Friday 29 March 2013

Sunday Stamper 250......Shiny what?

I love the song that inspired Hels' choice this week - Shiny Happy People so I just had to join in! With what though? Then I remembered a page started absolutely a-g-e-s ago in my small moleskin journal. So I added some more stamping and some words...just for fun!
The Lewis chessmen were cut from a magazine - I love their faces and to think that they were found buried in the sand!
The door is an image transfer again from a magazine. The keyhole was stamped onto tissue paper and it's so long since I did it I can't remember where the stamp is from and since we are away again can't check(may be Unity) All I've done today is stamped on a Sheena Douglass stamp -upside down for a portcullis and used some metallic pens to write - well - it had to be 'Shiny GRUMPY people'!Oh! and a key on top of the lace
Just so you can see how shiny they are I took another photo!

Right off to play with my artistic grandson! Hope to show you what he's up to soon!
Thanks for looking, Chris

Wednesday 27 March 2013


It's great to be back with Julia (and the gang)with a chance to snoop at the work desks of the world - look here to find out more! After 2 weeks absence I was getting withdrawal symptoms - two things stopped me - poor connections and nothing much really going on - we were away at our caravan and don't normally have difficulty with internet connections but it was just so erratic  I practically gave up in the end!
We had a great time, even though it was cold and we had a few trips out to places both familiar and new!
So….what's on my desk at the moment? Well actually this photo was  taken last night as I have an appointment to keep this morning!

I've been preparing a background opposite the page that was in my last post. I had just been adding a bit more with the stencils. Also on my desk a Ripe Persimmon DI that had escaped being labelled, some ribbon waiting to be rolled up and on the left half way down a new little journal that my eldest son presented me with last night when we went to see my grandson in a play! I think I am going to keep it to doodle and zentangle in.
Right, must get off, hope to get to visit a few desks via my phone, if not I'll try later!

Monday 25 March 2013

Spring Flowers

This page was started simply because I wanted to play with a new stencil I bought the other week!  It is a Creative Expressions "That Special Touch - Tulip Silhouette". I didn't have many flower stamps at the caravan so waited till I came home to finish it!
It's another 'looking forward to real Spring' page.
I made a rough outline around the tulips as I wanted them to stand out more - should have used something brighter! Words from the same paragraph in my Arthur book - just in  different order.
Hopefully soon the bright colours at the top of the page will replace those dull colours at the bottom - when the weather gets warmer!! Spring will be here soon won't it????
Thanks for looking, Chris

Sunday 24 March 2013

Liebster Award

A few weeks ago I was surprised and delighted that I had been awarded the Liebster Award by my lovely bloggy friend Carol at ceebeecards
About the Liebster award
This is a pay it forward award, with the idea being that once you've been nominated you award it to blogs that you love to look at yourself - the idea being to encourage others to follow their blogs

Rules of Acceptance
You thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog
You give the award to 5 bloggers that have less than 200 followers
You leave a comment on their blog letting them know that that have been nominated 

My Nominations

To say this was difficult to choose in an understatement - there are so many lovely blogs, but these ladies certainly inspire and encourage me so I hope you will go along and look at their lovely blogs! 

Thanks for looking, Chris