Monday, 31 January 2011


Here are my pages for the January Art Calendar challenge. If you are not yet familiar with this challenge go over to Kates blog (The Kathryn Wheel) to see what it is all about. I can't believe we are already one whole month into 2011, it's a cliche but time does fly. I have my February pages already to post but I will do that tomorrow.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The Ladies Who Lunch Club

Yesterday was the monthly get together of the "Ladies Who Lunch Club" at the lovely Ann's. A fantastic day was had by all, there were 8 of us this time as two more of our "crafty friends" joined us. We had lots of fun and laughs while decorating Tim's new "Configuration Boxes", this took a lot longer than originally thought so it is now an "ongoing project"as we need to fill all the little boxes. Some of us chose a family theme, another a childhood theme and mine is a "Vintage mini sewing" theme. So if any one out there has any old sewing tools they would like to dispose of I would be very grateful and then happy to show you the finished project.

Saturday, 8 January 2011


I found this new journal challenge through a link on my friend Ann's blog (Flutterby Crafter). ROC is suggesting a journal theme each month this year. The first challenge is a journal page in your favourite colour and mine is blue. For the background I used the fantastic Dylusion Acrylic Paints from Dyan at AFTH. I sprayed through a circle stencil with Dylusions Mica Sprays in various shades of blue. I used Dylusions white paint through sequin waste and for the circles. I used a white Shaker Sharpie pen to outline the Octopode image, wording and border along the top. The border down the side is from Collage Anonymous.

Friday, 7 January 2011


Another journal page in my small Moleskine and once again using Octopode Factory Images. These images are drawn by Lily Chivers and I just love them in the same way as I love all things Stampotique, they are so quirky Some people see me as a and I quote "sweet, quiet, mild mannered person"and are amazed that I like quirky grungey stuff but I do. The background is painted using "Amsterdam" acrylic paints which were recommended by Dina Wakley. I sprayed the background with Crafty Notions silver spray. The black and white border is computer generated, just a row of x. The sentiment is one of Dyan's Downloads from AFTH, she is so good at coming up with these brilliant sayings. All the other bits and pieces are from Octopode.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


Here is a journal page I did, in my Watercolour Paper Moleskine. This is a small journal measuring 13cms x 20cms, I am very much into small these days.  The background was done using Crafty Notions paints, these are fabulous paints with a fantastic sheen to them, I then sprayed through a Crafters Workshop "Mini  Flower Frenzy" stensil using a Crafty Notions gold spray, The people images are from the Octopode Factory, the borders,birds and toadstools are from Paper/Gluestix and the wording is one of Dyan's downloads from Art From The Heart. Hope you like it, the photo isn't very good I really need to improve my photography skills or lack of.

Sunday, 2 January 2011


I can't believe this it is my 3rd post today, I have a lot of catching up to do. I am joining Jill and Kate again this year in their Art Calendar Challenge so here is January 2011


The Last one

Here are my December pages for the 2010 Art Calendar Challenge organised and run by the very talented Kate. Go and take a look on her blog "The Kathryn Wheel" if you feel like joining us for the 2011 Challenge. Later today I will blog all my 2010 pages, hopefully.

Saturday, 1 January 2011


I have been away all Christmas and so I haven't done any crafting recently but this is a present I just had to show you all. I didn't open my presents until Wednesday 29th Dec when my 2 Grand-daughters came and we had a present opening day. This little doll made in the image of a Stampotique girl was made for me by my friend Anne, who knows how much I love Stampotique. She wrapped it up and put it inside an enormous Christmas Cracker she had made (I should have photographed it before unwrapping my prezzie-doh) which was also very impressive. Anne is so talented with a leaning towards material crafts rather than paper crafts. In the photo you can see behind the doll part of a beautiful felt, hanging collage she made for me recently.
Happy New Year to all my blogging friends, I am looking forward to seeing everyone's art work in 2011.