Friday, 30 March 2012

Here a Tag.. There a Tag..

Everywhere a Tag Tag
Simon Says to Show a 'Tag'
Okey Dokey Doh
Sorry for the bad title.. but it popped into my head and I had to roll with it.
I am of course entering this tag in this weeks 
 After doing one of the Chemistry 101 tags I has excess butterflies stamped so I slapped some rock candy crackle on a tag, splodged some stains over the top and finished with the butterflies.
I also added a bit of mesh for added texture. Simples..
And here is just a few of my Tim 101 Tags.. I'm still days behind and i'm ok with that, that's the great thing about the class, it's work at your own pace.
Thanks for hoppin by x
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Bright Journal Play.

So the theme this week over on the Pan Pastel Challenge this week is 'Bright Colours' so I decided to have a little play in my journal seeing as it is nearly April and I had not done a single page this month.
The page has a pan pastel base, a layer of gesso, more pastels, then a bit of stamping, 
A freehand drawing {all be it not a great one but i'm still learning} coloured with Inktense pencils and Neo2 wax pastels.
A bit more stamping and some stencilling completed the page.
Hope it's bright enough.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Tuesday, 27 March 2012


Hello intrepid desk stalkers,
the day of desk hopping is upon us once more,
what did we all do on a wednesday before our fair leader Julia led us astray...
There has been a small change on my desk with week
Not only is it TIDY but i've added some extra little wooden units to give me a bit more space both on the desk and to store things.. All I need now is a little wall unit for above the comp and i'll be sorted.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 26 March 2012

Celebration Candy!

Yesterday was my birthday and in 2 weeks my blog will be 4 years old.
Boy how the time flies.
In those 4 years I have also gathered over 400 stalkers er I mean lovely followers
So as a thank you and in celebration I have a little candy up for grabs
So If you would like to be in with a chance leave your dets in the linky below, I may add more stash the more peeps that join!

I will announce a winner after the 14th April 2012
Thank you again for supporting my blog, I love you all xx
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 23 March 2012


All month I have had the totally to die for new 'Wonderland' papers by 7 Dot studio to play with as part of my Snazzy's design team pack.
Today is my final project over on the TEAM BLOG
here's a quick peek
But alas with projects comes scraps, and it being such nice papers I couldn't bear to throw any of them away so instead I decided to make leftovers card.
Basically you use up all your little scraps on a card and it comes out something like this...
I also used a couple of the wonderland diecut elements and a couple of mini TH paperclips.
{all available from Snazzy's}
Thanks for stopping by: Make sure you hop back on Sunday as I have a little CANDY up for grabs.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


Hay desk surfers, nosey parkers and generally lovely peeps
It's a wednesday which can only mean one thing
I've been absent for a while, I keep forgetting to be honest but I was on the ball today, Got my post sorted b4 I went to bed, And technically it's not cheating as it was past midnight so it is wednesday.
Here is what's on my desk
For those of you that don't know {and im sure there can't be many} Chem 101 is Tim's new 2 week online course.
Below is a close up of the tag's I made..
The other thing you may of spied on my desk if you have very keen eyes is this little beauty
YAY I finally got myself a flower frog, Not exciting to all but i'm happy.
For those wondering what the heck it's for, It's to photograph cards on {but originally it was a flower arranger prop}
Right I best get off, Got lots of desks to hop round.
Oh b4 I go I have my second offering over on the Snazzy's DT Blog today, hop on over if you've time and let me know what you think of my layout.
Here's a quick peek.
Till next time..
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 19 March 2012

Random Art!

As you can see from the following bit of random art my mojo has been somewhat hit and miss lately.. This being a mega miss but hay I thought i'd share it anyway just so you have something to look at.
Today see's my first project of the month over on the Snazzy's DT Blog
It's definitely a hit compared to the above piece lol
Please pop over and show some love,
here's a peek
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day Mummy

This is the card I made that I couldn't share until today
And it just so happens that I can still enter it for this weeks Pan Pastel Challenge as although it was made for last weeks, and then I realised I couldn't blog it or my mummy would see, this week the PP theme is to 'Add a Flower', and i've plenty on this card so it fits perfectly. 
I just want to send all my love to my mummy today and to wish all my blogging chums who are mummy's a very happy day too xx

Stay Inky

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Playing with Pastels

Pan pastels that is... 
This week the theme over on the PP Challenge Blog is Girly/ Mother's Day and that was just the inspiration I needed to whip up this little creation.
Pan pastels are so highly pigmented and vivid in there colour and work wonderfully over a versamark stamped image, creating a beautifully blended finish.
This is my card for my partners Mum.. I can't share my Mums one as she reads my blog. lol
I'll have to share that one after Mother's Day.
I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says challenge as they also have a mothers day/special girl theme
Thanks for visiting x
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Whooooo You Looking At...

Today i'm sharing my entry for this weeks Pan Pastel Challenge
they have the prompt to 'use a stamped image'
I stamped one of the very cool owls from octopode and coloured him with pan pastels, I then stamped one of the new Tim Holtz scroll banners and mounted my owl on top. For the base I used up an old tag that had some inky spill waste on, I then stencilled over the top with more pan pastels and finished off with a mini alpha saying and a bit of sari ribbon.
On a different note I have just listed a whole bunch of 'CUTE' stamps for sale on ebay, sugar nellie, magnolia etc  to help raise some funds now i'm unemployed so if you like cute or you know someone who does please share the link.. i'll love ya forever xx
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Going Green & Using It Up

And before you think i'm on a eco kick, No i'm talking about the march challenge over at
Inspiration Journal where they have a Go Green Colour challenge.
This was another soak up tag that I decided to work on as part of the Use It Up pledge I took.
 I used a selection of Tim stamps, a bit of trim and some trinkets. Oh and plenty of green ink.
Thanks for dropping by x
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Time Traveller.

Today I have something a little different to share..
It's my entry for this weeks Simon Says Stamp'n'Show Challenge
Their theme is 'Bottle It'
I made this, which I aptly named 'The Time Traveller'

   I found a cool alarm clock in the charity shop, got it home and proceeded to gut it.. I now have lots of cool gears for another project.
 Then I set about filling it, As the name suggests I've gone for a travel theme,

 with a map background, compass and of course some messages in bottles, I also rusted up a mini birdcage as it's nice to have a travel companion lol
I had an absolute blast making this and will defo be on the lookout for more clocks to alter.. Watch this space.
Till Next Time
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 5 March 2012

12 Tags: March

Ello.. Here I am finally with my Tim tag for March...
All the instruction are on Tim's blog HERE
The only thing I didn't have was the cement looking embossing powder so I used some of Tim's distress embossing powders and that worked pretty well I think.
I'll be back tomorrow with more altered goodness.
Till then...Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 3 March 2012


Ello Peeps
Today i'm here to share with you a couple of cards I made for this weeks Stampotique Designer Challenge
The brief was to use 'Pink, Purple & Black'
So I set to work with the paints and came up with these..
I even dusted off the sewing machine for the top one to add some pink stitching.
I used MS paints, and found objects for the background, then just added a bit of stamping and the stampotique figures and I was finished.
I've still got got around to making my Timmy tag..maybe i'll do that today!
Catch Ya Later x
Stay Inky

♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 1 March 2012

366 Challenge!

Yep March is upon us already...Only 25 days to my birthday!
{cards and gifts greatly received hehehehehehehehehe well a girl can try can't she}
I had actually forgotten the date till I saw a fellow crafter's 366 challenge page up on FB this morning, so I have spent most of the day working on my page, Having fail after fail I have to say I am somewhat disappointed in my efforts this month, It just wouldn't go right..
I finally decided to give up and leave it where it was as the more I faffed the more it was going wrong,
Don't you just hate days like that!
Anyways enough waffle.. here's the page
I'm not gonna go into how I made the page as I can't remember there are so many layers lol
All I do remember is that I painstakingly diecut 31 mini doilies.
You may be able to tell that the left of the page had black outlines with some of the dots of the doilies coloured in, well I hated how it looked so I slapped a load of gesso over the entire page to tone it down.
Guess today just wasn't a good day to journal.. Oh well, you can't win them all can you.
I also forgot to photograph my feb page, so i'll try and remember and add the pic later.
I'll be back over the weekend with my march Timmy tag.
Till then Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥