Saturday, 31 January 2009

This one is for my friend Hilda

Made this to put in a swap i am doing with the lovely Hilda
I used my new tim holtz masks from The artistic Stamper for the background and just played with embossing
hope you like it Hilda

The turquoise one is for the challenge at creative inspirations

For Artarazzi

I couldnt resist playing with this beautiful image provided by the lovely Vron at Artarazzi

In Stitches challenge piece

This one is for the Lots to Do challenge. 'IN STITCHES '

Thanks for the challenge Hilda - Mine is a Free hand stitched arch 'stitched in time'

Friday, 30 January 2009

Poisoned Heart

This is poisoned heart necklace. Made on stampbord with freehand pattern and alcohol inks. All jewellery bits are recycled

I have also made a journal for the dark artist guild as it is in the ONE HEART GIVEAWAY but its pretty scary so i shall post that on my darkside blog hehehe !!

Today i have to show you my wonderful prize that I won from the amazing Nicks . I was just soooooo lucky that my name was picked from the many, many bloggers who wanted to win this art frame. Isn't it devine ??? It will be hung on my wall in front of where i sit so it may inspire me often.
Thanks Nicks , I adore it

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Experimenting !! Oriental Arch

This one was just to satisfy my inquisitve nature. I was in the experimental mood lol.
This one is a big mix of stuff.

The purply/red base with tree on is alcohol ink on sandpaper ( worked ok and looks quite nice .. touchy feely lol ) The tree itself is painted free hand with a nail artists black nail varnish

The shiny right side of the image is silver mirror card scrunched and alcohol inked before and after scrunching ... ( not that sure how that looks, cant decide if i like it or not ... more experiments lol )

The image itself is decorated with a little sakura penned decor and then the whole image is clear sakura covered for a subtle embossed shine

The top of the arch is just inked in black bluey green colour then i added some sunshine to the middle with dabbers and added a trim of black fringe and some more freehand nail varnish doodling in blue around the edge


I have been tagged by May
The rules are that you go to your photo albums on your pc, open the 6th album, choose the 6th picture and explain
Ok here is my photo
This is a photo taken at the back of my flat last summer. Andrea my daughter in law is stood in the doorway with Casey my youngest grandchild. Casey was born las May. She is now a lot bigger and was here yesterday laughing and giggling and is such a delight. Its lovely to look at this photo again for the flowers .. the garden currently is in its sleep state lol and looking a bit sad.

I have to tag 5 others for this tag game so here are five i choose :


Have fun and pass on the tag please ladies

Wonderful Friends

I have two very very special blogging friends who have passed on some lovely awards to me recently. I have only just gotten enough time to properly display these with pride and take the time to pass them on to even more special friends. The following people deserve these awards for being caring, creative and constant. Don't you just love our community of crafters ? Such warm friendships and creative bonds makes life so much brighter each day ... Ok enough rambling on my thoughts and here are the awards and the people i would like to pass them on to

Treasured friends award from Penny

Blog Heart Award from Jackie

The Rules for the award as as follows:

The following 5 people deserve BOTH of these awards and are very special
Just pass this award onto 5 other bloggers who fit the description of the award. Please visit their blogs and leave a comment.


Saturday, 24 January 2009

Someone to watch over me

Some days i have nothing in mind and just pick up bits and bobs and then something begins to create itself. Today I picked up my watercolours and it was one of those days and I ended up with this gothic arch
hope you like it

This one is for the challenge at artarazzi for digital image

Friday, 23 January 2009

Last few days for Blog Candy Draw

I have been busy making some new bits and bobs of jewellery for my other blog Paperjewellery
There are only a few days left if you want to enter the draw to win something there. Please just click on the link here or on the right column if you do.

Here are the latest

Awards and blog candy win

Well i have been busy so no crafting to show yet but i do have some news ...

It must be my week !!! I have won very coveted blog candy over at Nicks fabulous blog !!! Yayyyy ... and ... I have been given not one, not two but 3 awards today too !!!
Woohooo !! Am I a lucky lady or what ?
Thanks to Nicks who has a fabulous blog and her art is incredible .. she has awesome talent so do visit her
Also very special thanks to May and Dawn who have been wonderful friends as well as brilliant bloggers, crafters and artists .. again please do visit them :)

Ok well below are the awards which i shall pass on.


I would like to pass this gorgeous award on to

Lemonade Award From Dawn
This Lemonade Award is given by a previous winner to 5 people who have shown a great attitude or gratitude. It’s a great way to show these people that you appreciate them.

This goes to :



Hug Award from Dawn

It is given in appreciation of your lovely and witty comments and for always knowing the right thing to say at the right time....just how nice is that!

A great way to give someone a hug that you've never met but who means something special to you. Pass it on to 10 others.....

Thisone i want to pass on to ...

WOW !!! That took a lot of doing and many people already had lots of these awards. There are many more i would like to give awards to but guess we cant pass them on to everyone ...

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Wednesday stamper is Lace

Wednesday Stamper
theme is Lace ... this is my version a little oriental :)

New Featured Blogs ...

I am now featuring the best blogs I find on my blog here
Blogs To Die For will be covering and featuring all kinds of blogs but mainly those that include arts f some kind. I love art, poetry, writing, and digital arts so anything goes really ... card crafting, other crafts, jewellery etc etc ... If a blog catches my eye it may be featured on this page.
Please drop by and see who my first victim is BLOGS TO DIE FOR
The secret is out

Streets Of Paris

Streets of Paris Atc
alcohol inked background with penned and stamped bits plus embossed Eiffel tower. jewelled brads, doodles and words and vintage Paris Sigaut label set on tag and enamelled and glittered slightly

Monday, 19 January 2009

mixed media mondays

This one for primary and secondary colours at mixed media mondays

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Just an atc i made from scraps

Thought i would use up some scraps of alcohol inked card and other bits and make this atc. It was pleasant just to play with the bits and bobs. Sometimes a lack of direction is therapeutic

Traditional painting

I painted this watercolour about a year ago but came across it today and thought i would share it with you. I know its nothing like what i normally post lol but then its not often i do traditional style paintings.
This one was inspired by my all time favourite place of peace. Its called 'Lonely Bird' Its a place i go to (in my head ) whenever i want to zone out
Hope you like it

sunday postcard & award

Sunday postcard is turquoise so here is my effort

I am thrilled this sunday morning as i was directed to the lovely Jane's Page to pick up this gorgeous award . Jane makes some beautiful cards and i love her work so i was really honoured to be chosen by her for this one. Thanks Jane

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Blog candy pendants

Two New Pendants - Please pop by my paper jewellery blog if you would like a chance to win an arty pendant this month (Link on the right panel of this blog)

Friday, 16 January 2009

fairy arch

Made this fairy arch today. I just decided to use up some old wooden childrens jigsaw peices all at once and then this became of it

Please while you are here ....
pop over to see Kristen and read her post , you wont regret it

tgif house

Here is my house for the challenge at Thank God its friday

I don't join in that many challenges but fancied trying my hand at this one

And also I finished this paper jewellery item for my paper jewellery site


Stampbord pendant & a page from my journal

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Blog candy from Lulu

Here is some fab blog candy from Lulu. check it out and say hello to this lovely lady


Two new stampbord pieces. I enjoyed just going with the flow with these two inchies - Mixed media,lots of inky stuff and embossing . Sometimes its just fun to get really messy

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

soartful challenge

This one is for soartful challenge 2 (mirror magic )

Ohhhh I am thrilled i have another award and its so lovely :) Here it is and I want to say thanks to Andrea for thinking of me for this one. I shall pass it along later but in the meantime i will really enjoy it thanks again my friend

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Created By Hand & January Technique

This one is for the theme 'Love' At Created by hand
and also for the Creations By JJ Monthly Technique challenge

Foil sweet wrapper & Blog award

On foil sweet wrapper, some alcohol inks and a few other bits and bobs and i came up with these two makes :

An inchie made on Tim Holtz Fragment with memory foil and an atc with all sorts

Oh I have to tell you ...................... I came back to life today after being so poorly lol and was immediately cheered up by Dawn nominating me for this gorgeous Marieantoinette award ... How gorgeous is this !!! ... Of course i do need to pass it on yet but need time to catch up in blogging land and my website first so will do that later
Hugs and special thanks to Dawn who is an angel .

Monday, 12 January 2009

Not been too well

As i have been unwell this last few days i havent done any crafting but did give the artarazzi digital challenge a go today. Hope you like it.

Friday, 9 January 2009

So Artful Challenge & blog candy

This is for So Artful challenge 2 week number 1

Also please go over to sallys creative corner and see her wonderful work and blog candy

art creations make

I had a play with the fantastic art creations friday background as i loved it and made this one

Thursday, 8 January 2009

My Newest makes, Candy and apologies

Here is my new card make and also just wanted to say i am sorry if i haven't gotten around to your blog yet on my rounds. I have had a busy week and am hoping to catch up with my blogging in the morning so hope to see everyones makes then :)
thanks for stopping by here today

This is a thinking of you card which is done with stampbord,stamps and ribbons plus embellishments and lots of inks inks. Not sure the colour shows well on this one but its kind of antiquey browns and pinks

The handsome fellow below is my mixed media brooch which has a glaze finish and a lovely rainbow snake effect background and is one of the latest editions to my paper jewellery designs. You can WIN one of the designs is you go to my blog HERE and just leave me a comment and then link to your blog
More Blog Candy can be found HERE for some gorgeous goodies see kims lovely blog

Excellent bargains

I have a friend who has a wonderful online shop for crafty things and also jewellery things and have used it myself often as its definitely one of the cheapest places to buy from. Anyway at the moment its incredible as there is 25% off EVERYTHING ... wow !!
Get over there and take a look you just might find something you like
its here

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

something new challenge & blog candy

This is for the Stamp Something New Challenge
The atc is made using a new technique i tried. The background is toilet tissue dampened and moulded to my clean dry stamp. Then when dry (overnight ) I brushed it all over with my new inksentials matte accents and left to dry then i smothered in blue sparkly stickles. and left to dry again. the final result is a raised pattern which is quite stiff from the glues. I added an image which is my own stamp design from vintage photo and cut out and added with embelishments of cord,charm and brads

Don't forget the
blog candy jewellery on offer here
Its a great draw for january

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Todays makes

For the black and gold challenge at Sunday Stamper I made this golden angel.
And While in the crafting mode i made this stambord too


Beautiful blog candy is on offer at this fantastic artists blog. please go HERE
to see what its all about

Snakeskin atc

I got some fabulous snakeskin paper that was just begging for a little alcohol ink. So off i went with that and that only in mind then decided and atc was in order and from there this one was born ... that is sometimes how i create, just with one colour or material and then it just goes from there. Are you all like that too ?