I'm travelling into a new way of working, a new country, a new language, and a new hobby which I'm passionate about. Come with me for some of the journey...

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Hopping Mad!

Hello and welcome all.  For the second time this week, we're double hopping here at Words and Pictures.  I've a double helping of sneak peeks for you, with invitations to hop off and visit me elsewhere in Craftyblogland!

So, in no particular order, here are your hopping options for today...





I'm over at Calico Crafts with a project combining some of my favourite things: books, meadow flowers and crackle.



 








It's very much a creation of two halves - the inside is quite different from the outside.  Is that enough temptation to get you to hop over to Calico and take a look?!













If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, what about heading over to The Artistic Stamper to see my latest creation for them - gentle, romantic and very vintage!













Go on, why not hop off and check it out at the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog?!









Lots of you have been asking whether you'll get to see what I'm up to with the dollshouses.  Answer: yes, definitely - but probably not until my time in the Czech Republic is up, at the end of May. I'll be working right to the wire, so the "after" photos won't be done until the very end.  But in case you weren't around for it, and curiosity is starting to kill the cat, you can get an idea of the kind of thing I'm doing if you hop along to last year's dollshouse round-up.

So hopping mad it is... Hope you hop happily, and I hope to be hopping around in Craftyblogland over the weekend too!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
From Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

40 comments:

massofhair said...

Couldn't find your post at Calico, maybe too early (8 mins past midnight UK time), will look later.

Beautiful post on TAS blog, very pretty.

Hope you enjoying your time in Poland:-) x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Alison. You have been very busy!!! Both projects are delicate and so full of texture - Love them!
You have such an awesome style.
Dot x

Karen Garrard said...

Beautifully done Alison. Great texture. Thanks so much for your visit and kind words. Karen.x

S@ndy Diller said...

I have hopped over to see all your work and so happy that I did.
Both projects are so lovely and worth the hop. You are one busy butterfly - keep on fluttering.

Marci said...

Two beautiful makes. I love that book box! The tag is lovely also. I really like how you used stencils with texture paste on both projects.

Helen said...

am just off to Calico now... let's hope I don't "have to" shop afterwards (again!) ha ha...

Clare Lloyd said...

Looks great will hop over to see the projects in full.

chrissies said...

Both are wonderful.

The book is an amazing idea and very inspiring.

Love the tag and I am wondering if you will ever run out of new ideas for the tag ties, this one is stunning.

Love Chrissie x

die amelie said...

Just back from hoppin' and I LOVE your project for Calico Crafts, Alison!

As I love the simple meadow flowers I love your sentiment and how you presented it! Very pretty!

Claudia xx

Amanda said...

Just been over and looked at both, great makes Alison. Love the book with the fabulous lushness that it contains inside, a meadow in a box.
Love
Amanda x

Chris Warner said...

BLC x 2 - Your first piece is gorgeous Alison, I love the contrast between the subtly coloured & textured shabby outside and the beautifully decorated inside. Your second piece, delicate, beautiful, is a wonderful combination of text, imagery and gentle stencil work. Two fab projects at once, such a treat! Chris xxx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous vintage tag Alison..and that book box is amazing..so many wonderful details..textures and colours..loved it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Almo said...

Have popped over and had a closer look at both Astrid, your book cover is lovely and what a treat we get when we look inside and see those lovely 3d grasses. They throw such a lovely shadow on the background in the photos. Your tag is delicious love the muted blue colours and beautifully feminine. Mo x

Lys Scrap said...

I love the textures and layers work of the book, and what a surprise when you open it! And the tag is so delicate , I love the combination of the colours, and appreciate the quote. Lys.

Coco said...

All these sneak peeks are fabulous!!... I'm off to see both more in details now. Looking forward to seeing also all your huge work helping your mum, what a delight it must be! Big hugs, Coco xxx

Julia said...

Your book of flowers is just lovely. I was drooling over the book itself but reading on, when the book is opened, the decoration inside is just stunning. I love the white-washy look to the outside and then the bright spring colours inside. Its fabulous! Julia x

Redanne said...

Hopping over to both now! A xx

Meggymay said...

I have just been on an amazing journey following your hops. All I can say is ''stunning pieces''.
Yvonne x

Dorthe said...

Both of them are amazing pieces,Alison. I love your different tecnique uses and your jumps from soft to colourful- wonderful dear.
Dorthe, xox

Sue C said...

Off to investigate both projects now! sue C x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are great sneak peeks. Off to take a closer look....

craftytrog said...

They both look amazing Alison, off to view your projects.
Alison xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Hopped there and hopped back! Both stunning and such contrasting and wonderful techniques. Nikki x

JansArtyJunk said...

OMG Alison....I've hopped there and back ;) You have been very busy!...Both creations are gorgeous and so full of yummy texture - Love them both, but I particularly adore your Book Art!!
You are very talented!! :) Off to have another peek!! ;) Jan x

isisimaginings.com said...

Two gorgeous projects. The Calico Crafts one is stunning, inside & out.

Astrid Maclean said...

Both projects are gorgeous Alison, the calico one is spectacular!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Alison! What a beautiful tag! Love all the texture, distressing and the crackled detail! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

May said...

popping over to both now... Hugs May x x

Lisa M said...

Oh Alison...you make me smile!!!!
I believe that says it all. I just love my time spent here.

Martina2801 said...

How lovely - both your creations are creative and beautiful, Alison! Really great work (as always):-)

cathylynn said...

Well Alison you've gotten me very curious so I'm off to hop! So far both are fabulous!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Terry said...

Alison you have been beautifully busy. The crackling is just gorgeous and of course your tag is stunning! Hugs!

Lisa S. said...

On the road Alison but when I land tonight will catch up, promise. Love seeing the photos, very intriguing. Hope you are having a great time in CZ! xx

Sue said...

Both are beautiful pieces Alison, I love the surprise you get when you open your book xx

Paper Profusion said...

Both are fabulous Alison. Especially love the quote in the second. Nicola x

Dianne said...

Okay I'm going hoping and will be back it all looks so exciting with the teases, and I can't wait to hear about the Doll house land, I love it there...

Dianne said...

Well that was quite a hop, full of creative brilliance and jammed packed with inspiration, and it was wonderful to visit the doll houses again, thanks so much for sharing..

Kezzy said...

Wow Alison two awesome makes, the tag is so soft, the muted colours are beautiful especially as stencilling and the stamps you used are gorgeous. The book box is mega amazing, the vintage style front with the crackled flower flourish is awesome and then the pop of colour as you open the book to reveal and send you into the middle of nowhere with blue sky, green grass and wild shrubs, a perfect place to read a good book :-) Kezzy xxx

Kasia said...

What a fabulous book! And beautiful tag :) Lovely details :)

scott grin said...

intense beauty..Love your blog it is great
seo company