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Saturday, 30 September 2017

600 Subscriber You Tube Giveaway

Evening Crafty Friends,

Earlier this week I reached 600 subscribers on my You Tube channel.

I promised that I would do a giveaway and the frame is the prize which you can watch the process over on You Tube.

This is the frame which I created in real time.


I have used Distress Inks and the new stamps from Stamps by Me.

If you wish to see how I created this then please click the LINK


Don't forget to be in with a chance of winning please leave a comment on my video.

Many thanks to those of you my blogging friends who also follow my channel.

Happy Crafting!

Seasons Greetings

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW can you believe that it is the last day of September!

Off to Crafting Live with our Gill this morning, looking forward to having a good catch up and then we are going to have lunch too ;)

Today as usual a Christmas card to share recycling an old calendar.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 White square base card from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered grey and red paper from Creative Expressions Christmas paper pad.
3. Matted and layered the image onto white card.
4. Added 3 poinsettias from my stash.
5. The sentiment is from Graphic 45.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #51 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #51 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #134 - Romantic
Crafting by Designs - Christmas
Day Dreamer #3 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 29 September 2017

Bird Song

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Friday already, YIKES! This week has flown by and not done half of what I need to do.

Going to be a very busy day and weekend I think!

Today sharing a card using the Les Beaux Oiseaux papers and ephemera from my website
Linda Simpson Designs  I have a sale on of designer papers too at the moment!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream scalloped edge square card.
2. Matted and layered feather and birdcage papers which have been distressed with DI vintage photo and picked raspberry.
3. Matted and layered the birds ephemera which have also been distressed with vintage photo.
4. Using the Synergy dies from Stamps by Me I cut out the flourish, flower and sentiment.
5. To finish off I added the pearl gem to the centre of the flower.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #351 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #142 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #127 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #134 - Anything Goes 
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Friends are like Flowers

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

After a busy day making samples yesterday today I have a few errands to run and then chilling out this afternoon.

Today sharing a new card using the beautiful "colour to your world" stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered black card.
3. To create the topper I used Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.
4. I then stamped the flowers into the circles and the sentiment using Archival Ink and Generation INX in green, purple and orange.
5. To finish off I added purple pearl gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #51 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #137 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #262 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting #9 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Someone Special

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

Today sharing another of my samples from last weeks Stamps by Me Show.
This card was made using one of the new stamp sets from the show.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered blue card.
3. Stamped the image with Versamark and embossed with blue embossing powder.
4. Stamped the image using Archival cornflower blue.
5. To finish off added blue pearl flatback gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Snowflakes Promise #44 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
A bit more time to Craft #52 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #39 - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybird Creations #29 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

September Mini Mission - Fearless

Good Evening Crafty Friends

I have a video to share with you tonight.

Over on our Mission Inspiration Facebook group, Mike sets us a mini mission for those who want to create another journal page.

This month the mini mission was all about Fearless and here is my page.


Here is the prompt!


I take you through how I created my page in my video!
Please click the link and I hope you enjoy!


Thank you for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Birthday Bow

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

Finally getting back into a routine after having my holiday and birthday weekend.

Lots of videos and DT work to do this week too!

Anyway today sharing a carding using the Oh Happy Day stamp set from Stamps by Me!


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered shaving foam technique background.
3. Cut out layers from Synergy die set and stamped the flowers with Versafine and embossed.
4. Coloured the flowers and leaves with Zig clean colour pens.
5. To finish off added the yellow bow and stamped the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Always Fun Challenges #25 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #186 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #176 - Always Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes Fun
Glitter & Sparkle #258 - Happy Birthday 

Many thank for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Digi Doodle Studios First Blog Hop

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends

Today I am taking part in our first Blog Hop over at Digi Doodle Studios

Dina has created some fabulous holiday digital images and the design team and I have had the privilege of working with them.

There are Halloween, Autumn/Fall and Winter/Christmas!

I was lucky to be able to create with the gorgeous Ivy!


I have created a large card to showcase Ivy and used my favourite colour combination blue and brown.
She has been coloured with Copic Markers and I have added die cut snowflakes!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges!

Crafty Creations #350 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #127 - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer #2 - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #134 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #310 - Make it Digital

To start the hop you need to go back to Digi Doodle Studios blog and visiting my teamies.

Here is the line-up!






Dawn

Lisa

Gina

Once you have completed the hop go back to Digi Doodle Blog and leave a comment on which is your favourite!

Digi Doodle Studios

Happy Hopping
Crafty Hugs xxx


What a Weekend

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well what a fabulous weekend I have had!

It all started on Saturday when I went to Tim Holtz UK Live workshop which was a birthday present off my wonderful Rick.

Art from the Heart hosted the workshop and I had an amazing morning! Met some lovely people and thanks to Lisa and Sam for their company on our table!

I learnt so much and got lots of lovely goodies off Tim and Mario!
Of course I spent some money at the shop, now it would have been very rude not too!

I want to thank Ben for organising this amazing event! Everything ran like clockwork and if you get the change to visit Harrogate then I would recommend going to Art from the Heart!

It would also have been rude not to get a couple of photo's with Sir Tim!


This one we decided to make funny faces :)



Here is a couple of photographs, the first one is what we received off Tim and Mario and the second is what I purchased!




To finish off the weekend it was my birthday and I had a wonderful birthday and got totally spoilt by my hubby!  Apart from the workshop he bought me a beautiful necklace and earrings with the Maltese cross, perfume and a jumper I had been admiring for a while (we women do know how to throw hints).  I also got a couple of lovely gifts from my friends too! Thank you!

I also want to say a very big thank you to all my Facebook friends too who left some wonderful birthday messages on my timeline! 

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



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!