Tuesday 14 December 2021


How wonderful are these images for your inspiration this week from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Do you still have enough time to make cards or tags?  Even though I start early I still seem to find I don't have enough time to do all the crafting I would like to for Christmas.

I chose to do a tag for my project this week. I started off by stamping the wonderful moon from Stampin Up's To The Moon in Going Gray - a very old ink but still going strong.  I then blended around the moon with four or five Tim Holtz distress inks using Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Iced Spruce.  I used Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive for the greens at the bottom of the tag.

I used the lovely little set Here Comes Santa from Sunny Studios for the Santa image and the trees.  I stamped the trees in Versafine Clair Shady Lane.  I added some Distress Grit Paste in Snowfall for the snow at the bottom of the tag.  The tag was cut out of a Tim Holtz tag die.  Some splatters of gesso for snow finished off this little tag.  The sentiment is from Visible Image stamp set Sentimental Christmas. 

I would like to wish you all a healthy and happy Christmas and New Year.  Thank you for visiting my blog over the past year - I think crafting has kept a lot of us sane during these difficult times and I know I've been very grateful for it.

Sunday 5 December 2021

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes -optional Holiday/Christmas - and farewell

This is my last post for 613 Avenue Create - after a house move and a complete change in life style recently I find I just can't commit to all my Design Teams at the moment - crafting has taken rather a back seat as I am busy settling in.  However, my favourite time of crafting is always Christmas things and I had to finish the year off with a Christmas Tag - my favourite things to make at this time of year.

The background was made with Stampin Up Dry Brush stamp and various Tim Holtz stamps and dies for the poinsettia.  I added some Liquitex Gold ink to give it a shimmer.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a safe and peaceful New Year.

Wednesday 1 December 2021


Sadly this is my final post for Sparkles Christmas Challenge - as mentioned previously life has got a bit hectic in a good way since my house move and my crafting is taking a back seat at the moment especially for blogging.  It's been wonderful to have been part of this Design Team for so long and I urge anyone who needs inspiration to see if they can join one - it really keeps you motivated.  Our final challenge for this year is to use colours not normally associated with Christmas.  Here I've used pinks and greys which is not my normal colour palette as I'm strictly a green and red girl but I do love how this turned out.  

I used all Tim Holtz products for the stencils, dies, inks and words and the ribbon and lace is from my stash.