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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Emerald City Crafts UK

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you are all enjoying this bank holiday weekend, the weather isn't very nice but that is typical here in the UK.

Today I am sharing sneaky peeks of my new papers over on my Etsy store Emerald City Crafts UK.

They are called So Cute and So Heavenly!

Here is a quick video I made showing the papers and ephemera.

To watch the video just click on the image!

Enjoy!


Happy Crafting!

Friday, 28 April 2017

Artist

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Just over 4 weeks before I go and visit my good friend Deb in America.
I am getting just a little bit excited.

Today sharing with you another card using lots of Tim Holtz products.


Step by Step

1. A5 white card base.
2. Matted and layered black card which has been embossed with peacock feathers.
3. Matted and layered gold card.
4. Created the topper's background using Yupo and alcohol inks. Stamped the word and butterflies with black Versafine before embossing with WOW embossing powder.
5. To finish off added the butterfly and bling.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner #120 - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Letter B (Butterflies/Black)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #56 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Have a wonderful weekend and see you all on Monday.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Lessons Learned

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How has your day been today?

I have had a very productive day and hoping it continues on to tomorrow.

Tonight I am sharing with you my journal page for Junk Journals Junkies & Mindful Art challenge which is Purple, Gold, Cream and Lessons Learned


I have used stamps, metallic paints and stencils from IndigoBlu

If you would like to see how I have created this video then please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Collect Beautiful Moments

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a wonderful day catching up with Kath yesterday, I did some colouring with my digi's which are all ready to be made into cards.

Another busy day here this morning a few errands and possibly getting into the craft room later, it all depends if Rick has any plans for this afternoon.

I haven't made a vintage card for ages so here is one especially for you!


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square card base which I have matted and layered brown card.
2. I took papers from the Blissful pink and cocoa papers and distressed with my scissors and DI ground espresso before matting and layering onto the card base.
3. I then added some dark beige lace before adhering the image on foam pads.
4. Next I added the flowers (these are from Turkey) and pearl gems to the centres.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment from Tim Holtz Small Talk.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #156 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #187 - Pearls and/or Gems
Scrapbook Stamp Society #115 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #340 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #127 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Sunshine

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

Today I am off to Kath's for a crafty play day!

Another card using stamps from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered sky patterned card to base.
3. Stamped sunflowers from Stamps by Me and using Pebeo Gerne drew around both flowers, then filled with Prisme Fantasy.
4. Once dry cut out and adhered to base card.
5. To finish off stamped the sentiment and added gold pearl gems on all 4 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Artistic Inspirations #177 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle #236 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #56 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

UK Stampers Forum - Blue

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

This evening I am sharing with you a video on creating my ATC's for the swap over on the Facebook group UK Stampers Forum.

The theme for this month is Blue!


I have used distress inks, Inkylicious stamps as well as stamps designed by my very good friend Kath over at Mucky Paws Crafts.

If you wish to watch the video please click the LINK


I hope you enjoy the video and subscribe to my You Tube channel.

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thank You Plaque

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all this morning?

My car passed its service with flying colours which made me extremely relieved.

Today's project is a plaque and I have used stamps and inks from Stamps by Me


Step by Step

1. Adhered stamping paper to the MDF square plaque with Mod Podge
2. Stamped the daisies and sentiment with black Generation INX.
3. Distressed the whole of the plaques with blue Generation INX, added deep blue colour pencil around the daisies for shadow and coloured over the daisies with glitter pen.
4. Adhered sky card to the back of the plaque and added yellow butterfly with pearl down the body.
5. To finish off I added the navy blue ribbon and 2 pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #156 - Always Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Pearly Sparkles #15 - Anything Goes
Sheepski Designs #1 - Anything Goes
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Monday, 24 April 2017

Happy Retirement

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How was your weekend?

Rick and I were at a party on Saturday night celebrating Luke's surprise 30th birthday.
We had a fabulous night and it was great to catch up with the family too.

A busy week ahead as my new designer papers are coming out on 1st May over on my Etsy store

A retirement card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 square Kraft card base.
2. The first layer I used Distress Paint Victorian velvet to stamp the script onto white card, I then distressed over using DI cracked pistachio and wild honey, rubbed the colour back over the words to enhance the script. I then stamped the pointy finger and "admit one" with Archival ink. To finish off I sprinkled water over, then distressed around layer with walnut stain.
3. I added the topper and sentiment with foam pads for dimension.
4. To finish off I added the ticket which I have distressed with walnut stain.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #42 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #56 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #4 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #128 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #45 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #26 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #35 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Summer Willow

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and see you all again on Monday!

I have used Elisabeth Bell's Summer Willow for this card today.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered patterned card from my stash which I cut out using SB Grande Oval die.
3. Printed image onto Make it Blend card and coloured with Copics, then cut out using Tattered Lace die and matted and layered onto gold pearlescent card with foam pads for dimension.
4. Coloured white card the same colour as her dress and cut out using Whimsy Shapeology vine die.
5. To finish off added roses from Wild Orchid Craft.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Crafty Creations #338 - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #126 - Always Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #10 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #16 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #40 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley #154 - All about the Hair

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Thursday, 20 April 2017

Spring has Sprung

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

I am sharing another of my Canvas Corp Brand crew member project with you.

I have created a journal double page spread.


If you wish to watch the process then please click the LINK


Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Listen to your Heart

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How is your week going so far?

Today sharing a card which is very much Tim Holtz themed.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 silver square card base.
2. The first layer I created background using Distress Ink, tumbled glass, broken china and chipped sapphire, I then stamped the birds in Archival ink. I then added sprinkles of water.
3. I created a background using alcohol inks onto Yupo, stamped the bird and the sentiment with Archival ink. Cut them out then adhered to base card with foam pads.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Artistic Inspirations #176 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #155 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #196 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys #90 - Square

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Easter ATC Hop

Hi Crafter's

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.

Today sharing with you my video and ATC for our Easter ATC video hop.

Here is my ATC which I made a batch of and sent to the other 5 participants.

I have used the Les Beau Qiseaux ephemera from Emerald City Crafts UK


The video below shows the process of creating my ATC's as well as showcasing the ATC's I have received from Mike, Hanny, Kylie Coo, MaryAnne and Diana.


To watch the video click ATC Hop

Until next time!
Happy Crafting


Monday, 17 April 2017

Under the Sea

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope that you are all having a fabulous long weekend.

Rick and I are off out to Lady Hayes in Frodsham to have a mooch around. I love this place they sell lots of amazing vintage memorabilia and hoping to pick up a few bits to recycle.

Today I am sharing with you a journal page.
Mike over on our Facebook group Mission Inspiration set a mini challenge called aquatic and this is my page.


I really love this page, and I hope you do too!

If you would like to see the process of creating this journal page then please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

We Love 2 Create #8 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
Artistic Stampers - Backgrounds
Crafty Girls Creations #35 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

News

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Friends

I hope that you are all having a wonderful Easter break.

Today I want to share a few pieces of news with you all.

As you all know I have been blogging everyday now for 6 years and from next week I will be changing things here on my blog.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday I will be blogging cards, and other projects that I create.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays I will be posting my projects with videos I have made on each of the projects I share.

I am taking the weekends off from blogging so I can spend more time with hubby.

I love my crafting and it has seen me through some very difficult times over the past 20 years and I want to move more into the mixed media altered art area of crafting.  I will still be creating cards etc but I think personally it is time for me to move forward.

I hope that my projects will still inspire you and want to thank each and everyone of my followers for your comments and support these past 6 years.

I have had a massive sort out of my craft room and have set up a de-clutter group on Facebook selling off lots of products that I don't use anymore.  If you would like to join then click on the link

I also want to spend more time designing for my shop over on Etsy. 

So on that note, thank you for visiting and I will see you all on Monday!



Friday, 14 April 2017

Always keep your...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

Wishing my lovely Rick a Happy Birthday!

I hope you all have a wonderful Good Friday.

Over on Facebook we have a declutter group where you can sell your unwanted craft goodies.
It is called Junk Journals Junkies De-Clutter.

IndigoBlu inspired card to share today.


Step by Step

1. A5 cream card used landscape.
2. Using the Flourish from IndigoBlu I stamped around the base card using Generation INX from Stamps by Me.
3. I stamped the image which is from the Rococo stamps set with Versafine vintage sepia, embossed with clear embossing powder.  
4. I then used distress inks, scattered straw, spiced marmalade and barn door and blended together.
5. To finish off I coloured the frame with Wink of Stella.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #339 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #126 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - AG/option CAS
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Always Fun #1 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Feathers

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

This evening I am sharing my entry for challenge 12 over on our Facebook group
Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art

Are you aware that there is a de-clutter group where you are able to sell your unwanted craft goodies. It is called Junk Journals Junkies De-Clutter.

The theme for this week was black, pink, green and feathers.


This is my entry, I have used IndigoBlu, acrylic paint and luscious powders, Archival Ink and distress ink.

To see the process of how I created my page you can watch over on my You Tube channel by clicking on the LINK



Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Thanks a Bunch

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I am off to see Kath today for our crafting day!

Not sure what we will be creating yet but I am sure it involves getting mucky paws😊

Today's card is a "thank you" card for all of you my lovely blogging friends.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card base from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered pink paper from DCWV Lace and Linen paper pack.
3. I have cut out green polka dot card using SB Grande Scalloped Rectangle.
4. Stamped the bouquet from Stamps by Me onto stamping card, coloured with Copics and then cut out using the above die.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and distressed with DI spun sugar. I then added 3 clear gems around the bouquet.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Bit more time to Craft #41 - Always Anything Goes
A Perfect time to Craft #4 - Always Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Always Fun #1 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #154 - Always Anything Goes
Use your Stuff #259 - Flowers 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Time Flies

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors 

How are you all today?

I am in an ATC swap group on Facebook and this month the theme was Tempus Fugit/Time Flies.

Here are the two ATC's that I made for the swap.


I first stencilled clock faces on the back with modelling paste.
The using distress ink in 3 colours on each blended them.
Using a variety of stamps stamped onto them with Archival Jet Black ink.
Added the clock and wings to the first one and the heart with feathers to the second.
Added embellishments and there we have it.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

International Art & Soul #5 - Distressing
We Love 2 Create #7 - AG Mixed Media
A Vintage Journey - Magic of 3




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps #145 - Image & Sentiment
Artistic Stamper - Backgrounds
Love to Craft #9 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Monday, 10 April 2017

Pretty in Pink

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all? Did you have a good weekend.

Today the start of a new week and oh my word only 7 more weeks until I go away.

A quick card today using another of my favourite toppers from Hobby House.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white shaped square card base.
2. First layer is a square doily which I have distressed with DI Picked Raspberry.
3. The topper I edged with picked raspberry and added to the card base with foam pads to add dimension.
4. Added the rosette and pearl gems to two of the corners.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

My Time to Craft #343 - No Designer Papers
Little Miss Muffet #160 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #40 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #127 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #45 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Bird Song

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Wishing you a happy Sunday!

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

A new card to share using the Les Beaux Oiseaux papers and ephemera from my shop over on Etsy called Emerald City Crafts UK. You can purchase the physical packs or as digi downloads.


I used this sketch by Milo Lilja



Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered musical paper which has been distressed with DI walnut stain.
3. Matted and layered feather paper onto Kraft card also distressed with walnut stain.
4. Matted and layered the bird ephemera onto Kraft card distressed edges with walnut stain.
5. To finish off added the sentiment, feathers, metal flowers and pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

As you like it - Favourite Card Shape & why (I love square cards for my base cards, they are versatile and you can create many different looks from an easel card to a Z fold card)
Aud Sentiment #177 - Use Birthday Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude #26 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Girls Creations #35 - Always Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #245 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Aleisha

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Oh my this week has literally flown by.

I had a fabulous day yesterday at Ladies Day at the Liner Hotel in Liverpool.

Today typical Saturday household chores and fingers crossed some crafting this afternoon.

My card today is using my favourite colour combination and using Aleisha from Make it Crafty which you can find here.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white shaped base card.
2. Matted and layered turquoise pearlescent card which has been cut out with Tattered Lace Notched Square dies.
3. Printed the image with the purple background onto Make it Blend card and coloured with my Copics, I then cut out using the above die.
4. From Tim Holtz Chit Chats I added Summer Sunshine (I think we are all hoping for a nice summer here in the UK).
5. To finish off just added 3 small orange roses to the bottom left hand corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #14 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #81 - Use Purple
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #55 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!