Thursday, 29 November 2012

Peekaboo Penguin

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends and Followers

I would like to welcome my new followers and thank my friends and followers for all your lovely comments since I started my blog.

Well I am off home in an hour or so and I hope the journey is a lot better than last weeks with all the wind. 

Today's card is made using Heather Valentin's Peekaboo Penguin.  This was the first digi I used of Heather's last year and I brought him out again to play.

I have made an easel card from a 6 x 6 pearlescent silver card.
I have used Core'dinations blue card and layered paper with snowflakes from my stash.  I have inked the paper with Adirondak Cloudy Blue.  I then used Spellbinder Fleur De Lis die with Holographic Silver card and took the centre out and left the frame.
I printed the image onto Stampography card and then cut out with Spellbinder Fleur De Lis die.
I used Copic pens and coloured the penguin in.  I used PanPastel in Blue around the penguin.
To finish off I punched out snowflakes with blue mirri card and added a sentiment
The base of the card I have layered the same paper and wrapped around blue lace which I have threaded white ribbon and tied a bow.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Wrapped in Love

Afternoon Crafty Friends and Followers

Whew a busy day yesterday and another one today.  I hope you are all well and keeping safe and warm.  I can't believe that it is nearly December!  Where on earth has this year gone?  Have you started your Christmas shopping, I am nearly finished now and by the weekend I will have all my Christmas presents and just the wrapping to do.

Another card using Mulberry Wood Decoupage sheet from Crafter's Companion.

This one is so cute and ideal for the one you love!

Thank you for stopping by Today
I do appreciate your visits and your comments
 I do read them all
Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Mulberry Wood

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends and Followers

Well it is Tuesday again and I am here in Leeds with Mike and Ian (Kraftyhands).  I hope you all have a fabulous week and keep warm and safe.

Here is another Christmas card using Mulberry Wood decoupage sheet from Crafter's Companion

Thank you for stopping by Today
Thank you for your visit and
please leave a comment if you have time
Hugs xxx

Monday, 26 November 2012

Snow Gear Snow Baby

Good Evening Crafty Friends and Followers

Whew what a busy day today, got lots of DT sorted but unfortunately I can't show you yet, all will be revealed in December.

Today's card is another Christmas card that I made using Elisabeth Bell's Snow Gear Snow Baby.  I do love this particular design and have used her before. 

6 x 6 white base card scored to make an easel card
Core'dinations So Mod purple card which I have added faux stitching around the edges with black pen.
I have used Spellbinder die to cut out pale lilac snowflake paper from my stash
Stamped Snow Baby onto Stampography card and coloured with Copic's I have added glitter to the hood and fur on the bottom of her coat.  Scored around the edges with my scissors and then distressed with Dew Drops Brilliance Orchid ink.  To finish off the topper I have again added faux stitching with a black pen.
To finish off I have punched out snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch and dotted them down the side.  Added a double bow and pearl gems on the corners.
The base of the card I have matted a piece of the snowflake paper and added a sentiment as the stopper.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

My Family

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends and Followers

I hope that all my friends and followers who live down south are safe and keeping dry and warm in this awful weather we are experiencing at the moment.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Yesterday as you know I went to see my granddaugthers and thought that I would show you some photo's of them.  Florence sure has grown and Alice is just a bundle of joy and loves her baby sister so much.

This one is my son Veli with his daughters Alice and Florence and the dog Billy

This was taken yesterday of me with Baby Florence isn't she a cutie

This photo was taken not long after Florence was born I call it
"Sisterly Love"

I hope you all have a fantasti day and I will be posting again later on today after I have got my DT work done and bags packed for tomorrow's trip to Leeds.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxx

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Happy Sunday Crafty Friends and Followers

I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday, I was busy with my DT work and other crafting.  Today I am off to see my granddaughters, Alice and Florence and looking forward to seeing them.  Then hubby is taking me out for a meal.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Today's card is made using Heather Valentin's Krystal, this is a beautiful digi for a Christmas card.

6 x 6 white card for base
Silver Mirri card set at an angle first layer
Core'dinations So Mod card with white and silver ribbon around then place off set on the mirri card.
Third layer is patterned paper from my stash
Krystal has been primted off onto Stampography card and coloured with Copics and glitter Copics, added glitter to the bauble.
To finish off I have added a bow, pink star gems on the ribbon, clear gem stars and the buttons are from Turkey.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Gay Paris

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

Well you definitely need your woolies today it is flippin freezing out there today.  Not that I have been out mind!  Yesterday was a mad day getting all the Christmas cleaning done as both hubby and I were at home and it was the only time we had free to get it done.  I put the winter duvet on yesterday how was that for good timing?  It is fatal though as I just didn't want to get out of bed!

Now todays card is made so that I could enter it into one of my crafy friends challenge blog  Craftymess Challenge Blog, there are only 4 entries so far please take part if you can.  I do hope some of you will take part in this challenge as there are only a few entries to date.  The theme is "Choose a Country"  I picked Paris as you will no doubt have guessed from the title of my blog post.

Kraft card as the base card which I have punched with X-cut corner punch
Black pearlescent card
Next layer is double sided sticky paper which I have added micro beads for texture
Postcard is from my stash which I have distressed with PanPastels Burnt Sienna and Orange Shade
The Topper and stamps are from a sheet of Graphic 45, Glimpse of Paris
Using a pair of scissors I have scored around the postcard and added Adirondak Expresso ink.
I have also added Fran-tage down the right hand side and along the bottom.  Before layering the postcard down I have added an eiffel tower charm.
The topper has been heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then scored with scissors around the edges.  I then manipulated the topper so the embossing cracked to age it.
To finish off I added the penny farthing which I bought from Crafty Emblies

This is a close up of the topper.

Thank you for Stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 23 November 2012

Ho Ho Ho Its Christmas

Good Morning Craft Friends and Followers

I have had a fabulous couple of days in Leeds.  The journey home was horrendous the winds over the moors was awful and the lorry drivers were idiots. Boy it was a scary drive and I was so glad to get home.  I have my hubby home for a long weekend so we are going to be blitzing the house in time for Christmas.

Well all my Christmas cards are done now something I am so happy about.

I just love the Mulberry Wood collection from Crafter's Companion and have made quite a few Christmas cards with them.
Pale blue card in the shape of Spellbinder Label 1.
I have cut out patterned paper and silver mirri card using Spellbinder Labels 1 die.
The topper is Mulberry wood which is one of my favourites isn't Santa a cutie.
To finish off I have added a sentiment and clear gems.

Thank you for stopping by Today
I will stop by your blogs tonight
Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Fairy Silhouette

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

Well I will be travelling on home later today.  Tomorrow hubby is off so we are going to get all that Christmas cleaning done,  groan!  It needs to be done so once it is done I will be able to relax and enjoy preparing for the big day.  Don't you think this year has gone so quick?  It sure has been a very eventful and exciting year for me.  I can't wait to see what next year has install for me.

I have been playing with my Lavinia stamps again and using one of the fairies which is just one of my favourites.

6 x 6 cream card base
First layer is leaf patterned gold mirri
Second layer is pale green cut out with Spellbinder Decorate Labels 1
Lavinia Fairy has been stamped with Memento Ink then inked with Adirondak Meadow
Cut out using the Spellbinder Decorative Label 1.
The little bird is from my stash which I have stamped.  I glittered the fairy wings and the bubbles.
To finish off I have added lemon and green gems and a sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by Today
I do appreciate your comments and thoughts on my creations.
Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

I hope you are all keeping well and having a good week.  Still working in Leeds busy, busy, busy here at Kraftyhands Towers.

Today's creation is another Christmas Card, another one to add to my own Christmas card stash.  Not many to get done as I promised myself last year that I would make Christmas cards throughout the year so now I have only about half a dozen left to make and they are special ones.

A6 card matted with gold mirri card
Candy Cane card is from the Core Impressions Classic Christmas Collection which I have sanded.
I have layered the decoupage onto white card stock.
The decoupage is from Paintbox Poppets which I have layered with Pinflair
To finish off I have added some red gems and a greeting.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Enjoy the rest of your Day
Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Badger the Postman

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

Welcome to my new followers I hope you enjoy visiting my blog to see what I have been up to.

Tuesday again and of course I am in Leeds now until Thursday evening.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and get some crafting done.

Mulberry Wood Pyramage topper inked edges with Dew Drops Brilliance Sky Blue ink
Holographic silver card cut out using Spellbinder Scalloped Square die
Base card is from the Mulberry Wood Decoupage pack as is the sentiment
Gems are from my stash

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 19 November 2012

Blue and Brown

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and got some crafting done.  I managed to get in the craft room Saturday afternoon and all day yesterday.  I was playing with my embossing folders and inks, Fran-tage and got lovely inky fingers.  Today's card is one I finished off on Saturday.

A6 white card matted and layered with Silver mirri card and blue patterned card.
I embossed white card with a Darice embossing folder then dusted Cosmic Shimmer mica powder in blue.  I then swiped over one side and one corner with Perfect Medium and then using Fran-tage spinkled it on and heat embossed this.
The tag is from my stash which I attached blue and brown ribbon
The sentiment is from my stash

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Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

White on White

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

Sunday already!  Don't you think the weekend goes so quickly!  A quick card from me this morning, something I made yesterday whilst in the crafting zone.

6 x 6 white square card
First layer is lace
Second layer is white card embossed using Cuttlebug Floral Embossing Folder
Stamped flower embossed in WOW powders.
White Ric Rak double bow
White pearl Butterfly

Thank you for Stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 17 November 2012


Good Afternoon Crafty Friends and Followers

Well the dreaded housework is done as is the washing just got the ironing to do later.  Time to play in my craft room for the rest of the day and all day tomorrow and Monday.  Design Team work to get done on Monday so today and tomorrows is just for me!

Today's card is one I made yesterday while at my Mum's.  I have used Lavinia Stamps which I just love as they give such lovely results.

Lavinia Stamps - Cherry Blossom, Tree and Bunnies
Birds are from my Stash
Spellbinder Labels Twenty Five
Memento Black Ink
Adirondack, Mushroom, Meadow and Cloudy Blue

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 16 November 2012

Vintage Chic

Good Evening Crafty Friends and Followers

What a busy week I don't seem to have had 5 minutes to myself this week.  Friday already and where has this week gone?  Today I spent time with mum and dad.  Mum and I did some crafting together, we had a stamping afternoon and of course colouring in.

Today's card is a thank you card, something I like to keep in my card stash as you never know when you will need one.

A4 Pearlescent card
Vintage Chic Boutique Top
Eazi Bow
Buttons, Feather, Greeting from stash

Thank you for Stopping by Today
Big Hugs xxxxxx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Lavinia Fairy

Good Evening Crafty Friends and Followers

I hope you are all well and keeping safe.  I have spent a busy few days at Kraftyhands Towers with Mike and Ian.  Home now so catching up on my commenting and tidying up the house before I go and see my parents tomorrow.

Today's post is using Lavinia stamps.  I am in love with these stamps and I am sure a lot of you do too.  Mike has redone my blog for me ready for Christmas don't you just love it?  I do :)

Card base is 6 x 6 pale green.
Stamps used are Fairy, Cherry Blossom and Flower Stamp
Adirondak Mushroom and Pitt Black
Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powders in Antique Green, and Silver Sparkle
PanPastels Bright Yellow Green Tint

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Free your Imagination

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

A quick post from me today as still in Leeds and got a lot of work to do today.  I will catch up on your blogs later on today/evening.  Thank you for taking the time to pop by and see my creation.

Today's card is made using Visible Image new stamp set Free your Imagination which you can purchase here.

8 x 8 square card
Pale Lilac glitter card
Core'dinations So Mod card embossed using Die'sire Regal Corner
Stampography card cut into a square and centre cut out using Spellbinder Marvellous Square die
The frame has been dusted with PanPastels Violet.
The topper has been stamped using the birds and feathers from the stamp set with Perfect Medium.  The birds have been dusted with Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powder Black pearl and the feathers with Lilac Gold.
The sentiment has been stamped with the Perfect Medium and dusted with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Lavender.
The bow, gems and Craftwork Cards Card Candy

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Susie Lou

Good Evening Crafty Friends and Followers

Today I am in Leeds until Thursday afternoon.  The journey was quite good this morning and it was lovely to see night turn to morning.  A lot of red sky about but it was lovely.  Got stuck in traffic from Junction 24 but that always happens.

Today it is my day for posting a card using an image from Scrapbook Stamp Society.  I have used Heather Valentin's Susie Lou Christmas Ornament Ragamuffin.  I have steered away from traditional colours for this as she just wanted to be coloured in pinks.  You can purchase this adorable image here.

I have used 6 x 6 square cream card.
Craft House Winter Wonderland Paper Pack
Corners punched with Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
Core'dinations So Mod pink card cut using Spellbinder Blossom 4 die
Cream Lace, Pink Pearl gems
Digi printed onto Stampography Card and coloured with Copic Ciao Pens.
Bauble has been glittered.

Thank you for Stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids Blog Hop

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

It is that time of the year again where a group of talented crafters get together to participate in the Blog Hop Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids.  We all make a banner and send it off to be displayed in hospitals for Children in the USA.

This is my second year of taking part and WOW we have had to extend our hop from 2 to 3 days as there were so many crafters wanting to take part.  Below is a little bit about the Hop.

"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."

As joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than being home with their families.

For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright. 

This is the second Christmas season that our own band of dedicated and loving paper crafters have come together to make Holiday banners for children who are too sick to be home for the holidays. Welcome to the Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids blog hop!

I am especially pleased that this year, not only have our numbers of generous crafters swelled so our Hop is over three full days, but also, that we have partnered with another great cause and recipient of our banners!

By teaming up with Madison Womack's I FEEL THE LOVE PROJECT, the banners our crafters have handmade will be going to the hospitalized children at Children's Hospital Central California!

First, let me show you the banner I made for today's post. I'll be sending this to Madison and the children at CHCC who are benefiting from the I Feel the Love project in December:

For my banner I have used the adorable Toread Decoupage pack from Crafter's Companion.  The pennants I bought which I have stamped holly and snowflakes on.  I have added glitter to the little images and threaded with dark green ribbon.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Big Crafty Hugs

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Friday at the NEC

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

As you all know I was at the NEC on Friday and I had a fabulous day.  I got to the NEC about 8.30 and met Mike and Ian from Kraftyhands.  I met a lot of my crafty friends, Ally (Ally's Inky Fingers), Sam (HobbyFun), Christine and Sue (Princess Pinflair), Anna Marie and Tim, all the guys at Crafter's Companions, I bumped into Sue and Linda from Jem's Designs, Sheenagh was with them and of course I had to go and say hello to Nigel and Leonie. 

I spent all my money but I got everything on my list and some!!!  I also met the lovely Emma and all on the Kanban stand.  There were a lot more new exhibitors this year, including Chloe, Cricut to name but a few.

Here are a few photographs of what I bought!

Lavinia stamps x 5
10 Copic Sketch Pens
6 Pan Pastels and sponges.
The box holds some of the Crafter's Companions Storage for pens

Bottle tops with die and inserts
4 Adirondak Inks
2 Tubes of Pinflair
1 tub of book binder glue
Assortment of charms

Lavinia Card
Paint brush bag
Pearlescent paper from Anna Marie Designs which I use for printing my background on it is superb paper and a good weight too.

I left at 3.00 pm from Birmingham which for me to get home is a 2 hour journey well it took me 4 and a half hours.  The traffic was horrendous, I was bored out of my mind.  The traffic was bumper to bumper until I got off the motorway.  I was absolutely shattered by the time I got home.
Yesterday I had to tidy my craft room as it was a disaster area and I can't craft in mess so I had a good sort out and tidy up and put my new goodies away all ready for me to get some crafting done today.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Stepper Silhouette

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Followers

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I will be back later on tonight and will make my journey around your blogs and catch up with what you have all been creating and commenting.

Just to say thank you so much for all your fabulous comments and I do so appreciate the time you take to visit my blog.

Side Stepper card using my Hougie Board on White Pearlescent card
I used Black card and used Spellbinder Decorative Oval I then cut out a white oval again using a spellbinder die.
The silhouette was from my stash which I added a pearl flat gem as an earring.
To finish off I have added black with gold ribbon around the base of the stepper and a Birthday topper.  I made a bow using the same ribbon and the black pearl swirls are from Creative Expressions.

Thank you for stopping by Today.
Hugs xxxx