Saturday, 27 March 2010

New Stamps and ATC challenge

I had my pal Chris staying for a few days and we really got stuck in to some stamping we got down and dirty with her new Tim Holtz inks.. a mothers day pressie for her.

Over at The Artist Trading Club blog HERE we have a challenge for March set by the lovely Nancy from Gothic Arches her theme is 'Garden Faries' and this is my take on her theme.

a brand new stamp out this week I just had to have it...couldnt help myself a weired and wonderful garden fairy if ever there was one.
She is one of the new Stampotique purchased from 'Art from the Heart'...oh I love those stamps.
The flourish is from CI.
Some more stamps that you know I love so much are those of Crafty Individuals here is part of another one of their new ones, I created the roof with the row of houses.

The other stamp in this house is also CI's
Talking about pal Chris used all of these below over the few days she was here, her mojo was well on form and she created some fab stuff however I wouldnt let her sneak off until she cleaned them she was there for ever... but I did cook her tea for her whilst she did them.

Those wipes you can just see are only 50p a packet and along with Stazon cleaner she did a really good job.. I even rewarded her with a Magnum... no not to shoot to eat it's an icecream lolly.
thanks Chris.
Check out a couple of posts below to see some more new Crafty Individual stamps.
Have a great weekend
Chriss x

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Happy Birthday Jessie, DGD 4, how lucky am I?

Jessie's Birthday ATC a brand new stamp from Crafty Individuals, I stamped with Stazon ink and then added TH distress inks finishing with a white pen.

Another fab new CI stamp, once again using distress ink in wild honey my fave colour out of the ones I have.

I adore these 2 new stamps such a contrast such FUN

This label will be on it's way to America with our tea leaves/bag swap just as soon as I have added a tie of black fibre.

Again showing the fun I have had with Chris my crafting buddy we never even got to did the hours go we have created enough for a couple weeks blogging.... well I was having withdrawl symptoms...I have been away from my crafting for so long.

This neat little note book has been finished with some stunning antique lace sent to me as part of a gorgeous RAK from the very talented Hermine... thank you H.

If you scroll down you will see the stamps have been posted on Tea Tuesday and a link to CI.
I even made a fab Christmas card you later.
Take care....and it's great to be back.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Tea on Tuesday

I am back in blogland the workmen finished and now back to some 'me time' :))))

Tea Tuesday is beng hosted today by Dianne and she has chosen the theme "What signifies the coming of Spring to you?" You can click on HERE and pay Dianne a visit where you will find a lovely treat in store.

Now, what 'signifies the coming of Spring' for me apart from the usual wonderful plants popping through after the winter and new lambs being born.... is my dads birthday on the 1st day of spring 21st March...sadly dad is no longer with us but he is forever in my thoughts and I see him in my children.

This photo is of him when he was but a young man just joining the Royal Air Force when he was just 17,
I heard a little story from my gran many years ago that my dad went to join up telling them he was older than his years to get in.... he then sent money home to his mum to help out as jobs and money were in short supply his reason for telling a porky about his age.

So my dads birthday signifies the coming of Spring for me.

I am soooo excited as today I was sent some fabulous new stamps from Crafty Individuals check them out HERE, now are these not just soooo intune with our Tea Tuesday ...I just had to share them with you.

Can hardly wait to have a play with them they are gorgeous.

Keep checking back and see what Chris and I come up with using them.

Happy Tea Tuesday one and all I will be round to visit you all soon.

Chriss x

Monday, 1 March 2010

Tuesday tea and urban art

Today's theme for our Tea Tuesday is 'Urban Art' chosen by Christen, why not pop along and pay her a visit you can find her over H E R E

Urban Art, the sky's the limit out there sooo much to choose from... I first came across UA in American films and American TV when I was younger think it was called graffiti by the like of the police.
The next time I saw it IRL was in London but it was frowned upon way back longer frowned upon it's accepted for what it is.... ART.

I didn't go for Graffiti but instead I found you some Urban canvas art...ART with Urban ATTITUDE ;)

I love these and would put them on my wall if i lived in a huge modern open plan attic apartment.

Find more over H E R E at Didgi Widgi art gallery.

1, Urban Decay

2, On the

3, Rehab.

4, Locked up

5, Escape

6, Almost extinct

7, Shute

I really love the telephone boxes they remind me so much of the 60's.... when we would phone the operator and ask if anyone was on the line... was always a 'she' and yes i did this more than once..... we would then say to her...''well get off the line there is a train coming''
we thought it was funny until we were caught by the local policeman and in those days we were scared of him.... I never did it again.... that was my only naughty encounter with the police.

The other memories I have was every Sunday going into the phone box at the corner of our street, insert an old sixpence and dial a disc then listen to a different record playing every week.... and beleive me a sixpence was a lot of money way back then, I only earned £3 10 shillings and 6pence for a week at work.

If you would like to join in with our Tea Tuesday just pop over and let the lovely Kimie know, you can find her H E R E along with a list of guests tea drinkers.

Next week will be hosted by Pat over HERE ....Artfully oogle bloops blog.

2 more finds on my travels.....Urban?...definately ART

Puppy dog eyes

The drinks on

Not the real titles just one I gave them

Thanks for joining me for tea today.... sorry cannot remember where I found the cup and saucer at the top of the post. x

chriss x