Wednesday, 20 May 2015


A bit late today - Its been one of those weeks!
There is STILL not much happening on my desk. To the left there are some yummy new inkylicious stamps and some of the Tim Holtz stamps- I NEED to play with those! The butterfly stamp is from Stampendous and is featured on one of the ATC's that are turned over at the middle right of the desk

I have almost complerted another page in my book but still have a way to go .

this is the opening page also painted with Watercolour paints.

If you would like to join in with the hop, the details are all HERE

Soojay xx

Sunday, 17 May 2015


 Even though I live in a small town in the middle of no where- I can still find craft supplies in the next town ( 5 miles away) I don't go very often. I tend to get stuff on line when i need ( want ;)) it.
There is a shop called Albright - it was originally a haberdashery shop only, but now there's general craft supplies and paper craft stuff too. There is even a face book page.
Anyway I popped in yestersday and came away with this little haul . 

 Can you guess that green is my fav colour? I bought these in a pack altogether - a bit cheaper than buying them separately.

I also bought the embossing enamel in green and another mist spray.

Still not much in the way of crafting - hubby arrived back from a week away and brought loads of washing . We have also been trying to sort out the wasteland that is our garden.
Hopefully, I'll have something to show you soon ( other than supplies ) 

Soojay xx

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Inspiration Interrogation

Michelle From Scrapthology has set five questions to help with starting points for scrapbook pages  or mini books or pieces of art work. Hopefully lots of people can join in and I can be nosey and hop around the blogs to see every ones answers.
So here goes with my answers to the first five questions:

1. What was your childhood favourite sweet?
 Not an easy answer as i do have a sweet tooth and as a child felt that I ought to try out every type that I could ! We didn't get much pocket money but I do remember getting 4 black jacks or fruit salad sweets for an old penny :) . I loved sweet peanuts, my sister Steph used to send them to me in a paper bag ( it was obligatory that the sweets got stuck to the bag) It took almost as long to peel the bag away as to eat them. I loved the parma violet sweets - ohh and lucky bags with all sorts of stuff in them. Spangles - mint were my favs .I also loved the little crunchy cushions of toffee that don't seem to be available any more. as you can see, I could go on for hours about sweets! I will stop now.

2. When did you last dance?
I dance all the time even at work ( I work in a school). the pupils think I am mad. I danced last at the Christmas staff party and the next time will be yr 11 prom next month.

3. Who was the first person you spoke to or texted today?

I spoke to staff at school to say good morning at 8am this morning and texted hubby a bit later as he was in Wales visiting family -almost home now.

4. What are your favourite three books?

Ohh another hard question - just like sweets - I LOVE reading.  I love anything by Nick sparks ( know soppy!) I guess I would chose message in a bottle as one of my favs.  I loved The five people you meet in heaven  by Mitch Albom and ooohh hard - I recently read a book called "The girl with all the gifts" and that is still in my head but there are HUNDREDS more.

5. When was the last time you laughed uncontrollably?

I laugh all the time and much of it is not appropriate, especially at work! On Monday this week a colleague came into our office to tell us about a horse simulator she had been on and the way she talked about it had us doubled over . Thankfully there were no pupils with us at the time - they do tend to roll their eyes if we are being daft though .

Right your Turn - just pop over to Michelles blog to link up HERE

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 13 May 2015


 I had a tidy but that's about it really - apart from finishing my page from last week - I am half way though another.I have not been very productive (craft wise) . The copics are always there - I have been collecting for a few years now and some need more ink! The poppy On the windowledge is one from the tower of London. The box on the left is full of "bits" i might need.I keep a Birthday book ( home made of course) on my desk always - so I am ready for all birthdays- yer right!!
 I have looked longingly at my desk but have been too busy to do anything about it! 
Ohh by the way if you would like to join in here is the Link

Here is a close up of the page I painted.

 I thought I'd show you other bits of my (ex dining) Craft room.

 I have a "thing" for dies - The tiny memory box ones are stored on magnetic sheets in CD cases- The bigger spellbinder etc are in various plastic wallets.
By the way - I bought my magnetic sheets from Amazon and it is just over £1 for two sheets of A4 !! So much cheaper than craft stores. Its actually printable photo paper too ( not that I ever used it for that!)

I cut it down to fit the wallets.

Anyway- Sorry there's not much crafty going on - Hopefully I will get time at the weekend.
Please forgive me if I have linked to you 18# - I have no idea why - it SHOULD be 25#- My eyes must have been shut this morning !!

Soojay xxx

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

WOYWW -309 ( 3 for me)

A mess that's what!! I am too ashamed to photograph the whole desk! There are piles either side that desperately need to be sorted and put away. Even in this section I can see nail varnish I applied before work yesterday!
I have three of these colouring books for some time - my Sister bought me one for Christmas ands the others I bought soon after. This page is from secret garden and as you can see- I am using water colours. The clear case ( caught by the tiny amount of light we have today) holds my teeny tint paint brushes. I have to say that it IS very therapeutic to do - especially after a manic day at work! I have not decided if I am going to just keep the block colours or do some shading later - thats what I love about water colours you can change your mind :)

Soojay xx

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Embossed ATC

 Lots of heat embossing on this one. the background is made from the justRight wood grain stamp that I showed you a couple of months ago and i have inked around the edge with walnut distress stain.

 The butterflies were printed and embossed on vellum ( I did these a couple of years ago and never used them).

I added some rub on flourishes and a few gems to the butterflies and - done.

Soojay xx

Sunday, 3 May 2015


 It's been SO long since I made any of these and as I now have lots of distress inks, pads, stains and paints , I wanted to play.

I even used a set of stamps that I bought a few years ago and had not even opened - heaven only knows why as they are SO cute!
They MIGHT be lavinia stamps but I am not sure - I bought them when I made a few of the magic boxes.
I painted the card with Distress paint in aged linen and squeezed lemon and the inked with some wild honey stain and a walnut ink pad. I then sprinkled a little water over. when dry, I used the honeycomb stamp with memento grey ink to make the background. The bees are stamped coloured with copic and cut out. I added glitter glue to the wings.

I added shading to the honeycomb corners with distress stain and a paintbrush .

 I used a similar  technique to make this background. I used more water drops. I edged with a green gel pen and scribble.

The square is left over from a die cut and inked in squeezed lemon stain. I then used some papermania Pearl dots.

 The butterflies are cut from some Making Memories paper and I also used some old MM buttons. Don't you LOVE using up old stash!?!

Hope you like them - I am not putting my mess away yet as theres a bank hol this week and I might get to "play" again.

Soojay xx