Sunday, 19 July 2015

12 TAGS OF 2015 - JULY

Have a look HERE for the details of Tim's July tag. Back in the land of the living after my 2 weeks of 'duty'. Glad that episode is over! I haven't been able to give any thought to this month's tag and as Tim made his to celebrate the USA on July 4th, it was quite a challenge to incorporate his techniques this time. However, I got up this morning with my determination hat on and came up with this.
The word at the top says WISH. It's a bit hidden by the tree charm. I used new distress markers, abandoned coral, hickory smoke and blueprint sketch to colour wash over the images and they look great. So the little acorn is wishing he could grow into a big tree! One day, dear, one day.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

THANK YOU TO A FELLOW .............,

I haven't been around last week and this due to a ' you can't get out of this' calling.
Some lovely company and some not so nice.
One really lovely, bubbly lady brought me this yesterday
It's a metre of top class Liberty fabric. I just adore it.
Couldn't pay her, she wouldn't take anything anyway, so last night I quickly made this little thank you canvas.

Made a giggly lass giggle a bit more.

Saturday, 4 July 2015


I like bright colours but these are really bright.
One side of the garden, where my perennial border is, is subtle with hues of pinks and purples, but the pond side has tree ferns and bright annuals so it required colour to match.
The pads are nearly complete for one chair, the cushion is finished but I've run out of red material to complete the other cushion. 
On with the other seat pads then. 

Saturday, 27 June 2015


I haven't been able to post on my blog for a while as I've been away and then doing 'catch up' before the next 2 weeks which won't belong to me.
Last weekend we went to the Weston Park model air show again. It really is a good show and well worth a visit. However, the front bit of the exhaust went on the motorhome part way down the M6 causing a bit of a nuisance. Hubby, being one of the most able men ever, did a quick patch up job on Monday  morning so we could get home. Our lovely next door campers also lent a hand.
Here they both are getting the job done using this
Of course it was empty!!
I took lots of fabric with me and cut out a few sewing projects to keep me going for a while.
I made a new Summer door wreath before we went away and though I say it myself, it looks lovely.
Must get that letter box flap re- painted!!
My garden is growing well but the cucumbers and dwarf beans are not. I've sown 2 packets of both so far and hardly any have sprouted. Those that have grown have been eaten despite the wool slug pellets surrounding them. I did manage to pick a few little flowers for a vase and am now cutting sweet peas.
Hopefully I will get my crafting mojo back. I am looking forward to a little crafty session next month with my step daughter and a lovely crafty friend. If I can I will post a photo or two when that happens, until then xxxx

Monday, 15 June 2015

12 TAGS OF 2015 - JUNE

Did I mention that I was a Tim tag winner last month?? I did, oh well I'm mentioning it again because I was so excited, even more so when after contacting Mario he replied saying I had won a $25 voucher for Simon Says Stamp. Yippee! A massive thank you to Tim for running 12 tags and picking my name out. On to this month's tag. It showcases both Tim and Mario's great love for Starbucks. The die is perfect for mimicking their coffee cups but sadly I don't have one. I began by trying to make a cup cake incorporating card, corrugated card and plastic. To be honest it looked such a mess that it's gone in the bin and I started again this time using my all time favourite die, Umbrella Man.
I managed to make my background by very carefully dragging 3 colours of Distress ink pads across the stencil. It worked and I didn't compromise the pads - result. The rest was simple as you can see and I made the umbrella with recycled plastic packaging, Snow Cap distress paint and a tooth pick! So cherish each day even if it's raining, but wish for sunshine along the way.