Saturday, 28 July 2018

Breaking heatwave records

Goodness me just when I thought it couldn't get any hotter this week it did. My darling granddaughter Daisy came to stay and we had such a fab 4 days. She really is my little crafting partner in crime. Like me, she can think of nothing better than working down in my garden studio. We also had another visitor who has come to stay too.
My darling Daisy with the lovely Bear.
It is Daisy's Mummy and Daddy's wedding anniversary today and so we decided to make some cards.
She finds die cutting absolutely fascinating so she wanted to die cut lots of shapes. I had a stamped Happy Anniversary Lili of the Valley sentiment in my box which she started with. Daisy chose everything for this card I just helped with the die cutting, cutting papers, lining things up straight and sticking.
She colours the edges of her paper with distress inks like a pro.
 whilst Bear kept lookout for us.

She wanted to colour her die cuts with markers (well who says there are any rules in crafting!)Don't you just love that the doves have smiley faces!
Apparently the green one is Daddy and the blue one Mummy. She added some long dark hair to the blue one. Here it is finished.
and I quickly snapped a close up. Not bad for a 4 1/2 year old eh!
I told Daisy I would enter this into some challenges for her.

Pixie's snippets playground #331
Simon says stamp kids vacation challenge

My card today is the anniversary card I have make for my daughter and son-in-law.
I made some alcholol ink backgrounds and I had a first play with lift off alcohol ink.

 I used the background below, made on yupo, on the left and got some watercolour card ready on the right to receive the ink.
 I used my Visible Image seahorse stamp and the seaweed and jelly fish from their Dare to swim set.
After using the lift off ink technique I got these 2 cool backgrounds. On the right is the ghost, the other is the ink transfer. How amazing it is to be able to stamp with alcohol inks!
I decided to use the ink transfer one to create their seaside card. I blended on some yellow and blue distress inks and then added some splatters of water.  I stamped a LOTV sentiment. The seahorses are  Cheery Lynn and cut from alcohol ink mop up card. The leaves are Tim Holtz and cut from distress ink mop up card.
Some close ups

This technique has soooo many possibilities, I can't wait to play some more.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #331
Crafty sentiments 1/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more make your mark
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes

We have actually had our first rain this afternoon since June 14th...yes seriously.  They have been downpours at last my lawn got some rain. The air has cleared a little and we may get some more thunderstorms today but we are told we are then in for even more heat again! Phew we are breaking the record of 1976.

We plan a quiet weekend looking after Bear now that my darling Daisy has gone home. 
Enjoy yours too.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What beautiful anniversary cards, Jane - you are so fortunate to be able to share your craft with Daisy! I think her card is amazing - thank you for sharing it with us for the Kids' Challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

  2. Sooooocute and your sea horses look stunning
    Dr Sonia

  3. I'm smiling with the doves and Daisy. How very cute, and how wonderful that you get to spend time together like this. Loving the seahorses too!

  4. Both of your cards are stupendous.. bravo to Daisy and you, too!
    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *A*N*N*I*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y*!*!* to your daughter and her husband.. I remember their wedding! Have a super week ahead. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. This is a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  6. Daisy, your card is super cute! The happy smiling birds are wonderful and you used such pretty colors. All the layers in the card are so pretty and the inked edges are perfect. Thank you so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Kid's Summer Vacation Challenge!!

  7. Two beautiful cards.... but I have to say, wow just look at Daisy's, those doves... a-maz-ing!!! 😍 😍 😍
    She is quite the little crafter isn't she and I love the fact that there are no rules, kids are just so free, aren't they!
    Happy anniversary to M & T!!
    It was just awful here yesterday, gales, rain, thunder and lightning, my garden is far from thankful, poor flowers destroyed. The gardens need water but not necessarily rain....enough now thank you!!!
    Enjoy your Sunday my friend,
    V x

  8. wow Daisy your card is so beautiful, your Mum & Dad will love it, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Kids Summer Vacation Challenge xxx

  9. I am so in love with your seahorses. They look terrific. Daisy looks like she had loads of crafting fun and had inky fingers to prove it too. Her card is delightful. Rained here today for the first time. Your grass looks pretty much the same as mine. Non existent but no doubt will bounce back again. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Such a gorgeous mixed media project. I love all the detailing and gold on the sea horses. It is so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  11. Gorgeous card Daisy :-) I am sure your Mummy and Daddy will love this card! the does are so cute with their smiley faces and it does look like you had lots of fun with your Grandma' while you were making this :-)
    I love that bear was keeping a look out too :-D

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Kids Vacation Challenge
    Lols x x x
    Love your card too Jane, the seahorses are stunning!! <3

  12. sorry, that should have said 'doves' ;-)

  13. Beautiful card.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
    Marja DT

  14. Gorgeous card Jane! The scene you've created looks wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    A big thank you to Daisy too for joining us for our kids vacation challenge with her beautiful anniversary card.
    Mandy xx

  15. Such a lovely card by sweet little Daisy! I bet her Mum and Dad were thrilled with it. And I do so love your seahorses - they look so cool in that lovely water!


    Di xx


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