27 Jan 2012

Angel inspiration

Hi all

well had a day to myself the other day and I made a canvas. I didn't know how it was going to work and I had no clue as to what it was going to end up like??!! I beleive in angels more than the next person so I asked them for help. I felt so in the zone and just painted. I started with the background and love it. I used acrylic paints and a make up brush. I wanted to add strokes of colour, like angelic strokes of light. So here is the back ground:

Then I found a picture online and loved it. I did try and draw an angel but that didn't go to well!! So i printed the picture out and then I added feathers. I also gave the edges a ripped effect. I didn't colour distress the edges as I wanted it pure white.I then added a verse. I have done a little clarigraphy before so got my pen out and free handed the verse. This is from the movie Suckerpunch. I have an angel tatoo and loved the verse so much I got this added too. I believe it sums up angels very well. So here goes the next step:

So for the next step I added Tim Holtz masks and spelt out Angel Art (this is my new business name) and then used dusty concorde and picket fence stains. I highlighted with a gold pen.
For the final part I added some flowers and added some Tim Holtz sayings and tags. I have to say I love this canvas and found my whole day angelic and enlightening. Hope you all like as much as I enjoyed creating it.

24 Jan 2012

Steampunk neclace

Hi all

well after going to the steampunk event in September I was really keen to make some jewellery. I have made this necklace and love it. I have kept to the steampunky colours and I added the Little heart for the cuteness.
I have popped a few on ebay but I am going to put them in my studio as I want to have a range of items that are handmade. Hope you all like?????

Ali and Iain are having a great time in America, not jealous at all!!

Love and Bugsxxxx

20 Jan 2012


Hi all

well I have been busy getting yummy things ready for the studio. I have been making these great Tilda cards. One was from the Tilda mag and I just loved painting the background with water colours. I used my singer that was lovingly restored and threaded by Robert so thanks so much for putting the marvelous machine back in the working mode.
The other Tilda was done using masking technique and the lovely papers from Ali.

Hope you all enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed creating. Love and Bugs xxxxxxxxxxx

14 Jan 2012

Exciting news......

Hi all,

well I have some very very exciting news!!! I am going to be opening a Studio "Angel Art", in Bracebridge Heath Lincoln. I will be teaching classes of all varieties. There will be card making, scrapbooking, altered arts and much more!! I will be stocking the very basic in craft items such as card pick and mix, glues and tape. There will be some homemade goodies thrown in there too. I have put a list below of the classes if any one would like to do them please email me at and I can book you on. Please be aware places are limited and there are stairs to get to the studio. I will be providing biscuits/cakes and plenty of tea! I am so so excited to mix with like minded people and share my enthusiasum and skills. Here are the classes:

1st March - Altered mirror 10am- 12 noon £10
5th March - stamp of the month class stamp set included 10-12 noon £12
7th March - scrapbook get together 10am-1pm £3
12th March - 2 steampunk cards inc fabric flowers 10-12 noon £6
20th March - All day class 9:45- 14:30 Configuration Shelf bring lunch- cakes included. A variety of techniques covered £15
23rd March - cuttlebug club £3
24th March- repeat 2 steampunk cards inc fabric flowers 11am- 1pm £6
28th March - Basic card making ie scoring/ inks etc 10-11am £3

Love and Bugs xxxxxx

12 Jan 2012

Dark and gothic card

Hi all

Well I have made this card and I love it. I think I was having a dark day that day. I used the stains and I love them so so much. They are easy to use and the can be used on so many things.
Ok so here is the recipie:

Stains : Black soot and dusty concord
13th Hour Kaisercraft papers
13th Hour Kaisercraft stamp set
Gorge lady cameo

All of the fabby things are available from Ali, they are so yummy. Hope you all like

Love and bugs xxxxx

8 Jan 2012

scrapbook loving.....

Hi all,
well enjoying crafting like mad along with all the other bits and pieces. Hopefully got alot happening this year all top secret at the moment but I will keep you updated!
So back to the scrapbook page: Paige at the Steampunk weekend and looking beautiful as per usual lucky little thing.

Bo Bunny polka paper
Lost and Found blush paper pad (I am in love with this)
Prima stamp set- crowns on border
Chipboard arrow- stained
Pearl strips
Flowers from my stash
Gorg steampunk scissors- Ali's new fab embellishments
Lovely Cameo more stuff Ali has new.

I had so much fun putting this together and creating the bunting. I loved using pinks and girly bits and Paige loved it (thanks honey)

Love and Bugs xxxxxxxx

3 Jan 2012

Happy new year

Hi all

happy new year if a little late. Well I have been busy! I have done a scrapbook page to make a change. It is of my hubby when we went to the steampunk weekend. I love all the papers I used.

I used Tim Holtz papers, Kaisercraft 13th hour papers, The clocks are from the same Tim Holtz papers. The steampunk is from my own bits and pieces. The ribbon is the new fab ribbon Ali has. I have also used the Tim Holtz film strip. I love this as it can be used on anything and even stained.

Love and bugsxxxxxxxx