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, 24 November 2015

Childhood

Images used:

Rapunzel
Snow White
Goldilocks
Queen of Hearts

Products Used

Distress inks
Distress stains
Silver embossing powders
Script stamp
Red miri card
White cardstock
Gold miri card
Key stamp
Black archival ink
Promarkers
Coloursoft pencils
Birds stamp
Brick Stamp
Perfect medium ink pad
Alice in wonderland stamps


For this I went a bit mad and made some art journal pages that reminded me of my childhood so I have four art journal pages for the challenge at Ikes World Challenges.  Most of my childhood was spent playing in the streets, sneaking in to swim in the school pool after hours with some “older friends” and reading.  I remember reading these fairy tales many times over.  I hope you recognise them…Rapunzel {stuck in the tower}, Snow white {eating the wicked witches apple} Queen of hearts {from Alice in Wonderland} and Goldilocks and the three bears.  I had nightmares about these until I was faced with walking across the fields {where I thought bears lived} to go swimming or be left behind…swimming won!






Sunday, 15 November 2015

Thanksgiving at One Stitch at a Time



It is a Thanksgiving challenge over at http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Whatever you want to give thanks for is acceptable and for me this was friendship.  I sent this special card to a good friend who is always there for me.

I printed the pumpkin image multiple times and stacked them on a cake stand, a partial stamp that should have had a cake on it.  I added some leaves for the natural look.

For the inside of the card I enlarged and printed the pumpkin again, then "carved" the words Thanks Giving into and folded the card so it "popped" out.

My quote is a Ralph Waldo Emmerson one about giving thanks.

For each new morning with it's light
For rest and shelter of the night
For healthy and food
For love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, for hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in Heaven we thank thee!
Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Vintage

Images used:
My Swing

Products used

Promarkers
Lace doily
Dragonfly stamp
Sepia archival ink
Dress pins
Distress inks
White cardstock

This is the simplest card I have ever made, and although I’m unsure on how “vintage” it is I’m hoping it sort of passes for the challenge at Ikes world challenges.  I’ve inked the white card to make it old, I’ve used as off colour as I can find in the doily pack and coloured the image in pastel colours to look as though it’s faded.  I’ve stamped the dragonflies straight on the doily and added a couple of dress pins.



Sunday, 1 November 2015

Remembrance at One Stitch At a Time

I am a huge supporter of Remembrance.  Regardless of our thoughts on War, the fact remains generations have and continue to give their lives for us.  So we can remain safe, so we can have the freedom we have today, so we can express ourselves every single day.  Most all though for me the Poppy is a symbol of hope, that for their today we get a better tomorrow.  I also hope that it goes some way to say I can never understand what you who fight go through nor what you families deal with every single day but I am grateful, very very grateful to you all.

If you would like to join us with this Remembrance theme craft challenge please pop over to http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Here is my card, I couldn't bring myself to jazz it up or do anything besides mount this beautiful image on a poem. I also put another Remembrance poem as an insert.



I am entering this in the following challenges:

http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/

http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/

http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.co.uk/