Thursday, 3 November 2011

Another set of christmas tags

Hi All
I have just completed another set of 10 Christmas tags commissioned by Lyn ( she loved her last set)
This time she wanted them all different which was quite a challenge, but I am pleased with the outcome.
She will receive them tomorrow I hope she likes them !

I have made these using Deco patch papers, I have also made many Christmas capsules and attached these.  I have used vintage lace and buttons for finishing touches.

Here they all are !
Angel tags

Santa Tags

Robin tags

Santa & Angel tag

Santa Tags

I'm glad I managed to get these finished as I feel the baby could be here any day now.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Newly finished tags and play date cafe challenge PDCC104

I have just finished a set of 10 tags which were commissioned by Lyn, the theme was autumnal colours but christmasy.
I have also entered this tag into this weeks play date cafe challenge PDCC104

play date cafe challenge

I have only shown you 1 as they are all similar, I have had great fun making these and am pleased with their outcome, I am now going to make more tags in a similar way,  using an angel theme. I have used Deco patch paper from my local crafting shop, Moments and made fabric holly leaves, I covered these in glossy accent. Then added two red beads as berries.

I used a stamp for the writing and then ripped this and stained with ink.  I made the robin rinchie, and added vintage lace onto ribbon, with a button for decoration.

I hope you like it !

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Newly finished Aceo's

Hi All, well here are some newly finished Aceo's I have painted.  I have also made a vintage look collage Aceo as well, I thought I'd try something different, after looking at so many of you inspiring blogs!

I am going to place these on Ebay this eve.
' Balmy Day'


I think I will make a few more Atc's in the style of Dream, I had,  great fun with it and made a rinchie filled with glossy accent, filled with a cutout cupcake and sparkly embossing powders.

The butterfly is cut out of velum and covered in glossy accents.

I am growing huge now, the babys dates are 3 weeks larger (help) trying to get crafting time in as it helps me relax, and makes time fly by.  It wont be long now!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

New vintage card for Rainbow ladys challenge 172*

Hellooooo All, I'm so slack I know, I just cant seem to get much done lately, what with getting ready for the new baby.  Most jobs are now done so I am going to concentrate on some me time, which for me involves lots of crafting.

I have just made a vintage card out of some vintage fabrics that I had.  I also sewed a vintage button in the middle.  The card background if made out of some lovely tissue paper that my birthday present came wrapped in!

I glued this all over and then added the flower, the stem came from a paper swap.

Here is the card:

Have a great day.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Here's my latest painting !

Here's the latest painting that I promised to share with you all !

My friend received it yesterday and loved it, Few!!!!!!
We also all went out for a Indian last night to celebrate, we had a good few laughs, and I ended up with terrible heart burn all night from eating spicy food so late, LOL

Well here it is!!!!

I am now deciding on what  to paint next, I have also started some Aceo paintings , will show you all these when finished,

Hope you all had a great weekend,

Monday, 8 August 2011

Card making weekend

Hi All,
Thanks for all being so patient with me,
 Have been busy with all the family home for the holidays, but this weekend had a much needed card making session.
I have made these using bits of Flotsam and Jetsum that I collected from the beach.

I have also got a fantastic sunset photo to share, this was taken on Friday night !

I have also nearly finished a new painting that I am working on, this is to be a gift for a friend.

I will show you all this in the next few days.

My pregnancy is going well, and we have found out that we are having a baby boy.

Monday, 27 June 2011

so sorry I've been absent !

Well I've some important news to share, which may explain my absence for the past month!
I am pregnant !!!!!!

Nearly 5 mths.  The baby is due on 25th November.

what a beautiful day yesterday, had a great day on the beach with a picnic, took some surf shots.  I also got a lovely sunset shot.
I will be able to use these for a few new paintings.

and a gorgeous sunset

I will try to post more often from now on, promise!!!!!

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Newly Finished Aceo's

Have finished the Aceo's that I started,
I Have painted them in Acrylic's and varnished them for protection.

I am calling this painting


This painting is called


I am placing these on Ebay tonight !

I have just started two more, suddenly got my painting urge back, Yippee.
When I don't feel crafty or Artistic I just cant seem to get started.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lovely Birthday Lunch

Today I went out for a friends Birthday Lunch, although the day was overcast and drizzly, it was warm.  We had a lovely traditional lunch of delicate salmon, cucumber and ham sandwiches.
Proper Cornish cream tea,
& Caramel slices.  I can hardly move after eating all this !
We had this in a new Cafe on the beach.

It was a perfect get together.
Happy Birthday Sue !

This afternoon I started two new ACEO paintings (probably as I could hardly move).
These will hopefully be finished tomorrow, I will then post for you all to see.
Have suddenly got a creative urge, (about time)
See you tomorrow

Thursday, 12 May 2011

wax Atc swap

Well, have been busy, busy busy,
Having a major spring clean.  Haven't had any spare time for Art or blogging.  Starting to have withdrawal symptoms have to be creative soon.  I just wanted to sort the house out before the summer holidays.

I have received a lovely package of bee's wax ATC's from the paper traders swap.  They are so gorgeous that I will be displaying them !
My photo just doesn't capture their true beauty.
Thank you all.

I have also received another great little package from Angeline in the Lawendula quick swap.  She sent me a little envelope stuffed full of gorgeous goodies.
Thank you sooooooo much.

Hope to be with you with some art soon !

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Lawendula's ephemera quick swap

Hello all,
so sorry about my lack of posts lately,but with all the family home for Easter I haven't had 5 minutes to myself.
I thought I'd just put out a quick post about Lawendula's quick ephemera swap that I joined.  It was a April swap my package has gone out to Sylvie in Germany.
Here is what I have sent her !
As soon as I receive my package I will let you all see it !
Hope you all had a Happy Easter.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Lawendula's March paper swap

I have recieved my surprise package from Orit in Israel !

it was such a gorgeous package, I thought I'd share it with you.
this was such a fun event, it's well worth poping over to join in the fun.
This month you can sign up for a book swap !
Happy Arting !

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Every Inchie Mondays Inchie 13 'With Wings'

This weeks challenge over at Every Inchie Monday was 'With Wings'

I decided to do an angel inchie and use embossing powder to highlight the wings.

At Every Inchie Monday we make 1 Inchie a week, this is based on the weekly theme.  At the end of the year you will have 52 lovely Inchies !
This was a fun challenge ! Join in the fun at:

LaWendula Collage box

I signed up for LaWendulas collage box swap last year.
Well it has arrived !
It was a lovely surprise.
Here it is !
I could choose 12 pieces from the box, the pieces that I chose are:

I now have to make a collage with all these pieces, I have chosen items that will go together.

The Items I put back into the box are:

I have now posted the box to the next participant Jolette who lives in the Netherlands.
This was a fun event, their are many more paper swaps, if you fancy joining in the fun pop over to 

see you there !

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Every Inchie Monday challenge 12 'Rhythm'

Sorry I am so, so late with this one this week, where has this week gone I've had so much to post and no time to do it!

Well for every Inchie Mondays week 12 the challenge is 'Rhythm'
I have chosen to do my Inchie based on time and music.

to visit the challenge pop over to:

Last Friday I went to a crafting class at 'Moments' in Bude.  The theme for our cards was time.  The class was relaxed and fun, I will definitely be attending another one.
Here is my time card
one of the products that we used that I have never used before was Glossy accents, I really liked the way it highlights part of the artwork.

Today the weather has been lovely and this evening was warm and balmy, I have taken a shot of the sun going down over Crooklets beach.

Have a great weekend !

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Every Inchie Monday challenge11*endless

I have just completed my every inchie Monday's challenge, this weeks was endless, I had decided to use words and music as endless, 

If you fancy joining in the challenge visit

Today I also cleaned up my printers letterpress tray,and gave It a wax. This is the item that I am altering, I'm trying to work out what I am going to put in it, I am thinking all my Inchies would be perfect !

I also received these in the post today, such lovely words that will fit nicely in my art tray.

I hope to keep you posted with the progress that I make during this project along the way, if anyone else has done one and could recommend ideas please leave a comment!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

New paintings

What a beautiful day, I was meant to take some pictures to show you, but forgot to take my camera out with me.  I was in such a hurry as the sun was shining, the sky was blue, the birds were singing.
Have finished two paintings also !
It must have been the inspiration in the sea air.
The first painting is 7" X 5" it is a stretched canvas, I have painted this in acrylics and found part of a passage which I thought appropriate and also used this.
I am calling this painting 'trust'.
Many people do not understand the power behind the waves, living so near the beach I observe many incidents throughout the year of adults and children being rescued from the sea.


This painting will be going up for sale in my artwork  for sale.


I have also painted a miniature, a stretched canvas which comes on a easel !
The painting measures 2 .5" x 3. 5"
This is also a Acrylic painting of the sea.
this is titled 'Blue'


This painting is also for sale in 'Artwork for sale'

I have had a delivery of a item for some altered art, I cant wait to start this. I will post about this tomorrow.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Lawendula paper swap March

Have been part of March's paper swap at Lawendula, such a fun event.  My swap partner is Orit from Israel.
In the swap which was entitled scavenger hunt we had to include these items:

-something blue
-something old
-something new
-a paper that is nice to touch
-a paper with all colours of the rainbow on it
-a paper with words in a strange/foreign language
-a lovely package (e.g. from your favorite tea, sweets, perfume, whatever)
-a page from a magazine or newspaper you love
-an ad(vertisment) you love
-a piece of handpainted paper
-a doodle
-a newspaper page from your country/area
-a bus ticket (or train/Underground/metro, tram)
-a scented paper
-a found paper
-a paper with a quote you love
-a shocking paper (why? Color? Theme? Meaning?)
-a paper that means comfort to you (why?)
-a paper that is totally „you“ (why?)
We also had to write a few words on the questions to the last three items.

Here are a few of the papers that I posted
If you would like to join in the next swap for April, which is doodles pop over to Lawendula

Today I popped into my local crafting store Moments and bought a few new papers. They are now stocking the decoupage tissue papers, I bought one in pebbles.
These papers don't wrinkle like normal tissue paper and can adhere to anything!
will show what I make with it soon.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Every Inchie Monday challenge 10* Dance

Hello All,
well surprise surprise I have got Every Inchie Mondays challenge done on a Monday! I have finally got my act together ! LOL 
I enjoyed this weeks challenge, Dance.  I have painted two ballet shoes and glued them on to some music paper.  I then added some ribbon and pretty button.
Here it is!

 What a great weekend, such lovely weather cold but sunny, this weather just gives me a boost to start crafting, I cant wait until summer.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Butterfly beeswax ATC

Hi All,
I have joined paper traders art group, on this site you can join in with different swaps.
I have just made 4 beeswax butterfly ATC's.

  These will be sent out and I will receive 4 in return.
If you fancy joining in, join the group.

Here are my ATC's

I have never used this technique before and my butterfly's have curled slightly, I have varnished the whole atc to make it more hardy (will be in the post).
If anyone has any advise they can offer I would be glad of it!
I am happy with the outcome though, and they look better in real life than the photo(not sure what has happened with photo quality).
The varnish seems to be distorting the image.

I am going to try this technique again on a small canvas, will keep you posted of the outcome!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Every Inchie Mondays Challenge 'FROLIC'

Hello all,
well this weeks challenge was a challenge, I had difficulty thinking of what to do!
I decided to paint the beach and have two silhouettes frolicking in the surf.

This was very difficult on such a tiny 1"x1" square.
I had been making 4 tags for paper traders challenge, these have to be encoustic wax butterfly's.
I have never used this technique before so am pleased with the outcome.
I will post these tomorrow as still a bit tacky to handle.

Friday, 25 February 2011


Hello all, what a dreary wet day it is ! such a crafting day, I have decided to start making tags with Tag Tuesday at KardKrazy, yes I know it is Thursday, but it is a two week challenge!
This weeks theme is 'Postal'
I have printed out some vintage postal images which was a OWOH thankyou for visiting gift. from
Well when I saw the images I loved them!
just what I needed for this challenge.
Here is my Tag!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Every Inchie Monday challenge 8 'cosmic'

Hello all, I'm late I'm late !
Once again the days have rushed by, Inchie Monday is waiting ! 
Here it is !
This Cosmic Inchie, was a real challenge, it took me ages to think of an interessting design !
if you fancy joining the weekly challenge, click on the link below!

I have just received two lovely OWOH gifts!
This one is from Carol at

Thanks for those !

I also have been lucky and received a grunge journal from Hilda!

Thank you, both!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Gingersnap Creations 'charms challenge' * GC90'

Today I have made a tag for Liz as a thankyou, she sent me a lovely package for winning her OWOH door prize!

The tag I have made her ( with bits from her package ) I am also entering into the Gingersnaps charm challenge * Gc90.

Here it is !

Here is the Lovely blue bundle that Liz sent me !

Once again, thank you Liz
Your tag is on it's way !

Thursday, 17 February 2011


Well Here it is! 
Well done everyone who entered, I had a huge amount of 202 comments!
It took me ages to write down all the names to go in the tin!

I then placed all the names in a tin!

I gave this a shuffle with my eye's closed ! and chose the winners!

1st Door Prize goes to:

 Well Done!

*Can Rosanna Contact me,  you have left no email address on your blog*
and I cannot get hold of you!

2nd Door Prize goes to:

 Well Done!

Thank you again for all the lovely comments, I will be visiting you again, slowly ! Having a more in depth look at all your blog sites!
This was such a fun event, I'm so glad a similar event will be taking place next year, I have already pit my name down for info!