Friday, 8 July 2011

Signing off for a few days ...

A while ago I promised that I would show you the E-Type Jaguar that I painted for my Dad for Father's Day.  I have finally managed to get a photograph of it and here it is.  I used watercolour and pastels to create the final effect.  I took the registration plate number from an old mini that Mum and Dad had when they were younger.  A lovely, nippy, brown little mini called Margaret (after my Nan) which I learned to drive in. I thought that it would make a nice little touch to my Dad's favourite car!

Today the girls break up for the Summer Holidays at 12 noon and so next week I am having a few days off to spend with them and {hopefully} our new chickens that will be hatching on Tuesday.  If all goes well I will post some photographs of them when I get back into the workshop.

We have got lots of other lovely things planned for next week, including the Befordshire County Show on Sunday (if the weather is nice), so I might see some of you there!

Here is a little project before I leave today ...

This card was created using Tim Holtz Distress inks and some nature stamps from Artemio.  The panel on the right hand side is actually a book mark which can be used after the card is finished with.  I think that the little 'just because' stamp is from Woodware, but I am not sure of this as it has been in my craft box but out of its packet for quite a while!  The text paper is from My Minds Eye and is part of the Lost and Found Range.

I will be back in the workshop a week on Tuesday. 

I am here tomorrow (Saturday 9th July) for the Kit Club if you need anything before I go.  Also for those of you booked onto the Torn Paper Cards on Thursday (1-3pm) this is running as well. 

Please can you note the opening times for the shop over the Summer.

Tues, Weds and Thursday 9.30 - 5pm plus any other booked workshops. 

I appreciate that this is not ideal for anyone who likes to visit on a Monday, Friday or Saturday but only having to entertain children here 3 days a week instead of 6 does keep my stress levels to a minimum!!

Have a lovely week and I will be back with lots of inspiration soon!


  1. i love your drawing of the jaguar its very good.
    i am going to do one in blue for my dad,for his birthday next 2 weeks.

    lotty {:

  2. Thank you Lotty, hope your Dad enjoys his painting as much as mine did!