Wednesday, 25 December 2013

WOYWW- 238 Happy Christmas Everyone!!

Wishing you Julia and everyone else in blogland a very Happy Christmas.   No crafty stuff today, just waiting til we go to my Mum and Dad's for dinner.   Mum is doing well, as can be expected.   Pic is of my cat Delilah  who managed to position herself very well for a pic.  My tree is in fact clematis vines twisted into a curl that hangs from the ceiling and decorated.  I have had it for years.   As I said before wishing everyone good things.......

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

WOYWW #235 Good news at last!

Hello to all you Wowers, I have been absent for a very long time, but I have some good news.  After nearly 8 weeks my lovely Mum is out of hospital.  She is still very frail and has a long way to go but she is out! This is a picture of her when we went on a cruise to Norway in July.

I would like to thank all the well wishers and prayers everyone said for my Mum, someone was listening.

Thats me today, wishing you all a good day.    

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

FwATC's No 100! and the Last

Its the 100 ATC challenge and sadly the last.  so a big thanks you to all of you who have taken part in the past.  So let us go out with a bang and join us in this challenge at Fun with ATC's

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Practise Time.....

for Free Motion Machinery.  For those of you who know, Mum still in hospital.  So yesterday managed to grab a couple of hours to practise my free motion machinery, I decided to make a couple of covers for my Pinking shears( they cut little zig zags to stop material fraying) and my ordinary material scirrors.

I used 2 cotton napkins for the back, thick iron on vilene for the centre and the top pieces are curtain remnants, plus my machinery.  Wishing everyone a lovely Saturday before the storms hit us.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Tim's Tag for October2013

To make sure I don't fall behind, managed to grab a bit of time to do my take on Tim's Tag for October.  I have chosen themes to invoke spiders web and spider, owl on dark branch and of course a grisly skull with sparkly eyes and blood dripping.

To find out details get yourself over to Tims blog and have a go.

WOYWW #229- Quick flitt in....

For details re WOYWW please go over to the lovely Julia'sand join the world's greatest blog hop.

This is my desk this morning, not much going on, just the project I taught last Wednesday, it is based on somethhing I did a long time ago with Linda Elbourne.   Anyway the ladies had a good time, and I had a couple of hours to myself.

I would like to thank all of you for your lovely comments and good wishes for my Mother two weeks ago. Soon after Mum was taken into hospital and as it turned out not because of the Chemo or Cancer, but a pill against gout.  She had a very servere allegic reaction.  She is still in hospital trying to get better.  So I'm, up and down to see Mum and looking after my Dad too.  No more self pity, wishing you all a good week.

Friday, 11 October 2013

CC102- Day 5 -Embossing

Hello Happy C Cers, Day 5 last of the techniques, embossing etc.  I was late off the mark today, have been sitting my Food Hygiene Certificate today.  Less said the better.

So here are my tags, would be 6 but found I didn't have any chalk, so will catch up.
Close up on my gilding.

And this is the Shabby big Tag with extra gilding as well.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

CC102- Day 4 Alcohol Inks

 Day 4 of CC102 and its Alcohol Inks, my favourite.  Top 2 are faux Patina and Ombre
 these 3 different versions of mono printing again I really like this one.
These 2 , other Mono and a not so good faded stencil.

cc102- catch up day 1 & 3

Hello fellow CCer's on the morning of Day 4, waiting for the next lot of techniques.

These are my catch up items;
Far left the eroded metal, my good pal Karin gave me a pot of the Metallic paint which I did not have so I could finish Day 1 techs.

Next 3 are the rest of Day3, Faux cracked glass, Rock Candy Glitter and ordinary Glitter.  The backgrounds are extras I did of Braying, mono printing etc.

this is a close up of the cracked glass, I used the plastic packaging, die cut into tag shape, worked pretty well.  See you later on.......

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Creative Chemistry 102- Day 3

Its day 3, Half way there!  These are the first 3 tags, I know there are five, but for those in the know , you will know what I have done.  Number 4 is drying, hope to finish the rest later, I don't think I will be sleeping tonight. LOL

WOYWW #227 - I'm here again.....

  Firstly welcome to my new followers, and thank you for thinking i'm worth following.

Second, you might have noticed my absense of late, and lack of posting.  Well, life decided to drop a bombshell, my beautiful 83 year old Mother was diagnosed with CLL(Chronic Lymphcystic Leukeamia)  She is having treatment and so far all fine, but today not such a good day.   I don't write this for sympathy but I need to get it out....

That said this is my desk as of last night, managing to finish all the tags for Tim's chemistry 102, day 2.  Its the most craftying I have done recently ad a good outlet.  To find out what WOYWW is hop over to the lovely Julia's for the details.  Wishing you all a good day.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Chemistry 102-Day 2 and Catch up

 This is my catch up tag from day 1
Success I managed to do all the tags today.....still enjoying it.

Fun with ATCs #98 At least 3 stamps

It time again for a new challenge over at Fun with ATC's, this time it use at least 3 stamps.  for my de4sign piece I only used three, but also decided to stick to 3 colours as well.  I started with 3 Dylusions colours the Yellow , Blue and Green, so all in threes inc the embellishments.  So please join us with your creations

Monday, 7 October 2013

Chemistry 102 and the madness starts again

It has started Chemistry 102 with Tim and the pressure is already on.  Six technique today, I have managed 4 , picture is of 3 as number 4 is still drying.  One not yet begun and one unable.  But I'm having a good time.,,,,,,,

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Clean and Simple, new challenge...

Time for a new challenge at Fun with ATCs,  its Clean and Simple.   So no distress inks etc for me, I went back to basics, using only my Marvey Le Plume pens and Art Impression stamps.  The stamps are very small back with them you can build up a lovey picture.  I used watercolour paper for stamping, coloured stamps withthe pens and huffed, then stamped.  So you you feel inclined please join us.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

WoYWW #224- Made It.

 Its WOW time, details over at the lovely Julia's.  So this is my desk this morning, not much going on since last week, except some new stash.  Before anyone thinks, goodness she has alot of money...not the case.
By chance went into one of my local shops not a craft shop I hasten to add, and what did I aspy but Tim Holtz stamps at less than half price.  Not the new ones obviously but the ones have have wanted for a long time but couldn't justify the money, but now i let my self go and bought 7! such greed, LOL.  The arch has had some colour put down and the inside done abit, but it didn't get finished for the challenge I wanted to enter....never mind.
This is the finished artical for the blue tag I had started last week, for Dragon dream Tag it On.
So not much going on for me , thank you for stopping by,  and have a good day.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Tag It On #149

The challenge over at DragonsDream Tag It on is Music , tissue paper/Tape, & Blue.

This is my take

-Tag painted with Deco Art- Spa Blue.
-Musical Notes stamped in Distress Paint - Picket Fence
-Distress Stains, Broken China and Stormy sky added
-Piano Man stamp(Stamps Happen) and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Navy Violet Blaze.
-Areas painted with Cosmic shimmer drawing inks
- TH Tissue Tape added
-Edged with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
-Black letters added
- Tissue Tape distressed with Broken China DS and made into ribbon.

And there you have it.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

WOYWW #223 - More Time Needed.......

For details re the great Wednesday blog hop, get yourself over to Julia Dunnit's.
 There never seems to be enough time for everything at the moment.  This is my desk after I left it last night, with 2 bits of work in progress, both for challenges.  The ATCs are  two from my DT work that didn't hit the mark.  Pecking out from the top is my Tag book I did with Tim Holzt in Coventry.  So not much to see, but thought you might like to see my 2 scrapbook pages I just finished of the Coventry event.

 Title says it all

This one is made in the same vain on the Tag Book.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a good day........

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Fun with ATCs #96 Stripes

Its that time again for another challenge with Fun with ATCs, this week the challenge is Stripes.  I decide my stripes would the Zebra, so I created a hot African scene, using Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Scattered Straw Distress inks for the background.  I stamped the zebra first and covered with Glue and Seal, then did the background.  Added a few more images and the word.  So why not join us in the challenge.....

Friday, 6 September 2013

Tims 12 Tags- September

Where oh where do the months go, here we are at September already, and a new tag from Tim.

This is my take on the tag, which features only one of the new stencils, as all I have, so improvised with some Dylusion stencils instead.  For all the techniques hop of to Tim's blog and join in.  The big background is a start of an album page, more later.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Less paper more kitchen

Sorry no arty items today, busy making Tomato,Apple and Raisin chutney, to use up my every growing supply of Toms.  So instead of paapercraft its kitchen craft.....

This is one side of the kitchen, very boring I know, but hope you are all having a good Sunday.....

Friday, 30 August 2013

Workshop with Mr Holtz "Journeys of the Past"

Arrived back safe and sound from Coventry with my friend Karin, after doing the morning class with Tim.  It was a fabulous time, met some lovely people and had a good laugh, really enjoyable, so if you ever get the opportunity to take a class with Tim.. two words "DO IT"

This is may bit of the table nearing the end of the class.  and of course it had to be done pics with the great.....

Tim.  I look like a goldfish,  stunned.

With the lovely Dyan , who had on a beautiful dress.

I seem not so stressed ,

and finally...

With Mario, the man behind the scenes who must work like a Trojan to get it all organised.

Then the surprise for us....

Not only the finished article, to which I have added bingo numbers to represent the date of the class, but we were given all the stuff we had worked with, plus messager bag, apron, vol II of the compendium (signed) the one on  the pic was the one I brought with with and is now personally signed.  goodness I sound like an obsessed fan.  Now back to reality...

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

WoYWW #221-News

For details how to join us on this fabulous bloghop, get over to the lovely Julia Dunnit's blog for all the T & C.

So to my desk this morning, not much just examples of challenges I have entered, 2 being for Fun with ATCs, the Venice and the Black,White and Red.  So to my news, I'm now a member of the Design Team of Fun with ATCs.  I was so surprised to be asked and so thrilled.  So if you have time please join us....  The tags are from my playing about before entering other challenges, one being for the Tags of 2013 with Tim Holtz.  And so to my other news,  I'm off today to Coventry with my good Karin, as we are taking a class with the man tomorrow, Yeah.....So apologises if I'm abit tardy in commenting this week .  Please all have a good day.....

Monday, 26 August 2013

FWATC-#95 Black,White and Red and News

Today is a new challenge over at Fun with ATCs and my first a new member of their Design Team...... yes you heard correctly me at DT member, I'm so proud to have been asked and hope I will not let them down.

So this is my effort, all made with Paper Artsy stuff.  Background painted with Fresco paints Black, stamped with FP Snow Flake, painted chop with Red Bus. Rub on added.  hope you like it......

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Dragonsdream TIO #148 Orange, Time & Nature

I must be on a roll, 2nd post of the day.  A challenge, over at Dragonsdream TIO #148 Orange,Time and Nature.

My tag was first coloured with Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon and edged with Tea dye, for the orange section. My nature is a stamp of a tree frog origin unknown I'm afraid. Time and plants are from Paper artsy, sentiment is from Jo FY.

Fun with ATCs =#94 Die cut

The theme over @ Fun with ATC's is Die Cut.

I decided to go with a Venetian theme.  Using the Venetian Accents Spell binders I cut a mask from a venetian themed card I have had for years and the border in white card.  The background is achieved using Versamagic ink pads, I then stamped with images from Darkroom Doors Venetian stamps.  The die cut border has been coloured with the versamark inks and 3 sparkles added.  Then all put together and voila!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Tim's Tag 2013 -August

After clearing up my work room, see previous post,.  Finally found the masking sheets that I knew I had.  So was able to do my examples for the Tim's Tag 2013 - August.   To find out how go over to Tim's Blog for the details.  My first is similar, but I have highlighted my images, 2nd and 3rd are my variations, all on the theme of Travel.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WOYWW #220 - Ta Da!

Bloggers of the World unite, get yourself over to Julia's for all the details of this weekly blog hop.

sorry abit picture heavy today.......

Those of you who visited me last week, saw my shame, stuff everywhere , couldn't move, floor covered.  Ta daa, new unit in , stuff sorted and unit filled.

Nice clean floor room under the desk, one basket to sort.  could even have a small dance in the room as so much floor space.

This is my desk as of Tuesday evening 10.50pm.

I went to a class with Andy Skinner on Sunday at the Craft Barn.  although I did enjoy myself wasn't happy with my canvas as to me  it was too dark.  So I started a new one

This is the stage I'm at. After applying texture paste, paints and washes.  Still some more to do, will hopefully show you next week, now I have a lovely cleaned up and tidied craft room.

Wishing you all  a good day.......

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

WOYWW #218- For shame

Not much to show this week, life and all this stuff is in the way.  So I am doing something about it!!  Grand clear up and a new wall unit coming in on Thursday, so I can finally sort out my stuff once and for all!!  LOL

For those of you who think I might have gone completely bananas and want some sanity, hop over to the the lovely Julia's for the details.  Wishing you all a good week and lovely clear desks......

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

WOYWW #218 Back again!

I'm back, after being away on a weeks cruise to Norway.  This is my desk as of last night, I'm trying to complete a ink pad rack, I'm testing out different paint effects.  plus a completed tag which I have entered into a challenge @ Dragonsdream TIO.

For the blog hop hop over to the lovely Julia @ Stamping Ground for all the details
This is a picture from Stravanger, 3 Norse swords
This is a building in the Art Deco town of Alesund.  All the buildings were destroyed in 1913 and the town was rebuilt in the Germanic Romantic style.  Fab buildings.  Happy blog hopping and have a good day.