Monday, 31 December 2012

2012 Arty Review

Well here we are the last day of 2012..
Was it a good one for you?
Mine had it's up's and down's {a lot of downs} so i'm kinda looking forward to a more positive 2013.
I though i'd do a quick share of some of my fav projects of 2012..
 Having a quick look back it seems that papercraft and altering were my main focus and that stamping took a bit of a back seat, apart from in my journal!
2012 also saw me teach my very first workshop for Snazzy's.. {The highlight of my year}
I hope 2013 allows me to teach some more as I really enjoyed the experience.
I also wanted to show all together my 366 Calender Challenge pages
I wasn't very good at filling in all the dates but the process was great fun.
So thank you Kate for hosting.
All that's left for me to do now is to 
Wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to come
Oh before I go.. If you don't have plans for {Today} New Years there is a mammoth
Stream-a-thon happening on UStream.. Starting at about 11.30 am with some of the Auzzie Gals ringing in their new year first.. then moving along to the UK {and a couple of other places} .. I'll be live from 10.30-11.30PM with my friend Lily straight after seeing in our New Year... followed by Gals from Canada and the US... For more info check out THIS BLOG
Thank you for supporting me in my creative journey by visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments.
See you in 2013
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 29 December 2012

A wee bit of Stampotique!

So with Christmas all done and dusted I headed into the craftroom for a little play..
Stampotique have an 'Out with the Old, In with the New' challenge {SDC80}
I had just printed off a fab calender by Mary-Anne 
So decided to Stampotique it up.. 
Out with the old year.. In with a new calender using my new stamps.
I've only done Jan so far but more will come soon..
If I don't catch ya before I wish you a very Happy New Year to come.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Taking a Little Break

Obviously with Christmas just around the corner I though I would quickly nip on and take this chance to wish you all
And.. to share a trio of quick cards
Nice and simple, inky backgrounds and a spot of stamping.

Sending Love and Hugs this Christmas
Thanks for taking the time to visit me, be it now or over the past year xx
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


T'was the desk before Christmas and all through the flat
not a lot was stirring, not even a cat!
Hay die hard desk hoppers, Are you all set for next week then?
I AM, well I mean all my cards are made {and sent} and my desk is Christmas free...
Well apart from some little festive sprigs {great card fodder} that I picked up at the charity shop.
Other bits on my desk are from one of my local craft shops 'Craftasmic' that I visited on Monday, a little treat for myself as i've not been shopping in town for months.
And what you can see under all the stash is my latest journal page
I've been watching alot of Leandra's UTubes and was inspired to have a play, It was so nice not making something christmassy!
Right I must crack on, I've still got presents to wrap and desks to hop round.
If I don't see you before
And remember...Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Inspired By Tim

Over on the Simon Says Stamp'n'Show blog their challenge is to make something inspired by one of Tim's 12 tags.
I choose last years day 9 tag, and made a card
I absolutely love the Halloween candle and how by snipping off either side it becomes the perfect Christmas candle.
I hope you are all prepared for the festive season and if I don't see you B4 have a wonderful Christmas x
Thanks for dropping by
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 14 December 2012

A Christmas Challenge

There is a 'Christmas' theme over on the Crafty Boots Blog,
I thought it would be rude not to join in given the amount of Christmas cards i've made.
But i'm just sharing the 1 with you today
I love this card as it's one that just got chucked together with a load of random bits that were laying about on my desk.
I'm not usually a minimal card maker so the temptation to keep adding was hard to resist but I made myself only use those leftover bits and nothing more.
This has been sent to my uncle overseas, I hope he likes it.
B4 I go I just wanted to share that today is my last post of 2012 for Snazzy's.
Here is a peek of my project,
To see it in full click HERE
Till next Time
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

WOYWW One Hundred and Eighty something..

...i've missed the last few woyww's due to forgetfulness and generally not having any spare time, I think it's week 184!
Right to my desk..
 Not a great deal going on i'm afraid, A few cards i've yet to photograph and blog, and the remnants of a Utube video I filmed last night for my latest DT project
here's a peek
So what I thought I would share is a little unit I knocked up on Monday night for my Distress Stains, I had them stored in a basket but was just not using then as they ended up with stuff piled on top so I couldn't see them.. I'm quite a visual crafter, I work more with things if there right there staring me in the face, so to speak.
I was lucky to have the base box pre-made, I think it was a gift box base at some point, but I had it filled with random bits, and it worked out to be the perfect size. Then I just created a grid out of mountboard, and hay presto. I think it came out pretty good and I now hope to use my stains more now they're on show.
This is a quick note to our fair leader Julia,
THANK YOU my scraps box is working fantastically, I can't believe I never had one b4 xx
Right off to hop some desks, In case I don't get to do another desk hop b4 Christmas,
I wish you all a very Happy Festive Season xx

Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 10 December 2012

Yo Ho Ho

Tis my week over on the Snazzy's DT Blog this week,
We are working with a yummy Carta Bella kit.
These are 2 cards I knocked up using the front packaging sheet {see nothing goes to waste} and some of the element stickers that came in the kit too.
And here is a sneak peek at my first DT offering.. There is a little UTube to go with it too.
Just hop over HERE to see the whole thing.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 1 December 2012

I did it!

Ho Ho Holy crap it's December already!!
But what that does mean is i've managed to stay on track and complete a whole year's worth of 366 Calender Challenge pages.
I may not have always been on time but I did it.. and I'm rather proud of myself lol
Here is my Dec page
I've gone with tiny little journalling squares coz I have a feeling I wont have alot of time to be filling in my calender, maybe just a 1 word for the day kinda deal.
I created the background using my gelli plate and 2 layers of paint, a base red, and then a green patina and phthalo green /stencil top.
I'd like to thank Kate for hosting this challenge and allowing me to play along. As Kate suggests at the end of this month I will share all 12 months pages in 1 post.
Till then...Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥