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FSC Crosses Over Once Again With My Saturday Class

Way behind with everything, that’s what happens when you sneak off for the week to go to Ally Pally in London.  Had a fabulous time and bought oodles of crafting goodies and even found time to have a crafting day with Irene.  Will be hopping around to you all sometime today to see everything I have missed.

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a theme of  “Lovers” … this could be first love, bridal pairs, animal pairs, anything that is lovey dovey.   My lovely teamie sister Dani chose this very romantic theme,

Cheating again because this is another class card that I have been able to use as my FSC piece.  Below are all the crafty bits that I started with to make the card.  The girls were a bit hesitant when they first saw everything because they couldn’t see how this could turn into the card below.  Especially with those brightly coloured flowers and lace.  Two items are missing from the pic – the gesso and gilding wax.


Well this is the finished card which looks nothing like the items above.


The blue card was made as a sample for the girls to look at and the green one below is the card which I was making for the girls to follow.  I actually changed the layout a little.


In between the gesso, paint and molding paste drying we made a very clean and simple card using the new Stampin Up bow maker punch.

I am so in love with this new punch and the little bows it makes are just divine.  I have the Tim Holtz bow maker die but find the bows a bit large for card projects.


I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


VSC Goes All Flowery

Vintage Stamping Challenges has a challenge theme this month of ‘Handmade Flowers’.  Irene chose this popular theme and I am sure we are going to see some lovely makes with handmade flowers.

When I saw the challenge theme I just knew that I only wanted one flower to be the focal point on my card and I think you will agree that it definitely is.

Used two stamps from Flonz’s range of beautiful stamps which you can find here and here, one stamped on card and the other a book page.

I really hope that you can join us for this month’s challenge.  To enter just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store.

Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.


FSC And Jumbo Toilet Roll Storage For Lauren

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a theme of  ”Sew What” (all about the sewing) which was picked by the lovely Claire.

 ‘OMG’ I am so ashamed to say that I am addicted to jumbo toilet roll holders, see my first post here.  Well it’s just my latest fad really, recycling them into receptacles for anything you like.

I am using mine at the moment for storage of utensils on my desk (don’t even ask how many I have got on the desk.  Just waiting to take a photo of the one I made for Andrew’s desk at work.  With a little imagination you can turn them into beautiful plant pot holders.  Remember to line with a little plastic bag or place the plant pot into a plastic bag so that you can add water.  The diameter of these jumbo rolls are 3¼ inches across and the depth is 3½ inches.

Both my granddaughters have taken after me with their crafty ways.  Amber is the artist in the family she loves anything to do with paints and Lauren is the sewer.  I used to sew for England once upon a time.  Clothes, curtains, cushions, quilts anything that was to do with material was my thing.

I have made this storage holder for Lauren so she can store all her little bits and bobs.  The adorable girly stamp you can find here from Flonz’s store and the little scissor stamp is an Indigo Blu here.  The dress form stamp is from Stampin Up.

I am not sure she will like this as anything vintage, aged and distressed is not her thing but if not then Mummy will probably find a use for it.

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


Mixed Media Class

Seems ages since I have shown any class projects but today we are into the realm of mixed media again.  The girls are still a little out of their comfort zone when it comes to layering up their inks, paints, stencils, different molding pastes and gesso so the class was all about these items.

One layer cards look amazing … so much to see … so I showed them what mediums to start with for the base then we worked out from there to the beautiful Lotus Blossom stamp from Stampin Up.  Below is the finished card.

This is the card I made whilst showing them how to layer up but I used different colours and stamp.


Aged And Timeless

Managed to take another photo from my book, you can check out the post here if you missed it.


Craft Tool Holder From Recycled Jumbo Toilet Roll

Hubby brought a few jumbo sized toilet roll holders home from work for me and I recycled into this craft tools holder.

The four items in the holder are what I am always searching for on my desk.  I use them so often and consequently they are the things I lose under other crafting goodies on my desk.  Now I have this little gem in front of me I am hoping they won’t get lost again!!!


Used papers, paints, inks, molding paste, dies, stamps, edging punch and gilding wax.

This shows how large the jumbo toilet rolls are and because they are for industrial use they are so much sturdier than the normal toilet roll.



Favourite Go To Stamp At FSC

Stamping, fussy cutting, dry embossing, inking, faux leathering, sanding, die cutting and what do we get … just another day in the life of an FSC challenge.  What more could a girl ask for.  So much fun in one little project.

Whilst Skyping with Irene the other day I started a little book with a very pretty cover which was made with the faux leather technique

To begin with there was a little problem with this challenge as my collection of stamps makes it very hard for me to choose a particular favourite one to go to and I have to admit that at first I was a little stumped.  (Love them all how could I choose a fave.)  Then all of a sudden the penny dropped and I new which was my ‘favourite go to stamp’.

When doing any of my background pages a script stamp is invariably what I make a bee line for.  Doesn’t matter which one as long as it’s script.

Here are a couple of the pages inside my little book and if you look closely at the background pages I am sure you will see what I am talking about.

There are loads more pages in the book but as usual no time to take a pic of them all.


I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


Playtime Happy Tag

This is just a playtime tag so no long spiel about how it was made because everyone knows how long it takes to read posts and time is very precious to us all.

So just look and enjoy.

I am happy to answer any questions if there is something about the tag that you would like to know.


Sunglasses Time

Another airing from my little handmade canvas book which you can see here.

Yes it really is that bright, I have at last been playing with my Spectrum Noir Aquatints.



Soft Delicate Hues Of Blue

It’s been a long time since I did any journaling pages so I decided to give the little canvas book that I made an airing.  You can see the book here.

Blue Bird_edited

Close up images of the left and right hand pages.