About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Art Nouveau

Well this is a major challenge, I spent a lot of time googling before I really understood what it meant and even now I am not overly sure I have got it right. In fact in talking to the other DT girls I had got it VERY wrong...so thankfully now on the right path I have created a card using Docrafts Art deco images and a lot of embossing folder fussy cut to decorate. Pop over to International Art & Soul to see what the design team who have the know how have created if you need inspiration.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Wisdom Art Journal Page

I've used an image from Ikes Art called Athena for this journal page.  I have occasionally been said I can be wise and for some reason I felt the image matched a quote about wisdom because Athena is the Greek Goddess of Wisdom.  I've used part of a quote I hear often "they say wisdom comes with age"  I've then used something I believe as a quote too. 

"I believe it comes from experience.  Learning from our own and others mistakes".

This means that someone of any age can be wise, they just need to observe, learn and be open minded so they can see things from every perspective and be able to see the logic and reasoning in a perspective that at first they may not want to agree with.  

I also want to talk about the products I have used.  I don't normally talk much about products other than to say that I love them.  This time I love the effect but I don't really love the product.  After much searching I realised that the new pixie powder from Cosmic Shimmer is essentially Mica Powder with a new name and in a new style pot.  The idea is to "puff" it out and it sprinkles everywhere.  This doesn't happen it comes out in large amounts and you can't get it back in so it's just a waste.  The colours are fabulous and it gives a great watercolor effect but I can get that by using brushos and adding mica powder for sparkle.  All in all I prefer the old Mica Powder!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

June is Bursting out all over

Music isn't something I enjoy, the noise is painful and I find that I am increasingly unable to understand the words or hear any of it properly.  However the inspiration at Ike's World Challenges has provided me with the lyrics for inspiration and this is the result.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Art Journal

This page was inspired by a conversation with a friend who was going to some lengths to not only be with a friend but do something nice for her and by a comment on the carers UK forum about emotional strength.  Emotional strength is something you can only find within yourself and it influences how you interact with other people.  I have used Dylusions paint, White Gel Pen, Black Pen, Die cut letters, scribble heart and flowers with some liquid pearls to make a very simple page yet I love the colours.  I've written the quote myself so the author is me!