Friday, 31 August 2012

On time for once...

I think this is the first time I've finished a page on time and managed to post it.  So here's my August page for the 365 Art Calendar hosted by the talented Kate Crane

Haven't even started September yet and I'm off down to Essex to see my grandchildren.  My eldest starts a new school on Wednesday and it's her birthday on Sunday so it will be brilliant to see them again.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Summer Distress Pads

I've had to make a few birthday cards this week, plus I've also managed a few Christmas cards and it's only August.


All the backgrounds are done with the summer distress inks.

It's so humid here this afternoon, just been out with the dog and got wet through, lol.

Monday, 13 August 2012

A little late with August calendar page

I know I'm a little late posting this but been very busy

I decided to go with the Olympics theme and of course there could only be one image to use and that is of Jessica Ennis who also comes from Sheffield.  I need to overstamp her with GOLD.  As usual Dylusion ink sprays through Dylusion stencils for the background.

I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the Olympics, even watched the cycling and rowing, everything was so enthralling and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part, whatever part they played in making London 2012 an unforgettable and marvellous experience.

Pop over to Kate's blog to see what it's all about.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

A couple of journal pages

I've been quite productive on the journal page scene, here are a couple of recent ones...

Dy's ghosting technique and T!m's new stamps

T!m's new stamps

The first page is sprayed with Dylusions inks and the second one is Dylusions inks painted with a brush.  I just love his new stamps but didn't think I would until I used them at AFTH, then of course had to buy some, but limited myself to 3 sets.

I've been busy this week what with buying a new sewing machine, and then having to take it back the next day because of a fault, and in its place buying a more expensive one, well you have to don't you.

Yesterday I had such a lovely, relaxing day with two very good friends Pat and Sandy and Pat cooked us such a fantastic lunch that both Sandy and I had 'food coma' in the afternoon, we just couldn't move, lol.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Craft or go to the pub?

It was our monthly Play Day today and because of holidays and illness there were only 4 of us at the start of the the first decision was shall we go to the pub at lunchtime or carry on with the project.  Now this pub is famous for its pies

Clare tucking into hers (I had the same as Clare - we had chips as well)

Margaret didn't have chips, she went for the healthy option of two small potatoes

Now the pig amongst us was Chris, although to be fair she did ask if it was a large pie (don't know who that man is who sneaked into this piccy) but Chris was trying to stop me taking this photo

As you can see the piece on her very large dinner plate is only half of it.  I have to say that she didn't eat all the pastry, Clare finished it off for her!

Oh nearly forgot to say, that Clare, Chris and I had home made bilberry pie and ice cream, well it would have been rude not to.  Margaret just couldn't eat anything else.

Anyway the project was to alter an apron, here are the usual suspects...

They look as though they're lined up to be shot and all I said was 'say sex'???????????? Leave you to make up your mind what the smirks mean. The aprons are still a WIP of course.

Off to ARTH tomorrow for art journaling, really looking forward to it.