3 May 2021

Take Heart All Will Be Well In Time ..


Take Heart all will be well in time. An art Journal page for our times. 

I am entering this into the  Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge and the 
Paperbabe Anything Goes challenge

 Stay Safe,  and thank you for visiting xx 

11 Apr 2021

My Support Bubble



Hello, I hope you are doing ok, such sad news we heard on Friday about the Duke of Edinburgh. We were all in tears, but he enjoyed a good, long life, and helped so many people by his good works. 

  Today I am sharing an art journal page which I created a few weeks ago. I should explain  that in the UK people who are living alone can create a “support bubble” with one other household. So this was my reason for creating this page. I used watercolours to bring Tracey’s lovely Characters to life.

Stay safe, covid numbers are at last improving in the UK, hopefully it may be safe to go out again soon... Sadly other countries are not doing so well and facing a third wave. Hoping so much that things will improve for the whole world very soon. 

Thank you for visiting xx 

I would like to add my art journal page into the following challenges. 
Crafty Creations

31 Mar 2021

Happy Easter



Hello how are you today? We are enjoying a few sunnier days here in London.I am looking forward to the sad COVID-19 situation improving so it will be safer to go out again.Like so many others, apart from going to medical appointments I haven’t been able to leave my home for over a year. 

Today I am sharing another card made with the lovely Anita Jeram stamps, she illustrated the beautiful and wonderful “ Guess How Much I love” books. I used watercolours to colour the background and images, and added a little flowersoft and stickles too.My photo makes it look more wishy washy than it really is. 

Wishing everyone a very happy Easter weekend.

I would like to enter my Easter Card into the following challenges

 


28 Mar 2021

Virtual Hugs



With so many of us not being able to see our friends and family at the moment, it is nice to send virtual hugs instead. This is another card using one of the lovely images by  Anita Jeram. Sending Virtual hugs to everyone who needs one xx

Thank you for visiting today xx 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 
Happy Little Stampers Water colour Challenge
Chocolate Baroque I Love ... I love water colours I always use them for making my cards. 

27 Mar 2021

Wishing you Happiness


Hi I hope all is well with you. It looks like spring is finally arriving with some sunny days predicted for next week. I have been making a few slimline cards recently, it is nice to work with a different size card. 

For this card I have used one of the stunning new stamps by Anita Jeram, who illustrated the “ Guess How Much I Love You “ books. I created the background and coloured the stamp with water colours,

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 
Happy Little Stampers Water colour Challenge
Chocolate Baroque I Love ... I love water colours I always use them for making my cards. 

Stay safe and thank you for visiting.

22 Mar 2021

Reflecting


Hello, I hope all is ok with you. Here in the UK tomorrow is the National Day of Reflection. It will be a year since our first lockdown, and we will be remembering all those who have sadly died from this horrific virus.I am not sure of the exact number now, and I dread to look it up. 

I have like so many others spent a year stuck at home, only going out to attend medical appointments. 

 I have recently been spending my time going through my stamp collection. Which was rather overflowing! I ended up with quite a collection of surplus stamps, which I gave away on facebook. I also came across the first stamps I ever owned which were some lovely wooden Classic Pooh ones. So of course I couldn’t resist having a play with them.



I used them in this little mint tin, which I altered into a little 100 Acre Wood Scene.


I used decoupage papers to cover the tin, and added a little Pooh and Piglet punch out which is also quite old! 

We will never forget the precious lives lost.
Stay safe xx







11 Mar 2021

The Storm will Pass


Hello how are you today? I want to begin my post by thanking Carol from  Crafty Stamper for kindly alerting me that I had won the Stamping Sensations February challenge. I have now added my name to my blog as Brenda didn’t know who the winner was! I am very much looking forward to receiving my voucher from Bee Crafty. It must have been my lucky month as I also won the Paperbabe challenge, and Kim has already kindly sent me some lovely stamps, which I hope to play with soon. Thank you very much Kim xx

I haven’t  made any ATC coins for nearly a year, so I thought it was time to make some again. I’ve called them “The Storm Will Pass”, and let’s hope it really does. I should be getting my second vaccine in a month or so, and hopefully it maybe safe to leave home.... I water coloured the stamped image, and also used clear embossing powder. 
Stay safe xx 

I would like to enter my little coins into the 
Lost Coast Mini Me Challenge





21 Feb 2021

Dance with Joy


Hello and thank you for stopping by. I hope you are doing ok, it looks as if the virus numbers and sad deaths may be starting to come down which is very good news! More and more of those of us who are vulnerable are being vaccinated, which is all very good news. So maybe just  maybe there is a little light at the end of this very dark long tunnel.

I have made yet another card using this lovely pink ink designs fairy Stamp. This time I drew a little dancing Teddy bear in her hand. I stamped and coloured some flowers, and leaves and fussy cut them to add around the edge of the picture. Pink Ink had a Facebook challenge to use lead pencil to colour your stamped images, I enjoyed giving this a try, and went on to create several more cards in the same vein.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

17 Feb 2021

I Believe in Fairies


Hello, and thank you for visiting me today. I hope you are doing ok during this very difficult time for our world. 

Today I am sharing a card which I have made for my Mother’s upcoming birthday. I used this gorgeous stamp by Pink Ink Designs, and water coloured it, water colours are always my most favourite medium.

Carry on crafting, and please  stay safe xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.


15 Feb 2021

Bright and Beautiful


Hello, how are you today? 

I have been having fun with Tracy’s stamps again, and this time I have combined  it with hanging flowers from Chocolate  Baraque. I used watercolours to create the background, and to colour the images. I think this lovely little lady is out having a nice spring walk in the park. 

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you are staying safe, and enjoying crafting, it helps to take your mind off things for a while doesn’t it xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 



12 Feb 2021

Wish Big


I’m back again already with another card this time made for challenges at Paperbabe Sketch Challenge  and  Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge. It is a very different card to what I normally make, but it is always good to try something different. It is more of a clean and simple card, I used a stencil for the stars. The Wish Big stamp is by Altenew. I found a lovely piece of ribbon in my drawer which helped complete the look for the sketch challenge at Paperbabe.

Thank you for stopping by today and please stay safe xx

10 Feb 2021

Be Kind


Hello, I hope you are keeping warm and safe during these snowstorms. It does look so pretty when you know you don’t have to go out in it ! 

I have been keeping myself busy and trying to distract myself from the covid-19 nightmare by creating for several challenges. It is shortly coming up for a year since I have been staying home. Who could have ever imagined it would go on for so long, with so many precious lives lost. 

For this card I used  the lovely new stamps by Tracey Easson, and coloured them with watercolours. I used a combination of watercolours and Brushos to create the background. 

Stamping Sensations Colour My World

Stay Safe xx

30 Jan 2021

Holding on to Hope


Hello how are you? It is a long time since I have posted as I have been unwell and unable to craft. 
I have recently started to craft again. I am of course still staying home, and like so many others I have since March last year. We are in another Lockdown here in the UK, and things have been much worse in my area than they were when the Pandemic first began. Who could have ever imagined over 100 thousand people in this country would lose their lives to this awful virus. 

I have been attempting some art journalling, and I decided to try and draw a swan, which is above. She holds a heart in her mouth with the word Hope on it. 

I plan to visit everyone’s blogs soon, and I hope to take part in challenges again.
Take care and please stay safe xx










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