5 Feb 2018

Love Letters

I must apologize for not posting very much so far this year, but I have been in hospital. I am feeling much better now and I am happily back to crafting and getting all inky : )

Well February has snuck up on us, and that of course means all things love for Valentines. For my first Indigoblu project this month I decided to decorate these wooden letters, unfortunately I didn’t have a matching ”O” but I found a slightly larger papier mache one. I hope it works.... a few more details as are on the Indigoblu blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you are well and having lots of fun crafting. I have lots to catch up on. When I was resting I enjoyed watching all of the Creativation videos, it looks like there is lots of lovely new goodies coming out soon.I have never tried distress oxides, I really must, the new Tim Holtz resist spray looked interesting too. Did you spot anything, you are hoping to try? 

I think I am getting the hang of the followers button thingy now, and I am happily following lots of blogs. Thank you and a very warm welcome if you have become a follower, I hope that you will enjoy your visits. Please leave me a comment as I would love to visit your blog too xx

There is still time to win some fabulous Indigoblu stamps, click here for more information.

I would like to enter my Love Letters into the following challenges.
A Vintage Journey Melt it - Lots and lots of embossing powder on the letters!
Penny Black Love, Hearts, Flowers
Stamping Sensations Anything With Flowers

18 Jan 2018

Floral Notebook

Hello, and if this is your first time here a very warm welcome to you! I hope you will enjoy your visit, please leave me a comment as I would love to visit your blog too. I hope you have escaped all of the nasty winter bugs going around, I am so looking forward to the spring! 
Today I would like to share my Floral Notebook with you, which I created for Indigoblu. Indigoblu make amazing, unique and very high quality rubber stamps which are all manufactured right here in the UK. Their new floral stamps are just gorgeous and are a joy to colour !

This is how I created my notebook. 

I removed some pages from an old book, this one happened to be “Wind In The Willows” I tore the pages into large strips, and adhered them  to both sides of the  notebook covers using Super Thick Slap It On.

Using a Versamarker ink pad I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them with brown embossing powder.
After colouring the flowers with Indigoblu paints I fussy cut them.I added some Mulberry Bush (this is my new favourite colour) paint to the edges of the notebook.I used sticky foam pads to adhere the flowers to the cover.I also added some pressed flowers to the cover.

I tied ribbons and twine to the book rings, and then stamped the anemones on the bottom of each of the inside pages.

Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see Mike Deakin’s Project this month too

Thank you for visiting.I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Country View Challenges Anything Goes 

If you would like a chance to win these fabulous 4 Indigoblu stamps just click here to find out more

15 Jan 2018

Win An Indigoblu Set of 4 Limited Edition Stamps!

With the kind help of the wonderful Elizabeth Robinson I have finally added a followers button to my blog! I am a bit late doing this, but only by a few years !! 

To celebrate Indigoblu are very generously allowing me to give away a fantastic Indigoblu  1st edition of The Collector’s  Edition Stamps (see above) they are just fantastic, my favourite is the bubbles!
If you would like a chance to win this wonderful set of 4 stamps it would be nice if you were to follow this blog, and leave me a little comment below. The winner will be picked by a random generator on Valentines Day, so there is plenty of time to join in.Good Luck! 

Below are a few of my projects using the stamps.

10 Jan 2018

Fiskarettes Design Team Reach For The Stars

I am very happy and honoured to reveal today that I have joined the talented Fiskars UK Design Team. I will be creating with them for the next 3 months. I have been crafting since I was old enough to use scissors, and I have always used Fiskars scissors and trimmers. I have found them to be of the highest quality and never let me down.

My first project for Fiskarettes UK is ‘Reach For The Stars”

I painted the box frame in a metallic white paint and punched stars out of masking paper and placed them over the top. I then painted over the frame in blue paint, and when dry I  removed the stars.

For the hills I used the circle punch and folded them in half and overlapped them, adhering them together.I covered the hills in texture paste before painting them.

I used invisible thread to hang  one of the glittery stars from the inside top of the frame

The lovely girl Stamp is drawn by the amazingly talentedPhyllis Harris and made by  Unity Stamps 

Thank you for visiting and Happy 2018 xx

I would like to enter “Reach For The Stars” into the following challenges
Country View Challenges Anything Goes 

5 Jan 2018


Pegasus has flown to the  Indigoblu blog today, to wish you all a very happy and magical New Year.
I love the new Pegasus Stamp, he is just gorgeous and there are so many different ways to use him, so 
I think he will be featuring a lot in my future projects!  Please visit the Indigoblu blog if you would like more details about how I made this card.

I would like to enter Pegasus into the following challenges,
Emerald Creek Dares  New to you the lovely Pegasus is new to me 

1 Jan 2018

Happy 2018 !

Wishing all of my friends and fellow crafters a very happy and above all a healthy New Year.I have some exciting news to share sometime in early January about my crafting adventures....
I also hope to be doing some giveaways on my blog in the new year, so please sign up to be kept updated on the latest news.

24 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas

“What does that beautiful star on top of the tree mean?”asked the curious hare

“It means that Jesus Christ our Lord has been born” replied the proud stag.

“When shadows fill our day

Lead us to a place

Guide us with your grace

Give us faith so we'll be safe”

I would like to thank everyone for all of your kindness and support. 

Merry Christmas xxx

Matthew 7:12; 'So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

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