Saturday, 27 July 2013

Great Tit in Bird House eeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!

Erm the title probably says it all hehe! A Great Tit came and had a look around our bird house, first bird we've seen in there woohoo!!

Here are a couple of clips

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Siskin and Goldfinch

Well it's been pretty quiet on the feeders recently, as expected really, but a Siskin has been paying quite a few visits recently and today a couple of Goldfinches appeared. Here is a little clip of the Siskin and one of the Goldfinches - plus our new feeder with multiple perches :)

All hail the Pumpkin king?!

So I got some new goodies mostly some bargains from the Happy Daze closing down sale - wish they weren't closing down but got some great new things; including a set of Tim Holtz masks, I couldn't wait to try them out, so here's what spilled out of my head in about 10 minutes of messing about....

I stuck down the pumpkin mask, and sprayed on two Dylusions sprays, peeled off the mask, drew round the edge with a black pen, added the crown stamp, used peacock feathers distress ink round the outside and stamped on a stamp from the Tim Holtz ultimate grunge set, I love this set so much I use it all the time. Then I wrote on all hail the pumpkin king because that's just what came into my head.

T for Tessellated

It's letter T this week in the Craft Barn's alpha challenge

Had a look through the dictionary and decided on what to actually tessellate......well I thought of Escher but decided fish etc. were a little too ambitious......and then I had a brainwave to use the letter T itself.

I cut out some little letter T's using some graph paper and experimented in getting them to tessellate, then I used one as a template to draw them on to the page, I had painted the page with Cool Peri paint dabber as a base to start off with as well.

Anyway getting the letter T to tessellate isn't as easy as you might imagine, I tried to copy the pattern I had made with my graph paper T's but then ran into a few problems which resulted in a lot of rubbing out and rearranging, finally I just about managed to fill up both pages - phew!!

I then drew over my pencil lines with a fineliner. I then drew and coloured a few of the T's and then I used a black OHP pen on the ones around the edge.

Sunday, 7 July 2013


This week it is letter Y in the Craft Barn's alpha challenge....well there's not many words to choose from.......but I decided to choose Yo-Yo! And the second part is to use yellow - well you don't have to ask me twice to use yellow hehe :)

Here are the results:

I used Dylusions lemon zest and pure sunshine and highlighted the definition with an orange fineliner. I stamped various background stamps using sepia archival and distress mustard seed. I used vintage photo distress stain around the edge of the page. I stuck down some strips of paper tape. Then I made some yo-yo's by taking some offcuts that had already been coloured and punching out some circles and on the large one I stamped on some arrows. I dyed some baker's twine with yellow alcohol ink and stuck it in between two circles and then stuck it all on to the page.

Then I stamped on the word Yo Yo and slighted highlighted that and around the edge of the yo-yo's using a craft nib and some walnut stain distress ink, and I think that's it! Now off to watch the tennis.........