VIDEO: How To Make A Patterned Paper Cactus Collage

So you all know how I am trying to use up my patterned paper right? And from what you have been telling me you are too! So how about this as a project idea? I've used one of my household cactus plants to make a cute little collage and paper pieced picture. I am sharing my full collage process in my video…


Kaboodle Doodle at the Fifth

This week it is challenge number five at Kaboodle Doodle – can you believe it? There are some scrummy free papers to download and use in your creation for this week's challenge and here is what I did with them. A friend of mine wants a jewellery box for her birthday and I've been shopping around but they aren't very nice so…


Fast Recovery

So here we are again – able to blog properly since we have a new computer – a challenge submission for the Funky Fairy's Challenge Blog, which has a Get Well Soon theme. Having recently done the whole hospital and recovery thing, I worked my way through a number of puzzle books to pass the time so thought that a little 'Recovery…


Bag Charm

Oh major calamity – our computer has given up the ghost, I can't blog! I'm having to borrow this computer for a few minutes to get this up on my blog. I'm gutted; how can I feed my addiction? This blog is a last-minute entry into Shaz's blog candy challenge on her blog Funky Fairy's Ramblings. The challenge was blue, pink and…


Retro decor

This is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek 4x4 for Funky Fairy blog who are doing a Tri-challenge, so anything to do with 'Tri'. I have used triples with three birds and three colours. This 4x4 is also for the My Time to Craft challenge blog which this week has the theme of 'birds'. So imagine yourself back in the late sixties, early…



Sweet Sugar Challenges has a great challenge to make something other than a card with Sugar Nellie stamps. So I decided to have a go at a coaster for cups :) So patterned paper has been layered onto a circular piece of chipboard and then sealed with a varnish (to waterproof it a bit). It was fun to do.

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Bitten By the Challenge Bug

For a while now I’ve been wanting to alter the cover of my travel journal from my trip last year to China and this week's challenge of Travel/Places from Arty Girlz gave me the inspiration to finally do it. So here is my go at the challenge: The background uses a black and white photocopy of a map of China that I…

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