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Tattered silken wings tag


What can I say – it looks better in real life! I am so rubbish at taking photographs! I would love to be able to capture an image just as I see it. I made this tag as part of the ukstampers A-Z tag challenge and this weeks letter is ‘W’ for wings.

Inks: embossing ink with gold embossing powder, white stayzon, green pen
Card: ivory card with a wash of H2O cherry sorbet and Glitz spritz desert moon antique rose sprinkled with flaked salt, green vellum with computer generated words embossed in gold
Stamps: Stampers anonymous Fairytale frenzy (tattered butterfly), Inkadinkado morphic bugs
Other: Stickles; fruit punch, copper and lime green, gold letter ‘W’, butterfly made from Angelina fusible fibres gold iris, and Fantasy film passionate pink, gems, wire, eyelet, reg/gold leaf, gold pilot pen for the splatters

Drastic Fantastic


It was October 2007 when Harry and I saw KT Tunstall live at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh and yes she was FANTASTIC! I wanted to make a scrapbook page using my concert ticket , the CD cover (inside) and a few photos. I am hopeless at taking photos at these kind of events so I had to go on the scrounge. Many thanks to Martyn who very kindly gave me permission to use a few of his fabulous KT photos.
As I am setting this week CBC challenge – the theme is ‘just the ticket’ so pop in and join in with the challenge.

Inks: Distress inks fired brick and peeled paint
Card: Bo-Bunny’s back to backs My darling blooms and Ella precocious, scan of CD cover, white
Stamps: Elusive images Funky doodles fresh
Other: Tim Holtz hinged clip and grunge board flourish, stickles, domed embellishment, concert ticket and photos



I also made this card as another idea for using a ticket. This card is for Stuart who will be 12 years old in a couple of weeks. The ticket is one from Carolyn’s downloads (I tweaked it a little but kept the overall design) .

Inks: Distress ink fired brick, Versafine onyx black
Card: Bo-Bunny Ella precocious, white, black
Stamps: Stampin up backgound canvas, Stampers anonymous Urban tapestry
Other: ticket, black brads

a sheer mess


I was going to be making a card for Carolyn’s challenge ‘sheer elegance’ using some sheer ribbon but Chiquo decided to go for a dig this morning! Harry had been digging the mint out that had started to spread and I hadn’t quite got around to putting the green plastic netting over the nicely raked surface so Chiquo decided to have a dig and the mud went everywhere!

This gives a new meaning to ‘the mint with a hole’. Chiquo is in the dog house now!

Inks: Archival coffee, versamark with Tim Holtz distress embossing powder weather-worn
Card: Stampin up green and brown textured, plain white, glossy photo
Stamps: All night media paw print (actually a cat’s paw print), Stampers anonymous Tim Holtz Urban tapestry corner
Other: bottle tops, sheer brown ribbon, stampin up brown gros-grain ribbon, white brads, images inside the bottle caps are from Twopeas DW bow wow

Astral tag


Here is my first tag for the ukstampers challenge 34 – we are doing A-Z tags.

Inks: black document ink, Tim Holtz distress inks; weathered wood, mustard seed, dried marigold, black soot, variety of copics, gelly roll sparkly pens, bleach
Card: white
Stamps: Stampers anonymous urban tapestry, Inkadinkado zodiac, Anna Griffin alphabet
Other: Tim Holtz mask flourish, monogram stencil to dry emboss the capital a, sun charm, stampin up eyelet, sequin waste

Sleepy cat black and white ATCs

sleepy cats B_W

Black and white is the theme for the UKstampers April ATC swap so I have gone with; the same stamp, same colours and the same embellishments but keeping each one unique.

Inks: versamark (with white opaque embossing powder), Brilliance graphite black, alcohol ink pitch black
Card: white glossy, plain black, plain white
Stamps: Michael Strong’s Cloisonné cat, Stampers anonymous Urban tapestry
Other: gelly stardust pens black and white, black gems, black feathers, black velour cord

I used compressed air on drops of black alcohol ink and glossy white card to make the black and white splatter background ( Tim Holtz technique) then randomly stamped the tiny splatters.
Can you spot the mouse?