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Friday, 30 December 2011

I MUST BLOG MORE OFTEN NEXT YEAR

It has been a busy few months for me what with crafty commissions, working with new designs and finding my direction for next year.  I have become totally "spellbound" by cutting dies.  Though primarily Spellbinders, I am finding more and more beautiful makers of dies and will be building up my arsenal.  In addition, to compliment my manual work, I have a Cricut Baby Bug arriving in just over a week.

I thought I would show you some of my latest work in the last few days, although I am sure most of you will have already seen this on Facebook.

I would love it if you would leave your comments, it is always great to get feedback.


A Birthday card commission.  I really enjoyed just working with the two colours.


Working with a mixed of die cuts and images painted with my H2Os (they are fantastic)


This is a 16 x 16 inch canvas that I have been working on for a couple of weeks, just adding a little at a time in between everything else.  I plan to do more of these this year and already have commissions.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Sweet Tilda Under the Mistletoe

Pretty little Tilda under the Mistletoe. Love this image and wanted to use it with a less traditional look for a Christmas card

Thursday, 20 October 2011

MY OWN ART - NEW HOME CARD

I was asked to make a New Home card, knew exactly the look I wanted to go for; something fresh and clean, just like a new home.

All the stamps I had were too small, so decided to design my own images. I was particularly pleased with the results and the card has been received well, even had requests for the JPEGs. 


Hope this makes you smile.xx


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A CHRISTMAS TRIO

Have been crafting up a storm with Christmas cards, but I wanted to share three of my favourites.


This is my first ever card using a Tilda image.  I wanted to keep her traditional.  I am now officially a Tildaholic.



This lovely Molly Bloom image is so vertsatile, but I felt for my first card with her I wanted a more contemporary colour scheme.


This image is A Sweetpea stamp called Love is gone, but wanted to do something different with this one so went for traditional Chritmas colours and feel that he works really well.

So back to it, more stamps lined up and waiting to be used.  I feel more Chrismas coming.!!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

PRETTY IN PINK BIRTHDAY PRINCESS

Todays little creation is an 8 x 8 card ideal for a little girls birthday.
A mixture of printed papers, die cut florishes and prepared flowers.
Dies used are Tim Holtz and Spellbinders and the circles are cut from my Memories shape cutters, which I have dug out of retirement.
The embossing folder for the large dot background is one that I made myself and the papers are Papermania which were given to me


Hope this brings a smile to your face.x


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

HAVE A STELLA CHRISTMAS

I was absolutely inspired by Tina Keller this week with her recycling of materials, so decided to rescue the main labels from a couple of bottles of beer that I was soaking to get ready for painting and making into candle holders (coming soon!!).  I made two identical cards using up scraps of paper that I had from my scrap basket, thought these would make great Christmas cards for men that drink this specific brand.



So remember don't throw anything away! You never know where you can use it.x

Wish Big

Haven't blogged for a couple of days, have been doing a little planning for what I hope will be my first craft fair outside of a school.

This little number I coloured whilst watching my husband play darts.  I only went along as the taxi, so had to take something for me to do, so went along armed with promarkers and stamped images. Had a little audience and people were fascinated to see a grown woman "colouring in" until they realised, these weren't normal pens.

I finally found the time this morning to make up the rest of the card for this lovely little image. A little inspired after watching Mel on C & C this morning.



Happy crafting
xx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

MY NEW BABY

Just had to share my new toy. Haven't had a chance to really play with it yet but have a few ideas in mind and of course I am sure I will be sharing them here.

Happy Crafting!!

SWEATPEA IN PASTEL

Have been a bit busy of the last couple of days, so have only managed the one card.  I worked again with Poppy Love, but this time using a pastel pallet. I was really pleased with the result and think she looks quite elegant.

Hope you feel inspired.

Monday, 3 October 2011

MY SWEETPEA FIESTA

Always on the lookout for that certain something to work with I have discovered this stunning range of Sweetpea stamps and I am now hooked. I previously used for a plain and simple card, the following two are an infuson of colour and more to my usual style.


This stamp is called Poppy Love, backing sheet is a Honey and Hugs paper
A little old lace and braid, premade flowers and handcrafted flowers (Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals)using up scraps, florishes (Sizzix), buttons and brads make up the embellishment.



Yet to get a name for this stamp, as purchased second hand with no detail.  The original theme is would say was for easter, but have managed to hide the easter eggs under the floral embellishment. There was no preprinted paper used in this card, all papers were made using embossing, cutting and inking. The florish is from Tim Holtz.

Happy Craftingxx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT

I have been working with some different stamps and trying something different for me from my eclectic style.  These two are plain and simple, but much work work into the colouring of the images.

Hope you like.  Your feedback would be great.x

Sunday, 25 September 2011

MALE 50TH BIRTHDAY GIFT

Wanted to do something different for a friends birthday, a little mixed media work.




The final picture is the gift wrapped.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Christmas Is Coming

It is that time of year to start making and selling my Christmas Cards.  I have shops on Folksy, Etsy and Creative Stores.
Below is a couple of samples of my current work.



Sunday, 18 September 2011

RECENT DESIGNS, WORKING WITH STEAMPUNK STAMPS



I have recently been working with Steampunk stamps and they work really well for just that vintage look.

And in the beginning...

Well here goes, I might finally get this up and running, tried before but lost all the details to sign in and so it sits in Blogland unloved and unable to be written on.

This little blog is designed to share my designs with you all, promote myself as a crafter and as a day to day diary.

I invite you to join with me in my journey and lets see where it takes us.