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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tag Book

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

As you are reading this post I am in the USA visiting my good friend Deb.
We will be travelling to Texas today and really looking forward to seeing more of the south side of the US.

I hope you all have a fabulous day.
While I am away there are blog posts scheduled if you have time to visit. 

A tag book to share with you today using stamps from Stamps by Me


This is the front of an MDF tag book which I bought from The Candy Box.
I gave both sides a coat of Gesso and stamped the sentiment and flowers with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder, coloured the flowers and leaves with Generation INX, added pink gems around the flowers and sentiment.


This is the back of the tag book again similar to the front of the tag. 
Added the jump ring and pink ribbons.


Three tags inside the tag book, backgrounds have been done with Distress Inks, stamped images with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. to finish off added splats.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Mr & Mrs - Time to Celebrate

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I am sooooo excited as I am off to see my good friend Deb in Florida today.

There will be a couple of blog posts a week while I am away but if you want to keep in touch with what I am doing whilst away you can check my Facebook profile as I will try and post as much as I can.

I hope you all have an amazing 4 weeks and look forward to catching up with you all when I get back home at the end of June!

Today I am sharing a card with you using the new lamination stamp set called Cheers from 


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square white base card.
2. Matted and layered red pearlescent card to base card.
3. Stamped the image and sentiments with Versamark onto white card then embossed with WOW silver embossing powder.  I then used Generation INX red for the lamination part of the stamp which is the wine.
4. To finish off I made a double bow with silver ribbon and added a clear gem cabochon.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 29 May 2017

With Love on your Birthday

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend!

A busy day here packing my case and ensuring I have everything ready for tomorrow. A very early start tomorrow morning so an early night tonight.

A vintage card to share today. 


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered dark cream matte card and paper from Blissful Cocoa Paper pad which have been distressed with DI vintage photo.
3. I then added a cream lace border which has been distressed too.
4. Matted and layered image onto dark cream card.
5. To finish off distressed around the sentiment and added metal leave with roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #417 - Vintage Style
Crafting with Friends #44 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #47 - Anything Goes
A bit more time to Craft #44 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe #173 - Birthday

Thank you all for your support!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Darling Buds - Crocus

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

A nice long weekend which is always appreciated don't you think?

Hoping to chill out in the garden today weather permitting.

A new card to share using Nikky Hall's Darling Buds - Crocus


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered pearlescent green card.
3. Matted and layered floral card part way across first layer then added white lace.
4. Printed image onto Supersmooth and coloured with Copic Markers, cut out with SB Grande Oval die before adhering to base card with foam pads.
5. To finish off I added the silver metal corner, sentiment and 3 pearl dragonflies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #180 - AG plus Sentiment
Little Miss Muffet #163 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #125 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #21 - Anything Goes
Fairytale #169 - Things with Wings
Colour Crazy #21 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #42 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Cute Cherubs

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

Hasn't it been beautiful weather, today doesn't look like it is going to be a nice day but it sure is warm.

Whatever you have planned today have a fantastic day. 

Sharing with you another video this time creating a card using my So Heavenly designer digital papers and ephemera from Emerald City Crafts UK


Aren't the cherubs so cute?

If you wish to watch the video please click the LINK


The image above shows you the different papers and ephemera.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #44 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #131 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #47 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #295 - Lace and Pearls 
Inspiration Destination #128 - Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Happy Crafting!



Friday, 26 May 2017

Together Forever

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Bank Holiday weekend coming up here in the UK and lots of projects to finish as well as admin to finish off too.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Today another card using the Wonderful Wishes Lamination stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered purple card.
3. Stamped the outline and sentiment with Versafine and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.
4. Stamped the laminate stamp with Generation INX in green and purple.
5. To finish off added purple gems and the die cut butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Double D Challenges - Flowers Galore
Fairytale #169 - Things with Wings
Paper Minutes #488 - Butterflies
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Happy Birthday!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How was your day yesterday? Did you do anything interesting!

Me, well I managed to get into the garden with a book and enjoyed the sun for a change.

Today is going to be all about finishing up projects and scheduling blog posts for whilst I am away.
There will only be 3 a week and I do hope you will continue visiting to see what I have created.

Today a birthday card using another of the beautiful toppers from Hobby House.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square white card base with corners punched with X-cut corner punch.
2. Matted and layered patterned paper from stash which I have distressed around edges with DI wilted violet.
3. Using Spellbinder Scalloped Circle cute out purple pearlescent card.
4. Distressed around the topper with DI wilted violet and using Perfect Together glue from Stamps by me added the sequins.
5. To finish off added the sentiment and flourish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #342 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #118 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #128 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #344 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #160 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Crackling Rose

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have started up a new challenge blog called Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog
It is a monthly challenge blog and starts on the 7th July 2017 at 8.00 am.

I hope that you can hop along and welcome the new design team and follow too!
Don't forget to grab the blog badge and add to your blog too!
Many thanks!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Today's card is made using this beautiful stamp from Chocolate Baroque


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered green matte card.
3. I stamped the rose onto watercolour card with Versafine Spanish Moss then embossed with clear embossing powder. 
4. To colour the image I use Zig clean colour brush pens and then once dry went over with Wink of Stella in clear to create a shine, I then used a Copic marker pen around the image.
5. To finish off I added green and yellow splats and a birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #180 - AG plus a Sentiment
Through the Purple Haze #125 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #416 - Happy Birthday
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Steampunk

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

What plans do you have for today?

I am off to have my hair trimmed and roots done before I fly out to see Deb next Tuesday.
I am getting excited and will have last minute bits and bobs to pick up before I start packing my case this weekend.

This month I have been in a Steampunk ATC swap and would like to share with you what I created.


I have used a cogs stencil and structure paste then once dry used Viva Decor Rusty and Patina products to create backgrounds. Added stamped images and cogs then using words from Tim Holtz Chit Chat added the words.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Always Fun #7 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #179 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #160 - Always Anything Goes



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #58 - Always Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #46 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Monday, 22 May 2017

IndigoBlu - Winging It

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A late post for me this morning as I am guest designer over at IndigoBlu. Please hop on over to see the photographs and products I have used.

The theme for this month is "winging it" and I have decorated a shadow box using products from IndigoBlu.


To watch the process over on my You Tube channel please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #130 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting #5 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #244 - Things with Wings
Mix it up #1 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today
Happy Crafting!



Sunday, 21 May 2017

I'm forever blowing bubbles...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today I have my journal page for Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art Facebook group

This week is challenge 17 set by Jane, the prompts are brown, pink, turquoise and Music.

Here is my double page spread done in my 8 inch Dylusions black journal.


I have used IndigoBlu acrylic paint in Leather Corset and Marshmallow.
I have also used the Girl in Profile and Bubbles stencils.
The music stencil is from Personal Impressions.
I then used my Dylusions Journal Block to map out the spacing for writing the verse from the song "I'm forever blowing bubbles" Did you know Dean Martin sang  this song?

Here are a couple of close up photographs of my pages.




Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Neglected Tools of the Trade

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How is your weekend going so far?

Tonight I am sharing with you my video which I have done in collaboration with Mike from Mike Deakin Art.

He chose the theme of "Neglected tools of the Trade" I went with a haberdashery look!


To watch the process of how I created this frame then please click on the LINK



I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
Creative Artiste - AG Mixed Media
We Love  2 Create #26 - AG Mixed Media 

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Crazy makes you Unique

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

This is my penultimate weekend at home before I fly off to USA.

Today lots of admin to sort out and scheduling posts while I am away.

Another card to share with you using the Crazy stamp set from Stamps by Me


Step by Step

1. A5 white card base which I have matted and layered red pearlescent and black card to base.
2. Stamped the image and sentiment onto black card with Versamark and embossed with Red Frantage.
3. Coloured the flowers and leaves with Zig clean colour brush pens. Once dry coloured over the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella.
4. Matted and layered onto red pearlescent card.
5. To finish off added sequins around the flowers and on 4 of the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #180 - AG plus Sentiment
Cardz for Galz #47 - Add some Texture
Through the Purple Haze #125 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps #242 - Make your Mark
Cards und More #184 - Cards for Woment

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Dandelion Wishes

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A busy morning here a few errands to run and some admin to do too.

Hoping to get in the garden again today, we will see.

You have until Sunday to apply for my design team for the new challenge blog which will be starting on 7th July! Please click the LINK to take you to the blog post with all the details.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Today's card is made using the gorgeous stamps from Hobby Art!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered red matte card to base.
3. Using watercolour card I stamped the images and sentiment with Versafine and then embossed with clear embossing powder.
4. I coloured the stems and dragonflies with Zig real colour pens, then using clear Wink of Stella highlighted the wings on the dragonflies.
5. To finish off I added red splats around the page.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #341 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #123 - Add Flowers
Creative Moments #118 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #128 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Car Fanatic

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A nice restful day planned here for a change.
I am going to be doing some more practising of my face drawings 

My dad is a retired car mechanic and what he doesn't know about cars you could put on a postage stamp! He has always been crazy about cars and this card is made just for him! I asked him what his favourite car was, his reply... the Lagonda!

Here is my card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card base.
2. Matted and layered pearlescent copper card and patterned card from my stash.
3. Matted and layered car topper onto copper card, the topper has been distressed around the edges with DI Vintage photo.
4. Distressed around the sentiment with vintage photo before adhering with foam pads.
5. To finish off I added 3 brown card candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #179 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #159 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers #188 - Add a Sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #57 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Izzy's Bonnet

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How is everyone today?

I can't believe there is only 2 weeks before I fly off to see my friend.
So much to get done over the next couple of weeks!

Today I am using Izzy's Bonnet by Di's Digis


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square card base.
2. Matted and layered red and blue polka dot card.
3. Printed image onto Rymans card and coloured with Copics before cutting out with Nobel Pierced Rectangles. I then matted and layered it on white pearlescent card.
4. Cut out the flourish with white card and added small roses.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #44 - Anything Goes
Sheepski Designs #2 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #27 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #36 - Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #162 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today 
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Caribbean Girl

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

I have had a good weekend, yesterday I managed to get in the garden for a couple of hours and have a read.

As you all know I am an Ambassador for IndigoBlu and was delighted to get the 2 new face stencils off Kay to play with. Did you see the shows at the weekend on Hochanda? Wasn't Kay amazing! I now have so many idea too!

I decided on doing a nice summer feeling portrait with lots of Gelatos and gorgeous colours.
I am new to colouring faces with paints and I am really chuffed how this one turned out especially her eyes.!
I hope you like it!


This is a 10 x 10 canvas, I have given it a coat of GeeSo Good white from IndigoBlu, also used bubbles stencil and stamps, bubble wrap and Gelatos.


Here is a close up of the textures and layers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Creative Artiste #26 - AG Mixed Media
4 Crafty Chicks #350 - Celebrating Women
More Mixed Media #15 - AG optional Pink
Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sunshine

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Today I am sharing with you my video for the new challenge over at Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art Facebook Group.  If you love your journalling then why not hop over and join us.

We were given the following prompts:
Yellow, Orange, Pink and the word Sunshine.


I have used acrylic paints, GeeSOO Good, Thick Slap it on from IndigoBlu
The stencil is designed and from Mike Deakin over at Mike Deakin Art


If you would like to watch my process please click the LINK

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Fairy Ballerina

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Not sure what we will be doing this weekend but looking forward to chilling out!
Hopefully catch up on some movies too!

Today my card features Fairy Ballerina from Mitzi Sato-Wuiff


Step by Step

1. A5 white card base.
2. Using Tonic Art Nouveau die cut out teal pearlescent card.
3. Printed image onto Rymans card and coloured with Copics then cut out with above die.
4. Made a double bow with organza gold ribbon and added the butterfly to the centre.
5. To finish off added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #43  - Anything Goes
Create with TLC #10 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - AG with Handmade Bow
Crafter's Cafe #172 - Feminine
Daisy Chain #8 - Anything Goes
 Love to Scrap #97 - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today and see you all again on Monday!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Rain, Rain go AWAY!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

As you know I live in the UK and we are well know for our inclement weather.

If I could I would live where there was always sunshine but here we get a lot of rain all year round.

In July I am starting a monthly challenge blog and looking for 4 crafters to join my design team.
If you are interested please click the link to read the blog post :)

I have used Hobby House Elisabeth Bell image for this card.


Step by Step

1. A6 white card base.
2. Matted and layered green polka dot paper from Limited Edition Rose Garden paper pack.
3. Matted and layered the reverse of the paper down the centre of the card.
4. Matted and layered topper onto red card and adhered to base card.
5. To finish off cut out 3 umbrella's with red polka dot card and added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #341 - Anything Goes
Creates & Makes #11 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean  #154 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #158 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers # 188 - Add a Sentiment

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!