Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Hello all

Hope your week going well.
I'd intended to post yesterday but we had an unusually hot day and I spent most of it outside and got a bit of heat stroke - probably my own fault for going out after Dave and I had lunch and a bottle of wine.  And oh..there was a small incident on the way back from a garden centre walking along a busy road with a narrow pavement. In one hand I was holding 7ft long garden canes and in the other a pot of meal worms for the Robins... then not sure what happened but suddenly the meal worms had rolled out into the road - luckily it wasn't me and luckily I got them back in one piece for the Robins too. I shall stick to cold soft drinks on a hot day from now on!

And now for AJJ 'Elegance and Grunge' I have this page..

I drew around my hand and painted it with neocolor 2's and the nails I painted with Radiant pearls paint in 'candyapple' and then used clear embossing powder over the top and heated.
The black background was done by rubbing black Neocolor 1 over an embossing folder that was under my page. Printed the words out from my pc. 
We are a little over half way through May already and I've loved seeing all the fantastic pages you've been linking to 'Elegance and Grunge' at AJJ thank you so much. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day
Gill x


  1. I agree! I hope this is a drawing of your hand and you've had a great art day Gill. Hugs-Erika

  2. Gorgeous hand, looks very elegant with the red polish. My hands are often painty but never look so good! Alcohol and sun are not always a good combi, so take care. Glad the meal worms survived. Hugs, Valerie

  3. Pleased the worms were saved and you as well..I am not a hot days fan at all and feel groggy today with the heat and the awful rain.

    Love the ideas on the page and it is certainly true for most us I'm sure.

    Chrissie xx

    P.S. Will post the prize on Friday as Valerie gave me your address

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Oh yes! …and isn't it aways the day someone comes to the door that they are the worst?! Love your painting! Chrisx

  5. Oh Gill - keep good care of you - no alcohol on hot days and at least a hat on your head ..we get older ....
    I love the idea for this hand ... super.. and I like the rubbing - background!
    We always get messy - even if I wear cloves I get messy - I don't know how I manage this. We had a very warm day as well and for tomorrow we shall get even more heat -
    I love it after all this cold weeks...yeah!!
    I hope to come up with some more pages for your fantastic theme - we will see!

  6. What a story, glad you had a nice lunch and that you rescued the Robin's lunch too.
    Your hand is very elegant, especially with the arty painted nails.

  7. Yes the wonderfully coloured hand appeals to me as well, just shows we can all have fun, not just the kids. Its a fantastic page.
    I was pleased the meal worms didn't escape, now that would have been fun gathering them up.
    Yvonne xx

  8. What a wonderful idea to draw your hand in messy style and put such a gorgeous quote on it!
    Hot weather, vine and rescued Robin's lunch - such nice story about real living!
    Schönes Wochenende!
    Rike x


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