Tuesday, 26 May 2020

366 Somethings - Week 21

Hi Everyone!

Here are another week of collaged index cards for the 366 Somethings challenge.








I seem to have used a lot of teabags this week :-)

I love the big flower I made on my birthday, number 145. Do you have a favourite?

Thanks for visiting, 

Alison xox

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Collage Flower

Hello Everyone!

Well the May birthdays continue, and today it's my birthday. Rather a strange one, but the highlight had to be my best friend coming over with a card and presents, and a lovely catch up in the front garden, at a distance of course. She is an NHS physiotherapist, and is working very hard to keep her patients well.

Yesterday I made another page for Mia's Flower theme at Art Journal Journey


It started with a layer of teabags, then I scraped on some white gesso. I used collage papers to create my flower, then added doodles and asemic writing journaling. I finished with a wash of orange acrylic between the petals, and some pink and white paint splatters. In hindsight I wish I hadn't added the gesso layer.

Hope you're having a good weekend, thanks for visiting,

Alison xx


Thursday, 21 May 2020

Some More Cards

My mum had a special birthday on Sunday, she was 80. We weren't able to visit her, but we made her day special with a family zoom chat. My daughter also wrote a special song, had us all record ourselves singing it, adding special messages, then put it all together in a lovely video. Mum was very moved by it.

Here's the card I made for my mum.


My mother-in-law shares the same birthday, and I made a similar card for her, with her favourite colours.


My little cottage industry continues with some more card orders from my neighbours.

A 40th birthday card.


And two more sympathy cards.



Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

366 Somethings 2020 - Week 20

Hello Everyone! 

Here are my collaged index cards for week 20 of the 366 Somethings Challenge.








Did you spot the mice on number 134? It was a page from a German fairy tale book, that I did some dendritic monoprinting on. I really like the colours, and cut leaf shapes from it for number 136 too. Do you have a favourite this week?

Before I go, I'd like to share a couple of photos that my hubby took of a beautiful visitor to the bird feeder and bath. It's a great spotted woodpecker. He loves the fat balls.



Keep safe and well, and thanks for visiting.

Alison xox

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

T-Day with 366 Somethings - Week 19

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with another week of collaged index cards for the 366 Somethings challenge.








Let me tell you about number 129. On the 8th May, here in the UK we celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. I made some bunting to hang on one of our front windows. Card 129 was made with leftovers from the bunting.


Our little street held a modified street party, with a picnic lunch outside, being sociable with the neighbours, but keeping our distance of course. By coincidence, I found the 'Egg Salad' text from the book page I've been using for a while, and we did actually have an egg salad for our lunch. Perfect!

It was a lovely day in every sense. Here's a photo that one of our neighbours took. And the beer had to be Spitfire of course! I should have got my act together yesterday, and shared this with Elizabeth's T-Day! Maybe I still can :))


Going back to my index cards, reading the found book texts in order is quite amusing as usual. 

Do you have a favourite card? I think mine is 132, with that teeny piece of teabag with white dots. It happens to be the one I made on our 29th wedding anniversary. It was a week of anniversaries!

Be safe and happy,

Alison xox

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Sympathy Card

Hello everyone. Lovely to see you here today.

My neighbour asked me if I still made cards as she needed a sympathy card. A sad occasion, but nice to have a little project.

Here's what I came up with. I used PaperArtsy Hotpicks stamps, and I think the sentiment stamp may have come from Hobbycraft. I used Distress inks for the background, and to watercolour the flowers.


It's a lovely sunny and warm day here today, I have washing out on the whirlygig, and I cleaned out the guinea pig cage. I hope you've enjoyed some sunshine too.

Thanks for visiting,

Alison xox