Tuesday, 22 March 2011

That's Better!

Good morning, and it is indeed, blue sky and a few clouds and the temperature tower on the main road was 8degrees when I dropped my hubby off to work at 7.30(so that I can have the car today)!

Builders at the back - gone, mice - GONE(most definitely - sorry animal lovers but they were in my kitchen!!)

Spent a lovely weekend with two of my grandchildren,trip to the park in the sunshine and then a visit in the rain to Leighton Moss reserve near Carnforth, it is a fantastic place with great access to most of the hides but the children were delighted to see from the paths - great tits collecting nesting material, robins singing to them, a thrush having a bath, a duck climbing a tree(well, it was a mis-shapen willow with a slope)and some beautiful elf cup fungi. Yes, we did get wet but we soon dried out in the fantastic cafe they've got there.

I've also had time for some crafting.
These are the cards I made for friends birthdays this week
This one made with a Gorjuss girl from a set I bought at Dawn Bibby's last year, backed with Prima paper,and of course Martha Stewart lace and Craftwork sentiment.

This one using Stampotique and again good old MS punch and Craftwork cards sentiment.

I've also been playing in my journals.
Acrylic paint applied with babywipe, stencils, Wendy Vecci stamps, mop-up kitchen roll and music paper napkin all inspired by the lovely work Sarah Anderson does.
This one -just because it was the first day of Spring yesterday - another play with acrylic paint, bubble wrap, stencils,pastels and paper. the tulips came from a magazine cutting I've had for a while and just makes me feel happy.I messed up my stamping so went to the computer for words and used a brush pen to write SPRING.

So I'm off now for a morning of playing!!

Thanks for looking, back soon with more piccies, Chris


Joanne said...

Lovely journal page and nice thoughts about the birds - for me too.
Hugs Joanne xx

massofhair said...

Hi Chris
Loving your Gorjus and Stampotique cards. The more i see of the Stampotique images the more they are growing on me. So many to choose from but i think i'm whittling it down...

It's always great to see your journal pages and read how you play with different techniques. Went on Sarah's journal writing workshop last week and really enjoyed myself after a slow start from me! Playing more with letters and shapes at the moment.

Your day out at Leighton Moss sounded great and lots of fun. Take care:-)