25 May 2015

Clarity Stamp Challenge 'Clocks'

Every year I make a December Daily Journal, and this will be added to my New Years Eve page this year. 

I wasn't going to take part in the Clarity Challenge this month as I did not have anything clockish. But when I was looking  for a spare chipboard butterfly to replace the one that had gone missing from a project, which I had made some years ago I came across this chipboard clock. Bingo! I have no idea what I bought it for, but knowing me it was probably on special offer or something.

I just found it this afternoon, and I knew I had to think of an idea and get it finished today too, as its medical appointments tomorrow and I don't know how I will be after them. So I decided to do something very simple. I have taken part in nearly all of the Clarity Challenges and I wouldn't want to miss one, if I can help it.

Thanks for looking.

I used 

A chipboard clock the packet said magistical memories
Dye and pigment ink pads
A white pen
A Sparkly gem brad
Clarity Stamps

in My Dreams - Craft Stamper Take A Stamp Challenge

I created this picture to go with a poem my best friend Martha Rafter wrote. It is called 'In My Dreams' I hope you will have the time read the words below. I am going to place the poem and the picture together on a scrapbook page for Marty's Scrapbook Album. Marty died  last October, and I miss her so very very much.

10 May 2015

VE Day

Well what an emotional VE Weekend we have all had. Our family held a VE Party on the 8th of May. We sang along to all the World War Two songs, watched the Ceremony at the Cenotaph, and sat in respectful silence at 3pm.
Then on Saturday we watched the superb Party to Remember. Everyone must have been in floods of tears as Jane Horrocks struggled to read out the letter from Lieutenant George Morrison, which was to be given to his mother in the event of his death. Sadly like so many, many other Mums she received that letter.
It was a very emotional and educational  concert. We owe so much to all of those men and women who lost their lives fighting for our country and our freedom.

This afternoon I created this picture as a very small tribute to VE Day. 
The words with the music say " In England's Green and Pleasant Land" from 'Jerusalem'

The  Poppy Field Stamp is made by Crafty Individuaals.

 I am entering this picture into the following challenges.

Thanks so much for taking the time to look.

Magical Moon

I used my lovely new Lavinia Hare stamp to create this card. He is so cute!

I am entering my Magical Moon card into the following challenges.

Thank you so much for looking.

4 May 2015

V E Day two minute silence Friday 8th May


Remembering all of those who lost their lives during World War Two.

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy"

Winston Churchill

1 May 2015

My winning Lavinia Stamp Goodies arrived today!

Oh aren't they lovely. I love the hare stamps they are so cute but realistic. I can't wait to use them. I also  received a Gelli Plate, I have never used one before. I think they are mostly meant to be used with paints but as I have to do all of my crafting on a lap tray balanced on my knee, I think painting will be too messy so I will try to use my ink pads.
Many thanks to Lavinia Stamps for the lovely goodies. 

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