Thursday, 28 October 2010

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Vintage Fashion

These images are from an altered board book , again for a swap on lots to do revisited and hosted by Hilda - the theme is "Vintage Fashion". Enjoyed doing this one very much and for once reasonably pleased with how it turned out!!

Lots to do swaps

Here are a selection of stuff for swaps on Lots to do revisited - the tags, cds and atcs are hosted by Hilda and the 5 x 5 page is my first page for Zoe's grunge book swap , the page is titled "watch the clock".

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Faux porcelain flowers

From the article in Craft Stamper by Hels Sheridan - (thanks Hels!) thought I would have a go - as usual didn't have quite the right kit but improvised a bit & got a reasonable result. The black and white one was using the free flower stamp fron CS too.

Andreas postcard swap

G,H & I for Andrea's alphabet postcard swap on LTD.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Another mask!

After the mask workshop (see post below) I decided to have a go on my own! Not sure about the result really but anyway.......................
Will keep trying and hopefully get it right eventually!

Mask workshop

I went to a Venetian mask workshop last week, it was run by Kate Plumtree who is a costume designer (amongst other things). It was great fun. The mask base is made from mod rock (plaster bandage), then it is painted etc when dry. It was actually moulded on the face of a guy who works at the art gallery where the workshop was - he was press-ganged into being our model!! I think this on looks quite tribal and very masculine.

ATC swap

Kathleen is running an ATC alphabet swap on All Things Crafty. Here is my first set.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Autumn mini canvas

This one is for a 1 to 1 swap, the theme is Autumn. The canvas is about 3.5 x3.5 , I have used inks and stamps to "paint " this little picture , embossed with gold round the edges then finished with an epoxy sticker and rub-on letters.

Art Raffle

The remit for this months Art Raffle on All things Crafty this month is "beads" , chosen by Claireabelle. I embossed the dragonfly, stencil by Papermania, onto metallic card (hence the bad shine on the scan!)coloured it with permanent markers and used beads to form the body. Around the dragonfly I added a coat of clear embossing powder to give a textured metal effect, added a wax seal and mounted the whole thing onto the front of a hand-made mini album.

Friday, 13 August 2010


Zoe on Lots to Do forum is running a "charms" swap . I was a bit stumped on this one but anyway.....................................the little copper tags were from my craft stash (I think they were a present from a fellow crafter ages ago) I coloured the background with blue permanent marker, added some Stickles turquoise glitter glue across the bottom , stuck on a little pink & white shell then covered the lot in 3D gloss.
Sorry about the rubbish picture - again!!

Make /alter a gift bag

August Swap Challenge on ATC forum is make or alter a gift bag. I made this one from some thick brown packing sheet using an old gift bag as a rough guide and added cord handles, heat embossed swirl stamping (Basic Grey) and some lovely layered flowers from Making Memeories. I finished it off with a die-cut gift tag and some wooden beads.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Andrea's postcard swap

Andrea's postcard swap is running on LTD right now - these are D, E, F.

Altered beer mats

Connie on All Things Crafty is hosting an altered beer mat swap with an open theme. I used some K&Co paper, My Minds Eye rub-ons and the epoxy stickers are Punch Studio.

August variety swap

The item for the variety swap this month was some kind of atc holder - I decided to alter this box (it started life as a washing tablet box) to store atcs in. I covered it with some lovely paper - I think its Brenda Pinnick (but not 100% sure) and line the inside. I then brushed it over with Anitas 3D glaze, added a raffia "ribbon" and a Making Memories bookplate using rub-ons for the label.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Altered jigsaw

This time its altered jigsaw pieces , hosted by Andrea on ATC . It was an open theme so just played about with some new stamps I havent used before.


Skinny swap on LTD this time ! The theme is "scenic" - had fun doing these even if the end result is a little dodgy lol!!
Another swap on LTD hosted by Hilda, this time tags. the theme is Paris - bet you couldn't tell that!!

Atc swap

3 oriental atcs for Hildas swap on LTD.

Recipe swap

Ang was hosting a recipe swap on ATC forum - 1 atc, 1 twinchie & 1 tag, all had to have a flower a brad ribbon and yellow.

Friday, 23 July 2010

July Art Raffle

This altered matchbox is my entry for the July Art Raffle on ATC - I got to choose the theme of "Seaside" cos I won the June raffle.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Postcard swap

In reverse!!
Andrea is hosting an ongoing postcard swap on LTD using the letters of the alphabet. So here is a b & c.....or c b & a! Anyway, A was created using a set from Serif digital scrapbooking, parts of which have been 3D'd, B has an inked background then ran a Versamark pad over sequin waste to get the pattern & embossed with white on one side adding the flag and the bear
(Cant remember where they came from so apologies!) C has a textures gold background , a chinese dragon image (again unknown source) printed the word China on the computer & added the "seal" which is made by stamping into hot embossing powder.
Seems to be a theme happening here..............................

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Swap Challenge - Wearable Art

For the July Swap Challenge on ATC forum - hosted by moi! - I decided we should make some wearable art. I chose to make this necklace. The heart is made of utee, the 2 holes made with a hot embossing tool (knew it would come in handy for something!) then strung onto a thin black lace. The round beads are wood except for the pearl ones and the long beads are made from paper (K&Co) which was cut into strips and rolled then brushed with glaze. The fastening is a wooden bead and loop.

Sunday, 4 July 2010


Birthday card for my BIL to be - The paper is from a K&Co stack from which I also made the embellishments.

Thursday, 24 June 2010


Quotations is the theme for these tags. The swap is over on LTD.


These little twinchies are for a swap hosted by Kathleen on ATC, 1 birds, 1 Paris & 1 vintage.

Atc swap

This atc swap is on LTD, the theme being "art" or "arty" - the bird one is maybe a little tenuous !!