Sunday, 29 December 2013

Back in the saddle ....

Hi there Everyone of you ... Well after a very challenging time and NOT wanting to be crafting ... I think I am now ready for the New Year, with a new frame of mind.
Thank you for your patience and all the very kind messages I recieved.... Love to you all
I hope you all had the most wonderful Christmas.
OK here is what I created its along the steampunk theme and one I love to craft..
Hope you enjoy my Steampunk Clock .. Hope to be adding more very soon :) 


Monday, 23 September 2013

Quick Note

Its been quite a while since I was here blogging, but to say I have been struggling lately is an understatement .... One of my greatest inspirations to my art (My Brother also My best friend ) Died on the 3rd Sept, I and my family have been in a bit of termoil since. 
  Just getting to work and doing things on a daily basis is hard, I am sure some of you guys out there know what Im feeling :o)  I have had some wonderful kind words sent to me by friends I have met online Sylvia I thank you, Huge love to you ..... Shes a special Lady x
  Well Time moves on and it Really wont wait for NO man... So I have projects that need to be finished and a Tutorial I have promised to you guys ... So here is the plan I am going on holiday to US in 3 weeks time .. thats first, a break I really do need :o) 
Then when home, post the tutorial ( My spin on Meander books ) and I have 2 canvases to get done also a new sculpture mixed media head to do ..... So My Crafting buddies there is more to come MUCH more ........ Sorry I have been away for so long ... Love to all xx

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Book Im using for the tutorial X

Hi everyone .. Just a quick update about the tut I will be doing How I Finish A Meander Book.
This has been done for a good friend of mine Sylvia from Holland.
I have the photos done and now in order, just have to get the script done, also the bit of film to finish it and get it posted to youtube.
Hope you like the book, the tut should be with you all soon .. 
Happy Crafting.... Enjoy your creativity X 


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Sorry Sorry Sorry !!

Hi There Gang ... 
I start with a big SORRY because I promised you all a tutorial on How I finish my meander books ... Well the photos are done and the film bit is in the possess, but with work and a few other commitments this last week has really left me with little time to even get into the craft room :( 
I hope you all understand .. I hate to say I am going to do something then not be able to deliver..
I can assure you it will be posted up soon on my youtube channel.
Also I hate to leave my blog with no news at all, I do have some cool ideas I will be sharing with you guys soon involving a full sized mannequin .. all will be reviled when I get hold of one ..
Also I have a neat idea with a polystyrene head ... :o) So I will be catching up with you all soon.
Be happy and keep on Crafting XX 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Meander books xx Please Sir can I have more ...

Hi there Crafting fans ..
Just a note, I am so busy at the moment with doing my canvases and also my meander books have been selling like hot cakes ... so had a recent order for 10 more books for the shop Serendipity here in my town, so if you guys fancy selling what you make try asking at a shop that sells hand made craft goods if they would like to sell some of your things .... that's what I did and it works ..Don't think I will be a millionaire lol but nice way of people to have something a little different ... 
I think on my next few days off I will show how I do my books in a vid on my youtube channel, please let me know if you would be interested ... its the simple idea you have all seen before using one piece of 12 x 12" paper fold n cut ... but i will show how I finish them and what I put inside them .... Well you guys have a great day and Keep on Crafting ... 
Huge Hugs to ya`ll 

Friday, 12 July 2013

Rihanna Canvas done and sold

Hi Gang ...... 
Sorry this has been a long time in coming, but I have honestly been sooooooooooo busy,
I have been crafting getting canvasses done and also indulging in my other love which is my garden ... and its that time of year that demands a bit of a split with my time :o) but its all good.
Also the shop in town Serendipity have been selling my Meander books like hot cakes so I have to make more to keep up with the demand.... also having to go to my full time job as well Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ... LOL 
So I hope you enjoy these pics posted and hope to enjoy your kind feedback .. Love to you all. keep on crafting and enjoy ... :o)


Saturday, 29 June 2013

Thank you Guys XX

Thank you sooooooooooo much guys for your very kind comments,
as always they lift me and inspire me to do more with my craft :o) 
Wishing each and everyone of you a Great weekend.
Keep it Crazy and keep on Crafting. 

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Audrey Hepburn Canvas XX

Hi You Crazy Crafters ...
Well been busy doing another canvas for a birthday present, this time its for a fan of Audrey Hepburn .... I used texture paste, egg shells, lace, molded pieces of a face and little angels, paper roses, black acrylic paint, Inca gold, and metallic blue, old keys and some odds and ends of embellishments.... Ta Daaa another one done :o) 
Hope you enjoy the pics and as always I look forward to any comments you may have.


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Thank you All xx

Hi Guys ... Just taking the opportunity to say a BIG Thank you for all your kind comments on the masks I made, :o) 
I am now in the process of another canvas of Audrey Hepburn so will be posting it up soon,
Hope you have a great week and will catch up with you all soon xxx 
Huge Hugs to you all,
Mark .

Friday, 14 June 2013

Masks for customer ..

Hi Gang .... :o) Sooooooo sorry I have not posted lately but with one thing or another I just didn't seem to have time ... poor excuse I know, anyhow thought I would share my latest project with you all ... I have been asked to make 2 more masks as the guy who bought the first one wanted a set .... 
Before anybody says anything I know I said the next project would be of a lighter project and not so mmmmmmmmm Dark 
Hope you like the additions and as always would love to know what you guys think ..
Also taking this opportunity to wish you all a great weekend CHILL AX time XXX 

Friday, 31 May 2013

A project for me xxx For my headphones ...

Hi there crafting friends :
I had this manikin head for a while and thought I need somewhere for my headphones so I altered it to my taste ... Its a bit spooky steampunkish Robot like 
Well here's a bunch of pics for you guys to look at ... 
All comments welcome ..
Wishing you all a Fab weekend XX 
PS. I Promise the next project will be something lighter 

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Check this Canvas out ....

Hi there everyone .. Please have a look at Sandra Crosfields blog, I was so thrilled she had ago at doing a canvas and WOW what a job she made of it ... so happy she was inspired to have ago .... Please if anyone else has ago I would love to see your work :o) 
Happy Crazy crafting XXXXXXX  Please follow the link :o) 

And The Winner Is ......

Hi Guys Sorry I did not announce the winner for the canvas last night, but had to rush out after work to a Birthday Party .... But Here is the announcement now ... 
I did a random choice selection as all the names for the canvas were so good .. Thank you all for taking part ..

THE WINNER IS ....... Patricia Howarth .. with  ANGELIS .. 
Well done Patricia I will be in touch for your details to post this out to you .... 
Catch you all later :o) 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Just to say Thank you ...

Hey there Crafting Buddies xxxx 
Just to say a Great BIG thank you for all the comments and interest in my canvases, your comments have really lifted my spirits :o)  Keep an eye out for the winner of the canvas I did in the tutorial with some added things to it to finish it .... It will be announced early evening around 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm Good Luck to you all .. XXXX 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Links to my youtube tutorial

Hi guys sorry for not thinking about this before a link to my tutorial ... 
Hope you enjoy xx just press on the links ....
video 1

 Video 2

Video 3


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Vids for the altered canvas tutorial is uploaded

Well guys you asked for it ... lol I have uploaded 3 vids from start to finish how I do my canvases, I hope I don't bore you lol ... but I do hope you have ago at doing one and posting your results ... Remember who ever comes up with a great title for the canvas you could be the lucky winner of it .... Be Inventive and original .. I will announce the winner on Wednesday evening ...... Good Luck :o) I will post a completed picture tomorrow xxx
Have a great weekend you Crazzzzy Crafters 
Hugs Mark X 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Sorry Guys..

Just a quickie guys ..
I am so sorry about a comment I removed earlier, I hope no one was offended the person in question will be told about it ... Nuff said :o( 

Please anyone posing comments on my blog KEEP IT CLEAN .. No smut on here ..
Thank you

You Guys have twisted my arm .. :o)

Hi there you Crafty lot ... Well I have been asked a few times now for a tutorial on my canvases and the clock ... well I cant say no to you :o) So hopefully at the weekend I will do a tutorial on youtube how to do what I have been doing .. I cant say thank you enough for your encouragement and Kind comments ... Looking forward to the weekend.
Take care and have a great week XX
Who knows One of you lucky people could be receiving a cool gift .. I will pick someone who can come up with the Best TITLE for the canvas I create ...

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tic - Tock Alice on a clock ....

Hi there peeeps .. Hope today finds you all well and happy :o) 
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for all you comments on my canvases, it truly does encourage me to keep on crafting and to try and come up with other things...
Well today i thought I would please myself and do a Alice Clock ... using the same format as I used for the canvases .. Just thought i would share and see what you guys think ..
Stay safe keep it Crazzzy .. Huge hugs n much love to you all xxxx 

Ps .. I also received today a gift from my Friend from the Netherlands her name is Djyoti a wonderful talented Lady.. I was so thrilled when it arrived today .. so thought I would share my gift with you guys xxxxxxxxxxx I am so lucky xxxx


Monday, 20 May 2013

Another Canvas done .. 3 more to go :o)

Hi there guys .... First off Thank you for your kind comments XXX 
Well as you can see I have finished yet another canvas, the orders keep coming in, so with work and getting these done I have not had much time for anything else ... lol
If any of you would like one please shout out .... very good value or more to the point if you would like to know how to do one of these canvases give me a nod ... it would be my pleasure to let you know how xxxx 
Hope this inspires you guys to have ago .. xxxx