xx Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog - your comments are all greatly appreciated xx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

All Dressed Up

Don't fall down, but here's a mid week post from me!!!!

I can't believe that there was frost on the car this morning and the temperature gauge read minus one degrees.  Only last week it was 21 degrees, no wonder there are so many people with colds.

Talking of colds, Mark and I have been without heating for the last three weeks as our boiler was condemned - booooo.  The boiler men have been here for 3 days now fitting a new one so fingers crossed this evening we will have some heat.

Anyway, my reason for being with you today is not to complain but to show you one of my projects from the Clarity Stamp show on Create and Craft at the weekend.  Were you watching?

When my parcel arrived with this months stamps and stencils I knew immediately what I was going to do with this one, it was shouting "iris folding" at me.

After drawing an outline of the stencil onto a piece of copy paper, I began working out the pattern for the dress.  I then used the red and blue backing papers from the stencils to create the folds.  If you'd like my pattern please give me a shout and I can pass it on to you.

The outline around the edge of the card was created using the bottom of the Clarity Style dress stamp and coloured in with Spectrum Noir pencils.  I love these pencils as they blend so easily and give a great effect.

Materials used:
Stamp - Clarity style
Adirondack ink - cranberry

I'll be back throughout the month with more of my samples from the show, so please pop back I'd love to hear your feedback.

xx Happy crafting xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014


Welcome to November and thanks for popping over to my blog, I hope you can stay a while and have a look around.  My inspiration is there to give you inspiration in the hope that you can go away and create a piece of art.

Over on the Clarity blog our new monthly challenge has just started with the theme of TRAVEL. Hands up who wants to come and join in the fun?

Here's my inspiration for the challenge:

Materials used:
Stamp - bicycle
Stamp - posy
Stamp -  garden set
Stamp - lamp post set
Stamp - tree branch
Sentiment - word chain 5
Stencil - brick wall
Adirondack ink - red pepper, lettuce & stonewashed

I hope you have great fun with this challenge and I can't wait to see your projects.

I will be going to the NEC next Sunday so please say hi if you spot me.  I'll be the one with loads of bags :-)

xx Happy crafting xx