Sunday, October 31, 2010

Flowers, real and artificial

This Friday's flowers were quite spring-like, and reminded me to go out and get some paperwhites which I love in the winter, but are hard to get now. I love the way you can grow them with barely any soil, and they make the most beautiul scent as well.
And this week my Christmas cactus literally burst into flower, a little early, but very very beautiful. I have some other ones which aren't even in bud yet, so I don't know what brought this one on but I'm happy to see it.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I love yesterday's flowers, they seem like they are made of clay or something, but the leaves are soft. They are so unusual and pretty I'm not using them on anything I wanna keep them! They remind of the little tiny ones I have in my miniature shop. Which I haven't posted on my blog so I must do that soon. I have 2 days in London this week, seeing Wicked and visiting friends so hopefully I will have time to catch up and do some crafting when I get back.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Busy busy

Yep that's pretty much it. Not much time for anything just now. Last Friday's flowers were these little orange marigoldy type things, very pretty!
Been messing about with embossing powder and stamps but nothing constructive really. Roll on half-term!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Again!

Today's flowers are these really unusual and pretty yellow metal ones, and they have sparkly centres as well, they deserve to be put on something special. I counted the envelopes left in my box and there are only 11 - that means only 11 more Fridays until the end of this year - eek!
Some more of the cards I made with my stamped images - this cow is holding 3 balloons that I gave the Glossy Accent treatment. But there's nothing special on the rabbit card except a bit of doodling!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dare I mention it?

The C word that is!! I got some stamped images from Isobel for my birthday, and so I sat myself down one afternoon and laid them all out and watercoloured them all in. I looked at each one and decided which could possibly be turned to Christmas and these are some of the ones I used! They were stickled to within an inch of their lives and I used red and green wherever I could except for a couple which I painted to match the Smirk papers that I had left over from last year.

All the papers and ribbons etc were from last year too, and I can't remember where I got the printed sentiments (hangs head in shame) - and thank you to whoever organised them! I think I like the snowdrops best. I put stickles on the edges of the petals and kept it very simple (like most things I do!) - if I can track down that stamp I would definitely buy it!
Today I got a 'greenhouse' cover for my raised bed, so tomorrow I hope to build that and put it on, which might help to keep whatever is eating my salad leaves actually OUT of my salad leaves. Unless of course I manage to trap it inside the cover............

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Couldn't Resist

This week I have been putting an album together for some friends. I've been working on it for quite a while now, and had to wait to get the right size book rings (thank you CnS) in order to finish it off. It's an album of photos from their honeymoon and above is the first page - I can't put any more pics up just now as it's in the post!
Friday's flowers were these blue felt ones. I have also been doing some layouts this week, and using up some bits and pieces. Sadly I broke my own challenge and bought some new papers - I couldn't resist these autumn ones and the Hallowe'en in Wonderland from Graphic 45. I used some of my birthday money! The smaller bit of paper is white cardstock that I decorated by using a real leaf and paint, so although it looks flat in the picture, it is actually quite textured in real life.
This picture is of my hubby aged 3 on his birthday! I used up all my last week's flowers on it. I love the paper, but it's so busy in it's own right I didn't want to cover up too much of it.
I also painted all my stamped images from my birthday (thanks Isobel) and made some Christmas cards but they are for another day!