Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Tuesday post

I took today off and played for a bit and managed to totally mess up my journal page that was a work in progress.  The page was all about expressing how I feel regarding a situation I am currently going through.  Having messed the page up totally I decided to make a small canvass to enable me to get out of my system how i was feeling.

Totally bonkers but I sort of love it and it has made me feel better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Art therapy bring it on.

Here goes

Sunday, 19 February 2012

A bit of this, a bit of that!

Cannot believe I am keeping this blogging malarkey up, to be honest I find it quite therapeutic, how strange.

This morning I suddenly remembered it was my sisters wedding anniversary this week.  Made a quick card using  mostly Tim's products as always.
Ranger Manila card stock
Tissue Paper
Fired Brick distress ink
Fired Brick stain
Rose trim

I am going to enter it in both Grungy Monday and Simon Says challenges as it fits both criteria

This is the first page I am going to show of my new found craft of art journalling.  All I can say is it is a work in progress, I have made a few errors along the way, but isn't that how you learn? I absolutely love hidden writing.  Think I need a trip to see the one and only Dy to assist me to progress..  I must remember not to buy anything when I am there, yeah right!
Okay big breath

I have used a number of Dy new and old stamps and the background colours are Distress stains.  I had to Gesso the big white patch of flowers to hid a BIG error of judgement...................Need help now

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Been on a wee visit to AFTH today and these somehow came home with me................Really do not know how it happened.

Sunday, 12 February 2012


This is my entry for Grungy Monday.

I have never made a ATC before and found it really hard to work so small.  Not my best piece of work, but here it is in its glory. Added Enamel Accents as wanted a bit of dimension, but that went a little wrong.

I used the following products

  • Fired Brick Distress Stain
  • Bard Door Distress Stain
  • Aged Mahogany Distress ink
  • Black Enamel Accents
  • Perfect Pearls mist
  • Tissue Tape
  • Game spinner
  • Negative strip
  • Tiny attacher thingy
  • Heart stamp
Thanks for looking
Grungy Monday link .http://studiol3.blogspot.com/
Tim Holtz link http://timholtz.typepad.com/



I have finally managed to make my Valentines promises book for Leroy.  The total number of little books of love I made in the end was 14.  Well done me!

Leroy s book has been made mainly using the products of  the one and only Mr T Holtz. So glad I found Tim and his craft products.  He is such and inspiration to so many people and a really nice guy.

The only part of the book not using Tims stuff is the little brass heart.  All products were brought from the most amazing craft shop in the whole of the world  - Art from the Heart - Must go and visit in the very near future as my soul needs feeding.

Not really sure what Leroy will make of the book,  as he is my biggest critic.  Also we are the most unromantic couple in the world and normally skip Valentines Day,  but hey ho...................

I really want to spend this afternoon on one of the challenge that I follow, lastminute.com as ever, but we will see.



Sunday, 5 February 2012

Baby boy blues and a little bit more luv

Spent the weekend just playing. I really need it to do it after a very stressful week and I am very  lucky enough to be in the position to just shut myself away when I want to.

I made this little book for the birth of Baby Charlie.  His Mum or Mam as they say up this end of the world  asked me if I would add the photos as she was scared she might mess it up.  Seeing as I had not taken any photos of it before I gave it away I said yes...................  Also she was threatening to use sellotape!!!!!!!!!!

I managed to sell all six of my little books of love at work on Friday and I have a few people wanting to buy one,  so I made another 5...........Bit miffed as Leroy made me put half  the money in our money pot, affectionately known as the "Dingle Pot", how rude of him, wont tell him if I do sell the next 5.

I will be looking on the challenge blogs this week so hopefully next weekend will be a return to messy paints and inks.  I am really looking forward to Dy's release of her new colours, stamps and stencils under the Banner of Ranger................I have told the other half I am having them all.

Have a good weekend , TFL


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Love is in the air!!!!!!

Well that was a vile two weeks ........................Really think I need to win the lottery.

So to cheer myself up,  I took  today off work and finished a few little Valentine books.  I think  they are so sweet and a very inexpensive present to give a loved one. I think I may have sold most of them, which is always good.  All proceeds will be going towards my CHA must have goodies fund and boy are there a few must haves.

Anyway here is what I have been messing on with today.

This little lot

became these little cuties