The stamps are from Art Journeys, Smile plate.
The background is acrylic paints and the stamp is from ISC.
The summer has gone by in a flash, I can't believe it has been six weeks since we went on holiday to Italy, two glorious weeks of sunshine and seeing our lovely daughter Sam, who is living the life out there on Lake Garda. After seeing her lifestyle it makes me wish I was a 21 year old again instead of a Mum with a 21 year old lol, makes me feel old, wouldn't mind so much but I'm not even 40 yet, that is a delight that I have coming up later this year, woopee (can you hear the sarcasm :o) )
I hope you are all enjoying the summer and the delight of knowing your little darling will be heading back off to school very shortly, in the UK anyway, I always loved the summer holidays when my kids were little but now the boys are 17 and 14 they are off doing their own thing with their mates, and fingers crossed we get a few more weeks of summer before Autumn sets in.
This week my challenge to you is to simply “play”! I think we often spend too much time worrying about the end results to sit back and enjoy the process. So this week, take some time to enjoy the process and have some fun!
I do like using acrylic paints and getting some texture into my creations, it can be very messy but also great fun. This is a bit of a wild colour combo, bright pink, turquoise and orange but I really like it.
I came across the Mind wide open blog some time back and have loved the images they have put up to be used in their challenges but I have never got around to taking part until now.
The image on this card is also from Mind wide open, I just loved the softness of the colours and the subtle pattern and despite loving the image I ran out of time to make something for the challenge, so I have made a birthday card for a lovely lady I have known since I first ventured into the world of crafting online.
And lastly I was very excited to find out my inchie cube had made it into Craft Stamper this month. It started out as a forum challenge set by Carol but it ended up with Carol writing and sending a piece into the magazine and luckily for us all it was published, so a big thanks Carol.
Here is a sneaky peek at my inchie cube.
This month is Audreys turn, and i must admit that I am very late with these, sorry Auds
All stamps from Crafty Individuals.
I'm hoping normal service will resume shortly and I will be able to manage my time more efficiently and actually get and take part in a few of the great challenges that are around at the moment. So if you are one of the lovely people who visit my blog regularly, I apologise, but I will post something a bit more interesting than this waffle asap :o)
is this weeks theme over on TGIF.
I've made my piece on a base of corrugated card that was recycled from some packaging. The use of the corrugated card is inspired by my friend Joanne, who has used it several times and always to great effect.
My tag is quite big, not sure on the size, but the background is done with chalk inks and a few sprays of Glimmer mists.
Thankyou to everyone who took part, I enjoyed it, so may do another giveaway at some point, watch this space.
Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated in many countries on 22 April. It is a day for awareness and appreciation of the Earth and our environment. Be it recycling, protecting the wilderness, the air we breath or harmony on the planet…….we look forward to seeing what you think of our Mother Earth. Use at least one rubber stamp in your creation and please remember to leave a direct link to your WS: Earth Day post along with your comment.
This little collage, 2x2, is for MMM where the theme is Easter. When I was little I loved making my Easter bonnet for the school competition, and this little girl in her floppy hat made me think of this, strange what things bring back memories isn't it.
My long time forum friend Jo is the host this week.
I made a couple of fairy doors some time back, here and here . the second one I sent to Joanne but the first I kept as I always wanted to do more with it and now I have. I removed the leaves and added a stone effect surround and then added something inside. I always felt these doors should lead somewhere a secret garden is the perfect place.
I have only ever done a few image transfers, all of them using acrylic paints, so for this canvas I went with what I knew. I love this image of the little girl, she reminds me so much of my daughter when she was little, she would always hold her head in her hands and pout when she couldn't get her own way, lol.
The background is also made with lots of layers of acrylic paints and also the odd spray of Glimmer mists, oh and a bit of oil pastel here and there. I've used several stamps from all different suppliers, but the one that does spring to mind are the sequin waste and the ring which are both from Inka stamps
It's great having a craftspace back, it means I have room to play with all my craft materials and get to take part in WS challenges, as well as all the others out there in blogland.
This first on is for my Mum, whos birthday is on Wednesday this week. The papers are a combination of Basic Grey and Papermania. The stamp is a favourite of mine from ISC. The ribbon unties to reveal a hidden birthday message for Mum.
This card was for Paula
The papers are all Papermania, a pad I bought recently for the bargain price of 75p
This card is made pearlesent card and the Cuttlebug, very simple but I like the cleanness of it. I've put two pics up as one shows the detail the other shows the sheen of the card.
This little card I haven't decided if I like yet or not, or if it's finished, I keep looking at it thinking something is missing but can't tell what, any pointers would be welcome.
This card is my favourite of the three I've made, I just love it. The papers are K&Co, more of the finds I had just after Christmas when I had a clearout of my stash. The stamp is by Crafty Individuals
My book is little, only about 5cm x8cm, although it was fiddly to get the pages in I did love making it. The papers are all K&Co.