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Monday, 31 December 2018

Let's Celebrate

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW the last day of 2018 and what a year it has been.

Lots of ups and downs but on the whole it has been a good year.

We have a quiet day planned and bringing in 2019 at home with our Fur Babies.

Whatever your plans are stay safe and wishing you all a wonderful day.

My card today is using Stamps by Me stamp and Imagination Crafts Starlight Paints.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered maroon coloured card.
3. Stamped the wine glasses and sentiment with black Versafine and embossed.
4. Using the laminated part of stamp using Starlight paint in Light Maroon.
5. Stamped around the glasses with the wine stain stamp and then added splats.

Just want to thank you for your continued support of not only my blog but my you tube channel too!
I hope that next year is a jam pack year full of crafting!

Happy Crafting & All the best for 2019


Sunday, 30 December 2018

Snowman and Birdie Friends

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW only 1 more day of 2018, what a year it has been!

Today sharing my last DT project for Conie Fong for this year.

I have used Snowman and Birdie Friends which you can purchase from Conie's Etsy store.

I used the following Copics for the Image

Hat - E43, E44, E47 B02, B04, B06
Scarf - B02, B04, B06, R39
Robins - E43, E44, E47, R14, R21, R22, W0
Robins Hats - B02, B04, B06
Bauble - R35, R37, R39
Beaks/Carrot - YR15, Y38
Spica Glitter pens for holly and glitter for hat pom poms.



Here is a close up of the snowman.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 White square base card.
2. Matted and layered silver mirri and blue patterned card then wrapped blue ribbon around both layers before adhering to card base.
3. Printed image and coloured with above Copics then matted and layered onto silver mirri card.
4. Adhered sentiment and stocking charm with ribbon.
6. To finish off added silver die cut snowflakes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #285 - Winter Scene
Colour Crazy #51 - Anything Goes
Patties Creations #53 - Winter/Christmas
Polkadoodles #51 - Anything goes
QKR Stampede #328 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Imagination Crafts Samples

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Sharing another couple of my samples for Imagination Crafts shows on Hochanda today at 9 am, 1pm and 5 pm. 

Our Mandy will be demonstrating all kinds of different techniques using Sparkle Medium and other wonderful products.

I have a cheese board and canvas panel to share with you today.


The canvas panel has been cut in half from a 10 x 8 canvas.


Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 29 December 2018

Practice makes Perfect - Cats

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Continuing on with my Practice make Perfect journalling journey with today's You Tube video.

The theme is Cats, as you know I am a big kitty lover with 2 of my own.

Here is my page.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for watching and visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Imagination Crafts Samples

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Sharing with you today a couple of my samples for Imagination Crafts One Day Specialshow tomorrow on Hochanda

Mandy will be demonstrating different ideas on how to use Sparkle Medium as well as other fabulous products from Imagination Crafts.

I have a card and tag to share today.  I have used the caught in crystal technique using sparkle medium for the card.


I have used rice paper, stencils, shabby chic relief paste and brayered sparkle medium over the tag among other gorgeous products for the tag.


The One Day Special show starts tomorrow 30th December at 6 pm and on again at 8 pm.

Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 28 December 2018

Steampunk Birthday

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

I haven't a clue what is happening today, not decided.

Whatever you are doing have a wonderful day.

A CAS card using one of my favourite stencils from Clarity Stamp


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered tan card.
3. To create background I have used Distress Oxides fossilized amber, vintage photo and rusty hinge.
4. Using clockwork stencil I distressed with Artistry Inks black shadow.
5. To finish off stamped the birthday sentiment and added 4 wooden screw head embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #381 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #181 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #159 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 27 December 2018

Last Vlog for 2018

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Well Christmas has now been and gone, all back to normal in our household.

What a year it has been, with the highs and the lows we got through it.

Can't wait to see what 2019 brings!

Sharing with you my last vlog for 2018 and I hope you enjoy.

To watch the video please click the LINK#

Now don't forget next year at the end of each month I will be picking a random winner who has left a comment throughout the month to win a piece of my art work. The winner will be announced on the first Thursday of each month.  

Because you have all been so very generous in your comments this month the first winner will be chosen next Thursday.  Who will it be and what will they receiving?


Thank you for not only supporting my blog but my You Tube channel.
Happy Crafting!


Fuchsias

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well Rick has gone to work and I am going to be spending the day colouring DT images whilst watching some movies.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are well rested.

Today sharing a new card using stamps from Clarity Stamp with Distress Oxides background.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square  base card.
2. Matted and layered black card.
3. To create background I used Distress Oxides, candied apple, picked raspberry and worn lipstick.
I then stamped the fuchsia and coloured with Zig brush pens.
4. On the excess of the background I stamped more of the fuchsia and adhered to the top for more depth.
5. To finish off cut out the butterfly and stamped the word "fuchsia".

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #216 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #96 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Digi Doodle Studios Ivy

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Boxing day to you all!

I hope that Santa was good to you and you are well.

A chilled out day planned watching Christmas movies.

A new card using Digi Doodle Studios Ivy.

I have coloured Ivy in with the following Copics:

Skin - E50, E51, E53
Hair - E23, E25, E29
Hat/Coat/Gloves - BV23, BV25, BV29
Dress/Bow/Shoes - YR61, YR65, YR68
Bags - C03, C05, C07
Gifts - Spica Glitter Pens


Step by Step

1. A5 white oval base card.
2. Matted and layered silver pearlescent card cut out with SB Grande scalloped oval die and patterned grey card.
3. Printed image and coloured with above Copics.
4. Added flowers and pearl sprig
5. To finish off added the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Classic DT Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Love Too Craft #29 - Anything Goes
Mogan's Art World #12 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafter's #11 - Anything goes
Colour Crazy #51 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodle #51 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Merry Christmas

To all my Crafty Friends

Rick and I wish you all a Merry Christmas we hope that you have a fabulous day.

We will be having a quiet day with our fur babies Fluffy and Georgie.



An extra special video message.
Click the LINK


Lots of Love to you all!

Monday, 24 December 2018

From our House to Yours...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well Christmas Eve already and just last minute jobs to do today.

I want to take the opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and thank you for your support of my blog this year!

There sure has been some challenges this year with family but we got through it.

A Christmas card just for you!


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered silver mirri and patterned card which I have wrapped silver ribbon around the base before adhering to base card.
3. Matted and layered the topper.
4. Adhered the sentiment along the ribbon.
5. To finish off added a poinsettia and red snowflakes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #96 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas Time

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 23 December 2018

Conie Fong Christmas Carole

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all doing today?

Having a chilled out day today, may get a bit of reading done and sort out some things in the craft room ready for the new year.

A new card using Conie Fong's Christmas Carole image.

I have used the following to colour her in:

Hair - E41, E43, E47
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Lips RV34, R20
Eyes, YG13, YG67
Hat & Scarf - C02, C04, C06
Jumper and Fur on Hat - RV32, RV63, RV55


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered pink and grey patterned card.
3. Printed image and coloured with above Copics, die cut and matted and layered onto base card.
4. Added strip of silver grey ribbon.
5. To finish off added strip of pearls along centre of ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Craft #51 - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations #153 - Winter/Christmas
Polkadoodles #51 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #327 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #51 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!





Saturday, 22 December 2018

December Mini Mission - Unicorn

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

How are you all?
Are you all ready for Christmas, can't believe there is only 3 days left.

We are all done now and just got last minute bits to do around the house.

Tonight sharing with you the last mini mission for 2018.
This month the word is Unicorn.


Here is the prompt if you wish to have a go.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching.
Happy Crafting!

Dare to Dream

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well what a busy week it has been.

Today I have to do my final video for this year and tomorrow the craft room door will close and reopen on Thursday.

A quick CAS card using Distress Oxides and Tim Holtz umbrella man.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered dark green card.
3. To create background I used watercoloured card and DO salty ocean, cracked pistachio and bundled sage.
4. Die cut the umbrella man with black card and adhered with glue gel.
5. To finish off stamped the sentiment and added white pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #434 - Anything goes
As you Like it - Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #484 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 21 December 2018

7 Days of Christmas Day 7 Santa's Sleigh

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

We have had a wonderful day meeting up with our friends before Christmas.

Tonight I am sharing my final project in my 7 days of Christmas You Tube videos.

Today we have Santa's sleigh.

I have used Viva Decor paint and Inca Gold as well as Clarity Stamp Elvis the Clarity Elf.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Inspire

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope all is well with you and you have had a wonderful week.

Off to meet up with a couple of friends for lunch before Christmas and my friend Lesley is coming this evening to exchange gifts.
We still have a few bits of food shopping to get and then we are done.

Today's card is made using Blossom Stamp, Artistry Inks and Perga colour pens from Clarity Stamp.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered black card.
3. Onto Stencil card I stencilled using the following Artistry Inks, golden tumeric, cinnamon tea and camel safari through the Flare stencil.
4. I then distressed the inside square of stencil with ocean reef before stamping the blossom and birds. The blossom have been coloured with Perga Colour pens.
5. To finish off I stamped the word Inspire.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #380 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #181 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #159 - Always Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #55 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 20 December 2018

Day 6 of my 7 Days of Christmas Series

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all keeping well.

Tonight I am sharing with you day 6 of my video 7 days of Christmas series.

I have gone with creating my own gift tags for this year for Rick's presents.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!


Imagination Crafts Robin

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Last weigh in now until after Christmas, I am hoping to have lost a 1lb or 2.

I will be wrapping Ricks Christmas presents today while he is out and then I am done.

A few more things to do before I can close the Craft room door until after Christmas.

A new card to share today using Imagination Crafts Sparkle Mediums and Robin Stencil for this simple Christmas card.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered red mirri card.
3. Onto black shiny card I stencilled the robin with Bright Red and Emerald Green Sparkle Medium.
4. Once dry I then matted and layered to base card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #21 - Anything Goes
Animal Friends #69 - Anything Goes
Country View Crafts - Christmas

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 19 December 2018

7 Days of Christmas Day 5 Gift Box

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Welcome to 7 day of Christmas You Tube series.

Today I am sharing day 5 which is a gift box.

I have used Imagination Crafts products on this gift box.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for watching and visiting today.
Happy Crafting!


Whimsy Mistletoe Fairy

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A very early morning start today as off to visit my parents, then we have shopping to do all before 12 as I have an appointment.

I hope you are all keeping well and nearly done your Christmas preparations.

Today a card using Whimsy Mistletoe Fairy

I have used the following Copic's to colour the image:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E29
Dress - YG61, YG63, YG67
Ribbon - YG13, YG67
Wings - G000, G02, YG0000, YG21
Mistletoe - YG13, YG67


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered brown and light green patterned card wrapping gingham ribbon around both layers before adhering to card base.
3. Stamped the image and coloured with above Copics before matting and layering onto brown card.
5. To finish off I added white pearl gems and Christmas sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers #224 - Christmas
Dream Valley #192 - Christmas
Colour Crazy #50 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #50 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!