Saturday, 30 June 2012
Well it was sunshine best part of today but you can bet your bottom dollar there would will be a massive clean up in progress, I think it’s all the rain that must have inspired me to get this made.
Such a sweet image with Mother Duck tending to her young.
Coloured with Promarkers, gold, tan, sandstone, chestnut, apricot and tea green, all available via Letraset
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Jeepers we had some weather going on in Tyne and Wear, late afternoon the sky turned black at work, we all even went outside to look at the sky, it was weird, so heavy.
These are some of the latest pictures from our area.
Stay safe my friends.
This one is the bar scene
All I did for the background is used an 8 x 8 card and draw some bricks in a black fineliner.
The holly is from some Christmas twine that I bought at Asda last year and the bell is from a loca haberdashery
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Monday, 25 June 2012
You know how we all often say “If I won the lottery” well I have a genuine need of it, I have had a dream for such a long long time of building my own home somewhere close to my heart.
My happiest childhood memories were spent in a colliery house just off the coal pit grounds, there were only 2 streets with 14 houses in each street, it was like a family, everyone looked out for each other.
The near by village children all used to head over to our street to play, we had so much to do, we had a hotspot which was where the pipes for the pit showers for the miners ran under the ground and it would warm up the pavement so even when it was raining that hotspot ground would be dry, we all used to meet there especially on freezing cold days, we would sit on the ground and warm our bums it often got so hot we would take off our coats and sit on them to stop our bums from burning.
We had the pit pond, an Olympic size outdoor swimming pool run by the miners we learnt how to swim on a belt with a rope attached to the back, and once we had mastered the belt we would progress to the corner, this was a part of the pool were a guide would walk along the edge with a wooden pole while you were swimming across, when you got tired you grabbed onto the pole, so you see we had all the mod cons.
We had fields to play in, a park just at the top of the street, and a coast were the coal would be washed and sorted.
So back to my building a home, it is in a spot were I can see everything that I used to see out of my bedroom window.
This is where I would want it built. Just on the top bank near the three trees “sigh”
I want you to see the view that I once had and the view that I would like to have again some day.
Just look at it that bit of coast was my play ground
Oh how I dream
On the other side is something I dearly love, our Lighthouse, I used to watching it blinking it’s green light in the dark from my bedroom window, I used to pray it would guide my brother home ( he was lost at sea while serving in the Merchant navy)
So I have rambled on and on and I hope you’ll forgive me but I wanted to give you an insight into my dream.
Finally the light was fading and the rain started again so it was time to leave.
Sunday, 24 June 2012
I’ve had a little break yesterday, I had a few things that needed my attention one of them being a card that I can’t show until August but I needed to make sure it was right before production started, so yes I was being crafty but just couldn’t show you.
However I did manage to get a card made today and though I say it myself it’s one that I am really pleased with.
The image is Double Take by Saturated Canary and isn’t she elegant?
I’d love a dress like that, mind you who am I kidding, I’d love a figure like that more ha ha!
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Hi Everyone, it was an amazing response for the Flexmarker giveaway and I can now announce the winner.
The winner is…
As always Jak, your card is beautifully made and the colouring is amazing, thank you for the new tutorial which I am about to go and view...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
15 June 2012 10:54
Big congratulations, drop me an email titled Flexmarker winner with your details and I will get them in the post for you.
Friday, 22 June 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Its that time of the month when the Mo’s Dream Team come together anddo a special project to give you a little inspiration and hopefully some Oooo’s and Awes along the way.
Months theme for the Blog Hop is Ethnic Skin Tones and Debbie is our host and that is where the blog hop begins.
you should have landed on my blog from Pops if not hop back to the beginning.
The Dream Team is made up with some of the most talented ladies so be sure to give them all a visit and leave us all a comment as there is a couple of spot prizes up for grabs.
I wanted to keep it pretty clean looking so that the main focus was on the image.
The perfect pair don’t you think?
Next up you should now hop over to Gretha she’s super talented so she’ll have a fabulous design to show you.
Don’t forget to leave comments for the chance of a spot prize.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Today I’m releasing the new products for la Pashe,
You can catch me today on Create and Craft and Ideal World
Wednesday 20th June 10am on Create and Craft
Sky 671 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813
Wednesday 20th June 2pm on Ideal world
Sky 644 | Freeview 22 | Virgin 747 | Freesat 812
You can also watch the shows online http://www.createandcraft.tv/ShowGridView.aspx
Meet Tinsel Tots the cutest Tots on the block
we also have some more Traditional ones Behind Closed Doors
Tune in for some inspirational cards
Now if you want to get ahead grab this freebie, I’ll show you what to do with it on TV
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
I have a post set for the morning with peeks of what I will be demoing and times and links. I also have a freebie which will come in handy for those that buy the fabulous new decoupage sheets, so be sure to come back and pick it up. Ohh you might want to tape the shows too for some ideas.
If you remember I had my nails done a little while back and to be honest I was less than pleased with the result, I ended up having the false tips removed and having gel nails added to cover up the dreadful mess, my nails are still recovering so I have had them cut back as short as possible and had a product called CND Shellac over the top of them to make them look presentable.
So today a did a little bidding and won a starter kit of the product.
I saw a card by Jane which had two of these on and fell in love with it so I knew I’d be giving them a whirl. If you are new to colouring and want something easy to colour then this is the set for you, the card was made very quickly in between my prepping for shows.
I just love the simplicity of it. Coloured with Copic markers.
Lazt Mutt 3
Lazy Mutt 2
Lazy Mutt 1
You get all 3 in a set for the bargain price of $5 thats around £3.25 in theUK
Monday, 18 June 2012
Can you remember holding a Buttercup under your chin to see if you like butter? we used to do that as children, if it shone yellow under your chin you liked butter haha! crazy huh!
Coloured with Copic markers and prisma pencils
The backing papers were from my stash, one is a DCWV and the other a K&Co, Some Prima blossoms and the most sumptuous silk ribbon from Ribbon Carousel.
For those that asked yesterday, no I didn’t have any ice-cream, I was good.