Thursday, October 20, 2016

Painty Tags!!!

Hi there..

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to attend a workshop with Kate Crane..

We were playing with Art Deco paints...they are lovely to use.. we also use some crackle paste and crackle paint...

Here are my 3 tags..

Lots of scribbling!

I have finished this one....



I just love this Vera Lane digi stamp....it always makes me smile and unfortunately for me the sentiment is sadly true!!!


This was the 2nd tag ...I really wasn't sure of the colour...but it is growing on me..and I enjoyed using the crackle paste through a stencil...


This one is my very favourite, unusually for me as I don't normally like purple!!!

I enjoyed making this one so much that I made a couple of backgrounds for my Junk Journal on Sunday...


I used Do-Craft paints...another favourite of mine!


I really enjoyed making these....

Lastly I had my nails done today... I don't know how the girls do it...my nails are extremely short...due to years of abuse..picking and biting them! But they always look wonderful! I decided to go with Blue today...

She xx

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hi there,

I have a couple more Christmas cards to show today...


The stamp is by Woodware and I've used the last of my card candi on these!

These where really quick and simple to make :)

She xx

Monday, September 26, 2016

Christmas!!

Hi there..

Here are the cards I have made for mum, who likes a 'traditional' Christmas card.


I love this stamp, I kept it simple..I think the image speaks for itself. Coloured with ProMarkers.


Mo Manning always has to make at least one appearance! Coloured with ProMarkers.


This is one of my favourites...Crafters Companion dies, embossing folder and stamp.

I made multiples of each, so had a little production line going! I don't always enjoy doing lots the same, but I knew which ones mum would want!

She xx

Saturday, September 17, 2016

There is Beauty...

In Simplicity...

Hi there.....when I was wondering what to make last week I grabbed my trusty Tags and DIs.....


I have used some of the newer colours and after blending clear embossed round the edges. I then used my favourite and what must be one of my most used stamps..the background from the Papillon set and then the small Butterflies from the set inked in Hickory Smoke DI.

My gorgeous stamp is 'Rose Blush' by Indigo Blu. I coloured it with my new pencils...LOVE my pencils :) I can't resist them...these are by Caran D'Ache..I bought these to complement my very favourite Coloursoft..they are both very similar..lovely and soft, almost creamy :) and blend like a dream....

I just added a metal Butterfly and I was done!....

I have been sewing again...I am really enjoying it...so perhaps there may be more sewing in the future :) 

She xx

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Happy...

60th Wedding Anniversary...

Hi there...

Wow, imagine being married for 60 years??? Two of my mum's friends are celebrating this amazing milestone today...

Unfortunately they do have to live apart :( Whilst my mum's friend is quite fit and healthy and lives in a lovely flat, her husband has dementia ...such a cruel, cruel condition and he has to live in a home. He thinks they are getting married today, just so sad.. They are having a celebration lunch out with friends at a lovely hotel..

Here is the card I made for mum to take with her... Of course a Mo Manning image :) this time..a Penny Black stamp 'Tom and Tilly'.


I wasn't sure what colours to go for...so I just went for muted vintage tones! Coloured with Coloursoft pencils.

I'm going to enter this in the 'Penny Black Saturday Challenge'.... the theme is 'favourite technique'...mine is stamping and colouring in! :) 

She xx

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hello............

August!

Hi there......I can't believe how quickly this year is going......

Here are my August Calendar pages all ready to be filled in.........


I didn't really like the background when I was working on it......but I remember the lovely Kate Crane saying all pages go through that...and just to keep working on them and they do get better! Now I love ♥ my pages!

I just brayered acrylic paints over the background and then over-stamped...The Arrows and the word are both from an Andy Skinner stencil. My August letters are from an ancient Tim Holtz foam stamp set...I did manage to stamp the 'g' upside down!

My days do tend to be the same a lot of the time...so I found a Hero Arts stamps set, that again is ancient! and just stamped and doodled on some days! August is also my birthday month..so there had to be cake on there!

My gorgeous girlie is one of Trish Lattimer's new stamps ...love these...available here  I just added some legs to her!

Lets hope that August goes a bit more slowly than July....though I suspect it won't!!!

She xxx

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Things With...

Wings ATC swap....

Hi there some more ATCs ready to swap........these may be my last for a while as Facebook is really stressing me out.......when I know everything has been received  then I will be closing my Facebook account!!

I was hoping to get some more done and also a little tag or something to send to our hostess...but as usual I thought I had plenty of time and I just run out of month!!!


Another Vera Lane image I have added a crown and some legs to her! The background is from an A4 masterboard....


Here is that Bird again...she always makes me smile :) 

And another Bird :)....

I hope my swapees like them as much as I have enjoyed making them...

She xx