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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

'S' is for Scarlette

In my last post I mentioned that we had had some very special visitors from 
London staying with us for a few weeks...our son, Craig and our
granddaughter, Scarlette. We only see them on alternate years, so 
the time with them is quite precious.

Scarlette celebrated her 9th birthday a week before she arrived here, and like many 
little girls she enjoys crafty activities, so prior to her visit I bought the wooden 'S'.
I 'let her loose' in my craft room, and here she is proudly displaying her creation.

A close-up look at her rather brilliant work. She chose the colours, and placement
of the embellishments herself. My only contribution was wiring the pearl sprays.
Scarlette was entranced by the magical way the Prima Opal Magic Blue Violet 
paint (blue in the jar) turned purple when painted onto the black gesso.

Back home in London, Scarlette was so excited to attach her
lovely creation to her bedroom door. 

Both John and I miss our darling family, and as an avid crafter, I am VERY proud of Scarlette's creativity. Don't you agree she did a lovely job??? She is also very excited to know that I am including her on my blog.

Until next time,
Jennifer.  x

Wednesday, 14 August 2019


It's almost 2 months since I last added anything to my blog, but I think
I have a pretty good excuse reason...despite having a flu jab in April,
I 'crashed' with a dreadful lurgy that lasted many weeks, and turned
into pneumonia. Then 3 weeks ago our son and granddaughter arrived
from London for a holiday with us, returning home last weekend.

As it is the second Wednesday of the month, it is time for a new
challenge at Words 2 Craft By, where our quote this month is -
"I don't know why, but the meals we have on picnics always
taste so much nicer than the ones we have indoors" 
These words were written by Enid Blyton in one of her many
childrens' novels, Five Go Off In A Caravan.

Enid Blyton's  novels were some of my favourites when I was a child.

Quite a few years ago I won this stamp in a challenge, and I am ashamed to
admit that I have never used it...My very, very bad!! However, when I saw
our quote for this month, I knew the image could not have been more perfect.

If you would like to be in the chance to win a great prize of a $10 e-certificate
for the retailer of your choice, pop over to Words 2 Craft By, be inspired
by my teamies fab creations, then enter your own interpretation of our quote.

Image - Little Claire Designs clear stamp 'Silhouette Picnic'
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint, & Tumbled Glass
Paper - DCWV Nana's Nursery 12x12 stack
Dies - Memory Box 'Puffy Clouds'; Cheery Lynn 'Hello'; Tim Holtz 'Holiday Greens'

Until next time,
Jennifer.   xx