Saturday, 29 May 2010

This photo was taken on my 70th birthday. Angy had made the cake for me as a surprise, amd decorated it to look like my farm on Farmville. This is the photo I use as my Avatar on Face book. Most of my family came with me to a local Chinese restaurant, and we had a brilliant time. The members of my family that could not attend (because their work got in the way), phoned me on their mobiles to wish me Happy birthday. I love them all to bits and will remember that day forever as one of my happiest.
It has been a long time since I posted any thing on my Blog.
This is because for one thing I can not do much crafting any more, because I have macular degeneration in my eyes, my right eye is the worst. I joined Face Book last year, and play on FarmVille running a virtual farm. I enjoy doing this because a lot of my old buddies from the Docraft site are also on there, and I can keep in touch with them and FarmVille is fun, and I have made a lot of new friends on there too. I have an appointment to attend the eye clinic in June, and am hoping that they may be able to help me. I am still very interested in crafting, My daughter Angy comes every Wednesday, and often brings some crafting to do . I love to watch her and marvel at the beautiful work she does.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Cutlery Challenge

Introducing Professor Pilchard-Spooney.
He is made using 3 spoons, a pilchard tin, two allen keys, and his hat is a cream horn mould.
I put peel off stars on his body and hat coloured it with Peel off pens and alcohol inks and then removed the peel offs.
A Docrafts forum buddy Nicks had challenged us to Alter cutlery.
Originally this was intended to be a robotic Penguin, but then I found the old cream horn tin mould, which fitted snuggly on the head of my project, and everything changed, lol I just had to use it. I had lots of frustrations fixing it all together, in the end I used "Aroldite Rapid" an old favourite of mine, for awkard sticking jobs. Bit by bit and piece by piece, and very slowly, eventually Professor Pilchard- Spooney evolved.LOL. so named because of his Pilchard tin body and his Spoon head and feet.
I just hope that people will get half as much enjoyment seeing him as I have had, creating him.
If you care to leave a comment, it will be the cherry on the cake (Cream horn maybe? lol) for me.

Friday, 20 March 2009

My first attempt at an Altered Slide mailer.

I created this for my best friend Jane (AKA JustJane) in return for a beautiful one that she sent to me. It so inspired me that I just had to have a go.
I used the textured stamping technique on the front then painted it blue and silver and embossed it with silver embossing powder, I copied Jane's idea of using an altered jigsaw piece to embellish it with, to which I had attached a fairy charm , along with some fibers to which I attached some little crystal beads.
inside I put an image of a fairy and stamped the word Dreams on the inside flap. I really enjoyed doing this.
Jane got me the slide mailers and sent them to me by post, so I shall be working on some more before long.

First day of Spring

Well it's the first day of Spring at last, and here is a piccie of my one eyed cat Peanuts enjoying the sunshine. he has his only eye shut, so looks like any other cat. lol.
Daffodils Hyacinths and Tulips have erupted everywhere in my garden, I did not know that they were there, as this is my first Spring in the bungalow, yet another feature that makes me so happy that I moved here.
Peanuts clearly loves it here
I haven't been too well lately suffering with synus
problems on top of my usual complaint, but a week or two more of this glorious weather (hopefully) will soon chase away the Winter blues, and all the coughs and sniffles associated with it, so that I can get back to some serious crafting.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Altered Art Tin.

We have a new section on Docrafts for Altered Art, and I am spending more and more time on there, and loving every minute.
The people that use this section have wonderful inspirational galleries, full of wonderful ideas and innovative projects. I just cannot resist trying my hand at some of them.
The picture shows my Altered tin, and is for a challenge on the Altered Art section.
It used to contain a jigsaw, and the picture and measurements etc were on the tin in glossy paint.
It took an age to remove the paint by sanding it.
I then covered it with blown vinyl wallpaper, which I attached with Araldite rapid.
I then painted it with some metalic paint given to me by my daughter Angy. Then I stamped and embossed it with sparkling black and silver embossing powder.
The images are stamped on black card and embossed with silver embossing powder, cut out and attached with more Araldite rapid, I then added metal chain and bits and pieces and the black gems, the "Handle" on top I found while out walking my dog. lol. waste not, want not, is my motto. lol

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Tile Bracelet

The picture shows two views of my latest project.
I resized 10 Fairy images to 3/4" square and glued them onto mountboard tiles, that I had cut previously.
I then punched the holes in the side edges of the tiles, first measuring where I wanted the holes to go.
I then embossed the edges and backs of the tiles with silver embossing powder. Then covered the images on the fronts with Anita's 3D clear gloss finish to protect them.
using some strong silver yarn I joined the tiles together as shown, putting beads in between each tile.
Fortunately, I didnt need to put a fastener on, as the bracelet slips over my hand nicely.
I enjoyed making something a bit different, and will wear the bracelet tomorrow when I go to meet my friends, I wonder if anyone will notice it. LOL