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

Thursday, 25 January 2018

I got to play for a while today and had loads of fun… I’m waiting for my new Oxides and was sorting through some stuff when I found two of my favouritest stamps, so I thought I’d use them. I LOVE these girls!

I’d seen the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge of ‘Tag it’ and realised I hadn’t stamped a tag in YEARS! While playing, I used the inks on a piece of card, too – can’t waste that ink on my mat! I only used two inks – Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron – with a touch of Picked Raspberry - looks as if I used a lot more!



I’d like to enter the

Tag it Challenge on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

and the

Anything Goes Challenge on Addicted to Stamps 

Thanks for looking!

See you soon



Saturday, 20 January 2018

Just finished a journal page and I thought it would be perfect for the Art Journal Journey Challenge – New Year, New Adventure – so I decided to upload now…before life gets in the way Smile


While I’m here, I’ll upload another page I completed a while ago…


Thanks for looking.

See you soon!



It feels like a long week this week…it’s been cold and miserable and wet. Some of the country is covered in snow, we in the North West have our usual wet rain but it’s also pretty cold and the hailstone showers have been coming thick and fast. Maybe that’s why I’m thinking of sunshine and spring?

Our Yahoo group had a request for Sunshine this week, so I made the following cards…



Seems I’m still into frosty colours, lol.

I’ve been making other bits and pieces, amongst which are these…

PA Smile

A Scrapling (left over card after cutting a larger one down)



…a watercoloured card…


…and some journalling snippets.






I think that’s enough for now…Winking smile

I’d like to enter the following:-

Penny Black challenge – Anything Goes

Country View Challenges – Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations – Cold and Frosty Colours

Try it on Tuesday’s Favourite Things


Inspiration Destination’s Anything Goes challenge.

Thanks for looking and thank you for all the lovely, encouraging comments on my last post! 

See you soon!



Saturday, 13 January 2018

I’m not feeling blue at all, but there are a couple of ‘Blue’ or ‘Frosty Colour’ challenges around and I thought I’d share some of my latest cards.…




More pink than blue, perhaps…


This one’s clean and simple…


…and this is a page in my journal from yesterday…


…which I really liked, so I made a card the same way. Just goes to show how much difference gesso and a bit of white paint makes. I changed the words because I wasn’t too impressed with the way the first two stamped when I used them. They are still there, but in gold ink, so you can’t see them on this. There’s a lot of gold on this card…mainly crackles but you can’t see them in the photo.


I’ll enter one of these into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge – No Patterned papers

That’s Crafty Challenges – Feeling Blue

Stamping Sensations – Cold and Frosty Colours

Addicted to Stamps – Clean and Simple

Try It On Tuesday – My Favourite Things

Frilly and Funky – Three of Something

Country View Challenges – Anything Goes

I’ll be back soon.

Thanks for looking!



PS I’m unable to upload at the moment – Bad Gateway????!? I’ll try again later…x

Monday, 8 January 2018

I’m going to TRY to blog more often this year…famous last words, I hear you say??? We’ll see …

So, there are a few ‘New’ or ‘Something New’ Challenges around at the moment and I thought I’d concentrate on that in this post.

I recently bought a few new Penny Black Stamps – I do love their flowers – so I’ve been playing with them the last few days.

The first is this beautiful blossom stamp..stamped with Tombow Markers and watercoloured afterwards. Some of the inks were smudged by my clumsy painting, but I don’t mind the small smudges.


Here’s another using the same stamp … Not too happy with the way that ‘Many Thanks’ stamps – it’s unusual for PB stamps, which are usually amazing quality.


Here’s another one, where I was just messing around, really.  Not sure I’ll keep this one… I stamped over an inked background, so it’s very subtle and the black is a little overpowering.


This is one I’ve had since December, but hadn’t really used until now.


Here’s my latest…I LOVE this stamp! I love magnolias but this is so pretty.


This is another magnolia stamp I’ve had for a long time but hardly used – seen next to the above, it looks very insignificant!


And here’s a little Bible Journalling.



I’ll enter one of the above cards into the following challenges:-

Allsorts – Something New

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Something New

Penny Black and more – Something New

Everybody Art Challenge – Latest Purchase

See you soon!

Thanks for looking.



Friday, 5 January 2018

Oh my goodness!  Is it really that long since I blogged???

My apologies – that’s what Christmas does Sad smile when you get stuck into making gifts and cards and gift cards and foodstuffs for peeps!  I always find it saps my creativity and really enjoy the down time afterwards to recharge my creative batteries.

It’s really not what Christmas is all about, is it?  As a Christian, I find it especially difficult when everything is so commercialised and so money driven and I get pulled into the trap…

I’ve decided to cancel next year’s Christmas Smile and am planning on being far away!

Enough of that. I hope you all had a lovely time and spent it with people you love.

I’ve been gradually getting back into my art and it’s been good. I had intended doing snowy things but it just hasn’t happened because I’m already thinking Spring and Spring flowers… I have a beautiful bunch of brightly coloured tulips in front of me and they are so joyful!

I’ve also done more Bible journalling and good old journalling, which has been fun. I started a book of quotations and I’m really enjoying writing and painting that, but maybe I’ll share some of that at a later date. I have stuff from last year I still haven’t shared and I know there are a lot of ‘New’ challenges around at the moment, but I’ll start by showing you a couple of cards from last year…



… some Bible Journalling…


…and some journalling.


Onto 2018!





I’ll enter the above into the Art Journal Journey challenge – New Year, New Adventures!

I’ll enter one of the cards into the Anything Goes challenge on

Country View Challenges

I’ll be back soon to share more…but for now, I wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Thanks for looking.