Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Beginnings with my new i Pad and Procreate app

I've still got a lot to learn but some of you have been asking how I've been getting on with my new iPad and Procreate app so I thought I'd show you what stage I'm at. I was going to wait until I'd improved some more but I suppose we all have to learn and I may as well share the process/ progress. Hopefully this will look much better when I master adding shadows etc. I've always loved drawing and painting flowers but this method is growing on me 

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Goodbye Missy :(




She was only a cat, but I'll miss her so much! Sadly poor little Missy suddenly became ill yesterday and we were shocked to have to say goodbye this afternoon 
It's not on the scale with some of the major problems some of you are coping with but life in our home will be different without her as she just arrived at our door almost five years ago and melted our hearts .


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Love in Paris - tent aperture card (YouTube video) Trimcraft

 I've just added a video tutorial to my YouTube channel showing how to make this tent aperture card with Trimcraft's Chasing Rainbows paper and Paris themed dies.




Monday, 22 April 2019

Piano card

This just popped up in Google memories this morning. I made it for a magazine commission two years ago 🎶

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Castlerock, Co. Londonderry

 Hezlett House




Painted on the side of an ice cream van

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 21 ideas with Washi tape


These are two more cards I have made with Tonic Studios Craft Kit 21 - hope you like them :)

Card 1
You will need a heat gun to activate the Expanding Mousse on this card.
You'll also need a 6x6 white card and a piece of white card measuring 14cm x 14cm.

 1. On a 14cm x 14cm square of white card,spread the mousse over the stencil as shown then remove the stencil and heat the mousse with a heat gun.

 2. Die cut the greeting and background die from white card.

 3. Spread the mousse over the sentiment and heat with the heat gun.

4. Add strips of washi tape around the outside of the square of card and add the sentiment on 3D foam squares. Die cut gold glitter flowers and add to the card with Stone Drops in the centres.



Card 2
To make this card you will need the contents of Tonic Studios Craft Kit 21 plus 
6x6 white card 
Nuvo Water Droplets
Nuvo Crystal Gems

How to make it:
 1. Cover a 13cm x 7.5cm piece of white card with strips of washi tape.

 2. Place the die on top and cut out with a die cutting machine.

 3. Place 2 strips of washi tape across the top and bottom of a 6x6 card as shown. Cover another piece of card with washi tape and die cut the sentiment background shape from it. Die cut the sentiment from white card.

 4. Attach a 15cm x 12cm piece of gold card to the centre of the card and glue the washi tape die cut panel. Add the sentiment to the top left on 3D foam squares. Add some Water Droplets and Crystal Gems as shown to resemble splashes..

Monday, 15 April 2019

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

 We got a lovely surprise on Friday when a friend invited us to go to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens on Saturday to see around the gardens and have a guided tour of the newly refurbished Castle ahead of the official opening next weekend. 
Obviously I took loads of photos (with the usual disclaimer that they are far from professional) because I enjoyed it so much that I really wanted to show you how amazing it all looks and hope that lots of you will want to pay it a visit!
Thanks so much Fred and Davy for the invitation and the tickets! 



 David and Jenny










 Prince Charles and Camilla were here last week.




 I'm chuckling as I look at this photo as you can see David and Jenny walking down the path behind a Land Rover. David senior is in the Land Rover getting a lift as it was too far for him to walk but he was waving out like royalty as he passed!

 The Ice House