Monday, 17 October 2016

Hello again!

Time for another post featuring the latest sketch over at Lets Get Sketchy.
I have used pictures from a recent charity high tea that l attended.

Here is my layout

I decided to bring out the sewing  machine this week and stitched on all my background papers
Some close ups

Her is this weeks sketch to follow and link your entries HERE

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Happy Sunday!

Hello and thanks for dropping by.

Today l am sharing a layout using bits & pieces  - paints, liquid pearls, buttons, felt, flowers, chipboard stickers - all those things we have in our 'stash'

And some close ups

I simply created layers on black cardboard
 I embossed  a chip board flower, cut it in 2 and placed under the corner of my pic

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Starting from the Same Place Big Reveal

Today's Big Reveal

It's exciting to be a part of this awesome group!

I was invited to take part in a challenge with a group of ladies from around the world. 
How could l say no!!

See all the craftiness HERE

This consisted of receiving a mixed bag of goodies and creating something using all the 'BITS'.

These ladies are so creative and l felt way out of my league at first, as l wanted to challenge myself and try something 'NEW'

However l ended up doing what l do, and that is scrapbooking. Instead of a layout on paper l made a canvas.

Here are the mystery elements l had to begin with

There was fabric, felt, a stencil, chipboard pieces, electrical resisters, resins and more.

This is what l finished up with 

Here are some closeups and my process

I used the stencil on the background of the canvas adding texture paste. Once dry l added inks and water to achieve the washy effect l was after.
Then l splashed black ink over the top. I added some stamping effects with a chipboard cog piece that l inked in black
The chipboard cog wheel l covered in orange sand texture paste, stuck the small resisters on top and added the string.
I also stenciled over the felt and once dry l cut it into strips and layered under my photo.

The paper with a word on it - l simply tore and inked the edges.
Another piece of fabric l frayed, this is under the top of my photo
The flower is a resin - l used a metallic paint and added seed beads.
The leaf was hand cut from some of the fabric
The resister was glued above the flower
There is also a chipboard cog - l covered in yellow sand paste
The view master disc is poking out from the bottom of my pic

Here is another small resin that l painted. Also included were some clear bubbles that l have stuck on the background.

A BIG thank you to Tina who put everything together, you are an inspiration to the world of all things CRAFT!

Organised by the very creative TINA, you can check out her blog HERE and see all the other creations!

Monday, 3 October 2016

It's October!!

Another month has flown by and this week we start a new month with a new sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy.

Come on over and check it out HERE

Here is my layout
Those puppy eyes are so beautiful, they pull at out our heart strings in my house.

Some close ups
Stamping, ink and texture paste

Embossed a chipboard circle in blue and covered it in glitter
The love circle is embossed as well

White muslin and bling

Here is the sketch to play along with and upload your entries HERE

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Ever started with an idea and then it becomes something you don't like along the way?

Well that happened while l was creating this layout for this weeks sketch over at 
Lets Get Sketchy

This is the finished layout that is completely different from how it began

This is what l started with
I wanted to use up some of my tapes with added stenciling but didn't like the look!!
l added chipboard pieces and coloured them with paints. The green is actually metallic but it doesn't really show in my picture

I decided to hide the tapes with muslin that l inked and l took  some of the threads to add to the layout

I was happy with the final result, funny how things turn out.

Here is the sketch to follow and you can add your entry HERE  to be in the running for a great prize.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Time Flies!

Is it just me or do others think that the days fly by? Maybe it's a sign l'm getting older.
I seem to have lost 3 weeks!

Today l am sharing this layout based on a sketch at Lets Get Sketchy

Some close ups. The doily was cut using a Sizzix die

Here is the from Lets Get Sketchy

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Better late than never

What a week its been at work, the busiest week of the year and posting this layout slipped my mind, so please excuse me!

Lets Get Sketchy have a super cute layout this week to play along with, l had so much fun creating my layout and here it is

I have used a stencil on the background. On some parts l have simply inked and to others l have added a sandy texture paste. Its hard to tell from the pic but it has a gritty texture and adds that something else to the layout. Over that l added some ink splatters, stamping and liquid pearls.

Some close ups

I have painted the wooden birds and added gloss

Stamping and ink splatters

You can sort of see the sandy texture in the yellow, I've added layers under my photo

Here is the sketch to follow, link your entries up HERE