Saturday, 27 February 2016

Vintage wings....

Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
Wow, I really can`t believe its the end of February!
Not that I want to wish away the months but I'm happy as the nights get lighter and its good to know that spring is just around the corner!
The weather has been too cold to be in my shed so I've moved indoors
until it gets a bit warmer.....
(Not sure my family are that happy about it as I'm super untidy, I've spotted double sided tape stuck to their socks already!) 

When I had my break from crafting, (2 years!) I decided that I was going to completely empty my shed of all my supplies,  I  pretty much got rid of everything, I gifted a lot to friends, gave some to charity and sold one or two things...
I didn't realise how much `stuff` I had collected over the years.....It was quite a shock! (gulp!)
However I did squirrel away some `stuff` as I just couldn't part with it......I'm secretly very pleased that I kept some back....
It also means I can go shopping for lots of new goodies!

Anyway I thought I would share my latest make with you....
(it was good way to use up some of my leftovers)
Ive used lots of Tim Holtz products and some of my own vintage supplies!
I started of with an extra large Ranger manila tag,
to create the background I using Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
CMS190 Distress damask stamp set

I layered the tag with images from Tim's Walled flower paper stash

I added a some idea-ology along with some of my own vintage ephemara

The quote is from Tim's Small talk stickers

To finish I painted some industrial stickers and added an old pearl necklace to some brown parcel paper.

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I will be back soon when time allows me too

bye for now


Sunday, 21 February 2016

A Seaside adventure

Hello friends
Hope you are all good

Just a quickie post today as
I'm back to work tomorrow,
so I may not get to be creative for a while...

Last week we went off to the coast for the day to blow the cobwebs away!
I managed to collect some cool beach treasure and got to work
 using it with this original vintage photo,
of a family enjoying their beach adventure...

I used craft card, Deco art gesso, Lindys spray`s (Danny Zuko`s denim and frozen Jack frost) Finnabair mica powder (rust) and Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink and words (Idea-ology) 

Seaweed and shell were courtesy of a very lovely Welsh beach

The photo is one from my collection.....(dated 1918)

and to finish I added some adhesive pearls  and a few stitches!

Wishing you a fabulous week!
As always feel free to leave a comment
Bye for now


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Paperartsy Hotpicks

Hello friends!
Hope you are all good!

Most of you will know that  I took a long break from creating and only recently
decided to pick up my blending tool and to get inky and painty again.....
I'm so glad I did.....Ive missed it lots!

Today I'm really excited to share some samples
that I've been busy working on for Paperartsy.

Paperartsy have just released their new Hot Picks stamp sets, along with new colours in their Fresco paints and other stamp sets from their super talented designers
Be sure to check out all the details here......tons and tons of inspiration!!

This post is photo heavy so grab yourself a cuppa!

Here's  how I used the new Hot Picks stamps and paints.....

( I will list the Hot pick sets and paints at the end of the post)

 The soldier photo  is an image transfer and not a stamp.....I used an original
photo and photocopied him, then transferred him onto cellotape

All of the stamp sets are available from Paperartsy
for further inspiration check them out on Periscope/youtube
Stamp sets used are

As always feel free to leave a comment
Thank you so much for popping by


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

A Vintage Smile

Hello friends
Hello February!
Hope you are all well.
I've had some free me time to create today......half term has its perks!

As many of you know I love vintage and I always
try to incorporate some of my vintage finds in my work.

This started out as a plain piece of white card,
I had loads of messy fun building up lots of layers with  papers and stencilling with gesso
I never really know how it will end up.....or how it will come together.
Even when I think its finished,  I look back at the photographs that I've taken to find my OCD
kicks in and think...its missing something and have to add to it!
(and OCD kicked in and had to add to this and re-take the shots)

I used lots of vintage papers, deco art gesso and crackle paint.
To colour I used dylusion brown ink, vintage photo distress ink, Lindy's spray (oatmeal),
Paperartsys Fresco paint (taupe)

I also used  some Tim Holtz Idea-ology and some cool images from Tim's ephemera packs  

The photo is an original, I found this one at a local auction
I have suitcases full of other peoples old photos, I always end up buying them as I think its so sad that someone's precious memories could possibly end up in a I love the finish to them, they just don't develop them like they used to!

I hope you like her, I love her smile!

As always feel free to leave a comment, thank you
so much for your lovely  welcome back comments on my last post
.....its so good to be back!

Have a fabulous week!


Friday, 5 February 2016


Hello there friends.....

Remember me??

 I know, its been a while....
Life's been busy but all is good.... and yes I've missed you too! 

Anyway after having some much needed time out, I'm slowly
getting back into the shed to create stuff......(as and when time allows me too....)

So today, I dug out my gesso. rolled up my sleeves  and got to work creating a small canvas
in the style of  finnabair.......

 I put to use lots of my broken vintage jewellery....

I used Deco Art Gesso and crackle paint,
 keys too!
Next I used a mixture of leftover inks/paints
Dylusions, Ranger paints and perfect pearls

I have a weakness.... vintage lace, so had to use a little on this canvas.... rude not too!

I really hope you like it!

Ooo nearly forgot!
Over the last few weeks
 I've been watching lots of Periscopes
WARNING! It gets very addictive....
You hear a notification on your device, which then means you
literally drop whatever your doing to watch a live stream....
(always tricky when your shopping in Tesco's!)
its so clever and very interactive,
it means you can ask questions, get advice etc. directly....

Thank you so much to the above people, 
its been great seeing their scopes......
 go check them out!

Right best get going....there's gesso everywhere!
as always feel free to leave me a comment
I've missed you lots!


(My posts may be sparse but I will try to blog when I can)