Saturday, 26 November 2011

Fairy template freebies

Make your own Christmas Fairies
FREE template PDF sheets download
Please follow the HTML links in the side column.

These designs are to be made for personal use only.
Do not copy design content without my permission.
COPYRIGHT Julie Taylor pippinsnest.

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link too in the side column.
Thank you & enjoy x

Special prezzies

My sister's birthday was a couple of weeks ago
and I feared my present was lost in the post....
Thankfully It finally arrived! x
So here as promised are photos of the things
I made for her.

This sweet picture which reminded me so much
of my sister & me !
Decorated with buttons,clay flowers,diamante border and paper wings.

Your so sweet handmade plaque.

An assortment of embellishments.

And my handmade birthday card made using this
pretty vintage image,brown photo corners,
decorative tape,ribbon,diamante buckle,
decorative bow and enamel flower charm.

And a decorated box filled with chocolate.

I Hope you too like these gifts! x
I would love to hear your comments

Thursday, 24 November 2011

My memory lane

Just another Digitally created artwork
but for me a little bit more.....

The older I get the more I wish to know about where I
came from.
Who were these people who in some small part
shaped the person I am!
did they too love to paint or create things.
I asked my mum if I could scan in my computor some
old family photos partly to see if I could restore
some of these pictures which have faded and cracked
over time.
And partly to see these family members to see if I
have my great granmother's eyes
or my granfather smile?

Here is a design created in digital scrapbook.
artwork using some of these photos

And close ups of the photos
My mum & dad... when they were children

My mum as a baby ...cute!

My dad... I Have he's smile!

Photo's of my granparents as children
The little girl with the big white bow
is my granmother and the young boy in the photo
at the bottom of the page is my grandad.
Plus my great granparents on both sided of the

and I am left to Wonder how my life
will be recorded for future generations x

Monday, 21 November 2011

In the wee small hours of the morning

I always seem to be wide awake in the wee small hours
of the morning, not that I am complaining as I do
some of my best design work between the hours of
12 midnight and 5am.

In fact yesterday morning I created a range of 10 new
christmas card designs which I am hoping to sell
on esty, as I have been busy setting up my shop there,
which I will be opening soon x
Stay in touch for further news.

And as for tonight I have just finished This picture
of a young lady in a old haunted house with rays of sun light
and spider webs decorating the hall in which she stands.
Drawn,traced and created in adobe illustrator.
Please I would love to hear your thoughts and comments x

So How do I manage to stay awake!
Firstly ...I am not now nor ever go to be a coffee drinker!
so I can't relie on caffeine to see me though.
INSTEAD I insist on a good cup of tea, chocolate
and most importantly box set serie 1-9 of the X-FILES
There is nothing quite like aliens attacking, vampires and
Various monsters to keep me going ! x

So I am going to finish here & Have one last cup of tea
then I am of to bed !

Sweet dreams & goodnight!x

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Kelly rae Roberts

There are some truly beautiful blogs & websites
out there...But every once in a while you find one
that really speaks to you!
That delights you with its designs,colours & spirit!
Will gives you inspiration and Hope that one day you
too! could be as successful!!

Meet Kelly rae Roberts
And some of her beautiful designs.

I hope my little blog post does her work justice!x
However if you wish to see more.
please visit her blog page

And her shop

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Happy birthday wendy

It is my big sister's birthday today!
and although she is so far away from me in America
& me in little old England
I am sending you this!x
with a wish for all you hope this day!..


Sunday, 6 November 2011

Three Sisters

My two sisters both have birthdays in november

who's birthday started 3hrs ago!x

yes one year older!... so while angela still slumbers
in her bed she has know idea ....
and I have just stop putting the finishing touches
on our other sister's gift and as much as I would
love to show you what I HAVE MADE!
I can not until wendy's big day x

so instead I leave you with a couple of pictures
of us all together.
From left to right myself(not moving ever!)
Wendy(trying hard not to laugh I think)

sisterly affection not!x.....
I just move into angela's seat I she was not happy....
In my defence being the youngest I usually end up
sitting on the floor which is hell on the backside x
Yeh cushion!

From left to right Angela,wendy & baby owen
now a teenage off to college! and me x

Saturday, 5 November 2011

doodle Art ? scribble idly,without thought
or subject matter - drawing or marks made thus

I love to draw this for me starts with a Doodle
If I like it,They go on to be made into a more detailed
drawing, painting or design

After redrawing the poses,the mouse in the teapot
above is now sitting under the toadstool.
I tried colouring it up with watercolour paints & pencil crayons.

I am a little out of practice with watercolour painting.
I used to paint everyday!, now its more like a couple of
times a month.
And while its not the best I have ever done its
certainly not the worst.....worth another go!

I would love to hear you comments!...
Till then I'll keep Doodling!x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Merry & Me

I have two Birthday in November,Both my big sister's
Angela & wendy.
So out comes my art supplies so I can design some cards
Whenever I am looking for inspirations
I find help by searching through
my very large stack of craft magazines first...

For awhile I have be thinking of doing some
charactors baised on a girl & her playful dog
A dachshund called Merry ....

So I happened to find these two girl charactors
in 'papercraft inspirations' march & september issues
which were just what I was looking for...

I hope you like my card Ive decorated it with paper
& flock flowers enamel pink flower charm,
crystals, a glitter paper dress & birthday tab

Keep posted for the on going adventures of Merry
the happy dachshund & her very best friends....