Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Bottle card - 70th birthday

Suddenly remembered we have a 70th birthday party to go to on Saturday and no card made so.......
Didn't have a template for this so printed off a picture of a champagne bottle to get the shape and background colour then embellished it with black shiny card, glue pen & glitter,gold stars and peel-offs (which I rarely use but it works on here!)The top is covered with some gold foil off a chocolate and finished off with black organza ribbon and a gold tag.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Fat pages - male theme

Three fat pages were required for Andreas' swap on LTD - 1 green 1 blue and 1 freestyle with a man/male theme. The green is a browny green background paper overstamped with stripes to create a plaid pattern then the picture of the 2 men captured in utee and edged with gold - a bit rustic looking but I like it!The blue one is a background coloured with a dye-based ink then stamped with a Hampton Arts "sun" stamp in silver topped with the oriental warrior. The freestyle one is a paper by Dovecraft topped with the military man picture which was dipped in utee.
Guess who had a melt pot for Christmas then.......................ha ha!

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Altered box

Decided to alter this detergent box as it is the perfect size for storing atcs!
I first painted it with several rough coats of white acrylic paint inside and out then "daubed" with several coats of black acrylic using a cosmetic sponge which gives a surface that feels a bit like old leather, a bit distressed. I then embossed with a versamark pad through some plasterboard scrim, overlapping and varying the pressure to give distressed/aged effect & heat embossed
with silver.Finally I added a black button which was stamped and embossed with silver also.

Decorative boxes

I decorated these little papier mache boxes using acrylic paints then stamped with Versamark and heat embossed. The inside is lined with vintage paper from K&Co.

Note Pads & Photo Frames

Not a brilliant photo!
Here are some frames and note books I made for Christmas presents for my sisters & daughter. They are made from mountboard and coered with papers from the Cosmo Cricket range and a few sticky gems and chipboard embellishments.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Lots to Do Challenge - music

The theme for the Lots to Do weekly challenge is music. I decorated this arch with a print of Bach on music score background, then coloured with rub-on wax in various colours, printed out the cleft ,covered with 3D gloss & attached with a chain & brad. The back is stamped with musical notes.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Yellow skinnys

Yellow skinnys for a swap on Lots to Do.

70th Birthday Card

Not posted for a while as been busy with the Christmas cards and stuff! All done now and a bit of light relief - a birthday card! This one is for an uncle who is a great gardener.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Fat page,skinny & Gothic Arch swap

Not made arches before but enjoyed doing these for the swap on Lots to Do hosted by Sam.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008


A couple of Christmas cards.........

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Indian Card

This card is a commission for someone who has a "thing " for American Indians! Wasn't sure what to do but this is what I came up with - just hope she likes it! The hair and fringing is made by fraying out satin ribbon and glueing on, the neck decoration is a mixture of beads and 3d paint. I then finished it off with a string of beads....

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Purple Skinnys

Skinnys for Andreas colour swap on LTD. These are my first attempt at the "bandana" technique - it isn't showing up very well!

Atcs - "Q"

Atcs for Tessmatts Alphabet swap on Crafting Corner.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

New Baby!

I have made this little concertina card in celebration of the birth of our Great-Niece Mia Rose who was born this morning!

Tag folder

This tag folder is made with lovely K&Co vintage papers and some leather braid. The end covers are mountboard .

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Acrylic on canvas

How "60s" is that! 5 x 7in canvas, mostly acrylic paint with a touch of ink, just fun to do this one!...................I think its out of my system now!

Monday, 20 October 2008

Collage on canvas - Elegance

This little canvas (5in x 7in) was simple to do - the background is very thin tissue paper glued to the canvas with thinned PVA then coated with more thinned glue to protect the surface. Added ribbon & 'lace', stamped & embossed the cream chipboard frame for the picture and finished off with feathers, metal swirl & a tiny gem.

Blue skinnys

Blue skinnys for Andreas' colour swap on Lots to do. The first has a background created with rub-on waxes, the second has used twinkling H2os then stamped and embossed on top.The last is clear embossing used as a resist for rub-on waxes.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Christmas Themed Tags

These tags are for Claireabelles tag swap - I have just noticed that I haven't put the eyelets in! Really enjoyed making these.

Saturday, 11 October 2008


Skinnys for Mommabears ongoing swap on Crafting Corner...........

Fat Pages

Fat pages for Crafting Corner ongoing bra/eyelet swap hosted by Bagpuss - the backgrounds are done by daubing with twinkling H2os and then blowing it around with the heat gun - messy but quite like the effect!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Fat page and Atc

These were made for a monthly draw on Crafting corner hosted by Karen. The theme is monochrome.The fat page has been stamped (Anna Griffin - Bailey) and decoupaged

Atcs - Alphabet swap

Atcs for the Alphabet swap On Crafting Corner - Letter "p"! Hosted by Tessmatt.

Atcs - Stamped image swap

Atcs for the stamped image swap on Crafting Corner hosted by Lou

Friday, 3 October 2008

Collage on canvas - vintage flowers

This canvas is covered with a whole sheet of lovely vintage paper which was then soaked in thin pva and distressed to allow the canvas to show through in places. Added a photo which has had the backing stripped off so that only the thin layer of print is left, the hearts & brads & the word "bloom". The swirls were hand cut from mountboard, coloured & stamped, ribbon entwined & finally the red roses added.


Notebook and mini post-it notes, the latter with mountboard covered with handmade papers.


Birthday card for hubbys 50th and a few Christmas cards.......

Collage on canvass - Black Rose

Love this rose image - stamped it then used pigment pens and water brush to shade it. The netting you see is plasterboard"scrim" which has been heat embossed with white embossing powder, then sequin ribbon mini envelope and antique button added.

The Beach Hut - thoughts of Summer

Can't wait any longer to blog this! It was made for a mystery swap on Crafting Corner - the recipient never guessed who made it so time to 'fess up! The base is made from a tray that had embellishments in and the doors from balsa wood which were painted with thin white acrylic paint to give a sea-side feel, then edged with dyed string, brads for the door knobs and a rub-on. Various bits and bobs used to fill the "shelves" with summery images. I really enjoyed making this.............hope you like it!

Monday, 22 September 2008


These tags are for a Lots to Do swap hosted by Tammi.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Drop-spine box - mystery swap

This gorgeous little box was made for me by Jo (Mee) for the Crafting Corner Mystery Swap. I think it is lovely - Thanks Jo!

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Fat page for Hilda

Fat pages

I made these for a brad & eyelet swap on Crafting Corner hosted by Claire.

Calendar pages

Calendar pages for the Crafting Corner project - Oct Nov & Dec.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Atc - 9-4-9 swap

This 9-4-9 atc swap is hosted by Claireabelle on Crafting Corner. The atcs had to be made around a line from a song. I chose a song from the album Pure by Hayley Westernra titled "Who painted the moon black?" - this is the result. I found the basic design of the central image (I think it was meant to be a sun!) and the swirly bits amongst stuff on my pc then altered it using flock for the moon and the leaves, glitter glue and silver 3D paint for the edges of the moon & silver confetti stars & holographic/clear hearts for the 'sky'.

Calendar page

September calendar page for a project on Crafting Corner.