Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Team GB and butterflies

Morning all 

What a beautiful day today - the sun is out  and it is warm. Funny how the days seem
to be different each day. 

My heart  goes out to those who have been lost due to the weather, the men who have 
been swept off the cliffs and drowned. 

Do you remember many years ago there use to be adverts on the TV telling the 
"tourists" of the dangers of the sea. Or am I dreaming? 

Well good news first I was a joint winner with Donna over at 

with this 

Really quite chuffed. 

But back to the main topic of today my card

I have used Kanban shaped silver edged card blank with flower on

added the toppers and then added Vanilla coloured butterflies. 

Found a sentiment in my stash. 

Just love the back of the card too. 

Easy card but really effective I think 

So I would like to enter it for the following 


Think the garden is calling me now - so best get out in the sun while I can. 

Have a great day and I look forward to hearing from you again. 

No further news about Mum and the bath, yet. 

Stroke Nurse yesterday told Mum that she is doing too much and she will never
get better if she continues to do so much. 

We will see....

Hay ho off I go 

Crafty hugs 

Monday, 22 August 2016

Painted flower burst

Morning all - thank you for coming by to see me today. 

Bit of a miserable day here again - cold and wet but I have to say the 
runner beans are growing. Can not keep up with them so a load is going 
in the freezer today - for chutney later. 

Marrow and ginger jam being made today.  All go - hahaha

Now here is something different 

Just for you -  painted flower. 

I have used a snippet of watercolour paper and just used my 
new Derwent pencils and blocks to make this. 

Great item -- make your mark on the paper and set the paint with water. 
I gather you can use them on fabric ???

I mounted the watercolour paper onto a snippet of green card from my stash 
and used those peel off for the sentiment. 

Mounted onto a white hand made card blank. 

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following


Hope you have a good day and look forward to hearing from you
Sorry if I do not reply in person to everyone but you are in my thoughts. 

I really appreciate your comments. 

Mum today is having the Stroke Nurse over to see her and Mum is still talking about 
having a "bath". So thank you Cara for your advice which I passed on to Mum yesterday
(hope she will remember). I also suggested that she tried having a bath at West View ( an integrated nursing home) to see if she can get in and out of the bath. Or try fully clothed in her spare 
bath with the aid of the carers. I am sure she will not be able to get up from a lying position 
once she is down, let alone get back onto one of those "belt" thingys which she is still 
talking about. 

Well we will see...... !!!!

Best go now and get on with that jam. 

Crafty hugs 

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Imagine that

Good afternoon all - thank you for dropping in to my blog 

The weather has turned here now, even the heating came on this morning 
due to the temperature. Must be time for my thermals, well lets face it 
I tend to wear them all year round....

Well here is my project for today sorry about the angle here it is square !!! 

I have followed the instructions, as best I can, with the 
Clarity Calendar challenge for this month. 

Although I used a stencil for the image as I did not have the stamp.

I used stencil card for this :) 

However I think it has worked well. 

So I would like to enter it for the following 


Well best get on beginning to feel a bit cold here sitting at the computer.

Wish the warm / hot weather would come back. 

Hope you are having a good day and look forward to 
seeing you again. 

Crafty hugs 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Flamingo Roses

Well it is now evening and I am not sure where the time has gone 
today. !!!

I suppose it has been in doing housework and crafting. Quite a productive 
day in all ways. 

Here is my card for today which I made.

I have used the AlteNew blog inspiration theme to make this card using the colours of the 
birds for the roses. 

I have used AlteNew stamps with their inks. 

Stamped onto a scrap of card the roses and cut them out. (see in picture) 

Then on a scrap of yellow card put 2 base flowers on and then added the leaves.

Mounted onto a pink / salmon / flamingo coloured card onto a cream 
card blank.

Then mounted the cut out roses on the card layering them up as shown below.

It took a bit of time for me to cut the roses out by hand - and just to finish them off
I added a hint of ink to the edges.

Added a Congrats sentiment from the AlteNew Label collection to the card.

Really like how the colours have blended together.

I hope you like my card and would like to enter it for the following


Altenew Blog Challenge - August

Allsorts Challenge - 377 - Fabulous Florals

Thank you for popping in and I look forward to seeing you again.

Did you watch that fantastic match on the Olympics final and the Hockey?

I have to say although, as you know, I have terrible memories of hockey from school,
I have to say I really enjoyed the match. And our girls UK did so well getting Gold.

Well the Olympics are nearly over and so we will be looking forward to
the Paralympics in September.

Enjoy your evening

Crafty hugs


Friday, 19 August 2016

Blue is the colour

Good afternoon all and thank you for popping in to 
see me today. 

How are you today? 

I have been busy first thing this morning 
baking bread and sorting out a Christmas present I have been asked to 
make.... getting there

But here is my project for today.

Blue I would say IS the colour !!!

I have used AlteNew Painted Flowers and Label stamps for this
And the little pots of blue AlteNew inks

I just love the AlteNew Painted Flower stamps as they are just great to
make your flowers look so real.

Started off with a 6 x 4 white card and stamped the flowers and leaves all over
the card. Changing the direction of the base stamp as I went.

Cut down and mounted onto blue card and onto a white card blank.

Added a stamped Just for you sentiment from the Label stamps using
a blue to match

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the


The Craft Barn Challenge - Blues

Sweet Stamping Challenge - Use your favorite stamp

Thank you for popping in.

Bread is out of the bread maker and the smell here is just lovely.

Here is an oldie for Erika's blog

How things have changed is all I can say :)  This card I made over 18 months ago.

Always good to see how things have changed ( of course so long as it is for the best)

Best dash so bye for now

Crafty hugs


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Cat in a cup

Well a very good afternoon to you all today. 

Where has the time gone again....??? 

Busy morning up at the Village Hall Coffee Morning so I suppose I have an 
excuse as to why not much has happened this morning. 

Been busy putting things onto Ebay to sell so fingers crossed for that. 

Now for my card today 

Been making cats and dog cards over the last few days 
and here is one for today. 

I have used Hunkydory Paws items for this card

Not much I can say about making it 

But think it is rather cute. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Well that is it for now. 

Have a lot going on at the moment - still rather worried 
but this too shall pass. 

Glad I have my crafting 

Time for a cuppa now I think and watch the Olympics. 

Did you watch the hockey last night? It takes me back to when I was at school, 
what a dangerous game it is.... I nearly had my elbow broken by those "jolly hockey sticks"

Thank you for popping in 

and hope to see you tomorrow. 

Crafty hugs 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Flowers on canvas

Good morning all 

Not so warm today as it was yesterday - in the sun in our garden it got up to 
over 45 c !!!

Too hot to be in the garden but a nice day to dry the washing. 

Thank you for your very kind comments about my work it really is appreciated and 
a great boost for me at this time. 

Not sure where the time is going .... so here is my project for today

I made this with Summer florals in mind 

Note how the paints shimmer in the light - hopefully you can see this - 
the colours change in the light 

Started with a white canvas board !!!

Covered it with black gesso and then started with my design. 

Using acrylic paints used the IndigoBlu laurel leaf stamps and stamped around the 
edges with different colours - waiting for the paints to dry and adding more 
colour and texture. 

Painted the now black canvas with shades of blue acrylic Dyna paints

First stamping with the leaves 

Stamped butterflies into the background 

For the flowers I used snippets from the front paper from IndigoBlu 
and die cut out the flowers using Tattered Lace dies. 

Added gold dots to the centers of the flowers.

Then stamped a butterfly onto paper and coloured in with the paints. 

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following 


I do seem to be in the mood for making projects with canvas at the moment

It is great fun. 

Have a go, if you have not tried it yet. 
What have you got to loose... nothing as you can always go over with gesso again 
and start again .... fantastic. 

Must go now - have a great day 

Crafty hugs