Saturday, 25 April 2009

Off my Trolly!

Well thats what alot of peeps think when they meet me lol, but alas it is the wheeled varity of which i speak today
Having seen the most fantastic altered trolly by Nicks at Ally Pally last year i knew i had just had to have a go!

just a plain old cow print..
and After
i had finished alcohol inking, mask stensiling and embellishing
it looks like this...

Will add more details later as blogger is playing up {or it could be my connection!}

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Ally Pally Antics

Had a fantastic time as usual at ally pally this year, lots to see and more importantly buy although alot of the newer stuff i thought would be abundant wasn't apart from on a couple of stalls {well done Artistic Stamper & LB Crafts} managed to pick up some grunge paper and new Tim pens for my alcohol inkys, oh and a Slice fell in my trolley too! amongst other things....

I also got to do my fav thing, and that's meet up with some of my online buddies... some for the first time in person which was nice. So a big shout out to Hels, Claire, Jennie, Alison, Linda, Dan, Sam, Wendy, Mezza and Louise {think that's everyone}.....
Thank you all for making the weekend a great one xx


Spot the professional!!!

You know when you see a face and you know you know them but don't know where from... well that's was me untill my memory was jogged by the lovely Cheryl Johnson {Scrapbook Inspirations}.. Ah! that's where i know the face lol!!!
We had a little natter about some fab online workshops shes running... goodness knows i need some help... if your like me and have a nice camera but no clue how to use it or get the best from it why not check out her site...

Also want to say Hi to Nicks and Sparkles, nice meeting you both in person :O)

And to say a big Hello to Karen @Scrap Shed... this Gal is the nicest person your likely to meet, down to earth and so friendly... and she remembered me from last year...{granted the hair may of given it away but its nice to be noticed lol}
Sorry to waffle on, i promise by the weekend i'll post some actual art.. well my Altered Trolley which i guess is kinda art!
Thanks for stopping by
xx Hugz xx

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Ta Da....

And here it is... My DT artwork piece all finished and ready for display

Don't forget it's The Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show @ Ally Pally this weekend..
The Artistic Stamper team will be there so go say Hello to Jennie and Mal {The StampConnection stand 49}
{update: Just found out the Wood Green tube station will be closed this weekend, but there will still be free shuttle double decker buses from Turnpike Lane tube instead, going from stop R}
i'm traveling up to London today to spend a couple of days with me mum b4 the show, so hope to see you all there, if you see me {hair slightly faded now, more of a soft baby pink than shocking lol} come and say hi, i don't bite, honest :O)

On my return i will share with you my new and very much improved trolley, altered to perfection, and totally inspired by the one Nicks altered and i saw last time round at ally pally {made my half hearted attempt look rubbish, so was determined to do better this time, even though its still not as good as her's lol}
See ya at the show xx Hugz xx

Monday, 13 April 2009

ASAP - Artistic Stamper Artwork Piece

Here are the last 3 pieces of the my AS artwork
Again made using a selection of yummy things that Jennie has for sale in the shop,

{or if your coming along at the BSSBS show....}
super background stamps, little chipboard wings and tags, super alcohol inks, bamboo tiles, more fab stitchel stamps.. the list goes on and on...

Not long now.... only 5 days till Ally Pally... dont forget to come say hi

{A full pic of the whole piece will be posted thursday}

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Artwork puzzle..

Here are the next 3 pieces of the Artistic Stamper artwork piece i did

Using a selection of Jennie's Stamps, more metal and a poly shape amoungst other things..
Dont forget Ally Pally is fast approaching... drop by and say hi wont you :O)
The Stamp Connection, stand 49

Thursday, 9 April 2009

And the winner is...

Oops.. is that the time already.. i've been out all day, and too be honest only just remembered it was draw day for my blogoversary candy! silly me!
I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment to enter x
I popped over to and popped in that 25 peeps had left comments, and it picked the following number as the winner...
drum roll please..........................
AND THE WINNER IS >>>>>>>>>>
Joy said...
Fantastic altered box Nicky I will put your link on my blog xx
29/03/09 17:18
So big congrats to Joy
Please mail me your snail mail
and i'll have your prize out to you
after the bank holiday :O)
xx Hugz xx

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Not long now

My favourite time of year is fast approaching...
no it's not Spring...
or Easter....
What i refer to is the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking show at Ally Pally {18-19th April}, not only do i get to travel up to see me mum, but i get 2 blissful days to shop, and meet up with some of my wonderful cyber friends
Also, shows mean artwork for The Artistic Stamper,
Jennie's stall is always filled with yummy stamps and things to tempt you and i wanted to create a piece that not only would catch the public's eye but also showcase some of her fab background stamps, along with mica powders and yummy metal... below are the first 3 pieces of a 9 piece arrangement.

The next 3 pieces will be posted up soon, then the last 3, and then a full picture of the finished piece with supplies used.
Keep watching....
or better still come see it in person at the show
Look out for "The Stamp Connection" stall
xx Hugz xx

Friday, 3 April 2009

Guess What!

Not only is the fab new copy of Craft Stamper mag on sale today,
but my dear friend Hels designed the free stamp
how cool is that, i now know someone famous lol
Here is a card i made with my free birdy stamp

Not only that but Jennie @The Artistic Stamper is selling the matching set of unmounted rubber stamps with more swirly birds, flowers, foliage and words. Not to be missed!
This is one of the bigger birdies, which i paper pieced, i stamped foliage in the background, and wording in front and finished with some home made crochet flowers.

All i can say is Congrats Jennie and Hels on the publication, the projects made in the mag are great, i love the ickle bird house and earings {which you can win by the way, see mag for details} And all the new stamps are fab, especially the foliage vine, thats my fav.
xx Hugs xx

Thursday, 2 April 2009

apparently i have an.....

Thank you to my lovely friend Claire
{the queen of cute}
for this award, right back at ya hun.