Wednesday, 31 August 2011


So what am I doing today? I cannot believe a week has passed by already but I have finished my board book. I used some Graphic 45 images, my Steampunk Stamps and TH stuff.

Jump to Julia's and see what everyone else has on their desk this week and Happy WOYWW to you.
Please leave a comment as I love to read them.

Monday, 29 August 2011

The Art from my baby granddaughter

Well I gave her some chunky crayons and a notebook.
Her plaster cast is coming off next week.
This is her drawing. A face with eyes nose and a mouth.
Not bad for a 2 year old.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Made a little progress on my board book. It is almost ready for adding the images. I got sidetracked with unexpected baby sitting.
I made a puppet for the baby (she has a broken leg) Her older brother made a Red Riding Hood puppet with a kewl basket. The baby saw it and asked for a bag and shoooooes. LOL. So she has boots and a bag. We had a lot of fun with paper, straws and pipe cleaners.

For more snooping of desks go to Julia's Blog and join in the Wednesday fun

Friday, 19 August 2011

A Trip to East Lancashire

First I bought a few flowers for my maternal grandparents grave.
My Daughter and granddaughter on the Roman Bridge, Swanside, Downham, Lancashire. A local beauty spot where we had many picnics as a child.
The very large table at Stonyhurst College where Oliver Cromwell supposedly slept in all his armour at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
This was Arthur Conan Doyles Desk (author of Sherlock Holmes) at Stonyhurst College. Can you see where he carved A Doyle. He was very friendly with a boy named Watson but not with another boy called Moriarty.
Close up of A. Doyle
Ruins at Whalley Abbey destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


I have been Fabric Stamping on some T shirts.
Started a small shadow box (bottom left) and distressing a board book ready for altering.

More T Shirt Stamping on the right bottom corner of this one. Still partly in planning stage as I have some more face stamps I want to use.
Now hop over to Julia's blog and do some more snooping.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Flag Tag Book

I took the workshop at Vickie Stampers and this was one of the projects.
The cover is a large tag. We did some bleach stamping then coloured those areas with inks DTP style. Then we sponged on metallic paints using masks, stencils and punchinella.
I chose a steampunk theme.

This is the inside of the book and
I used some vellum tags.
This photo shows the slide mounts.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Black and White ATC's for a swap

I love the Black and White theme.
Mostly Stampattack stamps

WOYWW August 10th

This desk is my messy one.
I have been having a huge sort out since getting all new storage.
Have had some great finds too.
I might even get something made later.
Got my Gesso ready to prime a couple of items.
This the the clean desk.
To snoop some more desks go straight to Julia's at The Stamping Ground and maybe you will join in yourself with the weekly fun.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Steampunk Backgrounds

I created 6 Steampunk Backgrounds for a Tip In swap. I used 6 different techniques using my own Stampattack Steampunk stamps, Rangers Distress Inks and TH Masks.