Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Explorer - Oxford Impressions

'The Explorer'

I'm having loads of fun playing with Oxford Impressions new plate 'Steampunk'! This fella is heading off on a long journey from Paris (postmark stamp is from 'April In Paris) to Italy, then to London and all the way over to New York. Think I might hitch a ride with him!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

The Inventor - Oxford Impressions

'The Inventor'

The new Oxford Impressions unmounted plate 'Steampunk' arrived this week and I've been looking forward to working with it this weekend. I was pleased to see that the theme over at Wednesday Stamper is 'In The Sky', so I had double inspiration to complete my first piece with this fabulous range of stamps.

I've piled up a couple of smaller images on the top hat as well as adding a small 'screw' brad to add a touch of metal. As I was working away on this piece, I recalled fond memories of my dear Poppa, who loved to tinker and invent things in his workshed. I especially loved the 'under the house' work shed! Although I was a bit scared to go visit him there, as it was a bit dark and creepy, I now appreciate how he must have loved his little haven - a wonderful place to play and experiement and fix things. He collected bits and bobs in his little tabacco tins, some of which I still have and treasure. Perhaps I take after him a little as I love to collect things... you never know when you might need them!

The Steampunk unmounted plate is available now at Oxford Impressions.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

WS - Wild Animals


It's all about 'Wild Animals' over at Wednesday Stamper this week. I've finally inked up these great images from the Tim Holtz Collection 'Life Adventure'. There's also a small piece of film strip by Tim Holtz, word stamp by Making Memories and butterfly by Collections.

I have a friend who loves Africa and it's her birthday tomorrow, so this card is heading her way!

Always Paris

'Always Paris'

Look at all of this wonderful lace and those beautiful mother of pearl buttons... they were a surprise gift in the mail today from my friend Trish. The lace was just the inspiration I needed to complete my piece for Sunday Art Postcard with the theme being 'Paris'.

All stamped images are from Oxford Impressions 'April In Paris' plate.

Thanks for the inspiration Trish! xo

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


I'm really enjoying playing around with the 'Bonbon' plate by Oxford Impressions!!! The images all work wonderfully together... but after working with this plate all I want to do is go off and get some handmade chocolates... and I know just the place to go!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Be Mine

'Be Mine'

Here's another 4" x 4" created with some more gorgeous images from Bonbon by Oxford Impressions.

Wind Farm

Late afternoon at the wind farm...

and an awesome sunset

With Joel :)

Saturday, 10 April 2010

4x4 Friday - Ornate

'Hot Chocolate'

Ornate is such a cool theme and it's found over at 4x4 Friday. It's the first time I've participated in one of their challenges. I've been playing with my new 'Bonbon' plate by Oxford Impressions while making this card.


Hmmmm, after finishing this piece all I can think about Hot Chocolate!!!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Oxford Impression's 'FARM BOY'

I'm most excited to announce that I have been invited to join the Oxford Impessions Design Team. OI has just released a new stamp plate called 'Farm Boy'. As I know one of the cutest little farm boys ever, it has been a pure delight to work with such a great set of stamps. This set also works beautifully with OI's 'Country Girl' plate and I have included a couple of these images in the work that follows.

'Baby Chicks' Postcard

'Organic Eggs' ATC

'Seed Company' Postcard

Speaking of cute my cute little farm boy, here's come photo's of Sean, taken on Easter Sunday.

Sean, Lambo and Freddo

Time for a walk!

Leaning Post


'Farm Boy'

Thursday, 8 April 2010

SPA - Bunny People and WS - Trees


Oh, I didn't know if I was going to be able to participate in the current challenge over at Sunday Postcard Art because I didn't think I had an image to fit the theme of 'Bunny People' and then I happened upon the perfect 'bunny person' in amongst the fabulous images from the 'Wonderland' plate by Oxford Impressions - Alice image is from OI's 'Classic Alice' plate. I hope you enjoy the quirkiness of this piece - Alice wearing a cake on her head, a royal teapot that pours fresh flowers and a topiary tree that grows keys! And 'It would be so nice if something made sense for a change' don't you think?!

Speaking of trees that grow keys - the theme at Wednesday Stamper is 'Trees' so I guess I've completed something for that challenge too!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Tag Tuesday - Happy Days

'Happy Days'

Tag Tuesday's current challenge is 'Sketch'. Louise has created a 'tag sketch template' to follow. I thought this would be a great opportunity to work with yesterday's twinchie and make a tag!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Twinchie - Innocence


The theme at Small World of Inchies and Twinchies is 'Numbers'. I've had a lovely time playing with some new stamps from Darkroom Door's 'Art De Fleur' collection. The numbers are by Paperbags Studios from the 'Scrap & Journal Tools' rubber sheet. To finish it off I've used this lovely image from ARTchix studio 'Mini Mix' for the focal point.