8 Sep 2014

What have I been up to....

I have been off from work for the last two weeks but haven't had much time to go out in my shed and play. Where did all that time go!! Warning pretty long post so crab a cuppa or something stronger...

Well on the bank holiday weekend Helen,Emma,Sam Lesley and I all met up and went off to Lin Browns house where Karen joined us for a two day class. It wasn't supposed to be there but that is another story lol...

I only took a few piccies (too busy gabbing probably) but Sam and Helen did so you could pop over to their blogs..here and here. Sam and Helen have both blogged 2 days!! We had a fantastic time..and played with so many different mediums it was a lotta lotta fun!!

 I finally managed to finish my first project from the saturday so here a few piccies of my Lynne Perella book...

That book was a lot of fun using all the LP stamps fresco paints a few other stamps slung in, some embellishments and rub ons.

A couple of days after we came back my lovely daughter Sam turned 40!! imagine that lol..I am very proud of my darling girl she works hard and is a fantastic mother to my three grandsons..her boys are her everything xx She had a little trip up to Scotland to see friends for her birthday treat but I wanted her to have a bit of a surprise too. I always try to make her something..so I bought a plain wooden mirror and did this to it.....using frescos in sage,irish cream, snowflake and french roast..it has loads of layers,grunge paste embellishments you name it it's on there!! She loved it though..

                            This is a part of her birthday card..she loved it!!
                              And here she is with her three boys...

And seeing as it's not very often that I get both my two sat at the same table here is a piccie of Sam and Rhys with Rhys' girlfriend Bryony with my dad just at the side of them...

Then finally on Saturday Helen and I took a trip to London to do a Charles Dickens walk through the Borough, finishing at London bridge..very interesting and a lot of fun. When that finished we walked back over the river and sat and had some lunch before paying a visit to the Tower of London. We had a fantastic and exhausting day..but soooo worth it!! I forgot to take my camera so if you want to see all the piccies pop over to Helen's blog where she will tell you all about it just here.

I got some brushos and managed to have a quick play with those...

I also managed to make a birthday card for a fellow patwit but can't show that because she hasn't got it yet.
Well that's it for now..back to work in a couple of days..thanks for stopping by........


  1. well no wonder you were MIA from twitter last night, lol!! Sam's mirror looks fab, as does the tag for her card. Your LP book from class is stunning, and I am liking your brusho play.... maybe I'll get some somewhere soon.. tee hee. Great post, and what a busy two weeks you've had; no wonder there was no time for the decorating....xx

  2. Great reminder of a fabulous weekend Lin xx

  3. Fab post Lin! Wonderful weekend we all had together and your book looks super. Really love your mirror for Sam and no wonder she liked it and what handsome boys she has!

    Glad you found a bit of time to play but sorry it's over so quickly as I know you only have one day left as I'm typing this. Hope it's a good one!

    Lesley Xx

  4. Great blog post! You mightn't have got as much to play as you wanted, but at least you enjoyed your break from work. And I love all of your projects.


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