Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tim's Tags

Did this with a little help from Jenny as she had the dies and stamps.  You may think I have a lot of stuff but you never have what's needed at the time - anyway we managed and it's great because it is so full of stuff.  I made the little ticket at the top and also the plaquette with 25 on it.
loved doing this one although I didn't have some of the required elements so I had to make them up.
This one bears no resemblence whatsover to the original as I did not have the required embossing folder.  I used this one and I quite like it.  The tag is made from sticky backed foil sheets , embossed and then painted. and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  These are the only ones I have done so far but hope to make a few more next week.  You can see all of Tim's  Tags and how to them on his blog.  Just leaves me to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and see you all in January.

Turkey for Dinner

Well what do you think of these little beauties?  So darn cute and will be place names for Christmas dinner.  Guess where the idea came from?  Yes, Tim, see further details at .

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Another Dina Book

This was the Star book about all our dreams
This dream has been achieved so much sooner than I ever would have dreamed.  Sorry Mum craft room won against a downstairs loo, lol   

It's ready - Almost!!!

Floor down, units from Ikea made up and days of going backwards and forwards with my stuff.  Looking good now and it is actually quite warm during the day with no heating.  Hopefully tomorrow I can get down to doing some work in there.  Sorry you will have to look sideways as I am in a hurry to do this and can find out how to change photo round - thought I had done it and still it came out the same way.

Monday, 21 November 2011

This is this weeks page.  It looks a bit busy but in fact the main bit of the page only takes a few minutes.  It's the photo that the toe is pointing to that takes the time, but not too long.  Bring a couple of photos and some photo copies of the photos you wish to transfer so that you have some to practice with.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

what would you do with this?

A nice empty space waiting to be used.The floor has now been laid properly and is waiting for a covering of some sort.  Maybe next weekend it will be a craft room.  Can't wait to move in.  Whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.................. way to go!!!!!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Wednesday 9th November

Front cover.This little book is about all the things I don't like, couldn't really think of too much that I dislike but some days I can think of an awful lot.  Ha ha

This is  Wednesday's page using Distress Stains and bleach stamping.  A little bit of ordinary stamping and cutting out your shape.  Nothing to it lol...Whathave I learnt from doing this blog.....I could move pictures last time but can't this and turn pictures around before putting them onto blog..

Friday, 4 November 2011

Dina Wakley

Thought you would like to see one of the books I made with Dina when she was teaching at Olney.

The flower was drawn with a pencil used for writing on glass or plastic and when wet with a paintbrush creates a shadow effect and then filled in with inks, pencils, paint etc.  I really like this colour scheme - purple and yellow.
  The book is made of canvas and was a challenge in using the colour wheel.  Hope you enjoy.  I will post up page for Wednesday on Saturday, as all my batteries are flat in my camera and just waiting for them to recharge.

Friday, 28 October 2011


Had a great night on Wednesday and there were some interesting colour schemes, so everyone got on great apart from me who forgot to bring the plate for the Cuttlebug, so no one could cut out their titles.  Thought you might like to see Harvest again in case you didn't finish it.  This page was inspired by a label that Lin Brown did on her blog and a burning lemon juice technique that Jenny and I had a go at in the Summer.  Keeps you nice and warm this weather having the heat gun on all the while to brown the lemon juice.  I really did like this page.  The picture is of my Mum cira 1929.Have a good weekend.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Now For Some Pics!!

Just a few pics of next class, the acetate and alcohol inks are just so versatile.  I had the original idea from an article in Scrapbook Magazine by Cathy Schellenberg and once I started I couldn't stop.  I have now done four pages and might do some more yet as they are so quick and with the choice of colours you can match them to anything.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Scary Stuff

Well this is all a bit technical for me but my new outlook on life is "I must try harder", lol.  I want to be able to post some of my pages (the ones I am most proud of) and then you will know what I am up to.  I have spent most of this afternoon trying to sort out this blog and how to post so I hope that I have suceeded.  It's full on sunshine outside and I should be up the allotment winter digging, but hey ho that can wait till tomorrow now plus I have a slight hangover from the free wine last night.  Well I'm going to try this and next time I will try and post some photos.