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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

What appears to be the end...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Oh my I had all these plans yesterday and they went out the window.
Today is going to be very much a day of catching up and trying to get ahead.

A card I made using Tim Holtz Crazy Cats, just LOVE THEM!


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card which I have matted and layered gold pearlescent card.
2. I wrapped the ribbon around the bottom half of the card before adhering to base card.
3. I created the topper by first covering white card with Gesso, once this was dry sprayed with water and added the Colour Bursts. Once this was dry I then distressed with DI twisted citron.
4. I then stamped the crazy cat, ball of wool and sentiment.
5. To finish off I matted the topper onto dark brown card and adhered to base card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sunny Day Crafting #12 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #125 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #327 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #84 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

You're on my Mind

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Oh my one more day left and then we are into September!
August sure has gone with the blink of an eye don't you think?

A vintage card to share with you today, you know I love these style of cards.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 scalloped white square card, I have scored the front of the card and folded back to create a Z card.
2. Matted and layered mink coloured pearlescent card and patterned card from my stash which has been distressed on the edges with DI vintage photo marker on the inside of the card, and on the half fold on the front of the card.
3. I matted and layered the image onto patterned card and adhered onto front of the card with foam pads for dimension.
4. On the inside of the card I added lace and a bling trim across the top of the lace.
5. To finish off I added clear gems to the 2 corners on the front of the card and one corner on the base of the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Ooh-la-la Creations #212 - Girlie
613 Avenue Create #188 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #40 - Always Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish #331 - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Always Anything Goes 


Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 29 August 2016

Time

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Bank holiday to my UK friends! It is typical bank holiday weather too!

Time sure does fly while you are having fun.

A card made using Visible Image stamps.


Step by Step

1. A5 landscape white card from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered brown pearlescent card, the next layer I distressed with fossilised amber and stamped clocks and cogs around the page.
3. I then matted and layered brown pearlescent card.
4. The next layer I distressed with squeezed lemonade and stencilled clock faces all over using ground espresso.  I then stamped the clock numbers and word time with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with WOW embossing powder.
5. To finish off I stamped the wings with Versafine, embossed then cut out and water coloured with spiced marmalade and coloured clock face with the same colour.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Broken Fairy #9 - AG Twist Fall Colours
Sweet Stampin - No Designer Papers
The Pencil Case #27 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #114 - Always Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Sunday, 28 August 2016

Dream

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a wonderful day yesterday catching up with my crafting friends at the Leigh show.

I got a few goodies mainly the essentials and a few had to haves, as you do.

Today I am sharing with you a card I have created for Barbara's Calendar challenge.


Step by Step

1. A5 white card.
2. First layer is black card which I have stamped Dream with Gold embossing powder.
3. The topper was created thus:
a) Using Distress Ink fossilized amber, wild honey and squeezed lemonade covered the background 
b) Created the hills and valleys with wild honey and ground espresso.
c) sprinkled water over the background and cleaned away excess with kitchen roll.
d) laid the stencil down and used black soot through the stencil.
e) to finish off I added a touch of squeezed lemonade onto the moon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Clarity - Barbara's Calendar Challenge
A Vintage Journey - Stencil it
Fussy and Fancy #171 - Lets Fly Away
Sami Stamps #40 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #35 - Anything Goes
Cards 4 Galz #29 - Butterflies or Dragonflies
Stamps and Stencils - Take Flight

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx




Saturday, 27 August 2016

Shall we Dance?

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post this morning as I am off to Leigh for the craft show.

Looking forward to catching up with a few of my crafting friends too.

Don't forget to check out my mixed media blog too!

A vintage card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white deckle edged card from Anna Marie Designs.
2. The first layer is printed from the Crafter's Companion Times Gone By CD which I have distressed with both scissors and DI vintage photo then adhered to card base at an angle.
3. The topper I have also distressed with scissors and DI vintage photo.
4. I then added lace to the bottom and then created the bouquet using flowers from Wild Orchid crafts.
5. To finish off I added the pearl trim along the top of the lace and a pearl heart to once corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cards 4 Galz #29 - Butterfly or Dragonfly
Julie Spiri - Anything Goes/Vintage
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funky - Floral Infactuation
Fab n Funky #316 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 26 August 2016

Thank You

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

We had a lovely time visiting my parents yesterday, both of keeping well and mum is looking forward to coming to ours next month to look after my fur babies while Rick and I go off on our holiday.

What are you doing today? I am hoping to get some crafting done today.

A thank you card to share with you today.

Step by Step

1. A6 cream card for the base card.
2. Matted and layered two of the papers from DCWV Lace and Linen paper pack.
3. Wrapped the sewing themed ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. Trimmed down the topper and distressed with DI Victorian Velvet and added foam pads to add dimension.
5. To finish off I added the pink pearl gems to the 4 corners and the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Crafty Addicts #22 - Anything Goes
City Crafter #325 - It's all about YOU
Paper Minutes - Sewing
Crafting from the Heart #124 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Back to School

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Rick and I are off to visit my parents this morning, then going out on a couple of errands.

A vintage style back to school card to share, here in the UK the children go back to school early in September, in Scotland they have already returned to school as I am sure have some of the children in the USA.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square deckle edged card.
2. First layer is from DCWV Lace and Linen paper which has been adhered to base card at an angle.
3. The next layer is from Graphic 45 Artisan Style Collection also matted and layered at an angle on the base card.
4. I matted and layered the topper from my stash and adhered to base card.
5. Using black card and Kaisercrafts lower and upper case die set cut out the words and adhered to card.
6. To finish off I added 3 black card candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #322 - Words/Letters on Background
Fab n Funky #316 - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter #261 - Back to School
Creative Moments #100 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #100 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today! 
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Free your Imagination

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Didn't realise that it was bank holiday weekend this weekend. August sure has gone by so quick.

Two weeks today hubby and I will be off on our holiday!

My card today is one of my favourites, I love the colours on this.


Step by Step

1. A5 white card is used for base card.
2. The first layer I created by first stamping the feather's which are from Visible Image onto the card with Versafine and embossing with clear embossing powder. I then used DI peacock feathers and ripe persimmon blending them onto the card.
3. The topper was created by using photo card and stamping the background with Perfect Medium, blotting and then using the above 2 distress inks sweeping across to create the background.
4. I stamped the bird with Archival ink which is a Tim Holtz stamp, cut out and adhered to topper with Pinflair.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment with Verafine Habanero and clear embossed, cut out and distressed with peacock feathers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sunny Day Crafting #11 - Always Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Anything Goes
A bit more time to Craft #26 - Anything goes
Cards Galore - Use a Stamp or Digi
Creative Craft Cottage #70 - Things with Wings

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

However you spend it...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your visits and lovely comments.
You each inspire in so many different ways and I hope in some small way I return the favour.

Today a busy one as I have a couple of projects to finish as well as a video to do and edit.

Whatever you have planned may it be a truly wonderful day.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square card.
2. Matted and layered gold pearlescent card.
3. The topper I created by placing harlequin stencils down, spritzing with water then adding Ken Oliver Colour Bursts, removed the stencil and left to dry.
4. Once dry I then distressed with DI vintage photo and stamped the sentiment and card from Visible Image.
5. To finish off I added wooden cogs from Things to Alter.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft your Passion #326 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #124 - Always Anything Goes
Love 2 Scrap #84 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #188 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - AG with a Stamp
Robyn's Fetish #330 - Cards for Men

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 22 August 2016

Smile, it is the key...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Monday to you all, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Something totally different to share with you today, I got very messy and inky creating this card.
I hope you like it.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 square card which I have matted and layered white card distressed with aged mahogany.
2. The next layer was created by using key mask with stencil medium and adding Colour Burst,
whilst it was still wet I pressed another card over the stencil and put to one side.
3. Once this was dry I then distressed with ground espresso and adhered to base card.
4. I took the second print and stamped the lock from Tim Holtz stamp set distressed with vintage photo, stamped again and cut the padlock and distressed with aged mahogany.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment cut them up and arranged along the top of the card and added a key from my stash with Baker's twine.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Sparkle Forum #83 - Lots of Layers
Inspiration Destination #99 - Always Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges #291 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #35 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Ooh-La-La...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all? Are you enjoying the weekend?
The weather here has been dismal, after getting the household chores done yesterday I managed to get into the craft room and get a couple of design team project done.

Today I have a video to record and edit and hoping to do a bit more parchment too.

This card is made using the new Groovi Ooh-la-la boards designed by Linda Williams


Step by Step

1. A5 landscape white card.
2. Matted and layered black pearlescent card and white embossed card.
3. Wrapped black sentiment ribbon around the bottom of the layers before adhering to base card.
4. Created the design using the bra Groovi board and used the straight pricking board around the edges then cut out and added to a piece of black pearlescent card with black brads.
5. To finish off I fussy cut out the bow and added this to the bra with a brad.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Clarity #42 - Fussy Cutting
Crafty Friends #38 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #144 - Always Anything Goes
Southern Girls #141 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #100 - Always Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #316 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today:
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Artful Days Tag

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A busy day here with the usual household chores.

Today I am sharing my second project using the new goodie box from Artful Days.

This month the theme is "by the sea"

If you wish to see what goodies you can find inside the box please click the video below.


I have created a tag for my second project.


First I used Pebeo modelling paste through Tim Holtz sun ray stencil.  Once this was dry I then distressed with DI squeezed lemonade and then peacock feathers.


I then took one of the ephemera card and attached at an angle onto the tag, I then added the silver sentiment charm and a few of the gems which look like tiny shells.


On the bottom of the tag I layered up some hessian, a strip of denim and added another of the shells.  Using 3 of the flowers arrange them around the shell and inside the shell, snuggling the small glass bottle inbetween.  On the other side I then adhered a couple of buttons, ephemera shells, gems, a large shell and the silver star fish charm.


To finish off I added some of the little sequins, gems and small shells around the tag. I then cut two pieces of the twine in jade and rust threaded the fish charm and threaded through the hole at the top.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey - Stencil It
Creative Artiste #17 - Anything Goes Mixed Media
PDE Linky Party #134 - Tags
Tag you're it #54 - Inspired by Showcase Tag
Creative Fingers #114 - Anything goes

Many thanks for stopping by today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Friday, 19 August 2016

Brown Sugar Challenge #212

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Brown Sugar.

The theme for this week is Lace and Bling.

Our sponsor this week is Sherri Baldy - My Besties


www.mybestiesshop.com   
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square white card.
2. I have matted and layered blue pearlescent embossed card onto the base of the card.
3 Printed the image onto supersmooth, cut out with SB Grande Scalloped Rectangle die, coloured with Copics, then matted and layered onto yellow pearlescent card.
4. Along the bottom of I have added lace and bling trim.
5. To finish off I added the small bouquet of flowers and a butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

My Besties Challenge - Anything Goes with my Bestie
My Besties UK - AG or Sparkle/bling
Scrapbook Stamp Society #98 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #33 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #188 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Lil Polly

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a lovely time at Kath's yesterday and will be posting what I created on my mixed media blog some point today.

Today a card using one of Elisabeth Bell's sweet images.


Step by Step

1. Base card is a DL card which I have punched the corners with x-cut corner punch.
2. I then matted and layered yellow and red polka dot card.
3. I wrapped red and yellow ribbon around both layers before adhering to card.
4. I printed the image onto supersmooth, coloured with Copics and cut out with SB die, I then matted and layered onto yellow card.
5. To finish off I added two yellow flowers either side of the sentiment and 4 red pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #100 - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #316 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #99 - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter #260 - Birthday Wishes
Penny's Challenges  #291 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Artful Days DT Project

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today I am sharing my first design team project using the August goodie box from Artful Days.

This month the theme is "by the sea".

I have done a video explaining what is in the box 



I have created an easel card using the lovely products which can be found in the box.


For the base of the card I have matted and layered turquoise pearlescent card and two of the Graphic 45 "Beneath the Sea" papers.  Before adhering to base card I have wrapped turquoise twin and threaded one of the starfish charms, this will add as the stopper for the easel.


For the easel part of the card I have again matted and layered turquoise pearlescent card and another 2 of the papers from Graphic 45 "beneath the sea". You can see that the charm works brilliantly as the stopper.


I then broke one of the lollipop sticks to create a sign, I then wrote using Micron pen "by the Sea" and added one of the small seashells.


In this corner I have added some hessian, threaded rust coloured twine through the octopus charm, added the sea shells and button. The blue beads I have adhered inside one of the shells and draped down to rest in another shell with tiny shells inside. I filled the small glass bottle with glitter.


To finish off I cut out the quote from one of the papers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean #135 - Seaside/Beach
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #325  - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #123 - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum #83 - Lots of Layers
More Mixed Media - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

I am Perfect...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today? 

I had a good productive day and hoping today will be just as productive too.

Last week Kath and I had a crafty play day and this is one of the cards I have created from our play.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped edge square card, I have used Archival ink and stamped the paw prints randomly around the edge of the card.
2. Matted and layered purple and black card and adhered to base card.
3. The topper I created by spritzing water onto white card which had a coat of Gesso then added purple Colour Burst. Once this was dry I distressed with DI dusty concord.
4. On a separate sheet of white gesso'd card I scribbled distress crayon in mermaid lagoon and seedless preserve, moved them around with my water brush the stencilled splotches. I then stamped a crazy bird, cat and two hats, cut them out and adhered to background.
5. To finish off I stamped a Dylusions sentiment, cut out and adhered with Pinflair.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #26 - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #201 - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More - AG with Stamp
Pile it on #114 - Make own Background

Many thanks for stopping by Today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 15 August 2016

Dance, Sing, Live

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Did you all have a nice weekend.

WOW half way through August already, this month sure is going pretty quick.

A vintage card today using IndigoBlu stamp set Music Hall


Step by Step

1. A5 white card for base.
2. Matted and layered black card and musical print card.
3. The topper I created by first using musical note stencil and drawing around the notes from top to bottom with Micron black pen then coloured them in with DI pen in Victorian velvet.
4. I then stamped then distressed the whole of the page with Victorian velvet.
5. I stamped the image and sentiment with Archival black ink.
6. To finish off I coloured the image with Victorian velvet and her face with Copics.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Vintage Journey - Stencil it
Polkadoodle #32 - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - Stencils/Masks

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Christmas Cuddles

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a lovely day at the workshop with Gill yesterday and then Rick and I went to Gill and Paul's for a meal last night.

Good company and gorgeous meal too.

Today a nice relaxing day catching up on admin before going to a barbecue this afternoon.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card.
2. Matted and layered Centura pearlescent red card and white pearlescent card which has been embossed with Christmas sentiments.
3. Before adhering to base card wrapped red and white gingham ribbon around the bottom.
4. Printed the image onto Neenah card and coloured with Copics, cut out with SB Square die then matted and layered onto pearlescent red card also cut out with square die.
5. To finish off I cut out the star flourish from Tonic and adhered the star to the image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

My time to Craft #327 - Embossing (wet/dry)
The Pencil Case #26 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Dragons Lair Designs - Anything Goes
Patties Creations #125 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Just for You

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today.

Gill and I are off to Leeds today to our Journalling workshop with Mike.

We do enjoy these workshops as we catch up with our crafting friends and have a good laugh too.

A male card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 scalloped white square card.
2. Matted and layered Kraft card and brown print card onto base of card.
3. Created background on supersmooth card using Tim Holtz stencil and DI vintage photo.
4. Cut the topper down and distressed around the edges with DI vintage photo then matted and layered onto card with foam pads.
5. To finish off stamped the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Julie Spiri- Anything Goes Twist Vintage
Little Miss Muffet #144 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #106 - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges #290 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 12 August 2016

Discover your Passion

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you are all well and had a good week.

I love IndigoBlu paints and stamps so when Kay was on Hochanda with these new Luscious powders I just had to have them.  

I only had time to have a quick play with them and they are gorgeous. The possibilities with these are endless.  Check out the IndigoBlu blog to see some of the amazing projects the DT has created.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card turned on its side to create tent card.
2. Matted and layered teal and purple pearlescent card.
3. The topper I created by first giving the linen card a coat of Luscious teal powder mixed with water to create a Ombre watercolour background, the photograph doesn't show how shiny it is.
4. I then stamped the image using Archival black in and using IndigoBlu superfine embossing powder. 
5. I stamped the image again onto a separate piece of card and coloured the flowers with IndigoBlu Acrylic paint Pantry White and added some of the purple Luscious powders, I then cut the flowers out and decoupaged over the flowers on the topper for dimension.
6. To finish off I stamped the sentiment with black Archival and embossed again.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

IndigoBlu - Summer Flowers
Addicted to Stamps #206 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #98 - Always Anything Goes
Stampin Royalty #341 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxxxx 

Thursday, 11 August 2016

A night at the Opera

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

I had a fabulous day yesterday with Kath, we got real mucky paws and played with inks, Gelatos, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons as well as christened my crazy cats stamps.

A vintage card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. A5 white landscape card from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered cream pearlescent card and musical card in red.
3. Wrapped gros grain ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. Matted and layered the topper onto cream pearlescent card with foam pads.
5. Added 3 rose pearl flat back gems to the ribbon and pearl florish from Gone Artsy.
6. To finish off I added one of my crocheted flowers and pearl cabachon to the centre.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #25 - Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap #122 - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #39 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #188 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx