Sunday, 16 November 2014

Lack - si - daisy.....

My lack of posting in my blog has me wondering where my head is at.  But over the past two months I have been wrapped up in creating ATC cards for my swaps.  I think I bit off more than I can chew, but I have finally completed them and sent them on their way to my hostess.  I should get a whack of cards back before Christmas.

At the moment I am still crafting.  I'm busy making my Christmas cards and cutting all the fussy bits.  But I have kept them simple and hopefully after a raft of cards, within a manageable state of mental health.  And guess what I have even started Christmas shopping.  I think our gorgeous sunshine days have helped to lift the spirit.  You always want to accomplish something when it is sunny outdoors.

My sister has just had her novel published and has a second one being finalized for printing and distribution.  And her husband has just had his first book published showing his watercolour paintings.  His next one will contain his eclectic impressionist and expressionist styles.  Quite the family we have here.  My other sister writes poetry and I have done so as well and had some of them published in Poetic volumes.  I haven't pursued that avenue for a few years.  I am enjoying making my cards as my avenue of expression and relaxation.
As all of our Canadian holidays are over, I am looking forward to the Christmas season once again.  It is always a fun time to spend with my grandchildren.  They bring life to the house even as a teen and a pre-teen.  Christmas is family time for us.  So with that I need to get back to cutting, stamping and colouring my creations.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Sunset in the Valley

I sat at the computer, deep in concentration of my subject matter, when I looked up and out the window.  I saw the most beautiful sunset scene in front of me.  So very different and so colourful.  I keep my camera beside me, ready to take pictures of my crafting things, so I quickly snapped this photo before nightfall closed in.  And I only had moments to spare.  It was gone within minutes.


Monday, 22 September 2014

Totally out of the box....

The one thing about joining swaps is that you never know what is expected of you.  In this case, I was handed a theme that was way out of my box and there were no ideas, other than bright colours, in my mind.
This card came out of no where.  I had the paper, the brads and bits and pieces lying on my desk to do something with.  The theme was from Paula Best, artist.       We were to get inspiration from her.  Anyway, from an empty head and               scraps this is my card.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

I've been creating.....

Fall is almost here and I have joined another swap group and am busy creating my themes.  So I picked up the scissors and glue this week and began again.  Here are some of the cards I have finished.

This one is for the theme:
Vintage Fairy Tales.
I chose Tom Thumb because I love butterflies, so it fit in perfectly
with my likes.  It is raised on dimensionals for a 3D effect, and I
placed a grey shadow behind it to make it pop some more.
Vintage Romance
Lace and pearls and pink roses.

This theme is:

Vintage Back to School

I wanted an old look so I mounted the image on
cardboard and distressed the edges with my scissors.
The girl is raised from the background and I added
the apple with the scholarly worm for a humorous effect.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

A Day in Her Life.....

I want to share some lovely photos that my niece took.  Emilie Pallick is almost 15 and loves to take photos whenever she can.  Here are some of her photos in a a day in her life.

                    BLOWING IN THE WIND:

                      BUSY BEES:

                       THE DOCKS: Westminster Quay

I take my camera on some of my outings too.  Not all the photos turn out the way I see them,
but Emilie has an eye for interesting things.  Fun can be had in the simplest things and in the eyes
of the beholder.  But a picture captures the moment, a memory for the keeping.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Sunshine and Lollipops.........

We are having a heatwave here on the Coast.  It is 30C here in the Valley which actually feels about 35C.  Which is around 90 plus degrees fahrenheit.  Much too hot for my liking.  But this picture has a hot feeling with that steaming sun and those bright vibrant roses.
My granddaughters have been enjoying the beach, lakes and pools around us and I do envy their youth.  But as much as I would like to join them, sunshine is not my forte.  (Age being a big factor).
But I get out for a few minutes to do my chores, like shopping, and going to restaurants etc.  Can't      
                                                                                       hibernate in the house every day, now can I?  But
                                                                                       it is cool, I must say.  To another day, adieu.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Well, it looks like I haven't been a good blogger, as my visitor list is gone.  I am sorry folks if that is the reason.  I can only say that life got in the way so I ignored my blog and my creative side has taken a long sabatical.  For those still following, although I may not see it, thank you for visiting me.  I am hoping that I will find the inner me to start creating again and have something to show for my efforts.  Although with the two heat waves we have had on the coast, I haven't the energy to move, let alone create.  I will return.