Saturday, 29 September 2018

Butterfly scrap card

Well I cannot believe it, another card made from my scraps box!

The butterfly is on painted card which I gesso'd over and used as a die cut butterfly a LONG time ago but I liked the left over piece-hence it was in my scraps box.
I attached it with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher as I love the fact that these staples go through so many different mediums and are easy to colour with permanent markers or alcohol inks

I matted and layered it onto a couple of pieces of scrap card and added a greeting and voila, another card for my collection!

At this rate I may see the light of day from my scrap box-or even the bottom of the box (doubtful to be honest)!

Happy crafting


Wednesday, 26 September 2018


So another Wednesday meaning another workdesk from me.

On it this week is ANOTHER scrap card in the making-go me!!!

No idea what I am going to make with these bits, I just realised my browns and green scrap folders were larger than the others so I am forcing myself to use them where I can!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week....ooh...'Angry Singer Tells on Exec' - well, with the various revelations of the #metoo and other movements who knows what this may predict!

So, have you dared to bare your desk yet?  Come on down, we are a friendly bunch-full details can be found here

Happy crafting


Saturday, 22 September 2018

Kiwi calendar scrap card

So, if you saw my desk Wednesday you would have spotted some of these items on it.

I managed to use some of the bits from the scraps box (including one of the images from a calendar from last year from my kiwi family) to make another card with some legless iridescent card brads and edging the picture with my marker pens to add a little definition.

Ever so slowly I seem to be reducing my scrap box! 

It does appear to be bottomless sometimes though!

Happy crafting


Wednesday, 19 September 2018


Happy hump day, so that can only mean one thing-Whats on Your Work Desk Wednesday!

Across the globe thanks to the lovely Julia (and top enabler LunchLady Jan) we all bare our workdesks.  Sometimes they are clean (aka mojo is missing), sometimes messy (aka 'creative') and sometimes sadly filled with work or sorting out!

So, on my desk this week I am still trying to make cards from my scraps box.  To be honest it doesn't appear to be shrinking, but I do have a few more cards so that can only be a good thing.  On the desk this week is an off cut from a calendar (from my family in NZ) and some alcohol ink off cuts. Hopefully inspiration will strike and I can get a card out of this!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are 'Hubby Defends Brave Nude Model' - well I shall watch the news closely just in case!!

If you fancy joining us and baring your desk then visit the lovely Julia's blog here

Happy crafting

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Scraps and sewing

Just a quick update as not sure I posted this card yet.  AGES ago I stitched some die cut hearts and I came across one I had left over in the bottom of my scrap box.

So I decided to mat it on some precut die cuts (that I bought AGES ago from the local scrap store which were probably left over from the card or packaging industry, it tends to cost about a fiver for a carrier bag full of scraps) and I edged the blue card with some gold embossing powder and then added some flocked paper to a card blank.

A few more items from the scrap box used up-go me!!


Wednesday, 5 September 2018


 Happy What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  No desk from me this week as it's all a bit hectic at the moment, but I thought I would share with you some pebble art I did recently!

I love this phrase "When life shuts a in's a door, that's how they work"  No idea who said it but it is brilliant.

I also couldn't resist painting this one!  I spotted it on pinterest some months back and loved it.  Both these pebbles were painted with Posca pens, I tend to use them as they are waterproof and can also be used on fabrics (I have drawn on shoes with them in the past) and then abandoned back where I found the pebbles as part of the facebook group Sidmouth Smilestones.  Someone reported finding the one at the top already and re-hiding it for someone else to find so really pleased with that.

For those going to the WOYWW crop this weekend, I hope you have a fabulous time and am so sorry that I am unable to come but I look forward to seeing all your photos shared on here after.

happy crafting


Saturday, 1 September 2018

Order and structure....most odd for me

Well get me!  I made another card from scraps!!

These scraps have been in my box for ages but I couldn't think of a good way to use them up.  Then suddenly inspiration struck and I thought why not cut them into squares.  I don't tend to do order very well in my crafting but I quite like this one so may have to think about using this type of style again.

Do you have any 'go to' styles or designs you like in crafting?  I'd love to hear about them.

Happy crafting