My Blogging Friends

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Blog on Hold

Hi, am putting this blog on Hold for a couple of months so I can have more time for Art and Art Challenges.
Thank you for all your wonderful support and hope you will follow me HERE and see what am up to

Thanking you again, hugs Annette xx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Doing the Oriental.............

Hi, this week I have been busy getting some painting done ready for Paint Party Friday, in between washing all the fitted carpets with my Vax machine, ooh they look so much better and they were way overdue to be done.

This large journal page has been painted and stamped in Acrylics.  The Oriental lady was from a hairdressing magazine and then painted over.  Butterflies are paper collaged.   Again have left the journalling out, will fill it in later.

Have just got to give the fitted carpets a second clean and then hopefully will be back to normal, visiting all of your blogs.  My thought for today is..............whoever invented Spring Cleaning should be shot...........just

Thank you for calling in.  Take care of yourselves, Annette x

Have completed a large canvas for Paint Party Friday and can be seen HERE if you would like to see xx

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Decapitated Barbie becomes The Spring Sprite!!

Hi, as promised am showing my altered Barbie.........first job was to chop her hair off, then tug the head off.......ooh am so

Lots of different materials were used, including an old wooden rubber stamp base, air dry clay, acrylics etc.

Am entering this silly piece into Altered Eclectics

Think, next time I do this will keep the torso etc and try something a little different, unfortunately I binned her parts in my clean up.....big mistake.

Its always fun to experiment isn't it.......... Thank you for popping in and Spring Sprite (affectionately known as SS)  thanks you as well.  
The trouble is when she starts talking she never knows when to shut up, knew I should have sealed up her lips.......  Enjoy your day, Annette x

My Paint Party Friday offering is HERE

Monday, 17 March 2014

Woo Hoo

Yep its a Woo Hoo from me as have actually made a Mothers' Day card in advance........OK, its simple with a bit of paper piecing, but its the thought that counts right.............

Next am showing a Journal Page without Journaling.............the thing is the journaling will be private and just for me, anyways you don't want to know my private thoughts do you.......................

At the moment am altering a Barbie doll head, there was something liberating about chopping her hair  However it turns out, good or bad, will share it with you.....

Wishing you a Happy Day and thank you for popping in.  Hugs Annette xx

Monday, 10 March 2014

The Cottingley Fairies and a Surprise Gift

Hi, have not been creating for this blog in quite a while, but those of you who regularly follow me will know why and thank you so much for all your support on my Art Blog.

The Craft Room challenge at the moment is 20th Century.  Inspiration for my altered box comes from the famous Cottingley Fairies.

The beautiful fairies are a freebie from Astrid, will not bore you with too much detail, just to say, acrylics, glass bead texture gel, alcohol inks and stencils were used in the making of this box.

Its wonderful in the UK at the moment seeing all the blossom on the trees, daffodils and crocuses, it makes your heart sing after the awful winter we have had.  Even some of the rose trees are in bud.......

Am also entering this into the That's Crafty Challenge and Altered Eclectics  - Anything Goes

Now for my surprise gift  from the Queen of Altered Art,  Deborah Powell

Am calling him Prometheus
Thank you Deborah for the most wonderful altered art doll ever

Thank you for taking the time to pop in and hope all is well with you.  Hugs Annette xx


Thursday, 6 March 2014


Hi, I will be back on this blog soon but in the meantime you can find me HERE, making abstracts for Mix it Monthly and Paint Party Friday.  Hope you will pop over and have a look.  Have a great weekend,  Annette x

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Woo Hoo

Woo Hoo, have finished the challenge of the 29 can see 28 and 29 HERE

Thank you for all your wonderful support.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Annette xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Faces 25 - 27 of 29 Faces

Woo Hoo am on target for the 29 Faces.......... only 2 more to go.  I will show the final 2 on Tuesday and Thursday.  Hope you will visit me HERE.

Hope you have a great weekend and thank you for supporting me on the 29 Faces challenge.
Hugs Annette x

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Am up to Face 16 out of 29

Hi, just to let you know am up to Face 16 of the 29 Faces.........half way there, all my faces can be found

This morning popped the Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker and hubby made the Bread.......woo hoo, looking forward to Dinner...... in the meantime am playing with paints.

Have a great weekend, hugs Annette x

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Yep am still here.......

Hi, in case you don't know am doing the 29 Faces which can be seen HERE on my other blog.

Recently I won a pack of Graphic 45 Couture papers from Ali-Craft. I really found it hard to break into it as every page is just beautiful.   But a special card was needed for a lady who is celebrating her 80th Birthday this month and these papers had to be broken into.

The colours are beautiful and every page is double sided, which allows you to make tags and booklets etc., how good is that.

Thank you for popping in, am back again on Friday with Faces 7 and 8 HERE, should you like to see.

Have a great weekend, hugs Annette x

Saturday, 1 February 2014

29 FACES - Started

Hi 29 Faces started today and will be posting them  HERE should you like to see.  I will be posting every day for 29 days hopefully.

Wishing you a lovely weekend, hugs Annette x

Monday, 27 January 2014

Having Fun

Hi, hope everyone had a great weekend, it sure is cold here at the moment.  Have been having some fun with one of my drawings, incorporating it into a tag/bookmark, which is going to a good blogging friend of mine.

The tag is painted in Acrylics, die cuts (prize from Sweet Stamps), there is Distress Stickles rubbed into the hair.  Unfortunately cannot get it to show up in the photograph which is a shame as it gives a lovely look to the hair.

Here is how she started off........

When am brave enough will draw and paint faces directly onto the tags but for now its cut and paste.....

Would like to share with you a beautiful calendar sent to me from Sandy whose blog is HERE  Full of beautiful designs, thank you so much Sandy.

Thank you for popping in and wishing you a smashing week ahead.  Take care, hugs Annette x

My Paint Party Friday offerings and from the 1st February - 29 Faces will be shown HERE if you wish to see them.  As its 29 Faces in 29 days I won't be on this blog very much as will be scribbling like a woman x

Monday, 20 January 2014


Yep, loving that word new word for a pretty tag.  Before I forget, thank you to all my new followers and welcome.

The background is from one of my Gelli plate leftovers.  Stamps by Artistic Outpost and Stampotique.  The Dress is paper pieced with a little sparkle, not sure why I gave her green socks but kinda like them.  The Leaves have been dipped in various colours of wet Distress Inks and to finish off, flowers from my stash.  Oooh nearly forgot the white Heart is a Brad.

Am thrilled to be entering it into 3 challenges, why you ask........because can only usually find one at a time or none at all...........

Artistic Outpost - Referral Programme  - Anything Goes
Rogue Redheads - Paper Piecing
Fashionable Stamping - Hearts and Flowers

The following is a snippet from my Painting Blog in case you didn't see it, as you can see am still practicing faces ready for the start of 29 Faces which starts 1st February.

Thank you for dropping in on this busy Monday morning.  Take care of yourself, hugs Annette x

Monday, 13 January 2014

Craft Room Challenge - Picture Inspiration

Hi, the new Craft Room Challenge  have given us a mixed media design to interpret.

I revamped a piece made a couple of years ago which was never really happy with.  Hopefully it works a lot better now and will fit into the challenge OK.  Although there is a certain Gremlin on my workspace who keeps changing things when I'm not looking...........little monkey........

Using a Cereal box piece to work with.  Gesso, stencils, acrylics, various stamps, crackle paint and diecuts which have been gifted to me over time.

Am knee deep in sketches at the moment - all for the rubbish bin, but hopefully by February will be ready for the 29 Faces as missed it last year.........and boy do I need the practice and the proverbial kick up the you know where to actually make something.

Wishing you a very happy week, stay safe and warm.  Take care of yourselves, hugs Annette x

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Christmas and Spring

Hi,  Ali-craft has a new challenge Anything Goes, unfortunately I was too late for the Christmas entry but not to worry will enter it for the new challenge, well waste not want not 'eh................

The background is made from Acrylic Squishings, mounted on gold card.  Stamp from Inkadinkado and added some Stickles.

The second card is an interesting exercise in making a 3D card which folds flat.  Originally an idea from Joanne Wardle.

Papers used by Crafty Individuals and the stamp is by Designs by Ryn, coloured with Distress Inks.

Mmmm think I will enter this card as well for the Ali-craft challenge.  Two chances are better than one don't you

Thank you for dropping by and hope we will all warm up soon.  Take care of yourselves, hugs Annette x