Sunday, 29 November 2009


I went to my second Particraft party last night hosted by the lovely Sara. I treated myself (well you've got to haven't you!?) to these stamp sets plus some more Tim Holtz distress ink pads and I'm going to dabblle in alcohol inks for the first time. I was inspired by Sara's demos! I can't wait for my toys to arrive! On C&C this morning Leonie was hosting a show which had the Particraft products on with Sheena demonstrating so I got even more inspiration!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


I've gone a bit earthy with this one! The bird is chipboard and was 75p for 2 in my local craft shop so I had to have them. I tinted the chipboard with a brown ink pad and then stamped swirls on using black ink. A bit of matting and layering and a play with my new X cut pink corner punch (had to be pink!), finished it off. I really like how this one turned out! This morning I am sure I saw a heron hovering around the back garden. He'd have no luck with the pond as we lost all our fish in the summer but the chickens stopped digging for worms and looked up!
I can't work out how to flip the piccie now it's in and it won't let me delete it - sorry!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Perfect weather for crafting!

How cold is it?! I am not leaving the house all day today! I'm fighting a cold so will order a chinese tonight before X Factor. Here's hoping the twins get their final weekend!

Me and Marco have been busy in the craft room this morning. He is using double sided tape to make a glitter picture! Thank goodeness the spare room has a laminate floor!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

I'm back!

After a bit of a break with interviews etc I am now back into craft mode! Here is a quick post of a new technique I had a play with last week. I tried sticking peel offs onto acetate and colouring on the back with permanent pens. It creates a stain glass window effect and I found the colouring in quite theraputic! I cut around the peel offs and attached them to a strip of patterned paper with brads and matted this onto my base card with matching paper. I enjoyed this and will definatly try more of this technique!