Friday, 31 July 2009

Last Day for candy !!!

If you havent yet clicked on my sidebar candy and followed the instructions for the candy draw then you have til the end of today to do so or you will miss the chance. I will draw the winner over the weekend.

Well have had a busy week and currently working on a friends photograph removing scratches and also colouring for her. She has paid me so i hope i get it right lol.
I also should mention that there is digital candy, digi stamps,collage and backgrounds to win on my dezinaworld blog. The winner chooses TEN freebies there.

Ok off to do some more photo work
be back soon

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Winged babe

I love this child's face and wanted to make something for this weeks challenge at Creative Designs
so i added some BLING which is what the challenge was about, by using some mirror card which i distressed with sandpaper and inked over the scratches and background in blues and greens. Also added some little gems to her hat for extra blingy effect :)

I got the image passed on to me and the wings are from my own collection at dezinaworld ( see link in sidebar for details ) I love how she turned out - the best thing tho is that expression hehe

Emmy & Elvis

I made this Elvis atc for the lots to do challenge. its my second acetate entry for this weeks challenge :)
The tag is Emmy my just released character HERE I am afraid my attempts at colouring dont get any better but keep practicing lol

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


The Lots to do challenge this week is acetate.

I chose to heat emboss this stamped butterfly and colour on the front with pens. On the back of it i added blotches of alcohol inks and then i stamped the same butterfly to my papillion atc which i had prepared and random inked.
I mounted the butterfly over the flat one with sticky dot and then stamped the eiffel tower.

Its hard to see very well on here but i really loved the sparkle the clear embossed black gave to the papillion .. it looks like water droplets and the colours really pop when you see it in different light. Thanks for the challenge ladies ... I had fun

Monday, 27 July 2009

Collage and crafting

I have been working for months on my new site
I also have been working on the Dezinaworld Blog to go along with the site.
The blog is launching today and I am so excited to show you all what i have been doing and whats in store. Please read both blog entries to find out about blog candy and collage sheets and please add to follow me there DezinaWorld Blog

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Saturday workout - Shadowbox

Created for Saturday workout theme shadowboxes/shrines
This one is based on a theme of those hazy summer days when you go off with your partner for a country break
'Weekend Retreat'
The small part at the forefront is a miniature painting i did on a piece of stampbord.
The mini wooden sign post i have hung on to, knowing one day it would be used.
Hope you like it

NOTE You can win some stampbord pieces and lots more in my blog candy in post below

Last few days for candy

Ok just a reminder post about my blog candy - Please use the linked picture in the sidebar ( my blog candy ) to go to the post and follow instructions.

There are only a few days left to have the chance to win the following - So be quick !!!!!!!!

Fairy Door template (not pictured here but is in sidebar pic )
Alterable pendants with holes through to thread
Stambord pieces
Tim holz fragment pieces
Irridescent ribbon
metal framed letters
lots of text stamps
one beautiful bead bracelet
Two altered art key fobs made by myself
two ( not yet released) collage digital sheets - also made by me

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Blue boy buttons

The new banner is temporary as i had to make something for now and not much time to play.

This atc is for a friend who i am swapping with but also worked around the theme at Colour Create
I hope it will fit the challenge and that my friend likes it,
This one is made from sewn beads and buttons - White and two blues in acrylics, some texture mesh and some stamps and drawing inks.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Girly card from me

A Girly card ... something a bit different from me. I am not up to much with pens but thought i would give it a go. I think though that its probably never gonna be my forte hehe
tombow pens ( from my lovely stash from Stef ( aka glitterbabe )
Chalks for the edges of the image
Girly tag stamp and raspberry ink

Ohhh Major mistake

Was just about to change the blog set up on art freebies and was merrily clicking away to change everything then saved and viewed ..... OOOPS !!! I had changed this one, and was going to leave this one but now the stuff has gone and i have to just leave it as it is. Sooo now i am in need of a new banner and stuff :(
Ok I best be off and get it sorted out

Thursday, 23 July 2009

So much to do and no time to craft

I need to sort out my pc and all the images and folders i have and get them all moved. Also been working for hours and hours on my digital stuff so have been a bit anti social blogging wise this last 48 hours ...... I really need to catch up and am also missing my craft as feel inspired to do some art work but know i dont have time just now ... frustrating or what !!!

Anyway, i am hoping to catch up with a few folk tonight but if i dont get to you ... i will ...soon as i can

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

My usual blog candy on sidebar wont upload the picture due to an internal error but i wanted you to know there is some fab blog candy here
I do hope you will visit Kary Sol and join in :)

Monday, 20 July 2009

Reins challenge

The lovely Rein has a blog candy with a difference. for this one you need to make something with one of her wonderful freebies.
I made this card with the beautiful little one as the main feature and the backround is various layers and inks and lace including the image of a similar baby in the arms of his daddy i made myself digitally. then its topped with a rich gold and wine ribbon i recieved from my very good friend Liz ( thanks Liz )

Blog Candy update

Another mention for my blog candy draw.
I am trying to reach 100 followers so please do help me by following and joining up for my blog candy ... not long to go now & I HAVE ADDED 2 (not yet released !!! DIGITAL SHEETS IN TO THE CANDY ( example below )

Sooooo get on over there and join in please

Sunday, 19 July 2009

3 in one

thats 3 pieces of work in one post :) I have two challenge pieces and one just for fun

This one is for Sunday Postcard art where the theme is 'vintage children. This is the second postcard i have made this week and love that size for working with.

This one is for the Lots To Do challenge which this week is Paris I simply love paris and chose to do a background related to art as for me Paris is about art and street artists. Also added the dream theme as most artists are dreamers :)

And finally, this one is called 'Letter for the Queen' Its a little bit of Alice in wonderland, one of my favourites and made this just for fun ( tis an atc )
Thanks so much for all your comments on my other work lately... i have created quite a lot this last week and think i may be making up for lost time lol. I am trying to get around everyones blogs too so please be patient with me if i havent yet got to yours

second post award

I don't usually do these awards much as i have so many friends in blogging and I really do not like choosing a few. I hope you won't mind if i say thank you though and accept this award with many thanks as i was so touched by the fact that Julie Ann has given to me. Thank you so much my new friend.
I would like to pass the award on to all my wonderful friends who visit and comment regularly on my blog. I can't choose, i am sorry... i just can't. So please if you are a commenter and blogging friend, please know that this one is for you !!! and take it and blog it so we can read your answers. Then if you wish, you can pass it on to 5 other friends if you can choose.

Part of accepting also is to tell 7 things about yourself so here are mine :

1/ Before i retired, I was a partner in a weight loss company with 3 friends and worked for 17 years in the slimming business

2/ I collect and love fairies

3/ I have written and had published poetry and a weight loss book or two

4/ I have a passion for heavy metal music

5/ I have 7 grandchildren - 7 years,5 years,4 years, 3 years, 3 years, 1 year, 10 months.

Oriental Artarazzi

This one is for the challenge at artarazzi. It was a wonderful excersize and i have had a lot of fun with the oriental and the image provided. Thanks Vron

Credits - image -artarazzi - lady and screen from wizard pygal - butterfly my own photograph

Saturday, 18 July 2009

The Princesses veil - SCD

This is one I made for the postcard challenge at SCD

A mixed media postcard using inks, paints and papers and free drawn white leaves on the background plus stazon stamped dragonflies.
Then added image plus stamped and painted butterfly

Friday, 17 July 2009

Lavender Girls

I was really inspired by the garden theme at bubblyfunk and decided to make a piece for this one.

This is a collage using images, i have altered digitally. Then painted with acylics and and inks. Then used pale lavender ribbons and tied some dried lavender that i already has from earlier in the summer which i picked from my garden and then attached to the collage piece.
It smells divine !!!!!
OHHHH I am thrilled 80 followers now, thanks to those lovely people who have been responding - Just 20 to my target now .. please add me
& click on the blog candy pic in sidebar to see what i am giving away soon

A little piece of heaven

For the TGIF challenge. A little piece of Heaven

Please Add to follow my blog and sign up for my Blog Candy two posts down :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(c) j.macfarlane 2009

What a beautiful art piece

A little while ago I won a gorgeous art angel. I couldnt wait for it to arrive as it looked so beautiful. The Lovely Jackie over at The art in you created this precious piece. The angel doll is gorgeous and you can see it properly here as my camera didnt do it much justice i am afraid. But Jackie asked me to show her a pic of me with her and here is the pic.
Jackie, I have named her 'Peace' as she arrived at a time when i needed and got some peace and calm in my life.
thanks so much my friend, your art is beautiful

Please Add to follow my blog and sign up for my Blog Candy two posts down :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thursday, 16 July 2009

buttons and bows vintage piece

Thought i would try another challenge. this one is for a challenge at kaboodle blog Mine is a vintage piece with button which is dyed and tied into a bow. I hope this is ok for the challenge
and had fun making it. All embellishments including torn cardboard are recycled too.

FOR BLOG CANDY SEE MY POST BELOW & ADD TO FOLLOW ME, I am aiming for 100 followers please ?

Blog Candy


To win the goodies you need to do three things

1/ Add to follow my blog if you don't already follow

2/ go to Michelles Page here to read about crafters donating prizes
. To see the prizes and what its all about, click on michelles blinkie.

3/ leave me a comment & Add Blog about this candy

I shall make the draw on the July 31st choosing with random generator
Ok here is what you will recieve if you win the blog candy from me ...

a set of fairy door templates
some stampbord pieces
some acrylic fragments
some round inkable pendants with a hole through for altering]
some thank you rub ons
somw metal letters and frames
some gorgeous irridescent wide ribbon
A beautiful handmade bead bracelet
A grab bag of unmounted text stamps ( some used ) but lots and lots of them

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

I am charmed I am sure

Just a new trinket i made today. I have made this with EXTREMELY CRAFTY. Craft against Cancer appeal. I would like to donate this trinket to Michelle for the prize draw. I hope it fits ok.
Do go over to Michelles place and support her cause if you would be so kind.

Three muses - Word Salad

Thought i would join in the Three Muses challenge this week. WORD SALAD

I have never done this challenge before so i hope you will be kind. I hope a non humorous piece will be acceptable and just want to say i got sooooo much pleasure from making this

(c) June Macfarlane 2009

Pretty in olive ,rust and gold

There is a recipe for the challenge at The Crafty Pad It was to include 1/ at least one ribbon, 2/ some bling 3/ something layered up.

My card is layered with card and then a coloured,stamped and embossed stampbord piece,layered up on card edged in rust ink. Also layered the hearts and which are stamped,embossed in gold for bling and cut out. The ribbon and papers to match and finally a beautiful old pearl and gold jewel for extra bling. The background was also stamped with butterflies in rust

Monday, 13 July 2009

And one more - Velvet Girls

This is a transfer image piece on fabric atc. I used bottle green velvet and a linen over paper for the linen effect transfer. plus acrylic white and green ink. Added beads and abalone leaf plus brad

It was so nice to play with all the little bits and bobs today a little of everything and having posted earlier that makes it the most i have done in ages craft wise

To get the faded girls image this is what i did

Took a piece of linen type fabric. Covered with good covering of white acrylic paint. Placed image down into the wet paint. Used a brayer to roll over and press the image into the paint. The image transfers to both the card and the fabric. This print is on the card. The fabric one i have kept for another project. Both are faded but i love the look.

Back to crafting

I really needed to have some fun today so I thought i might try the crafts international challenge which is 'something old, something new'
Here is my card which has:
something old ... The blue ink i used is very old and nearly ready for the bin. I used it all up on the background

Something new .... The leaf stamp and the text stamp are both new and unused until today

Something borrowed ... The stickles i used on the dress and head dress is one i borrowed ages ago from my friend Jo and still have lol

Something Blue ... well the card is mainly blue but i used a blue ribbon through the centre of the lace as my something blue.
The wings are my own design.

I have to have some more blood tests and a treadmill test and possibly a camera into my stomach but doing much better. My grandaughter is nearly recovered from croup and my son is doing well and taking walks for excersize. All i need now is a few hours extra each day to catch up on all i need to do :)

Friday, 10 July 2009

Important news for those who know me

Hi all, i was admitted to hospital yesterday with chest pain and kept overnight. They believe i have some stomach problems and need some tests doing and have given meds but home now and ok.
I have also had word about my craft forum and Al is working hard to get it back online but it may be a few days, please, please hang in there ladies and check again from sunday for it being online again, I would hate to lose you all as we have all become such good friends.
I am off for a lie down now as didnt sleep in the hospital and i will update again tomorrow

Hopealso that all my blogging friends are ok and please everyone do leave a message .. i need some cheering up, thanks for all your lovely comments on my atc's, i will blog hop properly soon.
hugs June

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Two new from me

This one is pastels,stamps and ink plus collage images fro wednesday stamper challenge

This one is an encaustic work which i did in gold and silver wax and added daisies

blog candy and fun

This is fun for the candy over at Sue's HERE
Fun to fill in and a chance to win. thanks Sue

FOR MY FRIENDS AT CREATIONSBYJJ FORUM (please read post below this one )

Here are my answers to the list of q's. i copy pasted but changed the colour fonts but for some reason the black stayed green ... anyhow my yes answers are in red

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world/Disneyland Paris

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo - just kareoke style

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris - yes twice

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables - just this year mostly peppers

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Made a Snow Angle

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Stood in the rim of the Grand Canyon

32. Been on a cruise - mini cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an erupting volcano in person.

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business - jointly years ago

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Cookies for charity

62. Gone whale watching

63. Been given flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favourite childhood toy

70. Visited Buckinham Palace

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt or blanket

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Been to the top of the Empier State Building

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous - yes a few minor celebs

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby - two

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

OH DEAR ... i havent lived have i ? only a few of these

Creations forum down

This is just a note for all my friends at creationsbyjj forum.
The host for the forum has suspended for the moment but Al our Tech guy is trying to get it sorted out and it should be back up as soon as he can get it sorted out. I am so sorry for all the inconvenience. I have my grandaughter sick in hospital at the moment so didnt know until today. Please could you also let everyone know who you have contact with as i dont have contact with everyone via email etc.
Thanks June

Saturday, 4 July 2009


An atc i made using an alice in wonderland image. text stamp. Butterfly and bottle by which is about to launch so please bookmark the site for some startling and NEW unseen collage images that will be available in a week or two

Oriental Encaustic

This is one i made on encaustic background. It was as often mine are, an experiment and an adventure. Could i combine the wax and alcohol inks on a background ? Could i use stazon ink on the wax and would it work ? How would i make an image stick to wax ?

Well .... I worked the pattern in wax then scraped my pattern. I then dabbed with alcohol ink and wiped which gave the lilac colour. Then i scraped more to give the white.
I then stamped the curly leaves in purple stazon. It dried and stayed.
Lastly how to stick my lovely oriental lady? ... Simple. I just heated the wax again with a heat gun and immediately pressed the image down into it and left to dry.

Hope you like my oriental experiment with wax
It is created for the Lots to Do challenge which was including a stamped image on your work.

Friday, 3 July 2009


Charity is another of my book fairies.
Here are her details :

(c) J. Macfarlane 2009

Name - Charity
Birthday - June 29th
Role - Meadow fairy
Flower - Daisy

When its just not right

It was bugging me for days .. something i wasnt happy about on the slidemailer i made. Then i realized apart from the photographs being not great, also i think the threads i used were just a little too much for the small size of the mailer so i changed it today took photo's and i am much happier with it. Sooo i am afraid you have to suffer me posting it again as i want to share hehe
hope you agree its better

in order : front,middle,back

Atc's and a glimpse of me

I made a couple of atc's for a swap at my own crafting forum but for some reason i cant use or uploat the picture so i have the link here as i wanted to share.
The theme was screen stars.

My craft forum is for any crafts, cards, atc's, altered art,fabric crafts,knitting and well anything you like so please feel free to join if you want to.The site main page is HERE click on the side bar join the forum link.

In the meantime i can't not add a pic to my blog so here are two from my 50th birthday bash hehe. It went on all day and night so you can see the early bbq ( me in nana role ) and the later one, bottle in hand and friends one.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Red and Black

I have only made one piece today and that was for the red and black theme at Theme thursday
I have had a colourful week hehe

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Purple love story slide

I got lost in crafting and wanted to do something for Pink Elephant challenge fave colour combo
Mine is purple and white. I hope you like my slide ( I hope its acceptable for this challenge )

Here is my slide with a special thanks to the lovely Liz for the slides she sent for my birthday and to the equally lovely Cheryl for the gorgeous heart charm you see here and not forgetting the wonderful friend of mine that sent me this amazing grandfather clock stamp ...Susan ! Thanks Ladies, you are all the best !

This is a love story set in the world of fame and fortune. Memories of a screen love that turned real ... in my imagination anyway :)
Acrylic white - stamps - stazon -images - threads - charm