Saturday, 11 February 2012

wow it’s so cold


how many layers do you need to keep warm i  am frozen 

heating on full pelt we are just not used to this weather  i have had a lovely afternoon knitting while watching a film

you got mail with tom hanks… i really enjoyed it and managed to knit another cowl nearly finished it so all going to plan

so here is another card i made using yep Sheena Douglass fusion cd another from the decoupage section

i hope it feels  a lot warmer where you are

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

fusion cd decoupage and a bit of knitting


good morning

well it’s the weekend i do hope you have managed to catch some of Sheena Douglass's shows

here is a card i made from the fusion cd decoupage sheets

how good is that you can have the fusion effect with no paint’s involved

a backing paper i had already got printed out some ribbon and flat backed pearls and paper doilies

you have a lovely card in no time

im hoping my grand daughter will pop in today if the roads are clear

i have knitted her a cowl/neck warmer and some mitts in chunky wool

i hope they fit as i had no pattern but hey no matter if they don’t i have had fun knitting them


thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

Friday, 10 February 2012

fusion lilac with glitter


good evening to you all

a card with the fusion lilac with a touch of glitter

i did a water colour wash on background  stamped in the leaves and flowers

did the painting fusion style  then once dry i over stamped with  a clear embossing  pad

and used wow blue glitter powder and heat set then went in with distressing inks around the edges

matted onto gold mirri and a foil backing paper

added 3 wooden buttons that i coloured with my pens then added crystal glitter it’s tea time here so will catch you later

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

saturated canary digi stamp in spectrum noir pens



hope your watching Sheena and her paint fusion show

im sat in front of TV as i type

i have just finished this image started colouring her in last night

but bed beckoned im afraid so no colour list sorry

i had got 3 more from this stamp range to print out so more to come of these lovelies

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

popcorn with epiphany shape maker


well how are you all doing  in this weather  it snowed last night

but nothing has changed  so must have blown over through the night

thank goodness we still have snow and ice from last lot.

so here i am with popcorn and the epiphany shape punch they will be launched in UK this Sunday

on create and craft  by Leann from Crafters Companion

another little water colour with a touch of diamond glaze on bits i wanted to shine

i matted and layered with gold mirri and core-dination card

then punched out the hearts on the epiphany from core-dination card to tie it all together

must dash got to clean up and get some work done

thank you for popping by today

hugs linda xxx

fuchsia fusion box

hello again good morning to you all
 it's launch day  are you all set…

this time a fuchsia fusion box for you
i first emulsion the box in normal household  matt paint
roughly marked in pencil where i wanted the silver mirri frame to be on the lid
stamped a few leaves and  the 2 flowers in place which then got painted and left to dry

while it was drying i stamped  more leaves and flowers painted in the fusion style let them dry
cut out the frame with the Grande decal nestie die mounted on foam tape
cut out the leaves and flowers and arranged around the frame with 3d gel adding more pearl sprigs as stamens
  added peel offs around the edge one finished box
you can get lots of depth and dimension
  love the effect  it’s very easy to do
give it ago
hugs linda xxx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

im so having fun


while sat watching TV tonight  as it’s snowing off and on out side and freezing cold again

i had another session with Spectrum noir pens and this cutest of cute

digi image

i have a list of the colours i have used but they are still in the original colour codes

if you have the new downloadable colour chart from Crafters companion

just look in the downloadable tab under spectrum noirs

you will be able to check them off with the new chart


Dress 182-179-68-53-0- cg2

Hair 34-31-95

Eyes  32-103

Skin cheeks and lips  134-142-133-29-139-137-139-9

Heart and dove 9-89- cg2-0g

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

A little bit of me time


i have had a lovely couple of hours  colouring in this digi image

from Kirsta Smith of Saturated Canary

yes i know im behind the times getting some of Krista’s art work

but you can rest assured that i will be getting more they are beautiful

i have coloured her in with my spectrum noir pens but  please don’t ask which colours i used

i still haven’t changed all my lids how bad is that !

never the less im very pleased  with how she has turned out i will make her into a card later

i hope you approve

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

primrose flower fairy


good morning everyone

a card using the primrose flower fairy and the  epiphany heart punch

i water coloured the images then matted and layered onto  core-dination card stock and gold mirri printed off a backing paper from the fairyopolis cd

i punched out 2 hearts from core-dination then 1 from the backing paper stuck onto to the ribbon with 3d gel i didn’t want them moving  a simple card i do like the stamped image to be the focal point this little fairy is so pretty too

well out side the sky looks full of snow

im waiting for a parcel to be delivered fingers crossed it arrives before the snow starts 

must crack on today get sorted ready for the weekend

i hope to see you soon

hugs linda xxx

Decoupage fusion picture frame

hi everyone 
Wow day before the launch of the fusion range from Sheena Douglass
where has this week gone more shocking weather is on it’s way  so im told…
right what did i do here….
i first stamped the greeting and fancy  snow flake  and heat embossed with gold embossing powder
slid into the frame didn’t want to scare you with a picture of my face lol
then i set about stamping the fuchsia’s and leaves ready to paint i did 3  stamped images for the flowers
i wanted to do a bit of decoupage only painting the pieces i needed
then i sat cutting them out layered up with 3d gel
i added some pearl bead  sprigs for the stamens on a couple of flowers to give some movement  and to be honest there was no way i was cutting those out lol
just a little project  which i really enjoyed playing with would look so special with  a family photo in just something different to a flat boring frame why not have ago
the frame was from ikea
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

2 fusioned tags


good evening  everyone

well another cold night in store for us do try to be safe and warm

here are 2  of the mount board tags using both the lilac and fuchsia stamps

i enjoyed doing these  very quick to do gold embossing around the edges and on sentiment

with ribbons

would make a great book mark gift

that’s all for today  please do try to pop back soon

thank you

hugs linda xxx

Fusioned Des Res for the Birdies


shouldn’t be playing  but hey !!! why not…

had this little wooden bird house  undercoated for ages and never got round to finishing it

so i had to fusion it with the lilac stamps

the lilac in my garden is the same colour as the bird house flowers

so it might find a home in my garden once it warms up

you never know  some little bird might move in lol

had to stop painting fingers are far too cold..

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

pink tulips popcorn

a little card using popcorn in pink
i water coloured him in again  then sealed the image with spray and shine from crafters companion
matted and layered onto gold mirri then onto core-dination card
added the gingham ribbon
made an epiphany heart cut from core-dination with a few flat backed pearls to pull all the colours together
such a cute stamp so  versatile fits any occasion
thank you for popping by again i do appreciate it
hugs linda xxx

fusion rose stamp


good morning all 

what a night it’s been here so darn cold –12 at 10pm im still up watching a silly movie on TV god knows why its rubbish

but have to see how it ends

they tell us it will get warmer but then we will get more snow Thursday or Friday how nice is that …

we still have snow and thick ice  nasty stuff .

i have decided the only snow i like is on a Christmas card  lol


here is the  new rose stamp from Sheena Douglass

sorry for poor quality of picture the flash has taken some of the colour out

i painted a backing paper using the colours i  use in the rose and let them mix on there own

stamped the image on topper then once it was dry i wet the water colour paper around the rose and dropped in some more colours then let them spread on there own you get a very soft edge effect

i added some glossy accents with a touch of crystal glitter matted onto gold mirri card

thank you for popping by

hugs linda xxx

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

lots to share with you all

good afternoon to you all
hope im not boring you with all my post....
just popped up to my mums with some knitted wrist warmers for her 
same as the ones i did for myself the other day
she couldn't believe how warm her hands were in minutes 
she wants another pair lol bless  i do love her soooo much! she was chuffed to think she can still stitch and knit in them while sat watching TV  so one happy mum today ....

anyway here is another sample using the lilac stamp from Sheena  stamped onto Irish linen
with momento ink then cut out on e craft  using fundamental  1 heart shape
i hand sewn this one then decorated with guipure lace  satin/organza ribbon and little wooden buttons
i made the box on my crafters companion box board
added the stamped image and decorations to match
i hope you approve i think these would make a lovely gift for anyone
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Sheena Douglass fusion cd


had to share did you know our lovely

Sheena Douglass  has done her very own craft cd

it’s jam packed full of  Sheena's fusion art work there are backing papers toppers decoupage and lots more

if you like the fusion look but not into painting this cd is just what you need

this too will be launched on Friday 10th as part of the pick of the week

a show you really must try and watch! or set record i have my seat booked lol


here i used  the small stacking circle boxes and the decoupage from the cd

i glued the base layer onto the lid then once dry with white acrylic paints just swiped in from the edge  to get that shabby chic look

cut out the decoupage and layered up with 3d gel from crafters companion the dimension you get if fantastic

added some crystal glitter  and spray and shine

with a tad of gingham ribbon to finish off

thank you for all your fantastic comments you have all been so kind

hugs linda xx

popcorn card


im really enjoying  playing Popcorn teamed with the Epiphany shape maker

here i have used it as a traditional punch

now this is how blooming good this punch has sailed through water colour card stock

i ask you how good is that… impressed i really am !!!

i have used

 crafters companion  core-dination card stock  crafters companion water colour card centrua pearl

silver miri and spotty ribbon from Joanna Sheen 

and of coarse water colour paints

flower from wild orchid

thank you for popping by today

hugs linda xxx

Epiphany Shape Maker meets Strawberry Kisses

hi every one  good morning to you all
finished my son’s birthday card with the added Epiphany shape maker
coming soon from Crafters Companion
this time i punched out the heart onto glitter paper that i had in my stash that Joanna Sheen used to sell a little thicker than core-dination card stock
i was expecting it to get stuck ! but no it cut like a dream
this tool is so darn easy to use
slide the paper or thin card under the rim  place self adhesive epoxy sticker on top and punch !!!
super little embellishments all ready to add to your card
i love it will definitely be adding more to my  collection
thank you for popping by
hugs linda x

Monday, 6 February 2012

your going to love these

remember this little fellow i shared  with you all the other day
it is a DT sample for Crafters Companion yet again bringing you new products
TV launch date will be the 12th Feb so not long to wait how great is that 
using the Popcorn Stamp and a brand swanky new gadget
 Epiphany craft Shape maker
i hear you thinking right fine what is it ?
take a look at the video
am i impressed yes i am  i have trouble with weak wrist 
using the punch was so darn easy i didn’t think it had worked !!
cut through core-dination card stock like butter and no pressure on my wrist at all
with this gadget you will be able to have matching embellishment to add to your cards
right off for my tea now be safe if your out it’s still  shocking out there
thank you for popping in
hugs linda xxx

New Fusion Lilac Stamp Picture


Hi everyone how are you doing today ? god it's still slippy outside with the ice thought it might get better as the day went on we have had freezing fog since late last night pretty grim stuff
i have been busy finishing off some extra DT samples  they are all boxed ready so fingers crossed the roads will be clear and courier can get through ...

as soon as i saw the stamps  i got the image in my head  i had to do a painting  just couldn't resist  
Launch date is looming this Friday  as the Pick of the week 

i used the Little bit Sketchy milestone and moments cottage painted  in water colours
once it was dry i painted in the lilacs and leaves with acrylics
im very happy how it turned out  
with the  lilacs just framing the cottages  that splash of pinks at fore front  adds that touch of  summer
it's a 10" x 8" 
done on water colour card

enough of my ramblings 
thank you for popping by 
hugs linda xxx

finished chunky cowl


good morning  all

  im nursing a pulled back and arm  went over on black ice this morning

i only went to close the gate felt silly as you do when you go over

never mind it could have been far worse..

i have been using up some of my wool stash and decided to knit a cowl in chunky wool

just finished it off so i can wear it today well worth it so warm and light

i knitted till all the wool was used ….it’s long enough to wrap round twice neck will be toasty now

if you have to go out in UK be careful on ice

thank you for popping by today

hugs linda xxx

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Birthday card

Good evening to you all
wow what a day DT stuff all boxed ready for the off tomorrow
fingers crossed they can get here
snow is melting so hopefully will be fine 
the little Strawberry Kisses i painted the other day has finally got made into a card
i added some crushed glass glitter to the shoe matted onto gold mirri then onto some glitter card with a touch of ribbon
it has to go through post so wanted to keep it simple im shattered  feel as if i have done a work out!!
anyway i hope you have all had a good day
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

good afternoon sunday

hi everyone how you doing ?
a very quick post today as im digging myself out
well have been just come in to get warm and have a hot drink
then off up to mums to start again on her paths lovely job not!!!
got lots to do and time is running out...
hey ho !
i hope you are having better luck with the weather
stay safe keep warm... if im not too shattered will share a card with you all later this evening
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx