Renovation progress

When renovating its all about saving money which means endless painting but its worth it. These next photos show the rooms before I have added decor and hopefully in another 6 mths I will have moved in. The down stairs I have started to fill with upcycled and second hand furniture these photos will follow…

Pallet Fun

I managed to get hold of a few pallets thanks to our next door neighbours having some extensive building work done. I cut the pieces down to smaller sizes to make some art for my new dwellings in the summer. The wood sanded down lovely and I used some chalk paint to give a white…

Canvas bags and mugs

Now Christmas is over and the new year begins I can now share my artwork I created for family and friends presents. For everyone I drew the intial of everyones first name in the style of zentangle. For the women I then printed the design on to printable cotton fabric, I then used black binding…

ING tree

Here is a quick post to show you a card I created for my grandma and grandad for Christmas It uses the tangle ‘ing’ for the tree and a combination of ‘afterglo’ and ‘ahh’ for the background. Over the top of the artwork for protection I used heat resistant acetate with a Happy Christmas embossed…

Busy making presents

It’s been a while since I have posted anything on my blog, I have not even done a diva or string challenge for a while either. That is because I have been busy creating my Christmas presents for family and friends. I can not give too much away but I have been playing with fabric…

Its a String Thing 40

This weeks challenge was to use string 43 and tangles beadlines, beelite, beeline and betweed. I really like the effect of beeline but found it hard to make it tangle with the others so I used it as the centre of a flower with beelite and used betweed for the petals and beadlines to finish…

Diva Challenge 160 Spirals

This weeks challenge was Ā ‘string theory, spiral out, keep going’. One of the latest blog posts from zentangle.com was about spirals and I’ve been wanting to have a go since I saw it but never got round to it. Well actually I did at the weekend not knowing this was going to be the diva…