Wednesday 5 December 2007

WS ~ Toys

Theme at WS this week is Toys ~ I got straight onto doing a postcard sizes piece (5.5" x 3.5") Really enjoyed doing this one AND I like it !! lol. I used an image from digital collage sheets and tweeked her a bit so she's holding onto her teddy!

Tuesday 4 December 2007

ATC's for Viola

my swap with Viola (saray) she is an incredible inspiration to me.

Viola sent me some bits and bobs which I've used in these collages.

Created By Hand ~ Collage

I havent got any sheets by Quietfire ~ good to know they are doing digi sheets :-)

4x4 Friday ~ Red

Monday 3 December 2007

TMTA ~ Alice in Wonderland

Here is one I made earlier....

I love the theme of Alice and I'm always trying to get people to do Alice swaps with me!

Wednesday Stamper ~ Words

I am sending this to Kaz as we are doing a hanging 4x4 swap :-)

Sunday 2 December 2007

Saturday Postcard Madness ~ Paris

Over on Saturday Postcard Madness the theme is Paris ~ Get on over there and give it a whirl. Luckily enough I was the first to post on the challenge site so I get to choose next weeks theme and.... I chose ...... little angels! So lets see you entries for Paris this week and for Little Angels next week :-) Thanx for looking

All papers and images are from Digital Collage Sheets ~ somewhere you ought to go too! Fabulous quality of images and I've become addicted to collage sheets! lol

Friday 30 November 2007

TMTA ~ Headwear

Here's mine ~ its also Q in my alphabet swap :-)

You can't see on this but its covered in perfect pearls which has been spritzed on.

Lily's Painting

At school, Lily had to reproduce a cubism picture.... here's her painting. I am SO SO proud of her! Lily says most children at school use felt pens and pencils so i'm glad I can offer her the opportunity to use acrylics and watercolours for her work.

just pinched this off the bbc website to show what the original looks like!

Wednesday 28 November 2007

Pay it Forward

well, i'm hoping to be a lucky one on tina s blog! for the pay if forward art :-)

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF (Pay it forward) exchange.

I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise!

The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

I love this idea!

Friday 23 November 2007

WS ~ Diamonds

I love the colour combo of turquoise and purple which I've used here, however, you can barely see the diamonds are stamped in purple stazon as it's such a dark colour.

4x4 Friday ~ Trees

Thankfully, I'm managing to post this before the new challenge today!

Mixed Media Monday ~ Buttons

This is my first entry for MMM ~ please take a look at the wonderful creations on this challenge blog.

Wednesday 21 November 2007

Friends Gothic Arch

for Louises birthday.

Gothic Arch Challenge ~ Friends

I totally adore this photo and wanted to use it in my friends sample :-)

Tuesday 20 November 2007

Saturday Stampers ~ Tone on Tone

I've chosen to do blue for this challenge as it's not a colour I really use too often. I used a large versacolour ink pad which has a range of different shades of blue on it for the background... used colourbox catseye cerulean blue and midnight blue for the stamping.
I've made two things very similar as I wasn't sure if the 4x4 is a bit too 'busy' so I made a atc which isnt as 'busy' but looks very similar! lol (waffle waffle!) The main stamp is from the 'Christmas Past' plate from Time To Stamp.
Thanx for looking :-)

TMTA ~ houses

This is my submission for this weeks tmta challenge on houses... its also my 'H' alpha swap with Donna.

Wednesday 14 November 2007

Alice 4x4

Not sure what I am going to do with this ~ I adore Alice in wonderland. I think I may turn it into a hanging 4x4.

Gypsy ATC swap

Oriental Zetti Swap

FFTT ~ old macdonalds farm

This is my first challenge for this site... i never seem to be quick enough....
this is my contribution ~ i've used artistic licence and said old macdonald had 4 dogs on his farm!

This is my favourite out of everything i made yesterday :-)

TMTA ~ Hollywood

Classic black and white and classic Grace Kelly

GOthic Arch

This weeks challenge is ''text'' chosen by Gillian. I've tried my hand at green this week as it's not a colour I use very often and yet its my favourite colour.

Saturday Stamper ~ Tags

This weeks challenge is to incorporate a tag ~ i decided to use a tag as i'm doing an oriental tag swap so .... here's mine

Skinny Saturday ~ Pets

Just adore this pic of Angela's from GeminiAngelArt ~ its on her blog as a freebie so had to use this...

4x4 friday ~ Faces

I was busy busy busy yesterday so here's a selection of what i made.... starting with my faces 4x4

Thursday 8 November 2007

In the Pink Gothic Arch

This is for a swap on Z's forum.... i've done two ~ here is one of them ~ the other is not quite finished.

TMTA ~ Birds

Here's my little entry... it has two birds on it ~ honest! lol

Saturday Stamper ~ Collage

Here's mine ~

Skinny Saturday ~ Halloween

A bit late blogging this but still wanted to as I had made it last week for the challenge but didnt have a chance to blog it.

Thursday 1 November 2007

4x4 swap with Mel

Mel sent me a wonderful 4x4 hangy thingy! for a 4x4 swap. This is what im sending in return... hope you like it Mel.

I used acrylic dabbers, chalk inks, perfect pearls, hero arts stamp, german scrap wings and image from a sheet of wrapping paper.

Wednesday 31 October 2007

Meet Hannah.......

Last night Lily and I sat stitching this little Hannah doll together.... I did the arms and legs and Lily did the rest.... Lily had already made me a large version of Hannah for my birthday and wanted a mini one to go on her school bag.... so here she is....!

I'd forgotten how much i actually enjoy sewing and embroidery! must get my sewing stuff out and branch out!

Happy Halloween Girls

Well, my lovely ladies have been turned into wicked witches tonight! Lily looks more like frankensteins wife though! lol They are out at the moment 'trick or treating' hope they get lots of 'candy'!

Louise (Amber's friend) and Amber

Amber and Lily

Tuesday 30 October 2007

Saturday Stamper ~ Hallowe'en

well... seems like an age since i last blogged anything! unfortunately its not because i've been secretly making loads of stuff to blog at once! My mum recently got out of hospital so i've been taking care of her and now i have a horrible chest infection. BUT i have made a pact with my friend, Anne that we will both try to do as many challenges as we can do this week. So here's my first challenge... the saturday stamper.

Sunday 14 October 2007

Gothic Arch SWap

with my friend Donna....

I was looking on Angela Hoffman's blog and got some free images so asked Donna to do a swap with me... this is my one. Thanx Angela!

Gothic Arch ~ Party!

I bought this 'fairy cake' wrapping paper last week and the question on everyones tongue was 'what are you going to use that for?' well.... i knew it would come in handy! I really like this and it's my birthday on Friday and I'm 40 :-(

Thursday 11 October 2007

Moo Cards

Finally! didnt manage to get them done in time for the wednesday stamper but here's some I made using stamps from TSS

Gothic Arch Challenge ~ Flowers

Here's mine ~ used a stamp from Time to stamp called oasis.

Friday 5 October 2007

Skinny Saturday ~ Wings

There is a new challenge site run by Sarah called Skinny Saturday.

3x5" + acetate wings from crafty individuals.

I made this for my friend, Donna

Hanging 4x4

Have just made this.... I really like it ~ although didnt have beads to match up properly! I dont do a lot of art in blue (dont know why!) and im trying to expand on the 'usual' things i do :-) Thanx for looking :-)

Gothic Arch Challenge

is.... vacations/places this week.... I chose to do a beachy scene as this is my ideal holiday where i grow wings and fly free.

Halloween Gothic Arch

These are for a swap I am organising on Zuzu's forum. I just love the shape of an arch so had to make two instead of one! Images are from GeminiAngelArt

Wednesday Stamper ~ Autumn Colours

This is my first wednesday stamper

I made a Halloween themed tag for a swap with my friend Anne..... Here is it


I used images from GeminiAngelArt

Thursday 4 October 2007

The Name Game

I have been tagged by Sija to play ~

The NAME GAME. The name of the game is to:List one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My middle name is SUE

S ~ Swaps ~ i love to do swaps with people, making art and receiving it. Love to see other peoples work.

U ~ unmounted rubber stamps! I have quite a few for saying I only took up stamping 18months ago. I never have the one stamp that I really want though! lol im always on the look out for new stamps.

E ~ everyone who visits my blog and every artist i've made friends with through my artwork. Thank you :-)

So now I have to tag 3 people.....


Monday 1 October 2007

4x4 Friday ~ Black & White

Challenge on 4x4 friday is black and white.
This is not my favourite colour combinations I must admit.... when I do art in black and white it feels very unfinished to me.... perhaps because I stamp alot. But it IS a challenge.... so here's my effort for this week!

Tuesday 25 September 2007

Saturday Stamper ~ Trees

Here's my entry for this weeks theme of trees ~ it's a 4x4 :-D