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Friday, 17 May 2019

Happy Mail equals Happy Play...

In my last post I mentioned the lovely
and the fabulous "Happy Mail" she had sent me....
Well this is what I have been making with it :D

 I am not posting a step-by-step for this project
as Brenda is much better at it than I am, and
I highly recommend a visit to her blog.
 *and yes I will be purchasing the die to make more
of these little books*

I only used 3 of the pre-cut pages for now, but the book 
holds 3 signatures ...

and I stuck to my theme and colour combi for the year too :D
 I thought a compass made more sense than 
a clock face for the legend.
Can't wait to start "arting" the pages :D
Enjoy XXX

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Being a Tree....

...and the importance of a calm soul.

Sometimes life throws us interesting(but scary) lessons.
Yesterday morning had a beautiful calm start to it,
watering vegetables in my planters and greenhouse.
Listening to the birds singing, happy and loud.
My 2 furbubs wagging excitedly to be going out 
for a walk to the park....
We didn't make it to the park.

After walking to the end of the road and chatting for a
moment with a fellow dog walker, we noticed 2 dogs in a
nearby yard getting "excited" so we went our separate ways 
to give them space.
Their owner was checking his fences for gaps....
when 1 of the dogs squeezed through and ran at us.
I am not afraid of dogs(and because we were near a busy
road) I stood still and allowed it to approach(the owner 
rushing after apologising)
Unfortunately, his dog took an instant dislike to Poppy.
and attacked.
This excited the second dog who then also broke out
and came running to join in.
Their owner was distraught ...trying to pull them away,
horrified by their behaviour.
I wanted to attack them myself(I know I could have hurt them)
but I needed to stay calm...I became a tree.

I dropped Busters lead ,
as they didn't show any interest in him, so that he could run away
BUT he didn't. 
He repeatedly ran at them(no teeth) "tigging" them to get
 them to chase him!!! to draw them away from Poppy, while
I managed to reach down and lift Poppy off the ground. 
The dogs still tried to jump and drag her from my arms,
and Buster STILL ran at them to distract them.
By this time a wonderful young woman pulled up in her car
to offer assistance(dogs still jumping up me barking and growling)
This total stranger allowed me to put my dogs...I now had Buster
up off the ground too...into the boot of her car, and drove us home.
The 2 dogs continued to try and get at P and B even though
 they could no longer see them, and her car was scratched quite badly.

Fortunately a visit to the vet(which the other dogs owner offered 
to pay for) showed Poppy had been very lucky. No puncture
wounds but badly bruised and soft tissue damage on her abdomen.
She is now understandably nervous to be alone, but resting.
 I have several scratches and bruises from the jumping,
but to be honest I didn't feel them yesterday...a Tree has to 
stand fast and tall against the storm to provide shelter
and safety to it's furry friends..
on this occasion, screaming and kicking out would have 
only served to fuel the attack.
And Our Hero...
instinctively knew that...and came out with no
injuries at all!!!

Sorry if this post causes any distress, but if I don't write 
it down it will keep cycling in my brain, and I won't
 get anything done :)


and the lovely Brenda Brown
sent me a stash to play with, which arrived yesterday after the stress 
of the morning to provide balance in my life XXX

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Bugs can be beautiful...

How sad am I?...feeling stressed because
we had a break in Life Book 2019 for a
few weeks, I bought another course lol

This was the last class for Term 01
with Pamela Vosseller
 "Seeing Our Light"

The new course I bought is called
 ART FOR EARTH
and was a limited time bundle to raise
 funds/awareness about climate change.
The first class was by Tamara Laporte called
 Well I may have gotten a little carried away...
 and worked on my "opinion" of 
creepy crawlies...
 AND it was a nice easy exercise
in doodling and watercolour :D
 Even Wasps can be beautiful if
you choose to see them that way!

So now it is time to get back to 
smooshing and scraping painty stuffs
Enjoy XXX

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Bloomin' Birthday

So glad April is over. 
Sorry I haven't been around but it has been a 
month of trials....
Managed to cave in to the worst "flu" I've ever had on 
the same day Mum took a turn for the worst...
She passed on the 5th and the funeral had to be
sorted quickly as little Sis was full term with her
baby boy.
Baby was due the day of Funeral!!!
Fortunately all has passed well, and Baby 
hung on til 20th bless.
It was also her daughters Birthday...
 the same weekend Mum passed!

My DT project for MAY at
is the card I made for my little niece :)

I was supposed to be posting a review about
the Stazon ink pads, so I used one
to stamp my Gorjuss image onto watercolour paper.
I felt it would make a softer outline for the watercolour
paint effect.
(Gorjuss stamps by Santoro)
I used one of the small collectable stamps for the 
money pocket on the inside...
which I also watercoloured.
I really am pleased with the overall look of this card,
matching the colours of the papers
and the stazon didn't move at all!!! :D

So here's to a less stressful May XXX

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