Big head collages

playing around with painting large cartoon like figures with paint and stamp backgrounds for the mix it monthly mixed media challenge ..the theme is song lyrics


I made this napkin ring in craft group using ribbons, buttons and oven liner..love how it turned out so had lunch outside under the umbrella in the rain. After craft group I spotted this old tin full of buttons in a charity shop for £2..I love old tins especially full of buttons.

the tea is vanilla chai latte my favourite this week

 Tea Tuesday

..just woke up to terrible news that there has been a terrorist attack at the Manchester arena not far from me with many young lives lost..please can you all say a little prayer for all those lost in this tragedy..such times as these brings the community together rather than divides..the good in peoples hearts will always prevail

Paint n ink

​ a little card for UK Stampers May swap using paint and a little stamp..love this as it reminds me of myself on a swing when I was a child

playing around with alcohol inks and a sketch of a face too

love these poppy stamps over a painted background

covered an old windmill with some thin embossed metal and indian inks just love watching it in the garden drinking my

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my son and I tried Yo Sushi today so here is my lovely green tea and all the little bowls going around on the conveyor belt..it was quite expensive but glad I tried it.

Happy Tea Tuesday

cottage garden tea

Took my Dad out to visit the lovely Stonyford Cottage garden nursery in Oakmere, Cheshire..recommend its a beautiful garden with lots of mini lakes, bridges and swans with their cygnets.  We had a lovely cup of proper Yorkshire tea and some paninnis

I  finished this wool painting yesterday and put it in a lovely frame which I painted. I love painting with wool and think I will do quite a few of these and maybe sell some.

Happy Tea Tuesday

Perfume dreams

I have wanted to get back to mixed media art pieces instead of painting for awhile now.  So this week I have been doing lots of gardening and in one of the seed packets was a tiny tube so I got my box of embellishments down and decided to make something pretty.  So I used grungeboard, magnets, ink, wood and various embellishments to make this piece.  I was going to make my own perfume oil to go in the little bottle but found this lovely perfume oil in primarni!

Have a lovely bank holiday

happy paint party friday

pamper box and other altered things

I think busy mums need pampering sometimes and I needed a pretty box to keep my pedicure and manicure sets along with my babycham! I used some material to sew around the cardboard box and covered a button with tissue paper that I had stamped. A flower made out of lace gave the finishing touch.

Continuing with the altering theme I liked this plastic clip that was originally holding socks so I altered it by adding some stamped painted grungeboard wings, flower and stamped face and some printables..it now holds a memo pad for shopping lists on the fridge

this little hanger originally came with a scarf so altered it to hold some tea towels..love the printables..check out victoria thatcher for them and added some stamping too.

check out the moo mania challenge which is faces