Here is my contribution for this weeks Wednesday Stamper. The theme is framed and after receiving my new fantastic stamps from Art Journey I knew straight away what I was going to do. The girl is from Modern plate 1, and the swirl is my good old faithful Heidi Swapp foam stamp, stamped, embossed and cut out.

Thanks for visting.


the woodland fairy

I didn't start out to make anything today, I was just playing, I had a sheet of white card, some Dew Drop ink pads, some Whispers ink pads, of all things, and my box of unmounted stamps and this kind of materialised. I made it a hanging piece as it is almost A5 in size and would make a nice piece for a wall.

The words, which I printed directly onto the piece from the PC, don't show up too clearly in the photo as the light is bouncing off the pearl ink I used on the background, but they say:-

She possessed the power to enchant all who encountered her. Wherever she went dragonflies would gather and butterflies would dance around her hair.

I got the words off a favourite t-shirt, which I suppose was the thinking behind this whole piece, just goes to show you can get inspiration from the strangest of places, lol.


I'm bored of cards........

so when I had to make two greeting cards for friends I decided to come up with something different for them.

This first piece is a matchbook ATC holder and matching ATC that I made for Sarah. I made the holder from a length of cream card stock and stippled and stamped it to within an inch of its life, lol. I must say I was pretty pleased with the results.

EDIT for AUDREY :- the phrase stamp is by Paperartsy, Stage Lights plate4.

The second piece I made for Jo. I thought it was appropriate for her as she lives in a house called Papillon. I coloured glossy card with blue Ancient Page ink, I stamped in copper and white Dew Drop ink and then embossed around the edges. I found some small images of butterflies and the word which I added but I aged them first with the copper ink. I mounted the piece into a small copper frame, about 1'x1.5' and then applied two layers of Glossy Accents. I did think about making it into a keyring and then I thought about a pendant but I then decided to leave that decision to Jo.

I hope you both had great Birthdays girls xxx


Man Inchies

The latest inchie swap I agreed to take part in was on theme of 'Man' and this is what I came up with. I've used Colourbox chalk inks and Ancient Page. The stamps are from Paperartsy, Non Sequitar and Crafty Indviduals.


Summertime Inchies

I have taken part in an inchies swap organised by Joanne. For some strange reason I find these tiny things the most difficult thing I have ever made, and believe it or not I have just agreed to another swap, must need my head examining,lol.


on a roll

I enjoyed making the last 4x4 collage that I went and did another, this time using ink pads to make the background.

unexpected time to create

I'm off work at the moment with a stinking cold and although I don't feel too bright my creative mojo is flowing well. I have just finished this 4'x4' collage. the background is done in acrylics and overstamped in silver. The lady image is from Art-e-Zine.



The theme for this weeks Wednesday Stamper is envelopes. I have never decorated an envelope before so I thought I'd give it a go and see what happens. As I had never done one of these before I thought I'd try a new style for me as well and I must say I am pretty pleased how it turned out.

The background is done with acrylic paints. The image I downloaded from Art-E-Zine and the swirls are by Heidi Swapp, stamped, embossed, cut out and then just used the bits I wanted.