Monday, 4 June 2012

Hello and welcome to my new blog

Let me introduce myself, my name is Alexandra, I'm Scottish & I've been married to Alan for 27 years. We have 2 grown up "kids" and 1 wee darling grandson. We also have two wonderful furry "kids", our lovely labradors.
Though familiar with visiting many lovely blogs, I've been a bit of a scaredy cat about starting my own. Have patience with me, as I'm sure I'll stumble about getting it wrong until I know what I'm doing (any tips will be gratefully received.)
I love creating when time allows me, I'm hoping to share my love of art and crafting through this blog, and in particular some of my cards and in time some of my art work.
For now, I just thought I'd introduce you to my beautiful girls, Amy and Piper.

Also, I created the card below a wee while ago, but it'll be new to you here, and I was pleased with how it turned out, so I thought I'd share it with you too.

The stamped image is from the Stem script Rose stamp from UK designer, Chocolate Baroque.
I stamped it onto a deep red card then used painting with bleach technique to highlight it, then added detail to the image with coloured pencils and a bit of distress ink around the edge.
The saying is by Albert Einstein and comes from the same stamp set.
I finished the card off by adding a few florishes and a pretty Wendy Vecchi stamped Grungepaper rose, coloured again with distress inks.

Please post a comment to let me know what you think.


  1. Oh, my! What fun! I'm so looking forward to seeing more of your art, and I hope you'll share plenty of pictures of Amy and Piper, too. Just look at them... they have my heart already. Gorgeous card! The rose looks like a beautiful stamp, but with the bleaching technique applied -- dreamy!

  2. I agree with Leslie. Gorgeous card and such wonderful photos of your "kids". They are beautiful. I'm subscribing to your blog to keep you updated.

  3. Amy and Piper are beautiful dogs. I see why you like Wally and Lulu so much. :0) Your card is beautiful, very rich and comfy feeling.

  4. So glad you decided to join the blogging world. Your talents are absolutely amazing! I'll me subscribing to be sure! Thanks Leslie for this wonderful find in a blog!


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