Monthly Archives: February 2014

Black Flower Quilling


I have some more quilling to share today.


I have been working on this for some time and I have learnt some very important lessons along the way…..

1. Too small can mean losing detail.  Bigger can be better.

2. Any colour other than black may make photographing easier as shadows will not hide absolutely everything.

3. Don’t fiddle as bits keep falling off…..Oops!

So with lessons learnt, I will commence work on Mk II.

See you soon.


Twinchies – 3 techniques in 3 colours and 1 stamp


I have some more Twinchies today, which is always a nice way to start a week.


I really had fun with these, all using the same Butterfly stamp in 3 colourways.

The first trio is simply stamped and coloured in using pencils.  Then using embossing folders I have inked in a corresponding colour to accent the embossing and then flattened again to bring the stamping back as the focal image.


The others are stamped using watercolours; one onto dry and one onto wet.  Great effects and fun to do. I then overstamped in black ink once dry.


I love these and I hope you do too.

See you again with something else.


Zentangle Skull


I have another zentangle picture today, but it’s not too everyone’s tastes!

I personally love a skull or too and appreciate the science of it, but I understand if you don’t like it and wish to skip today.

Plus I am loving this paisley shape at the moment and creating a shape with it used randomly.  I have used it a lot lately. Also, there are so many variations of decorating the insides…..



My inner goth appreciates this as something different to normal, however, usual service will now be resumed……until next time!


Pink & Yellow Floral


I have another version of a card I did recently to share today.

This time using a sketchy stamp from Hobby Arts.


I used an assortment of stamps in the background including a moth from Chocolate Baroque.

The background uses the Paisley Embossalicious folder from Crafter’s Companion.


Thanks for visiting.  Hope to see you again soon!

Coloured Peacock Zentangle


I have a zentangle picture to share today which I have drawn.

This is the second in the series of coloured zentangles which I am working on.


I am still a big fan of black and white so I like to colour only portions of the picture.  I think this also helps seat some designs into the background.


I hope you like it.

See you again soon.


A finished pink lillies card


I recently shared this topper I made, but here is the finished card.  I hope you like it.


I made the background by stamping a butterfly randomly.  I then embossed in a Paisley Embossalicious Folder and inked over certain sections avoiding the butterflies.  I then embossed it in a Harlequin Embossalicious Folder and inked in the spaces.  Lastly I flattened all the texture out.


I stamped the same butterfly 3 times and coloured in using pencils. Lastly, I added wire for the antennae.

See you again soon.