Wednesday, April 20, 2016

parchment workshop


Dates and prices are sorted for this years parchment workshop with Alison Yeates.
At Peterborough Lions Rugby Club,
PE3 8DF 

Details as follows :-

A parchment workshop - with designs from Alison Yeates of Kingfisher Crafts.
Wed 19th & Thurs 20th October
Book 1 day only for £27
or both days together for £50

Please bring your own lunch.
Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be provided

£15 deposit for the 1 day
£25 for the 2 day

Please email for more information and to book your place
Or text  07773489725

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

TCCCB Inspiration - Inspired by a song

Todays inspriational post uses Lil Jil 123 Dance from DS4J

I was an 80's girl
My inspiration is David Bowie - Lets Dance (she even has red shoes on!)
with a Madonna 80's twist ....

I used my polychromo pencils again to colour this fantastic image from DS4J 


Skin -  Lyra medium flesh, light flesh
Hair - Lyra brown ochre, Dark sepia

Shoes - Lyra Rose Carmine, light Carmine
Skirt - Derwent pink, Lyra Rose Madder Lake
Leggings - Lyra blue Violet
Top - Walnut Hollow blue, Lyra Dark orange, orange yellow, light green

I used backing papers from my stash (would have been free in a craft magazine)
Nestie dies for the toppers
Some ink netting from my stash with I gathered up with a running stitch in navy thread
Letters for sentiment are a free Tattered Lace Alphabet die off their magazine

This was great fun to create (even if the music wasnt my cup of tea back then - yes I was into heavy metal!)

I hope it inspires you to pop over to the TCCC blog and share your projects.

Kind regards


Monday, February 15, 2016

TCCCB - Inspirational post - Love Is In The Air

Happy belated Valentines day xx

My love for the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy inspired me to go down the silver tie route for the background. (and the 'Laters Babe') - the tie image I found on line and used an editing programme to make more to the page.

Tie background - Lyra cool light grey, cool silver grey
Skin- Lyra light flesh, med flesh
Hair - Marvy le Plume pale violet, Derwent Persian grey, black
Boots - Derwent Persian grey, black
Gloves - Lyra aquamarine, Fabre Castel bluish turquoise
Basque -  Gelly Roll metalic red, Fabre Castel bluish turquoise

I die cut the wording and coloured with the same pen as her hair.  Tore around the image and used the same pen to highlight the edges. 

I used a black Sharpie pen and coloured some white ribbon which I stuck the wording onto.

I hope this inspires you to pop over to The Crafters Cafe Challenge blog and share your projects.

kind regards


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Inspirational Post - TTPH - Share Some Love # 95

Good morning,
Todays inspirational post uses 'Prisoners of Love' from KennyK

Fed up with cards I thought I would make a door hanger with this image..
I love Shades of Grey Trilogy so tried to keep the theme..
If my 16 year old son saw this hanging on the door he would be mortified! lol ;-)

Skin- Lyra light flesh, med flesh
Hair - Lyra black, red, venetian red
Shirt - Lyra light violet dark violet
Heart - Lyra Venetian red, dark carmine, pale geranium lake
Jeans - Lyra Paris blue
Trainers - Lyra delft blue
Basque - warm light grey, warm dark grey, med grey, soft black
Chair - Scarlet, red violet

I found some mottled grey/black and red scraps in my stash so used them to layer this image onto.
Found a door hanger template on line and cut in black card.

Add a couple of feather behind the layers.

I hope this inspires you to pop over and share your projects at Through The Purple Haze blog challenge

kind regards


I would like to enter into the following challenges ;-

Monday, February 1, 2016

TCCCB - Monochromatic challenge

Todays inspiration uses Smelling Daisy from Kitty Bee

Feb up with plain square cards I played with the biggest nesting dies I have which I think kind of fits the 'daisiness' of this card ;-)


Daisy - Lyra light chrome, canary yellow, orange yellow
Cow - Lyra warm light grey, med grey, soft black - shading from light to dark then back down to light again

Shadow - Lyra warm silver grey

I used a coordinating paper and used the next size of nestie dies and cut a layer of black then a layer of daisy paper found in my stash.

I found my daisy punch and punched in the coordinating paper and black.

I hope this inspires you to op over to The Crafters Cafe and join in the latest blog challenge.

Kind regards


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Friday, January 15, 2016

The Crafters Cafe - blog hop - January Blues Challenge

Good morning,

Today blog is a hop..
Only my 2nd so a novice at setting it up.. hope this goes as it should!
 (my friend helped me set up the first one!)

I got the blues - 3 weeks since Santa was here,
2 weeks since we welcomed the New Year.
All the hype and excitement has gone,
are you feeling a bit down?

TCCB is having a blog hop with some great prizes...

My inspirational post for this blog uses a Flapper Girl image from Moonflower
The challenge theme is Male Card.. so to get this wonderful image male orientated I added a bit of a saucy sentiment!

Hair - Lyra dark grey, black hard
Skin - Lyra medium flesh, light flesh
Eyes - Lyra aquamarine
Dress/Hairband - Walnut Hollow Violet
Boa - medium grey

As my craft room is currently out of reach - I had to grab whatever I could find to work with this card.. (wasnt easy)
I found some nuetral backing paper.

Kept the card CAS by just layering up on black card, then doing a dashed outline to look like faux stitching.
I used my new Wink of Stellar clear sparkle to bling the jewels on her headband, necklace and skirt.

I hope this inspires you to pop over to the TCC challenge blog and share your projects.

Remember to leave your comments on everyones blog on the list below to be in with a chance of winning 1 of the wonderful prizes.

4 winners for leaving comments on each Design Team Members blog with the words "January Blues"
1st prize Gina K stamp set Spoon me
2nd prize Gina K Stamp set You make me smile
3rd prize Stampendous - Vintage Ladies
4th prize Stampendous - Charmed Art
The commenting prizes will be shipped worldwide, so everyone can enter.


The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog

kind regards

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges ;-

Thursday, January 14, 2016

TTPH dt project - Queen

Happy New Year (as this is my first post of 2016) !

Bad start to the year as I was late posting this to the group - naughty step for me ;(

The theme was anything goes and  I chose to use Queen from Sweet Escape.

I printed her a bit bigger than normal for a change and to let me get some colouring practise.

I am still using my polychromo pencils (might have another play with the Promarkers later in the year)


Skin - Lyra light flesh, medium flesh
Hair - Derwent ochre, pale brown,  Lyra gold ochre 
Dress - Derwent pink, Lyra pink madder lake, rose madder lake
Crown - Gold pencil

Having a slightly larger image enabled me to get some colour down and do some blending (doesnt show well in the photo)
I am still struggling with the hair.. but will keep practicing.

I have limited access to my craft room since Christmas as a lot of stuff has been 'dumped' in there!
Currently trying to sort sons bedroom (while he is away) then I can decant 'stuff' and today craft room (bomb site!)  

It makes for even more of a challenge!
But I found the pink heart background paper and some cutting dies and background papers (luckily).
So I went for an A5 gate fold card.

I treated myself to a Wink of Stella clear sparkle pen before Christmas and just highlighted the gems in her crown.

I enjoyed colouring her. My biggest challenge was putting the cards together!
I hope you get inspiration from this project and pop over to Through the Purple Haze blog challenge and share your projects.

kind Regards



I would like to enter this project into the following challenges ;-