Sunday, 29 May 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016

Happy Sunday everyone,

Hope you are enjoying a nice relaxing 
Bank holiday Weekend!

Challenge Day is here again and I'm sure you 
are all raring to go for the next letter
to add to your entries!

I can't believe how many of you are 
playing along, thank you and it's
great to have you with us.  What a 
lovely little family we are!!

So what is the next letter to be....

The DT have had their say and .....
the next letter is......


You'll be glad to know there is no twist!
And definitely no pesky dragonflies...
ha ha although i might have to add them
again later in the year just to annoy some
of you!!!!!!
Nah I wouldn't be so cruel!

This is Karen's tree, to add to 
her tray.  Can't wait to see all
of them together!

You must know the rules by now, you 
have two weeks and the link will close
at midnight on Sunday 12th June.
Entry via the link where possible but
if not then send your pics to me at
and I will add them for you.
The winner will be picked by
Random Generator and announced on 
Tuesday 14th June.
There is a £10 voucher up for grabs.

Your project must contain a word
beginning with the letter T.  It must also
contain somewhere, the definition of the
word you have picked and either be
the definition as per dictionary or 
one you have made up.

All clear??

Ok, enjoy the rest of your weekend
and I'll see you with some super 
projects later in the week!

Jane x


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Impression Obsession - Neil Walker

Good Morning,

Here we are again and it's the weekend!
Whoop whoop!!
Hope everyone has a good one.

Neil is with us today to show you
what he has been up to with
his Impression Obsession Stamps....

Neil says -

A quick and simple "Snail Mail" set!

Jazz up a selection of A5 paper using a
 torn scrap of paper as a mask and Archival ink.

Use a post it note to mask off the address
 area onto envelopes

I made a selection using 2 sheets of paper per
 envelope This is Ornate Floral

Circles and swirls


Take A4 card. Cut two slits as seen for the
 writing paper to fit through and rub your
 Archival ink pad over the surface. Repeat 
with green ink.
Take another piece of card, cut two sets
 of slits for the envelope and colour as this one.

Colour two more piece of card the same way.
Ink up the stamp with Coffee ink and stamp.
 Ink the centre of the stamp with black
 ink and ink as seen. 
Use double side tape to adhere one front to 

one back sandwiching a piece of ribbon in between
 for a tie. Repeat with the other pieces.

Use decorative tape to join the two pieces
 together leaving a gap to accommodate
 the addition of the stationary.

Add your envelopes and writing paper
and you are done!

Neil used -

Archival Ink - Jet Black
Archival Ink - Olive
Archival Ink - Orange Blossom
300g Smooth stamping Card
Organza Ribbon 
Decorative Tape
Stix 2 Ultra Clear Tape 6mm

This is really nice Neil and would make
a lovely gift!
Thank you, don't forget to let us know
what you think!

I'll see you tomorrow for Challenge Day.

Jane x

Friday, 27 May 2016

Impression Obsession - Dawn Heald

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well, are getting
ready for the Bank Holiday weekend?
Hope you have something nice planned!!

Well, this week we are featuring an 
old favourite....
Impression Obsession stamps.
It is always nice to go back over products
which we haven't used for a while!

Dawn is going to kick off the posts this week...

Dawn says -

This week I've made simple but striking
 pictures. They can be used as cards or
 wall art. I've used one for a card and
 two ready for frames. I'd got the idea
 from a painted canvas art seen a long time
 ago on an Internet search and it stuck
 with me. I knew I wanted to take a colouring
 in pattern approach and when looking
 through the fabulous range of Impression
 Obsession stamps the light bulb went ping,
 on not off.

To make something like this,
Trim white card to size you want. Stamp
 the Cover A Card stamps as shown. If 
repeat stamping like I did don't worry if
 the join isn't perfect, just go in with
 a fine pen and join up the stamped background lines.

Next using the stamps and masks to
 make silhouettes. 
stamp the air balloon image right over
 the background stamp.
Using the stencil, draw around the images.
If you really want to you could mask 
these images before stamping the background.
 However I didn't as I was happy if any lines
 did show through. But they didn't.

Next up colour the images you want as
 silhouettes with black pencil, then black
 alcohol marker, then go over again with
 black pencil and finish by rubbing over with
 a paper stump. This will leave a dense
 black smooth silhouette.

Then colour in the background with colours.
 I coloured first with pen then over again
 with pencils. Doing this really made
 the background bright and vibrant.

Trim if necessary and mount onto white and
 then black card or onto a white A5 card blank.

Products Dawn used -
Coloured Pencils

What a fab background this makes!
So colourful.
Thank you Dawn,

Ok, I'll be back tomorrow with
another project.

Jane x