Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A little bit of Mimi.

I've been following the amazing work of Mimi for some while now and live in awe of her skill and ability to develop new ways of using stamps and products to produce the most amazing art. (Click on the link for you tube tutorials) Her generosity in sharing her techniques have allowed me to make an attempt at creating something vaguely similar. 

Mimi uses Penny Black stamps, of which I'm sadly missing from my stash (so far) so I've looked for similar types of stamp and used what I have.

Quite pleased with the result but always aware of the faults. Still as my shrink insists on telling me, "that's a judgement of yourself and therefore not necessarily reliable or in fact necessary" maybe one day I'll believe him!

Thanks for the encouragement and support on my blog and Facebook, so lovely to see all your ideas too. Wow am I smiling!

Big hugs

Lovely Lavinia

I've really enjoyed having a massively creative couple of days, knitting, felting, painting, drawing and paper crafting being some of the crafts I've been enjoying. Wandering around the internet I came across some of the fantastic work of fellow crafters, and was inspired to have a go at the Lavinia challenge this month. The theme this month is blue and orange hues so here are my attempts. 

I've used Distress Oxides to make the backgrounds with oxide stamping on the background then the lovely Lavinia stamps for the stamping. Quite pleased with the cards but so aware of how much paper crafting has moved on. Blown away with some of the new products and thinking I need to try brushos.  
What do you think? Do I need them??
I've resisted buying more and more stash, having a craft room full of products which have hardly been used and guilt dictates that I use these first but soooooo love all these new ideas. 
Oh well! Back to it, but may have to see how many pennies I have in my piggy bank!
I've also been visiting a very old friend in blog land, a blog we set up many moons ago Tuesday Taggers and I've even entered my card in their challenge. Lovely to see it still up running and going strong!
Hope your all having a lovely week
X Michelle

Sunday, 30 April 2017

About Time

I've been tinkling with my inks again after a long abscence.  
This time teaching my friend David how to do a bit of stamping and stencilling. David is a lovely man who has Downs syndrome and is 74 years old. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

I haven't been completely uncrafty though
I've been spinning
And lacemaking   
And more spinning and knitting.....
In fact I've been doing loads of crafting, just haven't gotten around to posting any. 
Hope you like the bits I have done.
Hope this year is smiling in you