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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Vintage Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today? Did you have a good weekend?

I am so behind with my Christmas cards for this year that I thought I better get a wiggle on and start making them.

A vintage Christmas card!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 deckle edged square Kraft card.
2. Matted and layered gold pearlescent and red checked card onto base card.
3. Matted and layered topper onto gold pearlescent card.
4. Added lace and pearl trim to bottom of card.
5. To finish off distressed around the sentiment before adhering to card with foam pads for dimension.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle #189 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #34 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #281 - Anything Goes
A Bit more Time to Craft #20 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Chrismtas2 - Anything Goes Christmas
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Steampunk Warrior

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Sunday to you all and I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Did you know I have a second blog?
This blog is for my mixed media projects and I do hope you can visit and leave me some love?

Here is the link and if you can follow and support my other blog that would be brilliant!
Thank you!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered pearlescent embossed card.
2. The next layer I distressed white stamping card with Distress ink, vintage photo and ground espresso.
3. I cut out the two Marianne Gear Box dies using bronze pearlescent card.
4. I cut out Marianne Cogs dies using Kraft card and arranged them around the topper as a frame and adhered to card base with foam pads for dimension.
5. To finish off I added black and brown pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #199 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee Cards #109 - Just us Girls
Crafting with Friends #21 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #325 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #108 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #29 - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party #124 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 20 May 2016

Lilypad Dreams

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you are all well!

Had a lovely day yesterday, picked up the last minute bits and bobs for my holiday to America to see my beautiful friend Deb, I am so looking forward to seeing her again.

Today I am sharing a card using another of the beautiful images by Elisabeth Bell.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card with scalloped embossed front.
2. Using Little B heart die I cut out using peach card.
3. I cut out the white heart and stamped the cute little fairy with Memento and coloured with my Copics, I coloured the wings with Spectrum Noir glitter pens.
4. Using Sweet Dixie daisy die and made 2 flowers and added gold gem to the centre.
5. To finish off I made a double bow with peach organza ribbon added bling to the centre and twisted one end and attached with a pearl gem and the other end I tucked under the flower.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge - Make your own Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner #72 - May Flowers
Fab n Funky - 305 - No Designer Papers
Inspiration Destination #86 - Always Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon - Blooming Fun

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Destination Paris

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Wednesday to you all!

A vintage male card to share with you today


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 deckle edged Kraft card.
2. Printed off the backing paper from Crafter's Companion Times Gone by CD, distressed with vintage photo.
3. Attached the aeroplane charm to Baker's twine and wrapped around background card.
4. I matted and layered the topper which has been distressed onto Kraft card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #263 - Vintage
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #156 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #112 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #312 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting and supporting my blog!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 16 May 2016

Wild Flower Beauty

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you are all well and enjoyed your weekend.

I had a brilliant time over in Leeds at a workshop run by the very talented Ian part of Kraftyhands.
If you wish to see what I created then please visit my mixed media blog.

Today's card I have used the beautiful digi image by SamiStamps called Wild Flower Beauty.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 scalloped white square card.
2. Embossed silver pearlescent card with Sheena Douglass embossing folder, cut with Spellbinder Grande square die. Wrapped peach ribbon around embossed card and attached heart ribbon holder.
3. Printed image onto Sheena Stamping card, coloured with Copics then cut out with Spellbinder Labels 29. Matted and layered onto blue card.
4. Using scrap card from my stash cut out Spellbinder Romantic Vine dies.
5. To finish off added to peach roses to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #169 - Flowers
613 Avenue Create #176 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #188 - Ribbon or Lace
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #34 - Always Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess #2 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee Cards 109- Just us Girls
PDE Linky Party #123 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Femme Fatale

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Just back home after a fabulous workshop in Leeds run by Ian and Mike.
I will share my project on my Mixed Media Blog tomorrow!

Today my card is made using Kraftyhands Femme Fatale CD


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered pearlescent yellow card embossed with Regal Swirl embossing folder.
2. I then matted and layered papers from the CD.
3. I wrapped lemon organza ribbon around all layers before adhering to base card.
4. I adhered the sentiment to the topper before adhering to base card with foam pads.
5. To finish off I made a triple bow, added butterflies and pearl gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting-with-Friends #20 -  Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #6 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls #134 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #101 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #71 - Polka Dots or Stripes

Many thanks for stopping by today and your support!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 13 May 2016

Bloomin Great

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have had a good productive day today. First thing this morning after breakfast hubby and I went for a nice long walk around the canal, came home and had a coffee and then into the craft room.

Managed to get quite a bit done and sharing with you tonight my card for the IndigoBlu challenge.


Step by Step

1. A5 Landscape white card.
2. Cut a piece of white stamping card and distressed with Crushed Olive DI, the taking the 2 sized leaf stamps from IndigoBlu "Bloomin Great" stamp set stamped the whole page using Ground Espresso DI, then mat and layered onto the base card.
3. Stamped the florals with Squeezed Lemonade DI then embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.
I cut out and then using my water brush coloured with Ripe Persimmon DI.
4. Stamped the IndigoBlu dragonfly Dinkie with Ground Espresso DI embossed with clear embossing powder cut out then coloured with Picked Raspberry DI.
5. Finally I stamped the sentiment using Ripe Persimmon DI embossed then inked the edges with DI Crushed Olive.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

IndigoBlu - Spring is in the Air
Aud Sentiments #155 - AG plus Sentiment
Craft Rocket Challenges #15 - Flower Powder
Crafting with an Attitude - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx