Friday, 17 August 2018

Friday Fun Day.

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.

Been doing more pebble painting which I know some of you will already be aware of.


 
Which have been hidden in the park near to where we live and have all got new homes now.

 
We seem to have lots of new ducks this year. Guess it's all that nice weather we've had.

 
 
The colours on this dragonfly are gorgeous though I wish you could see it in flight.

 
I know I keep showing you the beauties of having a pond well this is the down-side Lol!
Pump cleaning this week....well quite a lot at the moment.


 
Bit gungy!


I don't have a lot to show you though I have been really busy especially working on my new pebbles.
Here is just one that I finished and there will be more to follow soon.
Working on Dragon Eyes.

 
And to finish here is little Maisie in another comfy position.

 No idea where Stan is.
He could be any where, particularly if he's not meant to be there Lol!
Is she comfy or what!



 Before I go just wanted to tell you that there are only 7 days to go before the next Steampunk Festival here in Lincoln Yipeee!

If you don't know what it's all about just click here and here  if you're interested.
More about  that later.
 
 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, 15 August 2018

WOYWW #480 - 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!


You are getting a few sneaky peaks here!
New pebble project.

 
Not on the desk at the moment but showing the next stage.

 
Dumping ground though the Christmas bag there is quite nice, one I made last year just might be inspiration for some more Christmas cards. I'm afraid the ribbon is still waiting to be used, nothing happening there yet.


Other than that we have some Christmas Tree dies and embossing folders. Lots of scissors and glue, not very exciting I know.
I know the diary is out of date but I use it too store birthday dates.
 

You will get to see the finished pebbles next week, I promise.
 
Bet you thought I'd forgotten to show you last week's effort, well I haven't.
Here they are:
 
 
Yes more Ice cream cones. Love making these.
 
Quick close-up of a couple too.


 

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 xXx

Monday, 13 August 2018

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:

Remember this?

 
Which I used to make this.

 
Still have some left after cutting off the sections needed to make this card.

 
 I felt it had a wintery look to it so after some dry embossing (Folder is Frozen by Disney) and the addition of some Distress Ink applied with a blending tool it became a winter scene.
I said I wouldn't be making Christmas cards yet but couldn't resist this.


 
I finished this off with some Tim Holtz die cuts and the tree is Tall Pine by Memory Box.

 
A few gems completed the card.
Just shows how a Masterboard can be transformed into something quite different.

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

Friday, 10 August 2018

Friday Fun Day

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.

My favourite thing this week was Fish Hunting.
Well going to the fish farm actually to look for a new member for the pond.

We came back with this beauty.

 
It's a lovely place to visit with a great collection of Koi.
It's called Wayside Water Gardens and it's in Oldcotes near Worksop Nottingham.

 
Now which one to choose?


All gorgeous!
 

 
Their own pond is lovely.

 
And there are some very large fish in there too.





 
Back to my own garden.
 
The cacti are doing well. 
At least they seem to be enjoying the warm weather.

 
Grapes though they probably wont be sweet enough to eat.

 
Bonsai okay, been giving them plenty of water.


Wonder where Bill and Ben might be today.

Sorry if you don't know who they are. It probably means you are too young to remember or you don't live in the UK.


No rain again so my new garden sculpture has not started rusting yet.

 
The fish are enjoying the weather too and are very hungry. I keep getting dirty looks as I wont give them as much to eat as they would like Lol!



Maisie is here to show you she has found another good spot this time under the umbrella.
She likes to put here feet on the metal, because the base is shaded the metal is actually cool and as we know doggies feet can get very hot in this weather!


 
 Better finish there, don't want to keep you too long.

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, 8 August 2018

WOYWW # 479 - 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!

 
More pebbles on the go and the place is definitely in need of a good tidying!

 
Just got all sorts on the go and trying to get started with some Christmas cards. Sorry to have to mention the C. word!

 
I like this wired ribbon but not sure how I will use it yet. It's been in the loft for ages and as I am trying to use up stuff that's been sitting unloved I thought I would bring it down, we shall see.

 
One of the drawers got left open these hold un-mounted stamps that I use regularly, mostly sentiment stamps.

 
Some of the pebbles here, Gessoed and ready to be painted.


 
An old stamp by Magenta.



Some lace and a nice big roll of mop-up paper (Kitchen Paper towel Roll).

 
And if you wonder what happens down the right hand side it's this Lol!
 
The plastic tub is handy, originally had fish food in it.
The two books at the top I use to pull the pages out to stamp on and
 the old book you can see below them is interesting and was given to me by a friend who I used to work with, as a retirement gift.
That was his retirement incidentally not mine! think he was just having a clear out.

 
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,

Monday, 6 August 2018

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:

 
 
Remember this from last week?
Like all good Masterboards there's always some left for another card.

And here is the new one with instructions for making.
Hope you like it.
 
 
Sometimes white card just works and really makes the details pop.
 
This die looks like being very useful as it can be used in a variety of ways.


I started by cutting into white card with the inner section and the gold card including the outline die.


 Cut away the butterflies from the gold card and use the Distress Oxide below to colour the butterflies on the white card.
 
 
You also need to ensure the white card is the correct size and trim if necessary, edge the white card with a blending tool and Worn Lipstick then stamp the sentiment before adding the detail.
This is a very useful stamp set and one of a set of three.
 
 
 Next I attached the body of the gold butterflies to the white card as shown here.


I continued by mounting the focal images  to a piece of the Masterboard leaving a little extra round the edge as a border.
Next attach the brads and Glue to the card blank.

 
I liked the way this looked but still felt something was missing so added tiny drops of gold Stickles Glue on the white die cut.

 
You can see the 3D effect of the butterflies here.
 
 
And here is the finished card.
 
 

 Quite different from the one I made last week which is here if you didn't see it.
 
There seem to be lots of wedding anniversaries this month so this should be suitable but could just as easily be finished as a birthday card.

 I would love to hear your comments.
 
Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
 
Angela x
 
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
 
 

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