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

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Happy Birthday to Me !!

 How lucky am i??! It was my birthday on Wednesday and this arrived on Thursday :)
I have only just been able to find time to play with it , thank to hubby doing the laundry and hoovering today.

 So far, after a test cut, I have been able to cut these out. I have just used really old scrapbook papers so far and they cut really well- no problems.
I also had a little play with scanning in an image and cutting it out- VERY handy when i used stamped or digi images.
I am looking forward to having a go at making stencils too.

My trusty eBosser is still about and will still be used ( i do have quite a few dies!!)

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


What a mess!!
It needs a big tidy up.
I photographed last night - I am in a swap on UK Scrapper and was playing around With distress inks and stencils. 

Today is my Birthday and I woke up to find a few cards on my desk :)
Hubby has ordered me a cut n scan and it was dispatched yesterday , so I really DO need to tidy to find room for it - How exciting!

Diana Baker Williams - if you read my last post, you will see that you won the mini calendar :)

If you are reading this and would like to look around some much tidier and more productive desks than mine, pop over to Julia's blog to see all the info of how to join in.

Soojay xx

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Oppp's i am late!!

I SAID I would be back on Friday with a wimnner for a mini Calendar didn't I!
I gave everyone a number who left the work "Calendar" in the commentnd my daughter picked one out of a jug ( I lied about hat!).
So Diana Baker-Williams- its you :)
If you Email me HERE with your address, I will post it off to you ASAP.

Soojay xx

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


 Flippin heck  how'd it get to be Wednesday again already ??!! ( or Tuesday night ;) ).
I have just finished making a couple more mini calendars - I really have finished now ...Although if anyone wants one , I could make ONE more . So , If you pop the word Calendar in the comment you leave , I will put your names into a hat and draw a name out on Friday and make one to send out.

I have still to open and play with the latest distress ink set - I don't know WHAT i have been doing!!

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

Soojay xx

Sunday, 10 January 2016

UKS January Tag Swap

 So happy to finally be doing something that is NOT Chritsmassy. 
The theme for this month is black and white.
I decided to play with some of the new stash that I had bought in the sales running up to Christmas. I bought some new stencils - three lots were "dotty" , so that is how come I chose the "dotty" design.

 I used two of the stencils Tin Holtz dot fade and paper artsy Lin Brown (PS001) dot clusters.
I punched out circles in two sizes in black and the larger ones in white card stock. The white ones have been stamped on and raised up.
I embellished with black and white Nuvo crystal drops ( tonic Studio) around the black punch circles.

If you would like to join in with the swap, pop over to UK Scrappers, but be quick as there are only a few places and days left.

Soojay xxx

Wednesday, 6 January 2016


 Well it's back where it should be - under the window - to get all the light  ha ha! To be fair, the photo was taken at 8pm on Tuesday night. I am back at work and won't get time in the morning.
Apart from an emegency card and continuing to fill my December Journal ( I told you it would be well into January before I finished it, didn't i?), there not alot going on at the moment.
I have two planners on the go - an A5 for home and a personal sized one for work. I have started to do menu's again for the week too.

I am upto 24th Dec and intend to go as far as the end of my school holiday up to and including 4th Jan. I think it will be the weekend before I get back to it though. 

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

Soojay xx

Saturday, 2 January 2016

New Year

 Running late with these as always! I have been making mini calendars for a few years now - previous posts here and here.

I have now finished - i think! . These are ready to give out and post - the list gets longer each year.

Soojay xx