'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Been playing…

The scanner doesn’t show this clearly because I used interference ink and pearl embossing powders, so here’s a photo to try to show a bit of the effect.



Love this stamp so much it may yet go on sale again…. 

the background is alcohol inks.


This one’s alcohol inks on acetate (a la Nancy Curry) and is one of

my all time favourite stamps – it’s DL size and I had to trim the image because it’s big!


This was a Birthday card for a friend.

to d

I have more to post but they’ll wait until another day.  

I didn’t realise that ‘Anything French’ is the theme over at the Craft Room Challenge, but it is!

See you soon.


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

My ninth set of pages for the journalling mingle.  Hopefully, they’ll have arrived by now.

love to play 2   love to play 1

When I’d finished my pages, I suddenly realised that the one on the right was the wrong size – I’d obviously worked on one of the offcuts, rather than the pieces cut to size – oops!  I knew it would take me ages if I did another page, so I trimmed the rest of it and matted it onto black, then did the same to the other one to match. I quite like the way her feet go off the edge – not intended – I was going to cut them off.  Serendipitous?

I sent a simple ard to accompany them.


Sorry I’m not blogging much lately – even when I do make something, my heart isn’t in it at the moment – too much to think about right now…

Thanks for bearing with me.


Friday, 9 November 2012

is PINK this week and so are we.

welcome izzie

I’m a Grandma – YAY!

My lovely daughter-in-law gave birth to the gorgeous little Isabella Grace at 1.52am on 7th November - and yes, she is beautiful and I’m besotted  :-)

I made a couple of cards earlier in the week.

where flowers bloom

unity circle

I was going to edit the last one because there are scanner marks on it – I need to clean my scanner again… might just have to try Jo’s trick of using acetate on it!

Finally, there’s some great Blog Candy available here, as soon as they reach 400 followers!  I’ll be putting a link in the Sidebar but for now, here’s one, with a photo…

80 Color Set Contents


Be back soon, but for now am going to make something girly… it’s such a pleasure to be able to say that xxx

Sunday, 4 November 2012



… with matching envelope.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Some quick birthday cards…


I owe the inspiration for this one to Sally, who does the most amazing scenic work.


… and another couple of scraplings