeous pram die, cut out 3 times and layered..

Pretty and soft even with hessian and lace mixed..

All the tiny bows are the ribbons off your blouses, to make easier hanging,..blow the hanging, they get cut off and straight into my ribbon box..

I love the banner across the top as GIRL.. fits so well..

Another layered and embossed pram...

And then I just had to layer up these cute elephants..once in white,once in pink, then inlayed the pink..and cut out two more white and layered them all up..

Same papers, flowers, bows, and pearls..

There we go, all done and back onto male cards I think, have doing a heap of them again, or I could show a canvas that is now hanging in my bedroom..we'll see..

Thanks so much for stopping by, much appreciated, see you tomorrow..