'Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us' Anon

Monday, 29 November 2010


I made this for a present, when I purchased the items I wasnt sure what I was going to do with but thought it would make a lovely pre-Christmas gift. I bought a synthetic base, a box full of baubles, got a hot glue gun and away I went. I just glued everything to the wreath and the design came to me as I went along. The wreath will now hang on the front door of a grateful family member.... I really enjoyed the making and giving of this gift. It will last for a while (I hope!!!) The alternative one will be posted tomorrow.... Ciao

Sunday, 28 November 2010

A little card.....

Here's the card for out lovely tutor, Vicky for making our course so interesting.....I thought the baubles would add a festive touch. The stamp used is Hearts from Stampotique with a little bling (you know how I love my bling)..... and a plain insert for folks to write on. Not sure how I'm going to get the card in the envelope! perhaps make a package instead.
My posting could be somewhat haphazard for the next weeks.. as I am outside the home doing stuff, but I have finished my 'Barbie' wreath (colour give you a clue!), also made a traditional one (my interpretation) for a present and still working on cards. Oh yes, I have my alternate Christmas tree in the planning. Though to be honest it isn't as alternative as last years, but we are even shorter on space this year, how you can fill up a house is scary. So in this really cold weather (its still -1 at 12.30apm, yes I know its even colder in other parts of the world, been there ,done that) keep safe and warm..... Ciao

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

WOYWW.... where does the time go!

Where does the time go?....... another Wednesday. I'm going to make a wreath from this old cane one I found, spray paint it white, add pink & silver baubles with ribbon. The next issue will be, where am I going to hang it (no rude suggestions thank you!).... we have a snow weather warning here for later in the week. So wherever you are in the world of blogs, keep safe, keep warm. Ciao

PS I've been asked to make a Thank You card for our tutor for next week as its our last lecture (thats what the stamps are for). Its been a great group and Wednesday's will feel strange with us not meeting up.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Shadow boxes.......

This is from the workshop at AFTH from Saturday..... looking at the pictures you'd think I'd completed 2 boxes, not 1! My box was more green/blue (below).... we made background papers, doodled on which part we wanted in the box and then put the elements together.
The papers were from the magic Graphic 45, Dy's downloads, paints and spray inks. It was a fabulous day and I thoroughly enjoyed making the box. I stayed with Clare on the Friday night and we both attended the class, then Clare dropped me off at Huddersfield on Saturday evening to catch the train home...... thanks for all the driving. As on Sunday I was out for the day with only child to attend a Christmas Bingo outing at Bromborough on the Wirral. It was hilarious and I didn't win a thing!!! Ciao

Friday, 19 November 2010


Well thats the first batch done... thought I'd get some more hearts and alter those too. It was difficult to get the pom-poms to stick but as you can see they did. I had some punched snowflakes from a play day last Sunday, gold bling punch papers, used a stamp for the white 'snowflakes'. On the back put a label and I signed them...... so I hope the recipients like them.
I'm away for a couple of days staying with my crafty friend Got Paint in My Hair, going to AFTH tomorrow for a workshop, can't wait. Ciao

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Thinking of using these hearts as cards for family as an alternative.... I bought some cheap wood hearts from a supermarket and covered them with card. Painted the sides with pearlised pink paint, so now I have to think of further decorations to put on. Ciao

Monday, 15 November 2010

Hello Dolly.....

Well here's Dolly..... I love making dolls from paper and then transforming them with paint, stamps, beads and all things glittery. I got the templates from The Enchanted Gallery.
I normally go to Harrogate (AFTH) and attend Journalling once a month, but as I'm off there next weekend for a workshop, I couldn't make my pounds s-t-r-e-t-c-h (actually its OH money!). So I went to an Open Craft Day that a friend was holding locally, it was supposed to be make Christmas Cards, but I didn't feel like doing that, so I made Dolly instead.
I cut her 'face' from Instant Art by Suze Weinberg for quickness, next time I will paint my own see how that turns out. Dolly got finished today, as there was much gossiping, eating, making hot drinks, making new friends and plenty of loud laughter. A great day all round..... Thanks Jayne. Ciao

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


Well its Christmas cards, bit of trim (for the cards) and corner chompers.....not sure 'bout the cards, but they are what they are. Hoping you are all having a great WOYWW or whatever your doing. Ciao

Monday, 8 November 2010

Rainhill Stampers...... Workshop

Its hard to see the detail of the glass pebbles before and after..... I stamped an image, used watercolours,glossy accents as a glue. I loved the way the glass magnified the image and slightly smeared the paints.... I used nylon wire behind one piece and wire with beads on another.
The brilliant Jo took the class and we played all day... if you would like to come along to a class and see what goes on, it is held the first Saturday of the month in the Victoria Pub, Rainhill just off the M62... You can come as a guest then make up your mind... we have guest teachers and members of our own talented group also teach... just let me know. Ciao

Sunday, 7 November 2010

And the winner is......

There can only be one winner (unfortunately) and the other half picked out Beverley's name out of the bowl (how technical). So many congratulations Beverley, please send me your address either via message on Facebook or my email account.... thanks to all the ladies that took part and for all your support..
the above is called a hinged piano book (made at a workshop when living in USA) and was rather a challenge to make....... Ciao

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

WOYWW.... 3 November

My table is such a mess a bit like the inside of my head at the moment!.... wishing you all a great WOYWW...take a look at some more, go to my sidebar and find the icon. Ciao

Monday, 1 November 2010

Had to do it......

No idea why, but I had to do a journal page when I saw these pictures..... first word into my head was poison......
It's a bit different for me, but I couldn't wait to get going on these pages. The backgrounds are Dylusion Inks, Tattered Angel Inks, Adirondack Inks, stencils and downloads from The Graphics Fairy and website, Getty Images.
Looking at them, the images look as though they have been painted on the pages, not just stuck on (to me anyway). I actually printed the images on to thin card, make it easier to stick and be more substantial. All I need now is to print off the word poison a few times, add some other elements and its done...... Ciao