Sunday, 22 March 2015

A Unicorn & Fairy Doors

This week I've been painting some of my favorite things, Fairy Doors, what's not to love about bringing smiles and joy to those who receive my doors as gifts. These three were for one customer who wanted three Fairy Doors, two of them needed to be Tooth Fairy Doors, they are a great way to keep Fairy Tales and Magic alive.

A Trio of Fairy Doors

These are my Small Doors, they are approximately 2x3 inches, or if you prefer metric it about 5x8cm

A Fairy Door with Daisies

They have a Blue Dragonfly painted on them and can you see the little worm or caterpillar in the grass?

Purple Tooth Fairy Door

The Tooth Fairy Doors have a painted tooth hanging from the door handle.  There is also a snail and a ladybird on each door.

A Door for the Tooth Fairy

Keeping with the Whimsical and Magical Theme I painted a new canvas to put into my Folksy Shop
It's painted in acrylics and the mane is painted silver with a shimmer of sparkle, I've also painted a bit of sparkle on the butterflies and daisies. What little girl doesn't like a bit of sparkle. 

The White Unicorn

It's been a happy week and Friday was also the International Day of Happiness so with that in mind don't forget to pop over to the Happy Friday Link up over at the Planet Penny Blog 
Lucy Blossom Crafts

Jan x

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Spring ACEO's and a Kids Kabin Plaque

Spring is such a lovely time, the birds are chirping and the flowers are growing, some of my favorites are...


the lovely daffodil


and pretty bluebells


These flowers are miniature paintings generally called ACEO's, which is an acronym for Art Cards, Editions & Originals, sometimes known as ATC's Art Trading Cards. They are small works of art measuring 21/2 x 31/2 inches. They are great fun to do.

With the weather improving, it is also the time for children to play lots more in the garden. I was commissioned, via my Wow Thank You shop, to make this hand painted plaque for a children's garden shed. I love the jungle theme.

The Kid's Kabin, Wooden Outdoor Plaque

I've linked this post to...

Planet Penny Happy Friday Link up
Lucy Blossom Crafts Handmade Monday Linky Party

Have a great week

Jan x

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Owls on a Key Plaque

I love watching the birds on the feeders, I have lots of regular visitors and enjoy taking photo's of them, but I don't always get great pics, I take the photo's through the window so sometimes they can be blurry or the glass is full of raindrops.  The birds often fly in and out so quickly all I get is a blur of wings or a birdless feeder. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get a decent shot, here are a couple of my daily visitors.....

Bluetit on the feeder

Robin Redbreast

While on the subject of birds, do you want to see one of my latest commissions?

Go on, you know you want to.....

This is it, it's a key plaque with 5 hooks, made for a family of five.

A Family of Owls

After a few emails and sketches done, we decided on this design, can you tell that my customer loves owls and rainbows?

5 Hooks for Keys

She's very pleased with it and I got some great feedback. I love this little the row of owls so decided to use it for a while as the banner on my Folksy Shop 

That's all from me for now, I'm linking up with ......

Happy Friday at  The Planet Penny Blog

Handmade Monday at Lucy Blossom 

Take care

Jan x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

When it Rains look for Rainbows, When it's Dark look for Stars

This is a great inspirational quote, and who doesn't like a colourful Rainbow or  twinkling Stars?

It can be displayed on a stand

It's a great little canvas to hang in a child's room or a nursery, can you see that I have continued the painting around the sides of the canvas?

Vibrant Rainbow Colours

The rainbow, clouds and raindrops have a sparkly shimmer, it's really difficult to catch the sparkle in the photo's, if you have any tips I'd love to know.


Another great quote, the stars on this painting are also sparkly.

It can be hung on a wall

Sparkling Silvery Stars

I have put these canvases in my Folksy Shop but don't forget that I can also do something similar on request, either BIGGER or smaller, I can paint these on paper, canvas or wood.

This post has been linked up to the linky party over at Lucy Blossom Crafts, I hope you can pop over too.

Jan x

Friday, 6 February 2015

Happy Friday with Friends & Blue Birds on a Heart

I popped over to a lovely blog full of wonderful colours and happy posts and thought I'd like to join in with the Planet Penny Happy Friday Link Up

 I love saying hi to friends when I'm out and about on my walk.....         


 Sometimes I feel close enough to wave to the pilot.....



 Watching the birds on the feeder..................


Painting Bluebirds on a Heart


 Wishing you all a Happy Week

Jan x

Sunday, 1 February 2015

A Garden Plaque for a Summer Lodge

Gosh it's a bit chilly outside, lots of the country has had snow and ice but we've just had a dusting of snow and lots of cold frosty mornings. I love the look of snow but I much prefer the warmer weather, so as a reminder of  the summer sunshine to come I thought I'd show one of my garden plaques.

My customer had done a google search for an outdoor plaque and came across one of my previous blog posts about this Garden Plaque Here.

She loved the design and commissioned this 'Summer Lodge' Plaque as a Christmas gift for a family member. Because I like all my Plaques to be slightly different and personal to each customer, I asked if she wanted me to incorporate a favourite flower, she chose a Sweet Pea.

A Summer Plaque

The Sweet Pea is such a pretty and delicate flower and looks lovely in the pinks and lilacs to match the rest of the painting. There's also grape hyacinth, daisies and butterflies as well as a couple of ladybirds and a little blue snail, I really enjoy adding all these little touches.  The plaque was finished off with a shimmer of sparkle and a few coats of exterior varnish. I'm sure that when it's hanging up at 'Summer Lodge' it will not only brighten up dull winter days but will look pretty in a garden full of spring and summer flowers.

Take care and stay warm, (unless you're in a hot climate, then keep cool)

Jan x

I'm linking this post over to Lucy Blossom Crafts Blog, I hope you can pop over to check out all the other craft blogs taking part in the link up.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Tooth Fairy Doors for Boys & Girls

Do you believe in the magic of Fairies?  I love anything to do with Magical Folk and one of my favourite items to make and paint are my Fairy Doors. They have always been a popular gift for children of all ages and are great for both boys & girls. I love that the tradition of the Tooth Fairy is still so prevalent.
Here are some of the Tooth Fairy Doors. Like my other Fairy Doors I can make these in any colour and in different sizes. These Fairy Doors have a little tooth painted on them.

Wooden Personalised Tooth Fairy Door

All the details are hand painted and are all different.....

Turquoise Tooth Fairy Door

the Doors are varnished and have a shimmer of sparkle..........

Handpainted Door for the Tooth Fairy

they can be painted in any colour...........

Small Fairy Door

they come with a sticky pad to attach to a door or wall, or a bedpost or the skirting board.....

A Tooth Fairy Door with a Scroll
they also have a little attachment you can add with a sticky pad so they can be free standing, ideal for on a shelf, bookcase or cabinet....... 

A Door & a Scroll for a boy
the doors are all hand cut and painted so no two are exactly the same.

Small Tooth Fairy Doors

Anything that makes the loss of a tooth less scary, painful or upsetting must be a good thing, and to be given a few penny's or pounds in exchange is certainly a bonus.

The larger doors are made with pine and are approximately 31/2 x 41/2 inches, if you prefer your measurements in metric this is about 9 x 11.5 cms
The small doors are mdf and are 2 x 3 inches (5 x 7.5 cms)

As usual you can find some of these in my online shops (follow the links on the right) or you can commission one to your own specifications. Just send me a message.

It's time for Handmade Monday, it's now being held at it's new location over at Lucy Blossom Crafts.

Wishing you a happy and magical week

Jan x