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 ....

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Mother's Day and a catch up

Mother's day card for my mum and the MIL, I used one of the new Clarity stamp masks, some of them are to die for.

and then a catch up on the small bits of art I have managed this year so far. I am participating in Kate Cranes's 365 Calendar journal. I last did it was 2011 on A3 paper, ive gone smaller this year and am doing it in a journal.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Craft Stamper Make It Take It Challenge

Right attempting the boot up the bottom technique to get myself doing some crafting other than my 365 journal.

So decided to take part in the new Craft Stamper challenge following Trish Latimer's Mono Printing Technique in the April issue,

So here is my one and only attempt so far, I went slightly off piste and did some stamping by using the acrylic block as my inkpad. So have used that as a background for my new feather stamps.

First pic is of all my prints from one application of paint, think I might have been a bit heavy handed.

and then my card.

Hope you like.