Wednesday, 29 July 2015

WOYWW 29th July, 2015

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



All I have on my desk today is this card I made for a swap.  The theme was sizzling.  I thought the ice cream van fitted the theme well.




Happy WOYWW.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Hang Music


You will need to click on the 'Pause' button at the top left of this page to stop the music on this blog, so you can hear the music in the video below.

I have changed the music on this blog.  It will play automatically.  

The four tracks are all use the instrument called a Hang.
  1. The Hang (German pronunciation: [haŋ], plural form: Hanghang) is a musical instrument in the idiophone class created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern, Switzerland. The name of their company is PANArt Hangbau AG (from Wikipedia).
This is what they look like.






You will need to click on the 'Pause' button at the top left of this page to stop the music on this blog, so you can hear the music in the video below.


Here they are being played.



The sound they make is beautiful.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

WOYWW 22nd July

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



So it's always good to try new things, right?

This was my first and last attempt at Quilling.  Believe me when I say the photo being blurred actually improves the look of the card:) LOL



In case you can't make out what it is, it's flowers in a vase......no seriously that is what it's supposed to be:) LOL

Happy WOYWW 

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Pretzel Dogs

Well we have had a few days with showers, but even so the temps have been in the 20s.  Main trouble is the humidity.  Every time it rains, it just makes it worse.

After their early morning walk, my girls decide it's best to chill out near the fans and get some beauty sleep.




Honey (on the left in blue collar).  Surely that can't be comfortable???



Although her eyes were open, Polly (red collar) was asleep.



The girls and I hope you are having a good weekend.

You take care and remember to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

WOYWW 15th July

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


Not much going on here.

I have on my desk three Zen colouring books and a set of new Staedtler, which were on offer at half price.



Also you can see the start of gubbins to make a card for a swap where the theme is Sizzling.

Hope you have a happy WOYWW.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Well despite having some very hot (into the 30s) temps here, we have had the temps dropping by 5 - 7 degrees from one day to the next, which takes a bit of adjusting to.  Also we have had some thunderstorms with very heavy downpours. 


This photo doesn't show just how bad the rain was.  It was bouncing up off the ground.  The gutters couldn't cope and very quickly the road had water running down it.



My girls have the perfect solution for weather like this.  They stay close to the fans and get some beauty sleep.


Here's Honey with a new stuffie.  It's Winnie The Pooh.  Both girls like him.


Honey in the bed with Rudi the Reindeer.


 Honey using Winnie as a pillow.


Someone has pinched Winnie.  I wonder where he is?


Polly hiding Winnie.  He's actually between her and the side of the dog bed.




Well we hope you have a lovely day.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

WOYWW 8th July, 2015

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



Here are some more of the Zen colouring in I have done.



The following images were coloured in using glitter pens only.






This last one has to be my favourite (no glitter pens).



Happy WOWW

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Pups at the Pub



Last Saturday (28th June) the girls and I went to an event called Pups at the Pub.  I left home just after 10.30am.  We got home just after 6.30pm, so a long day out for us.  

  When we got there dead on 11am the RGT (Retired Greyhound Trust) people hadn’t arrived and neither had my friend.  As I was getting the girls out of the car my friend arrived.  It was already hot and sunny, but luckily there was a cooling breeze.  We had a quick wonder and then found a shady spot under a tree.  When the RGT people turned up they obviously had enough helpers, so my friend and I seemed to be the ones hanging on to everyone’s dogsSmiley Happy  Luckily they all got on.  They set up a tent type thingy, but there wasn’t enough room for us and our dogs, but as it had turned hazy we sat at a picnic table right next to them.  Then the sun came out and it was too hot, so we moved back to our shady spot under the tree.  We had various people come up to fuss our dogs, which was nice.  Polly got a bit anxious when other breeds started to show up, but the more that came the less she seemed bothered.  Think she was overloaded really.  We decided a bit before 1pm to go back to my friends and then go back to the event for 3pm, so my friend could enter her Pointer into the Best Rescue Class.  

Once back at my friends the dogs all chilled out laying in the garden.  We sat in the garden and had the lunch we had packed up and we enjoyed a very cooling ginger beer.  We decided to leave her two Greys and Polly at hers and just go back with Sofia (the Pointer) and Honey. 

 When we got back there were a lot more people and a lot more dogs, but Honey didn’t mind that and I think she thought the people were all there to fuss her, which a fair few didSmiley Happy


 My friends Pointer Sofia got 1st in the Best Rescued Dog class and came 3rd in Best in Show.  

Sofia was rescued from Spain (her collar is the Spanish flag) and she's named after the previous Queen of Spain.  She is extremely timid.  My friend has done wonders with her and to get her round the event was a huge step forward.

When I got home I gave the girls their dinner, which was late for them, but they ate it all up and then slept the evening away.  I turned in soon after 10pm and had a good nights sleep:)


We hope you are having a lovely day.  Remember to hug your hound/s.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Happy 4th July






Happy Independence Day to all my blogging friends across the pond.



Wednesday, 1 July 2015

WOYWW 1st July. 2015

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



I thought I'd share with you these colouring in pages I have got hooked on.  I have heard them called Zen colouring, but basically they are colouring for adults, although I'm sure children could do them as well.

Some I have used a mixture of glitter pens and felt tips, but have also used just glitter pens on a few of the images.  The second image has both sorts of pens.

There will be more next WOYWW. 


This one below has a combination of glitter pens and felt tips.

Just felt tips.

Just felt tips.

Just felt tips

 Just felt tips.


Happy WOYWW.