Wednesday 28 December 2011


I decided to make a journal a sort of a diary. I added paint with an old credit card (my favourite way).
I used stencils and masks with white paint. Next step was spritzing with Mica Sprays. Then I stamped and used a letter stencil for January. I have punched some squares which will be the next step.

 One side of my desk. I recently added another tier to my blending tool spinner and bought some inkpad storage from a friend. I could do with at least another 2.
 I managed to adhere some of my punched squares before the children came. School holidays means I am baby sitting a 2 year old GD and  a 10 year old GS. The problem that comes with this is the little one wants to do what her big brother is doing. He is making a puppet theatre so I gave him paints and a box which granddad had altered. The little one had a water brush and paint and an apron that drowned her.
A good time was had by all. Then the little one found her cousins were going ice skating. Scroll down to see how well she did.
Yasmine ice skating in Lytham St Annes.
I will post photos of our puppet theatre when we have finished it. We have made finger puppets and I bought some on Ebay as well.
If you want to snoop more desks then go to Julia's blog our Red Leader:-)))

Friday 23 December 2011

I made some cards for a change

I am staying with a crafting friend whose DH is in hospital so after visiting we go back and make a few cards
We have been playing with stencils, Distress inks, Embossing folders and chalks.

Saturday 17 December 2011

Tim's Tags Day 12

I had a play but lost my Tissue Paper Flower.I chose to colour my metal foil tape with a Gold pen.

Wednesday 14 December 2011


Wednesday again. I have been sorting out all the backgrounds I have demo'd at shows. I decided to make a journal with them. 
On my desk are the elements of trying Tim's Tags. It takes me longer to find the elements than make the tags.
Go and see what everyone else has been getting up to on Julia's blog

Monday 12 December 2011

Tim's Tags

I have been looking at the TH blog and catching up on his tags.
My version of Tag day 4
Used the Drunken Glue tech but Silver AI does  not work well.
Tim made some leaves from his Kraft Glassine. I do not have any so I tried the bag from a box of cereal. I used 3 colours of AI's then added pearlex. When I find my leaf die I will cut some out.

Wednesday 7 December 2011


 I am back from Africa and this is my desk today. I had a shipment of the Winter Distress Inks so opened one for myself to play with. 
I had an idea while I was away so scroll down.
 Home made tissue tape.
are you asking 'How?'
Well I had some micropore tape with me on holiday in case my pain patch came loose while swimming.
I looked at it and thought Tissue Tape.
I stuck 2 pieces on my craft sheet and stamped the top one. The one below is coloured first with my new DI then stamped.

I was hoping to post these last week but the internet in Africa is slow.
Anyhow we enjoyed beading by the pool. I made an ankle bracelet and necklace.
If you have got this far go over to Julia's blog for some sneaky snooping.
If my other idea works I will post tomorrow when I have tried it out.

Sarah Lawrence
who died last Friday.
My thoughts are with her family.

Thursday 24 November 2011


The Matchstick Man
Today is hot 28c in the Atlantic and a cool 36c by the pool.

Bobby ready for his Jollies then sunbathing. 
He wanted to keep his clothes on LOL
He will be back with more pics soon.

Wednesday 23 November 2011


I took a picture to share but am on a slow connection. Will try tomorrow. Yeah it worked today Thursday.
Dash to Julia's our Red Leader for the weekly snoop.


Altered Altoid Tin

Wednesday 16 November 2011


Finally I got the photos off the SD card.
My 2 desks.
I am in the middle of making travel journals for my up and coming trip to Africa. Also I am finishing off my swap commitments. 
The Wednesday mad dash is still open to those snoopworthy folk so hop over to our red leader Julia and have some fun.

Autumn Postcard swap for my swap partner. Hope she likes it

Wednesday 9 November 2011


 Wednesday again. Late posting today as I have started using pain patches and I am trying to get used to them so not much has changed on my desk as I am crafting in the living room. I wish I had  thought of labelling my baskets like Julia. I get a load of stuff out for one project and lately it is not getting put back.
If you have visited for the first time please run    to Julia's blog and join in the Wednesday snoop.

Covered 2 old book covers for my Art Journal. 
Got to add some ink and bellies now. My tissue tape isn't sticking very well:-(

Tuesday 8 November 2011

I will keep adding art to the Dress Form. 
I added too many tags. LOL
Maybe tomorrow.
My artsy tags which were an experiment with Glimmer Sprays, Gesso, Distress Inks, Paint and Stamping. A little more blending and
they will be ready for journalling.
Can you tell I like Pink?

Saturday 5 November 2011

Make and Takes from Vickie Stampers

My Make and Takes from Stamp Club.
I had lots of fun.
I should have taken the photo in daylight.....

Thursday 3 November 2011

New Journal Pages I Love Lucy

I haven't worked on my journal for awhile. So I am sharing what I did today.
I had collected some Lucy ephemera over the years and read her autobiography a few months ago. I used to watch the show after school in the 60's. You can still catch her on Youtube.
 The stamps are from The Stampsmith.