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Monday, 22 July 2019

Sue Baker Presents on Create & Craft

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you this morning?

I am so excited as today is the day that Sue will be on Create and Craft launching here new range of products!

Have you pressed record for the shows at 2 til 4 pm and 9 pm today then 1 pm tomorrow?
I know I have, Sue has got lots of lovely demonstrations ready to share with us and has been working really hard too!

Here are my final samples for the Snow Queen Collection!
I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Shadow Box with lights.


Easel Card.


Canvas!


Stepper Card


Mixed media card using cardboard as a layer


I hope that you enjoy the shows and all the fabulous samples created by Sue and the rest of the design team.

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 21 July 2019

Sue Baker Presents... Snow Queen

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Thank you all so much for comments on joining Sue Baker Presents Design Team.

Are you excited and looking forward to watching the shows! 
One more sleep and then the waiting will be soon over.

Today I am sharing with you another card and mixed media canvas!

I hope that you will be able to join Sue on Monday 2 pm til 4 pm, and 9 pm then on Tuesday at 1 pm over on Create & Craft.


On this canvas I have used Sparkle Medium, Stencils, dies and paints.


For this card I have used Rice Paper, Stamps and coloured the owl with the new paints and the image with my Copics.

Oh my word you are going to LOVE the new paints.

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 20 July 2019

Mission Inspiration July 19 - Summertime

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are well and have had a good week.

Today I will be knitting and putting the finishing touches to a couple of projects too.

Lots of Admin to sort out today too.

I am sharing with you today my Mission Inspiration Journal pages for the new prompts for this month.

I have used Imagination Crafts Starlight Paints, Mod Podge and other crafty products in this video.


Here are the prompts I followed, why not have a go yourself.


To watch the process please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 19 July 2019

Sue Baker Presents Snow Queen

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I am so excited that I can now announce after months of keeping quiet that I am privileged and honoured to be part of Sue Baker Presents Design Team.

Myself along with other design team members have had the opportunity to work with some amazing new products and designs by Sarah Lou, who is an amazing artist.

In this particular collection there are stamps, dies, stencils along with brand new paints plus so much more.

Sharing just one of the many samples using stamps, dies, Sparkle Medium and the image has been coloured with my Copics.

Please join Sue for her 2 hour launch show on Monday 22nd July at 2.00 til 4.00 pm then at 9 pm, and another show on Tuesday 23rd July  at 1.00 pm, on Create & Craft.


So excited to be part of this amazingly talented team!

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Thursday, 18 July 2019

Thank You

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are well and having a good week.

Don't forget I have blog candy to give away check out this blog post.

Weigh in this morning and I need to do some DT work this afternoon.

Sharing with you a new video using Oxides Sprays, stencil and inks to create a batch of Thank You cards.


To watch the process please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Make my Monday #100 - Thank You
A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle #19 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #291 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #470 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 17 July 2019

One Million Views Giveaway

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today I am celebrating hitting the one million views on my blog!

I am so honoured and delighted to reach this milestone in 8 years!

Thank you so much to everyone who have been following me for a great many years and also for leaving your comments on my blog.

I do read them all and it still gives me as much pleasure today as it did when I first blogged all those years ago.

For one lucky follower I am doing a giveaway!


All you need to do is the following:

1. Leave a Comment
2. Be a Follower
3. Share with your Friends

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 31st July at 4.00 pm

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your continued support!
Happy Crafting!




Tuesday, 16 July 2019

GDT for TTCRD New Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I won a challenge last month over at TTCRD and was asked to be GDT for today's new challenge.

The sponsor is We are 3 which sells papers and images.

I have created the following card using Bumble Bee papers, Honey Bee image and Bee Buzz sentiment which can be found in their Etsy store.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered yellow card.
3. Created the background using my computer program.
4. Decoupaged the honey bee.
5. To finish off added 3 buttons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #247 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #206 - Use Yellow & Black
Dragonfly Dreams - Things with Wings
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #109 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #7 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!





Monday, 15 July 2019

Bleeding Art July Challenge

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well and have had a good weekend.

Today sharing with you my DT project for Bleeding Art Challenge Blog

I have used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut out the book box using Construction board and 12 x 12 papers from my stash.

The flowers and butterfly were cut also and I have added metal leaves, corner and drawer handles.
The pearl trims are also from my stash.


The sponsor for this month's challenge are Creative Embellishments.
Check out their website HERE


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Not just Cards - Anything Goes
Creative Artiste #51 - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today and your comments!
Happy Crafting!



New Goodies from Doncaster

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well and had a fabulous weekend.

I sure did enjoy myself on Saturday catching up with lots of my crafty friends too numerous to mention.

Sharing with you a video showing all the lovely crafty goodies I bought, didn't need but wanted.
I think we all are like that!

To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 14 July 2019

Birds

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Today quite a bit of admin to do as well as a couple of videos, one of which I will share what crafty goodies I bought at Doncaster yesterday.

I had a wonderful day catching up with crafty friends and getting some of my crafty essentials as well as a few treats too!

Today's card is all about birds, Blue Jays to be exact which I won from Stamp on it.
I have coloured them Red as they remind me of Cardinals!

I have used the following Copics to colour the image:

Birds - R24, R27
Leaves - G07, G09
Branch - E30, E31, E33


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square white base card.
2. Using Tattered Lace square layering dies cut out green and patterned red card.
3. Printed image and coloured with above Copics before matting and layering onto green card.
4. Added red pearl gems around the coloured birds.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #28 - AG with a Critter
Brown Sugar #291 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #27 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #356 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Saturday, 13 July 2019

Practice makes Perfect - Summer Time

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all well and have a wonderful day.

I am off to Doncaster at the Crafting Live craft show.
I haven't been for a couple of years and wanted to go and spend the day meeting like minded crafters and see some of my old crafting friends.

Today sharing with you a new journal page in my Practice makes Perfect journal journey.
As you know I just love the summer and this is in homage to the beautiful weather we had!!!

I have used Imagination Crafts Gesso, Starlight Paints, Stencils and a bit of journaling.


To watch the process of this quick and simple journal page please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 12 July 2019

Just to Say

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.
Today I will be mainly doing housework, cleaning windows and give the place a thorough clean, new fridge and freezer arriving too today!

I am off to Doncaster tomorrow to the Crafting Live craft show.

Today's card is made using Hobby House fairy topper.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 scalloped circle base card.
2. Matted and layered purple pearlescent card and lilac patterned card.
3. Matted and layered image onto purple pearlescent card which has been cut with SB Scalloped circle die.
4. Added pearl bow and flowers from my stash.
5. To finish off added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Not just Cards - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Add a Sentiment
Lemon Shortbread #96 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #247 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 11 July 2019

Voyage of Discovery

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Today a couple of errands to do this morning as well as going to get weighed.

Today's card has been made using scraps from my crafty stash.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 black base square card.
2. Matted and layered green card and map paper.
3. Made a central border with stamps paper.
4. Matted and layered topper using foam pads.
5. To finish off added to metal coin embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Bit more time to Craft #95 - Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Creative Moments #172 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #223 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

All Dressed Up Happy Birthday

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are well this Wednesday morning!

A bit of food shopping to do this morning and then a full day in the craft room.
Lots of DT work to prep today!

Today's card is made using All Dressed Up Happy Birthday image. This image was free on their Facebook page.

I have coloured the image with the following Copics:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - E09, E15, E19
Dress/Shoes - V12, V15, V17 Spica Purple Pen for ruffle
Balloon/Ribbons - V0000, V000, V01


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square deckle edge base card.
2. Matted and layered silver pearlescent embossed card and purple card.
3. Printed image coloured with above Copics then die cut with SB Fleur De Lis die.
4. Made the floral arrangement using flowers from Wild Orchid Craft and lace leaves.
5. To finish off I coloured white satin ribbon with V15 and made a double bow before adding the diamante and pearl cabochon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday #28 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #247 - Anything Goes
AAA Birthday #3 - For the Girls
All Dressed up #94 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Bow
Pearly Sparkles #42 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Mixed Media Canvas - Wings

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well and able to spend time crafting!

Today will be spent painting the kitchen, cleaning cupboards and finally putting away everything into their new homes. I am chuffed that the kitchen is all finished! YAY!

Today sharing a new mixed media canvas using Imagination Crafts products along with the dragonfly which has been cut out using my Brother Scan and Cut.


To watch the process please click the LINK

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - Things with Wings
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #109 - Always Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create #7 - AG Mixed Media
Creative Artiste #51 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 8 July 2019

In the Sea

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you have all had a good weekend and keeping well.

The last day of the kitchen being finished today.
Tomorrow I will be painting and then getting everything put back into the cupboards.

I can't wait!

Today sharing a sea scene card using Hero Arts Layering Octopus stamp set.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered dark green card.
3. The background was created using Gesso with Starlights mixed to give a feel of the sea.
4. Using Archival inks in the following colours leaf green, pink peony, garden patina and sky blue I created the scene.
5. I stamped the sentiment and used Dew Drops Brilliance white ink pad to do the bubbles.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Challenge up your Life #113 - Vitamin Sea
QKR Stampede #355 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #28 - Anything Goes with a Critter
Country View Crafts - Blues and Greens
Crafty Animals #28 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 7 July 2019

When is a chick not a chick.... when it's a robin

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well and having a good weekend.

It was lovely to spend the day with Richard and Trudy yesterday, we went on a nice long walk and finished off at the pub for a meal.

Today sharing with you a new card using Stamping Bella's Sweaty Chicks stamp.
I don't know about you but I am not one to exercise other than walking, I find it very boring!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered Kraft and pink card.
3. Coloured images with Copic Sketch pens then matted and layered onto Kraft card.
4. Die cut the bunting with pink patterned paper from my stash.
5. To finish off I added pink gems to the corners and heart gems to the bunting.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy #26 - Anything Colouring Goes
Crafty Catz #469 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #27 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #355 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #28 - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore #65 - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals #28 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 6 July 2019

Practice makes Perfect - Be Authentic

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well and have had a good week.

Rick and I are off to meet our friends for a day walking in Llandudno.
Fingers crossed the weather stays dry!

I am sharing with you another journal page in my Practice makes Perfect journal journey.
Lots of circles and using Distress Oxides and Starlight Paints along with some stencils.

I have called these pages "Be Authentic"


To watch the process please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 5 July 2019

Conie Fong Isabella Blossoms

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you have had a good week so far.

The kitchen is all finished and now we have to paint the walls and add the finishing touches.

Today is my turn to share my DT project for Conie Fong, I have used Isabella Blossoms.
Why not check out Conie's Etsy store and view some of her gorgeous images:

To colour the image I have used the following Copics:

Skin - E40, E41, E42, E43
Hair - E41, E43, E47
Lips - R01, E71
Flowers - B000, B01, B04, B05, BV02, BV13, BV17


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered purple and blue pearlescent card, using SB Fleur De Lis Rectangle die cut out in purple pearlescent card.
3. Printed image and then cut out with Brother Scan n Cut before colouring with above Copics.
4. Added white organza ribbon along the bottom and 3 ribbon flowers.
5. To finish off I added white pearl gems around the frame.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday #27 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #435 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #390 - Digital Image
Crafting from the Heart #246 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!