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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Birthday Box

Gosh is it really that long since I blogged - me Bad.  However, I have had a little excuse for past couple of weeks as I have had a crafting pal staying.

I have loads of bits and bobs to share, so will start with this little box ....

Which I made for one of my granddaughters.   She saw the box in my stash and asked if she could have it for her birthday,  She chose what colour and stamps that she wanted on it.

The box was gessoed, and then a mix of Titanium white and Pebeo DYNA iridescent pink was painted all over it, giving it a slightly distress look.

I used the humming bird and hibiscus stamps from Sheena Douglass, and stamped with Stazon and painted with various of the DYNA iridescent paints.

I felt it needed something on the side drawers, so I painted some peel offs with the same paints.  Finally a coat of spray and shine was applied to seal it..

Fopr info the box came from The Works.

Friday, 8 May 2015

70 Years Ago today

In the garden VE Day 1945

70 years ago it was VE Day and I was there, albeit a babe in arms.  My Dad and some pals wre given a 48 hours pass to join in the celebrations - so the all ended up at our house - sleeping on the floor.

My mum told me that they joined the throngs in the Mall dancing their way up to Buckingham Palace, chanting for the King and Queen to come out onto the balcony, which I gather they did a lot of times!  I was on my parents shoulders.

Apparently the next morning, they all awoke to discover a Belisha Beacon in the front garden - and nobody knew how it got there - at least nobody was telling if they knew!  It has been a standing joke and family story since then.

The baby in the photo is me with Dad and his REME pals.

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