The year is now at an end and I have to say I will be glad to see the back of this one. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has visited my blog and left such lovely comments, my crafting is purely a hobby and a little bit of escapism for me, having people saying positive things does wonders for the old ego, lol.
I'll finish by wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful and happy New Year and may you achieve all that you want in your life in 2009.
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I am really loving working with PS at the moment and this is a little something I made last night. I think the beauty of working digitally is I can work anywhere, all I need is my laptop, a large mug of coffee and off I go, the best bit is there is no mess to clear up at the end, lol.
Credits:- Ronna Penner, whos kit, Express yourself can be downloaded from Shabbyprincess
Tree brushes, downloaded free from Deviantart
I'm no expert, far from it, and in fact I've had to call on my techie son to put me right but I got the desired effect with this little piece in the end. Shame Halloween has gone as I think this has quite an eerie feel to it.
The Brushes I've used are from MissM, and the photo of the two boys I have no idea where that came from, so if I got it from you or you know where it comes from can you please let me know so I can credit the right person, thanks.
I started with a plain luggage tag and covered it with acrylic paint, PVA glue and some spray mists. The woman stamped onto acetate.
I hope you enjoy my theme choice and enjoy taking part.
this piece is a combination of techniques I like to use, colours and images I love.
I've used acrylic paints, metalic paints, Alcohol inks, foil, UTEE, hand painted tissue paper and paper mache (for the heart)
This piece is about 2 inches square.
Jo set us a challenge to make a set, that was it, a set of anything we fancied, so this is mine.
I have always loved this stamp and I haven't used it for ages so that was my starting point.
I'm finding time a little short at the moment so I thought if I made a few focal pieces I could put cards together quickly when needed.
and the second one from Debby , a big thankyou to you both
The rules are...
This award is for blogs you really like to visit. As most of the awards go, you are to nominate seven blogs with their blog links, email them, post this award on your blog with the link going back to the person who awards you the award, and then they nominate or award seven blogs.
I love all the blogs I have linked but I will play by the rules and name just 7 so here goes
THE RULES FOR THE JAVABLU AWARD are:1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.2. Link the person you received your award from.3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.4.Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.5. Put links of those blogs on yours.6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.
These blogs I've nominated have all had art on there that has made me go wow at some point or another, in fact these blogs make me go wow pretty much every time I visit them.
This is a two inch piece of stampboard coloured with ink and sprays, and embellished with beads, foil ,UTEE and tiny stars.
The dragonfly stamp is by Paperartsy.
The weather started off so wonderful, perfect in fact, but that was short lived and the heavens opened on Tuesday and didn't stop so by Thursday we had all had enough so packed everything up and came home. We didn't get the week that we had planned for but at least the five days away were relaxing.
These photos were taken from our campsite in Watermouth cove and also in Watermouth harbour.
Doesn't this cove look inviting, just what we thought so we headed down the very uneven and steep steps that are cut into the cliff face, not too bad going down but coming up, OMG there should be oxygen bottles placed at intervals on the way back up, lol.
It was a very dear friends birthday this week and this is the little hanging I made for her.
She is a very talented lady who can turn her hand to most crafts, from paper crafts to amazing stitched pieces and in the 5/6 years I've known her, her work has always filled me with wonder, which is kind of where the inspiration for this piece came from. Sadly she doesn't have a blog but she does have an Etsy shop, so you can see some of her wonderful work there
I have altered a very small wooden domino, it is only about 1.5 inches in length.
I haven't decided what I am going to do with it yet, either a keyring or maybe an addition to a handbag charm I have on my current favourite bag.
I enjoyed making the first domino so much I had to make another, lol.