Tuesday, 30 December 2008

I got some new alcohol inks the other day. they are called Zig kurecolor refill ink and come in lovely clean shades. Here I have used the blue, green and yellow. The pinks are ranger A. I.s.
The 2 brands work well together and I used ranger blending fluid.
These are ATCs.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

I have entered this card in the latest Trimcraft challenge for a new year project.

I thought it would be nice to post it here to wish you all AVery Happy New Year

At last! Finally managed to upload this card.I made it using Zig kurecolor alcohol inks on a clear disc with a disc of white paper stamped with fairy images stuck behind the clear disc. The clear discs are the ones that hold stacks of cds in place. Don't throw them away, they are good for crafting with. You can also sand off the backing on old cds to get a clear disc.

I am trying to add pictures but it won't accept them, keep getting edit even when I have deleted the previous post. Getting frustrated now.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Pop over to Liannas blog for amazing blog candy

Thursday, 18 December 2008

A watercolour sketch of Sunny the lovely Sheltie who shared our lives for nearly 13 years. he has been gone a long time now but will never be forgotten. I think of him a lot at this time of year.
I know I'm not very good at painting, couldn't afford lessons, just feeling a bit sentimental about him today.

This was a biscuit tin which I decorated for my daughter to keep some of her stash in.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

pop over to Judes blog for some wonderful blog candy.-

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Pop over to Claires blog as she is offering some great blog candy

Monday, 8 December 2008

Chrysti is very generously offering 29 days of gifts on her blog. Pop in and have a look.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

I made this from recycled cardboard from a cereal box covered in glitter. The numbers were cut from a left over card and I added paper cellar embellishments and 2 odd gems left over from another project.
Pop over and check out the Tilda blog candy on this blog.
I have been trying to add some cards for men but being a novice, must have done something wrong and lost the first ones, so here are a few more. Hope it works this time.

Have a look at Katharinas blog . She is offering a Whiff Of Joy stamp every day during advent. The stamps are gorgeous and it is such a lovely idea.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Don't forget that the lovely Jude's blog candy closes on dec,10th. have a look at her wonderful blog.

woodland elves blog candy

http://pollycraftdesigns.blogspot.com/ For a chance to win beautiful blog candy follow this link. You will not be disappointed.
I seem to be making a few baby cards recently. My neice is having a baby next year so will have to do a really special one for her.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

I love doing these fairies
I think its finally working again. Hooray! When I began crafting I was rubbish at stamping but enjoyed decoupage, so I did loads of that. I enjoy doing detailed ones with lots of layers. I have a boxfull just waiting to be added to cards, or to scrapbook pages. I like fairy ones best but its easier to do the cutting than to make the cards.
The pink one is from a flower fairy kit, so the design was already sorted.

I was trying to upload some images when my router crashed. Now I have lost them and have no idea how to recover them. It won't let me add new images. so I am feeling quite frustrated. It happened last time and I eventually managed to start again but forget how I did it. Typical, I am such a novice when it comes to computers.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

These are a few of the cards I have made using the new Magnolia winter colletion. Have just wasted 20 mins. trying to upload these only to discover that my router needed rebooting.


This is a link to Judes blog. She is offering some beautiful blog candy to celebrate 3,000 hits on her blog. Congratulations Jude. Get over there and have a look at her lovely blog, offer closes 10th Dec.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

I have recieved this award from Jenni and June who are both friends from Trimcraft. I apologise for the delay in picking it up. Thank you both very much.
I would like to nominate Claire Julie Val Deb and Pattie who all deserve this lovely award.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

winter encaustic

I did this one to use as a background on winter cards. It scans well so I am keeping the original. If any of my friends wants to use it feel free to copy it.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

encaustic atcs n./a.

I had a little play with my encaustic kit today, and came up with these fantasy images. they remind me of fairy woods.

Friday, 7 November 2008

I have been given this award by the lovely Julie, thank you so much it was real nice to receive my first award.
The rules are
1 The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link it to the person who gave it to them.
3. Nominate at least 7 more blogs
4. Put the links of the blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated
I've nominated:
I was so busy scrapping the wedding that I almost forgot to make my son a birthday card. As he was born at 11am on the 11th of November, its hard to forget! So i took a break from scrapping and backed an encaustic picture with gold coloured paper, popped it into an aperture card which I bordered with black peel offs and added a sticker and his name. As his sister, Crafty Claire, says its very "him", so I hope he will agree.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

We had a very busy weekend. Travelled to Wales for a family wedding on friday afternoon, wedding was on saturday and travelled back sunday. I have been busy scrapping the photos all week. I have now done 17 pages and hope to finish the last 3 tomorrow. Here are just a few of them.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

More candy

Diane aka Pink Sunflower is offering some great blog candy on her blog. It closes on the 11th Nov.

Blog candy.

I have just been looking at Olgas wonderful blog. http://saturdaysecrets.blogspot.com/2008/10/my-first-blog-candy.html
She is offering some gorgeous blog candy but be quick as it closes soon.
I received these beautiful encaustic art RAKs as a surprise from my friend Tazzy today.She is new to this art form and I think they are stunning. They made my day.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

These started off as cereal boxes.I painted them with acrylic paint and sprinkled cheap glitters over them .when dry I painted some cheap varnish on top and sprinkled more glitter on until they were fully covered.There is probably a better method and I will play about when I have time. They cut easily through the cuttlebug and the glitter stays on. I have cut some frame shapes using the 'bug which I will use in a scrapbook....eventually.

I wasn't keen on stamping before I discovered the lovely Tilda and Edwin but love using them as they are so easy and versatile. I am becoming addicted now.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

These are postcard size encaustics, done in the first week I had the kit. I had no instruction book then and just played about with it. I tend to still do that as I find it easier.I have the book now but I think its best to go with whatever suits the individual.

Encaustic Art ATCs

I was recently given an Encaustic Art kit. Encaustic art is basically painting with hot wax using a special iron. I absolutely love it and these are 3 Atcs which I swapped with Trimcraft friends.

I enjoy doing decoupage and this fairy card was one of my early attempts. The dog was a first try at a card for a man. The Tilda was a more recent one.