Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

I needed to keep these tags fairly flat as they were being sent off, so just used the background technique using distress ink pads, water, rock candy crackle paint & stickles.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Meet Eeveé

Here's the latest edition to our family. Eeveé is a border collie, born on the 10th October. She'll get on great with our other dog once she stops trying to get some milk from her. lol she'll learn.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Birthday card for Audrey

All stamps and image are from Crafty Individuals. The frame was painted using Viva precious metals.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

twin image template card

This is for a card swap following a template, I got really stuck thinking what to use for the twin images then I decided on using Tim Holtz reindeer reflecting the image using a brayer and embossed it. I've used two different colours of glimmer mist not sure whether the camera has picked that up and finally I used my favourite Merry Christmas stamp.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Birthday card

I've been neglecting blog recently. Things are getting sent off before I've taken a picture or it's last minute photos that aren't any good. This is a card that I made for my mums birthday at the beginning of the month. It's on pearl white cardstock the light wasn't very kind on the day this was taken.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Artsy Craft weekend the other pieces

This is a fun little story book. We moved tables to use different colours and sit with other people. I made this using colours outside my comfort zone and couldn't resist giving it a spritzing to brighten it up a little, I'm not too sure whether the camera picked that up.

This box started it's life being white, it was great fun creating this piece, again sitting at a different colour table.
Above are the other two projects that I made at the Artsy Craft weekend run by Lin of LB Crafts and Leandra of Paper Artsy. Can't wait until the next event. Thank you ladies for a fantastic weekend.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Artsy Craft weekend

I've just had one of the best crafting weekends of my life @ the Artsy Craft weekend run by Lin from LB Crafts and Leandra of Paper Artsy. The whole weekend was spent crafting and the theme was time using colour choices we had previously selected. I was truly amazed how individual we all made our projects using the same materials and colours for each colour group per table.
The main piece of the weekend was the clock. (top picture) I've still to fix the pieces in place.
The clock face has a base of Terra with inclusions, plus paint and more paint and glimmer mists and a tad more paint. :o)
The panels on the side of the canvas are made from embossed metal and the embellishment at the top is the most fun little UTEE Bird.
This weekend has been fabulous, using all of my favourite products. Meeting lovely people who enjoy doing the same thing and best of all having 2 superb tutors Leandra and Lin and their wonderful friendly helpers. If you get the opportunity to go to one of these Artsy Craft weekends my advice to you is go and enjoy yourself.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Blog Candy

Oooooooo there's some wonderful blog candy about. Go have a look at Linda Elbourne's blog. She's done some wonderful things with metal bean tins. You'll find the candy here.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Happy Birthday Carrie

On the forum we have a guessing game as to who has sent which card. It's a great bit of fun but also makes you think of how you can make something that isn't obviously yours.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Tiles for Carol

It's now Carol's turn to have her 2"x2" tiles as part of our forum's collaborative project. Carol couldn't decide on colours so I'm hoping these will fit in with the rest. . Can't wait to see how they look all mounted together.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Vintage photo frame folders

I had so much fun playing with these Vintage photo frames. Unfortunately the scanner makes them look a bit flat and the colour is never true.
This first one has gone to Penny a forum friend who is recovering from a major op. Hope you have a speedy recovery. xx
Here's the outside

This second one went to Chris who kindly did the organising of some goodies to hopefully make Penny feel better. Thank you Chris. xx

Here's the front

Sunday, 13 September 2009

South Stamp Show goodies and workshop

This is the project that we made with Lin

I so very nearly didn't go to the show yesterday, as I had a cracking headache. It was only because I had a workshop booked with the very talented Lin of LB Crafts covering one of my favourite products, metal from Ten Second Studio and also meeting friends from different forums, for some it's a twice yearly meeting event but we're all so busy trying to fill our baskets it's usually just a quick hello. So it was really nice to sit and chat whilst crafting.

Here are my raffle prizes!

My stash

Friday, 28 August 2009

Tiles for Penny and Tag

It's now Penny's turn to have her 2"x2" tiles as part of our forum's collaborative project. Penny chose hot colours with blue accents. Can't wait to see how they look all mounted together. Sorry for the delay Penny I had a terrible job trying to get the canvas to stick to the mountboard and had to use brads in the end, maybe I put to many layers on it! Gesso, paint, inks, mist sprays, glue distress inks, tyvek, alcohol inks etc. etc.

The tag I made whilst messing around with some ink sprays.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Ready steady stamp week 2

I thought I'd try to complete the Ready Steady Stamp Challenge the ingredients you can see listed below.
The triangle and sun are both very bright yellow card stuck down on a acetate sheet folded A5 card size. The sun is also stamped onto acetate to give it more depth. The little girl is holding the ribbon going all the way to the sun as if it were a balloon. Sorry the scanner doesn't show the acetate very well. I hope you like it. I've had great fun making it!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Winter Wonderland

The theme is winter wonderland at the winter wonderland challenge blog!

Nature's Blues and Browns Bingo

I made this for this weeks challenge on Mixed Media Monday but is also fitted the theme for the challenge on Sunday Postcard Art which is Bingo.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Tiles and Card for Suse

We've moved our forum friend Suse's up the list as she is very poorly, to have her 2"x2" tiles as part of our forum's collaborative project. Suse chose cream and sepia with black accents. My scanner seems to have ignored the fact that there is cream acrylic paint and cream crackle paint on the background and picked up more of the aged mahogany distress ink that is peeping through the cracks!
Hope you're feeling more comfortable Suse.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Baby card

There is a sketch challenge over on the Forever Friends Blog this week.
I used the sketch to make a card for a Forum friend who has had a baby today.This also fits in the theme on Caardvarks

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Craft Stamper

I'm so excited, the August issue of Craft Stamper hit the shelves yesterday and they have included my Golden Dreams inchie cube! It's all thanks to Carol, firstly for thinking of the forum challenge, writting the article and sending all the inchie cubes, leaving the magazine to choose which they would include. Thank You Carol!

Here's a sneak peak, for full details you'll need to see the magazine.

Friday, 26 June 2009

KC Willis studio retreat

I'm having an amazing time taking part on KC Willis Collage Camp and now KC is going to do retreats. Oh you lucky people, it's times like this that I wish I lived on the other side of the pond.
KC is doing in person Studio Retreats at her fantastic art studio in Colorado....check it out HERE
I'd love to hear all about your retreat, when you blog it please let me know!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Blog candy alert

There’s new Elusive Images stamps coming out next week and there’s a different type of giveaway happening over on the Elusive Imagesblog.

You might want to check it out.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Tiles for Audrey

It's now Audrey's turn to have her 2"x2" tiles as part of our forum's collaborative project. Audrey chose brown and cream. I found it hard to get a good picture of these as they have reflective sheen these are taken in different lights.

Birthday card for Kaz

I had thoughts of birds and trees, blacks and greens or maybe some vintage browns and creams before I started a card for Kaz.

Would someone like to explain to me what happened ...................
Hope you had a day that made you smile!

Sunday, 31 May 2009

My 1st Fabric Collage

I am having the most amazing time learning the different techniques  from KC @ KC Willis Collage Camp. There is such a wonderful group of people on there, helping each other source products and being supportive. It's great fun chatting  around the camp fire. If you have a look on KC's Blog there is a $300 shopping spree to be won.
This also fits this weeks  Mixed Media Monday challenge of layers. 
I hope you like it. I'll be doing more of these very shortly.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Tiles for Deb

It's now Deb's turn to have her 2"x2" tiles as part of our forum's collaborative project. Deb chose Tropical sea tones. I didn't succeed to get a decent picture of these as they're so reflective but I expect you get the general idea.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Ballet girl

This time Seona set us the  challenge of  using this image
of a ballet girl. We had to use the complete image which was outside everyones comfort zone.

Another great challenge, thank you Seona.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Tag swap

The forum challenge I set this time, was to use at least one rubber stamp that had never use before.  Here's mine.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Two fabulous giveaways
Ann is giving away 2 really cute mini bottles here

and over on Elusive Images they are giving away .... well feast your eyes on this

Both are too good to be missed. 

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Birthday Card

Lots of birthday cards recently. This one is for Jo, a forum friend.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Tiles for Joanne

It's now Joanne's turn to have her 2"x2" tiles as part of our forum's collaborative project. Joanne chose cream and sepia with black accents.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Secret Garden

The theme at TGIF is Secret garden, hosted by Jo Capper-Sandon

Here's my take on the theme. Sorry about the marks from the scanner I need to get some more acetate to protect the glass.

Art Giveaway

Fantastic Art Giveaway!!! Check this out........

Just click on the image

Saturday, 28 March 2009

2x2 tiles for Chris

There's a collaborative project taking place on our forum. Eight of us to make 3 tiles each in a colour scheme picked by one of the participants who will then receive them in the post . We all get to choose our own colour scheme and will end up with a set of 24 tiles to do with as we wish. Chris is the first person to receive her tiles. Can't wait to see how they look all mounted together.

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