Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter 2014

Spent the last 2 days cooking, baking and bagging Easter Eggs for my family.

Happy Easter Everyone - wishing you all peace, love and happiness always.

Here are some pics :)

Blessings xx

Dyed some eggs for Easter (Traditional red)

 my twin son with his daughter Paris
 my twin daughter with my granddaughter Paris
 my mum and dad and my niece and granddaughter
 egg hunt
 with my cousin's doggy Holly

 gourds in mum's garden
 almond cookies

 Jesus is the reason
my granddaughter and I

I haven't tried these before - my gift from my daughter :)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Deelite - New Pattern

Deelite came about as I was trying to draw Judy Murphy's 'Double D' pattern from memory one lunchtime.  That evening I checked her pattern on and realised it was obviously quite different.  

Even though to me, it is very different, I'm not sure if it's a tanglation or a variation on 'Double D' or if in fact it is a new pattern all together.

I would like to know your thoughts on 'Deelite'.

I do hope you get a chance to try it out for yourself.

There's so many ways to draw this 'D'; right, left, up, down, with 1 loop, with 1 and a half loop, with a double loop, vertically, horizontally, in a straight line, in a curved line, spiral, grid or simply on its own.

In my monotangle example I've shown a number of ways you can incorporate this tangle.

Thank you for your interest - comments are most welcome.

I inadvertently signed in the wrong place :)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Weekly Challenge #163: New Official Tangle - Rixty

Rixty is the New Official Tangle created by Maria, one of the founders of Zentangle® in honour of Rick's (the other founder) 60th Birthday.

There are many variations and you may find the step out here Rixty Pattern

Here is my interpretation for this week's challenge with Laura from

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Cameo - New Pattern

Here is another I've been meaning to do a step out for.  Thank you for stopping by.

This is my inspiration.

And here is my step out

Sahara - New Pattern

I managed to do another 2 more. here is Sahara - I asked my daughter for a name.  She said it looks African.

I hope you like it and have a chance to try it.  I would love to see your interpretations - thank you :)

Bellamy - my new pattern

I'm playing catch up with some step outs.  I'm always finding bits of paper with sketches of some things that pop into my head.

Introducing 'Bellamy' (the hardest part for me is naming my patterns)

It looks kinda tricky but it isn't really and it doesn't matter if the lines are not the same size which is a plus :)
There's quite a few number of steps but that's because I stretched it out - I could have shown it in less.

Aiming to do at least another step out this weekend.

Thanks again for your visit :)

 close up of examples

"It's a String Thing" #35

Tangle Pattern String #47 is by Cheri Hartwick and in her honour we are to use her string along with 'C' tangles - I've chosen Crescent Moon, Cayke and Chillon.

Check out Adele Bruno's Blog Tickled to Tangle, where she runs weekly challenges using tangle pattern strings.

Thank you and have a nice day :)

Friday, 11 April 2014

Weekly Challenge #162: "String Theory - Initial String"

...and here is my 2nd entry - 'L' and 'P' string

Have a lovely weekend! :)

Tackle it Tuesday - 'G' Tangles

I made a bit of a blue, actually, it's not really a mistake, but I had plans to use one string and enter the same tile in 2 challenges - and guess what! I forgot that 'It's a String Thing' challenge with Adele Bruno was to use String Pattern # 47 with some chosen 'C' letter tangles ( I did the 'G' thing)

I guess that idea goes out the window.  Nevertheless I am entering this tile using string #47 in Cheryl Rotnem's Tackle it Tuesday challenge - using tangles starting with the letter 'G'

here we go; tangles used:  

Glace (by me) 
Grass Border by Suzanne McNeill
Gewgle by Sandy Bartholomew

Thanks for your interest - come again soon :)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Weekly Challenge #162: "String Theory - Initial String"

I'm surprised, Laura's post only came out last night and there are already over 30 entries!  I'm going to make this a quick post as it's way past my bedtime and I have work tomorrow.

Our challenge is to use our initials for our string - you can spot mine from a mile away hehe.

If you too would like to participate or check out the other entries, you may click here I am the Diva

I drew the string last night and tangled my tile tonight.  Seeing it was very dark piece, I added colour as I didn't think shading would suffice.

Have a wonderful week everyone :) thanks for your visit - look around :)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Challenge #2 - Bubble Artwork with Made by Joey

Boy was I sorry I started this one - it took me all afternoon to draw, colour and fill the bubbles.  I really wanted to do a Portuguese Rooster so I thought I would combine both for this week's challenge.  I wouldn't normally add such a busy background and feel my rooster got a little lost.  Having said that 'Tipple' is one of my favourite fills and it would have been better if I didn't tangle my rooster.  All part of the experience isn't it?

I used copic markers for colour.

And here he is.  And the link if you would like to join in.

I hope you've had a lovely weekend - thanks for stopping by - I'd love to hear from you :)

Saturday, 5 April 2014

It's a String Thing #34

Adele Bruno asked us to use Tanglepattern String #29 with a condition to only use these tangles; 

Sand Swirl  by Karry Heun Sanibelle  by CZT Tricia Faraone Snag  by Jem Miller Shattuck  an official Zentangle® pattern

I'm not sure that I like my tile - a little too one toned.  I should have added some colour or even filled sections of Sanibelle and Sand Swirl, oh well, maybe next time :)

If you would like to know more please visit Tickled To Tangle

Thanks Adele!

Tackle it Tuesday - F

Tackle it Tuesday with Cheryl Rotnem from artful creations.  We are already up to the letter 'F'!! I still haven't completed 'A nor B' yet but I am going to try to keep up with her :)

These are the tangles I have incorporated:  

Footlites (a fave)
Florz (another fave - a double fave actually)
Fancy Nancy

I did use a fair few :) and here it is.

If you too would like to partcipate and/or check out what others have drawn, please click here artful creations

Thanks for stopping by - Happy Weekend :)

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Weekly Challenge #161: "In a Quandary about Quandary"

Late Monday night I saw that Laura had posted this week's challenge.  It's a pattern that never really appealed to me - only because I struggle with it - the tangle is 'Quandary'.  She says it's a practise tangle, and she sure was right about that.  It was too late to start so the next day on my lunchbreak I decided to practise - the only thing was I couldn't remember if it has 5 or 6 petals!  I had a play regardless and then I had a closer look on Tuesday and I discovered it was 6.  Then I read her little trick is to do it in sections, triangle by triangle.  It seemed like a good idea but when I drew it I kind of do the whole 'flower'  I'm going to call it a flower because it looks like one to me :)

Firstly I drew 3 circles and just started somewhere in the middle - I added 'Flowervine' as I thought the two patterns would work well plus to try to give the piece a bit of balance - not sure if I succeeded so I coloured some areas using a blue Copic marker.

My practise piece

 My entry

Found this on my desk at work (nothing to do with quandary)

A piece I was working on Monday night - finished last night

Some doodling whilst on the phone at work - it's on a papertowel

...........and there you have it

I hope your week has been travelling kindly :)