Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Purple is the Colour

This time last week we were having Fish & Chips in Aberystwyth with Sue & Stuart (Jamie's Mum & Dad). We decided on the Pier Restaurant and I can say they were scrummy. They popped over to see us from Derbyshire.

We had a few wonderful day's and Sue even managed to get a bit of craft shopping in. They left us on Wednesday teatime so Sue was able to go back to work on Friday.

But she still managed to make a beautiful card and get it to us on Saturday morning, fast going......and here it is......

I can remember many years ago standing in Sue's kitchen and getting her to show me how to stamp, I owe a lot of thanks to Sue.

The stamp is Paper Artsy HP1216 the back ground was painted using Fresco Finish Acrylics- Moonlight. Also incorporated into the design is the mini Tim Holtz Dress Form Die. 

Purple seems to be the theme colour this week, so here's a hanging tag I made.

I painted a large piece of card with FFA Pansy and Rose then dabbed Sherbet through a stencil. When it was dry I cut two tags using Sizzix Tag And Bookplates large die.

I cut one of the tags in half to create the bottom tag and connected then using a off cut of card which I stamped with the star design off LPC008 and added a pen nib.

The main stamp and the one at the bottom is off LPC012.

I have used Crackly Tissue paper down the sides cut with a On the Edge die called Ornate and gently coloured it with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

The Mini Flourish at the top is painted with a Pearl Dabber.

The Embellishment at the very bottom was a gift from Anneliese when she came back from Ranger U.

The sun is shining so I thought I would take some photo's of the flowers in the garden, we haven't had much time to spend in that department.

Here's the Hayrack:


Chicken's not where they are supposed to be, Brusier And I shall soon have then back in the paddock.

Where are they Bru and Jack?

Back where we would prefer... But not for long I,m sure.

I am going to go and get inky, we have just taken delivery of some New paper's from Kaiser which need a coat of looking at, so by for now and thank you for looking in.

And I always appreciate you comments.



  1. Thank you Sharon and Jamie for a wonderful few days with you in Dolfach. We enjoyed every minute of it! I really loved our time in your craft barn seeing a demo of the Fresco Finish Acrylics..lovely chalky paints! And then having opportunity to have a little play and try them out..together with the lovely Lynne Perrella stamps. It was good to have a leisurely poke around the craft shop too!! Good company, good food, crafting and the walks in the magnificent Welsh mountains made our time with you both very special! A big thank you!

    Lynne Perrella

  2. Thank you Sue for all the wonderful gifts you brought us, and treating us to the fish & Chips and cream teas....etc
    Come back soon.