Sunday 29 November 2009

Festive SP!

Cheryl Johnson is running a new Free Festive Photography course, and I was really lucky to get a spot on it ;-)

Our first task before class commences is to take a Festive Self Portrait, so as its Saturday night, I got made-up and did my hair, and stayed in!!!!

Saturday 28 November 2009


Here's the birthday card I made for the lovely Karin on her special day.

Saturday 21 November 2009


We need to believe. Sometimes when things are bad and we feel down, we need to remember that they will get better. Even though I was working on this as the Autumn seemed to turn to winter, its definitely a spring piece. I kept thinking how even though things die and fade away they will always bloom again.

Saturday 7 November 2009

Altered Canvas - Pink

I've been wanting to try out Goldens Digital Grounds for ages. So finally got around to it a few weeks ago, after breaking my printer and fixing it again, I finally got some good image transfers working and have made some altered canvases using the images and different textured bases.

This is the first one, which is sweet and simple - unfortunately the colours don't really come out so good here.

Artsy Crafty Weekend

I was given the most amazing gift of attending the Artsy Crafty weekend by my dear friend Kaz. Sadly due to personal circumstances she wasn't able to join us, which did put a bit of a damper on the weekend for me, but I realised that I had to honour the kindness shown to me and really make the most of the weekend.

It really was a great weekend, so much thought and attention went into it by the organisers LB Crafts and Paper Artsy stamps. The venue in Newport Pagnell was perfect for the event, providing wonderful food and a cosy atmosphere.

The ladies responsible created some wonderful projects for us including a stunning clock, a fun box, and a fab embellishment. And we got right down and dirty making them all. Of course the shopping opportunity was pretty great too!

I've never really worked with metal before so learning some of the techniques was a wonderful opportunity and very inspiring, but I particularly liked playing with the textured paint techniques as this is a current passion of mine.

Thanks again to Kaz for being such a kind and special friend, to the organisers for their hard work, and sharing their knowledge, and to all the lovely ladies who made the weekend such fun.