Sunday, 23 August 2009


During my trip round the North East I managed to fit in a trip to Graphicus - so many temptations, but I was quite good and only bought one small stamp set of sayings and a few lovely things. Shame no workshops that week.

A the end of the week I went to a workshop at Art from the Heart in Harrogate. We made a little book from a paperchase diary. We glued, gessoed, daubed and stamped. Was great fun and best of all I rediscovered the joy of doodling. Here are a couple of pages, they are a bit rough but I like that as they don't look too nice to use.

I have been playing around with similar techniques today on a tag and in a small book. I also used masks and red ink to give an extra dimension - looks orange on photo.

As you can see I was a bit heavy handed with the black ink, but that doesn't matter I can use it as a line for writing along.

Messy is best for writing over, otherwise I am afraid of spoiling the page!

This a small card I made with the bottom bit of the tag.

Best wishes, Anne

Quick Catch Up

I've been off work for 2 weeks and in theory that should have meant lots of time for crafting. But what really happened was:
  • A few days tidying & cleaning house - it gets so bad when I work long hours
  • A lovely week travelling round North East of England
  • A fab workshop with Dyan
  • Shopping for wedding clothes. I now own a dress! Just need some shoes - I've seen ones I like but will I be able to walk in 4" heels?
  • Had my hair done as test for wedding - below is a during photo and to be honest this looked better than final result! Why does my hair dresser want me to look like someone else at my son's wedding. I just want to look like smarter version of self. A much thiner version would be nice too - but unlikely to happen in next two weeks!
  • Read a few books and am now on book three of TrueBlood series. I guess I'm an addict

Here is a photo of black cat Paws in her new bed! She is so difficult to photograph.