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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Happy Birthday to Me

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well today is my birthday, another year older and wiser, so they say!

I had a fabulous time at Tim Holtz workshop yesterday and spent over my budget Oops!
Well it was an early birthday Treat!

Hubby is taking me out today to celebrate with a mooch around and then a meal later.

I have added my new stencils to my website which are available to purchase!

Today I am sharing one of my favourite samples using Stamps by Me new Synergy Dies and Stamps.

Did you see the shows on Friday? Did you have a Favourite!


Step by Step

1. A5 Tent card base made using Pearlescent card.
2. Matted and layered yellow card.
3. To create the topper I using the circle texture stamps and used orange and yellow Generation INX, I used orange and stamped the sentiment.
4. I then cut out the Scribble circle using gold card and adhered to topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

CAS on Friday #117 - Dies
Crafting with Friends #51 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #385 - Birthday
Fussy & Fancy #195 - Fall Colours
Making Memories Crafting #9 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

New Stencil Release

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I am super excited to share with you the release of my new stencils over on my website

I have made 2 autumnal stencils, the tree and the leaves.

Here are a couple of samples using distress oxides and stamps from Stamps by me.



Here is the link to the video.


Thanks so much for visiting!
Crafty Hugs



Stamps by Me Samples

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I am so excited today as I am off to Harrogate to take part in Tim Holtz workshop this morning!

This has been on my bucket list for a number of years and so excited to be taking part today, I am also looking forward to meeting up with crafty friends too.

Today I am sharing a number of my samples from Toni's show (Stamps by Me) yesterday!
I just love all the new stamps and dies!


I have used part of the larger stamp around the frame, stamped the image with Versafine and embossed then added the sentiment. 


On this one I have used Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover using the circle texture stamps and one of the large sentiment stamps.  I then used the circle from Art Shapes and Scribble Art 2


On this card I have used the stamps from the Dancing in the Moonlight stamp set.
Created the background with Distress inks and matted onto green card.


This is very CAS I cut out the square shapes in dark blue and light blue then swapped over the inside squares. Stamped the sentiment using Generation INX in Blue.

Many thanks for stopping by Today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Stamps by Me - Splatter Art 1

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW Friday already, this week sure has flown by!

Today Toni from Stamps by Me is on Create and Craft today at 8.00 am and 2.00 pm

She has some fabulous new Synergy Dies and stamps and sharing another of my samples.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 black square card base.
2. Matted and layered red card.
3. To create the topper background I masked off 2 diagonal stripes with masking tape and using DI in Squeezed Lemonade, Fired Brick and Faded Jeans inked each portion, and added some texture with water droplets and through some stencils with water.
4. I next stamped the sentiments in black Archival ink.
5. To finish off I cut out the 3 splatters with black card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude #31 - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times #54 - Sentiment (No Image)
A Snowflake Promise #44 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #350 - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer #2 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting! 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stamps by Me - Scribble Art 1

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all doing today? 

Today I am sharing with you one of my samples using the wonderful new Synergy Die called Scribble Art 1 from Stamps by Me.

Toni will be on Create and Craft tomorrow at 8.00 am and 2.00 pm with some fabulous new dies and stamps. Check out her Facebook page where she did a live video showing the new dies and stamps.


Step by Step

1. DL white base card.
2. Stamped the word Love and "has no end" with Versafine Crimson Red
3. Cut out the scribble using shaving foam background.
4. Cut out the heart using red mirri card.
5. To finish off added some red splatters.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #186 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #175 - Anything Goes
Createful Heart Cards #2 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Amazing

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you this Wednesday morning?

Kath is coming today for a couple of hours. I am looking forward to seeing her and having a good catch up as not seen each other for 2 weeks.

Today sharing a card with you using Amazing stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 tent card base.
2. Matted and layered black card.
3. Stamped the image with black Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.
4. Coloured image with Generation INX in purple and green, once dry added the blue and purple splatters.
5. To finish off using blue and purple marker pen added squiggly lines around the topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Bit more time to Craft #52 - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess #13 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire #66 - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybird Creations #29 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Flutterby Butterfly

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A busy day here getting some video's recorded and making some tags for a swap I am in.

Today I am sharing another make from the workshop I attended with Maria Simms in July.

We used the wonderful large butterfly from Clarity Stamp which was embossed onto black card and coloured with Viva Decor Inka Gold.

We also used Inka Gold to decorate the frame. I decided to cut out the butterfly and have placed a shaving foam background and added the birthday sentiment.


A really quick and simple card to create but looks quite elegant!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #201 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #66 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #186 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #175 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Giovanna

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

I had a lovely weekend just chilling out with hubby!

Today it is my turn to share my project using Giovanna from Digi Doodle Studios

Have you visited the website? Which one is your favourite?

I have used the following Copic's to colour this image.

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R93
Hair - E7, E8, E19, E34
Dress - B91, B93, B95
Shoes - B93, B95, B97
Flowers - YR15, YR16, YR18
Ribbons & Bows - YG21, YG23, YG25


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered papers from my stash
3. Printed image and coloured with Copics, see list above, then cut out with SB curved rectangle.
4. Matted and layered onto cream embossed card from my stash.
5. To finish off added the sentiment, foilage and gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #433 - Feels Like Autumn
The Fairy and Unicorn #7 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #37 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy #196 - Fall Colours
Little Miss Muffet #171 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Have a Great Day

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all, I hope you are well.

Yesterday my good friend Lesley came and we went shopping and out to lunch.
I then made some samples for Toni from Stamps by Me shows next Friday.

Today I am finishing off some more samples ready to post tomorrow.

What have you been up too?

Today a card using the Hunkydory My Fair Lady card kit.


Step by Step

1. DL white base card.
2. Matted and layered purple adorable scorable and patterned paper from the kit.
3. Before adhering to base card I wrapped silver ribbon around both layers.
4. I have used foam pads to adhere topper for dimension and added a feather to her hat.
5. To finish off I added clear gem to her hat and along the ribbon. Also added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #50 - Anything Goes
Making Memories #9 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #50 - Anything Goes
Create & Makes #14 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christmas Santa

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well it is Saturday and that can only mean one thing... Christmas

I know it is only September and I have been away sunning myself in Malta but needs must!

I have used the Retro Christmas stamp set from IndigoBlu for this card!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 pearlescent silver base card.
2. Matted and layered red card.
3. To create the topper I stamped Santa, holly and sentiment with black Versafine before embossing with clear embossing powder.
4. I coloured Santa with Copic Markers and used Luscious powder to colour his red hat.
5. To finish off I added Unicorn Sparkle to his hat and bobble and in his beard. I then added Unicorn Sparkle around the image to look like snow!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #52 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #39 - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire #66 - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges #2 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Life Moments

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well I'm back and this morning it is a chilly but dry one. I am hoping that I brought some sun back with me, it was nice when we landed the sun was out :)
We had a wonderful time in Malta and will share some photographs at the weekend.

Today it will be all about admin, DT samples as well as getting the holiday washing done too.

Today sharing another card using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and Leaf Blueprint stamp and die set to create this autumnal card.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream scalloped square card base.
2. Matted and layered orange card.
3. To create background I used water colour card and spritzed with water and added some of Ken Oliver's Colour Bursts.  Once dry I then stecilled the autumn leaves stencil by Tim Holtz with vintage photo Distress Oxides.
4. I then stamped the oak leaf with vintage sepia Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then distressed around with fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and decoupaged the leaf.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude #31 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts #211 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #350 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #133 - Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon #411 - Distress it 

Many thanks for visiting 
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Awesome!

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well Rick and I will be making our way home today after a fabulous time in Malta!

Looking forward to seeing mum and my fur babies.

I am sharing a card using IndigoBlu Stamps Steampunkesque and Ink Splats.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 scalloped edge square cream base card.
2. Matted and layered brown card.
3. To create background I splatted green and orange ink whilst covering the centre with a circle card. I then distressed with Distress Oxide lucky clover and fossilized amber.
4. I then using Distress Oxide in spiced marmalade and vintage photo to stamp the ink splats around the circle.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and image with vintage sepia Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Presence of Wonder

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

The last day of our holiday today and we will be travelling back home tomorrow.

Thank you all for your visits and comments whilst I have been away!

I hope you have enjoyed visiting!

Today is all about Tim Holtz products including the fabulous Distress Oxides


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 scalloped white square card.
2. Matted and layered purple card.
3. To create the background I used Distress Oxides in wilted violet, lucky clover and fossilized amber, once dry I then sprinkled water droplets.
4. I then cut out the wild flowers using shaving foam background card, stamped the sentiment and butterflies with Archival ink.
5. To finish off I stamped butterflies again, cut out and decoupaged over the butterflies on the background.

Many thanks for visiting and see you again tomorrow!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Perfect

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW 2 days left of our holiday and we will be travelling back home on Thursday!

How have you all been?

Sharing another card using the new Synergy Die Poppy and Get your Happy on stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered navy blue card.
3. On white card created the blue background using Colour Burst.
4. Cut out the poppy die on pale blue and white card. I used the negative blue and stamped the splats and sentiment onto the card. I then adhered to the white card where the dark blue shows through.
5. To finish off I adhered the white die cut poppy into the negative space and added a dragonfly.

Once again thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 11 September 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Birdy

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Happy Monday to you all!

This is a scheduled post as I am away on holiday!

I hope you are all well and having a wonderful weekend.

Today it is my turn to share with you my project for Digi Doodle Studios

I have used Birdy and coloured her with Copics as follows:

Skin - E53, E51, E50 R93
Hair - C7, C5, C3, C1
Trousers - B00, B01, B02
Birds - B000, B00, B01
Top & Flowers - YR000, YR00, YR02
Shoes and Tree - E17, E19
Spica Glitter Pens in Red and Green


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped square card base.
2. Matted and layered papers from Linda Simpson Designs
3. Printed image onto supersmooth, cut out with SB die, whilst die was in place distressed around image and coloured with Copic markers.
4. I cut out flourishes, butterfly and flowers with different card.
5. To finish off added pearl gems to the centre of the flowers and body of butterfly.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Happy Crafting 


Sunday, 10 September 2017

You fill my Heart...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How is your weekend going?

Thank you all so much for visiting and supporting my blog while I am sunning myself in Malta!

Another card to share with you today using stamps from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card base.
2. Matted and layered fuchsia pink card after wrapping white satin and organza ribbon around.
3. Cut out watercolour card with SB Grande oval die and stamped the outline with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.  
4. I then stamped the laminate part of the with love and flowers stamp using Generation INX in fuchsia. Once dry I added clear gems around the oval.
5. To finish off I made a double bow and added a butterfly to centre of bow. I then stamped the sentiment.

Many thanks for visiting!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Stamps by Me Christmas Synergy Dies

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

Today Toni from Stamps by Me is on Create and Craft

Today is all about Christmas and sharing with you just a few of the samples I made.




I hope that you enjoy the shows and enjoy seeing what my design team colleagues have created using these fabulous stamps and dies.

See you all tomorrow when I will have another scheduled post.

Thank you all so much for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Stamps by Me Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Another schedule blog post to share with you today.

I hope you have all had a lovely week so far.

Tomorrow Toni from Stamps by Me will be on Create and Craft!

The design team and I have been creating with the brand new Christmas Synergy Dies and Stamps.

Here are just a couple of my samples which I managed to do before I went on holiday.




The beauty of these new dies is that they work so well with all of the other new dies that Toni brought out a couple of weeks ago. 

I hope you enjoy the shows and check out Create and Craft website to see when Toni is on.

Thanks for visiting 
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Life is so Tender

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Nearly the weekend and hoping you are all well.

Sharing a new card with you today using some of the new stamps from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. DL white base card.
2. Matted and layered orange and yellow card.
3. Stamped the sentiment from "Life is Precious stamp set with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.
4. Stamped the flower from the above stamp set with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then watercoloured with Generation INX in orange and yellow.
5. To finish off I added orange splats.

Many thanks for your comments on my previous posts, I do read them and appreciate your visits and support of my blog.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Life is too Short...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all!

I am hopefully sunning myself as you visit!

Have a wonderful day!

Another project to share with you today using stamp sets from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. Matted and layered 2 tonal purple cards.
3. The topper I stamped the sentiment and wine glass with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. This is from the Life is to short stamp set.
4. I stamped the laminate part of the set with Distress Oxides Wilted Violet and painted the bottom of the bottle too.
5. To finish off I stamped the splats from the "get your happy on" stamp set.

Many thanks for visiting today and see you again tomorrow!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bubbles

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

This is a scheduled post while I am off on holiday with my hubby!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your visit.

Today sharing a tag with you all.


Step by Step

1. I adhered tissue paper with Mod Podge which gives a nice texture.
2. I then used the circles stencil from Mike Deakin Art with Imagination Crafts Structure paste.
3. I then used the excess tissue paper which has been painted green as seaweed and adhered with Mod Podge.
4. Using the fish and bubbles stamps which are Designs by Ryn I cut out the fish and painted with silver and green.
5. To finish off the stamped bubbles I used 3D crystal glaze.

Thanks for visiting!
Don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see another project.

Happy Crafting!