Wednesday, 30 July 2014


My pal Sylvia has been 'at it' again.
I went down to Devon last month to see her and she had just completed a gorgeous quilt for herself. Not only that, but she had also made me a quilt and 2 cushions. 
It's only July and guess what - she's made another quilt
This  is just incredible. I so love those bubble squares. Sylvia is THE most talented lady ever.
Well done. 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Not brilliant but nicer to receive than a shop bought card.
I just have one more of the canvases I prepared on holiday to complete now before I embark on anything new. 

Sunday, 27 July 2014


All the details for this challenge can be found HERE. Painted Industrial on page 46 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities 3 explains this lovely technique. It appears easy but you can achieve a mess if you don't follow his instructions properly!!! As usual Tim and Mario have provided the Curiosity Crew with a stack of goodies to be given to their choice of entry plus there's a $50 voucher generously given by Inspiration Emporium for the overall winner. Give it a go, I am. I have just managed to buy the 3 new 'bug' dies from Tim's alterations range with Sizzix. Not only are they all huge but the detail on the embossing folders is spectacular. I decided to use the bee and make a birthday card.
The base card is 8" x 8" and perfect to take the die cut. The zig zag round the edge was done ramdonly using a Hero Arts stamp and black Archival ink. I then used Tim's honeycomb stencil and wild honey distress ink - got to keep it all on the bee theme!! I would love to tell you how I made the bee but I would have to shoot you afterwards, so am afraid you will just have to buy the book to learn the details. I did notice however, that the die is slightly different to the embossing folder in so much as the folder has antennae on the bee but there are none on the die - poor bee! Having drooled over the Curiosity Crew's samples I 'pinched' one idea and used a crown on the bee's head. The card has been given so when it is opened next month I hope it brings a smile.

Friday, 25 July 2014


I was given my ticket to the show 7 months ago as a present from our Paula and Quenton. It's been in my bag all that time so I didn't lose it. 
Paula and I went last year for the first time and to say we were 'blown away' is a big understatement. 
However, realising we were going on ladies day made our minds start to work overtime - long dresses, hats or similar, wheelie boxes - oh not just plain old wheelie boxes, decorated ones.
I cannot believe I didn't take a photo of Paula's because she has sewn all her flowers and her box was just amazing. I had flowers which I put together and came up with this
The comments we received were numerous. We didn't do it for that we just wanted to take part in the day.
We also dressed the part and I even made my Fascinator . Now I hate having my photo taken but hubby took this of me at 7;40 this morning before I left
Stop laughing!! Actually my day was made when a lady stopped me to say I looked gorgeous. I nearly started to cry, how nice was that.
Didn't buy much but I loved these displays 
Rhodohypoxis / love these as the first we ever bought were from Totnes in Devon so are now called Totnes by us. 
Sempervirens display.
Took this one for hubby as he has a fern collection.
Lovely day. Lovely weather, but most if all lovely company ❤️