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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and I am on a few Design Teams.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...

Thursday, 31 May 2012

My Forever Friends DT news

At last I can tell....I am now a member of the design team at the Forever Friends challenge blog!!!! We were told a few days ago but had to wait until today to post it on our blogs. I am so chuffed about this and looking forward to using the cute images. I was bursting to tell this news but will post more later today.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Birds DT

I hope you are all having a good week. Today has been quite cool and a bit overcast at times...should mean a bit cooler night tonight. It was the ideal day to get out into the garden and grab some weeds but I was dashing around this morning and just didn't feel like it when I got home. So I decided to make some rockbuns, got everything out ready and found I didn't have enough flour so put it all away again. Started doing the ironing but that wasn't too inspiring so I just ironed through 'Grimm' but got fed up with it. I have only just finished making the bed that I started this morning...what on earth is going on? I don't know if I'm Arthur or Martha tonight but I'll give myself a good talking to and promise to do much better tomorrow.
This lovely Spring image is a digi by Christine printed onto watercolour paper coloured with promarkers with a free digi frame from cuddlybuddly. The branches are made with my cricut and the flowers are of course from wild orchid crafts. The cardstock is from my of those wonderful 12 x 12 pads. Christine is on a roll with these lovely images, well worth a look. I hope you have a peaceful evening and I just know tomorrow is going to be a good day...the shopping is delivered around mid-day so rockbuns for tea!  

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Daisy DT

Good morning from what promises to be a very sunny Norfolk. I will have to get out in the garden really early this morning before it gets too hot as the weeds have taken advantage of my inattention and have grown larger than the surrounding flowers. Oh, and chicken news...Hennypenny and Chicken Little have disgraced themselves. They didn't just stick to digging up my bulbs...they nestled in amongst the carrots and that will never do. It turns out that their scratching has disturbed the potato mounds and spread the onions around a bit so I'm afraid our morning chats have to stop. Colin popped a note through next-door asking that the chickens don't visit us any more. I hope they didn't get into trouble. I will have to go back to talking to Mr and Mrs Blackbird.
Anyway back to this lovely digi from Christine printed onto watercolour paper, coloured with promarkers. The dragonfly was in amongst my birthday pressies from Lisa, flowers from wild orchid crafts and ribbon from stash. The Martha Stewart border/corner punch is amazing! It is my first punch from MS, Colin bought it for me from Hobbycraft...I guess his retirement isn't going to be too hard after all. I do hope you have a very nice Wednesday, I'm off to see if the carrots can be saved.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

DT card Pansy

Well..the third day of Colin's retirement and we're still on speaking terms. There has been so much to finalise with our business I think it took all of Monday and part of yesterday but today I can box everything up ready for the Inland Revenue, what's the bet I have lost something? Oh yes...I is my birthday. After Colin forgot this morning (a bit of a nudge was all that was needed) I am now being sung to on a regular basis. Although being called 'Birthday Girl' is a bit of a reach for the old imagination (I can guess what the grandchildren would say, probably something to do with a monkey in the zoo) Colin is off to bowls this morning and after a visit to the local town I think I will have a 'me' day. A spot of gardening, colouring and generally just chillin' out. I have just had to update this posting...Conversation with my ever lovin'
Colin 'I was going to take you out to lunch but it might be a bit late'
Me 'That's ok, maybe get a chinese or fish and chips tonight'
Colin'I will have to see what I feel like, meaning said chinese or fish and chips'
Me 'ARRGGGGHHH!!! Is it me??? men!
This weeks lovely image from Christine very easy to colour so I've made a couple of cards in different shades. The pansy's are printed onto watercolour paper, coloured with promarkers. Butterflies made with a Martha Stewart punch and swirls and ladybird made with my cricut. Tied tape from stash and the greeting and frame from my craft studio.
I hope you have a really nice day today, the sun is out already here in Norfolk so I hope it is good warm'ish weather for you too. I have entered this into the challenge at
The Paper Shelter Challenge 64 Birthday

Friday, 11 May 2012

The lovely ballerina

Today was one of those days...I had a doctor's's so rare to be able to get an appointment I could have sold it on ebay! It certainly wasn't either the doctor's fault nor the receptionist, just too many people between two few doctors. Anyway, I wanted to go to the bank and to the library whilst I was in town and what with Colin retiring today I was in a bit of a tizz. It was an early appointment so I was dashing around a bit but managed to leave home with enough time to get to the doc's. Afterwards I parked up in town and went to the bank and the library and suddenly thought (as you do...) something isn't right. I looked down, no, I wasn't wearing my slippers, I was fully dressed, I had my handbag...then it hit me! I had a shiny scrubbed face!!!ARGH!!! No Make-up!! Not since the 70's have I braved the outdoors (the garden doesn't count)  without 'a face on' Oh boy! I hadn't even checked if the hair dye was still around my face from being re-purpled at the hairdressers yesterday. Luckily I only realised on the way back to the car, and when I got home I thought it would be better if I didn't know what a state I might look. I may check the mirror later under subdued lighting. So, tomorrow is the first day of Colin's retirement and I think he is a bit worried about being home more, he went a funny colour when I suggested he dried the dishes as he passed through the kitchen and maybe he could pair the socks. I think he may be looking for a part-time job.
Anyway, back to today's card. This is one of my favourite digi's from The Paper Shelter. She is so easy to colour and I do think my shading is getting better, I know I have a long way to go yet but there has been some improvement! She has been printed onto watercolour paper coloured with promarkers...there is a link on my sidebar. Layered onto mirriboard and then onto Henbury Lane papers (I think) Swirls from my cricut and flowers from wild orchid crafts. I hope you have a very good weekend, I'm off to join in the docrafts bloghop, I hope to see you there.

I have entered this in the Paper Shelter Challenge 63 'Anything goes'
 DYSU #71 - Use A Flower

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

My DT cards for Christine's Digital Adventure

Isn't this a great digi? It's from Christine at  
This 'convertable' image is going to have many uses, I have already found three. This is printed onto Daler Rowney Bristol Board which is my favourite for printing digi's, coloured with promarkers, background papers and sentiments from my craft studio, flowers and ribbon from w.o.c.  There are some lovely digi's on Christine's blog that I just know you will have fun with.
It's another soggy day here so I may have Colin home which means the dreaded housework will have to be done! Just another two sleeps till he retires and we can't wait! We will be off in the caravan with my pens and digi's stashed away in a locker. Colin can go fishing and I will be cosy with all my 'stuff'.... heaven. Right...I will have to leave this and go and make Colin's sandwiches, I can smell the new bread so I might just have to have a crust...quality control...

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Retirement here we come.....

Happy Saturday everyone...I'm staying in my craft room for a while today. Colin is listening to football downstairs, Norwich v Arsenal. I am an Arsenal supporter and guess who Colin supports? Ho hummm. I will just listen out for any cheers or boos, really, anyone would think he scored the equalising goal himself, and I am sure I am not responsible for any of the Arsenal tackles!!!
Colin is retiring next Friday the 11th so I downloaded a digi from Mo's pencil and printed it onto watercolour paper, I think this is Tom and Tilly coloured with promarkers (my hair is purple) someone said the image looked like us right down to the size of bum! I really enjoyed colouring this, I do adore her images. I backed it with papers and images  from my craft studio  printed onto matt photo paper.
I think I can hear mutterings from downstairs so I will bloghop for a while and go down when the coast is clear. Have a good weekend and keep warm.