Creative ideas come "out of the wild" growing like yeast. Enjoy a meander around my creative pursuits - art printing with stamps, sketching, photography, baking, gardening...

31 January, 2014

Guest Artist, Jasmine in Smiles for Friday.

Some of you might recall that I made a birthday present for Jasmine some time back. That was her eighth birthday - you do the addition. The treasure chest was a bit of a hit at the time, and she was already into some very clever cut-fold-stick creations.

This Christmas, she received a parcel of lots of goodies - watercolour paper, Gelatos, a few stamps, and some tools. She brought her cards to show me and I said she would have a Guest Appearance here. 


Jazz had some stickers and used some die-cuts from my desk.

Birds and butterflies go well together.

These photos go together showing the front and inside of the card.  Some ribbon decorates the centre spread.

And in the spirit of WOYWW, (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) here is Jazzie's desk.  It's very tidy;  I don't think she's got the idea of admitting to creative messes that we share on Wednesdays.  ;-)

A little shopping spree of her own and she brought home some punches.
Well, I hope you enjoyed our budding artist.  There is another instalment that I promised.

Hugs to all, especially Jazz.

30 January, 2014

WOYWW No. 243. Back again...

When you live at the beach, folks decide Summer is a good time to visit, which it is! So that's what has been on my agenda this month.  Much as I love the people who come and stay, or come just for the day, it sure is nice to lapse into pleasant routines like blogging and customary sloth!

This is a post about What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday which starts over at Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground. Satisfy your curiosity and have a look around.

This is a short post today followed by a guest appearance tomorrow. Wait and see.

I've been playing the many videos (of considerable merit) at Creative JumpStart 2014, and here's what has taken my attention today - it's potato carving. I'm interested in this as I really want to carve my own stamps in rubber but this gives some practice on expendable material, the spuds!

I'm not so impressed with the print but the spud carving was okay for first try.
Not so long now before I tackle carving the rubber I think.
To all my lovely followers and friends, I do hope that 2014 is truly a Vintage Year for you.
Miles of smiles,