Sunday, 20 May 2012

Well just about at the end of another weekend.  What a beautiful day it has been today, not before time mind you!  We managed to get some of the garden tidied up although it doesn't look as if much has been completed despite the hours Hary and I have put in.  Let's hope we get a few sunny days now and we can continue where we left off.

It is my friends birthday later on in the week and for once I am not rushing at the last minute to get a card made.  I was suppose to be in my den this evening creating my circle journal pages for the swap this coming Saturday but this was easier option!  

My friend likes gardening, birds and nature so I am sure she will like the combination of these stamps.

Have a good week. 

Liz x

Sunday, 13 May 2012

I went to theThe Papertrie in Aberdeen and asked my friend Siobhan to chum me, we also had a little stop off at Letham Crafts on the way back down  the road, I was testing out the new Limited Edition "Spring" Tim Holtz inks this morning as well as some canvas photopaper I had bought from Aldi's.  My intention was only to dab the colours to see what they looked like before putting them away but after a few dabs I decided to carry on and made a background with the "solid" dabs as opposed to blending them in.  The colours are fab they are ""Peacock Feathers", "Shaded Lilac" and Squeezed Lemonade".  I then decided to carry on and make a card with the background.  I decided just to use the distress inks for all the stamping and inked up the flowers on the Penny Black "Brush Tulips"  with the Squeezed Lemonade, edged with the Shaded Lilac. I used the "Peacock Feathers" for the stems and wording. 

The weekend is just about over, it is still blowing a gale, pouring with rain and cold.  Yesterday was so lovely, typical British weather!! We were shown how to use the Promarkers yesterday by Debbi Glennie who was demonstrating and doing a workshop at The Papertrie ( so I might sit and have a practice tonight whilst I am watching the telly and having a little glass of wine!!  Have a great week.  Liz x