Sunday, 30 May 2010

Let's fly away!

Hay Peeps... So today i have a little picture art to share..
I picked up this fab ickle set of 3 frames {amoungst other things to alter} about a month ago and have been waiting for inspiration to strike.. which last night it did!
I decided i would fill each picture gap with black utee and then i stamped
3 of the fab little winged critters from the insects & butterflys plate into the utee while it was still warm.
Once the utee had gone cold I dusted some red mica powder paint to make the bugs really pop.
I coated the frames with a ivory coloured acrylic and just made a sort of crackle effect with the paint brush, one dry i rubber some white mica powder all over to give a nice shimmer.
You can see in this pic how that mica really pops in certain lights..
most if not all the supplies i used are available from The Artistic Stamper
This piece fits in with a multitude of challenges amazingly..
Sunday Stamper -  'WINGS of a dove'
Wednesday Stamper - Hip to be 'SQUARE'
Gingersnap Creations -#56 - 'Burgundy, Ivory & Black'
Thanks for stopping by, Have a great Bank Hol.. as usual i'll be working!!!
Ta Ra for now... Oh one more thing i nearly forgot
The person giving a new home to the mermaid is
congrats hun.. please get in touch with your snail mail so i can get her in the post to you
{mail addy in profile}
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Theme Thursday

Firstly i must say sorry i missed woyww yesterday.. that pesky thing called work got in the way but i will be back next week to celebrate the 1st birthday edition.
The theme this week over at theme thursday is 'Beauty' and what is more beautiful then a mermaid!
This is just one of those random projects that actually started off as just some texture on a 4"x4"canvas.
Then i came across a scrap of fabric that sparked the imagination and the mermaid was born, She has a moulded utee face that i coloured with copics to blend in the fibre hair i gave her.
She is actually looking for a new if you would like to take care of her, say so in your comment and i'll pick a new home for her on saturday evening.
Thanks for stopping by, Hope you all have a fab weekend.
♥ HUGZ ♥

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

A Birthday Tweet!

Just a quickie today to share a card i made for my friend Alison's birthday.
I used 2 alterations dies {caged bird and carnival alpha} along with letters printed from one of the distressables cd's.. some sisal ribbon.. a smidge of distress ink and some bling.
I really need to try and make more 'arty' cards but i find them quite challenging.. i can russle up a canvas art or an altered tin no probs.. but when it comes to a folded bit of card my mind goes blank!!
So whats your crafting weakness?
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 22 May 2010


I reciently hosted a charm bracelet swap over on the UKStampers Forum.
{If your not a member, come on over and join, its a real friendly place to chat and share}
It ran for 3 months and had 14 swappees
And I can now show you the finished bracelet complete with all its charms.
This is the first of 2 charms i created.
 It's constructed using fairy lights, copper wire, gold colour jump rings, silver wing charms and some solder.
To see the second and everyone elses charms visit the UKStampers Blog Here
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 20 May 2010

One of THOSE days....

In fact one of those weeks..... Is it just me or is time passing faster and faster... one minute its sunday and i'm heading off to work and the next thing i know i've missed wednesday completly and all those messy desks and it's almost the end of thursday!! Whats going on!!!
On my desk yesterday was the same thats there today... not alot to be truthful..
Just the beginnings of a CJ.. I bound up some watercolour paper with my trustie BIA and this will be housed in an old book cover.. as you can see i've made a start on decorating the front and i did have a fabric piece going where that big messy gap is but i changed my mind.. Although i like what i did, it's not what i want for this project!

The other thing that was taking up space were several unfinished necklaces i'd knitted, so i spent a bit of time adding there toggles and danglies and these are just a few of um.
I fear that the rest of this week and prob next week too will also dissapear b4 my very eyes and i'll be ranting again about where the time has gone.. but untill then i'll say TTFN
Happy Creating
♥ HUGZ ♥

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Quick off the mark...

In contrast to my last post, I'm getting my entry in super early for this weeks Sunday Stamper challenge
with.... oops another tag...
 I just cant seem to resist the silky smooth texture of these manilla and white beauties at the moment.
Hels theme this week is to use 'Red'
and thats just what i've done, along with the use of some timmy-tastic stamps and a smidge of 'forever red' perfect pearls
Oh and not forgetting the alteration tickets die {i'm working my way to owning them all you know lol} another instant fav for me and must have.
So now you've seen mine.. go paint the town red and show me {and hels of course} yours!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 14 May 2010

Better late than never!

So i was having a nice play day and suddenly realised i hadn't joined in with the Sunday Stamper challenge this week.. you had to use 'Gold' somethere on your project... Luck would have it as i had just coloured one of my new alteration bird cages that very colour.. so i set to making a tag and here's how it turned out...
Unfortunatly you cant see it very well in the photo but i achieved a really cool effect down one side by stamping funky flames in memento desert sand ink over a brushed corduroy distress ink base.
I'll have to try it again as i really like the effect.
Other things used were a timmy ticket, timmy papers and....oh....timmy stamps lol
Gotta love That guy x
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 13 May 2010

All Geared Up.....

Well the tag maybe but i most certainly am not..
 I have the dentist this morning and i'm brickin my panties..
{EDITED: Dentist just phoned and cancelled woo hoo lol}
but enough of that...
Here's the tag in more detail from yesterdays woyww.
I stamped the cog background in brown stazon and then inked round the edges of the tag with stormy sky distress ink.
 I then cut out some gears in grungboard with my new alterations die and coloured them with pumice stone and highlighted with my silver krylon pen..
A few Idea-ology Sprocket Gears, some flash brads and one of the ickle melt art pieces i made and i'm almost done.. just TICK left to stamp 3 times onto some idea-ology vintage shabby papers and voila.. one tag.
I do love tags but dont do many as i never know what to do with them once there made..
What do you do with yours?
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Is that mess i see.....

Shock...horror...It is indeed!!!
I'll be keeping my post short and sweet today as i've just finished a 12hour night shift and am having to stay awake as the neighbour downstairs is having work done so lots of banging and such.. and i fear if i write to much my words will be as blurred as my vision is becomming... I NEED SLEEP lol
On my desk you can see a WIP bracelet order..a few more inky applicators arrived this morning and the stack of boxes are my charm bracelet swaps ready for posting back to there eagerly awaiting swappies..not long now i promice peeps.. there are also some felt rings that i had made for some time but hadn't got round to adding them to there ring base, and a tag which i'll share in more detail later when i've had sleep and can comprihend what im typing lol.. oh dear the spellin is going haywire.. thats my cue to leave...Have a fab wednesday.. and dont forget to hop over to Julia and the rest of the crew to see how messy they have been!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Friday, 7 May 2010

Third times a charm..

... well a keychain to be precise.. Yes this is my 3rd entry for this months Alter it Monthly
I didn't mean to make so many i just seem to have had a little spurt on with metal things!
I had seen a couple of examples of people wearing these ickle houses made up of ideaology and inkssentials products and wanted to give them a go.. I have a friend who just moved house and wanted to make her a little house warming gift.
The H not only stands for House but also for the person it's being sent too.. wonder who it could be lol
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 6 May 2010

SS meets ALteR iT MonThlY

Yay... So i finally got to have a play with some of my favourite new Time stamps
 from The Artistic Stamper
I've altered an ickle tin to join in with this weeks Sunday Stamper challenge where Hels wants you to use a 'Key' on your piece.. This is also my second entry for this months 'Metal' themed Alter it Monthly challenge
I clear embossed the cogs background onto the tin, then inked it with medow and latte alcohol inks.{the same colours were used to ink the old keys}
Because this coloured the embossing powder aswell i placed some newspaper over the tin and heated it with my mini iron till the powder melted and absorbed into the paper... thus removing the it to reveal the bare tin below
I used a green sharpie pen to colour the rest of the tin. Then stuck to the 2 keys, one either side to make it into a sort of mini case.. the holes in the keys being the handles.
I decorated the inside with a grungboard alterations die cut gear and stamped piece of basic grey paper with the small cogs stamp, dusted over with some perfect pearls to give it a bit of shimmer {which you cant see in the pic unfortunatly}
 This tin will become a gift box for another piece i made that i'll share tomorrow...Hope you come back then.
Also i would just like to say I really do appricate each one of you that takes the time to visit me xx I'm just sorry i've not got around to doing much in the way of blog hopping myself.. there just arn't enough hours in the day i tall ya!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


Did you miss me.. I totally skipped a week... not quite sure what happened there.. maybe i was abducted by little green men or something..Well anyways i'm back now and ready to share whats on my workdesk with Julia and the rest of the crew.
As you can see i've had a little play with the melt pot... I firstly made up a few molds.
Then got the UTEE out and filled a few up, i also made a couple of pieces like the cogs by pouring hot UTEE onto the stamp {which i'd inked with versamark to act as a realise agent}
A bit of a rub with some perfect pearls and voila.. now I just have to find some spare time to make something with them...
The other things i'm sharing today are this fab manaquin that i picked up on sale at a nearby craft fair.. it's making a wonderful pin custion
At the same fair i did a couple of workshops, this french knitted necklace is one of the pieces i created.
I must admit that i got sucked in and brought the 'wonder knitter' that helped create this and i've since made about 30.. i'm hoping to maybe sell a few.. although mine are a bit different in style and alot more fluffy..
Think thats about it for today.. oh i nearly forgot, for those of you that wanted to see the cuff i had hidden a couple of weeks ago it's HERE
I'll try my best to visit everyone but my time seems to vanish b4 i can blink.
Take care, and happy snooping!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Tin Pan Alley

Is the theme this month over at 'Alter it Monthly'
Basically they want to see anything with metal, be it tins, little cases, or in my case a piece of metal on a project.
Some of you may remember me talking about a cuff i was making..
well here it is....
It's a canvas base, overlayed with some jute ribbon and then topped with embossed TSS metal
 A button fastening
Grungboard wings behind a ferro covered TH alterations keyhole  
Wrapped with TH alterations ferro covered keys either side.
I aged the gold coloured metal using some of my new hamatit coloured inka-gold.
This is a first attempt at a fabric/metal cuff and i've mixed feelings on how it's turned out...
Tell me what you think? and please be honest.
Have a fab bank holiday weekend.. think of me back to work tomorrow lol
♥ HUGZ ♥