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Archive for February, 2011

My Nieces’ Artwork

Half Term this week and we have been looking after two of our nieces, Chloe & Megan. We went to the cinema yesterday to see Yogi Bear(Very good) and this morning we were playing with the Cricut and this afternoon we have been making cards.

Here is an example of what they can do. Chloe is 10 and Megan is 7.

Chloe's Card

Megan's Card


Chocolate Baroque…….

is the new company from Glenda Waterworth. We are waiting for it to go live but please check out the design team blog for inspiration  and a free digital paper download.

Chocolate Baroque Design Team

also check out Glenda’s Blog for details of the new company as and when it happens.

Arttful blogging from Glenda Waterworth

GG February ATC Swap- Romance


This is an ATC made for the Graphicus Guild February ATC swap with the theme of Romance. I used the same colours and stamps as for the Tag Swap. I made the ATC and a Wrapper for it from the same card as the Tag. The front cover of the wrapper shows more detail on the pattern of the background paper printed from the Artylicious CD. The same sentiment was printed onto vellum (same as the Flower on the Tag) and attached across the bottom of the inside of the wrapper.

Inside ATC Wrapper

Front Cover of ATC Wrapper

GG February Tag Swap – Romance

This is the Tag I made for the Graphicus Guild February Tag Swap with the theme of Romance. I used two pieces of Off White Tapestry embossed card , each overprinted with a different Green Background Paper from an Artylicious CD Rom- Decadent Brocade. I stamped and embossed the Eifffel Tower ( Stampin’ Up!) in silver on the darker piece  then stamped an Elusive Images stamp (a freebie with Craft Stamper) with Versamark and highlighted parts with glitter. The flower is made from Vellum overprinted with another (neutral )paper from the Artylicious CD and die cut with a Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.The diamante Brad in the centre is from Stampin’ Up!  The Amour stamp is also from SU. A piece of white lace and some beadazzles and Black diamante stones complete the tag. The Sentiment was computer printed onto the dark green card.

Tag made for GG FEbruary Tag Swap

Craft Stamper Inspired Masterboards

I have been inspired by the latest issue of Craft Stamper – there are several projects I would like to have a go at but started with the Masterboards. I thought I had some Gesso but didn’t so I used what I had.

The Blue one is Watercolour Paper with Blue and White Acrylic paint, then overstamped with Chalk inks, Distress Inks and Gold Inks. The original has purple glitter in the middle of the dark purple flowers but that doesn’t show on the scan.

The Pink one is Acrylic paper with Rose and White Acrylic paints then overstamped with various images in various inks. The Wire Wrapped Heart Image is the latest one from the Clarity Monthly Club. The sentiment is from a Stampin’  Up!  set.

The yellowy one is just DI on white card , overstamped with various images including Glenda’s free stamp from a Craft Stamper , the Clarity Wire Wrapped Heart and more Stampin’ Up! images and sentiments.I

I will be getting some Gesso and the Bead Gel – we used it at the first Paradise Retreat – and having another go.


Blue Masterboard

Yellowy Masterboard

Pink Masterboard


Get Well Card

Get Well Card February 2011

This is a Get Well Card for my neighbour who had a fall while walking her dog. She lay in a puddle in the pouring rain until her husband went to look for her. Her dog Tim had gone home to get him. Anyway she ended up with a broken leg , just above her new knee and a twisted ankle and a broken wrist on the other side. Despite everything she is quite chirpy but will be in hospital another 4 weeks or so.

Painting For Pleasure

I have recently joined a local Art Group called Painting for Pleasure. It is a group of mixed ability artists who meet once a week for 3 hours. We have a tutor who helps and guides us but we are allowed to ‘do our own thing’.

I have done 3 pictures so far and even though they are not fine art I like them.