25 Jun 2016

A Sunshiny Day

I love Phyllis Harris stamps, and this lovely little girl is another of her wonderful creations! I had a lot of fun creating a Summer Meadow for her to wander in. Craft Stamper have very kindly published it in there August edition, so the details about how I made her meadow can be found in there.

Let's hope the sun starts shining for real soon!

I posted this on Unity Stamps Facebook page and Phyllis Harris the artist who created the stamp left a comment! How very kind was that!
 

 

 

24 Jun 2016

Found An Old Scrapbook in the Attic

My sister was up in the attic again, and this week she found one of my childhood scrapbooks. It was from 1977 the year of the Queens Silver Jubilee. I was a crafter even back then ! It was one of those old fashioned childrens scrapbooks made out of sugar paper.

On the first page I had glued some Silver Jubilee ribbon down the side and pasted what must have been pictures from magazines of the perfect Silver Jubille dinner table !

The second page was more interesting it included an iron on Silver Jubilee badge which was apparently free with a newspaper, and a milk bottle top decorated with a crown and text saying Silver Jubilee. In those days milk used to actually come in bottles and it was delivered to your door by a milkman! The birds often used to peck through the silver tops for a free morning drink! On this page I also included a celebration postage stamp.

It is all in remarkably good condition, I am sure it is not acid or lignen free, but it has survived all these years unscathed, better than me actually!

Hope you all have a good weekend. What an historic day it was today for our Great Country.

 

22 Jun 2016

Create Beautiful Backgrounds from Old Chalk


Do you have sets of chalks which you have not used for years? I know that I do.

I decided to get my old chalks out, and I tried something different.

I filled a basin full of cold water, and used a craft knife to gently scrape off some chalk from the block so it fell onto the water. If you are gentle the chalk will float beautifully.

I then lowered some white card onto to the water so it floated a little.

Then I pulled the paper up, and the chalk had left all sorts of lovely patterns behind!


As this months theme is Fit For A Queen with a Twist of adding gems I decided to use the adorable Crowned Bunny stamp. I stamped her in Archival Black ink and used watercolour paints to give her some colour. A tiny gem star completed her crown nicely. A little fluff of flowersoft gave her a cute little bunny tail.

Join in this months Fun Challenge and create something Fit For A Queen.

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5 Jun 2016

Papercrafter

I spent a couple of days on the south east coast of England. The weather was just awful, it was more like winter, but I managed to pick up Papercrafter mag.

The sun shone on the day we left - typical!

 

3 Jun 2016

Long To Reign Over Us

I have made this very special crafty cake to celebrate The Queens 90th Official birthday this month. Happy Birthday Your Majesty.

God Save Our Gracious Queen


Long Live Our Noble Queen


God Save The Queen

Send Her Victorious

Happy And Glorious

Long To Reign Over Us

God Save The Queen
 
 

I hope you will take part in this months Challenge at Mixed Media Mojo. The theme is Fit for a Queen in honour of the Queens official 90th birthday this month. The twist is to use Gems/Jewels.Please take a peek at the the design teams wonderful creations for more inspiration.

I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful projects.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Lets Get Inky I used 5 different colour inks on this project.

Artistic Stamper Red Blue and Yellow

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #21 Glitter there is a lot of glitter on this special cake!