Tim Holtz masks, Glimmer Mist spray, German Scrap and a repro Victorian Scrap image
Also Tim Holtz masks, Glimmer Mist spray, German Scrap and a repro Victorian Scrap image
Two quick tags - same Victorian scrap image, same method... Glimmer Mist sprays, Tim Holtz masks. A different combination of colours makes for very different results.

Great for tags in a hurry!

STEAMPUNK - Video & Freebie Blog Background Set

Lots of people have no clear idea on what Steampunk is... so thought you'd like to see this brilliant spoof video seen on YouTube.


Here's the link to my freebie Steampunk blog background and header set, if you'd like to use it.

'QUEENIE' and 'REMEMBER WHEN' altered books

Remember When

I've finally felt able to let these go, and will be putting them up for sale on Etsy shortly (once I've measured, weighed, calculated postage etc) and I have to say it's rather a bittersweet experience.


I've grown very fond of these two pieces, and am kind of loth to say goodbye to them... it's a bit like leaving your pets in a kennels, or you kid's first day at school... These art pieces are all grown up now, and about to make their way in the world. Wall hung, or on a stand... I've given both views...

So before they do go, I thought you might like to read the back stories - what inspired me to make these pieces.

Remember When...

The title of the sheet music is 'What Would I Do Without You?' and this is what inspired me to create this piece.

I already had the two vintage photographs of a man and a woman, and the wedding picture is from a copyright-free source, printed using archival inks and archival quality photo paper.

This altered art piece tells the story of these two meeting and falling in love - and then the bride on her wedding day, remembering the day they first met.

The background music for this piece is 'As Time Goes By' (Casablanca) and 'Love Is The Sweetest Thing' (Al Bowley).


The Victorian photograph of the little girl inspired me to create this piece: she told me her name was Queenie (named after Queen Victoria, no less!) and she urged me to hunt for her Mama and Papa.


I found Henry and Maud huddling together on a stall in Portobello Road's antique market. Being older, they were Cabinet Cards in the Vingnette style, and extremely well dressed - but very worried about Queenie, as they couldn't find her!

So I was very pleased to be able to reunite this little family, and have surrounded them with all their favourite things so that they'll be hapy living in their new home.

The background music for this piece is 'Serenade for the Doll' (Debussy) and 'Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy' (Tchaikovsky).

I hope you enjoyed looking at these.


 Yellow Rose - Japanese stab bound album

I've just finished photographing two of my handmade books (and listed them on eBay). I particularly love making the books - but there comes a limit as to how many blank journals and albums any one bookshelf can hold! So this makes room... to make more!

Boudoir Journal - Coptic bound journal in handblocked flocked and foiled paper (and 2 tags)

Hope you like them.


Here's a nice little project I finished some little while ago. I got a set of Brusho paints (powdered pigment, that you mix yourself with whatever you want: water, acrylic glazes and gels, mix with binder for fabric etc).

They JUST fitted into a little cigar box. So of course I had to decorate it!

I've used a base coat of acrylic, then collaged on scrapbooking paper and some little Pierrot figures from vintage advertising posters.

I finished off with expoxy letters, border peeloffs and a heavy coating of Diamond Glaze throughout to protect everything.

I also decorated inside the box... well, you have to, don't you! And I even did the underneath...
Much fun!