Sunday, December 8, 2019


Hello Everyone..

A new challenge is up and running over at ADDICTED TO STAMPS and with a heavy heart I have to also say, it is out last challenge as the blog is closing lets go out with a bang and get all those  COLD AND FROSTY projects linked up, as this our theme for December..

For my project I made, get ready.....and inky background...and another that just, more or less, fell into place without any trouble...

Gosh I make a mess don't I..but I was blowing through a straw like a mad woman..

Spreading the inks and alcohol and moving the straw to try and make the inks go where you want them...

At times I think, well this is rubbish......

Then all of a sudden I saw a when this was totally dry I added snow caps with white ink..

Stamped my trees from Lavinia and my Fairy sitting on a branch with black Stazon ink and I was done ..oh, and splattering, you gotta have splattering for snow.

Another tall card and looks a bit more purple that what it is..

So there we go..thank you so much for stopping by, so much appreciated..


Challenges to enter...

Crafty Cardmakers  [No patterned paper]

Ink Art Designs  [Aything goes]

Friday, December 6, 2019


Hello Everyone..

Just thought I would pop in and share some hand painted kind..

I saw a tutorial and she kept saying "see it is so easy"..okay then, lets give it a try...

Canson water colour paper and green paint..just swished side to side all the way down..then did that again with black, I know, I shuddered at the thought too, but it does sort of work, better on her site than mine.

Then you paint these trees in very light grey for back ground trees..just a stick going down and flick the branches out..

Then do some more in slightly darker colour and a bit bigger for themiddle row..

Then the dark colour in front...splatter the sky with white paint..

Them make some more using other colours...made one card as I like the blue best..

Thanks for stopping by and being kind..


Sunday, December 1, 2019


Hello Everyone..

The is post three of three today, such a busy little blog for the 1st December...

Time to join in with a new challenge over at 613 AVENUE CREATE
and our theme is still anything goes but with a option of DOODLING or ZENTANGLE ART..

I went with doodling as it was a bit easier for me to do..

I coloured up this freebie with my new Little Tipsy markers, they are quite nice to colour with..

Inked up the background added snow splatters then doodled..then cut it all off as it was awful..

Added new doodling and I was much happier..doodling is not that easy, if you want it squiggly it will go straight, it you want it straight is will squiggly..

Backed my image with blue card stock and doodled around the stamped sentiment..

The navy card stock was splattered with the white ink as well and came out really nice..

So there go, pop on over and link up your doodling or zentangle art projects or just come and join in our anything goes challenge, would love to see you there..


Challenges to enter...

Simon Says Stamp [anything goes]


Hello Everyone..

This is my second post out of three today and time to head off over to...


for a new monthly challenge with the theme..SANTA...Mrs CLAUS or ELVES...
A nice selection there to choose from...

For my project I used this adorable freebie image off the net of Santa..

No colouring, just die cut the Deer and added the sentiment..and snow splatters.

and of course loads of embellishments..

Pine cones, pine needles branches, white berries and a big red bow...

Room inside to write a message..

And plenty of dimension to blow the franking machine up at the post office..naa..I will hand deliver this one, it would cost a fortune to post..

So there we go, thank you so much for stopping by, do pop over with your Christmas cards with Santa or the missus or your cute little Elves, we would love to see you there at..



Hello Everyone..

Don't look now but it is the 1st of December and time for a new challenge over at...


We have a wonderful sponsor LEMON SHORTBREAD

And the design team were allowed images to play with and I chose this sweet girl called..

And I made a circle easel card..

The image was coloured with my markers and fussy cut out and ahered to the easel..

She gets propped open with a gold shiney gem..the paper are from my stash..

So come on over to CLASSIC DESIGN link up any Design Team project you have as we would love to see you there..

Thanks so much for stopping by, this is post one of three today, so I will see you a few times today..


Challenges to enter..

Cardz 4 Galz  [Get ready For Christmas ]

Fab 'n' Funky  [Christmas]

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Hello Everyone..

Another post already as I have a new inky background to share and it is a real back ground, like a scene, and I didn't even try hard, it just here we are..

Good huh!

Then I added my Lavinia fern fronds..

Then my tiny wee Fairy...and a few more fronds to fill the bottom.

Okay, then I should have stopped but I added some die cut ferns..

Very pleased with this background and I love  my alcohol inks so much..

Okay, off for dinner, chicken is ready and I'm starving..

See you..


Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Hello Everyone...

Had a good day today, finished work early which always makes me smile, but, didn't get to craft as I had loads of  water marking to do, editing and stuff like that but at least it is now done..

While I was doing all that I found this project which I thought I would share..

An inky background  of course..sorry they are so much fun especially when you die cut them out..

You get green and gold trees..

Add a reindeer sentiment and some snow mounds and you have three finished cards within an hour..

and LOOK!!....

Onions...BUT!... the net bag is brown not green or red..
BROWN for fishing nets on nautical cards and projects..

[Simmer down ].........anyway, exciting for me as you probably guessed.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm off for a nana nap..