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
I have kept guinea pigs for over 25 years ever since my own children were small. I still have them and now the grandkids enjoy caring for them. I acquired two piggies last year from a friend of a friend but one died from the effects of mange just before Christmas. I brought the second… Continue reading New family member.
This month's ATC Swap at Hailsham Stamp Club was "In to the Wood" set by Julie. Once again the girls did a fantastic job. Mine is top left with the little cabin. The theme for April is "Springtime" which fits perfectly, with Easter being so early this year there is inspiration all around us. We… Continue reading In to the Wood, on to a new home.
I have started a couple of crafty projects with Belle but as I'm not seeing her as often they are taking a bit longer to complete. Hopefully from next week we will be back to normal and as the weather improves we will be able to get out and about. Here are three projects we've… Continue reading Crafty Catch up
Next month at Hailsham Stamp Club we are doing Masterboard technique. This is a quick and easy way to make feature backgrounds for several cards in one go. Take 1 sheet of A4 white cardstock. Then blend any ink or paint all over it, I used VersaMagic chalk pads in pastel colours. Once you are… Continue reading Masterboard Technique