Sunday, October 31, 2010

Some Exciting News.

I have some new exciting news to share.I have just joined the SCRAP WITH V  Team.Vanessa has decided to now run the challenges from the blog and has chosen a fantastic new bunch of girls to join the ScrapwithVteam-  The aussie girls Are-                                                                                                               

There is some amazing talent there and I can't wait to be working alongside these girls.The November sketch is already up HERE I hope you can join in.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A sketch and mail surprise!

 I've been drawing again and yes I do have a thing for fairies.I was sitting watching Tv and picked up my son's faber castell HB Pencil and off I went. I think i'll call her Rosalie.She looks like a Rosalie to me.thethreemuseschallenge was things with Wings but I think I may be a little later with my entry.
Woohoo and look what i recieved in the post..My softie swap with the the Clip Cafe.She came all the way from Scotland from my lovely new friend Jenny at love and peas creations.Her name is Mumma Frouffle,isn't she just divine.Her back is all frilly also,she is just amazing.The artwork is called "Shower of love" which I fell in love with when I saw it on her blog.Well,some already know but Dad was an Elephant trainer for Wirth's circus when he met Mum,so I have a special thing going on for Elephants also..I lost Dad to Lung cancer a few years back very suddenly as he also had a brain Tumour.
I also recieved a gorgeous Keyring fromJenny .Sorry about the pic as it is overcast and showers here today.Anyway I just wanted to say a special big thankyou to Jenny,I love them all so much and make sure you all go check out Jenny's blog..She is an amazing Artist.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I recently joined a swap over at scrapnartjourney. The theme this month was RETRO.I found this one a little difficult as I really wasn't sure what to do..I had chosen a combi van image off the net but Angie had done a very similar design to what i had thought about with a VW image so I decided to go HIP.I started by painting my card with lots of really bright colours,then I coated with white paint and drag the end og my brush through to do the flowers.After it had all dried I outlined with black permanent ink and added the green and yellow and pink outline with Tombow water pens..I was aiming for out there,and I think I sort of accomplished that. The theme next month is Abstract.If you'd like to join in just pop on over to Angies blog for the sign up.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


How lucky am I.This little guy arrived last week in the post.My lovely friend Kirsty made him for me.I was lucky enough to get Kirsty's name drawn for my softie swap partner at my website born2create.We only did a small swap but I think next time i'll try to run a bigger one from both my blog and my site.Kirsty has a free digi stamp blog - HERE make sure you check it out!Thanks Kirsty he is much loved and has found a new home next to my computer where he makes me smile everyday.

 This is my latest doll.I sell them for $30 aus if anyone is interested.They are approx 30-32cm tall.quite a cute size .The next two images I thought you might like to use on your blank notelets and birthday cards.cute hey!If you left click on the picure it will open up a 6x8pic then just right click and save.Thanks for stopping by,I love to read the lovely comments you all leave,it makes me feel specialxxxxMWAH!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

free vintage background and more ragdolls

Firstly I have a lovely vintage background for you that I created for my previous atc.I had one left over so I thought I would share it incase some of you might like to use it..Just copy right click and save.
Remember I mentioned  my friend Karina was going to have a stall in York this weekend.Well here are the dolls I have made so far for her to sell for me..Well hopefully that is,keep your fingers crossed.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vintage atc's

MY latest atc,Spread your wings and fly are for a Vintage swap at amandas scrap,swaps. It's also Vintage week at the three muses so I thought Iwould enter it in there alsoI started by layering and glueing different vintage papers together added paint here and there and newspaper also and then peeled away in different spots.I love the effect this gave..I then added a gloss medium to the cards once i had cut them to size.After that I heat embossed the lovely flourish you can see on the top using tim Holtz distress powders but I didn't like the look it was a little bold so I scraped that away lightly also and then restamped the image with black stazon.Finally i added the butterfly and quote .lightly painted with crafty notions spray in antique gold.Love the aged effect.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Check this out!

MY lovely new friend Jenny has a wonderful giveaway on her blog HERE make sure you go check it out  and have a look around her blog there is some wonderful inspiration there,you might even get to  see the gorgeous monster she made me for the  softie swap.