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Friday, 18 July 2014

A Fairy Gift ...

Hello,

I forgot to blog this....

Back in March it was my Dad's 80th Birthday.  When my dear Mum was alive she loved all things 'fairy' and Dad had seen some of my Lavinia Stamps cards using the fairy stamps and asked me to make a fairy picture for him to remind him of my Mum.

Here it is...

Background created on the 10 x 8 gelli plate using adirondack inks then lots of Lavinia Stamps images and a few Inkylicious ones too.

I am so pleased he loved it.



Thank you so much for visiting.
Lesley x

Monday, 14 July 2014

Sunday Walk At Knightshayes...

Hello,

Yesterday was a beautiful summers day so we went with J and the children to Knightshayes, a gorgeous National Trust house just outside Tiverton, here in Devon .

Katrina was left at home sleeping off her night shift. Soon she'll be able to join us when we go out at weekends, once her maternity leave starts.

The gardens were stunning, the views across the hills and across to Tiverton as clear as a bell.

Of course I took photos....


Ed, with Jack and Ellie walking across the parkland with Tiverton Mill and town in the distance surrounded by the Devon hills...


Knightshayes is a huge gothic house decorated inside by William Burgess... The fountain was unfortunately off for maintenance...


The Lily pond was so lovely with great green and blue dragonflies darting across the water and lots of black and gold fish coming up to nibble fingers...



J taking pics too ...


Gorgeous Boy...


sleepy in the sunshine ...




picnic lunch ...


Ellie's freckles ...



Cuddles for Grandma Lulu ...


Just love family time....

Thank you for visiting.
Lesley x

Monday, 30 June 2014

Hello,

This week I made 3 quick and easy cards using a simple technique. An area on each card was masked off with sticky notes then brayered with adirondack inks. Simple overstamping completed the cards. I used a black micron pen to edge the ink areas.

Stamps Used:
The Tree and Grasses from Inkylicious
The birds from Crafty Iindividuals
The flower Lavinia Stamps



Thank you for visiting.
Lesley x

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Dancing in the Rain ...

Hello,

It's raining!! After 3 weeks of temperatures up in the 20s with lots of lovely sunshine it's a bit of a shock. The temperature has dropped considerably so that I've had to reach for my socks and jumper lol...

Today I am sharing a card which uses a lovely image from the Inkylicious set called 'Dancing in the Rain'.

There are some Lavinia stamps there too and a couple from Stampin up.  The hills and mountains were created by sponging ink over a torn paper mask. Love this technique!!




Thank you for visiting.
Hope it doesn't rain too much.....
Lesley x

Monday, 16 June 2014

80th Birthday Celebrations...

Hello,

Yesterday we had happy celebrations of Ed's dear Mum reaching the age of 80! (Well not until the 25th but she will be away on holiday then so we had her party early).

We all went out for a family lunch then it was back to Ed's Sister's for cake and a cuppa.

Ed's Mum is a really lovely lady and it was such a happy day...I think she enjoyed it too...

This is her card step by step and some family photos...

The finished card is 8"x8"...


 building up layers...







then choosing coordinating papers to mat and layer...


...add a bit of glitter here and there and hay presto!!




and here is the lovely lady herself....


...and with Ed...


...Ed with his two sisters, Mum and Dad...


...and with the grandchildren ...



Happy 80th Birthday Mum xxx

Thank you for visiting.
Lesley x

Friday, 30 May 2014

Friendship Card ...

Hello,

Another grey, damp day here. Spring has certainly taken hold but apart from 3 glorious days 2 weeks ago when I was able to put on sandals and leave socks and jumpers in the cupboards, we've had nothing but cold, damp days. After a winter of storms and flooding we could really do with some sunshine...so if anyone's got any to spare please send it to here!!!! (she says desperately)

Here's a little  friendship 6"x6" card...
Inkdusters blended Adirondack inks Cloudy Blue, Pink Sherbet and Lettuce onto the background.
Stamps are Inkylicious Poppy Pea, Crafty Individuals CI-234, sentiment and swirl by Anna Griffin.



Thank you for visiting.
Lesley x

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Lavinia Stamps May Challenge ...

Hello,

This month on the Lavinia Stamps challenge blog the theme is Birthday Girl and this is my entry...

The background was created by using adirondack inks on the gelli plate.


Thank you for visiting.
Lesley x

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Hello,

Another sunshiny day down here in Devon but unlike yesterday when the temperatures were well into the 20s,  today we have a chilly wind so I've got my socks back on lol...

I am thinking of stopping my blog. I know my posts have been sporadic but I intend to put more time into it if I knew it was wanted so if you would like me to continue blogging then please leave me a comment today just to say 'hi'. I really appreciate those who visit me and any comments I receive but if I am blogging just for me then I think I will stop. Anyway...on with today's blog post...

Here is an 8"x8" card I made using a selection of Inkylicious and Lavinia stamps - my two favourite stamps companies at the moment...



Enjoy your Sunday, whatever you may be up to and thank you for visiting.
Lesley x 

Monday, 12 May 2014

Blustery on Exmouth Beach ...

Hello,

Yesterday was SUCH a windy day with plenty of heavy showers but we just had to have a walk along the beach at Exmouth.

So glad we did...there were plenty of  kite boarders whizzing across the water and several made spectacular leaps when gusts caught their kites.

I tried so hard to catch one of the leaps on camera but managed only one....

Also it was the inaugural launch of Exmouth's new RNLI lifeboat which had arrived last Friday.  It's first training exercise. Great to watch!



 





















Blew the cobwebs away....Wish the weather would warm up! Still wearing jumpers and socks and it's mid-May!!

Thank you for visiting.
Lesley x

Saturday, 10 May 2014

80th Birthday card ...

Hello,

It was my dear Dad's 80th Birthday back in March and this is the card I made for him...

The background is a print from the 6x6 gelli plate on which I'd blended adirondack inks Cloudy Blue, Citrus and Lettuce...
The stamps are from Lavinia Stamps...
The numbers are by Paper Artsy...
The sentiment and letters- Anna Griffin






On his birthday I took him out for afternoon tea with Champagne....delicious!
Thank you for visiting.
Lesley x


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