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Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I am 34, married to Raymond and have three dogs, Jed and Broady - Black Labradors; and Bailey - Chocolate Labrador. I am a Paediatric Nurse. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. Crafts I enjoy range from cardmaking, ATC's, Fat Pages, jewellery making, to needlecrafts and silk painting. I hope you enjoy looking at my creations. Thank you xx


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Christmas in August

Hi all I'm back again

I've made my first card with the collection from Crafter's Companion designed by Stacey Barras.

I have coloured the image using sparkle pens and added extra details with a white gel pen, glitter and gems.

I'm really pleased with how it has turned out.

That's it for this evening. 

Hopefully will be back tomorrow to share something else with you.

Thanks for popping by


Mixed media clock

Hi all

I'm back today to share a clock I've made. 

I started it yesterday evening by adding the texture building stages using white crackle texture paste drying after. Then used various stencils and embossing paste. I dried this and then added a coat of black gesso and left it to dry over night. 

This morning I added some colour onto it using Pebeo Dyna paints. I added die cut numbers cut out of silver mirror card. However I wasn't happy with it as it was too dark for what I wanted it for and thought the silver numbers didn't go with it. So I sat back and looked at it and decided I wanted it lighter.  Well no loss as out came my heavy white gesso and I gave it a good coating. Before adding the white gesso I sanded the numbers slightly so that the paint could adhere better and this also gave extra texture. I dried this off and added the Dyna paints again and some Art Alchemy Opal Magic in Rose Gold. 

Well I felt much happier with how it was looking. Next I added some back suit distress ink to the sides of the clock and a little over the face to tone down the colour slightly. Next I got my black spectrum noir pen and carefully coloured the numbers in, then I added some silver and gold pebeo gilding wax to finish them off. Finally added the clock workings to make it tick!!

Hope you like and once again. Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A few more of my recent makes

Hi all

I'm back today to share a few more recent makes. I love crafting and creating. I find it very relaxing. I've not been well lately as you may know so haven't been very energetic. When I've been feeling upto it I've spent a little bit of time in my craft room. I've got a few simple cards to share with you and also a wall hanging.

Here goes with the cards

Don't you just love Hunkydory products. I do I have loads and love how they can make simple but effective cards.

Here's another Hunkydory card

This one is made with a Hobby House image and the papers are from a First Edition Paper Pad

House Mouse decoupage this time. I sat one night in front of the TV and had some crafty cutting and cut out a couple of toppers that I've used on these two cards. The first card I used papers from a First Edition Paper Pad and the second the papers were from a Lili of the Valley Paper Pad. I've added gems and ribbon from my stash.

Right now for the wall hanging

I made the panels in a Sheena Douglass Workshop last December. We used dies and stamps from the Time Traveler Collection. The background of the boards were first decorated with die cuts and texture paste, and then painted white with gesso. Then we added some colour using aqua tints and clear sparkle pens and finally some gilding wax. Then additional die cut elements cut out of black card stock, distressed again with gilding wax were added. 

I hadn't totally decided what I was going to do with the panels so left them safe in my completed projects stash. I totally forgot about them and when I was moving craft rooms I came across them again. Well at the weekend I decided that I wanted to make them into a long hanging wall art. I attached black ribbon to the back and encased this in with some black card stock.  

Here are some closer photos of each panel. 

On this panel the dragonfly and propeller flower has also been distressed using Pebeo Gedeo Patine Vert de Gris. It gives a lovely effect.

 Well that's it for now.

As always thank you for popping by.

Love and Hugs