Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Icicle boxes

I made these boxes form the same template as the Halloween ones and filled them with gold coins for my German class pals and of course the Teacher Marlice who is amazing as she has actually taught me to speak German .

Christmas presents

Here are a couple of the presents I have made for my Mum and Andrews Mum for Christmas with help for Joanna Sheen Diary of an Edwardian Lady cdrom

White on white ATC

Here is my White on White ATC for Altered design swap

Christmas planer book

Fro my sister I made this Christmas planner book for one of the Craft mags, sorry can't remember which one, but it was such a great design by the talented Jane Dean. I added a Sizzix tree to the front and a bell to booby trap it !! She loved and and is even using it!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas countdowns

With the help of My craft Studio Christmas CD rom I made these folders for my Nephews in time for the first of December. Inside was an advent calender, letter to Santa, bookmark and thank you letters, in the hope that they will get used!!. They loved them and have been busy since then counting down to Christmas

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Winter Owls ATC

This weeks mingle theme with Altered designs was Owls, so out came the good old Owl template to make this.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Skinny HO HO HO

This months lottery with Altered designs was to make a Christmas skinny, that's 3" x 5". Its the first time I have worked on a skinny and I loved the size, well this is what I came up with.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Black and white ATC

This weeks mingle with Altered designs was black n white. Here are mine

Halloween goodies

Now Halloween is over I can show you the penny slider card, little skull charms and sweet boxes I made for my Nephews for Halloween, even my Hubby got a sweety box this year !

Monday, October 26, 2009

Witchey Poo doll

This year I wanted to make a witch doll, here she is, complete with broom stick made form branches from the garden and her black cat Spells.

I made the dolls body from a pattern from the net but the dress I made up myself, the first time I have ever done such a thing, have made lots of things from patterns but never cut one myself, so on the whole it turned out well.

I think she is a fan of Strictly come dancing, on in the UK at the moment, with all her sequins around her dress, I am sure this Saturday on Halloween she with be Tangoing around the bone fire with all her witchy friends and if they can't dance then I am sure they have a spell for that!!

Cup cake caed

It was my sisters birthday on Saturday and here is the card I made for her with Hero Arts stamps, they looked good enough to eat! Hope you had a great day Teresa!

Surf shack sign

My sister bought a summer house for the bottom of the garden for my nephews to use as a den, they have decorated it out in soft vintage surfing colours so I decided to make them a sign to hang in their window. Of course they didn't make it easy as they wanted a sign they could change to show when they where in and when they were out !

I used grey board , painted and stamped it then added a hibiscus flowers to give it the tropical island feel. I also decorated the back so when it was hung up you had something to look at. I was pleased with the result and they loved it too.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Metal picture

Mixed Media Mondays challenge for this week was to use metal or metallic, I bought some copper sheet last year to do this project as a very talented member of Altered design used the same technique back last year and I loved it so much I wanted to give it a try. You emboss metal sheet with the embossing folder and then colour with alcohol inks. All I need to get now is some chain to add to it so I can hang it up.

Child ATCs

Think Monday Think ATCs challenge this week was child with a doll but while looking for an image to use I found this wonderful image of a child with her teddy, just so cute I had to use that one too

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Circle ATC

This weeks theme with Altered design was to use circles, here is mine

ipod cover

My wonderful husband bought me a new ipod at the weekend to replace my old one, a ipod mini which has had selective memory for almost 18 months. One day it plays the next time you switch it on it says there is no music there, so frustrating. Also the CD player in my craft room had been on the blink for the past year, I wonder if they have been talking? Anyway now I have a new ipod and dock for my craft room. I didn't want a case to cover the fantastic colour so I made one myself out of felt and using my owl template again, this time I added headphones for him, or ear muffs depending on what time of year it is !!!!

Ice cream sunday layout

I struggled all day at the crop this month to get this to work, in the end I moved onto something else and when I got home I changes the background paper and added a few bits and it worked !! That was such a nice ice cream!!

peanut butter cup cakes

A couple of weeks ago my 2 nephews came over for a craft day, in the morning we made these delicious peanut butter cup cakes for our afternoon tea, scummy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Colour ATC

This weeks theme for my Google group Altered designs was colour which was a good excuse to get out my water soluble wax crayons and make a background, then all it needed was an image and some colourful lettering and I was done. It also fitted with Think Monday Think ATCs challenge of mixed media, crayon, paper, card and ink ( around the edges of the image and ATC )

Skull ATC

Here is the ATC I made for the Thank God its Friday skull challenge, SPOOKY !!

Halloween banner

The challenge this week on Mixed Media Monday was to make something round. As I am in a Halloween state of mind at the moment I decided to get my Nestibilities out and make a Halloween banner to add to my growing collection of Halloween decorations. I had also just bought the great skeleton die and it was a good excuse to try him out!

Halloween Swap

I have been taking part in a Halloween swap with my Google group Altered designs. It was a 2 for 2 ATC swap which I had great fun with. I couldn't just post off the cards without making a little folder and fun envelope for them, just hope it makes it OK.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Little Owl

Today I made this little Owl for the Mixed Media Monday stitches challenge. Made of felt, about 6.5 cm with bead and sequin feathers and big gem owly eyes, I am so pleased with how cute he turned out!

3D ATC challenge

I love this idea from The Saturday workout challenge site to make 3D ATCs. I made mine out of Grey board and chose a Halloween theme as I thought it would be great to put on the mantle over Halloween. Edgar Allen Poe on the front and the raven stamped on the back

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Jigsaw pictures

Here are a couple of the things that kept me sane while stick on the settee whilst in plaster, I had had the giant jigsaw pieces for a while but was so pleased with how they turned out I decided to frame them.

Pollys adventure

I stumbled across a great challenge site the other day- The Awfully big art adventure - this months challenge was to make a story in a box. As you know I love paper dolls and had had this idea for ages to have a paper doll who goes off on those beautiful traveling adventures of the early 1900's. Well meet Polly who is doing just that, in fact by the look of her trunk she has already been on a lot of great trips!
I had such fun with this, thank you Blue Peter of the 1070's and all the doll house makes you did, it helped a lot. I think I would of got it finished in half the time if I had not played with it so much along the way but then again I am still just a little girl inside!!

Congrats Chloe!

We are very proud of our God daughter Chloe who passed all her GSE's she needed to go on to 6th form and do the subjects she wants to at A level. So of course a card was in order so here it is plus a little microscope slide hanger as a little gift.

Dream banner

Last year while recovering from op number 2 on my ankle I started this banner for our bedroom, well I have finally dug it out and finished it and it is now hanging over our bed


Last weeks theme with Altered design for the weeks mingle was hats. Here is mine

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Star Challenge

The challenge set by Mixed media Monday was to use stars, here is mine. I haven't done one of their challenges for ages, it was nice to take part again

Family collages

I was given a lovely old battered suitcase a while ago by my Uncle full of old photos of the family, mainly my Grandparents on my Mothers side and of course my Mum and Uncle. I wanted to have the photos on the wall but as they are all fairly small, as they were in the 1940's and 50's I decided to make 3 collages using 3 of my favourite photos to go in a 3 picture frame bought at good old Ikea! One of the ideas was copied from a page I did for my A-Z journal last year, I loved the photo of my Grandad or Pop as we called him , stood by his car. The other is my Uncle serving in the Royal Medical corps in India during the 2nd world war, for a man who gets sea sick just looking at the sea that was quite a brave thing to do and the third is one of my Nanny and Mum and Uncle Ken enjoying an ice cream on a sea side holiday. The finished frame hangs in our lounge, I can't wait to show Mum and Uncle Ken and the rest of the family!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Humorous ATCs

This weeks theme for altered designs mingle was Humorous, here are a couple I came up with, the pink one , how I feel each time I wash my hair, went in to be swapped