I hope you are all well and enjoying our very intermittent warm spring sunshine. you just get used to the warmth for a couple of days and then you wake up the following day to grey skies and a fall in temperature. Today we are due sharp rain showers which is just what I want to get drenched while loading up the car at the wholesalers.
I'm going to get lots of goodies, as my son Craig is coming home for a couple of days while his girlfriend has gone back to Norway to see her parents, so it will give me a chance to have him all to myself during the day. He wants to visit lots of aquariums as he is into tropical fish. He's looking for angel fish this time round.
Hopefully Claire & Phoenix are planning a visit this week to come over and have lunch with Craig. Claire lives about 1 1/2hrs away from Craig so not an easy trip to get to see each other that often at the moment with having to load the car up with so much baby stuff. We live an hour away from Craig and 30-40 mins from Claire, so I make the most of it when I can get them together.
I'm sorry it's not a card today I am in the process of making my friends birthday card and also making silk foamiran roses. I've put a couple on my blog today, but I am trying different ways of making them to see if I prefer making them from foam or stick to my card roses. Please tell me what you think of my 1st attempt at foam roses.
Anyway onto another rose, but a fairy made from the petals. Claire has been making these since losing Evelyn. She made me this one for Mothers day. You can just see the little legs poking out from the petals in the 1st picture
The wings are skeleton leaves. I don't know if that is the right term, but you get the idea.
This rose looks better in real life. Paul thought it was real when I showed him, but I think he is easily pleased when it comes to my artwork. This rose was made by hand cutting the petals and heating them on a warm iron, I don't think I curled the petals enough but I wanted to try a more open rose. For the 1st attempt I'm fairly happy but must try harder
This rose I made just before posting this blog. The colour is lilac but looks a bit dull. This rose was made using Spellbinders Rose Creation dies, still not happy, and it was a rush job too.
When I left Craig's last Wednesday I came back through a part of the New Forest called Stoney Cross. I know a few of you have visited this part of the country and would probably agree it is beautiful. When I go to Craig's I take Half Pint with me. We had a walk on a bay in near Sand Banks in Bournemouth, then on the way home Half Pint and I had a walk on Stoney Cross on one of our lovely warm sunny days. After putting Half Pint back in the car, I drove a couple of minutes only to come across about 30 deer grazing. A stunning sight!
Still in the forest but nearer home I came across these beauties enjoying the late afternoon sun
I could spend hours driving through the forest but maybe not with a little dog that thinks she is just as big as they are.
I particularly liked this dark brown & white one with an Elvis quiff.
You can tell they weren't at all bothered about the noises from the car from munchkin.
Oh well that's it for this blog. I hope I haven't taken up too much time or worse bored you so much you're all asleep now. If I don't get any replies I'll know the latter kicked in.
Hope you enjoyed my little jaunt.
Lots of love & hugs to you all, take care and see you all again soon.