26 September 2014

Oh you idiot!

Do you remember Clueless?
normally when painting in watercolour I try and get the background done first....
but on this occasion I thought I could be clever and do it afterwards - what an idiot, basically I wrecked him!

I was livid with myself, what was I thinking!! 
so here is Clueless II
complete with "mushy" background!

Clueless by SCACD
Painted in Watercolours
DP from stash

Update.....from some of the comments you've made I didn't explain well enough that the second image is "totally new" - I painted the background and then Clueless the second!
Here is what is left of the original Clueless - I tried to cut him out because I had messed up the background so badly but watercolour paper is very think & I was struggling to do it neatly!!

I hopefully won't make that mistake again!

Thanks for dropping by
have a great weekend

24 September 2014

Twice as nice!

 Migraine monkey finally vacated my head........check
Harvest completed.........check
Son gone back to Uni........check

well, you know what that means don't you????

I'm back, I'm crafting and I have quite a few creations to share
so lets start with........

Scrapberry - Our Summer

Here is my first in Copic

and then my dear, sweet friend, Squirrel sent me some of those scrumptious Winsor & Newton Watercolour Markers which I used to create this version
as a thank you.......

 the little puddy tat had a make-over as I tried to turn him into Vince
Hopefully I got close Squirrel xx

Ooh it feels good to have something to share!
So keep watching folks 


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)

 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