Friday, 18 September 2015

A card for a gardener

Just a quick update on a card I made the other day for a friends birthday.

I used a die cut I made from one of Hettiecrafts dies she brought to the WOYWW crop (thanks Sam) and the background was a thick serviette that I used to clean up during my fabric dying session a few weeks ago, it had a lovely colour and reminded me of a heather hillside.

I stamped my new boots stamp on gold card, distressing the torn edges and added some butchers twine.

A perfect card for my friend Ju who is a gardener.

Happy crafting

Wednesday, 16 September 2015


 Hello peeps, I had a couple of weeks off blogging and crafting as the pay the bills job and my RA got the better of me, but I am back!!

So What's on my Workdesk Wednesday?

This summer I have become addicted to mini twister ice lollies (can you tell?!).  On weight watchers they are only 1pp so represent a great sugar hit for so few calories (must be working as I am more than 2 stone lighter over the past 10 months) but this means the wooden sticks collection has gotten out of hand and needed a storage solution!  These sticks are perfect for glue spreading and applying glazes etc.

 So I grabbed an empty glass (left over from a candle) and my gaffa and washi tape and in less than 2 minutes some pretty storage.

As for my "Man Bites Dog" cards this week....'Nude Tourist Attacks Nurse'.....not too keen on that headline and certainly wouldn't want to see the photofit for THAT on crime stoppers!!!

Happy crafting

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Bristo Wool Festival Street Art bonanza

 This weekend I went to Bristol Wool Fair at Washpool Farm in Easter Compton.

What I hadn't realised was that it had previously held a VW festival so there was some great street art, a double bonus.

 The detail of this one is amazing, it looks like lace has been used as a stencil.

 Great to see Dave the Agent here (the one on the right is minion Bane and I was lucky enough to get a Free Art Friday version of this, full details can be found here)

 Love Family Guy

 and American Dad

 Just to prove it was a wool festival here are some alpaca's!

 and a couple of displays

and finally my Mum knitting on GIANT needles!!

A great day out and a really good venue.

Happy crafting