Tuesday 31 December 2013

2014 Bird Calendar Available now

Remember the Calendar I made with Jo Anns photography? this is now available as a PDF file  that you can save to your computer and then print it out.


The photography is exquisite and I’m sure you will love the images.

The Calendar is available for only $5 and you will get a download link to your email as soon as the payment is made.

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Monday 30 December 2013

The Shame of a Tip of a Craft Room

I stood in the door way next to tears, “where do I start?” “Should I just give it all up as a bad job?”.

I felt thoroughly ashamed of the whole room, it needs organising, so much stuff, so much unused, more card than a craft shop, more ribbon than a haberdashery, something drastic needs doing.

I know, it’s my job, I know it’s my fault no-one else to blame. Standing at the doorway I just wanted to give it all up.

So I figure to get you to understand I need to give you all a visual, if nothing else it will shame me into sorting out this dreadful mess.

I hope you are all sitting down and ready for the shock.

make sure you view this as a slide show to get the full impact of what I am faced with.


So I managed to get nearly 1 unit sorted with my card stock and here it is, I need another 2 to 3 shelves of card adding to this.

1st tidy unit

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Saturday 28 December 2013

Talented Friend

You know sometimes you just have to share a bit of love, I have a crafty friend who is never far away from her camera, this year she has took some outstanding pictures, she isn’t a blogger but she is on Facebook and with her permission I made a 2014 calendar with some of her pictures.

Jo Ann Sinclair, a very talented lady, she is allowing me to show you the Calendar.

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In a video format for you to view

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Friday 27 December 2013

A friend is…

So we all need a special friend yes? I think this says it all.

A friend is by Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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Coloured with Graph’It Markers, Copic Markers and Chalk Pencils.

Teamed with Kaiser Kraft designer papers and a pretty black flower, image mounted on black cardstock from Creative Crafting World.

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Well that is this year nearly out so I need to thank you all for your continues support and encouragement and hope you will all join me for another year. All the very best in life to you all for 2014.

Hope that you have friends in abundance x

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Thursday 26 December 2013

This way or that?

Firstly I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, we did very busy, we sank into the sofa last night and simply vegged out.
I dug out my new slipper boots and as I don't normally wear slippers this is a new experience for me. I sound deprived don't I? Believe me I'm not, it was just personal choice.
So I don't want the fashion police to come after me so which way should they be worn?

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Sunderland Glass Center

On Monday we decided to go and watch a good friend of ours at the Sunderland Glass Center, Davey Martin is such a talented man and this craft of glass blowing is seen less and less with all of the imported glass we see in our homes today, mass produced.

We went to the center full of expectations and we weren’t disappointed.

This is Davey but you will have to forgive the photography as I forgot my camera and had to rely on Chris’s phone.

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Davey used to be a retained Fire-fighter with Chris but his full time employment took him away from it. We managed to stich together a video of Davey at work showing his skills.

They do demonstrations to the public on a daily basis and there is no entry charge so it is well worth a visit.

There is loads to view there like these exhibits.

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I’m lucky to have a few pieces made by Davey so thought I would show you some of them.

The bowls is what Davey was demonstrating in the video.

This is a piece he made for Chris as a gift for him retiring from the Brigade.

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isn’t is gorgeous?

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and this is another bowl in different colours.

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Now those eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed something inside the bowl in the above picture.

Glass baubles.

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Simply stunning and unique.

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You can even book up and have a try at making these yourself.


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Now all of this as wonderful as it is I left out one small detail.

Davey absolutely loves his job, I truly believe he would do it for nothing. Why? probably because no two pieces are alike, every piece is one of a kind.

Please support your local craftsmen, it would be such a shame not to have these talented men and woman.

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Monday 23 December 2013

Glamour Dust Amazing Use–Nail Art

Sometimes you stumble upon something and just love the effect and this week I did just that, clearing away my Christmas craft stash and found my glamour dust, no crafter should be without this stuff.

I used Shellac UV Gel on my nails and had a play with the glamour dust adding it to one of the layers and this is the effect.

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Now I realised that without enlarging the picture it was hard to see the magical effect so I got Chris to video it for me.


I prefer clear nail varnish for my nails but this just gives it a spiced up look, love it.

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Sunday 22 December 2013

A bit of Christmas Every Day from Just Inklined DT

Firstly Happy Christmas to all that have supported Just Inklined over that last year, we are also over on Facebook and we would love to see more of your creations so join us there.
Every Day, one or two of the Design Team will be showcasing their favourite Christmas card that they made with our digital stamps and each one of the girls will be giving away to 2 commenters the image that they used to make their featured card.
I’m kicking off the party with my favourite Christmas card for Just Inklined using Letter From Santa
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Remember to leave a comment for the chance to win the digital stamp
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Saturday 21 December 2013

Gold on White with Spellbinders

Not a lot to this card but I love the look of it.

It started with a bit of play, I used the Spellbinders Rustic Wreath M-bossabilities and the Wreath Die using some silicon gel to adhere the die cuts.


I used glitter glue around the edges of the die cut pieces to add a bit of sparkle and some pearls from Mei Flower as the berries


Tied a pretty sparkly bow around it once I had matted it onto gold card and then glued it in place onto a white card.

Isn’t it pretty?

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Friday 20 December 2013

Official Long Service Photographs

We got the photographs back from Chris’s Long Service award and I have to say we are thrilled with them.

The photographer Peter Siberry is just amazing, he also used to be in the brigade but his talent led him to being a top class photographer now running his own business along with his wife Sue.

Here are the fabulous results of a fabulous evening. be sure to view as a slide show.

Peter is in the County Durham Area and he has a mobile studio you can visit him at his websites for more information.




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Thursday 19 December 2013

Blog Hop of the Month–Seniors

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

You should have landed on my blog from Mina if not then start at the beginning so you don’t miss anyone.

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For my hop card I used Mummu and Virginia from Mo’s Digital Pencil I love this, it’s truly sentimental isn’t it?

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I used Graphic 45 papers and pearls from Mei Flower and my image is coloured with Copic markers and Chalk Pencils

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All finished with a little bit of lace and a pretty lilac ribbon.

Next up is the ever so talented Gretha
Remember to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance of a $5 credit.

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