Friday, 31 August 2012

Little Maze Books

I decided to show my granddaughter how to make little books. We started with a little maze book. It was an opportunity to use some of my ephemera.
Some of my pages.
A work in progress
My finished book using my new TH die.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012


 I am working on the floor as I am trying to tidy stuff away to get out the items I need for my next project. Why am I sharing this???? Well it is the Wednesday mad dash around the globe to snoop some workspaces. Dash to Mrs Dunnits blog to join in.
These are some journal pages I made for a swap about the things we like.
If you visit me please leave a comment and I will return the favour. I will also try and visit some different blogs this week.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Hello WOYWWers. I am back this week to share my workspace. Got some new stash to play with. Click on the link to Mrs Dunnit's blog our fearless Red Leader and snoop more desks around the world. 
 Some Alpha doodled ATC's for a swap I am joining in.
 Tried my hand at Lino Cutting. 
This is my stamp and the print.
 Today we went to the Wild Boar Park near Chipping in the beautiful Trough of Bowland. 2 of my grandies enjoying a bit of Go Karting.
 3 of them feeding the Deer.
 Yaz milking Molly.
BTW Molly isn't real.
Chicken stroking.
The chick is just 10 days old.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Postcard and Journal Pages Swaps

 Alphabetica O and P Postcards.
Lots of stamping layers on the 
Paris Postcard using Fluid Chalks.
Mostly stamps from Stampattack Art Stamps.

Bird Journal pages for another swap
All stamps from Stampattack Art Stamps.

Friday, 17 August 2012


 Home made string stamps. I covered this topic a few years ago on my blog. I made a couple of new ones. The top right is made on foam core board which is an ideal way to mount stamps. It is available in large sheets from art shops and can easily be cut with a Stanley Knife.
Cover your mount with PVA and glue on your string design.
You need to keep pressing it down till it sticks properly.
 Home made funky foam stamps. These are cheap fun and easy to make and an ideal project for children.
Plan your design and draw with a biro. Press as hard as you can to make the indentations for your design. I made all mine 6 x 4 inches for backgrounds but you can make them any size.
To ink them up lay the foam stamp face up and slide your inkpad across the stamp and then tap more ink to make sure it is covered. Lay your card on top and brayer over it to transfer the ink. peel it off carefully.
You can also die cut the foam and draw some accents on it with your biro.

 This stamp is made by cutting up rubber bands and glueing them to thick or corrugated card or foam core board.
I used a couple of metallic inkpads for the print.
Here is my finished postcard I made for a swap.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


I have been out of town all day at a funeral so I am late posting this
Catching up on swaps. I had to make a button tag with hand made buttons. It took me longer to find the items than make the tag.
It's Wednesday so go to Julia's Blog and share your workspace. 
Go on I dare you.

Pity the glimmer doesn't show. I used the cling and scrunch technique for the background.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Clitheroe Today and WOYWW friends

Today Jo (Jozart) and I went to a craft fair at Browsholme Hall
near Clitheroe and met one of our WOYWW friends Lynne and her lovely Doodly Bird stand.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


 My desk this morning. I was finishing my Alphabetica Postcards for a swap. Wednesdays are a fun day and they come around very quickly.
You have seen my workspace so show us yours and link up at The Stamping Ground.
 Postcard M and N swaps.
 Reverse of my postcards.
 A park in Ribchester this afternoon. We set off for Brockholes and the GPS got us lost. I can never resist a swing.
Then we went to Stonyhurst to find out about the Open Days and fed a few ducks and Geese.

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