Saturday, 25 June 2011



Before I talk about the Birds I want to share with you the wonderful Matchbox I received from Lorraine though the swap Palma hosted over at 


These are fun swaps and it is always a surprise when you open the box. Lorraine always creates wonderful artwork and as I have said before she fits more into her day than I do in a week.

Thank you Lorraine. I have just realised this photo is a little blurred. I will post another later.

Due to the postal strikes in Canada my Bluebird swap is running a little behind schedule ,but it has given me time to go just a little BIRD CRAZY.




As you can see  I have used some of my many Sizzix bird dies .


I have also finished the two pages for the monthly journal swap also over at  We have not been given our swap partners yet but I do hope they like these.


The prompt ONE WISH from a genie in a bottle



Choose one of the deadly sins  GLUTTONY

As  I am writing this another set of birds has arrived from Ruth in California


Ruth had forgotten to sign up for the swap but as you can see it would have been a shame not to have included these quirky birds.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011



This morning started on a sad note when a young Robin died after flying into my patio windows.


I had thought about a bit of taxidermy but then remembered I am not good with bad smells and maggots etc,so the Robin has been placed in a quiet corner of the garden so that nature can reclaim him.



I received the second envelope from Deedee in California today with the last of her Bluebirds.

So I now have 3 most wonderful ATCs



I will let the photos do the talking  as they are absolutely  perfect.

  I am about to write about the matchboxes I have made for Trine and Lorraine for the swap hosted by Palma over at

So Lorraine and Trine if you want it it to be a surprise read no further.

Palmas prompt was to do matchboxes with the prompt Symbols or something we use a lot in our art. I chose eyes .


I did a double decker matchbox


And this is the contents

A Tim Holtz ticket die cut with images of eyes added.

Bottle cap with sticky tape transfer and  ribbon attached

Plaster of Paris face

Bottle cap with eye image and Glossy accents

2 shrink  plastic charms using the same eye image

A shrink  plastic image of a eye test chart (TIM HOLTZ )

A sticky tape transfer.

The matchboxes  were decorated with images relating to eyes.

Lorraine and Trine I hope you like them.

Monday, 20 June 2011



I have not had time to do much art for a few days,but I wanted to make something to thank Dorothy House  Hospice for the wonderful day I had with the birds last week.


So the trusty Sizzix was in action again.