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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

summer holidays

Morning all 

Been playing with my stamps and inks again today 

Bit of a worry this morning as Mum is back in hospital having had a fall while on 
holiday in the early hours of this morning 

But in between messages and all here is my entry for the 

Clarity Stamp Challenge this month over on FB



Started off with white card which I stamped the glasses on first 
and then used masks to blank off the hills etc 





Used various inks to make the background 


Then I added the various bibs and bobs for the sceen 

Hope you like it

Best dash as the phone is ringing again. 

Knew Mum was not fit enough to go on holiday only arrived yesterday

and now in hospital. 

Oh before I go thank you all for your lovely comments about my tunic
really getting into this sewing now. 

Watch this space. 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Friday, 21 July 2017

sewing revolution

Good morning all

Well I have been more involved with sewing over the last few weeks, 
I have been so inspired with materials that I have been making 
bags and zip bags and this week my first item of clothing

It has been many many years since I made something and although it 
may not be totally right. 

I am pleased with it. 

While in the making Den thought it was an apron due to the pockets, so I said I need something 
for my tissues. 

Well it is a tunic. It needs a bit of tweaking today the ties are a bit high for me. 

Going to try making a top today, but think the pattern is a bit big - 
so not sure if it will be ok.... make and then adjust maybe. 

I have the problem of big boobs and big hips (at the moment) although I am very pleased 
to say I have lost a stone in weight 

So here is the photo of the tunic 




Well best be going I have added my photo to Jeniffer Taylor's Facebook site under the 
#sewingrevolution 

Have a great day 

x x 



Sunday, 16 July 2017

Gillyflowers


Hi there

Well thought I would just pop in this morning with my card for the latest challenge 
over at 


My plan was to go out into the garden to pick the blackcurrants but it is raining 
again. But today I really must pick them and not have the problem I had the other day

The blackbirds ate all my gooseberries during the rain !!!

Well here is my card 

I have used Serif programme to make this card topper. 

Printed it off on our new printer and mat and layered onto a card blank. 

I hope you like it I have used the name of gillyflowers for this picture trying to 
create a flower meadow with apricot colour flowers 



Have a good day and catch up again soon 

Crafty hugs 

xxx 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Goldfish

Hi there

Been a bit of awhile since I was last here. 

Busy doing the garden picking the fruit and getting into my sewing 

Here is my card for this months Challenge over at 

LTSCB

I have used Limited Run - Goldfish image 


The fish I have printed on special paper and flipped a set of the images to make them 
swim the other way.



I have used the background which I have made using a stencil, grunge paste and miro beads




Then used a bit of material from my latest "bargain Bag" and made the seaweed.






Then spent bit of time using my alcohol pens to colour in, cut out and then 
construct the picture. 

Blue card stock with a circle


Hope you like it 

Have fun and I look forward to seeing your entries this month over on the blog

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog 

But in the mean time I would like to enter this for the following

Challenges

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes" optional Pastel

Pixies Crafty Workshop - Week 289 and 290

See you again soon 

Crafty hugs 

x x 


Saturday, 1 July 2017

Birthday Girl

Hi there

Welcome to my blog page today 

It is time again for the Challenge over at Love to Craft 

and here is my entry for this month 

Anything goes 

So I thought I would show you the Birthday Card I made for my daughter



 I have used all Hunkydory items here with die cut out sentiments from 
Crafters Companion 

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

Challenges 

Hope to see you over on the blog and look forward to 
seeing your entries this month. 

Crafty hugs 

x x 


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Heat has gone

Afternoon all

Well I have to say today I can get back to "normal" these last few days have
been so very hot that I just could not do anything. 
Sat down, stood up, moved from one place to another but it was far too 
hot. 
How was it for you??

Glad to say today it is much more normal temperature but we could do with rain. 

I hear some places have had rain, so fingers crossed it will arrive here. 
Been out and doing gardening - well fruit picking to be honest. 
Trying to get my fruit before the birds do. 

Well here is a card I made just before the heatwave. 

I have used my screen printing - masking off an area from a screen to make the 
topper. 



This is the unit before I start



Did the printing (sorry no photos) cut down the image and mounted onto mirri card
then onto a Craft work cards paper on a blank white card. 

Added a sentiment of Birthday Wishes.

I would like to enter it for the following 

Challenges 






I hope that the card will meet with the critia for the above challenges

Think that a Dandelion is very much an English flower and if it was not a "weed" 
I am sure it would have won a Gold at Chelsea Flower Show.

Here is my photo of todays pickings !!!




This was the temperature indoors yesterday !!!


Anyway best dash now and chase off those birds again 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Gone gardening

Afternoon all 

Well after my post the other day I though I would give my today's 
post the heading Gone Gardening

Cos that is what I have been doing today and over the last few days.

The sun has been out and the weather just beautiful and it is too good to stay in doors
however my crafting has taken a bit of a back seat while it is necessary 
to be outside picking my produce. 

 In all I have picked just over a kilo of fruit 
before the birds get it. Dennis says there is enough for all but I LOVE my fruit
and so I pick it while I can. 

The blackbirds are eyeing up the currants and gooseberries. 


So here are so photos of today.



 Red currants




Josaberry 



Gooseberry



All in the freezer now except for the raspberries they are for tea. 

I am pleased to say the Mum is much better now back home from her time in 
hospital. Got to say it was a real worry as the food is not good in hospital so she was
not eating very well. 

Also I got those phone calls from her which sounded so frail that I did wonder. 

Anyway all is ok for now. 

Thank you all for your good wishes and thoughts over this difficult 
time for me.

I hope to get back into doing a regular blog - well I keep on saying that - 
but Dennis has not worked for the last month and as you can imagine it has been 
difficult to find my mojo. 

Have a great time where ever you may be. 

Crafty gardening hugs 

x x 




Thursday, 15 June 2017

Gone Fishing


Hi there 

Thank you for joining me today 

I have been working on the latest Design Team entry for 

 Love to Scrap Challenge blog 

and here is my entry 



using image provided by sponsor
Jumping Fish and Fishing Rules greeting
(DRS Designs)


I started by printing off the image onto smooth paper and using a mixture of 
pens and watercolour pens coloured in the image. 

I used a Kraft type card stock to make the card.

I found a bit of material which I thought looked a little like fishing net and stuck it down onto 
the card blank. 

Added the toppers to black card stock and mounted onto the card blank. I have added 
glitter pen to the fish to make it look like "just out the water" but you 
may not be able to see it ? 

I hope you like it and I look forward to seeing you over at the Challenge 
Boyz Rule

Have a great day 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

what a new bag

Afternoon all 

Well good news is that Mum is now back home. Been a great worry all round 
but would not say that she is out the woods yet. 

I have been having fun over this last week making bags

so here is my bag. 

A few steps along the way :) 



pocket as you will see I have used up the material by machining 2 pieces together. 
The pocket is lined. 



It is lined with a large pocket on the inside. 

Really enjoying making things like this. 

Going to try to make some purses next. 

I do have a question if you can help

I have a purse which has the following material and I do not know 
where to get more from 

I still have about a meter but this was in a kit. 

All I see is that it is called Dash. 

Any help would love to know if I can get more. 

It is a type of Cotton Canvas / poplin / duck materiel? 

Well have a great day 

Crafty Sewing hugs 

x x 


Friday, 9 June 2017

Under the weather

Morning all

Well here we are on Friday and another week almost gone. 

Where does the time go? Well it has been a bit of a stressful 
week.

Mum is back in hospital - she has cellulitis on her arm etc 

so here is the card I made for her. 


Mum loves cats so thought this would cheer her up in hospital. 

Not sure how long she will be in for. 

I have used Hunkydory items for this card. 

I would like to enter it for the following 

Challenge 


Well best dash got phone calls to make.

Crafty hugs 

x x 



Monday, 5 June 2017

Waves

Hi there

Thank you for joining me today. 

I hope you like my canvas which I have made over the last few days. 

I have used Pebeo paints and think I may try more 
Fluid Art on Canvas 

I really enjoy the way the paints go.....

So here is my canvas 


I have entered it for the Challenge over on Facebook with 
Junk Journals Junkies

I would also like to enter this for the following

Challenge 

Ikes World Challenge = IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES #90 + WINNER #89 + FREEBIE

Which I think will meet the theme over on the blog 

Have a great day 

Look forward to hearing from you

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Clay Flowers

Hi there 

thank you for popping in today 

Here is my entry for the Challenge over at LTCCB for this month

I have used something very different 

Clay and made this wee picture which I gave to Mum when we were there the 
other weekend 


I have used Kay Sue Designs craft products making the
flowers and pots out of clay.



The clay is self drying - in white. Then I have used my alcohol pens to colour in the
flowers and pots.



 But before this I made the canvas using chalk paints and a brayer.


Before I added the sun. Note the moss on the pots this is using Flowersoft
which you sprinkle onto glue.


I gave this canvas to Mum when we were last up to Kent to see her.

Something that will last after the flowers I gave her had faded

Would like to enter it for the following

Challenges

Artistic Inspirations Challenge 180 anything goes/ Flowers theme (optional)

Crafting by Designs - Anything goes June

crafty Creations Challenge- 342 - Anything goes

Creates and makes - 12 anything goes with optional yellow


Hope to see you over at the challenge


Have a lovely day

Crafty hugs

x x


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

I am a winner


Never thought it but I have won 


Over at Lavinia Stamps with my 

Fairy Wonder picture 



Thank you so much Lavinia Stamps will look forward 
to seeing which stamps to buy. 

Big Crafty hugs 

x x 

All in the lace

Good morning 

I hope you had a good Bank Holiday weekend, mine came and went. 

Was out in the garden much of the time while I could doing that 
weeding - boy they do grow in this warm weather with rain to help them. 

I am very pleased to say that my eldest daughter passed all her teaching exams 
so I made this card for her. 


I have used Hunkydory kit with "added bits" 

I layered up different layers on the card blank after I used red tape 
to mount the vintage lace onto the top part. 


Added butterfly which was on acetate using 3d glue to mount it. 

Added sentiments, glitter to the hat. 

I would like to enter it for the following 

Challenges 



Thank you for joining me today 

Have a lovely day 

Crafty hugs 

x x 




Sunday, 28 May 2017

All to do with bits, layers, butterflies and stuff

Good morning 

Well I was on a bit of a roll yesterday with making my project. 

I thought now what can I do with that bag of bits.... and as there were several 
challenges which asked for layers and bits here is my card


I started off with a bit of card stock which had not worked on a previous 
card 


my bits !!!


Work in progress


Finished card 


I have used loads and loads of layers and the colour cream in the mans Tshirt and background.

I have been surprised with how I have used so many different bit !!!

I would like to enter it for the following 

Challenges 



Latest new is the Hochanda have now changed yet again their times they are going 
to broadcast on FreeView TV. 

From the 1st June no longer viewing in the evenings. 

What a shame that Freeview customers are yet again the ones who miss out. 
I can not afford to pay for say Sky and my broadband is so slow I can not 
watch on Rewind.

Also I use to like to record the shows and watch later. 

Well time will tell and I suppose like most things now it is all to do with cost. 

Well have a good day and look forward to hearing from you 

Crafty hugs 

x x