Saturday, 11 June 2016

Catching up

We made it to the south of France for my dad's funeral without any hinderance from the French air traffic controllers and all the rest of the week went to plan....this included an awful lot of clearing out, discoveries, photos, memories galore. We took a break on Sunday and went along to the local "1st Salon of the hunt" and these are some of the pictures I managed to get with my phone...

The hunters in this particular hunt group wear hunting pink and gave us a splendid display of the calls on French horns.

Some of the hounds - these are called "porcelaine" 

Art prompts galore 
Week starting May 27
Polka dots / scavenger: neutrals, quote, doily, something black and white, dog, flower, spray paint through stencil, something metallic, altered brand tag, blue & green.

Ive got a scrap of polka dot paper that is from my stash, the tag is from a sweatshirt that we bought in Fat Face - it came ready finished with B&W ribbon on the edge.

Week starting 3/6

A / white, lace-ric rac- seam binding or similar, image of wild animal, acrylic paint in 2 colours, texture (drywall tape, corrugated card) stripes, something from stash, medium or supply of choice.

I used a piece of white paper lace wrapped with a ribbon from my stash, a not so wild looking cheetah, stripes in the colours from the main image, a doily coloured with distress ink (medium of choice)

Song lyric/ metallic, flower, 5, starts with W, torn strips of paper, fabric scraps, shapes cut from old book paper, black, words cut from newspaper or magazine, stamping with ink using a random household object.

Ive used some leftover wrapping paper strips, part of a hydrangea blossom, a 5 of Spades, some black fabric scraps, a "metal" anti theft strip from a new item of clothing (Bill forgot to remove said strip before washing!) and finally the words outrageously funny.

Journal 52

New Beginnings/ old traditions

Dad was in the RAF & almost all the squadron had moustaches!

Rain / sunshine

Weeds / flowers


Play with a stamp....a petal shaped one on underpaper.....

Pick a shape & repeat....heart stamps & die cuts on underpaper.....

Dare 2 B & doodle a flower (or 10).  Loud.....

And last but not inchie for Monday 
This week the theme is radio so I've used a free stamp on shrink plastic 

Thanks for looking, comments and recent messages of support:-)


  1. Sorry to hear you went to your dads funeral - it's always sad clearing out their things - well done you for managing to do all your art pages - always inspirational and a great Inchie. Love your pics of the hunt - classic.

  2. Great pages - especially the one with that wonderful photo of your dad. My thoughts are with you as go through all the sorting and grieving. And you don't need to look for Globes - let me know your address and I can send you some cuts!
    Alison x

  3. (Though I'm not promising immediate despatch! Ax)

  4. my what a lot of fabulous art - love your shrink radio - gotta get my shrink plastic out because i love the results. Sorry to hear about your dad's funeral

  5. I have been catching up Sally, on a couple of your posts I missed. I am pleased you are managing to do some journalling it will perhaps take your mind off the jobs you have had to face, in the days after your Dad's passing. Store your memories for the future and look after yourself.
    hugs Yvonne xx

  6. So please the air traffic controllers didn't create any problems for you in getting to France in time for the funeral. Glad to see you've still managed to create some great pages, at this emotional time.
    Avril xx

  7. love all the works and the hunt pictures are cool. I am so sorry for your loss. Glad you got to go and share memories with family

  8. You have the most amazing stash of stamps, never ceases to surprise. All the journaling is mighty cool; i especially like the kaleidoscopic flowers. Many sympathies; am glad the Gods of Air co-operated for your travels. Cheryl

  9. Pleased the funeral is over tor you

    Lots of great artwork and a wonderful inchie

    Love Chrissie xx