Tuesday, 31 May 2011

My luck is in....

I am delighted to say that I was the lucky winner of a twitter retweet competition being run by the very talented Claire Keay of Jellypark. I received 2 of her stunning digital stamp images, not only that I was able to choose which ones from her Etsy Shop , I have to say with so many fabulous images on offer it wasn't an easy choice. I am currently creating away with them, pictures to follow. I'm working extra hard to try to do them justice. Oh the fun :o) Mel x

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Week 7 of the craft pimp blog ring, featured artist Claire of Classibags

When I first joined www.craftpimp.co.uk I subconsciously visited galleries in a particular order, that order being what interests me most as a crafter, it makes perfect sense that Claire’s knitted bags were one of the first things I saw on there. I am a huge fan of knitting and have never understood why it yoyo’s in and out of fashion so frequently. Being able to knit trendy, funky, yet functional pieces is a skill and one which Claire certainly possesses with her stunning designer bag range. Claire doesn’t just use wool for her bags either she also uses felt to create equally gorgeous statement pieces. I consider her colour choices to be both bold and beautiful.
When I started to delve a bit further I found out that Claire’s talents don’t end there she also makes jewellery. I particularly like the pendant which I have featured in my photograph choices. The pendant along with equally tempting pieces is available from Claire’s website  Clasicat. Also available on the website is Claire’s own wedding stationery.
Claire is also a self-confessed cat lover who isn’t averse to calling on her cat Ernie to help her with her work :-)
Claire has a seperate website where you can purchase her  Clasibags  and you can keep up to date with Claire via her Blog , Facebook Page , and  Twitter
This is the last craft pimp blog ring post from me so thank you for sticking with me over the last 7 weeks and a big warm welcome to my new followers. x

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

It's arrived

My graphics tablet arrived at 7.30am this morning, I'm not going to complain about being woken up before the alarm, well there's a first time for everything lol. Still getting to grips with it, but watch this space :-)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The birth of a dragonfly

Well it's official I am going to get myself a graphics tablet, I've spent all day creating a dragonfly for my enamelled tiles and although some of it is hand drawn I had to scan it in and add some colour and background digitally, not an easy task with just a mouse pad, it is finished but I can't help but feel it would have been done a lot quicker if I had the proper equipment, will post photos shortly :-)

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Week five of the craft pimp blog ring, featured artist Dianne Sandland

For this week’s craftpimp blog I have been lucky enough to delve into the wonderful world of Dianne Sandland. Di is a silver supremo…her work is fascinating, intricate and shows real craftsmanship, yet I think it is the depth of feeling which is transferred to every one of her creations which really shines through. It is very important to Di to create with emotion, and she wants the sentiment which flows into her work to be very personal to her buyers. Di will transfer any words her customers choose to her beautiful silver work in order that they can personalise their own pieces.

Di’s work is a feast for the eyes, I particularly love her seaside beads,  if you love jewellery then go and take a look at it for yourself…Di is also a published author, having written a book on emotional self-help, this is a lady of many talents, here are some useful links: Etsy people, Amazon.co.uk Time to Write to Yourself, and you can also keep up with Di through her Blog and you can purchase her wonderful pieces from her Etsy  shop. I hope you enjoy Di’s work as much as I have. Thanks for reading x

Friday, 6 May 2011

The wonderful world of Twitter

Well I've only gone and done it I am officially tweeting now and you can find me as Inkydoodlecraft come on over and follow and I'll follow you to. xx

Thursday, 5 May 2011

What have I been up to?

I've been a busy bee recently making up some new enamelled designs, I figured I should share what I've been doing on my blog, only problem is they are featured on a card for my best friend and it's not her birthday for a few more days but I can't contain myself any longer lol. I don't sell cards at the moment so the tiles will be hitting an etsy near you in a day or so. I've had to tell my friend not to click on any links of mine until after her birthday. :-)
I'm fortunate enough to be blogging about Dianne Sandland this week for the craft pimp blog ring so watch this space. xx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Week four of the craft pimp blog ring featured artist Jolene of Kitzbitz Glass.

I was introduced to the craft pimp forum by my big sister who said “remember a few years ago when we were in my shedio making beads and I showed you my mojo box”, (which she was really excited about receiving) well “Jolene who makes them has started a forum called craft pimp, get your bum over there”, and as she’s the bossy one I did what I was told.

I have learnt so much over the last month or so thanks to Jolene. x

Jolene is a truly gifted lamp work artist who sensibly has taken a break from the torch while she carried and then delivered her little boy. During her “off torch” period Jolene has been honing her talents with polymer clay, creating some beautiful and unusual beads. I've had a wonderful time so far looking through the craft pimp forum and Jolene’s blog, to which I am a regular visitor and a huge fan, I honestly didn’t realise that polymer clay could be used to make such intricate designs. Jolene’s tattoo bead range is a fine example of this. Jolene has a wide ranging web presence so why not go on a little journey and click all of the links below. First stop  Jolene's blog then over to both etsy shops Kitzbitz etsy shop and Fritnchips etsy shop for a purchase or two then on to Like and say hello on  Facebook Follow on Twitter  and last but not least to the wonderful and inspiring visions Flickr has to offer. x