Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art

The theme this week is Zeppelin, chosen by Marion....such a great theme.
I was spoilt for choice with all the stamps I have that would fit the bill..however I had been using some from a set for another project and as they were still on my desk I  used some of them for my postcard....I love the flying man stamp....

Do pop over and join in with the challenge..just be sure your postcard is 4" x 6"
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

A couple of "Star Tags"

It's Thursday..time for another challenge over at Go Tag Thursday.
The theme this week is Star /Stars

For my first Tag I used a stamp set from Artistic Outpost...First I created a background using Oxide inks and stamping film reels and stars over the tag. I found a film strip stamp, totally for got I owned that and stamped that with Stazon ink on some acetate. The baby and larger stars and sentiment were stamped on to some spare card and coloured...once dry I added them to my tag.

As with my first Tag I created the background with Oxide Inks..the taking different stamps I added the stars and hot air balloon.
The sentiment and Flying Man were stamped on spare card, coloured, cut then applied to the Tag....

So if you like making Tags and you enjoy a challenge do pay us a visit, we are here at 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Numbers Postcard....

Finally...I got around to finishing my postcard. I was busy at the weekend with my great grandson and at almost 3yrs I did have my hands full.
This weeks theme at Sunday Postcard Art was chosen by Audrey and she chose "Numbers"

 I created the background for my 6" x 4" postcard, then using a selection of stamps I added the grass and number script..then on some spare card I stamped and cut out the numbers and the Hangin ' Out script...
The image of the postman and his son were in the public domain, I remember printing it off about 2/3 yrs ago and never got to use I thought now was a good time.
Isn't it a great image..I love the look on the little boys face...his father dsoen't look too happy

                     You can find the challenge over at
                                Sunday Postcard Art 

  I am also entering my postcard in to the challenge over at
                                        Try it on Tuesday

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Another week, another challenge...

I love making Tags, which is why I set up my little blog
 Go Tag Thursday...each week is a different theme and although there are no or two tags, ( depending on how many entries there are ) are showcased each week...
My blog has been running for a year new and to start off year 2 the theme is Anything here are my Tags...

I do hope my Tags have inspired you to pop over to
Go Tag Thursday and join in the challenge.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Silhouette Postcard.......

I seem to have been busy recently with designer projects for several challenge blogs..also on a weekly basis I make 2 tags a week for my Tag Challenge blog it was nice to create this afternoon for Sunday Postcard Art's challenge.
Their theme this week is Silhouette, chosen by Anne...and here is my postcard....

Why not pop over and join in with the fun...just be sure your postcard is 6" x 4" can find the challenge here at

                                    Sunday Postcard Art

For those of you that may be interested in my weekly Tag challenges, you can find the blog here at
                                       Go Tag Thursday

I am also entering this Postcard in to the Touch of Pink/Purple challenge at

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Some Fruity Tags....

Fruit is the theme this week over at Go Tag the blog owner I set the themes each week and very often I set myself a difficult challenge....this one is a prime example.
I came up with the theme without thought as to what I was going to use to create my Tags, lol.
I set too and had a good look through a lot of craft stash...
This image of the Cherry Fairy I found in a folder on the shelf and used that for my first tag...

 I had a few sheets of backing papers that matched very well, including a piece that actually had cherries I layered up my tag, added the image and all the trims.

For my 2nd Tag I remembered I had  bought this Stampendous stamp from a declutter group absolutely ages ago.
I stamped the image then coloured it using a damp brush and distress inks..then distressed the edges of the tag itself with Walnut Stain.

I added Stickles "Spun Sugar " to highlight areas of the image..unfortunately that doesn't really show in the first photo, so I took another and cropped it.
I hope you will drop by and enter the challenge, which you can find here at 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Spectacle Maker Tag

I was having a sort through my stamps and happened to come across a few that I've had for a while from Stampendous and the Cat one was just perfect for my entry for the challenge at Tag Tuesday where their theme this fortnight is Animals.

I used a large Tag and covered it with papers and from some scraps that I had I made a half tag and other layers that I distressed.
I stamped this gorgeous cat, the I coloured him using a damp brush and distress ink, once dry I cut him out.
First time out for this stamp and I love him...
After layering up the papers and half tag I added the cat and the lens and clock.
I am really pleased with this tag, it just all seemed to go together so easily...
Do pop over and join in with the challenge, there is a prize on offer, so well worth a can find it here at....

Monday, June 5, 2017

My Purple Album....

I decided to drag this fab album out from the depths of my craft stash...I remember ages ago I had bought several of these albums, each one different as in Life,Love,Home,Live....and after altering a few as gifts, the others somehow got buried when new stash know how it is, lol.
So for my designer project for More Mixed Media this month I used one of the albums.
The theme as always is Anything Goes, so long as it is Mixed Media...there is a twist each month as in a colour and for this months challenge the colour is Purple

I had a lovely pad of backing papers in my stash,the colours ranging from deep purple to almost this is what I used to cover the album pages.

On some white card I stamped then die cut the flowers...shaped them, distressed the edges with ink and then added a pretty pearly brad to each flower.
I cut a few leaves and then added them with the flowers to the finish I cut and added some white and purple ribbon to the book rings and added some pearly gems to each page.
You can find the challenge here at
                                      More Mixed Media