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Monday, February 19, 2018

Use a Quote

I can't believe its been 2 weeks since I last blogged...I am so busy at the moment, catching up on my design team projects..and I also had my daughter move house..and then I had a nasty fibromyalgia flare up...
I made this Tag for Tag Tuesdays challenge..the theme is "Use a Quote" chosen my design team member Michele.
Michele is offering a prize for the winner of this challenge, so do pop over and check it out...


The background for my tag was created using Oxide inks..the butterfly stamp is one from my stash .
This is one of my favourite quotes..its a stamp by Inkylicious that is from a set...and thinking about it I must have had this set for years..it is well used.
You can find the challenge here at 



Monday, February 5, 2018

Time Flies....

Crikey..what happened to January, in a blink of an eye it's gone already.....lol
Over at More Mixed Media February's Challenge is now underway...as always it is anything goes..but with an added twist..a colour!  The colour this month is Red...well it is the month for love....
My project is a journal page..now I'm not very expert with journal pages like some folk are, but I actually loved creating this page...



I started by gessoing the page then added a selection of acrylic paints, some diluted down to almost like a wash, I also used a stencil with the paints to add the circles to the page....once dry I rubber stamped the page all over, including the frame...the smaller hearts are also stamped. The flowers and main heart are die cut, the flowers I edged with my white posca pen..the heart I added some decoration in black pen.
Finally I added the sentiments..a set of stamps from Visible Image.
Do pop over and check out our challenge..there is a fabulous prize for the winner each month, so well worth a visit....you can find it here at
                                      More Mixed Media

Thursday, February 1, 2018

A Heart for February

Rhedd's Creative Spirit is back after the christmas break...so nice to get back in to the swing of things..although I was struggling to find my mojo for a while.
I was in my craft room tinkering about, as one does when looking for inspiration...when I came across a set of board hearts that I bought a a craft show about 3 years ago!
I sat at my desk and started messing with inks and stamps and before I knew it I had created a lovely background.


I enhanced the background by using my white posca pen and added dots around some of the larger circles.
I stamped the Listen to your Heart sentiment and added the two mdf hearts  ( from Fernli Designs ) that I coloured.
I finished the whole piece off by spraying with a sealer, which bought the colours up beautifully.
If you fancy a challenge ( no papercrafts )..do pop over and check the blog out...you can find it here at 

Steampunkish Monolith

Altered Eclectics is back after the christmas break...seems ages since we last had a challenge doesn't it.
Took me a while to get motivated as my mojo decided to take a break too....
My project for Altered Electics this month is a Monolith..I bought a set from Visible Image last year  but never got around to using them.
To be fair I was struggling at this point, so just got the gesso and acrylic paints out and painted it, hoping something would pop in to my head....


After swiping a few colours over it I ended up with a yucky yellowy mustard coloured background, which to me suited a steam punkish image...so out with my stamps.
I coloured the images with paints...once everything was dry I sprayed with a sealer which has given the Monolith a lovely sheen...so I was pleased with the end result.
Do pop over and check out our February Challenge..you can find it here at 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

You've got to have a Heart

Another great challenge over at Tag Tuesday started today..and I am hosting and offering a little prize to one of the entries..so well worth popping over and having a play.
My theme is "Have a Heart", not only is February my birth month,it is also the month for love.
Now your tag dosen't have to be Valentine or Romantically themed..just show a heart or hearts on your tag somewhere to qualify to enter the challenge...just have fun...
Here are the 2 tags I created....


I created the background with acrylic paints, gesso ,stencils and stamps, then I added 2 die hearts that I had daubed with red acrylic paint.
To finish I inked around the edge of the tag to slightly distress it.


For this tag I added vintage backing paper and stamped over that..I swiped over the whole tag with a thin coat of gesso, once dry I went over the tag with walnut stain distress ink, leaving the centre of the tag lighter than the sides. Using the same ink, I stamped some little hearts on to the tag.
I stamped, painted and cut out the Gibson girl's head and added her to the tag, then added some vintage lace and binding that I had inked up and dried. The flower was actually shop bought but was just perfect for this tag.

Hope to see you enter the challenge...you can find it here  
                                       Tag Tuesday

Friday, January 19, 2018

In the Pink....

Well, I do believe my mojo has returned..I have done no crafting since before christmas..so annoying and it wasn't for the want of trying, just that nothing was coming together. I think we all hit a block like that from time to time don't we.
Any, enough of my ramblings..I am pleased to share a Tag with you today that I made for Tag Tuesday the theme is Anything Goes.
I actually cut the Tag from mountboard and coloured it with distress ink ( pickled raspberry).


I stamped the script background, then the numbers and words etc. I stamped the naked lady on some spare card, lightly shaded her with paints and added her to my tag.
The embellishing is an earring that I snapped the post off from the back, then added a key.
Why not pop over and join in with this fortnight's challenge..you can find the blog here..

Friday, January 5, 2018

My "Blue" Tag

Happy New Year to all my followers..I hope 2018 will be a good year for us all....

My first post of the year is for More Mixed Media...and their challenge this month is Anything Goes with the option of using the colour "Blue"
My project is a Blue Tag..so pleased I made it a few weeks ago as my crafting mojo had deserted me at the moment, I am hoping it makes a speedy return.


I created the background for my tag using random stamps and masks from my stash and different coloured inks, then in black ink I stamped this fab lady from Finnibar stamps.
 Adding some muslin and speckled mesh to the lower area of the tag before adding the flowers. I then added extra heart that I stamped.
Do pop over and check out this fab challenge..there are some gorgeous digi papers for the Winner..so well worth entering..hope to see you there...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

More tidying....

I bought these 2 sets of reindeer a while ago to decorate for christmas, one set each for myself and my daughter. I had seen some one else decorate them and thought I would like some myself, so found the group on facebook..here is the link..they are also on ebay..MDF Workshop

I sealed the reindeer then lightly sanded them down, then I painted them in White Satin paint by Leyland. It took about 4 coats before I was finally happy with the finish. I lightly sanded and brushed them off between coats...


I added the ribbons and buttons...I love them, they look great even though they are simply decorated...and I know my daughter was thrilled with her set.....

Here are mine on my sideboard....


So..I am off now to make a nice cup of tea ( it's too early for Mulled Wine ) and get some Christmas gift tags made....