Sunday, 19 September 2010

Time Out !

Hay everyone, Just in case you have been wondering where i've been...
I have been in hospital for the past week with a collapsed lung,
 I'm home now and recovering but fear it may take some time till i'm back to my normal self !
 As much as it pains me, I will be giving my art and blogging a little rest and taking a little time off.
Hoping its a speedy recovery and i'll be back soon.
♥ Love & Hugz ♥

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

A Desk, A Challenge, A piece of Art!

Right i don't want to alarm anyone but have you seen what day it is... Surely it can't be time to rummage in other peoples rooms already!!!
My desk hasn't changed too much from last week, a few things have been created between then and now.
 Some of which can be seen in the pic, {the rest in the posts below this one}
 Including my entry for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities challenge
 'Grungepaper flowers' pg 65
I didn't want to just stick my grunge flowers onto a card so decided to give it a bit of life. 
Plus i know Linda now expects nothing less than fabulous so i didn't want to disappoint lol!
Lots To Do challenge has a 'Butterflies &/or Insects' theme so i ran with that and this ickle spirit art doll was created...
She is Strength * She is Brightness 
She is a reminder to always stay strong, even when things seem bleak
& to see a bright side to life even in the darkest of times.
She has been created using not only the grungepaper flower head with friendly plastic face, but a peg for a body, and some metal & card for her butterfly wings, oh and a lot of patients lol
I plan to attach some form of hanging fixture so she can sit on wall somewhere.
Right i must crack on, i have a ton of swaps i need to make a start on.. I hope to get round a few more desks this week, if i don't make it to you it's nothing personal honest, i just suffer with bad wrists so spending a long time gripping the mouse can be a real pain.. literally, but i'll do my best.
Have a creative day
♥ HUGZ ♥

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


Over @ the Artistic Stamper team blog there is a new theme for the monthly challenge.
This month Jennie has chosen 'RAINBOWS'
My first offering can be seem over on the Team blog today, please go check it out, i think you'll like it.
This card is my second offering..
It was my other half's Mum's birthday yesterday and this is the card i made for her as i know she likes elephants. I used Tim's mini elle from the purely random plate, stamped in different distress ink colours.

My first attempt for the front of the card ended up on the inside as it was too cute to waste.
And made for an interesting insert.
♥ HUGZ ♥

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Mojo a No Show! Pt 2

Another day another mojo.. this time not so pretty..
My good friend Alison made a super card for this weeks Stampotique challenge using the fab 'Portland' image... Now there has been some discussion between us as to the gender of this character, she thinks its a girl, i think its a boy..
So i decided to make a manly card and this weeks 'not so sweet 16' theme seemed perfect.
This also fits in with the GC68 Colour challenge which is 'Red & Black'
Unfortunately after making the card i discovered that the actual challenge was to make a non girly girl piece, so i fear my boy card doesn't count but i figured i'd still share it anyways, they may forgive my mistake.. that i of course totally blame Alison for lol

So people what do you think.... Is Portland a feminine Boy or a manly Girl???
♥ HUGZ ♥

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Borrowed Mojo!

Regular visitors to my blog will know i have been having a little mojo issue of late..
The issue being my mojo did a runner..
Now i did have a few people say they had seen it and had sent it back home but i'm guessing the mojo that arrived back here was not actually mine..
I mean just look at this piece i created for the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge which this week has a 'Layers' theme and the Let's Get Shabby 'Music' inspired challenge.
It's all frilly and girly, a real shabby vintage kinda affair

Definitely not my mojo!!!
So who-ever this mojo belongs to i would just like to say a big thank you for letting me borrow it, I actually had great fun transforming a sad empty wafer tin into the chic pen pot it has now become.
Who's mojo will i get tomorrow i wonder!!!!
♥ HUGZ ♥

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Challenges Galore!

Ah the 1st of september already...
Soon be C*******s!!! Arrrhhhhh
But enough of that talk, the 1st of the month is always good as with it brings new challenges.
Firstly there's is a brand new theme over at 
Hop on over to see the theme.. there is a prize to be won, 
and you can even get yourself a brand new blinky

The second is Alter It Monthly and their theme is 'Rust'
For this challenge i used an old rusty key to create {ok attempt and fail} a piece of steampunk jewelry!
I made it multi-sided so that if it flips while your wearing it it looks good both way.

Using springs for the wings. Cogs,wire and a metal button to make up the body and antenna.
And a coating of glossy accents over the key to stop the rust from ruining your clothes!
I think i'm gonna give up this steampunk lark.. its defiantly not me, but hay at least i gave it a go.
And as i have just realized it's Wednesday and that can only mean on thing..
Desk Noseying with Julia

I'll be back tomorrow with my Simon Says challenge, So until then, tutty bye.
♥ HUGZ ♥