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Saturday, 31 March 2018

March Vlog Week 5

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Can you believe today is the last day of March!!!

Where in the world has this month gone?

Tonight I am sharing the last vlog for this month.

Pull up a chair, glass of wine and enjoy!

To watch the video pleas click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 30 March 2018

Leilani

Good Morning Crafty Friends

WOW can you believe it is Good Friday but not only that tomorrow is the last day of March!

Hubby is at work today so I am going to be getting a couple of videos done today and then hoping to get them edited too ready to upload for next month.

I am sharing with you this beautiful image Leilani from Conie Fong which I have coloured with my Copic Markers.


Step by Step

1. To create my A5 card I took a piece of cream pearlescent card and scored down the middle.
2. I then matted and layered peachy orange card and piece of paper from LOTV Antebellum paper pack.
3. Printer image onto white card and coloured with Copics before cutting out with SB curved rectangle die before matting and layering onto peachy orange card also cut out with larger of the same die.
4. I added the butterfly to the top left hand corner.
5. To finish off I arranged the flowers in the lower bottom corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter #332 - Digital Image
Digi Choosday #13 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #64 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #200 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 29 March 2018

Decorating Journal Cover

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a good day.

Today I am sharing with you my video on how I have decorated the front cover of my journal that I made at Mike's a few weeks ago. I also share how I decorated the inside, added pockets and tags.

Here is a picture of the finished front of the journal.


I do hope that you enjoy the video and please do click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching.
Happy Crafting!



Faith

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A very busy morning here as off to get weighed and then I have a couple of errands to run afterwards.

Hoping to get into the craft room later on today.

Whatever your plans are have a good day.

Today sharing a card where I have used Gelatos to colour the roses, I did this when I went to Barbara's a couple of weeks ago and finished it the other day.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square scalloped edge card base.
2. Matted and layered pink card.
3. Stamped the flowers around the page with Archival ink and water coloured the flowers with pink and lavender Gelatos.
4. Stamped the sentiment which is from Stamps by Me.
5. To finish off added the butterfly and 3 pink gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Pink and one more Colour
Crafty Creations #363 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #162 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #139 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #147 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Ride

Good Morning Crafty Friends

How are you all this Wednesday morning!

Can you believe we are nearly at the end of  March already?
They always say time flies when you are having fun!

Today another male card to share using Ride Long and Fly High stamp sets from IndigoBlu


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered Kraft Card.
3. To create background of topper I used Distress Oxides faded jeans, forest moss, fired brick and antique linen.
4. Once dry I stamped the sentiment and bike with Versafine and embossed.
5. To finish off I used the gears and cogs from the Fly High stamp set and stamped with Archival black ink.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #395 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #63 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #409 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Bloom

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

The last Tuesday of March, where has this month gone?

A mixed media canvas to share with you tonight.

I decided to do a canvas in pastel colours for a change to celebrate spring


If you wish to watch the process please click the LINK


Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Cool Birthday

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Kath is coming today for our usual crafty play day.

I hope that whatever your plans are that  you have an amazing day.

Today's card is made using one of the images I was lucky to receive from Holley in celebrating her life after recovering from a brain tumour. The image is from Enchanted School


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card base.
2. Matted and layered navy blue and polka dot card.
3. Printed the image and coloured with Copic markers before cutting out with SB die.
4. Matted and layered image onto navy blue card.
5. To finish off added the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #200 - Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday +AG
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Love to Craft #20 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 26 March 2018

Buttons and Bows

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all well and ready for the week ahead.

Not much going on here this week apart from crafting and making more videos.

Today sharing with you a card made using the beautiful Hydrangea Sprite by Mitzi Sato-Wuiff


Step by Step

1. Stepper card base in cream pearlescent card.
2. Matted and layered purple card.
3. Side panels I have wrapped purple ribbon made bows and added pearls to the centres.
4. Printed the image and coloured with Copic markers.
5. To finish off I coloured the buttons to match the image and added pearls to the centres.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #78 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #12 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #12 - Anything Goes
A bit more Time to Craft #64 - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations #90 - For the Girls

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 25 March 2018

Waterfall

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all this Sunday Morning?

Did you remember to put your clocks forward?

Can you believe we are nearing the end of March! This month has gone in the blink of an eye and the weather we have had has been atrocious.

Today I have a card I made using alcohol inks to create a scene.


Step by Step

1. A6 cream base card.
2. Matted and layered black card.
3. Onto Yupo I first created the sky using pinks and oranges.
I then created the landscape with greens and browns, using a blue down the centre to create the waterfall.
4. I then stamped the birds in the sky and some silhouette grasses on either side of the waterfall.

There you have it a quick and easy scenic card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Crafting with Friends #63 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #409 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #288 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 24 March 2018

March Vlog Week 4

Good Evening Crafty Friends

Well where has this week gone?

Tonight I am sharing week 4 of my March vlog.

Rick and I are off to see our friends for a catch up and a meal.

Enjoy your evening whatever you have planned.

Pull up a chair and a glass of wine and enjoy.

To watch the video please click the LINK


Thanks for visiting and watching
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 23 March 2018

#thanks4watchingart #3

Good Morning Crafty Friends

This is my second post this morning, to see my first please click here.

Today I am taking part in the a video hop in support of the small You Tube channels to help them reach their goal for the partnership.

For this hop we had to do a challenge and choose a technique from the #thanks4watchingart playlist at the CAC YouTube channel and create a vide featuring our own interpretation of the technique and give a shout out in our own video to the channel where we saw the technique.

Well the technique I saw was on Hanny's video, she painted watered down gold paint over her distressed page.  I have done the same and created a double page journal steampunk page.

Please check out Hanny's video, it was an interested video to watch.


To watch the process of how I created my pages, please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Home Sweet Home

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Friday already, this week has just flown don't you think?

After doing my Copic colour swatches of my favourite hair, skin and colour combinations I am having a colouring day today.

Today's card is made using Floral Splendour 3 stencil and stamps from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square white base with scalloped front card.
2. Matted and layered teal card.
3. Colour washed with blue once dry used Generation INX and the stencil at the top of the card to give 3 different depths of colour to the foilage.
4. I then stamped the cottage with Versafine and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder, I then coloured with Zig brush pens.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment "Home Sweet Home".

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Little Miss Muffet #185 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #199 - Always Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #107 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 22 March 2018

Mini Mission Lost

Good Evening Crafty Friends

I am sharing with you this evening my mini mission journal page for March.

If you love your journalling why not join us over on our Facebook Group run by the talented Mike Deakin.

This is my page.


Here is the prompt I followed.


If you wish to watch how I created my page then please click the LINK


Thank you for stopping by Today!
Happy Crafting!


Swallow Dreams

Good Morning Crafty Friends

How are you all today?

A busy morning here, off to weigh in today and crafting this afternoon.

A new card to share using Inkylicious swallow dreams.


Step by Step

1. A6 cream base card.
2. Matted and layered brown card.
3. To create the topper I used Distress Oxides, faded jeans, mermaid lagoon, salty ocean and broken china.
4. I stamped the bird and sentiment with Versafine sepia and embossed with sparkle embossing powder.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us #12 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #362 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #139 - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Just "wing" It

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Butterfly Spirit

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well yesterday was the first day of spring, let us hope now that the weather will soon start to warm up.

I don't know about you but I am well and truly fed up with this cold wet weather and want to see the sun with warm weather.

I love butterflies and dragonflies, in the summer we see some gorgeous dragonflies by our pond and the colours are glorious.

Here is a nice feel good factor card today!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square cream scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered purple and patterned paper from stash.
3. The topper is from the Hunkydory flight of the butterflies kit.
4. To finish off I added pearl gems to 2 corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #196 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #199 - Anything Goes
Creates & Makes #19 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #30 - Make it Girly

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Spring Series Day 3 of 3 Bird in a Gilded Cage

Good Evening Crafty Friends

How are you all this evening?

Tonight I am sharing with you my last project in my spring series, bird in a gilded cage.


To watch the process please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


The Draughtsman

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Kath is coming today for our usual Tuesday craft play day.

First I am off out shopping and a few errands to get done before she gets here.

Today I am sharing with you my favourite stamp set from the new release by IndigoBlu, the Draughtsman


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered black card.
3. To create the background I used Distress oxides frayed burlap, hickory smoke and salty ocean. Once this was dry I used the drawing stamp and Archival cornflower blue and stamped over the whole of the background.
4. Onto a piece of white card I stamped the drawing with Archival cornflower blue, stamped the draughtsman with black Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then distressed with hickory smoke.
5. To finish off I matted and layered the topper onto black card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

HeARTfelt Stamping - AG + a Stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #78 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters #2 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 19 March 2018

Medici Flower

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Did you all have a good weekend?
Rick and I had a lovely relaxing weekend for a change, catching up on films and a bit of reading too.

Today sharing another card using one of the new WOW embossing powder Perissa embossing powder with the Medici Flower stamp from Chocolate Baroque.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered green card.
3. To create the background of the topper I used Distress Oxides, shaded lilac, squeezed lemonade, bundle sage and tattered rose.
4. I then stamped the Medici flower with WOW embossing ink pad and Perissa embossing powder with is a colour blend. 
5. On a separate piece of card I stamped and embossed the flower again, watercoloured with Zig brush pens, cut out the flowers and decoupaged.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle #3 - Anything Goes
The Fairy & The Unicorn - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #16 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #287 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #55 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Gone Fishing

Good Morning Crafty Friends

How are you all this weekend?

Rick and I are having a nice relaxing weekend, apart from the usual household chores and washing we are catching up on watching some films.

Today I am hoping to get a couple of videos done too.

Today a card for a little boy, not done one of these for a while.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered blue card and pattered beige paper.
3. Cut out and made 3 pennants with stripped paper.
4. Matted and layered topper onto navy blue card.
5. To finish off I added blue Card Candi to 2 corners and the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Little Miss Muffet #184 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #521 - Celebrate
Crafty Catz Weekly #408 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting


Saturday, 17 March 2018

March Vlog Week 3

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Well today we have had all types of weather from hail to snow and sunshine in between.
The wind has been blowing a gale and the snow has been coming at us any which way and thank goodness is hasn't settled.

Tonight I am sharing with you my week 3 vlog for this month.

Pull up a chair, grab a coffee/tea or even a glass of wine and enjoy my shenanigans from this past week.

Don't forget to click the LINK to watch the video


Thanks for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting


Friday, 16 March 2018

Wild Flower Beauty

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Well this week sure went way too quickly.

Rick is off today so we are going out for a mooch around Nantwich and have lunch out.

Well I didn't get my stone, I put half a pound on and was so very disappointed so this week is all about protein and lots of veg and salad.

For today's card I have used Wild Flower Beauty digital image from Sami's stamps.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered Bliss Cocoa floral paper which I have distressed with vintage photo. 
3. I then cut a piece of Bliss Pink wall paper and distressed matted and layered wrapped ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. Printed image and cut with SB die, left die in and distressed around image with tea dye. I then coloured the image with Copic markers.
5. To finish off I added pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #262 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #136 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #146 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #11 - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #30 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Spring Series Day 2 of 3

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Tonight I am sharing with you day 2 of my spring series.

I have altered a Prima  Clock which I have had in my stash for well over 12 months and thought it was time to give it an airing.


I have not done anything to the outside of the Clock as I loved the way it came.
On the inside I used Tim Holtz wall stencil and vintage photo distress ink, used an assortment of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

To watch the process please click the LINK.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
We Love 2 Create #6 - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!


May your life

Good Morning Crafty Friends

A busy morning here today, off to get weighed and fingers are crossed I get my stone today. 
It is also taster day too so need to get my pudding made before I go.


This afternoon I am going to be crafting too, finishing off a couple of cards using the images I coloured yesterday.

This is an abstract card I have made, I used the backing card as inspiration.

I have used the Floral Splendour 5 Stencil and Abstract Circle stamps to make this card from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered grey and peach patterned card.
3. Onto white card I used the stencil and Generation INX LG3 through the stencil 4 times getting different depths of colour.
4. I then stamped the outer circle with black and used the texture stamp using OG1 as the centre of the flower. I then drew the lines of the flower stems using my Micron pen and drew around some of the leaves to define them and added some leaves to the flower stems.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creates and Makes #19 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Pile it On #140 - Circles
Colour Crazy #10 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #286 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!