This is one of my new kits for Altered Pages, a padded heart love token. I thought it would make a lovely wedding gift for the bride on her big day or choose another image and it would be nice for a new Mum or even your Mum on Mothers day. Look out for lots of new kits for sale soon on the Altered Pages website, link on the side of my blog.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I have been having hydrotherapy for my ankle over the past few weeks to keep it strong until my 5th operation in January. My physio Nicky makes it such fun. Last session we were trying to think of a name to call her and I came up with Mermaid physio, which she liked. Hence the Mermaid Christmas card for her. A bit out of the usual box but I think it works!!
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Happy 1st Sunday in Advent! Its a Austrian/ German tradition to light a candle on the first Sunday of Advent then one every Sunday up till Christmas day, so I have learnt over the years in my German class. We have tried to do one for the past few years but usually forget and start late but this year we actually lit the first candle on the first Sunday in Advent. Basically we just made a ring out of scrunched up newspaper then covered it with another layer of paper to hole it together, wrapped wire around the soaked it in water. Cut Holly and Ivy from the garden and poked them into the ring. Finally wired it all round to hold it and added 4 candles!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I have always looked with adoring eyes at peoples Art Journal pages and have wanted to have a go for a while now. I was going to start in the new year but with encouragement from Kate Crane, a fantastic art journalist and a fantastic tutorial on Youtube by Lucky Butterfly2 I have created my very first page!!! I am so proud of myself and I think I might be addicted to another for of playing with my favourite art materials!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
It has been nice to work on something other then Christmas cards today, although I enjoy making Christmas cards and up to some don't need all that many, after 36 Christmas cards working with Alice and the white rabbit from Moonlight Journeys made a very nice change. One will go into this weeks open swap with Altered designs.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
For the Art 42 around the world paper doll swap I chose Austria ( no surprise for those who know me well!!) I am so pleased with the look of the Laderhosen, craft colour card scrunched up and inked to make it look like leather. I wonder which country's doll will come back in exchange?
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
As part of my sisters birthday present I made here these wine glass rings. We always manage to get our wine glasses mixed up so this will mean we will always know who's is who's. She was very pleased with them.
To make them cut ring memory wire in to single rings, loop over t he end, add your chosen beads the loop over the other end. It will be tricky to loop over memory wire but it will go in the end.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
This weeks theme with Altered designs is to use a paint chip, I have loads somewhere but could only find this one but the colours were good and I had the perfect image for the Altered Pages Fixer upper collage sheet printed on half page, I came up with this.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I was inspired by the Maya Road design team blog to create my own snowman Christmas count down. Made from chipboard and then using Altered Pages brilliant Christmas collage sheets to collage the number pages I think I ended up with a cute little Christmas count down ornament. He will be available very soon as a kit with Altered pages if you would like one for yourself.