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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Crafty Play Day

Hi Everyone,

Hope you have had a great week with lots of crafting.

I have had a crafty play date with my good friend Linda Simpson today and we had a great time making acrylic pour canvases and making backgrounds with Tim Holtz oxide inks.

My acrylic pour is still wet so I can't photograph it yet but I can share the journal pages I have made using the backgrounds


Linda very kindly bought me some Tim Holtz Dolls home from America so I have used some with Tim's ideology ephemera for this travel journal page


This one has Mike Deakin's latest downloads called Dream


And finally I just love the Dina Wakley Silhouetted Women. A little purchase I have made in the last week. I just know I am going to get loads of use out of these.

On leaving Linda's I have to pass Hobbycraft.......... well I say pass I never actually make it!!!
Made a little purchase or two or ten while I was there.

Have a fab week whatever you are doing, work for me tomorrow I'm afraid

Take care

Gill x

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The Wedding

Hi Everyone,

Well it's all over, the wedding I have been mentioning for months and what a fabulous day it was.

We arrived at Trafford Hall in Mickle Trafford on Friday to set everything up and from then on everything went smoothly. We had a wonderful day at the wedding and the bride looked stunning as did her new hubby.

I promised I would share with you some photo's of my crafty makes and am made up I can now do that.

The theme was navy/rustic with a bit of bling


In this display there is one of 20 different chalk boards I made. The rest were up the drive to the venue


One of the table settings before the gypsophelia was put in the vases


The marquee all set up


Post box, guest book and two of the button holes


This is the table plan, I think this is my fave, I had a vision in my head and it turned out exactly as I wanted


This is a photo board. I used a silver framed mirror and added some gold Inka paste to the relief. I then added some burlap and handmade lace flowers.


I can't take credit for the alter, this was set up by a lovely wedding company called Sweet-pea and Ivy


Finally here are the bouquets I made

I think it is my dream to go into the wedding planning business I have loved every minute of this - what am I going to do with myself now???????

To finish off here is one of me and my hubby and the bride and groom



I'll leave you now.....I think I need to lie down ;-)

Take care and have a great week

Love Gill xx


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Curious Cats

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have had a fab weekend, the sun has been shining and I have been shopping in the Works for a few bargains.

I want to share a card with Kevin's Gang cats from IndigoBlu stamps. I am not usually a cat person, I know a lot of you are, but these little fella's are so cute I couldn't resist.


I coloured the cats with Promarkers and cut them out. I then inked the background and stamped some foliage from IndigoBlu Victorian Garden stamps. I finished off with a little bee and the sentiment from Kevin's gang stamps.

I am going to have a go at entering the following challenges this week

Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

All done but my pic has uploaded side on arrrggghhhh. Any tips on changing this in future let me know

Must go now more wedding stuff to make. Just one more week and I can share

Take care

Love Gill xx


Friday, 7 July 2017

Exiting Times - There's a new Challenge Blog in Town

Hi Everyone,

Today is the day that the Emerald City Crafts UK challenge blog starts so why not pop over and see the fabulous makes from the Design Team to give you some inspiration for your own entries.

The theme will always be anything goes so get your creative juices going and join in.

Here is my entry for the first challenge. Hope you like it, I obviously used Emerald City Crafts papers and ephemera to create this standing heart for your boudoir.



Talking of anything goes here are two cards I have made this week


I made this one using a Mo's Digital Pencil image....so cute don't you think


This one was for a colleague who was leaving, Can you tell he is into music?

Let me finish off with some links to the rest of Emerald City Crafts Design Team 







Soooo let me know what you think of the challenge blog and of course leave me a message 

Take care

xxx






Sunday, 25 June 2017

You know when you are getting on when........

Hi Everyone,

Remember when we went to parties that were for 18th, 21st, engagements and weddings? Now all we seem to go to is 60th, 65th, 70th etc, well that's what I have been doing the last couple of weekends. Having said that mind you, we still party as hard don't we. Problem is it takes just a bit longer to get over the party these days ;-)

So  in my last blog you saw the card I made for the 60th and this week here is the 65th card I have made


I made this card using papers and ephemera from Emerald City Crafts UK, I don't need to tell you how much I love these papers and ephemera and don't forget there is a new challenge blog starting in the next few weeks so I have linked you to it. Do get involved it will be lots of fun and always anything goes.

I am hoping to get much more crafting and art journalling in during the next few weeks I have been that busy concentrating on getting back to my healthy eating regime and a bit of Zumba I have neglected my art in the last few weeks.

Whatever you are doing have fun

Take Care

Gill xx



Sunday, 4 June 2017

A Little Bit of Steampunkery

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well and safe wherever you are tonight.

Tonight I am sharing a 60th Birthday card for one of our best friends. He loves cars and motorbikes and is a proper mans man so I wanted something with this in mind.


The image is a copyright free one from the Internet and the backing papers are Mike Deakin Art Steampunkery digi downloads. I printed a greeting and inked it with Tim Holtz distress ink in brushed corduroy and added a few die cut cogs that I have added rust paint to. The reason I used red card to mat the images was purely because Paul loves red.

Have a great week everyone

Take care

Gill xx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Art Journal Challenge - The Change

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a good Bank Holiday even in the UK rain.

I promised I would share some journal Art that I have been doing with you this week. This challenge is another from Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art and the prompts this week were green, orange and purple and the words The Change. Well as ladies of a certain age know only too well about 'The Change' there was only one way I could go.


On water colour paper I used Brushos for the background colours with lots of water, There is also lots of texture in the background with old book pages, modelling paste and stencils that you can pick up on if you look closely.

I love journalling and think it is my new favourite thing to do..........then again I also love my card making, altered art and so on and so on................;-)

That's me for today

Take Care

Gill xx