Thursday, 31 December 2009


I have joined Jill and Kate's 2010 Art Calendar challenge and here is a picture of the front cover of my Art Calendar. The inside I will not show until the end of the month but because we are in January and it is still very cold and actually snowing here tonight my background is done in cold colours blue and white. I am really enjoying this and can't wait to get started not that I live a very interesting life but I am sure I will find something each day to put on the little squares.

I would just like to say to all my friends in blog land, all those who follow my blog and take the time to write all the kind comments a very, very Happy New Year to you all.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Christmas 2009

I have been absent from Blog Land for quite a while, the events of Christmas seem to have taken over my life. We are not usually at home at this time of year, normally we are sunning ourselves in some distant part but this year we decided to stay put. In away I am pleased we are at home what with all the disruption at airports and the weather causing chaos. I have been taking my dogs for walks and runs in the park as usual, they take priority, so every morning I have put on layers and layers of clothes and we have set off, they love the snow. Here are some photos I took while out with them before coming home to slave over a hot stove.

Sunday, 6 December 2009


Here's another ATC I made for a monthly swap which I do with friends. We usually swap at the end of each month but because Christmas is so hectic I thought I would make it in advance and then maybe I might start doing Christmas cards lol. My husband went to France on business today and will be away until 20th Dec so hopefully I am going to have loads of time to do my cards and challenges, that is if I am not called on to be a taxi service for my grand-daughters. Back to the ATC, the blue background is done with an acrylic dabber, cloudy blue, I then sprayed it with Crafty Notions silver, which give a cloudy effect. The wording, you can hardly see on the PC , I did on the computer, cut out and coloured with chalk. The melting snow man is a Stampotique Original by Daniel Torrente and I just love them, so quirky. I stamped him on to special white paper and coloured bits of him with Sakura pens. The sun was cut out from a Cuttle Bug folder (snowflakes) coloured with chalk and glossed with Glossy Accents and all the little snowy bits are done with the Viva pearl pen.

Saturday, 5 December 2009


This is an ATC I made for a monthly swap at the Craft Den, it is made using a Maya Road ATC chipboard shape which I coloured with Shabby Shutters Distress ink and stamped the square background with a Wendy Vechi stamp. The scallop frame and centre is from Maya Road, I coloured the outer border with Worn Lipstick and used a Viva pearl pen for the gold pearl drops. The centre is painted with a gold acrylic dabber and the wording stamped in black . At each corner I've placed a gold eyelet and the holly leaves are made from Grunge paper, coloured with shabby shutters, stamped with Versafine Olympia Green. The red berries are once again done with a red Viva pen and the whole thing is edged with the gold dabber.