Thursday, March 16, 2017

...and 2 more parts of "Welcoming Spring"

Hi all , back with 2 more parts before the work week starts for me again on the weekend. So far I have been really lucky with the weather ! Lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures here in our little corner of the UK. Loving the spring weather! I turned off the heating and yesterday got out those vacuum storage bags and put away those really thick woolly jumpers, and got some t-shirts out. I really hope this weather is here to stay :) And I have been doing a little work in my garden corner. It's a start , but much more to get done!
I planted potatoes in those large grow bags yesterday.
The spring colors are popping out :)
Apart from these I have cabbage, strawberries, lettuce and kohlrabi planted so far .
In a couple of weeks the chard ,broccoli, cucumbers , tomatoes and zucchini can go out as well. The seedlings still need to grow a little bit more on my kitchen windowsill indoors before they will be planted out.
New Art work -Spring forward ...although we here in UK still have until the 23rd before we change the clocks.

And I tried something new. I got myself a wood burning tool and have been practicing a little.
This was the first try to get a feel for the tool. By the end of it I nearly had a cramp in my hand. Pens are surely a lot easier to hold and faster ;)
This is what I'm working on in the moment. I still need to do the vines on the other two. When you buy anything like this , please think of the work that goes into this reflected in the prices of hand made items.... so far this took me over two hours. I will need another 2 hours to finish this set. It looks easy , but takes time and patience.

Just like this mandala. These intricate patterns can't be rushed .

But I'm rushing to the freebie parts now :)
Today it's 2 parts of elements... I made a little preview of what you get.

And here a little layout I just made with the kit
That's all for now.
The last 2 parts next week ...till then
Hugs Snowy

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

And even a day early this time ;)

Hey :)
I decided to post a day early this time because tomorrow is my last day off work and I have lots of plans . Whether I can get it all done remains to be seen, but I'll give a bloody good try :) 
The weather has been rather rainy here most days. Not exactly what I wished for my time off work, but I made the best of it. 
Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny fingers crossed , maybe I can get some more work in my garden corner done...
Bad weather is crafting weather ! I picked this dream-catcher kit up for only £ 3.00 , added a few bits and bobs from my stash ...and voila ...a finished boho catcher :) 

At the same shop I found a plain Hessian organizer. I added a bit of ribbon and crochet butterflies and it looks a lot prettier ! 
Perfect for my craft/art/office corner.

A few days ago I ordered some Fine Tech watercolors from Germany (where they are made) They are quite hard to come by and not cheap, but worth every penny because they are made with mica powder which gives a lovely metallic sheen , and you can paint on black paper with them . Obviously I had to try them out ...and I LOVE them !!! 

Never think this lettering is easy, takes a lot of practice! 
 But now.... the last part of Rapture !

And thats all for this one...but here comes the first part of the new kit as well . Sadly I lost all previews , but I make one up for each part as I post them for you .
Today it's the backgrounds

2 more parts next week as usual :)
Till then -hugs Snowy 

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Hello....right on time today ;)

I made it in time ! It's actually exactly a week since my last post.
Yup, I'm feeling better and am almost my old energetic self again.
So what happened in this week? Firstly I finished the vase and even a matching clay bowl. It was a bit messy working with air drying clay, but worth it !
Painted a fox in watercolor...
...made a wreath of knotted fabric strips
and yesterday we went for a trip to Sutton Hoo.
I love all this Anglo Saxon history , and to see the archeological finds and the burial mounts was amazing .
This little one greeted us along the way ...
Okay, now to the download links.
I have two more parts of Rapture today for you.

Next week there will be one smaller part of Rapture , plus a first part of a new kit. I'm in Spring mood , so I thought a Spring kit would be ideal. And how best to welcome Spring but by gardening and watching new life come out of the earth again?
Welcoming Spring will be next .
So till next week then ...
Hugs Snowy

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The next parts ...

Hi all,
back with the next parts of the kit .
I'm finally off work again for a few , still coughing but I'm working on getting rid of that bug for good !
Today our new Lidl store opened after being closed for 8 months to build a bigger store. It's my favorite Grocery store , so I had to visit and look what they had done. Glad to have it back and being able to buy some German goodies again here in UK.
On my way out a shop assistant handed me a lovely bunch of flowers with the words " Thank you for shopping at our new store" .What a nice surprise :)
 Aren't they gorgeous?

Valentines Day I treated myself...because I love me :)
Obviously I went for art and craft supplies. I got some air drying clay and vases to paint . I'm only just starting ....
...but I will post a pic to show how it turns out.
I have so much lettering homework to catch up on after being sick and work. But I'll get there ! Instead of one letter per day it's two instead. I need to catch up by 5th of March , because that's when the new work book is released and we'll start on the Capitals.
In the meantime Sam is enjoying boxes from my ordered goodies. His ass just about fit into this one ;)
What is it with cats and boxes?
Anyway.... time for links
More papers

and elements once this sneezing fit stops..." hatchou!"

 I'm still carrying on with the decluttering , by the way ...tomorrow will be the Tupperware corner and pots and pans. Working my way through one bit at time :)
I managed to wash curtains and windows downstairs last week and it's looking so much brighter now :)
And I'm waiting for a sunny day to tidy up my little garden corner.
For now until next post though ... I have another layer on that vase to paint :)
Stay creative , peeps
Hugs Snowy 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sickness sucks ! But have new freebie

Hi all,
first of all apologies for being late posting . The plan was to post before Valentines day but I had a lot of germs and a virus attack me and ended up rather sick. So far it's been 5 days with fever on and off , no energy and coughing fits so hard that whole rib cage hurts.
I spent most of these days in bed , and didn't even have the energy to do much. 
It sucks !
I don't do sick often ...but when I do , I do it in style,lol
Even though I have been bored just resting I didn't have any inspiration to do painting, lettering or much else.
I didn't even sit on my desk these days and only switched on the laptop a short while to check e-mails and then back to the bed or couch. So not much to show this time. I did make some rose scented heart soaps just before I got sick .

And some new books for education ...
I'll give you the first parts of a colorful kit today , called "Rapture"
I had lots of fun playing with those little devils horns when I made it ;)

Here the first links

Have fun, stay creative and hopefully I'll be back to my old energetic self by next post .

Hugs Snowy

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Last 2 parts of Enchanted Winter

Hi again,
I'm currently on my few days off and trying to get as much done as possible before I'm back to work on Monday.
The clean up is still going on. I did the kitchen tools and cutlery drawers and cleaned out and disinfected the fridge. On my next days off it will be the shelves and the freezer and then the kitchen is finished.
As daunting as a spring clean can be , it's nice to have it all in order and smelling nice and clean when you're done :)
And then on to the next room ! I know my curtains definitely need washing ! 
So let's add that task to the rest of the Spring cleaning. Ughh...and I just finished the laundry , including the cat's bedding /blankets...
I also planted some more seeds and let's see whether I make it outside tomorrow to clean up the garden corner, weather permitting.I have not looked at the forecast yet.
Edna , have fun in Florida ...and I'm jealous too,lol. I would love to have a little greenhouse.

The "Show me your drills" challenge has ended and on February 1st we started the "Show me your letters" challenge. Small letters for now, but it will be followed by the capital letters of the alphabet.
It's like being back at school times :)
I also started another challenge called "February in Bloom" which is painting another flower each day. I don't know whether I can keep up with it during the days I work , but I'll try my best. I have already done 3 paintings in watercolor.

Enough of that now- time for the links!
Last 2 parts today and another kit starting next post.

And let's finish with some music.
I listened to this song once and couldn't get it out of my head. That tune is so catchy I was humming and whistling it all day ! Here's some great music from Germany

Enjoy and stay creative ! Hugs Snowy 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Next parts of Enchanted Winter

quick post before I have to head out and go to work. Yup, work on a Sunday, but bills have to be paid :)
My New Years clean out and de-cluttering continues and so is the hand lettering basics practice. But today is the last day . Next week we'll be starting with the Alphabet practice.
I did only a few challenges this time ....too busy with other things .... planting those first seeds indoors...

...and canning some jam and gypsy sauce (a German sauce that goes fantastic with any meat and can be eaten hot or cold )

And I finally got the wooden heart tray finished which I started a while ago, but ran out of paint.
Very happy how it turned out ! :)

But now to the freebie parts and then I have to get ready for work


and Elements

More parts to come ...
Enjoy and have a nice Sunday.
Till next post and stay creative :)
Hugs Snowy