Monday, 29 June 2009


I loved the little wise owl from the last issue of Craft Stamper and thought she was begging to be turned into a charm. :) Here she is, stamped and baked in FIMO, coloured with Stazon and acrylics. The dangling thing is a Sainsbury's earring (yet another one, I've been tempted to buy another pair for crafting).

Friday, 26 June 2009

And the winner is...

drumroll please... Kaz!
Thanks to Sasha who wasn't sure why I asked him to pick just one piece of paper from his hat.
Many thanks to all participants!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Spirit (Stamp something challenge)

Stamp Something is running a colour challenge this week. They want you to "just add" some colour! Please create a project using only black, white, and ONE colour!!!
I have chosen brown and its shades.
I have found this lovely photo in an antique shop when we recently went to Lechlade to look for an antique desk for my husband. This young girl looks very spirited and feisty. There is no name on it, but I called her Mabel. :)
For the challenge card I used 3 different stamps: two from Tim Holtz collection (for the background in black and brown) and a little Spirit stamp (company??). I also dipped a piece of lace in coffee to make it look older than it is. Brads are BG Archaic. The little charm is actually an earring from Sainsbury's. As a magpie I was attracted to its shiny stone, even if I don't wear earrings, but I knew they'd come useful one day. :)

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Girlie giveaway-II (c/d 25/06)

For no other reason but the sunny day and me enjoying my new hair colour which I would call Venetian red. With hair "ablaze" as if painted by Titian, I'm ready for any impossible mission! :)
Isn't it funny how a hair colour can boost your mood?! Now that I'm in my early 40s, I am confident about the way I look. It doesn't mean I don't want longer legs and Daniel Craig following me with admiring eyes, but then who wouldn't? :)
So, here's what you can get: Riche Creme Elixir de Beaute/Beauty elixir with 30 precious oils, Maybelline pure blush mineral in topaz rose, Basic Grey Aura acrylic stamps, one Inka scroll (unmounted), Lindt Excellence Chilli (dark and smooth and with a hidden fire) and five cheerful flower buttons.
Anyone can enter, you don't have to post a link on your blog or be my follower, just wish me a good day.
I will enter all names in the draw on the 25th of June.
Good luck!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Daydreamer purse

I had this little cosmetics purse for a while, it was a Boots no.7 freebie, and I knew that I'd do something with it eventually. Now it's a birthday gift, not sure yet what will go inside. I'd like to sneak in some choocies but I know she's trying to be on a diet, so I don't want to sabotage that.
The girl and butterflies are stamped with Stazon and painted with acrylics. This is the stamp which I call Jo's stamp (Innovative Stamp Creations/Friendship). :)
I'm submitting it to the Caardvarks 3-D challenge, as they said it could be "altered anything", so I guess it certainly comes under this category of "Altered anything", lol.

P.S. The stamp is by Innovative Stamp Creations (Thanks, Jo!)
And what's the next best thing after chocolate? A chocolate facial mask. :) So this one goes in among other goodies for a birthday girl.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Van Gogh contest

When I read about the Van Gogh contest on Starving artistamps blog, I looked at my stamp collection and thought who could benefit from an Impressionist setting? So here is Sasha running along the sparkling sea. I used watercolour and acrylic over the stamped image, and added Archaic designer brads, which remind me of pieces of polished glass you find on the beach.