Wednesday, 14 September 2011


Good Morning all, thanks for popping by today. Hope you are all well today, and you have not been blown away with all the winds we have been having this week. Last weekend was a very busy one. Friday, I travelled to Skipton to pick up my lovely friend Janet for a crafty weekend. We stopped off at Scotch corner for a rendezvous with two lovely friends. Singing to Shania Twain all the way. We were on our way to Washington Services to meet up with some lovely docrafts crafty friends for a pre weekend meal.

We have met for the last 4 years, at first we all met on the Docrafts ATC Forum but a lot of us now only make them to swap at meets, we have moved on to other crafts and a lot of us now Blog.
We met up on Saturday morning at a village hall from all over the country, some travelling many miles to be there some a few more than needed less said about that the better. We arrived just in time to sing Happy Birthday to Yvonne . There were demonstrations including, foiling, Ribbon and Paper flower making, colouring with pro markers, and distress ink techniques. Lots of chat, ((HUGS)) I think some people got some crafting done!!!!! I always love catching up with people and chatting. For most people the Lunch of the day was Fish and Chips from a local Shop (thanks to the organizers husband) Keith always does such a good job. Carole (the organizer) always does such an amazing job of making sure the day runs very smoothly. It was Carole and Keith's 45 Wedding Anniversary and it was lovely that a lady called Sue from the forum had done a collection for the happy couple, Sue had also organized other surprises, one being a mirror of tiles each made by the people at the meet. Carole has set a challenge for the last two years, this year was to decorate an Ikea mirror then they are swapped - see the one I made below. Very kindly Carole and Keith had invited the people staying over on the Saturday night to their house for a buffet and chat - Janet and I had a lovely time, then travelled back to our Travelodge.

Sunday, Janet and I travelled to Harrogate to the GNPS which was brilliant as usual and not too busy. We met up with Georgina and Joanne her daughter and lots of other crafty Scottish friends. I spent a little bit of money mmmmm!!!! We then went to Art From The Heart, This was the first time I had been to the shop - OH WOW!!!! I was like a kid in a sweet shop yum yum managed to do a workshop with Dyan Reaveley's paints and sprays, a lovely way to finish off my weekend.

Below is my first Christmas card I made last week along with some of my purchases from the weekend.

So, 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 from all around the world.

Enjoy your Wednesday whatever you do - I'm off to Skipton for another crafty weekend on my first Loving Ink craft retreat.

MMMMMWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAA to all those people I will be seeing this weekend.

Saturday, 3 September 2011


Welcome to a very exciting blog hop in Celebration of 10 years of

Art from the Heart!

Lots of exciting things happening at Art from the Heart next weekend where the big birthday bash is happening. Want to know more then do click here.

So in Celebration we are having 5 birthday blog hops.
You should have reached my blog from here Julie

and are on the 7 Gypsies hop.

Here is my project

I have been in a Steampunk mood recently. So when I was asked would I like be part of the Birthday blog hop, I decided to go with the Steampunk theme. I have had this little divider tray for ages sitting on my desk waiting to be altered.

I am pleased with how my little tray turned out I hope you like it

I used these 7 Gypsies products to complete the project

In the left hand tray you will see an old watch face the time is set for 4.30 (4 1/2 hours) that is how long this project took me to complete.

I added some watch pieces to the DO NOT DISTURB tag.


Before you move on - you will need to collect a letter from me which is O
This is part of an anagram of a 7 Gypsies product
Once you get back to Dys blog please email your answer to Ben

Deadline for answers to be emailed to Ben is 6pm Sunday 11th September

So after leaving me a comment you need to move on to Janet at


Have fun hopping!

and thank you for joining in the Hop

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Some Atcs with a Steampunk Theme

I have been in a bit of a Steampunk mood recently and decided I would have a go at drawing some Steampunk Balloons.

I hope you like the ATCs I have made with them.

All of them have stamped or distressed Tim Holtz Distress ink backgrounds.

Thanks for visiting my Blog I hope to do a lot more blogging now the Summer hols are over.

Hope the 1st of September was good to you