Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Finally got round to doing THIS as a decor project, I bought a pink 6 x 6  box frame from The Range and printed off the digi page, slightly altering it so I could embellish it, using some 3D butterflies I bought eons ago and have never used..... things come in handy eventually!

Though its still sitting on the mantlepiece in the front room.... it will be hung somewhere eventually!!!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Belton House

A few weeks ago we visited Belton House in Lincolnshire, a National Trust property, we had a lovely day - we originally went so we could visit the old stables which they are renovating - the 'hard hat' tour, but that was off that day as they didn't have enough volunteers to do it, so instead we booked on the 'below stairs' tour which lasted about 1hr and took you through all the Servants quarters/kitchens/pantry etc. Very interesting, in fact I think I enjoyed this more than going round the house - the rooms were beautiful and the Gardens were lovely, especially the Glass house.

This is a picture I took in the Italian garden of the lions head water spout, had a little play with a whimsical digi kit 'Chocolate Lime'

The grounds were HUGE with plenty of sheep (we saw) and Deer (we didn't). Dogs are allowed in the grounds/estate so we will go back and find a longish walk to do..... PLUS its got a second hand book shop!!!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Christmas in summer link up

With the weather at the moment, we feel like we're in winter, so its apt that I felt in a christmassy mood this week. Over at Merry Monday christmas challenge blog, we're on a months 'catch up on challenges you may have missed' to cover the summer hols.

Image from Gecko Galz 'Blue Christmas' kit
white doily
blue ribbon
sentiment die
blue gems

This is similar to one I did earlier in the year but this time on a 5 x 7 card and I used my new sentiment die from Creative Expressions, I bought it to use on 6 x 6 cards but I think its a big too big unless I use it as a topper.

entering in - Merry Monday = Christmas in July Summer link up using the 'monochromatic blue' challenge.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

By the Shore

Sat and did this page last week, playing with a new kit (freebie) I got off DaisyTrail, which sadly closes on the 11th of this month. Also purchased a few digi kits in the sale.
Only just found the time to upload it.

used 'vintage vacation' digi kit by Rosie H
image from Gecko Galz 'Splish Splash' sheet 1

Saturday, 29 July 2017

In a mermaid garden and a mythical creature

Day off number 3, alas back to work tomorrow :(  that'll mean no crafting for a few days.

But two for the price of one this morning, digi page done for two challenges.

6 x6 digi page
kit 'Natural Beauty' by Rosie H
image Gecko Galz
quote from web

Removed the image from its background, used the same splatter embellishment three times, re coloured to match the image & resized each time. Grouped together to make one big splat. Added text. 

                    Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group  (facebook)

Friday, 28 July 2017

J is for jagged and/or the colour kiwi

Got my crafting head on today - to fit the challenge over on the Butterfly blog, love how it turned out, I did use something else as the middle of the flower but it didn't look right when the card was finished so quickly pulled it off and looked in my flower drawer again.

flowers from stash
mulberry papers
gems from The Hobby House
metal butterfly from The Craft Box
lace from stash

and also in a new challenge blog which is Always Anything Goes  day dreamer challenges = #1
Did another 7 day stint at work, honestly they are trying to kill me off, I'm sure of it! Good news and slightly ironic due to the topic of hours on the other posts - my contract has been increased (officially) to 25 hrs from 13 hrs, very pleased with that outcome. 

Couple of days off now, went to Chesterfield to have lunch and a wander round, and of course peruse a few charity shops, ended up with 2 second hand books and then Andrew treated me to Nigel by Monty Don and a Richard and Judy pick , The Muse by Jessie Burton, not read any of her books but the gorgeous cover caught my eye. 

 Today, I ended up getting up at 6.30am..... so much for a lie in!!! Tomorrow is as yet unplanned.

Digi page I did this morning, using 'Fading India' digital kit by Vintaj, picture from yahoo search and a quote from Ramana Maharusi.