Saturday, December 18, 2010

Get a Grip

New ATC entitled 'Get a Grip". The background is an old dressmaking pattern crumpled and PVA'ed to card.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Photography Inspiration

Check out this album of all my favourite photos from around the web: HERE

Also see my flickr favourites for more incredible photos and amazing photographers. Whenever I scroll through I cannot help but be inspired by the talent and beauty that's out there.

Sources: 1.Here 2.Here 3.Here 4.Here

My Pet Poppy

I was never allowed a pet growing up. It's not that anybody was allergic to them, my parents just weren't animal people. Then we started moving around places and it just wasn't practical to have a pet. So i had a 'pet' poppy. I named it Meredith, and she stayed in my room for about three days until my hay-fever forced her out into the harsh environment of our deck. She lived for about six months and then died. I'm not sure of the average life-span of a poppy, so I'm assuming I didn't actually kill her prematurely... but like I say I have no idea. Perhaps the cold NZ weather was just too much for poor old Meredith. RIP Meredith - I thought she was both the bee's knees and the cat's pajamas while she lasted!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Belly Dancing

I took these photos of a free belly dancing exhibition I happened to see. I was entranced by the gorgeous colours and shapes the women were making with their silk scarves. I have never seen belly dancing before, but was pleasantly surprised by how graceful and rhythmic it was - not to mention impressed by the women's total body confidence.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Again and Again

Go here
Seriously. I cannot stop. I am mesmerized and inspired and curious... It is awesome!

Friday, December 3, 2010

More Lovely Rainbows

This time I made mini cupcakes which ended up being mostly icing - which was fine with me! Again the sprinkles make me smile.


I love sprinkles so much! They're like edible rainbows...

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Greeting Card

Inspired by spring!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Twilight Skies

This is what I can see from my roof in the evening. It is quite a mission to get up there though! It was worth it to get pictures of the sky in this instance though - the clouds looked amazing.

Sweet as Sugar

These are my latest cupcakes - chilli chocolate with buttercream icing. They are definitely my favourite recipe, I'll post it sometime later! I also topped the icing with coloured sugar to match the cute pinky papers.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ATC of the day...

Lots of texture in this one.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Glitter Pot


I love glitter, even photos of it! I painted a sheen of real glitter over the picture of it to give it the real shimmer effect, and added the dove with dimensional adhesive to make the wing stick out of the page.
This is part of a tag book I have recently started - the first page I already blogged about featuring a rocking horse and lace trim. More pages to come!

Friday, November 12, 2010


The latest ATC - a little pastel and washed out in style. I'm finished exams and study for the semester - so I have two months in front of me to pack with creativity and inspiration. I'm looking forward to making lots and lots of art creations and sharing them!

Monday, November 8, 2010


The latest ATC - featuring a pin-up style girl and glittery rain.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Just a quickie photoshop collage today - I'm uber busy preparing for an exam on tomorrow morning. Oh how I wish I had started studying earlier this semester...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Wallpaper

Feel free to click and save this wallpaper for your desktop. A bit of a depressing one today, but I do like the colour and images in combination. Made on photoshop with various brushes and textures.

Rocking Horse

I love the colours of this tag - sometimes only pastels and lace will do!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Things are a-changing

You may have noticed some crazy things happening around here. I've been trying out different templates to make this blog prettier and more exciting to read than the old default template. Like it?
The new template is from Yummy Lolly and is a big improvement in my opinion!
It hasn't been all smooth sailing though... I am pretty useless when it comes to the inner workings of the internet, particularly html code and that sort of intellectualish thing. So when I realised I had two of everything on my blog - including two of every post - it took me ages to find which bits to delete.
Anyway..... I think I have sorted myself out for now! Any comments/criticisms etc just let me know!

I do love my florals...

This ATC was inspired by the scrap of floral wallpaper which I painted over and stuck to the card. Then I repeated the style over the rest of the ATC in a really textured, painterly style.

My knees - why not?

I'm not really sure why I like these photos so much, or even why I took them...

Monday, November 1, 2010

You Don't Know

Another crazy mixed-media ATC.

Two mixed-media ATCs. i have been experimenting with things extending out of the page - with both texture and dimension. I like the look of something sticking out from the usual border.


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