Welcome to my blog! I never really thought I would create a blog untill hubby set up a family one. I started posting to it and was told off for "hijacking" it with my "craft rubbish!" And so the Nerdbird Blog was born! Not sure how much I'll post but I understand that this blogging lark can be addictive!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Wooden Blocks

Ive had fun playing with some wooden blocks, I've really enjoyed using them and want to do something that stacks them together but I just dont know what yet!

And some canvas'
These 2 were a commission for a friend

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Pinterest inspiration

There is so much inspiration on pinterest and sometimes you find something that you just have to recreate. This is one of those.
Here is the source of the original. Creative Genius Art

Yesterday was my wedding anniversary and after the canvas I made of my wedding dress last week, I was inspired to do another one. Using this photo as inspiration. Mum and I.

The wording is:"to the world you were a mother.
To me you were the world."

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Sunday, 29 January 2012

More paintings!

So I have been painting again! Surprise surprise! I don't know what it is about painting I can just lose hours, it's all I want to do! This first one is actually on a solid block of wood about 4in by 3in. So I have painted the back too!

I really like the idea of doing a series of these and then stacking them, just don't know what! I enjoyed the small size so found some small canvas'. These ones were inspired by the online course I am doing with Jeanne Oliver

More "girls" I found this quote on pinterest "to be a star you must Shine your own light Follow your own path And don't worry about the darkness For that is when stars shine brightest " and knew I had to do a girl to match

Some more smaller canvas' for valentines day.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012


I was totally inspired by Jeanne Olivers online class that I am taking, she does some really lovely subtle backgrounds, very different to my normal! She did one canvas using a magazine picture but it reminded me of one of my wedding photos

So I used this to make the below canvas.
The netting was a pain to stick down! The quote is a few lines from a poem my brother read at our wedding.
So the rest of the painting is going well and I have sold quite a few at a local craft shop! Very exciting. Here are a few of my recent favourites

Finally Scrapping again!

Had a fab time at Sue's on Sat, got the scrap bug back! I had several month's worth on Cocoa Daisy kits sat at home untouched so I took those and wanted to just scrap! Nothing too complicated or detailed just get back into scraping, and I did!! I used Oct, Nov, Dec and Jan CD kits, some mists, paint, texture paste and stencils.

I can really see how my love of mixed media is influencing my scrapping!

Will's Harry Potter Party

For Will's 7th Birthday he wanted a Harry Potter party. Well as I also love HP I was all for it. And after much internet searching (thank you Pinterest!) Here is what we ended up with!
Platform 9 3\4 brickwall door
Spell and potion books
Sorting Hat ceremony
Potions class
"Great Hall" with banners and floating candles
HoneyDukes sweet shop
Birthday cake (Harry's scar, layered in Gryffindor colours)
Owl Party gifts (all handmade by me! pattern is from Snowybliss)
We played pass the dragon egg, pin the scar on Harry and stupyfy and imobilus (musical bumps and statues!)

Each child had a broom and a cape, we made quills and played Quiditch.
I had sooo much fun and I think the kids did too.
Next year? bowling!