Thursday, 31 March 2016

Margin of fluttering mint green butterflies

Morning all and thanks for popping in to view my blog

And welcome to my new followers  Meg  and Evalila very pleased to welcome you 
to my rambles on my crafting path. 

I must try to remember to put a link to my new followers and hopefully you will 
pop over to see them too. 

Now back to my card for today. 

I do not have a step by step on this card - silly me I forgot but 

this is how I made it.....

Used a card blank and mounted mat shinny mint green mirri card on first. 

Used a Hunkydory topper which shimmers and shines in butterfly mint green 

Added a margin of mint butterflies to the top and added pearl drops 
for the middle part of the butterflies. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for popping in and here is a photo I took this morning 
just before breakfast. 

Looking across the valley from our window. 

Brrrr it was a rather cold morning with frost on the ground - the poor lambs in the field 
were lifting their feet, and saying I am sure "ouch this hurts my feet"

But the sun is now shinning and all  is bright and beautiful 

Look forward to seeing you again 

Thanks for popping in 

Crafty hugs 


Wednesday, 30 March 2016

WOYWW - 356

Morning All and I can not believe its Wednesday already. 

I missed last week - sorry but here I am today.

Here is my worktop this morning .... you will see in the foreground my newest item

I was very pleased to  receive my winning prize all the way from USA.

 I did a blog hop the other day at Ken's World in Progress 

and won I was over the moon I have to say. 

My stamps arrived and the Metal Color Burst arrived yesterday. Will have to have a play 
later today with these. 

I also have been working on another card for the Butterfly Challenge
and will post this card later today all being well. 

Also playing yesterday with the Color Burst paints on papers using the 
Little Claire stamp on the papers and embossed raindrop paper. 

Now today I must get round to finishing some cards with all these bibs and bobs. 

But first I need to put the washing on, will get it done by Solar power as the sun is 
shinning. So useful the Solar panels we have on Den's Man Cave. Over Easter 
cooked the roast by Solar :) 

Here is a photo yesterday late afternoon, we had sunshine, hail, rain and a
rainbow all in a matter of minutes. 

Feeling more positive today and slept like a log - not surprised as yesterday I was 
awake at 2am and did not sleep until 10pm last night.
Hate it when my head goes round and round but that was yesterday 
and today is another day. 

Well best get going 

Thanks for popping by and look forward to hearing from you 
Your comments are much appreciated. 

Crafty hugs 

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Mint margins and butterflies

Well here we are again and it was later on 
Easter Monday ....  that I got 
 working eventually on my card 
for today.

Mint margins and butterflies

Got a card blank with a margin of paisley swirls

Had to have a rummage around for mint colours from my stash.

Added a near mint paper to the card and used the shimmer paint 
around the edge to create a margins and painted the paisley swirls too

 Wide by the paisley swirls. 

Added mint flowers, butterflies and pearl drops and sentiment with a dash margin
around the edge.

Hope you like it 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for popping over to see me.

Have a great day and glad to say I am feeling bit better than
I was yesterday, although I was up at 2am this morning with my
head going round and round....

Cuppa coffee and a good read of my book and was back in bed by 4am !!!

Well going to take it easy today, hopefully.

Crafty hugs

and love 

Monday, 28 March 2016

Funny old day

Afternoon all

Been a bit of a funny old day so far today. 

Not felt right - rather sad and low.... why why why

I am not sure if its cos it would have been my Dads birthday today
or the worry about Mum who is now alone without a carer (her choice) 

Here are some photos of today 

 One of Dad taken when my children where small. It was taken at Sissinghurst National Trust
over 35 years ago....happy times. 

Where does the time go??? 

Had to go out this morning to pick the daffodils which were all on the ground today
Bucket load.

Now in a vase - or two....

There that makes things seem brighter

Well I must not dwell on the day - best get on with 
making something ... find it is always a good way to get focused 
on the positive. 

I did some sorting out the other day and came across a ATC 

with the words of 

IF by Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you   
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;   
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;   
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,   
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Think it sums up my thoughts today.

Well something different today thinking of you all 
my Dear Friends and thank you for being you and 
I really appreciate you comments, every single one. :) 

Crafty hugs 

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter Bunny Circles

Afternoon this Easter Sunday 

I hope you are have a great day. 

Here is my card for today using up a load of bibs and bobs.

I have used a new stamp from Little Claire which came with their magazine 
stamped the image of the rabbit onto a scrap of white card.

Coloured it in last night with my wax pencils.

This morning I used my circle dies to cut out many circles from 
my scraps of paper - waste not want not

Still cutting out using up scraps 

on a mission now. !!!

Mounted the topper onto green circles added dotty lines around the edge

Used a dotty green card blank from Craftwork Cards and
added 3 green circles with pearl drops 

Added special wishes sentiment from Craftwork cards 
with a green ribbon. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thanks for popping in

Just watched a film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. .... how silly am I.

Needed that time to "chill-ax"

Been a funny old day with the weather .... here is a photo taken yesterday

Oh to be at the end of the Rainbow for that pot of Gold. 

Hope to see you soon - take care

Crafty hugs 

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Swirly pearly wavy springing lamb

Afternoon all and what a day it is here today. 

Had a lovely day yesterday in the garden lovely and warm, but today
strong winds and heavy rain. :(

so here is my card for today 

Swirly pearly wavy Spring Lamb

I have used my NEW stamp from Little Claire  wavy Sheep to stamp the image onto 
my background papers. 

Had to make sure the picture fitted as best I could so that I could have
the right coloured sheep.

Used white acrylic paint to paint in the give a swirly texture

Used Watercolour paints for the flowers. 

Cut down several bits of green card from my stash and coloured a card blank green

mounted ribbon from Crafty ribbons with red tape onto the card

mounted onto a blank card blank that I coloured green. 

Added pearl drops and glitter onto the card 

Swirly sheep springing into Easter. 

Spring Lamb in green.

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for popping in

Hope you are having a lovely day 
and I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.

Sorry I am later than usual but bit of a difficult morning 
hay ho .... nothing I can do apart from listen. 

Bye for now 

Crafty hugs 

Friday, 25 March 2016

It is all green this Easter

A good Easter Friday Morning 
to you all. 

A a warm welcome to Rachel via Networked blog my latest follower.
and a warm welcome to all my followers too...:) x 

I was thinking about the word Green yesterday 

So here is the card I made...

I made this card yesterday playing with my 
Hobby Art Vintage Flower stamp
on some of my back ground papers made the other day. 

I painted with watercolour paints all green and added 
glitter pen to the top to bring out the colours. 

Added it to green back ground papers and 
added "those dashes" around the edge. 
Got a name for this technique but cant remember what it is. 

Made a dotty ribbon and made a "rose" from the ribbon stash
I got from Crafty Ribbons. 

Added those to the card. You will notice that I coloured the card
blank with green to bring all the items together to 
make it all green !!!!

I hope you like it

and would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for popping in 

And here are some Easter Lambs for you. They are in the field next to us
and I could not get a photo of them leaping but it did make me smile
to see them this morning. 

The sun is shinning today. Think I will be baking a cake for Easter 

Have a lovely time what ever you may be doing 
and hope to see you all again very soon. 

Crafty hugs

Thursday, 24 March 2016

G is for Grass green grass of home

Morning All and thank you for popping in

The weather has changed here today - cold and wet but the
garden needs some rain....

Had to make a dash to the shops and bank this morning so a bit later
putting this on ...

Here is my card for today -

I am continuing to use the Tag Theme for The Craft Barn challenge

I first decided to use up some of my card stock from the other day.

Made a tag and stamped with Clarity Stamp Grass Stamps using black
archival inks

Used paints watercolour and cosmic shimmer paints to make 
the tag.

See the grasses have a shimmer on them.
Added brush strokes of grasses to give a better feel for all the

Added a green ribbon and definition 

Enjoyed making this tag - I got in the zone and was able to 
chill out. Think I need to go now and start some painting
absorb myself in my art work.... got so much going on in my head today
from yesterday... hay ho

Hope you like it

and would like to enter it for the following

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

Take care

Crafty hugs

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Follow your Dreams Ladies

A good morning to you all and 
thank you for popping in.

 here is my card today. 

I had a brain wave yesterday and thought of this card ....

First I found a sheet of watercolour paper which I had been playing 
with the other day.  Which Stencil shall I use? mmmmm

Ended up using
 the Clarity Stencil Circles and used various distress inks to 
colour in the circles. 

Cut down the paper and save the un-used bit for another project. 

Next try the stamps on the card before I stamp !!! 
 to see how I think 
best way to use the stamps .... ..... which way ? 


or this 

Yes has to be this way.... use Black Archival permanent ink to 

Add a yellow edge with watercolour paint around the picture
and mount onto black card
Final step mount onto cream colour card blank made from a sheet 
of A4 card. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for popping in and a big thank you for 
all your kind words of support. 

Hope you are have a great day -weather not so good today bit over cast
as is my feelings today... problems with family again.


going to try to have another day in the garden today

I look forward to hearing from you again

crafty hugs