Saturday, October 17, 2020

Afternoon tea minibook

Way back earlier this year, you know, when you could do such things, we took my Mom out for afternoon tea. Me, my daughter, my sister-in-law to be, and Mom. It was glorious. So I made her a mini book to celebrate.

The base was an old minibook kit that I picked up from my local crop's freebie table. I covered it all with pretty papers- pink and teal as a theme, and had fund with some embellishments.

It wasn't very inspiring to start with!

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dad's girl

Two of my lovelies snuggled up on holiday last year. The papers are a bit old, but I liked the colours! 

The whole layout started with those stamped stars. I had some left over, and wanted to use them up- isn't that how a lot of projects start? I'm liking the white glitter too- it's a cosmic shimmer one I think. 

Thanks for looking!


Monday, October 12, 2020

Love cats

Aw. I miss my Loki cat. He's no longer with us, but he was such good mates with his (adopted) sister Luna. They were always thundering up and down the stairs chasing one another. Spot the cat stamp peeking out on the right.

The love is 3D and wooden, until I got a black promarker on it, now it's 3D, wooden and black.

I went for multiple layers on this one, with washi and lots of understamping in related colours. Ooh look how well the #awesome turned out. I can't remember if that's on purpose, but I'm claiming it anyway!

Loving an enamel dot. Or 3.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, August 28, 2020

Creative journaling video #1

 Watch me create these pages in a creative journal. Let me know if you like it and I’ll film more!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Arrow layouts

A couple of layouts to show off today. Both made with the same paper offcuts so they kinda match! I often find that happens, once I’ve worked out a colour scheme that works I tend to create a couple of layouts or maybe some cards and a layout, using the same papers and style. 

I like to layer up lots of words and phrases.

I have a bit of a thing for arrows at the moment.

Thanks for looking!

Thank you NHS cards

 Remember back at the start of lockdown when everyone was thanking the NHS and clapping on the doorstep each Thursday? Well my lovely cousin raised a wedge of money to provide card packages for her niece, a newly qualified nurse assigned to a Covid ward. 

I offered to make thank you cards to go into the packs. I loved making them not felt like I was doing something at least. 

I raised my stash for rainbow paper and washi and used my rainbow quote stamp  the cute little nurse and doctor images are freebie digis from Tiddlyinks  

I made lots of different variations on hair and skin colour and added some glitter for sparkle!

Thanks for looking !!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020


 I have a backlog of projects to share so I’m going to start with some happy rainbows. Everyone’s been on the rainbow vibe recently for obvious reason and I’m nothing if not predictable! Early on in lockdown I used my newly found crochet skills to make a couple of rainbows for my window. One much more successful than the other. This one was lovely but a tad floppy when hung up  

So I tried again and this little beaut came together much better and with a cardboard reinforced centre it’s lasted for months. 

I love it’s chunky style  

That’s not the end of my rainbow ambitions. I also hosted a fat page swap with a rainbow theme. For those who aren’t aware, a fat page is a 4 inch square art piece that you swap with others. I had a lovely time getting the ink sprays out.

How did I get such lovely curved bands I hear you cry? Well I cut myself a template from some spare acetate and then spent several hours wiping excess ink off it. Not my finest hour, but it worked. 

I’d had a quote stamp in mind since I set up the swap theme. 
Very apt for the times were in doncha think? I added heat embossed white stars and some little stamped clouds from book pages. 

 I love how they turned out so much. I made a couple of spares so I’ll show you how they turned into cards on another post. 

I’ll finish with a peek at the fat page swaps before they went postal. 

Thanks for looking!