Friday, 30 January 2009


sixth photo folder, sixth photo in it.

It's christmas morning and my youngest has just unwrapped his pressie from nanny, a much wanted Bladestar (broken two days later, grrrr), boys are sitting on one of our pressies, gaming beanbags for their bedrooms, and if you look on the arm of the sofa you can see one of my pressies, a nice pot of UTEE to go with my melt pot.

I am now gonna tag

Flippin Pest

sorry if you have already been tagged ladies, but i Only have a small circle of select acquaintances on here , LOL.

You have to post sixth album sixth photo on blog then tag five others.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Cheesecake Buddies

First scrapbook page I have done in quite a while, in fact I have probably only done half a dozen since my ATC obsession began. But having done this I have forgotten how enjoyable it is to do scrapbooking and how pleasurable it is to look at (again and again) the finished piece.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Jam Sandwich 2

Have just taken part in the above swap with flippinpest, rustycage and pattie, we all choose a subject and then have to make each other an atc on each subject, these are my makes (takes) on the chosen subjects.

Pattie chose Mona Lisa, which perplexed me at first but once I started googling images the ideas began to come. "Mona" , I was inspired by the texture of the painting and the crackled effect of it, so decided to mix that together with a bit of Andy Warhol, (just a bit). Rangers crackle paints, only got four colours so wasnt hard to choose those, and then created the letters out of various pictures of Mona, showing recognisable portions of her face, liked the idea of putting lisa outside the atc itself, and ended up stapling letters to card as xyron adhesive didnt take. For "Pieces", I decided to recreate the line drawing I had googled out of patterned paper so sat here snipping away at bits and pieces of paper, love the lizard effect hands, couldn't decide whether to put face on, but decided surname wasn't Da Vinci, so better not risk it. Lastly was "Fantalisa", where I took her out of her normal background and added various ATC favourites to her.

Shrine was Rustys idea and a lovely one to do, had to do a "Russell Brand Bedroom shrine" for Rusty herself, supposed to be corner of room with bed, might not have got the angle quite right on this one. "Gothic Glass "was my christian one, wanted to use a gothic arch and some Ten Second Studio metal technique, and glossy accented the glass to make it shine, was pleased with this one and knew Pattie would like, for my final one "Pilgrimage" wanted to show an old shrine and used word stamps to signify the different types of devotion.

Asia was my choice, didn't want to be specific India or China, wanted to give people the option of playing around with Asia rather than doing the specific oriental type. "Grace" was an image I googled and absolutely adored, could only ever call it Grace as it is such a graceful image. "Willow" tried to follow the blue and white willow pattern theme and "Elephant" was a set of stamps I got from Tanda stamps,(I think), on India, loved the elephant image and used shrink plastic images to get more of the stamps on the atc.

Finally the superbly mad Flippin Pest cam up with Stage Musicals, aaargh, how hard was this, left it till last as no ideas coming at all, in the end jotted down various shows and googled some images to give me inspiration, "Barnum" was my fave, love the figures in the ring, "Cats" and "Chicago" just used various torn images along with silicon glue, to build up a picture.

All together had a great time with this, and if you go to my fave blogs you can find the other peoples blogs, which will show their makes on this Jam, have received 12 fantastic ATC's back and shall display them with pride. Thanks a lot girlies.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Back in the flow of it . . at last

Hello again everybody, hopefully this is the start of regular blogging again. At the mo' am in the midst of finishing a Jam sarnie, with my pals Pattie, Rusty Cage and Flippin Pest, Then this year I am determined to enter some challenges, not reacting well to pressurising myself at the moment so I shall be taking it slowly, really want to do some scrapbooking as well, so this year will be crafting to my own tune, I hope.

My christmas present this year was a melting pot with which I have been experimenting with, I have done some UTEE work, been researching a lot on the internet, and emailed Suze Weinberg re using it as a water bath to do Friendly Plastic, she didnt see any reason why not , so I have tried it and here is the result of my first play, hope you like.

Speak to you all again soon. Happy New Year love Piddawinkle :>)