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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

New Stencils Release

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I am excited to share with you 3 of my new stencils which will be available on my website Linda Simpson Designs from 3rd November!

The new stencils are called square peg, hexagonal and love, they are designed on a circular stencils with 4 tabs for taping down and one of the tabs has a whole to add a ring for storage.

Here is one of the cards I made using the hexagonal stencil, Silhouette stamps from Stamps by Me and Distress Oxides.


If you would like to watch how I created this card and see the stencils then please click on the LINK!


Don't forget I have a sale on after decluttering my craft room!  Check out the website for these. Lots of bargains and if you love your Groovi, keep an eye out for over the coming weeks I will be adding various plates.

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Autumn is a...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How is everyone today are you having a good week so far?

I am going to be finishing off the paintwork upstairs today and hopefully start working my way down the stairs doing the skirting boards! 

Today sharing another card using Inkylicious Autumn Mosiac and Birds on a Wire Stamp sets


Step by Step

1. A6 cream base card.
2. Matted and layered bronze pearlescent card.
3. To create the background I have used DI peacock feathers, scattered straw and worn lipstick. I then placed the sun ray stencil down and used squeezed lemonade.
4. I stamped the sentiment and birds with black Versafine.
5. To finish off I added 3 clear gems under the verse.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #189 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #181 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps #156 - Autumn
Daring Cardmakers - Blended Bakcgrounds
QKR Stampede #267 - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #52 - Anything Goes
Vintage Journey - Crafty for Autumn Colour

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Catrina Pussycat

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

We had a lovely weekend visiting our Grandson for the first time in the Isle of Man.

He sure is a cutie and quite chunky too!

Today being Monday and it is my turn to share my DT project for 

With it being Halloween tomorrow I decided to use Catrina Pussycat for a Halloween themed card. As you can see from the card, I think she has been drinking too much of her juice and turned green!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream scalloped square base card.
2. Matted and layered green card along with Halloween themed patterned paper.
3. Wrapped black lace around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. Printed image out and coloured with Copic and Spica markers before cutting out with SB Scalloped Rectangle die then inked around the edges.
5. To finish off added a couple of embellishments from  my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Come and Get it - Halloween
Glitter n Sparkle #261 - Halloween
The Fairy & The Unicorn #8 - Halloween
Colour Crazy #43 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #146 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting




Sunday, 29 October 2017

Kiss Goodbye

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well!

Rick and I have spent a fabulous weekend in the Isle of Man meeting our grandson for the first time.
We fly back later today!

A vintage card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered to patterned papers from my stash which I have distressed with ground espresso.
3. Matted and layered image onto pearlescent card again distressing the edges.
4. Cut out the postcard and distressed the edges.
5. To finish off added the quote and the Tim Holtz Ideology pen nib.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Spooks R Us!

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

This evening I am in a video collaboration with my good friend Mike Deakin Art!

The criteria was to use one of the Medium Etcetera Tim Holtz tags and Halloween!

Here is my project!


I hope that you watch both of our videos, I really enjoyed creating this tag although it took me a while to decide what to do!

Here is the LINK for the video!


Enjoy!
Happy Crafting!

Adventure Awaits

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

This is a scheduled post as I am over in the Isle of Man 

Yesterday we met our Grandson Alexander for the first time!

I will have pictures to share soon after I get back.

Don't forget to check out the declutter section on my website for some bargains on dies, embossing folders and stamps Linda Simpson Designs.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 green scalloped edge square card base.
2. Matted and layered feather patterned paper which I have distressed with DI ground espresso.
3. Matted and layered ephemera onto green and black polka dot paper which has also been distressed with ground espresso.
4. Cut out the feather using crackled paper from my stash.
5. To finish off added the quote.

Please come back later as I have a Halloween video and project to share in collaboration with Mike Deakin.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Friday, 27 October 2017

Stamps by Me - My favourite samples

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well the 4 day deal comes to an end today the last show being at 5 pm for last chance and I am sharing my favourite samples.

I am sure that you have all loved the new  Eureka 101 picture postcard collection that Toni from Stamps by Me has brought to you.

The DT and I have really enjoyed creating samples with her fabulous products and we hope that you have enjoyed seeing them too.


For this stamp set I gave it a winter/Christmas feel to it! I have watercoloured and was really pleased how it turned out. To finish this off I cut out the trees and coloured with Generation INX.


I absolutely love how this turned out using Distress Ink Stormy Sky and dragged the ink in with my water brush. Matted and layered onto patterned card and stamped the sentiment.  Very much a holiday postcard, what do you think? I was chuffed to bits when Loen mentioned my name and that she loved this card :)

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Stamps by Me - To a Wonderful Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends.

A few errands to run this morning then this afternoon Rick and I are off to see the new Thor movie!
I do love Chris Helmsworth!

What are your plans for today?

Toni's 4 day deal show is on at 2.00 pm this afternoon for Stamps by Me, I will record and watch later!


Gave the background a colour wash with the Generation INX vintage set of reinkers, stamped image and then added the fence.  I stamped the sentiment with Archival ink


This is a watercolour, stamped and embossed the tree then added dashes of colour to give an autumnal feel to the card. Stamped the sentiment with Versafine and the birds with Archival ink.
To finish off I added the flourish using green pearlescent card.

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Stamps by Me

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

I have such a very busy day ahead today, getting some projects finished before the weekend as well as watching Toni from Stamps by Me and her 4 day deal on Create and Craft. Today she is on at 10 am. I do hope you get the chance to watch the show.

What are you all up too today?

I am sharing another couple of samples with you today!


For this card I have watercoloured using watercolour wheel and "follow the path" stamp, stamped the birds from the silhouette stamp set.


For this card I gave the background a colour wash of lilac and aqua green, stamped the "by the lake" and picked up highlights in the tress and bushes, stamped the sentiment and birds.

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Canvas Corp Brand October Project

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Whilst Rick and I were on holiday in Malta we became grandparents to a beautiful little boy Alexander who is our first grandson!

As soon as I got home I knew I wanted to make a keepsake for his nursery and made this box frame.

I created this box frame as part of my Canvas Corp Brand crew member project for October!


Isn't he just so cute!

To watch the process please click the LINK and I hope you enjoy the video!


Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Stamps by Me Postcard Stamps

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

The design team and I are so excited for Toni from Stamps by Me for her first ever 4 day deal!

She will be on Create and Craft today at 4 pm

The new products Toni will have are the following!

Eureka 101 Picture Postcard Collection.
Water colour wheel with 72 different colours.
Picture Postcard Watercolour Stamps

These new scenic post card stamps are gorgeous!

Sharing with you another couple of samples.


For this card I have watercoloured the "by the lake" watercolour stamp using the brand new  water colour wheel I then added the foilage from the Natural Elements die set to finish off!


For this card I have used Generation INX set 4 Vintage pads, I have used Aqua Green for the sky and then created the hills with Sea Green.  I then stamped the "over the hill" stamp with Versafine Spanish Moss and coloured with reinker light green from volume 3. I coloured the sun with Wink of Stella and stamped the birds.

I do hope you enjoy the show,

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 23 October 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Belle Butterfly

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How was your weekend?

We have started to have a good clear out downstairs before the decorating begins.
I can't believe how much rubbish we have collected, lots of bags for charity and a few for the bin too!

Today I am sharing my DT project for Digi Doodle Studios using Belle Butterfly.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 red square scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered blue card and heart shaped doily.
3. Printed Belle and coloured with Copics and Spica glitter pens.
4. Added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts along with die cut leaves and pearl stems.
5. To finish off I added the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #68 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #42 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #139 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Crafting #42 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #266 - Anything Goes
As you like it - People or Animals (why) I love colouring people as you can really change the way they look with different colours and variety of embellishments.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 22 October 2017

Stamps by Me 4 Day Deal

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all having a great weekend so far.

I have got quite a bit done yesterday, I have had a declutter of my craft room and have added new sale items such as stamps, embossing folders and dies will be added today to my website.  Please check them out all very reasonable sale prices too! Click the LINK to grab a bargain!

On Tuesday Toni from Stamps by Me will be on Create and Craft for a phenomenal 4 day deal!

These new stamps are gorgeous and also a new set of Generation INX vintage, and you all know I love vintage!

Here are just a couple of samples!


For this card I have stamped image with Distress Ink Vintage Photo and dragged the colour in with water.  The darker areas I used DI walnut stain, I have also used the Cross Stitch Frame dies to frame the image. I cut out the Wish die several times to build up and the last layer is cut with gold card.


For this card I used the new Generation INX Set 4 Burgundy, Orange Yellow and Sea Green to create the background, I then stamped the tree, birds and sentiment with Archival ink. I then cut out the large Maple Leaf die using copper pearlescent card to place over the tree.

I hope that you enjoy the shows and I will be back on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with more samples.

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Mini Mission Inspiration - Geometric

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

How has your day been?

All the houeswork, washing and iron is done and looking forward to watching Strictly Come Dancing!  Do you have a favourite?

I have been decluttering my craft room and have added stamps and embossing folders to my website. Tomorrow I will be adding dies too. Check it out by clicking the LINK, all at reasonable prices too!

Today sharing with you my Mini Mission Inspiration journal page for October.

The theme was Geometrics!


I went with squares, using my geometric stencil along with Stamps by Me square die and Distress Oxides, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio.

This is the Prompt to follow!


If you wish to watch the process on my you tube channel please click the LINK


I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening and thank you for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!


Make a Wish

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Saturday to you all!

A couple of errands to run and then spending rest of day in the craft room!

Today sharing a card using my new Chocolate Baroque stamps.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square base card.
2. Masked off the base card with low tack masking tape into squares.
3. Using Distress Oxides, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Abandoned Coral coloured each square leaving one blank for the sentiment.
4. Using Archival Ink stamped the images and sentiment then coloured with Zig Clean Color pens.
5. To finish off added the black splats.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges!

A bit more time to Craft #54 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #40 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations #30 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #15 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 20 October 2017

Life is a Wonderful Celebration

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Can you believe it is Friday already, where has this week gone.

Another busy day ahead here in my crafty piece of heaven.

What are your plans for today?

This card I am sharing today is from the new stamps and dies released this week by Toni over at Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square scalloped edge white base card.
2. Using masking tape I masked the base of the card leaving a square exposed.
3. I created the background by using DI stormy sky and forest moss, the sun is a mixture of carved pumpkin and picked raspberry to create a harvest moon.
4. Stamped the silhouette wild flowers, birds and sentiment with archival ink.
5. To finish off I drew a squiggly line around the scene and die cut in black one of the tall flower dies. before adhering to the side. I then highlighted the birds and wild flowers with white gel pen

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #365 - Clean and Simple
Addicted to Stamps #264 - Clean and Simple
Craftaholics R Us #41 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #129 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

My Happy Place

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

A few errands to run this morning and then an afternoon of crafting.

Do you enjoy reading? I do especially in the evenings, especially Tom Clancy and Dan Brown books.

This image from Elisabeth Bell is one of my favourite.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 Kraft square card base.
2. Matted and layered patterned paper from Linda Simpson Designs and book script paper.
3. Wrapped brown lace around one of the layers before adhering both layers to base card.
4. Matted and layered image onto burgundy card.
5. To finish off added the butterflies and the sentiment which reads "This is my Happy Place"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #188 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #179 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #261 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #68 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #68 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #52 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #51 - Anything goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Steampunk Fayre - A Splendid Day Out

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

As promised here is my post regarding my trip to Morecambe on Sunday to "A splendid day out" Steampunk Fayre.

Both Rick and I had a fabulous day out and I would advice you to pull up a chair and enjoy as there are plenty of photographs.

First up are a couple of photographs of myself in my Steampunk outfit, the hat I decorated myself but is not shown very well in the photographs.  I have done a video on this and if you wish to watch then click the LINK.



These two were taken with the Midland hotel in the background, the inside of this hotel is fabulous!


This is the platform where the Steampunk fayre is held, a beautiful old building built by the Midland Railway Company as the terminus of the former "little" North Western Railway, Morecambe Promenade Station first opened to passengers in 1907. The Promenade station was built to cater for a large influx of passengers. 


Of course I had to visit with Mike doesn't he look brilliant dress up too!


This is Ian who creates the most amazing machines that work with flashing lights and moving parts.
Check out his website Verne Industries.



It is such a shame about these photographs not turning out as well as I wanted but with the lighting reflecting off the camera I couldn't get as good a picture but this lady called Margaret Hesketh had the most fabulous steampunk inspired pieces.  Do check out her shop over on Etsy.


Another lady I met Lisa had this amazing stand which specialises in steampunk and alternative clothing.  The pith helmets are amazing as are their hats too!  If you fancy a nosy at their website P n P Alternative then please visit.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my day in Morecambe!

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafting!