Saturday, 23 July 2011


Quick posting this morning - Abi, local Stampin up demonstartor coming this morning; haven't seen products or met before, so really looking forward to it.
Wanted to upload pictures of shelves and ribbons on display (using Sunday's ribbon holders;  ), plus some of my other work.
these can all hang on one hook/hanger - so they don't have to take up as much room -
 I just like the colours !


1st ever card using brayer and stamped image

pyrimage ATC's for Craftymess

couple of min scrapbooking albums

pockets album

purse album

thanks for looking

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Catching up

Did think about naming this 'Billy NO Mates' as I know friends have had problems signing up to follow; so hence I don't have many followers.  If anyone knows how to sort this out please let me know.  Anyway...
I have been crafting - just haven't uploaded much recently, so here's a catch-up.  Warmer weather seems to have a positive effect on my energy levels and that 'get up and go' feeling, that I normally lack.  So I have been out to the shops; Simon has taken me, to the Range last week and Homebase this.  What I gain in one hand, is taken from another, my speech and thinking has been worse - I suppose my body is using energy to give me oomph! rather than hold a conversation and talk.  Anyway, I have managed to, slowly, get a few things done.  Craft room has been literally turned around and I hope I can get some small narrow shelves up, so that I can see my embellishments, ribbons, etc rather than have everything packed away in boxes.  Out of sight means that I don't remember or can't easily colour co-ordinate etc, so this is something I have been after for many years. 

Here are some of the projects that I have been doing in the last couple of weeks;

card used as example for sketch challenge in Trimcraft Forum, Magnolia Stam, coloured with Copics, Card and backing paper from Summer Breeze, First Editions.

card for friend's birthday, Lily of Valley Stamp, coloured with Prolmarkers, backing papers from Clipart Fairy, handmade flowers

entered in Trimcraft's Pink and blue Colour Challenge, this card and fairy below are from Crafter's Companion's Flower Fairy CD.

Popcorn Bear stamped image, water coloured, insert paper Crfater's Companions Popcorn CD.

My first card where I have just used papers; Song Bird 6x6, First Editions, (part of prize from Trimcraft Challenge 10)

Twisted Easel, using Song Bird and Daydreams Collection.
Two different versions using Lily of Valley stamp - watercoloured, Top card backing papers from Clipart Fairy, below, backing papers from Summe Breeze Collection and distressed with Tim Holtz inks

Bragg in a Box, Shendy's challenge on Crafty Mess, this is my first attempt and I haven't decorated it yet.  The papers are kind of a Wedgewood Blue colour with complimentary sage green on alternate pages.

ATC's still to upload at some point.