Saturday, January 26, 2008

Healing Doll

This doll was made for an ATC Art Doll challenge - "Goddess/Muse" was the theme. I drew the template, and offered it to the group to use - quite a few of them did, and others came up with their own pattern.

I made this as a "Healing doll" - her pink ribbon is for breast cancer awareness, and the bear is for victim support. The words on her tail are Love, Peace & Hope - three things that we must all have in our lives.

When she was finished I realised that I couldn't give her away, so I made a different doll for the challenge winner - and now this one is on my desk in my studio, watching over me.

If anyone would like the template for this doll it can be found in my Photobucket pictures, along with a few others - feel free to use them.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Moonbeam/Queen of Art

"Moonbeam & Angel Dreams" - another 3 x 3 - I started with scrapbooking paper, and a vintage image - then used Sharpie to draw over the images.

And this is my favourite 3 x 3 that I have done ... "Queen of Art"

I'm really very happy with this one - I started with a digital image that I drew over with Sharpies, then I added a black letter "Q", and used silver Sharpie to draw all the abstract designs. Sharpies - what would I do without them!! lol

Too cute for words

3 x 3's - what a nice size!! I joined Maggies new group - Papercrafting & Trading - and fell in love with 3x3's!!!

This is the first one that I did - I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it - maybe trade it - but for now it's sitting on the shelf in my office so I can enjoy it!

The stamps I used are new ones that I got from our local Warehouse - they don't often have a lot of new crafting supplies, but I always check them out when I'm in town, just in case they get in something like this. This set has some lovely swirls, a butterfly, dragonfly and very cool flowers.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Pay It Forward

The Altered Diva has invited everyone to take part in this Pay It Forward challenge. I too think it is a great idea and am willing to play! I will send a handmade gift/thingy/something to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this "Pay It Forward" exchange. I don't know what that gift will be, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! And truthfully, it will probably be later than sooner! The only thing you have to do in return is "Pay It Forward" by making the same promise on your blog with a link back to me. So basically, if you comment I'll send you something crafty that I'll make! Once you sign up, copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and three other lucky people will be the recipients of your handmade work. You must post this on your blog to be eligible.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Vintage postcards

"Vintage Postcards" ... I enjoyed making these. Those of you who know me, know that I struggle with vintage themes, but these postcards were SOOOOOO easy to make.

I think it was because I had some new flourish stamps, and couldn't wait to use them, and this theme was perfect. The recipient was happy with them too, so maybe I'll try vintage more often ...

Aren't the little girls cute?

Nightmare Before Christmas

"Nightmare Before Christmas"

... what a fun ATC theme!! These were made for a Weird N Wacky swap, and were sent to Ria. I made an extra set (just because!!), and gave them to Dallas for Christmas ...

But now I don't have any for myself - I might have to make some more!! lol

W&W is definitely one of my favourite groups - I get to play around with themes like this - the next one is "Strange Holidays" ...