Sunday, 25 January 2015

More Imagination !

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Thank you for all the wonderful comments left last time.

Today I've been playing with some Imagination Crafts products  for a sketch challenge over at 'Less is More'
at - - I'd also like to enter it into the 'Anything Goes challenge over at Imagination Crafts -

Here's my card:

Everything except the flower embellishment and sentiment is from Imagination Crafts.

I started with a card blank and added a piece of black shiny card.  Onto that I attached a piece of patterned card.  I laid the stencil on top of this and used Light  Copper, Champagne and Forest Green Sparkle Medium to colour it.  The flower is from Hobby house and the sentiment is from my stash (can't remember whose it was!!! lol)

Here's the sketch:

Till next time......................

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Memory Box

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Thank you for the kind comments left on the last post, they are so appreciated.

I've been working on this project for the past couple of days, and would like to enter it into the Sketch Saturday Challenge at:

and here is my project

For the background of the box and the image I used Scattered Straw and Tea Die distress inks.  The butterflies are from Imagination Crafts Butterfly stamp set and the black pearls and rose are from my stash.  The sentiment is  'Love the Simple things' is from Rose Bouquet Vintage Labels stamp set by Justrite.

The image is Elizabeth Bennett from Indigo Blu which I coloured with Fleximarkers.

Hope you like it,

This is the sketch:

Till next time .......................

Saturday, 17 January 2015


Hello there.  
Welcome back to my blog.  Thank you so much for all the get well wishes on my last post.  Not having a good day today, but have managed to put together my offering for the  challenge over at Imagination Crafts

The theme this month is 'Anything goes'

I started with a white canvas and used Distress Paints on the background.  I did the butterfly by using Imagination Crafts stencil and their Sparkle Medium.  The little butterflies were made using Imagination Crafts Butterfly stamp set and stamping them onto coloured paper and then heat embossing. The butterfly words were from the same set.  The flowers were from my stash as was the 'Dreams do come true'.  I finished off with the little pearls also from my stash.

Till next time ...................

Sunday, 11 January 2015

I've missed you!

Hi there, I am so sorry I haven't been around since July 2014, but as some of you will know I have had problems since last January with my health.  The issues are still ongoing, but today I felt I could probably spend a little while doing a blog post after making a card for my dear friend Avril.

I started with a 6 x 6 card blank and stamped the large rose image from Rose Bouquet Vintage labels from Justrite.  The two smaller roses are also from the set of stamps.  The words are from Sentimental Sayings, by Creative Expressions.  All images are coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils.

Hope you like it.

Till next time .....................................................

Friday, 25 July 2014

No project - just a quick update ..........

Thank you so much for all the good wishes yesterday. Sorry, there's no project from me today -  I just thought I would update you on my appointment at the Balance clinic  today.

We spent an hour and a quarter together and he THINKS I may have visual vertigo!  He has given me some exercises to do twice a day for the next three to four weeks. Just moving my eyes, then moving my head side to side and up and down.  I also need to turn full circles to the left and right.  I might make a ballerina yet with the last two exercises lol

He was extremely thorough going over the symptoms etc etc.  Apparently there is normally a trigger that sets the visual vertigo off, but we couldn't actually find it! lol  He does know by the tests and examinations that it is the right side of my brain that is affected.

He went through the exercises I will need to do which was NOT funny, and I left the medical centre walking like a drunk! lol 

He also suggested Yoga or Tai Chi - yes well, will think about that one! lol 

It is a matter of trying to retrain my brain to be in cinque with my movements, and to come off my medication so we shall see.
It was obvious that there isn't going to be a quick fix for the condition, just wish it hadn't taken 7 months to get to this stage! 

Hopefully I will have something crafty for you tomorrow, thank you again for your good wishes, it means a lot xxxx


Thursday, 24 July 2014

I wish I could fly .........

Thank you for the comments left on my last post xx

I have been having a play with Chocolate Baroque stamps the last couple of days.  Thankfully I had done most of it yesterday as today I have felt absolutely awful with my balance problem  I have an appointment tomorrow at the Balance Clinic - just hope I feel well enough to be able to go.

Anyway here's my little project

The fairies are from the  Chocolate Baroque August Fairy Stamp Set.  The reeds and water grass are from Stamp scapes and the ivy frame is from Sheena Douglass's Festive Embossing Folder. Everything was coloured with Distress Inks

The challenge over at Chocolate Baroque is a colour one

So hopefully I have used them rightly!

I would like to enter this into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge

Till next time .............

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Have got to say a HUGE Thank you for all your wonderful comments yesterday xxx

Today there's something different but oh so simple to accomplish.

 I saw on TV the other day about being able to colour things with water and ink, so I thought I would have a go!  disaster struck - it didn't work as planned, obviously the person on the TV was using special ink whereas I used Alcohol Ink, or maybe I put too much water in the container.

Anyway I wasn't going to be put off so I made the polystyrene balls wet and then dropped the alcohol inks onto the balls and oh my gosh, I had coloured baubles.  So what might have been a disaster, became a happy accident!

Their all  ready now to add the ribbon. 

There is a WARNING with this technique - if you have any disposable gloves then do wear them, I think I may have inky fingers for quite a few days!!!! lol

Till next time .............