Friday, 21 July 2017

Free on Friday 21 July 2017

It's a breezy day today.  Not too bad for temperature - I haven't put a jumper on yet, but then I am indoors :)   A few days ago I ordered a stainless steel rubbish bin for my in-laws off Tesco Direct.  Today I got a phone call asking me "Did I order a bed?"  apparently instead of a bin a bed was delivered!  Taking the order number off the receipt they had been given, it tallied with my order.  The delivery driver had given the right receipt, just the wrong parcel!  A few phone calls later and it was all sorted and hopefully as I post this they will have their new bin :)

Today I got kinda sidetracked - which is par for the course!  I have a folder on my computer called "To Be Sorted",  I came across a picture and the window in the picture caught my eye.

This is the window and this is what I did --

 This one will fit on an A6 card.  The ones below are half A5 size which is 74 x 210 mm or 2.9 x 8.3 inches.  I actually thought DL size was half A5, but when I googled it, it wasn't.

I made two cards with this design which you are welcome to.

For the rest of the vintage picture you will have to wait a little while :)  Hope the sun is shining where you are - but not too hot x

Friday, 14 July 2017

Free on Friday 14 July 2017

Hello and a warm welcome to another Free on Friday.  I am posting rather late today, having just watched Phantom of the Opera.  I just love that film and the music.   I did see a live production of it which was amazing.  Do you have a favourite musical/show?

Today I have a Japanese morning glory image.  This came from a site called Vintage Printable.  I spent some time making the image more crisp, then I did a coloured version too.

 Hope you like them, see you soon x

Friday, 7 July 2017

July challenge on at 2CraftyCritterCrazies

The July challenge for 2CraftyCritterCrazies has started.   This is my card for the challenge:

The image is called Birdhouse 2 and is from Limited Runs  For the card I added bird stickers and ribbon.  The one below is a mixed media piece which I photographed and then digitally altered as originally I had painted the roses red!

Come and join in the fun, you make anything you like, but the main feature(s) must be a critter.

Free on Friday 7th July 2017

Welcome to Free on Friday, the weather is cooler today, yesterday was hot, hot, hot!  Now I know some of you ladies endure temperatures far greater than here in the UK - how do you cope?  I find the heat so draining!  I have never been one for sitting in the sun - still want to move to Australia though:)  I figure that 3 months of heat cancels out 3 months of cold in the UK.  It's an event looking less likely to happen - sigh. I have been working with some pictures from an old cookery book from Gutenberg.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Free on Friday 30 June 2017

Welcome to Free on Friday, and it's the end of June!  For those of you who would enjoy a cooling breeze - I will send it on to you.  Donna promised to send a little Florida heat my way, but I think it got lost on the way :)  My darling daughter is in hospital having a little op to get rid of a very painful cyst in a not at all very nice place.  Don't you just hate it when your children (however big they have got) are suffering?  I have been having a clear out of my downloaded files and came across a set of paintings downloaded from Gutenberg.   
This is the original.

Here is what I did with it. It is 3 x 4 in size.

Just in case it's not your cup of tea, here are some more Birdchildren:

I wish I had Paradise bird's figure!  Until next time take care xx

Friday, 23 June 2017

Free on Friday 23 June June 2017

Hello and a warm welcome to Crafting With Jack Free on Friday.  I am trying to get warm myself at the moment.  The temperature has dropped and I need my warm jumpers again!  Needless to say my husband is still in shirt and shorts!  I have made some prayer cards today.  I hope you like them.

Have a great weekend x

Friday, 16 June 2017

Free on Friday 16th June 2017

Hello and a warm welcome to Free on Friday.  We are in the middle of June and it is not very warm today!  As usual in the UK summer, one day is lovely and warm the next day not!  I have some bird children for you today.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Free on Friday 9th June 2017

Woodland Animal Clipart Set - Free Design of The Week

I have been really busy with two essays to write these past few weeks.  With one done and the other half way through, I spent some time downloading the above goodies.  I have put links so you can go and download them yourselves if you like them.  We stayed at my sister in laws for three weeks.  Two weeks before her daughters wedding, where my husband was busy helping prepare, and a week afterwards, where he was busy helping to put everything away.   My sister in law had thought of everything! Shawls for the cold evening, sunglasses for the bright day, sweetie trolley, children's goodie bags, doughnut wall (yes I did sample them!), it was all quite amazing. 
My son took this picture with his Drone.

I have done a digi image for you this week of two children from a book on Gutenberg.  I hope you like it.  Do let me know if you use it and send me a link please.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Free on Friday 2nd June 2017

Welcome to Free on Friday.  I have done some more prayer cards,  two have a row of dots for you to write a name in - see the top one I have done as a sample.

I thought it made them personal to the receiver.

And a new Thy Kingdom Come prayer card

I used some of the papers I had from Gecko Galz for the backgrounds.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

June challenge - Snow Leopard

It's time for another challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

For our June challenge we are being sponsored by 
Sparkle n Sprinkle    This is Snow Leopard.  I used several photographs to get the colouring right.  The coat is a soft ashy-brown colour with black rosette markings (at least that was the description given on one site)       

The Thy Kingdom Come global prayer event finishes on the 4th June, it is definitely helping me think about prayer and concentrate on 5 people in a way I haven't done before.  Join me tomorrow for Free on Friday x

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Poppy Prayer Card

Today I have done some new prayer cards for you including a "My Prayer List" which I thought was great to keep in your handbag. Below is the tag which was free from

Here are the prayer cards and prayer list.  Which font do you like best?

Seen you soon x