Sunday, 14 February 2010



I've just had the most wonderful mini break this weekend... so restful and fun. I spent quite some time in the car alone driving to each destination with loads of time to think and I guess the one word that sums up how I'm feeling today after all my thinking would be 'thankfulness'.

So it's Valentine's Day today and despite the fact that I think every day should be a day where we 'love one another'... I do want to thank those people who love and accept me for who I am - I am ever so thankful for each one of you... it can be a difficult day for those of us that do not have a significant other in our lives... but I am constantly reminded that I really am never alone, for the Father in heaven promises to be with me always and He has blessed me with some extraordinary people in my life that encourage and care for me.

I dedicate this piece 'Extraordinary' to a dear Christian lady, Anna who shaped my life in some very significant ways when I was a young teacher. She has had a very difficult path to walk in the past number of years, but I can picture her now rejoicing in heaven with her Lord and Saviour. Thank you Anna for being a true blessing to me and so many others.

Sunday, 7 February 2010


'Smith Family'

I love the sentiment on the image 'Being There' by Paperbag Studios ...'Family means putting your arms around each other and being there'.

I am very definitely hooked on the WIRED challenge at Paperbag Studios at the moment... This time I beaded wire to make a hanger and...

an embellishment. You've just got to love that luscious French velvet trimmed ribbon!!!

So wrap your arms around your loved ones and BE THERE for them!

WS - The Past

'Every Life'

The current theme at Wednesday Stamper is 'The Past'. I've been waiting for just the right time to play with the 'Siblings' stamp by Paperbag Studios and as it turned out the WS theme was the perfect opportunity!

Here's a list of all the other PBS rubber I've used to create this piece: 'The Story', 'Lace', 'Ruler', 'Buttons' and 'Knowing'.

And yes, I'm playing with wire once again. This time entwining buttons into the hanger. Don't forget the 'WIRED' challenge at Paperbag Studios for February!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

'WIRED' - Paperbag Studios Feb Stamp Challenge

The February Stamp Challenge has been announced over at Paperbag Studios and I have the wonderful privilege of being the host this month :)

The challenge is to embellish/enhance PBS stamped artwork with WIRE. You can use wire to hand make your own embellishments, to create wired hangers, combine beads with wire, or in any other way that takes your fancy.

Please visit the PBS blog for further details.

Here I've handmade wire daisies and painted them black. PBS rubber featured: 'Audrianna' and 'Believe'

I've created a wire hanger with some lovely teal wire and a rusty nut and screw. PBS rubber features: 'Decide', 'Ruled Alpha', 'Holed Punch' and 'Journal Impressions' rubber sheet.

I challenge you to 'get wired' and show me what you can do with a piece of wire!

Happy creating :)