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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, 15 July 2010

Travel booklet

A lickle ickle itsy teeny weeny booklet to share with you today using some gorgeous paper and an image from Crafty Individuals.  Didn't make it today cos my mojo has gone walkabout... always have a few things on standby to show you but I am oh so struggling to be arty farty right now.


I don't seem to have used proper ribbon for ages and it was so good to tie all this to my booklet... went a bit OTT cos it's only tiny but couldn't resist :D

Hope you are having a creative time and if you find my mojo... PLEASE send it home to
Chris xx

Friday, 9 July 2010

Dog sitting....

is what I've been doing for the last couple of days and though I wouldn't have a dog myself because I like to be spontaneous and not have to worry about getting a pet looked after... I just love this girl to bits.  She's not a year old yet and I was quite astonished when DD decided to get her but I am glad she did cos this little girl is such a cheerful little thing and soooooo funny :D

As I didn't bring any paper to DD's to play with I decided to do a digi layout (my first in a looooooong time).  I used freebies from Shabby Princess kits and changed the colours as I wanted a vintagey look.  I think I will do a few more of her as she grows to look back on.
Have a great weekend all :D
Chris xx

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Alter it monthly challenge- Home Sweet Home

Okay so you thought I had disappeared off the face of the earth... didn't   I'm still here but I have a confession to make.  I am now a Facebook Junkie (and OMG fb games.... they are giving me sleepless nights and normally I hate these sort of things.... think I am morphing ooooer).  So me lovelies if you are on facebook yourself... let me know so I can add you as my friend  (well if you wanna be my friend that

Right down to crafty stuff cos that's what you wanna see isn't it so... and I have decided to enter this piece into Alter it Monthly challenge where the theme is Home Sweet Home (can't believe I just found this challenge blog... where've I been).  There are some fab examples over there... go check it out.
Take a walk down memory lane... that's the name of my piece... created with gorgeous papers, stamps, chipboard  and an image from Crafty Individuals once again.

See my birdie at the white picket fence listening to the sweet tune of the violin.... I think he thinks it's a lady birdie...n... maybe he's in  He's sort of got that look in his eye :D  The chipboard house was wonderful to stamp on... great smooth surface and I coloured with distress inks...

Thanks for looking.... hope to catch up with you all this week :D

Chris xx

Friday, 2 July 2010

Miniature Suitcase

I found this fab little suitcase template at Mirkwood designs... it's totally cute.  Small but fun and I would imagine you could enlarge the template to make different sizes to stack if you spent a little time. There are so many fab template on this site that you will be spoiled for choice... check it out!!
I used stamped onto my card and clear embossed before colouring with distress ink.  I love the resist effect when you remove the ink from the embossed images.
I did the same for the straps but on paper so the effect is a little different and so is the colour of the ink due to the different porosity.

The handle is made by threading fibres through punched holes.
I used the punched out pieces to add little studs by sticking them to punched out sticky pads and colouring with silver ink.
I think it would be a cool place to keep cuff links or loose change for a guy eh.
Now just check out that shine.... Tim Holtz rock candy crackle.... ooooh how cool is that stuff!!
Thanks for looking... catchya later :D
Chris xx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Home sweet home card

It's a hat trick... lol.... this is the third easel card... will share something different tomorrow.  I promise :D

This is only a teeny weeny one ... the stamped house images are just over an inch tall.  Just wanted to try something different... cos I get bored easy.  I had to have a little door that opened too... can you see it.

I used alcohol ink on the background and the images were stamped onto patterned paper before cutting out.
I think this is one of my favourites out of my crafty pieces... don't think I can give this away...but then again I could have another favourite next week.  Very

Hope the sun is still shining for you
Chris xx