Friday, 22 April 2011

A Special Birthday Present

Hi all I am not too good at regular blogging just lately LOL: but as it is Easter I thought it was about time (maybe I will blog 1 per season LOL) anyway I have been very busy crafting but I especially wanted to share this little bear and card I made for a special 50th birthday. Hope you like it XX.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone

HI All keeping it short this week as lots to do. Over at SCD this week is the last of this years weekly challenges and of course the theme is "Merry Christmas" on this months TAG. They are changing there format in the new year and it sounds very exciting. Hope you like my tag, and Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. Pebby XX

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Bears - Christmas Characters

Hi All

Over at SCD this week it is "Christmas Characters" I nearly didn't have time to take part this week what with Christmas shopping, visitors and the Bramford crop to go to. Luckily I found a bit of spare time to pop out to my cabin and take part. For me BEARS are my favorite characters and they lend themselves to all times of the year, so I chose a Christmas bear as my character I sparkled him up and I do hope you like him. Happy Christmas Shopping. XX

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi All, well what a season it has turned out be already, SNOW SNOW and more SNOW - the good news is it has given me time to take part in the challenge set by SCD (to slippy for me to venture out). A new month and new challenges this month it is tags and this week it is "Trees" I love this theme as I love trees. Obviously I chose Christmas tree. I love Christmas Trees and could not pass the opportunity to use this fab stamp from crafty individuals. I back washed my stamp with silver cosmic shimmer paint, then stamped it with what I thought looks like leaded windowx. I then stamped the Christmas tree, which I beaded using green beads, the tree is decorated with sequins and beads, the tree skirt is a piece of red silky fabric the tag is bordered in lace. I finished off with glitter gel. I love pulling together inking and painting techniques with fabrics. MERRY CHRISTMAS. xx

Monday, 22 November 2010

Crop, SCD & Fans

What a fabulous weekend I have had and I include Monday into that. Saturday I spent the day at papermaze crop finishing my granddaughters wedding album (it is her Christmas present)she married in May. Sunday I did some gardening, cooking and the then turned my attention to the SCD challenge. This week it is numbers and I immediately thought of my lovely little bear stamps. This is so me, now I don't normally blow my own trumpet but I am somewhat known as a miniature bear artist and make my miniature bears exclusively for the Norwich bear shop. I have been doing this for quite a number of years so when I saw these little stamps it was a no brainer and this week a fabulous excuse to use them. Today I spent the afternoon at a fabulous workshop run by Quilters Haven making a fan. I am a self confessed "all crafts welcome" person and I do love to sew stuff as well as alter stuff. Deep Joy :-) HID well he did the ironing and got the meal ready LOL. Have a good week all.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

The Few - Remember Them

This is Remembrance Sunday and I was inspired by this weeks challenge over at SCD which is "WINGS". Now as a child who grew up during WW2 and I lived locally with all the airbases dotted around. I saw the daily flights and mostly more went out than came back. I felt I must make my challenge piece a tribute to those boys (and boys they were). I had a lovely little airplane stamp in my stash which I used. I used DI blue jeans and graduated the inking to produce a sky and then I used my favorite pearly water colours for the bottom half. Then stamped some poppies. I called my piece "The Few" to which I will always be eternally grateful for their sacrifice. I am pleased with this piece and it is meant to make us happy to remember. My daughter Sandra said I excelled myself, praise indeed. Take care all.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Houses, Gingerbread and Nigella

The design team over at SCD really know how to make a challenge a challenge LOL. When I saw the theme of the week "Houses" I thought blimey whatever will I be able to do for that. Having just bought some new stamps none of which really hit the spot for this week. I nearly didn't bother. Then whilst quietly watching Nigella Lawson who talked about Gingerbread houses I knew exactly what needed to be done. Funny where inspiration comes from isn't it. HID kindly down-loaded me a template and I draw out the gingerbread house. I painted it with my pearly water colours and punched out the roof tiles ( a Martha Stewart punch) made the tiny holly leaves and added stickles and white acrylic for snow. The gingerbread man punch I have had in my stash for years nice to find a renewed use for it, then just added stars and icicles and a fab ribbon. Great Challenge Thanks DT.