Thursday, 23 May 2013

Oh Dear.....'s taken me nearly all week to realise....'Yes'  I do have a dog stamp...a digi one actually and I'd forgotten I had it, although it has been well used in the past! (It's for my favourite LiM challenge) Here it is adapted from the PP Frillie Millie Digi which I cut and pasted enlarged and shrunk and flipped etc etc all those wonderful things you can do with a computer, I also decided to go they with a black / neutral theme except for a bit of bright pink on one little poodles top know, the background is also from Pink Petticoat but I printed them in grey scale to go with my theme.  Here is the result hope you like it..........mmm think I may neeed to shop for some more animal stamps... As I am sitting here in my kitchen the sun has peeped through and the flowers that are blooming in the garden are looking gorgeous...fingers crossed for a lovely bank holiday for everyone.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Pretty Giveaways and and Pretty Jam Jars

Twine and Flowers Give away, what more could a crafty girl (or boy!) want pop over to see what's on offer at The Ribbon Girl blog.  Interesting....need to have a think about these, they would make some beautiful cards and I have a couple of notebooks for the grandchildren that need fronts...mmmm!

Busy day today filling our hanging baskets, will take a picture once we get a bit of sunshine to make them bloom.....
Fresh from the Cabbage Patch..............Rhubarb, Cranberry and Apple Chutney....and Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam Some Early Rhubarb sent me dashing off to the kitchen and this is just some of what I came up with...Rhubarb and Ginger Jam, Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam and Rhubarb Apple and Cranberry Chutney...all tied up with some pretty papers labels and cords. 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Hollyhocks and butterflies

Hello, hello, hello on this windy morning, but at least the garden is beginning to bear fruit and I have made some Rhubarb and Ginger Jam and the flowers are starting to bud .

I decided this morning to try something new after a busy week and play with my purchase of a few months ago in Dubai of all places (where I've found a couple of craft shops at last!)....a Donna Downey Mask called Hollyhocks. 

Well where does the time go....

I've spent most of this morning 'playing' with the mask using different colouring techniques never having used one before I don't think this will be my last mask and I decided I liked the end result of this one enough to enter it in for this weeks challenge at LiM which is a Colour Challenge - choose TWO opposite colours from the Colour Wheel

 I added a tiny bright orange butterfly (highlighted in glossy accents) to my deep blue hollyhocks which I trimmed to final picture not the mask I hasten to add .......and backed onto card which I printed from the Colour Collection in Boutique Blue by PP.   The verse is one of a series I love and use over and over again they are also from PP 'Simple Sentiments'.