Monday, 31 October 2016

Halloween craft

Hello, I thought I would update the blog with the two new items I have completed.
I HATE Halloween but the weeks challenge was that theme so I grabbed a photo from facebook of granddaughter Chloe. I used Graphic 45 paper, as I loved the "C"  which fitted in fab, I added some glitter glue around that to help it stand out. I used a fussy cut piece from anther piece a paper, I can't remember the maker of that one sorry. I used it last year and I knew I had this small left over off cut which fitted in fine.The challenge set was to use orange,black and white. Plus Halloween as a theme and visible journalling. The arrow in the clock face is loose so it will spin.
The next is a parchment piece. Its a free pattern by Julie Roces. I love her designs. I think this one may be a little too big to use has a Christmas card. I should have resized it a little smaller. but I enjoyed working on it that is the main thing.
Well, that's it for this time. I am back on crutches until the leg muscles heal. I feel I took a step backwards but needs be...
Take care out there folks and remember spread the love and be nice.... a friendly smile can brighten someone's day!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

been busy

Good Morning everyone out there in Blog-land! How are we all doing today? Fit and healthy I hope. No doubt getting ready for Christmas. I have made a start on prezzie buying and making the odd card.
This post is a mixed post
  of scrapping and parchment
remember I posted a while back, some stitching I had done and I had no idea what was to become of it? Well. here it is! The poppies are in my garden. I love poppies.Wear yours with Pride! Its that time of year we all honour those who gave their life to defend freedom. We WILL remember and indeed should NEVER forget.

This is a page from a holiday in Florida. some of my family went there on hols this year and the younger ones went to Disney. Well you are never too old for Mickey Mouse and friends are you? :)
The paper was sent to me by a good friend in the USA. I made a inverted frame for the photo and then added fine glitter and some tiny gems to the paper and I think that is about all its needs. The patterned paper is Scrapbook Customs... I used a second sheet of 12x12 card for the base. No one was going to see it, so I used a sheet of card that I had had ages and didn't think I would use. It was a all over glittered pink and been in the stash for ages. I thought it uses it up and that's better then just throwing it away!
More Mickey Mouse this time in Paris. My two daughters and one of their hubbies did the 5k and 10k run in September. here will be more pages showing them all dressed up.

so, parchment just the two but I am working on a the next one! Simple designs but effective. 
So, quite a few news things added this morning. I am sitting here listening too Phil Collins on the CD player. Lovin' Michael Buble's new CD, It has to be the best he has put out there, I know I love all his stuff but this CD is really worth the listen... the Phil Collins is called "The Singles"  old and successful faves mixed with the songs that didn't quite make it big. Easy listening. 
I am still struggling with the muscles in my leg but slowly they are repairing.
Well, enjoy your day, remember folks as always, be kind out there, some people may be grumpy etc . OK they may just be grumpy :) but you never know what problems they are dealing with. spread the love!

Monday, 10 October 2016

can;t sleep so.....

Here's the parchment card I have been working on. Its in the Parchment Craft Magazine and designed by Nettie Kramer. I used oil based pencils to colour the first layer and then used aqua pencils on top. It's called the wet and dry technique. The oil pencils protect the parchment, (which hates water), from the water colouring. It was a nice one to do.

I have started a new 5d painting and I have been looking through the older parchment mags and picked out three patterns I would like to try out. I really should be doing Christmas cards. I don't need many and should make a start.

I am still having some discomfort with the muscles in my leg and I think while walking the dog I'll have to go back to using a crutch until they heal. Its quite painful and they need time. I am a bit upset at taking the backwards step but hey ho. No need to build it up into a bigger problem in my mind then it really is!

So I need to try and sleep so sweet dreams keep safe and remember be nice out there!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

good morning

This is eldest daughter Karen , check out her blog at http:// she is very good at running and has a busy life! She loves her hats! I made this for another UKS challenge. Lots of challenges using autumn colours this month.

This one is 5d diamond painting. I took me ages to complete but its worth it. It will be framed to go to son in law Marc for his firms charity raffle. 

This is the October monthly challenge over at UKS. I had to follow a colour palette basic browns and creams. Its my lovely hubby Kevin. in a week or so it will be four years since he died, but he lives with me in spirit every hour. SO glad I scrap and I can keep the memories for the future generations. I used basic kanban card stock and some gold accents stickers by my Shimelle which I brought from Hey Little Magpie. the MDF is from Fernli designs. Great prices and quick to send if you need any go look see what you think. the paper with stars on is Simple Stories. one of those sheets you cut up to use the journalling bits and frames. They go a long way so I love those. 
Well, the sun is out and its a great October day. I had a bump on my bad leg, kids playing in the supermarket with a trolley crashed into me. I cant move out the way quick enough these days. So its sore and painful but it'll be OK with rest. Whatever you are doing in the week ahead enjoy! remember keep safe out there, spread the love and be nice.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

parchment and more scrappy stuff

this is a book style card I made in parchment for my eldest  daughter and her hubby. a few layers and I'm pleased how it turned out!

this one was for another UKS challenge. I used a very pale lilac card stock and a Kanban Heavy weight patterned  acetate with a thinner shadow vellum. I Had to use a sea/sky photo, gold and a circle. I tied a tag to the circle.

This page was supposed to meet the the requirements of the above but has it went along it suddenly came out different and nothing like planned or needed to meet the challenge! I used a black card stock and a tando stencil with Heidi Swapp coloured textured paint to get what I hope looks like tyre tracks.
So I am now upto date for blogging. I am still working on the Christmas 5d painting. Lots of colour changes in the tiles and its taking time but I find it so relaxing. I am also working on a birthday card in parchment for someone special...;) I'm sure I'll blog it all when done. SO leave a message if you want to let me know you called by and keep safe, spread the love and be nice out there! All you need is LOVE...right?

hello October

I hope everyone is well and happy in blog-land this morning. Sun is shining here in Cumbria but there is a sharp nip in the air!Here are two pages I have done over the weekend. Snowdon is my daughters trek up the mountain. I used white and stock and scraps for this one. I was following rules as both these pages will be used at some point over at UKS for challenges. The next one is on a paper by Kaisercraft paper. Their collection called Boho Dreams which can be brought from Crafty Charlie. I used flowers from my stash and a chip board frame which I gessoed and then used rub- ons to colour. So now I need to go and see what else I need to upload, to add to this blog. I am still getting to grips with windows 10 where photos are concerned and every time I think I cracked it, they update and I have to start learning all over! so remember keep crafting, feel free to leave a comment and remember folk spread the love and be nice out there!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

good afternoon

Hello, how is everyone? Well and happy I hope just nipped on to share two projects
a fan in parchment and a scrappy page. It was my birthday yesterday, and every year I make a page for me. A little update on how I view life. What I am reading, planning etc. the fan is a pattern by Julie Roces, I added a 3d flower for that little bit extra. the scrappy page is white card stock with a red spotty page underneath, the spotty paper came from USA and has no maker on it, I took a selfie and cut the title on the cricut. Stitching around it  with thread. I printed off my journaling  and edged it with a red pro marker so it stands out against the white, The frame around the numbers is one from a chipboard pkt I have had for a while!  So that's my update for now, I am still working on a Christmas 5d diamond painting, Its huge and lots of colours and I have a long way to go before its done. So, take care out there, and remember spread the love and be nice!