Wednesday, 7 October 2015



Hello everyone, I hope you are doing fine.  This months inspiration has a halloweeny feel.  Over at Facebook Ink we are celebrating the beginning of Autumn with a Howloween (see what I did there?) month full of fun.  Check it out we have a swap and a jack o lantern event.  We have just had a give away blah blah…  You know the drill come and join in the fun x

If you don’t fancy that why not hope over to the Faery Ink shop and grab yourself a fabulous Bella Catwoman Digi.  I must say I really enjoy colouring this sexy woman in…   

Anyhooo hope to see you over at the facebook page for some fun xx

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

A Little Witchypoo

Hey guys, here I am again with another one of Amanda’s fabulous digi’s.  This time it’s Witchy Broomstick and boy she is ghoulish.  Are you getting the feel that Halloween is coming up and yeah it’s Amanda’s most favourite holiday.  So why you are over at Faery Ink why not check out all the other spooky stuff Amanda has..


Have a a great day!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Gabbie Summer Sweetie Inspiration

Hello all I hope you are well.

TADAAHHHHH!  Isn’t she just the sweetest gal you ever did see?

I have coloured her in using promarkers and I am loving those cute little flowers which I found for 10p each, bargain I know.  The doily in the background was a die from my stash, it’s amazing what you find when you are rummaging through your crafty bits!

I hope you like her and decide to give her ago I would love to see what you create, maybe even share it on Faery Ink’s Facebook Page?


So pop over to the Faery Ink Shop and get yours.

Friday, 24 July 2015

OOOoooOOOO Wonder Woman

Or something Like that hey!!!! Does anyone remember Wonder Woman and her super whip. Crikey she was amazing..  Anyhooo Amanda over at Faery Ink has released Hero Girl Arielle – have a visit and check out her other goodies.


I think I went a bit nuts with the sparkles you can’t really see it in the picture but trust me when I say she is all very sparkly lol

Have a wonderful day

Sunday, 28 June 2015

I am not to old for my teddy bear..

Howdy readers.  Today I am bringing you Doodlebug Teddy from Faery ink.


What a lil cutie.  I really loved doing this one.  Not only does Amanda make cute images to colour but they are also really easy to colour.  As a person with an attention span of a gnat it is a perfect colouring project for me.  So what did I do?  I got to colour Doodlebug Teddy.  I do love this collection and hope there are many many more to come.


So I made a little tag, which is very bright and no I can't take photo's but you get the gist here.  My ingredients are:

1 Graphic 45 tag in black
Paper from stash
An array of promarkers 
Red ribbon from stash
Beads and embellies from stash
Red Stickles

20150603_183205I could not resist doing ruby slippers for this gal. AWWWWWW she is sooooo lovely.

I really hope you have enjoyed my inspiration post pop over to the Faery Ink shop for masses of brilly images to colour.  Don't forget to pop in and say hello in the facebook group too.  
Have a fantastic day xxx

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Friendship Card Swap

Hello friends over at Kit and Clowder Alyce held a card swap.  I was lucky enough to get Lisbeth Vefall who has fabulous colouring skills and sent me some wonderful gifts.
Most precious was a beautiful card, how cute is this?  I so love it.  No I really l realllllly do.  Lisabeth also sent me a fabulous bookmark and some lovely ribbons.
I made Lisabeth a fabulous Gorjuss stamped up card..  Loads of sparkles.  You should all know by now I am a sparkle fiend lol.
’I also made this little pocket letter.  It was my first so I wasn’t really quite sure what to put in there.  Hopefully she liked that too.
I really enjoyed this swap thank you for looking x  Have a fabby day!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Mermy on the Rocks

How have you all been, spiffy I hope?  Today It’s my turn to inspire your creative fires.  So I know you all get excited when Amanda does a new release and so I thought I would inspire you today with your fantasy dream is Mermaid on the Rocks..  Who doesn't want to be a mermy with all that flowy hair and swishy tail which glimmers and sparkles in the water.

Anyhooo I digress, I went into a little tangent there…

Here she is …….  <insert drum roll here>




So for this mix I used:

  • Promarkers to colour
  • Noor Designs goldfish bowl template and bubble template
  • Bling, ribbons and lace from stash
  • Acetate clear
  • Sandy modelling paste
  • Millions, maybe trillions of 3d foam squares
  • stickles galore.

So I cut out the bowl template, which folds in half..  I cut out the middle of half the bowl and added some layering which is hard to see but she is, I promise bwahahahaha!! I popped the clear acetate on the hole i just cut to make it for the glass.  I added some sandy textured modelling paste on to the backing papers with the bubble template.  I layered up the front and back with the gazillions of 3d foam squares.

So pop over to Amanda at Faery Ink and grab yourself this little girl..

Happy creating xxx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Faery Ink 12th Birthday

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to youuuuu
Happy Birthday dear Faery Ink -ah
Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuu (and many more)

Wowzers! 12 years old.  That’s a lot of years to still be in the graphic community.  I remember when Amanda first burst on to the scene.  She and I were in the country graphics community.  I couldn't draw and neither could she  Amanda was amazing at drawing and bringing a totally new concept to the graphic community.  I remember her site theme had a big black and white checks everywhere which is her theme tune ‘Alice in Wonderland’  if you hadn't caught on.  But you know I stalked followed her through many different times and trends.  Some happy, some sad but all in all very creative.  Our friendship has always been an internet one and we are friends who do or don’t talk but on my part I am always there if she needs me.

So here we are in 2015 Manda has moved in to the digi stamp community and hello here is one of her UH-MAZING images that I loved colouring.  do you like it? Do ya? DO ya?  D D D DOOO YA!!?


I am kinda girly but I do like an edge to my things.  I love fantasy and as you can see Amanda does too.  You know I think Amanda has everyone's tastes at heart.  I know that she loves to draw darker images so I colour them all in pink lol!! ...

And GUESS WHAT!!!! <Insert drum roll ... >  Amanda has been generous enough to allow me give this digi stamp to one lucky commenter.  Oh YEAH!  How fabulous is that??  Fabby indeed, I should say lol!


The image that I used is called The Bubble Fairy Queen which can be purchased over at Amanda’s shop Faery Ink.  But one lucky winner could be skipping home with this just for commenting on this post.  I chose this one because I love the way that the girl is looking at her friend, which of course is pink PAH!!  Well come on what's not to like, in fact, I think I would like to see this girl in grey tones too or dark reds...  Anyhoo This is definitely one of my faves, Amanda did ask me to choose one, I think she was being kinda selfish because I have many, many favourites.  So let me shut up chatting and you let continue your hopping or if  just joining in, make sure you check out the original blog hop post below:

Don’t forget to comment on this post down below for your chance to win this cute digi from Faery Ink…

For more chances of winning why not hop over and see my DT sisters and see what they have up for grabs!!

Paula's Life's a Beach! *YOU ARE HERE*

Just Keep hopping!

Friday, 10 April 2015

So Long Yesterday

Hello my lovelies.  The day is wonderfully bright.  I love this time of year.  The first cuts of grass and the birdies tweeting away or in my case the seagulls squawking.  But how lovely is spring?

So the last two weeks we ate chocolate and hot cross buns and enjoyed a restful time away from work.  Oh no wait that was just me, everyone else did what they did best lol!

I finished a few projects and started a new one which I am keeping to myself until I have finished.  The one I did finish I am really proud of.  I did take forever, because darlings that’s how I roll – slowly hahahaha!


So here is my pride of joy for now which I love.  I did not rush, but then I never do.  So my list of ingredient's I will tell you as I go along.

I used a blank canvas from my local store and covered it ripped pieces of pastel coloured stash paper.  I spritzed with some shimmer paints very very lightly and I then used Tim Holtz tissue paper (new love item) to shove on and pasted it on with a pva glue/water mixture.


I used So long yesterday digi from Ching-Chou Kuik who you can find at etsy.  I used a mixture of promarkers and copics to colour her in.  I couldn’t list them all as I tend to go over with many shades.  I used some tulle to make the bow and on the edge is a glass bead thingy again from stash.


She looks a little washed out, my fault on taking the picture.  I got her from my local store she is part of the Mirabelle collection from santoro.  I think you can pic up these anywhere really.


Flowers are from my stash garden and I usually get all my flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


I love this sentiment.  I found it online and it doesn’t seem to have an author??  I printed this up from my canon using word.  I practised a few times to get it right then I went ahead and printed on pretty paper stash edging with distress ink.  (I really need to get vintage photo)


Butterfly, Organza, and meshy stuff from stash – I can’t remember where from but it was online.

I am entering this over at Faery Ink Facebook Challenge which is all about pastels.  I’m Lovin It *sang McDonalds style*


Anyhooo let me know I would love to see you over there.

Thursday, 2 April 2015



After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humour. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives……

Dot, dot, dot indeed..  All I am gonna say for this is watch it, but get past the second episode..  I usually dont watch this kind of stuff, it’s totally mum’s thing, but it’s realllly good.  It defenately sucked me in and look out there are a few hunks in this too.  Yeah look at this hunk


or this hunk

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It’s just full of kilts and such …  Watch it ……

Monday, 16 March 2015

Love is always around

I was sitting there staring at my Son, who was happily munching on a tube of pringles when I suddenly had an epiphany – Yes it’s so true I had this super hic up and my eyes did that spinny thing.  Anyhooo moving swiftly along.  Art does not come natural to me and I have to work at it very hard so when I do the urge to create something spectacular I have to get jiggy with it.

So for this months inspirational post from me <Insert Drum Roll Here>  Yep! You got it, I made a knitting needle holder for my mum…  The only problem is that she loves it so much she isn’t using it <Insert confusion> Oh well! The recipe is below how I did this.

Love Fairy

Card Recipe:

  • Arielle Love Fairy Digital Image from Faery Ink
  • Various ProMarkers/Shimmer ink/Stickles
  • 1 Pringles Tube (with or without pringles)
  • Patterned paper from stash
  • Double sided sticky tape
  • Fuzzy Ribbon from stash
  • Rosette Ribbon from stash
  • Embellies from stash

I hope I have inspired you to go forth and create.  Faery Ink has many wonderful artists there..  So check it out and also the facebook page where you can show us your creations.  I look forward to meeting you there..


Thursday, 5 March 2015

Out of this world..

This week while I have been farting about around home.  I have been really creative with my colouring.  It’s amazing how much I forgot that I like playing with paper and such.  Anyhoo as you know I am on the DT over at Faery Ink and this was my creation for the new release.. 
I think I used every media know to man..  No not really I am kidding – but below is a list of what I did use.
Bella Phone Home – Digi stamp
ProMarkers – Clothes and Alien
Copic Markers – Skin
Derwent Inktense Pencils for water colour background
White jelly roll pen
Buttons from stash
Stickles from stash
Nestabilities for circles
March new releases
Anyhooo that’s me for now have fun creating….

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

50 Shades of Boredom

imagesYeah so me and my BFF Emma have both read the book 50 shades of grey and decided that because the book was so literally terrible we should see if the film was any better, and also have our own opinion on the facts of the film.

The credits roll and wooohoo the film is off to a roaring start.  OH!! Oh no wait is that Emma sleeping – I look across and there she is with her eyes open but I do believe she is sleeping.  How does one do that?..  Maybe her eyes dried out..  My goodness we are only 5 minutes into the film… 

I really should not compare anything to the book, my imagination is far to wild for the likes of Christian and Ana.  He had thin lips – she was perfect.. But his lips were creepy lol!  Also I was waiting for the spark, maybe I am old and sinister but there was not spark, no charisma, no va va voom.  I just didn’t feel it.

As my swollen eyes glanced around the theatre at the other 3 strangers in there, two people are walking out.  Is the film that bad?  Yeah! Really! Yeah!  I am still trying to figure out the story.  I got the whole boy meets girl thing and for a while there I was waiting for a wolf to bound on to the screen but then I realised this wasn't twilight bwahahahaha!

For twilight fans this is a diabolical story of  Edward and Bella also known as Christian and Ana.. *SIGH* <Insert vom bucket here>  I mean, I am one for giving everything a second thought, I am a Libra, it’s natural to me to balance up the pro’s and the consssssss..  But honestly, please go see it but only if you need sleep not for entertainment.  Also see it if you want to join in the conversations at work.  I have honestly seen more action in a Disney film.

Verdict is…  if you must watch it then take lots of popcorn so when you get bored you can munch your way through..  Lot’s of lip locking… Lots of muff hair, does no one own a pube trimmer? All that money and you would think he would invest in a trimmer – blimey it would put a yeti to shame.   oh and Emma just said that Ana had a mole under her armpit.  You see what happens when one gets bored, we become critical ha ha ha ha.  Please Christian stop by the beauty salon and get yours and Ana’s muffs trimmed.  But then Emma just said maybe they had to have extra furry muffs for the camera Surprised smile  Does this mean they had muff extensions?  Emma also wants to add in this part (whose is this blog anyway) that if that’s the worst it can get…..  I am not even going to type what she said ….

So let me know your 50 Shades of Grey thoughts..

This is the sadder part of the story, I just have to watch the next ones, just for a laugh……

Monday, 16 February 2015

Monday’s Inspiration

So today I uploaded my first Inspirational Creation for Faery Ink.  I’ve known Manda forever and I thought I would like to be on her team and she pitied me and let me on it lol!!

Anyhooo here is what I have been playing with:

Gabbie as Alice in Wonderland


I hate the shadows, I really must invest in a proper light box thingy..  I am still practising hair from my Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair classes.  they are going not too well bwahahahahaha!!!

A close up of my oddities


I coloured her using ProMarkers and Tim Holtz Distress Pens
Bit’s and bobs from stash.

If you do end up over at Faery ink why not check out her challenge blog.  They are having an Enchanted Tea Party

Happy Creative Monday xoxox

Saturday, 7 February 2015


Yes tingo.  Tiddly (one of my fave digi stamp designers) is holding a compo over at her challenge blog.  And it’s been a millennium since I joined in one.  So what best way to jump back on the horse is to to a challenge.


So I picked ‘Guilty of Sweet Love’ from the sweet tooth collection and I don’t think she came out too bad at all.  I chose Distress/image/patterned paper (TINGOOOOOOO!!!!!!!) for this creation and the quote is a printable from livelaughrowe


I used promarkers and stuff from stash to make a mini wall calendar.

I hope you like it x

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Cirque Du Soleil


Mum and I were so lucky to go see this.  Seeing Cirque Du Soleil has been on my bucket list for a life time.  I have seen it on the telly and just would have loved to have gone live.  My wish came true and although I wasn’t feeling my best, I still enjoyed it more than 100%.   It has been the only show I can recall that has left me wanting to see more.  It was amazing.  Unfortunately I can’t share any pictures as you wasn’t allowed any photography.  But I can give you a few words to sum up the evening.  Breath taking, heart stopping, magical, enchanting, hilarious, moving,.  Mum said it was fantastic, wonderful, excellent, best thing ever..  I have to agree.  The atmosphere made the dome swell and when I say my heart was in my mouth on more than one occasion it was true.  If you ever do something in your time then try and do this.  


Of course the selfie at the Albert Hall.  The weekend was definitely a weekend of firsts.  I stayed in a Holiday Inn in Shepperton, which was very clean and tidy, I slept through the afternoon trying to sleep off a groggy head, that’s not like me at all.  I went to Prezzo and had my first Italianio meal.  I visited the Royal Albert Hall and went to see Kooza.  I visited Covent Garden and watched the street performers.  So for me a truly Magical time. 

For more pictures on Kooza search in your browser for Kooza LOL!!!

Have fun xx

Monday, 26 January 2015

World Record….

Drum roll the worlds slowest reader…  Ok so I don’t know about you guys but if I get in bed and start reading three lines later and my kindle is stuck to my face..  I think the only book that i just had to read was Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyers LOL! 

As a reader and I don’t know what kind of books you read, but in my opinion….  and don’t get me wrong I am no prude..  But … are books getting really explicit in sex and language?  I will tell you why < insert coffee and chocolate here>  I’ve read some really good books that have had NO swearing or sex in them and I must say that the books I am reading more of are the teen books.  I am sick to death of people called Dane with smooth silky C*&KS..  BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Seriously why, who cares?  What happened to a good old story…


Anyhooo this is what I am reading at the moment.  I have challenged myself to 12 books this year as I am possibly the slowest reader in the world.  But on a good note I can cross some of the reading goals off.  It’s a tween book and I am enjoying it.  Ok so its predictable but I can get in and out of it easy.  And after a day at my job, I like easy.. 

What are you guys reading?

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Happy Sunday

Isn’t it just a happy Sunday too.  I was up nice an early, had my shower and put my PJ’s on.  My aim for the day was to do some work on my essay, finish my challenge for Faery Ink and then just relax as you do… So far I have finished my challenge for Faery Ink lol!!  To be fair <insert justifiable excuses here> I did sort out my stash of yarn and stationery at the side of my chair …

For you stationery lovers.  I recently discovered filo faxing/journaling what ever you would call it.  Here is mine for the week that I decorated with under the sea theme.


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It’s not as nice as some of the ladies but still it’s really bright for my week at work.  I love it.

I also did this.  Amanda over at Faery Ink has a challenge on which I think I am still in time for LOL!!! Anyhoo it was Mardi Gras and I wanted to do a Day of the dead mask so this is what I came up with.  I used Aurora wings stamp and my promarkers to colour in.  But funny I haven’t coloured for a while and I am so out of practise.  The calendar is a freebie from Live Laugh Rowe.  It has the wonderful quote on it and it shall be going on my note board at work.



On the crochet I am still stash busting away a little sneaky peak. The challenge is over here at Linda's Crafty Corner

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So I am off to enjoy the rest of my lovely sunny Sunday…

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

To read or not to read….

I really love reading and for a while now I have not been able to get past the first page or two..  I think it’s because I am reading books that are kindle free, but then on saying that I have bought a few.  I started a book the other day and the first sentence had ‘ He fucked up my fucking life he deserves to fucking pay’  and I was like REALLY???!!! Why do I have to read all this poop.  Don’t get me wrong I am no prude, but what happened to nice books that you can read without all the BS to go with it…


Anyhoo I came across Mique’s post who lead me on to Bringing up Burns.  Both post have given me the inspiration to get my butt up and reading.  So I am following both and I will be going through them slowly ( I am not a fast reader).

26 Books

On the side will be a list of books and a list of 26 books, why don’t you join in?  Do you read many books? Are you a speedy reader or a slow reader?  When do you read the most?  I know my reading time is before I go to sleep.

Saturday, 3 January 2015


Happy New Year!  I really, really should get back in the habit of blogging.  The thing is I really love blogging.  Ok so I am lazy lol! But again as you do < insert huge predictable sigh here> you try to improve on your habits one habit at a time.  Last year I never improved any habits at all.  In fact I probably made the ones I have worse..  Yep I ate rubbish, I stopped doing the things I love, why because the lazy one took over.  Oh how I hate her!

Anyhoo new year new promises and a new me?  I think maybe I should just strive to keep happy.  Yes!  Things that make me smile!

Here I am still in the land of blogging since 2001…  I love it..

Blogging makes me smile …