Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


This post is a tribute to Bezzie Su. Remember the Advent Tag challenge..??? Well here is her interpretation in a mini journal.


The strange thing is that they all make perfect sense to me and her, lol.

Enjoy xx

PS ... Pneumonia is the order of the day for Jay....!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Like Mother , Like Daughter......

The Resident bit of Glamour turned 25 yesterday and had the shittiest birthday ever...!!!

Here she is aged 2...we used to call her Pebbles..!!!

She hasn't altered much has she..??  This was in the summer when she was fit and healthy.

This is how she is normally to be found....socialising and having fun...

And this should have been her yesterday.... kicking up her heels and celebrating her 25th year

Unfortunately she is following in my footsteps and spending it, in isolation, in the Acute Care Ward of the Hospital..!!!!
She has been extremely ill with swine flu for the last 2 weeks, and has spent a very miserable and bed bound Christmas. Unfortunately she hasn't been getting any better, despite being told to  be patient..!!!!
I called round with her presents, took one look, and transported her straight to the hospital.  She is now being bombarded with fluids, antibiotics, pain relief etc. She has a serious infection somewher in her body, they just can't seem to locate where it is. Sounds familiar, doesn't it...? Staff have to don gowns, gloves and even face masks before they can attend to her. She is so poorly that she is just thankful to be there.!!! which is really saying something. Not one card or pressie has been looked at, never mind opened, and I don't think a drip dull of fluids counts as a celebratory drink, do you.
But like me, she is a fighter and will not be beaten, so I am sure she will soon be back on her feet and fighting fit. Please keep Jay in your thoughts and wish her well on her way to a speedy recovery.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Oh bugger...... was too late to be good......

ah well, must try harder for next year.......

Enjoy xx

Tis the season.....

Well its all done and I,m offski. See you laters peeps.

Merry Christmas and enjoy xx

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Heres what you've been waiting for...!!!

We are extremely happy to announce that the one and only Tim Holtz is coming to Art from the Heart to teach!!
Tim will be heading over in February and will be teaching a new class called 'Artful Journey'. He will be teaching the class twice, so that as many of you as possible will have the opportunity to learn from him.

Tickets will go on sale via the website only on the 20th December 2011 @19:00 UK time

"ARTFUL JOURNAL"... join designer Tim Holtz to create a one of a kind book filled with techniques using a variety of Ranger products including inks, paints, and more.  discover your inner artist as you learn many ways to distress, collage, and create dimensional assemblage.  experience the ideas and uses for idea-ology trinkets and treasures as well as some of the brand new products Tim will be launching in 2011.  share in this creative experience to create your own artful journal to capture your own creative dreams

Places are strictly limited, so check out the details HERE

Enjoy xx

Friday, December 17, 2010

"Did I tell you about the time, on the way home from church , I killed a goat" !!!!

Well I,m still here, nothing broken, just battered and bruised, lol. Despite that we had a great day in the beginners Art Journal workshop. Unfortunately, due to the ice we were waaaaaay down in numbers with only four making it. Today was all about hidden journaling and so they spent the first hour expressing what Christmas meant to them. We then chopped it all up and altered it into the following. I was sooooo pleased with them all as they all concentrated so hard and produced stunning results.

This is the lovely Donna's, who came bearing gifts of book pages in French, German and Welsh. Much handier than the usual Gold, Frankinsence and Myrrh, don't you think..??

This was the lovely Ann's to whom the title of this post is dedicated. Yes, she actually came out with this quote during the lesson. I tell you, you needed to be there to appreciate it. Another of her little gem's was

"Let me tell you about the time I failed as a Morris dancer"...

Oh yes it's gems like these that keep me going, lmao...

She also arrived bearing gifts in the shape of Christmas crackers.  Unfortunately it was only when I was walking into the supermarket that I realised, from the strange looks, I was still wearing the frikkin paper hat.!!

This next one is the lovely Gill's, whose 7 yr old daughter has asked for one of my classes as her Christmas pressie this year. Awwwww how sweet is that..??

And last but not least, the other lovely Gill, who faced the unenviable task of eating all the unwanted, left over Snickers from the tin of Celebrations..!!!

And heres my contribution to the proceedings

And the next two Advent tags

Surely I must be caught up on those by now..??

Right its after midnight, I have finished all but one of the preview projects, yes you heard correctly.. What do you mean you're shocked.?? How ruuuuuude...!!!!!, lol.
 The studio is spotless ( yeah right ) just needs hoovering, the projects are in place, the demo stands are in position, buns and biccies bought, diary updated, kettle filled, lilies in vase, blue lollipops hidden from Bezzie, boots polished and any minute now blog will be posted. its goodnight from me, and I'll see you all tomorrow. Doors open at 10am...

Enjoy xx

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Down with a bang..!!!

This is going to be a real quickie, as I have been in the wars a bit. I got out of the car at the bottom of the studio steps, turned to activate the central locking and didn't spot the black ice. My feet went from under me and I landed firstly on my left elbow and then my shoulder. Luckily my head didnt hit the ground as it was saved by smacking into The Babes car instead..!¬!! I have ripped clothes and unfortunately ripped skin. I am extremely tender and struggling to type, so without further ado heres the next two Advent tags

Just be careful when you're out and about.....

Enjoy xx

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oh yay, oh yay...

So peeps, did you get your newsletter..???

Did you read it..???

 Are you coming..???


Preview/Open Day/taster workshops on Sat 10 - 4pm

Classes with me, Kate and Sandy.

All day demos with me and Bezzie Su

Lots of chit chat with the lovely Katie and the frizzle of frizzleness.

Buns, cake and tea.


Fun, fun, fun.

For all the details HERE

Spotted this fabby Manifesto for Women in Business and so have pinched it for you all.

It came from this fabby blog HERE
And heres the next two Advent tags.

Enjoy xx

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Well blow me down with with a feather duster....!!!!

Well fingers crossed, its looking good...The pictures seem to be uploading themselves okey dokey tonight...

The first set are from a canvas class I taught last week. These were the results using my Dylusions paints and inks. Fabby arent they.

They then used all my stamp images to decorate but forgot to take photos of them. oops...

The following photos are from The Fabby Dabby weekend.

They were an extremely lively bunch and we had a fabulous time. But this was the state of me when they had all gone.

So I took myself off home and lounged comatose on the couch whilst watching Sky +. Two episodes of Lock Up and the funniest Christmas movie ever...Elf.   Good times.

So to the Advent challenge. I have been making them every day, just completely running out of time to post them!!! So for the next 7 days I will post 2 a day..

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century

"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott