Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ho Ho Holtz inspired

ho ho ho

Leaving Christmas cards til the last moment can be stressful, however having Tim Holtz Christmas papers, paper dolls etc make the job so much easier.  

Whether it's vintage or modern it's all in a paper pad :). Aside from the pad's I used the poinsettia die, twigs die and foliage dies...

The papers can be torn, scrunched, distressed, inked, curled, die cut.... the choices are endless.  From simple to dimensional it makes creating fun.

Idea's and inspiration for all levels can be found in the friendly facebook group here.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

printer working!! yippeeeeee

So happy to finally have my printer working again.  I can now get back to printing digi's to colour.

I've started off with some gorgeous digi's from Julia Spiri.

The above has a bit of steampunk feel to it, using many different dies.  The metal embellishment is from steampunk junk by Bee Crafty.  The gorgeous digi is by Julia Spiri. Used corrugated card, distressed paper and lace for more texture.

Again using a Julia Spiri digi, this time the backing card is from Ann-Marie designs.. the butterflies and flower as well as the feathers are made with vellum for a softer more delicate look.  The above two cards have been entered into the Julia Spiri challenge blog.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Back again

Time to show some more creations. The first one is one of my faves, very easy to make. I used a Bee Crafty Stamp Mona Lisa, the papers are from Joanna Sheene, which I slightly inked and added ink splats using more Bee Crafty stamps. The card stock and added embellishments I think give it a more rustic feel.
The gorgeous metal embellishment is from Bee Crafty's steampunk junk range, you really must check it out.

I then used some of Bee Crafty's gorgeous steampunk papers in creating a gift bag.  They are also bringing out some very yummy steampunk stamps this March.... yippeeeeeeee.

For today I have gone for a completely different look using mainly dies and some dotty cardstock.  The sentiment is from one of Lindsay Mason's collections.

I promise to blog more often and to give out spot prizes of crafting candy. Don't forget to check out Bee Crafty and also come and join in the crafting fun at Carley's crafty army on fb.

entered into challenge at;


Okay, time to apologize for not blogging recently.  Joy's of having a teenage son who breaks his laptops then uses his mothers!

I've been spending some time trying different styles of cards and having fun.  I won't admit to how much went in the bin whilst trying these makes.

I normally struggle with Clean and Simple makes, so that was my first challenge. Here are some of the makes I made xx

I used linen cardstock to layer up, then some distress inks with water sprinkled onto it and the odd gem added.  The dies are some of my favourite from Sweet Dixie.

Again I used distress inks for the back ground and to make the flower.  The leaf die is by Sweet Dixie, the sentiment is a stamp by the fabulous Bee Crafty Stamps.

For this one I stamped the Bee Crafty Stamps butterfly several times and inked it up. The sentiment die is one of Tim Holtz.

I hope you enjoy my attempts at the clean and simple style :)

Friday, 25 November 2016

finally back on line :)

Julia Spiri digi

First of all a huge 'sorry' for not blogging recently.   Am back on-line and back to crafting.

Couldn't resist using one of Julia Spiri's digi images available here.  I've entered it into the challenge on her blog

I hope you like it.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Steampunk Creations

How happy am I? Making steampunk cards is something I am hooked on to start with.  The opportunity to make them as samples is an added reason to create.

I have used embellishments from my dwindling stash. Now I've seen that the fabulous Bev at BeeCrafty has lots of the nom noms in her shop. Such variety and I'm sure you will agree that the prices are excellent value for money.

Please visit here to check them out.

Here are two more steampunk makes using Debbi Moore discs.  You may have seen them on facebook, however from tomorrow any you see will be new.

Please remember that the fabulous Carley Duff will be on Create and Craft this Monday at 4pm and 8pm with the Steampunk cd and the Alice in wonderland cd.

For more creations using the discs why not visit the other DT members blogs and Carley's. To make it easier you can click on their names below to visit.

The samples above have both had more added to them before sending off to the studio.  I have to thank my dear craft friend Trissie Rosenberg for providing the gorgeous angel wings.  For pictures from the shows don't forget to join Carley's crafty army on facebook.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Samples for Carley Duff's Create and Craft show

Looking forward to watching Carley on the two shows this coming Monday on @ 4pm and  8pm.  The main items for the show will be by Debbi Moore Designs , her Steampunk cd and Alice cd. What an honour it was to get creating with those yummy's.

Here is one of the samples made using the Steampunk cd.  I will be posting more of the makes over the next few days.  I hope you like them and look forward to seeing your creations using the discs.

Don't forget to share them over at Carley's Crafty Army.


I had so much fun making the card above.  The colour choices were so scrummy I just had to get creating. I started off with some copper tone mirror card which went straight onto the 6x6 card.  The next layer was using turquoise card which was embossed with a metal type pattern.  Gilding was added on to high-light a few area's.With the image wearing an outfit with lace or cotton at the bottom, it gave me an excuse to use some lace down the side of the card, using a cog die as a slider/buckle. Some amber gems were added along with a steampunk butterfly.

I hope you pop on over to Carley's blog and leave some crafting love.