Monday, 26 October 2015


Every Inchie Monday's keyword for this week is Texture. I have a simple inchie display of a couple of textured papers. Simple, but nice, aren't they?

Friday, 23 October 2015

Various Autumn Moods

And it's not even autumn here  :)

For the Diva challenge, which requires leaves this week, I found the perfect background:
Do you know what the leaf is  -  an ad from a real estate agency that was left in my mailbox. The reverse is disgusting with all the contact and show off detail.

Then I just went for it with other tiles. Another autumn look:

The above tiles, as well the Moo below all qualify to make an appearance on Moo Mania & More, where the challenge this fortnight is Autumn Mood.

And here are the other tiles:

Monday, 19 October 2015

Who's done this?

Have you ever had a yogurt mask? I don't think I have. My inchie is having one this week, as that is the homework on Every Inchie Monday - Yogurt.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015


is the tangle to try on Diva Weekly Challenge #239. I am on a grey kick at the moment, trying out Strathmore toned grey artist cards.

Monday, 12 October 2015


Finally finished tangling for the calendar I'm preparing as a gift for 2016. Here is the 12th page using Tri-Bee (among other patterns), as per the Diva's weekly challenge:

I adoooooooore quilled keys. Love this week's EIM topic - Key! You should check out Ann Martin's quilled keys here and here. And generally google 'quilled keys' to see what's out there. I've quilled a few real sized ones over time......
'bout time I did some more. This week I have tiny ones:

This fortnight we need to Show Patterns on Moo Mania & More. The most mysterious pattern I know (and it's my favourite by far) is the DNA coil with its chromosomes:

And this piece, approximate size A3 and completely covered in quilling, was inspired by a medieval book cover. I was going to enter it in a show, but decided to stop with the agricultural shows - I've won enough there. I will now start working on some pieces targeting galleries. Gotta progress.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Monty Python lives

As soon as I hear Lumberjack (which is this week's theme on EIM, btw), how can I not start humming "I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK....."?
It is also our 9th wedding anniversary today - my inchie collaborator's and mine, which is supposedly ceramic, and that has nothing to do with lumberjacks.

I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK, lah, lah, lah..........

Strathmore Artist Papers ran a product catalogue cover competition for 2016. One of the things I use their smooth paper for is tangling. So I decided to enter a page of tangling, but in quilling. This page is 23cm x 30cm (9" x 12)", and is done in bronze, copper and dark gold 6mm (1/4") quilling paper (like the one in the horn of plenty in the tag below). I don't care if I won't win; at least now I've finally done what I wanted to do for ages - a whole page of zenquilling.

And this is my tag for Tag Tuesday: