Friday, 31 August 2007

Crafting with Mum

I had help today - Fraser ran off with my tube of yellow acrylic paint!!!

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Tag Book

This ia a tag book that I recently made for my mate 'Hilda'

Stamped it up, put a few folds in the right places and this was the end result

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Tag Swap

Hosting an altered tag swop on a new forum that I've just joined. It's the one that belongs to my local craft shop, PaperParadise.

The web addy is in the links section if you want to check it out, or even sign up and join in

I still have to attach the fibres but apart from that it's finished. There was no set theme or size for the tag, been as it is the very first forum tag swap

What do you think?

Another Altered cd

Had another stab at an altered cd. Pretty much the same technique as last time, just ripped up and stuck on scrap pieces of paper. This again is for a forum swap

Friday, 24 August 2007


Has anyone tried DIPTYCH with ATC's??

A diptych is an object with two flat plates attached at a hinge

Obviously these are not attached at the hinge as they will not fit into the 3 x 3 pockets that we all store our ATC's in

They were great fun to do though. I sort of cheated for this one because I cut each piece of card 5" x 3.5"

Top: I created the background paper then stamped the Hampton Art Queen Tag across the card, raised the face using another piece of card and put some eyelets in for the tag holes. Then I cut the piece of card in half and ended up with 2 x ATC size works of art

Bottom: I created the background for this one using the tape transfer technique, using masking tape. Added a couple of pictures (little angels smoking and drinking) a piece of ribbon and a couple of eyelets, again I cut the card in half to get my 2 ATC's

Just be aware of where you put your eyelets and embellishments and you'll be well away with this one. It was quite nice to work with something a little bigger than ATC size

Yes I know all about FAT PAGES, but apparently they become addictive to, therefore I refuse to make even ONE!!!!!!

RAK Altered cd from Hilda

For those of you who do not know what a RAK is, it stands for Random Act of Kindness

Hilda from one of the craft forums I belong to, very kindly sent me this altered cd as a RAK
I absolutely love it and it has pride of place hanging from my computer desk

Thursday, 23 August 2007


The September ATC Craft Swap at PaperParadise, my local craft shop is on the theme of Autumn, so here are my swaps

The leaves on the one's on the top row are acetate with re-inker splodged onto them and then covered over with tissue paper to soak up the excess ink, the tissue paper was left on until they had dried. For the background on the bottom left, I have used some of the soaked up tissue paper

Altered CD

I belong to various craft forums and readliy host challenges and swaps. The lastest is an altered cd swap. Funny how I came up with this one really. I was starring down at my scrap paper, decided to rip and tear it all, then stick it randomly on the back and front of the cd

This is my contribution - you decide if it works!!!

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