Tuesday 29 May 2012

Papertake Sketch 68

Hi all hope you are well and enjoying this
 wonderful weather. It's been great
to get outside in the garden and tend to the flowers,
 although my backs feeling
it a bit today with all the bending.

Just look at this gorgeous girl in her garden
isn't she so pretty.
I have been on a not buying any more
craft stash until i have used up some of
my extensive range, but had to break it
big time when i saw my teamie Lols card
from the Papertake challenge two weeks ago.
I just fell in love with the stamp and the
wonderful papers so that was it i had to get 
them and this stamp as well.

It's Sketch time this week and what a cracker
it is, great to follow.
We are sponsored by 
Simon Says Stamp.

 I have stamped her onto Bristol Board
and coloured her with my 
Polychromos pencils blended with 
The papers and Stamp are both from
Wild Rose Studio's.
The sentiment stamps are from Lili of the valley.

It's been a while since i have used my Pencils 
i seem to have spates of using one thing then go
onto another. I love the softness the pencils give you.

So why not pop over to 
Papertake have have a go

And now for something completely different

Just look at these fabulous Iris's.
I have had them for years and only one or two would
flower but this year they have multiplied and i had
eight come up and all had two flowers on each stem
they look beautiful.

For some reason there is also a rogue
Iris that has just appeared in the clump and it's
Yellow and white. God only knows
where that has come from, but I'm not

It's forecast rain tomorrow which i suppose
will be welcome, give everything a good drench.
I might have to get into the garden later
when it's cooled down a bit.

Thanks for stopping by today,
if i don't see you again this week
(cause you never know) i hope
you all have a fabulous 
Bank holiday Jubilee weekend.
Take care.

Friday 25 May 2012

Happy Hooking in the sun.....

.....Well more the shade, it's too hot in the
sun, I've just checked my outdoor thermometer
and it's 28C in the shade. Phew!!

So what could be better than a nice brew
a few Bikkies and a bit of hooking.

This is a back for a cushion I'm on with
not long to go until the 
Ta-dah moment. 

I've not been hooking just lately, It was
such a lovely night last night that i was out in the 
garden pottering till 10pm.
The last half hour though i sat and had a shandy
watching the local bat swoop around
after insects and moths it was fantastic
to watch.

Have you been watching Chelsea flower show
 on the Tv all i can say is WOW.
It's inspired me to make a little 
arrangement with what is in my garden.

There's not an awful lot out flower wise just yet.
Here's what i could find.

The Rose smells wonderful it's the first one 
out and there's lots more to come the bush
is full of buds.
The only other flowers out in mass are
Forget-me-not's and Hardy geraniums.
Don't they make a sweet little posy.

I hope this weather keeps up it's
great to be outside, it's like having another

Thanks for stopping by and
have a fabulous, sunny weekend

Tuesday 22 May 2012

True Colours

Hi all on this totally gorgeous day,
it's sunny and warm so this is 
going to be a short post so i can
 get outside in the garden not sat here
at the computer.

Over at Papertake this week we are 
going all patriotic and would love to
see all your projects using 
your own or any national colours.

We are sponsored this time by 
The Ribbon Girls.

Being British I've used a Union Jack
and you can't get more British than a Mini.
So this turned into a birthday card for him indoors.
although it's not till July.

The Mini and sentiments are from a Kanban stamp set.
I have used watercolour pencils to colour it in.
The backing paper are from Papermanias 
Portobello Rd paper pack.
The buttons are also from the same range.

Right that's it for me today I'm off
outside to mooch in the garden.
You've got to make the most of the sun while it's
here it might rain again tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by
Take care
Angie xx

Tuesday 15 May 2012

In the Garden

Hi all hope you are well.
This weeks theme at Papertake weekly
is what i have been up to lately

In the Garden

I love this time of year when everything is
fresh and new and starting
to flower.
So that's what we
want to see on your cards and projects
a garden or flower theme.

We are sponsored this time by
Bugaboo digi stamps
and you could win a fabulous 7

My image is a Molly Blooms stamp called
Sunflower Molly i have coloured her with a mixture
of pro and Flex markers.
The papers are from Dovecraft the 
Retro Floral pack.
Sentiment is from Lili of the valley.
I made a cute shrink plastic embellishment 
out of the Magnolia watering can, i was going to
make it into a dangly charm but changed my mind
and stuck it down instead. It looks like she has been 
using it to water her flowers.

I'm going to enter my card into this weeks
this week they have an inspirational photo for
you to use.

I am also entering it into this months
Bunny Zoe's Craft challenge
It's an Anything goes month. 

Not got a lot done in the garden today
we have had a few showers and even a bit
of hail, although I'm ready for a rest day
i did a lot of digging yesterday and dug up a
few old bushes roots and all which i must admit 
nearly killed me off. (my back is not the greatest)!
I could hardly move last night, I'm no to bad today
so i nipped up to the garden centre 
between showers and bought some
 7ft canes for my sweet peas to grow up.

Thanks for looking today
Take care

Tuesday 8 May 2012


Hi all hope you are well.
This week at Papertake we are going
Cute, Cute, Cute, it's time for all your
cute images to make an appearance.

I love these kind of challenges there
are so many cute stamps or images
it's hard to choose. 
I decided to go with these cute decoupage Badgers,
they are out of those decoupage books i mentioned
a few weeks ago, aren't they adorable.
The sentiment i have used is a stamp
 from Lili of the Valley. 
I have a few anniversaries coming up in June
my own being one, gosh can you believe
it's 19 years.

The papers i have used are from Wild Rose studio.
I have used an X-cut die shape and curled the 
edges to make it look like they are in a flower.
It looks better from the side view, you can see the 
dimension more.

The flowers are Prima Hydrangeas the ones that came in
those fab tins, these are ones again bought years
ago and put on a shelf and not used much,
Not anymore.
The leaves are made with a Martha Stewart punch.

I edged the die shape with silver stickles.

So that's it please check out the 
Papertake blog to see all the other
cute cards the DT's have made.

Thanks for looking today
Take care 

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Funky wrist warmers

Hi all hope you are well i thought i 
would show you what a made yesterday.
When we went away in the camper 
a few weeks ago we had a few chilly 
nights so i thought i would make myself a
pair of Aran wrist warmers ready for our next
trip. With the weather being dull and drab
yesterday and all the chores done i thought 
i would make some. They are quick to make
i had one done before the kids came home from school,
but as soon as Beth saw them well that
was it, they where no longer for me.

I had to finish the second one off last night 
as she decided  she wanted to wear them
for school today. All her friends thought
they were cool.

The free crochet pattern 
i found on the Internet a while ago, i can't just remember
where but if you type in Google  free crochet wrist
warmers, I'm sure you will come across something.
It's great for using up all your 
bits of leftover wool.

The next pair i make are
definitely for me.

Take care

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Morning all hope you are well.
Happy May the first, gosh it's May
already doesn't seem five minutes since Christmas.
I'm sure the days didn't go so fast when i was young!
It's not great here today cold and 
grey. Yesterday was totally different
the sun was out it was glorious i spent the whole
day in the garden. I planted some veg i 
started off in the greenhouse and also 
tackled the weeds that i seen to be an
expert at growing.

It's not gardening weather for me 
today it's stay in and craft weather.
Ooh what a shame...he he.

Anyway it's time for another
and this weeks challenge is 

Anything goes
with the option of adding lace to your 

As always this challenge is sponsored
by the fabulous Lili of the valley
team, the prize is 
a £10 voucher to spend at their store.

My card features one of their older stamps 
but i thing out of all the lili stamps 
she is my favourite.
I have stamped her onto watercolour card and
painted her with my Inktense watercolour pencils.
The sentiment is also from Lili of the valley.
I have used a Magnolia star corner stamp round the edges
with Dusty concord distress ink.
the papers are from Papermaia.
Flowers are a mixture from Wild orchid crafts and 
market finds as is the lace bow.

If you have time please check out the other 
DT's work over at Papertake .
Thanks for looking today
Take care 


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