Thursday, 25 June 2015

Trinket Box


Good Evening everyone, 
I wanted to share this project with you all made for the "Scrappers Delight Blog - June Challenge" and "Scrappers Delight Facebook Group - June Challenge" which is an altered art challenge. I decided to up-cycle an old box my mobile phone came in. I got to use up lots of scraps of card, paper, ribbon and lace and used some larger flowers from deep within my craft stash.


I have used the "Magnolia Tilda With Daisy" stamp and have coloured her with "Derwent Inktense Pencils" and highlighted her with my white paint pen. She has been cut out with nesties. The sentiment is from "Pink Petticoat" digi stamps.


All the flowers have been heat embossed with crystal powder to add a bit of sparkle. All edges of the box have been heat embossed with gold ink and powder.


The tulle, buttons, gold twine, brown twine and resin lock are all from "Live Love Crafts". The flowers are all from the "Ribbon Girl" and the ruffled trim is from my local craft shop "Haven Crafts".

I've really enjoyed making this project.

Thank you for visiting me.


I'd like to enter the following...

Crafty Gals Corner -#25 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments Blog - #71 Anything goes with option of wet or dry embossing.
Midweek Magnolias - #116 Anything Goes.
Stampvie and more - #240 Box.

Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams


Good Morning,
Well it's all change in my life at the moment, the school closes it's doors next Friday 3rd July and I start my new job on the 6th July. So I've been inspired by recent goings on to make this card. Using a Saturated  Canary digi that I've had printed out and uncoloured for ages and a sentiment from pink petticoat digi stamps.


I have coloured the image with my Derwent Inktense Pencils and highlight with a white paint marker. I'm watching tutorials on you tube for colouring tips as I'm still new to these pencils, but I'm really starting to enjoy them and have hunted out lots of images Ive got printed out and stored away, eager to breathe life and colour into them.


The design papers are scraps and off cuts from my scraps box, the pink pearls are from deep down in my craft stash and the tulle is from live love crafts.


I'd like to enter the following...

Monday, 15 June 2015



Good Afternoon, 
I've had a bit of a creative flow going on these last few days, I have up cycled a wooden frame and made a matching card.
I have used a "Lili Of The Valley" stamp and coloured it with "Inktense" pencils. 


The papers are from my stash and cannot remember the name sorry, the tulle and pearl hearts are from "Live Love Crafts".  The flowers, buttons and twine are from the "Ribbon Girl".  The sentiments are from "Pink Petticoat".


I have left room to add personalisation's to both card and frame, the image in the frame can eventually be replaced with a photo of the happy couple.

Thanks for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Crafting From The Heart - Anything goes.
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - #56 Anything goes.
Not Just Cards - #21 Anything goes.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Poop Happens


In my case poop certainly does happen. Well sorry I've not blogged anything in such a long time, but real life gets in the way sometimes. The school I work at is definitely closing on July 3rd and I'm loosing my job. Very sad news, especially as the school is over 432 years old :(.

Anyway, wanted to share this card with you all, made with a "Mo Manning" digi - "Poop Happens". I have coloured the image with my "Derwent Inktense Pencils" (still need lots of practise with these). 


I have used a selection of "Dove Craft" papers for the inside and the outside. The Ribbons and flowers were from "The Ribbon Girl" and the wobbly eyes are from deep down in my stash pile lol.


The sentiments were computer generated. Something a little different to ease me back into crafting. I will be making another 4 of these to hand out at work before we leave.

Thanks to anyone who visits me.


I'd like to enter the following...

Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes (Stash).
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Save St Bees School #savestbeesschool


Well, as some of you may know form previous blog posts, I work at "St Bees School" and last Friday 13th March we were dropped the biggest unexpected bombshell that the school is to close 4th July 2015. There has been a fall in pupil numbers This means they cannot sustainable run the school anymore.

This is completely devastating and heartbreaking for us all and I feel as though I have been grieving for the last week. We have received an overwhelming response from the community local, national and internationally.

The pupils have made this video stating what the school means to them, please watch and share:


We have received support from famous old boys Stuart Lancaster and Rowan Atkinson, and there is a "Rescue St Bees School Group" set up to try and come up with a viable business plan to save the school, they need to raise 2million to sustain the school for 2 years and the current funds raised stands at £250 K in just over a week.

This is very overwhelming, when I have to continue to work with the children on a daily basis, faced with the uncertainty of whether I will be facing the dole queue this summer.