Sunday, 27 September 2015

Rabbit, rabbit ....

Here's a card I've made using the lovely big background from Crafty Individuals Floral Festival CI-443 and the Alice Palace bunnies CI-372:

I've taken the big 'hello' from another Alice Palace stamp, CI-371 and added some of the floral background to it.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

PaperArtsy: Spooktacular Tags

Here we are  using the new Hallowe'en stamps HPHW05EZ from PaperArtsy and Brushos. I've made a tag book with flappy bits, just because I could! 

I only get to do skulls and bones once a year, so was really pleased to get a chance to use these stamps, which are just brilliant.
I've used the Brushos to stamp with this time and if you want the Step by Step, hop on over to the PaperArtsy blog as I'm just going to show close ups here:

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 14 September 2015

Bagsy, I'm it!

I've got a few pics to show you of a bag I'm doing at a workshop at That's Crafty in a couple of weeks (Saturday 26 September).
Here's the whole bag:

We're going to use PaperArtsy Lin Brown stamps, TAP paper and DecoArt So Soft paints:

And here's the reverse:

This is a great way to try out TAP paper and have a go at working on fabric, so if you'd like to come along, just follow this link.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 7 September 2015

New, new, new....!

PaperArtsy has done it again!

Deadly Danger Canvas using HPHW05EZ by Helen Chilton

I love collage stamps, especially ones as detailed as these,and especially skulls and Hallowe'eny things! I've pulled out bits of text and stamped it onto copper to go round the frame.

Poison Frame using HPHW05EZ by Helen Chilton

Here I've used a frame that I already had and just painted it and Treasure Golded it (is that a word?) to fit the colour theme. I had great fun making tiny images on shrink plastic to add as embellishments. I shrunk them all in the oven then I don't have to watch them all curling and sticking (far less stressful!)

Oh Christmas Tree using HPXM08EZ and HPXM09EZ by Helen Chilton

I love all the text in these sets, the fact it's all in different fonts and that you can build them up to create Christmas shapes, in this case a tree and in the next, baubles. I added chain and brads and shell beads to add texture and decoration.

Christmas Baubles using HPXM09EZ by Helen Chilton

This time instead of stamping in black, I've embossed in white on the darker background and used a black pen to bring out the details.

Christmas ATCs using HPXM08EZ and HPXM09EZ by Helen Chilton

The curlicue Christmas Tree in HPXM08EZ is fantastic for repeat stamping to make backgrounds. I like the fact that it's so  easy to ink up just one word from a stamp as in the 'Christmas' border.The detail on the Father Christmas collage is amazing - you can even see the candles on the tree. I added a tiny reindeer from one of the other stamps.

Wonderful stamps - I've really enjoyed being able to have a play with them. Many thanks Leandra and Mark and all at PaperArtsy..


Monday, 31 August 2015

What a hoot....

Have you seen these beautiful owls from Crafty Individuals yet? Whooo could resist them?

I've used them in a couple of projects on glossy card. The detail's amazing:

This one's edged with a tiny flower stamp and delicate leaf  from CI-395 Build a Meadow and then layered up onto brown card.

This second one uses one of the latest background stamps that I use all the time, CI-436:

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 23 August 2015


Please note: Inky Fingers Club this Wednesday is not going to be Miniature Art. Instead we're going to try out the new Irresistible Sprays by Tsukineko.

Miniature Art is now on Wednesday 30 September and here's another peek at what we'll be doing:

We'll be making about eight tiny projects in all.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 17 August 2015


Just had to post a pic of the first piece of miniature art I've made for Inky Fingers Club at The Craft Barn next Wednesday 26 August:

Working on a small scale is really fun and I've got lots more projects ongoing.
If you want to come and join us just follow the link above.

Thanks for looking!