Tuesday, 15 December 2009

swap queen doll

Ive been sent this adorable doll from CT who lives in the USA
She is made of a cotton fabric and the face,eye, words and patterns have all been hand dawn
Thank you CT!!!!
It makes me so pleased to be a hostess what a wonderful gift !!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Hello Ive done the last 2 sets of inchies and mounted them all on a board, I managed to fit most of it all on I hope you like the effect as much as I do. AS you can see, I've put the word achieveable in amongst the pictures.
The last set of inchies a stamping project.

I decided to do a set of inchies using a 10 letter word. I chose achieveable, seemed fitting for the project.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Todays inchies were done by applying yellow ink to the inchie then punching a hole in a piece of paper and then placing it over the inchie and applying a different colour ink and then stamping an image in black.
I then used the circle of paper I had cut out with the punch and covered the center image and printed a different image ,in either black or red.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Hi Todays collection is gypsies. Ive used an old phone book for all the numbers abd found the names in an old novel I have. The little stamped images are Morsels stamps by SeeD's

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


With todays inchies Iv'e used a flower punch to cut out random images and the added text from a book and used a singlr peel off on the background cut into pieces.

Monday, 23 November 2009


with todays inches Ive just used stamping of women images. I ve done all the backgrounds in blue/green and then printed images in differnt colours on the top to create different effect. Stamping is one of my favorite crafts.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

The inches today have a textural theme to them. Ive usde embossing powdres,utee, giltter and textural paste to create these abstract squares.

Saturday, 21 November 2009


Inches for today Have a sea theme, my favorite subject at the moment.
they have been created with watercolours and gesso,textured pastes and pen work, plus the odd image or two.

Friday, 20 November 2009


Here are my inches for today, for these ones Iv'e used a piece of sheet music on each with a small image .

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Inches project

I thought I would share a little challenge Ive set for myself. To create 100 inches in 10 days.
Im going to make 10 inches per day, each 10 will form a little set of its own , but when the project is done, Im going to mount the inches altogether. Ive seen this done before and all those inches togher look great!!!
here is the first set of 10. All inches are stamped some have images and all have words I cur from an old book.
if you would like to join me in the challenge go ahead, I would love to see what you do!!

Altered book

This an altered book all about tags I did some time ago, I love tag art.
All the letters of the alphabet on tags.

oriental themed tags pages with the second page cut into tag shapes.

Retro style pages.

the ages look with a wallet attatched to the page

with wallet open.
folded pages to create a stepped effect. Tags hang free on the points

varying the tag shape.

using decorative paper as a background.

This page has a window in its infrount of the lady, this is done by placing a sheet of acetate between two pages.

The page turned over.
stamped pages using one stamp only.

Same stamp done on different size tags.

Tags with fibers.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Hello I wanted to share these lovely pages with you. Ive been involved in doing a mini book swap with a few other ladies ,it was organised by Treez Malyon.
My book is called Past times with a Tim Holtz feel to it . Here are all the pages laid out for you to view .The first picture is my cover the other pages from Left to right are from Sandra,Suze,Joni Diane,Val and Treez, the last one is my back cover. These pictures are of the reverse. I so enjoyed the swap It was different to work on a small area for a change as the pages measure just 2" by 1 3/4"

Thursday, 29 October 2009

This is the other side of the keys they are double sided
what Have I been up to recently??? well Ive made these large vintage keys
They have been made with mount board, and inks and stamps plus embellishments I think Im going to do some more and put them on a key king
call them keys to the past.
Here are 2 pages Ive done for the through the eyes of an artist journal group Im in. They have been created with water colour crayons and inks with pen work too

Monday, 17 August 2009

Ive been involved in doing a journal circle since November last year. There were 9 of us in the group and we all had to do a page in each others journals using a stamp each person had posted with their journal.
My journal is called sunny stories and I send a sunshine stamp with my journal.
I just absolutely love every page. Thank you to Mima, Heather,Sandra, and Paula( when hers arrives) in the uk and to Martha,Karen Elena and Tracy in the usa
I so enjoyed the project.
What fun journalling is I would recommend it to any one to give it a try!!!!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Zetti pages

today I've been having a go at getting my head around zetti. These are two pages I have done for a journal group I am in and apart from one other project, these are my first attempts at zetti. I feel Im going to learn more as I go along, which is what you do with art isn't it!!!!! I have found them very enjoyable to do
and I can see they are going to be addictive!!!!!
The backgrounds are done with inks and acrylics, Thge images is from an old magazine and the pen work is done with a black roller ball pen Thats it!!!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

This morning Ive created 4 6"x4" cards for a 'so surreal' swap
I Created my own backgrounds using inks, then stamped up some circles for the worlds and added figures( the rugby palyer is a transparency).
I then took a scan of the card and then reproduced it but much smaller and placed on the card to finish it off.
The pieces are called ' ON TOP OF THE WORLD' 1 to 4

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

meditate and create journal

Today Ive been working on my Journal for a Mixed media meditate and create project. I will be sending my journal to 4 other ladies who live in the USA to add to it.
My Chosen theme to meditate on, is Goddesses. I want the ladies to create a spread of who they would be as a goddess and what power would they have,its all for a bit of fun!!!
materials for this page were, a napkin,inks,stamps,textured paste,mico beads,treasure glitter, glamour dust glitte,r diamontes,fibers and ribbon, and paper image
After meditating on who I would be I decided to be a goddess of time. Having the power to control time and grant anyone an hour in any time or place
Here is my 2 page spread for my journal
Page 1
Page 2

Materials used for these pages were, inks, stamps,embossing powder, fibers, hour glass charm,peeloffs and paper image ( erte lady)

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Hi Ive been creating backgrounds today. When I need a bit of inspiration I quite often get one of my books off the shelf and stift through for ideas. This collection of backgrounds was inspired by a book I have about interior designer Caroline Quartermaine. She uses a combimation of the old and worn with beautiful contemporary colours and gold.
All the backgrounds apart for the first,which is a collage with inked and stamped paper ,were made with inks and embossing powders. If you click on image to enlarge you will see the details better.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Some atcs Ive done this month for future swaps Acollage one and a stamping project. Thats what Im into at the moment!!!

A collection of ATC quarters which will be swapped and then put together to a make one complete ATC
The backgrounds are inked then stamped and images added on top then embellished, Its quite a challenge to work on a smaller space

Im doing a new project. A coffee table book called Paraphernalia. Its done using a chils board book
The pages will be all done by me but the themes of the pages will be chosen by the other ladies in the swap, The project will take 4 months to complete
Here are the back and frount cover, Ive done them in a collage style I thought it suited this swap
I will be adding some labels depecting the different themes in the book and attatching them to the frount cover at the end
will post pictures as I do them so look out for them in the coming weeks