Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Two more Canada geese goslings. Still looking cute, but not for long.
The adults are particularly annoying at the moment, honking all night.
It was back to Sherborne Wharf today to get two of the three leaky windows fixed. Of course, the weather turned cloudy and chilly again - especially with no windows!
Three new baby cards all made with the "bobble" of a hair decoration and a feather.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
So it was round to Sherborne Wharf and to beg Richard to fix it for us.
Bless him, he managed to fix it for now, but we need a new toilet. So yet more expense!
Coming back from the boatyard we saw that the bridge at Brindleyplace is being repainted from the contraption slung from the railings.
To say "thank you" and "sorry" to Richard, I made him this card.
I printed out the pig in the Khazie four times and coloured them with pencils and markers. I then decoupaged them, using sticky fixers and glue (I glued the hinge side of the door down and used the sticky fixers on the open edge. I then cut out the pig with a tab on the left hand side and stuck the tab to the door with double sided and then sticky fixers on the right hand side. The topper was then matted onto gold and green pearlised card. I was really pleased with the result.
The sentiment was matted and stuck down with sticky fixers too.
Inside I grovelled my apologies!
A side view of the card showing the layers.
Friday, 24 May 2013
We are not exactly fine weather boaters, but we are waiting for a bit of better weather before we set off. It would be nice to be able to spend a couple of hours on the move without getting wet and/or cold.
Lots of visitors passing through Birmingham. Not everyone is as timid as we are, obviously.
I made about 40 cards using this stamp. Here are the pink ones. Promise I won't publish any more for a bit.
Used die cut labels etc and embossing folders, ribbons, flowers, gems and feathers on these.
The pink one at the top left hand corner was made from card taken from a bag that once held a bunch of flowers. Don't throw anything away if I can find a use for it.
Sunday, 19 May 2013
He was eventually coaxed into the hatch of a visiting boat and the ambulance took him off to hospital to pump the canal water out of him.
The Police were very effective. No plan, no one in charge, couldn't lift stuff out of the canal 'cos it was dirty. Just when did they become such wusses?
And yet another card for the spa. I stamped out the toppers onto white card and ran the towels and gown through the Cuttlebug to give it some texture.
The gown was matted onto a white square with sticky fixers and then matted again onto a pink scallop square. This was stuck to a dark blue card blank.
Two flowers were added to the towels and the pot of cream.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Sunday, 12 May 2013
So off we went with Kathie and Smudge for a second trip around the Soho Loop in as many weeks, and the third time this year!
We found Pete with Alan opposite the prison, stuck with something around the prop and brought them back to the basin.
Another of the cards made for the lady who does massages. I stamped out the image twice onto white card, die-cutting one in an oval and fussy cutting out the other one after colouring them with pencils, and gold pen. I added the cut images with sticky fixers and added a gem in the girl's turban and some sparkle on the candle flame. The oval was matted onto a die-cut scalloped piece in blue.
I cut a panel of white card and cut the edges with a Martha Steward punch, then adding a strip of blue card and covered the edges with ribbon. This was then stuck to the blue card blank and the topper added in the centre towards the top. Three glass gems finish off the panel.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
The big day! New electricty posts. We won the jackpot and got the one with the keypad which everyone else on the moorings will have to use too. The system is being set up for the whole country and we will eventually be able to pin in our own numbers to pay for the electricity. That's if it all works, which is a but dubious. The best part is that you pay through the internet. We have two moorers who have no idea what the internet is let alone have an account.
And, the even better bit, we are going to have to pay for the privilege!
Some time ago I bought some toppers using handmade papers and dried flowers. I used this one on a white card blank and just added three yellow gems.