Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Nature is all around

Hi there 

Hope you are well and the weather is not too bad where you are today. 

Computer seems very slow today, and having problems 
entering the blog challenges. 

Thank you Jenny for the heads up about the challenge for yesterdays 
blog entry. 

Anyway here is my work for today. 

I am trying to do a bit of journaling - something new for me. 

I have been thinking about the Challenge over 

Junk journals junkies and Mindful Art  

on Facebook today with the 
theme of nature and colour theme. 

So here is my entry 

Started off with a selection of colours and smoothies 

Here is my journal showing blobs on one of the papers so covered with white gesso 
early this morning

Then I used some stencils and stenciled the leaves patterns and barbed wire 
in various shades of Moss green, burnt orange and tan. 

Added the word Nature cut out from a dictonary glued those in place 

and added some texture with split raffia going down the centre. 

Used the orange smoothie to highlight the edges. 

Had fun with this ... and was making it this morning while waiting 
for the larger journal to dry... 

Hopefully will be able to show that one tomorrow or Friday. 

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


Been trying to hail again here today, the temperature has fallen. 

Mum has had another fall this morning ( Wednesday) 

Glad she has her carers there I have to say. 

Anyway best get on - think will try to do a bit of sewing this afternoon, 
after lunch. 

Have a good day 

crafty hugs 

x x 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Ribbon Flower "picture"

Hi there and thank you for your visit today.

I have to say that I am feeling somewhat better than yesterday. 
Everything that could go wrong went wrong

But would like to say a big thank you to my friends who 
listened to me and settled my thoughts and feelings. 

Anyway I have tried something really different today  

Ribbon Flower 

I have used a long snippet of ribbon from my Crafty Ribbons Stash !!! 

Then made a flower by stitching 10 cm lenghts of wired ribbon 
so that it looks like a "boat" shape.

Can you see on the photo.

Then pulled the thread to make a petal.

Make 5 petals then stick them together on a piece of felt 

Found a bit of felt (snippet again just look at the shape of that felt ! ) 

and glued with rather a lot of 

3D gell onto the felt - got a bit sticky I have to say. 

Had a rummage around in my button and bobs jar 

Stuck a large button gem in the center with pearls around the edge

Then thought .... now what.... I know 

will cut out a stork and leaves from the felt and mount onto 
a snippet card from my stash which I had already cut out sometime back,

Stamped flowers over the orange card. 

Added the flower to the orange circle onto a Shaving foam backing paper. 

and onto a blue / green card stock 

Well that was different way to use up snippets of stuff. 

Mounted it onto the card stock to make a picture What I really need now is
a deep frame to put the flower into but hopefully you get the idea. 

I would like to enter it for the following (hope it will meet the criteria ) 

Certainly not a card today as the flower is far too heavy and large. 

Well that is it for today

Best see what needs to be done now 

Bit of a tidy up me thinks 

Have a good day 

crafty hugs 

x x 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Fairy Hare

Hi there and thank you for joining me today 
on my blog

Got a bit side tracked this morning but thought I really must get 
this posted before I start on anything else.

I have used Lavinia Scenescape card 

Stamped the rabbit and fairies onto the image with black ink

Then over night (last night) added sparkle to the picture

Then this morning mounted onto gold mirri card 
and onto a light purple card blank. 

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


Crafty Girls - 34 - anything goes

The Fairy And the Unicorn Challenge - 1 - Theme Mythical creatures and fantasy

Thank you for your visit.

I love to hear from you and always look forward to your comments.

Have a great day

Just on another note it is the anniversary of Dads passing today
it seems only like yesterday and yet it is now 20 years ago.

Where does the time go??


Crafty hugs

x x 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Dark to Light Canvas Dream

Hi there 

How are you today.... it is Sunday and the sun is trying very hard to shine. 

I have been playing doing something different. 

Yesterday I got an old canvas which I had already used and thought I would 
try something different 

So I started painting the canvas with white Gesso and then blue paint. 

While it was drying I played in my new 4" journal with the paints I am going to use.

Can you see how the paint has separated into little balls of colour. 

did not quite work on the actual canvas. Think it soaked onto the canvas. 

Anyway back now to the canvas 

Then used some transparent paste to create the planets on the canvas with 
rays of light radiating out of the planets. 

Filled the circles with Prism paint and waited it to dry 

Added splats of royal blue watercolour paint to the canvas and before it drys 
took my "poky" tool and spread the lines out. 

Then this morning I added more Royal blue across the canvas using 
paints and Gelatos to add texture and depth. 

Can you see the word Dream that was drawn in white paste and the inks below 
leaked into the word. I then added more colour by running over the cream 
Gelatos  crayon. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for popping in today

Nearly burnt the cakes !!!! 
Good job Den likes his cakes well done..... opppssssss

Anyway have a great day

Off to play with my sewing machine today. 

Crafty hugs 


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Mans world

Morning all and thank you for coming over to see me today. 

We are off later this morning for a Big Breakfast up at the Village Hall

so thought I would blog early 

Here is a card I have been working on over the last few days. 

Started off with shaving foam papers and white card stock. 

Stamped the image from Clarity Stamps onto white card stock and 
used alcohol pens and watercolour paints to colour in the image

Die cut out and highlighted the edge again with black ink. 

Die cut out a black frame with "dots" 

and mounted onto a piece of shaving foam paper. 

Mat and layered onto another paper and edged with black 

Stamped the sentiment, Dad and Happy birthday all in black 
again from Clarity stamps 

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


Well that it is for now and hope you have a good day 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Mint green butterflies

Happy St Patrick day

Where is this month going I ask myself..... 

I have made this card for today with a hint of mint green 

Used for an edge the Crafters Companion die from the floral range

to cut out the edge in green - then mat and layered onto a mint green 
card stock. 

Then using a green alcohol pen edged the papers 

Mat and layered onto another piece of paper 

Added some Hunkydory laser cut butterflies which again I coloured to match the 

Finally added a few extra flowers with Nuvo drop centers
and a sentiment. 

All onto a cream card blank. 

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


Butterfly Challenge - #74 Butterflies +E is for Edges and/or the colour Mint green.

Crafting with Friends - 39

More Mixed Media - "Anything Goes" + optional Green

I hope it meets with the criteria 

Have a great day 

And I look forward to seeing you again 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

For you Mother

Hi there

Thank you for popping in today. Hope you are well and enjoying the day. 

Been busy today - up at the Village Hall Coffee morning.

Looking forward to Saturday as the Committee for the Village Hall 
are doing a big breakfast...... our sitting is at 11am so that will mean 
no cooking (I expect) for me on Saturday. 

Anyway as it is nearly Mothers Day I did a few Mothers day cards 
for today and here is one - as they say I made earlier. 

I have used AlteNew stamps and their new alcohol pens. 

Stamped straight onto a card blank 

Used black ink and then coloured in.... love the new pens I have to say blend so well.

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


Thank you for your visit today

look forward to seeing you again 

Crafty hugs 

x x