Friday, 21 December 2012

Red butterfly

This is todays encaustic offering - The actual painting is approx A4 size.....

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Its been a while .....

I have been re-thinking the whole crafting thing.....and whilst I still make some cards etc and use digital crafting mostly I am concentrating on encaustic/mixed media art these days. I have exhibited at a couple of local venues and sold a couple there which was a great boost !
Here are a few of the latest pics....

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Just cards....

I seem to be having trouble uploading pics at the moment ...but here are some cards made for Mother in laws 'stock' box .
Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Crafty Bloggers - pink & black

I made this card for the The cardstock is plain glossy A6 size ..I used pearlescent paint, micro beads and a tiny stamp for the background with a little bit of Stickles glitter glue for the flower centres. The photo is from Darkroom Door Photo Booth. I have finished of with some crystal pins with pink beads and a black bow.
Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 4 August 2012

The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge
The challenge this month is embossing, dry embossing, heat embossing or any other sort you can think of ! I did this scrap LOof my grandparents using some Brenda Pinnick paper for the main piece and plain blue card from my stash which I punched & embossed with a MS punch, used an embossing folder to emboss the the card behind the journalling, then a stencil, versamark ink and clear embossing powder for the flowers, outlining them with a white gel pen.
Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Shabby Tea Room Challenge - Sweet Summertime

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge  - Week # 125 is Sweet Summertime....... and has to include the colours shown , flowers & a stamped element. I used Anna Griffin lace stamps for the border, then flowers and other elements from her Engraved Botanica kit, adding extra flowers, my own die cuts, feathers , flowers , gems & a tiny bow.
Thanks for looking x

Vintage Artisans Challenge #3 - Travel
 Challenge #3 at Vintage Artisans is Travel so this is my take on that theme. The map background , Eiffel Tower and postcard images are courtesy of Free Vintage Digital Stamps, The luggage is stamped with Vintage Photo distress ink & highlighted with metal leaf.The date stamps & other bitn bobs are various stamps from my stash.
Thanks for looking x

Merly Impressions July Challenge...

The July layout challenge over on Merly Impressions
got me thinking "why I scrapbook.." and i came to the conclusion that it is mostly to provide memories for the here it is !
Thanks for looking. x

Friday, 27 July 2012

Red white & blue..

I have made this card for MerlyImpressions Card Challenge - Red White & Blue.
I used Memento 'Paris Dusk' & Brilliance ' Rocket Red for the colours and various stamps for the sentiment & stars then highlighted with a white jellyroll pen.

Thanks for looking x

Image transfer

I wanted to try using an image tranfer technique...tried it before with dodgy results lol ! I think this one worked out quite well.
Cant remember where I got the image from, sorry. Anyway, I used a piece of satin lining fabric, tore round the edges of the image and then painted on an even coat of pva glue, put it face down on the fabric and rolled over it with a brayer to ensure it was well n truly in contact with the fabric. I then got called away to do something else so it was several hours before I came back to it....which is probably why it worked so well, normally I would not have the patience to leave it so long!!
I then spritzed the back of the image and rubbed with my finger to remove the paper backing...a slow job....spritzing as required until the image revealed itself, then dried it off gently with a hairdryer. Finally I stamped and inked around the image, frayed the edges and added the embellies and attached to a coordinating card blank.
Thanks for looking x


I have made this tag for the Dragonsdream Tag it On challenge - Alice & the rabbit situation !
I used a plain manilla tag, Broken China & Frayed Burlap Distress inks, spritzed and blotted then ran the tag through an embossing folder to get the clock impression. I used mini playing cards, tree embellishment and stamps from Alice quartet stamps.
Thanks for looking x

Friday, 20 July 2012

Ok.....this card was made for the Vintage Artisans 'Steampunk' Challenge.
I have used stamps from Paper Artsy, Club Scrap, Indigo Blu with black Stazon and Weathered Wood inks. The lightbulb image ....well I think it was from the Vintage Fairy...apologies if not! I stamped the butterflies into the bulb and coloured them with Distress Stickles then used 3D gloss over the top to give a glassy look. The cogs & chain are carboot junk finds.
Thanks for looking x

This is my second entry into the 'show us your twinchies' Summer challenge.
The background is stamped with the sunray then the children, the sea and sand are Brilliance inks and a bit of glitter. (Cant remember where I got the stamps from, sorry! )
Thanks for looking x

Entering this twinchie into the 'Show us your twinchies' blog challenge. The theme is 'Summer'. background is Brilliance inks, the seagull and anchor rub-ons , the seashells stamped , coloured and cut out. There is a little bit of glitter glue too.
Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Vintage card..

Made this card today with papers from 7 Gypsies, stamp from Papermania Urban Stamps range and embellishments from my craft stash. The image is courtesy of Dezinaworld.
I hope to enter this card into 2 challenges - Stellas' Sketch Challenge
 and 'Anything Goes' at
Thanks for looking x