Just wanted to say ... thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope you enjoyed your visit.x

Sunday 30 September 2012

my take on Tim's tag , sept 2012

by the skin of my teeth!!!
well this tag has been made for a while,
 haven't felt well enough to blog it!
 that's why things have been quiet here... sorry i haven't been doing the commenting rounds..
have missed you all!
 so here is my take on Tim's fab tag for this month..
his fab tag can be found here..
and here is mine:
a  close up...

i love the effortless way Tim combines all orts of idea-ology
in such a great way!
i loved making this tag..

have a fab , fun and inky day!

Thursday 27 September 2012

sorry and thanks

i just want to say a big sorry to all the people whose blogs i usually follow and comment on...
 but i have had awful headaches this week
 and not managed to stop by..
or return all the lovely comments..
i just want to say thanks ..
your comments mean a lot
and i hope to post later toady
 and resume commenting on all your lovely creations .........
and return all those whose comment here......

have a fun and inky day!

Saturday 22 September 2012

tape it up..steampunk style

well it is challenge time over at Simon says again..
 i missed it last week
 and am nearly too late this week!!!
so the theme is tape it up..
and here is my taped up creation..inspired by a magazine article by Sarah..
i used DIY aluminium foil tape,
added lots of cogs and steampunk yumminess..
and then coloured the tape with alcohol inks..

inside the space
i added some wire
coloured with alcohol inks...
cogs cut, embossed and coloured

and a heart and wings..
well i had to didn't i?!
and the heart been rust treated ...
a fab Andy Skinner technique

 and lots of idea-ology!
I have had a ball making this!!!!

i am entering this for the following competitions:
have a fun and inky day!


Friday 21 September 2012

a happy steampunk tag swap..

well i have been lucky enough to take part in another tag swap..
.this time with the greatly creative and talented Mark,
whose fab blog can be found here...
so I was lucky and got to choose the theme...so
 steampunk it was...
well I was a lucky girl and received this wonderful tag from mark:
I love it!!!
full of steampunk yumminess and fab textures and techniques..
thanks so much Mark ,
 love it and cannot wait to do another swap soon!!!
I love the fab rusty technique theses copper patina effect is fab ...and i know not one i have mastered!!
i love the layers of paint and textures too..
they are amazing and such timehas gone in here to create this fab piece...
make sure you pop across here and see his other awesome makes!
and then here is mine:
i wanted to do a twist and add elements i have not tried..
and use my favourite steampunk men..
and my favourite steampunk embossing folder..
anyway , i had a ball making this and loved the tag i received..
a happy swap..
thanks again Mark
Here's to another swap soon!!!
your turn to choose!!!
have a fab fun and inky day!

Thursday 20 September 2012

spooky blended stains for compendium of curiosities challenge vol2

well it is time for another fab Tim challenge,
 hosted by Linda here..
so the compendium of curiosities vol 2 challenge this time is blended stains
and all the details,
 from the master himself...can be found on page 45
so here is my tag using this technique:
I started  by making my background, using blended stains,
then scuffed the edges and added black soot ink..
The tree was die cut and coloured black using stain and then ink..
i added 31,
some bats stamped in archival
black ribbon using stains,
the pumpkins were coloured with distress
and lots of rock candy added ..
I LOVE this stuff!!
finally a date stamp and a spider charm.
I am entering this for the following competitions:
compendium of curiosities vol 2 challenge @ http://studiol3.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fun and inky day!

Wednesday 19 September 2012

its recipe time again at dragons dream ..misty autumn glaze

well it is time for another recipe challenge, over at dragons dream TIO..
we have a new round of great recipes..
and here is the first..
" misty autumn glaze " - you must use
 mists , ink or mica,
autumn colours
some glaze
So here is mine:

I used mica powder, dylusions spray and perfect pearls spray as my mists .
.oh and a water mister!
for the glaze i used glossy accents and some rock candy crackle glaze..love this stuff!!!
i started with some fab DI.in spiced marmalade and the gorgeous seedless preserves..
i spritzed with prefect pearls, dried and re applied ink ink some areas.
.then added black soot around the edges.

Then i embossed the cobweb in the corner and added colour and some bits of glossy accents
then i stamped a spider

and some cobwebs..
then i used perfect medium to stamp a couple more cobwebs
and added interference red perfects pearls powder..

Finally i made some pumpkins, coloured with di,
made some twiddly wire bits
and added rock candy crackle glaze..

a couple of bats..well three,
and some ribbon dyed with distress and dylusions
and it is finished!
Elizabeth has come up with this fab recipe...
make sure you pop across here to see
my fab DT team mates makes..
have fun with the recipe and why not pop in an entry yourself!!
i am entering this for the following competitions:
use ribbon for sunday stamper @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/
autumn / fall @ http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fun and inky day!!!
welcome to all my new followers,
thanks so much
and thanks for all the lovely comments..
they are really appreciated..and mean a lot.

there is something on my desk!!! for woyww #172

well is it really Wednesday again!!!
so here is a short and sweet post for me
if you are new to this woyww, it is a friendly bunch,
who share their desks, or crafty spaces or places..
or creations! Julia is our hostess with the mostess...
why not join the fun...
my desk actually has something on!


i was lucky enough to win some candy from
tracy evans..
 and boy was a  lucky girl as she also sent a fab piece of steampunk art too!!!
make sure you pop across and see her fab makes!!

there is so much to see and i am so lucky!
thanks so much Tracy....

to say i am chuffed is an understatement ..

the art will be treasured!

a head full of ideas,
just need a few more hours in my day!!!

have  a fab and inky day!
happy woyww..
oh and welcome and thanks to my new followers..i really appreciate every follower and every comment that is left!

Tuesday 18 September 2012

time for a sketch at anything goes challenge, ..this fortnight

well it is time for another Dt piece for anything goes..
and this time is sketch time....
now i will admit to finding sketches a huge challenge!!!
but i know that many people love them ....
so here is my piece:

and here is the sketch...

make you you pop across here to see the great makes from my team mates
and maybe pop in an entry yourselves..
as always lots of crafty goodies can be found at craftden ...
so i decided  to do a book...
and add the elements in the best way i could..
i crackled the background of the book and used a limited colour palette..
i added this fab image form the Artistic Stamper as my focal point..

lots of Tim die cuts..
coloured using distress embossing powders and crackle paint..

and washers and bits from stash..
so make you you pop across here to see the other dt makes..
have a fun and inky day!

Monday 17 September 2012

believe in you...

sometimes the hardest thing to do,
is believe in ourselves...
i have been playing with rust again,

this time i have made textured rust wings... and i love how these have turned out..
again from the fab timeworn workshop..
and again i have made them ..me...

I started with corrugated card for the tag and
added some washes of picket fence stain..
the wire mesh ( gardening wire )
has been coloured with alcohol inks...
and stapled to the tag.

This tag is simple and so there are not many elements..
i added a fab wendy heart, stamped onto book paper, and inked..
chit chat stickers...inked..
two flowers made using the fab tattered floral die..

and my rusty wings...
to complete i added vintage cream cotton lace instead of ribbon..

 I am entering this for the following challenges:
browns and creams, make a tag (optional) @ http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
have a fun and inky day!

Sunday 16 September 2012

friendship blossoms in many places..

well i don't make that many cards ..
for some reason..
but wanted to make one for a new found friend.....
who is full of kindness and whose  heart is full..
so here it is:

i wanted to use this heart stamp,
and a natural colour palette..
think maybe my card making skill need
some practise
the card was made and sent with love!
well ,
short and sweet from me today!
thanks to my new followers,
for all the comments you all leave, as i appreciate them all
and to all my new found and longer found..crafty friends!
have a fun and inky day!

Thursday 13 September 2012

playing with rust...

well here i am with a tag i made a while ago..
playing with rust technique..
from timeworn,
a great online Andy Skinner workshop..
so here she is:

i am not sure this is quite what Andy had in mind,
but i wanted to use these techniques
on things that are me..if that makes sense!
i LOVE this dress form almost as much as my cogs!
I added the sewing spool with wire, a crackled heart,
some staples i coloured with alcohol inks,
buttons tied with wire..
and some chit chat stickers..
let me know what you think of my rusty creation!
welcome also to all my new followers and thanks to everyone,
who stops by and leaves a comment..
i appreciate every one!
have a fun and inky day!

Tuesday 11 September 2012

bats in the belfry for compendium of curiosities challenge, ..enameled stamping

well it is time for another fab compendium of curiosities challenge..
and this technique, enameled stamping can be found
in Tim's fab book, page 44..
So here is my tag using this technique:

the background has been made using enameled stamping and
this can be found in the book....
page 44
......i decided to add a Halloween twist ...
as i was desperate to use this new stamp.

i added some barbed wire stamping and twined wire
i added some bat die cuts,..
a fence die cut scuffed with paint,

a little bottle,
some ideaology
and a skeleton charm i made from stash!

make sure you hop across here to see the other fab entries!
I am entering this for the following challenges:
compendium of curiosities @ http://studiol3.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fun and inky day!