Saturday 28 November 2015


Cowboys or Cowgirls
 is the theme  this week at Dezinaworld  for June's Cheeky Challenge.
June also gave us an image to use if we wanted to.

My cowboy [using the free image]  is making a fast getaway out of town, 
I think he has been up to no good in the saloon.
A digital collage using free to use images and a few from Mischief Circus kits
and put together in my Craft Studio.

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Thursday 26 November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day.

A digital collage  using elements from Mischief Circus kits,
 my own found  and stored  free images.

The boys seem to be in a bit of a flap today,
but Mary and Eva are only going to give them some corn, 
 before their mom calls them in for their
'Dinner' , a delicious  Nut Roast is cooking in the oven.
No need to run, you live with  a vegetarian family.

Will be adding this page to 
the theme is inspirered by Autumn Colours,

Thank you for calling to see me 
 and if you are celebrating Thanksgiving I hope you are having a lovely day.

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Its a Gift --Bags and Boxes challenge at TioT's

Time for another challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays
''Bags and Boxes''
Please pop over for all the details and see the fantastic inspiration from the team.

I love to recycle boxes , especially when needed to give with a gift.
This small box  came to me containing some delicious chocolate

Painted all over with white acrylics, then sprayed , with Dylusions, lemon zest. squeezed orange , just a small amount at this stage
Then  to add some texture a Tim Holtz stencil and modelling paste.
Stencilled round the edges using the same stencil and some spiced Marmalade distress ink

I have had these chipboard flowers for ages [? where they came from] .
These were painted with Pebeo Fantasy paints, water colour stems and a bit of dull glitter.

I added more colouring using the same sprays and highlighted the stencil with gold gilding wax.

So here is the box ready to go, with all the trimmings in place.

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Friday 20 November 2015

Free to roam

A digital page for the Cheeky Challenge over at 
June has given the theme of Churchyards/Graveyard or Grave stones.
I decided not to go down to the dark side and make my page look light and peaceful.
Well that was before I couldn't help myself and added the tigercat, 
would not like to meet one of these anywhere.
However  it does seem well trained as it walks beside its mistress.
I used some of my own stored images, free ones found on the net
 and some from  Mischief Circus sets.

Thank you for taking time to stop by and see what I have been making.
 I always appreciate the comments you leave.

Tuesday 17 November 2015

.Boots on the roof for AJJ

A journal page using a mop up background  and a few pieces of left over die cuts, 
a variety of stamps and a Clarity stencil.

I remembered to take a photo  at this stage,  by now the song 
''These boots were made for walking'', 
was humming around in my head..
 Most of you know, we spent quite a number of weeks each year in our caravan. So, I can tell you when a large bird lands on the roof , you could often imagine it was jumping up and down wearing large boots like these.

My last version using the same page  had me adding some digital images [Mischief Circus] to the photograph  of the page.
This is Maurice ......
 he does look as if the boots are too big for him, but with feet that size he feels he could conquer the world.

There is still another week for you to join the Create a Scene challenge over at 
Try it on Tuesdays, all the information is here.

Also joining in again  at 
inspired by the Colours of Autumn.

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Monday 16 November 2015


A journal spread, created with Paris in mind.
These past few days have effected many folk,
  my heart goes out to the people who lost their loved ones
and those who were so very badly injured, with hope that time will aid their recovery.

A painted and stenciled page, some random stamps and a Dina Wakley bird.
I will add this page to 
Autumn colours

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Friday 13 November 2015


A digital collage today for
where this weeks Cheeky Challenge theme is.... Sisters.
Moo-Mania and More the 100th challenge theme  is Crowns.

I had an imaginary story buzzing around in my head today, where  these two sisters dream about being Princesses. They were allowed to keep deer and  owls  as pets and to wear their crowns all day long.
The majority of these images come from Mischief Circus sets, the others were free from the net.

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Wednesday 11 November 2015

I wonder what they are thinking

Some days you just have to get messy and inky and today was one of those days.
A time to create backgrounds and mop up spare ink from the craft mat.

the theme is Inspired by Autumn Colours
I cannot tell you the exact colours on these pages, but they do have the feeling of autumn for me.
I used a variety of stamped images Paper Artsy, Stampers Anonymous
 and these fun cat images by Katzelkraft.

I wondered what these two could be thinking and remembered many years ago our family cat was a great one for catching mice and birds.
Now don't panic, she never killed them, but brought them into the house alive and kicking.
Presents for her family, 
she never could understand that this was not good,
 she  was never allowed further than the laundry room until we checked 
she hadn't brought home an unwanted visitor.
The dog was no help either, just joined in the game of catch it quick.

So as you see the second version, with a few digital tweeks
 has given the cats a couple of friends to play with.

Thank you for stopping by to see what I have beeen making, the comments you leave me are always appreciated.

Tuesday 10 November 2015

A Christmas Scene

Create a Scene
 is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays.
The team have created an amazing variety of scenes,
 please pop over to see them and get all the details.
Now as we are into November and I am just beginning to think seriously about 
making  Christmas cards, I just had to use this winter scene image [Stampendous]

I stamped this onto plain white card using Watering Can -Ariondak ink pad.
Edged this with silver embossing powder and a hint of blue from an old ink pad.  Water coloured the Holly, then added some glitter for the snow, hard to get a photo, but you can just about see this if you click to enlarge the photo..

It is simply matted and layered, a couple were dry embossed using a Holly folder, 
then shaded with  a variety of distress ink, silver and gold inks pads.

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Sunday 8 November 2015

Remembrance Sunday

Today is Remembrance Sunday here in the U.K..
This is a digital collage created in my Craft Studio.

In Remembrance of all the men and women in our world, 
who  throughout the years,
 past and present,
 have  given their lives,
for the freedom and safety of others.

Thursday 5 November 2015

Halloween memories

Here we are in November and a new challenge begins over at Stamps and Stencils
The new theme has been chosen by Ruth and its called
'Remember, Remember'
we would like you to be inspired by your favourite memories.
Please pop over for all the details and she our memories.

So you may think this is late for Halloween, but at this time of the year
 and a  'found relatives photo', {Tim Holtz]
 it reminded me of  my boys when they were young,
  going out with their pumpkins,
 to call at friends in the neighborhood.

This is how the page started, water colour base,
 old book snippets and  pieces of mesh.

Some texture-- using Tim Holtz stencils and modelling paste
and a little random stamping
Now to begin adding more color, this time with distress inks.
I edges the photo with Frantage Embossing powder.
Stamped out some leaves [Stampers Anonymous]
then fussy cut them.

I used Gilding wax over the stencils , a variety of distress ink shades on the leaves .

This quote is from a Dylusions set of stamps and  I am sure express's  the feelings of many of us Mum's when we think of our children.

Over at Art Journal Journey
 the theme for November is 'Inspired by Autumn Colours', so the boys are off to visit there as well.

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Wednesday 4 November 2015

How did you get there?

June at Dezinaworld is inviting us to join in a new weekly,
 'Cheeky Challenge at....
I may not be able to join each week but I will be trying my best.
I am quite new to creating  digital pages, but am enjoying the journey
and I think this prompt was just right for me to experiment with.
This lovely lady deep in thought,  was the image given  for this week.
All the details are here.

I had great fun  digitally extracting the figure from the background,
definitely more practice needed for this.
I think she is wondering how the monkey got into the cage  and let the parrot out.
The backgrounds and other images are from my Craft Studio, Mischief Circus sets
and from my stored free to use  images.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today. I do appreciate your comments.

Tuesday 3 November 2015

A touch of the blues.

Well here we are into November and I realy must get started in earnest making some Christmas cards.
So to get me in the mood I have done a little blog hopping and found a couple of challenges that gave me some inspiration to get started.....

So I will be joining these challenges

Country View Crafts  November theme  is.....The Colour Blue
Rubber Dance Nov/Dec/ is an Optional theme ........I chose ......Winter Sky

 Reminder...there is still another week to join the challenge over  at
Try it on Tuesdays.....Lots of Layers

I started off my making my own background using an A3sheet, coloured with acrylic paints and watercolours. 
 Next came some stencilling and after spilling my white paint, I took a piece of bubble wrap and used up the paint by dabbing it over the page.
Random stamping stamping using a few old stamps and it was good to go as a base layer.
The tree and sentiment stamps are from  Tim Holtz Christmas Scribbly set.
The snowflakes are a memory Box die.
A little matting and layering with scrap pieces os card and lace and  broken China distress ink for extra shading.

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Monday 2 November 2015

Autumn Colours for AJJ

The new theme for November over at
Inspired by Autumn Colours.
This has to be a favourite season of mine when the colours in the trees
 change from greens to rust, orange and red.

I had already started the first layers for this digital page a few days ago, using digi sets from  Mischief Circus.  Other things needed attention, so they were left stored in my computer.
 When I read the next theme at AJJ was Autumn. I realised I could join in straight away.

The page realy only needed a few overlays using my Craft Studio
 and some of the colour tones adjusted to rusty reds.

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