Monday, 30 April 2012

A Snazzy Challenge

It's time again for a challenge over on the Snazzy's DT Blog
The theme this time is
'Spring Colours'
One lucky winner will get an Echo Park (Spring Collection) prize along with some small co-ordinating ink pads.
 For my piece I worked with the very beautiful Prima 'Almanac' Papers on a kraft coloured card.
 I just used lots of the elements from the different papers cut out and arranged.
The only add on's were a smidge of rock candy crackle on the eggs, some rock candy distress stickles and a prima art tile. {all available from Snazzy's}
As you may be able to tell I photographed the card when we actually had 'spring like' weather lol
This isn't my usual style but it was lots of fun deciding what elements to use and how to place them, and I am really pleased how it turned out, so much so that I also made a scrapbook layout, but i'll share that another time.
So dust off the wet and windy blues and think spring fresh, I look forward to seeing your entries.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Inky Spring

As soon as my spring limited edition distress inks arrived the packaging was ripped off and out came the tags
and this is what happened.
 With the added dimension of some glossy accents, paper bunting and wood bird, black wire and some black alpha pieces they all came together quite nicely in the end.
All I can say is LOVING the new colours
That's all from me today, short and sweet.
 I'll be back tomorrow with a snazzy challenge.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 27 April 2012

Put A Flower On It!

 I inadvertently made my piece for this weeks Pan Pastel challenge.
That's not to say I wasn't going to join in but it just so happened I was happily playing away trying out some of my new stencils and the many new colours of PP's I got from Snazzy's @ Ally Pally and created this page.
Fits in perfectly with the flower theme, all it needs is a nice summery pic and maybe some embellishing, but I guess i'll have to wait for that as it hasn't stopped raining for days here now.
Thanks for stopping by. Till next time..
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A Compendium of Curiosities wk#2

Hay lovely peeps, Hope your all having a good week so far, it's almost the weekend.
Today i'm sharing my offering for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities II challenge, just in the nick of time as there will be a new challenge tomorrow.
Here is my offering.
These were my bits before alteration 
This week it was Technique 2: Faux Patina
A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.  2, page 58
I had a lot of fun with this, and what started out as just a necklace became a sort of art doll .
I also had a little play and caught up with last weeks
Techinique 1: Custom Foam Stamps
A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2, page 66
As you can see it was just a bit of fun, I didn't have any pics of me as a pirate funny enough so I did a makeshift job with 'one eyes willy' instead.
Thanks for hopping by, i'll be back tomorrow with a pan pastel piece.

Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Hello intrepid desk snoopers, It's that time again to share our spaces with the world.
Sorry I missed last week, I was up in london the weekend b4 attending ally pally, see HERE for all the pics, I only managed to meet up with a couple of WOYWWer's wearing badges.. where was everyone, Did I just miss ya all ???
So anyway's.. when I got home I had a whole bunch of new stash to find a home for so some extra storage was in order.
Regulars to my desk will see I have some new shelves kindly erected by my other half .
 I moved all my stamps to the new shelves so I have easy access to them, freeing up space where they were for more stash lol, Also the little half shelf at the top displays artwork, both mine and from others.
I also fixed this makeshift ink pad storage to the wall with some bars underneath for punches and what not, I find the more I can see the more I use it. You can also spy a very lush piece of original Hels Sheridan art in front of my altered mirror. {Thanks again Hels xxx}
The bits on my very tidy desk {had to tidy to put the shelves up} are my entry for the Compendium challenge, i'll be blogging them properly tomorrow.
Till then..
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 22 April 2012


I bet you all though I had totally forgotten about my Candy giveaway Winner.
Nope not forgotten just on hold till I was home and settled, Which I am now.
I had 78 lovely people enter so I hopped over to and the lucky winner is:
No. 21 Tracy Foster UK
Big congrats hun, Get in touch with your snail mail and i'll get your goodies out to you asap xx
Thank you again to everyone for supporting me and my blog.
Love ya all xxx
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 20 April 2012

Ally Pally Catch Up. {pic heavy}

Better late than never.
I am now home from my London visit and boy did I have a great time.
As promised here are a few of my snaps from the show..
The goodies I bought
The Snazzy Bunch
My fav pic.. Girl Power lol
Lin & Leandra 
Hels and Sam 
Laura, Me & Helen
Alison, Dan & Gilly 
 Me Hels & Gilly.
I had the bestest time and want to say a big thanks to everyone there for making it so.
Oh before I forget it's my last project over on the Snazzy's DT Team Blog
Do pop over and show me some love xx pretty please xx
Now i'm home I can finally have a play with all my new stash so keep your eyes peeled for new art soon.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

One For The Boys!

Over on the Pan Pastel Challenge this week their theme is 'One For The Boys'
I created this card just before I descended on London town, with a view to blog it while I was away and this seemed like the perfect opportunity as I used pan pastels to make the background.
 I used a Stampotique dude, and some MME Funday stamps just in black and white to contrast with the background, which was a crafter's workshop stencil.
It's my second project of the month over on the Snazzy's DT blog today.
This is a peek..
Head over and let me know what you think of it, I always appreciate your comments xx
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Monday, 16 April 2012

What a weekend!

I just had the most fabbest weekend at the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking show AKA Ally Pally!
{sorry Sandy}
I caught up with lots of old friends and met some new ones too.
Both myself and the awesome Gillian helped out on the Snazzy's stand over the weekend, I did a wee bit of demoing with the old Pan Pastels which was super fun, And I spent far too much wonga but it was totally worth it. I had the wonderful Hels, Leandra, Lin, Laura & Sam all do a bit of art for me.. I was very demanding and thank them all for being such good sports and putting up with me.
I have a few photo's but that i'll blog some time soon as i'm still @ my Mum's in London and for some reason I can't get my lappy to except my memory card with all the pics in!
So in the mean time it is my 1 project of the month over on the Snazzy's Design Team Blog
So do hop on over to let me know what ya think of my efforts x
here's a little peeky..
Can you tell what it is?
Oh b4 I forget to say... I've not forgotten about my candy.. I will pick a winner and get in touch some time next week when i'm back home.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter Friends

Today I just wanted to wish each of my blogging friends a very

And today is also another special day
I celebrate my 4 year blog'o'versary
I can hardly believe i've been blogging and waffling for that long,
And that i've now got over 400 followers.
From the bottom of my heart I thank each and every visitor.
 And if you haven't already seen I am offering up some candy to mark the occasion.
I was going to do the draw today but I am up in London visiting the queen.. Oh ok i'm actually visiting me mum but she's a queen to me.
So i'm leaving the draw open for a little while longer and you can enter by popping in your links HERE
Whatever your up to today have a wonderful time
Much Love xx
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥