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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Thinking of you!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

Today I am off to Kath's not sure what we will be creating with today but looking forward to getting messy and mucky paws.  Of course we don't just craft we also have a good natter over coffee, no cakes as we are on a diet! 

Today sharing the last of the cards I made at last month's workshop with Maria Simms.
She takes the workshop in Preston and if you are interested please message her on Facebook.

Here is a list of the stamps we used:

I used Distress Ink, squeezed marmalade, evergreen bough and vintage photo. I masked the owl and created the background.
I coloured the owl with Faber Castel pencils


I finished it off at home by adding the sentiment and matting it onto white card distressing the edges in evergreen bough.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

AAA Cards #97 - Masking
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #429 - Forest Friends

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Trinket Box

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

This evening I want to share with you a cigar box that I have regenerated to create a trinket box for my dressing table.



I chose the colours as they match the colours of my bedroom perfectly!

I have made a video of the process and you can watch by clicking 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 #29 - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Red Roses

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are well

Did you see Toni yesterday? Wasn't the samples amazing from my DT teamies.
Toni is on again today at 1.00 pm for one show!

I can thoroughly recommend these dies and stamps they are fabulous!

Today sharing another of my samples for Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. Joined 2 6 x 6 white square cards and scored the front of both cards in half to create a double gatefold.
2. On the inside I matted and layered black and red card.
3. The topper I stamped the sentiments with Versafine and clear embossed then stamped the larger roses from the Much Loved Friends stamp set.
4. For both front panels I first adhered black ribbon to both sides before matting and layering black and red card.
4. I then stamped the roses with Distress Oxides in lucky clover and fired brick.
5. To finish off I added splats to all toppers and added dragonflies to each panel.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #64 - Always Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la-Creations #234 - Flowers
Crazy Challenge #255 - Inking is Fun
Fashionable Stamping #126 - Use your Inks
International Art & Soul #15 - Layer it up

Many thanks for visiting Today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 21 August 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Heather

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Monday already!  I hope you are all well and had a wonderful weekend.

Today sharing another beautiful digital image from Digi Doodle Studios

This time I have used the super cute Heather

Don't forget on your first order you get 10%!


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square base card.
2. Madded and layered green adorable scorable card and blue and silver card.
3. Before adhering to base card wrapped white lace across the middle.
4. Printed Heather and coloured with my Copic Markers, I then cut out with SB Grande Rectangle die before matting and layering onto green card.
5. To finish off I added a flourish, flowers, sentiment and pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Friends #64 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs  - Flower Fancy
Alphabet Challenge - L is for Lace
Colour Crazy #33 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #348 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Stamps by Me Wreath

Good Morning Crafty Friends

How are you all today?

Tomorrow Toni, from Stamps by Me is on Create and Craft with brand new stamps and dies at 1.00 pm and 9.00 pm.

Here is one of my samples using the Detailed Flourish and Build a Flower 1 and 2 dies and new Sentiment stamps


Step by Step

1. Using Spellbinder Grande Scalloped Circle cut out 2 pieces, sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Dragonfly, once this has dried cut out a circle and of white card stamp the sentiment with black Archival, adhere both pieces with the sentiment between each pieces.
2. Cut out using the detailed flourish die in 2 different greens and adhere around the wreath.
3. Cut out the build a flower 1 and 2 dies with white card, water colour with Generation INX, once dry starting creating your flowers and place around the wreath.
4. To finish off cut out small dragonflies and place around the wreath.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters on the Blog #6 - Anything Goes
A bit more time to Craft #50 - Always Anything Goes
Create & Inspire #65 - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybird Creations #28 - Always Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges #11 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by Today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Acrylic Pour Play Day

Evening Crafty Friends, 

Sharing with you my acrylic pours from Wednesday when I went to my friend Kath's

We had a fabulous day pouring and here are my pours from that day.

I have named then all apart from the 2 large ones as I am a bit stumped.

I just need to clean these all of and then varnish!


3rd Rock from the Sun



I can't think of names for these 2


Nebular


Peacock Puddle


Purple Haze

Thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!

The Holly and the Ivy

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

This week has literally flown by!

Typical Saturday here housework and washing to do before I can think about getting into the craft room.  What are your plans for today?

Another Christmas card to share that I made at Maria Simms workshop in Preston last year.

I have used Clarity Stamp


I have also used Archival Ink, Distress Ink and Glossy Accents


To finish off I matted and layered onto green card and added gold gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

CRAFT #429 - Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude #30 - Always Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas Goes
Day Dreamer #1 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 18 August 2017

New Home

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

Where has this week gone? I can't believe it is Friday already.

Today a new home card using the home sweet home stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. A5 hammered white card base.
2. I brushed over the base card with green ink to highlight the texture of the card.
3. Matted and layered blue pearlescent card cut out with SB Grande scalloped oval die.
4. Stamped the image onto watercoloured card and coloured with Generation INX, cut out with oval die and adhered to base card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #348 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #124 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #361 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Tim Holtz Umbrella Man

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

What are you all up too today?

I had a wonderful crafty day with Kath!

Not sure what I will be doing later but have a few errands to run this morning.

Today I am sharing with you a card using Tim Holtz products!


Step by Step

1. Cream DL card which I have punched the corners with X-Cut punch.
2. Matted and layered tan and Kraft card to base card.
3. To create the topper I first stencilled through a circle stencil with Distress Oxides Peacock Feathers I then spritzed water, dried and then added circles of Twisted Citron spritzed water dried and then added more circles with Fossilised Amber.  Once this was all dry I then distressed all over with Vintage Photo.
4. To finish off I then stamped the images with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #50 - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes #500 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #356 - Anything Goes
Always Fun #19 - Going in Circles

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Stamps by Me - Flower Card Box

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

How are you all today?

A busy morning here food shopping and a couple of errands.

Did you manage to see Toni from Stamps by Me is on Facebook live last night.
You are so going to love the new stamps and dies.

Toni will be on Create and Craft on Monday!

Here is one of my samples.


This was made using one piece of white pearlescent card and I have layered pink card.
Around the sides I have used the new detailed flourish die and watercoloured with my Faber Castell watercolour pencils. I stamped the sentiment from one of the new stamp sets.


This is the side view. I decorated the fold down sides and inside the box with the build a flower set 1 and 2. I have watercoloured using my pencils. To finish off I added a white butterfly.

Thank you for stopping by Today!
Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Canvas Corp Brand - August Project

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I am sharing with you today my August project for Canvas Corp Brand.

I have decorated an Etcetera Wooden Tag using Canvas Corp Brand papers, 7 Gypsies Corrugated card, Tissue paper and embellishments.


You can watch the process by clicking the LINK


Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Z Fold Card

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you today?

A crafting day planned here today!
What are your plans?

A Z fold card made using Hunkydory Flight of the Butterflies patterned card.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square card base from Anna Marie Designs
2. To create the Z-fold I scored the front of the card at 3.5 inches and folded back onto itself.
3. Matted and layered patterned card from Hunkydory's Flight of the Butterflies on the front and on the inside.
4. To decorate the inside of the card I matted and layered the image onto brown card, added brown glitter ribbon along the bottom and 3 pearl gems.
5. To finish off on the front panel I added a pearl gem to the centre of the bow, added the sentiment and another 3 pearl gems. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #172 - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #63 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #64 - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #49 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Isabella

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How was your weekend?  Didn't it go very quickly?

I was busy making DT samples!  All will be revealed over the coming week!

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

For today's project I have used Isabella, she is one of my favourites!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered red embossed card to base, then adhered a white doily too.
3. The next layer is pink and white polka dot and velvet lace ribbon across the centre.
4. Printed Isabella on Supersmooth and then coloured with Copic and Spica pens, cut her out using SB Grande circle die.
5. To finish off I have added the flowers, sentiment and butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Challenge up your Life #72 - Circles
Crafty Friends #64 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #32 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #135 - Anything Goes
Simply Create too #130 - Use Flowers

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Powertex - Regal Bride

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing with you my Powertex mannequin which I created along with Kath.
She has her own style and you can see hers here.

I have a lot of fun with this and sharing the finished mannequin and will then show the process in photographs, pull up a chair and a coffee and enjoy!


I am over the moon with how this turned out!

Now sharing the process photographs.


The first step was to wrap the plastic mannequin in florist tape then give a coat of Powertex. I added the toilet roll to the bottom so I could fill out the bottom of the dress.


Covered all the image in muslin and gave another coat of Powertex. You can see from this side view that I have filled out the back of the skirt for more fullness.


This is the back view of the cloak which is lightweight denim, actually an old summer dress of mine.
The denim was soaked in Powertex before moulding to the mannequin.


I have added lace around the top and loving the way the folds and creases were achieved.
I will admit that I got a bit frustrated at times but managed it in the end with help from Kath.


So this week we finished our mannequins.  I gave it a couple of coats of white Gesso and then spray white pearlescent paint.  Once this was dry I dry brushed with grey paint which brought out the detail of the fabric and creases.


Around the back I added 2 pearl strands the full length of the cape. Added the roses from Wild Orchid Crafts with pearl stems, the roses have been dry brushed with grey too.


Around the neck and waist I added pearl trim too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media 
Creative Artiste #29 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
That's Crafty - Anything but a card
The Crafty Addicts #38 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!



Saturday, 12 August 2017

Merry Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

Typical Saturday household chores to do today as well as the washing and ironing.

Tonight my cousin Paul and Gill are coming for a meal.
I always love having them over we have a good natter and Gill is made about crafting as I am.
Have you seen Gill's blog? Please do hop on over and see what she creates, she is one very talented lady and please leave her some love and follow!

Today a nice Christmas CAS card to share using IndigoBlu stamps.


Step by Step

1. White DL card base.
2. Matted and layered black and red card.
3. Stamped the holly and sentiment with Versafine in black from the Retro Christmas stamp set and embossed with clear powder.
4. I then used the red and green Luscious powders to colour the sentiment.
5. To finish off added 5 red pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

CRAFT Challenge #428 - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #29 - Anything Christmas Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting

Friday, 11 August 2017

Pearls and Lace

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I need to clear the decks today before I start making samples for Stamps by Me.

Very excited and I am sure you will be too!

Whatever you are doing today have a fabulous day

Today a girly card using Hunkydory Dance First card kit.


Step by Step

1. Cream A5 card base.
2. Matted and layered pink card with lace wrapped around the bottom of the pink card.
3. Matted and layered Hunkydory patterned card (not sure which kit this came from)
4. Matted and layered the topper onto pink card, then added the ballerina pumps topper with foam pads for dimension.
5. To finish off added the sentiment and pink pearls along the join of the brown card and lace.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cards by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #347 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #124 - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts #39 - Anything Goes/Girly
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Always Loved

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I had a lovely crafty day  with Kath yesterday and will be sharing what I created soon.

Today a few errands to run this morning and then hoping to get some crafting done.

Another card to sharing using the new Synergy Dies from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card with corners punched using X-cut corner punch.
2. Matted and layered brown pearlescent card to base card.
3. Using my Eureka 101 I positioned the "Loving Wishes stamp onto the yellow pearlescent  card with Versafine vintage sepia then embossed with clear embossing powder.
4. Cut out the tags with watercolour card and distressed with Generation INX brown and yellow. I then cut out the sentiment using brown card.
5. To finish off I added yellow and orange sequins, then coloured the leaves on the stamped image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters on the Blog #6 - Anything Goes
A perfect time to Craft - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Birthday Greetings

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

Kath is coming today for some crafting therapy!

Today's card is one I made at Maria Simms workshops last month in Preston.

I had a fabulous time and it is fun to learn new techniques and revisit techniques you haven't used in a while.

I have used the following stamps all from Clarity Stamps:

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade
Faber Castel to colour the Owl.


I finished the card off by adding the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #160 - Anything Goes
Ooh la la Creations #234 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #306 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!