Thursday, 30 May 2013

100 .......

YAY!!!!!!   Post number 100 and bit of exciting news. I have been invited to join the Design Team for Crafty Ribbons by Mandy the DT Leader and feel highly honoured to join them.
 Thank you for the invitation. I hope I can live up to the challenge!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

A Card For Fathers' Day...

Here's a card made with Pion papers from the For Father range. What do you think??
It's suitable for both fathers day and birthdays. Hope you like it....

Monday, 27 May 2013

Desk Organiser....

A second chance to do this workshop.
Lots of people couldn't do the last class to make the desk organiser so Pink Tulip are arranging another class, which will be held on a Saturday. It may be the 22nd of June if that is suitable for the people on the waiting list. So if you are interested give PTC a call for more details

Sunday, 26 May 2013

The full Picture....

Well here it is, hope it was worth waiting for. It's a Graphic45  12 x 12 Matchbox. I saw a version of this and just had to do it my way. It takes layers of gesso, texture paste, lettering, metal embellies, flowers, lace and die cuts followed by spraying inks and Treasure Gold gilding wax to get to this stage.
I know I still have to complete the inside, this will be made as a scrapbook style page. If you have never seen a matchbox the inside pulls out and you decorated it as you wish and the frame is done separately. They come in various sizes.  The doorplate has had texture paste on through a stencil and a doorknob added. and the memories word has been sprayed with inks. The matchbox, doorplate and key (which is on the side panel) wooden memories word are all available at Pink Tulip Creations
The clock is die cut from copper metal sheet and gesso is applied to it and all the flowers, embellies etc. The doorplate has had texture paste on through a stencil and a doorknob added.
I have already been asked if I would do this project as a class so we will have to see.
So there you have it. I don't know how I am going to do the inside just yet, I keep changing my mind about how I want it to look, and yes I will put it on here as soon as it's completed. I hope you think it was worth waiting for because it is one of the most favourite things I have made.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

A Bigger Picture...

Hi bloggers, this another peek with bad photography as its upside down!! This pic is of the bottom right side.

This one is a much better pic. I will give you the full view on tomorrows post. Hope you can join me here. Hope you can wait that long.

Friday, 24 May 2013

A Bigger Peek...

These pics are of the top edge of the project, just wish I was a better photographer, another technology failing of mine. So do you like these? I do hope so.

Okay, so this one is botton left corner, you can see much more detail on tomorrows peek. I've always wanted to say this..... Can you see what it is yet??????? 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Delayed Post....

Sorry guys for the delay of my sneaky peak. Lost all Internet connection at home for two days. Hopefully will be ok now.
So do you like this peek, I wonder??? Shall I give you more tomorrow, I think I just might.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

2nd Peak..

There are one or two of my followers who have seen this project in the realy life so it's not totally an exclusive peek. Anyway hope you are liking the bit that you see.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Pink Tulip Creations are showing the desk organiser that I am doing a class with on their Facebook page today

Work In Progress....

Here's a sneaky peek at a project I've been working on. I thought I have just got to have a go at this.  but it's not finished yet, so I am only showing little bits just to wet your crafty apetite. How mean is that!! Anyway here's the first peak....

Woooh have I got you wondering?? there will be another one tomorrow.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Deb's Prize...

God morning guys, and welcome to my new followers. Wow you guys are amazing, I can't beleive how quickly you have joined me here and will hopefully continue to enjoy visiting here.

So here's Deb's prize, after some major debate (what do you get the crafter who's bought everything, well nearly, I have chosen this...
Deb has got a Kaisercraft Rockpool set of papers and stickers and a Kaisercraft set of Bubble Gum Hills Rubber Stamps. Enjoy Deb xx

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Randon Prize Winner.....

Conratulations number 1. That's you Deb G well done and well deserved as you have been with me on the blog from the beginning. Your prize will be revealed soon.

If I ever come up with an idea using a computer again  have me committed straight away!!!!!

Friday, 17 May 2013


To anyone who visited here earlier and saw the " random number generator" on here.
I have spent the last FOUR hours,  with Sheila, trying to fathom out how this thing gets on a blog and when we finally get it right, we think, guess what?? Anyone could have clicked on it and generated a number!!
So as you can imagine I'm a bit stressed at this moment in time and think Sheila is about to throw my computer at me.
We have found all the right instructions but it doesn't help when your computer is on a mega go slow and you keep losing Internet connection.
Well, back to square one and back to the lap top. I will get there just give me Valium and a bit more time
P x

Follower numbers...

Hello, ok so here are your names with a number next to them and if that number is drawn from the random number generator you will be the prize winner ... Here goes...

I. Deb G
2. Pauline B
3. Button
4. Sam S
5. Helen B
6. Emma G
7. Suzanne K
8. Samantha W
9. Tracy O
10. Sybil D
11. Rebecca D
12. This one has gone missing so if drawn will draw again
13. Sue W
14. Heidi S
15. Teri O

Good Luck to all of you, because I do appreciate you

Thursday, 16 May 2013

We've done it....

Thank you guys!! We 've reached the magic number so later today I will check out the number generator and number you all so that I can do a random prize draw.
Good luck all and thank you again. P xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Not Quite.....

There yet!!
Sorry guys we haven't got to fifteen yet, although that's what it says. Number fourteen is actually ME!
I told you I was a numpty at this computer stuff. I was just showing how to be a follower and what to do and what do you know ?? The next thing  had clicked a button and become a follower on my own blog. So one more to go.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


To my new followers. Only two more to go!! I better start looking for a suitable prize.
Look out random. Org here I come eek!!!

Monday, 13 May 2013

Prize Give Away.....

When I reach fifteen followers .
I am thrilled to reach ten followers, so have decided that if I can reach fifteen I will do one of those generated prize draws for those fifteen followers.
Each follower will be given a number and then I will use the random number generator to pick out a winner. Crickey that means I have to learn how to put that on the blog ooh err!!!
Do you fancy being a follower with a chance of winning a prize? Not that I'm resorting to bribery by the way it's just that if you are a lurker on the blog you might enjoy being a fully fledged follower instead.
So here goes peeps, wonder how long it will take?????? Better start looking for a prize then.

Saturday, 11 May 2013


On my blog YAY!!!
I am highly honoured that you are following my blog and hope I can keep you interested in my crafty ventures. Your comments are muchly  appreciated 'cause it's nice to know I'm not rambling on to myself sometimes.
I can see from the stats page that there are lots of you out there looking at the blog and again I thank you.
Now all I need to do is keep learning more computery type things so I can make it an even better blog, but you may have to bear with me on that one, it may take a while unless I can find a nine year old to do it for me :-)

Graphic 45.......

Secret Garden Folder. For sooooo long now people have been asking me to do a class based on my Ladies Diary folder, made with Graphic 45 of course,  and my Tim Holtz version, so I have made a version with the Secret Garden papers. It's very pretty and we are taking names now in order to book a class. It will be priced at £40 with a £20 deposit to secure a place. It will probably be in July but we are still working on a date.
If you think you might be interested contact Pink Tulip for more details. It's on show in the shop if you want a look at it.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Pink Tulip Creations.....

Mannequin workshop. I had a lovely time yesterday teaching at PTC. Our lovely ladies were making a mannequin. I used a stamping onto tissue technique along with some painting and adding torn book pages. Most ladies did the same colour way as mine but a couple of them changed and did their own colour but the same design. It was a lovely relaxed class which I enjoyed teaching.
Well done ladies!! Your work was beautiful and I do hope you enjoyed your class.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

More Sewing....

Related Cards. I did say how fond I am of designing cards with a sewing theme so I have another three to show you that I made a while ago.
I have used a birdcage to make the bustle on this dress form and finished off at the waist with ribbon roses. I've painted a panel of canvas and stamped onto it then edged it with lace and braids and layered it onto a punched panel. Some more stamping with the Kaisercraft scissor stamp and the stamps used are a Katy Fox range from Toodle and Binks.

this card as A4 size and features a Tim Holtz Sizzix  dress form die, a Spellbinders Die for the background shape and the scissor stamp is Kaisercraft.

I have used a Spellbinders die again for this card, a dress form again, a Marianne Butterfly Die, the birdcage stamp is Kaisercraft. This card is 8 x 8" size.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

New Goodies......

At Pink Tulip. Oh my word!! Have we got some new goodies for you.
Storage for your Stickles and Liquid Pearls and also your bottles of Distress Stains/Paints etc....
how cool are these??? they come undressed, so to speak and you can decorate them any way your little hearts desire.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Do You Remember....

The desk organiser I featured on here, (Sunday 31st March) well sooooo many people have asked me about teaching a class on how to make it so it's now happening. I will be teaching the class at Pink Tulip Creations on Thursday 23rd May and places are going fast. If you are interested in this class contact the shop ASAP to book your place..

Friday, 3 May 2013

How Simple....

Thought you might like a little look at this simple card. It is a card sent to a friend recently and I just had to take a piccy of it to show you.
I was amazed to see the use of coloured pencil sharpenings  to make the flowers and along with a bit of hand writing and a hand drawn bow it looks brilliant. I do have to add that this was a bought card and not a bespoke hand made one (like what we clever peeps do). So next time you need a quick card in a hurry girls, get your sharpeners out!!!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Blog Friendly....

Hopefully I have now made it easier for you all to follow me on this blog. I know many of you don't have google accounts etc... So I have clicked a couple of buttons that enable you to be a follower without an account. So try it out and let me know if it works for you and once again thank you for coming on here and having a look at my work.

Scrap Pages....

Helloooo, I'm back!!
Sorry for my absence these past few days, busy, busy busy. Didn't mean to neglect you all.
Here's a look at the scrapbooking pages I will be teaching tonight, using the gorgeous 75cents Kaisercraft papers (I always want to call it 50 cents after that rapper person, get me knowing about rappers!! ). You can't go wrong with a few sheets of Kaiser, so fab to work with. I have made a little booklet to fit into a little pocket. Have been making a few little booklet type pages lately, note to self must move on to something else now.