1 September 2014

Fires, birthdays and more

Life has been a rollercoaster over the last few of weeks...where shall I start?

Harvest time is a challenge at the best of times
but this year's been a doozy........









Our poor tractor burst into flames whilst waiting at traffic lights.
Thankfully our driver got out unharmed, unfortunately as you can see the tractor was not so lucky!

If you look carefully you will see that the heat was so intense it actually melted a traffic light!


After all that excitement we celebrated our son's 19th Birthday
and I baked this cake 

"Pigs in mud"


(inspired by some very talented bakers online)

and........
 Pip and I passed our Bronze Star Dog Training Award
woo hoo!!!!

Oh and I have managed to sneak a few hours in the studio
so will have some new stuff to share very soon.

Thanks for dropping by
have a great weekend


Without Words Challenge for September

Chasing my tail, bloopers galore......ever felt like this?

Eek, this post should have gone live 2 hours ago but my plans to write it last night went to pot as I spent the evening ferrying son from one farm to another so he could escort our combine harvester!
Oh the joys of being married to a farmer at this time of year!

Anyway, better late than never eh.


This months challenge theme is

It's a Celebration

and here is my creation

Henry Claus - by CC Designs
Copic and Pencil on Stamping Linen

Here is Henry in close up

I've had a lot going on lately and completely forgot we'd been asked to use an image from our sponsor Make it Crafty.........sorry Zoe xx



so here is an example of a Christmas card I made using MIC digis 
(albeit last year)


Come join in the fun - remember, any celebration will do
Post your entries HERE
where you will also find some inspiration from my talented teamies

Back later for a little insight in to what I've been getting up to 



4 August 2014

Without Words Challenge for August

Hello there, yep it is that time of the month for a new challenge over at 
Without Words

the theme is
"Anything Clean and Simple Goes"
(Choose from a previous theme)

cool eh!

I chose to use 
 January 2014 Challenge - Spots and or Stripes


Here they are in close up

"Did you hear" by Mo Manning
in coloured pencil on kraft

Our sponsor this month is


so go on have a go - you have lots of themes to choose from and you never know you could be the lucky winner of a £10 voucher to spend in the store!

Please post your entries HERE


Well that's all folks!

I'm probably going to be a little quiet this month with the old blogging as we are in the midst of harvest and the boys are keeping me very busy - so lets hope the warm, sunny weather stays so hubby can get the crops harvested uber early!



24 July 2014

Water Colour Markers

Have any of you tried Winsor & Newton Water Colour Markers yet?


I have been lucky to have the opportunity to do so over the past couple of days
and I have to say I am rather impressed.

For anyone who is interested, they have a brush tip at one end and a small bullet tip at the other.

And here is what I created

Clueless by SCACD

Now I confess this is not pure water colour marker, I have filled in the colour gaps with a couple of tubes of Winsor and Newton Professional Water Colour which blended with the markers seamlessly.

Off for an ice cream to cool down - loving the sunshine.


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