24 October 2007


This card is a sample for the new Designs Galore collage sheets at TSQ. I adore this image, especially the vibrant reds and pinks. In keeping with the colour scheme, I used a scrap of gold foil paper, rhinestones, an off-cut from a sheet of one of my credit-card papers, and a Collections circle word. The beaded piece is a vintage clip-on earring. I just removed the clip and stitched it to the card so it wouldn't fall off. Sometimes double-sided tape just doesn't cut it!

Paper - Penny Black
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Designs Galore collage image, Collections typewriter circle, Kaisercraft rhinestones, ribbon, brads, vintage beaded earring
Other - sandpaper, sewing needle and thread

19 October 2007


Here's another card for The Queen. I've used a super cute art doll by Catslife Press. I think this stamp is one of my absolute favourites. That face! Those little outstretched arms! There was no way I could not call this card "hugs" :-)

Stamp - Catslife Press
Ink - StazOn jet black
Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestones, Pebbles Inc. alphabet stickers, button, ribbon, lace,
Other - Fiskars corner punch, pink embroidery thread, sewing needle, chalk


08 October 2007

Think Pink

Here's a canvas I created just for a bit of fun, but after my Grandmother admired it I decided to put it aside for her birthday next month. I used Jo Sonja paint, Opals embossing enamel, an ARTchix tranparency, Hero Arts heart stamp, and various embellishments including found objects, old paper, ribbon, mesh and beads.

04 October 2007


I had a last minute request for a wedding card on Tuesday and here's what I threw together! Keeping in mind the design parameters - modern, fresh & simple - I used pretty patterned paper by My Mind's Eye, copper brads, silver rhinestones, ribbons, and a heart-shaped wood cut-out that I painted and distressed with sandpaper. Stamps by Stamp-It and Non Sequitur.

02 October 2007


One of the reasons I've been a very bad blogger recently is this canvas. I've been toiling over it for some time now, but it's finally finished! After working on so many of Mum's photos, I thought I'd do an Ancestral Home canvas for Dad. For this particular piece, I've used a photo of his 'favourite' forebear, William. We're really very lucky to have a portrait of him. William was a Major in the British army when he came to Australia with his young family in 1837. Soon after arriving in the colony he was sent to Port Macquarie in NSW to oversee the penal settlement there. It's said that this painting was executed by a convict artist sometime in the 1840s...

Well, enough about the photo and onto the canvas! First I painted the raw panel in rich red tones and added texture paste around the edges to suggest a gilded frame. I then edited and printed the photo on gloss paper and distressed it carefully with black and brown ink. Next I layered the photo on hessian and patterned paper and added the embellishments - a rusty nail tied with sheer green ribbon, chain, beads, and a gorgeous old brass charm in the form of an English king (I suspect he's actually Scottish; oh dear, close enough!) Other elements include tiny gold rhinestones, beeswax, Dymo tape, Nostalgiques alphabet sticker, and a metal escutcheon (one of my market finds!). Another Christmas present done and dusted, LOL.

01 October 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Moo Cards

I confess I'd never heard of Moo cards before reading about them on Wednesday Stamper! Of course I had to give them a go and here's what I came up with. The background is cream cardstock coloured with Versa Colour and Distress inks and the stamps are some of my favourite images by Acey Deucy. I think these little cards could become addictive! Thanks for looking :-)

Stamps - Acey Deucy (Stampington & Company)
Ink - StazOn, Versa Colour, Distress
Paper - Wild Asparagus
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Making Memories crystal brad, ribbon