Friday, 13 January 2012


Two 4" x 6" postcards for an Alphabetica swap with a group I belong too ...

A is for Alcohol Ink background, Appliqué (paper) and Abodes

B is for Background (torn book page and acrylic paint), Branch (bough), Beak and Bird

I enjoyed getting back to backgrounds and stamping - but the end of the alphabet seems a long way off ...

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Tag Tuesday

... even though it's Thursday!

Tag Tuesday has been started by an extremely talented textile artist Carolyn ... check her out here and here.

This is my entry this week for Tag Tuesday where the theme is 'Snow sports and games'. i am this woman in another life.

The background is adapted from a blog post by Lin . The tag is covered in small strips of torn masking tape and then is  'dipped' into puddles of acrylic paint. I have added gesso, snowflakes, Diamond Dust and Stickles.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012


Finished projects - Yaaay!

Two mini albums at the back - one just awaiting its cover decoration and the smaller one is 'in progress'. The tag and postcards have been completed for challenges and swaps and the other stuff is a recent purchase - a few additional beading supplies as I want to make some charms. If you like looking (snooping?) at other peoples work spaces check out Julia's Stamping Ground here.

I have added a video to Utube of my 'Floral Mini'.

And if you are still with me ... here is another photograph of Molly who will be coming to live with us in 6 days!!

Sunday, 8 January 2012


I am not really a blogger that puts a lot of personal stuff on here (apart from my messy desk!) but I thought you might like to see Molly ...

who will be joining our family in just over a weeks time.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


This is how my desk looked this morning ...

I was in the midst of 'sorting out' my very tiny craft room. This was the only tidy corner ...

Then it looked like this ...

Much better ... I had a go at these too ...

And even managed to organise my ribbons ... from this ...

to this ...

And now my desk looks like this ... another mini album ...

Other desks are here at Stamping Ground

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Tag Tuesday

Here is my mixed media entry for Tag Tuesday - a new challenge blog - the theme is 'snow'. The base of the tag is felt with watercolour paper on the top and although the photograph doesn't show it too well it is quite shimmery. Silver thread has been used to highlight the snowflakes and beads and clear sequins sewn on to add more texture.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Mini Album

Photographs of a mini I made for a Christmas present. It uses flattened TP rolls as a base. Not very mixed media but I will be back tomorrow with a much more 'arty' tag.