Thursday, 18 May 2017

Out of action

Ok so I am currently prisoner in my bedroom. I have had a severe bout of arthritic spasms in my spine, resulting in hospital time, Morphine (which was the worst possible things as I have discovered my body reacts terribly to morphine and I ended up being even more unwell ) Finally I am home and confined to my bedroom until I am able to walk without pain again. This week has been hell. I am today finally able to sit in a position to use my computer but I am totally missing crafting.
I have been unable to visit my mam though and that is also killing me. My poor hubby does not know whats hit him. I think he finally knows how much I normally do around the house lol as he is doing it.

Anyway in between resting I at least now can be here blog hopping etc. So I shall hopefully catch up with everyone soon.


Hugs June x


Friday, 12 May 2017

Cat woman

Mixed media painting atc. Using various acrylics  and pens. I named her cat woman of course.



Catwoman Lyrics by Shakespear's sister


i was floating around the atmosphere
i liked what i saw so i came down here
i was looking for something, looking for something
and the sky came up to meet with me
magnetic forces greeted me
i was looking for something, looking for something
i'm a superhuman 3-d baby
a hollywood brainchild to drive you crazy
and i'm coming your way real soon
i'm the catwoman from the moon
now peace and love like a willow tree
have hung their heads and wept for me
and i'm looking for someone, looking for someone
so earth, don't you betray me
i'm willing to have your baby
are you looking for someone, looking for someone
i'm a superhuman 3-d baby
a hollywood brainchild to drive you crazy
and i'm coming your way real soon
i'm the catwoman from the moon

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Playing and working on my alz collection

So I have been doing a couple more of my VATC cards for  mam. I decided to do them double sided but with the same theme on each side. So I have flowers on one, Sewing theme on another  and a  Queen Elizabeth/postal theme on another so far. I will share some of them when I complete half the collection of twenty.

Today is a beautiful day, I might make flowers and do a couple vatc's and sit out in the garden in the sunshine.

In the meantime I will share this ATC which is vintage book paper, inks and image from Altered Pages collection (love the images ) Its finished off with midnight black Stickles around the edge.


I would like to enter this one in the challenge at  Try it on Tuesday http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.co.uk/

thanks to the lovely Yvonne (Meggymay)  for this challenge.


Have a fun crafty day my friends.


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Art tied in with Alzheimers/Dementia

Since I have settled into making so many small atc type cards. I had an idea. Many of you know that I look after my mam who is in the care home with Alzheimers dementia. She is later stage and struggles with being able to do anything but I did notice she loves pictures of babies and small animals. She talks to them. Also she enjoys reading the odd word (although cant read much more than a simple word at a time. ) She loves sparkle and pretty lights (filled her room with them ) and she loves tactile things. I think many sufferers are the same and when you can no longer do simple things, like even a small jigsaw. What do you do with yourself ?

So I put these thoughts together and came up with something I can do which will help. I am going to start creating art cards for dementia. I will call them Visual and tactile cards.   VATC
My intention is to make sets of 20 and see how they are received and if they are helpful. Now all I need is ideas and lots of vintage ideas lol.


This is my first one



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Monday, 8 May 2017

Vintage book paper and lace and a little atc (spooky ?)

This card is created using scraps of things I have. I decided it is time to actually use up my stash pile. Its made up from a scrap of vintage lace, some printed vellum, some antique book poetry page. Gorgeous paper and stamped images. I used Kraft card as a base and layered it up adding ink to the stamps and distressing everything and finished it off with Amber coloured jewels.

Also a little saying my Mam would use came to mind while making the collage below. Its made using images from Altered Pages gorgeous collage sheets and is finished off with pens and ink. Mam would often call me  'Dolly Daydream'



Sunday, 7 May 2017

m m small collage



As I often do I chose ATC size  to collage on.  Main image is from Altered Pages
I just love this face. So fabulous, So when I saw the image I just had to create a fabulous background. I used torn scraps of paper (any I could find ) and some paint, inks and lots of doodling involved especially with gold and white and some pretty gel pens for shimmer. I love how it turned out.


Ancient Thoughts
(c) J Mac 2017

Majestic empire,
Breeding gold and greed in Kings
Seeds for the future


I would like to enter this in the Crafty Creations  Anything goes' challenge.
Thanks for looking

June x




Saturday, 6 May 2017

Bright

Created this collage from various bits and bobs and acrylics and pens. I am using up scraps of everything on an evening and just really relaxing into my favourite size project which is the typical ATC size. I thought it would fit  the challenge That's Crafty which is bright colourful this time.







Friday, 5 May 2017

Friday May 5th .... Thank you Blogger

Tough times recently for myself but I am back on track. My health has suffered but I have a change of medication, a new consultant and a new outlook. I am taking things slowly and easily and really do not want to get into what has been wrong but I feel like I have turned a corner and am finally able to see the way forward. One big thing in my life that has been a fly in the ointment has been Facebook. I have had some personal issues with it and am now totally free of it. I have had to leave it completely without fanfare etc and have totally uninstalled it. I think that too much social media has a lot to answer for. I have decided that I will go back to my gentle blogging days and just be around 'lightly' within social media instead of full on time consuming etc. 

Google blogging has always been a place I like to be and I love the relaxed feel of it. I hope everyone has a lovey weekend.


June x