Saturday, 11 October 2008

Moving house

I have moved over to a new blog. This new home is where I can broaden my horizons and it fits my new altered life much better. I hope old friends will find their way over and can live with the fact that it might not be all craft craft craft - don't get me wrong I still love it but I am making time for other things I love to do too!

you can find me at

Ever a Work in Progress

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Craftaway a Sunday

Great new challenge site up and running over at Craftaway a Sunday. Very honoured to be a part of this as it embraces crafters of all styles and abilities and not just a certain style or medium. There is also a great prize this week and you should come on over and have a go or at least a look see!
The first theme this week is Halloween and here is my entry.

I was also delighted and humbled to be given this award by my great friend Kaz.

We are very fortunate to live close enough to get together now and again which has led us to be "real" friends as well as crafty and blog buddies. She's always there when you need her - cheers moo xx Right back at you with the award!

Now the rules of the award.......
1. Only five people allowed
2. 4 of them have to be dedicated followers of your blog and 1 has to be new and live in another part of the world.
3. You have to link back to who gave you the award.

My 5 will be obvious to most and I'm sure many of these people have this already, if so please don't feel pressured to pass it on - just know that you are an inspiration

Audrey H

Audrey B



Susie Anderson - from the other side of the craft fence lol otherwise known as the knitting world

I love all your blogs!

Enjoy what's left of your weekend folks!

Seona x

Tuesday, 12 August 2008


Please click on image for a better view :o)

The theme over at MMM this week was fashion. I've been eyeing up this large puzzle piece for a while so decided this was the time. Had a lot of fun with the distress and stamping on the background, loving the white pen, but for me the most fun was sewing the fabric flowers. They may be popping up on pieces for a while to come.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Grungy Trinchie

Trinchie is such a great size to work on and Joan picked this at the theme on Mixed Media Monday - yes I know it's Thursday but timekeeping isn't a strongpoint. Saturday's workout theme this week was gringy so this is my piece for both.
The background is a mix of acrylics, gesso and inks with clear embossing and a little bit of gold leaf and then since the weather is so far from summer I went with an autumn theme.
I promise no more orange or birds for a while!

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Bits and bobs

Well I was supposed to be tidying up but you know how it is. I found some new paperartsy minis and instead of putting them away I reached for the ink and made this couple of quick tags for no reason at all. I'm loving working with fabric at the moment and try to incorporate it where I can.

I also thought I would share the birthday card I made for DH. I bought some lovely postcards while we were in Paris and have used part of one and coloured it to make this since he loved the city so much.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, 1 August 2008

Who inspires?

I was very excited and honoured to be given this award this week by a very talented and good friend Ann. She makes the most beautiful candles and is so generous when it comes to sharing her knowledge and skills with others, a rare commodity sadly. Make sure you check out her blog!

There are so many talented people out there but these are people who constantly inspire and although I know will have received this already, but will also appreciate the genuine sentiment behind it.

It's going to

Kaz - one of the most talented, and big hearted people I know. If only we didn't have the ability to lead each other so astray ;-)

Audrey B - she truly is a mixed media artist, so many different techniques to see on her blog with a style that is unique and true to herself. Such a genuine person too.
Audrey H - such an inspirational artist. Lots of fabulous things to see on Audrey's blog and I love her style!
Femmy - again a genuine person with lots of beautiful work on her blog - I love visiting her blog!
Thank you ladies!
Enjoy your weekend x

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Rusty Fairy

My friend Gillian has set the challenge of rust over at Mixed Media Monday. Getting something rusty in itself was a problem for me but after much searching.....

I was reading a fairy story for a little girl this week and with the sun shining and the garden so green I thought I would create my own little fairy garden. I've used a lot of elements including stamping and sewing (it was very distracting searching through my fabric stash!). I also love working with fresh flowers. The pictures don't really show it but there are some pretty blue glass beads at the top of the "maypoles".
She now has a little home at the bottom of the garden.

Monday, 21 July 2008

A blue day!

The theme at Wednesday Stamper last week was two tones of colour. I have been playing with the acrylics again and loved the various shades of the blue on the canvas. It seemed to lend itself to the sea, so I added this paperartsy stamp, which I love, to complete the piece.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Birthday card

This is the tag card I made for my friend Gillian's birthday. Hit a bit of a mental block so retreated to the comfort of my favourite colours and distress inks. Sometimes a bit of what you like does you the power of good ;-)

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Dans ma maison...

How fabulous to come back from an amazing week in Paris to find the theme of the Eiffel Tower over at Dans ma maison il y a....

Here is my entry.

Friday, 27 June 2008

One week till Paris!

Well we are off to Paris on Thursday for a week so to get us in the spirit I chose Paris for my places piece for Mixed Media Monday. To make a change from my usual shapes I also made it in the shape of a skinny shadow box so have linked to Sarah's site too.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Something New

Well it had to be Paris for my great friend Kaz's birthday!

This is my first attempt at working with Stampbord, and as such I'm linking it to Mixed Media Monday this week too. I had been putting off working with this for ages and now I find it actually quite addictive! Love these alcohol inks in the ginger, latte and gold tones together too.
I also altered this clipboard for her using lots of different stamps and collage.

The canvas has turned into a bit of a work in progress - she'll need to wait for that one!
Thanks for stopping by. x

Saturday, 10 May 2008

A couple of cards

It's been a while since work and real life seem to have taken over at the moment so sadly not been much time for crafting or blogging. Here are a couple of cards that have been made in a hurry in the meantime. Much of the inspiration for all of these was from combining my favourite "bits" from the most recent Stampers' Sampler so thanks to all of those artists (well worth a look if you haven't already seen it - you can order from if you are struggling to get a copy)

First the card for my father-in-law in California. Unsurprisingly it will be late, Bill but we were thinking of you all the same ;o)

Next was the tag I made for my friend Ann. And again not exactly posted in a timely manner.

Lastly is the card for my lovely sister-in-law Sheila - now this might arrive on time and the shock might be too much for her - have a great birthday!

Thursday, 17 April 2008

TMTA Zentangle

Here is my entry for the challenge over at TMTA this week. I love doodling and really enjoyed this challenge. The stars have been picked out with Glossy Accents and the tree with a bit of glitter just to make them "pop" a bit.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Moo card - women

Here is my entry for this week's theme over at Make a Moo or Two of women. I've been playing with backgrounds again and this time it's oil pastels - it was great to add and blend and add again to eventually get to this.

Also loving these little canvases at the moment and here's another I've made this week

Monday, 14 April 2008

Birthday Pressie and TGIF

This is a hanging I made for the TGIF theme of Blue and Green this week. Having a bit of an paint phase. I love the way this turned out as was tempted to keep it but it has a home to go to.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Crafty Friday

I had a lovely day today with Kaz. We had a little trip to a great local craft shop, Craftology in Hillington (website is underway but only a small fraction of their goods are online at the moment), definitely worth a visit if you are in the Glasgow area. Then a crafty afternoon for us.

Lots of playing with acrylic paints and layering for texture produced this little canvas, which I might add an image to it, I'm not sure if it is finished yet.

Then inspired by Carol's post I had a go at the transfer technique using acrylic paint. As you can see I got a bit carried away removing the pulp on the face so I turned the mistake into a happy accident.

Last for now was a late entry for this week's TMTA challenge of Middle Ages. Stamps used for this were from a great plate from Alpha Stamps.

Thanks for taking the time to look :-)

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

18 years

Happy Anniversary (yesterday) to my fabulous husband for putting up with me during the last 18 years since we said "I do". Yes I know he deserves a medal lol. I can honestly say it's been fun and I hope we have 18 more! This was the card I made for him, using Basic Grey papers and a Kim Anderson image. I love using the Tim Holtz fragments too!


Been having a play with some background techniques.

The first is using different tones of the same colour - using distress inks and chalk inks

This is using one stamp, watercolour crayons and a water spray - was a messy job

and the last was playing with faux batik, distress inks and contrasting colours.

Please feel free to download and use any of them in your work if you wish.

Friday, 21 March 2008

A couple of cards

Please click on the pictures for a much better view - sorry the pictures weren't taken in daylight!

Lots of birthdays this week! These were the cards that I made for forum friends Paula and Joanne. Tried to alter the styles - lots of alcohol inks and a cute little cherub stamp for the first and then as Joanne is also a knitter/sewer a sewing theme for her. Happy birthday girls!!!

Spring moos

I was a a happy bunny this morning, when I discovered that Theme Thursday challenge this week was for moos or inchies. I enjoy Nellie's moo challenges over on Make a Moo or Two and the theme this week was Spring.

Here is my entry for both challenges. Thanks for stopping by - all your comments are appreciated :o)

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Birthday card

Been such a long time since I posted, I thought I better show something of the work I have done recently. This was a card I made for my friend Galina for her birthday. I love this stamp - it says it all really!

Sunday, 17 February 2008


Really loving this size to work on just now! The challenge on Make a Moo or Two was friendship. If you haven't been you really should visit the site and have a go!

Inks - distress inks and versacolour

stamps - tanda, paperartsy, crafty individuals and paperbag studios

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Make a Moo or Two

Nellie has started a new challenge on Fridays with Moo cards, Make a Moo or Two (all very well explained over on the site). The theme last Friday was Romance so I have made these.

Will try to be more timely next week ;o)

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Paris Book

This is a book that I made for a swap with Kaz. The theme was Paris. I had real fun with this one - hope you like it Kaz!
As there is the odd swirl and flourish I am also submitting this as my entry for Mixed Media Monday.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look and leave a comment. It is much appreciated.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

New Home

OK last two new house cards for a while I think. I think the pink toned one is my favourite, the camera hasn't picked it up well but glossy accents pick out some of the swirls on the card while on the stamped panel I have shadow stamped in pink and white and applied moon glow powder to it before stamping the main image.

Thanks for stopping by :o)