Thursday, 1 October 2009


Together with a few friends over on g inspired, I am involved in a mailart swap with friends from all over the world. The idea being that we dont tell the person we are sending the mail art too but just do it and send it as and when we please, so no real pressure. I have done two of these so far, one went to Pam in Australia and the other to Pam in Scotland, both very different. Suffice to say I forgot to get pics of them before they went in the post so Pam in Scotland has kindly photographed it and sent me a copy...I love this stencil, found it in a DIY store in a sale for 25p! Bargain!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Mottisfont June...and May too!

I think I have said it before but the roses at Mottisfont are glorious in June. A lot of the stock of old english roses is held here and so this means most of the roses are beautifully scented. In June they keep the gardens open til 8pm just so you can appreciate the scent more. Its Amazing!

I stamped onto tissue paper for this one, love the effect!

And isn't she gorgeous?

Here's May...

Mottisfont May contd

More messing around with different techniques...

For this one, I sanded aroound the bud with a little water and then coloured in with caran d'ache crayons.

More sanding and colouring...

Doesn't this stamp look great with the aquilegia?

Monday, 31 August 2009

Whilst surfing the net a few days ago I found Sarah Whitmire's blog - Caspiana.

If you look at one of her sidelinks it takes you to her soul journalling class which she did for free last year. How nice is it to find someone who shares something for nothing? Recently I paid to join an online class which I was really disappointed in cos no sooner did I join than she closed everthing down and I found I was the only one on the forum. No fun in that! Anyway I digress. Sarah's free soul journalling prompts are fabulous and not only does she give the prompt but talks you through lots of techniques too...wonderful!

I have been following along even though they are a year old and I joined the yahoo group too where it seems there are a few people doing the soul journalling class even now. What I like about her journalling class is that we often write lots of personal stuff and then cover it up. I have never done that before but really enjoyed the process. My journalling is so much better when I don't worry about who is reading what. Anyway, here are some of my early pages.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Take one Stamp CJ - Lion stamp!

I really wanted to do something different with this one and finally came up with the idea of stamping on shrink plastic and shrinking the lions head. Course then it took me a few days to work out something to do with.

Then whilst rummaging through my 'found and kept' items (aka junk!)I came across an old calendar with shamanistic/shapeshifter pics on it so I tore one of them up and altered it with glitter, little stars, metallic paint and wool and then stuck my face on and voila...Shapeshifter! Hope you like it Sal!

More uploads for 52Q

I am on a roll now!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Troll Bead

I have been quite addicted to troll beads for several years but it all got a new lease of life when my daughter was home last week and she encouraged me to buy this little beauty...ladies and gentlemen...I give silk!