Saturday, 6 December 2008

More Atc's

I did these for a swap on UKS. I'm finding it difficult to take photos in the Winter light, but you get the idea. The stamps are Inkadoo

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Wednesday, 26 November 2008


I apologise for the bad photo. It's very difficult to take photos in this light.This little Atc I've made for a swap. Lots of layers of Distress ink and embossing powder. Stamps are inkadoo.

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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Hellooooo, I'm back!

Life got in the way of blogging and crafting!

I attended the Halloween Megascrap on Nov 1st at CityNorth Hotel, Co.Meath. Donna Downey presented her fabulous Paint, Watercolour, Doodle. mini-book class. I had a blast with this one and really enjoyed the mix of techniques. Who knew painting chipboard and acrylic could be such

Isn't it just the scrummiest minibook!

The other class a textured lo , Washday, was given by Anita Mundt . It involved crocheting a border through holes punched in chipboard and a sewn title. I love the variety of textures in this.

Work in progress

I bought a copy of The Craft Stamper last Friday. There is a lovely tutorial for a card holder which I adapted. It holds 12 cards and will make a nice pressie for someone for Christmas.

I've still to make the cards and finish the cover.

These are a set of Atc's I made for a swap

I stamped the images of the naked lady (I can't remember who made it)

Then I "dressed" her with candycane stickles

The backgound was inked with Fired Brick and Soot Distress inks.I stamped over this with Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink and stamp I made by sticking Foam swirl shapes to a piece of acetate.

Voila! My ten ladies!

Sunday, 24 August 2008


I made this book for Eoghan while ago remembering his first skateboard efforts


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Watch the birdie

Here is a little needlefelted bird which I finished last night. I embroidered around the wings and beak for definition.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

New lo

I did this last night, inspired by Kathys use of crochet flowers! It's a photo taken nine years ago shortly after Saoirse was born and her first visit to Wexford. I usually use bright colours and strong shapes in my los, so this kind of took me by surprise as it developed. I crocheted the flowers months ago just to see if I could, but haven't had much use for them until now.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Playing with my Cuttlebug

I decided to make a few cards using the little free stamp which came with The Craft Stamper Magazine. I coloured the stamp usingWhispers brushmarkers and Sakura Jelly roll pens. They have a lovely sparkle which doesn't show up so well. The Backgrounds were made using my Cuttlebug embossing folders. They're pretty basic, but I liked the effect.

This one is a little OTT but I wanted an old fashioned romantic effect
I also made a minibook from a kit, which I bought from Rebeccas Scrapbooking Stash, a few months ago. Its for Jen as she loves quirky little peices of loveliness.

I haven't journalled in it yet as those thoughts are for her eyes only.