Sunday, 7 February 2016

On A Roll

 Whoo hoo second page...glad that I can get these done  and I still have time in my weekend so you never know....

 I used my lovely scan n cut to make the title- nothing too fancy , just the word pattern included with the machine, I didn't even re size it. I have added Nuvo Chrystal drops to the white stripes.

 some stickers and embellishments- the heart is from Candy Chrystal.

 I also added some sploshes ( a technical term  ;)) of distress stains in worn lipstick and platinum as the page looked too white. Much better to add BEFORE the other elements as you will have to mask areas off ( as I did).

Soojay xx

First Scrapbook Page This Year

 Don't faint- it's been months and months since I did a scrapbook page. I have some lovely photos of Dan, Meg and Derek in Cornwall last year and must get more done!
Here is a quick page of them walking on the beack in cornwall.

Very simple with a bit of splattering on the page weith white spray ink.

Soojay xx

Saturday, 6 February 2016

First art journal page of 2016 - Hearts

I bought some Paperartys stamps in the Christmas countdown sale at Country View crafts and have been keen to use them , 
First I inked the page with distress inks and then used a dotty stencil and some spray mists for the background.

The hexagon and the dotty circles are from paper artsy. Coloured in with sharpie pens. The circles have Nuvo crystal drops added- I Love how the colour underneath reacts with them , changing the colour from white.

 I ink stained the heart doily and cut a mount out from yellow cards stock and then swished some distress stain on that too.

 My may noticed that I am using my Free heart stamp again. I can't even remember where i go it from ( probably the Craft Stamper mag). I just love how versatile it is. 
I stained some white card and then stamped over it. When dry I added some Novo black crystal drops.

I wrote little "heart" quotes around each dotty circle.
Its messy in places and a little off centre but I love it :)

I am adding it to the Paperartsy heart Challenge ( If I am in time!!)
and the Country view Challenge ( backgrounds)

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


Well its still a mess although it HAS been tidy at some point since last week. 
I am in the middle of making a Birthday Card- from now till the middle of May I have quite a few - both family and friends.
On my desk from top left : Christmas papers ( I still have a few pages of JYC to do but am not feeling it at the mo) In front of the papers I have some stamps in plastic wallets ( I need to put away) and my tags for the swap ( I need to post!). IN the middle some yummy new stamps ( a late B day prez from a friend)- I am using them to make the card. Also some "pretties" from Candy Crystal , to the right a box with my "go to" essentials and then another pile of bits that need to be put away.
Is your any tidier?? pop over to Julia's blog for details of how to join in with the desk share.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Playing with my new toy

 and jumping in feet first! I think i subscribed to the Brother news letter when I registered my Cut n scan machine. The recipes was sent to me for the light shade above HERE
 The hardest part was waiting for the stickles glitter glue to dry so
I could assemble it.
I also inked all the edges, painted the centre flower and added a gem.
I had to learn how to open ans save an fcm file on my PC and in the canvas software. Also this is the first time i have used the pen...what's next ?  :D

Soojay xx

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Februarys Tags

 This is for the tag swap on UK Scrappers. I can't believe I am ahead of the game- I am sure it won't last.

 The theme for this month is "heart" So I went full out .
I used distress stain to colour the background and then spritzed with white and sparkle  sprays.
I added a die cut hexagon piece to each tag .

 I found some peel off lace and then added tonic nuvo crystal drops in white along the edge. I then stamped the hearts onto more "stained" card and cut out.
I cut the middle out of some heart doilies and stained some tiny chip board hearts that I then covered with glossy accents. I rummaged in my stash to fine some metal hearts to add.

 To finish, I used this months free stamp on the Craft Stamper mag, cut it out and added a gem.

I added lots of distress mahogany pen around the added pieces and blended with a wet paint brush.

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 27 January 2016


 This week another big mess! I have a card to make tonight (Tues) and the recipient loves the crazy birds, so that's what I am using.

 If you missed my earlier post this week, my Birthday Prez arrived just in time for the weekend. Wow there's a lot to learn!.

 I am sure I will get the hang of it- I cut some of the mounts for the card and the sentiment to go inside.
Ohh and after taking the first photo- I had a big clean up , especially my mat.

If you would like to join in with the desk hop this week, pop over to Julia's Blog for all the details.

Soojay xx