Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Inspired by this picture found on the front of a damaged book of sheet music in a charity shop...dont know why but got to wondering who she was and what her life was like...I will never know!! Anyway... I used a piece of mountboard , sprayed with cosmic shimmer mists to fix the picture to, embellished with some lovely antique lace (given to me by a kind aunt!) buttons beads and butterflies, a faux porcelain flower and 2 wooden hearts, covered with some of the sheet music and clear embossed. Across the bottom is some lovely beaded trim. I wanted to use fabric for the edging but didn't have anything suitable so pleated this K&Co paper instead.

Thursday, 26 May 2011


I have been messing about with a combination of acrylic paint and cosmic shimmer mists for the background to these tags.......the first was overstamped with versamark & perfect pearls added to give the gold crest then the metal charm added. The seahorse on the second is a rub-on, I have used tiny shells, gems, and glitter glue to decorate. Lastly, I over-stamped with script, the bird is laser-cut wood , added the word & the trailing branches are made from flowersoft........knew I would find a use for that eventually !!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Wooden heart.....

Once again, apologies for the rubbish photo, borrowed camera ! This heart is made of a light wood, I think balsa . I put a thin coat of white paint on first then stamped the swirls and the bird stamp (freebie from CS mag) then added various distress inks to give it a vintage look. Finally I used a coat of 3D gloss to protect the surface and added the the sheer ribbon.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Yet another card.......

I decided to blog this one as I think it came out quite well, by accident !! I found some old decoupage sheets from when I first started with this card making lark and thought I would use it up. Started by stamping the swirls (La Blanche)with peeled paint distess ink, then remembered I had the Tall Grasses stamp (EZMount Art Stamp) then blended with a little peeled paint and dabbed around with broken china ink to create the sky before fixing the ducky decoupage ! Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Cards for charity...

I am making some cards for a couple of charities...I wont blog them all , its ok!! Here are a couple of them.....the guitar one is actually on a white A6 card !

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Tag book....

Apologies for the lousy picture! Had to squish it in the scanner as still no camera! Made this little tag book at the weekend workshop with Katy Fox at The tags are samples of distress ink techniques, which are labelled on the back so I dont forget what I did!

Really enjoyed the workshop, lovely people ......and coffee and cake!! Thanks to Caroline and Katy for a fab day.

some more cards....

Just a few cards..the bottom one was for my nieces' birthday and the others inspired by a workshop at last weekend .