Wednesday, 21 December 2011

At Last A Card!

I can't remember when I last made a card. I don't seem to have had any inspiration to make them for some reason.
It's my parents Wedding Anniversary tomorrow, so I thought I'd make a card for them. The image is from Graphic 45, and the sentiment stamp is from Cavallini. I wanted to keep it relatively simple, so added cream flower trim and for a dash of colour added some blue pearls.
I'm entering this in the Take a Word Challenge 'Sepia'

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Heart Ornament

Having a break from banners! I made this Christmas hanging from scraps I had. The oh so cute image is printed onto fabric and lace and fibres added, I think I'll make more of these, it looks great on my tree, I'm linking this to my MAMA friend Terri's lovely blog for 'Deck the Halls Sunday'

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Banner

Made another banner today, I think I have an obsession with them at the moment! It sets my fireplace off just nicely, and I love aqua and white/cream together. I'm entering this into the Our Creative Corner Challenge ' which has the theme 'Ruffled'

It also fits in with the challengeover at Papertake Weekly Challenge, for favourite Christmas colours. This year mine is aqua cream and white!

Decorated Candles

Thought I'd try something new today. I've had some candles lurking since last year when I had planned to decorate them. Well, finally did today when I saw the challenge over at Gingersnap Creations was for 'wax'.
The first one was stamped in a light blue on tissue paper, so not easy to see in the photo.
The second is in brown, the stamp is from Crafty Secrets, which I added 'dew drops' to for a little bling

Monday, 12 December 2011

More Christmas Ornaments

This is another ornament, made in place of cards this year, the image is from Gecko Gals.

I've entered this for the Take a Word challenge.Which is 'joy' obviously!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Banner

I made another Banner for my dining room, which will be aqua and cream for Christmas I've enjoyed making the banners, I want one to put on the fireplace too, hopefully I'll get one made this week!

Tree Ornaments

This is my entry for The Paper Players challenge this week.

Working with the colours Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Gold. I've been making these tree ornaments to give out rather than cards this year.

I used a victorian image of a girl holding a Christmas tree, and used red and green Flower soft for the foliage, then added some rhinestones for sparkle.

The 'ornaments' across the left side are Paper Artsy stamps on shrink plastic, then strung on red thread. I punched leaves from green paper and added pearls to them.

Then framed the heart with cream and gold trimming, and added a red tassel and red ribbon for hanging

I'm quite pleased how it turned out..maybe another keeper!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

GC129: Chestnut Theme Challenge - Starry Night

This is for the challenge on Gingersnap Creations 'Starry Night'. I've made a few of these hanging ornaments to give in place of Christmas cards this year.............hopefully they'll be kept instead of being thrown out as cards are!

Monday, 5 December 2011

The Paper Players Challenge

This is a Christmas tree ornament I made for a friend. I used Wizard of Oz stamps as her dog looks just like Toto
Thought I'd enter in a challenge too, as their theme is:

Create something Christmas (or holiday) with non-holiday stamps or colors!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Christmas Fairy

This is a soft sculpt Christmas ornament in red and cream. Her faetures are painted in acrylics, and her eyes and lips are glazed and glittered, she's about 7 inches tallI thought I'd enter her into The One Stop Craft Challenge which is Christmas Fairies!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Christmas Decoration

Just finished making a Christmas Banner. I'm way behind with all things Christmas...again.

I haven't even made any cards yet! The stamps were from Paper Artsy for the background. Finished off with seam binding ribbon bows

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Christmas Ornies

Been busy making some Christmas ornaments over the last few days. These are for a swap over at MAMA, for Melanie my swap partner. They're all from my own patterns as I couldn't find anything the right size or shape I wanted

Saturday, 29 October 2011

GC Colour Challenge Blacks and Grays

Well, this wasn't made for a challenge....till I saw the new one on Gingersnap Creations, which is Black and Grays!

Made this to go with my Marie Antoinette costume for a fancy dress party tonight. I've spent most of the week making flowers etc for the costume and making my wig! Anyway, this is the fan I made today

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Halloween Tag Card

Thought I'd enter this tag card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is Spooooky Hues
The witch image is my own. Hand drawn and made into a Digi Stamp. Coloured with watercolour paints. The background image is from Bella Creations.
I enjoy drawing and painting, so I'll be doing more images to make into digi stamps.
Hope you like her!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. Cute with a Dark Twist

Here's a tag I made for the Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. The theme is Cute - With a Dark Twist. The cute stamp is from Mo's Digital Pencil. The Pumkins are Stampotique.
Her hat is hand drawn, coloured with watercolour paints

I'm entering this on
as I've used an image of hers!This is inspired by the song 'Put a Spell on You'
There are some great images, think I'll be using more for Christmas

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

SDC40: It's Tag Time!

Here's a tag for the challenge for Stampotique. The background and butterflies are from Elusive Images

Monday, 10 October 2011

Think Monday - Think ATC Hexan/Witches

This is my entry for the challenge Think Monday Think ATC Hexan/Witches
The background is from Graphics Fairy and the image is from Bella Creations

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Mermaid Sketch

Thought I'd get the paints out today, for a change, so here's my Marie Mermaid

Monday, 3 October 2011

Altered Alice: The Mad Hatter with Twinkles

Here's my entry for the challenge over at Altered Alice. The Mad Hatter with Twinkles.

I've only just bought some Alice stamps, don't know why it's taken so long, I've always loved the story, and remember watching it as a child, then with my own children.

My daughter bought a lot of Disney DVD's last Christmas (she's 27!) because she loved watching them with me, and one of them was Alice In Wonderland. So I thought I'd make her some Alice themed note books for Christmas, for her endless list making!

I didn't want the MH to have too much colour so I painted him in sepia tones, then gave him an orange hat, which has orange glitter for his 'twinkles'. I made the flower and butterflies to match the background paper, and added a playing card charm

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Tag Tuesday School Related

This is my tag for the challenge on Tag Tuesday. School Related, I must admit I hated school! I've never liked to conform! I have a school related stamp set.......somewhere! Couldn't find it so used some images and sepia toned them for a more vintage look.

I tore the report card in two, which I always wanted to do with mine!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Fashionable Stamping Challenge- Vintage

This is for the challenge on Fashionable Stamping Challenges, Which is ' Vintage'

This is the front of a note book I'm making for my daughter, who LOVES lists!

The paper is Pixie Glen from Prima.

I made the paper rose in browns and blue tones, and inked the edges of the stamped image then tinted the image with blue and brown to give it a vintage look.

The clock stamp is from Kanban, which I glazed with Glossy Accents, and added a little glitter.

I've had this stamp (the girl) for along time, I think it's from Lost Coast Design.

The adage tag is Tim Holtz

GC12 Color Challenge. Turquoise, blue and purple

This is for the challenge on Gingersnap Creations. The stamp is from Crafty Secrets
The challenge is to use turquoise, blue and purple, colours which I don't use a lot of. Though I still had a turquoise flower I'd made for another project!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Gothic Arch Page


I'm not usually one for dark and gothic, but it was fun to do something different. The image is a mix of photos, made into Marie-esque.The skulls are glazed with glossy accents

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Wedding album

This is a wedding album I've been makingIt's 6x6 and has 7 pages, with lots of tags for photos

The papers are from Graphic 45 Le Romantique. I made the roses and coloured them to match the papers

Tags of Cheer

These are tags I made to send to three members of the MAMA group, who need a cheer in the post! The paper is from Graphic 45 and the images are from Etsy. The bobbins are Tim Holtz sewing room die

Monday, 25 July 2011

Mini Mannequins

Thought I'd have aplay with fabric, and made these mannequins. They're 4 inches high. The mannequins are made from polymer clay and the corsets from fabric and trims

Friday, 8 July 2011


Thought I'd try my hand at some miniature food, I've seen some fabulous work on blogs. I've made 6inch fairies and sculpts before, but nothing quite as small as these.

I think I'm hooked! What fun they are!

Monday, 6 June 2011

I'm Published!!

This mag is a must for Marie fans, even non-fans as it will be fabulous eye candy! AND....Some of my work is included, I'm so chuffed.

Friday, 28 January 2011


Something different, again. I was asked to make something special for someone to give as a present. I thought this Bunny was perfect, hope she likes it.

Pet Portrait

Well, here he is finished He took quite a while, black dogs usually take longer as it's more difficult to get shading, but I'm pleased with it, more importantly the lady who ordered it is!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Pet Portrait

Well, this is the pet portrait I've just started on. He's a Black Labrador. Black (or white) animals are a bit of a challenge as it's harder to get detail. I'm using a few shades of blue in this too, to get some shading, I'll post when he's finished with the reference photo too

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Oh Alice, chapter 46 challenge

Wow, it's been sooo long since I joined in a challenge....must try harder!
I've been experimenting with paper cutting this week and it fits in so well with the challenge I spotted for Oh Alice to create a project in mostly Red or White