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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Mother's Day


This is my entry to this week's Less is more challenge which is grey and pink. I was very lucky to get these wonderful Waltzing Mouse stamps as a gift aren't they beautiful?
Perfect for celebrating my Lovely Mother and 4 years of Less is more challenges.

Happy Birthday peeps!


Wednesday, 21 January 2015



Inspired, as normal, by less is more here is my offering for this weeks challenge which is, friends. I love this image it is so gossipy, the stamp is available from pink flamingo on esty.

I am also letting her loose on the following challenges:

 Through the craft room door - anything goes
Craft stamper - take a stamp
Eureka stampers - the colour red

And last but never least, here is my cat with his version of office support.....

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Nothing should get in the way of a good book


This image is a joy to colour, it is from the East Wind and sums up my attitude to life totally. The backing pages are chocolate Baroque (peacock) and Tim Holtz. The current challenge at the wonderful Try it on Tuesday is favourite things, well this image has most of them: cats, books, maps ie travel and jewellery so I am entering it in to their awesome challenge.

I am also entering this card into:
Through the craft room door -anything goes
Clear out challenge - stash - Tim Holtz /Chocolate baroque papers


Sunday, 4 January 2015

warm and cozy

Greetings and happy new year,

This was a gift I made for a good friend over the Xmas break, I then had to battle with my beloved white cat to stop him putting white hair all over it. I swear he waits until he sees a dark colour and then goes for it with extra hair....

I am entering this into:

the ABC challenge- anything goes 
The ladybug challenge - say it with flowers
Sisters of craft- anything goes


Saturday, 29 November 2014

tales of a steampunk cat


This is a wonderful image from Aurora wings, which is normally in the background, however like most cats he wants to be center stage.

 I have framed the image with a die cut frame which I embossed and wiped ink over it. The sentiment is translated into Russian and says "Tales of the Steampunk cat."

 I am entering this into
the anything goes Aurora wings challenge
Sister act card challenge- anything goes
Brown Sugar - anything goes


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas is coming (via B&Q)


This is my latest for TIOT, the challenge being - Christmas is coming. This is a cunning piece, we had parked in the B&Q carpark to visit another shop, so we went in and loudly said "oh they don't have them in here" to fool them into believing we were only there for the wonder of B&Q. BUT I chanced upon the paint section ooooh said the crafter in me when I saw the colour cards. I managed to control myself and only take a few (20 is a few!)

I then came back home sniggering in a manic way, cut them down to size (someone else did the straight lines as don't do straight) stamped them, embossed them, mounted them on card and switched my smug mode on.


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Smeared and Smudged blog hop -transprancy


This is my entry to the Smeared and Smudged blog hop. The theme is transparency.

I used a smeared and smudge image to centre the piece then placed a port hole on top of him with an acetate window that I had coloured using alchol ink.

I used distress around the port hole and the part stamped the blotted writing stamp from Visible image on top. I finished with the dictionary definition of transparency.

Please do have a look at the splendid pieces that are on this hopage.

the blog roll of honour and doom is:

Black Dragon
Evil Edna
Sarah N
Sarah S