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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 

Challenges 


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 

Challenge 


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 

xxx 

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 

Challenges 




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 

Challenge 




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 
following 

Challenges 




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??

RIP Dad LOVE YOU



Crafty hugs

x x 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Dark to Light Canvas Dream

Hi there 

How are you today.... it is Sunday and the sun is trying very hard to shine. 

I have been playing doing something different. 

Yesterday I got an old canvas which I had already used and thought I would 
try something different 


So I started painting the canvas with white Gesso and then blue paint. 

While it was drying I played in my new 4" journal with the paints I am going to use.




Can you see how the paint has separated into little balls of colour. 

did not quite work on the actual canvas. Think it soaked onto the canvas. 

Anyway back now to the canvas 

Then used some transparent paste to create the planets on the canvas with 
rays of light radiating out of the planets. 

Filled the circles with Prism paint and waited it to dry 

Added splats of royal blue watercolour paint to the canvas and before it drys 
took my "poky" tool and spread the lines out. 


Then this morning I added more Royal blue across the canvas using 
paints and Gelatos to add texture and depth. 





Can you see the word Dream that was drawn in white paste and the inks below 
leaked into the word. I then added more colour by running over the cream 
Gelatos  crayon. 


I would like to enter it for the following 

Challenges 





Thank you for popping in today

Nearly burnt the cakes !!!! 
Good job Den likes his cakes well done..... opppssssss

Anyway have a great day

Off to play with my sewing machine today. 

Crafty hugs 

xx

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Mans world


Morning all and thank you for coming over to see me today. 

We are off later this morning for a Big Breakfast up at the Village Hall

so thought I would blog early 

Here is a card I have been working on over the last few days. 



Started off with shaving foam papers and white card stock. 


Stamped the image from Clarity Stamps onto white card stock and 
used alcohol pens and watercolour paints to colour in the image


Die cut out and highlighted the edge again with black ink. 

Die cut out a black frame with "dots" 

and mounted onto a piece of shaving foam paper. 

Mat and layered onto another paper and edged with black 

Stamped the sentiment, Dad and Happy birthday all in black 
again from Clarity stamps 

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

Challenges 



Well that it is for now and hope you have a good day 

Crafty hugs 

x x