Wednesday 25 August 2010

Walk with me Daddy

This 8" x 8" scrapbook page was, I admit, made a little while ago, but it has always been one of my favourites. I was inspired by the lovely poem Walk with me Daddy. The photo is of my eldest son with his son Matthew, during one of their walks at Centre Parks. I am hoping this will be okay for the Tuesday Taggers challenge of 'Inspired by a poem'. Again thank you for taking the time to look on my blog, I welcome comments.
P.S. For novice bloggers if you click on the photo, it will enlarge, then you can read the poem.

Thursday 19 August 2010

The Sea - Tuesday Taggers

I'm calling this ATC 'Stormy Morning'. I am fairly occupied at present making as many ATC as I can in preparation for the Do -Craft ATC forum's Geordileand Meet to be held in September, so it's probable a lot of my challenges will be ATCs for the next few weeks or so. Again I have used TH Distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, the sun is Mustard Seed. I finger painted some Frosted Lace Stickles over the sea to add a little sparkle, I hope it shows. I am entering this into the Tuesday Taggers for their Sea- Water - Boats challenge. Thanks again for looking in my blog.

Sunday 15 August 2010

No Stamps Allowed

This week 'Tag Your It' has a challenge where my beloved stamps are not allowed. Oh! how I missed them. The pretty background paper is from a V & A linen paper pad. I edged it with T.H. Distress ink -Walnut Stain, had to at least use some ink.
The image is from a Crafty Individuals sheet of pretty ladies. The grey edging is from a Nellies die, matted onto gold mirri, flowers, leaves and pearls are from my craft stash.

Saturday 14 August 2010

Stampman Challenge

I do like easel cards, they can make a relatively easy simple card look that little bit different and special. This wedding congratultions easel card I am entering into the Stampman Fortnightly challenge.
I used white embossed card, silver mirri card, white and black craft stash card. The stamp I used is one of Do Crafts. I embossed the cake and flowers with silver EP. I tried to show the added dimension of the decoupaged flowers on the cake, but sadly it doesn't show it very well. The card looks equally as nice with cream and black card, with gold embossing on the cake. I have used this card with various colours for several weddings and anniversaries. I hope you like it too.

Yellow, Orange and Red.

I love these fantastic bright colours, I am entering this tag into the
Gingersnap Creations colour challenge - yellow, orange and red.
The background was created using TH Distress inks, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick, pads onto my craft mat, spritzed with water.
The stamps - Carnival from Elusive Images, a bargain purchase at Graphicus open day yesterday, I already love this stamp. The fine swirls are my favourite small swirl stamp from La Blanche.

A little sunshine

Boy! do we need some sunshine! This tag was made for several challenges, it has rained most of today, so the thought of sunshine was very appealing.
Background - TH Distress inks - Mustard Seed and Wild Honey
Stamps - Verse and stems - Elusive Iamges
Punches - Dragonfly -Dovecraft - Flowers - Woodware
Fibres -from craft stash.
Challenges this tag will be entered into are
Tuesday Taggers - Sunshine
Gingerbread Random Redhead - Sunshine
Alphabet Challenge P - Punches.


This challenge caught my eye, any purpose I can find to use the wonderful tree stamps from Elusive Images. This is my first entry to so I hope it will fit in with the challenge Tree-mendous this week.
Background -
TH Distress Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans
Birds handrawn V marks.

I am back

Hi to all, I have been a naughty blogger this past month, I just seemed to be getting the hang of blogging when real life took over from my crafty world, which seemed to take away my mojo. Well, I am fighting back, and on instructions from my pal Meggymay, I am going to join in some challenges again. So watch this space! I need to do some catching up on both my blog and those of fellow bloggers.