Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Hello peeps,
As it is Wednesday I thought I would take part in WOYWW which, if you didn't know stands for 'whats on your work desk Wednesday', sooo you take a pic of your work desk and share it with lots of other 'nosey', I mean like minded people. Hop on over to Julia's blog  Stamping Ground  for more info.

I think my desk could be in competition with Julia's for the most boring title this week but at least it proves I am doing 'something' on it lol. I have had to get the old sewing machine out  today to selvage the bottoms of my daughters trousers before hand sewing the hems. Also on my desk are a pair of door curtains  that also need shortening, ready to take to the caravan at the weekend. The cup (my favourite) with the polystyrene ball in, is waiting to be transformed into a pin cushion after the handle mysteriously got broken by my daughter or hubby,  neither would fess up though. lol
You can also see my A5 stamp sets that I am sorting into wallets ready for storing in a lever arch file (anybody got any other ideas how to store them ?)  The Steam punk canvas I made my hubby for valentines, I will be giving it back soon, honest. You can see it better in my previous post if you're interested.
Hope you have a fabby WOYWW.

Happy Art Making
Hugs lottie

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Hi peeps,
I know, its been ages since I last posted anything, I haven't really got a good reason other than a lack of self confidence in my crafting abilities and wondering who would be interested in my blog posts anyway. However I have been watching a lot of wonderful crafters on You Tube and blog hopping, as I  love all things arty. Also I recently discovered Craft Stamper magazine, I found a tutorial by Glenda Waterworth from Chocolate Baroque featuring the Steampunk Butterfly stamp set, which co-incidentally my husband had bought me in January :-) So I felt inspired enough by Glenda to have a go (as they say)

Steampunk Butterfly Canvas 

Unfortunately the Tim Holtz tissue wrap taster pack-Melange was sold out, so I had to make my own by stamping  the cogs stamp onto tissue paper. I also Googled 'Steampunk definition' and printed it out onto tissue paper, I was impressed how easy this was, though  I did get in a bit of a pickle trying to get the text straight when I glued it down, as you can see, once its on it is very difficult to move without tearing. The portion of Rose window and the Butterfly were also stamped onto tissue, Glenda says to colour the butterfly on the reverse side of the tissue, which I did, but I recommend NOT to keep turning it over to check how it looks as I managed to colour on both sides ****!!! any way it didn't smudge when I put the glue n seal on Phew.

Really enjoyed choosing and attaching all the keys and cogs, the yale key was my husbands door key from when he was a boy living with his parents I stuck the number 2 on as that was the house number  and the large key is a disabled toilet key I had from when his mum was alive, bit obscure but I liked it. The tiny cogs are watch parts and the little red heart is a brad as are on the butterfly. I like the Q I made, also from watch parts, the rest of the letters are die cut.
I made this as a gift for my hubby for Valentines, my daughter was very sceptical about sticking a load of old keys and cogs onto a canvas for a gift but she likes the finished result so much........she wants one too, only in purple lol
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Art Making
Hugs Lottie