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Friday, 1 July 2016

Christmas in July

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy July to you all!

A vintage Christmas card to share with you today!
I have over 100 Christmas cards to make and not even 3/4 of the way yet!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 red scalloped square card.
2. Matted and layered gold pearlescent card and patterned paper.
3. Distressed the doily with Memento Dew drop then matted and layered the topper.
4. Added lace and pearl trim along the bottom.
5. To finish off added the charm to ribbon and adhered the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #318 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #78 - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #311 - Christmas
Inspiration Destination #92 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Miss Austen

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you today? 

I had a wonderful messy day yesterday, gradually sorting out my to do list which seems to be getting longer and longer!

Today my card is made using IndigoBlu's Miss Austen stamp.


Step by Step

1. A5 white landscape card.
2. First layer is stamping card which I have stamped the flowers with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder, I then distressed with DI tea dye. I then painted the flowers with IndigoBlu acrylic paint townhouse teal.
3. I stamped the image with Versafine vintage sepia, embossed with WOW clear embossing powder, painted around the image and the flowers in the image before matting and layering onto Kraft card which was distressed with DI ground espresso.
4. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine, embossed then distressed with DI tea die, adhered to card with foam pads.
5. To finish off I stamped the flower 3 times with Versafine, painted with teal paint and adhered with Pinflair.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

IndigoBlu - Brown and Teal
Crafting from the Heart #118- Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #318 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #80 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Enjoy your Day
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Especially for You

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

A day in the craft room for me today, plan to get messy with my inks and stamps.
What are you doing today?

Today I am sharing with you a vintage monochrome card.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card which I have matted and layered black card.
2. The next layer is white Centura pearlescent card, I wrapped black ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
3. I matted and layered the topper onto black card before adhering with foam pads.
4. I added black gems to the two top corners and the sentiment.
5. To finish off I made a double bow and added the rose cabochon to the centre.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Left of Centre Challenges #136 - Monochrome
A Bit more time to Craft - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #33 - Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 27 June 2016

Force of Nature

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all doing today?  We have typical British weather here today... rain!!!

I hope that we will get a Summer this year with warmer and sunny days, one can hope!

We had a beautiful day yesterday at our great nephew Daniel's Baptism.
It sure was great to see the family again too!

A card to share today using set 1 of Sheena Douglass' Torn stamps.



 Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square card which I have matted and layered Kraft card which has been distressed with DI ground espresso.
2. The second layer is Sheena stamping card which I distressed with DI brushed corduroy, heat set then stamped the moths with Versamark and embossed with WOW white embossing powder.
3. The topper was created by first stamping the image with Versamark and embossing with WOW white embossing powder, I then distressed with brushed corduroy, I then distressed the edges of my card with my scissors then distressed with ground espresso.  I coloured the moths with Derwent watercolour pencils, decoupaged the torn pieces on the stamped image.
4. I stamped the 3 moths with Versamark, embossed with WOW white embossing powder, coloured with watercolour pencils, cut them out, added pearl strands for the antennae added 2 with Pinflair and the one in the middle has been attached to folded acetate which acts like a spring, this shows the moth flying free from the torn image.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment by stamping with Versamark, embossing with WOW embossing powder.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge #6 - Lots of Layers
Scrappers Delight #56 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #144 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #31 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #21 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Enjoy your day!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Corsets and Cogs

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

We are in Birmingham to celebrate the Christening of our Great Nephew Daniel today.
It will be great to catch up with family!

You all know how I love my Steampunk and this is another of my favourites.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 Kraft square card which I have matted and layered brown card.
2. The next layer is from G45 Steampunk paper.
3. The tag I made by stencilling the design with texture paste, once dry distressed with DI ground espresso then drew around the image with Fude Ball pen.
4. Added ribbon and heart embellishment to the tag.
5. To finish off I added the gears which where cut out with Kraft card then coloured with black Copic pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle #194 - Tag your it!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #36 - Anything Goes
A Vintage Journey - Texture or Embossing Paste
Crafting with Friends #23 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #112 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 24 June 2016

Brown Sugar #204 Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Exciting news to share today!
While I was away I was approached by Kim over at Brown Sugar asking if I would like to be on the design team! Of course I said yes and today I am sharing my first project for the challenge blog.

The theme this week is Anything Goes

Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine

Store - http://lacysunshine.weebly.com
Blog - http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.uk

The prize is 3 digi images of winners choice.

Here is my project using Sugar Plum


Step by Step

1. A5 landscape white card which I have matted and layered purple card.
2. The next layer is Centura pearlescent card which I have added a die cut from my stash across the middle.
3. Printed the image onto Supersmooth card and coloured with my Copics. I then matted and layered onto silver pearlescent card and adhered to card with foam pads for dimension.
4. I then added the flowers from my stash to the corner.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations  #318 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #4 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #91 - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #254 - Birthday Girl
The Crafty Addicts #18 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #80 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx



Thursday, 23 June 2016

Little Mermaid

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Another card using a stamp that was sent to me as blog candy from Holley in America!
It is an Elisabeth Bell stamp of a mermaid.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square card.
2. Matted and layered green card, the second layer is background I created using the shaving foam technique with blue and green inks.
3. Stamped the mermaid with Memento, coloured with Copics then cut out with SB Marvelous Square die, adhered to card base with foam pads.
4. Cut out the Sweet Dixie shells and seaweed with another of the backgrounds created with the shaving foam.
5. To finish off added clear gems to the corners of the topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Sisters of Craft  - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #117 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #317 - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #159  - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls #6 - Always Anything Goes
Ooh la la Creations #207 - Sun, Sea, Sand
Glitter n Sparkle #193 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx