Friday, 21 August 2015

This... hasn't seen the light of day for an age... I started off with great enthusiasm but as you know my mojo just took is making a  comeback but it's slow going. This is another new stamp from Crafty Individuals..great if you like to use portraits in your art journals and like me you cant draw them!

I used the large flower stamp too and embossed it with white.

added a little colour with Copics

and of course gave her a crown and a tattoo.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

More... stamps from Crafty Individuals.. an all over flower pattern

ideal for colouring whatever the medium you use.

I used Copics

Instructions for making the frame can be found here
the only difference is I cut an aperture in the stamped card and glued it to the front of the frame.

I used the leftovers to make a card.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Not Much...

..Gluing and sticking going on but there's been a bit of sewing...
Being a little on the large size and a certain age stylish summer cotton tops are hard to come out came the sewing machine

The Alder shirt dress has everything I wanted.. fitted around the bust but lots of room around the middle for a cool comfortable fit.

I shortened it to fingertip length to wear over cropped jeans.

I just love the yellow elephant fabric.... from Regency Rags, it's a lovely soft cotton lawn.

The pattern needed the usual adjustments.. a FBA...a dart out of the neckline and an added smidge on the side seams... It worked out so well I made another, you can see the fabric in the first picture. 
It seems the mojo just might be making a comeback... fingers crossed.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

It's Over....

... four weeks since I've blogged.. sometimes life just does get in the way and we have stuff to deal with.. well I'm still dealing so creating stuff has taken a back seat. Usually immersing yourself in something you love  really helps.. it just isn't working for me this time, the mojo has taken a long hike. I just hope it wants to come back sometime soon.
So I ventured into the craft room today and opened a pack of new stamps from Crafty Individuals and made a card and a door hanger..


It's a small start.

but a start none the less....

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


.. That was a challenge.. keeping the ink from getting everywhere..

One quick fix for an ink spot.. stick a gem on it!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

June 1st...

.. Monday, was the monthly meeting of EfemeraInk.. we made shrines. This is the sample I made..

This is the one I made on the day.. it just needs a tattooed doll.

I'll post a picture when it's finished.. and I'll give instructions if you would like to make one too.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Slowly, Slowly...

... Getting back in the crafting mode but its hard work... three steps forward and two back so I'm keeping things simple.A box covered in new papers from Crafty Individuals and their new butterfly stamp... easy crafting!

Little metal feet add a touch of luxury.

You can find everything  here