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!


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

September update

I hope everyone out there in blog-land is happy and well. It's been a while since I posted sorry about that! So, here's a few things I have made since the last time I blogged. This is my youngest daughter and her hubby, I did this page for a challenge on UKS, I used a dinner plate, a tea plate and a saucer and cappuccino  cup to draw the circles with a red pro marker. I added brads and sticky backed hearts at random and  some butterfly embellishments to complete the look.

These pages are of family in USA on the gun range. I used plain white card stock and black paint through a Andy Skinner stencil. the names a rubber stamped in black ink. I wanted this to be a little messy.
Here's a new craft for me. 5D diamond painting. It's a little like painting by numbers meets cross stitch but it's all done by adding beads or rhinestones to a sticky canvas, the canvases are cheap and it's super easy to do and a great time waster! Check out ALISEXPRESS for canvases and indeed heaps more, fabric, crafty stuff  and all-sorts! Its run a little like eBay but in China. Don't let that put you off postage is often free or little tiny amounts and they send things a lot quicker then you think! I love this craft and as I am taking a mini break from parchment craft this is ideal. The first canvas is made with round plastic tiles and the dancers are made with round rhinestones. I am now working on a Christmas themed canvas that as square tiles. When its finished I'll let you see. I should say you buy the whole thing as a kit. so you get the canvas, the beads/rhinestones. and a little tray to put the beads in. I would recommend to buy some small lidded pots so you can add your beads into those and out the cello bags they are supplied in. I number the pots according in the canvas details. Amazon do some sauce pots 50 pots for under £4 p&p free! Ideal.

Well, folks there's another couple of things to upload but the PC is taking sooooo long and being painfully slow but then it is on charge.... I'm not over technically minded so I don't know if that's why its slow! I'll upload those and more soon. Until then take care spread the love and peace and be nice out there!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

a morning with my art jorunal

well, I decided the AJ had sat on the shelf  long enough without being used and it must be feeling sad. I felt the need to get messy and here is the result , I got a lot out my system this morning. It is amazing how paint and ink and gesso can clear your mind .... I got a bit sad and disgusted by something I read.. not about me I may add but I felt sad that people could be so yuk. this morning well, new day and all that jazz and I decided to let it all float in the ether, life is too short. so, yesterday I made a new scrappy page. Son in law  Marc with his partner in crime Leo, my dog. They jog for miles, and enjoy it. Marc took a selfie.... so this is a happy page, shows the joy of simple things and the friendship
of a guy and a dog! I have another couple of pages all prepped ready to let the feelings flow. that I will post another day. But please people remember.... to each their own choices. It may not be your bag but hey ho spread the love and leave the hate behind... with everything happening in the world right now....we could all do with a spoonful of acceptance and a jug of understanding and bucket full of love! be nice out there!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

so, at last the ironing is done and I have taken some more pictures! first up two pages from when my youngest daughter Angela and her hubby Marc went to New York.On other pages, I seem to have gone a bit mad over stitching. I don't like sewing at all, ask me to sew on a button and that'll be a no! but on card that'll be a YES! Water, Water was for a challenge on UKS, and of course my youngest daughters lovely cat Kit! well, the sun is out, there's 60/70s music playing on the radio, and what shall I do now? wait for the postie to bring my circle journal home! Once he's delivered it'll be time for a game of ball in the garden with my dog and lunch! take care out there!

Monday, 15 August 2016

so this is August

Hello again, its been a while so I thought I should up date the blog. I have been doing less parchment and more scraping, which I have been enjoying a lot, so without more rambling here's a few pages I have made and the one main parchment piece I have worked on, a clock! The clock was fun to

make and yes it works and I made two, one for a friend. Some of the pages were for challenges on UKS and for a Chinese whisper swap I am taking part in, sadly coming to a end but another round will soon start. I just had to do a page about getting my first passport at the ripe age of 63! 
My hip and leg  are improving g and getting stronger and life feels good..... I have a more positive outlook, I am trying to loose weight and get fitter and trimmer, using Tom Daley's tips and hints on you tube, I kid you not. I found I like wholemeal pasta better then the white stuff! and some of his exercises are really helping me strengthen the muscle in my poorly leg. So thanks Tom Daley!  I wish him well for Friday and hopefully he'll go GOLD for GB. So there are more pages I need to take pictures and I will add them soon promise. till then, take care leave a comment if you will...always good to know I'm not talking to myself!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

catching up...a little

Well, its been a while since I blogged so here is a quick catch up with some of what I have been doing. I have other craftiness I have yet to photo, so watch this space! I am really enjoying my scrapbooking at the moment but still keeping the parchment craft up to speed too at the moment I am making a clock, Will show the final result when its done. Well, folks the dog needs a walk and there's more crafting to do. so take care and drop by again soon!

Sunday, 19 June 2016


Here I am can't sleep and trying to work out how to add widgets to my blog, having claimed my blog I have no idea what to do next...oh well one for the more technical minded  KIDS HELP! LOL