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!