Saturday, September 27, 2014

SDC 166 Get your spook on

This week I have found tricky because I only have 2 Halloween stamps, a witch and my L'il Tetewea, who I'm saving for the atc swap. I also don't have a lot of ephemera to use so have to be a creative. Having seen the entries from the design team, fabulous as always, I decided to do something completely different. Unfortunately it isn't very spooky! However it is very difficult to attach a Sat Nav to a broomstick.....this one won't be entered into the challenge this week, not up to scratch!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Yesterday was the first day of Autumn, and a couple of days ago I admired a beautiful tag which was submitted as part of the SDC 165 challenge. I have 'borrowed' a few ideas....

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SDC 165 One stamp

This week Sams challenge was to use only one stamp, I chose Hearthrob, and put him in a picture frame and hung him on the wall! very little ink or paint used, as the background was supposed to look like wallpaper

Monday, September 15, 2014

Altered playing card challenge week 3

Really enjoyed doing these this afternoon, very relaxing and experimented mixing up my Distress Inks to use as water colours, quite pleased with how they turned out.....

Friday, September 12, 2014

ATC's arrived!

Today both ATC's arrived, I have been watching the post for days and today they came and how fab are they?! I love them both so much, they will be kept safely and admired frequently, happy face!
Thank you so much to Kris Johnson in Yorkshire and Gemma Maggs in New Jersey.....

 I hope the ones I made arrive safely, I know one of them has....

Thursday, September 11, 2014

SDC 164 Birds or Animals

I have managed to do a challenge this week, I can join in when I have a relevant stamp! This week I have given Top Hat his first outing, and used my favourite cat quote :)

He looks very pleased with himself.......

Busy week!

I haven't had a lot of time to play this week as my shifts are all lumped together, but I did get up in my room for a couple of hours this afternoon, this makes me happy!

I have finally made the first 2 cards for Claudines altered playing card challenge. Unfortunately the gesso was too thin and you can still see the cigarette advert underneath, they are VERY old cards!! I have put another layer on the next ones....

Not really delighted with them, hoping to have more time to spend on the next ones :) but it was fun to use Janet Kleins' digi stamps for the first time..

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday mess

I managed to get an hour upstairs this afternoon, I made a wallet for a CD and then took the chance to mess about with a couple of new stamps and my Dylusions stencil and words.....not for anything in particular, just doodling.....

Friday, September 5, 2014

Organisation and new stamps!

My other 2 Stampotique stamps arrived today, now I have 11.... really mustn't buy anything else now for a while....I have a Christmas snowman and a witch for Halloween (plus other non Stampotique bits and pieces) so I should be sorted for a while now!
Also the spice rack arrived so I can store my inks and sprays where I can see them AND now have space on my little table to work, happy days ;)

Also had a Dylusions stencil and a couple of other stamps new addiction is getting expensive!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Altered playing card challenge....

I am going to join in Claudine Wagner Criners altered playing card challenge, we are going to alter 2 cards a week from next week. Hopefully work won't get in the way! Our first task was to cover every card in gesso ready for next week....exciting!!

In other news I have had 3 more Stampotique stamps arrive today! I now have 9!! Go me...2 more coming tomorrow, including another Roc design, smiley face!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Roc Nicholas September Postcard swap

A heart in your art....

My only Roc stamp....I have another on the way! My heart was captured in the bird cage, and my bird escaped! I didn't use paints or sprays on the background as this has to be sent naked and I didn't want to stain the back of the card. It was already a pretty colour though :)