Another lovely week-end, today was a little cooler but still pleasant to sit in the garden.    A little rain now would be nice now though all our gardens would appreciate it.  Queueing at the local post office yesterday at the counter ahead of me was a local farmer he and the post office manager were discussing recent flooding on the track up to his farm.  Remember that just a couple of months ago large parts of the country were under water and we were being battered by winds and rain? Well the farmer does and while lamenting how dry it is now and how we do not need a big heavy deluge as that will just run off the land.

A lot of the spring harvest was drowned, as the year rolls on we now need a more traditional wet/dry period so that at least our crops can get back into production.   The virus is having an impact on us all but we do need as many things to be "normal" when ever possible.   What will "normal" be like when this danger has been reduced to levels that allow social contact in group events to be resumed.

Stopped writing for a moment to attend to Harley's request for attention.  Decided to put the garden chair away while I was up.  I am delighted to report that it is raining and it is the right sort of rain, the soft gentle kind that seeps into everything making it soaking wet.   Now a night of this rain will be wonderful.

At this point my son and I settled down to a game of Cribbage which involved a lot of chit chat, rum, laughter and him thrashing me as usual.

Are you still reading this!  More time yesterday was spent indoors in the craft room.  My son  is a chef so I am extremely well fed.  He was, as a youth, a graffiti artist and is artistically talented but does not do much with pen and ink now.  Showing him some of the things I do while I re-discover my love of creating has been a great bonding experience, he is also a fierce critic which I appreciate.

The post card production continues with some prompts from the challenge world directing them.

This is one of some stamps by Imagination Crafts using a negative effect.  I inked the stamp with Kaleidacolor "Calypso".  The paint marks are from Distress paints and just take the overly "cute" edge off the design.  I was going for CAS with one stamp, one inked, and just a little extra embellishment.  

Create a smile had a lot to do with this their very bright mood board is all about colour and lovely things.

Your Next Stamp have a theme of Stripes.

Having re-discovered this ink and the negative stamps more inking and stamping had to take place, well I do need a stock of postcards to cheer people up.  This time a smaller stamp with a floral image in silhouette.  The sentiment is hand written with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen the same pen used for the border and trailing line around the offset image.

Less is More - Scribble, drips and/or splats 
Addicted to CAS - Silhouette. It was this challenge that made me go and find the stamps.

Finally for now and still thinking Silhouette came this simple card.   I had found another glimmer mist bottle that needed testing.  It worked and made some terrific splats.   The stamp is from The Artistic Stamper, the inkpad is another Kaleidacolor an ombre of green.  The chef critic agreed with me nothing else is needed intact additions would spoil this postcard.

Inkspirational - Paint Splatters, this is my 2nd entry.


  1. Good work! Thanks for joining us to the CAS Challenge!

  2. Your cards are so beautiful and so artistic! I love that you chose white for your silhouette image...the flower is truly striking! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  3. It's very striking and lovely - as all these cards are!Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.

  4. The kaleidoscope effect with the inks looks so striking and the last card is CAS perfection x.
    Yes it is good to be reminded about the awful floods and great to hear about the Chef and you extra bonding with the cribbage, the artistic side and of course the rum x.

  5. With these bright and happy colours, for sure these cards will cheer people up ! Lucky you are to have a Chef at home, I love when others prepare for me. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  6. Gorgeous bright colours you've used Zoe, thank you for joining us at Less is More
    Lynne x

  7. Lots of arty goodness in all your cards:)


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