About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and if you are very unlucky I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Inspired by

This week over at Ikes World Challenges we are being inspired by the photo and or colours.  I usually like a challenge like this as it's very much open to interpretation; which for me is what craft and creativity is all about.

This is the photo to inspire you:






I took the colours and tried to stick to them but occasionally I couldn't I just had to let my brain run away with itself.  I choose to take the inspiration of the dream catcher literally and made one...well Ike made it and I 'decorated' it.

For this project I used:  Colour soft pencils, promarkers and liquid pearls.

I literally just cut and coloured this before attaching 'scary' nightmare images of Ikes {sorry hunni they aren't that scary really I promise} and 'nice' images that had climbed through the dream catcher to become pleasant dreams.




Saturday, 15 November 2014

Anything goes/use three of the same thing

I was in two minds about playing with the Clear it out challenge this week.  I haven't felt like doing much at all but today I felt the need to do some art journaling.  Due to unfortunate circumstances I have missed my balcony adventures in Brixham with a special friend so I dug out a Micheal Powell stamp and decided to have a little play on a nautical themed art journal page.



The challenge requires I use three of the same thing and my three things are:

  • three stickle buoys/porthole shapes
  • Three sailing boats {hand made using promarkers and liquid pearls}
  • Three pieces of ribbon
  • Three waves using liquid pearl


I have stamped and coloured the harbour image in inktense pencils, matted it on gold mirri card.  The paper is a christmas paper from DoCrafts but I like the nauticalish strips. 



My Journaling reads:

Why can't all towns and villages have bright coloured houses like coastal towns?


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Gearing up for winter

I decided that as I am VERY bored with resting but having a long standing chest infection {almost two months} and Pleurisy perhaps crafting would help keep me seated and therefore resting.  It has kind of worked.  I came across this challenge blog through an entrant into Ike's world Challenges and liked the look of it.  So today I popped over and saw that the Clear it out challenge appeared simple enough. 

As soon as I knew it was called gearing up for winter I had an idea in my head and set about collecting all I would need in a basket {must stay seated as long as possible it helps the breathing} then after settling in the arm chair had a nap. 

A few hours later I stamped and coloured some Tilly Day Dream stamps using inktense pencils.  I used a promarker for the skin.   The background paper is also Tilly Day Dream and the embossed winter/snowflake strip is coloured with peacock feathers distress ink.  I have added clear glitter for a sparkle on the embossed snowflakes but it doesn't show up very well.  Maybe I should have used a blue?

Well that's the gearing up for Winter part sorted, well sort of, some of the stamping is Autumnal but I figured we get ready for Winter in Autumn so it might scrape through.  The metal part is a metal charm snowflake which conveniently covers the stamped snowflake the girl is holding in her hand. 

This is my first time participating in the Clear it out challenge and I want to say thank you for making your blog so welcoming and for making the challenges feel achievable.

Here's a pic {a bad one} of my card.


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Halloween over at Ikes

This time it's Halloween over at Ike's world challenges.  I had this crazy yet in my head wonderful idea for this project but I didn't quite pull it off.  I wanted to have a pumpkin fairy lifting the flap of a coffin to find Poe dead in bed...what I actually discovered was the practicalities of getting something to lift the flap did not match with the way in which my brain works.  However we all have the odd mishap/failure when crafting and perhaps my inability can inspire others to find a way around it so I have decided to share the project anyway.

All images are Ike's and have been coloured with promarkers.  I've tried to use either 'realistic' or Halloween colours.

I do hope to see you participating in the challenge.