Monday, 16 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone. Normal blogging will resume in January 2014. I apologise for the lack of posts and comments. I promise to try harder in the new year and look forward to catching up with you all!


Saturday, 26 October 2013


Hello Everyone,

Wanted to share these two cards with you, they were a Custom Order for a lady who wanted them made in the Whitehaven Rugby League and Whitehven Rugby Union colours.
The fab image is from "Just Inklined" and coloured with pro markers.

The first card is for her Grandson who plays for WRUFC and their colours are wine and white. The papers are by "Basic Grey".

The second is for her brother who played for WRLFC and their colours are chocolate, gold and blue. The papers are "My Minds Eye".

Both images have been decoupaged for depth.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


It is coming up to our ONE year anniversary and we are going to celebrate with a 29 day treasure hunt.  That means a prize everyday.  The fuller details will be revealed a little later.  Please snag the badge and place it on your profile, become a follower of Eclectic Ellapu and sit back and wait for the 1st of October - make a note of it on your diary but in the meantime keep popping back for the finer details of this HUGE giveaway - you won't be disappointed.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

It's All Gone A little Bit Sketchy

Good Morning,

It's Sunday, it's a Purple week and it's challenge time. Our new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu is a gorgeous sketch Challenge from the lovely Jacki.

I have used this gorgeous Tilda and coloured her with promarkers ad then distressed her with antigue linen inks and a little Christmas sparkle.

The numbers were created with die cuts and cuttle bug as were the trees and deer, I glittered these too. The green beads are from my stash and papers were given to me in a swap. The sentiments used on the card are from a set by LOTV.

I cannot wait to see your take on the sketch, Thanks for looking.

Monday, 23 September 2013

White Christmas

Good Evening Everyone,

I've finally found time to post a card, had many things going on and been super busy at work, but wanted to share this Christmas Card with you all.

The beautiful stamp is from LOTV and has been coloured with promarkers, then I stamped over the top with a clear embossing pad, sprinkled over crystal embossing powder then heat embossed it for super  sparkle.

The design paper is by Basic Grey and I have used a LOTV sentiment stamp wich was embossed with crystal powder, then I used a Memory Box Border die and Marianne Creatable Tree Die, these have been embossed and embellished with gems for added Christmas Sparkle.

I have distressed the edges of all layers, card is from my stash and is a real dark navy blue.

Thanks for looking.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge

Sunday, 15 September 2013

I'm A Genie In A Bottle

Hello Everybody,
Another Sunday and another challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu, this week it's the turn of us purples and the theme is "Inspired By A Song" chosen by the lovely Bonnie.
I have gone with "I'm A Genie In A Bottle" by Christina Aguilera. I used this gorgeous Saturated Canary image and coloured her with my promarkers, experimenting with the hair.
I Used design papers from my stash and my star nesties and gems. The sentiments were computer generated.
I decorated the inside of the card to match.
Please stop by our blog and check out my fellow purple teamies inspirational projects, and join in with the fun.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

It's Sentimental

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope your all well, I'm back! Had 8 weeks holiday from work and 8 weeks holiday from blogging too, but shool re-opens on Wednesday and everything is returning to normal.

Anyway over at Eclectic Ellapu we have a new challenge for you, purple teams turn this week and I've chosen the theme "It's Sentimental" with the sentiment being the main focus on your project.

I have made a luxury Wedding Gift tag using this adorable quote from inkadinkadoo stamps, which i heat embossed in silver.

The netting and twine are from "The Ribbon Girl" and the charms from my stash. The paper roses and beading are also from "The Ribbon Girl".

The design papers are all scraps taken from off cuts.

Thank you for looking, please pop over to our blog and check out my fellow purple teamies inspiration.

Friday, 23 August 2013

I'm still on summer vacation and having a break from blogging. Fingers crossed all will return to normal in September.


Tuesday, 23 July 2013



Friday, 28 June 2013

Kitsch Card

Evening all,

This time next week the school year will have ended and I will be starting 8 weeks holiday :) whoooo hoooo.
Anyway I have an Easel Card to shre with you.
I was looking through my paper scraps folder and came across some of this gorgeous leopard skin paper from Basic Grey and thought it would go perfectly with this Greetings Farm stamp.

I coloured her with my promarkers: Satin, Blush, Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink, ice Grey 1,2,3, Cool Grey 4,5,Black, Lipstick Red and Red. I also coloured the roses from The Ribbon Girl  with my lipstick red promarker. The gorgeous vintage lace is also from the Ribbon Girl.

The quotation stamp is by Paper Make Up stamps and I adore it, goes perfect with the image too.
I made the matching presentation box to protect the card through transit.

This card is available to buy in my Etsy Store.


I'd like to enter the following...

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything But A Square Card.
Crafty Creations - Fashion.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Recipe Time - Eclectic Ellapu

Morning everyone,

Again I'm apologising for my shocking lack of blog posts and comments on all you lovely peeps. Ive been flat out busy at work, this is such a busy term at school!

Anyway time for another challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and this week its the turn of us purples and I'm your hostess. I've chosen a recipe theme:

1 digi/stamped image, 2 embellies, 2 die cuts and 3 design papers.

I used the gorgeous "Graduation Girl 2013" from Saturated Canary and coloured her with my promarkers. I used my grand label and oval nesties and Swiss dots embossing folder. I added two gems from my stash and used scraps of paper. The sentiment is from "LOTV".

Remember you can make anything you want as long as it follows the recipe.Please check out my fellow teamies inspiration here.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

All the B's - Eclectic Ellapu Challenge

Good Morning everyone,
How beautiful has the weather been this past week, we've been suitably toasty warm up here in Cumbria and my vitamin D levels are now packed to the max lol, long may it last. Time for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu this week and it's the turn of us Purples.

Theme: All The B's (use things beginning with B on your card). Ive chosen: B - Baby, B - Butterfly, B - Beads.

These cards were made to order by a lovely lady in America, she opted for white on white with  minimum colour so I used a gorgeous pearlised white card and embossed with roses to symbolise love. The Butterflies which were die cut and embellished with beads symbolise New life. The gorgeous Sugar Nellie Digi was coloured with my promarkers and the card was finished with white roses and flowers from the Ribbon Girl.

I made a tissue lined presentation box for each card, with this gorgeous little embossing sentiment I got with my cuttlebug and was long forgotten about.

Thank you for looking, please check out my fellow teamies creations and you can enter yours with miss linky.
Good luck :).

Friday, 31 May 2013

New Blog On The Block

My lovely Boss Elaine aka Ellapu over at Eclectic Ellapu is launching a Brand Spanking new blog called

It is a monthly challenge blog with an anything goes theme and is souly for altered items, NO cards, layouts or Atc's.

Some of my fellow Eclectics are joining the DT but Elaine is also looking for new blood and is having a DT call until 31st May. If you think you have something to offer wh not enter via Miss Linky.

I'm in awe of people who do altered art, I just wouldn't know where to begin but would like to dabble now and again.

Good Luck :)

Thursday, 30 May 2013

And Now For Something Completely Different

Well as my crafting mojo is completely AWOL, I decided to make the most of the sunshine and share some photos of Whitehaven Harbour that I've taken this morning. 

This one is my favourite of the main lighthouse on the Harbour wall looking back over the town. We have gorgeous views of Scotland and Isle Of Man from here on a clear day.

Being arty with an old anchor.

Even the pigeons were sunbathing in the hot sunshine lol.

The Candlestick Chimney, part of "Wellington Pit" which mined coal.

and a little video compilation for you:

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


For the lack of blogging and comments, I have had to take a small break partly due to expired anti virus, computer hackers and viruses and partly due to real life and a really shitty immune system getting in the way.

My mojo is completely missing in action but hoping with a couple days R & R normal service will be resumed soon, If any of you are still following me by then lol :).

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Eclectic Ellapu - Purple Challenge

Good Morning everyone,

Time for another Purple Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and this week our theme was chosen by the lovely Jacki and it is "Pink and Black and add a skull".

So I have made a pocket fold card and decorated this chipboard skull.

For the outside of the card I used a mixture of pink and black gingham paper by "Craft Creations" and the sentiment is by "LOTV". I coloured Tilda with promarkers and distressed her with black ink. I added some hessian which I coloured with promarkers and embellished with pearls and gems from my stash.

I covered the skull with scrap pieces of pink gingham paper and then covered it with crackle glaze. I edged the skull with black sequins for sparkle when it's hanging and threaded black ribbon through the hole to hang it up. The back of the skull was painted black.

A little bit out of my comfort zone with this challenge. Please check out the totally awesome inspiration from my fellow purplies and welcome our new team members here.

Friday, 3 May 2013

A Quick little share

Good Afternoon,

Just a quick little share for you. This was a custom request for a lady going through a divorce. I have used off cuts of card and papers and embellished with butterflies and pearls. Card measures 5.5" by 2.5" .
I think the sentiment on the inside is so apt for a divorce, it is a pink petticoat digi.
Thanks for looking :).

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Eclectic Ellapu - DT call

The lovely Elaine is recruiting more fellow Eclectics, if your interested in joining our wonderfully friendly, creative and very eclectic family please check out the blog for more details.

DT Call will end on 1st May 2013.
Good luck :)

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes

Good Morning
***Advance Warning - Photo Overload*** lol

Another challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and our hostess with the mostess is Paula. She has chosen an really easy theme - Anything Goes :) .

I have chosen this Exploding Box Card as my inspiration for you all, my first ever attempt and a custom order for my God Daughter.

These are surprisingly really easy to do, I followed a "scor-pal" tutorial for the measurements using my scor-pal board and used up lots of scraps of paper and cards which is always a bonus in my book too.

I love this "Tilda" stamp, you may have seen it a lot recently (so versatile). I coloured her with promarkers and  then cut her out and attached her to the base of the card so she is standing upright. I added stardust stickles to her champagne glass.

I have embellished the card with paper roses, pearl hearts, crystals, butterflies and ribbon. The gorgeously super sparkly numbers I found in my local craft shop :).

I can definitely see me making more of these :).

Thanks for visiting, please check out my purple teams fantastic creations here, and enter you own.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Sorry no blogging or comments in a while, my real job has had to come first these past few weeks. Having to limit my posts to DT  and the odd card only. Really hope to  be back to normal and catch up with you all very soon. Thanks for your understanding.

Monday, 15 April 2013


**Available to buy here**

Good Evening everyone,
quick posting from me as we went back to school today and I'm shattered plus I've not been able to shift a nasty chest infection for a while now so waiting for emmergency Dr to call back.

Anyway this is a new design exclusive to my Etsy shop for Fathers Day. I used the gorgeous "LOTV" stamp coloured with promarkers. The design papers are really old and scraps of a 12 x 12 sheet so cannot remember the name.

I have cut out the bear and decoupaged him to add a little depth to the card. The sentiment is also an "LOTV" stamp, stamped onto kraft card. I have embellished the card with some little diy brads from my stash.

I have also decorated the inside of the card with matching papers.

Thank you so much for looking. Catch up with you all later.


I'd like to enter the following...

Cards For Men - #18 Anything goes.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Eclectic Ellapu - Put a Tag On it Challenge

Well Good Morning Everybody,
Sad day for me last day of my Easter Holidays, back at School tomorrow :( lol. But happy news too it's time for another challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and our lovely hostess is my fellow purpley Bonnie and the theme is "Put A Tag On It".

I have had another request for a custom card with a hidden sentiment tag so thought this was perfect to share with you as inspiration for our challenge.  I coloured the gorgeous "Tilda" with my promarkers and added stardust stickles to her dress and shoes for a little birthday sparkle.

The flowers and buttons are from my stash and the papers are scraps of "MME" 12 x 12 sheets. The happy birthday stamp is by "LOTV", the other sentiment is computer generated and the sentiment tag is by "Penny Black".

Please pop over to our blog to join in the fun and check out my fellow teamies work.

Thank you for looking :).

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Birthday Baker

Good Afternoon everybody.
I have finally found some time to share this card with you all. This is a custom order and my brief was "chef, checked trousers and a cake".
I have used this gorgeous "Tilda" and paper pieced her with "craft creations" papers.

All the design papers used are "Craft Creations", I also used my circle nesties and square nesties and Swiss dots embossing folder.  The gorgeous cutlery was created with a "Magnolia Doohickey die". The flowers are from my stash and coloured with my black promarker and then i added stardust stickles.
The sentiment is computer generated.

The ribbon used is from "The Ribbon Girl" and the sentiment on the hidden tag is a "Lili OF The Valley" stamp. I also made a matching tissue lined box for this card and decorated the insert.

Thank you for looking.


I'd like to enter the following...

Inky Impressions - Paper Piecing.
Rhedd And Rosie Challenge Blog - Monochrome.


Monday, 1 April 2013

Autism Awareness

Good Afternoon and a Happy Belated Easter. I've been away for the weekend so my sincere apologies to my fellow purple teamies on my late posting for this weeks Eclectic Ellapu Challenge.
This weeks theme is "Autism Awareness or use of Primary Colours in your project". The theme was chosen by Trisha and is close to her heart and my own for personal reasons.

I decided to make something which could be stood on a desk to raise awareness, using the jigsaw pieces associated with "The National Autistic Society"

Please check out my fellow purples beautiful creations here.

Thank you for looking :).

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Happy Birthday Grandma

Good Evening everybody and happy Wednesday, school closed today for the Easter Holidays whoo hoo :).
I thought I would share this card, it's a custom order for a 60th Birthday card for a grandma.
I used this super gorgeous image from "Mo Manning" and coloured it with my promarkers and highlighted it with my white gel pen.

I have made the card an easel fold as I think these are always extra special and I wanted to add the lovely poem I found on google. The papers are from my scraps and the gems are from my stash.

The butterflies were made with a "Marianne Creatables" die and glittered. The sentiments were computer generated and glittered.

Thank you for looking :).

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge

Good morning everybody, i'm sorry i've not blogged for a while, I've been poorly this week and not really been up to it. Anyway it's time for another challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and my fellow purple teamie Elisa is your hostess. Our theme is "Baby and/or Pregnancy".

I have decided to go with a pregnancy card and used this gorgeous image from"Redonkulous Designs". I've coloured her with my promarkers and highlighted her with my gel pen. I added a small gem to her earring and hair clip.

The papers are by "Craft Creations" and the flowers are from my stash. The sentiment was computer generated.  I look forward to checking out all your lovely entries, check out our blog to see the rest of the purples inspiration.

Thanks for looking.