Friday, 29 May 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 and a few smiles too thank goodness.


It's quite an old photograph but one I love that always makes me smile.
The lady at the front is my mum with her younger sister in the middle and her dear friend sitting at the back. 
Happier days I think for them all.
However my mum is gradually getting better. 
When we saw her on Thursday she was walking very slowly with an aid, the physio had been working with her during the day and she's making good progress. She will be 92 in June.


My Clematis continues to flower. 
I'm not sure what it's name is but the flowers are gorgeous.
The local garden centre is famous for growing Clematis as the original owner developed many new strains.


It has a beautiful large flower.


The Rhododendrons are going mad with gorgeous flowers.


My hubby had some bits of wood left from a palette and made it into a Christmas tree, more fun for another day.


 In the park the babies are growing nicely and doing well.


Proud parents.

And a few funnies to finish off the post.



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, 27 May 2020

WOYWW - 573 # 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 think we should have the UFO challenge more often as it gave me the push to use some stuff that's been sitting around for ages.


Some of you commented about the postage stamps that I had collected. 
I am being honest now that I didn't realise that I had so many. 
I Bought some at a country show from a charity, I remember that and I always take them off envelopes at Christmas but I have a packet from W H Smiths and do not remember when I got those at all. 

However I have been good and started doing something with them and I've created a kind of Masterboard thingy to get me started. I have to say it took a while putting this together but I found it quite relaxing really.

I'm working on a card but not quite there yet as I've had a few distractions but my mum is picking up nicely.

Anyway the desk has a few dies by Poppy stamps and Memory Box which I'm using and other than that it's all the usual bits and pieces.
On the left some rubber gloves, my daylight lamp, some enamel dots and a scanned copy of the new mastrboard. 
On the right are various types of glue and my box of tools and Baby wipes.

Hope to have something made for you to see next week.
For now stay safe.

 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, 25 May 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 one of these Masterboard Left-Overs:



You may remember seeing them before as I made another card with some of these here
I actually made the masterboards a very long time ago and they just got left unused until now.


So here's the result.
Time has not been on my side recently which made me think 'Quick Cards' so here they are.


Take a card blank and stamp on it.
When you look at these stamps if you've been stamping for some time you may recognise these and realise that I have had them for a long time.
I also did the same thing on a Kraft card blank too.


From there I ripped a small section for the side and a larger piece for the main part and then attached them to the card blank. 
Next I stamped the sentiment and added some Stickles Glitter Glue to a few of the moths finishing it with a few enamel dots and the jobs done!

Two quick cards and a nice quick explanation of how I made them. 
I might just do this again with some more Masterboards.

I would love to hear your comments.

Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Angela x

Friday, 22 May 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.

I showed you my flowers last week so I thought maybe an update on the fruit today.



You can see better here that we've netted the tree in the hope that we will get some cherries this year.
Okay so far.


Strawberries coming along nicely.


Apples setting too.


And the pears.
Everything looks good in the garden.


Babies in the park doing well.


The willows were trimmed in the autumn and looked pathetic.


They are thickening up right now.


My  dear friend sent me these. They arrive in bud and then thicken up as the week goes on, gorgeous!


Clematis flowering nicely.


Just a few funnies to finish.


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, 20 May 2020

WOYWW - 572 # 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!


Some of you will almost certainly notice something new here today.


The plastic box towards the left is full of these.
Stamps and loads of them just got to decide what to do with them though I think I have a plan.


These two are my UFOs for today.
I've been using up this background paper and thought I would use the die to layer over the top as I've had it ages and never used it. It's by Clarity. The stamps for this Masterboard are by Hero Arts and they are very old so that's another forgotten thing.




It was while I was die cutting that I wondered whether I could use the negative pieces on another card so I attached a piece of double side sticky sheet to them while they were still in the die and then applied Gilding Flakes to the uncovered sticky areas and that's how I created the background then die cut the top with Kraft card and layered everything together.
A few small butterflies, Stickles glitter glue and a Tim Holtz sentiment and the card is complete.



Now back to the desk.
The new thing is the glass mat by Tonic for Tim Holtz. 
I've wanted one for a while and Craft Stash have them at half price at the moment so it seemed like a good time to buy one. They are rather shiny.


This little box is full of proverbs, thought they might give me some ideas for my journal. Another old product that has finally seen the light of day.

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, 18 May 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - 257 Butterflies.

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.

Monika is hosting today and our challenge is Butterflies.

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:



I made this card using some left-over Masterboard. 
The Masterboard stamps are 'Half Tone Squares' and the die at the center is called 'Leaf Medallion' both are by Altenew. 
The butterfly stamp and die and the birthday sentiment words are by Tim Holtz.


I layered the butterfly to give more depth. One piece is card and the other is Vellum. 
The back piece was coloured with Promarkers using colours to match those used on the main part of the card and the Vellum was partly coloured with Stickles Gitter Glue again with matching colours.


I have made other cards using this Masterboard which you can find here and here.


 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, 15 May 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.



Not much gone on in here this week and still trying to sort out the loft and get the rest of the stuff moved. 
Hubby has put down some fresh soil and that's why you can see the netting as Stan cannot resist digging in there.



 A walk in the park with the dogs was nice.


I'm not sure you can see what we've done here. 
This is my cherry tree and I am determined that this year I will have some cherries so we've netted most of it or as much as we could reach. When I was in the garden on Monday a small bird flew towards it and I swear it gave me a dirty look!
I'll let you know nearer the time if the plan works.


Flowers next.


Always make me smile.



The Bonsai looking happy.
The variegated Maple is a stunner.


This white Lilac is a cutting from one my grandfather brought from Staffordshire. My grandparents originated there and went to live in South Yorkshire when they opened the mine in the village where I was born.
When my grandfather died I dug the original plant up and it stayed in my mother's garden until we moved to Lancashire where we lived for eleven years then I brought it to Lincoln where it produced lots of suckers which are still growing around the garden though the original plant has now died but it's children continue and are also in many other gardens of my friends.


This pink one was in the garden when we moved in.


Japanese Camillia.


This is rusting up nicely.


Can you see what these are.
It follows the brick line, at the moment there is nothing on the lawn.


Close up.
Yes they are Mole hills!
Bet the one that came up here got a shock when he hit the concrete, little devils!

And finally thought you might like some doggy smiles again.


Thank goodness we don't have this problem as schnauzers don't molt.

From experience they are good at this.


Guess they might keep you warm but not my thing though Stan will get up there if he can.

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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