Sunday, August 31, 2008

MMM - Nature

This weeks theme over at MMM is nature.

below are the front and back of some pages done in a fabric book swap that I'm in.

Front page

Back Page

Thanks for looking :-)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

WS - Circles

This weeks theme at WS is circles. So here is my contribution -

Anybody that knows me, knows that I used to be quite an 'arty' type person, especially when it came to my card making. I've since decided to put my energies into painting instead, so when making cards nowadays, i'm looking for quick/easy and effective looking cards. Above is an example (I think) of this. So sorry to my arty friends who visit this blog and a lot of what they see lately is not what i used to do....

Monday, August 25, 2008

Shameless plugging

Used my Stampin!Up new punch today while making a fathers day card for my FIL. I LOVE IT!!!!! Ok so shameless plugging, but it's the punch that makes the wholes that look like you ripped teh page out of a ring bound book (wholes on maroon bit of card. Isn't it awesome. The punch is so easy to use too. I thought it would be complicated as it came with an instruction booklet, but it's so not. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

MMM - Numbers & Recycle/Repurpose

Recently I did an online painting course with Karyn Gartel. So along a similar line to what we did in that class, here is my row of houses titled "My Street".

This also fits the theme for MMM which is numbers *****edit***** seeing as I only just scraped into the MMM Numbers theme, I'm going to use this one also for teh recycle and repurpose theme. The background has loads of scrapbooking papers in it that i dont like the pattern of any more, so covered with paint. Also the frame is one I bought from ebay and is 16" x 20" and was actually a brown stain. So I painted it with black Gesso and along the sides have painted stripes of white gesso. thanks for looking.

A Stamp Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check it out here

Friday, August 15, 2008

Latest Painting

I've just finished my latest painting. Size is 8" x 10" and titled "she took flight from the eyes of the world".

I'm not all that happy with my shading still... I dont know if I ever will beor with my noses either :-)

On a lighter note, i've noticed that when i paint a set of eyebrows onto my girls, they are always crooked. But my own eyebrows are like that, so I guess I put a little bit of a self potrait into each painting.

I think I'm going to move on from faces for a little while and paint something else... but who knows, I'll let the paint and brushes decide for me.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

WS - Keyholes

This weeks theme over at WS is Keyholes.

I've made a bday card for a friend using aluminium alfoil glued onto Tim Holtz's grungeboard, then covered with a wash of golden paints. Stamp is Paperartsy.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Back Page for Tina

Finished this off this arvo :-)

First Page for Tina Shoaga

I've only managed to do one page so far for Tina's fabric book.

So here it is -

Hope to get the back page and her pocket decorated today/tonight. Her book is looking so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Stampin' Up! and me :-)

I have now joined the wonderful world of Stampin' Up! as I was no longer able to resist temptation :-) I mentioned to a friend the other day, that I wish these products were around when I first started stamping, as there's really no need to shop anywhere else. They have everything!! I was blown away the first time I flicked through a catalogue at how much stuff they cover. From Versamark ink pads, to stamps (including a variety of quite arty stuff) to rubons.......

So on that note, if you're interested in having a peek at any of the SU products, here is the latest Idea Book and Catalogue for 08 - 09 which is full of loads of scrumptious stuff -

and the new Spring Mini Catalogue -

Buttttttttttttttt dont worry I'm not going to do the hard sell, as I think these products speak for themselves. However saying that, if you are interested in a catty or any products, please contact me on or check out the SU website .