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Monday, 30 April 2018

Inspire-Colour-Art

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Can you believe today is the last day of April?

Where has this month gone?

Just over 6 weeks and I am off to see my best friend Deb in Florida, oh the excitement of it!
I am going to get worse as it gets nearer! LOL!

Today a card using the bird of joy stamp from Chocolate Baroque.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered red polka dot card.
3. To create the background I used Distress Oxides, aged mahogany, fired brick and abandoned coral.
4. I then stamped the bird and words with black Versafine and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.
5. To finish off I coloured the flowers and parts of the bird with SN sparkle pens.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #465 - All about Pets
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #149 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #47 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 29 April 2018

Belle Rose

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How is your weekend going so far?

Ours has been a very busy one and can you believe we have only one day left of April!
This month has gone by so very quickly.

Today sharing another card using Belle Rose by Conie Fong.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered purple card.
3. Printed image onto Make it Crafty colouring card and coloured with Copic Sketch markers then cut out with Stamps by Me Cross Stitch Frame before matted and layering onto teal card.
4. Die cut butterfly and birthday sentiment.
5. To finish off added glossy accents to the roses in her hair and purple pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #277 - Pearls
Colour Crazy #17 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #414 - Anything Goes
Simply Paper Craft #57 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #187 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #164 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #293 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 28 April 2018

April Vlog - Week 4

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

A busy day we have had here what with housework and then ironing it has been non-stop. I have managed to get some colouring done and hoping to get more done this evening whilst watching some films.

Sharing with you this weeks Vlog for week 4 of April.
Can you believe it will be May on Tuesday!

I have a page on Facebook now which is where I am selling my mixed media projects. Please like if you can that would be a great help. Many thanks 

Enjoy your evening and to watch the video please click the LINK


Thanks for watching and stopping by!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 27 April 2018

For my Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Friday already! What are your plans for this weekend?

Not sure what we will be doing this weekend, depends on the weather, I know housework is involved at some point and maybe if the weather is not good we will be having a sort out of our winter and summer cloths.

Today sharing a new card using a floral corner arrangement image from Make it Crafty, I have attempted to create dew drops on the flowers my first attempt and not too bad.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered black and red card.
3. Printed the image onto Make it Crafty card and coloured with my Prismacolor pencils then matted and layered onto black card.
4. Die cut the butterfly with pink card.
5. To finish off stamped the sentiment and added the pearl and bling trim along the bottom.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Make it Crafty - Add Dew Drops
Creates & Makes #21 - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday #17 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #388 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Thursday, 26 April 2018

April Mini Mission

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Well what a day, been to the hospital this afternoon!

Not a pleasant experience I can tell you but hey ho!

Today I am sharing my journal page for our April Mini Mission.
The word this month was MOVE!


Here is the prompt for the page!


To watch the process of how I created this page please click the LINK



Many thanks for your support and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Stroll through a Meadow...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A busy morning here a few errands and then it is weigh in.

This afternoon I am hoping to get some crafting done.

Today a new card to share using IndigoBlu's Meadow Flowers stamps


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered pink and brown card.
3. To create the background I have used Distress Oxide Vintage photo and worn lipstick, I then stencilled Tim Holtz meadow flowers using DO gathered twigs.
4. I then stamped the flowers and sentiment using Sepia Archival ink.
5. To finish off I coloured the flowers and leaves with Spica pens and added brown and pink pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Back to Basics #1 - Matting and Layering
Crafty Creations #365 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #164 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #141 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Bluebell Sprite

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I had a lovely crafty play day with Kath yesterday.

Today is all about getting my Copics out and doing some colouring as treated myself to some new digital images.

Today I am sharing with you Mitzi Sato-Wuiff's Bluebell Sprite.


Step by Step

1. I have used green card to create a centre stepper base.
2. Printed bluebell sprite out and coloured with Copic Sketch markers then matted and layered onto pale blue card.
3. Matted and layered a doily before adhering topper.
4. Added pearl corners to two of the side panels and apple blossom blue flowers from Wild Orchid crafts.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment which reads "from me to you"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #198 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #203 - Always Anything Goes
Make my Monday #69 - In the Garden
A Bit more time to Craft #65 - Anything Goes
A perfect time to Craft #4 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting! 


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Altered Box Series 3 of 3 Steampunk

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope you have all had a wonderful day.

Tonight I am sharing day 3 of my altered box series and today is all about Steampunk, well I couldn't let this series goes by without doing a Steampunk box now could I?


I used Viva Decor Rusty paint to cover the box and then used Maya Gold in Emerald to give the rusty effect. I then decorated the top of the box with an assortment of metal embellishments from my stash.

To watch the process please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

We Love 2 Create - AG Mixed Media
Vintage Journey - Rusty & Crusty
Creative Artiste #37 - AG Mixed Media
A Inky Mess #19 - AG Mixed Media
Sandee & Amelie - AG Steampunk/Industrial

Many thanks for watching and visiting!
Happy Crafting!


IndigoBlu Samples

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all well and have had a good day yesterday.

Kath is coming today for our crafty play day, the last for a while as she is off on her holiday next week.

Today I am sharing my samples for Kay's (IndigoBlu) show on Hochanda today at 10.00 am.
There are lots of lovely stamps, luscious powders, stencils and paints on the show.
Please do check out the show and see what my teamies have created too!











Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 23 April 2018

Prosecco Time

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all this Monday morning?

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. I am crafting all day today.

I have a new card to share with you today using "Prosecco Time" from All dressed up.
I have used N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5 Copic Sketch Pens


Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 gunmetal pearlescent square card base.
2. Matted and layered white embossed card with black ribbon wrapped around.
3. Stamped image with Memento and coloured with Copic Sketch pens then matted and layered onto black card.
4. To finish off I added black and white pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #464 - Use Pearls
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Goes
All Dressed up #80 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #46 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage #106 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 22 April 2018

You're a True Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends

How are you all this morning? I hope you are all having a good weekend so far.

Today Georgie is 1 year old, he is quite a character and is off out exploring his territory with Fluffy.

Today a busy day videoing and hopefully getting them edited and uploaded to You Tube for next month.

A new card to share using the new Friend stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square card base.
2. Matted and layered black and purple card.
3. To create the background I used my circle stamping block and used Distress Oxides shaded lilac, wilted violet and blueprint sketch to create the circle.  I then added the blue print splats.
4. I stamped the flourish and coloured the leaves with purple Spica pen.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment with black Archival ink.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #65 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #413 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #292 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #38 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #202 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 21 April 2018

April Vlog - Week 3

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Well what a very busy week it has been here.

Lots of lovely crafting done for myself and of course I had samples to make for Kay of IndigoBlu for their new show on Tuesday.

The sun even graced us with its presence this week too for a nice change although they have forecast rain later tonight and tomorrow.

Sharing with you my weekly vlog and hope you enjoy!

To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for your support both of my blog and you tube I do appreciate the time you take to visit and watch my videos.

Happy Crafting!


Catch up News

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I just wanted to do a bit of a catching up on what has been happening in my crafty world with you today.

The most exciting thing that happened this month is I became a DT member of IndigoBlu! Now if you have been following my blog for a long time you will know how big a fan I am of Kay and Alfie I love their products and use them in a lot of my projects especially my mixed media video projects on You Tube.

On Tuesday Kay will be on Hochanda at 10 am and 2 pm all about the birds and the bees!

Below are a couple of sneaky peeks.



The other new I have to share is I have set up a page on Facebook called Linda Simpson Designs where I am selling my art work.  It had only been live a few hours and I sold a couple of my art pieces.  Please do check it out and like if you can.

I also have mywebsite where I have my bespoke designer papers, ephemera and stencils too which is called Linda Simpson Designs!

I also received my first commission for 3 canvas' too! I am so excited about that too.

I will not only be selling my artwork on my page but will be happy to do commissions, make bespoke greetings cards for any occasion too!

My You Tube channel is going from strength to strength too and I am nearly at the required 4000 hours for the adverts to be added and to start receiving revenue from my videos.

So a massive thank you to all of you who support not only my blog but my channel too!

Well that is all for now and I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy the sunshine we are having at last here in the UK.

Happy Crafting!



Friday, 20 April 2018

Someone Special

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Friday to you all, I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend.

A day of video making today, which needs to be edited and uploaded too!

Today sharing a card using Prosecco Time Stamp from All Dressed Up 


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered black card, wrapped silver organza ribbon around before adhering to base card.
3. Matted and layered glitter card.
4. Colour image with Copic markers and adhered to glitter card.
5. Made double bow twisted the ends and added pearl gems to the ends, to finish off added floral cabochon to centre of bow and added sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us #16 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #364 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #148 - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up #80 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #335 - A Birthday Card

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Altered Box Series 2 of 3 Shabby Chic

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful day.
It has been beautiful here weatherwise.

Took the day off today crafting, went to visit mum and dad this morning and then spent this afternoon in the garden enjoying the sunshine for a change.

Tonight sharing with you my second project in my altered box series, today is shabby chic.

When I saw this image of Audrey Hepburn and just had to use her on this box.


I have decorated with lace, pearls, flowers and on the inside added a doily.

To watch the process please click the LINK.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #202 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Craft #21 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Boys on Bikes

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Thursday already and lots to do this morning too!

Georgie is nearly one! oh my how he has grown, and he is still growing! He is going to be one big pussy cat that is for sure. He is a lot bigger than my princess Fluffy but she is the boss ;)

Today a male card just for a change! I have used a very old Boys on Bikes stamp from Chocolate Baroque!


Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 Kraft square base card.
2. Matted and layered patterned paper layers from my stash.
3. Stamped the image onto card using Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder then distressed with DI tea dye.
4. Added the adage ticket and the quote at the bottom reads " go wherever anyone wishes"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Guys #192 - Travel or Transport
Crafty Sentiments - Only for Boys
Creates & Makes #19 - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash #350 - Yo Dude
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Stamping Belle - Virgo

Good Morning Crafty Friends

How are you all this morning?

A nice busy day planned with my new Copic's today, lots of colouring planned as I have quite a few images all ready for me to colour.

Here is a card I made using one of the images I coloured at a Copic class. The image is called Virgo from a new company I hadn't heard of before called "Stamping Bella". Check out Dies to Die for as they have a wonderful selection.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped edge square base card, scored the centre front of the card and folded back.
2. Matted and layered pearlescent taupe and patterned paper to the inside and front panel of the card.
3. Matted and layered the image which has been coloured with Copics onto the front panel.
4. Added the sentiment and butterfly.
5. To finish off added 4 pink pearls to the 4 corners of the topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #198 - Anything Goes
Colour Inspiration Monthly #33  Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #202 - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Altered Box Series - Vintage Box

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope you are well and had a good day today!

Well today sees the start of my 3 day altered box series on my You Tube channel.

I have created a vintage box for my first project and hope that you enjoy the video.

Here is a photograph of the completed box.


I so enjoyed creating this and the crackle looks fabulous.

To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
A Inky Mess - AG Mixed Media
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy crafting!