Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Mandys Tag

Mandy is making a tag book and has asked a few of her crafting buddies to do her a tag in a distressed Vintage style .. this is the one I have done for her :-)
The front is using mostly Paper Artsy stamps and the back is a Tim Holtz Stamp both sides are coloured using TH distressing inks.. Vintage Photo and spiced marmalade ..

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Architecture swap

Well More PA stamps .. YAY! and this time its Architecture..

The first was done by the same technique as the trees .. the second has a chalk ink background of various colours and has had bits highlighted with a white marker pen..

PA trees

My new Paper Artsy stamps came today.. so I dived right into my ATC list and made these..

They were made by using masking fluid to mask of random areas.... chalk inks to colour the card I then rubbed off the masking fluid and stamped the image over the top with ordinary stazon..

it looks effective but I was not good at this .. I had to throw a fair few in the bin as this technique requires that you wait on things drying.. !!! I am not good at waiting for anything lol.. I like "instant" !! :-)

Monday, 23 July 2007

More Party Hats

Mandy is doing a "party hat swap" on so I am taking part in that (cos she told me to lol)

here is the set I have done .

I have over layered the collaged ATC with acetate coloured with alcohol inks.

Friday, 20 July 2007

Domino Book for Nicole ...

Here at last is the Domino book for my swap with Nicole.. I have also had to resort to closing it with a ribbon due to having nothing else around ...

Joannes Hat inchies swap

I have made a set of inchies for Joanne Wardles Hat inchies swap ( better late than never ) and I am sending them in a little envelope inspired by a gorgeous one sent to me By Shary with her Inchies swap.. (thanks for the lovely idea Shary)

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

For Nicole

I do a 3 for 3 ATC swap with Nicole each month ( I am falling behind a bit :-( ) and also on my forum we have a "make me happy" ATC list running and nicole asked for green or something done with the Mystic Sponge technique.. I had never heard of it but nicole showed me a tutorial so I gave it a go.. This is just 1 of the set of 3 and the green make me happy swap.. so I still have 2 more to do for her and something for a domino swap :-)

Monday, 16 July 2007


OO My first visit to Think Monday Think ATC ..

I am a big fan of Oriental and asian things so this is a good topic for me ..

Here are My ATCs ..

Join in with these ATC Swap themes

We have another list of great ATC themed swaps on My forum and if anyone fancys Joining in one or two (or all :-) ) but dont want to join another forum .. just contact me by email or on here .. and I will let you know the full details :-)

The themes and Due dates are

Nostalgic Couples ........... End July
Crowns and Wings........... End July
Indigo Colour Swap.......... End July
Party Hats ...................... End July

Architecture theme ......... 15th August
Lock and Key Swap ........ 15th August
Art Doll ATC .................. End August
Turquoise Colour Swap.... End August

Friday, 13 July 2007

Party Hats ATC Swap

I have another 4 to do .. but this is a start :-) .. They are for Mandys Swaps. She is doing 2

.. one on Zuzus forum and one on .. I have put my name down for both .. (She made me do it :-) lol)

The Rest of the crown and wings Swap

The last 2 of the 4. It took me a while to get round to it lol

Monday, 9 July 2007

Blue and White/cream Inchies Swap

Sharys Inchies swap on Zuzus forum is "Blue and White" this Month. Originaly it was going to be "Alice" but a few people felt they had nothing to use for the theme so it was changed.

SO in keeping with the original theme I made half of mine blue and white Alice and the other half just blue and white.

Not in the Least "craft" related...

But I want it on my blog anyway as I have received sooooo many kind wishes from you all :-)

Monday, 2 July 2007

2nd Bathing Beauties set..

Well you know sometimes you make something and you are really pleased with yourself , and other times you KNOW something is bugging you about it but cant think what ..

well this is a set of Bathing Beauties ATCs that I know I don't really like but cant think what is up.. Maybe there is nothing up! Maybe I just don't like them :-)
All the stamped images used here are from Vicki Enkoff and I have used Versa Magic Liquid chalk inks

The Orange Swap

The monthly colour Swap on zuzu's forum for June was Orange..

I made a set of 3..... this was done with Versa Magic liquid Chalk inks and the Frida stamp and the Quote are from Vicki Enkoff ( my favorite stamp place )

Black luxury. An altered bottle for Art Daily Cafe

  The theme over on Art Daily Cafe this month is “Black luxury” so I have altered this big bottle using mostly black gesso and jet jewel pa...