Friday, 30 August 2013

Vintage Costume Jewellery

I love costume jewellery, something to wear that wont break the bank and that gives you a feel good factor about yourself. I found a place that is like an Aladdin's cave, I could browse it for hours. I filled my basket full of goodies and was amazed at how little it all cost.

I know you all like me love a bargain so let me show you what I got.


I had this less than 24 hours when my 2 daughters laid claim to some pieces

Natalie claimed the Vintage Wall Clock necklace

Vintage wall clock necklace

Lauren claimed the Vintage Camera Clock necklace

vintage camera clock necklace

I managed to hang on to the Light Green Bubble Resin Bead Ball Rhinestone Chic

Green bubble rhinestone

and the Blue Lady's Bubble Bib Statement Chain Choker Necklace

bubble bib choker

This Red Enamel Metal Fashion Owl Bracelet I totally fell in love with.

owl bangle

And lastly 2 phone dust plugs a Gold Crown and a Panda

gold crown dust plug Panda dust plug

So the price for this lot came to only $21.78 and very cheap shipping to the UK too.

Go over and have a nosey as you may just find some stocking fillers ready for your Christmas presents.

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Look Ma!

Well this little guy couldn’t be more apt for us this weekend.

Look Ma from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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Coloured with Copic markers and chalk pencils and teamed with The Good Life papers by Fancy Pants.

Friday morning I’ll be off to get a tow bar and cycle carrier fitted to the car. We have been itching to get further afield with our bikes, it will be lovely to take them with us and enjoy days out too.

look ma2


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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Not Just an Igloo

A Christmas card no less made with Igloo from Mo’s Digital Pencil, Although it is one of the cutest ones I’ve seen.


Just look at the face of the pup with his little head cocked to one side.

Coloured with Copic markers and Chalk pencils.

Wintery papers snowflakes , dicut corner, trees and frosty blossoms


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Monday, 26 August 2013

Pencil Lined Digital Stamps

More of the Pencil lined Christmas Stamps, these have proven so popular that we thought we would treat you to a few more.
This one would be perfect for the fashion conscious lady.

Of course we needed one for the men too.

and the gorgeous
 Bow Bells.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Take a Bow


Baby Bow from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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Such a sweetie, coloured with Copic Markers and Chalk pencils then teamed with a spellbinders fleur di lis die, Papertrey Ink designer paper and a pretty ribbon to finish.


baby bow2


Saturday is a together Day for Chris and myself, weekends we take time out to be together and enjoy each others company.

Today I declined from the cycle ride but Chris went out early morning and come home like a drowned rat, he was soon showered and ready for the rest of the day together.

It was a naughty kind of day, it started well with porridge and banana for breakfast but then we did the sin of going to Dalton Park and grabbing a Latte to go from Thornton’s (you always get a chocolate to go with the coffee, now if that wasn’t bad enough we had to pass by Millie's cookies and a toffee cookie was calling our name, not one but two each, oh well I’m sure a cycle ride tomorrow will sort that out for us.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend too.

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Friday, 23 August 2013

Triple Bright Lamp–Daylight Company

Over the last few weeks I have been using the Triple Light Daylight lamp from the Daylight Company  to craft under.


The image above was took in full daylight 12:00 noon in my home, you can see the difference it makes to my work area even at day time.

I first used it clamped onto my table top the I got the floor stand which is amazing, the structure of the legs are cast iron so it is really sturdy.

Ultimate 5 spoke floorstand, White Packaging Image

When I first thought about the triple light I was thinking triple the brightness comparing it to my original desk lamp and magnifier but what I hadn’t banked on was the fact that it would have triple the spread of light, this for me as a crafter is the most amazing part of the lamp.

Triplelamp2_JHThe image above shows the lighted area that this lamp gives to me.

I often have what you could say is a dumping ground on my desk, I tend to gather things that I would like to use in making a card and plonk them on the desk what the lamp does to help is give me no shadows so that colours are true and it is easy to map out the card with matching items before gluing them in place.

I’m so happy with the productiveness of this lamp, over all a big 10 out of 10 I’d give this one.

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Thursday, 22 August 2013


I found a lovely new company to me, From The Heart Stamps, of course it would have been impolite to pass it by without a purchase, so my image today is called Drenched.


The sentiment comes with the digi stamp and I’m dedicating this card to all of the UK as I would like brilliant sunshine back please.


Coloured with Copic markers and Chalk pencils and teamed with the Animal paper pad designs by First Edition

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Paint your own Canvas

Sometimes we need to take the plunge and paint our own Canvas in life and I found just the image to express this and make an inspirational card with.

Joanie by Mo’s Digital Pencil 


This is the figure that I am aiming for with my healthy eating, I may need a wizard to go with her to work a bit of body magic for me.

Having said that I have been back out on my bike and did a healthy 10.5 miles tonight, I’m in training for the up and coming bank holiday as I just know Chris is going push me over the weekend.


Coloured with Copic makers and Chalk pencils and teamed with First Edition papers.

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

The new Kitchen–Finally

Sunday morning and the Sunday roast is cooking in the new oven and smelling divine.

we have finally got to the stage that we can show you the new kitchen, it is more like a walk in cupboard as it is only tiny but it has been a real labour of love, stripping it right back to brick work to combat the rising damp that was plaguing it.

This first picture is a panoramic view and it is a bit jumpy but you will get the gist of it from the other photos.

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Friday, 16 August 2013

The C Word

Scary I know but it will eventually have to be said…. Christmas Cards eeek!

From Bethlehem by Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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Coloured with Copic Markers, chalk pencils, Pan Pastels and a white sharpie marker.

The dies I used are Spellbinders cross die set and a Cheery Lynn holly branch.

I kept it simple as the image is so vibrant I didn’t want to overwhelm it.

from bethlehem2

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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Dream Team Blog Hop of the Month - Fruit

Its blog hop time again and your chance to win one of two $5 credits for Mo's Digital Pencil don't forget your comments on our DT's blogs along the way...our host this month is me and a the theme is


girly girl Candy3

It could be an image a paper and embellishment a word etc.

Mine is papers and colours

My image is Girly Girl Candy from Mo’s Digital Pencil and if you could bottle that smile you’d be worth a million.

girly girl Candy1

My papers are from Nitwit and called Life's Little Lemons

Image coloured with Copic Markers and Chalk pencils

girly girl Candy2

Next up is the uber talented Gretha so be sure to pop over there.

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there is a couple of spot prizes on comments left

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Royal She…

This is one of the Royal Babies that Mo created, one for the he variety and one for the she variety.

The Royal She from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

the royal she1

Oh you can see who would be the boss in that household, mind you she would be sure to melt any Mom and Dads heart wouldn’t she?

Coloured with Copic Markers and Chalk pencils and teamed with First edition Spring Drop papers.

I found a chip board baby embellishment that worked too and used a Memory Box corner die.

the royal she2

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Monday, 12 August 2013

It’s here……

At long last.

Scooter Santa


The Christmas Wrinklies available as a CD-rom or a Paper Pack from La Pashe 



Don’t miss out, these are moving pretty fast for old timers.

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