Thursday, 24 June 2010


Quotations is the theme for these tags. The swap is over on LTD.


These little twinchies are for a swap hosted by Kathleen on ATC, 1 birds, 1 Paris & 1 vintage.

Atc swap

This atc swap is on LTD, the theme being "art" or "arty" - the bird one is maybe a little tenuous !!

Atc swap

This atc swap is hosted by Mags on All Things Crafty. 1 black & white, 1 cream & brown , 1 red & gold. I got the melt pot out for these!The backgrounds are all done with utee then I have stamped into it.


Hilda is hosting a skinny swap on LTD the theme is stitches. Stitching not being my thing, I decided to use some lovely stitched fabric and paper.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Home Swap

Lot to Do forum has moved to a new home so Zoe is hosting a swap with a home theme.My first piece is along the lines of a "sampler" but has no real stitching! The background paper (Brenda Pinnick I think) was glued to some mountboard with the lace sandwiched in the middle, added some faux stitching, chpboard letters, flower, ribbon & a butterfly then run ons for the "sweet home" sentiment.
The second is a very simple keyring with chipboard letters and the last a fridge magnet made from mountboard painted with green red & yellow acrylic paint then "squidged" (technical term there!) to create the background. I used gold embossing powder round the edges & gold rub on wax after stamping the script.Stamped the lion doorknocker (Crafty Individuals) and cut out, coloured & embossed .

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

All Things Crafty Art Raffle

Not the best picture in the world - sorry! Anyway, the theme this month is "vintage" - I have made this faux book for my entry.The cover is made from board covered with canvas which has been printed. I then added some decoration and a piece of antique lace with a leather buckle & a little hanging heart. The inside has a little secret within - so cant tell you can I?!!lol
All the images were printed from a Crafters Companion cd called Vintage Times.

Monday, 7 June 2010


These background were inspired by an article in this months CS mag by Liesbeth Fidder - once again I didn't have the same stuff she used in the article so had to improvise. Really enjoyed doing them and discovering old stamps that i had forgotten about! I have used inks and cosmic shimmer paints too.


The arch is for a 1-2-1 swap. It was inspired by the very talented Barbara from Clarity Stamps, as was the square above it. As usual I dont have the things that were used so I made it up as I went along!!The backgrounds are done with promarkers then overstamped with various stamps.

All Things Crafty Swap Challenge

This months swap challenge is to make something using fabric. I chose to make this little hanging. I covered some mountboard with cream cotton which has a white floral pattern, then cut a shape from the red checked fabric with a Sizzix die - I stuck the fabric to some paper with double sided tape before cutting - added this with the little wooden bird which is also covered in fabric & a beaded fringe with velvet ribbon & fabric flower. Finally I used a rub on for the word & a little glitter glue.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

June Variety Swap

June Variety Swap on Crafting Corner - this month the theme is "move it!" Make something that moves so fo my piece I made a card with a circle on the front & an aperture that reveals 3 different pics when turned. The papers were free with Simply Cards Mag. The middle circle has glitter glue on it but it doesn't show much on here - it has buckled the paper very slightly -oops!