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Hi all, I’ve been a bit quiet recently, so I thought I would share some of my projects with you!

There was no clear winner for the last challenge; so I am calling it a draw! this months challenge is to create using new craftystash items. As mentioned before, they do not need to be newly purchased, just not yet used as I know that both Weirdchild and I have things hiding in our stash which has yet to see the light of day. Entries must state which item was new 😉



After studiously avoiding buying any of the Disney Princess goodies ever since they started bringing it all out on Create and Craft, I finally succumbed this Belle die and ‘Enchanted’ when they were having their mass all-must-go type sale a month or so ago on the basis that the word die could be used in a variety of situations and the Belle die (Whilst undeniably Belle) could be put with a variety of different back drops, sentiments and/or flowers and still look good. The main central stamp is a new one from Crafters Companion designed by Donna Ratcliffe; which I have coloured and then applied crackle medium over the top. I have also used ‘Lemon Sorbet’ diamond sparkles glitter by Hunkydory on the yellow items and another new product, scatter gems around the left-hand side of the image – we found the scatter gems by accident and thought “ooo……”


This is a quick little card which I put together as something to do with the image I had coloured. There is nothing new on here so not part of the challenge!

Similarly this happy little bear was also a quickie however the sequins I have embellished it with are new so it just about qualifies…


And Finally, This is another of Sylvia Zett’s beautiful images which I coloured up and then mass glittered. The background flower stamp that I have used is also new, its a Phil Martin stamp which I found unexpectedly reduced in the Range a little while ago 🙂


I haven’t yet decided if I like the finished item or not…. but I can always do a different version 🙂

Thank you for Stopping by!



I had a mini-break over Easter and since I couldn’t take my craft corner with me, I took a little bit of colouring instead 🙂

Bebunni with Rose

After I came home, I had three coloured images that I then wanted to work with, so I thought I would post this one because of the ‘ear out of frame’ effect that I have used.

So, I have used a circle die to cut out the image; to have the ears poking out, you need to place the die over your image in the position you would like it to be in. Then at the point where the image is outside of the die, make a couple of reference pencil marks to either side of the overhang. I like to make my marks on the outside of the die, because then they will disappear when I run it through my die-cutting machine, you can also mark the inside, but you will then have to rub out the pencil marks as the die will cut just outside of them.

Snip along outline of your image (as if you intended to cut the whole thing out by hand) to just beyond the pencil marks (remember, I marked the outside of the die, which means the cut will be just inside where I have marked). Now slide your die into position, with the area you have snipped resting on top of your die. Run it through your machine as normal and hopefully, you will have cut all around your image with the bit you snipped cheekily poking out of the side 🙂


So I had three orders for valentines which I have had to keep myself but since the day is nearly over I now feel free to share!


This is my favourite of the three though I liked all of them; the Bambi’s are coloured with spectrum noir and a little bit of Wink of Stella


The colouring for this one is more mixed; some SN, some distress ink and some twinkling h20


And this one is SN; oil pencils and twinkling H2O’s

All three have copious amounts of flowers, gems and pva pearls.

Phantomsax on the go

Colour Organiser

Organisation – a slightly foreign principle for me outside of work however I have reached that time in my life where I cannot help feeling perhaps it isn’t such a bad thing..?

Scattered around my various crafty hidey-holes have been various colour charts; sample blends, sample pictures and colour wheels many of which magically vanish when I actually want to use them for reference. So, I have made myself a very simple little book with some rings and embossed card; I have also reinforced the punched holes by adding eyelets (go cropadile!)


So here are some selections from my little book of colour, which has the advantage of plenty of room to add more 🙂



A little bit of Fashion…

This is a card I created for http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk – challenge 155 fashion.



  • Crafters’ Companion ‘Sew Special’ Stamp
  • Sheena Douglass A little bit scenic ‘French 50’s Cafe’


  • Embossilicious swirls embossing folder
  • Tattered Lace Shoe die
  • Tonic Flourish die
  • Rembrandt oil pencils
  • Finishing Touches daisy dies by Creative Expressions


  • Blue Card
  • Silver mesh material
  • Hunky Dory rainbow mirror card
  • Card Base
  • Double-sided tpe
  • Pinflair 3d glue


  • Stickles Glitter glue
  • Blue PVA pearl drops
  • Purple Ranger liquid pearls
  • Hunky Dory glitter
  • Pebeo silver gilding wax
  • Tag
  • Buttons
  • Chipped Sapphire Tim Holtz Distress Ink


  1. Emboss and gild the backing card (blue)
  2. Wrap the backing card with the material – I have used double sided sticky tape on the back of the card where it will be hidden once I stick the background to the card base and also in the middle of the card where it will be hidden by the main stamped image. At the point near the top where the flower and tag are attached I have twisted the material to give it a narrow waist at that point
  3. Stamp and colour the images, then matt onto the rainbow card; attach to background with Pinflair 3d glue
  4. Die-cut all elements and glitter as required
  5. Attach to background with pinflair
  6. Attach the whole of the background to the card base
  7. Add buttons and pearl drops as required, then leave to dry



Tis a new year and thanks to Christmas and my lovely family, I have some new fun stuff to try – hurrah!

So this is my first complete zentangle which I have created with stamps in the foreground and then a tangle string for the background. The stamps are coloured with oil pencils and the tangles are graphite pencil shaded. Can anyone guess how many pressies I used for this?!



  1. Oil Pencils
  2. Zentangle book
  3. Paper stumps
  4. Natural light lamp