ATC treasure chest – Part One

Being a crafty but easily bored sort i fancied a change so hubby kindly took me to our local branch of Hobbycraft and i came back with these goodies I’ve decided to do a spot of decoupage and bought a papier mache treasure chest to spice up. Then i intend to keep my ATC’s inside and other precious items. I’ve given you a sneaky peek of the papers ive chosen. I also got some gesso, glue and a brush.  I’m thinking fun could be had here today. Check back later for Part Two

Summer in February – Lamorna Cove painters

  Girl Reading by Harold Knight, husband of Dame Laura Knight  The Morning Ride – a portrait of Florence Carter Wood by A.J. Munnings I’ ve been reading a great book called ‘Summer in February’ by Jonathan Smith. Its been made into a film which is due out soon starring Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame. Its a true story about an Edwardian artistic community of painters, a love triangle and a fascinating biography of such talented men and women. Its set in my favourite time of history too, the so called Golden Age before the First World War. Of

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Friday’s Smiles Week 23

I’ve had a very smily week since i saw you all last here on this great feel good fest hosted by Annie from A Stitch in Time My hubby came back from his sailing trip on Monday ( i missed him so that was heaps of smiles) and brought me back a small gift Its the 19th century version of the iPad, called a slate board. He bought it in a gift shop on one of his stops. Only thing is it makes my teeth go on edge as it squeaks when you write on it. *shudders* On Tuesday my

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Friday’s Smiles Week 22 – cuteness overload

Good morrow fellow smilers, i hope i find you all well and ready to grin your way through the next week. This week i thought id show you a short video of my guinea pig pups. They are two weeks old today. All are healthy and have new owners and homes to go to in a few weeks (i will miss them.) // If you haven’t arrived here from Annie’s blog then you may want to go right there to see what this weekly happy fun is all about. short and sweet this week so take care and see you

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What’s on your workdesk? Wednesday 210

A brief one for me this week.  I was lucky enough to receive another 2 ATC’s and some extra goodies These are from Chris  I love the bits n bobs she sent me too This is from Ria and she sent me a lovely tag too which will make a great bookmark for me. Thank you ladies, they are wonderful. Now my desk is not as busy or as interesting as last week but ive still been doing some more in my art journal. I am now addicted to making pages for it. What have i been doing all these

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Alpha Challenge 12 – the letter U

It may be the 12th page for most of you but its my first page entered on this challenge. I have been looking from afar at some of the clever and creative entries each fortnight and finally decided to dip my toe in the water and take part. I didnt have a spare dictionary plus im not keen on altering books so have decided to use an art journal instead. For the letter U I chose UTENSIL I typed out the dictionary meaning and printed it out to mod podge it on to my page. I intend to do any

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Friday’s Smiles – Week 21

Here it is once again, Friday and with it many good reasons to smile.  If you want to join in this great Friday smilefest then clicky this here LINK to go see Annie’s lovely blog and take part. Things that have made me smile this week are my guinea pig babies who are all doing well one week on and munching hay and food like their parents, arent they amazing animals. Here you can see two of them having a feed from mummy – everyone say ‘aaaaahhh’ And something that i dont often talk about which is my garden. We’ve

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What’s on your workdesk? 209

Happy WOYWW 209 to everyone and especially our lovely host Julia. Well, wasn’t last week fun. Its my first time making and swapping ATC’s and at time of writing i have posted five and received three, with some more that are winging their way to me in the post, how exciting is that. Now for my desk this week and you will amazed to see that i’m embracing the mess for once. You can see my laptop, my little hunny pot holding my most used crafting pens, my ATC’s next to it waiting for me to decide how i will

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House of Bears June Challenge – Jane Eyre

I’ve finally decided to join in with this great just for fun book Challenge run by the wonderful blog that is The House of Bears This month the book is Jane Eyre and the bears have kindly given us a list of quotes to use. I immediately went for “Everything in life seems unreal” and created this page. I decided to go for the surreal option rather than the literal one although Jane Eyre is one of my favourite all time books. Foolishly i didnt take photos as i went along. I was enjoying myself so much it slipped my

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Teddie & Harvey become proud parents

Sometime in the early hours of Friday 31st May my darling guinea pig Teddie gave birth to three gorgeous pups. They are peruvian, short haired crosses Harvey Teddie no name liquorice allsort mouse I cant believe how quickly they grow, even today they seem so much bigger, stronger and cheekier. Im still waiting for my other piggie, Cookie to give birth to her pups which should be anyday soon.


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