Friday, 23 August 2019

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.
As far as photographs are concerned I don't think there are many as I've been so busy but I do have a few taken in the garden.


My grapes are coming on though they look better than they actually are which is a shame as there are loads this year.



 The Honey suckle is doing well. 
Smells gorgeous too.


Damsons starting to ripen.


The apples are getting bigger.


Nearly dug this out when we did the pergola, glad we didn't.


Here comes Stan.


Ooohh! Ahhh! this is nice!


Time for a shake.


And a little rest.


Not in the garden as you might have guessed and getting bigger.


Sadly one of the really big old oak trees in the park lost a branch this week and I can tell you I'm pleased I wasn't there when it happened. Bet that was one almighty crack!


This is the remains.


 And to finish off....Maisie managed to find a fresh mole hill this week so she's happy too.

  By the time I see you next week I should have photographs from the Steampunk festival which takes place this weekend, well today actually until Monday.

If you would like to know more this is the link to the website: only crazy people need to check this out Lol! 

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, 21 August 2019

WOYWW - 533 - 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 may well wonder what has happened here! as it's almost tidy.



Well this is what it's actually like today.
I just got fed up with the nearly exploding box/basket and decided I needed more space, great or what.


I'm actually in the middle of making a baby card for a friend which will be a pop-up box style.


Pretty papers.


Obviously you will get to see it later.

I'm feeling quite excited this week as there are only a couple of days left before I go to the Steampunk Festival in Lincoln City.
If you want to know more the link is here.
Sorry for the advertising but I know some of you will be interested in this and I should have photographs next week.

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, 19 August 2019

Crafty Cardmakers # 239 - It's A Bug's Life.

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.


 Lin is hosting today and our challenge is It's a Bug's Life.

As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to be cards, as long as it meets the challenge. 

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



So here we are!
I so love decorating the back of the card as well as the front as it's almost like a little secret find when the recipient opens the envelope.



I've used stamps, stencils and dies for this card though the butterflies and the large bee are fussy cut.


 The stamps are by All and Create and Tim Holtz, using TH Distress Inks.
The stencils are by Crafter's Workshop and Imagination Crafts, the die for the sentiment is by Altenew and for the small bee, a free die from a magazine.










This is another piece of left-over Masterboard.


Gradually building up the design and stamping with first and second generation ink.


For the main image I used  the Tim Holtz stamping platform.


A few gems completed the design.

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 

Friday, 16 August 2019

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.


Hi all. I thought I'd finished all the photographs from the show that we went to but just had to include these.


It was a company at the show that design gardens and this is just a delight to see.


I just love this to bits.


This week started off with yet another wedding.


Sorry about the lighting, gorgeous dress though.


This was the daughter of my friend.


Maisie had no interest in this mole hill so guessing it was not a fresh one Lol!


Swan babies getting bigger every day!

Now something not so pretty and you'll either love it or hate it.


But it's certainly different.






The green beauty in the background is my old MG she has been in the garage for a little bit of work that needed to be done.


This Rat Rod belongs to my mechanic. 
He rebuilds VWs mostly but looks after my MG too in fact it was him and my hubby that rebuilt the car about twenty years ago. He is just brilliant. 
I have had the MG for about 38 years so you can guess it's part of the family if you can say that about a car Lol!



Couldn't resist it Lol! but don't think it will be going home with us.

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, 14 August 2019

WOYWW-532- 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'm making another card at the moment but can't really show it yet but it's similar to the one I posted here on Monday
I've been making some Floating Die cut Cards and that's all I'm saying but the instructions are here.


The exploding box is so full that I've had to prop stuff up at the side. These might give some idea of what the new card might look like.
Any way I'm shutting up before I get into trouble Lol!

 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, 12 August 2019

Masterboard Monday.

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

I am here today to show you a card made with some left-over pieces of Masterboards:


These balloons were all cut from the left-over pieces. I've had these for a while until I decided to have a go at making a Floating Die Cut card which is a new technique for me.


The first thing you need to do is arrange the images onto a piece of card so you know where the design needs to be in relation to the card you intend using.


Smooth over the design a piece of 'Press and Seal' which will attach it's self to the die cut pieces.


Place a shaped die in position. You may want to stick it down to prevent it moving.


Then remove this from the card.


And die cut.


Remove the die cut section and keep this for later.


Next attack sticky dots to all the balloons.



Work out the positioning of the sentiment and stamp that into the space.


Once that is done you can remove the covers on the sticky dots and attach it to the card then peal away the Press and Seal.


You can see here that the images appear to be floating which is how it gets it's name.


I finished the design with a few coloured pearls.


This is unusual for me as I left the background really plain but quite like it. It's definitely CAS.


I did pretty much the same with the die cut piece from the centre but turned it round.


Before attaching it to a 5"x7" card blank.


Again finishing this with pearls.


 This was my first try with this style of card and I am looking forward to taking the idea a little further so watch this space.

Hope you liked those cards.

                                       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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