Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A Busy Bee

I've been keeping myself busy lately but I don't have much to show for it just yet.

The whip has been cracked and I've been doing some graphic design work. I have a love hate relationship with graphic design. When a job goes well it's pretty darned satisfying. When it doesn't there's a blue streak spewing from my mouth ;)

Designing puts me in a different state of mind than other forms of making. Although it's all creating, I just FEEL different doing it.

Anyway, here's a couple of little projects from a couple of weeks ago that I don't think I showed off here. They are both currently at Impresario Artisan Market in Cobourg.

AND I'm so thrilled to be able to say that the Pixie Project has reached more than 50% of it's goal. I know I said I would only make the single plea on here but I fibbed... BUT just a little! I've updated the indiegogo page with a video of me ummming, ahhhhing, fidgeting like a tick and looking a general wreck, all for a good cause. Hop over, share the link and I'll blow some fairy kisses your way.


Monday, March 04, 2013

Thinkin' Spring

There's still snow on the ground but I can feel spring peeking it's gorgeous head around the corner.  Alpha Stamps is currently offering an "Easter Parade Kit" filled with beautiful springy things. I made this little eggy book from Chipboard Egg Die-Cuts and held together with  Metallic Mini Brads.
There are also some sweet new collage sheets and absolutely stunning new Dresden scraps on the site, so quick like a bunny and check it out for yourself.

Speaking of spring... I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be vending at The Mother of All Craft Shows in Corbyville/Belleville on May 5th. I don't do many shows but this one looked like fun and it's for a good cause, Fixed Fur Life. If you're around stop by and say 'Hiya!"

I'm really looking forward to the event and showing off some of my shiny new card designs which have been shipped off to the printer. I'm especially giddy about my new sets of  'Winged Things' mini-cards!
I have a feeling that this Spring is going to be a dandy :) Here's hoping it's filled with wonder and good things for all of us.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

A little bit of excitement today as Graphic 45 announced their design team call for 2013! If that makes you a little tingly too, check out the full details HERE.

Being a bit of a paper hussy I could hardly let the opportunity pass. So, I'm tossing my craftin' hat into the ring, crossing all of my fingers and toes and hoping for the best. Here's a few of my favourite projects from the past year, I hope you like them too :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Laying low

The planets must be jumbled because everything seem rather sticky and messed up at the moment. I think the key to surviving the rest of the week will be to lay low and try to avoid anything truly disastrous. Hopefully everything will sort itself out sooner rather than later because I could really use a bit of goodness.

It's been nose to the grindstone here. I've been working on some cards for spring (just the thing to do on a snowy winters day). Here's a sneak peek at one of the new designs...

Not entirely sold on the words... but we'll see what happens.

I've also been working on some new full moons. While I usually create my moony faces in paper clay I thought I'd do a series in polymer clay so that they could be worn as a brooch. The first one listed can be found here.

I also made two mandrake brooches! One is already listed here.

Ok, I'm heading back into the studio to keep out of troubles way. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Papery love

I think the glue is still wet on this one but I couldn't wait to share. Really it's just a load of fun with paper...

The base of the piece is made from the boxes from the  Layer Cake Paper Mache Box Set. (I swiped the lids for other projects) and you can grab some of those trims, papers and flowers from Alpha Stamps too. The tree at the top is made from twisted brown paper bags.
And here's a nice close-up detail shot of the tiered portion.

I'm really pleased with how this came out. There's a zillion little parts to it, but it looks like a fairy wedding gift.

Happy Monday!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Winged things and missing mail

I've spent the day makin' this troop of winged things...

They're going to part of a new batch of work for greeting cards which (fingers crossed) should be available in a few weeks.

ALSO please note, I'm having a heck of a time with my email. I have no idea what has or has not been going out or coming in but I suspect shenanigans!

If I owe you a message, or you think you've been lost in the abyss of cyber space... I'm sorry and I have pulled out my wand in the hopes the issue (whatever it is) is resolved soon!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

New and Improved Pesky Piskie Photos

Thanks to the sunshine (and the realization that my macro setting was somehow turned off) I have some improved pictures of the captured Cornish Piskie!

Here she is, sitting still for just a moment. Piskies do not sit still for long. If you happen to capture one, you must act quickly and be very patient in order to get a good photograph.

It was quite dangerous of me to remove the lid, I could have lost a finger! Thanks to BLiSsAngELs for the suggestion that a nibble of cake might appease her for a short while, I was only nipped twice. 

How big is she? Well her box measures just 5" tall, and don't worry, the lid, once again, is firmly in place.