Friday, December 4, 2009


One of my favourite colour combinations

This is something different for me I spotted this in one of our craft magazines and fell in love with it
You need: 1 Artists Canvas Board
Tissue/crinkle type paper
Lamp Template needs to be very,very thick card, as these are thin MDF which gives them the depth

Cover half of the board with your chosen paper and let it dry, paint your lamps with white paint when dry cover half of the lamps with the same paper. When dry free draw or stamp some flowers onto each vase, add a corner decoration, and some gems to give it that extra sparkle, Voila one finished master piece
I am entering this in Crafty Ann's challenge this week which is Texture,hope this counts

Thursday, December 3, 2009


This is my first Easel card and it was easier than I thought

I used 2 Brads to keep it standing up and then covered the back of the card again to hide the backs, the buttons and corners are part of the image and I glazed the buttons so they stood out more

This image is from Kiddiwinks Cd3

This card is for
Ooh La La Creations 42# Card for a Child
CCT Challenge 89 # Swirly Girly
anything that is particularly girly...for example your image, colour combo, flowers, ribbon, bling
and even swirls....the more girly the better.
Project Tuesday# Easel Card

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Floral Arrangement

It was my Birthday last week and I had the most amazing pressies, Wotsits,Turkish Delight,Snuggly Blanket for the sofa, Craft Mags from UK being amongst them and a gorgeous Flower arrangement

Living in France there are some things that I really miss, Wotsits,English Choccie and Mags being the top 3, so my son and daughter indulged me and I was in heaven that night, sitting in front of the telly snuggled up in my blanket, eating Wotsits and Turkish Delight and reading my mag what more could you ask for, but I have to show you these they are gorgeous sent from my son in UK, a wonderful surprise top ones were Friday 30th and these ones are today Tuesday 3rd

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Shoes

This week its ' SHOES ' over at Ooh la la Challenge Blog and I am loving these images
This is a huge card its A4 size and I have glazed the decoupaged Poinsettia then made it crack by bending the flower before it had completly dried, I have also used peel offs and gems

Monday, October 26, 2009

*** A SKETCH *** Cupcake Challenge

Well I did not last very long at having a rest, as I spotted this great sketch over at Cupcake
this week, I had to turn mine a bit to accomodate my image which is called "Fruit Mix" and one of my favourite's we have all these fruits in our garden and the colours are so vibrant and blend so well
I hope you like it

Materials used: Ooh La La "Shoes in Bloom CD"
Ribbon, Gems & Brads in stash

Friday, October 23, 2009

Shoes in Bloom

I have decided to have a well earned rest until the end of the month, I have just finished our latest CD ' SHOES IN BLOOM ' all hand painted watercolor "Flower Shoes" by an amazing Watercolor Artist Lee Brownlee from the USA, these are a few of the samples that I made for the CD, I hope you like them, if you would like to see more then pop along to our Web Shop:
You can also purchase original artwork or prints from here

These beautiful cards were all designed by Annie Huddlestone one of our DT Members, Annie does not have her own blog but these cards are so beautiful I thought they should be shared

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Indiana Jones

This week I have been scrapbooking, I just love this picture of my grandson Harry, he came over and I have not laughed so much in a long time, he loves playing dressing up and I love seeing what he comes up with each time
I have entered this in the challenge over at Allsorts:
This week we would like you to use the colour 'Kraft' I hope this counts

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shades of Autumn

Challenge #37 - SHADES OF AUTUMN ~ over at Ooh La La Creations Challenge blog
This is another favourite image from the beautiful artwork of Jonathon Earl Bowser
titled : Elemental Ballet ~ Earth
and can be found on Dreams of Tranquility Cd

Friday, September 18, 2009

"Embellish It!".

Have just found this challenge over at La La Land and had to join in for 2 reasons
1: I love Embellishments &
2: They have 2 words the same as our blog in their title
If you also want to join in just click on the title
This is one of my favourite images from the Passion for Fashion Cd

Monday, September 7, 2009

September Sunflower

Ooh la la Challenge blog this week have chosen the theme# Floral Fantasy
I have been inspired by this late sunflower my friend Lorna gave me back in July, they should have finished flowering by now but this summer has been the best yet, even the bees are happy
Backing Papers and image taken from Fleur D'Imagination Cd8
Gems and paper flowers from stash, and the lace is the stick on
kind with a gold peel off running thru the centre

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Welcome Baby Ella

My Niece gave birth to a beautiful baby girl saturday so the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday Challenge 75 - New Beginnings!
fitted in just nicely
And no stamps used so entered in Allsorts Challenge too

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Under the Sea

Shaped cards are the theme this week at Cupcake Craft Challenges
Papers and Image Ooh la la Femme Fatale cd

Monday, August 24, 2009


I cant believe we are nearly into September, the weather here has been glorious for the last 5 weeks, sometimes I have to admit a bit too hot, so it seemed strange sitting here today making a Xmas card in the blazing heat, but here it is and its my 1st one this year, and its for the challenges over at
Ooh La La -Black & White Sparkly Xmas
Dutch Dare - Xmas in August
Simon Says - Xmas in August
I have to say I was quite pleased with the finished card, and if you look closely you will see that the trees have sparkle on them

Monday, August 10, 2009

Passion for Purple

This is one of my favourite colours and I love flower images aswell
This is for the shop I sell my cards in he needs some more stock ,fingers crossed the customers love them aswell
Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog have a Recipe : 2 Ribbons,3 Buttons and a Charm
Pollycraft Monday want buttons and Bows

Image and paper : Ooh La La Fleur D'Imagination cd8
Ribbon,Buttons and charm from stash
This started out as a DL card from A4 but I decided not to trim the end off I added ribbon and the charm to the inside with matching insert, the flower started out as a white one which I coloured with pro markers to match

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sweet & Sassy

New challenge at Ooh La La Challenge Blog
Image from Femme Fatale Cd9
Backing Paper Kiddiwinks CD 3
Gems,Brads and peel offs from stash

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tea Time Treat

The challenge at Paper Blooms this week is: Be Inspired

This topper is a water colour painted by my very dear friend Lorna, I have resized to fit my card she had cataracts in both eyes and has just come home from having the second one done yesterday, I cant tell you how old Lorna is she would kill me but I am always inspired by her beautiful art.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Something a bit different

I needed a picture for my bathroom and whilst out saw this beautiful tile in the sale bin it was just €2 and I had to have it.
My husband hollowed the middle out of a piece of board and made a ledge to fix it onto
I painted the frame with brown paint and let it dry, I then used a darker brown glaze and using a piece of scrunched up newspaper dabbed it over the lighter brown paint
I am more than pleased with it and it did not cost a fortune
Close up of finished frame paint tecnique

Cherries,Cherries & more Cherries

This year we have a bumper crop of cherries, we are lucky too because they are the delicious Black Morello Cherry and they are coming out my ears for want of a better term
I have bottled them,froze them,ate them, made Jam and Compote and then I remembered
this recipe its a favourite here in France

1lb cherries
2 level tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp red red wine or cherry kirsch
2 tbsp digestive biscuit crumbs

For the batter
2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks
3oz sugar
1oz cornflour
9oz double creme

Preheat oven to 220/425F gas 7
Combine cherries, sugar and wine, and place in oven for 5 mins until cherries are hot, drain the cherrries and cool.

Reduce oven to 180/350F/gas4

Whisk the eggs and egg yolks until light and frothy, add the sugar and whisk until blended Add the cornflour and cream and then set aside to rest. Mix the cherries with the biscuit crumb, put into ovenproof dish and then pour the batter over. Bake for 30- 35 mins until golden brown and firm

Leave to cool and then dust with icing sugar and serve with creme fraiche flavoured with cherry juice or icecream

Tip: add the juice to good wine vinagar to make a superb cherry vinegar

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wedding Silhouette

The challenge this week over at My Time to Craft is a fabulous sketch from Becky
Here is my take on it and if you would like to join in just click on the title
The papers and image are from Femme Fatale from Ooh La La Creations

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Egypt ~ Think Monday Think ATC

I just had to enter this challenge as my dad loved Egypt and it reminds me of him
Both the paper and Image are from Ooh La La Creations new cd Femme Fatale
I resized both the image and paper, printing the word Egypt on the paper before printing out

ATC's~ A bit of Bling for CCT

I am hooked on ATC's so these are my entries over at Cute Card Thursday just in time for the fabulous prize they have I'm keeping my fingers crossed

Q is for Quilt

This is for the challenge over at ABC such a fun challenge this week really enjoyed making this card
Papers: HOTP
Heart Punch

Saturday, May 2, 2009


I love Sweet Pea's they are one of my favourite flowers and always remind me of my Mother In-Law who's garden was full of them such a pretty and dainty flowers
And this card fits in nicely with the challenge over at Secret Crafter, to join in just click on the title
This is a downloadable set from Ooh la La Creations

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This is my entry just in time I hope for the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday which is Family
Image from Dreams of Tranquility by Ooh la la Creations and inspired by the beautiful artwork of Jonathon Earl Bowser
This is just amazing the way the animals have been created in the rocks

Thursday, March 19, 2009


My first time at this challenge to join in just click on the title
I chose this image because of the colours they are so rich, this looks like it has many layers but in fact just has a backing paper and then the image which I printed onto inkjet Artist canvas
The backing paper started out as an A4 insert and then after mounting the image I used peel offs to make a border, I also inked the edges with a burgundy ink pad
The papers and image are from FLEUR D' IMAGINATION the


Theme of Mother's Day to Include Flowers for the challenge at Creative Inspirations
Click on title if you would like to join in


This week over at My Time to Craft the challenge is NATURE
and I have just spotted the challenge over at Rainbow lady's challenge which is Birthday
so I think I can enter this as a double challenge
To join in

I have used a card already printed with Best wishes down the middle, This is such an easy card to make as the waterfall and tag come ready to print out on one sheet. I attached a small piece of ribbon with a stapler then popped a gem over the top to hide the staple. Add Birthday tag attach with brads and voila

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


This is for the challenge at Crafty Creations
My favoutite subject

My Inspiration came from this photo
I love yellow and the black
worked beautifully reminded me of Bee's

Monday, February 23, 2009

Altered CD Calender

I am entering these for the challenge over at Saturday's Workout 43 Altered CD
If you click on the title you also can join in with this fun challenge