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, 28 April 2015

No pattern papers

This fortnight at Ikes world challenges we are asking you to all play along with our challenge that sees you ditching those pattern papers.  I love a challenge and my first thought was fine I'll make my own papers then I realised I still couldn't use anything with a repeat image as that becomes a pattern...hmmm keep thinking if there's a brain cell left that is!

Eventually as I was looking for something else I found a cupcake shaped card.  With that I thought yeah why not simple enough and no patterns.  I've used the 'friendly shark' and 'seahorse' images from Ike's art.

The shark is on the paper case of the cake and I used a line of liquid pearl dots {iffy if this is a pattern or not} to show a distinct line between papercase and the cake.

The cake has a "fondant" seahorse for a decoration.  The whole thing is coloured using promarkers and distress inks.

Look forward to seeing you playing along with us.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Hestercombe scrapbook album for a friend

I have loved every second of scrapbooking once more and cannot wait to continue to scrap.  This album is a gift for a lip reading friend after we visited Hestercombe house and gardens in August 2014.





























Dino Card

This is an extra special birthday card for a 4 year old.  A waterfall on a double twisted easel...hopefully the little boy will like playing with the waterfall.

The dino images are from Ken Benner designs at Stitchy Bear




Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Things with wings

It's a fabulous time of year to be looking at things with wings, birds, dragonflys, butterflys all those gorgeous things that make Spring so enjoyable.  I didn't go down that route though and for the Wings challenge at Ikes world challenges I used the saucy fairy and made a simple birthday card for my Nan.  {Her birthday was months ago and she adored the card, and actually sounded excited with it which really pleased me.