Monday, June 30, 2008


At the behest of a dear friend of mine who was unable to host it, I'm hosting a swap on one of my Yahoo groups, Byhand artists, for danglies. This is what I came up with. I'm really happy with the way they turned out but they were a little more labour intensive than I thought they would be. As usual I bit off more than I could chew! Enjoy.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

please forgive me

I haven't been too productive lately, too many things needing to be done , too tired from work, not enough hours in my day, 36 would be good, too many commitments and ideas galore for a new adventure percolating in my head - all this plus thinking that my baby is done high school and off to the grand adventure of university, is really making my head spin. I haven't participated in my 2 favourite challenges this week and I really missed doing them.

Even tho the dust lays white on my dark furniture and the dirt dark on the while tile, I have to get some art done!!!!!!!!!! Wish me luck with both!! LOL

Monday, June 09, 2008

faerie tale

is the topic for dans ma maison this week and I had so much fun trying to think what my fairie tale would be. Well of course faeries, and a house but what else would make my life a faerie tale?, living in a 'house' with Gothic arches, being able to do what I want when I want, making a living doing what I love......... all kinds of things, but here's my 'house' for this week. Hope you like it

Can't wait to see what others did!!

The faerie couple was stamped on tracing paper and coloured with coloured pencils on the reverse. The over excited dragonflies covered the stamped sentiment, my fairy tale. LOL that's my story!

Sunday, June 08, 2008


I have been tagged by Nancy Maxwell James who has a gorgeous blog with fantastic art, and her own stamp line with which I wish her much success

If you have been tagged by me, here are the rules:
1. Link back to the person that tagged you... (moi)
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your entry.

Hmm 6 unimportant things

  1. I am the youngest in my family by 10 yrs
  2. I am addicted to pizza
  3. I love bling
  4. at 5'5" I am a foot shorter than my DH
  5. I love cooking in my slow cooker which is 25 yrs old.
  6. I hate housework and love to create!
Here are 6 blogs to visit that I have also tagged


I'm leaving 3 free for whoever would like to do it for fun. Please pass the tag along.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

new countdown

Lisa Vollrath has a new countdown, starting today

father's day countdown

Monday, June 02, 2008


that's the wonderful theme that Martine (Filetta as I've known her) has chosen for Gothic Arches this week. Spain is another location that I would love to visit but until then I'll fantasize about what it might be like. This is my attempt at Spain. BTW, the micro beads scanned as multi coloured but IRL they are copper and I wanted them to mimic the waves of sand .

Sunday, June 01, 2008


I cannot believe it's the 1st of June already. Where I live, we had a very promising start to spring but within days it had deteriorated to cold rainy dark days. We have just managed to get our sun and warmth back, I do hope it's here to stay!!

Metal is the theme on dans ma maison il y a .... and this is my contribution. The flowers are metal, the brads are metal and the little dragonfly beads are metal. This is such a fun challenge and now I'm a bit more comfortable, I'm playing with my roof lines. LOL I would love to get more textural but I love my patterned paper!! LOL

The stamps I used are from Inkadinkado and the images are from Lisa's Altered Art collage sheets (digital downloads)

Hope you like it.