Thursday, 20 November 2014

Thursday 19 November 2014

At Jennibellie's Journal Workshop  there are two challenges for November.  The first one to create 7 backgrounds in 7 days and a mid month challenge which is linked to the first.  These are my 7 pages, the 8th one is the cover of my art journal.  At the moment I am using a book about birds, which is why birds appear in 4 of the pages.

Free this week is a page from the Wild Flower Children book by Elizabeth Gordon.

Can you believe how quickly Christmas is rolling up and how come we say that every year?
Till next time x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

I think it's safe to come from behind the sofa!

Well I think it is now safe for Holly to come from behind the sofa!  She hates fireworks and any other bangs.  We give her some calming tablets which help.  The firework season seems to be a week before and a week after 5th November.  I remember as a child being delighted with Catherine wheels and beautiful sparkly fireworks that changed colour, but it seems today everything has to have a bang!  I have had a busy week having new units in my workroom and the new organisation is much better both for room and finding stuff.

My grand daughter needed brown so I mixed the colour up for her, having discovered that colours could be mixed, she made new colour after new colour.  Each time she called out "Grandma I have made a new colour!"   I had to come and admire the new colour!


This is the card I made for my daughter's birthday.  The design is from an old fairy story book, she was actually sitting in a tree, but I have her sitting on a magical cloud high in the sky.  I am entering this in the challenge at Quirky Craft Challenges, the theme is "Mythical ladies".

I have two different freebies for you today.  One more from the vintage book I have been showing and an embroidered butterfly from one of my old needlework books.  I have made a coloured version from the old black and white picture.


Until next time, take care x

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Vintage freebies for Thursday 6th November

I decided to have a change around in my tiny workroom because I wanted to do some 5 minute Art Journal pages and the way it was it would have taken me longer than that to get things out.  I watched a video at Jellibellies  and you  don't plan you just get on and do it within the five minutes using whatever comes to hand.  Well, my dear husband asked me what the plan was - a very simple one! and came up with a better idea of moving the table across to the window for more light.  I had seen a reduced bookcase which I thought was better than what I had.  So we got two new bookcases and I have spent yesterday afternoon and today sorting out.  The end is not in sight, but I am sure (sort of!) that it will all be worthwhile! 

 Meanwhile here are today's vintage freebies and  my new signature picture.  The poodles came from a graphic from TheGraphicsFairy.  I changed the colour from black to apricot, took away the Christmas wreaths and added a new background.

See you soon x

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