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 
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 

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 


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



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 

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 


Well best dash got phone calls to make.

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Monday, 5 June 2017


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


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


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