Sunday, 29 April 2012

If you want to fly........

Hello :0)

Thought I would show you some of my journaling pages I've been making. Every since I saw Dyan Reavely at the Nec over 12 months ago I thought I've deffinetly got to give this ago. Lindsay Mason was the first person to introduce me to it, but I didn't quite get it somehow and it was nothing to do with Lindsay, I think it was just the way I was at the time.

Soo anyhoow this is what i've done......(sorry for not cropping the first 2)
This was my second page i did in my moleskin journal.  I got the phrase from Yoko Ono, of all people....I don't know her personally by the way ;0) but i follow her on twitter it says," it's always advisable to always keep your head empty so a wind can pass through" I'm not too keen on how the writing came out but you live and learn! the steam punk image I got of the net and then used my pastels over him to give it a quirky look, the cogs are out of an old watch and I just thought it carried on the steam punk thing. I did draw the cloud of wind onto the page....quite impressed with myself there! then i doodled around the edges to frame it. 

This was my third  page i did using stamped images. The background colours i did by using pastels and blended them together. I then used black and white acrylic paint for the circles using bottles top and credit cards for the lines. I then highlighted the leaves and doodled around the page. 

this is the first page to my journal book. I wanted to create something  a bit different and  quirky. I've used downloads for this page and wrote out the sayings myself , the background and wording I've used ink sprays and just fiddled about and then added some material on that i found for texture (thank you Mum)

This stampotique stamp is one of my newest and favourites I think... I apologies for the swearing and hope I haven't upset anybody, but it was just how i was feeling that day and my little chappy match me as well.
The background i did by finger painting using acrylic paint. I've sprayed a piece of paper and then wrote the down the wording, this saying came from Kelly Osbourne as i also follow her on twitter too!
 I have a little book that I write down sayings that i've seen or read  and then flick through it when i do a bit of journaling.  

This one is work in progress at the mo.....
The colours in the background are mainly bits of left over inks that I've mopped up with my journal ...can't let it go to waste! which i thought looks very delicate, so i went along the theme of Paris and dreams.
The writing isn't finished yet as it needs more work on it, I've also glued a bit of lace at the bottom of the page which I've coloured with some spray inks.
it says," a dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality" I'm sure where i am going with this yet i think the writing is wrong but i shall fiddle about with it.
 I've just discovered a lady through Facebook  from America called Donna Downey and her journaling is about textures and things, which i thought looked great :0)....need to give this a whirl....:0)

Thanks for looking, take care 

Sunday, 22 April 2012


Hello :0)

Just wanted to share with you a scrapbook I made for my best buddy Val, as part of her birthday present. A couple of years ago she lost her dog and I wanted to make her a little scrapbook to remember the good times she and her son Connor had together with Lenny, as they where only together for a short time, so here it is.....

I stamped a paw print, anyone who has received a card from me will recognize this stamp;) and then used alcohol inks on the acrylic heart. I used a Tim Holtz swivel clasps to attach it to the side, I've also put a Chinese good luck coin and attached a letter L for Lenny  

                            Here I've attached bits of ribbons on and a love heart key

I was so pleased when she said there was a photo that I had used and she had lost it.....due to the lovely world of technology!! 

I've used an acrylic shaped bone, that I bought on QVC some years back and the covered it the textured core paper and then sanded it to reveal the lighter colour (good job Val wasn't in the room as sanding goes right through her!), I then used vintage photo ink around the edges. The chipboard letters and
embellishments also got a touch of the vintage photo ink too. I choose the colours of the paper as they were the colours of Lenny...who was a gentle giant and is sadly missed by all

Thank you for looking 
Take care 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Daring Cardmakers Challenge - 'The Hat Boutique'

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On my... thought I would join another challenge that I saw on Gez's blog...think I'm going a bit crazy challenge this week! lol The challenge was to create something with a hat, here is what they said:- 

"This week is Zuzana here. With the more warm and sunshine weather I came up with idea to open 'The Hat Boutique'. 

I would like to see a hat on your cards : straw, cowboy, top, vintage, wedding, winter, baseball cap ...
It's completely up to you what colour and kind you prefer :0)" 

It  says "spread your wings and fly" sorry it came out a bit blurry or is it my beer goggles!!

I used the Octopode stamp - Alice in wonderland and drew a crown on her using a book page, the Dylusion inks where used for the colours....need to get some more ..don't tell Gareth ;0) the new range looks fabuloos! she does look a bit flushed in the face (pink), but she doesn't look like that...I promise x

Thanks for looking
Take care

Friday, 13 April 2012

Stampotique Designers Challenge-oodles of doodles!

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The Stampotique Designers Challenge this week is called Oodles of doodles by Kaz. I've always thought about doing one but never got round to it somehow.  I've never done one before and  never really entered anything like this, so I thought I would give it a whirl :-s. So here you go :-

One of my favourite Stampotique stamps 
Doodle around the edges

I've used dylusion ink sprays and doodle round the edges and added small groups of dots of 3 (which you can't really see!) Well I now need to link this up with Stampotique and Facebook....which is a challenge in it self!!;0) Haha

Thanks for looking, take care 

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


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Just thought I would show you my new little toys! I've just done the Tim Holtz online class, which by the way was fabuloos!  and he was saying about to surround yourself with things to inspire you and he showed some of his letterpress's. So I've been on the hunt and have found a couple, these are old adverts that I thought were kinda funky and I thought I might be able to use them somewhere along the lines!

The large one I had to nail onto a piece of wood as these are heavy metal. I then stamped the images, I used some distress stains and inks to make them look old and glued the images onto the wood.. The large one, Gor-Ray skirts was published on the 1 Oct 1985, unfortunately I don't know when the others were used, but the harpic one has old money written on it, so I'm guessing it was the sixties?

I've got one or two more bits and bobs, much to Gareth's delight! he keeps wondering what the house is going to start to look like haha....

Thanks for looking, take care