Wednesday, 28 August 2013


My desk is a total disaster zone, so I thought I'd show you what I've been working on instead!

These are paper pieced from a lovely set of papers called 'Back to basics II'. If you hop over to Pixies Playground you'll see a lot more ideas of how to use snippets and leftovers. The stamps are by Helz Cuppleditch - aren't they cute?! This is what we'll be making in my classes next week :-)

If you're wondering why I mentioned my messy desk, visit Julia's Stamping Ground & join the weekly desk- hop around the world. I will be visiting those desks over the next few days to gain inspiration and giggles :-)

Thanks for stopping by

Debs x

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Woyww and painted backgrounds

Hi everyone, I've been away from blog land and not participated in WOYWW for ages - combination of poorly knee & not much crafting being done! But thought I'd share my desk today.....

I've been playing with my Cosmic Shimmer watercolours (same as twinkling H2o's) to create shimmery backgrounds for stamping. And here's a close up of one in progress...
The background is painted in random vertical stripes with cheap emulsion (I used leftover tester pot) then when dry, over painted with 2-3 colours of the cosmic shimmer. Sheena Douglass demo'd this ages ago in C&C & I tried it once then forgot about it. Now I'm liking the effect v much!

Between keeping my craft room pristine for potential buyers viewing the house, and working on Christmas DT pieces I can't share yet, I haven't had any time for 'me' crafting lol! 

Off to visit other blogs in the weekly Hol around the craft desks of re world with Julia

Thanks for stoping by

Debs x