What a nice week-end this is proving to be.

I did not go to Bolton for the last of the Genealogy course yesterday.   On Friday I had a couple of bad giddy turns quite shocking Mark with my fall on the second, waking at 4 am driving 100+ miles alone to Bolton did not seem like a good idea.   It's a shame because the course is really good but then it has already provided lots of information of new avenues to explore.

So having a day off as it were playing in the craft room was the order of the day.  Well that and cleaning the toilet!  You will be glad to hear there were no more giddy spells.  With all this lovely sunshine (the solar panels are working hard now) it was a day for the craft room doors to be wide open letting the spring air in.   They also let the neighbourhood Tom in and my pair let him.   Well to be fair Minx did warn him off at first but then she wandered off so he figured it was ok.  Harley just bushed up then hid.

Now you might know I love mixed media, the more mixed and messy the better.   In my box(s) of alterables is a Tando ring binder set that I have decided to make a start on.   This is the front cover.

White Gesso, followed by yellow distress paint.  Some green distress paint, some rubber stamping, sticking on some Tando shapes and a word, more blue distress paint.  And scratching off of dried paint with a sharp object.   The board then coated with a matt gel and some glitter stuff sprinkled on before it dried.

I have always had a love hate relationship with Clean and Simple, finding it hard to take seriously but knowing that when it is done well it is fantastic art.  Guess at heart I am a messy throw everything at it kind of girl.

This then is my latest attempt at this style.  I love this cat stamp and always end up making him a ginger boy.   Die cut tag, black memento ink and felt tip water colour pens.  Somehow it just seems to easy!

Addicted to CAS - These peeps have been setting fortnightly challenge for a while now, currently the theme is Cat.

CAS-ual Fridays - Another fortnightly challenge whose current theme is One Layer Wonder.

Time Out challenges - New to me this is an interesting fortnightly challenge, their theme is Hobbies (Cats for me) with a optional twist of one layer.


  1. What a sweety this cat! Love the colours! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  2. I really like your colored cat tag. And, that exclamation point is just fun. What is he peeking at? You did great at trying for CAS. So glad you discovered our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out this week.

  3. Your tag is gorgeous! Love that cat! Our challenge this time over at CAS-ual Fridays is a sketch but it’s lovely to see your one layer card!

  4. Cute kitty tag!! Love the ginger coloring. Thanks for playing along at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

  5. You did a wonderful job coloring your cat, Zoe, and keeping it CAS. I envy people who can do the mixed media creations and now you can say you do both. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.


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