Thursday, 24 April 2008

Canvas Club Pt 2 (well it started that way)

This canvas started out as another one for swapping but as i was making it, it started to take form and by the end it was a full on ME canvas lol, i can't explain it but sometimes things just make themselves (i don't mean literally, i'm not a witch or anything!!!)
Anyway, i thought that while i was in the process i would take some pics of actually making it not just the finished item, coz i wanted to play with my new camera aswell.....
Here is me hard at it... lol
I used the same sort of things for this canvas, stamps,
inks but added some dabber painted grungeboard and a sprinkle of embossing powder too.

And here is what i made and am KEEPING ALL FOR ME LOL :op

xx Hugz xx

The Canvas Club

The Canvas Club was started by me so i could feed my new addiction, Basically i have set up a thing with my Angels to do 1- 2- 1 canvas swap's as i feel i shall be making many of these little works of art, and this is the perfect solution as not only am i getting to create and getting all inky but i also recieve a fab canvas in return to decorate the walls of my craft room.

Hers is my first offering...

I used a selection of my new Basic Grey & Fancy Pants stamps.
I used distress inks in worn lipstick & broken china for the background and vintage photo & shabby shutters combined for the branchs, the same colours were used for the owl and birds. I used a black archival ink for the lines and distressing edging, and wrote the verse with a deep pink and then black sharpie marker. Finished with a few drops of glossy accents on the birds, and some felt mini shapes with gems for a bit of added bling, and a flower to finish, just because i like to have some touchy feeliee detail......
Now i wonder who the reciepant will be?

xx Hugz xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Canvas Birthday

There seems to be something in the air as everyone is going canvas crazy, and i'm no exception.

Having made my first (which will be showcased next month, due to it being a pressie for someone) i quickly needed an excuse to make another.. hay presto a crafty buddy who had given me one of her canvas creations was having a birthday.
And here is the result...
I used the date of her birthday along with her name to make it personal, The canvas was coloured using distress inks and stamped with a flourish or two, i used an old bingo counter and old key, along with some scrabble tiles, bottle top and wood letters amoungst other things to embellish. All in all i am super chuffed with how it came out, and i hear today that Tina loved it too, which is whats important.
xx Hugz xx

Saturday, 19 April 2008

A few of my favourite things

Hay no sound of music singing!!!

I thought that as i started this blog to showcase some of my favourite pieces i best add some lol
The following are projects i have completed in the past year or so.

This is the very first domino i altered, i used Alcohol inks as a base, then stamped an image using stazon and to finish coated in glossy accents, threaded some cord through the holes i had made to create a necklace, with a little added charm to disguise the fact that i drilled the hole wonky lol

This was made after seeing the idea in one of Tim Holtz's distressables books, i used Blank frame charms, filled them with not only photo's but also wording spread across to read Family.
This was made as a gift for my OH's Mum.

This was 1 of 3 paper mache cases i altered.

It started out plain and i used distress inks, stamping and glossy accents, as well as a few embelishments to turn it into an oriental style keepsake case.
Inside i made a little space to put little photo's and such.

I am so pleased how this turned out, so much so that i nearly kept it it was a christmas gift for my friend)

Friday, 18 April 2008

Altered Pocket Watch

I wanted to make a special something for a fairly new but very dear friend, who has been a true inspiration to me and was the one who started me on my Altered Journey.
I decided to alter a pocket Watch, having found the perfect one on ebay, I removed the clock workings and filled with a selection of things that i thought represented what i wanted to say.
I'm extreamly happy with how this piece turned out,
and Hels had said she is Over the Moon with it, so that makes it all worth while.
xxx Hugz xxx

Dame Tagging Woman!!!

Oh i could **** Missus. What did i tell you not to do, and what did you do...

Sorry, if your wondering what on earth is going on, My dear kind ****** sweet friend Hels has Tagged me.
I'm not good at these things and hope i get this right as i'm still very new to blogging, but here goes. I have been tagged and apparently, I have to tell you 7 random facts about myself....
1. I'm an Aries which means i'm a fire sign
2. I have 3 tattooes, and wanting more lol
3. I have been crafting since the tender age of about 4
(mum has a card i made from way back then)
4. My fav food has to be a Roast Chicken Dinner with all the trimmings.
5. I was once an audiance member on Top of the Pops
6. I had my first proper kiss aged 13
7. Seven is my one of my Lucky numbers, the other is 9
Right thats 7 useless facts to bore you all, now i apparently have to tag 5 more peeps..
Which are...
Claire (craftyc)
Sorry, but if i gotta indure it so have you lol xxxxx
xxx Hugz xxx

Ally Pally Virgin 2008

Yep thats right, i attended the BSSBS craft show at Alexandra Palace on the 12/13th April and it was the first time not only to a BSSBS show but also to the ledgendary Allly Pally.And boy did i de-flower my craft virginity in style.This was an amazing show and i had an absolutly wicked time.
Not only did i spend a small fortune, but i attended some workshops and got to meet up with several of my buddies from the crafty forums i chat on.

This is me far left getting stuck in on "The Stamp Connection" workshop, Hosted by my inspiration provider Hels Sheridan and the owner of The Stamp Connection Jennie.

And this is just some dodgy random people who wouldn't leave me alone till i took a pic lol, only kidding girlies, this lot are what i class as my Super Cyber Buddies, and Fellow Hels Angel members. Linda, Andrea, Hels, Claire and Tina, With me at the front obviously!

Hels, Sam and her Daughter, me and Sassy Lady

And Wendy, Rachel, Chris and Jen, with some serious Dust, or Spooky Orb-edge going on above head! Oh and not forgetting Jennie in the background.

More pics are in my photobucket should you feel nosey, link is in my Favs.

xxx Hugz xxx

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Spending splurge @ Ally Pally 08

Well i finally got myself organised and have taken pics of my newly brought stash from AP, now all i need is several weeks off to play with it all !!

And last but not least...
All in all i had a brillant weekend, even thought i am now proper skint lol, but it was worth every penny.

xxx Hugz xxx

Wednesday, 9 April 2008


Well here it is, after suffering pier pressure i have given in and made this blog, Happy now!!! (you know who you are) lol
In the following months i will showcase only my best projects here i think, everything else you can find in the usual place, my bucket.
I am off to Ally Pally for the first time this weekend so maybe my first proper post will showcase the great time i had and all the goodies i got lol.

Please don't expect this blog to be kept up to date, i have enough trouble keeping my bucket updated lol and please please dont link or give me anything that will need passing on as i will only forget to do it, and i don't want to offend.
Right thats all i have to say for now
Thanks for visiting
Remember you are always welcome anytime

xxx Hugz xxx