29 Nov 2016

Rubber Stamps Giveaway

Crafty Individuals have just launched some lovely new stamps, and they are very generously doing a blog giveaway of their stamps! I have put some of my little creations with Crafty Individual stamps on this post.



26 Nov 2016

Save 20% on Indigoblu Stamps !

I have had my eye on the new Robin stamp by Indigoblu for a while.This weekend they have 20% off so I may treat myself.....

I found a Christmas gift for a friend in the Amazon Black Friday Sale which was a very good buy. I can't say what it was incase he reads my blog!

I have sensitive skin so I always use Clinique products, they have 10% off all their products this weekend.

I think Hobbycraft stores have a Black Friday sale, but I have not been so I don't know exactly what they are offering in store.

Hope you all find some good crafting bargains in the sales!

23 Nov 2016

Snowflakes Glistening

This a quick card I made this afternoon, using Indigoblu Winterland Wood stamp set. I love this stamp set as there are endless pictures and decorations you can make with it.The sentiment is from their Sparkle and Glisten Set.

My Sparkle and Glisten Box made with this set had a little picture in the currant Papercrafter Magazine. Unfortunately the ladies picture next to it was not me, so I hope she doesn't mind!

18 Nov 2016

Bonfire Night Treat Tray

On Bonfire Night you always need a hot mug of tea to keep you warm. Of course you need an all important toffee apple too!

I painted a papier mache tray with Grandmas Teacup paint, and added some sparkling stars using the stars stencil and Snow White Metallic paint.

I die cut a mug template and decorated it with stamps from the Indigoblu Steampunkesque Stamp set. I added some colour to the lady with Gelatos . To match the tray I added some stars as before, but using blue instead of white.i assembled the mug and adhered it onto the tray and added an all important Toffee Apple.

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15 Nov 2016

Let It Snow

The main image is by Crafty Individuals, I chose this stamp after I was luckily chosen as winner in one of their challenges.

I stamped and water coloured the images. I fussy cut them out and detached the umbrella from the children. I made a snowy background with Watercolours and adhered the children to the texture paste and glitter snow. I used foam pads to hold the umbrella in place to gave it some depth. The Let it Snow stamp is from IndigoBlu's stamp set Sparkle and Glisten

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Anything Goes

Penny Black and More Anything Christmas

Fashionable Stamping 'Tis the Season

A Bit More Time To Craft Anything Goes


13 Nov 2016

We Will Remember Them




Christmas Gift Box


I have a rather large pile of boxes because they maybe useful one day! I have actually used one of those boxes to make a little 3 inch square gift box.

I painted the box pink, and stamped tiny snowflakes on the sides of the lid. The scene on the top was created with watercolours and glitter, and a lovely set of Forest Magic Stamps.


Thank you so much for visiting, I hope to see you again soon!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Stamps and Stencils Tags, Bags Boxes

Craft Stamper Anything Goes


11 Nov 2016

Lest We Forget

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.


8 Nov 2016

Papercrafter Inspirations

I was thrilled to see my clean and simple bauble card in Decembers Papercraft Inspirations!

This issue has an amazing set of woodland stamps with it, which are just lovely !

More good news Jacquie Lawsons Advent Calendar is ready o download for this year.I always look forward to her calendar, it is now part of Christmas for me! It is so Christmassy and beautiful.

5 Nov 2016

My Grandfather Frederick Simmonds

This canvas is dedicated to my Grandfather Frederick Simmonds.He joined the Oxford and Bucks Army to fight in the First World War aged just 14 years old. In this photo he is with a Belgium family who took him under their wing when he was stationed there.

He was 18 years old when the war ended, his brother John died at The Somme on the 1st of July 1916.



Papercrafter Magazine very kindly wrote a small article about my Grandfather in their Remembrance Day Pages. Thank you so much.

"All we have of freedom, all we use or know—

This our fathers bought for us long and long ago."

Rudyard Kipling

Lest We Forget

I would like to enter this into Emerald Creeks Heartfelt Freedom Festivities Challenge

Thank you,so much for visiting.

You can see all the details about how I made this canvas on the Indigoblu Blog

Products used

2 Nov 2016

Autumnal Loom


I added some Indigoblu Luscious pigment powders into a water filled spray bottle and shook it gently to mix.The pigment powder leaves a lovely sparkly sheen on the paper


I sprayed the watercolour paper and also added some watercolours in Autumnal shades. I stamped the sentiment from IndigoBlu's Live,Laugh,Love Stamp Set, using a metallic inkpad in Mineral.

I decided to create a Nature loom and weave it with beautiful leaves, berries etc from the forest, along with my chosen sentiment.I used twigs for the frame and created the loom with string.



I hope that you will enjoy creating something for this months challenge.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Artistic Stamper Autumnal

Emerald Creek Heartfelt, Freedom, Festivities

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1 Nov 2016

December Craft Stamper


The December issue of Craft Stamper will be out soon. It looks like it's going to be a super Christmassy one!

I am very lucky as my little Christmas Bauble is going to be included.

Here is a sneaky peaky.


Thank you for visiting today, I hope to see you again soon.


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