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Saturday, 30 July 2022

Another Wedding Anniversary Card

 Another stamped image from my stash.  Coloured with Pentel duo colour purple pen, and overpainted with purple Artistry inks.  Corner decoration done with same pen as flower.

Friday, 29 July 2022

Wedding Anniversary Card



A stamped card this time - from my stash, coloured with a Pentel dua metallic red/gold pen and then water-coloured with some watered down Artistry ink.  Background dusted lightly with Craft Artist mica colour in blue.  Outline then drawn with same pen as used win the flower.

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Male Birthday Card


Men's card can be so difficult - kept this one simple.   Designed in Craft Artist (CAP2).

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Die-cut Birthday Card

 A simple die-cut card.   Image cut into the card and then back with some orange paper.   Die is for Clarity Stamp.

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Have you missed me? Sorry.

 Apologies for being awol - not been up to par recently - I have dabbled with a few things that are still work in progress.   My eyes have been giving me a lot of trouble, and I struggle to see things sometimes.  I am ok outside in the sunshine, but when it is overcast I struggle.  Consquently I haven't felt up to crafting.
I have made a bit of an effort this week, and made some cards, which I will share over the next few days.

This is the first one.  Created in Craft Artist (CAP2).  Card for a train and gnome enthusiast.

Sunday, 19 June 2022

Ceramic Mandala

 Another craft ticked off my "crafts to try" bucket list.   A little mosaic mandala coaster, although I opted for the alternative of a hanging plaque.  (Hope you can see the navy ribbon hanger).   I will back the mdf with some paper or paint one of my roses on it.

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Macramé Pot Hanger


The start

I bought a macramé kit a few weeks ago, and finally got around to starting it.   You start of with over 5 metres of cord!  (which I didn't actually need as I cut 24" off the bottom when finished)

The instructions were easy to follow, but I was a tad disappointed with the quality of the "cord" it was more like twisted cotton, and it unravelled very easily - I would that thought it would be more robust considering the lengths we were working with!

Anyway I managed it, and the "tatty" cord was in the section I cut off.  As you can see it was very long - the only place I could find to take a photo was the hanging basket hook!

One achievement was the fact that I mastered whipping - something I always failed at when I was a Girl Guide!

Friday, 17 June 2022

Painted card

I love one stroke painting, and thought I ought to do it more often, so I painted this card for a friend's birthday,   The main imaged was done with acrylic paints, and then a added some mica magic for the background.


Thursday, 16 June 2022

Granddaughter's Jubilee cakes

My 10 year old granddaughter wanted to make cakes.   She made these from start to finish.  Gluten and dairy free cupcakes made with her favourite salted caramel icing sugar.

She then made the frosting (dairy free buttercream) under my guidance, learning how to make sure it was light and smooth.   She then divided it into three, and colored one tub red, one blue and one white using Sugar and Crumbs Colour pop colours. 

I showed her how to feel an icing bag, and gave a quick demonstration on how to use the nozzles we chose.   I left her to it.    Didn't she do well?     My favourite was the cake below - which I think looked like a crown!

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

a quick trifle for Jubilee weekend

The mood took me to make a trifle over Jubilee weekend.    I haven't made a trifle in years.  It was just a simple one - swiss roll to line the dish (family heirloom of course!), the middle was then filled with raspberries and a raspberry jelly poured over it.  When set I poured over cooled custard, and when that had set I topped it with some vegan elmlea that I had left over from making vegan icecream.  A few strawberries and choc drops to finish.  
Unfortunately because the custard wasn't dairy free I couldn't share it with the family - so had to eat it all myself!  (over a few days)!