Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just one ....

.... Challenge! How weak/slack/pathetic is that??? I suppose I am using my energy to keep warm but that's really not a valid excuse, is it? LOL I need to find my boot straps. Probably would find both at the same time and pull at the same time and land up, most un-ceremoniously on my rear-end! Yes Candace I can hear you laughing!!
Anyway, here is my contribution to Cora's DigitalTuesday The background paper will be stunning printed out on either gold or silver. Playtime! when I can unfreeze my hands and stop the cramping ....

This started as an ATC and then grew to a hanging whatzit. I coloured her using Aquarela pencils my DS used when he was still at school doing art (11 years ago) and then just added a bit of bling (Stickles) Maybe another embellie for a heritage page? What do you think?
Keep 'cool' fellow crafters and have a great week doing what you enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thanks to ...

...... Hilda at LotsToDo for the challenge this week. It was to use ribbons, lace, materials, buttons and/or anything haberdashery. I used a teabag to dye the the lace, butterfly and bits of the photo!
Doesn't she have a delightful look on her face? This little lady is from Carol She is gorgeous!

Take care and enjoy and thanks so much for your interest and comments.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Please meet ...

..... Tara! Doesn't she have the most gorgeous wide eye innocent look? Victoria offers these digi stamps every so often to do your 'whatever takes your fancy" Take the plunge, it's fun.
I so do not do digital scrapbooking because I am so not photoshop literate. But I have, with the help of DD managed to save images, printed and coloured and painted.
Have GREAT week


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A New Challenge ...

..... Cora over at ClearlyVintage has started another blog! It's called DigitalTwoForTuesday She supplies two 'digital stamps' and we have carte blanche to create whatever takes our fancy! How cool is that? I must say, being a paper, scissors and glue person, I hesitated. But then, I can print the images and do my paper, scissors and glue thing and I get to use my crayons and re-connect with my inner child. Now that is 'uber kewl' (I believe these are the latest buzz words) This is my card contribution to the challenge.

I do hope everyone is having a supa dupa week. And thanks to all for visiting and leaving great comments.
Take care and as a good friend of mine says (words to the effect) Do More Of What You Love!


Monday, June 15, 2009

It's Winter ....

... and I look and feel like a combination between the Michelin Man and the Oros Dude!
Thanks again June . Awesome freebies!

Being Winter, my dark side is coming out! It's cold, it's miserable and it's not nice BUT we don't have the snow and the ice. Mercy Me, That Rhymes!
I'm hauling my frozen butt to bed! Have a wonderful week, be kind to yourself, love and be the best creative creature you can be!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Having some ......

....... fun with freebies from some of the very generous ladies out there!
The image was from June and for the background I used the shaving cream technique (again) from Sam I just love this image!

For this ATC I used TH alcohol inks for the background, stamped the ferny/flowers and, of course, my flavour of the month stamp which I stamped onto a transparency. The dry leaf blew in while I was busy, so promptly got picked up, inked, varnished and attached!

I used images from Debrina for this ATC. I just love the shy look on this little girl's face.

Have fun everyone and have a fantastic crafty week. Thanks to all who visit and leave such great comments.

Friday, June 12, 2009

A simple and ....

.... and gentle piece of art today. A 4 x 4. I played with my flavour of the month stamp. I stamped her onto a transparency and then used LuminArte paint to colour the flowers in her hair. What a pity these paints are no longer available (I only found them in March this year!!) OK, so I'm slow on the up-take LOL!

I then stuck her down on Crafty Individuals paper (it's just soooo lovely, I adore it) and used a ....... I don't know what to call this 'yarn' as the border. It picked up on some of the colours in the paper.
It's not 'done' as I feel it still needs a little something. A sentiment, but what? I don't want to detract from the background because I really like it the way it is. I don't feel the need for bling (sorry Chris ) I will sleep on it and if anyone has ideas on how to finish it, I will surely appreciate it.
I am a tad brain deficient/challenged at the moment. I have a little voice, a bit like Minnie Mouse On Helium, hence my current nickname, mOh!
Have a fabulous weekend, be kind to yourself and take care. And thanks so much for visiting!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Every so often ...

... I get meaningful messages. This is one of them.

Good evening fellow adventurer!

Yesterday I watched a small bird flying VERY fast, disappear into the canopy of an oak tree. So dense were its leaves that it was impossible to see what happened next, though I can tell you it remained inside. I wondered about how the little bird found its opening through the leaves at such a speed, and then manage to gently alight its fragile body on the branch it chose to land, all within a FRACTION of a second.
Not to mention the impossible to imagine flying maneuvers required, the banking, the curling, the vertical and horizontal stabilizations, the deceleration and landing.
Memory? Calculation? Not in that tiny brain. Instinct? Maybe, but how does instinct know which way the branches of a tree have grown, when no two are the same?
That little bird JUST KNEW.
It knew... in spite of NOT being able to SEE HOW things would work out... that if (and only if) it stayed the course, THE DETAILS would be taken care of... that an opening would appear and a twig be found. In fact, had she slowed down ENOUGH to carefully and logically inspect the tree first, the prudent thing to do, she would have fallen to the ground.
Kind of like us reaching our goals. Neither memory, nor calculating, nor instincts are the deciding factors, but faith.
The Universe
Take care everyone and enjoy life!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

OK.... so .....

.... I am soooooo behind in my catch up that I am actually in reverse, but I am trying to get there.... (hot air and all LOL)

So, over at Hilda/Sam's LotsToDo some time ago (eons) was the black and white challenge! Found this poor lost soul under the the wedding invitations I was making for a friend.

And then from the same challenge site from Hilda I found the 'cracked' challenge under .....

........ DS's GF's present which was a photo collage for her Dad's 60th Birthday!
I have since done a 'sort of' tidy up but it was rather quick because our weather is nasty at the moment. I would never shape as an eskimo.
Those up North enjoy the sunshine and warmth and us in the South will just cuddle and huddle.
Hugs and Love and Warmth to all and most importantly, Keep Creating