Welcome

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!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

She art 2

So I have just finished taking Christy Tomlinson's she art 2 online class, here are a few of my projects.
Getting more creative with hair and accessories





Then it was time to think outside the canvas! One of the things she did was to make a girl out of air dry clay.
I wasnt sure at first if i would be able to make one, but thought I'd give it a go. Here she is drying


And here she is finished! I have to say I am quite pleased! She's abit wide! But I am happy for a first go!


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Friday, 2 December 2011

Tim Holtz 12 tags of christmas

Day one - done!


-I don't have the pine cone die but I do have a similar Rose one so I used that. For the leaves I used a snowflake punch and cut it up

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Painting and thrifting!

So I did some more painting, trying something different. Problem is I liked them too much so now I am keeping them!






These 2 were presents.





I was inspired by Lisa and her thrifting! So I brought some tea cups


That are now cupcake stands!


Old cake stand


Spray paint


New stamp holder!


This could get addicted!

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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Actually scrapped!

So I have been doing lots of painting and not so much scrapping, but I went to see the lovely girls at fun crops in Abingdon and actually did some scrapping! I have lots of Cocoa Daisy kits that I havent really touched so all of these come from them.



Thursday, 6 October 2011

Canvases

Lots of painting going on! I have set up a FB page in the hope of selling some and I have also been asked to sell them in a local craft shop.

Firstly this one for me! made with the brilliant new stencils by Juile Balzer for Crafters Workshop

These ones are all now in a local shop that sells lots of different locally made crafts. I've sold one already! Very exciting
And how they look in shop window!
And inside the shop
These ones were gifts for my friends. This one for my friend with 3 kids
Christening present for my beautiful god son
My friend's new baby

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Painting and baking

Wow! I can't believe the school hols are almost over! Sept is going to be bitter sweet for me as Ollie is off to school, ;(. I'll miss him but I am excited for him.

The end of term saw lots of baking and gifts for teachers
Will's teachers got a bag, printed with real apples by Will (inspiration from pintrest )



And cupcake bouquet for his actual teacher


The boys made the tissue paper bumblebees for ollies nursery room


Then cakes for sports day picnic
Pimms for the adults



Rainbow for the kids



Vanilla for school fair



We then went to France for 3 weeks in a gite, I knew I would want to craft while away but would be limited, so I packed some watercolours but firstly took an online class by the amazing
Alisa Burke

I haven't been through all the videos yet but whilst away I did this doodle in my journal



inspired by this print by !Alisa !

Whilst away I saw a challenge by Dina Wakley to make 2 canvas a week in aug, to challenge us to get out of our journals. Well being away I wouldnt be able to do this but I did use my doodle to make myself a canvas. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.















Here's another doodle I did,


Going to try and make a canvas of this one next!

Wow! That was a long one!

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