Wednesday, 1 December 2010


Well hello there WOYWW’s it is a few weeks since I was here – lots been going on in my life some good and I am afraid some bad.

First of all the bad my oldest and best friend of 38 years died. I had known my wonderful friend Helen since my first day at senior school. Helen was my bridesmaid and she was my daughter’s god mother. She had been a crafter for a few years too but sadly we never did craft together. She lost her fight with pancreatic cancer on the 17th November she was a strong inspirational loving friend and Mum she was a wonderful brave lady. I will miss her soo much.*Life is too short, be happy in everything you do and live life to the full.*

The Good I have been doing a mural of Nemo for a little boy and it is now finished he loves it and I loved doing it – hope you like it, it took me a couple of weeks –an hour here and an hour there.

Over to my desk as it is today It Is Tidy!!! only because I have been making christmas cards and presents recently so on my desk are a couple I made yesterday the books are covered in embossed grung paper and coloured with Pro markers and then smooshed with Stazon.

In the background you will be able to see on show (now my secret is out!!!!) I have my new storage for my pen fetish!!! I saw this idea a few weeks ago on a few peoples blogs sorry not sure who’s. I thought I would have a go at making some storage for my vast amount of pens in my collection the unit and cd cases are from Tesco the unit should have been £9.99 but it is damaged on the back so I got it for £4 (bargain).

Not all of the Pro Markers are mine I share them with my daughter but all the others are mine all mine!!

Have a lovely day folks and keep warm. Thanks for visiting my blog today I will try and get around to as many of your lovely desks today on WOYWW and if I don’t I am sorry.

For anyone blog hopping who does not know what WOYWW is pop over to Julia’s stamping ground and see what everyone is talking about, and visit some fantastic peoples work.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

be back soon

loads of course work at the mo so not crafting - will be back soon though I hope love and ((HUGS))) to all my crafty friends

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

slimy Halloween

Been playing with glitter glue!! for tuesday taggers Deep Purple Halloween oh I did get messy with all that green glue. Now waiting for it to dry to put some sort of ribbon on it . Thanks for looking have a great Tuesday. ((HUGS))

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Been playing with Tilda

Hi Just a couple of quick cards for you I have been playing with my Tilda stamps and have made a couple of cards - hope you like them - both coloured with my Pro Markers.
Hope you like them the Top one is for my friends birthday but I don't know how old she is - Hence the numbers Tilda is sitting on. The second one is for the Tag Your'e It sunday Challenge youv'e been framed.
Oh just went to post this and it was last weeks - ho hum anyway I will leave it here. Sorry I was late.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Morning all and I hope you have a lovely day whatever you are doing. Thank you to all that came to my blog last week and left me some lovely comments. All my Pasyishes are done now so I can let my creative juices go wild and not be stunted in doing other peoples style. I can take it easy for the next couple of weeks as the next assignment starts on Nov 1st. Hope to get some crafting done between now and then.

If you have not been to my blog before Welcome. If you are wondering what WOYWW is If you have not already been to this blog then pop over to Julia’s stamping ground and see what everyone is talking about, and visit some fantastic peoples work.

Last week I mentioned Happy Stampers at Port Sunlight was on Saturday. It was a great day I did not spend much - which was a change for me, I was very restrained. I met Tracy and gave her, her ticket - it was lovely to meet you. First stop was to see Jean & Malcolm on the Crafty Individuals stand I always go there first as I spend most of my money with them on the sale table - got lots of lovely bits - some stamps, Mini canvases, some MR bits TH Embossing Folders, a note box holder some triple frames and some Croco crackle glaze. I popped by to see Jozart on the Stampattack stand to give her her blog candy. I was good there and only bought one TH ink pad Spun Sugar. Then it was off to The StampMan to see Jill & Vix. Got some Bits & Bobs from there but not in my photo mmmm wonder where that bag got to probably still in the car oh well more treasure to find when I get a chance. Over to Jennie (Artistic Stamper) Stamp Connection and bought some mini bobbins. Then onto Linda at Lost coast Designs to get some fantastic border stamps.

Finally I would like to mention that Robert from Once Upon a Stamp returned to demoing and it was lovely to see him and watch him play!! oh we did laugh thanks Robert you are still a star, and always will be. Gordon and Michelle please make sure you come back with him next year, even if you have to drag him kicking and screaming into the hall!!!!!

Anyway folks I hope to get around as many desks as I can this week but if I do not get to you I am sorry. Take care one and all and have a happy crafty week.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

10th October 2010

Happy 10th of the 10th 2010 have a good day everyone ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Homework All Done

Good morning to everyone out there in blogland. I did not manage to get around many folks last week on WOYWW sorry If you have not already been to this blog then pop over to Julia’s stamping ground and see what everyone is talking about, and visit some fantastic peoples work. Thank you all for your lovely comments about the work on my desk last week.

Have had a very busy week with all my art class homework now done thankfully. I am quite pleased with it - off to Happy Stampers this weekend I offered a spare ticket I have so

Have left you a comment on your blog

If anyone knows Tracy could you email her for me as the link

on her site will not let me contact her.

Have a great week everyone

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Hi and good morning to everyone out there in blogland. I managed to get around to everyone last week on WOYWW if you have not already been to this blog then pop over to Julia’s stamping ground and see what everyone is talking about, and visit some fantastic peoples work. Thank you all for your lovely comments about the work on my desk last week. Anyway here is the project on my computer desk this morning a project that has been on the go for a few months is now finished - I think
Hope everyone is well this morning. The weather here is not too good I’m off out to spend the day with my Mum so it will be umbrellas at the ready I think.


(it is a ticket only event)

If anyone would like it would you please leave a comment On here and I will pick a name out and contact the person This time next week and arrange to get the ticket to them. I only have this ticket as a friend can not go - there will be no charge.

Have a great day everyone

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Hello fellow bloggers - I have not been here for a couple of weeks sorry - my visit to Geordieland was a huge success I met up with some lovely old friends and met some new ones too. I Visited GNPE at Harrogate too so the weekend was craftylisious!! (hope that is a word if not it should be!)

Anyway folks this week my desk is my art desk (kitchen Table). I am doing my second year A2 in Fine Art at college and my homework over the next 6 weeks is to do 4 Pastiches (copies of other peoples work) this is to teach us colour mixing I am finding it hard and challenging but I am loving it. The two pieces are Paintings by Edward Hopper I am pleased with the one on the left but am yet to finish the other one - maybe if the light is better tomorrow.

I hope to get around everyone today on WOYWW but if I don't I am sorry in advance - I might be stuck behind my kitchen table all day!!! love and ((HUGS)) to all who visit me today and don't forget to go and have a look at what the rest of the blogland world is up to on and visit
Julia at stamping-ground. woyww.

Big 60

My brother was 60 this week so I made him this card from some number stamps I made using funky foam numbers. I stamped them in different shades of Tim Holtz diastress inks and a clock stamp from Crafty Individuals. I think it worked quite well. This is my entry for Tuesday Taggers this week as the theme is takes all sorts.
Ribbon Oasis are offering a prize so go and have a look at Tuesday Taggers. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on my blog ((HUGS))

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Fairy Garden Friends


This is just a quick project made from bits and pieces I found on my desk - hope you like it it is for the Tag You're It From the Fairy Garden.

I'm off now to do my Homework got an art piece I have to finish for tomorrow have a lovely Sunday whatever you are doing.

Thursday, 16 September 2010


Normal service will resume soon.
I have lots to share with you But
am rather busy with college and work
so - thanks for popping by I will be back in blog land soon

Wednesday, 8 September 2010




I am getting ready for a lovely weekend away with some lovely crafters. My daughter and I are off to Geordieland to meet up with some ladies who all met on the Docrafts forum many moons ago. There are a few meets over the year and I have been to most it is where crafters of all abilities share Hugs, ideas, have a chat and just generally have lots and lots of fun. After that I am off to Harrogate GNPE for some craft retail therapy. So why is my desk a mess - probably coz I could not be bothered to hide it under the desk this week!!! take care everyone and happy blogging.

Don't forget to stop by at Julia's to catch this blog-hopping extravaganza and follow the links round the world to see what everyone has been up to this week! WOYWW

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Book of Stamps

Tuesday Taggers I needed some storage for some stamps I have so made this book from mount board (love this stuff) the background on the board is made with Tim Holtz Mustard seed and Worn Lipstick distress inks smooshed onto the board worn lipstick ink then dabbed onto sequin waste to make this checked effect the word Stamps was stenciled with TH letter stencils and spritzed with water and allowed to dry overnight. The two bird stamps stamped onto the front are stamps I made using TH alterations Sizxix Dye amid stamped in Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord distress ink. The edge finished off with a black marker pen. This is one of a few books I am going to make for my rubber stamp collection. Inside I have used some ATC pockets that hold 9 ATCs cut down to make three pages. I added some rings to the side and will add some ribbon at a later date to the rings - hope you like what you see.

All Autumn

Tag You're It theme this week is Autumn - here is my offering the Image is a Tilda stamp I have had for a while the background is made from Burnt Orange and Granite ink Altered Originals sprays by Dyan at Art from The Heart my prize from Tuesday Taggers a few weeks ago. The foreground is made with crushed egg shells coloured with Alcohol inks. The Tag has been mounted onto a piece of Basil card stock - thanks for looking and happy Blogging - Oh why do the nights have to be so dark these days.

Monday, 30 August 2010


I am not here today so I am scheduling this to go to air whilst I am away In Carlisle visiting family. I have been away for 2 weeks and missed the last 2 weeks of WOYWW. I had a great hols in Wales we had some lovely sunsets which was funny as most of the days it rained so somewhere there must have been nice weather!!! but not with us I have rust burn. Anyway on my desk today are from left to right

The box of goodies with the blog candy in it. I will be drawing this Saturday as wont be around until then to do the draw. Sorry I had not realised I would be away when I said I would draw this on the 1st . Anyway it will give a few more people a chance to enter who have not already left a message and said you want to be entered into the draw. See link on right hand side of my blog - Good Luck everyone.

My Journal with a page from my hols.

Stampboard broach for a friend.

Thanks card made from some rubber stamps I made using cuttlebug Dies.

2 backgrounds made using the Altered Originals by Dyan inks I recently won.

Don't forget to stop by at Julia's to catch this blog-hopping extravaganza and follow the links round the world to see what everyone has been up to this week! WOYWW

holiday sunset - one of many

I have been away for a couple of weeks to Wales, above are three of the sunsets we had while away, I love a good sunset. Hope all my blog land friends are well and have had a good summer now I must get back to some crafting and blogging - Remember Blog candy closes in a couple of days - so pop over and leave a comment and say you want to be entered into the draw - happy Bank Holiday crafting.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

butterfly days

Hi this is the first of many projects I have completed at a pottery class I have been going to for 18 years. This is one of a few jewellery pieces I have made, it is the most recent I finished it last night. Hope you like it I will be wearing it on my hols very soon hope you have a great WOYWW and the sun keeps shining - have a lovely day and be crafty. Thank you to all who have visited my blog over the last few weeks. I have some blog candy on offer so please go and have a look, you never know you might win some bits and pieces. There is a link on my side bar. Oh sorry also in this photo is a tin I altered a while back.

Don't forget to stop by at Julia's to catch this blog-hopping extravaganza and follow the links round the world to see what everyone - it seems like - in the world - has been up to this week!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

How did it get to Wednesday again


lots of post to be sent out some ATCs and yes my desk is in a bit of a mess.

To the right at the back is my new storage unit (if you want to see how I made it there is a link over on the right side bar) you might like to win some blog candy too.

I'm off out now for the rest of the day I will pop by later and see how you are all getting on. But until then thanks to everyone who has commented on my ramblings over the last month and last week 53 of you lovelies commented on my desk ;o). I have truly been inspired by your words of encouragement so THANKS you know who you all are.

Have a good day & Happy Blogging
P.S. If you've arrived here on the off chance and are wondering what's going on hop over
to Julia "Queen of the WOYWW blog to find out what it's all about.
Link is at the top in different ink and underlined.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Tuesday Taggers (BLACK)

Today's Tuesday Taggers theme is Black so here is my offering - black but not a burnt offering! hope you like it.

I have used various stamps and bits from my stash

and at my 50p bargain buy
thanks for popping by today.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Flowers !!!!!

This is a commissioned card - for a friends, friends Granddaughter's Christening on the 8.9.10 (great date) No Tim Holtz in sight - this was a challenge for me as I have not done anything like this for years - used to do pressed flower pictures years ago - anyway this is punched flowers from pearlised paper think I will add this to the STAMPMAN'S CHALLENGE - TAKE 2 COLOURS Purple and Pink are my choice but you could use any colours.
thanks for popping by today.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

From Trash to Ritches!!!!!

Last weekend I went to a car boot -" long deep breath in and a smile";o) I often buy stuff put it in my to do corner which is a dumping ground for this and that. Lots of stuff I am going to do one day but don't seem to do it - Well I was spurred on this week by being the lucky winner on Tuesday Taggers for 20th July the prize of 8 bottles of Altered Originals Ink sprays by Dyan of ART FROM THE HEART fame ;o) again (LDBIAAS) where can I put them I thought? - well I had brought a rather dirty cutlery drawer liner for 50p, yes 50p from the Car Boot sale - that was just waiting to be altered Below is the first picture of it cleaned up.

I took out the dividers, cut them down to fit the other way around. I only had to join one piece to make the last shelf. I reinforced this shelf with mound board.

I then sprayed a piece of hammered cream card with the Lime the Jade and the Fuchsia Inks I had won. Using a baby wipe I blended the inks together, then sprayed again over the top with the three colours of ink, I love this effect. I then ripped the card ready to edge the shelves. Cut out the word Create from the remainder of the card to crown the very top shelf. See below for a picture of a section of the card .

Now for the fun part
I love to combine my pottery and my crafting skills, and over the years have made various clay embellishments from various types of clay. Porcelain, stoneware and terracotta. I have been saving these for an arty project.
So combining these and the card, I embellished the edges of the shelves.

The shelf unit was put in its new home - on a cupboard door to the side of my desk, so everything is to hand.

I then proceeded to fill the shelves with the sprays, and my collection of Tim Holtz Alcohol inks and Dabbers. I am sooo chuffed with the finished project. It took me the best part of Sunday afternoon. It was a horrid day outside and all my HW was done - Yeh right !!!

Anyway below is my 50p shelf unit project. 50p well spent I think!!!!!

Thanks for reading to the bottom of this epic. I am offering a small amount of blog candy. It will be a surprise box of goodies, there might be a few pottery embellishments and other bits and pieces, just leave me a comment on this post and say if you want to be added to the draw.

I will pick out a name from a hat on the

1st September

Yes I do have a hat!!!!!!

good luck you have to be in it to win it.

PS. I have just noticed, there are 2 little pieces of other peoples art in the photos. If you spot your work I will send you a little something for a bit of fun!!!!! you have my email add.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Wow 60 I have only been blogging for a couple of weeks an have so enjoyed this journey I just can not imagine all the lovely stuff I have missed over the last 60 weeks!!!

Anyway this is just a quick one today as I'm off out with my 84 year young Mum to do a bit of shopping and lunch so have done a before Tidy and after mess photo for you today - enjoy your day and be Crafty. lol Liz

T10# 49 Paper Roses

DragonDream Tag It On theme for this week is Paper Roses. This is a tag I have made using this month's free stamp from Craft Stamper.
Method - First of all I cut my tag and stamped the flower down the right edge of the tag using the masking technique with Black Stazon. I stamped another flower on a seperate piece of card to decoupage over the other flowers I coloured the roses with 3 different Tim Holtz distress inks. Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet and Dried Marigold. I cut a piece of lace from my stash and a piece of Core'dinations I added buttons to the middle of some of the flowers and a tag with the word secrets smooshed with Dried Marigold and Black Stazon. I added a dragonfly brad from my stash and distressed the edges of the tag with a craft knife finally I added some fibres to the top. Hope you like what I have done - enjoy your Wednesday whatever you do.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Tuesday Taggers Christmas!!!!!!

Today's Tuesday Taggers theme is Christmas. So here is my offering. The base of the card is white with a piece of white card stamped with hanging around mouse from Elzybells Art Stamps
(Whilst looking for the link to this site, I found that she has had to close the business down and she has a closing down sale on) I have no connection to this site but just thought I would let you know. The Image is coloured with Marvy watercolour pens. I have added heart shaped gems to the bauble - foe stitching to the left hand side & I have also added a Christmas silver sentiment.

Thanks for looking and may I be the first to wish you Happy Christmas 2010 !!!!!!!!!!!!

Inchies on Tag You're It

This weeks challenge was to add Inchies to the Tag.

Hello this week I enjoyed making this Tag - First of all I cut my tag to size and cut a piece of core colour card in purple I then smooshed the edges of the white card and stuck the purple card to the white. I stamped with a stamping up cowslip stamp and heat embossed it with a holographic embossing powder. The stamped
butterflies are from a Hampton Art - Tapestry stamp 4506 Butterfly Grid stamped in Stazon Iris. The inchie is cut out and stamped with stazon with glossy accents applied to the purple areas and purple glitter added to the glue before it dried.
Butterflies and Words are from Tim Holtz Visual Artistry
Collection. Finished off with a small purple ribbon some gems and some fibres hanging from the top. I hope you like what I have done this week - THANK YOU for visiting my blog and if you want to see more pop over to Tag You're It at weekend Taggers and have a look at the fabulous work in this weeks collection of inspired tags. Have a great week whatever you craft ((HUGS)) Liz

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Button Fairies

These are some Button Fairies I have been working on this week - Carol V on docrafts is doing a swap which ends at the end of July - so thought I better get my wings on and make these I am her Buddy so it would look bad if I did not have a go at making some too.

These are all made by wiring some beads together with some craft wire. Each fairies wings are made from some patchwork butterflies with glitter and jewels added. The first fairy (LEFT) has a face made from a Crafty Individuals image with glossy accents over the top. The Second fairy (MIDDLE) has a domino stamped with a girls face think it is a Tanda Stamps stamp if not I am sorry. The Third (Right) face is made from Porcelain and coloured with Tim Holtz ink and glittered.

Thanks for looking and commenting on my blog - have a good week and I hope the sun shines on you whatever you do.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Say It With Numbers

Made this for the DragonsDream Tag it On challenge - just out of bits and pieces in my rubbish bag hope you like it. The brief was to use your favorite stamp - I love the word stamp that I have used on the background and also on the slide mount. I also love this Mona Lisa stamp - thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Tuesday Taggers

Todays Tuesday Taggers challenge is to make a canvas and to link to ART FROM THE HEART. So using a piece of Mountboard to use as a canvas. I coloured It with Tim Holtz Distress inks the colours I used are Antique Linen - Spiced Marigold - Peeled Paint, and Mustard Seed. I stamped using a Magenta stamp I have had for years with Adirondack Dye ink pad (Bottle) I also stamped using Tim Holtz Visual Artistry collection Stampers Anonymous word stamp (see below). coloured with Spiced Marigold and Pumice Stone and edged with Shabby Shutters.

Using the waste from Sequin manufacture as a mask I coloured the corners with Shabby Shutters. I watercoloured the flowers with Mustard seed and blended the dye ink to give a tonal effect. I added some paper flowers stamped with a word stamp using the same colour for all the flowers which was Shabby Shutters. Added flower buttons and a porcelain butterfly which I made myself at a pottery class. I added a few word stamps stamped in Bottle and some Papermania Adhesive Shimmer Dots. all hung from hanger from The Rusty Tin company. (Just looked on their web site don't think they do these any more) If anyone reading this knows where I can get another could you please let me know - thanks for popping by. Pop over to Tuesday Taggers to see some fabulous work.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Black White and a touch of Gold

This weeks offering for Tag you're it! challenge

Materials and Method:

First of all I cut a piece of White Mount board to size. I then used a Butterfly Kisses stamp to stamp the background in black Stazon. I die cut a bird cage using a Tim Holtz Alterations BIGZ Die from funky foam and made this into a rubber stamp. I stamped the cage onto prepared tag shaped black card with Versafine and embossed it using gold embossing powder. I then cut a second cage from black card and also cut a bird from the same Die plate from gold mirror card. I then embossed the bird and wing with Tim Holtz embossing folder.
Using Black Stazon ink I smooshed over the embossing to bring out the detail

I placed the bird over the embossed cage. I mounted the black bird cage slightly off centre of the embossed cage using foam pads I then placed the wing over the front cage to give it depth.
I added both a gold jewel and a black one on top of each other to make a beady eye.

I added some paper black and White paper flowers and placed a jewel in the middle of each flower. I added some brads to the corners of the black card to look like studs and coloured them with gold marker pen I also added some chain detail with a gold marker pen and went over it with some real wire to make it look like chain.

I hope you like my offering this week I enjoyed using the Die and am quite pleased with the result I got from making the stamp. Thanks for looking I very much appreciate you taking time to leave comments, Have a good week whatever you do I hope you have a crafty time.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

2 more for The Stamp Man

2 more for The Stamp Man's first ATC Swap (WINGS)

Materials used the same as before
see this link to previous post
Lv Liz




This week has been busy so on my desk this wednesday is nothing new. I have been sorting out though a load of rubbish hence the orange plastic bag attached to my desk ready to be binned. I also have some new additions to my craft stash - I brought some Tim Holtz distress ink re inkers from ebay and got a good deal so am very chuffed.





Tuesday, 13 July 2010

I cheated a bit Me thinks!!!!

Tuesday Taggers this week the theme is Anniversaries - this is a card I made for my OH last month for our 25Th Wedding Anniversary. I have loads of stash I could have used, stash that is a lot nicer than this but thought all these things went together and when all said and done we have soo much stuff like this that we dont use - well I do anyway. The base of the card is a good piece of very heavy card then there is a piece of very nice holographic card with dots and lines on it, a piece of silver mirror card embossed with cuttlebug embossing folder, doflex stickers and some peel offs!!!! again ooo errr this is becoming a habit!!! sometimes though they fit the bill sorry to all the anti peel off brigade, I have a draw full of them if anyone wants some???? Anyway my hubby loved his card so that is the most important thing the sentiment inside reads "WHERE THERE IS GREAT LOVE, THERE ARE ALWAYS MIRACLES!!!!!!! mush mush - thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments last week. Thank you also to the new people who are following my journey in blog land.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Monday's Bit of Madnes

This tag was made for the Tag Your It Theme for this week which is By The Beach - first of all I cut the tag from white mount board used Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky TH distress inks and a few splashes of water to make the sky - water background - using a piece of turquoise organza I pleated it across the tag and stuck it down with PVA. I left it to dry for about an hour stamped a Tanda Stamp Gallion using Stormy sky again and stamped around the edge of the top of the tag with a recent free stamp from Craft Stamper also stamped same stamp 3 times in the Faded Jeans stormy sky and a Marvy Teal ink and glossy accented the shells - I also used real small shells to embellish the foreground and edged the water with stickles star dust. Finally I coloured the foreground with brown Marvy pen and drew in some birds with a fine line pen. I am very pleased with the results. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Tidy still

My Desk and projects today

My desk is still tidy - tried to clean it up each time I have worked on it - wonder how long this will last. For WOYWW today are a few things I have been working on over the last week - Propped up are Three ATCs for the Stamp Man's first Challenge (Wings)- see below for a close up version of one of them. In the foreground is a card I made for Tuesday Taggers (make a Scene) to the right of that i s a Tag made for Tag Your It - see large photo above (Uncle Sam) being the theme - found this hard as did not have anything to do with America so got the image from Google and printed the words off the computer and added some ribbon and stars - think it turned out well. Also on the table are a couple of ATCs one being a BRAK (Birthday Random Act of Kindness) and one being a CRAK (Christmas Random Act if Kindness). That's it for this week folks have a lovely crafty week - thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments last week.