Sunday, 15 March 2015


Evening all.  Hope all the mummies out there have had a nice relaxing day.  We spent last night on Boo's new boat Amanzi (Zulu for Water) and first time the kids have slept over on a boat.  T'was very comfy indeed, you could not tell we were on a boat at all, we call it the Boatervan!
Can't wait for some summer adventures now :)

I have one to share tonight then off to do more scribbling and CV writing.  This one is Hearts on Bench by Robin Pushay which I've actually done in pencils!  Not like me I know but thought I'd have a go!  I did feel that doing her dress in orange made her look a bit naked from a distance so I added some spots with the molotow pen and job done ;)

I had a rummage through my peel offs (another shock horror from me!) and found this one I must have had for about 10 years lol!  See never throw anything away you never know when it will come in useful!

Hope you like and please do pop by Crafts and Me as there are some fantastic new artists there including Robin Pushay, Hannah Lynn, Jeremiah Ketner, The East Wind and Sara Burrier or the Crafts and Me Facebook group as there's a freebie to be had there at the mo!

This is our Molly and I on Amanzi with our new friend Timmy the Swan.  Molly must have called him a goose 20 times!  He introduced himself yesterday when I was loading the boat and trying to step off the dock to the boat by hissing at me!  He's chilled out a bit now :)

I'd like to enter my card into

Allsorts - Flowers & Pearls
Crazy for challenges - Bring on the bling
Fairy Tale - Flower Power
Fab n Funky - Focus on image
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ribbon & Bows

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Crafts & Me Challenge - Flowers

Evening all!  Gosh where did that month go?  Its flown by!  I've had all change this past month, I just started a new job which is much much closer to home which is really nice.  My views now are sheep and hills.  I loved working in Liverpool but the travelling every day and roadworks got a bit too much and its NOISY!  I had a whole office to myself a couple of times this week and I'm resisting the urge not to break out singing Oh so quiet!

Anyway I'm back with a new creation for Crafts & Me challenge, this month is to "Add Flowers"  I've coloured the new Sharlotta by Hannah Lynn.  I went for this one as a kind of homage to Liverpool as she reminds me of the girls I see in town on Fridays with their rollers in!
The tail has some very fine detail on, I used a blender pen to get the scales then a clear glitter.  I also added clear glitter bubbles to the background.  The necklace and headband white dots are done with molotow acrylic pen, these are fab and dont clog up like the sakura equivalents.

Please do pop by the Crafts & Me blog to join in the challenge this month and see the fab creations from the rest of the team.  There is an awesome prize of 5 yes 5 stamps by Aurora Wings which are a brand new release this month!  Here's just 3 of them up for grabs!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A welcome return to Crafts & Me

Afternoon all!  Hopefully it is the afternoon as I scheduled the post, I should actually be hard at work about now and haven't scheduled a post in donkey's so hopefully it worked!

As you know I'm dipping my toe back into blogging and I make things here and there but what I lack really is motivation.  I thrive on challenge or reaching goals or I do tend to procrastinate and get distracted (I'm sure you all recognise that!) so I asked on one of the digi groups on facebook if anyone knew any monthly challenges with a DT call and I was answered by a few (thanks so much!) and Teresa over at Crafts & Me spotted and asked me to rejoin her team, needless to say I jumped at it as I spent quite some time with this team a while back and I do still admin on the Crafts & Me Facebook Group - Whaaaaat a facebook group? - YES, come show off your fab Crafts & Me creations!
So its a welcome return to the Crafts & Me Design Team :)

The challenge over at Crafts & Me Challenge & Inspiration this month is to Use a Ribbon.
I used a digi by Hannah Lynn called Mimi (Hint: which is also perfect for valentines!)
She's coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers and I used vintage photo distress ink round the papers (First edition: Love Letters)
I added some paper roses, pink and brown ones dyed with moonshadow ink and some 1" brown chiffon ribbon overlayed with rose coloured 1/4".  The crystal hearts I bought at a show a while back (saved for best as you do!) and the frames I have no idea where I got them from but may well be the craft shop in Llandudno.  The butterflies are punched from holographic silver then coloured in with a brown promarker, they didn't photograph very well and look streaky but you cant see that in the flesh.
Finally the sentiment is made from individual peel off letters - CARIAD which means SWEETHEART in Welsh.

Do hope you can join us this month, its easy peesy add a ribbon x

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Monday, 2 February 2015

New baby and one from Molly

Evening all!  Thanks for stopping by.  I have a couple to share tonight, a new baby girl for my team leader who's just recently had her first baby and our Molly wants to join in the fun so expect to see some creations from her here and there as she's been itching to join in.

News is I passed my Best Interests Assessor course so I'm fully qualified to do Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments.  Haven't done a big course in ages so I'm quite pleased!  Next mission is to start learning Welsh, even just basic to get by Welsh.  I can read a bit (mainly roadsigns!) but need to hear it spoken a lot more to pick it up so will look for an evening class later on in the year and maybe get a CD for the car.

Anyways first up is Baby Girl Bundle by Pink Gem Designs.  Coloured with promarker and added dots with my molotow pen and glamour dust.  Papers are First Edition love letters, added a strip of iridescent ribbon and a couple of flower gems, kept it quite simple as things tend to fall off over the years.

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Next up we have our Molly's creation.  She nicked one of my Saturated Canary images and coloured with her Crayola pens.  She's welcome to my extensive collection of papers but I think she's a bit of a CAS girl and wanted to just make her own backgrounds.

Molly would like to enter into.....

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Twice in a week

Wow I must be on a roll, two cards in a week, must be time to go back to work, oh it is :( 
Have enjoyed some time off with the kids, our Molly loves colouring so I got her some Crayola pens, I'm not quite ready to let her loose on my promarkers just yet.  I know what she's like and will have permanent pen puddles on the furniture and table so for now she can have Crayola.

Went to a local panto of Snow white last night at Theatr Colwyn, the kids loved it!  We haven't been to a panto with the kids before as they usually go with school so I think that needs to become a Christmas tradition now to make an effort and go out to one :)

Did you get anything nice for Xmas?  Boo got me a coffee maker so I can make my own Latte's at home, we haven't slept since xmas day ha!

Anyway I'm back with another, this is Elven Princess by Aurora Wings which I coloured over about 5 days inbetween a New Year clean.  I spotted these on Facebook so thought I'd drop by the shop and wasn't disappointed!  I used various dye inks on the edges, as I said in last post that really makes the image pop and I got me a new white pen which I'm having a ball with, called a Molotow pen, these are fab as its white acrylic in a pen, I'm sure you've been there with the banging and tapping of other white pens to get them to work well give this a go (I got 2mm nib) as you can see I went a bit mad with it ha!

Anyways the background is starburst stains dotted with new pen on a background by Crafts and Me (Floral fantasy)  I added lots of bling with some new sticky gems and mirror gem and the gold metal flowers with pearl centres I got from Chloe's Crafts at Port Sunny.  Added some very glittery gold ribbon and coloured in some butterly punches which were cut out of shimmery card.

I've got someone in mind to send this to, hope they like it :)  Thanks for looking!

I'd like to enter into...

Aurora Wings Challenge - All that glitters
Corrosive Challenge - Shiny & New
A gem of a challenge - Something new
Card Mania - Make it Sparkle
Emerald Faeries - All about the bling
That's Crafty! - Blue is the colour
CRAFT - Colour combo
Glitter n Sparkle - anything goes