Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tea Cup Queen

I finally, like finally treated myself to a PaperArtsy stamp set- and I LOVE it!!

 Lots of layering, with sprays, stencils, stamps, acrylic paints and free hand doodling.

close up of tag

I've added lots of shiny stuff, with both gold and copper acrylic paint- love that stuff too.

I'm entering this over at the PaperArtsy  Blog- Shiny stuff. Inspired by Sue Carrington's wall hanging post, loved the gold paint, and how she'd made the last the centre of attention by framing. I've used a tag to create my frame, with acrylic paint.


Here are a trio of masculine ATC's, I do love throwing together ATC's. Lots of layering on these.

ATC Masculine trio

lots of inky fun, I'll be adding them to cards at a later date, always hard to make the male cards.

I'm entering this over at Moo Mania, where you don't have to make Moo's :-)

A Global Traveller

I'm really enjoying getting back into creating and blogging, and getting those creative juices going with challenges. I've also been buying some new stamps along the way. I'm really enjoying my new Close to My Heart sets.

Global traveller

I needed a pretty thank you card for 2 very special ladies, I loved combining these travelling stamps, and I love how it's turned out pretty but slightly quirky ;-)

Stamps from: 
Close to My Heart
Stampin Up ( retired) 
Stampers Anonymous

I'm entering this card over at the first Unruly Readers art quest of the year- Global Traveller.

And at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Up in the clouds, think the hot air balloon, and dreaming of travel fit perfectly.

This is post 1 of 3 today, so stay posted ;-)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Authentic self canvas

Inspired by a couple of things happening around me, I got in my hot studio today.... and created- gosh it makes for a lighter heart!!

The canvas is small- just 8 x 10 inches, I've used the prompt Authentic Self, and intuitively painted. I started with mod lodge, and doles, scraps of old book pages and a napkin. I've then sprayed with inks, and the painted with my fingers, using various acrylic paints. Finally with black ink and white out pen, I've added the details.

The Dolies and the acrylic paint, which I layered and heated - have created some nice texture, that reminds me of encaustic painting.

I'm entering my canvas over at Mixed Media Place, where the Creative Gym exercise #4  is Intuitive Painting :)

Sweet Sara

It's new release time again at Xquizart, this lovely lacey collection of dolls and papers - Sara

have great week

Monday, January 19, 2015


It's Monday- must be time for a new Xquizart release!! Pale Penny - pensive, wistful set. Remember 20 % off for a short while in the Mischief Circus shop.

Have a great week.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thank You's

It's that time of year when we need to send our thank you to friends and family for our lovely Christmas gifts, I'm usually not so good at this- so was determined to do better this year!

Here are 2 cards I made using both Stampin Up! stamps and their fab Blendabilites, which I'm really enjoying using.

So that's 2 cards winging their way across the world shortly ;-)

Have a great weekend everyone!