Tuesday 26 June 2012

Sketch time

Hi all hope you're well, it's a bit of
a Boo hoo day for me, my baby (she's nearly 12)
has gone off to London on a 3 day trip with 
her school. We were up at 6 this morning as 
they where leaving at 7.30 to catch the train.
Though when i got up this morning
she was so excited she was already up
watching the TV.(Why can't this happen on
 a normal school day??????????) 

Anyway I'm sure she will have a fabulous time
they have a none stop schedule seeing all the
sights and the weather isn't to bad thank goodness.

At Papertake this week it's time for another
brilliant sketch from our lovely

We are sponsored this week by
Simon Says Stamp.

This time i felt it worked better for me if i 
flipped the sketch on it's side.

I thought it was time to have a play with 
these fabulous Patchwork Pixies again
they are so adorable.
I have used Bristol Board and coloured with
Polychromos Pencils and blended with
The papers are from Basic Grey.
Flowers are from Wild orchid Crafts.
Scallop oval nesties and i have used 
Antique Linen and Vintage photo distress inks.
Ribbon and faux brads from stash.

Look what I'm going to tackle next

With having loads of time to kill this morning
i ended up in a yarn shop (i don't know how that
happens, it pulls like a giant magnet). 
Next thing i saw this fabulous
yarn, i just love the colours they just jumped out at me
from the shelf and look if you bought the wool
you get a free pattern. I have never tried
making sox so this should be fun.
Watch this space.

Thanks for looking today and 
please stop by Papertake weekly and 
have a go.
take care 

Tuesday 19 June 2012


Hi all hope you are well, It's 
Bingo time this week at 
Papertake so eye's down and 

As usual you can choose 3 in a row
up, down, across or diagonal it's up
to you.

 I have gone for
Ribbon, Free( Pearl gems) and Blooms.

Out came my Sarah Kay stamps these are so
pretty and perfect as all the flowers are
blooming in the garden.
She is coloured with Promarkers and 
edged with Antique linen distress ink.
as is the sentiment.
The Blooms are from Wild Orchid crafts
the ribbon is seam binding.
Papers are from K&Co.

This weeks challenge is 
sponsored by the fabulous
Ribbon Girls
who have a £10 voucher
to spend in their store.

So why not have a go 
cause you never know.

I've got another wildlife 
piccie to show you.
We have had three baby squirrels
playing in the garden lately

Aah they are so cute 
i managed to get a good shot at
one who was climbing up the garage wall.

 It was crawling along the wall, it looked a bit like
They are so good at holding on.
I walked into the conservatory and there it was
good job i actually had my camera in my
hand, because as soon as it noticed me it was off.

Thanks for looking
take care

Tuesday 12 June 2012

3 2 1

Hi all hope you are well and not to wet.
Fortunately here in the North West we have 
managed to escape all the horrid weather
that has been about over the last few days.
Which make a nice change for us anyway.

This week over a Papertake we have a

3 2 1 

We want to see your cards and projects 
with 3 of one thing, 2 of another and 1 of
something else ( if that makes sense).
This weeks challenge is sponsored by
Whiff of Joy.

 I have used
3 Pearls, 2 Papers and 1 Image.

The image and papers are both from
Wild Rose studios. The papers are called 
Vintage Rose.
I have used Polychromos Pencils to 
colour the image with and blended it
with sansodor.
The sentiments are computer generated.
The paper doily is from a Marianne Creatables
die and i have used Tumbled Glass distress
ink to highlight this and round the edges 
of the image.

I have also got my latest crochet cushion to show

I had seen this granny square here and there on
blogland and loved the pattern and thought it
would make a good cushion. Doing a
bit of digging i found the pattern in the
book 200 crochet blocks by Jan Eaton.
it's called Tricolor square.

 I just made a plain granny square for the back.
I need to get a bigger cushion middle for it though.

Thanks for stopping by today 
take care

Tuesday 5 June 2012

Dad your the best

Hi all hope you are well.
It's Anything goes week at Papertake
Weekly and as it's 
Fathers day coming up soon 
for us in the UK we have 
the optional extra of making it a
card with a male theme.

Out came this cute Teddy Bo image 
he's perfect for all those dads out there.
I have coloured him with Polychromos pencils
and then used sansodor to blend the colours.
The papers are from Papermania's portobello road
paper pack.
These papers are great for male cards.

Check out the Papertake challenge blog
and see the other DT's fabulous work.

Here are some pictures i took the other day 
in the garden, I've had a few busy bird mums 
and dads on the feeders coming and going with food 
for the hungry little mouths in the trees.
It was hard to try and get photo's of the baby's 
they where deep in the tree, but i managed
to get this of a parent on the feeder.

She or he was about to fly off into the tree
with a suet pellet.

My clematis is full of flowers as well this is 
it's third year and it has done very well.

 I've got quite a few buds ready for opening.

Thanks for stopping by today
take care

Saturday 2 June 2012

Afternoon Tea


Hi all on this fab Jubilee weekend,
Just though i would pop by and show you what 
we got up to yesterday.
Beth had broken up from school a day 
earlier than Jack so we had a girlie
day baking.

In the afternoon the sun came out so we
decided to have afternoon tea
in the garden.

I wanted to road test my new Tea coszie
It's quite a simple one just knit every row 
changing colours as you go.
I used up some of the wool left over from the 
spring blanket i made.
The pattern is out of the new 
Although the one in the book had 
5 pom poms around the top.
To be honest i couldn't be bothered making 5
so i just added one.

I wanted to use my new car boot finds
as well.
This pretty table cloth i got for £2 it's got 
coloured daisy's on it and is the perfect size 
for my square outdoor table.

I also picked up this fabulous Royal
Albert cup and saucer/plate. I have never
seen anything like this before and just fell 
in love with it, so had to have it.
It's the perfect size for homemade scones
which i must say were yum.

I had a go at making scones a long time ago
it was that long ago i can't remember but i
don't think the were very good.
Anyway i had just picked up a copy of a new
magazine out called Landscape and there
leafing through the pages
i came across some scones (that look delicious)
with the recipe so i had to try.

Fantastic, delicious, perfect 
and really easy to make.
I'll not be buying shop bought ones again.

Have a super long weekend
take care 


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