Sunday, January 27, 2008

art girl box

I've had so much fun with my
DT pack this month
using these gorgeous Paperbag Studio Stamps has been lovely.
This is a little box I've made using this fabulous PBS stamp
I stamped it onto a ScrapFX jigsaw
then Mounted it on top of the box
I Inked the box, and when that ink was dry I rubbed some VersaMark Watermark ink around the sides and top, and then lightly sprinkled some black embossing powder, giving the box a little bit of a 'grungy' look.

TSQ bits I used were, PBS Rubber Stamp, ScrapFX jigsaw,Collections word, little clip from the Collections Clipboard set, German Scrap Border, Printed Paper.

Well our School Holidays finish this week, I'll miss the kids being at home with me, it's been such a lovely time, My eldest starts highschool this week, so it'll be an exciting time for him, can't believe he's headed for highschool already......

Anyway hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, take care :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

I've had some lovely mail :)

Just wanted to show you what I got in the mail today :)
I was so thrilled to win this on
She was celebrating her 100th post.
(Well Done again Jeri)
and it arrived today....YAY...
Thankyou so much Jeri,
I just love your ART and am delighted to have some of it come and live with me :)
I feel really blessed to have won these sweet treasures.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Altered Jewelry Fun :)

This is another Design Team Project I've made for
Using the Scrumptious Stamp I used in my last card I made a couple of posts down.
it's a PBS stamp 'Companionship PBS040'
Isn't that face adorable....

I stamped the image onto a page from my Vintage Dictionary using Versa Fine Black ink, then mounted the little circle onto a piece of cardstock, then assembled the 'pendant'

The necklace is backed with this lovely metal stamping

(if anyone knows where I can get some more of these particular metal stampings could they please email me) I then tied a piece of Silk Embroidery Ribbon into a bow, added the chain and Glass Pearls and I was left with a feeling of complete satisfaction :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sharing some of my creative journey :)

So my little Creative Journey is still enjoying a little
Jewelry Playtime at the moment
and ofcourse my Blog is a collection, & a journal of the things I make
So here's what I do....
I take little Vintage Treasures and Re-create with them :)
From Vintage Chandelier Crystals, to Vintage Skeleton Keys
it doesn't matter to me, as long as it's got a little bit of history
and is an interesting shape, or just looks Gorgeous.
Many of the beads I use, are really old, like the black bugle beads and the orange ones, they are vintage Japanese Glass beads from the 40-50s...
and I seem to have an addiction for brass at the moment, probably because many of these old beads are threaded onto brass findings..
So Anyway, this is the new camera, I know I've still got to work a little more on my use of it..
but so far it seems ok to use :)
Thanks heaps for taking the time to look at my work :)
The Camera Dilema is almost over...
I have a new camera :)
now I just have to learn how to drive it...
Hope you are all having a Fabulous weekend,
we are still enjoying our school holidays here,
I love this time of the year
6 weeks seems to fly by so quickly
we always plan to do so much, and before you know it
the holidays are nearly over....

Saturday, January 19, 2008

We appologise for this break in Transmission

We are however trying to rectify the problem...

my camera has died.... :(

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Playing with a new stamp :)

I made this card with some of my DT pack from
I'm looking forward to using this lovely stamp many, many times :)

for this card I used one of the Collections Mini Clipboards as my base for the stamped image, I used distress ink -walnut stain to 'dye it' then stamped the image with versa fine black and inked the edges, Versa Fine Black inkpad was also used to Ink the Collection Arrows & Frame.

TSQ bits I used are, PaperBag Studio Rubber Stamp -Companionship PBS040, Stamp-it Rubber Stamp 001RG, Collections Arrows, Collection Brackets, Collections Flashcard word and phototurns

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Journal Cover

So I've been playing :)
with my Design Team Pack from
and I've put together this little journal cover
it will be filled with blank pages ready for a
special someone to turn into an Art Journal

Don't you just love this Gorgeous Paperbag Studio Stamp

TSQ bits I've used are..... PBS Rubber Stamp, Printed Paper, Collections Clipboard and mini clipboard with one of the little clips, Collections Brackets, Collections flashcard word, Versafine ink, key, hinged rings. The front of the Journal is the large Clipboard and I cut a second from a piece of Mattboard and punched the holes in the end.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

a little something creative.....

ok...before I get back to posting picys of paperart
I wanted to show you some other stuff I've been playing with besides the jewelry thing...
so here are two Wrist Cuffs, I've been enjoying making
I just wanted to show you some techniques that I use in many of my cards and other paperart items can be used in other things too...
the picture no.1
this is a wrist cuff I made then before I embellished it
I sprayed it with water and sprinkled 'Walnut Ink' onto it
before it dried I sprinked SALT onto it
giving the calico that awesome Vintage/Aged look
I use Walnut ink and Salt all the time on paper,
and it's exactly the same technique, just used on Calico (100% cotton)

Picture no.2, with this cuff, I torn strips of the same fabric (calico) and randomly stitched it onto the background making a really cool textured background, adding a bit more interest than just a plan piece of fabric, this looks cool when you do this on paper projects too, either torn bits of paper or even fabric sewn onto your cardstock or pattern paper...
And no.3, well I just wanted to show you how I open and close my wrist cuffs

this is an old jewelry making pin, It's always a good idea to think outside the square when it comes to creating...pick up something that isn't always meant to be used for something and give it a new use...

I've been playing with my Fabulous DT pack from TSQ

so next picys will be papery picys :)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

You are Priceless PaperArt will always be my first love when it comes to crafting
but I'm having a lovely time at the moment making little
'Vintage Assemblage Pieces'
This one is called
'You are Priceless'
So the Main star of this piece is a vintage brass arcade token, mounted onto a Vintage Brass Laundry Pin, add a few Vintage Glass Beads, a lovely Swarovski crystal and well there you have it....a Piece of Fun, Eclectic Jewelry with a Vintage Twist :)

Saturday, January 05, 2008

A couple of published cards :)

these two fun cards I made are in the latest
Issue 72, 2007

Waves to Sephi & Gabbie

who also have some of their wonderful ART in this issue :)

Friday, January 04, 2008

Design Teams

Well it's a new year, and I've decided to make a few changes in my creative life
I have stepped down from two much loved design teams
Both of which I will still be keeping in touch with because of the wonderful girls I've met through both online and in the flesh :)
It's been a wonderful experience being apart of both of these two Desing Teams
and they will always hold a special place in my heart xxx
Speaking of Design Teams.....
and of Scrap A While
Check this out!!!!!
ScrapAWhile is searching for new design team members for 2008.
Could you be one of them? Each member will serve for a twelve-month term.
* One layout or off the page item per month, and a write up of the project that includes products used.* Select “Hot Products” and assist in choosing prizes once per quarter of your term.* Challenge Rotation with other Design Team members: create one challenge every six weeks.* Provide Challenges with other Design Team members: during our retreat weekends, at least one challenge for each retreat February & August 08. Design Team Members do not necessarily need to attend.
* Each member will provide a photo of themselves and short bio to be posted in store and online.
* We will provide you with the photo’s for the layouts or you can use your own. All projects completed for ScrapAWhile will be yours to keep at the end of the 12 months.
* You must maintain an active presence within the ScrapAWhile Community either in store or online.
Complete confidentiality of store information is required. Forfeiture of any requirements will be cause for immediate removal.
Incentives: * Whilst you are a member of the ScrapAWhile Design Team, you will receive a 20% discount at the store (online or brick and mortar).
* Product is provided to complete all projects (with plenty left over!)
* You will be given recognition for all projects that are uploaded to the Design Team gallery. You will also be featured on website with a photo and small informational section about you.
If you are interested please send an email with an attachment of 2 layouts and 1 off the page item that best shows your style to the ’08 Design Team or a link to a post of your layout/s.
Then answer the following questions and send them to
Applications are due by 10th January . The new Design Team members will be notified by January 14th.
Phone Number:
Email Address 1. Describe your scrapbooking style and list your favorite products and techniques.2. Tell us a little about yourself (interests, family, favorites, etc.). We’d like to get to know you!3. Please provide a link to link your blog or website to see more of your work.4. Are you currently, or have you in the past, served on another design team? If so, when and where?5. What will you contribute to our Design Team and, more importantly, to our store?
Just thought I'd share this DT Call with you all xxx

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Salt - There your heart will also be.

It was my turn to set the challenge for the next two weeks at
When I chose this theme the time of year came to mind
The Start of a New Yearand so many of us make New Years Resolutions
we look at the New Year as a sign of Change & a time to Grow.
In order to Change & Grow
We must Examine
So this weeks Challenge is perhaps a verse
that may help you to examine
Matthew 6:21
For where your Treasure is,there your Heart will also be.

Well this week I mentioned to a friend,

I've never done a canvas piece,

So decided that was what my Salt contribution would be

I loved it, and plan on making some more

This really is one of my all time favourite verses,

it's one you can't ignore

It's speaks Volumes in just a couple of lines

I've married this verse with this paper,

simply because the way the 'vine' pattern on it,

reminds me that Jesus is the vine (John 15:5)

so one glance at this piece my heart is full of praise

not only do I see the written text

asking where my heart is,

I also see the symbolic reminder of Jesus.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year

Well here we are in 2008
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Years Eve
I hope you get lots of time to create this year :)
We Celebrated at our home all 13 of us
Grandma & Grandfather, Aunties & Uncles, cousins and Pets
it was a Wonderfully fun time
And I've been enjoying spending time with my Hubby while he's been having some time off work, the kids have been having a blast playing with all their newly acquired toys and games.
The children are on holidays now till the end of January :)
I haven't been playing with paper much over the past couple of weeks,
ofcourse with so many here for Christmas twas a bit busy,
but I have been creating :)
I've been playing with my vintage jewelry stash,
I just love making jewelry out of old bits and bobs,
Below is a shawl pin I've just made,
I'll share some other bits in following posts as I haven't photographed them yet.
I've also been having fun making kits for my etsy shop
Vintage Jewelry kits, full of old optical lenses, vintage laundry pins, vintage chandelier crystals, you name it, their in those kits, you can see them here if your interested

ooohh...look at that lace I used in my picy, I got that from my Secret Santa, thanks Santa :)