Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Global Warming???

Did this journal page the other day when it first started snowing....it set me thinking.  I remember when we had lots of snow, when I was a child and the schools never closed.  Don't know whether global warming is to blame about the weather at the moment or not, it's up for you to decide yourself.  I'm a very sceptical person I'm afraid.

Used Dylusions spray inks for the background, the fence is from one of T!m's On the Edge dies which I've used Claudine Hellmuths acrylic paints to get a peeled paint effect, the melting snowman is from the Octopode Facgtory.

Well, had more snow today, more forecast, so what better excuse than to tuck up warm in my craft room and do a bit of crafting.  

Have a good day.

Friday, 26 November 2010

SSC Week 130

The theme this week on SSC run by Hels is Butterflies, so how could I resist, lol.

I would normally have put at least one grunge paper butterfly on this, but as it's also a birthday card I decided that I was fed up with paying excessive amounts for postage, just because one adds a few embellishments to a card.  I reckon that Royal Mail have got wise to us crafters and decided to make more money.

Used the usual DI's, mostly T!m's stamps with a few others thrown in, can't remember who the main one is by, and I just can't be bothered to go back into my craft room  studio to find out.  I've even put a bit of glitter on this, OMG, will have to go and have a lay down now, something must have happened for me to use glitter.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Blog Award

Woo hoo, the very talented Liverpool Lou has given me this award

I'm thrilled to bits, because it's all about attitude.

I've got to tell you 3 things about myself that make me different from everyone else, so here goes:

1.  I seem to be on a different planet to most other people
2.  I am me, so therefore am unique
3.  I'm left handed

not very original I know, but hey, who cares, lol.

I've also got to give this award to 5 other talented people who I consider have attitude, and in no particular order they are


They have all got attitude, take a look at their blogs.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Shadow Box

Had a lovely time a couple of days ago with my friends "Ladies who do Lunch", we had already planned to make a shadow box along the lines of the one we'd seen at Samuel Taylors in Brighouse.

I used all Crafty Individual papers and house templates.  The houses are placed to make it 3D, but it's difficult to tell from the photo.

Monday, 8 November 2010

First foray into Christmas

Still been making art every day, but today decided to make some Christmas tags.

The left and middle tag backgrounds are Dylusions  mica spray inks, the right hand one is distress inks.  The images are the Angel and Mr Claus from Octopode.  These digital images are really good fun, I used copics to colour Mr Claus and Sakura pens to colour the angels.

Well it's been raining here for over 24 hours now with no let up, and it's really cold, had the heating on all day.  Off to Essex for a few days, so have a good week everyone and see you when I get back.

Friday, 5 November 2010

5th Day

Today is Ann's birthday, here's the card I made for her...

Ann and her sister Sandra were involved in a car accident last week, which has left them very shook up, so Happy birthday Ann, hope you're feeling a bit better.

I'm not going to blog the Make Art everyday in November, everyday, it will get a bit boring for those of you who are kind enough to follow and leave comments, which I truly appreciate and am humbled by, so will still make art every day but only post every few days.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Day 4 Make Art everyday in November

Guess where I went for lunch???

Yep, went to Whitby.  Got up this morning and we were debating which was the most exciting shop to go to for the weekly shop, you know, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons....what an exciting life I lead, not. Anyway it was throwing it down, so I just said, let's go to Whitby for lunch. Well my husband doesn't need asking twice, so off we went. Of course the only place for lunch is The Magpie Cafe, but because we had Charlie (the dog) with us, we had to get a take away and sit on a wall to eat them, they were still delicious.  Had a walk on the beach, around a few shops, managed to find a craft shop which had an offer on alphabet stamps, so couldn't resist, then up to the abbey.  A lovely day, rain free and as you can see from the photo a bit of blue sky. It's still raining and blowing here in Sheffield, ugh.

Came back and just managed to finish off my November page for the 365 Art Calendar Challenge, so here it is...

Decided on a firework and Guy Fawkes theme, just a bit different.  

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Make Art every date in November

Well day 3 and I'm still hanging in there, just.  Here's a card I've made for a crafting friend. 

All sorts of different techniques going on here.  Embossing, perfect pearls, stamping, the flowers are cut from the tattered floral die out of silk material, some of T!m's metal bits.  The central panel is one of T!m's stamped on to linen and then machine stitched around the large words and around the edges with wadding underneath to puff it out a bit.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Make art every day in November

Well, I must be barmy deciding to join in on this challenge, it's much more difficult that you would expect.

My friend Pat came over today, she wanted to know how to make the faux porcelain flowers, so we played this morning, burnt my fingers, got covered in glossy accents, but I'm afraid this is my art for today, because didn't have time to do anything with them.

Used T!m's papers, I like the patterned one the best.

Anyway had a Lakeland brochure in the post this morning announcing that they had opened up in Meadowhell, and if we took the enclosed voucher we would get a box of after dinner mints, well girls can't pass up on an offer like that can we?  So after a lunch of broccoli and stilton soup (which was disgusting) and garlic bread (which was delicious), off we went, but decided on a detour with a visit to Craft Den because Lynne has got T!m Holtz stuff at half price or less, so managed to get some fantastic bargains.

Went into Lakeland and thing I wanted the most had sold out, still managed to spend some money on other things...well then the fun started.  No one could work the tills, they had to put the free chocolates in as a sale and then take them off again.  Well, I don't know how long it took them, but we'd lost the will to live and waited so long that we needed to have a pee and then had to go to the loo (its an age thing) lol.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll try to be a bit more creative.  It's raining cats and dogs and blowing a hooley here, with my dog Charlie looking longingly at me saying 'come on Mum I want to go out for a walk'  We've managed to ignore him so far, but he's now started to cross his legs, so hubby has drawn the short straw, ha ha.

Monday, 1 November 2010

365 Art Calendar Challenge

Woo hoo, managed to finish on time, that's a first, so here it is

A pretty simple layout, but I love the colours.  Why not take a look at what our leader has done, find Kate's fabulous work here.

Not even started November, but I've got ideas running through my mind.

I've also decided to join Clare on her mission, don't know where she heard about it, neither does she really, and that is to make art everyday throughout November, and post it on your blog.  Why not join in the fun, I love to see what others have created, there is so much talent out there.