Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Indigo-blu stamp

Some quick cards made with my new favourite stamp, simply embossed in copper and using Kraft card, quick and easy to make.

Advent Box

Also made on the big scoreboard but can be made on smaller boards as the boxes are only about 3 or 4 inches in size

More Big Scoreboard Fun

Two bottle boxes made on the Crafters Companion big scoreboard, the larger box holds an average wine bottle , the smaller one which I made by halving the measurements holds a 50ml size perfume bottle, it is a tall slender bottle though lol, easy to make and perfect for Christmas or Birthday gifts.

Friday, 14 November 2014

New Tool

During the Crafters Companion Birthday week I was so tempted by their 'Big Scoreboard' I just had to order it plus some A3 cardstock, all I can say is wow what fun, this is the first project I made from it the DVDrom with the board has both video and written instructions so nice and easy to follow. I used some of my gorgeous My Minds Eye papers to cover it , my favourite Rose die and the bird is from Tim Holtz, all in all it took one piece of A3 and two pieces of A4 to make the folder will be making more, have already made a couple of boxes plus halfway through an advent box, just need to decorate them.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

3D birdcage

Simple little 3D birdcage made from the Tim Holtz Sizzix die, great fun to make.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014


Fun little canvas with my first attempt at using Frantage.

Friday, 11 July 2014


Not had much time for craft at the moment, I have been upcycling some old furniture,first finished item is n old pine table, for chairs to follow including recovering them with some gorgeous fabric and then a lovely dresser, it is fun but the prep work takes so long did manage a little craft item though :)
This was fun to make, my bead work is getting a bit better and this Tim Holtz die is lovely to work with.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Box Frame

Would you believe this was a photo frame from Poundland? quick coat of paint and some dies turned it into a fun little box picture.

Sunday, 8 June 2014


The idea for this card came to me while watching the BBC's coverage of the D-Day rememberance services on Friday, I had bought the stamp a few years ago to make a birthday card for my Grandfather who served in the RAF during the war.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Another wall Hanging

A simple wall hanging made from chipboard , covered in white emulsion then inked up, the balloon is made with an X-Cut die.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Simple Card

Simple card made with Indigo-blu and Lavinia stamps,the butterfly is covered in gliding flakes.

Decorated Picture Frame

I coated the frame with B and Q colours anywhere paint in antique white, added some gilding wax and used a stencil to add the small triangles, used my favourite Marianne and X-Cut dies for the embellishment, the large swirl shape is cut from chipboard inked with clear embossing ink and coated in blue embossing powder.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A little Bluebird House

Another birdhouse this time a small wooden one, Used the B and Q colours anywhere paint again to colour it up, used Marianne dies for the flowers and leaves, the swirl is a X-Cut die as is the bird, I used the smallest X-Cut paisley die to make him,just added some fluffy wool for his tail feathers and gems for his eyes, a few pearl and crystal beads added to some silver chain to add a little sparkle.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Love this little papier-mâché birdhouse, I used some B and Q colours paint in Duck Egg blue and Wholemeal to colour it, then stamped with the vine clear stamp that was in the free set of Livinias stamps. Added some chain and beads, plus some rolled flowers a few leaves and die-cut butterfly plus some lovely crochet ribbon.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Another wall hanging

This months challenge on the Indigo-blu challenge blog is Monochromatic and I think and hope this wall hanging that I just finished off this afternoon fits the bill, I am really getting into making them at the moment I still love cardmaking but it is nice to make something pretty for the home.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Wall Hanging

Paper craft essentials magazine had some gorgeous Lavinia Stamps as the free gift this month, couldn't wait to play with them,so yesterday spent most of my time in between painting a ceiling having fun with inks, chipboard, beads, gilding flakes and glitter, I am happy with the way it turned out.I have entered this into the May challange at Livinias challenge blog

Friday, 9 May 2014

Up,up and away

X-Cut make some fantastic and fun scene builder dies, I love this hot air balloon set,the large one will be great for steampunk but this time I decided to use blues, the little wall hanger was fun to make, the small balloon will make a lovely Christmas bauble when it is turned upside down.
Must have a play with the bigger balloon and try out some steampunk.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Simple Card

There is a new challenge on the indigo-blu challenge blog the theme is words, I got my subscription magazine last week and it just happened to have a gorgeous set of indigo-Blu stamps as this months free gift, they were so easy to work with so for the challenge I wanted something simple as I haven't crafted for ages and it seemed a gentle way to get back into it.