Sunday, 30 November 2008

Dans ma Maison il ya .....Marie - Antoinette

This is the first time I have entered this challenge so as i liked the theme and had just used Marie Antoinette on an atc I thought I'd give it a go, I've kept it simple with just collage and lace so I hope it fits in with the other entries.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Art Creations Friday # 2

The challenge was to use the background to be found here to make a card or an atc, I decided to combine it with an altered playing card atc - I stamped and collaged the background then finished it with paper lace and ribbon, the result - a French Queen, perhaps the black ribbon fits her eventual fate.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Theme Thursday

This is my atc for this weeks Theme Thursday challenge - Santa. I really love this Santa image and have used it a lot this year.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


My friend Jan has passed the Marie Antoinette - 'a Real Person -A Real Award' award onto to me and I thank you Jan, it has been so good to get to know and become friends with people who we first met on various forums and in some cases be lucky enough to meet them ,as I have with Jan. I am going to pass this to two people who have also become friends, Wendy who I have met and Connie who I am looking forward to meeting next week. My thanks to these people for their friendship and please pass on this award if you wish. I have also been awarded the Gold Card award by my friend Judy and rather than single any one person to pass it on to I am giving it to all my blogging friends- an early cyber christmas present!

Waste Not!

Today I made up some atcs for a hosted swap and the fabric that was left I made into a postcard, I pieced the fabric and used my 'onboard' machine embroidery stitches then added some felt flowers - you may guess that the theme is shades of yellow and gold!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

No Internet!

Who would think how lost you feel when you can't get on to the web, it's awful - you're cut off from the world - and we actually are aren't we? - we talk, via the PC, to people all over the world, then suddenly nothing and you have to do some work instead of surfing blogs!!! What did we do before the PC got us hooked. This happened to me yesterday but luckily only for the one day and tonight it's back to normal. I have been given an award and must pass it on so will do that tomorrow. The ATC pictured is for this weeks MAMMA swap and the theme is Christmas.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Catching up!

This week I am trying to finish off all the things I am making for little christmas gifts and I think tonight it will be write the christmas cards . It is likely that soon we will have to clear my Mum's home and I want everything finished by then, it is a job I am dreading - what will I do with it all?? - still must be done. The picture is another bit of machine felting I did last week.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Meeting Friends

What a lovey couple of days I've had, friday was spent with Viv and Jan at the Hobbycraft fair at the NEC,Birmingham, we kept bumping into other crafting friends, managed to buy some lovely things and have lots of laughs. As Jan and her OH were staying in Leicester, Roy and I met them for coffee on saturday morning then had a walk around the City, spending quite a bit of time in our Market where we bought lots of fruit and veg which was exceptionally low priced - 3 pineapples for £1 - wow - now that's a bargain and they were beautifully sweet and juicy.Today I have replaced the broken needles in my Embellisher machine and had a go at felting a flower piece then finishing it off with the dreaded machine embroidery - I actually think I may be getting a bit better at this finally. .

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

A lucky day!

First off I managed to put the finishing touches to my Christmas cards, a big sigh of relief, then the postie brought me a great atc made especially for me, by Renee (no blog) in America, as a swap for one of my fabric ones, the atc is called ' Little Bird Charmer' and I love it, I've posted the picture. Finally I checked my e mails and see I've won a great Handmade fibre bag in Sue's giveaway, I am so pleased as I never win anything so I'm looking forward to getting it.

Sunday, 9 November 2008


Getting back into the 'swing of things' with this stamped and collaged atc for a challenge swap, the theme of Birds was chosen by Wendy who 'won' the cards in a random draw, I know she collects bird themed atcs and it is one of my favourite themes also.

Home Again (and dry)!!

A very wet and foggy week away on the Yorkshire coast, we come back home and THE SUN IS SHINING!!, nevertheless we had a good break and went out and about despite the rain. We called in at Whitby on the way down and found that there had been a Goth weekend, lots of the Goths were still around and in full costume so I managed to get a photo of one group, they all looked so good and charity shops had all made arrangements of their black clothes and jewellry, I hope they had some good sales over the weekend.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Theme Thursday

The Theme Thursday challengethis week is Vintage so have made a simple Vintage ATC this afternoon, my last for a few days as I'm taking my Mum's Sister (89)away for a few days by the sea!!, lots of winter woolies in the suitcase. Mum is back in the Nursing home and seems settled altho' I still feel unhappy leaving her there, hopefully things will just about get back to normal now.