Thursday, December 19, 2013

Steampunk cover

Well I'm sorry everyone, I've been pretty blogging absent this last month or so- it's just such a busy time. I've been working on 2 scrapbooks as leaving gifts for 2 of my kids teachers.
So I've been crafting but it's been secret squirrel ;-)
Both books are now happily in the hands of the teachers.

Today I'm sharing the front cover of one of the books.
This is for a guy- so I've gone a little steampunk- love how it turned out <3

Have a great pre Christmas Happy time :-)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Time for Favourites at Craft Room Challenge

It's my time to chose the challenge over at Craft Room Challenge :-) With it being such a busy time of year and yet also a natural point of reflection. I decided that we could do something slightly different..
So I'm asking people to choose one of their favourite creations from 2013, and write a new post featuring and sharing why it's their favourite.
We have once again a great prize form our sponsor - Crafty Individuals.

So make sure you pop over and check out the Dt's favourites and join us :-)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vintage Christmas at Craft Room

Vintage Christmas using Midge

Time is scary flying by.... I'm not at all ready for Christmas :-( so it was cool to have teamie mervi at Craft Room Challenge choose Vintage Christmas as her theme, cause that meant I actually made a Christmas card.

And also cool is that Rogue Redhead Designs who I am on the Dt for are the sponsors for our challenge.

Close up of Details

I hope you're still having crafting fun during this busy Christmas time :-) and I can't wait to see what you all come up with, and don't forget to check out the DT samples cause they are all stunners this week.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Afternoon Tea at The Craft Room

Afternoon Tea

You once again wowed us with all your Stencil and masking skills and creations- gorgeous! 

The lovely Suzanne has given us a great challenge for this fortnight, and you have  choice :-)

You can either be inspired by the title Afternoon Tea, or take inspiration from this lovely photo.

Afternoon Tea!

 So create anything crafty to do with Afternoon Tea or any inspiration drawn from the photograph please!

We are sponsored by "The Stamp Man" and the Winner will get £10 to spend at their online shop.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Vintage Grunge

Rogue Redhead Designs

For my card today I've combined a vintage look with a bit of grunge too, don't know about you but I love how Midge from the Rogue Redhead Designs Bits and Pieces stamp set has turned out.
I've used chalk pastels to just add a little colour and highlights to Midge, I sponged the background papers, and using a honeycomb stencil I've added some texture with gold acrylic paint.

I hope you're all having a great week.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Stencil Arty Magic

Here we go with a new theme at Craft Room Challenge, and it's the first with our two new Teamies Amber and Annie :-)
We have a great theme this fortnight, that Esther has chosen " Stencils and Masks", there's so much scope with this, and I can't wait to see all your creations.

These two pages are forming part of a special project I'm working on at the moment they will have photos added at some point ;-)
I've used two of the new stencils from Tim Holtz and sponged with Dried Marigold,  Squeezed Lemonade and Fired Brick. I've also used Picket Fence Distress Ink, added some tissue tape and stamped a couple of stamps. Keeping it simple.

page one

Page two

both pages together

We are sponsored by Stamp Addicts who are giving the lucky random winner a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

I'd like to enter this over at Just Add Ink where they want us to add some Grunge ;-)

have a great week.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Day Dream Canvas

I've used the cool Rogue Redhead Designs  Relish Reading and the Getting Grizzley set, to create this funky bright canvas. I was inspired by a feature in the Craft Stamper magazine.

Altered Canvas
I used acrylic paints, with masks and random painting and then added some background stamps, I once again had heaps of fun creating this.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Feathered Friends

Christmas Birdie

I know I say it every fortnight but wow the new challenge comes round quick! Thank you for all the cool ATC's :-)
Hazel has chosen the theme of Feathered Friends for our next challenge, I've made a Christmas card, something that I've been putting off Lol.

Our sponsor for the latest challenge once again is Crafty Individuals.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Peacock Blues Peek

Close up of Peacock Blues

Here's my latest Creation for Art of Craft, please pop over and see my full post and whole creation on their blog- leave me some love over there :-)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fearless Sisters Oracle Deck Art

Over the last month I've been working on a project with some amazing ladies all over the world. We are creating an Oracle Deck. We have chosen words and then guided by our connections to our intution or spirit we have painted our hearts out. Here are my 2 paintings.
Aroha ~ Love
Angel Gratitude

My amazing daughter (age 13) saw my first painting and wanted to create one too- I'm so proud of her, and her painting knocks socks off mine.

Bravery by Jess Ryan
If you would like to pre order a set of the Oracle deck you can before the 4th October for the special price of $24 ( NZ dollars) just leave me a comment with a way to get hold of you :-)
The decks will be available in December. If you'd like a deck and you live somewhere other than New Zealand then leave me a comment and I can probably put you in touch with someone closer to home.

ATC's at Craft Room Challenge

It's time for our new Challenge over at Craft Room Challenge, This fortnight Maria wants us to create ATC's. (Maria's actually on her hols, so Zoe is filling in ;-) )
It's been an age since I made any ATC's and i love them, I've made a spooky digital Trio.

Our Terrific sponsor this time is Tando Creative.

One lucky person drawn at random will get a wonderful package from Tando.

And also don't forget we are looking for 2 splendid peeps to join our team, make sure you check out the DT call Here.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Lovers Carnival Canvas

The Carnival Lovers Canvas
Today I'm sharing with you a canvas that I've created using the Lovers from Rogue Redhead Designs Carnival Dreams.
I have to admit I've gone all out Pink for this Canvas :-)
And I love it! I've given it to a friend as a little thank you for all her wonderful insights :-)

I hope your day and week is as Pink as mine :-)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Use some Wood at Craft Room Challenge

We have such a cool theme this time from Zoe- Use some wood, this is partly in honor of a new sponsor:

 The MDF Man no banner but go and take a look at all the goodies he has ready and waiting for altering.   He has given us a selection of his Cogs as a prize for one lucky person drawn at random.

This is what Zoe says about her Use some Wood theme : "When I saw the stand at a local craft show I had to get a selection of goodies to try, wood is a great medium to work with and this time we would like you to include something made of wood in your entry.   Real wood not an image be it twigs from the garden, some bark, or a wooden embellishment from the craft shop."

I've had this plain wooden box for over a year- hubby gave it to me for some of my bits and bobs, I've also had the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers for an age but couldn't bear to use them on pages cause I loved them whole ;-)
So then I realised perfect for the box.

Altered Wooden Box
I covered the box with paper, and then I've added embellishments Finn style.

The top of the Box

Just love how it's turned out so rich and slightly Edwardian Steampunk :-)

Close up of Lid

I'm going to enter this over at Unruly PaperArts where they're having a Wooden September. 

Readers Quest 1 :  3D Wooden project.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Candy at Challenges for Days

A short post today to help my friends spread the word about their cool blog Challenges for Days, It's a great new site linking all the current challenges :-)

To help get word around about their new blog, there's some candy!! Make sure you go and take a peek ;-)


Have a great day x

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Trees and Leaves

Thank you for all your amazing entries in my theme Something New over at Craft Room Challenge, and I'm going to enjoy choosing my Top 3 :-)

Hazel has chosen our next theme: Trees and/or Leaves.

I've gone digital for my creation this time:

Digital Creation :)

Once again the fabulous Crafty Individuals are our sponsor for the challenge.


The DT have come up with some gorgeous creations :)