Monthly Archives: May 2015

Crochet Flowers


I have some little crochet flowers to share today which I make using any odd scraps of yarn and cotton.  I always find them a useful thing to have as a standby for any project which may need an embellishment.  I particularly like using the paler colours as these can always be coloured using pens or inks to co-ordinate with whatever I need.  Very useful indeed.


I would like to share my top tip regarding the size of crochet hook to cotton/yarn. Obviously the size of hook is important to the weight of yarn or cotton but it’s also a nice idea to experiment with different sized hooks with the same yarn to create a mixture of sized flowers, some will turn out tight and full and others loopier, but together they will all co-ordinate.

It’s also a lovely idea to combine 2 threads together with a larger hook to create an even larger flower.

Here I have used each thread individually with a co-ordinated sized hook and combined them to create a third flower.  I think they will look stunning all used together on a project.


I hope you have liked todays post, please visit again soon for more inspiration.




Rose and Lemon Butterfly


I have a quick card to share today with a butterfly on unsurprisingly….sorry!


I started with a print using a spellbinder die which I then cut using a label shape.


I added a few matts and flourish dies together with my butterfly…of course and the card is finished.

A quick and simple card but bright and jolly I think.

Thanks for visiting my little blog today.



Zentangle Seahorse


I have another doodle to share today.

This is a funny one because I started it probably a year ago but got stuck at a point where I didn’t like anything I did.  But recently, I felt the urge to complete what I had started and was determined to finish it as I love the seahorse shape.




I hope you like it. Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend everyone.



Spring “Crazy Paved” Twinchies


I have some twinchies to share today after having a ‘desperate’ need to do something creative.

I used a technique which I haven’t for some time which I like to think I made up and named ‘Crazy Paved Stamping’.  I do not know of a proper technique but please let me know if you have seen something similar.


For my technique I used a lovely Hobby Art stamp of a daffodil, which I am particularly fond of.

I stamped the image onto 3 different colours of card and coloured the images using my trusty pencils.  I then cut the images up completely randomly and pieced back together again forming a crazy paved pattern. I do a similar technique where I piece the odd pieces back to form the original image for a different look.  Please visit this post for more ideas


I then added a little punched butterfly. I added glitter to 2 of them.

I hope you like them.



Old New and Digital Too Challenge – Anything Goes


I have my entry into a new challenge blog by to share today. Here it is….


I decided to create another page for my art journal to enter into the new challenge blog.

The important information bit…..

OLD – Some seriously old embossing powders (that don’t really work hence why never used)

NEW – Typography by hand

DIGITAL – A lovely dragonfly vector


I randomly added some colour to the background in shades of blue, purple and turquoise.


I added some versamark randomly firstly with some bubble wrap and added white embossing powder (which is truly rubbish as far as embossing powder goes) and secondly through a mask for the copper embossing powder (which I love but never use).


I added some further versamark to the wings and added holographic embossing powder.


To bring it all together I added a little blue flourish stamping and shaded the edge.

Then I added my typography…..



I hope you like it.