I’ve come to the realisation that I can’t possibly keep up with my comic strip diary each day. It takes up valuable hours which could be used in many other creative ways! So, regrettably, I will be cutting back on the amount of diary pages I create, which will hopefully mean I’ll have more art and crafts of other varieties to share with you.

It was my Dad’s 50th birthday on Saturday so I wanted to make him a special card to celebrate! He loves Pimm’s so it seemed like the ideal subject for a mini watercolour to mount on the front. I googled a photograph and shuffled the composition around a bit when I sketched it out to fit the card. I’m linking this one up to Paint Party Friday and Diana Evans’ Sweet Saturdays.


Dad liked his card and we had a fantastic time celebrating his birthday in the garden. The weather couldn’t have been better!

garden party

Dad organised lots of team games which involved using various different skills. The aim of this one was to be the quickest to roll up the string attached to your rat which in turn was attached to a piece of elastic.

party games

As we’re not often together as a family we made the most of the opportunity to take lots of photos!

family photo
Dad and I in a rare moment when he wasn’t busy being games master!

I haven’t had a lot of time for art over the last few days, but I have started working on a few ideas for some more greetings cards. Here’s a sneaky peek!

Seagull and a beach hut.


I also had in my mind a peacock illustration so I drew it out, it still needs a bit of colour!

After such a lovely busy weekend I’m exhausted, so I’m off to bed!

Today I’m linking up at the following parties: Handmade Harbour, Lamb Around, Manon Popje’s Illustrations Raising Reagan, Cornerstone Confessions and Tatertots and Jello.


great sketches….really like your card ideas.

I know what you mean about a daily sketch diary. i did that in 2011…and that’s about all i got done! i’m thinking of doing it again, only maybe a weekly “highlights” sort of diary. that will still leave time for other things.

What a beautiful card and a great way to give your dad something homemade!

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Oh I bet your dad was thrilled at such a creative beautiful card made especially in his honour!! Just lovely!! Good luck with all the rest too…they look fab!! Happy Birthday to your dad!

Hugs Giggles

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