Sunday, 19 February 2012

Chunky ATC-Alice in Wonderland

I've just taken part in a chunky ATC swap over on UKScrappers. The swap was inspired by an article on a chunky ATC in Craft Stamper magazine. This was such fun! I was given the theme of Alice in Wonderland which stumped me for a while as I don't have a lot of stamps and despite trawling the local shops couldn't find many embellishments. So I've made do with what little I could find and am actually quite happy with how it turned out.


I used text from the book as background and stamped the White Rabbit image. The clock's stamped onto thick card and covered with crackle paint. 


I was pleased with this image because I have trouble getting Cheshire Cat to show up usually and this time he made himself visible!


I added a party chair to the top above Mad Hatter.


You can't really see the March Hare and Dormouse but they're there!


There's a gold tea service and a red heart. The glass bottles are Drink Me Eat Me.


I used two of the red hearts as feet.

I hope the recipient likes it. I really enjoyed doing this and will definitely be doing more- if I can find somewhere to buy the chunks of wood!

Sunday, 12 February 2012


These are the latest of my ATCs that I made for the ATC Trail over on UKScrappers. The stamps are some of my favourites from Indigo Blu-love them all!

The background was a leftover piece of paper I'd inked with my Big n Juicy then splashed with water. I stamped the music stamp then the music hall lady over the top. She's one of my all time favs!

This time I used distress ink and some glimmer mist for the background before stamping the sentiment. Thought it needed a bit of glitz too so smeared some stickles over it! I think the words are fabulous.
Am linking these to Handmade Monday.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Art Journey - Journaling

The prompt on last week's UKScrappers Art Journey was to use text. I searched through all my old magazines and found loads of words, letters and fonts but settled on these. The background started with bits of newspaper, gessoed over and coloured with ink then sprayed with Glimmer Mist (I know!). I added the pictures and the text and coloured over them a bit. I quite like the effect of the page with the messy background-will be doing that again!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Project Runway CJ

This is my entry for the Project Runway Circle Journal I'm doing at the moment. The idea was to take a photo of an everyday object and recreate it in some form on the page. I couldn't decide what to use until I bought these shoes last week!

I used Cosmic Shimmer paint for the background and embossed the medallion stamps with Disco Black powder-I love the sparkle this gives!
Am hoping the recipient likes it.

Monday, 6 February 2012


I finally got to go to Cal's Rochdale crop again yesterday for its one year anniversary! One year!How time flies. Despite getting there late and having to leave early because of the snow I had a great time and was able to make some ATCs for the monthly Anything Goes ATC swap on UKScrappers
I loved this bird stamp and was excited to find a matching diddy bird stamp to use too!

I had planned to make five different ATCs but loved the bird so much I did four more!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Art Journey-Consumerism

The latest page in my Art Journey journal on UKScrappers is based on the prompt Consumerism. It's a slightly frivolous take on the prompt based around my obsession with lipsticks! I counted 33 but then remembered I had a whole load of handbags in my wardrobe that are bound to have a lipstick or two in so the count is a tad more than that!

The background's inked with Distress Ink then blotted to look like smeared lipstick. The lip stamp is from Stampin' Up-I love it! I've written the colours of some of my lipsticks around the outside of the page.
It's my first double layout in the journal. I usually struggle with things bigger than an ATC but decided to give it a go!
I'm popping this on Handmade Monday. It's celebrating it's one year anniversary so please come and check it out!Join in if you can! 

Friday, 3 February 2012

Love Blooms ATC

This is my ATC for the latest challenge over at ATCs/Cards with Attitude. I've used Glimmer Mist for the background-note to self- leave the glimmer mist alone! The heart is covered with 3D glaze but you can't tell in the photo. I hope you'll all come and join in the challenge!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

More Bitten by the Bug!

I'm playing catch up in the UKScrappers Art Journey but have just finished my second page. The prompt was Preconceptions. I did the background first and had no idea what to do next - then I found the peacock and it all fell into place! It's not perfect but that's what I'm trying to break free from!