Saturday 31 March 2018

BINGO! - Sweet Stampin'

Good morning stampers!

New challenge time over at Sweet Stampin', and this week we have a super fun bingo board for you all to play with!

Oh I do love bingo boards!

So I was going to try and go for a full house, but then this happened, with a little help from my brand new Tim Holtz stamping platform I got (myself) for Christmas:

Distress - Sentiment - Stars

How cool is that! I'm gonna try some more with oxides instead of distress inks next. I will probably make something with that background for hubby's birthday too, him being a sci-fi nut and all.

I hope you'll find some time to come play with us!

Have a great weekend!


Saturday 17 March 2018

Use your scraps - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all,

Such a fun challenge today over at Sweet Stampin'... we want you to dig through your stash and use up some paper scraps (because you know you have loads of them...).

I made a bookmark this week, as my last one had fallen apart. I used the leftover strips that I trimmed from some 6x6 sheets when I was decorating a mini album. They were all a perfect 1cm, which lent itself nicely to the following:

I stamped a Creative Expressions sentiment and cut each word out, then rearranged them on the tag. Finally a coat of Vintage Collage Medium tied everything together.

I'm thinking of making a whole heap of these for our next craft fair. I could stick one in each bag when people buy something...

That's it from me, your turn!

Have a great weekend!


Because it would be rude not to, I'm going to take my snippets over to the playground

Saturday 3 March 2018

Sentiment only - Sweet Stampin'

Morning all!

Hope you're all staying wrapped up nice and warm! Amazingly, Leeds has not had weather as bad as everywhere else for a change! Only a couple of inches of snow, and roads clear and buses running. Hasn't stopped people from claiming they're snowed in though, because if there's an excuse to be had, they'll take it! lol.

Speaking of excuses... If you need an excuse to get crafty, how about the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin'? we're looking for Sentiment only creations this week.

Perfect excuse to break out some of my favourite stamps!

It's of course a LOTV stamp, and I combined it with some vintage papers and some brown raffia for a masculine touch, so I could give it to my grandfather for his 92nd. A little gold frantage here and there just finished it off.

Your turn! Come and join in with the Sweeties and show off your sentiments. You don't really want to go out into the cold today anyhow, right?

Have a fantastic weekend!


Thursday 1 March 2018

March challenge - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello again!

Back with project number 2, this time for Rhedd's Creative Spirit, where we are also looking for altered art and mixed media projects.

I started with another Fernli Designs base - a large heart this time - and turned it into a shabby chic wall hanging/note holder.

I covered the heart in some actual sheet music and used a handful of Craft Box embellishments and a pretty Prima flower. I just adore the white and gold clock!

I popped a pretty vintage photo (A Pion one, I believe...) in the pocket I made out of lace. there's plenty of room in there for notes/photos or other ephemera too.

And now it's your turn! To take a peek and see what the rest of the team have prepared for you, and then why not have a go yourself?

Have a fantabulous day!


March challenge - Altered Eclectics

Morning all!

March again already. I dare not blink in case it's Christmas again when I do!
It's new challenge time over at Altered Eclectics, where we're looking for your altered art and mixed media.

I decorated a large MDF tag from Fernli Designs with lots of Craft Box goodies.

Now my fellow teamies have cooked up some gorgeous projects for you all, so don't forget to go take a peek!

Back in just a moment with another project...