Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WOYWW #230

Last week it was my 50th Birthday and I had a lovely day and received such wonderful presents. Look at all the dylusion goodies.. Journal, ink pad and sprays.. I have not used any of it yet am looking forward to getting very inky.. My daughter gave me some money towards doing the Life book 2014 class next year.. She had heard me talking about how wonderful all the instructors are going to be. Is anyone else doing this? It goes for the whole year.


Received this fabulous card in the mail from  Eliza of queenartoypia  for my Birthday isn't it wonderful.. I love her reclining back there with her Martini.. Thank you Eliza you brightened my day with happy mail.

Well we have all been rather sad with our cat Gizmo going missing.. Still hoping that he just turns up. It was just too quiet here with only one cat. So we went to the animal welfare and rescued another cat.. Meet Misty she is such a sweet little cat.. She had been there for 2 months the lady said that no one looked at her because she has long hair and well she is 4 not a kitten. We fell in love instantly, she started purring when she was put in our arms.

Julia from  WOYWW gets us all together every Wednesday to have a look at desks from all over the world.. Grab a cuppa, I have mine here, and take a browse.. Thanks for taking the time to comment and enjoy the blog hopping around all the desks.

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

October creative dare..

Today I just wanted to do some watercolours.. I so wanted to join in with Tracy at Mixed Media Monday   as the prize this month is a water colour set.Grumbacher
How awesome to win this prize.. I have been feeling a bit flat since my cat went missing.  So thought this was just the thing to get the mojo flowing and it did feel good to just paint with watercolours and just play.. Flowers where the go I thought as they always make me feel happy..  Tracy cut some flowers out like this last week with paper and I thought they looked really cool with the droopy petals.. My husband said mine look like they are missing some petals.. Oh well maybe I didn't get them quite right but it was fun to do.. Thanks Tracy and the great group of Mixed Media Monday ladies for the great encouragement and inspiration to just have a go.. 
My quote is " Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties" Erich Fromm.

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Challenges 4 Everybody #31

This week we have a new sponsor at Challenges 4 Everybody 
So come on and join in the fun with our Anything goes challenge and you could win 3 images of your choice.

I chose this beautiful image of a Butterfly isn't it just lovely and so many ways to use this fantastic image. I know this one will be a favourite to use in my journaling.  I printed it onto one of my Gelli plate paintings and fussy cut it. I thought it worked really well.. Its all popped up with dimension tape.  The fly wording is one from the The alley way stamps its a freebie image.. 

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Have a great day
Sandy :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WOYWW #227

Hi to all at WOYWW... I have not finished my canvas yet pushed it to the side for now.. The only thing I have done in the last week is popped some rows of washi tape on a piece of cardstock and sewed them with my sewing machine.  It turned out ok and was something different don't know what I am going to do with it now. I was thinking about putting it on the journal I made the blue one that is there under the watercolour one, but that is as far as I have got.  
My cat Gizmo went missing last Friday and I have been searching the streets for him, letter dropped missing posters.. Miss him terribly he is such a character of a cat.. I have found out from our local ranger that 5 cats have gone missing in the last week so I have just been feeling sick and not much like doing anything crafty.. 
Here he is a few weeks ago asleep on my chair.. 

Well that's it I am getting all sad again, cant think about it any more for a bit now see you all soon.. 
Sandy .....

Friday, October 4, 2013

Always flowers...

Playing around in my watercolour journal and painted some flowers. I outlined them with charcoal pencil and then wrote with my ink and nib pen. It must be the spring influence.. Everything is blooming with all this wet weather my garden is the prettiest it has been in years..
The quote is " There are always flowers for those that want to see them."

Have a great day
Sandy :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WOYWW #226

Hi all, well I have been painting a canvas mixed media style. I have done the background and am now working on the bits and pieces that I am wanting on the top. So I have drawn, cut and pasted a lady together and made some little rolled roses..  Popped some glossy accents on the birdcage I am waiting for them to dry.. New sharpies, paint and lots of different glue on my desk this week. Plus I was going through some of my stamps to find some to use on the background so they are stacked up there on the left.. I have been adding to my washi collection so my tree is getting full.  You can also see at the top on the right my new clock, that I can pop my iphone on so I can play music while I work at my desk, its just behind pippin the owl.. 
There is a wonderful tag hanging on the left, that I received in the mail from Judith at Creativestudio. This is the September one for the Aussie tag swap. Isn't it wonderful I love all the little details and the colours are so beautiful.  Close up below so you don't have to squint.. I so love happy crafty mail.. :)
Judith from creative studios
Julia from  WOYWW gets us all together every Wednesday to have a look at desks from all over the world.. Grab a cuppa, I have mine here, and take a browse.. Thanks for taking the time to comment and enjoy the blog hopping around all the desks.

Have a great day
Sandy :)