WOYWW 571 – a busy day

Morning everyone. A bright and sunny day in Pembrokeshire, but still got a chilly wind. Definitely not suitable for sunbathing! If you would like to join in with this global hop around crafty workspaces, then get on over to Stamping Ground.

I am having one of those days. I seem to be doing several things at once, so made the decision to concentrate more and here I am typing this post out later in the day than intended (I did actually get some sleep last night, so wasn’t rushing to get up). Haven’t taken the photos yet, so will go and do that now.

My new alcohol markers from Ink Lily and a finished colouring page.
My WIP – which has been sitting in my craft cupboard for a year.
My progress so far.

The first photo shows my fantastic new set of alcohol markers from Ink Lily (bought from Create & Craft – which will be linked in my Shopping section soon). I decided to buy these (which came with 29 stamps too) when I happened to watch Create & Craft one early morning and Mel was demonstrating these pens. I have never learnt to use alcohol markers properly, which I have always regretted when I see the wonderful results by other crafters. The magic of these pens is that video tutorials are included, so I can work through gradually developing my skills. I am going to start with the first lesson later, and will be blogging regularly (and posting on social media).

The finished colouring page is part of a Creativebug class. I just used my cheap pencils from WH Smith, but was pleased with the result. As part of the class you get the downloads of several different colouring pages.

The other two photos show the UFO I have selected as part of the WOYWW 11th Anniversary celebration. I bought this sweet needle felting kit (from Hochanda) over a year ago. I did start off well, but then stopped because I needed to order some eyes. These were delivered, but I never picked up the kit again. It has been in my craft cupboard ever since. I had good intentions to get going on it at the weekend, but I have been too tired in the evenings. I have a Tesco Click n Collect this evening, but I promise that tomorrow night (Thursday) I will get stabbing with a needle again! Therefore, next week (the actual anniversary), I will have a different photo to show you.

I hope that everyone is well. We are busy here on the farm, and I am spending a fair bit of time developing this website. Lots of new affiliates – still got more to add to my new Digital/Education/Shopping sections. I am spending each week concentrating on a particular type of digital crafting. This week I am doing one of Teela’s Procreate tutorials (an app for iPad, which I recommend to everyone) each day from her YouTube channel. Here are what I have done so far. More simple flowers today. Next week I am moving onto digital scrapbooking using Canva. Again, I will be blogging and updating social media.

Enjoy the rest of your day. Stay Safe.

Ali x

10 thoughts on “WOYWW 571 – a busy day”

  1. What a cute looking kit Ali. The photo showing your work on it so far hasn’t loaded so I look forward to seeing the finished piece (hopefully) next week. I still have a large stash of ProMarkers but prefer to use water colours for colouring these days. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #11

  2. Hi Ali. Love that little bluetit kit – hope you get it done by next week. Well found. It’s amazing what is in our cupboards, isn’t it? Sounds like you have a busy schedule ahead of you there – trust it all gets done.
    Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  3. That is a lot you have, wow, and so lovely too!! I am looking forward to see it finished for sure.

    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Happy WOYWW
    Mariane #21

  4. Ive never used alcohol markers but your colouring seems to be doing great. I love that little blue tit kit as well and shall look forward to seeing the result next week for the anniversary! It’s a bright day here but chilly as well, in fact it was downright cold last night!
    Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

  5. Good morning, Ali!
    I haven’t chosen a WIP yet. (there are so many to choose from!) I hope Julia doesn’t ban me for life if I don’t finish one) I seemed to get bored easily. Lots of great ideas but with fewer starts and follow through. I get a satisfaction of knowing I have what I need to do XYZ. But then I never get back to XYZ but I could. . . .

    Your markers are tempting. Please share how you find them.
    Stay well and Happy Wednesday!
    Kathryn #32

  6. aww your WIP already looks adorable. I have been doing a lot of water colouring recently but need to get out my alcohol makers . Take care and stay safe Soojay #27

  7. Hi. The weather’s been pretty much the same here too. Did some washing and then thought it was going to rain and then it didn’t but the wind dried it really quickly. The little blue tit is so sweet. Wishing you a lovely crafty woyww. Stay safe, Angela x16x

  8. Aw, that little felling kit is lovely, and you have started it so anything you add to it now is good progress! a perfect UFO for the challenge! Hope you enjoy your new pens, I’ve got several friends who really are ace at the colouring, and each took the trouble to take some lessons, so I’m sure your time investment will be a good one!

  9. I love the look of your UFO and can’t wait to see the progress on it next week. Happy belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, with love & God Bless, Caro xxx(#6)

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