Tuesday, 29 December 2009

My Zentangle hand

I just love this art, probably because I love doodling!

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Blog dog!

I bought some dog stamps from a seller on ebay and have been trying to get decent images from them for the past few months. They are polymer stamps and for some reason, are as sticky on the front as they are on the back so the black ink just lifts off when I take the stamp off the card. The answer seems to be to wash them well in soapy water before using each time. Finally I have an image that I am happy with. This is the same breed as I own - a Bichon Frise - which is quite popular here in France. In real life he gives me as much grief as this stamp did! Not true, I love him to bits, he is a real little character and I wouldn't swap him for anything! Well, maybe a 20 euro note or a nice bottle of Sancerre.......I'm open to offers!

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Henriette's birthday box

Here's a tiny box that I made for my neighbour, Henriette, whose birthday it is tomorrow. She'll be NINETY-ONE!!!!! What a grand old lady she is with a mind as clear as a bell. We have some great chats together. She doesn't want to celebrate her birthday tomorrow as her son-in-law was operated on yesterday for cancer of the kidney but I couldn't not visit her and give her something. So, I thought this tiny hand made box with a little scented bag inside would not be too intrusive for her at this sad time and I hope she will accept it from me with all my love and best wishes for a happy outcome.

Monday, 21 December 2009


Just about managed to photograph this spectacular sunset before it disappeared below the horizon on this, the shortest day of the year!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Little boxes

Just made this week's challenge with an hour and a half to spare - phew! The challenge this week is a box. I couldn't decide so have entered FIVE! I love making these little paper boxes especially using paint and cling film. The larger one has a top made with alcohol ink and a Clarity stamp star embossed in silver on top.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Christmas pyramid boxes

I can't believe it is a whole month since I last posted anything on my blog so thanks Joy for your gentle reminder! I haven't taken part in the last couple of challenges so I guess that is to blame for the omission. Anyway, here is a selection of some of the pyramids I made and that I demonstrate on one of my workshops. Hope you like them. (Click for a close-up)