Saturday, December 26, 2009
I am a *backwards* artist I have realized. I started to paint before I could draw, but this year have become more and more interested in drawing as a means to better express my moods and feelings in my work. It seems to have added more depth and expression to my paintings. This is one of my latest sketches and I think you can guess I was feeling sad while drawing this one that I have chosen to call "Missing You". Was good therapy....
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Been having fun with some pop up Christmas trees. Aren't they great and such a lovely surprise when the card is opened! I would love to get one of these cards myself so I hope my friends and family like them as much as l do. After 2 years, sorry this is no longer free and the digital cutting files are available in my ETSY store. I do have other FREE cutting files on my website.
If you wish to cut by hand and need the pattern got to the instructions link below.
Instructions for putting it all together are here (thanks Carol!)
Friday, November 27, 2009
Can't get birds out of my head. Wonder if it has anything to do with becoming a grandmother. Nesting???......LOL Anyways playing round with these tiny 3D birdcages and pretty pleased with the result. Have some for sale in my Etsy shop.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Yep, finally got some files I have been promising and opened a paper related store on my site. Cutting files, digital PDF's, projects and freebies. Hope you like and please visit often as I am constantly designing and need an excuse to keep it up! LOL This is BABY CHINA - isn't she cute? She has a sister too and lots of relations screaming in my head. LOL LOL
Click here to visit store
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Yes, yes YES, finally I have a new status in the world - GRANDMA! Oliver Anthony Black was born on 23rd October 2009 at 2.22 am. 8lb 11oz and mother, father and baby doing so well. Not sure about grandma! LOL So lots of changes in my world AND I am a cat's whisker away from opening the PAPERPLAY section of my website, so stay tuned!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Hi guys, a few days ago my computer kinda had a breakdown and required a whole reformat of HD!! Scary stuff as I have never reformatted before and it was unsettling to press that button which meant saying goodbye to EVERYTHING on my HD. Yes - EVERYTHING!! So goodbye to all my programs and a LOT of other stuff. Fortunately I had my most of my data backed up and most programs on disk, so I didn’t lose those files but did lose a lot of surfed sites/images/info and all my stored emails. So that's why I haven’t posted on my blog for a few days and I am sure you all understand.
The challenge has had it’s benefits though because the little beastie is now WAY faster for not being bogged down with 3 years of *stuff* LOL AND while browsing to reinstall bookmarks, etc, I came across this REALLY cool addon for Firefox. Perfect for artists, scrappers or just those that like to collect stuff! This neat addon stores all bookmarks as IMAGES!! YEAH!!!! How often do I have the image of the website in my head but the name means NOTHING! Lol Problem solved…. You can d/l it here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5721
I found the user info a little confusing, but worked it all out in the end, so here's what I learnt . You can right click on any webpage and save to FAST DIAL. If saving to folders, there is the option of saving to your list. As far as setting up folders, control T to open Fast Dial bookmark page and right click on any empty box and choose Add - Folder, then name it, etc and click OK. Repeat as many times as you need folders. As mentioned you can then save any web page to your chosen folder BUT how to get any stray bookmarks into a folder?? (Most confusing to me! I clicked, I dragged, I swore LOL - under my breath!). Finally found the answer buried on a site somewhere - CONTROL, click and drag bookmark into the folder. Simple when you know how! LOL
Some sites won't allow right click so you will end up with some bookmarks you will need to place manually. Right click on empty box and choose Add - bookmark then copy in URL. It will appear in a few seconds and then you can do the ctrl drag thing to place it into your folder. I feel you can probably save it to the folder directly, but I haven't been able to work it out. If you do, let me know! To see your visual bookmarks, Control T opens a new tab and voila - there they all are! Click on the black arrow in top left corner of any folder to see contents.
Meanwhile - enjoy!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This time I decided to modify yesterday's give away to a unique image to use as a card or similar. If you are good with Photoshop or similar, you can add a greeting before printing or use as is. Either way, it will make a special occasion even more special
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
At left is a multi media piece which includes acrylic painting, stamping, collage, texture paste, gel pens and transfers. FUN!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009