Sunday, 21 May 2017

Soul food Sunday, in a pickle....

It's still Sunday, just about, so a quick Soul food Sunday post is in order.
I'm struggling to get my head back in the Slimming World game, so in an effort to make things a bit more interesting I thought I'd try something different with my salad.
Tuna Mayo with Gherkins...
I used a tablespoon of light mayo mixed with lemon juice.
Add the tuna..
In brine though, not the oily one.
Then chop plenty of these puppies up and throw them in...they are not just tasty, but they are a speed food too!
Thanks for stopping by!
Maria x

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Charm meets Beauty

Good afternoon!
I thought I'd blog a step by step for the Groovi project I did on Hochanda yesterday, be rude not as I actually remembers to take pics!
Emboss 3 sides of the largest postage stamp, check picture to see where I stopped...
Move parchment along to extend the postage stamp into a rectangle 
Use the nested scalloped rectangle plate to add an internal frame
Using a spare piece of parchment, make a template for the stamp and postmark, use this to position the postmark first.

Now add the postage stamp
Emboss the head, torso, and lower leg from the Charm plate
Change over to the Beauty plate to put the skirt in place
Return to Charm, add the rest of the legs into place, fill in any gaps.
Add a couple of swirly ribbons

Use the straight Piercing grid emboss two rows of dots as in picture.

Use 6mm and 4.5mm ball tools to add a little white work, rest between layers-the parchment not you.

To colour, mask off the inside frame and use Dorso Crayons and Dorso Oil to blend around the bottom edges. Use Pergaliners to colour the images.

To finish the piece, pierce and snip, or just cut around the scallops.
Cut a piece of paper from the Brighton Rock paper pad, needs to be the size of the inside frame.
Use brads to secure artwork and paper to an A5 card blank made from thick acetate.

Hope you like the project, I certainly enjoyed making it.
Thanks for stopping by
Maria x

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Grey & Yellow, Less is More challenge

Good Morning!
While having an overdue look around blogland, I spotted a cool challenge over at  Less is More.
Grey and Yellow certainly takes me out of my comfort zone, but I had a little go anyway...

I used one of the mini flowers that come in the Flower Framer stamp set, a line sentiment stamp, and the heart stencil from the A5 Basic Backgrounds stencil set.
I lightly drew a heart in pencil, then using Shadow Grey Archival ink I stamped and masked the flowers. I brushed grey ink through the stencil heart and brushed yellow across the bottom of the card, coloured the flowers then stamped the sentiment, done!
That's all from me, thanks for popping in, have a great day.
Maria x

Monday, 8 May 2017

Is it working?

Yes it's been a while, blogger very kindly locked me out of my blog over a year ago, and I'd not really had time to concentrate on finding out why and rectifying the issue. But out of curiosity this morning I tried to log in and if you can see this, then it appears to be working again....
Lots of things have happened since I last blogged, but where to start?? So while I think about that, and check things are working properly, I'll TRY and load a card....
This is (assuming it's visible) a nice quick monochromatic card we did in classes a couple of months ago using the lovely Snowdrop stamp from the Wildflowers set, from Clarity of course.

That's all for now!