Wednesday, 29 September 2010

My 50th B'day Gift by a truly talented artist :-)

I recently reached a milestone as in I turned 50!!! I have been told 50 is the new 40 - so it should mean my life now begins ;-) I was a very lucky lady in that my youngest DD commissioned two paintings of which the subject came to be of a couple of my photographs taken recently. My youngest DD came home this evening and pointed me in the direction of the website of the artist who created my beautiful paintings

I was blown away in seeing his work and then totally surprised to find that the artist has done a 'production' of the 2 paintings on 'You Tube'
Here is the artists website

The Tree

It has not only just been lovely seeing his work develop but lovely putting a face to the name.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Bah Humbug No 37 Challenge 'Stars'

Here is my entry for this weeks Bah Humbug Challenge Challenge 'Stars'

I found a fab. tutorial on  Splitcoaststampers for a 'star box'
Once filled with goodies and topped with some silver paper or silver paper shreds I think it will look totally finished

Here is my take on the tutorial.
Christmas paper 'Stars' by Papermania I think?
Rollagraph 'swirls and stars' (used on the central  'band' as well as the 'tag')
Bashful Blue Rollagraph inkpad
White Card
Satin ribbon
pearl beads
Star embellishment
Gelly Roll Pen
Krylon Pen
Large Eyelet

Side View

Close Up of the Tag

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

A few Arty Photos - Reflections and Shadows

Here are some Photographs I took today. I really am liking the 'reflections and shadows' They are taken using a  
FinePix s1500
on 'P' and 'N' Mode Mostly 'N' (Natural Light)

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Bah Humbug No 36 Challenge 'Text'

Here is my entry for this weeks Bah Humbug Challenge
'Text' Another fab. challenge and superb DT cards Sadly, not yet worked out how to add the 'Bah Humbug' challenge Logo.

My card also fits in with 'Getting into Christmas' challenge at

Supplies List 

Base Card DL
Blue Linen Card
'Let it snow' Printed Vellum
Christmas  'Text' Paper 'Snow'
Nesties Label 
'W' made using Cricut  
Glamour Dust
Extra Fine Blue glitter
Snowflakes/Mini Snowflakes?
Sizzlits decorative Alpha strip 
Silver Krylon Pen
Blue Sheer Ribbon

Sunday, 19 September 2010

National Cupcake Week

Here is a card I have made for National Cupcake Week using the gorgeous
Tilly Cupcake Lovingly created by Wendy at digital-doodling

My card fits nicely to the 'cupcake' challenge at


I have Coloured using ProMarkers. Matted/layered onto nesties. I added to this a 'tab' punch from SU, a little flower/cardcandy. The paper is also a download but TBH cannot remember where from. Finally added some sheer spotted ribbon and some more Xcut little punched flowers

Supplies List
SU 'Tab' Punch
Xcut mini flower punch
6x6 Base Card

Friday, 17 September 2010

Spyder's Didi Digi Challenge

Here is my entry for
Spyders Corner

Fingers crossed my first posting and linking works on my blog.

I have coloured the cute 'Thank you Mouse' with ProMarkers.
Supplies List
Nestie Labels
Nellie Snellen Die
Martha Stewart Border Punch
X Cut mini Flower Punch
Computer generated text
Sheer Ribbon