Friday, 7 August 2020

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've been busy this week but not quite sure with what.


Maisie went to the vet on Saturday but wasn't able to have her teeth cleaned yet as her liver wasn't quite behaving as they wanted it and she's on tablets for a couple of weeks then going back for a blood test. 
Monday we took Stan to the Vet for his check-up after the dental stuff and they were pleased with him but he has to go back to for a blood test. 
I think their age has something to do with it but Stan seems absolutely fine and Maisie too so we'll see. 

This was Sunday and quite unusual to see Maisie getting this close to Stan. Maybe she was still feeling a bit drowsy after her visit to the vet or maybe she is just using him as a pillow.
It's usually Stan that tries to get this close and then Maisie moves away but not this time.
Maisie did lift her head for about two seconds and then went back to sleep. It's A hard life for a dog Lol!
Now this is something you don't see very often.
We've been going through my dad's belongings, I wonder if you can guess where this came from!
He was 18 when the second world war was coming to an end and was sent to Germany when he was called up for his National Service. 
Apparently when the war finished there were German soldiers who would do anything for a packet of cigarettes and that is how he ended up with this from an officer. 
Hoping I can find a museum somewhere that might take it.

We found this too, no idea what it would have been worth.


He had even kept this too. 
There are other things which I might show you here another day.
Think I know where I got my hoarding ability from.


Other than that the ceiling has been moving along.
Plastered on Saturday.

And the painting has started too though apparently it needs some rubbing down in parts but it's painted again and then the whole ceiling will be painted too. 

Did mum's shopping on Monday too and went to see her on Tuesday.



This was Stan after he came back from having his teeth done which is understandable.

But look at this madam. 
She didn't have her teeth done but she did have several tests including a scan which is why her tummy is shaved but look at those legs! I think she's a human being dressed up as a dog Lol!


Comfy though.


So that's it for today but I'll leave you with some doggy funnies


If you have dogs you will recognise these for sure.

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, 5 August 2020

WOYWW -583 # 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 playing with Gelli Plates again this week but this time it's a little circular one in my tiny journal.




And this is where I'm up to so far using these stencils but there's more to come on there.


I'm using the small circular Gelli Plate to stamp onto A4 card next but no idea where this will go.



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, 3 August 2020

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:



If you were around last week you might remember these Masterboards that I made using the Gelli Plate.


Today I'm going to show you another card I've made using these papers.
The stamps are by Andy Skinner for Stampendous. The small ammonite stamp is by Hero Arts.
The circular text stamp is by Crescendoh.


I've added some stencilling (Woodware) and the lines are made using the edge of the stamp block.


And there we are all finished. 
I trimmed a section of the masterboard and edged it with a die by Memory Box and inked it then just added some Altenew enamel dots.


I couldn't resist using one of my favourite techniques and stamped the back of the card too.


I finished this one in the same way but used a different edging die.


I think they would be suitable cards for men which I always find difficult.

Hope you enjoyed watching me make these cards and I would love to hear your comments. 

Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Angela x

I would like to enter a card in the following challenges:
Make my Monday Blog - Challenge 128 Clean and Simple. 
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes. 
Allsorts Challenge - Week 583/54 - Make it Masculine. 

Friday, 31 July 2020

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 though it will be a quick post as I have a few jobs to do today as they are hopefully! coming to fix the hole in the ceiling tomorrow, fingers crossed.

My mum is doing well and we've been doing her shopping and visiting her.
Stan went to the vet's on Monday for teeth cleaning, he was not impressed and came home with a variety of medication and a lot fewer teeth.



Here he is resting after his long day.


This was his bandage that they used on his leg, quite like it, very Rambo style Lol!

I have tried everything to keep his teeth clean but to no avail so I've put them both onto 'PlaqueOff' in the hope it might help but we'll see. 
Maisie is off for her teeth cleaning on Saturday.


They've finished the tree lopping in the park.


It was one large tree.




They have left the logs in the park and they are big!


And finally for today.


The swans in the park have decided that the geese are not welcome any more and he is keeping them all out of the lake as far as possible, what a bully!

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, 29 July 2020

WOYWW -582 # 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!



Slightly staged for my dear followers.
As promised I am showing you some Gelli prints.
The paints on the left are Eco Green Crafts Acrylics. They are made from Natural pigments and the tubes are recycled plastic where possible. You may notice on the left that I seemed to have gained yet another exploding box!


This is a close up for you of the prints that I posted here on Monday and if you would like to see more you can find all the info here:
Now I did say that this was staged because I am actually working on my tube box at the moment, hopefully you will see that soon.

So that's me done for today a nice quick post.

 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, 27 July 2020

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, well one of them at least:




I always find when I start using the Gelli Plate it's difficult to stop so quite a few samples to work with.


And a finished card too.
Despite the distraction I did get round to using one of the samples. 


The method used for this sample is one that Kate Crane often uses where small blobs of paint are placed onto the plate 


and then you use a brayer to spread the ink but this must be done carefully so as not to mix the colours which could create mud.


I'm using Acrylic paint for this project stamping it with some Carabelle texture plates and toilet rolls.
The paint must be moist for the paper to lift it but if it's dry just cover the whole thing with a thin coat of white or a pale colour and then apply the paper. Any colour left on the plate can also be lifted in this way.


I used the same texture plate to stamp onto the card blank.
The first one was stamped with a full ink load and then I used up was was left by stamping the card with small sections of the stamp to give a grungy Look.

There are many ways to create the design but I find it's better to choose just a few tools for the job at least to begin with say three different things.


I like to keep all my Gelli stuff together at the ready and that is one tip I would give you, always make sure you have everything before you start and that includes the paper you intend using.


I like to place my Gelli plate on a craft mat but you could use a sheet of paper just as long as the surface is flat and smooth.


The samples you see here were made with Sellotape and then any left-over spaces were gilded but you could add mica powders or glitters, anything that would stick to the sellotape.


These samples were done on black card which gives a different finish. I used stencils and bubble wrap on 
these.


Always clean the plate thoroughly before putting it away (baby wipes are good) but do this carefully as it is possible to damage the surface. 
Often you will see artists saying that you don't need to clean the plate during the process but just watch out for any paint that clumps as pressure  again could mark the plate. 
This plate has been used several times but still looks almost like new. 
The same goes for the brayers (rollers), clean these thoroughly when you've finished. 


One more look at the card and a close up of the print.


I also used up some of the die cut waste on the card. I quite liked those and it seemed a shame to waste them then finished off with a die cut sentiment and some enamel dots.

I would love to hear your comments and any tips for this technique.

Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Angela x
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