Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Nature / Chinese New Year

Hi Everyone my DT card today is for


I was born in the year of the Pig and as from February 5th 2019 to January 24 2020 it is the Chinese year of the Pig. Therefore my choice of the Nature element of the challenge has to be about pigs!

I have a Nephew in law whose birthday it is on the 12th, he just made it into the Pig year, so here's his card. I made it in Spring Greens hoping it will be a fresh card for him.
Pig - Morgans Artworld
coloured in Photoshop
leaf background - Creative Market
green "splash" background - Photoshop brushes by Jilbert
flower dies - Tattered Lace
Spectrum Noir Sparkle clear brush
black paper - stash

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Hi Everyone, I have a little time, so thought I would show you a card I made in November! for one of my GNiece's.

I cut the image out of vinyl on the Cameo and stuck it on the front of the card, it gave a nice shine. I wasn't sure if this would work, but I'm happy with the result.
image - All-Silhouettes.com
flower, paper, frame - R Thorn free digital kit, print and cut Silhouette Cameo
banner, cut on Silhouette Cameo
sentiment computer generated
black paper - stash
designed in Photoshop CS6


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

My Grampa

Hi Everyone, I have been so bad with blogging, but I have an excuse -

I am writing up and trying to decipher my Grandfathers poetry, over 200 and all handwritten before 1909 up to 1956. I have been invited, quite by chance, to speak about him and his poetry to a couple of local groups. I'm thrilled about it, as his writings deserve to be heard.

An ordinary working man, he was born in July 1870 and died on Jan 1st 1957. He left school at 10 years of age and went down the mines, he also worked in quarries, when laid off from the mines. He wrote poetry, did water colouring, had beautiful handwriting and was quite clever with such short schooling. He wrote about the times he was in, the suffering of the people and the beauty around him.

I've done a scrapbook page of one of his poems. I hope you like it, it was written in December 1916 during the First World War. The picture is of him and my Grandmother.

just a little explanation of a couple of words, in case you don't understand -
9 pence is the old money £sd, pounds, shillings and pence
to reckon out the taters - distribute potatoes 
bacco - tobacco

Anyhow after all that here is the poem



Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Beverages?

Hi Everyone, my DT card today is for
https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
I decided to take the opportunity and make a card for my eldest brother who is 83 in February  he likes to have a little beer sometimes, (I just hope he doesn't see it, as he visits here occasionally)  great to be a little early for once. AND beer is a beverage isn't it? at least that is what my Grandfather called it!  LOL
stamps (real) - Apple Blossom
beer die - Apple Blossom
circle dies - Tattered Lace
sentiment and banner dies- Card Making Magic by Christina Griffiths
EF - Apple Blossom (inked)
ink - very, very, very old - Dovecraft Whisper
brown paper - stash





Saturday, 5 January 2019

New Kitchen

Hi Everyone, I have been lacking mojo BIG time, for months in fact, as you must be aware. I've had a few people ask about my kitchen, so I thought it about time I showed it to you.

I was the most stressful time, I've had in a long time, but it's all together and after learning to use the new appliances, I have actually baked a cake (lemon drizzle) something I haven't done in about 20 years, and I was thrilled that it came out and tasted beautiful.

When I went back to work full time,  hubby took over everything, I was so very lucky. BUT, it meant I didn't do anything, as it was all done when I came home. The downside to this is that now retired I have to relearn everything. I did everything for the first 30 years of marriage, then lost all my house skills.  I know doesn't seem possible! it's true though.

Anyway here are a few piccies of the new kitchen. My roof window is the most incredible thing to me, as the kitchen was always dark, especially in Winter, at first we thought the electric light was on in the kitchen LOL. I LOVE the light it brings.

It's a very simplistic room, nothing fancy or expensive, as I wanted something easy to clean and boy is it easy. I love the induction hob, so quick, I love my oven it actually works, not like the last one! We have a dishwasher the first for over 30 years!!! and an integral fridge/freezer, not too impressed with the inside size, if I had known I would have had a free standing one, but hey! it's great. The floor is easy to clean and doesn't show marks, BUT does show if I drop something! All in all I am thrilled with it. It's only a small room, but it's easy.




this is the poster you can see above, in the corner, I cut it out on the Silhouette Cameo from vinyl,  it's an svg file from Creativefabrica, I made it an A3 size, says it all for me!

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Angel

Hi Everyone, the first blog post of the year and it is a DT post for 


This is the beautiful image I decided to colour.
available from the MorgansFitsimon shop 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213096598875129&set=oa.163826917817064&type=3&theater&ifg=1
Image may contain: drawing
coloured in Photoshop CS6
dove - Silhouette Design Store
rectangle made to fit card with Silhouette Cameo
sentiment computer generated.
sky - Photoshop Magazine freebie
card - crossed stitch embossed from outlet store

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