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Friday, 16 November 2018

Hunkydory Products Review

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all well and had a wonderful week.

At the beginning of November I was asked if I would be willing to do a product review for Hunkydory here on my blog.

Here is a little information about Hunkydory which is a company based in Preston Lancashire, UK.
The owners Ann and David started as a wool and needlecraft in 1990, the owners then bought some peel off stickers for handmade cards. They became hooked and decided to extend into something far bigger than wool and needlecraft.

In 2002 they introduced Cardcraft Plus as a mail order company which allowed customers to order products direct to their door. The inhouse designers were also crafters and had shown an interest in designing their own papercraft products which quickly became best-selling product for Cardcraft Plus.

In 2007 Hunkydory Crafts was born as a card making supplies and material wholesalers.
Over the years Hunkydory Crafts has grown to become UK's premier papercraft manufacturer, supplying retailers across the globe with latest trends in Craft.

I picked products I could used for Christmas cards and they are:


My first card I made a twisted easel


I made a stepper card using the Magical Christmas card as the base.
Stamped Santa, sentiment and holly embossed and coloured.


This card is a Dutch fold which again I have used Magical Christmas for the base and used a topper and sentiment from the Footprints in the snow collection.


I have always been impressed with the Adorable Scorable card stock especially when creating different styles of card and when scoring they don't split along the crease line.
The stamps are nice and deep and I got a wonderful impression the first time.
The Foot prints in the Snow toppers and matching card stock is wonderful, you can create at least 8 cards but with other card stock this can become a whole lot more.

I hope you have enjoyed my review!

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Thursday, 15 November 2018

Vlog News

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Well this is my 3rd blog post today!

To see the previous posts please click HERE and HERE!

After lots of lovely comments and messages about me stopping my Vlogs I have decided to do them once a fortnight.

Watch the video and all is explained along with sharing what I have bought since my last vlog.

Please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching
Happy Crafting!


Bleeding Art Challenge

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Today sees the start of our new challenge over at Bleeding Art.
This month the theme is Anything Goes.

A $10 CCB gift voucher has been donated by our Katie as the prize for the winner as well as being invited back as guest designer!

Here is my project which I have used 3 embroidery hoops.


I have covered 2 of the hoops with canvas and the third with twine.
I stenciled Imagination Crafts Mandala's with Structure Paste.
I have used Imagination Crafts Rusty Patinas in Rustique, Verdigris and Duck Egg.
All the embellishments are from my stash and the art stones are from Imagination Crafts too.


This is a close up of the smaller covered hoop.


The twine worked really well and stiffened up once painted over with PVA and the Rusty Patinas.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Inky Mess #25 - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
SanDee & Amelia's Steampunk Challenge - AG Steampunk/Industrial

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!




Art Deco Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

This is the first of 3 posts today, I hope you can come back later and view my other blog posts.

A bit of recycling for this Christmas card.  I have used an image from an old calendar, I do love Art Deco.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 deckle edge square white base card.
2. Matted and layered gold card and patterned red paper wrapping blue ribbon around the centre.
3. Matted and layered topper onto gold card.
4. Stamped the Christmas sentiment.
5. To finish off I added gold snowflakes and poinsettia.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #209 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #228 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Ballerina Izzy

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I had a lovely day with Kath yesterday!

We created a mixed media piece which I will share with you soon.

Today sharing a card using Di's Digi's Ballerina Izzy.

I used the following Copic's to colour Izzy:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Dress - R81, R83, R85, R39
Ballet Pumps - R81, R83, R85
Flowers - YR30, Y32, R83, R85


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered brown pearlescent card and patterned paper.
3. Printed image and coloured with above Copic's then matted and layered onto brown card.
4. Wrapped pink and brown ribbon down the side and across the bottom.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and 2 gold stars.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy #45 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #75 - Anything Goes
Patties Creations #152 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #45 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #45 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Mixed Media Shadow Box - Wings

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Hope you have all had a wonderful day.

My video today is a shadow box with a small canvas and decorated with Imagination Crafts Starlight Paints and Alchemy Wax, along with Magi Cutz.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Autumn

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A very early start this morning as off to Kath's for our crafty day, a noon Kath's friend is going to give me a facial and massage before continuing on with some crafting!

Today sharing an autumn card with you!


Step by Step

1. A5 oval white base card.
2. Matted and layered deep cream card which I cut out using SB Grande scalloped oval die.
3. Die cut out water coloured card with SB oval die then created the background using DO cracked pistashio, carved pumpkin, twisted citron and abandoned coral.
4. I then stenciled Clarity butterfly tree with DO vintage photo.
5. To finish off I added the word Autumn using Tim Holtz alphabet.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore #57 - Anything Goes
Lets Craft and Create #143 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #28 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Monday, 12 November 2018

Birthday Butterfly Wishes

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Today a busy day as need to get more Christmas cards made.
I have decided to pick a couple of stamps and batch make some, so will see how it goes.

My card today is using topper from Hunkydory with papers from Crafter's Companion.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 scalloped edge white square base card.
2. Matted and layered green and patterned paper.
3. Added the topper and decoupaged the second butterfly for dimension.
4. Added 3 roses and the sentiment to finish off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #231 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #75 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #20 - AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals #20 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 11 November 2018

We will remember them!

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all having a good weekend.

Today is Armistice day
The Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany in Compiegne, France
to end World War I on 11 November 1918.

They shall not grow old, as we are that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them!

My card has been made using IndigoBlu products.


Step by Step

1. A5 oval white base card.
2. Matted and layered black card cut out with SB scalloped oval die.
3. Cut out oval water colour card and using Acrylic Paint ugly duckling gave the card a light colour wash.
4. Stamped and cut out the poppies which I painted and then gave a coating of luscious powders.
5. To finish off stamped the sentiment using Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 10 November 2018

Mission Inspiration - November 2018

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope your day has been a good one.

Tonight I am sharing with you my journal page for November's Mission Inspiration.


Below are the prompts I have used to create the above journal page.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Kitty Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all keeping well and have a wonderful weekend.

Well I am finally managing to get some Christmas cards made, a long way to go before I have enough but I am sure I will get there.

Today a recycled Christmas card, I adore this image of the kitty with the robin.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square deckle edge base card.
2. Matted and layered silver card with patterned paper from Creative Expressions Christmas pack.
3. Matted and layered topper onto silver mirri card.
4. Stamped sentiment "Happy Christmas" with black Archival ink.
5. To finish off added gems to the 3 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Rocket #54 - Christmas is Coming
Crafting with an Attitude #45 - Always Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #171 - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times #84 - Winter Animals

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 9 November 2018

Flying High

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

Friday already and we have nothing planned just a chilled relaxing time.
I plan to get some videos done!

Today a card using a Banksy inspired Balloon Girl stamp from Bee Crafty


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered blue mirri card.
3. To create the background I used DO stormy sky, faded jeans and mustard seed.
4. Then stamped the balloon girl with Archival ink.
5. I then completed the topper by stamping tree tops along the bottom and the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #156 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #227 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 8 November 2018

Blossom Fairy

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I have a canvas to share with you this evening.

My favourite colour combination is blue and brown and I love fairies and I have called this canvas "Blossom Fairy"

I have used an array of Imagination Crafts products which you can purchase from Crafter's Companion.


To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Inky Mess #25 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Love to Create #14 - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting and watching today
Happy Crafting 


Vintage Card

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all this morning?

A few errands to run before heading out to my weight in.
I am keeping to my diet even though I have reached my target weight and happy to keep maintaining.
I enjoy going to class as I keep in touch with my friends and what is new too!

A quick simple male card to share today.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card used in landscape.
2. Matted and layered brown card and patterned paper which have been distressed around the edges with Distress Marker vintage photo.
3. Matted and layered topper onto brown card.
4. To finish off I added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #156 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #54 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #436 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe #207 - Male Young or Old

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Spring Fairy

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well and having a good week so far.

I am at the moment crafting away to my hearts content, today finishing off a couple of cards and then hoping to get my Copic's out and use my new stamps.

Today I have a fairy card using Whimsy Spring Fairy.

I have used the following Copic's:

Hair - YR20,YR24, YR27
Skin - E00, E11, E13, RV42
Wings - YR30, Y32, V20, BV31
Dress - V20, BV31, BV02
Bows YR20, &32, Y31
Bunny - C01, C03, C05


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped square base card.
2. Matted and layered cream and purple polkadot card.
3. Stamped image and coloured with the above Copics, then matted and layered.
4. Wrapped ribbon around corner of topper and added 3 purple gems.
5. To finish off I added the flower trim with purple pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #227 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #45 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #80 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Mixed Media Vintage Frame

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Sharing with you my first mixed media project for November.

I have used an 8 x 8 box frame from Ikea, vintage photograph from my stash along with Stencil from Imagination Crafts and other stash too.

Here is the finished frame.


To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Crafteezee - Anything but a Card
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!


Nature

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Not sure what I have planned for today yet not decided whether to do some colouring or do some mixed media work, decisions, decisions.

Sharing a card using Anna Marie papers and IndigoBlu stamps.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered patterned papers from Garden blooms paper pad.
3. Stamped image onto white card with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder then water coloured with Zig colour brush pens.
4. Distressed around image with DI shaded lilac.
5. To finish off stamped the butterfly 3 times and cut out to add around the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #320 - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters #9 - Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Any Card Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 5 November 2018

Conie Fong's Little Blossom

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
We had a busy one but very enjoyable.

This week is all about video's and card making.

I am sharing with you my DT project for Conie Fong.
I have used the adorable Little Blossom.

I have used the following Copic's:

Skin - E11, E21, E23, E04
Hair - E35, E57, E49
Eyes - E44, E84, YG23
Lips - E04, E23
Dress - BV23, BV25, BV29, R81, R83, R85, R39
Shoes, Bag - E44, E84, YG23
Blossom - R83, R000
Grass - YG13, YG23


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 black square card base.
2. Matted and layered pink card and white square doily
3. Printed image and coloured with above Copic's, matted and layered onto black card.
4. Added die cut green foliage, pink blossoms with 2 heart stick pins.
5. To finish off added sentiment and 3 pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #93 - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle #11 - Anything Goes
A bit more time to Craft #79 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #57 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #28 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 4 November 2018

Penguin Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Sunday to you all, we had a lovely evening out last night for a meal.
Today my friend Gill is popping in for a couple of hours crafting.

I am sharing with you a card I made using one of the images from my Copic classes last weekend.

This cute little penguin is from Gerda Steiner Designs.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered silver mirri and star patterned paper.
3. Stamped and coloured penguin with Copic Sketch markers then matted and layered onto silver mirri card.
4. Stamped sentiment and distressed with DO salty ocean before matting and layering onto silver mirri card.
5. To finish off added blue gems to 3 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - P is for Penguin
Colour Crazy #44 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #436 - AG Option Sentiment
Polkadoodles #44 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #320 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critters Crazies #20 - AG with an Animal
Crafty Animals #20 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 3 November 2018

Practice make Perfect - Razzle Dazzle

Good Evening Crafty Friends

Sharing a new You Tube feature for Saturdays which will be all about journalling.

I have used the Roaring Twenties 12 x 12 paper pack from Crafter's Companion with an assortment of different stamps and acrylic paints.

I also used my A4 Dylusions journal


To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!