Monday, 20 November 2017

hello again

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and I'm sure most if not all of you are busy planning Christmas and getting shopping done.  Now the Chinese whisper swap reveal is done I can show you some pages I have added to my scrapbook. First of all is a page showing Chloe my granddaughter who ran a 10k at Disney Paris. Dressed has Minnie Mouse ready to party for Disney 25th anniversary.
Below is a page of my birthday meal and when I found out I was going to Disney. One picture is of my amazing family and the other my good self with my Donald Duck cake which was amazing and made by daughter Karen

Lastly a page for Halloween. My son Paul and his wife Tina at a party. I fussy cut the ghost paper which I think is a fun patterned paper and ideal for the photo. I added some die cuts of ghosts and a witch on a broom etc.

Now parchment! Below one design made two ways! Pattern by Mary Kerr. I love her designs They are amazing to make. I used micro beads in the centre of the flowers on one card and on the other liquid pearls. I also used some glitter on the petal edges on the  card on the right.
Here is a close  up of the design so you can see the difference in the effects in the flower centres.

Below, again are designed Mary Kerr  . same pattern made to ways.

A close up so you can see how mounting on a different colour card can affect the card. One is a tent fold and the other a standing fold, with backing paper added to the back I also used different glitters. the green one has a fine white glitter and the blue one, a glitter designed to look more like snow

My next one is a Anne Quinn pattern. I gave one of my classes this pattern and told them to  enjoy having fun. I haven't seen what they did with it yet, something I looking forward too. I used 3d. I 3D'ed the two ladies first and then finally just the lady in yellow/green.  The gentleman just remains flat .

Now a Judith Maslen pattern. I asked Judith if she had a Christmas pattern with a horse on. She is brilliant at designing cards that are easy to make and look stunning. This one is no different. The horse is painted in black ink, but  you could use a brush marker . To make it darker it is painted front and back of the parchment.

Again,  a pattern by Judith. I will use this one in a lesson. My class need to have practice to understand a printed grid pattern instruction. This one will be ideal. its easy to do and has several different patterns included

A close up of the dolphin design.

So, that is what I have been busy making. I hope you enjoy having a look at my handy work. 
Take care out there but remember to be nice. Spread the love and understanding folks. Make the world a better place by a smile and if you can't say anything positive or nice  remember its best not to say anything at all. Life can be hard enough without nastiness and prejudice and malice. So smile say something nice and look on the bright side. until next post byeeeeee

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

video at last

this is the short video of the exploding box. It has  taken ove an hour and several attempts to upload! But I wasn't about to let it beat me!

Good evening. So far this blog post tonight has been a very annoying  thing to do! I have been sat here over an hour and trying to get a video to upload. I have given up trying! So here are two cards design by Anne Quinn. Grid work done on a diagonal grid.
below is a close up of the grid work.

the Choir Boy below is a design by Judith Maslen and it is a joy to make!
next, a still picture of what is on the video. An exploding box card design by Tina Cox I intend to post   these pictures and then try to upload the video on a separate post! I have to admit I'm getting quite frustrated with it now!
while walking the dog I collected some leaves. After washing and drying them I decided to have fun experimenting. with gold leaf flakes. I have little idea what I shall do with them but they look fab. I think they will end up in my art journal. I used gold, bronze and a mixed lot of coloured flakes
My art journal. there is a craze of drawing and colouring gem stones using blendable pencil This is my first attempt. I found out that the paper in this journal was very poor so I changed it for water colour paper which should give me better results. Plus I need to try doing this on parchment.

Scrapping is next. I cannot show all the pages I have made because they are part of a whisper swap and have to stay hush hush until we reveal in a couple of weeks. This one however isn't part of the swap. I wanted to use up rub ons. they have a shelf life and after that don't work well. I have a love hate thing going on with rub ons I have to admit. Close up shows the flower cluster. The photo is of two of my  beautiful granddaughters.

well I will go ahead the publish this and then hopefully the video with upload on its own post if not I'll try again tomorrow!
Until then I hope you have enjoyed looking at the blog. Please feel free to leave a message on here or twitter or face book. Remember folks. be nice and kind out there, accept folks  as they are and not  as you want them to be. Differences can be beautiful. Diversity means life is interesting. Be positive, kick out the negative .Life is a wonderful gift embrace it and all the lovely different people and the things around us. Value it... look after the planet and spread the love! right now that video wish me luck!

Friday, 27 October 2017

last post for October

Good evening folks. the earlier nights are drawing in so quickly now. Time to draw the curtains and put the fire on and tea-times of stews and casseroles and warming fare . maybe the odd hot chocolate topped with cream or that hot toddy! 
 this will  be my last post for October. I have a mix of parchment and scrapbooking. First of all two cards I will use for wedding anniversaries. The red one is backed with a nice luxury Kanban paper. and pearls in the centre of the flowers. the rings are painted in with gold ink. The teddies are a bit of fun I think.Both were cards I really enjoyed working on.
Below are two cards designed my Judith Maslen. the Santa was a free pattern. Judith is very kind and often offers a new free pattern on her web page. The horse looks simple but it is a little tricky to emboss. the colours are dorsed from the rear of the card.I added a close up of the horse.

Next a card by Zully from the Parchment Craft Magazine December 2015. This one took me some time to make mainly because for some reason getting the grid design to go around the corners just wouldn't work out right! My fault entirely, I just had a mental block! But I am glad I kept the faith and kept on trying and then that feeling when it all falls right and someone turns the light on! LOL snowflakes were supposed to be grid worked but I hold my hands up and I used die cuts. I had spent so much time in making this card I just wanted it done!

close up of that grid work!

Leo. Leo gallops up the stairs and then has to wait for me to join him. I use a stair  lift and its slow. It always seems he sits there looking at me and I can see him thinking "Will you hurry up" It is a page I made for a challenge on a web page

Disney page. sorry for the flash glare on this

it is   a page made for UKS weekly challenge. I needed to use more then 4 patterned papers, a camera icon, one photo, butterflies and stamping. I stamped the date on the camera but the glare from the flash hides that. I used a Bramble fox perspective SMILE in the bottom right corner.
Well, that is all folks for this month. I have no idea what I shall be working on next. I have nothing started on my table, so tomorrow I will find something new.
Each day offers new challenges for us all, we all have that in common whatever our lives are like, we all face challenges in one way or another at some time or another. So, lets help others when we can, accept the differences between us, whatever they may be. Learn to agree to disagree and sort out the problems by talking, communicating not fighting and being  unkind to each other.
Smile and be happy people-- spread the love!
feel free to leave a comment if you wish,
see ya next time!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Hello Again

Well, good evening, we are on the eve of the Birmingham Marathon!  Good luck to everyone and especially my daughter Karen and son in law Marc who are taking part for the first time! So scrap booking has been keeping me busy. First of all photos from the zoo back in June. This is Karen getting her face painted has a giraffe. Yes there is a letter "a" missing on the page. It must have come unstuck and when I get the cricut out again I  will cut another! I used the cricut to cut the giraffes, which I thought looked cute. I have added a close up of those

Below is a page for a up coming challenge on UKS, the lady hosting is doing All Saints day, so a photo of a loved one passed on. :( a huge title or embellishment and something stamped.. So, hard one to do for me because we are very near the anniversary of when we lost our special person.I rubber stamped on craft card and onto the tiny squares. And added a saying.

Now DISNEY! whoop! Thanks to Pol Prince for cutting the cut files for me. She really is a kind lady and very talented. First one is me standing my the castle and I did a little experimenting here. I sprayed some spray  glue onto the page then added glitter. Then I had to lightly scrub some of the glitter off. I think it kind of worked not has well has I had hoped but I'm quite happy with it.

Me again, I mean how does anyone keep calm when they go to Disney. And its a surprise trip to boot. 

Next is the castle by night! Just love those Mickey hands!

Bit of parchment of finish off, a Christmas card which is a design by Anne Quinn. Glitter and more glitter LOL. I  made the topper 3d.

well folks that's it for now. Remember be kind out there, smile, be happy and think positive! until next post byeeee

Monday, 9 October 2017

hello again

Good evening everyone,
I hope everyone is keeping warm and dry. The nights are drawing in ever earlier. I have been busy. Parchment craft and scrapping this time.   first scrapping, the first page is of my good self. Photo was taken by my granddaughter before we left to go to my birthday meal. I wanted the papers to look like a cake. The 65 was on top of the  real birthday cake   my daughter Karen made for me so were the candles. I HAD SUCH A GREAT BIRTHDAY. I was sent to Disney Paris by my family, and spending that time with family was amazing. Go people go! to Disney its pure magic, you can't help but feel it and smile all the time you are there.
Below   Emoji papers are used. This is son in law Marc at Disney USA having fun with the Simpsons.

Now the first of Disney Paris pages. The Princesses. I used a paper by Scrapberry and their Juliet collection. I added a jeweled branch and hung charms from the branch.I also used a 3d Cinderella and some extra flowers.Behind the photos I used some tulle in blue. The light blue perspective is from Bramblefox. They are so light to use, easy to glue and make excellent additions to pages. And they are a very reasonable price and they are adding to their collections all the time. check them out at there will be heaps more pages from my trip in  later posts. So watch this space! or blog! LOL

I have added to close up of that prospective and the branch and charms. You can see the tulle and 3d item too. The tulle is very delicate and just right for a princesses page.

Parchment. Christmas and lessons. The lantern is a new design by Judith Maslen. The bauble is a older pattern from a old version of Parchment craft magazine. the bauble could be removed from the card and hung on a tree.

                                            Close up of the bauble. coloured in blendable pencils.

Last of all a free pattern by Adele Griffins. Traced in pearlized ink and embossed.
So, that is all I have to show you this post.I hope you like what you see. I love crafting I find it relaxing. So, remember to spread the love, smile and give a helping hand where needed if you are able..everyone needs someone! Until next post.. byeeeeeeee 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hello Autumn

Hello Everyone, Autumn weather is here windy and cold and wet! and early dark nights and    darker  mornings. I have some parchment and some scrapping to show you. I have had a fab time away at Disney Paris, a surprise birthday treat from my awesome family. and I will be scrapping the photos for ages I have so many! But that is for another time.
Below is a pattern by Dorthy Holness something a little different. When it stands its like a tall square.But it will fold flat for posting. I painted the flowers with felt tips and a damp paint brush . doing a few layers to build up colour. The lace panels are worked separate and sewn onto card then added to the main piece, they hide where the flowers have been released from the main parchment at the folds. there is a close up up to show the panels

Scrapbooking. I am still catching up scrapping events. 
First is granddaughter Chantel. a couple of snap chat shots. I loved these so I just had to scrap them. I used my minc machine, first time in ages to add foil detail to the square tag. I managed to be able to use the negative of that  too behind the main square.

Below is a close up of the minc foil. the stars are snip art. I have a square of thin chipboard stars and has the name suggested I just used scissors to snip them up into the size I wanted.

 The Zoo in July. Chester Zoo was brilliant.  Wide huge enclosures for the animals, a boat ride, and a bat walk, Which I will never do again, yuk. dark and smelly and bats nudging your hair!no thanks!lol
I took this close up to show that once the arrow paper clip is removed and map still opens

Well that's it for this post. I hope everyone is well and happy. Thought for this time....
"If you are looking for a friend without faults..then you will never have any friends!"
worth remembering, we all have faults, no-one is prefect... so lets enjoy people has they are instead of trying to change them into what we want them to be!
take care out there and see you all next post..whenever that will be!