Tuesday, 20 September 2011


This page is dedicated to the fact that all I ever want to do each day is go into my craft room and PLAY. Who wants to do domestic stuff when you can get all inky, messy and have fun. The back ground paints are Fresco Acrylics. The stamps are Basic Backgrounds by Dylusions. Borders are all from Crowabout Studio and of course the image is a Stampotique by Janet Klein which I stamped, cut out and coloured using my Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Drawing Inks. I did spray through stencils quite a lot using Dylusion sprays but Fresco paints didn't take the sprays very well as anyone else had this problem?

Sunday, 18 September 2011


A busy page for Roc's September journal prompt. For this one we had to use a "quote that moves you in your everyday life" Since I had the big C a few years ago I have tried to live everyday my way because it is my life and provided it doesn't hurt anyone that's how I live most of the time, so this quote is very appropriate. The images etc are all from Dyan's digi sheets and the background is made up of Dylusion paints and sprays. I have stenciled, stamped and splattered I also machine stitched the music sheets for the images to stand on. Hope you like it.

Monday, 12 September 2011


Here is a journal page that I am entering in this weeks Ocopode Factory Challenge. The requirement was to use a quote, I have used one of Dyans quirky quotes, I love these as you can use them with any image. The images are from the Octopode Factory, I coloured them with Copic markers. The shiny pattern background is done using a stencil and texture paste, here it has picked up the background colours. I finished it off by sewing a piece of music sheet, this is one of the fabulously talented Kate's ideas.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


On Sunday I went with two friends Anne (L'pool Lou) and Margaret to the Needlework and Quilt Show at the Great Yorkshire Show Ground in Harrogate, we had a wonderful day. I am in to papercrafts not needlework crafts but when my friend Ann (Flutterby Crafter) asked me what I had bought I said I don't do sewing and material crafts but I have managed to spend a fortune and promised I would put it all on my blog for her to see. I don't know what I am going to do with it all. It was well worth going to see for the Quilts if nothing else, they are fantastic. At lunch time I found 3 seats at a table where there were already two ladies sitting, of course I began chatting to them and what an incredible coincidence one of the ladies was called Patricia Fernandes and my name is Patricia Fernandez, note the different endings, she is married to a Portuguese so Fernandes ends in S and I am married to a Spaniard and so my name ends with a Z. Ok I will show you what I bought, I had to take 2 photos as I couldn't fit it all on one.

Saturday, 3 September 2011


I am not as in advance this month as I was with August pages but at last here is September ready to go. I chose an Autumn theme for this month with lots of leaves here and there. I punched small leaves from an old book page, that the lovely Kate gave me, for the days of the week. Kate of course is the organiser of the Art Calendar, you can see what it is all about over on her blog the Kathryn Wheel. I painted the background using Paper Artsy Fresco acrylic paints, the journal squares are from Basic Gray an Autumn selection of papers. The leaves are from Dylusions "Around the Edge" The little trees and the September are rub-ons. Finally I stamped the mushrooms and Gog Lin which can be bought from Happy Daze.