Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's all about the...Hat

It has taken me all month to come up with an idea for the Altered Designs Octobery ATC Lottery. This month the theme was Woman/Women. The scan is not so great and a bit blurry because of the 3D on this piece but at least it gives you an idea of what it looks like. The person who receives it will be able to see the difference.

Monday, October 27, 2008

TGIF Witchy Woman ATC

This is my Altered Designs TGIF for this week. The theme was "Witchy Woman". The picture I used for the witchy woman is one I've dowloaded from somewhere called RCS Creations but can't remember who they are or where to find them right now. The two little girls image is from Lisa's Altered Art and the verse is something I made up on the computer (the font is called Chiller). The flourish stamp is from Basic Gray and the witchy hat is something I made up. Comments welcome

Sunday, October 26, 2008

House ATCs

House shaped ATCs done for a yahoo group swap.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Think Pink

I joined a swap of altered Rolodex cards on the Byhand Artist yahoo group. The theme was Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and we had to do ten of them. So this is what I have been busy with this week. The top card is my gift to the hostess so it has a different saying on it, the ten cards for the swap are all like the bottom one in the picture. All stamps used are from Quietfire Designs and the flowers are stickers. The ribbon embelishment I made and the dragonfly is a purchased brad.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another Bandana Piece

The TGIF theme at Altered Designs this week is Bandana Technique so I've done this simple ATC using a CuttleBug folder for the background and highlighted with the Rangers Inksentials white pen. The stamp is from Club Stamp

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Google Eyes

TGIF theme at Altered Designs for this week was EYES but rather than take the more realistic or serious direction I thought I would lighten things up a bit. Don't normally do cute (well I buy them, just don't use them) so although I bought this stamp about 10 years ago I have to say it was a virgin stamp until this ATC. Funny thing is I have the Cheerleader mate to this one and you guessed it .... still a virgin. (Well what did you expect she is only 10 years old). LOL

Sharing the Possibilities "Blog Candy

Just couldn't keep this to myself had to share. Kristin Hubick över at Retro Cafe Art Gallery has posted a Blog Candy Giveaway. Can you imagine 1200 eyelets and eyelet setter!!!! That's not all, there are THREE leather punches in this giveaway as well. Can't imagine having to ever buy more eyelets.......well unless they were the latest and greatest gotta haves. So be sure and stop over at Kristins blog and see if your number is the one the lucky number generator picks. Good luck everyone.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Weighing in on Books

My ATC for the monthly lottery on one of my groups. The theme was books and I've used images from a magazine and one from my rubber stamp collection along with a piece of suede to make what appears to be a table..

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sugar Fairy

My Sugar Fairy for TGIF at Altered Designs this week. The theme was think Pink.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Well as much as I hate to see summer go I have to admit that Autumn is here. All the leaves changing colour an falling from the trees. Here we have mostly yellow but a few reds on the ornamental trees. If we have more wind like yesterday I'm sure the last of them will be on the ground. So I've made this card with the season in mind.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

She's so Kind

I've received another award recently from the very lovely Ed in Wales at . She has some awsome art on her bog. It is so inspirational to visit. So if you have a minute stop on over and have a look.
So I will name 7 blogs I love to visit and they just copy and paste the I luv Your Blog logo, and put it on their blog, and name 7 blogs they love to visit, giving links to their blogs and leaving a comment on theirs.
There are many blogs I love to visit but I will save them for another time.

Please help fund Mammograms

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so won't you please help out by clicking the link I've provided in my sidebar. Thanks for your time

Friday, October 3, 2008

Something beautiful to share

A friend sent me a power point presentation of Bruno Torf's Art and Sculpture Garden and it was beautiful and very interesting to see. It is set in a rain forest, so the colours are so vibrant and green, in the small Victorian village of Marysville Australia. However since I couldn't figure out how to post a PPpresentation here it lead me to google the name. So I thought I would share the site that I found telling abuot Bruno Torf and how the garden came to be .
The slide show on the site moves very fast so it is hard to see details so if anyone would like to see the power point presentation leave me a post requesting it and your e-mail and I will forward it to you. It is truly beautiful.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Altered Designs TGIF theme this week was doors. This one caught my eye as I was leafing through a magazine before throwing it out. I love the bright red colour.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Blog Award!!

I received this wonderful blog award from the lovely Michi from and I'm honoured. Thanks so much for thinking of me Michi. Now for my part I must:

1. Display the logo and link to the one who award it.
2. Nominate at least 7 blogs to receive the award.
3. Add links to those 7 blogs to my blog.
4. Leave the nominees a message that they have been nominated to receive the award.

So although there are a great many lovely and inspirational blogs out there, some I visit often but post not so often and others I subscribe to so I don't miss anything, this is my list for now.

1. Gabrielle Madsen who's art never fails to delight and is so calming.
2. Sandy at Always has wonderful treats to look at.
3. Elizabeth Golden at A lovely blog with lots of fun and quirky art and some terrific sounding recipies.
4. Ellen at who just keeps thing interesting and has such a descriptive way of telling stories.
5. Ed at who is just a lovely lady and who unbeknownst to her has sent me checking out the next blog.
6. Patty S at Magpie's Nest you have such and interesting blog but when I saw the Love Bug Art Car, how wonderful.
7. Anneke's blog at she has wonderful art pieces that provide lovely inpiration to help me think outside my comfort zone.

I hope you'll stop by and visit their blogs, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

CBH Tuesday Challenge

The Tuesday challenge on the Created Byhand site is to use a coffin shape in your art. So this is the ATC I came up with.