Friday 7 December 2012

Journal pages

 I have been playing with my watercolour pencils and crayons making backgrounds in my travel journal.
 Added photos of a day out with 3 of my grandchildren to The Wild Boar Park in the Trough of Bowland.
 Taking advantage of the Go karts and train.
 Chick stroking and milking.
Feeding the deer.
The background is the first picture above.

Wednesday 5 December 2012


This is my workspace today. I am colouring some journal pages using watercolour pencils and crayons in a leisurely sort of way.
It's the Wednesday snoop so go to WOYWW
and snoop some more.
Couple of pieces for a swap.

Wednesday 28 November 2012


My workspace today. I haven't got much done as I was at the hospital in the next town having a pre-op. I am having spinal surgery in 2 weeks.
I keep mounting batches of UM's on foam core board. This stuff is very cheap at Art shops. It is easy to cut with a craft knife and metal ruler. I glue the UM's on, then stamp on paper and glue the picture on the other side.
Lots of crafty folk share their workspaces on WOYWW. Hop over for a snoop.

Saturday 24 November 2012


I have just returned from 5 days in Budapest and thought I would share a few photos.

Parliament Building
 Changing of the guard at the Royal Palace
 The Opera House
The Opera House
The boat we took for the Champagne Cruise at night. 
 Bridge spanning The Danube
Hero Square 
France Liszt Museum. 
No photos allowed inside. 
 Memorial Tree in the garden of the Great Synagogue to memorialise those that lost their lives in WW2.
Each leaf has a name engraved on it.
Inside the Great Synagogue.

Lino Cutting

I did this late one night when I could not sleep. It is a large stamp for my journal.

Thursday 15 November 2012

WOYWW 180 a little late

This was my workspace on my friends dining table.
I could not upload the photo yesterday as her computer would not speak to my SD card.
Visit Julia's blog our Wednesday hostess for more snooping.

I made a few cards for a change.

Sunday 11 November 2012

Lino Cutting Workshop

 Went to a lino cutting workshop yesterday with my 
good friend Jo in Castleton, Rochdale.
Lucy our teacher was very helpful and our class was well organised with lots of inspiration. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and made 2 stamps.

Me cutting my quirky house. I learned not to use a soft pencil as your image gets smudged. I had to improvise a little.

 My 2 stamps.
Thanks also to Lynn who went for lunch, provided biscuits, crisps, cups of tea and more.

Friday 9 November 2012


Todays Journal Pages.
I am trying to use some stash instead of hoarding.
My journal will soon be full at this rate.
Stamps are from Stampattack.

Wednesday 7 November 2012


Working on another spread and just having fun.
It's Wednesday the day to share your workspace and crafting trivia
hosted by Julia
I will try and visit as many as I can so please return the favour.

Tuesday 6 November 2012

New Journal Pages

Paint, stencils, glimmer mists, die cuts, my stash 
and stamps from Stampattack Art Stamps.

Friday 2 November 2012

Silent Screen Journal Pages

I used scraps, findings and die cuts.
I painted and spritzed and I am happy with the way they turned out.
There are a lot of layers and look so much better in the flesh.
The light is not good today as it is dark and raining.

Wednesday 31 October 2012


 My work station this afternoon. I was working on a couple of journal pages while my granddaughter got stuck in to the Cuttlebug and cut me a stack of shapes. I thought I had better use some. 
So Bloggers what have you got on your desk today?
Take a photo and link up with all the snoopers at The Stamping Ground.

 I think I am finished with these now.
Still not quite finished the joiner has been here all day putting all the finishing touches to it. Hopefully I can actually use it tomorrow and unpack my boxes and load the units.
Tomorrow is my 37th Wedding Anniversary so I have to sort a card for Himself.
Where did the time go????????????/
I used mesh Tape from B and Q and painted it.
I painted the stems then the flowers with my fan brush.
Just using up bits of paint left in my dabbers.

Friday 26 October 2012

Journal Pages

Finished these today. I used  foiling with a glue pad. on the right hand page. On the left I used stamping and embossing with Distress EP's and stencilling with paints.

Wednesday 24 October 2012


 I have been working in my journal again on my Lollipop Flowers. I have more or less finished these 2 pages. They just need text. I used tiny buttons on the eyes of the birds which I cut from some German book pages and painted with yellow ink. I had to draw their legs with a felt pen.
I will do some drippage on other pages while I have my inks out.
I cannot get a lot done while my kitchen is being worked on. I need access to a sink etc
When you visit please leave a comment and I will return the favour.
Hop over to our Red Leader Julia to snoop a few more desks.
Wall tiles in place yesterday.
Floor tiles today.

Wednesday 17 October 2012


 I decided to do a few pages in my canvas journal. Not sure which way I am going with these 2 yet. It will probably come to me in the night and I will have to make a note:-)))
 Using some scraps of paper. Not glued down yet as I might stamp something first. That is what I like about journalling I can pick it up and put it down, try things out and more.
 On Monday I had my kitchen ripped out. 
Tuesday evening a few base units in place.
 And my new fridge freezer is in it's cupboard waiting for it's doors.
 Today (day three) the top cupboards are in place with doors. Left side.
Right side.
The electrician is coming tomorrow.
WOYWW has come around quickly.Pop over to The Stamping Ground and snoop a few more desks. Leave me a comment and I will return the favour and I usually visit some different ones before the next round.