Welcome to my blog!

From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Me Time Messages No. 1

Out of sync as the texture paste had to dry overnight - put far too much on!



Front

Quote - I believe in love that's fun, that is caring and that is honest.

Back


I pressed the negative piece of a mask into the texture paste to create the pattern

Hope you have something to look forward to this week!


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Me Time Messages No.2

I am taking part in Me Time Message Summer School put together by Clare.

I have already made me message holder (on an earlier post) and this is MTM 2. I did start with the first one but was too heavy handed with the texture paste so had to leave it to dry overnight.

Front

I used orange and green for the paint stripes but once it had dried it looked black. It reads it is what it is.

Back

It may not look obvious but the dp is upside down - of course I did that on purpose.....
It reads accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what could be.

Hope you are having a crafty weekend!


Monday, 21 July 2014

Moonshine - June Crescent Moon

Let this moon BEE....



Hmm this picture doesn't seem very big..
Anyway
Orange acrylic paint background with shapes and lines in red and yellow paint. Silver acrylic paint wash over that and red, gold and copper (or maybe bronze) paint for the letters. Glaze pens for the writing and flower/bee

Hope your week is starting off crafty!


Sunday, 20 July 2014

My Me Time Message Folder finished!


The front with two pics  (from a while ago) to personalise it.


The back with a picture of one of my handbags (handbag fetish) and one of my filofax which I am currently obsessed with :)



I used bronze acrylic paint and a Tim Holtz stencil -  although the paint is slightly translucent it also gives a great shimmer!


Hope your weekend is going well!!


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Getting started with me time messages.....


Me Time Messages is a free workshop being run by Clare. I have gesso'd and painted my envelope - This is a envelope my oh got with some promo stuff in - it's like a paper folder with ribbon so you can tie it


Other side  - new stamps broken out and used!!



washi tape added  - still not finished as I may do some stencilling and I need to add the title!

Hope you have been getting inky!


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

10 mins journaling

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Lamb hat made by Louise

Friday, 11 July 2014

Dog of the Week

This lovely lad is Willie!


Willie is a shy quiet dog who has only had 4 Races he last raced in April 2013  Willie has a loving nature but would need someone who has the time to spend with him and give him confidence

Willie has not been tested with domestic dogs or cats
 
 
If you would like to make a donation to this very deserving Trust

  please make a bank transfer to

 Oxford RGT – Account No 00515200  -  Sort Code  30-12-51

or send a cheque to Oxford RGT

 c/o 3 Stocks Tree Close, Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxon OX5 1LU  

  Any donations would be greatly appreciated

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Ten minute journaling

Myself and Cherry agreed to try and journal for 10 mins a day! I have bulked out the lettering added highlights and drawn some flowers

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

July gratitude journal

10 mins of journalling so I have caught up with my gratitude journal

Monday, 7 July 2014

Tarmac technique and crafty stash! (picture heavy post)

Following a crafty weekend with crafty pals I thought I would update you with some pics of my makes and my new stash!





before tarmac


with tarmac


Metallic colours look much better and I probably rubbed too much off my seascape one - but I wanted to see the lovely lime colour!!


Crafty stash


I did get some cardstock, white dylusions and embossing wax but didn't take a pic!

The baby stuff will be a present for my niece when I have decorated it all!


Hope you week is starting well


Friday, 4 July 2014

Dog of the Week

This is Molly


Molly has been described as the perfect pet she has a good loving temperament is quiet and clean within the Kennels - Molly travels like a dream no problems at all and she actually sits like a domestic dog.  She was described by her Trainer as good in every way and extremely loving - with a description like that what more could you want!

Molly has not been tested with domestic dogs or cats
 
 
If you can offer this lovely girl a home please visit here



If you would like to make a donation to this very deserving Trust

  please make a bank transfer to

 Oxford RGT – Account No 00515200  -  Sort Code  30-12-51

or send a cheque to Oxford RGT

 c/o 3 Stocks Tree Close, Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxon OX5 1LU  

  Any donations would be greatly appreciated



Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Reasons to be grateful.......my gratitude journal

I didn't finish May as work was so terrible and I have finished June and it keeps echoing... glad to get away from work, glad to finish early...

A lot of the staff are lovely but it's the management, the politics, the ego's......

I have put in an application to University for a 12 month training/working contract - one of my colleagues has applied but we have both applied to different practices so we have our fingers crossed.

On a happier note I have a crafting/shopping weekend ahead with crafty pals and I am counting down the hours. Working 3 evenings this week due to lack of staff so I will definitely be ready for it!

Hope you all have something to look forward to :)