-->
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.
La vie, ce n’est pas d’attendre que l’orage passe, c’est apprendre à danser sous la pluie.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Spooky.....better late than never....

Well it's 2nd November and I've just finished my Halloween effort for this year, well, some of the cards are now for next year!!! 
Kinda lost the Mojo a bit, three weeks of cardiac rehab and the ups and downs of dealing with HF have left me a little lacking in energy but, as they say,  better late than never. 
Here are some photos of my creations. Unfortunately didn't get around to a crazy bird card, but never say never!!

Sugar Skull
This is one of the first designs I tested with my Cricut Explore. I discovered Sugar Skulls through Michelle Webb and Darcy, so I sent them both one of these.

Fright Night from SVG Cuts
 Fright Night from SVG Cuts
Frigh Night Set from SVG cuts
I made several of these in two different sizes, one for Margaret Anne, one for the team at rehab an one for my mantelpiece. I was going to make the pumpkin from this set and pop up box card but time and energy wasn't on my side!!


Tim's dies from Sizzix

Decided to get the Tim dies a little late (tried to resist so hard...I did good, didn't buy all three....yet!!) but just had to play with them, and I love them, will be making more!!

I was stuck for  backgrounds then I remembered I had 6X6 kraft cards that I lugged back in my suitcase last year. Hobbycraft special buy!

The vampire one could do with a few bats on the right hand side! Will cut and add later in the week and perhaps add a better photo.

Right better start thinking about Christmas!!! eeek!



Monday, 17 August 2015

Under the sea, on the ocean floor ....

No trip to the seaside this summer for me...(boo hoo!) so I decided to create some under water tags using the seahorse set, starfish set and water rising bubbles stamps from Design by Ryan, the seaweed and coral are from Ocean Backgrounds by Dyan Reavely

Like I said in my last post I mostly water-coloured the various elements with Distress markers and a water brush, the creatures were given a coat of rock candy crackle paint. The tags were coloured  with Distress stains and inks, squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn, salty sea and Mermaid lagoon.


love those rising bubbles

abandoned coral is a lush colour!


Friday, 14 August 2015

Watercolouring....

The Holidays always seem to be a time when I start do some messing and crafting, unfortunately when work comes back around all that's left is good intentions!!! ..... Let's hope that this time I'll do more outside the holidays!!!

Been doing some stamping and colouring in using Distress markers, Distress ink pads and a water brush ......

First of one of the amazing stamps I got from Design by Ryn 
 

Next up playing about with Crazy Birds stamps and dies, again with Distress, did a few bits with my Inktense Pencils..... like I say playing!
 

Now to use them in cards or tags....more to come later!!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Memories......

Memories....
Well this arrived in the post this morning.... Taken somewhere between 1964/66!!

Try and find me...not difficult!

Holiday Time

Can't believe it's been over a year since I blogged here!! So many thinks have happened and stood in the way of creating. Hopefully the holidays will see a suege in creativity. Wait and see!