Thursday 14 October 2010

I suddenly realised I had a birthday card to make, not easy to do when you're in christmas card mode, but despite that and the grey weather we are having I produced a hopefully cheeering card, now on with the christmas ones.My sewing machine is standing looking very neglected but It's no good starting stitching just yet so it must wait!!, it's day will come - after my holiday!!

Monday 11 October 2010

She's so Cute!

Two christmas cards made using a Sarah Kay design rubber stamp , I know she's quite cute but I really like her, I'm in christmas card mode and trying to make a good few before I go off on a holiday soon, then hopefully when I'm home again I can get back to my stitching, the books and course work, luckily the course has no time limit so I should be ok. We had our new fire fitted today and the furniture should arrive beginning of november so we're getting there - slowly - I'm hoping to be all straight for christmas at least.

Saturday 9 October 2010

Ink Dusters

Ink dusters, or to me they just look like shaving brushes but they certainly do the job of applying ink and giving that faux brayer look. This card I did when we were having a cotswold craft night and I was so pleased with the result I really was guilty of boring Jan and Wendy with the finished card, I used my Hobby Arts - Scene it - stamps to add the finishing touches.
The photo is of Jan, Wendy and I on the park and ride bus going in to Oxford - not a craft shop in site tho'!

Wednesday 6 October 2010

Altered Beermats

The theme for the latest Art n Soul challenge on flickr is an altered coaster, autumn/nature design.I covered a beermat with embossed metal, my favourite Cuttlebug owl folder, distressed it with black acrylic ink and added die cut metal leaves that had been alcohol inked for the autumn shades. The back of this mat is covered with backing paper as is the back page, I added blank pages to make it into a notebook.

Monday 4 October 2010

Caravans,Cotswolds and Collage.

Just home from a lovely long weekend in the very wet Cotswolds with Jan and Wendy (links to their blogs in my right sidebar) and our other halves, despite the weather we had a lovely time with a visit to the Artisan stamping show near Warwick and crafty sessions in the caravans. I actually managed to complete a collaged board bag in vintage style, under Jan's tutelage, and we tried out our new stamps and ink brushes( that look very similiar to shaving brushes but with them you can get the brayering effect with out the brayer.) The bottom photo shows my new crafty goodies from the show - just a few.