Thursday, October 31, 2013

Making an Exhibition of Myself

Well – sort of, lol

The local Catholic church was holding an Art and Craft exhibition this week and although not a member of St Joseph's, I was asked if I would like to display some art there.  I was truly chuffed.

The theme was fellowship and family and so I entered 3 multi-frame pieces of wall art, created with the Cameo,




A 3-piece canvas set and an altered torso, that were inspired by Finnibair




I also made 2 cardstock churches using a Silhouette store shape.



It was fun to take part although I have no idea who or how many might have seen them.  I felt jolly pleased with myself, lol

Cheers, Esther  xoxo

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dragons Dream Tag It On #152

It’s been nice to create something in my new craft space at last.  We moved house a month ago and it seems to have taken forever to get unpacked.  In fact, I have to honest and say they we are still not all done yet.

This fortnight’s challenge at Dragons Dream Tag It On is to create a tag based on a TV show using cream/beige/neutrals with the addition of bling.


This is one of my favourite stamps.  Her name is Mrs Walker and that’s kina cute because Walker is my maiden name.  She seems so regal, to me.  I used one of the Prima tags designed for their art doll stamps and added touches of  neutral colour to her dress using Twinkling H2O’s.  It was good to actually use some of the lovely Washi tapes that sit in a basket on my desk, looking at me. I’m hoping that the pearls count as bling.  She seemed to me to me to be a pearl kind of lady.

So – what TV show name did you come up with?

When I asked my husband the same question, he came up with two.  Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey.  I think it could be either – or maybe both, lol. 

Thank you for stopping in and for leaving me the kindest of comments on my posts.  I really do appreciate them.

Cheers, Esther xoxo

Friday, October 4, 2013

Dragons Dream Tag It On–Whimsical

Back on the crafting wagon after a couple of weeks (and then some) to move house.  Phew! Am I ever glad that is over!!  Whose bright idea was it to buy a house with not one, but two sets of stairs??

Having missed the last challenge I was eager to have a crack at the one this fortnight over at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

Trace has set a theme of "A word of your choice, die cuts, brown and lots of layers"  I was keen to just try and have more of a free play with this – have confirmed that I am not really comfortable just winging it!  Having said that, I am pretty pleased with the end result.


I stamped the pocket watches on my base tag, cut the various arrows on my Cameo and cut the pocket watch images from some Kaisercraft paper in an 8x8 pad.  I selected the word last, on purpose so as to try not to dictate my elements too much but the struggled a bit with what word to use.  I’m thinking it might have been easier the other way round, lol


Thanks for popping in to see what I have been up to in my new dedicated craft space.

Cheers, Esther  xoxo