Tuesday 15 December 2009

December 15th

The Cyril Critchlow collection was opened today
by Ken Dodd at
Blackpool Central Library.

I was fortunate to have an invite. First we had lunch and were entertained by members of the Magic Circle. We had a preview of the collection of Ephemera left behind by Cyril. Ken Dodd gave a tribute and we had a good laugh at all of his jokes.
He has to be the UK's funniest comedian.

Monday 7 December 2009

French Riviera December 2009

Sea Front View - Nice.

The gardens opposite the Casino in Monte Carlo.

Me and Jo. Monte Carlo.

Crafted with limited supplies. Whisky helps too.

Made some backgrounds by using watercolour crayons scribbled on paper and dragged out with a waterbrush. Spritzed with home made shimmer mist. Stamped over this and cut into strips then did some paper piecing for the backgrounds.

Card front.

Messy-ish table

Artisan Market Cannes

Me and George Clooney in Cannes

Thursday 26 November 2009

I owe Adrienne another swap where she chose a Medieval theme. I struggled with this as I didn't have any suitable images. I made and started different things that I wasn't happy with.
So she gets a chain maille bracelet which took me a couple of days.

Altered Key cupboard

I altered a boat shaped key cabinet for Adrienne in our swap group. She had chosen an Under The Ocean theme.
I re-painted the whole thing by sponging white then blue paint.
I crackled the small panel at the front and decoupaged a mermaid onto it.
I stuck down shells and sea glass, then stamped the images, some directly and some on fantasy film.
I added 2 new hooks inside to finish.

Friday 13 November 2009

More Grungeboard

A few more pieces. I enjoy playing with Grungeboard.

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Visit to my friend Leo and the cards I made

Stamp by Stampattack Art Stamps

The Messy Table - my end

Tri Fold Book Cover

Page One

Page Two


Faux Marbling

Spray Starch and Pearlex Background

Stamped and Inked Silk Flower on
Spray Starch/Pearlex Background

Sanded whitewash background.
Bird house stamp Stampattack Art Stamps

Punched Circles
Real Leaves from Stampattack Art Stamps

Sunday 18 October 2009

Catching Up Stempel Mekka

Leaving Dover

The gang in ViaPiano Restaurant, Hagen.
An awesome restaurant where food is cooked in front of you with fresh ingredients

Jo and Me at our demo table

Catherine (Stamp Francisco)

Mary Kay (Stamp Camp) Myself and Zana (Stamp Zia)

Me and Christine in Dusseldorf

Friday 4 September 2009

Grungeboard Jewellery

Found some time yesterday to make some fun Grungeboard pieces.

Tuesday 7 July 2009

Finished swaps

Wendy's Altered Beermat

Jessie's Girl of The Month Queenly Art Piece

Monday 8 June 2009

Meander Page Swap

For Trish





This is for Annie who receives my first attempt at needle felting.