Monday, 21 August 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Under the Sea or at the Beach.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi! back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.


  Judy is hosting today and our challenge is Under the Sea or at the Beach.

As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule! 

Hope you will join in.
And here is my project for the challenge:


 
The background was done with Distress Oxide inks.
I love the way you are able to get both muted and vibrant colour with just one ink pad depending on the amount of water added before pulling the colour from the craft mat. When water is added direct to the coloured paper the ink reacts again giving lovely watermark effects which all work so well with this type of project.
If it's still too bright I like to apply a thin coat of Gesso, something I picked up from the lovely Brenda Brown which will tone the colour down.
The dies were Memory Box and Tim Holtz.
I finished it with clear gems to represent the bubbles.
 


I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Paper Artsy 2017 challenge: Topic 12 Hybrid Inks.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Back to the Craft Barn with Woodware stamps - Beached.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi everyone just here to let you know this is another project for the Craft Barn and it's now live.

Been working with  Woodware Stamps and Distress Oxide inks. Here is a peek of how I used them and if you would like to see how I made this then pop over to The Craft Barn for full details.

 
These stamps are so cute.
The Tim Holtz stencil worked perfectly with this.

 
Just need to find someone now to send it too.

I would love to hear what you think about my project and any comments will be gratefully received.
 
Look forward to seeing you at The Craft Barn.
 
Happy crafting,
 
Angela xXx
 
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creating with Stamps Challenge 17# Boys to Men.
Inkspirational: Challenge#141-Wave.
Naughty or Nice Challenges: 42 - On the Move.
CCEE Stampers Challenges: 1733 Nautical.
Words to Craft By W2CB#44 - Vacation.
 
 
 
 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday Fun Day with Smiles.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.

Apart from the usual crafting I did go to a great Fish farm and thought you might like to see these beauties.

 
This fish farm has some of the best Koi around.
 
 
Sadly we lost one of our oldest fish this week but she was about 27 years old which is very good for a Golden Orf.
As much as it may not seem quite the same as the loss of some other pets it is still quite sad when you have had them from something not as big as your little finger.
Anyway less of that and back to the farm.
These are photographs of the ponds there.

 
They are gorgeous I'm sure you will agree.





Lots of nice plants and ornaments too.


 I've been picking damsons too and made them into a plum crumble.
However, someone took a big piece before I had chance to photograph it. It was scrummy and very fruity too.

 
We may well be having some more of this as we seem to have had so many plums and damsons this year.

Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.
 
 And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.

Angela x

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WOYWW 428 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.


So here is my desk for today!
I cannot tell a lie! it's a bit messy today as I'm in between projects again.

 
Rose asked last week about the tags that I have hanging around which are here. They are just sample pieces.
When I remember to do it, if I use a new technique I make a sample on one of the tags just as a reminder.
I've had them out today as I've been trying something out with the Oxides can't tell you yet but it is different, however if you have a look around the desk you might get a clue.
 
 
Just a few new arrivals this week.

 
Set 2. of the Distress Oxide refills and some new Jane Davenport Washi tapes.



So that's me done for today.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,

Angela x

Monday, 14 August 2017

Masterboard Monday.

 Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

I am here today to show you a card made with this Masterboard which I showed you last week:


 The lovely pen stamp was an old one by Inkadinkado.
 
 
Spellbinders mat and Tim Holtz text, ink blot and numbers.
 
I stamped the blots (Prima stamps) onto the black card blank before mounting the layers and used black split pins in the corners.


Quite pleased with the way this looks.

 I would love to hear your comments.
 
Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
 
Angela x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Back to the Craft Barn getting 'Better and Better'.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Hi everyone just here to let you know this is another project for the Craft Barn and it's now live.

Been working with  Carabelle and Kaisercraft Stamps and stencils and here is a peek of how I used it. If you would like to see how I made this then pop over to The Craft Barn for full details.

 
I had so much fun making this card with water colouring techniques using the Oxide inks for both the backgrounds and the ribbon.



 Tutorial for making this project is available now at The Craft Barn.

I would love to hear what you think about my project and any comments will be gratefully received.
 
Look forward to seeing you at The Craft Barn.
 
Happy crafting,
 
Angela xXx
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge: August - Anything goes.
  

Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday Fun Day with Smiles.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.

We went to Bakewell Show last week and I promised to show you photos however it had rained the day before which left the showground very wet!

 
Luckily I had taken my wellies but you would be surprised how many people arrived with just ordinary shoes....crazy people!
 
Stan is examining the ground!
Yes Stan it is wet!

 
Not sure you can actually see the water but there was plenty of it.

 
Unfortunately it meant that some of the trades people were unable to get onto the show ground and they were actually towing horse boxes onto the showground so I bet they had fun trying to get off again.
They have no solid ground at the entrances so when just a few lorries go over it you can guess it just becomes sludge causing them to get stuck.

 
Somebody wanted to show you these lovely paw marks, can't imagine who made those Lol!


 It did not stop us from having a nice day as it didn't rain so much while we were there but lets hope for better weather next year.
We did bring home a traditional Bakewell tart but forgot to photograph it before we devoured it!

We have however had some nice days since.
A walk in the park.


My grapes are getting bigger.


And my apples and plums too.
 

 
Him-In-Doors went out and did some weeding and found these in the garden. I had to photograph them but didn't find any fairies Lol!
 


 So that's it for today.

Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.
 
 
And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.


Angela x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

WOYWW 427 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.


So here is my desk for today!

 
I've been working on various cards this week as there seems to be loads of birthdays and anniversaries this month.
The stamped images on my desk are from a very old stamp by Inkadinkado.

 
These are some new stamps that are popping out of the 'Exploding Box' but not got round to using them yet.
 
Not really much else that's different today.

So that's me done.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,

Angela x

Monday, 7 August 2017

Masterboard Monday.

 Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

I am here today to show you some new Masterboards:

 I made this first one using Distress Inks and Distress Oxides and a variety of stamps by 'Indigo Blu'.
Apply the ink to a craft mat, spray with water and swipe the card through it.
Dry this and repeat until satisfied with the effect.
Then I added the stamped images and a text stamp by 'A Stamp in the Hand', very old but I love the style of the text.
 
 
The second one was started with clear embossed ink blots by 'Prima Stamps' then swipe the card through various shades of Distress Oxides.
When this is dry stamp the ink blots in black, first and second generation ink and add a sentiment stamp randomly around the design.
 
 
Hope you like them.
 
Cards using these Masterboards will follow soon.
 
Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
 
Angela x

Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday Fun Day with Smiles.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.

And it's Show Time!
That is if you like County shows, country fairs and agricultural stuff.
We kind of got into this years ago with the dogs we used to have and have continued to attend a few of our favourites.

Last Saturday we went to a village show at a place called Heckington which is North Lincolnshire.
When we first went there round about 1988 it was a small village show which took place in the recreation ground and now it's become the largest village show in England and remains well supported.

It is very typically a village show but what makes it different is that on Sunday they have qualifying rounds for The Horse of the Year Show.

Of all the shows we go to I actually think it's one of the best.

So here we go, I warn you there are lots of pics but I promise not to say too much.

Skydivers.



Gorgeous flowers.


 
 
 
I know someone who will love this.

 
Fabulous vegetables.
 
 
And scrummy homemade goodies.

 
Nice things to buy too.

 
 
Cycle racing in the main ring.

 
The ladies keeping up their traditions.

 

 
 We seem to have been taken over by the military this year.

 
Even the Americans have arrived.




 
I hope they get on okay with the Indians who were just next door.
 
 
Back to the farm stuff.
You wont find any of the big new stuff here!
 

 
Animals, naturally.


 
Not often you see a sheep on a lead and he was so friendly, even liked dogs.
 
 
Think this guy was tired!
 
 
Just had to show you this chap he was so gorgeous, certainly made me smile.

 
Really I could go on there was just so much but don't want to tire you out so I will finish here.
 
Bakewell Show is next which is in the Peak district of Derbyshire and is best known for it's puddings and tarts.
It is actually this week but will post some photos next time.

Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.
 
 
And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.


Angela x

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