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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Mini Mission - Horizon

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope you have all had a wonderful day so far!

Tonight I am sharing with you my Mini Mission for November which is "Horizon"

This journal page was created using IndigoBlu acrylic paints and Tim Holtz umbrella man die cut.


I have a video which shows you the process I took to create this journal page.
You can watch by clicking the LINK


Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thanks a Bunch

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

and relax! Everything is put back in its rightful place and we are so happy with how it has all come together. The new recliner massage chairs are wonderful. I spent all yesterday getting the windows cleaned, curtains put back up and all my ornaments, glasses, books and videos back!

Today is all about crafting!

Today Toni from Stamps by Me is on Create and Craft at 5 pm and then on Sunday at 1 pm.
She will have the beautiful "Just the right words" dies and stamps that work perfectly with the dies.

I was on holiday when they first appeared so didn't make any samples but here is something I made to show you how beautiful they are.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered black and pink card.
3. Stamped the "valued friend" stamp with Versafine then embossed, I then used the coordinating die to cut out and adhered to pink card.
4. I then die cut the word "thanks" from the die set and then stamped the "a bunch".
5. To finish off I coloured the flowers and leaves with Faber Castell pencils, then stencilled the hearts from my Love Heart stencil which you can find over on my website.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz #393 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #55 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #141 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy #199 - Thanks
QKR Stampede #270 - Give Thanks

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Deer Wood

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

A very busy day today, cleaning windows, putting furniture back in their places and finish the housework now that everything is all done.

The new flooring looks fabulous and we are so pleased to finally be getting back to normal it has been a long 4 weeks.

Today sharing a winter's card with you using IndigoBlu's Deer Wood Stamp.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card with corners punched with X-cut corner punch.
2. Matted and layered navy blue card.
3. To create the background of the topper I used Distress Oxieds, faded jeans, broken china and salty ocean.
4. I then stamped the image with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. I then stamped over the image slightly off centre with black Archival ink, this gives a nice shadow effect.
5. To finish off I added white paint splats.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Fairy and the Unicorn #9 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #265 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #190 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #183 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Hexagonals...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

I hope you are all keeping well.

Woohoo, the new flooring is being laid today and then I can get back to normal, rearrange the furniture and get my new recliner chairs in the lounge!

It has been a hard 3 weeks living in a mess but it has been worth it :)

I am sharing with you today another of my new stencils which you can purchase off my website.


Step by Step

1. Octagonal scalloped edge white base card.
2. Adhere the hexagonal mask with low tack masking tape.
3. Distress with Distress Oxide wilted violet and remove stencil.
4. Stamp the flowers from "So Thoughtful stamp set from Stamps by Me, I then coloured with Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens.
5. To finish off stamped the sentiment with Versafine.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Lets be Thankful
Crafty Creations #354 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #149 - Thankful
Creative Moments #131 - Always Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Mixed Media Tag

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today, midway through the week already.

I am excited as my new wood flooring gets laid tomorrow and then I can finally get back to normal (or as normal as I can be)

Last weekend Toni from Stamps by Me had this new Love and Laughter die and stamp set on and I made this mixed media tag.


Step by Step

1. 61/4 by 31/4 MDF tag.
2. Using Tim Holtz wall stencil and Liquitex modeling paste created the wall background.
3. I then gave it a coat of brown paint once this was dry, dry brushed teal over the raised areas.
4. Stamped the bouquet, flowers and leaves then die cut, I then painted with water colour.
5. To finish off I added the ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps #157 - Use more than 1 Stamp
Glitter n Sparkle #265 - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft #11 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #41 - Anything Goes
Mix it up #7 - Anything Goes + Stencilling

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Double Easel Card

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well and have had a good day!

I have been to see my friend Kath for a crafty day and created a piece of mixed media which isn't quite finished yet.

Tonight I want to share with you my double easel card which I have created using the Les Beaux Oiseaux digi papers and ephemera from my website Linda Simpson Designs.


To watch how I have created this double easel card you want watch the video by clicking the LINK

I do hope you enjoy and if you create one please share with me!


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #190 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #183 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #203 - 3D Card

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Acrylic Pours for IndigoBlu

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

As you all know I started my adventure with acrylic pour whilst I was visiting my friend Deb in the USA in June! I have enjoyed creating some wonderful canvas'

After speaking to Kay from IndigoBlu and how she was putting a kit together as you can imagine I was excited.

The following 6 canvas' have been created using IndigoBlu acrylic paints matt and metallic.

Did you see the shows on Saturday and Sunday?

I hope you enjoy!


Autumn Leaves

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes Mixed Media 
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Goes Mixed Media
We Love 2 Create #2 - AG Mixed Media
International Art & Soul #21 - Autumn Colours




Cosmic 


The Deep


Earth

Which one is your favourite?

I love them all but the Autumn Leaves one is my favourite!

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Leilani

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Rick and I had a quite relaxing weekend just for a change after the hectic couple of weekends we have had.

Today is my day to post another project for Digi Doodle Studios.
I have used Leilani today in peach and grey tones.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered grey card and peach card I embossed with floral embossing folder.
3. Added lace to one side of the peach card.
4. Printed Leilani and coloured with Copic Markers then cut out with Tim Holtz tag die.
5. Cut out Stamps by me Flourish with grey card and added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle #265 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #69 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #45 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #392 - No Patterned Paper

Many thanks for stopping by Today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Lest we Forget...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today here in the UK is Remembrance Sunday!

We honour our fallen hero's in both world wars as well as the wars since then!

This card is very poignant for me as the ephemera is past family members!

Thank you to those men and women who gave so much so that we today have our freedom.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square white base card.
2. Matted and layered black and patterned paper from the Nostalgia digi paper kit.
3. Distressed around the ephemera with vintage photo.
4. Cut out the Stamps by Me poppy die in black and red and paper pieced the red pieces into the black outline.
5. To finish off used the Kind Thoughts family sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #55 - Anything Goes
Card Mania #98 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #46 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations #31 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #16 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Eureka 101 Picture Postcard

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope you have all had a wonderful day!

I am looking forward to watching Strictly Come Dancing tonight.
Who is your favourite?

I have a new video to share using the new Eureka 101 Picture Postcard water tablet from Stamps by Me

This is what I created using the wonderful by the tree stamp and Artist watercolour wheel.


To watch how I created this watercolour card using the Picture Postcard watercolour tablet please click the LINK


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #54 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #392 - No Patterned Papers
Creative Fingers #140 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Stamps by Me Paper Piece Dies

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today is the usual household chores as well as the washing and ironing, hoping to get in the craft room later on today.

Toni from Stamps by Me is on again today with new products.

She is on at 11.00 am and 5.00 pm.

Here are a few more of my samples using the new Synergy Paper Piece dies


On this one I have used part of the die as a stencil on the background. 
This is Paper Piece 2 die has been used on this card.


I have used Paper Piece 4 die on this card and paper pieced the rose and coloured the leaves.


Black pearlescent card underneath the die cut and I have water coloured added splats and stencilling on this card. I have used Paper Piece 3 die for this card.


I have added 3 different shades of purple to the background on this card using Generation INX.
Paper Piece die 1 has been used on this card.

I am loving these new large dies, you can make shaker cards too but I decided to go with something different.

Thank you for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Stamps by Me Floral Stamps and Dies

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW Friday already, this week sure has gone by very quickly don't you think.

I have spent most of the week making samples for Toni from Stamps by Me who is on Create & Craft this afternoon at 1.00 pm.

She has beautiful new floral stamps and dies and where so hard to put down and stop making samples.

Here are just a few of my samples using the new stamps and dies.


I have used the new Follow your Heart stamp here


For this one I have used the new lamination stamp set "shines bright"


For this I have used the "love and laughter stamp set


For this one I have used the "thinking of you" stamp set.

I hope you enjoy the show and don't forget Toni will be on again on Saturday too!

Thanks for stopping by today
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Love Heart

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all?

I have been busy this week with DT samples and will be shown after today.

Today sharing with you a new card using my Love Heart stencil which you can find on my website.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Lay down the mask and using low tack masking tape adhere to card.
3. Using Distress Oxides in candied apple over the large and small hearts.
4. Stamp the "life is precious" from Stamps by Me with Versafine and colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens.
5. To finish off stamped the sentiment with Versafine.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps #267 - Make your Mark
Crafty Creations #354 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #130 - Anything Goes
Inspirations Destination #137 - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #27 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Festive Holiday

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all?

A while ago I commented on a Heartfelt blog hop and won a stamp set called "Festive Holiday"

Today I am sharing a card I made using this beautiful set.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered dark green card.
3. To create the topper I used DI evergreen bough, cracked pistachio and shaded lilac.
4. I stamped the image and sentiment with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder, then coloured with Zig clean colour brush pens.
5. To finish off I added white paint splats.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Snowflake Promise #45 - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #16 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #189 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #167 - Add a Sentiment

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Autumn Beauty

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How is everyone today?

Well you all know how I love autumn, not because of the cold and miserable weather I hasten to add but for the wonderful array of colours nature shares with us, a way of saying goodbye to summer!

I have had this image for a number of years and found it the other day so decided to us her in an autumnal card.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered copper pearlescent and muscial note card which has been distressed with ground espresso to base card.
3. Added layer of orange lace, stamped the sentiment with Archival ink.
4. Matted and layered image onto copper pearlescent card.
5. Created the bouquet with large autumnal leaf with flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Craft.
6. To finish off added the butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #182 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle 264 - Autumn Colours
Crafty Calendar - Autumn Colours
Crafting with Friends #54 - Anything Goes
Cute card Thursday #502 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 6 November 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Twinkle Berry Love

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I have had such a busy 7 days decorating but now it is all done and I can finally get in my craft room.
Lots of DT work to do this week.

Today being Monday it is my turn to share my DT project for Digi Doodle Studios.

On Saturday Dina had a new release of wonderful Snowman images and this one is called
Twinkle Berry Love, I have also used digital papers called Suddenly Winter

Here is my project I hope you have a wonderful day!


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered pink card and in my computer programme matted and layered papers from Suddenly Winter which I then printed out and layered over the pink.
3. Before adhering layers to base card I wrapped brown organza ribbon around.
4. Printed image and coloured with Copic and Spica marker pens.  Added glitter to her hat and the robins hat and scarf. I then added glitter around the image too.  Cut out with oval die and matted and layered onto brown oval card.
5. To finish off I added the lace snowflakes and pink pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Daisy Chain #14 - Christmas/Winter
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #69 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #70 - Christmas
The Fairy and the Unicorn #9 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Sunday, 5 November 2017

You are a True Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

An early start this morning as I have the dining room to paint and then painting is all done.

I am shattered but it has been so worth the effort, just need the new wood flooring to be put down and we are all done for this year.

Today sharing another card using beautiful new stamps from Chocolate Baroque called Pretty Poppies.


Step by Step

1. Cream DL base card.
2. Using low tack masking tape masked around the base card to create the rectangle to work in.
3. Using Distress Oxides, Lucky Clover and Broken Glass created the background.
4. Stamped the sentiment, poppies and corner with Archival Ink.
5. To finish off coloured the poppies and butterfly with glitter pens and the leaves with Zig Clean Colour brush pens.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #54 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly #391 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #52 - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz #59 - Favourite Flower and Why
Poppies are one of my favourite flowers either in red or blue as above, they represent those who lost their lives for our freedom.
Crafting with an Attitude #33 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Mission Inspiration November 2017

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope that your weekend is going well.

We have spent the day painting the hall and stairs but finished early as off out to visit friends tonight, hoping to finish this off tomorrow so I can start on the lounge on Monday.

Tonight I am sharing my journal page for November's Mission Inspiration.

"Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder"


These are the prompts that I followed.
I have used IndigoBlu paints and stencils along with Mod Podge and Slap it on.


To watch the process please click the LINK and I hope you enjoy!
Please leave a comment, thumbs up and subscribe.


Many thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!