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Archive for July, 2016

Cork, Crafty Friend And Crafting

Finally finished … this canvas was started whilst away in Cork the other week with Crafty Friend.

We spent a whole day crafting which was amazing and I also managed to start another canvas which just needs a bit of tweaking before showing.


A few close ups of the collaged piece … which will soon be hanging in my craft room as I love it to bits.



Penny For Them

Dot will be surprised, I managed to finish these makes and even post them.  Today was all about playing around with painted backgrounds, using very few colours and making one layer pieces.

Firstly this is one of my favourite stamps so she just had to have centre stage.  Paints used are TH Distress Paint – Barn Door and Mustard Seed.


Next is this rather elegant tag.

It seems like forever that I have made a tag but this one was a joy to make.


Last but not least is this tiger stamp which is from one of Sheena’s sets.  It was bought many moons ago in one of those mad moments of … I just have to have it.

First time of inking and now I am wondering why it took me so long as he is gorgeous and stamps like a dream.



New Finnabair Stamps

It was craft playtime with FSC teemie Dot today and on my card I used a Finnabair stamp from the ‘Never Too Late’ collection.

It is a new addition to my stamp collection (Andrew calls it stamp obsession but there you go).  The butterfly stamp is also one of hers which I have had awhile.


Did a bit of freehand machine stitching around the card to add an extra piece of dimension.


Join FSC As We Go Under The Sea

FSC is delving into the underworld of the sea this month and it was the lovely Dani who picked the theme for this challenge.

As you can see the captain went down with his ship and things took a bit of a murky turn at the bottom of the ocean.
Poor Mr Terry-Turtle looks quite confused as to what happened and Miss Julie-Jellyfish can’t wait to get away.


How sweet is that face … no, not the Captain … Terry-Turtle!!!!  You can find him along with Julie-Jellyfish in the Stampin Up catalogue in a set called ‘From Land To Sea’.

The ships wheel is from the same set but the anchor is from another set called ‘The Open Sea’.  Both were stamped and fussy cut before adding to the card.

Poor Julie-Jellyfish was also stamped upside down to give the illusion of plants on the ocean bed.


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.