Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Postcard flowers

Afternoon all

All back to normal, or is it? Well it is for me. Bank Holiday is over
but I did find at the supermarket today the shelves were somewhat bare!

Anyway here is my card for today- something different to what I usually do :)

Not sure where I got all these bits from but found them when I was
doing a bit of a tidy up. All from the same pack ?

Used a card blank from Craftwork Cards


mounted the design onto the card.

Added a ribbon from Crafty Ribbons bargain bag (fantastic)

I would like to enter it for the following


Allsorts Challenge - In the pink

Crafty Ribbons Challenge -153 - Flowers and ribbon

Have  great day and look forward to
seeing you again

May even get another card finished before the dead-line?

Crafty hugs

Monday, 30 May 2016

Purple is the colour

Hiya all this Bank Holiday Monday

Hope you are having a fantastic time and enjoying the day.

Been baking this morning and crafting at the same time. 

Made this card today. 

I have used a Hunkydory topper mounted on some ribbon from 
Crafty Ribbons bargain bags 

A real bargain me thinks .... as it is a bag jam packed with all sorts. 

Mounted onto a shade of purple card and then onto a card blank. 

Added some Hunkydory butterflies 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for coming over - I have enjoyed your comments 
that you have left - so a big thank you to you all. 

Have a great rest of the day 

Crafty hugs 

Sunday, 29 May 2016

After the rain come flowers

Afternoon all 

Here we are again. How was your evening last night 

We had a terrific thunder and lightening storm .... even our log cabin rocked 
with the thunder. Rain - never see so much with hail in it too. 

And yet this morning bright sunshine, calm and very warm again. 

Had a lovely day out in the garden yesterday. Feel bit aches and pains this morning
but that is just one of those things. Slept very well. 

Here is my card for today

I have used Hunkydory topper from a huge bundle of toppers from my stash

A lovely buttercup and mounted onto yellow card

Added a lace ribbon to the bottom found that in my bundle too. Then found some little butterflies from my stash from Kanban. 

Added the sentiment from Hunkydory
Hope you like it all made from those boxes of "stuff" :)

I would like to enter it for the following


Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Flowers and ribbon

Pixies Crafty Workshop - 231

Well the garden is calling me for an hour got to plant out those
lettuce plants if they have survived the hail, rain and thunder of yesterday.

Thanks for popping over to see me

God willing will see you all again tomorrow

Crafty hugs


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Butterfly tree with friends

Afternoon all 

Just in from the garden - boy its hot out there... up to 30c 
we have a suntrap. Thick fog first thing I gather but I did not see it.

Feel bit shattered now as 2 hours gardening in that heat was a bit much. 

Could really do with a drop of rain this evening.... so fingers crossed for that. 

Here is my card for today which I finished yesterday. 

I have used up on of my background papers. 

Embossed with white embossing powders having stamped with the Little Claire stamp
and versamark. 

Used watercolour paints to paint in the butterflies.

Made bit more of a foreground using various paints, watercolour and cosmic Shimmer

Then added my new stamps from Card-io ..... rabbits. 

Mounted onto red card onto white card. 

Final step was to add a Happy Birthday sentiment from AlteNew.

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for popping in 

Hope you are having a great day and the first day of the
half term here. 

All being well see you again tomorrow.

Crafty hugs 

Friday, 27 May 2016

Thoughts of Australia

Good Morning 

Now I said yesterday that I had been playing with Ken Oliver and Brusho powders
the reason what for the following 


I have been giving some thought as to  Australia and thought along the lines of it
being hot hot hot...

So with that in mind I stamped my AlteNew Cactus  stamps onto 
watercolour paper. 

Masked off with a "rubber mask" - wet the paper and puffed various
colours onto the wet paper. 

 Blotted off with another paper so as to not waste any colours

Rubbed off the mask with a special rubber.

 Added more colours

Used a white card blank and blotted up colours from my glass mat
to make a coloured background

Used various watercolour pencils and Cosmic Shimmer paint to
colour in the Cactus.

Mounted onto black card and then onto the card blank and used a black pen to faux the edge
to bring it all together.

Added a U Rock Sentiment from AlteNew Label Stamps.

Just love this Sentiment ... :) 

I hope you like it and will be pleased to enter it for the 


Altenew Challenge - May - Inspiration challenge places abroad Australia.

Creative Inspirations - 252 - Anything goes

Thank you for popping over to see me today

Had a lovely day out in the garden yesterday but it is raining today. 

Well it will do the garden good. 

Crafty  hugs 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Is it a bird, is it a boy no its Super Bird boy.....

Morning All 

Thought I would show you my latest card that I have been working on....

I have made the background paper using watercolour paper with a pad of coloured inks

Dragged the ink pad over the paper.... love the way it has given texture to the 

Used Clarity Stamp Boy Bird to stamp the boy image across the paper using 
black archival inks

Added an AlteNew Label sentiment...tried several different colours 
but ended up with black.

I really like the way I can ink up the sentiment with different colours on white card
it makes the words pop.....

I have used 2 different papers the one I made and the green backing paper.

I so love making my own background papers.

Yesterday I was working with Ken Oliver Burst powders and Brusho
powders....great fun. Will show my results tomorrow.

But for today

I would like to enter it for the following


I had a nice time out in the garden yesterday - weeding 

Mrs Pheasant is still strutting around the garden but I do not have 
much hope for those little chick :( 

But that is nature and I did think about making a pen for them and raising them 
myself but then I would be taking control of something that 
nature has to deal with by its self. 

So here again is that photo of them just hatched. 

Thank you for popping over and hope you have a lovely day.

Wishing you well in all that you do today.

crafty hugs

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Vintage flowers

Morning all 

A very quick post for now as I do not want to miss the 
dead line .... 25 mins !!!

So here is my card. 

I have used different scraps of papers with a flower topper from Creative Crafting World

So love these papers :) 

Used vintage lace ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and a white bow again out of 
my ribbon box of bibs and bobs. 

Added 2 different novo drops to the corners - It is a different sort of card with just a 
narrow opening with the topper going over the back. 

Finished - sorry about the quality of the picture seems a bit "misty" 
not sure why....may be my camera...

so I would like to enter it for the following 


Thanks for coming over to see me

Crafty hugs 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

U Rock - Happy Birthday

Hiya everyone - how are you today. 

Been up early off into town this morning and now back here 
wondering what to do. 

So thought I would show you my card for today.

It is something rather outside my comfort zone but thought it would be
fun ..... ????

I used my new Sheena Douglass stamp using AlteNew Inks
coloured in with watercolour pens.

Mounted onto black card onto a cream hammer finished card blank.

Added Sentiments from AlteNew Label set.

Hope you like it

I would like to enter it for the following 

Sweet Stamping - Terrible Teens

The Ribbon Girls - Any image

Now that I have finished this card - I have to say I rather like it.

Somehow it does remind me of my Grand-daughter ;) yes think its a good thing.

She is just beautiful and I am not sure where the years have gone but she is now
18 years old !!!

Now that is making me sound rather old .... OH YES .... I am :)

Well have a good day - off out into the garden to do a bit of weeding.

Crafty hugs

Monday, 23 May 2016

Apricot butterflies

Good afternoon all and how are you today. 

Not sure where the day has gone and realised I did not have a 
card ready for today !!!

Been sorting out my material so got delayed. 

Well the challenge over at Butterfly challenge

is Apricot, aperture and butterflies and I realised I had just the 
"stuff" to make just this sort of special Happy Birthday card from Hunkydory. 

So here it is.

I hope you like it - was a bit difficult to take a picture so I hope you 
get the "feel" of it. 

The butterfly in the aperture swings round on a tiny bit of cotton.

There is a lot of bling and glitter on the card.

The topper to the side says Happy Birthday so a big Happy Birthday 
to Allsorts on their 7th Birthday 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Hope you have a good rest of the day.

I feel rather sad Mrs Pheasant has moved her chicks and the
nest is empty this morning.....

Apparently this is what they do.... I do hope "my little family"
will be ok in the big outside world. 

Thank you for your visit and hope to see you all again very soon. 

Crafty hugs 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Cock a doodle do and Mrs Pheasant

Afternoon all and I do hope you are having 
a wonderful day. 

I am just in from the garden having spent a couple of hours 
weeding and planting etc etc 

Here is my project for today

I have been working on this over the last few days as it has taken time 
for the paint to dry in between applications. 

Also I had fun making the birds... 

I think I am now converted - just love working on canvas. 

As I did not have the Fresco Paints suitable for the colours I have used my 
Open / system 3 acrylic paints... got a bit messy but so enjoyed the 
time getting into the picture. 

The "flowers" I did use the Fresco paints 

I followed the instructions on the calendar giving my own 
feel for the picture. Here are a few pictures I took while making the project

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


Some lovely news Mrs Pheasant has hatched her eggs

and here is a picture of the little ones. 

I had to be quick so hope you can see them ok.

She was sitting of 14 eggs.

Nature is fantastic and it grounds me when times are stressful. 

So today has been a good day.

Enjoy and thank you so much everyone who have left such 
wonderful comments - they have uplifted me no end. 

Bye for now 

Crafty hugs 

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Moving on - soft Rose

Morning all - it is now Afternoon.

What have I been doing??? that is a question

Here is my card for today. Sorry for the quality of the picture today. The embossing
and cosmic shimmer paints are causing the photo to look "soft".

I have used AlteNew Rose stamp -  using the flower first I embossed with versa mark first and used 
Wow Powders in lilac - set that - then used the leaves using Wow powders in green.

Used my Cosmic Shimmer watercolours to paint in the flower and leaves.
You can see the shimmer in that photo. 

You may notice that it is on one of my scraps of background paper. 

Mounted onto green card onto a white card blank. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Seven Hills Blog Challenge - May - Embossing

Thank you for popping in over the last few days ....

Now an update on my "troubles" - why do things keep on going round 
and round in ones head - like a dog with a bone or a red rag to a bull. 

I must really try to let it go.

For those who may be interested the progress on my "missing parcel"
is that it arrived....yipppeeee.... OH NO....
one of the Dies was missing.... so now have had to request the 
missing one to be sent.

And as for Facebook I am not happy about how I have been made out to be
the villain - but the person who promised the goods to be sent to me has 
 already received the SAE and she accepts that she  has not sent them. And will not !!!

So I will pray for that person and move on.

I feel I should report the situation but can I be hassled with this I don't think so 
as it is still fueling the problem. 

Will leave the site and have nothing to do with such people again (hopefully) 

It is so good to know that here in Blog Land there are wonderful
people whom I love and appropriate with all my heart. 


Crafty hugs 

Friday, 20 May 2016

Vintage ribbon and lace butterflies

Well here I am - not sure how I am feeling today

But will keep it Simple and Short today.

Here is a card I was working on yesterday - in between everything that was going on.

The challenge was to use ribbon and lace - lovely.

I used a Little Claire Butterfly topper and mounted onto purple card

Then I mounted a rather nice backing paper onto purple card and mounted a butterfly 
ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, with red tape to the corner. 

Bottom added some very old white lace.

Mounted the topper on an angle onto the ribbon and lace background. 

Added pearl drops to the edges 

And made a lace ribbon with some antique / vintage lace I have, using 3D gel to mount
that at the bottom of the butterfly topper. 

Final use marker pen, yes purple to colour the edge of the card blank.

I think the ribbon and lace make this card look rather vintage.... 
I was very lucky to be given a large bundle of old lace a little while back.

I would like to enter it for the following


Thank you for popping over to see me. 

Hope you have a good day.


I did not sleep well ...  wont go into it but will try to put the 
"situation" behind me. 

All to do with asking where is my 
parcel on that Social net work....and the words that came back 
were, in my opinion, unacceptable. 

This too shall is not life or death... so 
I must move on .... 

Glad to say my parcel from DPD is schedule to arrive today :) 

so that is not lost. 

Bye for now and enjoy

Crafty hugs 

Thursday, 19 May 2016

A is for .......

Afternoon to you - 

hope you are well and enjoying your day. 

Been to the Village Hall this morning which was nice. 

Been working on several projects all at the same time yesterday 
but here is my entry for the 

I had several ideas as to what to do with the letter A and came 
up with the following for my tag to follow the theme of using Tags for this 

A is for Acorn..... I have a lovely stamp from Clarity Stamps

and thought great. 

First I coloured the background with three different inks - maybe this should 
be A for Abstract ? :) 

Then stamped in black the image - 

and used my watercolour pencils 
to colour in and then used an almost dry paint brush to blend 
the image. 

Hope you like it.

Well think I will spend the afternoon in my crafty space 
using my watercolour paints....just feel I need some time to 
relax .... will probably end up with MUD :)

Been bit of a stressful day or so.... 

problems with an order I placed via a usually very Good New TV Channel...

 ... had a phone call late last night... they were told only last night that part of the order is missing....
as it is no longer available !!!!

They offered a part refund, I negotiated the refund as the first offer was unacceptable ...

however I was unable to cancel the order ...
the "manufacturer of the goods " had already sent the other items from their warehouse

BUT ...yes you have guessed....

looks like it is DPD have not received it "dispatched" 11th May 2016.

Ok I know all of this is not life threatening but it does wind me up.... !!!

Got that off my chest - thanks for listening

Have a good day and catch up with you again. 

Love all your comments 

Crafty hugs