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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Crazy Purple bird

Good afternoon friends, a lovely sunny day
here today. I hope you all have it too.
Been so busy the last few days but more
about that later.
 
 
 
It's a lucky dip challenge over at 'Less is More'
this week and the theme is.....
 
 
Sprays/Mists
 
 
I stared at my blank card (as you do), and
struggled to find any mojo! Then suddenly
I came up with this idea, happy days.
 
I sprayed by main card then watercoloured
a rough shape of my bird image. Then I
stamped my bird image again in black.
 
 
Hard to think of a sentiment to go with the 
image but I liked this one. Suitable for all
my crazy friends lol, and yes I have a few.
You know who you are he he!
 
 
I loved these crazy bird stamps as soon as I
 saw them. Just had to buy them of course
( that was weeks ago) . They haven't been used
 until  now though... so typical of me lately!
 
 
Anyway come and have a closer look and
 enjoy whatever you have planned for the
 weekend. It's a  long one here as it's a Bank
 Holiday, it will probably rain of course too!
 
 
 
ps.So Sorry this is so long now too!!!, and thanks
 to anyone who manages to stay the course!
 
 
 I have been very busy these last few days.
After hosting our usual Summer party, mainly
for the grown ups. I tend to do loads of extra
special food/drink and really make an effort.
 
 
I made so many fancy starters, everyone loved
 them. Can't believe that every one of them was
 finished .....and the main meal..... and the
 puddings too! I hear they starve for days before
 they come here lol.
 
 
My OH made several types of home-made
 ice-cream too which went down very well
 indeed. Not to mention his home-made lager.
 
 
Anyway I digress. I decided the children
 needed a special day of their own too.
A pirate themed treasure hunt! Ahem....
this was when I got carried away as usual!
 
 
 I bought a big wigwag ( mainly for the boys),
 a pink princess palace (for the  girlies) 
and a 3 way tunnel system. Ok I can hear the
 laughing !!!!
 
 I intend to join them all up  and
 add a small tent I already bought for the
  boys and they love already. Rugs, cushions,
signs, pennants etc. all in place now.
 
 
Yes I am probably mad lol ,but I think they
 are gonna just love it all ! We have a very large
sunlounge at the back and it all fits in there
nicely. Still lots of room to move around thank
heavens.
 
 
I have printed out lots of pirate type signs and 
pictures, hats. OH has painted a wooden box 
gold for the treasure hunt and made binoculars
for the boys. I have filled the box with 'treasure'
now ;)
 
 
I got pirate balloons, eye patches and lots of other
bits for the children to play with. Doing the treasure
 clues took ages (groan), but all finished now.
 
 
So it's all planned , I hope they all enjoy
the day tomorrow and have a good time ;)
I may show you pics later if you aren't too bored
 already. The feathers I cut out and strung together
 for the wigwam was the worst bit! I made 3 strands
but when  I moved them to tie to the wigwam they
all got tangled up. 
 
 
Have you ever tried to untangle
card feathers from a long cotton strand of them?
Which was also getting in between the said 
feathered ends arrrgghhh. I almost lost the 
will to live.
 
 
Anyway it's all done now, I just made a mahoosive 
roasted veg lasagne so I won't have to do much
in the kitchen tomorrow. All the pirate 'stuff'
is in a pile, balloons blown up....and relax!
 
 
My son said "do you hire yourself out for children's
 parties"....I won't tell you what I said !!!
 
 
Bird, TH, distress inks, Heidi Swapp
 
 
 White Linen card
Watercolour card
TH Distress inks
Versafine Onyx Black ink
TH Crazy Birds stamp
WPlus9 sentiment stamp
Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray Black
 
 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Few digi pages

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Hi everyone, just a quick post today. A few digi pages
 I made recently using my own photo's (all Cornwall),
 hope you like them.
 
 
 
ps. I am trying to 'claim' my blog on Bloglovin, hence
 the link at the top. Had a bit of trouble but
 hope this will sort it. Have a good day ;)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 24 August 2015

Smile.....

Morning everyone, just stopping by to show you 
another 'Less is More' card I made. It's a
 sketch this time, see below. 
 
 
Also a few more digi cards and page I have
 made  recently for family members. 
Just a quick post today for a change.
 Enjoy your day ;)
 
 
 
ps. More my colours here I think ;)
 
 
 
 
Smile, LIM, CAS, Flowers
 
 
White Linen card 
Alt E New stamps
Penny Black sentiment die
Lawn Fawn edge die
Memento Angel pink ink
Memento New Sprout ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink 
Versa Color Heliotrope ink
Neat & Tangled clear sequins
Glamour Dust
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
For our son, his new job involves this so I came up with this idea.
 
 
 
 
For my nephew who just turned 17 and loves cars. 
 
 
 
                              Saw our grandson dressed as a pirate for a party and just had to make this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Butterfly Hello card

Good morning friends, phew it's a hot one
here today too. They are saying it might
reach 29-32c...oh my! better make the
most of it as it won't last I am sure lol.
 
 
 
As it's Saturday yet again I am here to 
show you my  'Less is More' card.It's a 
sketch this week (see pic below my card).
 
 
 
I decided to use my new TH distress inks,
Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio.
Well at least it isn't PINK again he he.
 
 
I have changed my header here again,
did anyone notice ?... just one more to go
 this month now. They are all very similar
of course so you probably didn't ;)
 
 
 
Anyway enough of my rambling, come
and have a closer look at my card.
Enjoy your weekend whatever you 
have planned ;)
 
 
 
ps. Our son surprised us yesterday by
 announcing he had a new job! Same place
but in IT security instead of networking.
Firewalls etc., right up his street then...
and more money too!




Butterfly, LIM, CAS

White Linen card
TH Distress inks
Die-namics Double stitched rectangle die
Die-namics butterfly die
Penny Black sentiment die
Creative Expessions 'Flourish' E/F 
Glamour dust
Clear gems from stash











Sunday, 16 August 2015

Watercolour Butterfly card

Good afternoon friends, I hope you are all
enjoying your weekend.
I am late with my 'Less is More' card this 
week......sorry!
 
 
 We had a big family party here yesterday so
catching up today. Great party btw., glad of
a rest today though ;)


Anyway here is my card, the theme this 
week is....


CONGRATULATIONS


I decided to use this butterfly stamp as I
 hadn't used this particular stamp set yet. I
 have so many things ready to use but so
 little time to make cards lately. 
 
 
 
Note to self.....  'stop buying stuff '. Hmm
as if that is ever going to happen lol. It's a
 'one layer' card too, just happened for some
 reason!
 
 
 
 I used Distress ink to stamp it lightly then Zig pens
 to watercolour it. Please do come and have a
 closer look.......





Butterfly, CAS, watercolour, distress inks, Zig pens


Watercolour card 
WPlus9 butterfly stamp
Penny Black sentiment die
TH Distress inks
Zig Clean Color brush pens
Waterbrush
Wink of Stella



Saturday, 8 August 2015

Enjoy Your Day card

Good afternoon friends, and it's a lovely hot and 
sunny day here today. I hope you all have
good weather also ;)
 
 
As it's Saturday yet again I have another
 'Less is More' card to share with you once more.
This time it has to be 'One layer' and ......
 
 
'The Eyes Have It'
 
 
I came up with this idea. I used this cute Sherri
 Baldy digi from her  'Big Eyed Dolls' collection.
This one was already coloured, so I have added an
extra watermark over it for copyright reasons.
 
 
 I just added a matching shadow under the image
 and a sentiment. I added the swirl/swash as an extra
 bit of detail too. 
ps. It's my Birthday today ;), I have had so many
lovely pressies and been very spoilt ! A lovely
massage last week too. 
 
 
Just chilling today, we are having our big family
 party next weekend as two of our family are
 both off camping this week. Enjoy your weekend
whatever you have planned.
 
 
 I will add a recent photo I took of Amelia below 
my card. So happy to get that particular one as
 I have been trying for ages.......isn't she a real cutie ;)
 
 
 
Sherri Baldy digi, CAS
 
 
White Linen card
Sherri Baldy digi image from her 'Big Eyed Dolls' collection
Digital Sentiment and Swash (my own)
Glamour dust
 
 
 
 



Monday, 3 August 2015

Hello card

Good afternoon friends, just popping in with 
another card for this week's 'Less is More'
challenge.
 
 
 
It's a colour  one this week and 'Berry Shades'.
I went with a purple/pink combo here.
Well I just had to sneak in some pink of
course didn't I !  I do hope you like it.



ps. Just realized it was my luverly talented friend Sarah's 
 birthday  yesterday, from 'Sazzle Dazzle Crafts'.
 I hope you had a lovely day Sarah ;)
Have a peek at her blog if you haven't been there.
She makes the most beautiful cards!
 
 
 
It was also my BIL's birthday yesterday too. It's 
mine on Saturday, my  youngest son's on 
the 11th and my  DIL's on the 16th. So much
celebrating to do !!!
 
 
 First time we will all be together with the new
 baby at our usual family Summer party. Also
our SIL has a new job so even more reasons to
celebrate.
 
 
 
I think there will be a lot of the 'falling down
 water' drunk that day ;)



Anyway come and have a closer look at my card.




hello, pink, purple, berry shades, CAS








White Linen card
TH Distress inks
TWC RP Designs stencils
Scrolls die TH?
Clearly Besotted Hello die 
Sequins from stash 



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