Friday, 31 August 2012

My friend Joyce

 Above is the card I made my very good friend Joyce, we have been friends for 54 yrs and when we where young (cough cough ) this was us. The fair one is Joyce and the dark one me, wish there had been a dark haired girl with the jeans but unfortunately not, as that is how we dressed a lot. Can you remember girls when we used to roll our jeans up to look trendy and loved listening to the records on the juke box. Those where the days, not a care in the world
Deb asked me to make her a card as a thank you for the chap who did there wedding album and this is what I came up with. I am so pleased she liked it, as you will of gathered it is my eldest Son Simon and his new wife Deb. I really hope he will be happy this time

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Journal pages

Above and below are my latest journal pages I have made for the swap I am in on Kateyscorner group. Every month we have to make 2 pages about things we like, well I love doing crosswords, I do an average of four a day. I can't always finish them but my Hubby finishes them for me and then tells me off for my spelling. I must be the worlds worst speller but as I tell him I am keeping his brain active making it work harder he he.

I also like Steam-punk so have included some of that too. The base of the page is crosswords I have done painted over with a thin layer of white emulsion the went over that with Pans pastels. I am getting to really like those, have used a mixed media of stamps. There are some Indigo Blue and a couple of Viva las Vegas. I am still learning journaling as it is new for me but am enjoing the challenge

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Birthday and wedding

 It was one of my friends birthday the other week and made her the above card, she likes Betty Boop so had to include her and seeing she was at the seaside used the stamp from a 100 percent ( think that is there name). I really like this stamp, sorry Cath know you got her first but could not resist
My eldest Son got married again the other week and this is the card I made them, I don't know why but I always struggle with wedding cards. Anyway they liked it and that is all that matters. I hope he will be really happy, I like Deb. The stamps I used for this one are from Dimension
Sorry Folks not good at the writing part but before I go I hope you are all enjoying the sun, been really warm here in the North East which is quite unusual. I am not complaining I love the sun, it cheers you up

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Playing with beads

 Finally had a bit of inspiration, been looking at my beads for weeks and did not know what to do, finally achieved these. Above is a necklace I made myself with some nice big blue wood beads I got off Create and craft. Thought Ted could show them off for me, just love this Bear got him out the charity shop and when you switch him on he talks and moves, how could you not love him, worth every penny of his £3.50
Above are some bracelets have been learning myself to make where you do the knotting and tie your beads in as you go. I like these and are dead easy to do once you remember the sequence of the cord when you are doing the knots. Hope you like my efforts

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


 The above and below are my ATC for KC's July ATC swap, the theme was gate fold and your choice of subject. So I picked African, what a surprise I just love African and doing sunset themes
 Below is a birthday card I made for a friend again African, she is a Masai, I am pleased I don't have to walk round with all those things round my neck, I suppose it saves you having to wash your neck LOL
Haven't we had some lousy weather, do you think we are ever going to get any summer, I feel for those who have had floods, at least we are not that bad