Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Oodles of doodles for zendoodles!

Hello everyone 

today is my turn on the Personal Impressions blog using Lindsay Mason zendoodle stamps. Here i have used the angle stamp, so if you fancy a nosey on how i made this then pop on over the Personal Impressions blog.

Happy crafting 

Zendoodle sneaky peak time

Hello everyone 

Here is a little sneaky peak for tomorrows Personal Impressions blog

Happy crafting everyone

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Sneaky Peak time....

Helloo everyone :)........

Just a little teaser for you today, here's a little snippet of my take on tomorrow's Personal Impressions blog......
Thanks for looking 
take care Elx

Oodles of doodles with zendoodle!

Hello everyone 

today is my turn over on the Personal Impression blog. Today i going to show you how i made this card using one of Lindsay Mason zendoodle stamps. To find out how i made this card why not pop over to the Personal Impressions blog.

Happy Crafting everyone

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Monday, 19 October 2015

Oodles of doodles zendoodles

Hello everyone 

Today is my turn over on the Personal Impressions blog. Today I am showing how to make this sea horse card using one of Lindsay Mason zendoodle stamps. So if you have a mo and fancy a nosey why not pop over on the Personal impressions blog to find out how i made this 6x6 card.

Happy crafting everyone! 

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Zendoodle...sneaky peak time!

Hello everyone 

Sneaky peak time for tomorrows blog post over on the Personal Impressions blog.

Happy crafting everyone 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Tweet Tweet....

Hello everyone

Today is my turn over on the Personal Impressions blog.  I have made a birdie tag using "How does your garden grow" by Dylusions. If you fancy a nosey to find out what techniques i have use then pop over to the Personal Impression blog.

Happy crafting

Monday, 5 October 2015

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Doggy Days - Scrapbook page

Helloo everyone....

Today is my turn on the Personal Impressions Blog. I have made a scrapbook page using the Nitwit collections essentials called Tail wags, and used a photo of my pooches :) There is so many elements to this kit and is really good value for money! 

Here they are, they are both 11.5 yrs old now, so they was having a little sunbathe on their bed.....well when we had sun! we don't seem to having a summer here in England this year....

Thanks for Stopping by and looking 
Take Care

Monday, 14 September 2015

Doggy card and gift tag

Hello everyone....... 

Today is my turn on the Personal Impressions blog I will be showing you how to make this card and gift tag using the Nit Wit Collection Essentials - Tail Wags. There is a lot in this kit making it very good value for money and the quality is good win all round :) The kit is available to buy at Craft Excess.


Thanks for looking :)

Take Care Elx

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Sue Dix Christmas stamps...

Hello everyone....... 

Today is my turn over on the Personal Impressions blog for my take on Sweet Dixie Santa's sleigh. To find out how I made this card using only the stamps then head on over the PI blog.

Thanks for stopping by
take care Elx

Monday, 24 August 2015

Sneaky peak time......

Hello everyone....

Here's a little snippet of my take on Personal Impressions blog tomorrow.....

Thanks for looking
Take Care Elx

Friday, 31 July 2015

Personal Impressions Blog Hop!

Good Morning

Today we are taking part in our first Personal Impressions blog hop.

Here is my project!

My project has been made using products from our Craftexcess website!

1st Prize is £40 voucher
2nd Prize is £25 Voucher
3rd Prize is £15 Voucher

To be in with the chance of winning one of these prizes you need to complete the following:

1. Follow this Blog
2. Comment on all the sample makers blogs
4. Leave a comment here too!
There will be 3 prizes to give to 3 lucky commenter's
Two of the prizes will be picked from 2 of the sample makers blog so be sure to comment on all the blogs.

Below is the blog hop list to follow, we hope you enjoy!

Happy Blog Hopping!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sneaky peak for the blog hop

Helloo everyone........

Heres a sneaky peak at fridays blog hop, this is my entry for Personal Impressions I hope you can join us...prizes to be won!! 

Thanks for stopping by Elx

Its Tagtastic!

Hello everyone :)

Today is my turn on the Personal Impressions blog and i will show you how to make this tag using Lindsay Masons "princes fairy girl" and Dyan Reaveleys "how does your garden grow" stamp sets. 
I will show different techniques just using Tim Holtz inks.

Thanks for stopping by and looking :)
Take care Elx

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Sneaky peak for Thursday blog

Helloo everyone 

Here is a sneaky peak for tomorrow's Personal Impressions blog...tee hee :) 


Thanks for stopping by Elx 

Monday, 6 July 2015

....every little girl deserves to be a princess....

Bonjour everyone!

I'm please to be sharing with you my first post for Personal Impressions. I have made a little 3D wooden plaque using Lindsay Masons "Princess fairy girl" and used the flowers from Dyan Reaveleys " how does your garden grow" rubber stamp set. To find out how i made this plaque please click on this link which will take you to personal impressions blog. Happy crafting everyone!

Take Care Elx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

New Baby in Town!

Hello....thought i would share with you a recent make i did for a new baby in the family called Alfie.

The bunting is made from pre-cut thick card, which i bought at the weekend form the beautiful Port Sunlight stampers show. i then cut to size some baby blue paper I had and then sanded the edges which removes any ruff edges and shows the white core of the paper. Next i painted the wooden letters using chalk paint and dabbed the edges with a blue colour. I added a bit of fux stitching around the edges and then threaded through some garden twine and added a couple of bows at the beginning and end of the bunting.

Here is the card i made for him using lili of the valley stamps and using the same paper i used for the bunting, so everything was matching. The image was coloured using promarkers and i added baby blue glitter from stickles around the edging of the image.

Thanks for looking
take care 

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Be yourself....


Just a quick one i had linked my last post to a Paperartsy Paint challenge and after seeing what everybody else had created i really thought mine looked very out of place! So i thought i would try and redeem myself and share this, i had learned this from watching one of Leandra's you tube videos on painting using the 3 sided technique and after watching this my love of chalk paint began and i also loved the colours she had used, so i bought the same colours and created this....

i used a paper image but i can't remember where i got her from

the image looks a little ghostly as i have applied beeswax over the top, a trick i learnt from Lindsay Mason.
The metal cogs are from Tim Holtz and i think the stamps are Wendy Vecchi. I loved how the flower changed after applying beeswax to it and yes there is a touch of stickles glitter on there :)

thanks for looking and stopping by

Love Canvas...for valentines

Helloo there......:)

I thought I would share with you my latest make a 3D love canvas.....especially as Valentines was on the horizon

I've used Paperartsy chalk paint Rose and Nougat to create the overall colour. I've used a script stamp randomly all over the canvas and on the letters. The flowers are a Sheena Douglas stamp that i coloured in using Tim Holtz distress inks - Victorian velvet, pumice stone and for the leaves a blend of crushed olive and forest moss. everything was then cut out and shaped to create a depth for the flowers and leaves, I've used liquid pearls to create the center on the flowers.

I couldn't resist using rock candy glitter from Tim Holtz...might have a slight addiction to this as i keep applying this to nearly everything i making these days but i think it gives it a nice bling but without being in your face kind of glitter!

                                            I then adhered the love letters using pinflair.

this is how it started (Little bit back to front on how i created it sorry!)- rose chalk and a blend of nougat paint from Paperartsy and a babywipe I've watched many of Leandras videos on you tube using the paints and grungepaste. This one hasn't as many techniques as hers but i wanted to keep this one simple but elegant 

this is a close up of the random stamping i did on the background using a Lili of the valley stamp I bought from Port Sunlight stamping show which I'm hoping to be going to this year...fingers crossed!

Ta Dah!

thank you for taking the time to look and read my blog any comments are very much appreciated  :)
Take Care Elx

Monday, 9 February 2015 its been along time....

Helloo peps (if anyone is still there out there)!

It's Been a while you could say but i had honestly thought it had been deactivated and for some unknown reason I thought the other day I would have a look & its still there floating in cyberspace! Kinda scary.

Anyhoo thought i would show you my latest make, I got a tilda doll kit for Christmas & I've actually made it! amazing really as i'm not a great sewer, as high school nearly put me off sewing for life! But here she is, she is a Christmas decoration but I'l still keep her around. 

Sorry for the pun title but i just couldn't help myself :) 

Thank you for looking, take care Elx

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

testing testing 1 2 3.....


knock this thing on? seem to be having trouble viewing my blog, which i didn't know was still active. so if somebody could just say hello and let me know what it looks like i would very much appreciate it!

thank you very muchly