Sunday, 24 May 2020

Half O' Ween and Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer hop.

Today's card is from the front cover of Dennison's Bogie Book.  This is how it originally looked:

After some work, it looks like this:

You can see I gave the little man a coffee cup to carry.  So this card is for both the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer hop at and the Something Wicked This Way Comes Half O'Ween hop at LeighSBDesigns.

See you tomorrow x Angela

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Half O'Ween and Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Hop

This my second Something Wicked This Way Comes Half O'Ween post over at LeighSBDesings and my first Coffee Lover's Spring/Summer Hop post  over at Coffee Loving

The cup was a free mock up design from Design Freebies, the coffee bean background was from an old coffee book and the Halloween designs were from a free font I downloaded.  Back tomorrow with another design, x Angela.

Half O'Ween at LeighSBDesigns

We are half way though the year from Halloween to Halloween, so it's time for "Something Wicked This Way Comes" Half O'Ween at LeighSBDesigns.  I came across at Bogie Book by Dennisons the other day, perfect for Halloween designs.  This what the page looks like:

And this is the first design from this book

Apparently the clown was a Trick or Treat type game, you placed your hand in the pocket and pulled out......?  I asked my granddaughter what did she think the nasty items could be,  she replied at once spiders!  Expect a flurry of posts from me as it is also the Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop.  Bye for now x Angela

Wednesday, 20 May 2020


Happy Wednesday and welcome to another What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  It is a beautiful day here, bathed in sunshine with a slight breeze.  I had two visitors to my kitchen this week.
A crane fly and a Peppered moth. Interestingly there is an article on
Wiki about this moth as an example of Darwin's Theory in that there were no dark Peppered moths before the Industrial Revolution and as trees got cleaner the moths got lighter.

This week is the 11th anniversary of WOYWW and the theme to celebrate is UFO’s - the crafty kind. Follow to the link to see other crafters and perhaps join in.

 Last weekend I wanted to use a set of pastels that belonged to my father.  The box is huge and I needed to do some sorting out so I could have extra room.  I started by taking my Scan and Cut into the other room, got a little crazy over the sorting out and thought I might  as well  search for UFO’s at the same time.  I found a few, all albums or journals that I had started.  As I was sorting I tried to organise my stuff better, so everything that should be together was together!  This took quite a while.  One of my UFT’s (unfinished tasks!) was to sort out all the free stamps from magazines.  They are quite a mixture and consisted of multiple items on A4 sheets.  So the Plan is to put all the butterflies together, all the birds etc.  Then decide which ones to keep, I mean how many butterflies do you need!  There are heaps of “Happy Birthdays “ and other phrases.

In the following photograph you can see the results so far. Nearly all the elements separated into various piles ready for a decision.  I read that laminated A4 card was the best way of storing stamps so I have borrowed a laminator.  Not only will it be much easier to reach for a specific stamp, but I am hoping they will take up less room ( because of the ones am getting rid of).

This photograph is an album I started and I am hoping to finish after I have done the stamps.

Apologies to all those I didn't visit last week, take care and keep safe, love Angela x

Wednesday, 13 May 2020


Happy Wednesday!  It's time for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, hosted by the lovely Julia over at Stamping Ground.  As you can see nothing is going on at my workdesk as I have had a few days of general tiredness and aches.  Everything seems to knock me out at the moment even talking via messenger!  Nothing unusual, I often have these spells.

Sorry it is a short post this week, I have lot's of ideas spinning round at the moment so hopefull next week will be fuller.  Take care and stay safe x Angela.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020


It’s What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, and as usual we are linking up at Julia’s,  but before I get to my workdesk today I have some catching up to do.

I made a few of these two weeks ago, but last week my computer crashed, I did a complete restore, knowing I had my back up drive.  What I didn’t know was the back up drive had caused my computer to crash so I lost the last 4 years of my files.  I spent every day last week gathering previous back ups off my other back up drive.  This tale of woe goes on, because for some unaccountable reason I had duplicate and triplicate files in every folder.  So I had to go through each folder deleting them!  I did enquire about recovering the files, but it was £89.95 and no guarantees!  So now I am backing up my back up.

Now for my master board.  I did some stencilling with acrylic paint, toned it down with gesso and was going to do some stencilling.  When I placed the leaf stencil over the paint, I liked the look. So I scanned the stencil in my Scan and Cut and cut out a few and I also cut out someHalloween pumpkins.

Back to today and on my work desk is my second master board which I have covered in a paper napkin and cut into 4 pieces.

I experimented on the first piece, not finished with the second piece and below is an untouched piece.

I leave you with the jigsaw my husband has just finished with only one slightly chewed piece by Dolly and his best cake ever.  Love Angela x

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

WOYWW 568 Paint and exercises

I can't believe it is Wednesday already!  Time for another What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, teaming up with a group of really lovely people and linking up at Julia over at Stamping-Ground.  Today I have been working on some backgrounds with my brayer.  I have done this before, but I was trying for a lighter background.  The first try was definitely too heavy and was binned.  I realise I like it when the roller had already had a couple of runs and there was less paint on it.  I remembered seeing someone using a brayer and paint on a separate card first, so that is what I did.

My darling little Dolly has a luxating patella, which means her knee joint slips out.  Having googled the subject I have been trying some exercises with her.  Going over the poles was one, but I had problems trying to stretch my arms. My sister came up with a mini steps idea.  My wonderful husband made a set and I sit next to it and get her to go up and over and back again.  She is not allowed to play with the poodles and I feel quite mean when I put the lead on her to stop her, but it does make her leg ache.  I can't take her to the vet as it is not classed as an emergency.

Her are few pictures of Dolly doing her exercises.

Well that's all from me, so stay safe, take care and prayers going out to all those suffering at the moment including some of our group.
Angela x