Saturday, 15 July 2017


hello lovely peeps of blogland

today is the start of a new challenge at 

this fortnights challenge Is anything Goes 
and our theme is (Peach ) flowers.
You can make any creation you like but if you use our Theme Colour you will be eligible for a Bigger Prize 


i decided to make an upcyled project  and this giant mayo jar was perfect for what i had in mind


i gave the jar a good wash in hot hot soapy water,
then i used some fabric as a base around the middle, covered this with a super pretty lace, and edged with some trim that is platted twine and leaves, i also added this trim around the top.
then i just went to town tithe the beautiful flowers, some stamped cardboard cut into flowers and a button added a couple of hessian flower and some leaves i preserved last autumn.

i really love how this came out hope you guys like it.

come join in the challenge





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Thursday, 15 June 2017



hi guys 
its time for a new challenge at 

the challenge is
Anything goes
and the theme is
Red

if you use the theme colour you are eligible for a bigger prize



i have used this beautiful image from 

called


the image is coloured with polycromo pencils
i have used some lovely papers from 
prima wink paper set, a piece of lace from my stash and of course the wonderful Petal Lu blooms dont the red and white look stunning together!

hope you come and play along

hugs




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Thursday, 1 June 2017



hey guys
 new challenge at 
theme is 
all creatures great and small

i have used this beautiful dolphin image called



its such a lovely image i decided to go clean and simple

its coloured with prisma colour pencils and layered onto a piece of card i coloured 
with a spectrum noir pen in a matching blue.

hope you come play along with the challenge 
hugs x

Monday, 15 May 2017



hey guys 
its challenge time at 
Petal Lu

and this months colour is 
Green


Please follow the new rules, your project must have flowers, (we are after all, all about flowers!) Please also add flowers of our themed colour.   Not all of the flowers have to be our themed colours, but a few would be nice.






i made a 6x6 craft card base, and covered in a brown and a beig pattern paper, going around the edge with a black finline marker to echo the lines around he image.
image is coloured with prismacolour pencils.
some pretty lace and die cuts are blinged up with tiny half pearls, i also cut a few of the flowers from the lace and added those, to complete the finished card i added beautiful green petal lu blooms 


hope you like it xx




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Saturday, 15 April 2017


hi guys well its time for another 

Petal Lu Challenge

the theme is 
Yellow Flowers

Please follow the new rules, your project must use flowers,(we are after all all about flowers) Please also add flowers of our themed colour.
not all the flowers have to be in the colour but a few would be nice.

ok so my project

at Christmas i got these very naughty 
and very yummy marzipan treats



the box has a pull out inner like a draw, well me being me thought oooh nice box lol 
and i stashed it away... 

when i was trying to sort bit away in my crafty space i kept knocking  
over my little bottles of re inker....
light bulb moment!

and the fit perfectly into the box!!

so of course i had to make it pretty, and what better way than Petal Lu blooms





first i decorated the box with acrylic paints to resemble marble or stone adding black ink around the edges to indicate age.

then i splashed it with yellow.

i painted the chipboard swirls and frame in the same yellow and stamped the work ink.

i took 3 little bottles and using grey and yellow paint i coloured the inside of the bottles
glued in the corks and then glued them into place.

and the final piece is of course the beautiful blooms.

now it sits quite happily on my shelf and no more re inkers going for a roll across the floor.

i hope you like it







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Saturday, 1 April 2017


hi guys welcome to the new challenge for 


theme is
Flowers and Ribbons

i decided to go for a tag, using this wonderful image 

Two Gothic Roses



this is 8 x 4
i cut the tag from some packaging and covers it in some rose printed paper, i then stamped around the edges, the image i printed 3 times and coloured with prisma colour pencils, then i fussy cut the layers and mounted with sticky pads.

i added the ribbon and lace and stamped the word love, then mounted the fussy cut image.

hope you like it and come play along with the challenge 
hugs 
xx

Wednesday, 15 March 2017


hi everyone

whos ready for a new challenge?
well good because i have one for you :)


the theme is white 
we want you to use at least one white flower in your project apart from that its all up to you 


i went with a large tag this time
its 8x5
i covered it with music paper, and then stamped on top of that,the branches and leaves are from a roll of wall paper i bought for the kitchen and didnt end up using because i didnt have enough but i love it so much i am finding other ways to use it lol, ( im working on something else at the moment that will go in the kitchen as im determined to get some in there lol, ill share once its done).
so anyways i  added some sponging around the edge , and a fancy die cut which i painted with the same copper gold acrylic mix to match the edges.
then i added the fussy cut branches and leaves, the birdcage is one a friend sent me a long long time ago and i just love, it was bright gold to i tryed to age it a little with alcohol inks,i die cut the little birds from pretty paper, and finished the whole thing off with the beautiful flowers.
hope you guys like it x




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