Poe Appreciation Day 3

e7681-heartI totally forgot I made this! This was a Poe themed pocket letter that I created back in 2016! I had so much fun making each of the detailed pockets, including a little secret in the middle pocket.  I hid a “Telltale Heart” in the centre pocket!  There’s little bits of all of Poe’s works in each of the pockets, front and back, pages, pictures, artwork, and charms.  I can’t remember where I got this little heart stamp from, but there’s lots of inking in this pocket letter, and a fair amount of Stickles.



There’s raven feathers, buttons, woodchip shapes, stamped clocks, gems, charms and book pages.  The raven you see above is a Wordle filled with words from Poe’s books.


This pocket letter was created for a Poe themed swap.  I really didn’t want to give it up after I created it – guess I’ll just have to make another 😉

Here is a little recording I did so that you can see the pockets in detail and also check out the hidden heart in the centre pocket.

If you’d like to join in Leigh S-B Designs Poe Appreciation Day blog hop please visit {here}, there is so much inspiration and creativity to be seen!


Poe Appreciation Day 2

IMG_3895It’s day 2 of the Poe Appreciation Day blog hop at Leigh S-B Designs!

I don’t normally do this, as I like to create something new each day, but my mum is visiting and I haven’t been able to visit my craft room.  So I’m sharing one of my favourite makes from the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop.

It’s a tag with a Poe bust, some layered papers, a skull and lots of fun fibres.  The little buttons are stick-on and there’s a stripey straw at the bottom.  I coloured Poe with my Copics – it was a real challenge staying monochromatic!


The image I used was from Ike’s Art.  You can find all sorts of Poe goodies there!

Poe Appreciation Day 1

img_4090It’s Poe Appreciation week at Leigh S-B Designs and they’re having a blog hop!  You can join too.  All you have to do is create something Poe themed and share it on the linky.

I’ve chosen today, this gorgeous tangled Raven from Leigh S-B Designs, and coloured it with several different shades of green.  I layered it on some patterned paper that looked like book pages, and then added some twine, gems and a chipboard key.

After I took this photo I decided it needed some texture so I added some black Stickles and some clear gloss.



I absolutely love Edgar Allan Poe and usually create with his theme during Halloween.  This is my first year that I’ve joined in with the blog hop and I can’t wait to see all the other creations!


Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

img_4086What’s more fun than colouring? Doctor Who and colouring!  I even managed to mix pencils and Copics!  I didn’t have the right colour Copic for the Tardis so I used pencils, then I accented with Copics.  I’m a very recent fan of Doctor Who, and started watching at the 9th Doctor.  I was so excited when I found this digi image at Mayzy Art – AND it’s a FREEBIE!  I’ve used it today for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin’s Anniversary challenge.

I created the card with lots of blues, some paper with a blueprint pattern and some blue satin ribbon.  I added a little gloss to the windows, light and the Doctor.  I also doodled the borders.


If you’re a true Who fan, you’ll note that the Sonic Screwdriver is not 10’s, and the key is an older version too.  K-9 sadly doesn’t make any appearances anymore as he’s a little vintage.

I have joined the following challenges:


It’s a great day!

img_4075And just like that, it’s 2019, can you believe it! Well that just means more cards, cookies and creations!!

Today I have a card for you for Sweet Stampin’ using a sweet little image from Tiddly Inks, she’s all set up to sell Lemonade with lots of lemons, some sweet sunnies and some stripey straws!  I used a sketch from Mojo Monday to create this card, coloured it up with Copics and followed the Sweet Stampin’ theme of Spots & Dots!

I also used some tiny orange slices that are normally used in manicures, but I think these and all the other fruit slices that came in the pack are better suited to crafting lol.


Isn’t she sweet, I used lots of fun layers, one was a spotty green and the other was a fruit and summer themed paper.  I glossed my image for a little more effect and also cut some of the lemons from the fruity paper to add.  These were already glossy, so I just added some foam tape to lift them.