Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Anyone like a banana?

Frog that is :).

I've been sooooooooooooo busy I forgot to upload my Project of the Day for Banana Frog - it's on their blog just not on mine. So here it is. If you want any more info you'll have to hop on over to the BF blog!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

What are you doing Saturday?

There are a few places left on my workshop at Bubbly Funk :). We'll be making a vintage sewing inspired 3D piece using a wooden Artemio house. There will be lots of techniques to learn on the day and loads of materials and stamps for you to play with, including my new ones!
Full details for booking etc are here.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Latte Love

My first LO with my new monthly kit from Gotta Craft, celebrating my love of the Gingerbread Latte! In the winter I crave visits to Starbucks for my fix. Gingerbread Latte's may be the most utterly scrumptious thing known to man.

I was not sure at all about this kit as it's very bright AND very pink, neither of which is very me. However, one of the purposes of getting a kit was to try to get outside my comfort zone colour wise. I do gravitate towards blue and brown almost all the time!

So this is the result of my first encounter with the kit and I have to say I am pleased with it. I used the reverse side of some of the papers as they were more muted (the polka dots) to balance the busy shaped paper. The kit is Lime Twist from MME in case you were wondering.

After making this I have decided I may be rather partial to baker's twine...

Saturday, 18 June 2011

More new stamps!

Check out these babies, my fave yet :). Was something of a labour of love getting these ready but I think it has been worth it. My set arrived today, am presently stroking them.

Available from Stamp Galaxy ;)

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Another birdie

OK who stole the weekend?

Another little birdy today. I actually made this ages ago (October last year in fact, for the Artisan show) but only recently rediscovered it in a box and hung it in my craft room :).

The stamps are PaperArtsy, the background is inked, stamped over with a map image in Distress Ink and then misted to bleed it into what looks like a fine crackle. The overstamped postmarks and splatters are PaperArtsy too. The whole thing is painted with Rock Candy for a subtle crackle (which further bleeds the Distress Ink too).

The flowers are cheap white Prima's - I always buy the white ones and just colour them to suit with sprays.

Looking like my next stamp set will be out in the next week or so - literally waiting for sign off and we are hopefully good to go. This one is my fave yet, it's lush if I do say so myself :).

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Another journal page and a very special card

Another journal page, made as per the plan from leftover scraps. These are the rejects from a recent Craft Stamper project (decided against the colour scheme) so I've just stuck them in the book. It's not turning out to be a journal really, just a collection of randomness! I never was one for introspection so I doubt you'll ever see writing on these pages. This page is MUCH more 'me' in style.

If you read my interview in the mag, that swirl is the Crafty Individuals stamp that is my 'most inked'.

Also sharing this gorgeous, gorgeous card I got from my friend Sue for my birthday. Sue went out and got my stamps (Nanny's Day Off set) especially to make me this card - how sweet is that? I love how she has used the stamps collage-style to create the background. I love it Sue - thank you so much sweetie. x

Thursday, 2 June 2011

With apologies to Kate and Dyan...

OK I am going to reveal my first two art journal pages. Progress is somewhat slow, but I am trying to fit bits in here and there, and I think the answer may be to use up leftover bits from projects for these pages (an example will be forthcoming!).

These two pages I started at Dyan's fantastic altered book journal class. I am fairly pleased with them as a first attempt, although neither really feel like 'my' work - I guess I need to get a handle on what art journaling should look like Katy style! The second page is quite inspired by Kate Crane (although it probably isn't at all obvious given how poo it is compared the the journal queen herself!) - hence my apologies!

The bird in a hat is especially for my dear, dear friend Sue ;).

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