I think Deann's theme on Sunday Postcard Art this week has enormous possibilities.... 'what's on your mantle' is the theme ~ which purports to a Christmas mantle.
However, I've gone the literal route.... I have numerous Mexicana items on my fire (I don't have a mantle) and this includes a mini shrine featuring a Mexican Loteria card 'la Sirena'
Earlier this year, I got myself a 'things i'm grateful for' notebook... I was hoping it would keep me looking to positive things that are in my life.... I have yet to fill in a single page. It's kind of hard to be happy, content, or even grateful when Lily died last year. Perhaps it is time that heals but it seems a distant dream at the moment.
I'm just getting through life one day at a time.
I spent the whole week looking for my date book for the postcard blog and just cannot find it. I cannot think for the life of me where on earth it's gone. Therefore I had to pick a new theme which is Fleur de Lys....
I don't know why this picture is so grey it's very turquoise IRL
So pleased to say that I'm guest designer over on the That's Crafty blog. I must say That's Crafty is my go to online store or any store to be honest as they are few and far between in the flesh so to speak.
I've used some Carabelle Studios stamps to create this Art Journal page..... head over here to see how I created it.
love using this A6 size journal.... it's so much fun.
wow, we've had some challenging themes over the past couple of weeks. When Hazel told me about the wizard theme I did rack my brains for it. Pinterest is my go to place for images a lot these days. I know I didn't want to go down the obvious route eof Wizard of OZ (besides there's a WoO esq theme next week.) and so.... the quest for an image ensued and I ended up with this image of James Franco that was used to advertise The Great and Powerful OZ
Thanks to Hazel for choosing this theme...
There's plenty of textured layers on this postcard
i'm late blogging this... no excuses as I made this on Sunday!!
The theme is 'leaves' and Ive chosen to use autumnal leaves in my creation. The lady is off a collage sheet from Art Tea Life on Etsy
You may not be able to tell on the picture but every one of these leaves is cut out by hand and built up.
this week's SPA theme is chosen by Kay and it is WHEELS
When I first heard the theme I could only think of wheels/cogs machinery but having pondered upon the theme some more I had some ideas.... spinning wheel... wheel of fortune... bicycle wheels. I love the idea of the wheel of fortune tarot card and so I found this fortune teller image on a sheet I had from Art Tea Life on Etsy and also on the set of images was this little tricycle.
Last week, after extensive tests my baby girl Myrtle has been diagnosed with megaesophagus.
For months now Myrtle has struggled with choking. She has been treated for kennel cough and lungworm to no avail.
Now, it has progressed to her being sick after eating, after drinking water, she cannot go for a walk or wear a collar. She is even sick whilst sleeping, although feeding her earlier than usual is helping with this.
This disorder causes her muscles in her throat to not push down her food into her stomach.
Luckily, (touch wood) I seem to have developed a way to feed Myrtle so that she isn't sick. Water is still a problem though, even though she is drinking from an elevated height. I took her out for a 10 minute walk yesterday and Myrtle was sick twice. So I cannot take her out as it's not fair to Myrtle.
I love tags. I know you all know that about it. I have boxes of tags that I've made and often wonder what I can do with them.
But.... whilst at Anne's last week... we both took an idea from Pinterest and made a pocket page for tags. It's slightly smaller than an A5 so I could build my own book, put it in my journal or use in a folio.