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Thursday, 31 May 2018

Mini Mission May - Nature

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Tonight I am sharing with you my mini mission for May.

The word for this month is Nature


Below is the prompt for Nature, I went with the sea theme.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Conie Fong's Ella Fleur

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all this morning?

An early post for me as off to see my parents this morning then I am off to get weighed.

Today I am sharing with you another of my GDT cards using "Ella Fleur" a new digi release which you can purchase from Conie Fong Etsy Shop.

Below is a list of Copic's I have used to colour Ella Fleur with:

Skin - E00, E21, E51, R20
Hair - C1, C3, C5, C7
Flower - YR01, YR02, YR04
Stem - FY2G
Dress & Bow - YR15, YR16, Y65
Eyes - E25, E27, E47



Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered silver pearlescent and peach polka dot card.
3. Added a strip of silver and peach strip card.
4. Printed image and coloured then cut out SB Timeless Rectangle die matted and layered onto silver pearlescent card.
4. Cut out SB butterfly in the silver and polka dot and added gems to centre of body.
5. To finish off added the pearl spray and peach roses.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #144 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #341 - Flower Power
Pause Dream Enjoy #22 - Flowers
Digi Choosday #22 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

IndigoBlu Father's Day Inspiration

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing with you some inspiration for Father's Day which is on the 17th June.

The IndigoBlu Design Team are taking part in a Father's Day Blog Hop and created some projects for you to get some inspiration.

We are offering 20% discount on the main Stamp Sets used by the DT.
These sets are a great source for Father's Day and other male themed greeting cards and project.

Below is a list of the stamp sets.

The Draughtsman, Drive Hard, Fly HighTravelling Home, Grand Tour II & III, Steampunkesque, and Circus Alphabet

Use code FD20 to claim 20% discount when checking out on the IndigoBlu website.

This offer is valid up to 17th June 2018.

I have step by step instruction in photographs and words below of the process on creating my own Father's Day card.


Below is a photograph of the products I have used.


I cut a piece of watercolour card to measure 18 x 18 cm, mixed Slap it on with Stroke of Midnight and with a palette knife scraped it across the page.  The using a sponge sponged some IndigoBlu around the page. To finish off I sponged some Ugly Duckling around the edges of the page.


I next stamped the cogs around the page using Archival Ink.
Using the stencil and Ugly Duckling acrylic paint added more detail to the background.


I then stamped the large sentiment from the Travelling Home stamp set with Archival Ink.


Stamped the aeroplanes with Archival Ink and coloured with Luscious Powders,
Poseidon Blue, Penny Dreadful and Verdigris.
I cut them out ready to place on the card with the Father's Day Sentiment.


Finally I coloured around the large sentiment with Penny Dreadful.


I hope that this has inspired you to have a go and please check out the links to my IndigoBlu colleagues who have further inspiration for you to try.


Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Ruby Frou Frou

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How is your week going?

I have a lot of admin to do today and then going to get my Copics out and colour a few images.

Whatever your plans are for today have a wonderful day!

Today's card is using the beautiful Ruby Frou Frou from Polkadoodles


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered cream embossed card, wrapping yellow ribbon around before adhering to base card.
3. Printed image onto Make it Blend card and coloured with Copic Sketch pens, I then cut out with SB Labels 20. I drew around the die on yellow card to create a mat for the image.
4. Matted and layered onto blue card.
5. To finish off I added a blue bow, flower gem to centre of bow and yellow gems to the 4 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #201 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #208 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #209 - AG/optional twist blue
Colour Crazy Challenges #21 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #21 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Vintage

Good Evening Crafty Friends

How are you all this evening?

I hope that you have all had a wonderful creative day!

Tonight I am sharing a new video and creating a male vintage card with a twist!
I have used IndigoBlu acrylic paints and stamps.


To watch the process please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching
Happy Crafting!


Dance

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you all enjoyed the Monday bank holiday, the last one now until August.

A busy day here as shopping and then Kath is coming for our crafty play day.

Sharing with you a new card all about ballet, I never did go to dance lessons as a child, did you?


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered Silver pearlescent card and paper from the Blissful paper pack.
3. Adhered topper to base with foam pads.
4. Added the sentiment.
5. To finish off added the "dance" charm onto ribbon and recycled the bow from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #82 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #166 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #151 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 28 May 2018

Smiles

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Bank Holiday to you all.

No plans for today other than hopefully sitting in the garden.
I am nearly all sorted before I go away with blog posts and videos another 2 to do and all done until I get back! It has been hard work but well worth it.

I have made a card using the Just to say lamination stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered gold mirri and navy blue pearlescent card.
3. Stamped the lamination part of the stamp first with Generation INX in blue and spritzed lightly with water before stamping onto the card.
4. Stamped the out black outline of the flower and then stamped the sentiment through the middle.
5. Inked around the topper with blue and purple ink.
6. To finish off I added black splats.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle #5 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #84 - Letter B is for (Blue)
Crafting with Friends #68 - Always Anything Goes
As you like it - Flora or Fauna (Why) Flora as they care so versatile and can be used for any type of cards from birthday to sympathy.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 27 May 2018

Ballerina Kitty

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all this morning?

Rick and I are off out to Mount Pleasant gardens today to meet up with friends and then go out for a meal later.

Whatever your plans are have a wonderful day.

Today I am sharing a monochrome card using just 5 Copic Sketch Pens in grey.
I have used Aurora Wings Kitty Ballerina


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square deckle edge base card.
2. Matted and layered black and pearlescent silver card.
3. Wrapped black and silver around both layers before adhering to card.
4. Coloured image with Copic Sketch in C's and matted and layered onto black card.
5. To finish off added the "with thanks" sentiment and silver floral embellishment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #418 - Anything Goes
Polkadooldes #21 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #297 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #189 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 26 May 2018

May Vlog - Week 4

Good Evening Crafty friends,

I hope you are all keeping well and having a good weekend.

Yesterday we saw no sun as it rained a fair bit, the gardens needed the rain and was a good excuse for me to get my videos edited and uploaded for June.

Sharing this weeks vlog with you all, can you believe it is going to be the 1st June next Friday!
Where has this month gone!

Whatever your plans are for the evening and tomorrow have a fabulous time.

To watch what I have been up to this past week please click the LINK



Thank you for visiting and watching!
Please share with your friends and give a thumbs up!

Happy Crafting!


Friday, 25 May 2018

Twisted Feather

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Another Friday comes around again and the last one of the month too!

As you know I love feathers and when I saw this stamp and sentiment from Bee Crafty I just had to have them. The feather is called twisted feather

Here is the card I made.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card base.
2. Matted and layered dark purple and lilac pearlescent card.
3. To created the background I used Distress Oxides wilted violet, shaded lilac and hickory smoke.
4. I then stamped the feather and sentiment using Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.
5. To finish off I added 5 black gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #367 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #166 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #143 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #151 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #48 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Thursday, 24 May 2018

Altered Art Series 3 of 3 Steampunk Jar

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Tonight I am sharing with you the last in my altered art series for May.

Tonight is all about the male and recycled an old coffee jar using Imagination Crafts Starlight Paint and Patina as well.

Lots of textures and embellishments.


To watch the process 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

Thank you for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Conie Fong's Braids in my Hair

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are well and had a good productive day yesterday.
I managed to colour up a storm yesterday, just need to put them onto cards now!

Can you believe it is Thursday already!
Off to get weighed and hoping to spend this afternoon in the garden.

Sharing with you another of my GDT for Conie Fong.
Today I have used "Braids in my Hair" which you can purchase from Conie's Etsy shop.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered pink and patterned card.
3. Printed image onto Make it Colour card, coloured with Copic Sketch markers then cut out with SB curved rectangle die. Matted and layered onto pink card.
4. Cut out the bunting in red and adhered to top of card.
5. To finish off added the spray of roses and the double white bow with a rose in the centre.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #68 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - AG with Handmade Bow
Crafty Girls Creations #47 - Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create #137 - AG option Ribbon
Love to Craft #22 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafter's #4 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Full of Grace

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Wednesday already and 3 weeks today I will flying off to America to see my friend Deb.
The time sure is marching on here in my crafty piece of heaven.

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Many thanks

Today's card is using Full of Grace from All dressed up.


Step by Step

1. DL white base card.
2. Matted and layered dark green card and pearlescent apple green card.
3. Wrapped gold organza ribbon around the bottom of the layers at an angle before adhering to base card.
4. Printed image onto Make it Blend card and coloured with Copic Sketch pens, then matted and layered onto dark green card.
5. To finish off made a double bow, added gems to the centre of the bow and 3 gold pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs  - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #32 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #68 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
All dressed up #81 - AG with All Dressed up image.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Shabby Chic Love Tag

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

How are you all this evening? I hope you have had a nice day.

I managed to get quite a bit of crafting done today.

Sharing with you my second project in my Altered Art series.
Shabby Chic Love Tag


To watch the process 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 #20 - AG Mixed Media

Thank you so much for watching and visiting
Happy Crafting!


Love and Romance

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A couple of errands to do this morning before I get into the craft room.

I am finishing off my samples for the new IndigoBlu shows next week.

In line with the new Data Protection Laws (GDPR) I have written a Private Policy and Data Protection please click the LINK and please read also leave a comment!

Many thanks!

Today a vintage romantic card to share.


Step by Step

1. Patterned deckle edge A5 card base from my stash.
2. Distressed square doily with Distress Oxide vintage photo.
3. Added lace trim across the centre of the card and added the image.
4. Added 3 small roses and gold stamens.
5. To finish off added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Always Fun Challenges #59 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #200 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #207 - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #82 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 21 May 2018

Peony

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Monday to you all and hope you all had a good weekend.

WOW what a busy weekend I have had, videoing, editing and uploading 5 videos. I still have another 5 to do before I go on holiday too!

I had a good chill on Saturday in the garden as well on Sunday for just a couple of hours.
I hope the sun was shining where you were.

Today sharing a card that I made for the IndigoBlu shows last Friday.
I love peonies and this stamp set is gorgeous. I also used the Collectors Edition bumblebee.


Step by Step

1. 8 inch scalloped circle base card.
2. Matted and layered gold and navy pearlescent card.
3. Onto stamping card I stamped the peony with Versamark and embossed with navy blue embossing powder then coloured with Luscious powders cherry lips.
4. I masked the peony and stamped the leaves embossed with gold embossing powder and painted with Acrylic paint ugly duckling.
5. To finish off stamped the bees and coloured with gold luscious powders.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Crafty Friends #84 - Letter B is for Bees
My time to Craft #371 - Circles
The Fairy & the Unicorn - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #296 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 20 May 2018

Vintage Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Oh my word I am so behind in making a start on my Christmas cards.
Yes I know it is only May but needs must!

I have used Unforgettable Moment from Paper Shelter, I love these images and check out what fabulous images they have, you get papers as well as coloured images too.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered red and brown snowflake papers.
3. Printed image onto Make it Colour card and coloured with Copic Sketch Pens, then matted and layered onto gold card.
4. Added lace and pearl trim along the bottom.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter #339 - Lace and Pearls
The Merry Christmas Challenge #20 - AAG Christmas
Colour Crazy Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #417 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #20 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting


Saturday, 19 May 2018

May Vlog - Week 3

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

How has your day been?

I have had quite a busy morning but enjoyed relaxing in the garden this afternoon reading my Tom Clancy book and catching some rays.

Sharing with you this evening my weekly vlog of what has been happening in my little crafty piece of heaven.

Wishing you all a wonderful evening.

To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 18 May 2018

IndigoBlu Samples

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Friday already and I will be doing some videos this weekend.

Lou is on Hochanda today at 12 and 4 pm representing IndigoBlu.

There are a lot of your favourites and some new products too!

Here are a couple of my samples for today's shows.



Love creating double easel cards. An assortment of stamps, acrylic paints and luscious powders used in the making of this card.


Love this large bumble bee!


Orchid Stamp coloured with new Acrylic paint and luscious powders


Marigold and Peony Stamp painted with Luscious Powders and Acrylic Paint


Peony stamp with Dinkie Butterfly.

Thank you so much for visiting today
Happy Crafting!