13 Apr 2018

Spring Joy




Well it looks like Spring might have actually arrived - at last ! I have been playing with my new Distress oxides, and after experimenting I ended up with a colourful background for this Spring Joy scene. 

I love Hares I don’t think I have ever actually seen one in the wild in person, but I adore them. I sat this darling hare by Hobbyart in his meadow, and stamped and fussy cut a flower stamp to keep him company. I love using dried flowers and items from nature, so of course they made up the meadow too. 




Some Hares were so full of Joy they jumped into the air over the meadow! I stamped my hares by Clarity Stamps which have always been a favourite of mine, but then when Lavinia Stamps released some similar hare stamps, I had to get them too! I wonder if there are any hare stamps I don’t have... no, no don’t tell me ... : )




 I stamped my assortment of hare stamps in a curve over the main hare, they look like they are having lots of fun! 

By the time I was finished it was much too large for a card, so I punched some holes in the top and hung it up with some pink raffia.


Thank you for visiting the hares today, have a lovely day.

I would like to enter  Spring Joy into the following challenges

9 Apr 2018

My visit to the Alexandra Palace Craft Show


I met lovely Jenny from Hobbyart

Unfortunately it was pouring with rain yesterday and was very misty, so Alexandra Palace did not have its usual magnificent views over London. It it was wonderful to meet so many lovely people. I took lots of photos to share.



A collection of beautiful cards by the talented Hobbyart Design Team.


The talented Barbara Gray giving a lovely little demo.



Some lovely cards by Inkylicous, I am sure I spotted my friend Sandra’s stunning work there.


Some gorgeous Alice in Wonderland makes from Dolly Dimples.


I was really looking forward to the Anna Marie stall, but sadly they had sold out of a lot of things the day before.



My goodies - a stamp by Hobbyart, and one from Clarity, a stencil too all with nature themes. A beautiful unique fairy stamp from Inkylicius. I also found some Distress Oxides at a good price! I found Tim Holtz Resist Spray, which I have had my eye on for a while.

 Last but not least I treated myself to a gorgeous die of children holding hands, and one of them holding a teddy bear ahhh.I used to work in a playgroup for under fives years ago before the coma and before I became very ill and disabled.

I am looking forward to playing with my goodies. Sad Indigoblu were not there, but they are very busy with their popular Dirty Weekend workshops. I will be receiving their new stamps to work with soon.Lots of crafting ahead.

Thank you for visiting, wishing you a happy crafty week xx

7 Apr 2018

Imagitation can take you anywhere !



I am always finding pressed flowers in between book pages, so after  experimenting with stamping on pressed rose petals  ( please see this postI thought I would try using punches with them. I began by gluing my pressed rose petals onto card, I used a Pritt glue stick. I then  used the beautiful  Fiskars punch to create lots of  rose petal butterflies. 

I created a sky background with watercolours, and stamped the lovely little Phyllis Harris Stamp by 
Unity onto card.After giving her some colour I carefully cut around her, and adhered her to the background. I wanted the butterflies to float her up and away to a magical land. So I arranged the butterflies above her and drew a line from the butterflies to her hands. I stamped the brilliant quote next to her,  I love that sentiment - imagination really can take you anywhere...

Thank you for stopping by, I am off to Alexandra Palace tomorrow for the big craft show.

Blog Giveaway 
If you would like a chance to win and all of the goodies in the picture below just click here : )




5 Apr 2018

Suffragettes 100 Years


It is 100 years since the suffragettes won some women in the UK the right to vote. I wanted to pay tribute to these brave women with this collage picture.There is a step by step about how I created it on the Indigoblu Blog Thank you for visiting. I would like to enter this into the following challenges,thank you.

Country View Challenges I have used a chipboard backing from a Watercolour pad and I have also reused some plastic packaging.
Stamping Sensations One for the Girls this definitely is !


2 Apr 2018

Enchanted Place Big Giveaway




To celebrate Spring I am giving away a lot of gorgeous goodies! Crafts Beautiful recently gave me a huge collection of Hunkydory goodies. So I am spreading the joy and  have included lots of the them, along with the stamps and embossing powders. The gold foiled acetetae is absolutely beautiful, and as it is Easter time I have included Lindt chocolate too!

The goodies included in the giveaway are 

3 Stamps by Michael Powell  

1 I bee lieve in you by Unity Stamps 

 1 Embossing Powder Pink by Papermania


1 Embossing Powder fluorescent Pink by Wow

2 sheets of gold foiled acetate 

1 sheet Botanical Blooms die cuts

1 sheet Rose Gold Destinations Case 

1 Rose Gold Floral Box Card

1 sheet Rose Gold Die cuts chic ornate elements

Approx 70 A6 size images for all occasions from Hunkydory Moments and Milestones pad

1 Lindt Bunny Paw best before 08/2018

A Close up of the 4 stamps


A close up of the gold foiled acetate sheets

I am giving these lovely items away as an individual person, just because it is nice to give. It has nothing to do with any companies that I may be associated with.  If you would like a chance of winning these goodies, please become a follower and leave a comment below. The winner will be drawn by random on 1st May 2018. 



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