Wednesday, 25 November 2015


 Well I am afraid there's not that much going on. Just the front cover of my December daily journal.
I do think that most of this will get done in January!
I had to move my craft room-dinning room round so that we can use the table to sit at at Christmas.

 I still have loads of cards to make, as well as gifts.

 I have promised to dye my daughters hair at the weekend and I am out on Sunday - so not sure when I can do them.

If you would like to join in with the desk hop, pop over to Julia's blog for all the info.
Have a great week.

Soojay xx

Sunday, 22 November 2015


 I have not had much time to create this week but I did manage to make a few tags ( 20 +) .
These are to go on the gifts I give this year. 

 I used distress inks and then spritzed with water, then I used a TH Christmas stencil and spritzed again with a glitter spray. 

Finally I added a tiny wooden Reindeer ( bought from hobby craft) 

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


 Not much creating although I have been busy( last few posts). To the right of the desk is an art journal page ( yesterdays post). In the middle some inches and twinchies from my sister ( we did a swap ) .

 Theses are the ones she made for me - aren't they fab?

To the left of my desk is a Bo Bunny Misc Me journal with some blank sleeves. I decided to make a December daily journal ( my first one) this year - I am hoping I will be able to get it done - December is always SO busy at home and at school- even if i just remember to jot a few things down and take daily photographs , I shall be pleased. I might start to get the page backgrounds ready but need to look at others to see HOW I want to do it. Any ideas or links to examples would be gratefully received.

If you would like to join in with the desk hop, pop over to see Julia's blog for all the info.

Soojay xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Art journal - recyling and experimenting.

 While browsing pinterest earlier today , I saw a journal page with a fab idea- to use up those rub on sheets. There was a time that I loved them and bought lots of them - probably to use one or two words or images. The rest tend to get put in baggies and come away from their backing sheet and bits come off. I Love that for this page , it doesn't matter, its just part of the background.

 The rub ons went on first mostly randomly , some didn't come off at all and some only partly. I then applied distress inks and then spray water.
next I painted the heart in distress paints.

 I added some more words and some white spray.

I finished with a very small amount of glitter paint.

I quite like it.

Soojay xx

Monday, 16 November 2015

Lavinia Stamps

 I DO love Lavinia Stamps - I bought some a few years ago to make those Magic Boxes  ( I need to do some more they were fun) .

 The background is just distress inks spritzed with water. Then  stamped with my lovely new stamp. 
If you have not visited the on line store - DON'T !!  You will want to buy every stamp!
I will turn this into a card or book cover .

Soojay xx

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Pupil Note books

 A large part of my week at work is now taken up with counselling pupils, whether it is for bereavement, self esteem, anger management, self harm, anxiety, depression or a specific mental health problem. Its not just me, there are a team of us as services outside of school are few and there are long waiting lists.
I sometimes give a pupil a note book to write thiongs down in if it is appropriate. I usually pop to poundland to buy as many note books as I can . These were 2 for £1. I decorate them to make them a little more personal. These two already have homes.

 They are just the right size for a spritzed postcard. I then stamped with Lavinia stamps annd a sentiment.

 I added a little glitter glue and Nuvo crystal drops ( see last post for details of theses).

 The background on this one is distress stains and cosmic shimmer spray. Again stamped with Lavinia stamps.

I need to shop for more now.

Soojay xx

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Another page from ATDML Retreat

 This is another page from the fab class by Mel Hand from ATDML using Marion Smith Time Keeper Papers.  The photo is of me in Diagon Ally at Harry Potter World on a school trip  in 2013. It was one of the best school trips I have been on and I am SO EXCITED that I am going again in a few weeks ( I am cheaper to take than a teacher as I don't need so much cover ) - It will definitely feel like Christmas after the trip .
Enabling alert! I filled the punched flowers with Tonic Studio Crystal drops . They are very much like liquid pearls but you get more in a bottle and I found them cheaper! (depending on where you buy- my bottles were £2.25 each) 

The Nuvo bottle contains 1fl oz the liquid pearls contains half that 1/2 fl oz

The bottle is prettier AND when you have used It all up , you have a pretty gem to remove and use. I love liquid pearls and use them all the time - but the Nuvo is just as good - I am sold.

While I was browsing I also bought some of the new gilding flakes _ again cheaper and a bigger pot :

 I can't remember how much I paid for the indigo Blu flakes but it was over £5
 The nuvo ones are £4.99 a tub - they only arrived yesterday, so I have not tried them out yet .
They only come in silver, gold and copper so far.

 There is quite a bit more in the tub.

You can also get a glue pen to use with them if you fancy your handwriting gilded.

I have my eye on the embossing powders ( also in a gem topped bottle ) and The new embellishment mousse ( not out till 23 Dec) they do bottles of glitter.

And I thought that Tonic Studios only made dies!- Sorry if you already knew but I thought it was just too good to keep to myself. 

Soojay xx