Monday, 31 January 2011

blog candy

The lovely Mei is offering this candy to celebrate her birthday. Popover and check it out. Her blog is worth a visit.

textured tree canvas

Here is the latest picture made with a mix of filler and silicone. I did a quick watercolour background after I had smeared the mix on the canvas and left it overnight to dry, having first sprinkled itwith beads coloured with 2 shades of green alcohol inks.

I washed over the tree and bush areas with watercolours today and added morebeads using glossy accents to stick them down.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

small canvas

I have been playing with a small canvas and glitter today.I made a mix of wall filler and silicone stirred in some glitter and tiny beads and smeared it onto the canvas.I left it to dry for a while, but areas were sticky from the silicone,so I sprinkled more glitter on those areas. I had die cut some foil food trays and coloured the cuts with alcohol inks and peel off pens.I glued these to the picture and added small gems for flower centres.the frame was a plain wood one painted with soft green acrylic over a base of white emulsion and gently distressed.

Deco ladies

The current Trimcraft challenge is for decoupage,so I was looking through my stash and decided to try some deco ladies.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

cutting with dies

This is probably how most people do it, but I have some friends new to die cutting so I thought I would add pics of how I use diecuts to measure how much grungeboard needed for a cut. There is such a lot of wasted space, inevitably, on the bigz dies and some materials,such as grungeboard are too expensive to waste.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

love cards

It is our 40th wedding anniversary the week before valentines day, so I have made these for my Best Beloved. Everyone said we were mad to elope and it would never last, well, 40 years is lasting in my book. I would still marry him even if I could go back knowing what I know now.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

watch card

My Craft Stamper magazine was very late this month and I was getting itchy fingers waiting for it to come. I love watch/ time /gears stamps and couldn't wait to use this one. It is far more my style than the cup and saucer from last month. Not doing the obvious pun here!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


I have a box full of painted images just waiting to be put onto cards.The dining table is my craft area but some evenings I want to have the TV on , so sit in my armchair with a folding table and paint images instead of dragging all my craft stuff out. Or I will do some decoupage, but much less often now I have a nice collection of stamps. If I want to actually watch TV I generally either knit or crochet. My OH tells me most folk just sit and watch the box,lol, but I am much too fidgetty for that.