Friday, 19 February 2016

My Friday Finds . . .

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A few of the things I find each week which strike my fancy and I hope that they strike yours also!


How to turn Washi Tape into stickers. Did you know that you could stick washi tape on wax paper (or freezer paper), punch shapes and use the cut-outs as stickers on cards & scrapbook pages.  I could not find a source.

If you are in to Scrapbooking, here is a source for free printable journaling cards.  Found on Digiscrap Freebies.


I haven't tried this but I am going to.  Places to find photographs of your ancestors.  We shall see.  Found on Crestleaf.  I would love to find photos of any of my ancestors.


A paper card printable antique truck.  I bet I know some little boys who would love cutting and pasting these together.   Found on  Flickr.

Springtime coasters.  Crochet.  Free tutorial.  Maise Hutton.  Simple rounds embroidered.

A really cute tray!  Using postcards or whatever.  From My So Called Crafty Life.   You could even use paper napkings.  Just cut, stick and mod podge.  I Love mod podge projects.


DIY Photo Magnets for Mother's Day, or any day really.  I don't know who wouldn't love getting these.  Found on Sundays In.


With some artificial, or paper flowers, a cardboard letter base and some glue, you too could have a beautiful flowered letter/initial, etc.   I love this idea.  Found on The Mrs and Momma Bird.


Do you know somebody who has been ill and could use a "pick me up?"  Maybe not now, but someday you might.  I love this idea for a DIY Care Package with a printable tag.  From  The Polka Dot Chair.


DIY Recipe Tea Towels.  Not sure my handwriting is good enough for this, but if you have great handwriting, what a fabulous idea.  From How to, How hard, and How much.


I love it!  A Melted Mason Jar Spoon Rest.   Everything Turquoise.  Not to do, to buy.


Dyed Clothespins.   I can't wait for hanging out the clothes weather.  Nothing smells better.  KOJO Designs.  This is a Christmas Card Display, but you could adapt this for just about anything.   Bulletin board?  Fridge magnets?

And that is it for this week.   Hope you found something here that you could use!

I got a book a while back called Creative Girl, mixed media techniques for an artful life by Danielle Donaldson.   I haven't had much time to do anything with it, but I took a few minutes yesterday and played a bit with my water colours and one of the pages in the book . . .


I had fun.  I don't know why the colours don't scan properly.  It's wierd.  In any case it looks a lot nicer in peson than it does on here!  It's only a small card, about 4 by 7 inches.   It was like doodling to me.  Just doodling and colouring in with watercolours.  Fun fun!

A thought to carry with you through today  . . .

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"Think the best of each other, 
especially of those you say you love. 
Assume the good and doubt the bad.” 
~Jeffrey R Holland
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Spiritual Enlightenment

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In The English Kitchen today, a delicious recipe using bits and bobs.  Buttered Vegetables with Rice and Cheese.  Tasty!

Have a fabulous Friday. Wherever you go, whatever you do, don't forget!

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And I do too!


Tracy said...

Hi, Marie! Is it Friday again already?! LOL... ;) LOVE the washi tape idea. I love all the pretty washi tapes. I don't have many though, as they can be kind of pricey sometimes. Those framed paper roses/flowers--wonderful, beautiful idea! That mixed media books looks/sounds like a lot of fun. Your illustration is so sweet & fanciful! NICE recipe today--looks good for a meatless Monday or Lent Friday, I'm off to go see! Happy Weekend, dear friend ((LOVE & HUGS))

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Friday ! I'll be checking out your recipe for today !

Suze said...

Hello Marie,

We have had a busy day involving mechanics so I am late.

I love all the ideas you have presented. I might have to do an S for me! I haven't done paper craft for the longest time and I miss the speed of it. I love how a project could be long and drawn out or super simple and done.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

La Table De Nana said...

You did a beautiful job..on the girl..I love that book much fun..I use it often to make cards..gosh you're good!

Marie Rayner said...

Thanks Tracy. It would be a great meatless entree with a salad and some crusty bread! I do love washi tape, but you are right it can be quite pricey! Have a lovely weekend! Love you! xoxo

Thanks Pam! It's a great recipe for sure! xoxo

Oh dear Suzan, nothing too horrible I hope! I am not a very patient person. Short and sweet does it for me! God bless you! xoxo

Thanks Monique. I will take that as a real compliment from you! You made me smile! xoxo

Sybil said...

I'm not exactly sure what that washi tape is ? I keep seeing it mentioned I presume you can get it in craft shops ?...seems lots of uses for always on Friday you find some great things for us to look out for...hope you have a good day today...certainly weather this morning was beautiful although it has clouded down now and rain is forecast for tomorrow...if you have to be out. Take care xxx

Barb said...

Hi Marie~

What fun finds today! I'm going to print off the old truck pattern and let my little's have some fun with it, it's so adorable! So many talented people in the world, I'm so glad that they share with us! Your watercolor painting was very cute, you are an amazing artist anyway, so that must have been fun for you. So many ideas, so few hours!!

Have a wonderful week-end!


Marie Rayner said...

It was fun Barb, to try something different. I am not that great at dumbing down things. I always want to put too much detail in there. It is hard for me to do anything primitive. I want things to look real. That's my challenge! You have a great weekend too! xoxo

Tim Hart said...

Hi, Marie! Such a fulfilling activity, you did a great job. You wish have great weekend. Thanks for sharing your DYI and art works.

Marie Rayner said...

Thank you Tim, you're welcome!

Camille Jones said...

Great work Marie, It seem you had a busy week.

Marie Rayner said...

Busy is good Camille. I like being busy. xo