Thursday, 30 October 2014

Thursday Freebies

A big hello to all my followers :)  This morning my little Miniature Poodle Annie has decided she doesn't want to eat what she has been eating lately (minced chicken and cottage cheese).  She was a real worry over eating all through her pregnancy,  but when the puppies were a few days old she decided she was really hungry.  She has been eating 2 - 3 times her previous amount, this morning however, she walked away!  The Vet gave me a couple of tins of high protein invalid food and a syringe for putting it down her throat, but I so hate doing it!  Now as well as most of the tin, she has also had two rashers of bacon and a sausage this morning so I am not going to worry about her till tea time!  She has never been a good eater, but it has only been since she was half way through her pregnancy and afterwards that she has shared my breakfast!  We have tried nearly everything you can think of - fish, tuna, chicken breast as well as various tins dog food!  Oh well!  On to the freebies!  Here two sets of doilies from a black and white vintage image of a cotton doily which I scanned in and altered.  Now these are png files so if you need jpegs. leave me a message and I will post them in jpeg form as well.  Please label the files as Craftingwithjack and remember they are personal use only.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

One Week of challenges

I joined in the Outlawz Party fun last week and decided to do a challenge a day.  Finally finished the last one late last night!

I love this little verse, I have printed this one out and it is going in my prayer book.

 This is a vintage seaside scene that I have tidied up and printed out.  I used pencil crayons.  I am entering this in a new site - new to me that is!  Craft for the Craic  The theme for October is something for children so my seaside scene fits very well.  They have a giveaway, but you will have to be quick as it finishes 31st October!

This card is for the clean and simple challenge.  I am guessing clean and simple means not too fussy!

This little vintage seaside scene I used earlier, but this time I incorporated it into a digital page,

Now this one turned out so well, I want to shout out look what I did!!  I know self praise is no recommendation, but I really like this one :)  I am entering this card into the latest challenge at Quirky Challenges, the theme is "Is It a Book, Film or Song?"   This is, of course, Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice which is both a book and film.  

Join me Thursday for more Freebies
Angela x

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Everything looks better in a Circle - more free vintage pictures

 Mondays challenge at The Outlaws party week was to include circles.  As soon as I saw this quote I thought it was ideal.
Here are some free vintage pictures edited from the same book that I have been showing lately:

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Card with lace and free vintage pictures

There is a week long party going on at The Outlawz.  Now I haven't been there for a while, but who can resist a party!!  There are all sorts of challenges going on so check it out and join in the fun.
I made this card for a great friend of mine.  The colour challenge also called for lace to be added.  I covered a pre-made card base with lace, added embellishments to the top and inside the oval frame.  I am also entering this in the Quirky Challenge which asks for a frame to be included in the challenge.  

Here are some vintage pictures with various filters added in PSE.

I'll be back tomorrow, till then xx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

It'ts Thursday!

A quick post today, I have had a migraine since yesterday so feeling a little fragile!  I made a couple of 12 x 12 papers, the top one has the ocean filter applied,  here they are, today's freebies:

See you next time x

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Art Page with Charcoal

This months challenge at Jennibellies Journal Worshops is to try something different!
There are so many great YouTube videos on practically everything you could wish for!  I wanted to try charcoal in my art journal, now apart from drawing or colouring with it, I wasn't sure how else to use it and how it mixed with other mediums.  The lady doing the tutorial was Terri Sproul.   The link is to her blog not to the YouTube.  So I watched the video and set out to have a go myself.  Terri used clear gesso which I didn't have and powder charcoal which I didn't have either.  I used white gesso and tried to do a thin layer, but it didn't work!  The charcoal was supposed to be rubbed away to show the colour underneath.  Since it didn't work, I used a baby wipe to clean off the charcoal instead,  I used a black marker - note to self, use a thinner one next time! - to add outlines and details.  I didn't have any fixitive either so I sprayed the whole page with hairspray!

Then I photographed the page and digitally added some leaves.

I am entering this in Quirky Challenges Falling Leaves.  Try something new today!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Puppies and an apology

My beautiful Annie had her puppies after a tense few days watching and waiting on Monday.  She had five puppies, four girls and a boy.  Mother and babies are doing well.  I just love everything about newborn puppies - and no house training is involved till much later!  I could and do sit and watch them for ages.

 I showed this picture on Monday, since then I have made some subtle improvements and I haven't decided if I am going to do some more yet!

Now this picture of Teresa I also showed on Monday, but my mind seems to have been with the expected puppies.  Not only did I leave out something important, but I also got the name of her blog wrong!  Luckily Teresa is very forgiving.  The actual name of her blog is Tickell Expressions  Tickell is her mother's maiden name and a big apology for getting it wrong.  If you follow the above link it will take you to her blog where you will find the most gorgeous bird freebie.  I helped myself earlier!

What I missed out on Monday was something really important about this lovely lady.  Teresa comments on other peoples posts in a great way.  She always manages to say something encouraging and positive.  I think that is a wonderful gift and one I have appreciated many times.  So pop over and see her, you might even be able to get a copy of Lizzie the Dragon, a cheeky looking dragon created by Teresa.

Today's freebie is a digi I made from a vintage image.  The first one is the original, the second edited and the third my digi.  I hope you enjoy using it.

See you next time - probably with more puppy pictures!