Wednesday, 29 February 2012

How excited am I? Sheena's new stamps!!

Morning all!

Sneaky peek 1 of Sheena's new collage stamps launching on Friday... I had though of just posting a bit of a pic each day but then thought that would be TOO mean :-)

However, what a treat! One stamp is especially helpful for cards for men. I thought today I'd share one made with one of the new stamps on acetate with luminarte. The backing paper, which was crumpled further was also from Sheena's new CD - printed and H2O's then liberally applied. I hope you like!

Roll on Friday :-)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Encaustic adventures!

Well, I finally succumbed after MONTHS  and got me an encaustic art starter kit and so as a change I thought I would blog my first tentative steps...The advantage ( or disadvantage maybe) is the pics are very quick to create and so I will post the edited highlights of my first dozen or so images :-)

Initially whatever happened happened, so  this emerged on attempt 3. I this the bottom right appears to have a person but maybe that's my fevered imagination! Next emerged this about attempt 6 - I like the colours here.

Then a jump to most recent attempts and a couple of landscapes as I begin to be able to structure the outcome...well a little bit!!!

and finally :-)
Please let me know what you like - Love n hugs! xxxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

An award...what a wonderful surprise!

Well - they say small is beautiful so how lovely to receive my first blog award from the lovely Sue (who's blog is fab and definitely worth a look too) for my little blog! Thank you so much for thinking of me x

The idea of the Liebster Blog Award is to spread the love from one small blog (under 200 followers) to other small blogs. This helps to spread knowledge and readership.

To accept the award, you must:
1) Link back to the person who gave it and thank them for thinking of you.
2) Post the award to your blog.
3) Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you appreciate and value.
4) Leave a comment on the blogs of the five people you have chosen to let them know.
"Liebster" in German means "dearest", so to carry on the Liebster tradition, I am going to pass the award on to 5 people who's blogs have been an inspiration to me and my crafting. 

I have spent quite some time making the decision about which wonderful blogs to choose and finally decided that I would love to pass the Liebster Blog award on to (in no particular order)

All of these ladies are amazing crafters and have inspirational blogs.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Its Spring!!! (well, its nearly spring...)

I've been playing again and this time I dug out my tulip and pansy stamps by Sheena Douglass and added my own version of a daffodil.. I think the result of this 10 x 12" canvas is quite cheery and reminds me that Spring is just around the corner.

Springtime 10" x 12" canvas board.
Please feel free to comment, I really do enjoy reading them

Thanks for dropping by


Monday, 13 February 2012

A little romance

I wanted something different for  a Valentine card and so came up with this Valentine zentangle. I had forgotten just how absorbing this type of doodling can be... time just evaporates. However its amazing the fun that you can have with  a piece of plain centura card ( the wrong side) and a black pen!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Lilac and roses

I've been playing again with Sheena's new stamps this time a card for a special person rather than a sample. Roses and lilac do make a lovely combination.

The card was designed so that the picture can be cut off and kept separately 

Hope you like it xxx

Thursday, 9 February 2012

and finally fuchsias!

Well tomorrow is lift off of Sheena's new fusion stamps and other delectable goodies so I thought I'd end with a fuchsia finale ( if nothing else I now know how to spell fuchsia!!!)

2 cards that I hope you'll like..

Painted then decoupaged on to distressed centura pearl with a bit of embossed resist on the background

Painted on to black silk art card and finished with spray and shine
Enjoy the launch show tomorrow 12 p.m. on Create and Craft... unfortunately I have a prior appointment at a driver awareness course ( that'll teach me to go too quickly won't it!) but hope to catch up later

stay safe 

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

As I am playing catch up I have awarded myself another sneak peek...

and this time lilac and roses!

I love this combination and really don't think that much else is needed in terms of embellishments. ( Well that was my excuse anyway!) As they are similar subjects I thought I'd post both. I really do think these new Sheena stamps are going to be a great hit! :-)

8 x8 card painted onto black silk art and varnished with spray and shine
Another 8 x 8 card this time on a grey pearl card

Have a cosy evening xx

Normal service has been resumed ...

Where did January go???

I finally get to post a couple of sneaky peeks before Sheena's BIG launch of the new stamps and other delectable goodies on Friday! Roses and fuchsias and lilacs and bloomin lovely they are too.

Lilac wall hanging

and then the close ups!
I thought I'd start with the lilacs which are just gorgeous and I'm sure other crafty fusioneer fanatics are going to adore as much as me... roll on Friday! :-)

Keep warm and tread safely... its cold and icy out there!