I can’t believe it’s been soooo long!

I’ve just realised how long it’s been since my last post! Apparently I have reached my blogging anniversary too! I have been doing arty crafty bits, but not as much as I have moved and started a new job! I will have to put some photos on here shortly! Now where’s my camera……

My Sister and Her Husband’s Wedding Gift from Me!

My Sister and Her Husband's Wedding Gift from Me!

So I forgot to take photos once it was finished (I finished it the night before I was leaving to travel to the wedding location and had to leave it to dry) so the only one I have is before I stuck it to the paper background and stuck that to the lid of the box! Hopefully she will take some photos for me at some point.

I designed created the design and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut it and the background paper is monoprinted using a brayer and acrylic paint.

Time Flies….

You may have noticed a lack of posts from me recently. I have been very busy with interviews and training and various other things and haven’t had time to do much crafting. I also need to wait for inspiration to strike. I am working on one thing, but it’s a wedding gift for my sister, so I wont be able to post it on here until sometime next month!

Gel Plate Prints 3

I’ve been playing around even more with my plate formula and I think I have finally tackled the stickiness issue!

squares print 1

squares print detailThis print was done using a piece of cardboard I had used modelling paste onto with squares stamped into it. The second image is just a close up to show the texture.

gelli print

This one is just a straight-forward print. Not sure whether I like the roller marks or not!


gelli print background

This one is a paper stencil I’d used in various other prints used over a straight-forward printed background. I think it would make a good art journal background.


gelli print stenciled


This one is a ghost print of a stenciled print.

I have had a lot of fun playing around. I have so many prints now, I should work out what to do with them really!


Hurrah – 100 followers!

I’ve been stuck at 97 followers for a while and finally it’s skipped to over 100!  I don’t know how many followers everyone else has, but 100 feels good to me :)

Gel Plate Attempt 2

Gelli Plate Attempt 2

music notes print 1

cogs print 1Okay so the prints work, that’s good, but some of them are still a little sticky and I’m trying to work out why. I added a bit more water, but I think it still might be the glycerin. I’ve re-melted it and added a bit more water so we’ll see if it actually sets okay now! And if so, is it still sticky? Anyway these are some of the (many) prints from this print run!

If anyone has any ideas about the gel mixture, let me know!

DIY Gelli Plate: Attempt 1

Ghost print 1ghost print 2Well I had a go at making my own gelli plate. BUT I accidentally put too much glycerin in it. It printed perfectly, but the prints remained a bit sticky….hmm, I have tried to rectify this by melting it down and adding a splash more water…just waiting for it to set….fingers crossed! If not, I might need to go get some more gelatine!

My First Steampunk Page

My First Steampunk Page

I’ve been developing this page for a while and decided today was the day to get it finished! I’ve loved using the Silhouette Cameo machine to cut the shapes and make stencils! :)

New Tags

New Tags

I cut a load of tags on the Silhouette Cameo machine and couldn’t help but have a play around with them using rubber stamps and distress ink pads.

blog post header black and white 1

I’m going to attempt to take part in the blogging 201 challenge. Today’s challenge is to come up with 3 blogging goals. Quite a tricky one…here are mine…for now! ;)


  1. Update my ‘about me’ page so it’s a little more personal. I want to keep my blog pretty anonymous, but  want people to know enough about me that they can relate to me! I’ll do this by the end of April.

  2. Change my word of the day to ‘words of the month’ because I am clearly not very good at doing a post every day (sorry about that)!

  3. Think of a new feature to bring new interest for my followers.


Any feedback is most welcome!

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