I recently stumbled upon this new trend to decorate Artist Trading Coins. These are 2 1/2" circles of card which are traded in the same way as the original ATCs. I managed to find a circle die in the correct size and set to cutting circles from white card. Then inspired by the glorious weather… Continue reading Artist Trading Coins
Each year at Hailsham Stamp Club we do a Circle Journal. It's like a round robin, each member chooses a subject and makes a book with enough pages. The books then go round the circle so each month you have a different subject to work on. At the end you get your book back filled… Continue reading A Jar of….
Our Stamp Club met last night, we are getting quite proficient at putting out and clearing away the tables and chairs, many hands and all that. The subject was "altered background papers". We all have stacks of background papers either in pads or loose sheets which we once planned to do something with. My challenge… Continue reading Altered Background Paper
I haven't done any crafting for over a week as we have been away in Kefallonia, Greece. It's our second visit to the island and it's one of our favourites. Last time we stayed in a beautiful hotel but it was halfway up a mountain and we didn't take our driving licenses so this time… Continue reading Beautiful Kefallonia
Just a quick post to share a beautiful portrait of me by Isabella age 3 3/4 years. Apparently she has captured my likeness perfectly. We have been practicing doing handwriting too before she goes to "big" school this September. She keeps saying "when I go to big school, you won't have me anymore, will you… Continue reading Isabella’s art
This month at Hailsham Stamp Club the theme for the monthly Artist Trading Card swap was ABC - Anything But Card. This was probably the most challenging subject as we all had to think of using surfaces which are not obvious when stamping. I found some MDF ATCs online which I painted with a layer… Continue reading Anything But Card ATC swap
For some time now I have been wanting to start an art journal. I love looking at other peoples work online and have been inspired by pages created with the gelatin monotype printing plates. I was able to borrow a kit from a friend who has a craft shop and invited members of my Stamp… Continue reading Gelli Plate Printing
So we had our first meeting in our new room last night. It will do but we all miss the familiarity of the old room, well we were there for 13 years. Apart from a flickering bulb the light was sufficient, and there's plenty of room and no stairs. The theme this month was "Letters".… Continue reading Springtime
Finally we have some lovely sunshine. I took Belle to the Bluebell Wood this week but unfortunately the Bluebells are late this year but we had a lovely walk and poked around in the pond. Then after nursery yesterday we popped into Drusillas. We are lucky enough to live close and are annual members so… Continue reading Sunshine at last!
Well, that's it for this year, Easter hols are done. Two weeks of cold, cloud and rain, a huge contrast to this time last year when we had a mini heatwave. We ventured out but everywhere is so muddy. Poor Belle fell over into a muddy puddle as soon as we arrived at Eastbourne Miniature… Continue reading Easter holiday fun