Sunday, 29 January 2017

Creative Play Time

Good evening all,

I was hoping to have had some crafting time today but unfortunately life got in the way!  I was away in Portugal last week - and had an amazing time!  We arrived home on Friday to find that we had a dishwasher leak and the kitchen floor was flooded - not great seeing as we had plumbers out a couple of days before we went away!

Then yesterday we went to see Trainspotting 2.  I loved the original -  certainly a cult classic of mine.  And the 2nd one - 20 years after the original - was amazing!  So much so that I cannot wait to see it again!

This morning I went shopping and treated myself to a new organiser.  I have had my beloved Filofax for many years and there are so many new and gorgeous versions on the market - though the one that I fell in love with has debossed butterflies over it!

So... that's why I haven't been able to craft.  I need to get busy though as I have a list of things to do and some gorgeous Paper Artsy stamps and stencils that arrived from Country View Crafts before I went away!

This evening I am sharing a card that I made before I went away.

I made a batch of the blank backgrounds a few weeks back.  I used a doily stencil from TCW and Prima soft paste through it (I love this paste - so light and fluffy!).  I then left these to dry until I needed them.

When ready, I coloured the stencil background using distress inks.  In the past I have added Paper Artsy Infusions to the paste beforehand and it has given a wonderful spectrum of colour on the background.

The main image is from the Crafters Companion Time Traveller collection.  It is stamped and coloured using alcohol markers, then cut out and added to the card blank.

To finish I have stamped a greeting and coloured seam binding ribbon.

It was really fun to make this.

Anyhow.... back to the real job tomorrow!!  I've hot a very busy week and an incredibly busy February ahead..... and lots of secrets to share!

Thanks for looking......


  1. Great card and sorry to hear about your flood. You should have made your planner instead of buying one they you could have organised it to suit you xxx

  2. fab card! hope the damage wasn't too bad, and that work isn't too awful first day back!!

  3. I love this card, so nicely done, and the colouring of the image is perfect. Promise i will get on with a journal page soon, just need to get some essays out of the way lol

  4. Lovely card! I'm glad you had a great time in Portugal. Hope the leak gets sorted very soon.

  5. Lovely card Miriam..great image. I am sorry to hear about your flood not what you want to come home to xxx

  6. lovely card - so sorry to hear about your flood! thats a nightmare xx