Tatty Twinkles & Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms

Tatty Twinkles plaque with Lavish Bloom Poppy

Had a play yesterday with my Tatty Twinkle stamps, a little plaque decorated with a Tattered Lace Lavish Bloom Poppy, Tattered Lace Lavish Leaves, Tattered Lace Double Delight die from Issue 2 of the Tattered Lace magazine, plus a few flat back hearts and the text was created with a Dymo labelmaker.

Finished off a couple of pieces of jewellery using the fabric flowers I made a few days ago with my Tattered Lace Blooms. The ring is definitely a bold piece, roughly 3″, and little more subdued a trio of roses brooch.

Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms – Fabric Ring

Trio of Roses Fabric Brooch, Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms

Don’t forget to enter my blog giveaway, simply follow the instructions on my earlier post Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms giveaway and you could win a full set of the dies. For more chances to win the dies checkout the rest of the Tattered Lace challenge Design Team blogs too, you can find them over on the Tattered Lace Challenge Blog






Grey Days!!

I’m really enjoying my stamping again, it’s surprising how quickly time passes when playing around with paper, stamps, inks & pens 🙂 I’m having to delve the depths of my memory on the techniques for colouring with my alcohol markers but I’m beginning to remember my fav colour combos for skin and hair etc, just need to keep colouring and it’ll all come back to me!!! Anyway, the stamp is a Sugar Nellie stamp, the sentiment & stars are from a Kanban stamp set and the backing paper is from one of my many papercraft CDs, not sure which it was printed off sometime ago!

I’m going to entry this card into the Graph’it Markers challenge Using Greys.

Well have a good day and thanks for popping by, don’t forget to check out how to win a fab blog candy prize, Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms set, in my post here.

Tattered Lace Challenge Blog – Prize & Blog Candy up for grabs

Lavish Blooms, fabric flower bag charm


Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms



Very excited to tell everyone that I’m part of Tattered Lace Challenge Blog Design Team, there will be a challenge each month based on a theme or specific dies from the Tattered Lace dies range.  You can find the full details of the challenge rules and prize, oooh yes a prize, this months prize is a £50 voucher to spend at crafting.co.uk, can be found over on the Tattered Lace Challenge blog.

Here are a couple of projects made using the Tattered Lace Lavish Blooms, this months challenge die. The first project is a fabric bag charm using Lavish Bloom Aster & Lavish Bloom Poppy, sooo excited to discover I could make fabric flowers using the dies. Cutting fabric with dies can be troublesome because the fabric stretches when being run through your die cutting machine causing the fabric either to fray or not cut at all and if you want to shape fabric the lack of rigidity is a problem. I overcame this problems by using an fusible interface to layer two pieces of 100pc cotton fabric together, I ran the dies & fabric through my Grand Calibur using the regular cutting sandwich and the fabric cuts like a dream. I’ve made up quite a few of the fabric flowers and prepped them ready to complete a couple of other projects but I’m missing a few items to finish off a necklace & a ring, note to self make sure you have everything you need to finish a project!!! My second project is a cheery card made using the Lavish Bloom Lily & Lavish Bloom Leaves with vellum, I’ve a box full of vellum which I really should use more often I’ve got some beautiful colours in there. The little scrolls on the in the corners are sections from the Birdhouse roof die. Hope to see your entries over on the Tattered Lace Challenge Blog 🙂

This month Tattered Lace have very generously given me the chance to offer a great Blog Candy giveaway, a set of the Lavish Blooms dies. To win the blog candy, simply make sure your following both my blog and the Tattered Lace Challenge blog & leave me a comment so I know that you are eligible for the giveaway:). The closing date for the blog candy is 28th April, the winner will be choosen at random for the entries and will be notified in early May, please be aware that the dies will be sent directly from Tattered Lace so I will need to pass your contact details over to Tattered Lace for shipping.  

Tatty Twinkle


Just love the newly launched Tatty Twinkle stamps, a gorgeous character from Tattered Lace dies, created by the talented Nikky Hall (of Polkadoodles). I did some of the samples for the launch of Tatty Twinkles on Create and Craft several weeks ago, I forgot to take photos of the samples, duh, but one of the cards I did in a vintage tone and following on from that card I made a monochrome design. The Tatty Twinkle Flower set not only includes the beautiful Tatty Twinkle herself but several other stamps, butterflies, hearts, flowers & a sentiment, the main background paper was created using the large butterfly stamp, the background paper for the oval behind Tatty Twinkle is made using the heart stamps and the sentiment is also from the set. Tatty was coloured using Promarkers and I used my Memento ink pads for stamping and distressing the papers. The stamps can be purchased from crafting.co.uk, there four yummy sets to choose from, think they are out of stock at the moment but keep checking the website. If you can’t wait for the stamps to come back into stock you can a free digi download of Tatty Twinkle Easter here on crafting.co.uk.



BD-i Tiaramaking April Challenge



Well, I’m so behind schedule with just about everything!! Apologies for the late post about the April Jewellery Challenge from BD-i Tiaramaking.

This months challenge is Diamanté & Crystals, sadly the photo of my DT pieces for the challenge don’t do the Diamanté chain any justice at all, the red version I received is beautiful but I just can’t get a good photo at the minute, will try again tomorrow.

The challenge pieces are a triple row bracelet using the red diamanté cupchain, this would be great for not only for the evening but daytime too with jeans & t-shirt, and an opera length necklace made with some beautiful connectors, also from BD-i, and the the red diamanté cupchain.

You can find all the details about the challenge over on the BD-i blog here, including how to buy the great value challenge pack for just £5,how to entry the challenge and details of the prize for the challenge winner.