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Saturday, 16 November 2019

Snowflakes and Deer

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope all is well with you and you had a good week.

Another busy weekend is planned here in my crafty piece of heaven.

Admin, videos and blog post to write up along with getting rather messy!

Today sharing a new Christmas card using Sheena's stamps and Cadence products which you can purchase from Crafting.co.uk


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square Kraft base card.
2. Matted and layered navy blue pearlescent card.
3. For snowflake background I gave the card a colour wash with mixed media sprays then stencilled the snowflakes with Starlights pearl paint.
4. Stamped and embossed the deer before watercolouring image and background. I then matted and layered onto navy blue card.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and added dew drops around the deer.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #295 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #372 - Anything Goes
Patties Creations #164 - Anything Goes
CRAFT #535 - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #608 - Festive
Moving along with the Times #110 - Snowflakes
Sisterhood of Crafter's - Forest Animals

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 15 November 2019

Mixed Media Canvas - Night Owl

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you have had a good productive week and enjoy your weekend.

I have had another busy week and so happy that my mojo has returned after going on holiday, how very rude!

Another mixed media project to share today, I have used Sue Baker Presents from the Dark Angel Collection and Cadence products
These can be purchased from Crafting.co.uk


To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #32 - AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals #32 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Artiste #55 - AG Mixed Media
We Love 2 Create #11 - AG Mixed Media 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 14 November 2019

Congratulations

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Off to get weighed this morning so fingers crossed I have lost some weight as I am just outside my target weight.

Sharing a new card using Hobby House Elisabeth Bell topper.


Step by Step

1. A5 white landscape base card, turned on its side to create a tent card.
2.Matted and layered silver pearlescent card and patterned card from my stash.
3. Matted and layered topper onto a doily and silver pearlescent card.
4. Added sequins to the topper.
5. To finish off added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread #106 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #117 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges #11 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Cute & Girly

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 12 November 2019

October Giveaway Winner

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all well.

Today I am sharing with you a new video in which I announce the winner of October's yarn accessories giveaway.

Below is what the giveaway was, which was a yarn storage bag along with crochet hooks, tape measure, darning needles, row counter and stitch holders.


To see who won the above please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 11 November 2019

All Dressed up for Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I had a really good relaxing weekend and enjoyed watching Strictly.

I must admit that I have a couple of favourites, do you?
Mine are Kelvin and Alex.

Today sharing a new card using All Dressed up for Christmas digi.

I have coloured with the following Copics:

Skin - E50, E51, E53,
Hair, E23, E25, E27
Dress/Shoes - R35, R37, R39
Tree - YG03, YG07, YG09
Baubles and Presents - Spica Glitter Pens


Step by Step

1. A5 White base card.
2. Matted and layered silver and green card.
3. Coloured image with above Copics.
4. Matted and layered image onto red and silver card.
5. To finish off added the sentiment tag with silver ribbon and pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #122 - Anything Goes
All Dressed up #98 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #295 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #44 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #483 - AG option Christmas
Polkadoodles #45 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 9 November 2019

Holly and the Robin

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

I have been rather busy this week with DT work and planning on quite a few videos this weekend.

Whatever you are doing have a fantastic day.

Sharing a new Christmas card using Sheena's Christmas stamps and Cadence paints etc which you can purchase from Crafting.co.uk


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered silver pearlescent card.
3. To create background I brayered Red Merlot Sparkle Medium then painted over with Red Starlights. I then stencilled the holly with green Starlights.
4. Stamped, embossed and coloured image with Starlights then cut out using Tattered Lace Circle matting dies. I then matted and layered onto silver pearlescent card.
5. To finish off I added white pearl gems to the holly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #180 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #32 - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals #32 - Always Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #371 - Always Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Hand Stamped

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 8 November 2019

Mixed Media Canvas - Love Letters

Good Morning Crafty Friends

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

I have been busy beavering away in my craft room making samples.

Today's video is a mixed media canvas, I have used Cadence and Sue Baker Presents products which you can purchase from Crafting.co.uk


To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

We Love 2 Create #11 - AG Mixed Media
Creative Artiste  #55 - AG Mixed Media
Bleeding Art - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink #15 - Anything Pink Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 7 November 2019

Party Frock

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all have a lovely week so far.

I am off to get weighed this morning and spending the afternoon chilling out reading or possibly watching a movie and knitting, not decided yet!😄

Today a new card using All Dressed up Party Frock image.

I coloured the image with the following Copics:

Skin -E50, E51, E53
Hair - E35, E37, E39
Dress - R81, R83, R85, R89
Pumps - R83, R85, R89


Step by Step

1. A5 white landscape base card.
2. Matted and layered brown and patterned pink card, matted and layered script card which I have distressed with Archival Distress Ink
3. Threaded pink twine through lace before wrapped around all layers.
4. Printed image and coloured with above Copics, then distressed around with ground espresso.
5. To finish off added sentiment and charm.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #45 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #43 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #44 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Knitting for Beginners Part 4

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well and have had a good week so far!

Bonfire night tonight, although we have had nothing but fireworks going off for the past month!!
Stay safe everyone, I don't like firework, never have, I am very lucky that it doesn't affect my fur babies.

Today sharing with you part 4 in my knitting for beginners series on my you tube channel.
This is the final video as it hasn't been well received, never mind, it was worth a go.

Below is the cardigan that I finally finished, in this the final video I show you how to increase stitches in a couple of ways. I have used yarn from Deramores.


Here is the LINK to the video, enjoy!


Thank you for watching and visiting today!
Happy Crafting/Knitting!!


Monday, 4 November 2019

Blanche

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a great weekend.

I have a very busy week making videos, Christmas cards and admin to get through.

Today sharing a card using Krista Smith's Blanche.

I have coloured the image using the Copics below:

Skin - E40, E41, E43, R01
Hair - E41, E43, E47
Eyes - YG01, YG03, YG67
Lips - R01, E71
Dress - BV000, BV00, BV11, V25


Step by Step

1. A5 Landscape white base card turned on its side to make a tent card.
2. Matted and layered dark purple and floral card.
3. Printed out image and coloured with above Copics then die cut with TL Torn curved die.
4. Matted and layered image onto oval die cut in purple.
5. To finish off added the sentiment and sequins.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Gem of a Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Cute and Girly
Brown Sugar #295 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #43 - Anything Goes
Patties Creations #164 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #44 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #370 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 3 November 2019

Mandrakes in Ormskirk

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

On Friday my best friend Lesley took me out to lunch to a cafe called Mandrakes in Ormskirk.

As you know I am a huge Harry Potter fan and was so excited to see this cafe.

It was amazing! The service was excellent as very good value for money, they even had a small memorabilia shop selling Harry Potter goodies but I resisted.

Below are a few photographs of the shop and of course my friend Lesley.


The outside of the cafe, it was very busy and we were so lucky to get a table.


Me posing with a witches hat 😊



The herbology department with Lesley and I.


Another photo of the Herbology Department


Love this area too.


The Mandrake


Lesley with the Mandrake and wearing ear muffs.



A lovely sitting area.

Thank you for visiting!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Crafty Hugs 



Saturday, 2 November 2019

Christmas Greetings

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a good week and enjoy your weekend.

I am going to be spending this weekend making videos and samples for up coming TV shows.

Today sharing another recycled Christmas card.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 Kraft card square base card.
2. Matted and layered red and silver card.
3. Matted and layered the topper from an old Christmas card.
4. Stamped the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz  #108 - Something Beginning with S (snow/santa)
Aud Sentiments #239 - AG with a Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #606 - Christmas/Holiday
Fab n Funky #455 - Christmas
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 1 November 2019

October 2019 RAK Winner

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Pinch and a Punch the first day of the month!

Also White Rabbits 😊

Well we are on the count down to Christmas now, pleased to say I have made a start on the presents and the cards, still a lot more cards to make but will get there.

Today I am off out for the day with my friend Lesley, tea and cake I think is on the menu too.

Whatever you have planned have a fabulous day!

Sharing with you today a video announcing the winner of Octobers RAK.

To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and see you tomorrow!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 31 October 2019

Trick or Treat

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Halloween to you all!

We have a pumpkin full of goodies for the trick or treaters today!
It is lovely to see the little ones in their costumes.

Today sharing a card using a Conie Fong digi called Sally and Trixie which is appropriate for today.

I have used the following Copics to colour the image:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - BV31, BV34, B04
Dress/Hat - BV23, BV25, BV29
Pumpkin - YR31, YR38, YR68
Bows/Shoes - G03, G07, G08
Trixie - BV23, BV25, BV29
Treats - Spica Glitter Pens


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 black square base card.
2. Matted and layered green and patterned paper, wrapped Halloween washi tape around both layers before adhering to base card.
3. Printed image and coloured with above Copics. 
4. Matted and layered onto orange card.
5. To finish off added the embellishment toffee apples and chocolate.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday #44 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #104 - Always Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash #407 - Halloween
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges #134 - Halloween
Crafty Cardmakers#244 - Halloween
Crafting Happiness #20 - Halloween

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!





Tuesday, 29 October 2019

October Yarn Accessories Giveaway

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

I have had such a busy day yesterday and it looks like it is going to be another one today.

A visit to my dads then off to Kath's for a crafting session.

Can you believe we are nearly at the end of October!!!

For this month's giveaway over on my You Tube Channel I have accessories which as a knitter/crocheter we all need plenty off.

To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching today!
See you all on Thursday!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 28 October 2019

Carol Singers

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you all had a good weekend and had some fun.

I had a brilliant weekend in Chesterfield catching up with some crafty friends.

Today sharing another recycled Christmas card.


Step by Step

1. A5 Landscape white base card.
2. Matted and layered silver and patterned paper.
3. Wrapped grey ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. Matted and layered topper onto silver card.
5. To finish off added the sentiment and 3 blue pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #294 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #480 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Creative Crafters #21 - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - U & V - Upcycle/Velocity

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 26 October 2019

Birthday Wishes

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

A scheduled post this morning as I am away until tomorrow!

Have a fabulous weekend.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 black square base card.
2. Matted and layered brown pearlescent card and patterned paper. The edges have been distressed with Archival DI faded jeans.
3. Wrapped blue satin and brown organza ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
4 Matted and layered topper onto brown pearlescent card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and cabochon.

Many thanks for visiting today, see you all on Monday!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 25 October 2019

October Vlog

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well I am off away with friends for the weekend and so looking forward to a break away after the hardest 2 weeks I have experienced in a long time!

Today sharing with you my Vlog for October!

Have a great weekend and please pop back tomorrow as I have a scheduled post.

To watch what has been going on in my crafty heaven please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and see you tomorrow!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 24 October 2019

Whimsy Little Witch

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I have a busy day getting things ready for my weekend away.

I have managed to get quite a few more Christmas cards made this week but still have more to do.

Sharing with you today a card made using Whimsy Little Witch as it will be Halloween next week.

The Copics I have used for colouring the image are as follows:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - YG11, YG13, YG17
Hat/Dress - BV23, BV25, BV29
Hat Band - YR31, Y38, YR68
Broom - E23, E25, E27
Moon - Y00, Y02
Clouds - N0, N1
Dress Ruffle/Buckle Spica Glitter Pens
Sky - B30, B37


Step by Step

1. A5 white landscape base card.
2. Matted and layered black and yellow card.
3. Wrapped orange tulle with spiders web and spiders around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. Stamped image and coloured with above Copics and Spica Glitter Pens.
5. To finish off added cats eyes and sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Arty Divas #7 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #43 - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash #407  - Halloween
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #116 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe #229 - Halloween
Daisy Chain #35 - Halloween

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Sue Baker Presents Dark Angel Part 2

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Our Sue is back on Create and Craft today at 4.00 pm.

She will be demonstrating more fabulous projects using the new Cadence products along with the new Dark Angel series. Check out more of Sue Baker Presents products HERE!

Here are some more of my samples.


Small square canvas, I love this owl!


Another canvas using the stamped image coloured with my Copics


Embroidery hoops with another of the stamped images and die cuts


Large square canvas using the MDF wings, die cuts, stamps. Lots of layers


An A5 card using the sprays, die cuts, stencils and stamps.

Thank you for coming to visiting today!
Happy Crafting!