Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Tilda Tuesday

Hi and welcome to this weeks Tilda Tuesday..

I hope you are all well and busy crafting. I have really fitted alot in this last few weeks and certainly seem to have found my Mojo (the little blighter deserted me for a while as I got bogged down in crafting for work rather than for fun).

Today I want to share with you a very special Tilda and one that I will treasure forever.

 As you know I am the Stampin Mermaid and this little ray of gorgeousness just had to make it into my Tilda Tuesdays.
This card was sent to me by a very dear friend over at Jeannies Happy World and I was lucky enough to see her take shape as we crafted on Skype. Let me tell you she is even more gorgeous in the flesh and now has pride of place on my mantlepiece in the lounge.
Jeannie has many wonderful Tilda creeations on her blog aswell as other cards so head on over for a look.

I hope you all have a fun filled Tuesday, I know I will as I'm heading off to my room of craft just as soon as the girls have gone to school.

Bloggy Hugs

Monday, 30 January 2012

Another crazy weekend...


Wow, what a weekend.

Next weekend I have a houseful of ladies all here to enjoy a crafting retreat weeknd which meant that this weekend was all about the cleaning and trying to finish of the bathroom renovations!

Now, cleaning is bad enough but when you are trying to persuade 3 teenage daughters to do the same it becomes a whole crazy mess.

Saturday saw the Nutty one and I locked in the bathroom stripping (nothing kinky I promise!) We have 107yrs worth of paint to remove from the doors in the house and boy did they like some strange colours!

Cream gave way to red, orange, terracotta and the darkest brown varnish I have ever seen. The door is still a work in progress and every trip to the toilet I end up removing a little more.

On the plus side we now have lovely painted walls in a colour described as Dragonfly which in reality is more of a Peacock blue. It's a lovely warm blue and will be made even warmer when the last wall gets finished.

I managed to clear out and clean the three girls rooms so now all they have to do is keep them tidy till Fri.... Not holding my breath!!!

And the reson I tell you all this? So you will understand why this weekend I didn't even make it into my beloved craft room never mind create some lovliness to show you.

Don't forget to call back for Tilda Tues tomorrow.

Bloggy Hugs

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Tilda Tuesday...

Hello bloggers and Happy Tuesday to you all,

Each Tues I want to bring you some of the cutest Tildas on the market and share with you my love of this too cute image.

I'm always inspired by the wonderful creations I see out there in blogland and know you will be too.

Firstly I want to bring you an image from my own imagination and my tentative foray into the wonderful world of copics.

I fell in love with this image just as soon as I saw it and knew she had to join my ever growing collection.

Hope you enjoyed todays Tilda.

Bloggy Hugs

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Across the seas...

Hello Bloggers....

Many of you will know from my other blog stampin by the sea that at Stampin Up's convention last Nov I met up with a lovely lady called Jeannie who is an American curently living in Italy. Jeannie is, like me, totally addicted to all things SU.

Following convention we kept in touch and discovered not only do we have SU in common but a whole load more besides. We talk almost everyday (ok everyday) via skype and often craft together this way too.

Our other combined passion is Magnolia stamps and so I wanted to share with you this card I made for Jeannie to say Thanks for being a good friend.

This is one of the magnolias I have had for a while and the papers were in my stash just waiting for the right card.
I coloured this image with my Promarkers and while I am happy with it I think the reason I haven't done too many Magnolia images is because I always knew I could do a better job.

Jeannie to the rescue! She pointed me in the direction of Copic Markers and I LOVE the way my images turn out now. Although I am along way from being as good as a lot of the very talented ladies out there I am happier with my results and crafting with gusto again.
You can see Jeannies beautiful cards here

I hope you like this and be sure to come back to see more of my love affair with Tilda tomorrow.

Bloggy Hugs

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Welcome to all of you who have followed me here from my other blog stampin by the sea.

This blog is for all those Mermaid Moments which are not Stampin Up.

Here you will find  Mermaid Moments of my family as well as my non Stampin Up crafty projects especially those featuring my other crafting love "Magnolia"

Please bear with me while I get up and running.

Bloggy Hugs