Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Art Journaling with Kate

Had a wonderful day last Saturday at AFTH, taking a Kate Crane workshop.  I didn't feel very creative and my mojo seemed to have left the building, but it seems to have come back as I've posted two days on the trot.  This page was inspired by Kate, it's her idea to cut open the head of the image.

It's feezing here, a sprinkling of snow last night and it looks as though we may get some more.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Metal Mirror

A couple of months ago we decided to decorate an Ikea mirror with metal, as usual I didn't finish mine and it's taken until now to get it done.  I did it for my granddaughters birthday but missed that deadline, lol.

It's our next Playday on Friday and we're going to do a canvas, so watch this space.....

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

9 Today!

Today is my granddaughters 9th birthday and I just cannot believe how she is growing so fast, as you know we've just been down but I forgot to take the birthday card I'd made.  I posted it on Sunday but not sure whether she'll have received it today, so I said I'd put it on my blog for her to see.

It isn't as dark as it appears here.  The background is a mixture of Dylusion sprays and Pan Pastels, images are Dylusions.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Back home!

Just had a wonderful time looking after my two granddaughters whilst their Mum went skiing, but boy are we tired.  Very emotional when we left earlier today, but hopefully not be too long before we see them again.  

On our November Ladies Who Lunch Playday we decorated a blackboard.  I got my OH to make them and we all had a great time, as usual.  I gave mine to the girls as part of their Christmas presents and I'd forgotten to photograph them so remembered this morning.

Sorry if I've not made comments on your blog but normal service should now be resumed.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Ladies Who Lunch Play Day

It was our monthly Play Day last Friday and the theme was to cover a bird house with TSS metal.  Here's my effort


I made some little butterflies out of shrink plastic but they don't show up to well.


As usual we all had a brilliant day but you must take a look at Clare's it's wonderful.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

It's that time of year again!

When I have to make lots of birthday cards.  Made myself sit down this morning and at least make two of them.  The problem is that I've got something on every day next week plus next Friday we're off to look after our grandchildren whilst our daughter goes skiing....can't be bad, but a big bonus is that we spend some fantastic quality time with Lucie and Charlotte. So I've got to try and get them made before we go.

Used Dina Wakely stamps on both, which are available from here

Just thought I share with you the stamp I had made sometime last year, which I put on the back of my hand made cards, still makes me chuckle.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Give FREE food

Sorry this is not a craft related post but I think the idea is brilliant. If you want to help feed the starving people of Africa click here

Monday, 2 January 2012

2012 Art Calendar

I had decided that after 2 years of taking part in this challenge, not to do it this year, but I couldn't resist.  I'd bought a 12" x 12" journal last summer so that I could do a layout all on one page, instead of across two pages as I've done previously.....so here's the start of year 3.

Only just taken photo, I always forget to take photos in daylight, maybe that should be one of my New Year's resolutions.

As usual, paints and sprays from the Dylusion range, Stampotique images and Hero Arts alphabets.

Many thanks to the talented Mrs C who organises this event, which must take up a lot of time, please take a look at her blog, full of inspiration.

I'd like to wish everyone a peaceful and happy new year and to take this opportunity to thank all the lovely people who have taken the time to leave me such wonderful and encouraging comments throughout last year....thank you, it really does mean a lot.

PS Am keeping to my one and only resolution, have stuck to the diet all day, only 365 (it's a leap year) to go.