Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year to you all

Hi everyone, just a quick hop on here to wish you all a Happy New Year and to say a huge thank you for all your visits and lovely feedback over the past year. Oooooo and all the inspiration you've all given me too, you really are all a talented bunch !

I really do hope that 2010 is a good year for you all in every way, this past year definately has had it's ups and downs for me personally but i love the optimism that a new year brings...onwards and upwards thats what i say :) Love to you all xxx

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Honestly today has been one of THOSE days, so, so stressful to the point of tears a few times. By mid afternoon all i wanted to do was come home and draw, paint and cut up bits of paper ! So thats just what i did and here's the end result.

It's a little 6x6 canvas...kinda cute and has a christmas feel too, peace is what i want most and i think the Sshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh has appeared from todays stresses, lol.
It's too hard i've decided trying to please everyone in my life...really enjoyed the brief escape from it all....sigh xx

When i'm all wound up i tend to stick channel O (classical music channel on sky ) on full volume to chill me this song :)

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Hark the herald angels sing....

tra laa laa la la la la...oh yeah Christmas has arrived in Katy's house, tree is up, plans are set for christmas rushing around for me this year and i cant wait !

So here is a little ATC i made for a P.I.F on Docrafts forum, almost certain my swap partner is not a blogger so it's safe to share. This little PaperArtsy angel is perfect size for an ATC, so sweet :) I layered the background with text and tissue paper, coated with gesso and various acrylics and inks, a Cosmo Cricket rub on and hand wrote around her 'Hark the herald angels sing...' finishing with a coat of Ranger Rock candy crackle glaze.

Next i'd like to thank Kate for the beautiful journal i recieved last week after winning her blog candy, it truely is stunning and a great source of inspiration for me.....shall share a pic when i can :)

Ok so at last here's the winner of the lurvely cut out sheet giveaway, thanks to the folks who entered and apologies for having to wait forever, lol............................................................................LAURA it's your's hun, shall pop it in the post tomorrow if you could email me your addy.

Next are some random pics....

thats knitting a chunky scarf to keep me warm on the way to work....blimey it was FREEZING brass monkeys this morning !

Here are some purchases from last weeks trip to the Trafford Centre in Manchester...of all the delightful shops there where did my little crafty radar lead me to ?????? I LOVE John Lewis dept store, they have the most gorgeous goodies..heaps of ribbons, divine buttons and lots of pretty things :)

this little 3x3 mini note book was a bargain i think... £2 and will make a nice stocking filler, decorated of course.

was hugely excited to find Moleskin journals in there too...tis my first, the paper inside is beautiful and perfect to draw/paint on.

Well i just couldn't resist this case for my prismas...

a random pic from next years calendar...

Pretty, pretty Harvey Nicks window :)

And last but not least....this is a must see Chrimbo film,i honestly thought because i was so familiar with the story...i mean who isn't...that i wouldn't enjoy it as much but Jim Carrey is genius.... watched it in 3D...FABULOUS....although beware if you get motion sickness..the flying scenes in 3D feel like you're actually flying too !

Ooops forgot to say if ya like the weird and wonderful Stamptique stamps then have a looksie here.... Craft Emporium is tops !