Friday 14 December 2012

All Wrapped up for Christmas !

Yes,everythings done all my Xmas prezzies wrapped ,cards gone,today i finished off two hand made gifts,one large sketch book,The cover handpainted with metalic acyrlics using a brayer,a napkin rose Mod Podged on,bookmark inside to match,pleased with that one,tempted to keep lol. The small one i used my vagabond machine to cut the pages and covers,used Kay&Co papers,then added some beads.Sooo easy and quick took about an hour to make ! (these things have to pay for themselves lol) I expect your all so busy getting ready for Christmas,hope you all have a lovely time and receive lots of crafty goodies. My thanks to everyone for all your support and lovely comments !xxx Heres wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year !

Friday 16 November 2012

Its getting to feel like Xmas !

Still plodding on making my Christmas cards ! This is the first time i have ever made a card with my original watercolour painting on,I was remembering back to when I painted Snow Barns for a cancer charity,and thought maybe i can do some little ATC size ones to put on some of my cards this year,I did this little sepia one then matched it up with papers and diecuts,made a couple of flowers,put some sparkle on the barn roof,suprised myself thought it looked quite nice :) This is the actual card i did years ago,I donated it for charity,they published it for Christmas cards that year

Saturday 10 November 2012

Fabric Wall Hanging

The Challenge for this coming Monday in my local craft group is to create something in sepia colours,I have been wanting to get back to fabric and lace,this is what i came up with,took me all day yesterday I did enjoy myself though :) Its layered onto felt using pieces of lace i had in my stash but had to spray dye with Sticky Fingers walnut,the image is tranfered through my printer with freezer paper,thats the only way i can get a decent image,god knows how my printer survives this lol..........the medalions at the bottom I cut off an old top before throwing it away(recycling lol).I used alcohol inks on the key.When finished i backed it onto hardboard 8"x8" not forgetting to put the ribbon in between first for hanging!

Thursday 25 October 2012

Nearly Completed !

Was going to be a Fabric Book but paintings etc took over lol,after nearly 2 years,i,m at the end of it !
I,m working on more book pages,using Gesso with Tim Holtz backing papers,stamps and napkins

Monday 22 October 2012

Brightening up a dull day !

Another miserable day,weather wise,enjoyed my self though playing around with a tutorial here Thankyou Astrid for the inspiration !

Friday 19 October 2012

Altered Domino Book

Hey ! i havent made a Domino Book for years,just got it into my head to make one today as the weather is so darn depressing! Anyway here it is,Mixed media,defintily ! I have used on this project 2 large domino,s, collaged butterflies, Anita,s 3D gloss, Alcohol inks, Stamps, Dylusion inks, Luminere paints, Ribbon, and some gold edging also a little butterfly charm. Colours are not matching perfectly,but i,m happy with it ! Closed Book
Inside Thankyou for looking :))

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Rocker Christmas Card !!

A new challenge in my group to make a Rocker Card ! it certainly makes a change from the norm.......and enjoyable,I googled for a free template,but ended up making this by cutting round 2 diferent size tea plates ! New stamp by Magnolia,really like ! Just a couple more Ihave since done :)
The background is alcohol inks then stamped snowflakes into.

Saturday 29 September 2012

Girly Card

Another card ! this is totally not like me,but i find myself enjoying cardmaking again,makes a nice change. I have so many birthdays coming up this month so its just as well i,m enjoying creating these lol. The image is "Saturated Canary" loved colouring her in with promarkers,did lots of layers,lucky i have a layered diecut for doing this ,makes life easier :)) Soooo now to think about Christmas !

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Gelli Plate Printing

At last i bought my Gelli Plate,it came today,these are my first attempts,loveeeeeee it,Lots of paint and experimenting tomorrow,just had to have a little play tonight ! Here you can see what its all about........ Now to cleanup ! :))
Made a little 6"x6" book to keep my prints in,then when i need papers for a tag/journal page etc i can just pull one out,its a bit thin at the moment,I mean to correct that by having an all day printing session SOON lol. Monoprinting here
Another attempt !

Friday 21 September 2012

Blue and Greens

Enjoyed myself in the local craft shop this week matching papers and ribbons,I also bought some "Spectrum Noir"alcohol ink pens to try,I,m thinking i like them better than Promarkers,they are also refillable,something else to collect!anyway enjoyed playing around with my new stash today,must thank Jo Oliver here for the stamped image,which i enjoyed colouring....

Monday 17 September 2012

Gold !

This card I have entered for the "Gold" challenge for September, at "Crafters Companion" here Its the first challenge i have ever done,It does help me to get motivated,something to work for....... I have used diecuts, stamping also a little doiley.

Friday 7 September 2012

Another Card !

Yes still making cards,I want to make a couple of fabric ones in this twisted easel style,maybe next week when things settle down here,new washing machine coming in today,I hate the hassle,just want a quiet life to craft lol. When i was at my crafters club,one of the girls Jo here let me stamp out some of her girly stamps on watercolour paper,been enjoying myself using my promarkers,concentrating on blending and shading,also used a bit of Flower Soft on this one. Another new dye from XCut,I 3D'd it with stickers on the back,you cant see from here,I like the effect. This is what happens when you have a little Gt Granddaughter to make for lol.

Wednesday 29 August 2012

I Love Beatrix Potter !

I just had to use this Beatrix Potter stamp,couldnt resist,love it ! my stash of cards is growing,hopefully i,ll have one for every occasion by the time the addiction wears off :))and i,m using my Promarkers lol

Monday 27 August 2012

Fairy Card and Flowers !

OMG Whats happening to me,I have gone card crazy lol,cant stop making,may have something to do with the price of shop bought ones,I got a shock when i saw what they want for such boring cards! Enjoyed a bit of stamping today,Also made these flowers,I need them premade in my stash,They are diecut,then damped down a bit with spray,scrunched up a bit,just waiting for them to dry.Another bank holiday over..........thank god for Art and craft lol

Saturday 25 August 2012

Vintage Cards

Really been on a roll this week with cardmaking,lots of new dies to try out too.I now must stop spending ! This first card is a Twisted Easel,just paper fabric n lace,I adore vintage ! This next one is showing off my new dies, they are from Cheery Linn(think thats the name without looking up)the image is fabric,the papers are Kay&Co.The butterfly is the small Angel wing.......Love it but a devil to prick all the bits out. More cards on the way,must get a collection up for birthdays and thankyou,s etc,,then maybe stock up on Christmas ones!

Friday 24 August 2012

Fabric Mixed Media Postcard

I made this mixed media postcard for a swap group i,m in the challenge was to stick objects on a card and stamp with it onto our own dye,d fabric, then make a postcard,so the background sprays you can see are bits of old Xmas decs brokeup,the butterfly i stamped and coloured then went over with Anita,s 3D clear gloss over the top,then beaded,enjoyed doing it !

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Pretty in Pink

This is soooo different for me !I have been so inspired by my local craft group,I just had to make some cards,have a lot of birthdays coming up in the next few months,Also i get to use my new dies,this design is the Twisted easel card i have just learned how to do it by googling and watching a this space,I have to get this out of my system *smile...... And a couple more!
Twisted Easel Fairy Card

Friday 17 August 2012

Fabric Bird Book nearly completed !

Nearly done,think i can squeeze in a couple more pages .....maybe !
The bird has now got his wings Sonia :))

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Fabric Bird Book

I should be catching up in my journal or finishing my painting,but here i am making a 4x4 fabric bird book,I just flip from one thing to another !......Its raining,dark and very humid here,so having a break,feels like there is a storm on the way........... Cant wait to get these pages finished so I can start on the cover,my pages are all backed with felt,layered up with fabric images,and some lace and feathers,I have completed all the pages now just working on beading and embellishing each one.......

Monday 13 August 2012

Twisted Easel Cards

Something else new i,m trying,never heard of this type of card before,very addictive !once i got the hang of folding the card,was well away ! The tulip type card needs more embellishing,proberly a pink bow or ribbons. Loveeeee trying new things out,at least i,ll have some cards ready for birthdays :))

Thursday 9 August 2012

Trying a New Technique

Yes i tried,First layer painting on Gesso,spraying Dylusions ink,then wiping over with a baby wipe,allowing to dry,cutting a flower piece from a Napkin,then layering on with Mod Podge...then i overpainted the flowers,to give some more definition,it worked for me.........heres the link if you want to try here Astrid Maclean,s beautiful work !I made mine into a watercolour Notepad.

Monday 30 July 2012

Papercrafting !

Yes i,m having a change ! I bought a few new dies for my Vagabond machine and having a ball :)) a change is as good as a rest and i,m loving it.......thought i would make a mini birthday book,so no need for lots of pages,this will be the cover,of course knowing me i could get into it and keep going ! Another Page completed,these Xcut dies can be used in the Cuttlebug too

Saturday 14 July 2012

A little light Relief !

Artist Trading Cards for my local craft group.... The weather is so bad,no way am I going out today so made these fabric ones to trade,My town has just started up a craft group,I have met some of the girls already to swap craft supplies,we are all going to meet up every other Friday,should be fun !! Also this week i made my Great Grandaughter,s birthday card,shes 2years old next Sunday,how time flies !
The pic of her is fabric,so i covered with acetate to protect,all done with my new Xcut dies for my machine which are half the price of Spellbinders,A lady in our group is selling them,I shall be bankrupt haha.

Thursday 12 July 2012

Derwent Drawing Comp

Thankyou everyone who voted for me in the British Derwent drawing comp,had email this morning woooo it said ..".I am pleased to announce you have won one of Derwent’s limited edition Love Pencils bags in our Best of British Drawing Competition on our Facebook page!" can see who won the top prize on Derwents FB page ,amazing work ! I,m happy lol i shall be flaunting my bag when i get it haha x

Saturday 30 June 2012

Tim Holtz Grunge Book

I treated myself to one of these grunge board books ages ago,I love his stuff,and thought that will give me something to do when i need a change from Fabric Art.Not that i,m into lick and stick as i call it lol...I found its not easy,you still have to create a design,I do admire people who perfect this art !Its all but finished now except it needs some shabby dye'd ribbons on the hinged rings,I have seen them done better than this,its a case of what you have in your stash without spending money on pretty things :) So now I have that out my system,back to Fabric i hope, when i find some cotton material for doing my fabric images with,cant wait,i,m really into the shabby look at the moment,I want to try and create that look with another book but mixed media,maybe even a metal cover with fabric and lace,I have seen it done,ahhh well another challenge :))
I have made some little pockets in some of the pages,inserting some lovely little vintage tags someone made me,makes it more interesting....... Just a reminder there is still time to vote for me in the Derwent drawing Competition,pics and links below !thankyou !Hope your all having a lovely summer,if your in the UK it may last another few days lol.