Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Christmas Tags and WOYWW

I have finally managed to make a handful of tags after quite a struggle to come up with any ideas - in desperation I went back to my die-cut scraps bag and used up a load of bits from the last couple of years.  
I'm happy I've made a start!

I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, and this week I shall try not to leave it until the last minute to visit!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

November Birthday Card and WOYWW #390

Oh goodness, I'm struggling with Christmas - I still haven't come up with any ideas and several attempts are in the bin!
However, I managed to whip together a quick birthday card for my cousin-in-law and I've just gone and splashed out on some new stash in the hope it might inspire me - any excuse huh!

I gave it a more frosty November feel by adding Rock Candy Stickles to the flowers.

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Halloween Tag and WOYWW

I know I'm late with this but thought I'd share it anyway.  
I made a Halloween Tag to go on some fancy chocolate to give my sister when she brought her boys round Trick or Treating.

I rather like the way the flowers and die cut twigs have a spidery feel - or perhaps that's just a vivid imagination!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who offered good wishes for the speedy recovery of my Guinea Pig Archie last week - he is still doing well and hopefully will be back to his old self very soon!

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

October Birthday Card and WOYWW #387

I have managed to make a quick birthday card for my sister's October birthday, despite all the mayhem of looking after our sick guinea pig.  He became ill and had to have surgery and for the last week and a half we've been nursing him back to health.  I've been too worried to do much arty crafty stuff and I must say a huge 'SORRY' for not returning quite a few visits - I did my best but as soon as Archie was home from the vet's life became very hectic!

Here's the birthday card...
...and matching tag  - I got carried away stamping and nearly didn't leave any space for writing a message - I remembered just in time!

And here's my boy, taken back in the summer.  He seems well on the road to recovery now.

I'm linking up with Julia over at  What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Trying To Get A Little Bit Festive and WOYWW

Just beginning to feel festive and having a bit of a play to see what I'll be doing for tags and cards this year. 
I don't think it will be this!  Despite using Fired Brick Distress ink over the background and on the flower it has turned out pink!  Now I'm not a 'pink' person at all, least of all at Christmas, and even with snow and glitter it still doesn't look festive to me.  So I'm now having a re-think....!  

And while I'm having a re-think I 'm joining Julia over at WOYWW this week!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Finishing Up Before Autumn and WOYWW #384

I have been busy getting the house decorated for Autumn and arty crafty stuff has had to take a back seat.  This is my mantle piece and my method of decorating is anything orange/brown or autumny gets chucked on it!

Although busy changing over from summer to autumn I did get a chance to finish a tag that had been hanging around - it had been left half done when I had no idea what to do to it next!  I used Ranger black Enamel Accents on some of the die cuts and I really like the hard glossy effect of it - I wasn't sure how shiny it would turn out to be but it's certainly better than I expected.

I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Poinsettia and Rose Christmas Card

 Just beginning to feel slightly Christmassy and managed to make the first card of the year!
I used my favourite Tim Holtz Poinsettia die and added a cream rose to the centre of it.
Thank you to everyone who visited me and left such kind comments last week - I really appreciate it and I think I can safely say I'm bug free now - touch wood, so on with the arty crafty stuff! 
I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Welcoming Autumn and WOYWW

I haven't posted much recently as I've been a bit under the weather, and my studio door hasn't even been opened for the last couple of weeks!
However I was given a beautiful bunch of sunflowers this week and they have been on my desk waiting to be photographed - so on that reasoning I'm joining Julia over at