Monday, 29 August 2011

A birthday Gift..

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend, It was a quiet one for us..
Thursday is my Mum's Birthday.... So i made her a little something. This is Ash's very first school photo ( from Daycare). I think it's such a fantastic photo, it's the cheeky little man all over, So i thought i'd do something with it. 

This is done on a canvas, I am loving doing these these at the moment.. Everything apart form the large red and small crochet flowers is Tim Holtz..

 I've used papers from the Lost and Found paper stash, stickers from the Lost and Found Salvage stickers, Muse Tokens, game spinners, word keys, sprocket gears, brads,washers and pen nibs.  Here are a couple of close ups

So there we go, happy Birthday Ma... 

I also have a half finished layout sitting on my huge desk in my nice new scrap space that i'm hoping to finish today.. I've been banished to the garage, but i don't mind, i now have two big 4 seater rattan outdoor tables at my disposal as my scrapping space!! yay!

Have a great day what ever you are doing, thanks for dropping by xxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

I'm in heaven..

I got a parcel i was waiting for today, that should have been here last week... that took a detour via Austria.. yes Austria...  But that's another story.. it contained also sorts of goodies, but these two were the ones i was waiting for the most....

So i'll give you one guess what i'll be up to after the little Goob goes to bed tonight.. I'm sure it's going to involve getting inky!!

I've had a tiny little play with the picket fence stain... it's amazing, it tones things down really nicely.. but it also really nice swiped down the side of your already inked tag, to make a lighter piece - ready for a stamp..

Watch this space to see what happens.. 

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


Just a something little to show you today..

Had a little play with a few things and this is what came out of it...

Don't you just love the Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper stash???  is just gorgeous on it's own, but all inked up it's even better!!

I think i must have a bit of a thing for the Alterations Sewing Room die at the moment, this is the third tag i've made with it..

Have added in a few other bits and pieces, and added a very cool old wooden spool..
I've had a couple of questions about where i got my dress form from yesterday's post.. I actually got it at Target.. So it just goes to show you can find all sorts of inspiring things in all sorts of places..

So that's it for me for now..

Happy creating
Karen xxx

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

A work in progress..

Just a quick little post to show you what i got up to last night.. This is nowhere near finished, but i wanted to show you what it looked like at the moment...

I've had this dress form, i'm ashamed to say for about 12 months now, and have been putting of doing it for so long, but finally had an idea as to what i wanted to do.... So here it is... a work in progress....

Thanks for looking, have a great tuesday night..
happy creating..
Karen xxx

Monday, 1 August 2011

an update finally..

So sorry to be a bit slack with the updates.. have been fighting with the flu again.. I did have a chance to create though..

I celebrated my 11th wedding anniversary this month, and made  a little something  for my hubby...  When i first got my compendium of curiosities  i had a little play with a few on the techniques in there.. and made my self a sticklified butterfly etc.. and had the just sitting in a safe place in my desk, so i decided to pull them out, and add them to the canvas that i was making..

I also love the heart examples on the heart mini movers and shapers, so i pulled out a couple of  hearts from a  mixed pack of grungeboard and changed them a little .. i crackle painted them, and inked them, instead of what looks like distress in and stamping on the examples.. I love how they turned out.. they have curled up nicely, and actually look a little like old cracked metal...

Thank you so much for looking, i'm off to try and create a little more while i have a little free time, thank you for looking..

Happy creating..