Thursday, 25 February 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch challenge No# 4

It’s thursday again which means time for another sketch challenge over at OCC
This is the sketch for this week,and below is what i created from it


Now…you may be thinking that you can’t see the sketch…lol..*But it is there*
The 2 centre flowers represent the 2 hearts….the flower stem represents the ribbon strip across…and the butterfly on the right represents the bow!
(See…i told you that it was there…lol)

I just want to say a HUGE thankou to everyone who has left me comments regarding Dan’s anniversary.It really did mean a lot and i wish to thank you all from the bottom of my heart xxx I will get round to visiting you all shortly :) x

The pic above is what i created for last weeks OCC sketch challenge.(I was very bad and didn’t get round to blogging it) Big apologies for that.
As you may be able to tell …it is not a card.It’s an ongoing project that iam working on…which i will probably be working on for a few years…lol
I have created quite a lot of ‘pockets’ This is one of the pockets decorated,inside each of these pockets there will be a large tag which will contain words of wisdom…photos ect. I will hold all these together with a large jump ring.
Iam creating this as a keepsake for the little Chloe monster,however it won’t be given to her until maybe her 13th/16th or even 18th birthday…lol (So i guess i have a lot of years to work on it) I just thought it would be a nice way of preserving memories and advice for her for later in life (Thats the idea behind it anyways)
I have been creating lots just lately….my whole creating seems revitalised…iam experimenting with old styles…new styles ect…basically just creating…just because.I hope to post some things later,as right now i have a migraine and think im gonna be sick..and i dont wanna risk throwing up on the lappy…so i think i better go!
Shaz xxx

Tuesday, 16 February 2010


31ST JULY 1991 - 16TH FEBRUARY 2007
xxx Loved and remembered always and forever xxx
Just a post to remember my son Daniel....who sadly passed away 3 years ago today aged 15 from cancer xxx
...This is the reason that i haven't posted so much the last few weeks as this time of year is always the hardest for me :( Hopefully i'l be back to posting again shortly.
Shaz xx

Thursday, 11 February 2010



I can’t believe it’s a week since i last posted!!! Where does the time go…??? I did however have a migraine which ended up lasting for 3 days :( so that made me keep away from the lappy!

…So it’s thursday again…which means a NEW sketch challenge over at OCC

This is my take on this weeks sketch. Since i got me new distress inks iam very much into distressing everything…i seem to be going back to me shabby chic style too :) *Love shabby chic…just don’t do it enough*

Please POP OVER to the OCC and take a looksie at the other dt girlies FABBY creations :) …You could always join in while you are there too :)

I have quite a few things to show,so hopefully i will get chance to post again either tonight or tomorrow…also need to do some much needed blog hopping and commenting :)


Shaz xx

Thursday, 4 February 2010


It's time for another sketch challenge over at OCC
We now have a NEW blog for the sketch challenges :) It is HERE
Here is my take on this weeks sketch
I know that i'm late posting this, but the Chloe monster is sick with a cold :( ...a very 'minor' thing you might think...but not to the chloe monster, everytime she has a cold it makes her vomit,especially at night when she is laying down..(she will suddenly just cough and vomit everywhere).so for the past 2 nights very little sleep has been had :( I think she gets like this when she has a cold due to the fact that she has reflux.I stopped giving her medication for it about a year ago,as she didnt seem to need it any longer..but everytime she has a cold this usually carries on for a few weeks after the cold has passed too :( so i think that maybe some new medication my be in we shall see.
Please POP OVER and take a loolsie at all the other sketch samples that the lovely dt girlies have made :)
Supplies used:
Paper - cosmo cricket
flower stamp - inkadinkadoo *I think*
sentiment stamp - Hero arts
ribbon from stash
Shaz xx

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Which Colouring mediums to use???

*My 1st attempt at using live writer to blog with*
I will now carry on with letting you know how i got on with the inkadinks.
..I was soooo looking forward to trying these out....however once they arrived and i started to 'try them' the 'excitement' was VERY short lived :(I tried them on a whole variety of different papers, and on a couple of watercolour pads that i had and they just wouldn't work! For 2 days i spent hours and hours trying  them ...i was sooooo dissapointed :(
I figured that they must be like painting with the distress inks (the re-inkers) i know that it 'CAN' be the only thing that i could think that it was ,was the paper....i needed different paper!!!
...So i went on a 'mission' to try and find people who used inks to colour with and see if i could find any info on which paper they use!
The only thing that i could find was VERY expensive....a block of just 25 5x7 sheets for £11!!!!
...But because i 'needed' to try these i bought it anyway...and i decided to buy a pack of paint brushes and try them instead of using me trusty old waterbrush!
…So while i was waiting for the new paper and brushes to arrive i decided to ‘organise’ the inks.

The bottles of inks only have the names of the colours on the bottles,i thought it would be far easier to see the colours as i bought all 3 sets which means 18 bottles.So i scribbled each colour onto a small pice of paper and attatched them to the back of each bottle!

When i bought the inks i also bought a couple of these.I needed to be able to know which colour ink was in each pot,so as i made sure i picked up the right colour…lol so i thought it would be a good idea to label each’pot’ *Just need to make sure i put the right colour in the right pot…lol*

This is the pad(or should i say block) that i used. I really REALLY need a cheaper alternative,so if anyone could recommend a cheaper alternative card that will take inks/water colours then please let me know :)
….So now with new paper and brushes in hand….this was my first attempt!
…Must say that i love it! …Obviously i need to practice some more….(Thats why i need a cheap card…lol) but on 1st impressions iam impressed :) …i would even go as far to say that i would gladly give up my copics for inks! haha!
Also the peerless watercolours that i showed before work really well with these too!
After much trying…lol I found the perfect skintone shade  mango + water!
…..I’ve never really created all that many creations using images…however that will have to change now…lol The reason for that is that now all my stash is back in me craft room *At the bottom of the garden* I get very little opportunity to go in there…but what i CAN do in the house while the Chloe monster is around is colour images :) Which i actually find very relaxing to do. Because i actually love the affect of inks ect AND that now i will be spending a LOT of time colouring them i decided that i NEEDED the distress ink pads HAHA! *Knew i should of just got them in the first place* So to fund my distress inks last week i actually SOLD some of my character rubber stamps!!!! *Shock horror* i never EVER sell me stash..i just let it pile up…lol So now i have some distress ink pads on their way to me :) The great thing is that the inkadinks,peerless watercolours and the distress inks will ALL work together (I know this cos ive tried as i already have 2 distress ink pads…lol)  So am quite looking forward to trying em all together :) Have also been colouring loads with the prisma’s the last few days too.
Sorry about the looooooooooong boring post :)
Shaz xx