Friday 31 January 2014

All of a Flutter

You know when sometimes you just do something just for the hell of it? well that was me today.

I was getting my nails shaped when suddenly I spurted out have you got time to fit me some eyelashes? yes she said…….

I’m now hoping that I don’t look like Daisy the Cow.


What do you think?

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Tuesday 28 January 2014

A New Craft for me.

I have took delivery of the most sumptuous material, ever since I first got married I've wanted something for my home but have never been able to find the right size or the right look.

I found the material at Terry's Fabrics and new it was just what I needed, I need to find some trim for it and I will be giving my sewing machine a whirl.

I'm not making curtains, I'm not making cushions but I am making something that my Nanna (Grandmother) used to have.

Can you guess what I'm making?

I'm dying to get started.



Monday 27 January 2014


Some things just make your heart melt don’t they?

This image Broked from Mo’s Digital Pencil does just that.

I felt that this card needed to be clean and simple.


Coloured with Copic Markers and chalk pencils, keeping the pastel tones soft and delicate.

The sentiment comes with the image and is perfect for it.


Last week while I was in Peterborough I bought a new pillow, I had been awaking on a morning with such pain in my neck and head and believe me I had bought and tried so many pillows trying to find some comfort, I used the powers of Facebook and I had so many people recommended the Dunlopillo that I decided to test it out, I found it in John Lewis a couple of different ones so I asked the assistant if I could try them, although a little hesitant I persuaded her to clear one of the display beds and there I was in the middle of a busy shop testing all of the pillows.

The result is 5 nights good sleep and no discomfort in the morning, a little discomfort to my purse as it was £60.00 eeeek! But to be honest I’d of paid double to get a comfy sleep.

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Saturday 25 January 2014

Jack Update

A few of you had mentioned that you hadn’t seen Jack for a little while, well I can tell you he is a very busy lad these days, schooling is keeping him out of mischief and he loves it.

We picked him up from School last Friday and he was thrilled to see us, it was the first time we had collected him from school so it was lovely.

On Tuesday evening I left work and went straight to collect him as his Mam had to go to work so he was having his Tea with us and then we were to take him home and put him to bed and wait for his Mam coming home.

We were having a roast pork dinner and we sat around the dinner table that he prepared with placemats and knives, forks and condiments (he loves little jobs) and we chattered away, we spoke about dinosaurs which he is very knowledgeable about and then went on to chatting about tusks and how Rhino horns are made from the same substance as hair.

Once the table was cleared and dishes done he played catchy around the table with Granda until Granda went dizzy ha ha!

The Chris had to go to the station “I know” he’s supposed to be retired but things crop up and he had to go along, of course Jack went with him and as the lads were doing their training Jack stepped in as Chief and gave them their orders.


Isn’t he just adorable?

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Friday 24 January 2014

Wild Thing–I think I love you so….

I had a little play with the Silhouette Sketch Pens today and wanted to show you the results, this was my first play with them so I created the card from start to finish with the Silhouette Portrait.

I looked in the Silhouette Shop for a sketch image and found and thought that this one was pretty cool.

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I love the shades, once my image was selected I sized it to what I wanted  and then though I needed some sort of sentiment and as I couldn’t get this song out of my head I used it to my advantage for the wording on the card, I found a font that worked well with the image and added it to the image sheet to sketched with it.

I used the offset function on the silhouette software to cut out around both the image and the wording and then used it once more on the wording to cut around it with black card.

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The pens worked effortlessly to draw the image, I was very impressed, I took a video of it at work so that you could see it in action.

The image that I used had been specifically designed for use with the silhouette cutter, please make sure that any image you are planning to use in this way that the creator is alright for you to do this.

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Thursday 23 January 2014

Silhouette Sketch Pens

My boss bought me a full set of the Silhouette Sketch Pens, I'm thinking digi stamps and being able to print them in any colour, I may even get our artist at Just Inklined to make some digi stamps especially for these multi layered allowing me to change colours between layers, the beauty of this will be that once sketched out I'll be able to cut out the stamp too. I'm quite looking forward to playing with these babies.



Wednesday 22 January 2014

Stink Eye

Finally got this little guy made up into a card.

Stink Eye Boy from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

and yes, he’s full of character.

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Our Jack (Grandson) pull faces just like this and for the record…. we find it adorable.

Colour with Copic Markers and chalk pencils and teamed with E.P.Scoot designer paper and a few buttons and twine.

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Monday 20 January 2014

3D Spring and Summer Template CD

Today I am demoing the 3D Spring & Summer template CD on Create and Craft TV

I have so much to show you and this will be such a fun CD to get crafty with, whether you are a hand cutter or you cut from a machine you are going to love it.

here are just a few examples of what you could be making.



Birdhouse Topiary


Goody Basket 1 Jak Heath



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Live shows Monday 9am and 2pm for some fun crafting.

Tune in to Sky 671, Virgin 748, Freeview 36 or Freesat 813
You can also watch it online at

email in during the live show for a chance to win something I make

Sunday 19 January 2014

Back at Create and Craft TV - 3D Template CD

It seams like a long break away I think my last show was October so I’m back and raring to go.
I have a sample today from the 3D Template CD Spring and summer and some previews and truly hope you will join my there on Monday 20th January 9am and 2 pm.
This one is the Surprise Purse, the inside panel slides up to reveal the gift inside
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Very easy to make
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I love the way the insert panel pops up when you open the bag.
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Of course with 30, 3D templates on this CD you are going to have so much fun with it, most of the Templates have secret gift compartments too.
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Set your alarms for Monday 9am and 2pm for some fun crafting.
Tune in to Sky 671, Virgin 748, Freeview 36 or Freesat 813You can also watch it online at
email in during the live show for a chance to win something I make
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Friday 17 January 2014

Blog Candy Winners

Yay! we have two winners from my jewellery blog candy, one will receive a bracelet and the other a broach but I’m not tell who gets what, it will be a surprise then to see what turns up in the post.

I love surprises of the good variety don’t you?

Thank you to everyone that entered, if I could I would have given you all a prize but alas my budget doesn’t spread that far.

The first winner is ……….


22.Trina Hollis


16. jean wickings

Well done ladies, please email me with your details and I will get your prize to you.

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Thursday 16 January 2014

Mo’s Blog Hop of the Month–Distress

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 Danielle and her theme is Distressing

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

I want no puns that this will be me in a few years time but I did however feel myself drawn to this image because of the bicycle.

Mummu’s Bike from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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I took distressing to the max using blending techniques with Pan Pastels, embossing, tearing, rolling, fraying etc…


I know what you are thinking, that could be my backside and yes after the Christmas snacking I have to get right back on my bike to work it off again ha ha!

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I used Copics and Chalks to colour the image, papers from the Good life Scrapbook pad some gems, Pan Pastels, embossing folder from Crafters Companion amongst other bits and pieces.

Next up is Gretha and she will have something pretty amazing to show you.

Dont forget to leave comments on the blogs you visit for a chance of a $5 store credit

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Tuesday 14 January 2014

Whoop woop! A card

It took all day Sunday, doing a little bit and leaving it then going back to it for another go but I got there.
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Coloured with Copic Markers and Chalk pencils, I used a patterned paper from Kaiser Kraft some spiders web net and a pretty satin ribbon, the butterfly is from Prima Flowers and the gorgeous pearls are from Mei Flower (you just cant beat them for price)
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Isn’t she just the most adorable fairy ever?
I’m back at Create and Craft on 20th January so come on Craftiness stay with me.
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Monday 13 January 2014

New Release – Floral

Three new releases this week of the floral kind, we at Just Inklined are still willing the spring weather and those first shoots to bloom out.

Heart Wreath




Cherry Blossom


All available now from here

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