Monday, 27 March 2017

Elephant Safari

Hi there thank you for popping in today

Sorry I missed you yesterday, was out in the garden most of the day
and by the time I came in and sat down I fell asleep. 

What am I like? 

Anyway here is my card for today

I am not really very good at this parchment lark so here is my 
effort for this months challenge over on  Facebook Groovi Worldwide. 

Somehow I feel left behind and wonder if it is worth trying 

But here is my project 

Started off with white card to create the background 

Then used the groovie plates to make the parchment elephants 
coloured in with pencils

Layered it onto the background

Sorry did not take photos of my steps with the elephant 

Hope you like it

So would like to enter it for the following 


Here are a couple of photos of my garden yesterday 

Ground ready for planting today 

Photos of the wedding we went to on Saturday 

Have a good day and look forward to hearing from you 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Blowin in the wind

Hi there

Thank you for joining me today 

It is my step-Nieces wedding today so will not be long 
here blogging

Here is my card for today

I have used watercolour paper - one of my mopped up sheets 

and used a Rubberneckers rubber stamp to stamp the flowers

Added more grasses that a "blowing in the Wind"
gave an orange edge to the paper to highlight the flower colours
mounted onto yellow card stock onto a card. 

Added the lyrics from Bob Dylan for the song Challenge 

I hope you like it 

and would like to enter it for the following 


Have a good day, the sun is shinning 

We have been invited to the evening do .... seems to be the "new way" 
to have all friends to the Church Ceremony and the family to the evening do? 

Well it is their day .... nearly time ....

Will see you tomorrow hopefully

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Across the Meadow

Hi there thank you for popping in again today

Not sure what is happening but I seem to have lost a few followers
so if it is you .... love you to join me again.....

Here today I have been playing with my journal again 

over at Junk journals junkies and Mindful Art on Facebook 

First I started with a sheet of white card stock and coloured in the top with 
burnt orange using a stencil circle for the sun. 

Added green hills again using a stencil..... 

Added in 3 tan birds hand drawn

Then the foreground was made from a Hunkydory Laser cut Autumn sheet which
I coloured with watercolour paint - tan coloured. 

Added it to my journal giving a highlight of orange to the back paper. 

I hope you like it....

Thank you for your visit and I look forward to hearing from you

Have a great day 

Crafty hugs 


Ps Please to say I made the top 3 over again at Crafty Ribbons Challenge on Facebook 
this week 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Material cat

Afternoon all 

Hope all is well with you. What a terrible day yesterday in London UK

What is the world coming too ... I feel for all who were caught up in 
the terrible situation. 

I only have a wee thing to show today..... 

Been working on my Blog posts for the DT challenges I am involved with
so they are ready for the beginning of the month. 

So here is my wee hanging picture 

Started off with some material 

Cut out the picture which looked like Myrtle

Glued to a cut out cardboard square with the glue and cut off the edges 

Added a ribbon and a felt snippet of felt for the back 

Hope you like it - thought it would be nice for Mum on Mothers Day 
so it is in the post today. 

Watch this space for more ideas with material 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for your visit 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

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