Friday, 20 October 2017

Free on Friday 20 October 2017 - Owl Digital Stamp

A warm welcome to Free on Friday.  I hope your week has been happy and crafty!  Earlier this week I made some Christmas bags and today I was crafting with my grandchildren, Aiden (5) and Jessica (9). 

I had some mugs with straws that I bought for the children to wrap up for Christmas.  Last year I had some small Christmas bags so I wondered if I had any left, but no!  I did have a birthday one so I decided to see if I could make some out of Christmas 12 x 12 paper.  I measured all round, got out my Hougie board and made a total of nine bags.  I can't say it was all smooth sailing though, it wasn't until the fifth one that I really felt I knew what I was doing :)

The grandchildren made these.  I was going to put battery candles inside for them, but when I got them out I realised the backs were solid, so my husband cut out holes at the back.  I helped tear up the paper first, then showed them what to do.  After that it was all their own work.  Tomorrow they are going to stick some gems on them.  While they were doing them I made a start on my Advent house.
So far I have just done the first coat of gesso.

Today for Free on Friday I have an Owl for you.
I hope you like my owl, no sharing or posting elsewhere please.  I
would love to see how you use it.  Take care x

Friday, 13 October 2017

Free on Friday 13th October 2017

Welcome to Free on Friday, the raspberry canes have been cut down in my garden and the last of my raspberries are safely in the freezer, waiting for Christmas!  I don't eat Christmas pudding or mince pies, but I do enjoy Eton Mess (broken meringue, raspberries and cream all mixed together).  I seem to have more raspberries in the freezer this year, I don't think the crop is any bigger, but the fact my grand daughter has gone off them :)   

I am addicted to free files and I have found another site, full of goodies.  Pixabay has loads of free images, which is where I got these Victorian beauties:

I just love the little girl in the blue hat.  I am looking forward to a day out with my son and his family tomorrow.  A birthday treat - garden centre with craft shop followed by a meal out.  Lovely!  Have a great weekend and come back soon.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Free on Friday 6th October 2017 - Halloween craft

Welcome to Free on Friday.  Today I bought a few Christmas presents and this year I am determined not to leave the wrapping till the last minute when it turns into a big chore!  

Last weekend I made a stack of Christmas cards with the grandchildren - more a case of sitting with them, supervising and making sure the glue caps were being put back on.    Hopefully this weekend I can do some myself.    I have also put together some craft packs for my daughters young Rainbows group and then she asked me to come up with a toilet roll witch!  Having browsed Google,  and using bits from children's colouring pages, I put together 3 print-outs for her to use.

These fit on an A5 sheet, so two side by side on an A4 sheet.   All you have to do after colouring in, is cut the top half out down to the strip below the arms, the rest of the paper gets bent around the cardboard inner of a toilet roll and sellotaped or glued at the back.  Your witch/monster/pumpkin man will then stand up ready for Halloween.    Hope you have some fun with these.  Take care x

Monday, 2 October 2017

Progressive challenge at The Outlawz

The Outlawz have enough challenges to keep you going every day of the week!  This one was for the September's Progressive Challenge.  They now have a new image for October.  The image is given free, in exchange for your entry of course.

See you soon x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

October challenge at 2CraftyCritterCrazies.

We have a new challenge at 2CraftyCritterCrazies and we are being sponsored by MHKDesigns, the design team got to play with the PetPuns set, which includes a cat, dog and fishbowl with sentiments to match.  Do pop over and see the rest of the design teams creations and when you have done that, check out the fabulous designs at MHKDesigns

If you check out my blog post yesterday you see the little card with the two dogs available for freeHoping you are having a great weekend x

Friday, 29 September 2017

Free on Friday 29 September 2017

Welcome to Free on Friday.  Today I have come vintage dog cards for you.  The last one I used on a card today, but our new challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies doesn't start till Sunday, so I will be posting it then.  You can see I took part of the card above, filling in the background, because I liked the two dogs together and they fitted well the theme of my card.

I do hope you enjoy these dog images.  I'll be back tomorrow with a cat card!  Till then, take care x

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Free on Friday 22 September 2017

Hello there and a sleepy welcome to Free on Friday this week, there are 15 minute to go before it's Saturday in the UK so I am hoping I get this posted on time.  Having spent the week sorting out my craft stuff after being away and generally having a change around in my craft room, I haven't done much crafting this week.  I started yesterday trying to do a stained glass design for an ATC.

This was my first attempt, trying to draw the pieces.  The I had the idea of using the Stained Glass filter in PSE.  Almost any picture will do for this if all you want is the outlines.  I went for the biggest cells and these are the outline and coloured versions.

I used the sponge filter in PSE to give a vintage effect.

I added some flowers and leaves that I made.

Then I added a quote from Psalm 103.

I decided to outline my flowers and leaves with a cream colour.
You welcome to all or any of today's images.  Thank you for visiting, please say hello in the comments x