Sun and rain

​Last week was very hot and sunny which I was glad about as we had lots of family parties…so far this week it has been cold and windy so just drinking my mint tea today with a little chocolate bar before my sons return home.  I have made lots of Welsh birthday cards this week which I donate to the unitarian chapel I attend.  The rock n roll one though was for my husbands birthday yesterday.  I had fun doing another mad cartoon figure page for the mix it monthly lyrics challenge which I am enjoying.

happy tea tuesday

This little light of mine

praying for those in Manchester

my loves of gardening and the gym..I love boxercise
Some more mixed media paintings inspired by song lyrics

mix it monthly challenge

My parents have their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday so I made this card for them..hoping the rain stays away for a family party too on that day.

Now I am sitting here with my coffee planning the busy week as my sons are off  school and noticed this quote : Would you like an adventure or shall we have our tea first?…sounds like a good idea..a time to pause, plan and think.

Happy Tea Tuesday

Big head collages

playing around with painting large cartoon like figures with paint and stamp backgrounds for the mix it monthly mixed media challenge ..the theme is song lyrics

I made this napkin ring in craft group using ribbons, buttons and oven how it turned out so had lunch outside under the umbrella in the rain. After craft group I spotted this old tin full of buttons in a charity shop for £2..I love old tins especially full of buttons.

the tea is vanilla chai latte my favourite this week

 Tea Tuesday

..just woke up to terrible news that there has been a terrorist attack at the Manchester arena not far from me with many young lives lost..please can you all say a little prayer for all those lost in this tragedy..such times as these brings the community together rather than divides..the good in peoples hearts will always prevail

Paint n ink

​ a little card for UK Stampers May swap using paint and a little this as it reminds me of myself on a swing when I was a child

playing around with alcohol inks and a sketch of a face too

love these poppy stamps over a painted background

covered an old windmill with some thin embossed metal and indian inks just love watching it in the garden drinking my


my son and I tried Yo Sushi today so here is my lovely green tea and all the little bowls going around on the conveyor was quite expensive but glad I tried it.

Happy Tea Tuesday

cottage garden tea

Took my Dad out to visit the lovely Stonyford Cottage garden nursery in Oakmere, Cheshire..recommend its a beautiful garden with lots of mini lakes, bridges and swans with their cygnets.  We had a lovely cup of proper Yorkshire tea and some paninnis

I  finished this wool painting yesterday and put it in a lovely frame which I painted. I love painting with wool and think I will do quite a few of these and maybe sell some.

Happy Tea Tuesday

Perfume dreams

I have wanted to get back to mixed media art pieces instead of painting for awhile now.  So this week I have been doing lots of gardening and in one of the seed packets was a tiny tube so I got my box of embellishments down and decided to make something pretty.  So I used grungeboard, magnets, ink, wood and various embellishments to make this piece.  I was going to make my own perfume oil to go in the little bottle but found this lovely perfume oil in primarni!

Have a lovely bank holiday

happy paint party friday