Sunday, 5 March 2017

Some new colours!

I have made some more roses using new colours - I am totally hooked on this!  Because each one is hand tinted they are all individual.



I am loving the deep red one!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Everythings coming up Roses!

Hello!

Have you all had a good week?  Storm Doris paid us a visit although we have the pots and stuff blown over it was nothing like the mini typhoon in November!

Wow that one really said hello!  It took down one of the branches off one of Mums trees, and it just picked it up ripped it off and dumped it right smack between the connie and the garage - and it was the whole length of the garden!  The tree men had to come and cut it up cos it was that big.

I was out for the day at Birmingham Xmas Market - well I say that very loosely because we had to stop no end of people and ask them where the market was and apparently we were in it!  "But where is the main market, where are all the stalls?" "here", "where?", " here", "where?", "here"!!!!!!!!

So when I got home (it was dark) and everywhere felt "not right".  Me to him "have we got a chimney pot?" Him "dont know" (he never knows anything that may incriminate him in anyway shape or from - so standard answer is always "dont know") Me "well I dont think we have one now!!"
and no we didnt because it was in the front room!!! Well not quite but it was still on the roof, but not where it should have been!

Anyway -

I made a birthday cake for a little girl who wanted a chocolate one, so I thought right - I'll do the ultimate chocolate cake.  Chocolate sponge with choc chips, filling with white chocolate, covered the whole thing with milk chocolate and then decorated it with fudge bars and white chocolate buttons and topped it with my new obsession - a handmade paper rose!

Apparently she wont cut it, just sits with it on her knee in the box!

Then I thought you may like to see a picture of a rose on its own =
once again its made from paper and I am in the process of making quite a number of these as I try out all the different colours of the paper available.  Its lovely because it doesnt take up any room, costs very little and you have something so pretty at the end of the process.

Have a great week everyone whatever you are doing!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Spring is almost here!

Hello!

After Januarys Create whatever - sorry it will always be CHA!!! I was expecting lots of new ideas, lots of new inspiration - and thought wowser I will be raring to go!

Duh??? I think it may be me, in fact it probably is!   I just feel gunged out, texture paste out, spray on inks out - everything seems so "samey" - having that time off through being poorly, its sort of shifting my crafting.  Its made me appreciate the beauty of what is around us, and I find myself thinking lots and lots about............flowers!!! Maybe its a knock on effect due to my sight issue.

So, they always say things come full circle (I dont know who "they" are by the way) - and I thought I would go back to a craft that I used to do 20 odd years ago, in fact I was really heavily into this.  So I dug out all my old patterns and am slowly refining them, updating them and its so enjoyable, and I can see them!!! Laughing!!! Massive plus point there!

This is the one I will be teaching at craft club tonight - its my Daffodils made from paper - I think they are so lovely, bright cheerful and take no looking after - dont even need to change the water!!!

I hope this has made you feel a bit inspired, if you are also "gunged out" and looking for something different - I can highly recommend this!

Enjoy your week and keep popping by as I begin posting a bit more!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Hello and Merry Christmas!

Hello there!

First of all I would like to thank everyone who sent me messages of support, both through the blog and to my email.

It has been, and continues to be an awful long road to a full recovery.   Whilst the operation went well, and is doing its job - somewhere along the line I have fallen into a very tiny % in which something goes terribly terribly wrong.

That means I am either a complete and utter jonah - or very special!  So I am going for the special!!!

As a result my crafting really has proved so difficult, but I am adapting and adjusting - and will be posting as much as I am able in the New Year.

My family and friends have been nothing short of spectacularly amazing!  I am blessed!

So I would like to wish everyone of you a very Merry Christmas. but also a happy, healthy, peaceful and contented 2017.

Keep Safe!



Wednesday, 30 March 2016

An update and some news!

Hi everyone,

Well as you know I have suddenly stopped posting - and there is a reason for this.

Unfortunately I have to go into hospital to have a really bad and quite serious operation which is going to put me out of action for quite some time - it could not have come at a worse time, but is there ever a good time?

So I am taking a sabbatical of quite some months! That sounds better doesnt it!  Once I am up and running again I will begin my art journey once again!

Thank you for supporting me - and I do hope that you will continue to visit maybe to gain inspiration from previous posts, or just pop in every now and again to see if I have returned.

Bye for now!