Mini Book

Mini book (2 sides) that I made for myself to put on my desk at work.  Most pictures are of my grandson, whom I adore.

I used a kit I got form Indigo Mill called Jillybean Soup I think.  I love the colours of the papers and I just added a few bits and bobs to embillish it.

Hope you like it.


Stars ATC

Hell there, well despite what I said I have found another ATC to upload.

I made this one using a free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine, (which is a great magazine is you love stamping.  They also have lots of alternative techniques in it which look so much fun.)

I inked the card up with a blue inkpad and let it dry.  The big stars were stapmped onto spare card and then inked up with a light pink inkpad.  Once everything was dry I raised the big stars up on pop dots and added stick on stars to the centre (only 99pfrom Paperchase) as well as a few on the rest of the ATC.

Hope you like it.


For You – ATC

For those of you who don’t know about Artist Trading Cards or ATC please read info below.

Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards,or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (6 cm X 9 cm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland. Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.). The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold.

For further info click on this link.


I have lots of ATC to show you, but I will show you this one for now.

I stamped the image twice once of the atc and once on a scrap of white card.  I coloured around the stamped image using Sakura Stardust pens and used a Whispers inpad to ink the atc card blue.

Hope you like it.


50th Wedding Anniversary

Another of my cross-stitching samplers.  This was for the same recipients of the Durham picture.  Again I have smudged some of the date info out for data protection, I’d rather be safe than sorry.

I really love this sampler.  The colours are beautiful and the ribbon detail really finishes it off I think.  Hope you like it.