Sunday, 21 May 2017

CD Sunday - 'Say it with flowers' - chosen by Pamela

Teamie Pamela has chosen a challenge that has plenty of scope and I hope you will enjoy joining in with us.
I decided to combine stitching with die cutting:

I discovered that I had - at sometime - purchased a  batch of stitch patterns that included an old fashioned gramophone playing musical flowers and I also had a die of a similar gramophone so then I just needed something from a CD to put it all together. I found a suitable music backing paper on a
La Pashe CD - The Best Of 2012.
Thank you by the way to those who entered my 'Sketch' challenge.  I think I might like to design another sometime in the future.

(On a personal note I have had the steroid injection for the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my right wrist and so far all seems well so I am hoping to be back to 'proper' crafting asap.  And for anyone who may have to have this 'jab' in the future it wasn't nearly as bad as I had imagined it might be. My GP did it.)

Monday, 15 May 2017

Jigsaw by a different artist just finished

I liked this one when I saw it online.
Called  'The Craft Shed'  and it is by Steve Read.  It looks idyllic and a bit too tidy but I enjoyed it as a change from the more challenging Colin Thompson.

Now tomorrow I am having my steroid jab into my wrist so I will not be crafting for a wee while. How long I don't know.  So I am organising a new puzzle to keep me occupied and this is a doozy by Colin Thompson:

It is called 'Flying Home' and lt looks a little difficult so it should keep me quiet.
I will see you when I come out the other side.

Friday, 12 May 2017


Whilst waiting for the 'Easter' swop ATC's to arrive I thought I would show the ones I have made for the May Swop - Book Titles.
I have chosen all James Bond books:
This is my own very plain presentation.  The ones the organisers do are so much better.
The book fronts do look a little dark.  They are all from the net and I think they are pictures of used books and in fact are a bit dog-eared in places. I am especially proud of the Golden Gun.  I found a silver one in my box of charms and used my gold pen on it and it seems to have been successful.

I wonder what the next theme will be.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

CD Sunday - 'Anything Asian' - chosen by Jane

I think Jane has been very generous with her challenge choice as when you look up Asia in Wikipedia here is what it says: 

Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres and sharing the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and ......

So we have a vast geographical area to choose from and we can make anything with the theme..... but don't forget to use a CD.

I haven't been very adventurous though I am afraid and have stuck to making a card and here it is.

The background is from a CD of Japanese Papers given to me by my friend Debs a long time ago. Topper given by a friend which I scanned and took the whole lot into MCS.  The parchment butterflies look clearer and more obvious in real life.
I hope you enjoy Jane's challenge.
I will be choosing my Top 3 for my Sketch challenge to share with you in a couple of weeks and thank you to those that entered.

So I will see you somewhere in Asia.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Latest jigsaw by Colin Thompson

This one is called 'Fantastic Cityscape' and oh boy isn't it just.  I did enjoy doing this one. Bizzarely It wasn't as hard as it looks.

With the ones I have been given and the ones I have bought I have another 8 to do.  I can't start a new one yet as 'the girls' are coming on Saturday for our craft day and we will need the table.

Two of them are going to be studying Serif.  One learning , one teaching and the remaining two of us are just going to be messing about.  Some stamping I think.

I read today that Colin Thompson is colour blind.  Can you believe that? - I find it very difficult to believe it.  Wow - what an artist.

We have our Parchment Workshop tomorrow and I have a new toy to play with - my Cutterpillar Glow arrived .  Can't wait.
Have fun and hugs all round.