'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, 19 November 2020

 Today's offerings are very mixed... this one I made a couple of weeks ago. I love this little 'booth' - even if it's a direct copy of a Snoopy one I even have on a stamp! I know I could easily have drawn it, but I wanted to stamp because of the aged bits and so that I could cut it out. I do like my images embossed 😊 It's a simple Oxide background, with a bit of Colour lift stencilling and some stamping. I also changed the last word...the original says 'The heart that gives garthers', but I prefer to say is blessed... Hope you like my little cat, who's going nuts because of the chick, chick, chick, chick chickens.

This one is very simple because I used a collage stamp over on of the backgrounds I loved, adding just a little extra stamping.

I decided it was a little lacking in colour, so I added some more coloured pencil and a little irridiescent ink from one of my reinkers - plus touches of silver and silver embossing powder. It doesn't show very well, though.
This is a playabout journal page from when I finished the circular book. I loved the colours - my favourites - so didn't want to hide them too much, although I did remove some with a bit of lift off stencilling. The drips were already there, so I just added some splatters from the paint palette. I love these scribble stamps. They're so much fun.

Linking to:-
Always Fun Challenges, Anything Goes
Country View Crafts, Anything But a Card
Day of the Month Card Club, Use Your Brain and Make Anything You Like
Mix-it-Up Challenges, Anything Goes/Make Your Own Background

I've been blog hopping, but my other laptop keyboard isn't functioning again!! So I haven't been able to comment without moving everything around, changing mice, etc, and because it's usually late at night, I just can't face all that messing. Sorry. I'll go to a couple I've just looked at earlier and comment while I'm in this room now. Maybe I'll even remember to take the keyboard and mouse in with me... even IF my forgettery is getting better, as a group I was once a member of used to say...

Thank you so much for calling in today - every comment is appreciated 😉

I'll be back soon
Bless you all

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

 ...and round and round 😊

I'm dizzy now, just thinking about it, lol. 

I'm working between two laptops because my scans are on the other one, but the keyboard is misbehaving again. So, I've been working on these pages little by little, while listening to online teachings in my craft room. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but this is what came into my head. It's not very well planned - but that's normal for me these days. I can now send it to a special friend. The pages aren't in order because I rearranged them, once I attached them to my triple book rings - and I added a back 'signature' page, but I've taken a photo of that, so will add it before I publish the post. This size circle - 4" - is a nice size to work with. I've made a hole in my stash of coloured images, but not a huge one, because I coloured some from scratch for this and I still have quite a few uncoloured ones left. Some of them are still on my stamping platform, too, so I might just have to stamp them again before I put them all away 😉

This one's a digistamp, so the words are a little larger from choice. It's called Pray and Play - or Play and Pray...

Linking to
Crafting Happiness Challenges Anything But a Card
Mix it Up Challenges, ATG, with optional Make your own Background

Hope you're all well and happy, despite lockdowns and more stringent measures in most countries right now. Isn't it great news about the vaccines? We may have to wait a little while, but it's brilliant to know that we can soon expect fewer infections and fewer sad deaths. My prayers are with those of you who may have lost lone or more oved ones, or have friends or family currently battling this horrendous virus. 

Thank you for calling in today
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