Sunday, 29 January 2012


I am so in love with Photoshop -
the house is a mess, washing needs doing, Sunday dinner was a ready-meal
BUT I produced these two pictures that I am very happy with!

The road to Stockbridge

Winter berries

Thursday, 26 January 2012


I've had a great time making this weeks vintage tag - I used a wonderful old photograph of my Great Grandfathers friend on a Penny Farthing.  It was taken in the early days of the Raleigh Cycle company where they both worked. I've used it before in art work and just love it.

I also found a very old book called The Art and Pastime of Cycling that belonged to my Great Grandfather and I copied the title and a chart about cycling onto acetate and placed it above the collaged tag to add another layer.
Two genuine old stamps complete this happy, carefree image of the world being his oyster! 

Monday, 23 January 2012


This weeks theme was 'white' for Tag Tuesday and here is my offering.

 Detail of larger tag

I decided to make a nest for this weeks tag - I painted some small twigs and splattered an image of an egg with off-white emulsion paint.  The eggs were fixed to the tags with Sticky Fixits to give a 3D effect and the twigs were sewn on around them.  Small bunches of netting and silver beads were sewn around the nest and half a white flower was added at the bottom of the tag.
The smaller tag was embossed first and then had a twig, bead and tiny piece of netting added.

Friday, 13 January 2012


Although it wasn't really the day for a walk at the beach we went for it anyway.
The sky was dark and moody and it looked like the heavens were going to open on us at any minute.
However, for a few brief, wonderful moments the sun shone out from the darkness and yes, I actually had my camera handy (so far, so good with the New Years resolution!).

Thursday, 12 January 2012


I am so thrilled to be part of Tag Tuesday, where each week we are given a theme and we make a tag - simple but hugely fun!   It's hosted by the super-talented Carolyn Saxby (love-stitching-red), and if you haven't already visited her blogs I highly recommend them.  You can also click the Tag Tuesday icon on the right to visit the blog and see all the amazing tag art being posted there.

Theme for week 1: Snow  

Theme for week 2: Snow Sport and Games.

Friday, 6 January 2012


Happy New Year to you all.
Art has well and truly been put on hold over the holidays - far too much family stuff going on.  Now it's time to play with my new Photoshop package and start getting creative again.   

I managed to get this cute shot of our robin back in the Autumn - I like to think of him as ours as he lives in our garden but I'm sure he visits other people too, and they think of him as theirs!   

My New Year resolution: Always take my camera with me wherever I go - I've missed so many photo opportunities because I've forgotten to take it with me - but not any more...!