Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Some woodwork for a change !

Hi everyone, here are a few things made by my 
lovely talented husband. Hope you enjoy looking 
at them all.
I intended to add just a few but after a request by
my dear friend Jackie.........here  are  quite a few ;)
Wood Basket to go with our woodburner.
(he just couldn't find one in the shops he liked, 
so he designed his own).
 You can see how strong it is and how much it holds.

Here it is without the wood.

Egg holder (my request)
The shelves are loose for ease of use.
Silver Birch Candle holders ( my request)
He made the shelf below them to go with the
 fire surround and our beams which he also made himself.

Tall matches holder ( top 4 rings come off)

Yew wood match holder

Yew vase

Another vase, hollow inside but hard to see here.

Two vases inside each other, marked for further painting
(excuse the dust)

Some painted vases

Apples, they all come apart.




Oops forgive the dust, found it in his workroom!
Same plate as above

Tall Yew vase

Tall  vase

 2 vases .....earlier work



Selection of items

Various painted mushrooms

Please excuse all the bottles, it was Xmas I believe.

Latest bench for our garden

Wet from rain here but waterproof after so many coats of stain.

Two more benches and a table

Twisty walking sticks

This is all, hope you enjoyed looking :)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

In My Garden card

Hi again, just popping in with another card for the
'Less is More' challenge. It's another digi one, just
couldn't resist another quick one.
The theme is 'Little creatures' this week, I made
this small scene with a beady owl looking at a
 family of worms. I don't think he wants to eat 
them...............just curious I think ;)
Enjoy your Sunday friends !
ps. I was going to add the photo's of my OH's
log basket he made. I have pics of the egg holder
( request by me)   garden benches and table too
 so will do a separate post !
 Infact there are so many things he has made
 now I think I may do a new folder on Pinterest 
with them too :)
White Linen card
Digi images added in my CAP programme

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Little Creatures card

Good afternoon friends, I hope all is well with you
 today. It's quite warm here ....19c so not bad for
 October  I think !
As it's Saturday once again I have another
 'Less is More' card to share with you.
The theme this week is........ 

"Little Creatures
We don't mind how little they are... cute,
 cuddly or creepy we'd just like to see
something small!"

I decided to make a digi card this time as I have
just bought a few digikits which are ideal for this
 subject. One was called  'Funny little creatures',
.............happy days I must be psychic ;) 

I spend ages fiddling about with tiny images
and making a little scene. I hope you 
like my little card, I think stamping would 
have been quicker lol.

Have a good weekend everyone, my week
 has been a busy one yet again. I hope for an
 easier one  next week.

 Babysitting and another few trips out planned so
maybe not !

ps. My lovely talented OH has been busy making
garden benches, a table to match and also a log

 He has been looking for a particular type
 of log basket for ages (a shallow wide one). No joy 
so he decided to design and make his own.
We want it to sit beside our trusty woodburner
'Woody' ;)

 The one he made  looks  very strong , unlike some
 we have seen  and we both  realy like  it ! I will 
show you pics of all  the things in  another post !
See previous post if you missed seeing my
 Tee shirts too ;)

Oops sorry rambling again lol............here is my card.

Creatures, LIM, CAS

White linen card
Digi images and wording added in CAP2 programme
Glamour dust
TH distress ink on edges
3d pads

Monday, 13 October 2014

Tee shirts

Not a card today but some tee shirts I designed for
 my OH.
 If you read my earlier post about them you 
will remember how  he tried to find some with
 nice colours/design and no writing on.
 He tried and failed so I decided to design my own
 for him. He really didn't like any with writing on, esp. 
advertizing a product or place or American wording.

"Why do they all have American wording on " 
he kept repeating. Hmm do ones in America have
British place names/images on I am wondering?
Oh and he also requested that they didn't have
 an outline ( rectangular) so I used a mask and went
 for a  watercolour type look. 
He picked three designs, but I loved another one
 so added that later as a surprise.
He liked mine best too yeaaaaah! It's the last 
blue one if you were wondering ;)

Anyway I designed them ,had the printed off and
here they are. He was very pleased I am glad to say.
I am designing one with bright butterflies on now lol,
a request by  my OH...oh my what have I started !
Forgive all the creases, I just took photo's as soon
 as I got them out of the packets I'm afraid !!

Wild flower meadow on pale gold

Birds and sky on Lilac

Birds and fields on Pistachio

 Beach scene and fish on pale blue

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Two Robins card

Hi everyone, I hope all is well with you. Saturday
has come round at lightning speed yet again.
It's 'One layer' card time again over at 'Less is More'
and we have to have 2 of something on our cards.
I came up with this Christmas card, these cute Robins
 make me smile....hope they make you smile too !
Have a good week everyone whatever you have 
planned ;)
ps.Sorry for my late commenting this week.We have
 had such a busy week again, so many  trips out
 for one thing or another.
 We had to take my elderly neighbour to the Dr's 
(after insisting). Then a visit to the hospital for blood
 tests and a scan to check for DVT. 
That took most of the day of course, but all 
was well in the end I am glad  to say. Babysitting
yesterday again, housework gone to pot. So much
 to catch up on now grrr ! 
I will post the tee shirt pics very soon...I promise !
Right here is my card.......oooh it's thundering and lightning
here  now, very dramatic too!
Christmas, robins, LIM
White Linen card
Robins digi image ( just says skiss??)
Computerized sentiment and dotted edge
Glamour dust

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Autumn leaves card

Hi friends, it's looking and feeling a lot like Autumn now
here. Brrr the heating had to go on last night and
 for a while this morning too.
I am posting another 'Less is More' card once again.
It's a colour theme and.....
"For our Colour challenge this month we have chosen 
Autumn's Bounty
Sounds kinda poetic doesn't it...
so we'd love to see autumnal shades in your cards."

This is what I came up with, not my usual colours,
but I am quite liking these for a change.Pop on over
and look at all the other cards over at 'LIM' too. There
 are some real beauties, so lovely to see all the autumn
 colours and leaves too.

ps. So busy yesterday with family birthday celebrations,
our son's 40th this time! The third one this year in our
 family. As usual they all came to us so I am still

The parties have become more frenetic lately, serving/
moving food around two crazy running toddlers and a
 crawling baby arghhh!

Phew that's the last party until Xmas, so I hope for a
bit of relaxation and card making now ;)

I will show you the teeshirts I designed for hubby in
 another post as it will be very photo heavy as you 
can imagine. He was very pleased with them I am
 glad to say! Enjoy your week everyone ;)

Autumn, leaves,green, yellow, brown, CAS, stitching

Less is More   Autumn's Bounty
Great Impressions   Autumnal Elegance
Brown Sugar challenge  #114 Autumn/Fall
Quirky Crafts  The Quirky Falling leaves

White linen card
Lawn Fawn stitched leaves die
Die-namics stitched die
TH Distress inks (on leaves and edge of card)
Clearly Besotted sentiment
Momento Pear tart ink
Sew Easy thread
Sequins from stash

Monday, 29 September 2014

Blue Happy Birthday card

Hi friends, just popping by to show you another
 'Less is More' card. In shades of blue this time, hope
 you like it.  
Busy day today, lots of cleaning/washing ( hate Mondays
 for that !), then our usual long walk in  the forest. It's a
 fast day today too so always feeling cold.
Various 'Stuff' off to the  charity shop today, including
 lovely gold lined little  delicate pale green cups too....I know
...I know.... but I don't need them...I don't need them!!
Helped our elderly neighbour who had had a nasty fall
 out walking. She was very shaken and  very bruised 
and sore.
 Lots of hot tea and pain killers/Arnica and she was feeling
 a lot better I am glad to say. No broken bones but I bet
 she is very sore and stiff in the morning. 
My OH wanted some new teeshirts  ( he is down a size
now) but wanted  a pastel shades/bright colour design
  on the front and NO writing on. 
Esp. no writing he said...."Why should  I advertize
 someone's product or place" ...well you get the drift!
"Why is it all the writing is always American too" he
 wanted to know. Hmm no idea I said.....but as he 
couldn't find anything I offered to design some for him.
Result.....I am having them printed as we speak so
 will show you in due course ;) He said I should start 
selling them lol as he was sure other men had the same
 problem. Hmm do they ??
Right ....oops ...sorry for the long post and waffling !!
Here is my card for LIM where the theme  this week 
is 'Mostly Words'.
LIM, blue, birthday, CAS
White linen card
Memory Box dies (wording)
Hero Arts shadow ink Soft Sky
Momento summer Sky ink
Stampin Up Gorgeous grunge stamp
Gems from stash coloured to match 

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