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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Happy Birthday!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How was your day yesterday? Did you do anything interesting!

Me, well I managed to get into the garden with a book and enjoyed the sun for a change.

Today is going to be all about finishing up projects and scheduling blog posts for whilst I am away.
There will only be 3 a week and I do hope you will continue visiting to see what I have created.

Today a birthday card using another of the beautiful toppers from Hobby House.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square white card base with corners punched with X-cut corner punch.
2. Matted and layered patterned paper from stash which I have distressed around edges with DI wilted violet.
3. Using Spellbinder Scalloped Circle cute out purple pearlescent card.
4. Distressed around the topper with DI wilted violet and using Perfect Together glue from Stamps by me added the sequins.
5. To finish off added the sentiment and flourish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #342 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #118 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #128 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #344 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #160 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Crackling Rose

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have started up a new challenge blog called Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog
It is a monthly challenge blog and starts on the 7th July 2017 at 8.00 am.

I hope that you can hop along and welcome the new design team and follow too!
Don't forget to grab the blog badge and add to your blog too!
Many thanks!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Today's card is made using this beautiful stamp from Chocolate Baroque


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered green matte card.
3. I stamped the rose onto watercolour card with Versafine Spanish Moss then embossed with clear embossing powder. 
4. To colour the image I use Zig clean colour brush pens and then once dry went over with Wink of Stella in clear to create a shine, I then used a Copic marker pen around the image.
5. To finish off I added green and yellow splats and a birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #180 - AG plus a Sentiment
Through the Purple Haze #125 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #416 - Happy Birthday
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Steampunk

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

What plans do you have for today?

I am off to have my hair trimmed and roots done before I fly out to see Deb next Tuesday.
I am getting excited and will have last minute bits and bobs to pick up before I start packing my case this weekend.

This month I have been in a Steampunk ATC swap and would like to share with you what I created.


I have used a cogs stencil and structure paste then once dry used Viva Decor Rusty and Patina products to create backgrounds. Added stamped images and cogs then using words from Tim Holtz Chit Chat added the words.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Always Fun #7 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #179 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #160 - Always Anything Goes



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #58 - Always Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #46 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Monday, 22 May 2017

IndigoBlu - Winging It

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A late post for me this morning as I am guest designer over at IndigoBlu. Please hop on over to see the photographs and products I have used.

The theme for this month is "winging it" and I have decorated a shadow box using products from IndigoBlu.


To watch the process over on my You Tube channel please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #130 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting #5 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #244 - Things with Wings
Mix it up #1 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today
Happy Crafting!



Sunday, 21 May 2017

I'm forever blowing bubbles...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today I have my journal page for Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art Facebook group

This week is challenge 17 set by Jane, the prompts are brown, pink, turquoise and Music.

Here is my double page spread done in my 8 inch Dylusions black journal.


I have used IndigoBlu acrylic paint in Leather Corset and Marshmallow.
I have also used the Girl in Profile and Bubbles stencils.
The music stencil is from Personal Impressions.
I then used my Dylusions Journal Block to map out the spacing for writing the verse from the song "I'm forever blowing bubbles" Did you know Dean Martin sang  this song?

Here are a couple of close up photographs of my pages.




Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Neglected Tools of the Trade

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How is your weekend going so far?

Tonight I am sharing with you my video which I have done in collaboration with Mike from Mike Deakin Art.

He chose the theme of "Neglected tools of the Trade" I went with a haberdashery look!


To watch the process of how I created this frame then please click on the LINK



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
Creative Artiste - AG Mixed Media
We Love  2 Create #26 - AG Mixed Media 

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Crazy makes you Unique

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

This is my penultimate weekend at home before I fly off to USA.

Today lots of admin to sort out and scheduling posts while I am away.

Another card to share with you using the Crazy stamp set from Stamps by Me


Step by Step

1. A5 white card base which I have matted and layered red pearlescent and black card to base.
2. Stamped the image and sentiment onto black card with Versamark and embossed with Red Frantage.
3. Coloured the flowers and leaves with Zig clean colour brush pens. Once dry coloured over the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella.
4. Matted and layered onto red pearlescent card.
5. To finish off added sequins around the flowers and on 4 of the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #180 - AG plus Sentiment
Cardz for Galz #47 - Add some Texture
Through the Purple Haze #125 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps #242 - Make your Mark
Cards und More #184 - Cards for Woment

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!