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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gotta love kids!

I've been working hard lately.  I've finished another custom order (really wish I could share it with you but you'll have to wait) and I just finished another cute little box.  This one is in a flower shape and has an adorable image of a princess and and knight about to share a kiss.  Perfect for a young imaginative girl and her treasures.

I'm also working on a pile of more cards.  I've found some wonderful vintage/antique images and I'm doing more Christmas images too.  I'm hoping to approach a local store to see if they will carry the cards there.  It's very exciting since I've never done anything like this before.  It's all so new to me.  : )

Finished with a gloss finish.

Cute little coloured flowers around the sides.
My next project, and custom order, is for my oldest son, B.  His birthday is coming up.  He's been very interested in my work and has requested a heart box.  It's really cute.  He's been very formal about the whole thing acting just like a customer would.  Our biggest problem is that he can't decide on what he'd like to have burned on to the box.   At the moment he wants an M and a D with hearts, for Mom and Dad.  I'm flattered, but I think over time he may not be so happy with that decision.  I think a B with images of his favourite things (super heroes) would be much more fun.  I'll share pictures when we finally sort it out. : )

I love these eyes!!

I've just been introduced to another very talented artist in Texas.  Emily is behind this gorgeous picture of a wolf's eyes. 

Check out more of her work on her blog here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Other interesting sites

From time to time I'll be adding new and interesting links to other websites.  They'll be listed on the right under "Arty Blogs and Sites".

The website I added today is of a man in the US who does incredible wood working and pyrography.  He specializes in beer taps and unique wood.  Take a look and I'm sure you'll enjoy what you see.


I added another website a few weeks ago of a woman in Kingston who is a wonderful and very talented painter.  She's recently opened a gallery in her home (on the front porch) and shows local artists pieces as well as her own.  This is worth taking a look at too!!  You won't be disappointed.


That's it for now.  I've been working on a custom order (almost done) and more cards with celtic images.   This time of a seahorse and an elk.  I call it an elk but B think's it's a caribou.  They both turned out well and I'll be sharing them soon.

Monday, July 25, 2011

More cards!

C has been off for a week and I've been busy.  I've managed to get three more sets of cards done.  I'm very happy with how they turned out.  They have a celtic theme and there's more to come.  I've got a great book full of wonderful knots and images to use.

I've also managed to finish one custom order.  It's turned out really well.  And another is almost done.  I wish I could show you pictures but I can't because they are both gifts and I would hate to ruin any surprise.

I've finally listed the flying piggy cards on Etsy.  I have to admit that it has been hard to part with them.  Every time I look at them I can't help but smile.  If I kept them I doubt they'd ever get sent to anyone.  I'm a sucker for cute.

I've got another cute set of cards ready to go too but I'm saving them so you'll have to wait. They're Christmas cards and I want to wait until closer to the holidays to list them on Etsy.  I'll do more and have them all ready to go at the same time.

To learn more about the flying piggy cards click here.
To see more of what I've got available in my store click here.
And to join me on Facebook click here!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Item!

I am really enjoying making these cards!  I have so many ideas and they've all turned out beautifully so far.  I plan to make many more.  I'll focus on Christmas cards (because I love it so much) and some everyday cards too.  Stay tuned for the flying pig cards!

To learn more about these cards and my other available items take a look at my Etsy shop.
And remember to join me on my Facebook page.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

When pigs fly

I'm really proud of how this set of cards turned out.  I just love the pig's blissful expression and how the beautiful blue card accentuates the idea of him flying carefree in the clouds.

I will be listing the set of 4 cards in my Etsy shop soon!!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

New Item!

More Christmas cards!  I just love Christmas and I know it's only the summer but I can't help thinking about it.  When I discovered this thin wood to burn I got really excited and now all I want to do is make cards. 

I like the simplicity of these ones.  You can learn more about them and other great items in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Listing!

A friend on Facebook saw my butterfly wall hangings and asked if I could do a dragonfly.  I got right on it and here's the result.  It's similar to the butterflies in the detail.  Since the dragonfly doesn't take up the same amount of space a butterfly, I decided to give it a background to help it stand out.  I think it turned out well and I think I'd like to try another one with a more whimsical theme in the future.

To learn more about this item click here and please take a look at my Etsy shop to see what else is available!

Friday, July 1, 2011

What a surprise!

My "Happiness is my Garden" sign has been selected for a garden treasury on Etsy.  Click here to check it out!