Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Little Christmas Wishes

Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas !
Love from me 😊 xx

Gorgeous hand painted ceramics by Jenny Bell

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween !

Flown by to wish you a Happy Halloween!
Here is my seasonal felted and sewn witches hat.
It measures about 3 1/2" with fabric foliage and a teeny felted mouse.

Just got time to put my feet up before the Witching Hour !

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Autumn - The Berry Queen

The month of acorns, toadstools and fallen leaves,
pumpkins, witchies and little beasties !

 Violet Moon
2.5" felted witches hat

The sweet Spring came,
And lovely Summer;
Guess, then, her name -
This latest-comer !

Cicely Mary Barker

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Bubbles !

I love the size of these Faber Castell mini journal boards (7" x 8.5").
This is my little sea themed page using my favourite Gelatos for the background.
The seahorse stamp was free on a magazine as was the shell.
I added the googly eyes myself ^_^
I think it turned out cute and funny !

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Calendar Journal for March

Just finished the March page of my calendar journal!
I'm 2 months behind but who's counting ^_^
I really liked this Vintage Garden 2014 Calendar and couldn't bring myself to bin it.
It's ring bound and made of fairly sturdy card so I decided to journal on it.

I'm trying to co ordinate my pages with the existing printed illustration most of which are monochrome. I usually have a basic idea then do a little bit at a time until eventually I'm happy with it.

The gorgeous digital image is by Jeremiah Ketner called Hana (smallandround on Etsy)
I used watercolours, Prismacolour pencils and touches of Cosmic Shimmer paint.
The background at the bottom is a pretty floral and bird pattern tissue paper.

Hope you like it ^_^

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Little Things

A wee Bank Holiday sentiment for you.
Hand painted jug by Jenny Bell .
Flowers from the garden - Guelder Rose and Geraniums.


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter !

This little fairy illustration was used years ago in an advert for Zoflora discinfectant of all things !
She is so pretty and springlike I added the background and sentiment to make the perfect Easter greeting ^_^

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Fairy Journaling

OK I admit it - I killed my blog by using Facebook.

I hope I'm not too late to breathe some life back into it ?
I just feel like it's worth saving.
My blog is more 'me', I'm happier here 'cos maybe I feel like no one is looking...
I have been doing more mixed media, journaling and this
one of my more recent journal pages using a vintage fairy illustration by Helen Jacobs.
The background is a floral tissue paper coloured with Gelatos.
I think it turned out cute - the text is cut from an old Enid Blyton book.

Polyanthus Champagne just because it's such a lovely peachy shade.

2014 Summer Event Kid Delf Head painted by Nomyens.
Little miss no name on a Notdoll body.
(it's the only body I've got that matches the skin tone)
The wig is from eBay but I can't remember the seller.
It had longer bits but I cut them off!
I think it suits her face better.

And that is it for now !
Don't forget -


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge - Theme Hearts

Here's my entry for the All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge for February. 
The theme is hearts and I thought this little boho beauty would fit perfectly on this heart picture frame.
The image is called 'Flyaway Butterfly' and is available from All Dressed Up.
She is so cute !
I found the cream frame in Aldi for £2.99.
I liked the moulding and thought it was pretty.
So, I used a Santoro Deco Mache paper with a lovely swirly script pattern to cover the frame then hand painted the little lacey bits with my white Uni posca paint pen to highlight the moulding. 
I coloured the image using Promarkers, but paper pieced the dress. I had to use carbon paper to do this but I think it came out OK. The paper for the dress and the background are from the Fairy Belle Collection by Prima.  
I coloured 2 butterflies and cut them out to create to create a nice dimensional effect.
I love the way it came out !

Monday, 4 January 2016

Snowflake Fairy's Season's Greetings

Following the theme of Fairy Advent - trying to be forward looking and optimistic at a dark time of the year - a card from The Museums & Galleries Collection.
She Calls Up the First Snowdrops (detail)
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (Australian) 1888-1961
Illustration from Blossom. A Fairy Story, 1928
The fairy is printed in gold, the snowdrops in black.

Below is the illustration from the book and an extract describing this beautiful fairy.

'...a slender, white-robed fairy with long pale hair and glittering silvery wings, "is Snowflake, the winter fairy. She rides on the snowflakes and taps at night on the window-pane, softly, softly. She spangles the trees with hoar-frost and turns the water drips into icicles. But, as well, she calls up the first snowdrops, and hides behind then and makes them tinkle with fairy music.'