2 September 2015


Hello! It’s time for a new tag challenge at DragonsDream Tag It On and the lovely Catherine has chosen the Number Three. I bought this stamp in April and hadn’t used it (I know, I know!) and so this was the perfect opportunity to use it! 
I love how Silvia often incorporates her tag into a journal page. Not sure mine really works – think I need to add more (CAS isn’t my forte!) As always, we hope you’ll join in with us and as always the only rules are to use at least one stamp and a tag!

1 September 2015

Think of a number

I love numbers and so the new challenge at Country View Crafts Challenges of Numbers is perfect for me! I chose to put stencilled numbers in the background and make the stamped figure hold one of them. 
I covered the page in a layer of PaperArtsy's Beach Hut blue paint that I scraped down the page with a credit card for a different effect. The numbers were stencilled in white (Snowflake) paint and then again in Bougainvillea. I then sanded the page carefully so that the numbers looked worn.

The stamped image is from Kate Crane.Normally the little bird is perched on her arm but I wanted her to hold one of the numbers so he was relocated!  I had a good tidy of my Studio the other day and found my Dymo machine so used that for the sentiment! As always, thank you for popping by. I hope you'll join in with us this month.

24 August 2015


It is my privilege to have a project on the PaperArtsy blog tonight. Please do pop over and see how I made this journal page!

22 August 2015

Be like the flower

I hate wasting paint - so why not pop over and see what I made with this 'mop up' page! It looks very different now! It's over at Country View Crafts Projects...

19 August 2015


The rather wonderful Silva has chosen this fortnight's theme at DragonsDream Tag It On and it's the number two. I chose to make two tulips from Lin Brown's lovely new stamp set and tie them in a bouquet with a number two stamp by Tim Holtz. 
Hope you'll join in with us this fortnight!


15 August 2015


I am really taken with these beach hut stamps from Jo Firth-Young – I’m sure you’re getting fed up with me using them! For my second project for the new Country View Crafts Challenge this month, with the theme of SummertimeI made a little plaque for my bathroom this time.
I started with an mdf blank and added blue and white paint and a little yellow across the bottom with my finger. I added some stencilling in the sky to give it a little interest and then used some of the fabulous new stamps from Emma Godfrey for the sun and a cloud. These were stamped on tissue paper and painted on the reverse.
I stamped the mini beach huts on tissue paper and painted the backs. I then added the repeated sentiment along the bottom. I’m really pleased with my little plaque – it looks fabulous on my wall!
I hope you’ll join in with this month’s challenge – we’d love to see what you make!