Monday, 23 February 2009


Wow, Think Monday,Think ATC has an amazing challenge this week, the letter 'E' - that conjours up sooo many things that I couldn't decide, and in the end decided to do two ATC's (not that I like making ATC's you understand :-) ) ....anyway, my trusted rubber stamps in hand, I used some Laura Ashley ones and Versafine Black for Elegance, and I used a Paper Inspirations stamp and Versafine Sepia for Engagement, adding bits of bling, and glitz and a bow as I thought necessary.

Friday, 20 February 2009

One Powerful Hour/TGIF - Queen of Hearts

My Queen of Hearts is an ATC made with a Magenta stamp. One Powerful Hour is the place to go to check out all the other altered playing cards..
This is also for Thank God it's Friday, where the challenge is Hands.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

ATC Wednesday - Hair

Here's a fun theme, at ATC Wednesday thios week, Hair. I have used a gorgeous rubber stamp of a very blousy lady with a total Hair Attitude - love her, and I have glammed her up a bit with faux jewels in her hair and lovely shiny earrings..she looks as if she can't make up her mind whether it's her hair or a birthday cake on her head :-)

WS - Shiny

Wednesday Stamper has, for me anyway, a difficult challenge this week, Shiny. I have loads of shiny stuff, but getting it to scan properly is nigh on impossible. I made two ATC's for this theme, one with Gesso, silver paint, tissue, black card and silver embossing powder ..called Heavy Metal, and the other one, so pretty, but it hardly shows. I used shiny silver card, put it through my cuttlebug in an embossing folder, and attached with foam pads to raise them up, a couple of gorgeous faux jewel hearts in a lovely pink colour, on a small background of shiny card. I am so disappointed with the scans for both of them, because they really are glitzy ....sorry - not my best..

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Arty Girlz Challenge - Wire

Arty Girlz this week have the theme of Wire for their challenge. I have made an ATC - hey I hear you say, an ATC for a change - well, yes, this one is made with two stamps for the background flowers and flourishes, Papermania Elements Wire Flowers, and faux rubies...very simple....

Monday, 16 February 2009

TMTA - Rooftops

TMTA this week has a theme of Rooftops, my ATC is called Eveningtime over Italian Rooftops, because I used a Judikins Italian Holiday cube, also used a tiny watch by Imagina and a sun/moon behind the clouds stamp also by Imagina. I coloured the sky with chalks ..

Awfully Big Art Adventure - Doors

Linda and Rosie over at their Awfully Big Art Adventure blog have a theme this week of doors, so I thought I might enter my door ATC. The door is open, leading off to pastures new and buildings new, so I thought it may be appropriate. The image is part of a Rubber Romance stamp, coloured with gel pens and watercolour pencils.

Valentine card

I thought I would share this card with you - it's the card I made for my hubby for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately the scan isn't very good because the card is 3d due to the spray of Roses. I made the hearts using my Cuttlebug Heart die and embossing folders. I used Elusive Images Valentine stamp sheet - love those images. Double click on the card to read the words, they are lovely.

Geisha with Fan card

Somewhere out there is a challenge to include Fans - but I can't find it now I've made my card - still I like the card anyway so am posting it. I made it for a friend's birthday, the card is Papermania printed card, and the stamp is a big Rubbernecker one. The image is coloured with watercolour pencils.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

MMM - Hearts and Wings

Mixed Media
this week has the gorgeous theme of Hearts and/or Wings. I just bought a new set of Cuttlebug Heart die and embossing folders which I used for this challenge, along with a couple of Crafty Individuals photo images (don't say 'again' - cuz I luuuuv these images) so here is my ATC of Big Hearted Gals..
EDIT: I have added Big Hearted Gals across the heart - think I like it better than the plain one - take a look and see what you's on my ATC blog - link on the left.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Pretty Paper Hearts - Yellow

Pretty Paper Hearts has the lovely theme Yellow. I made a card with a yellow and gold heart on it, hope it's ok for the challenge. The stamped heart is Elusive Images, as is the greeting.

One Powerful Hour - Love ****

One Powerful Hour this week has the theme ---- Love or Love ---- you fill in the blanks yourself. I have made an ATC with the title Love Hurts ....

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Wednesday Stamper - Use Hearts in a Different Way

Wednesday Stamper this week has a theme of using hearts in a different way..on my little ATC I have used a tiny Anita's heart stamp to make my pussy cats sexy dress I used a caterpillar stamp for her fur collar ...I loved this fun theme ....

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

MMM - Romance

Mixed Media Monday has the theme Romance, and I thought this ATC i made just fits the bill - it's been softened with beeswax to make it more antique looking, the image is Crafty Individuals, the key is Scrabbook Basics and a Chinese coin..the backghround stamp is Hero Arts.

The red ATC is stamped with stamps from Inkadinkadoo and another image by Crafty Individuals, this one is also softened with Beeswax.

Monday, 9 February 2009

TMTA - You've got Mail

Think Monday Think ATC this week has the theme You've got Mail. Here is my ATC. I used a Rubber Stampede word stamp, have no idea who made the scrap of material stamp, sorry, and a Scrapbook Basics metal corner. I also used a used postage stamp from my stash which is ready to go off to a good cause...

Sunday, 8 February 2009

SoArtful challenge

I was looking through Kristen's lovely blog - see my link on the left, and I thought I would try for this challenge, simply because I love unicorns's been digitally altered by a very basic, simple programme (has to be or I couldn't use it!!) I put a sort of crown on his head, and added wings ..and a few gold spots.
Please go along to SoArtful and support this new challenge blog - I think it would be specially good for digital computer buffs ...

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Pink Saturday

Good Morning everyone, welcome to another Pink Saturday post. This week, I have found a lovely quote by Audrey Hepburn, which was actually read out at her funeral - the words are wonderful, hope you agree. My photo's aren't pink today, but they signify the weather

The words of Audrey Hepburn.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.
we are having, and are still cute babies...
to see real pink things, and some lovely posts go along to Beverley's blog at

How Sweet the Sound
Happy Pink Saturday ev eryone.

Friday, 6 February 2009

TGIF Masked Ball

For once I haven't stamped this image - it's part of a big photo I have had for ages - one of those images you keep just because ........ I have manipulated it a little, but not too much......just the colours and background ...
Please pop over to TGIF where the very talented Sue has given us a gorgeous Masked Ball to inspire us all..