Monday, 23 September 2019

And autumn came

Today is officially the first day of autumn 2019. Last night was the autumnal equinox where the hours of day and night are equal. From now on we will be losing daylight as the months move on. 
I do love autumn, the colours are always so stunning and it is the one time in the year when I use my red/orange/brown colour palette.

The conkers are really starting to fall now.

 and this weekend coming will be our annual Conker Treasure hunt with our darling Daisy and Jack who are coming to stay. (Weather permitting).

I made a tag using my autumnal palette again with my new Lavinia goodies.

with a close up
 I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

Lavinia world 2/3 anything goes
Papercraft challenges 3/3 no designer paper
Happy little stampers anything goes
C.R.A.F.T 2/3 autumn weather
Cut it up 2/3 into the woods
Through the craft room door 3/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 2/3 anything goes/thank you

The weather forecast was spot on and we did get some rain yesterday but it came in fits and starts so it was not the washout I was expecting. I must admit my garden really does need a good dose. 
Enjoy the autumn, it is such a golden time of the year and the colours around us from Mother Nature are truly inspiring. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely week ahead.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


Saturday, 21 September 2019

Watch the birdies

The weather this week has been awesome.  A real Indian summer. I have been going up most day to the ponds in Beddington and feeding my sweet Dino babies (Egyptian geese). Apparently they don't migrate but obviously the males will most likely leave the brood soon. As soon as they see me they come walking up! Such an awesome sight.
Good morning Dinos!
They see my food for them. I buy the recommended RSPB swan/goose/duck food and they love it.

I have enjoyed some "me crafting"and made some makes with some new Lavinia stamps I recently bought. I take part in a monthly artist trading coin swap and decided to use the crow trio for this.
In their honour I made a set of crow (I don't have any Egyptian geese stamps, funny that!) coins.


I would like to enter my crow coins into the following challenges;


Lavinia world 1/3 anything goes
Papercraft challenges 2/3 no designer paper
Happy little stampers anything goes
Simon says Monday monochrome
C.R.A.F.T autumn weather
Cut it up 1/3 into the woods

I also made another set of 5 coins for Daisy, me and to put onto a couple of cards for Dotty's Teahouse, Carshalton, SM5 2AE where my cards are sold.

This time I used the darling Wallace family trio of hedgehogs. Here are 3 of the coins.
The last two I put onto cards. Below is one of the cards for sale.  Such cute hedgepig images.
I would like to enter my hedgehog card into the following challenges;

Penny Black and More 1/3 animals
Through the craft room door 2/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes/thank you

The weather forecast is telling us that tomorrow this gorgeous weather will break and autumn will arrive with some rain. I cannot complain, we brought the sunshine home from Rhodes and it has been such a bonus

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Lindos 2019

I'm back to share my 2nd installment of our holiday photos from Rhodes. We always love visiting nearby Lindos.
It rises like a jewel out of the Aegean Sea and has some pretty bays to look down to.
Bougainvillea hangs everywhere in the cool narrow streets
In the evening the light is very different


Our favourite restaurant looks out to the Acropolis, such an awesome view.
and we even have a Billy like friend who keeps us company.
My memories inspired me to make these artist trading coins.
I made an inky background using brushos and pixie powders.
I then added some white circles through a hand cut stencil
I then built up the inky layers using my Visible Image stamps and also their sentiment from the Create you calm set which I yellow embossed.

Here is one in close up to show the sea effect I added using glossy accents.
I would like to enter my ATCs into the following challenges;

Thank you all so much for stopping by, for your lovely comments you take the time to leave and for following and supporting me.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x