Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Sunday Stampers

I just found this blog challenge while surfing around people's blogs this evening. This one is new to me so "Hi - everyone from Sunday Stampers!"
Here's a card I made using a stamp by The Artful Lexicon and alphabet stamps by Paper Artsy. I made the film-strip using a paper punch. The 'diamonds' are from an old piece of costume jewellery.

Texture ATCs

These are the ATCs I made for a recent group swap, the theme of which was 'Texture'. What a great theme - leaving us lots freedom for our own interpretation.

Three of them are done using black UTEE - inspired by Glenda Waterworth and her black UTEE pieces on her 'Artylicious' blog.
I added various other EPs during the process plus some Pearlex and glitter in places and then rubbed in some Pearlex to highlight parts of the design.
The Circus Boy was done entirely in Grungeboard using Distress Inks and Copper and then there's a metal-embossed collage. This was done using Ten Seconds Studio tools and moulds and coloured using alcohol inks.

Click on each photo to get more detail......

Monday, 23 March 2009

Weekend in Rye

Back in February it was my 56th birthday - scary!!
My husband treated me to a couple of nights in a lovely hotel (The George) in Rye, East Sussex where we had a really cozy little room, fine food in their restaurant and a central position from which to wander round the delightful old town of Rye.

This was a much-needed break for me and for John who had just come home on leave and it really was the perfect tonic.
Above are some photos I took while walking round town - wish I knew how to put photos anywhere else but at the top of each post but haven't found a way yet!!
Don't you think that little dog is so cute? Lucky that sash window didn't fall down!

Thursday, 19 March 2009


Well, I did say I was behind with my news on here!!
So, if you thought I was going to tell you I'd started on my Christmas cards for this year, don't worry!! No, this is last Christmas when I did a Christmas Ornament swap with my friend Stephany.
Steph sent me this beautiful one using Memory Glass. I love the beaded hanger and adore these angel pictures by Crafty Individuals.
Christmas may be long gone but this little beauty is staying on view all year and is hanging by my bed.....my sweet little 'guardian angels'.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Foamboard and Tissue

I've been away for a few months - not away from home but away from my blog - so I have a bit of catching up to do.
Life has been too busy to do much creative stuff since I was last on here. My mum had two falls since just before Christmas and the second time, in January, she was in hospital for 8 days.
I'm happy to say that she's fine again now.
This is a card I made for her birthday which was just after her first fall !!
I used a piece of white foamboard and Mod Podged stamped pieces of tissue paper in a collage all over it. This was a technique featured in Simply Stamping (remember that mag???) by Jean Hardy of Crafty Individuals and, more recently, in a Craft Stamper article too.
I loved making this card and it was helped by the use of Crafty Individuals fabulous printed paper which I used for the background. The sentiment stamp is from a set by Simple Expressions.
Must use some more foamboard soon....I had to buy 5 A3 sheets of the stuff in Staples so that should last me the rest of my crafting life I should think!! lol

I have quite a lot more to add but that's about it for tonight.
I've been making ATCs all evening and am done-in so off to bed now................