Friday, 1 April 2011


Yet another set of ATCs arrived today all the way from the USA.  These Koi carp swam in from Beth  with an envelope so well sealed I am sure customs would have given up trying to open it. But this was a good thing because it meant the cards were well protected. Beth's Koi are delightful and I have to say that the background and the bubbles are very effective. Beth has used watercolours, sharpie pens, and rhinestones.

I love the bubbles

I also had a package from Palma in Italy which was very kind of her it contained a selection of ephemera  a rubber stamp, several Tulle  nets  and a Pendant. Now the pendant has given me some food for thought as it is a watch case set in FIMO ? .And as I have 3 small drawers full of watch faces and cases I may try this.
Thank You Palma.

I also managed to finish 5 ATCs to send to Rachel in Australia  can you guess the theme ?

And to top all of this while walking the Big Black Lab he rubbed against a newly painted marker stone .

Thursday, 31 March 2011





Two more sets of ATCs arrived today for my SOMETHING FISHY swap
The first set was  from Deezy in the Netherlands

Once again the camera cannot capture the colours of these. Deezy has created  a text background with I believe a fish which is highlighted with metallic pens which shimmer just like real fish lovely.

The other set was from Evie in the USA

Evie sent 3 different cards   a  tropical scene  a Zentangle  and a very dimensional card with the definition of Paradise all so different  and interesting.
So  there is going to be a wonderful selection of cards to go into the swap.

On my crafting front this is a photo of my room after I created the STITCH IN TIME tin and video , chaos I always work in such a mess.

It is a wonder I can find anything
After a bit of a tidy up I started on the the DAY OF THE DEAD Dotee's  for Palma's swap over at These were fun to make and gave me a chance to get carried away.

I also made a start on cat themed ATCs for Rachels swap also on

I do miss having a cat around but what with the big black Lab and the fact that I encourage birds it would not be fair.

Lastly today I signed up to this  what a wonderful idea I do hope I am lucky enough to get one.

Monday, 28 March 2011


In the post today I received my journal pages from Nina in Ontario and as usual they are wonderful and there was an extra gift a perfect little pendant Thank You Nina .

After a very busy weekend working in the garden I t was time to create the video on altering fish cans.This was difficult for me because I always work in a mess and I do not find it easy to record my work. But after 3 attempts a half decent if basic video was ready and can be viewed  HERE

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