Saturday, 20 September 2014

Photo heavy post

OK so my blogging has been hit and miss recently, but I always take photos of my work so here is a collection of the different things I have been doing on the art front, there are my .....






and then my ATC's for the Stampotique Challenge, themes were Black & White and Naughty.....




Had a fab day recently at the Artistic Stamper in Faversham Kent celebrating their 1st Birthday, the wonderful Miss JOFY was their and was doing a make'n'take, hexagon badge. This inspired me to try the techniques on some mdf photo holders, (also from Artistic Stamper) as presssies for my BFF .....



have also been trying to improve my skills in online courses, my latest is in lettering which I am loving .....



and am also signed up to do Kate Cranes online journal soup, which I am looking forward to immensely

whilst continuing my year in the ......



coming soon October, I'm thinking maple leaves in all their gorgeous autumn colours.

So I hope you have enjoyed the catch up, would love it if you leave me a message on what you like and what you dont like. Even just a hello so I know you popped by.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Stampotique ATC swap

Nikki Woodward at Stampotique Designers Challenge on Facebook, organises an ATC swap each month, and I decided to join in, its been a long time since I was in the ATC market. But it holds a special place in my heart, as it was through this I found art that I love, and began to make good friends in the crafting community.

Had great fun in July preparing two ATC's to be sent out for the swap, the theme was "sing a song". My initial thoughts were arrgh what do I do, but then when I hit the groove (pun intended) I found it both easy and fun to do.

So these are the two atcs that I sent out


and then these were the two I received,


which I think are fantastic and so creative.  The event gets everyone to post them on facebook as they receive them, and the talent and creativity of people is amazing.

For those that need help, my two are Pharrell Williams (Happy) and Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody) and I received Pink Floyd (Another brick in the wall) and Dolly Parton (9-5).

I am really looking forward to the next challenge, and would recommend it.

Friday, 11 July 2014

365 calendar 2014 - update 2

April - lots of little people, faces drawn to show emotion of day, not very good at drawing though so not many faces,

May - my bucket list tick, visited the giants Causeway and tried to represent it as a calendar page

June was JoFY month, really enjoyed doing these flowers and the vases, pretty impossible to write on vellum though.

July, I was late so went for colourful backgrounds cut into squares for each day, turned out quite effectively.

More update coming soon . . . mwah!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Inky mess-i-ness

Played around with my dyllusion inks and made a background page, could quite bring myself to mop up the excess ink with the kitchen roll so took a print with another piece of paper, before the kitchen roll was used, then used some stencils and water to create some ghosting and ended up with some lovely bright card, which I then used to make lots of different cards . . .


The feather stencil, which is one of my faves had a bit of a leak when I sprayed it, LOL, so traced through with white pen, you could never tell (snorts with laughter).  The topiary is a great stencil I picked up at Ally pally from Imagination crafts, scraped through with embossing paste, again a bit of a leak, but that will just have to be artistic style.


A bit of silver embossing with my new hero arts stamp, and then the card I am proudest of, had to make some men card (yeuk!) and was just going to do a plain background then had the brainwave to cut into waves. Might make lots of these for all the men card for the next decade, they might get a bit bored I suppose or they might not even notice.


Then a bit of quirkiness and another fish card (lol)

and finally a girlie card, got this stamp from ally pally too, it was on a big A4 sheet of cute stamps (horrid cute)  didnt fit in at all, but was only £3 for the whole sheet, so have cut this one out and will ebay the rest.

My big buy from ally pally was the marbling kit, which Ive been playing with today after cooking my floater yesterday, (I know chemistry too), will try and post my results tomorrow.

Does anyone have the new X cut machine, would love some feedback as am very tempted with it, as Im sure the reason I dont die cut so much is because of all the faffing with the sandwiches.

Hope you are all having a fabby easter, great weather (NOT).

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Fly birdie fly

yay finally made some art, just decided to get some paint out and start working and this evolved from the no plan art.  I like it and I enjoyed making it, hope you like it too.

Looking forward to Ally Pally next Sunday, where I will buy some much needed art supplies... LOL

Anyone else going ....