My Creative endevours have moved

MY NEW ART BLOG HERE I would love your company.

A New Year and a New beginning... I have created a new blog filled with old and new art. It is time for me to focus on something new. I will be leaving this blog open for inspiration and so I can look back at what I have achieved in the future but I will be adding no further content here.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Gothic Arch challenge- Garden sprite and award

This is my contribution for this weeks Gothic Arch Challenge which is 'Garden Sprite' now I'm not quite sure if it fits the mould but I had the best fun doing it. All of the images including the ones that make up the background are from Lisa's altered art. Butterflies and fairies are just two of my most favourite things ever and with the colourful flowers and the cute moon man this is gonna be one of the my most treasured arches...I love it...not that I'm trying to blow my own trumpet you understand. It's just that it's not often that I am completely satisfied with something I've created... I'm my own worst critic and normally have to slap my own wrist to stop myself spoiling something by adding and adding and Now I am honoured to have received this gorgeous award (see the butterfly...whoohooo) from one very talented male crafter. Calv has a fabulous blog and inky fingers which turn out many a masterpiece... go visit and see what I mean. He's the only man I know who can turn a piece of fruit or a vegetable into a work of art!! Thanks Calv :)
I don't quite know how many crafters I am meant to pass this on to so I am going to just bring your attention to a couple of special ladies who's blogs give me heaps of pleasure.

Nancy began the Gothic Arch Challenges and is a lady who truly leaves me in awe with her talent for vintage creations and scrapbook pages with stories of her ancestors and her nearest and dearest. One awesome lady.

Beate who is multi talented in many ways with her love of photography and her amazing mixed media/felt creations. Absolutely fantastic

Kath with her endless talent for beautiful cards and wonderful ideas. She always inspires me and along with Budster has brightened up many a day for me with her colourful imaginative creations and has been a great blogging pal to have for myself and many others. Way to go Kath :)

Ok so three's not a couple but well I just can't stop my adding and adding whatever I'm doing... no wonder I always have lots of food on my

I could go on and on with this award cos every blog I visit... to me is the best... but I would be here for ever so don't just check out the ladies I have passed this award to... there are lots of blogs in my blogroll and each and every one of them are a pleasure in so many ways to pop by and do so if you get time and thank you all for each visit you make to mine too... you rock :)

See you soon


Chris xx

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Summer Surprise charm bracelet

Well thanks to my pal Chriss.... I now have yet another addiction it seems. Headpins and shiny beads keep jumping into my lap along with charms and pliers and it looks like everyone and their aunty will be receiving baubles and bangles etc for Birthdays and special occasions. Now I'm not kidding myself that I will ever be as interested in jewellery making as I am in papercrafts and digi stuff but hey it's certainly giving my fat fingers a workout... trying to fit those pesky jump rings puts me into a right frenzied red faced
My nieces will be the recipients of my first attempts so hence the girly colours and charms... just love the cute dress one (bottom left) was almost tempted to keep it for myself.... but I guess I have to grow up sometime eh :)
Chris xx

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Digital Atc's and a little toot

Oooooooh I'm so excited and I just have to share as I've been accepted onto the Design Team for Lisa's altered art :-D I just LOVE her beautiful images and it is going to be such a pleasure to play with them to my hearts content. Whooohhooooooooo me is one haaaaaappy Pop over and check out all of the wonderful sights from vintage images to cute fairies which are available as downloads by email or printouts which can be posted to you. You won't be sorry believe me they are just fab!!
Today I'm sharing with you two of my two latest digital atc's... I love digi for the days when I'm not really in the mood to get stuck up... or stuck into cleaning up :) but still want to be creative and it's especially great when you maybe don't have enough time to completely finish a project as you can go back to it time after time until you do and pick up where you left off.
The backgrounds and digi stamps for these two atc's are ones I designed myself and the other images and wording are from Lisa's altered art. I really had such fun working with these especially these cute little puppies. Everyone say
Sun is splitting the sky here so looks like we're in for a good day... hope you are too :)
Chris xx

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Altered canvas

The minute I saw this cute little fella that June kindly shared on her Artfreebies blog I just had to have him. Isn't it funny how some images just scream at you to be used and you have immediately in your minds eye what you want to use them for? Well this fella had me thinking straight away of a little Irish guy doffing his cap at me if I passed him on the street... shouting at me in the broadest of accents " Top 'o' the mornin' to ya me Darlin' with a cheeky glint in his eye :-D and I just couldn't get the idea out of me head.
So I used some gorgeous Basicgrey papers to cover my canvas and as a background stamped with a Crafty Individuals stamp for Seamus (well he had to have a proper Irish name didn't and he proper makes me smile every time I look at him in my crafty space.
To complete my canvas I had to add me some Irish luck (who knows I might get some) with some tiny punched shamrocks and me little bit 'o' bling.
Wishing you all the luck in the world for a gorgeous sunny weekend :D
Chris xx

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Knitted wire jewellery cuffs

Hi all... I'm not going to bore you all with the details of why I've not been blogging recently but I am glad to be back. Now you know I like to try different things and as I've been promising myself for quite a while to try some knitted wire jewellery... I decided to have a bash at it and see what I could come up with.

I am well chuffed with how my pieces ended up. I used lots of chocolate and gold coloured wire and seed beads for this one.

The front is a folded knitted piece onto which I added a 3d beaded flower that I made.
Now the next piece has a little story attached of how NOT to make a knitted bracelet. You can not thread on your beads.... begin to knit and then throw a wobbly....or throw your needles.... ( can yer Chriss my pal....rofl) Ok well maybe that's a little bit of an exaggeration but partly true. Chriss wanted to learn how to make her own cuff but didn't quite get to grips with the concept... so although she chose the beads and threaded them etc....
I got to do the knitting.... finish it off and claim it for me own. So guess who's happy now ;-D
Hope you likeeeeee
Chris xx