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.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Thank you....

to every one of you who have followed my creative endevours and for all of the support you have given me.  I just wanted you all to know how grateful I am and how much I have appreciated every single comment you have left for me.

I have decided to take a long break from my blog because I am struggling to find any pleasure in creating as I am not in a good headspace right now.  For my own sake and for my family my health has to come first... so right now I feel that this is the only option open to me.

I hope to see you again... one day in the future.
Chris xx

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Recycled box

I discovered an old watch box and decided it would be a good idea to recycle it and turn it into a gift in itself.  I used one of the hearts from the Tando Creative chipboard cogs set to decorate the lid of the box.  Using two coats of acrylic paint and sanding back the top layer with an emery board to reveal the one beneath.

The box was covered and lined with vintage effect paper and I used adhesive ribbon around the edge.

The gifts inside include a handmade booklet with tear off pages....

and four corner bookmarks.

Thanks for looking...see you soon.
Chris xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Less is more challenge card

As I seem to be in card making mode I thought I would join in for the first time with the LIM challenge which this week is circles.  I used these pretty sewing themed stamps by Creative Expressions coloured with Distress inks.

I hope I ticked all the boxes for the's been a while since I've done one.
Have a great day
Chris xx

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Flower mask card

I don't seem to have made a card for ages so I thought I'd rectify that using one on the new masks from Tando Creative.  I love this floral one and used a brush to apply the pink acrylic paint to a spare piece of card which I then cut down to fit the front of an A6 card .

I love cards that are tactile as well as pretty so I placed adhesive half pearls in the centre of each flower.  Quick and simple and fun to make.

Thanks for looking
Chris xx

Monday, 18 July 2011

As She Sleeps....

she dreams....that the fairies have been and done all the housework.  In her dreams she has the energy to move everything that needs to be moved for the workmen to come and fit the eagerly awaited new kitchen and bathroom... that she will do it all in time and that she wants to do it.

She dreams that the clock stands still... giving her lots of hours to create to her hearts content and keep up with her blogging .  She also sees her sylph like figure appearing like magic without the healthy eating and hours of Zumba excercise...

But then.....

........................................... SHE WOKE UP (rofl)

Chris xx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Bread Art Project

Have a little fun and join in with this worthwhile project.  I thoroughly enjoyed it... it's really easy and for a good cause.  Go to The Bread Art Project and upload your art or make some from scratch... I'd love to see what you do so do leave me a comment if you join in so I can come see YOUR art.
Have a fab weekend
Chris xx

Friday, 1 July 2011

Ribbon flower heart hanger

Making wire edged ribbon flowers is so relaxing and fun and the best bit is that you can then add them to your project to make something pretty.  I used a Tando chipboard open heart as a base for mine after covering it with black acrylic paint.  I glued the flowers around the heart with a glue gun as these are quite large.

I used black ribbon as it fits with my decor and added some black edged braid to hang my heart.

I think the heart would look equally lovely covered in tiny flowers in rainbow colours... but hey that's a project for another day.
Chris xx