Monday, 17 June 2013

Yes, I know is early for Christmas.

Its the middle of the year and Im making Christmas goodies, well its only about 24 weeks away.But us crafters have to start early.
I just thought Id show you what Im working on.

These are not complete, just loosely assembled to give you an idea of what Im trying to make.Decorations in the shape of Christmas tree.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

I love car boot sales.

I went to a car boot sale this morning, I bought an old suitcase(very fashionable to display goods in), shoe lasts(Ive seen them decorated and for sale in places), a bag(for summer), loads of calico type fabric, about 4m, which would cost a fortune in a proper shop and little handy plastic boxes, all for £7!!
Look, Im so happy about it Im adding a photo.

I then came home hoping to win an book on ebay but got outbid by 21p.Guess the day couldnt be all good.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A buffet of handmade wedding accessories

Its wedding season.If you havn't got your accessories sorted out yet, please take a look here.
If you are looking for handmade bridal items, click here Handmade jewellery

Ideal for any bride

A subtle bit of sparkly decoration for your hair.

Perfect for a bridesmaid
Dont think I have forgotten about the men
Jo at JoJoJewellery    makes handmade cufflinks, ideal for the big day.
They can be personalised, with names, dates, nicknames, coordinates etc


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

For digital artists, collage images to use.

Ive accumalated a number of vintage images over the years, I know I wont get round to using them in my art so I thought Id scan them and let you guys at them.
I have old photos and some hand written boat supply lists from my grandad from the 60's, may be good backgrounds for fathers day cards.
So, watch this space.

....24 hours later....and here they are. All images are from my own collection. I think you can tell by the age of them there will be no copyright issues.If you can use them in your work, for yourself or resale please do what you  can with them.
All I ask is that you take elements from the images and use them in your work, please do *not* take the entire image and use it for collage sheets for resale.
Sadly I am no computer genius, I have just scanned the images.
Just click on the image to make it bigger and save.

An image from my Grandads cash book  from September '67.I believe its from his days of working with boats so may be good for fathers day items, or backgrounds to mens cards.

2 kids dressed in days from Yore.

Hmm, not sure whats going on here, all I know is I think its a chap in the costume and he doesnt seem too happy.


Beautiful and slightly scary at the same time, look at those eyes.

So faaaar away, doesnt anybody stay in one place anymore.....Is she waiting for a lost love?

Great wedding image, I believe Carly Duff from Creata has used this image in her work.I love that the married couple are arm in arm, but then again the groom is arm in arm with the gent next to him!