Thursday, 22 March 2012

Still Stamping

Yes, I was still stamping at 2am this morning, after being totally inspired by Day 3 class of  Creative Chemistry by Tim Holtz. Look at the mess on my desk! I'm going to have to clear a space soon for tonight's class. One thing I do know is that I'm in need of a few 'other' supply's
I've been checking out the goodies available from  Simon Says Stamp World  and  Inspiration Emporium, because I'm taking the class's I am entitled to some I can see that I will  have to be taking advantage of that !

Enough of my mess, here are the three tags I created, hard to believe I was still up at 2am har, but I did a lot of  'playing' with Tim's ideas in between the video clips and my tags. I had to improvise just a little here and there, like I don't own any 'Texture fade's' (yet) so had to use an embossing Flower Boarder instead, but I still quite like the effect I've achieved

Now clear a space and get tea sorted early so Im ready for the next class. Thanks for looking 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Ten Days with Tim

I'm having a ball with inks and stamps at the moment. I signed up for Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry online classes. This Class runs for 10 days, and it's all about learning cool, fun and new techniques Check out my results from day 2.

Now I'm off for my date with Tim... (LOL, I wish!)  Anyway, off to take part in Day Three's lesson. 

Friday, 9 March 2012

Happy Mail

I've been scrapped by the lovely Danice Hamilton!
Take a look at the awesome page she has created just for me 

You maybe cannot read the words around the edges of the patterned paper, but they are so lovely and brought a tear to me eye, so I will share them with you... 

Dear Sonya You have added so much kindness and encouragement, not only to me but to so many other paper crafter's in NZ. I want to say that your dedication and generosity have made a big difference in NZ's scrapping community. Thank you from Danice

Orrr Thankyou so much are a honey xx

I love all of the detail Danice has added to this page

Thank you Danice and Thank you Carol Noakes for organising this fun swap.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

She ...has been canvased!

Recently my good friend Carol organised a very cool photo, I hate photos of me but this swap sounded like too much fun to miss out on. I was sent Brenda's photo, which was to be put onto a canvas. 

Here is the canvas I completed for Brenda.

I cut this bird and flowers from patterned paper.The clock is an Antique Mirror from Prima

I combined a hand crocheted flower ( I had to whip this one up especially for the job, because I knew it had to be red) with paper flowers, leaves, lace and tiny pearls to add texture.

Danice is creating with my photo...looking forward to receiving it in the post soon, and will share here when it arrives.
Our completed projects are being posted on Birds Of A Feather, as they are returned to their owners, so Click HERE to go and check them out.

Thank you Carol for organising this fun swap!

Friday, 2 March 2012

New Challenge

Hard to believe we are up to the March Sketch Challenge over at NZ Paper Chase already! Is it just me getting old, or are the years really getting shorter?!
Anyway Tanya Watson created this cool sketch for us. You can find details of the challenge and examples of the prize that's up for grabs HERE
 This is my take on Tanya's sketch.

The challenge within this sketch challenge is to use paint, or ink on your background paper, or card. I decided to use a bit of both.

 White paint over card makes for a lovely stamping surface.

Hope you can join us this month over at NZ Paper Chase.

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My Scrapping

Here is my finished latest painting

Here is my finished latest painting
This one is a hit with all the males who have seen it. I must say that I did not really enjoy painting a truck and it will be a one off for sure! Uncle David is now the owner of this one. Next project on thepainting scene is going to be a fisherman- for my Uncle Graeme who is wanting me to paint him something. Really need to get onto this one!

Finished at last- I think

Finished at last- I think
At last I think I have pretty much finished this painting for my uncle. Do hope he likes it.

My waterlillies

My waterlillies
one of my recent paintings

Naked Lady

Naked Lady
One of my last years paintings

Aimee and Bob

Aimee and Bob
A painting I did a while back for my daughter

Click on our house to see a little of where we live.

Thank you

Just want to say thankyou to those of you who have been kind enough to take the time to leave a comment or sign my guest book. Always get a buzz out of knowing people have been here for a wee look! THANK YOU!!

Check out my talented nephew Tony...he's the cool dude singing!