Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Macro flower

Macro flower
Originally uploaded by ~ThE~JiNsTeR~

Recently been to France and this was one of the many pictures i took, love macro shots. More pics to upload later.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

burgandy domino necklace

burgandy domino necklace
Originally uploaded by ~ThE~JiNsTeR~

This was a domino i started a few months back and had put it to one side with some others i was not quite happy with. Well i have run out of domino's, so i decided to re use some of my older ones.
This one has alcohol inked background and the charms on the domino were part of a necklace that i dismantled and then glazed them onto the domino. As i have also run out of necklaces to hang the domino's i made a wire choker and added a few twists in it for decoration.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

finished money box

finished money box
Originally uploaded by ~ThE~JiNsTeR~

I bought this for less than a quid and then it was battered,red and grey.
First i sanded it down, painted it with textured paint in pale blue,painted grassy effect around the bottom, stuck on plastic like flowers and edged the roof with beads and inked edges and varnished with a matt varnish to finish..............just need to find the right sized bung for bottom,so monies will not fall out.

Friend-button charm bracelet

Friend-button charm bracelet
Originally uploaded by ~ThE~JiNsTeR~

A friend scrabble and button charm bracelet

mini chest of drawers

mini chest of drawers
Originally uploaded by ~ThE~JiNsTeR~

Painted, crackle glazed,inked, and varnished

Thursday, 19 February 2009

For Mamma Gas monthly challenge

For Mamma Gas monthly challenge
Originally uploaded by ~ThE~JiNsTeR~

Altered cd, not done one of these before and really enjoyed the challenge! Thanks Margaret and Viv, for the theme and idea!!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Some other creations i have been playing with

Have also been playing with dominos (which, since Woolworths has shut, i am having trouble getting them) and scrabble tiles and tins.

Here are just some of them.

Well new years resolution did not last long!

That did not last long! Oh well, maybe i should have said update my blog once a month lol.

I have been busy over on MAMMA's site and have been joining in on the weekly challenges for ATC's on there. I have made some new crafty friends and it really does perk you up, reading some of the funny things that go on.......Take a peek, you really will want to join!

So here are a few of the Atc's I have been making for the weekly challenges.
The ones above are for this weeks challenge " Zettiology"

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


Two atc's the bird one is for a weekly challenge over on MAMMA's site at Flicker. The bird is collaged stuck onto one of my encaustic paintings(have since added more feathers to him) and the other is just an Oriental themed atc because i had an oriental moment.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Matchbox window shrine

I did this today, it's a matchbox window shrine for a challenge on another site. Behind what you can see is a matchbox (7cms x 4cms) a tad bigger than the smallest mathcbox but it's all that i had! It has an acetate window with a altered domino inside- it ended up being quite tall by the time i had finished, once i added the roof part.
Really enjoyed doing this and may, may just make another.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Altered Hearts and more

Well, so far I am sticking to my new years resolution and doing some blogging.

I have been busy, have joined 2 new groups on Flicker MAMMA and LOL MAMMA. Great groups and has really helped me kick my lack of inspiration!!

I am doing a heart theme challenge for LOL and have been doing thank you cards and thank you ATC's for all the lovely handmade gifts I received for my birthday last week.

I have also had time to play with my new alcohol inks by Tim Holtz but sadly have run out of domino's at this time but am on the hunt for a new supplier.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Another year older

Yesterday i turned 40 and really had been dreading it! But despite that i had brilliant day all in all.

I received some wonderful hand crafted gifts from my very generous crafting friends (pics to follow) I got a CD, that i wanted, a mug with the inscription "I'm not 40 I'm 18 with 22 years experience"- i love that, thanks sis. A beautiful chunky silver necklace from my mum and dad and money(and they took us all out for a meal),chocs and more money from my sis and family, a bottle of nice red wine from friends in France, some more money from another friend(already spent that) and a memory foam mattress from another good friend and some smellies from my kids.Spoilt rotten i would say.

All i have to do is remember it is just a number!!!

Ok i shall take pics of crafting buddies goodies later when light is better

Thanks for all my birthday wishes.

OH made my first ATC for this year on Monday, that i can post here now!

Friday, 9 January 2009

Just saying hello

Just popping in to say hello.
Have been lucky enough to receive some birthday money early :)...............
and yep, you guessed it already spent it,well it had to be done or else it would have ended up going into the house...........I ended up getting a pair of trousers,4 tops and had enough money left for some Encaustic paper and wax, some spring papers,some keyring findings for domino keyring, Tim Holtz alchol ink-pitch black and some brown and black leather thong for jewelry making, being a bit of a bargain hunter i think i did very well with 40 quid!!!!!

Well i am in process of making a 60th bday card and also a domino necklace for myself as i am going out on the razzle dazzle tomorrow evening with friends........if i rememeber will post pics!

Have a good weekend all

Friday, 2 January 2009

Some more dominos

Hello, not bad twice in a week now.

Well the new year is here and to be honest, i always get a little sad this time of year, all that preparing and worrying about pressies and food and also the fact that it means i am nearly another year older! This year no exception as it's the big 40 and i really don't want to be 40, i am hanging on to my 30's for dear life hehehe.

They say " Life begins at 40......does it?"

Well have beaded up a domino and in the process of making a good friend of mine a key ring for his new car. I found it hard to do a masculine one but hope that this will be okay for him.

Well happy new year to all my crafting friends and readers.....

I wish you all a happy and healthy 2009.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy new year

Happy new year everyone. I am going to try and post on here at least once a week, well that's my new years resolution any way! Only made that one, keeping it simple this year, not going to promise myself to lose a stone in weight and pack up the will happen when it happens.

I got some lovely things for Christmas including a dremel type tool and some alcohol inks and the blending solution-yummy. Managed to play around with then for a couple of days over the holidays and really liking the alcohol inks and the effects you can get.