Sunday, 12 December 2010

Christmas Tags

Two more Christmas tags - the plan was to make one for every present! May not make that deadline! Oh well - could always try again next year. Happy Christmas to anyone reading this and thank you for your lovely comments over the past year.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

More sewing

More sewing to show today - a completed quilted bag and another one on the way!

Monday, 6 December 2010


I have been doing a little sewing lately and have half completed a patchwork quilt

Now I need to add the borders and quilt it - watch this space.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Remains of the Day

I have made another ROD journal - these are so addictive - check out Mary Ann Moss's online course here or on my sidebar.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Back blogging ... for now!

I've been away for a while! Now have a few things to share.

Here are a couple of Christmas tags

The first one is not original - I am a big fan of Jo Firth-Young's art and this is an (almost) direct copy of a recent tag on her blog - I love the layered look and it is a great way of getting a small(ish) image onto a big tag.

These tags fit the themes for the SCD challenge which is 'Trees' and the Simon Says challenge which is 'Tags' so I am entering them in both..

Friday, 22 October 2010

Tag 7

Rolling Recipe Tag 7 for UKStampers which needed the colour black, a bird and metal (the bottom embellishment is Ten Second Studio metal stamped and patterned with one of their tools).

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Two more tags for UKStampers rolling recipe weekly challenge (I am way behind - they are now on 36 - I am only at week 6! but enjoying the 'recipes').
This recipe is text, the colour red and a stamped heart:

And this one is A stamped heart, the colour black and a bird:

The hearts have glossy accents on them and are 'dimensional', the bird is also raised a little from the surface and has glossy accents on his back tail and head - looks good in real life but doesn't show up in my photo.
Stamps used are Stampotique (from The Stamp Attic), Oxford Impressions (from LB Crafts) and Paperartsy - they can all be found in the sidebar..

PS I am also entering these for The Wednesday Stamper challenge this week which is 'hearts'.

Sunday, 17 October 2010


You may have seen these before - I think they were posted on my old blog - but just wanted to catch up - yet again a fortnight has passed by between entries! How does that happen???

Marci is a gorgeous Stampotique design purchased in the UK from The Stamp Attic

Look out for another post later with another of these fab stamps.

Sunday, 3 October 2010


UKStampers have a rolling recipe tag challenge running this year - I am way behind but am slowly making my way through - I love making tags and other small collages. Tags 1 and 2 appeared here . Number 3 (stamped floral image, text and buttons) and number 4 (Stamped floral image, text and the colour red) are below.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Row Houses

I made these for a swap group I belong to ... the instructions said they had to have a face on and the colour scheme should be autumnal! Hope this is close enough because I forgot to read the instructions properly before I made them!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Fabric Postcard

Here's a 6" x 4" card I embroidered the other day. The back is Lutrador with a felt backing and the textured piece is melted Tyvek which I have coloured with spray inks and acrylic paint and a bit of mica for sparkle.It is machined stitched on and the beads are attached by hand stitching.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Back at last ...

I have been absent for a while but am still crafting when I can. I am becoming more and more interested in mixed media and textile art and had a wonderful day at 'The Festival of Quilts' at the NEC a few weeks ago. While I am not aspiring yet to a full on quilt I have been playing with smaller you remember this...

Well I have turned it into this...using some more fabric paper made from chocolate wrappers to applique on top...

I liked how it turned out. The motifs on these pieces are adapted from those by Jackie Cardy in Quilting Arts Magazine Issue 39.

A week or two ago I had a morning making fabric paper out of paper napkins ...

So I decided to do another little appliqu├ęd piece using the chocolate paper and turn it into a journal cover using some napkin paper ... here's how it turned out ...

In the end I used the back of the napkin paper for the actual cover as the way the colours had seeped through seemed to 'go' better! There's a bit of purple sparkle on the top piece where I used a metallic thread but it is hard to see in the small picture. This will be going off to a new home soon as one of the groups I am in has a fabric paper swap going at the moment.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

I'll be back

Have not been 'arting' or 'crafting' much lately but will be back soon.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


I'm loving my journaling explorations. Spent the weekend at AFTH with Dyan and had a great time messing with paints, inks, images and pens - I have made a few pages but will upload later. In the meantime here are some pages from my Kelly Kilmer class Memories and Reflections which is all of the above but without the paints (so far!). These are more collaged based.

Just need to journal on them now ...