Sunday, 29 October 2017

Home Sweet Home

My card tonight is for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours&Sketches 

 Image and Sentiment: Jane Doodles 
Ink: Memento.
Pencils:  Lyra
Card: UPM.

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Monster Birthday

This week at Less is More the theme is Monsters

Digital Image: Polly Craft
Sentiment: Computer generated
Colouring: Copics
Dies:  Lawn Fawn & Spellbinders
Card: UPM, Simon Says Paper

On a different topic, it's magpie swooping season.  People use different strategies such as fake eyes and spiky helmets trying to avoid attacks..  Expert advise that the best way is to make friends with them.  Apparently magpies can recognise and remember human faces and once you have gained their trust they will be a friend for life.
We have had a couple of magpies visit us every day for quite a number years now and they never swoop us.  They even bring thier babies.  Having magpies sing to you first thing in the morning is a lovely way to start the day.  Recently I found a lovely Facebook page The Magpie Whisperer  It has some wonderful videos of magpies.  
Today a colleague lent me the book Penguin Bloom - The odd little bird who saved a family.  This is a true story of how an injured magpie chick helps and brings hope to a family whose mother has suffered a horrendous accident.  The book is full of beautiful photographs of the family and thier magpie, Penguin, taken by the father.  I am really looking forward to reading the book.

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Saturday, 14 October 2017


This week at Less is More  the colour challenge is to use 
Hot & Spicy Colours

Image & Sentiment:  Technique Tuesday
Colouring: Copics and Pelican Watercolour
Die:  Lawn Fawn
Embellishments:  Nuvo Drops, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones.
Card: UPM, Manson Watercolour Paper

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Happy Birthday

Today I needed a card for a male relative’s birthday so I have used the lovely trio of colours at CAS Colours and Sketches for my card inspiration.

Images and Sentiment: Annabelle Stamps
Inks:  Distress Inks
Card:Card: UPM

Recently life, as in work, has taken over and not left me time or energy to craft.
Our department is in the process of redeveloping.  This meant we had to pack up the laboratories while they were still teaching. and this is our busiest trimester.  The minute teaching finished everything was moved out.  Now we are in limbo until the building is finished and we move back in.  Which promises to be quite exciting - all new labs.  Some of which are going to be high fidelity labs.  As I said quite exciting.

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Monday, 2 October 2017


My card tonight is for the sketch challenge CAS Colours& Sketches 

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil 
Sentiment: Paper Smooches
Ink: Hero Arts.
Design Paper: Christina Rae
Rhinestone:  Kaiser Craft
Card: UPM.
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