Thursday, 8 October 2015

First Four

 Christmas Cards done that is. Don't worry I won't be sharing them all. 
Made using the Cottage Cutz Die.

 Using up lots of craps of Christmas papers collected over the years.

 A part of a papermania stamp bought at The Range for the sentiment.
My Fav using a little Graphic 45 paper.

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


 Ohh dear, my first post in a week - I had so much planned too! All because of a silly head cold. 
I felt ill last Thursday and got worse, ending up spending most of the weekend in bed instead of at a crop and my craft table. Thankfully its moving fast and I was able to make some dreaded Christmas card toppers last night.
So My desk... On the left are those yummy Prima paint able tags ( like I don't have enough tags!) 
To the right, the dies I am using ( These will be cards for work mates) Our school symbol is a "Hart" deer ( We are called Hartismere) 

 Once they are all cut out and assembled, it shouldn't take too long to get a few of these made.

I was meant to go to an inky workshop on Sunday but was too ill - so ordered the Tim Holtz ink tray ( came today :)) and watched lots of you tube demos instead. ...Hummmm looks like I need more inks to fill it up ;) I may well use the stains I have though. I also ordered one of those lovely bags to store it all in but its not arrived yet.
Right, if you would like to join in with the weekly nosey around our desks , pop over to Julia's blog for all the details.

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 30 September 2015


 Well its been used this week so its is messy .
I have been trying to draw for the first time in years. I have watched lots of You tube videos and looked at loads of journal blogs. This is my second attempt.The first time I played with some very messy chalk pastels. This is coloured with water colours and H2O's.
If you look closely, you will see a glass of wine - its been a busy week and we are only half way though! The tags are from a UKS swap and are the ones that arrived in the post for me today.

 I added liquid pearls to her dress and sequins to the stencilled background.

I need lots of practice I know, I dont mind that she is not perfect and will keep trying .

If you would like to join in with the look around everyones desks, Pop over to Julia's blog to see how to take part.

Soojay xx

Sunday, 27 September 2015

First attempt

At drawing a face with soft pastel chalks.
Be gentle.

I am open to any help - Its really messy- I guess I need a better rubber.
 I have used VERY cheap reeves pastels but hubby has said I can get some artist quality ones .

Soojay xx

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Two journal pages

 Nothing too exciting but I am glad I have stated at least - although i like the words on this, i don't like my writing so it may change at some point.

 the background is from my roller after gelli printing and the squares are from a piece of en caustic art cut up and some gold handmade paper cut up.

 Background is distress inks and a handmade stencil. 

 Butterflies stamped onto left over gelliprints. Some are embossed.

 It was my dear friends birthday on Friday - we working together- she is supposed to be in charge of me ( poor woman!!) . I managed to get into work early to decorate our office ( and the staff room). I forgot to take photos but we were very busy. we had to do a bit of the yr 11 assembly, so I got them all to sing happy birthday to her.
 I made a banner that said "Happy 50th Birthday Debbie" and hung it up in our office.

this is some of the panels ready for letters to be added. ( I used my slice for the letters) 

there were also a few "spacer" panels.
Hubby is in front of the TV watching Rugby so I am hoping to get more crafty stuff done .
Soojay xx

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


 Sorry , photographing this Tuesday night as I wont get time before work in the morning and it's a bit dark. To the left of the pic, you will see 25 pieces of a banner that I spent the weekend making for a friend who has a big birthday very soon. Sorry daren't show you - just in case. I started another journal page ( even though I have not finished one from last week. This is a bit wishy washy at the mo. I am hoping to get a bit more done tomorrow night or at the weekend.

Here is a sneak peek of a "spacer" panel.

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

Soojay xx

Friday, 18 September 2015

Tim's september Tag

Tim Holz September Tag Details are HERE

Well after having such fun last month , I thought I would join in again this month. 
I did need to buy a few supplies - the frosted plastic and the GORGEOUS glossy embossing paste. SO glad I got to play with that fantastic stuff.
I made two tags- For some reason I was convinced that I had a medium sized Autumn leaf set ( I guess I just looked at them so much i thought i owned them!) Anyway I couldn't find them anywhere and had already spent enough. Hence the Coffee cup.

 The inky background has been washed out a bit with the light in here - I may re photograph in the morning.

 The Cup stamps are from JustRight stamps.

 I love the phrase.

 The frosted plastic is stamped and cut for the top and sleeve.

 I also had a go at copying the tag that Tim made.

 Again the inks look a little washed out.

Looking forward to playing along next month.

Soojay xx