Friday, December 31, 2010


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! To start things off there is a wonderful new Sketch up at ScrapwithV hope you can join in.Here is the sketch and also my take on it.I really enjoyed this one and it is so suited to a girl or boy layout.Make sure you checkout what the rest of the DT girls have come up with.,so inspiring!

I'm not much of a  party goer so I spent last night watching videos.I did however see the New year in.Hope you all had a wonderful evening and look forward to sharing  this next one with you all.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas to you all!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Don't be late with your ScrapwithV cybercrop entires!

Just a Reminder girls to get your entries in for the ScrapwithV Cyber crop that was on last Friday.There were some wonderful Challenges including this fantastic Sketch by Natalie Hearn.My entry is below.

It's been a mad week for me starting with being late for the cyber chat due to unexpected visitors and overnight guests.Xmas parties and also Britt flew off to Bali tonight so of course the day was spent getting her ready for her jetset holiday.Lucky thing!  I plan to spend tomorrow happy scrapping finishing off some of those wonderful challenges i've not yet managed to start.Oh make sure you check out my Card challenge for the cyber crop also,I'm hoping to move you away from the normal xmas colours and a little out of your comfort zones.Here is my example.

Monday, December 13, 2010


I had a bit of a play with my painting this evening.I printed it and then handpieced the first card together using that wonderful theatre background from Cemerony Share-Thanks Julie!Then I thought hmm it needs a bit more so I uploaded it to picnik. added a few stickers and effects and Voila!Love the outcome..The title be inspired comes from me wanting to try anything and everything at the moment.I just can't get enough ART . Thanks for stopping by girls,I have been creating a few xmas cards will upload when I have a little more time

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ScrapwithV December Sketch

The December sketch for ScrapwithV is now up and here is my example..It was a wonderful sketch and so easy to follow.Hope a few of you can join in this month.Come have a look at the blog and checkout the wonderful inspirations from the rest of the girls

Thursday, November 25, 2010

One for the Twilight fans

Another quick sketch,possibly my next canvas-ROBERT PATTINSON-edward-TWILIGHT.!The theme this week at Illustration Friday is Sneaky so I thought I might enter him

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's cyber crop time

So make sure you come join us HERE promise we'll have some fabulous challenges for you.

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Finished

She's Finished,OMG I can't believe it!I am so happy I sat up until 2 last night finishing her off.Hmm photographing was the hard part..I wanted you to see the background with the netting and texture paste it turned out great..I painted it deep pink and black all mottled and the dress is a really deep green shadowing to black..But it was very difficult showing the colours in a photograph AnywayI wanted to thank you all for encouraging me to give it a go again,I am very pleased with myself today!


Ok I have started Hmm might take me awhile .She is only on a 9'x12' canvas but this is a huge deal for me.She is the first painting I have done since first year in highschool,when I did ART.I've done my little atc but that has mostly been painting over an image where this is my own handrawn image.I"m sure it won't look like Deborah Harry by the time  I have finished but at least I am finding my wings. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Debbie Harry Sketch

Not much to share..I had been working on a xmas canvas for The Craft Stand during the week but in my rush to get it to the shop I forgot to photograph it.Sorry girls.The Perth girls can see it instore .Last week in the Sunday times STM was a gorgeous pic of DEBBIE HARRY.I couldn't resist she was always my childhood Idol so I had to have a go at sketching her.I've drawn it on canvas,might even give painting a try.Can't promise i'll share though I'm really not very good at painting,drawing is much more my thing.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Playing with Picnik

I've been having a play today using picnik with a couple of photos I took at Whiteman Park. a few weeks ago.It's a huge park about 15 minutes drive from my place.There is a pioneer village,tractor and car museum,vintage railway,playground,wildlife park..Needless to say it's really wonderful there,and one of my favourite places to take Denver. Anyway i have to make some used postage stamp atc's so I thought I would use the cobb&co image at the bottom.I ltook alot of colour from  the pics using the sepia tool added a frosted edge and then used a few of the textures.I was really happy how they turned out.Might even make a few cards with them.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A layout and new DT position

Wow it doesn't rain it pours .That expression is so true often in my life..I haven't scrapped for so long and just when I accepted the Dt position at ScrapwithV. within a day I was also asked to join my local  scrapbook stores's  Dt The Craft Stand.Well after a few days deliberation I decided to just jump in.Well I guess I needed that push as here is my first layout in months.It's to go up on the wall at the craft stand in Malaga WA so I was able to share it with you.I've used BasicGrey-Kioshi pp's.Just so pretty,I couldn't resist handcutting all of those flowers.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Crystal Ball

I've been sketching again..Oh I often wish I was a better painter..One day i'll take some  lessons..I've always been pretty happy with my progress in drawing as I never studied art through school,though now I wish I had.If any of you brilliant artists out there would like to paint one of my sketches please feel free.I would love to see one all painted up.who knows maybe one day I'll get the courage to do one myself.I've titled her Crystal Ball,thanks for stopping by and encouraging me to keep drawing. 

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.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Red and green kangaroo paw ... Western Australia floral emblem

I know I wasn't going to but with all my overseas visitors I just had to share a few pics with you..I walked across the road to the school last week.It is surrounded by natural bush,lucky cos I live in Perth metropolitan district.This is our famous western Australian wildflower the Kangaroo paw..You can see why they call it that cant you.Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Little Aussie Gal

 This is little Aussie Gal.She is my softie for the softie swap over at the Clip Cafe blog.She is my own original design.I have made her body out of felt and her hair from sewn material  which i individually handsewed each strand into place.  I left the edges raw.I had so much fun making her ,she is not quite finished as I am thinking I might still do something for her to hold.It's been years since I've made anything like this but I think I might be doing a few more as I had so much fun creating her.She is off to Scotland next week to her new home at Jenny's 

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I know I keep going back to this Girl image and I can't even credit the artist as I found it long ago on photobucket or flickr.It was titled Beautiful broken black sad.I have shared the original image to show you how perfect it already is but I love it so much of course I want to use it in my own art.If anyone can tell me the artist please do as i do like to give credit where credit is the bottom image is the original and on my image I used the lovely door background from a free test sheet from iTkUpilli which you can find HERE
She has so many wonderful collage sheets available in her etsy store so make sure you check them all outFirsty i added some torm music sheet to the backgroundand then I coloured the background im age withTim Holtz alcohol and   distress inks.I then added my cinderella and stamped the flourish in with a Inkadinkado stamp 96253 probably my favourite stamp at present.The words are from an old vintage bookI thought i might enter it into the three muses challenge 68 printed word.Thanks for stopping by everyone,I do love visitors.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Winners of dolly atc

I have drawn out 2 winners for my dolly atc from the comments list and the winners are-Lisa L and Kerri.
Congratulations girls will get them in the post for you and thankyou everyone for your gorgeous comments.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

ALICE IN WONDERLAND-original sketch

MY cousin Lisa has a wonderful atc swaps blog readygetsetcraft if you click on the link it will take you there.The theme she has set for october is ALICE IN WONDERLAND Well it inspired me to pull out the pencil again and see if I could come up with my own Alice.She is based on a photo of one of denver's little friends that I took on Saturday,her name is Amy and she is my Alice..I would love to share the photo but as she wasn't at the party with her mum I thought i'd better not as she doesn't even yet know that I photographed her..Mind you they do all pretty much know where I go my camera goes lol.It is just a rough sketch and I may use her for my atc  not sure...I know i promised to draw the winners of the atc on my previous post but i wasn't expeecting to post so quickly so I promise I will do it the very next one.So it's not to late to get your name in before the draw.Its the post right before this one..Thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments,I do so love visitors and sharing with friends

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blog give away

This is my latest creation from my dolly range.She has a handpainted body and background.Guess what? I have 2 of them to give away,so if you would like one need to be a follower of my blog
2.You need to leave me a comment here
I am going to draw out 2 lucky winners from the comments and will announce on my next post.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bloghoppers and atc artists must see

Well you all know how I love to go bloghopping.Last night I went looking through google for dolls,well you know, given my new little artform dolls,somehow,don't ask me how, I found this truly wonderful site.You know how sometimes blogging just amazes you, well this was one of those times.Am I going to share my wonderful find ?well of course I am,don't worry you can thank me all later hehe enjoy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Free digi stamp-Retro Body

Once again I have another digi stamp for you,if you click on the pic it will open to a larger image,right click and save to your computer.If you print to a wallet size you should have the right atc sizing.I think Live out loud and my previous atc are a little retro,a little flower power.I'm a little captivated with this style at the moment so you might even be seeing a few more.The head i am using is a bald dolls head with closed eyes so it allows me to add my own design but you can draw a head or have a look around the net and have a bit of fun .I painted the background and then used the stampin up rollergraph flourish over the top