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Friday, 15 September 2017

Dark humoured....Me???

Ok, some days you just have to let the darkness out to play
*encouraged mightily by  Dream in Darkness and

It all started quite innocently....
I have these blank ink pads and thought I'd try making my own
random colour pads...

 which are now resting on a shelf...
 but then I had all these ink bottles out ...
 to make smooshy mess with...
 and then the gesso had to play too.
 Soon the stamps wanted to join in...
 which lead to random collage papers spread all over.
 Naughty collage papers...
 more gesso, more collaged stamped paper...

and Dark Art was created mwahahahaha....

I had meant to play along with the Sisterhood last month....
but forgot to finish and post doh.*the traumas of summer break*
These are the pieces I was working on for their 
"Something Old, Something New" challenge.
Guess we'll have to save them for another day :)

Playing along at ;

Enjoy :D XXX

Monday, 11 September 2017

Fall Dressed Up!

Another season and another challenge from
sponsored by

I chose to use 
(coloured with Promarkers)
I cut out the 3 girls so that I could layer them to add dimension
and used a collection of random "autumnal" papers from my stash.
The tiny leaves they are happily kicking through
 I made with a selection of tiny punches
(rather neglected since die cutting arrived).
Finished off with a hint of stickles on the leaves for that frosty morning feel.
Now I'm off to raid my wool stash as I feel the need for 
a colourful jumper so that I can go play in the
leaves as they fall :D

Enjoy XXX

I would like to enter the following challenges;
(4 backing papers raised images and various embellies)

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Getting together again.....

Hubby and I had decided we needed to get some "Us" time this year.
We have always been spontaneous and have been feeling very restrained of late.
You know how it, family, other worldly crap that "needs" to be done.
So we have made an effort to get out more..together!
We don't do "holidays" something always ruins them and hubby is a workaholic ,
so we have gone back to our roots as it were....jumping in the car with a flask of coffee and a few sandwiches, and having adventures.
In March we visited Conisborough castle....
 next up came Gainsborough Old Hall...
 Other days we just disappear to Gibraltar Point for breakfast :D
One morning we strolled round the ruins of Monk Bretton Abbey.
 Another we drove miles to look at a medieval gatehouse lol
Hubby has always wanted to visit Wales...
so one morning we set off over the Pennines...

and kept driving til we reached Rhyl

 While there we noticed a National Trust sign in the crease of the map
which turned into the glorious Bodnant Gardens.
 Then there was the magical lane...
 that led us to Warram Percy!!!
 lots of hard walking on a hot day,
which meant we "needed" to nip over to Bridlington for a paddle in the sea :D
Bank Holiday Weekend...saw a trip down Ancestry Lane
visiting the Villages of Gayton...
 and Blisworth in Northamptonshire.
 And lastly*but not finally*
The magnificent Bolsover Castle
*is it just me or does that look like a flying witch*

So if you have been wondering what I've been up to all summer...
just get out and have an adventure of your own XXX

oh yes...
and the little sisters now have frilly underskirts :D

Monday, 28 August 2017

All dressed up for Summer...

Time to play once again at 

This time we are sponsored by 
and I have used "Dreaming of Summer"

Isn't this just the most delicate image?

The base card is a sheet from the gorgeous 
which I'd layered with a stunning blue from
*well worth the money as each colour has the pastel shade on reverse*
Then just coloured her with soft shades from my Promarker collection :D

Enjoy :D XXX

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;