Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Thank you to Patsy for giving me a Brilliante Weblog & Wylde Woman Award. I am honoured and pleased that people are enjoying my blog.
The purpose of the award: To send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

Jacobs Ladder Book

No way really to illustrate how this works but it is a "jacobs ladder"! If you open the book up fully & hold the first page then tilt it the pages sort of flip flop from top to bottom - even having made it I can't get my head round how it works! Anyway it was fun to make....

Abstract painting on canvas

Another whim! Not meant to mean anything profound, just whatever you see in it. It is painted with watercolour paint mixed with glitter glue and highlghts are done with metallic paint. 5in x 7in.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Wylde Women Award

Thanks so much Andrea & AngC for sending me this award!
The Wylde Women Award - It came via who has some wonderful things to share on her blog.
I am now awarding it to Alison

Friday, 25 July 2008

Baby shoes

Now for something completely different........
Found the template for the baby shoe whilst looking for something else and thought it would make a change to do something pink & girly!
They are made from cream leather-effect card trimmed with pink scalloped ribbon & beads. The "button" is a pearl heart & the spotted bows are wooden embellishments from my craftbox. The acetate box originally had a candle in it.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Collage on canvas - asian influence

Yet another collage (are you bored? Sorry!) This one is 7in x 5in. The background was spritzed with pink H2o dissolved in water then lilac "flicked" with a brush over the top of it. Sun shape (Rubber Stampede) stamped with lilac fabric paint & symbols on the right with black Brilliance ink. Other images from Artsy Collage book (HOTP). Finished with sheer ribbon and crystal flowers.


My first "skinnys" for swap on the "lots to do"forum. A green theme!

Encaustic art on canvas

Did this just to try the wax on canvas - not a great work of art but considering it was done with an encaustic iron I am not too displeased with it.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Collage on Canvas

The photo of this canvas is not very good - there is quite a bit of gold in the background which doesn't show up. Click on the photo for a better view.....

Scrapbook page

This 12 x 12 page has been done for a scrap challenge on Crafting Corner - the theme was orange. Didn't have anything suitable so used the photos from an old calendar - hence the quote!

Balsa wood box

Made this box from balsa wood, Cut out the pieces and covered outside pieces with some pretty paper and the insides with a mottled beige paper, both from K&Co, glued it all together with PVA and used tiny panel pins to secure the corner posts. Added the ribbon to make "hinges" for the lid and a little decorative bit to lift the lid with.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Atc swap

These Atcs are entitled "Feathers" for a swap on Crafting Corner forum.

"House" swap

These ar my entries for a "house" swap on the Lots to Do forum. Something new for me so not a clue what I am doing - nothing new there then!

Monday, 14 July 2008


Thank You Fran for my award! I am honoured to receive it.
I have provided a link to Frans site on the right and nominate 7 other people as required.
They are : Patsy, Sam21ski, Tessmatt, CraftyCarol, Hilmoff, Mommabear and AngC.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Box made from cat food carton!

I was about to throw the box in the recycling then decided to recycle it for myself! As you do..............
This is how it started! I cut the box in half leaving one side still attached then stuck the two sides together. I used some Laura Ashley Traditional paper to cover the box and lined it with cream hammered card. The lid was cut from hammered card also and attached with large brads. I added ribbon round the edges and attache a loop & brad fastening. The box is a good size for atcs, fat pages or cds or anything else that will fit really!

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Altered CDs

This cd has been altered by heat embossing with Chinese Red powder, red & gold eyelets around the outside with red & gold wire holding the black lattice panel in the centre. Part of the lattice pattern has been filled in with gold glitter glue to highlight it.(Took hours to dry!) Black and white embellishments complete the cd which was then mounted on gold rose patterned paper, then black & white card, the whole then mounted on thick, rough handmade card. I rolled the edges and highlighted with gold rub on wax then added ribbon and brads to finish. Phew!! Hope you like it..............................

The gold cd has been heat embossed with gold embossing powder, repeated 3 times to give thick coverage. The sun image (Hampton Arts) stamped in black brilliance ink into the hot embossing. The swirls have been scraped out and flooded with 3D silver paint & a couple of eyelets and wire for the hanger.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Scrapbook Page

A mad moment from when the boys were smaller!

Oval box

I altered this little oval box by painting with Twinkling H2o paint in garnet, added a chiffon ribbon round the lid then a narrow gold satin one. The top is curls of wire topped with yellow and red faux gems.
The box is about 6cms across the widest point and 3cm deep.

Thanks Teacher!

I made these cards for my grandsons to give to their teachers at the end of term .

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Heart Hanger

Not sure what prompted me to make this..........the hearts are cut from thick card (board would have been better but didn't have any!) covered in pink and silver hand made paper , decorated and attached to ribbon then a ring added at the top to hang it. Not very useful I know but pretty!!