Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Every Inchie Monday - Caring


I was thinking about a dear friend of mine whilst making this inchie.  She is such an encouragement to me and to many others... so caring, so thoughtful, so wise!  She's going through a battle at the moment and I pray that those who love her, will show her how special she is by caring for her, just as she faithfully cares for them.

This ARTchix image is just a perfect way to convey the theme over at Every Inchie Monday this week - Caring.   

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Tag Tuesday - A Bit of Fabric

'Hydrangea Princess'

A Bit of Fabric is the theme at Tag Tuesday this week - how fantastic!  You might already know that I love, love, love fabric.  I've been sorting things out in the 'studio' this past week (not that you would be able to tell after spending the day there today).  Anyway a tidy-up often reveals hidden treasures and I came across this fabric tag that been attached to a jacket I bought 5 odd years ago!  See it truly pays to never throw out anything because  you never know when it may come in handy!!!

I've just started participating in the online course 'Romancing The Paper' being taught be the very talented Rachel Emilie Jackson over at Crescendoh.  This week we have been learning about drying and preserving flowers.  It's been so much fun and I just had to include a hydrangea flower in my tag today, freshly pressed this week!

All these wonderful stamped images are from Oxford Impressions Fairy Sweets plate.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Every Inchie Monday - Powerful

'Music & Poetry'

I was sharing with one of my friends yesterday about how powerful music can be... it can bring you to great emotional heights, give comfort - lifting you from misery, bring tears to your eyes and speak to your heart like nothing else.  I know when I listen to music my mother loved is moves me beyond measure. Poetry can have the same effect for other people, but for me, music is very powerful.  I thank God for those those gifted musicians and singers that are willing to share with us their talents, blessing us richly with the gift of music.

The theme over at Every Inchie Monday this week is 'Powerful'!

The violinist image is from ARTchix Studio.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Meet Joy!


She's a tangible piece of inspiration to 'Dream Big' which just happens to be the theme over at Wednesday Stamper this week.  This piece is quite symbolic - I'm dreaming big at the start of a new year.  Behind this banner I've stashed away a little envelope filled with a list of things that bring joy to my life... a gentle reminder that I'm surrounded with a life filled with many a thing to be joyful about.

There's a touch of influence from Kelly Rae Roberts and Rachel Emilie Jackson  - two great artists to draw inspiration from.

And some gorgeous Stampotique rubber too!  Which brings me to another challenge over at the Stampotique challenge blog the current theme is 'Punches and Die Cuts'.  You need to include at least one die cut shape and one punched shape.  I've used the tag die cut from Tim Holtz Alterations die cuts and the music note punch by Carl. 

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Tag Tuesday - Mosaic

'Admit One'

Can you tell I've still got the Stampotique bee stamps designed by Jo Capper-Sandon sitting on my desk?  I just love them and it's been fun playing with them this week!

Mosaic is the theme over at Tag Tuesday, come on and join in the mosaic fun!  It's a great way to use up some of those little tiny scraps that you can't bear to throw out.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Every Inchie Monday - Eclectic

'No 1' Inchie

Here's a new challenge for a new year!
Every Inchie Monday... and the key word this week is 'Eclectic'
My inchie was created from some of the eclectic bits 'n bobs sitting on my art table.  
The bee is rubber designed by Jo Capper-Sandon for Stampotique