About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

One stitch at a time ~ Red white and blue

It's red white and blue over at: http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Images Used

Bear n stocking Beary dust

Products used
Cosmic shimmer lapis pearl lustre embossing powder
Perfect medium ink
Distress stains
Snowflake stamp
Red ribbon
White glitter
Labels nestability die

I have coloured, glittered and cut the image out and adhered it to layers of the nestability die that are decorated using heat embossing and distress stains.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

http://gruffiesandguests.blogspot.co.uk/ ~ anything goes
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/ ~ Any Holiday
http://52cct.blogspot.co.uk/ ~ Mixed Media

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Earth Wind Fire Water part 2

Hi Everyone, gosh unfortunately for you all I'm back again!

This week we are looking at the remaining elements of wind fire and water.

All the magnets have been made using distress inks, dies and embossing folders.


 Fire was made using a combination of red and orange distress inks.  I coloured the Norse Fire God wtih promarkers in yellow red orange and skin tones.

I placed the image behind some flames that were die cut {peacock feather spellbinders die} from photo paper and coloured using distress inks in the same colour as the background.

I added an Edgar Allen Poe quote about fire too, it reads:  Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.


Water has been a huge part of my life forever, water is my natural habitat it's where I relax, where I feel complete.  So there was only ever one option for water...a mermaid.  I've coloured the image using promarkers and added some glitter.  I used a circle embossing folder to create the illusion of water droplets and a swirl die cut for waves, the waves are capped with liquid pearls as are the centres of the water droplets.  The shells are die cut and a little liquid pearl added just for the sake of given them an edge.  


I created the background using distress inks, stamps and glittery embossing powder.   I coloured the Norse God of Wind with promarkers and die cut the feathers from pearlescent card, I've used liquid pearls in the centre of the peacock feathers.

I've added two wind quotes, the first:  Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May by Shakespeare and the second is:  For why drives on that ship so fast, without or wave or wind.  The air is cut away before and closes from behind.  By Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Okay and finally yet again here are all four element fridge magnets together.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Earth Wind Fire and Water

This time I'm posting a week early to reveal a VERY special image.  As many of you know the synapses in my brain short circuit and I come up with the strangest things.  When I saw the earth wind fire and water theme I knew there was only one thing I could do and that would be to go down the element route, I chose the Norse Gods of Wind and Fire, a mythical Mermaid for water and my favourite which coincidentally happens to also be the very special image...The Green Man or some of you may know him as Jack in the Green.

This post will give you a sneak peak of Water, Fire and Wind but is predominately about Earth.

I've chosen to make a set of oversized fridge magnets.

Earth had it's background coloured using distress inks, and stamps to make a green leafy and earthy background.

The green man was printed and cut out I then painted his face using H2O's and stickles for his eyes, the rest of him is liquid pearl leaves, using various different green colours of liquid pearl.

To set the scene for the Green Man I used a tree stamp, I stamped it multiple times and used multiple copies of the tree trunk to make a thick old knarly tree trunk and the 'bushy' part of the tree was stamped twice.  I used inktense pencils {badly} to colour the tree.  As I was still going down the earthy element route I added some shrooms growing out the tree, a snail climbing up the trunk and some woodland animals {hedgehogs and rabbit} to complete the piece.

I've also used the Green Man in some scrapbooking.  The scrapbook is about a zoo/animal park but I wanted to bring some natural elements into my pages.

For this page I  simply coloured the green man using a variety of green promarkers and tapped him on to the page.  The rest of the page is simply done with a mask and green distress inks and liquid pearls.

For this one I printed the green man multiple times, again I coloured him wtih green promarkers and cut him out to decoupage him.  The rest of the page is completed with mirri card, liquid pearls and green alcohol inks.

Now I promised a sneak peak of next week {which is really the week I should post my inspiration} and here it is.  This shows all four element fridge magnets together.  Earth Wind Fire and Water.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

One stitch at a time ~ Men

It's men fortnight over at:  http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Images used

My Weekend

Products used

White Cardstock
Distress inks
Leaf die
Carrot Stamp
Trowel stamp
Green mirri card

For this project I made a twisted easel card.  I distress inked the background, matted the image on the mirri card and used die cut leaves, carrot and trowel stamps for embellishments.

I am entering in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Song Lyrics

This fortnight we are being prompted by our favourite song lyrics over at Ikes World Challenges, I'm not sure how popular this song is but if your a Greys Anatomy and or McDreamy or my personal favourite McSteamy fan you are likely to have seen the musical episode of Greys where Calliope/Callie Torres has an out of body experience after a car crash.  She tours the hospital and crash scene singing various songs.  One of the songs Sara {the actress who plays Callie} sang was called The Story.  This is what I chose to base my card on.  Here are the lyrics.

"The Story"

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am

But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true, I was made for you

I climbed across the mountaintops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
But, baby, I broke them all for you

Oh because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do, and I was made for you

You see the smile that's on my mouth
It's hiding the words that don't come out
And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed
They don't know my head is a mess

No, they don't know who I really am
And they don't know what I've been through
Like you do, and I was made for you

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am

Oh, but these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true that I was made for you
Oh, yeah, well, it's true that I was made for you

I've used distress inks to create the background and world weary and definitely wrinkled face digi image from Ike's Store.   Inside the card I typed out some of the lyrics an used them as the sentiment.

I do hope to see you all playing along and look forward to seeing what songs you chose.