Friday, 10 February 2017

more craftiness

Good evening all
 I thought I would update the blog as I have a few things completed. First one is butterflies for a challenge on UKS the papers are pink pasliee (top paper) and Anna Griffin. I coloured the border in felt tips so the page had some colour and added tiny gems to the centers of some of the flowers. I used Heidi Swapp texture paste through a old metal stencil  to add extra butterflies.
 The next two are the page and a close up of the layers. It is a old retro picture of family at a wedding. I thought I would never get to scrap this one but again a challenge on UKS fitted the bill. I love the challenges because it encourages me to scrap more and challenges me out of my scrappy comfort zone when I have to include all  requirements on the page.In this case.  patterned papers, a few die cuts and a shade of yellow.


This is Florida at night. Some of the family went there on holiday last summer and took pictures of the sky line from the moving car. Its a new way to scrap a photo for me but I think I pulled it off. I used glitter on some MDF shapes to show up the fact the lights shining out into the night.


A parchment card. All ready to send for a birthday. Pattern by Anne Rowntree.

I hope you have enjoyed looking, any questions please ask I'll do my best to answer.
Keep warm and safe and remember people spread the love, be nice and smile!


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Hello February

Hello and good evening all, It is just about still evening. I can't sleep so trotted off to the kitchen to make a hot drink and thought I would update the blog has you do at this time of night!
A couple of parchment pieces first of all. One a card and the other a framing piece. The card with the cats is a design by Linda Williams and the framing piece is by Kanny. both  patterns are in the parchment craft mag summer special of 2014!

Next I have entered the wonderful world of planners! 

I decided to go for a recipe planner to start me off. I intend to only add recipes I have tried and like and will make again. My planner is a Me and My Big Ideas planner available from Hey Little Magpie.I brought a boxed kit so I got the planner and a few stickers and things to use with it. But they do have different ones available. I have photoed the cover for you to see and my first page. Baked egg peppers. I intend to do with every recipe like I have on this first page take a photo after I have made it and give it a star rating.Tom's Daily Plan by Tom Daley is where this recipe hails from. Its a excellent book, recipes that are easy and you can get what you need from any supermarket, easy to cook and nice simple everyday food which is good to eat but still healthy. there's simple exercises no gym fees or special treadmills etc and life hacks to help you manage the sweet tooth... and boy do I have one of those! The book is available on Amazon and good book stores! So, I'll let you know how the planner develops... I have brought things like Smash books before which are sadly sitting on the shelf unused!  But, the planner is already underway so that's got to be a good sign! Go me! 
so now I bid you all goodnight....sleep well my friends and remember be kind and nice and if you can't say anything good  don't say anything at all! 

Sunday, 29 January 2017

scrappy post

I have been scrapbooking over the last couple of days Both pages are for challenges on UKS the first one.. I love that collage photo. Its printed on my Canon Selphy, and I love my little printer so much. One of my better and more used buys! Its the same photo but top left is black and white and top right is filtered with latte and the bottom has no filter at all. I cropped the photo down so it would print. The heart paper is PINK PAISLIE...the strips at the side of the photo are fussy cut from a sheet of paper sent to me from USA. The rest of embellishments have been in my stash far to long.
The ones below...well I don't really like this photo of myself I think I look so old and wrinkly! LOL It was taken at the butterfly farm in Stratford upon Avon in January. Well worth the visit, so many different colours and sizes and its a great day out. I had a lovely time there with my granddaughter Chantel and her partner Jordan.
  Again printed on the Selphy. The small photos were printed as a collage but I cut it up into four lots. I have added a close up of the verse which is printed on the patterned vellum . Again, that's been in the stash pile for far too long!

So, I seem to be doing rather well at keeping the blog updated! I hope someone is looking but hey ho... I enjoy blogging and keeping a record of what I've done. So, keep safe and warm and remember kind words and a smile go along way! Spread the love and keep the peace, The world needs it right now!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

I've been busy

Hello, Well, the weather is cold and its far better to stay inside in the warm and craft! I have got my bus pass sorted this week...so I'll be enjoying getting out and about more! When the weather is warmer that is.
                                                   Lets stat with some parchment...
This is a pattern by Florence Holmes. Heaps of cutting out and grid work. It was worked on a bold diagonal grid, and the white work flowers are set off wonderfully well. I added a Happy Birthday. and I am quite pleased how it turned out.
Now scrapbooking.
Granddaughter and her Partner took me to Stratford upon Avon to the butterfly farm. I loved it. I used a new texture paint a friend sent me from USA. It shines so much more then shows up on the photo! and I love it the colours are amazing.

This is me and my dog. A selfie. I have included a close up of  the doggies. I had a cut off of material and I sat cutting out the doggies motifs and sewing them onto a backing of felt.I added a tiny bead for the eyes.I hate sewing. I would never think of sewing a button on or repairing anything! But for craft well..... that's a different matter

Last but not least. A vintage photo of one of my granddaughters,  photoed with her Granddad photos like this are so precious now Kevin is no longer here ,it brings back happy memories. I used a sissix die  to make the rosettes. I added a couple of layers behind the photo and a couple of tassels and ribbons to the one side for added interest. I love the way the pale green and pale pink came together with a pop of the yellow in the patterned paper.
So, that brings my blog up to date. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been making. Feel free to leave a comment and say hello. Take care of yourselves and remember folks, celebrate our differences and spread some love..





Monday, 16 January 2017

scrappy post

today made this page.... my eldest daughter run a 10k in Disneyland Paris in December 2016 and the day after she had ran a 5k! this time dressed as Mary Poppins! I got the idea for the writing while watching a you tube video. It was done slightly differently in the video so this is my take on it. The font is cut on the Cricut and is Cindy Lou cartridge. I used a blue ink to add some pale splatters to break up the white. adding two fancy paper clips, one on  the main photo and the other being the arrow bottom left. I kept embellishments to the minimum, thinking the title was the main thing other then the photos.  I am not 100% the splatters work, but hey ho...they are on there now! I am quite pleased with the overall finished result. so, I hope you like it, please feel free to leave a comment.All feedback welcome.. Take care of yourselves and remember spread the love people!


Saturday, 14 January 2017

more crafytness

Well, hello again, how are you? I hope everyone is keeping warm and snow free!Its cold in Cumbria and we are lucky all the white stuff as stayed where it belongs...on  the fell tops!

I have shown one like this before(top pic) only a little different. This is for a friend but I'm not saying who! LOL three layers of parchment, on glitter card and toppers, ribbon and bow finish it off. It will also double as a sample card for my more advanced class. the next pic is for the less experienced class. Its a pattern by Judith Maslen. easy and pretty. I think they will enjoy making this one.
And lastly a scrapbooking page. My two wonderful daughters ran the 5k at Disneyland Paris last year dressed up like monsters inc!  They looked fab and had great fun. I used a sissix font Big Hop for the title. I printed the cartoon off the web and cut it out.  The patterned paper is paper par-razz.. had that for ages in a book... the whole page fitted UKS January house challenge. 
So, blog updated again.I hope everyone as enjoyed taking a look at what I have been doing.
Please remember spread the love and live and let live...we are all different lets embrace the differences and celebrate all the things that make us all unique 



Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Happy 2017!

Hello!
I hope this year will be kind to us all. Bring lots of laughter, good health, and joy!
I had a nice time in the south with my family, not being to travel to warmer places after my operation.I got to spend time with my little fur baby too! I really hope mid February  when I see the doctor he will say Leo, my furry pal can come home. But I can't walk him until the  man  "he say YES"! LOL
I thought I would show you the last Christmas card  I made in 2016 and the last scrappy pages, first and then the first scrappy pages and parchment of 2017.
This is a pattern designed by Anne Quinn  It is done on a straight and diagonal grid. I added a star brad at the top of the tree for that bit of Christmas bling!
this tree raider is Kit, my youngest daughters cat. Always loves pinching bits off the tree. It was made
for a UKS weekly challenge. I needed to use traditional colours, a group of three and have a Christmas theme for the page.
 Youngest daughter Angela meets Minnie Mouse!
This is Jordan and  granddaughter Chantel. They walked around Ennerdale Water. For fun on a foggy and damp day.  This is the first scrappy page of 2017! I  had one very long and narrow photo sent to me to use. So, I printed it twice and joined them together!  I used a craft paper doily and a bird and branch sticker. Again, made for a UKS challenge. I needed to use blue, bling and one of something. SO I added the one pin flair button top left.
Last but not least! the first parchment cad of the year. The design is by Pat Murphy! 
so, that's the blog updated with what I have been creating! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my work.
I am so looking forward to a new whisper scrappy page challenge starting soon over at UKS! Plus, next month I am restarting teaching parchment craft. will be nice to see the pupils again and get everyone back to using the tools and skills. So, take care, smile a lot and remember be nice out there a friendly hello and a smile can brighten someones day!