Sunday 22 April 2012

Free Image of a Bare Tree

Using Inkscape, I traced this tree from a photograph that I had taken.
I use it in CrftArtist Professional as a stencil (among other things),
It's a PNG image so is useful to layer etc.

Thanks for the visit ;o)

Sizzix Dies and Peachy Keen faces

Hello blogland :D
I'm still catching up with showing cards I've made and still have to blog...

Here's another card using the SIZZIX FLOWER,DAISIES DIE - 654981
along with the fab face stamps from PEACHY KEEN. The 31 stamps come as a set that includes 6 different faces in five sizes 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1". plus one larger 1 3/8" stamp. (so useful)

DP is by Brenda Walton at K&Company
The large flowers are  made with the Sizzix-bigz-die-flower-daisies (654981)  (So sorry, I listed the incorrect die earlier).....And the face is cut with a Nestie
The fence is a Sizzix die
Greeting on the top centre flower is from Cuddly Buddly
The corner pieces are from an MS corner punch that has been trimmed
And the grass is punched from an MS border punch.

Many thanks for looking :D

Saturday 21 April 2012


Hi bloggers :D
I've just come home from Liverpool having been to see the Sea Odyssey and can I say, it was fantastic!!!
If you've not been yet, then you need get down there tomorrow!
The mood all around was so warm and friendly even in the spots that were very busy ;o)

Now down to what I've been up to.....
Wanting to make my own grunge overlays in CAP (CraftArtist Professional), I came up with a repeat pattern of circles and diamonds...put them in my stencils and brushed through with a grunge brush (Dried Lake)...If anybody would like to use them, I've put the patterns on page 2 (just stick 'em in your stencils)...I'm probs trying to teach grandma to suck eggs :lol: but I was delighted to have worked it out! :D...I'm afraid I can't list the kits used as they're too numerous but they're all DaisyTrail/Serif...And I'm sorry I can't save as a digi kit for you as that is something I've not yet mastered (as I've done something seriously wrong with the settings) :o( ...Thanks for looking ;o)

Wednesday 18 April 2012


OOPS! forgot to mention what it's made from.....
The image of course is Gorjuss Girls.
On a ready made cardstock from QVC.
DP from DCWV (Nanna's Nursery)
The frame around the image is made with MS Punch Around the Page
Centre border also made with MS border punch.
Corners die cut using Cuttlebug dies.
Coloured with Copics

For my gorjuss granddaughter ;o)
Thanks for stopping by :D

Tuesday 17 April 2012


I bought these lovely stamps by Lindsay Mason  (Personal Impressions) so as to make charity cards for Freshfields Animal Rescue
I paper-pieced the images and coloured the bone with Copics
Got some cat ones also, and I'm just in the middle of doing those but life's problems keep getting in the way.
They'll get done though :lol:
I just wish I was stronger so as to be able to help them out more, in the meantime I can help in a small way.

Thanks for stopping by x


Here is a card I made for my son, using a mix of Sizzix dies for the wording and elements; apart from the corner punch (on the label) which is a Cuttlebug die cut.
I used a corner punch to make the slots to take the twine wrapping.
Thanks so much for stopping by ;o)


I thought I'd better show my face after being a bad blogger (again)!

Spring is here and maybe that'll put a spring in my step :lol:...Hubby has had health problems which has taken over our lives somewhat, but things appear calm just now.
These two samples were made for a craft club that I belonged to.

The first one is using an old photograph of mum and her pals in the 30's.
That's mum on the extreme right.

And this sample is made using a vintage stamp.

Thanks for stopping by :D

Friday 13 April 2012

Meet Panda

Panda has been rescued from Romania along with eight friends
Further INFORMATION can be found at
Thank you for looking x