This will be my last page for Valerie's theme. I have really enjoyed making pages for this month, I've used some stamps I haven't used for ages. Thank you also for your inspiration Valerie, especially your faces.My face is a Paper Artsy Lynne Perella stamp. I spritzed some blue Distress Ink with water on an acrylic block and pressed it onto the page. I added more Distress Ink (Ripe Persimmon and Aged Mahogany) through two different stencils. I added some Seth Apter stamps and coloured the image with Derwent pencils. Finally I added 'Happiness', a JOFY Paper Artsy stamp and a little bit of spattering.
Thursday 30 March 2023
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Hi everyone this will be a rushed post today.
We finally got our car back late yesterday afternoon. If they had told us the reason why there was a hold up I wouldn't have minded so much, but the silence (which was about a part not turning up a soon as it should have, then another part that was sent being too big!) was really annoying!
We had to do a very rushed online grocery order on Friday afternoon which meant I forgot a couple of important items for a new recipe I planned making so we had a short village walk on Saturday.
The time I spent on the phone also meant that it ate into my crafting time, which as I needed to schedule posts wasn't good.
The words are from two separate stamps(one masked off) by Visible Image.
We had a lot of rain last week so the river was quite fullWe walked on the new path that was made after the work on that side to do repairs the bridge was finished.
We got some different views of the island, that as you can see has almost disappeared .
As you can see, the river is very calm before it reaches the weir
The old village must have been pretty in the past.
The heron obligingly posed and so did the family! (I refuse to short this word to the modern 'fam'!!!)
Looking forward to seeing the Magnolia tree when we get back from....Paris, yes we're off tomorrow!
Thursday 23 March 2023
Hi everyone, I have a page today inspired by some tulips bought over two weeks ago. They were at a bargain price from Lidl. We hardly ever used to go to Lidl but having found that their croissants are the best we have ever tasted (in England at least) we go there regularly now. We have found a lot of other food there that we love too.
I used a Crafty individuals stamp which I inked then wiped around the border to smudge the edges, unfortunately stamping onto a grey stained page doesn't really work too well but I think with the addition of the number stamps, the crackle printed paper and some pink spatters I may have got away with it! The Visible Image quote fits quite well too I think!
Here are the remainder of the tulips, I forgot to take a photo when they were in full bloom mode. I have take out about six tulips that wilted and the rest will be going out any day soon.
We took our car in yesterday for a service and a door repair (we couldn't open one of the passenger doors) We had to come home by tram and bus as it wasn't ready - we have waited for a call today (it would be too late to get there anyway now) but still no phone call and we can't get through ourselves it keeps saying that it's not possible to speak to them!!!
On the good side though, we walked into the city centre and by the time I went to bed I had walked 15,750 steps. We had a nice lunch in town too. We also found hubby some cord trousers in a sale and I found the perfect shirt to go with a top I bought a while ago!
Thanks for looking, Chris
Tuesday 21 March 2023
Hello everyone, the weather has been so unpredictable here. We watched a weather forecast one morning and decided to go for a walk...by the time we were ready to leave home it was raining - rain had been forecast for late afternoon.
We did get to Fletcher Moss on our way shopping.
We're looking forward to walking around the woods soon but for now we'll stick to the firmer paths.
We bought coffee and scone at the supermarket.