Monday 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas everyone .....

Christmas Greetings to all my blogging pals.
Wishing you a wonderful, safe and happy Christmas.
I would like to say a huge 
thank you for all the brilliant
support you have given my work this year.
Your comments are appreciated and valued.
May 2013 give you good health and good fortune.
    My husband took this picture in November 
 when he spent a few days in the beautiful  Highlands of Scotland.
I think it has a peaceful, serene atmosphere about it.
Take good care of each other.
Carry on crafting and many thanks once again.
Eileen xx   

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Distress Inks and Designs by Ryn Stamps

Yo hoo blogger visitors
All of the Tags posted today were made using distress inks 
and the most beautiful stamps from Designs by Ryn
Celtic Doves Set. on this Tag.
A Marianne Creatables Poinsettia flower
 The Kelp Stamp and A Quickutz Fish!
Finally, the MOST famous Water Droplets Stamp
and a Cuttlebug Koi Carp Embossing Folder.
I love being part of Ryn's DT along with two very talented ladies
Shirley  and Miranda.Their blogs are fabulous !
Thanks for looking today
I'll be back soon.
Eileen xx  

Sunday 16 December 2012

PanPastels and a Sheena Douglass Stamp.

Yo ho all you bloggers.
Soon be Christmas, can't wait!
The last PanPastel Challenge for this year, starts today.
The theme is 'Christmas Time'
This lovely Cottage Stamp from the Sheena Douglass
range, along with my PanPastels was all I needed
to produce my DT sample. 
Come on, join in.
You could win a super trial pack of the pans from
Your Creativity Store, our sponsor.
Have a great weekend and thanks for looking today.
Take care and 'Carry on Crafting'
Eileen xx 

Saturday 15 December 2012

Twinchies Challenge

starts today. Pop over and join in
A Twinchie is a 2" x 2" Square 'work of art'
 They are such fun to make.
Our theme this month is 'Let it Snow'.

Off to my crop in a short while, so got to dash as I need to pack!
See you soon. have a great weekend.
Eileen xx  

Friday 14 December 2012

SplodgeAway Mat, Distress Inks and a Personal Impressions stamp

This Tag was so quick to make.
Distress inks, a blending tool and a SplodgeAway Mat.
It's my DT sample for the SplodgeAway Blog.
I'm finding that blending distress inks is so much quicker
 and easier when I use a SplodgeAway Mat.
After blending Lemonade, Mustard Seed
Pale Lilac and Seedless Preserves together.
 I splashed some water over the tag and dried it with a heat gun.
 The edges were inked with a little Vintage Photo and
the leaves are painted with Distress Stains.
I also added some 'dots' with a white Uni Posca pen.
The stamp is from Personal Impressions and is called 'P890M'.
My smaller, sentiment stamp comes from the Hero Arts range.
I really enjoyed making the Tag.
  I 'plonked' Sepia Glossy Accents onto the berries as a final touch!
Thanks for looking today and for all the lovely comments.
Keep warm, stay safe and carry on crafting!
Eileen x 


Sunday 9 December 2012

PanPastles and a Sheena Douglass Stamp

Yo ho bloggers
this card is a sample I've made using some gorgeous stamps from Sheena Douglass.
Our challenge on the PanPastel Challenge Blog  
this week is, Song Title / Carol.
It didn't say it had to be about Christmas
so my take is 'Tulips from Amsterdam'! Roll on the Spring!
Bright Yellow Green and a Dart Tint of Bright Yellow Green
for the background, plus a quick spray 
of cheap hairspray to seal the colour.
The Tulips were stamped, cut out and coloured with primary 
PanPastel colours and heat embossed with clear EP. 
I stamped the image onto the card 
 then layered the cut out image, over the top.
A few white dots with a white Uni Posca pen,
  some blobs of liquid Pearls... job done!  
Please join in our challenge if you can.
It's fun and you could win a brilliant PanPastels trial pack
from our sponsor,Your Creativity Store
BTW. you don't need to use PanPastels on your entry
you can use any medium you like!
Thanks so much for the super comments 
you leave for me x
Take care and have a good week.
Eileen xx

Saturday 8 December 2012

Distress Inks Workshop

I held a Distress Inks workshop today at my local village hall
with a group of very talented ladies.
It was the most fantastic day !
Thank you all so much for your support and terrific company. 
Here's to the next time!    

Oh how I love this crafty life!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Eileen xx

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Distress Inks and Adirondack Embossing Powders.

Morning, just a couple of tags to show you today.
Made with Distress Inks, Adirondack Embossing Powders
and a Tim Holtz Embossing Folder
(Tag 2, down a bit, went all 'wonky') !
I've highlighted the words on Tag 1 with a White Uni Posca Pen.
I did the same again on Tag 2, but with a Black Fine Line Pen.
 The Deer and 25 numbers are cut from a Tim Holtz Alterations Christmas Die
Sam from Home Cooked Cards Blog invited me to be a guest designer for her 
I was thrilled to be asked. Thanks Sam x  
 Pop over and join in! Good fun 
Thanks for looking today

Sunday 2 December 2012

A Tiny Lavinia Stamp for the SplodgeAway Challenge.

Hello Bloggers 
I hope today finds you all well and happy.
This card is my DT sample for the new
 Challenge starting on the SplodgeAway Blog today!
 The theme is 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'
Bung in an entry because you could WIN some Fabulous 
SplodgeAway GOODIES!
The background was created using Distress inks, 
a blending tool and a SplodgeAway Mat.
The Tiny Foliage Stamp and the Stars are from Lavinia Stamps.
  The foliage stamp is approximately 1/2 inch in size.
 I just stamped around in a circle using different colours of Distress inks
and a Nestabilities Circle die as a guide

I nicked the idea from Melissa See her super blog here.
Thanks for popping by today
Your comments are fabulous, thank you.x
A huge warm welcome to my new followers.

Please look at the post below this one
for my DT PanPastel challenge
Sample x
 I'll be back soon!

PanPastels, Dylusions Stamp and a Creative Stamping Stamp.

Yo ho bloggers
here we are again with this weeks 
Our theme is 'Gift Time'.
You can enter using any medium you like.
You could win a Trial Pack of  
the fabulous Pans from Your Creativity Store  
our sponsor.
 Violet,Violet Tint and Bright Yellow Green Pans blended together,
have been used for all the colouring on this card.
White dots added as highlights 
with a Uni Posca Pen. 
The Words are from a set of Dylusions Stamps. 
              The main 'Gifts' image is a stamp called LL487F 
     from Creative Stamping 2005.
It's so kind of you, stopping by to look today.
Thank you for taking such an interest in my blog
Eileen x

Saturday 1 December 2012

Penny Black Stamps, Distress Inks and a Quickutz Pin!

 Hello, me again, please pop over 
and enter the Lady Bug Crafts Challenge
This months theme is Christmas or Winter. 
There is a voucher for the winner of £15 to spend at
Have a look at all the crafty goodies! 
My DT sample Tag was made usin
Distress inks and Distress Stains
along with a couple of Penny Black stamps
 'Pine and Star' and 'Good friends'  
 I've added a Quickutz Pin that I've had for a number of years.
This Pin was given to me at a
  Quickutz Workshop I attended in Surrey.
Happy memories!
Thanks for looking at my blog today.
Happy crafting 
Eileen x   

Quickutz Twinchies

Morning all just a quick
post to remind you to pop over to
 and enter the super new challenge that starts
A Twinchie is 2"x2"
square work of Art
we would love to see your

All the samples here were made using
Quickutz Dies.
You will see more, as I have dozens!
They make terrific little toppers!
Thanks for looking and come back soon
for another post later.