Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Some more stock in my shop

These are some of the new items I've listed plus a couple not listed yet!

You can find them all in my Folksy shop (just click on the button in the right-hand column) except for the little pink owl (so sweet and sparkly) and the silver pocket watch necklace as I haven't listed them yet.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

*********Long Time No See********

Well, fellow Bloggers, I decided that it was really about time I posted again!
 I know some of you have been wondering where I was and thanks for your messages. I have taken a complete change of direction with my crafting; I've always been a bit of a dabbler and right now I'm totally in to jewellery making.
I've opened a shop on Folksy 
and I'm probably going to open one on Etsy as well so do come and have a browse round.
In the meantime here are some pictures of a little bit of what I've been up to

As you can see it's quite a mixture, there's lots more in the shop and it's all very reasonably priced - I think! My house is now full of beads,chains,gems,findings,boxes and bags and that is on top of all the card-making stuff I already have.
For now I'll love you and leave you and I hope to be back soon with more to show.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Chinese Chicks

For the new challenge site The CD Sunday Challenge

Image and backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Eastern Treasures CD
Mounted on toning cards and gold mirror board and embellished with ribbon, two gold metal butterflies and gold Card Candy.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

You are what you eat... the challenge at Three Muses this week.
When I saw what the challenge was I immediately thought that I could no better than Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Milan 1527 - 1593)  Italian painter. He began his career as a painter and designer of stained-glass windows for Milan Cathedral. In 1562 he moved to Prague and became court painter to the emperors Ferdinand I and Rudolf II. He also painted scenery for the court theatre and became skillful at illusionistic imagery containing allegorical meanings, puns, and jokes. He is known for his eccentric and grotesque Mannerist compositions of fruits, vegetables, animals, landscapes, and implements arranged to resemble human forms. The style was regarded as being in poor taste until the Surrealists revived the art of visual punning in the 1920s.
All I did was add an appropriate frame with the addition of the four pears in the corners as I really couldn't improve on the original!!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

It's Four O'Clock..........

and time for the challenge at Three Muses as well as a cup of tea!
Credit to Irene Alexeeva for all the ingredients for this fantasy.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Mona Incognita

 Original image from The Sum of All Crafts.
Font is Speedball3

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Sir Christopher Wren and his creations

For the Three Muses challenge this week
I have always considered Sir Christopher Wren to be one of England's greatest architects and to my mind infinitely better than today's practitioners! 
I found this lovely background image on the internet showing many of the towers of Wren churches in the City of London together with the dome of St. Paul's; the portrait of Sir Christopher is also courtesy of the internet; and, as he was reputedly a freemason, I have added the square and compass to represent this.
Font is 'Caslon Antique,

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Thursday, 11 February 2010

A Welcome Letter

For this week's challenge at Three Muses 
For some reason I couldn't post the image directly from my computer but had to go via Photobucket.
Credits to Pixel Music for the background which I turned into a giant postage stamp, and to kingkongphoto123 on Flickr for the main image. 
The letters etc. are from a CD of vintage ephemera I bought a while ago. 

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


For the Collage Obsession challenge this week
Clarabelle hoped that she had finally saved enough to buy the new shoes she had been longing for for ages.
Would that shoes only cost $3 nowadays! 
Credit to ArtbyChristi on Flickr for the background advertisement. 

Monday, 8 February 2010

Saint Paul's

This card was made for a forum swap which was for a shaped card. I know that it has already arrived with its recipient so it's safe to post it here.
I took an old photo of St.Paul's and created the effect of a charcoal drawing in PSP. I printed it on the front of a 300gsm A5 (A4 folded in half) card and then printed it out four more times on matt 160 gsm paper to create several decoupage layers. I then printed the sky photo (one of my own) on an A5 sheet to create the background/insert. 

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Happy Family

For the challenge at Sunday Postcard Art which is one of my favourite things 'Cats'
Just playing around with PSP and images from my computer and Google 

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

George and Arthur are back!!!

For this week's Three Muses Challenge which is 'Birds of a Feather'
George and Arthur strut their stuff as Birds About Town.
Credits to Lorie Davison, Itkupilli, Pixel Music and Google for the ingredients. 

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

A Plethora of Pairs

For the challenge at Collage Obsession 
My first entry to this fairly new challenge.
Credits to Lorie Davison and Studio Tangie (Tangie Baxter) both; 
and to Honey Designs.
Font for the Two Times Table is 'SKETCHY' 

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Chocolate Thoughts

For the challenge at Sunday Postcard Art
Images from the internet. 
Font for Chocolate is 'Caslon Antique'