Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Well it's Wednesday again! My desk is still a mess, I could make excuses, (have had a horrible cold, time's flown by again, been too busy) but I won't. All of those are true but I could have found time to tidy if I had wanted to, I just couldn't be bothered!
And the only things I have made this week is a birthday card for my sis and an anniversary card for my hubbie and the charm that is still on my desk! Not a very productive week at all!
The box on my desk is another carboot find (you must think I spend all my time at carboots but you would be wrong! I suffer from agrophobia and I don't go out very often, during the last 10 months I have been out about 30 times which is LOADS for me, I have been lucky that my 5 visits to the carboot have been very rewarding finding brilliant stuff everytime!)
Anyway the box has been lined with Tim Holtz papers and the top has Tensecond studio metal on it and is filled with lots of 'bits' (Tim's and other things like Mica, keys, wire, cork and lots of other things) which I sometimes have trouble using cos I like them! Does everyone have trouble using the pretty little things you buy/find? Or is it just me?

A closer look in the box!

The lid of the box. A collage of different plates from Tensecond studio and Sizzix and the centre is a stamp.

The finished piece. A book plate with paper and acetate, corner, flower brad, jump rings, beads and a key all attached together with glossy accents.
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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Printers Tray.

I found this printers tray at our local carboot for just a couple of quid a few weeks ago and couldn't resist it!
I have been making little pieces of art for it ever since (they are just proped in there at the moment, they will probably be moved around a lot till they find their final resting place).
Here are a couple of closer pics.
There is still a long way to go but one day it WILL be full!


Wednesday is here again! Not much going on this week just a few backgrounds made with my new Tim Holtz embossing folders, apart from that not much is different on the desk this week!
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Tuesday, 5 October 2010


It's Wednesday! time to show your workdesk over at Woyww! CLICK HERE to join in in the fun! Here is my desk this week quite tidy for me! Only cos I forgot to take a photo before I started to tidy up!
A closer shot! Mmm something extra has appeared!
Must get some more silicon glue, not much left in that one and when I went to use it I found the lid had split and the glue had dried in the top! Every silicon I have brought has had something happen to the lid, they either split or the end (where the peircing bit is) falls out, is it just me or does this happen to everyone?
Well happy Wednesday everyone!

Home Sweet Home.

This was a box frame found at our local carboot, which I took apart cos I just wanted the 'box' bit.
The inside was painted with white gesso, (the outside I left because it was a light wood and I wanted the wood grain to show through the finished piece) the two outside sides were painted with distress crackle paint in frayed burlap and left to dry. The front edges were swooshed with expresso dabber paint.
The inside back wall is 6 inchies adhered to a piece of card painted with black gesso and inbetween each inchie I scribbled lines with coloured pencils.
The nest is made from wire, inside I put a flower and the bird is one I have had for years. (These were all stuck together with silicon.)

A Little bit of Hocus Pocus!

A 6x4 card swooshed with black gesso, stamped background (Judikins) in versamark and seafoam white embossing powder.
The 'witches' are printed on photo paper from a Tuscan Rose cd (they were actually skipping in the photo) witches hats cut from white card and coloured black as was the cauldron, the 'flames' are a scrap of fantasy film.
Letters are cut from Tims vintage market die.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Journal page Just a number.

I don't usually share my journal pages cos most of them are sort of personal to me and my life. Although this one is in reference to all the birthdays we have in this family during the next 2 months I loved how the background worked out so I thought I would share it!
I have been making lots of backgrounds using lots of 'bits' from my un-used scraps of stuff I have made and not finished!
So the background is made from scraps of paper, card, embossed card (tims folders) all stuck to the pages with glue stick, washed over with watered down gesso and coloured with paint in places and dried.
Distress ink in frayed burlap was smooched around in places.
7 Gypsies tape, sticky numbers, stamps, stencils, rub ons and small pieces of corrigated card were added.
Black pit pen doodles and coloured pencils were added.
Lastly a little boy sitting on a table from a vintage image cd from Tuscan Rose, with added wings and a crown.
I had a lot of fun making this and my 'bit' box is getting used up too!