Monday, 29 December 2008


I made this atc for the very last challenge on the Lots to Do site. They are sadly closing due to lack of response. The theme is trees. Thanks ladies for all the commitment you've shown, and the interesting challenges. I would never have tried iris folding, amongst other things, if it weren't for you!
Stamps: Time to Stamp For the Birds

Inks: Archival Sepia

Extras: Prima Flower; Gold Brad; Edding Alpha RubOns; PP by Fancy Pants; Gold thread

True love

I decided to case a Tim Holtz style tag for the Saturday Workout theme on metal, using crackle paint and alcohol inks on grungeboard, and the latter on a washer.

The shininess of the metal effects are dulled by the scanner :-(---
Stamps: Tim Holtz Bank of True Love

Inks: Adirondack Stonewashed and Wild Plum; DI Dusty Concord; Alcohol Inks Wild Plum and Eggplant; Crackle Paint Brushed Pewter; Archival Black

Extras: Fibres; Grungeboard Minis; Washer; Waxy Flax Plum

Saturday, 27 December 2008


This is my version of the background given by Art Creations this weekend.
Stamps: ISC ATC Elements 2; HA Old French Handwriting

Inks: DI Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap. Scattered Straw and Pine Needles

Extras: Rick rack; Image from The Lady's Closet; Green card

Thursday, 25 December 2008

They brought him gold, myrrh and frankincense

This is my Christmas card to you, my friends. May God bless you richly on this day, and into the new year.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Message of Christmas

The Inkurable Stampers theme for December is scallops, and the Lots to Do theme is Christmas. Here's my angel with 3 great Christmas definitions: Faith, Peace and Love.
Stamps: Darkroom Door Little Dreams and Christmas Reindeer

Inks: Adirondack Latte, Stonewashed and Slate; Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark pen

Extras: PP by Basic Grey and Darkroom Door; Clear EP; Black Paper; Pop dots

Sunday, 7 December 2008


The Gothic Arches theme for this week is trees. I made mine into a forest!
Stamps: Paper Artsy xmas 4; Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer; Stampington Chatistmas Found Elements; Printworks Diamond Dust

Inks: DI Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain; Versafine Onyx Black; Adirondack Bottle; Brilliance Moonlight White

Extras: Sticky Foam Fixers; Waterbrush


Perhaps for this Tim Holtz inspired tag I should have spelt the word 'gearz' but felt that the intended recipient wouldn't understand 'Tim' jargon so spelt it correctly! This is my contribution for the Saturday Workshop challenge on sprays - on which I've used homemade glimmer mists.
Stamps: ISC All About Me

Inks: DI Broken China, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain; Crackle Paint Broken China; Alcohol Inks Espresso and Gold Mixative; DI Refill Broken China

Extras: Perfect Pearls Gold and Bronze; Washer; Photo Anchor; Blue Brad; Tim Holtz Gears Mask, Grungeboard Mini Letters and Sprocket Gear; Fimo Buttons from SammieJay; Sheer Ribbon

Saturday, 6 December 2008

The new Christmas Carol

The Art Creations on Friday challenge is to use this vintage image. Lovely colours to work with on this atc.
Stamps : Paper Artsy xmas 4

Inks: DI Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain; StazOn Olive Green

Extras: Prima Flowers; Green Brads; Vintage Image; Perfect Pearls Gold

Friday, 5 December 2008

Darkroom Door

Two things to share today. Firstly a card using stamps from the Darkroom Door Christmas set which is for a challenge on their blog. And the swaps I received from their photobooth atc swap. In reading order the atcs are by me, Sherri Field, Teresa Abajo, Gloria, Rachel Greig, Sarah Schwerin, Rhiannon Riddell, Marie Shiel and Lorri Lennox

Materials for card:

Stamps: Darkroom Door Christmas set

Inks: Adirondack Wild Plum, Eggplant and Denim; Versamark; Archival Black; DI Black Soot

Extras: Plain and Mini Alphabet Grungeboard; Gold Ribbon; Clear EP; Gesso; Black card

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Crown for a King

The Created byHand challenge is red and green.
Stamps: Stampington Fresh Flowers Elements and Christmas Found Elements; Inca Stamps Merry Christmas; Funstamps Crown

Inks: Adirondack Red Pepper, Cranberry, Willow, Lettuce and Meadow; Marvy Pen Crinson Lake; StazOn Olive Green; Brilliance Galaxy Gold; Gold Gel Pen

Extras: Gesso