Tuesday, November 27, 2007

3 challenges

done last night! The 1st one is for 4 x 4 Friday's Lace challenge

the 2nd is for Theme Thursday's Chalk challenge. I use Colorbox chalks , Warm Green, Light Green and Iris Blue to do the b/g and Iris blue to stamp the images.

And a late one for Fluffy Fatbottom's Button challenge. I think he's actually trying to untie the tie but he could be undoing the top button? That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!! LOL

I was so surprised that after having a totally down day that at 11:30 last night I felt the need to create. And I'm actually happy with what I did!!!!!!! LOL

Monday, November 26, 2007


my computer crashed!!!!!!!!!! Had this whole thing ready and it went kaplooie!

Here's a card I did last year for Christmas. I hope to be able to work on some of my favourite challenges so hopefully I'll have something new for you to look at!

The image of this Santa is by Gumball Graphics and he went out of business 2 years after I started stamping and of course at that time I didn't realize he was a must have. A friend of mine, thank you again Kim!, took pity on me a couple of years ago and sent me a whack of stamped images. Unfortunately I don't have anymore left. I'll check eBay for the stamp but it was selling at exorbitant prices last year.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

4 x 4 Friday

I really enjoy doing this size and I had a lot of fun doing this piece. As you can see, I really love this image of the child. I also used a background that Hermine made available on her blog for free download. I've been waiting for a chance to use it. So this is my entry for this weeks 4 x 4 Friday - Faces.


Monday, November 12, 2007


Welcome to Tuesday! Are you ready for another twisted challenge? We are thoroughly enjoying the artwork created from our themes and I can't wait to see what you do with this one. The theme this week is "When Fairies Go Bad". Think of fairies being where they shouldn't, unwanted fairies and fairies up to naughtiness.

I haven't had an original idea in my head for Fluffy Fatbottoms Twisted Tuesdays for the last couple of weeks and this week when I saw faeries, I said Yippee, I love faeries!!! And, when I post my next piece, you'll see that I love this image, the look on the child's face is priceless. Hope you like it!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


I had so many commitments lined up and due to a funk that appeared out of nowhere, I got behind. This weekend has heralded the disappearance of said funk and the reemergence of my creativity. Thank G_d!!! I hate not being able to function, not even my housework was getting done and in a household of 3 men, that's a no no, esp for the bathroom, that I mentioned in an earlier post. LOL

Anyway, I had 2 cards to make, one for a friend who's ill in the hospital and another for a friend who suddenly lost her mother early Saturday morning. Unfortunately the details of these cards are lost in the scans.

for my friend in the hospital

for my friend who's lost her mother

Monday, November 05, 2007

your 3 words

I found this video on Jillian's blog this morning, love her art, but what she said about this made me want to see what it was about. She cried, I cried. Hope you watch it, maybe leave me your 3 words

I have many:
I miss Mom - passed away in 1984 from metastatic breast cancer
Just do it
Get over it
I'll be fine
I love you

art day

I actually got some art AND housework done yesterday. I got the dreaded bathroom clean, again, why does it never stay that way? and my pages for a 12 Days of Christmas Fat Book swap in which I chose Day 1. What a moronic thing to do. Being the 1st page, you'd expect something spectacular instead of mediocre, well it's not mediocre but not spectacular either. Oh I forgot, I still have to add some colour to the partridge.
I have that wonderful 12 Days of Christmas set of stamps from Stampington that I use every year in some way, shape or form, and this time I cut out the partridge and 2 pears and foam dotted them to the tree that I designed in The Gimp and had printed out on the paper that I had already printed the text, Porcelain font out on.

At one point during this, I thought I had ruined it but maybe it turned out O.K.. You can't see it in the scan but the stars are gold, the harlequin b/g is stamped in gold and I rimmed the page in gold Krylon.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

tagged again

well I was going to do a tag but just as I was uploading a pic, blogger crashed on me and I lost an hours worth of 'work'. So instead, I'll leave you with this oldie. This was also a gift and the recipient loved it, thank goodness! Enjoy!

tagged again

I love being tagged. It means that people think enough about me and my art to want to send other people to see. Thank you so much Suzy for tagging me with the 7 random and or weird facts about me tag.

Here are the 'rules'

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I went prematurely grey. I coloured it for about 10 years then decided that I like the grey which is almost silver and stopped colouring. I am also letting my hair grow out, that's how much I like it! LOL

2. I hate to cook, love to bake.

3. I don't think there is anything that I'm terrified of except being away from my family.

4. I've only ever had 1 pet in my life, a little Heinz 57 dog when I was about 10 yrs old.

5. I can't stand shopping for clothes. I'd much rather my DH do it for me. My shopping is for my 'art'. LOL

6. My mom taught me how to knit, purl 1 knit 1, in a lunchtime and I taught myself how to crochet in about a month. I crocheted a baby blanket for my 1st baby.

7. i'm extremely shy in new situations to the point where people think me a snob.

Hope I didn't bore you! I now would like to tag these 7 people

Alice K at Yellow House Studio
Britta at Enjoyland
Deborah at Cards and Things
Kathy at Altered Antiquity
Kelly at Artsy Visions
Pauline at paruscircle
Wendy at Crafty Butterfly Stamping Blog

Have fun with this ladies!!!

And another blast from the past!

Thursday, November 01, 2007


told you I'd have something new soon! LOL

This is a spread I did in another artists music deco. I was stumped on this until a friend steered me in the direction of Broadway, after that it was easy. LOL I had a vision for this spread but I don't know that I pulled it off very well. The poster is actually a windowcard and I wanted it to look like it was propped up in a shop window in the Christmas season. The letters are glittered to mimic the huge production number in the movie where everything was glittery gold. Yes the movie, I never did see the play. :'(

my apologies for my absence

a lot of not so nice things have been happening in my household recently, a fried laptop, a fried monitor, not at the same time, dead t.v.last week, a son who wants to go to his university of choice this weekend to check out the open house, a mouse in the house, just a bunch of things that's sapping my energy and I've not been able to get much art done. I hope to be able to rectify that this weekend but only if this feeling I have doesn't turn into the flu.

If you've managed to read this far, thank you for your patience with my rant and please check back. There will be new art soon.

In the meantime, I'll leave you a pic of something I did ages ago.