Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Time in the garden Bank holiday

Afternoon all 

Where does the time go...nearly forgot my post for today

Here is my card for today

I have the theme in mind from The Craft Barn 

What men like to do on Bank Holidays

Well I think it would be nice to be here in the picture and sit with the man 
I love, in the garden enjoying the sunshine on a Bank Holiday. 

Well I would have a cuppa tea and leave the bubbly for Den....

But see that present - I wonder what that will be.. ????  hope it would be 
chocolates :) 

I have used Hunkydory kit to make this - topper onto a card stock onto a shimmer 
green coloured card blank. 

Anyway I would like to enter if for the following 


An interesting note today on the words for the day 

"when I withdraw and isolate, I feel that I am in a void where my chattering, crowded head is my sole companion" 

This is how I feel at times when things are getting too stressful, isolate. 

But with my need to write my blog each day I feel that if nothing else I am 
not alone. 

Thank you for popping in today and hope all is well with you today..

crafty hugs 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Sparkle Trees

Afternoon all and hope you are having a good 
Bank Holiday Monday. 

The sun is shinning here today although there was thick fog / mist this 

Den has been busy using a strimmer around out patch and found another 
pheasants nest in the deep grass, only empty shell there but its so nice 
to have so much nature around. 

Now for my card for today. 

I started off with a background paper which I had painted with "waste" paints from my brush to 
create the background. 
I had used the colours on another project and to use clean up the paints
from my brush 
I painted them onto a large piece of paper.

Cutting it down to a 6" x 6" size (still some to use for another time) 

The paints I used were starlight from Imagination Crafts 

I then used the stencils from Imagination Crafts to make the trees and 
Merry Christmas sentiment. 

Mounted onto a snippet of gold mirri from my stash card onto white card blank. 

I would like to enter the following 


Well I suppose I had best get a bit of fresh air and go out into the
Feeling somewhat better today, I am glad to say, had long chat with 
Mum about "stuff" and think this has helped us both. 
I still feel low but not as bad as yesterday. 

Got to sort out some cards which I need to get into the post tomorrow
while on my shopping run. 

Thank you for dropping over to see me and for your lovely 
comments. I really appreciate your love and thoughts. 

Crafty hugs 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

My garden

Good afternoon all 

Just a quite post today thought I would share with you 
some of my photos which I took yesterday

Been bit down today - but this too shall pass....

so to brighten up my day here are some flowers

Yes Sunflowers - I bought seed from the pet shop just a handful of 
sunflower seeds. So much cheaper that "proper" seed.

Plant them thick and see what happens.

And here is the results. 

One of our Rowan Trees - grown for the birds
The blackbirds just love these trees.

Den coming home with some logs for our boiler which supplies our 
hot water and underfloor heating. 

There just something different today.... 

I know why I am feeling like I am .... not a lot I can do about it.... as it is 
due to things that are out of my control. 

but to accept the things (person) I can not change, and accept the things I can, 
and know the difference 

it is not me but them 

So will carry on with my crafting and bounce back 

Crafty hugs 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

H is for Hummingbird

Morning and only just. 

Got the bread cooking this morning and finally the sun is out so think 
it will be out into the garden soon. 

Going to have a look at my new sewing machine later. Just finishing off 
the anniversary cards which I have been asked to make.
Also a few Thank you cards. 

So here is my project for today.

H is for ....... Hummingbird

Keeping with the theme of using tags I stamped onto an already inked

tag, a hummingbird from Designs by Ryn 

Then I used my Derwent watercolour pencils to colour in the bird. 

Then I noticed a "flower" in the corner and made all the petals with the pencils. 

Added the definition  I hope you like it 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for popping in today. 

Have a great day and weekend. 

Mmmmm the malt bread is smelling lovely just another 15 mins to bake. 

Making me feel hungry..... 

Interesting proverb I read yesterday was "Never think that still water doesn't have crocodiles!
an Indonesian proverb. 

As the next part said - just because someone is quiet doesn't mean that there is not a lot 
going on inside. 

Think this is me I am usually very quite in my views and thoughts but I have 
a lot going on in my head. 

When I was a child (many years ago) I did not have many friends, as I was so "shy" 
being unable to express myself, or so I thought. 

However maybe, for me it is best to think, and listen than to take the "stage"
like a few people I know.... as I know I would not like to be in their heads. 

Boy that was profound .... best go away now and have a think :) 

Have a lovely day 

Crafty hugs 

Friday, 26 August 2016

Oldie Friday - sun is out too

Afternoon or is it evening now as it has gone 
past 6pm? 

Been a lovely warm / hot day here and out in the garden much of the day. 

Dug out the "hot bin" compost bin so the birds are singing and eating all the worms. 

Have I told you I have 2 wormeries ? That is a home for worms, if you do not know
I feed them with the household scraps and they eat, breed and be merry. 

Had them for the last 3 years and boy what a lot of compost I get from them. 

Now I thought as I have been busy in the garden I would just 
show some oldies today to make a visit over at Erika's 
so enjoy looking back and seeing how I have changed my style..... !!!

Hopefully it is for the good.

New baby  made with tattered lace dies 

And a couple of my photo cards that I do.... 

Close up of a bee - just like the ones all over the flowers today. 
Seen so many bees today a real joy. 

And an Exmoor Pony 

Well best dash got the runner beans and potatoes on the boil. 

Thank you Mrs A for your suggestion about my sewing machine.
Not yet opened the box - that is for tomorrow. 
Today was far too good to be indoors. 

Have a lovely evening 

Thank you for popping in today.

Crafty hugs 

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Anniversary flowers Kaleidoscope butterflies

Evening all rather late for me.

Been on a bit of a roll today, got anniversary cards to make.
Criteria flowers, hearts and lovey duvvie 

So here is one of the cards which can have hearts and sentiment 
added if this one is suitable.

I have used Hunkydory Simmering pearl kit to make this.

Bit difficult to take a photo, as you will see it has acetate and a folded

with flowers and kaleidoscope butterflies.

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

Thank you for popping in tonight and thank you 
for your lovely comments. 

Think I needed that day yesterday of getting no were as today has 
been very productive.

Oh and good news my new sewing machine has arrived today.
All singing electronic Brother sewing  machine 😀 now have my Singer machine to sell
have offered it to my girls but my eledest does not seem to have the time to 
use one and still waiting for my other daughter to come back to me.

Think I may try selling on Facebook before Ebay and see if 
someone local is in need of my machine???

Still in good working order I have to say too. 

Must go now as Holby is on shortly 

Crafty hugs 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Floral thanks

Afternoon all, been a busy morning doing nothing if you know what I mean? 

Had a sort out of my "stash" which seems to be all over the place, in the bedroom, in the craft area, and in the utility room.... think I must start to use some of it up very soon. 

I want to start to do some sewing so there may be a slight change in my posts, 
if I get the bug to blog about my sewing.... we will see. 

Here is my card for today. 

I found it half started or is it half finished was a continuation of my blue card the other 
day and thought I would try another colour. 

So finished it off today. 

I have used white stamping card to stamp the flowers all over AlteNew stamps and inks

Stamped a label sentiment 

Added a matching card blank and mounted onto cream card blank.

I think I will make a set of these cards as Thank you cards in different colours. 

Well that is it for now and would like to enter it for the following 


Best dash as I can smell the cake needs to come out the oven. 

Runner beans to pick along with the beetroot, lettuce and carrots. 

Have a great day 

Crafty hugs