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Sunday, 24 February 2019

News Flash

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

This month I realised that my blog and You Tube channel were 8 years old.

Can you believe that?

To celebrate I am giving 8 lucky commentators/followers the chance to win a prize which consists of a stencil (my own design) and some stamps.

All that I ask is that you do the following:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Subscribe to my You Tube channel
3. Leave a comment on this blog post!

This will run until 24 February 2019
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 26 February 2019

Good luck to you all!

I have done a video too for you to watch just click the LINK


Thank you for watching and visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Saturday, 23 February 2019

February 2019 Mini Mission

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

How are you all this evening?

We have had a lovely day here, lots of DT work done and a video edited and uploaded too.

Sharing with you my mini mission journal page for February.

I have used my Dylusions A5 journal and acrylic paints.


Here is the prompt


To watch how I created my page please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


The Swallow

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

What are you all up too today?

I will be finishing off secret projects today and then out this afternoon for our routine walk.

Sharing with you a new card using stamps from the craft magazine Simply Cards &  Papercraft issue 187.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered brown card.
3. To create background sky I used Distress Oxides tumbled glass and stormy sky with a cloud stencil.
4. I stamped the branch and sentiment with Archival Ink Coffee.
5. The bird was stamped and then die cut before adhering to base card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

QKR Stampede #336 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #450 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #80 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 22 February 2019

Kind Hearts...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Friday already and a lot to get done today.

I have quite a few videos to do plus editing, uploading and some admin work.

Today another card using Garden Heart stamp set from Clarity Stamp.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered pearlescent green card.
3. To create background I used Artistry Inks dry weed, pampas and earth song.
4. I stamped the heart and embossed with copper embossing powder, the sentiment has been embossed with bark embossing powder.
5. To finish off I have added gold pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude #48 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #185 - Add a Heart
Love to Craft #31 - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday  - Powder your (embossing powder)

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 21 February 2019

February Vlog - Part 2

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

It sure has been a busy day here with errands to run and of course weigh in too.

Sharing with you part 2 of my February Vlog.

Enjoy your evening, to watch the video please click the LINK


Thanks for visiting and watching today.
Happy Crafting


Spring is on its way...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A couple of errands this morning before weigh in.

This afternoon I am going to chill out and have a read I think just for a change after our daily walk.

A quick card to share today using Hobby House Elisabeth Bell topper.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered navy blue card and polkadot pale blue card.
3. Distressed around topper with DO stormy sky and adhered to base card with foam pads.
4. Added lace and burlap trim with pearl trim.
5. To finish off added 2 pearl gems to corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #384 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #57 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #237 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Shepherd's Purse

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Only a couple more day's left for you to enter my blog candy giveaway.

To read the post and leave a comment please click the LINK

Off to see my parents this morning and then lots of admin to do this afternoon.

Today sharing a new card using Distress Oxides and Clarity Stamp


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered purple pearlescent card.
3. To create background using Distress Oxides broken China, fossilised amber and dusty concord.
4. Stamped the flowers and sentiment with Versafine and embossed.
5. To finish off coloured flowers with SN glitter pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #212 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #237 - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #340 - Favourite Colour (Purple)

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Live in the Moment

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all keeping well and had a lovely  Day.

Today sharing a quick and easy tag which I have filmed on my channel.

I love Tim Holtz paper dolls and ephemera and hope you enjoy the process.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for watching and visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thank You

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well. 

A day of sample making is planned for today!
Lots of inks, stamps and stencils at the ready!

A new card to share today using products from Clarity Stamp


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered black card.
3. To create background I have used the Gelli plate, Viva Decor paints and Leonie's frameless stencil.
4. I then stamped the scene using Clarity Stamp set, Versafine and clear embossing powder.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

International Art & Soul #53 - Shades of Any Colour
Crafty Friends #103 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #80 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #335 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 18 February 2019

Mother's Day

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

What are your plans for this week?

A visit to my parents is planned as it will be their birthdays this weekend.

A Mother's day card to share with you today, Mother's day here in the UK is on 31st March.


Step by Step

1. 8 inch scalloped round white base card.
2. Mat and layered brown pearlescent card cut out with SB Grande circle die.
3. Created the background with DO cracked pistachio, ground espresso and picked raspberry then cut out with SB Grande circle die.
4. Cut out the rice paper butterfly which I adhered to copy paper so to create dimension.
5. To finish off I added butterfly trail with gold Just Pearls and sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #100 - Anything Goes
Pile it on #151 - Pretty in Pink
The Corrosive Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #218 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Amelia

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Sunday already and managed to get quite a bit done yesterday.

A couple more video's to do today and some admin too.

Today's card is made using Polkadoodles Amelia.

I have coloured with the following Copics:

Hair - YR24, YR27, YR29
Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Dress - B12, B14, B16, Y13, Y15, Y17
Shoes - E25, E27


Step by Step

1. A5 cream base card.
2. Mat and layered blue and patterned card.
3. Printed off Amelia, coloured with above Copics, cut out with SB Curved Rectangle die and distressed around the edges with Archival leaf green.
4. Arranged the die cut leaves around the image which have been distressed with leaf green ink.
5. To finish off added blue pearl gems to the corners.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #6 - Anything Goes Colouring
Crafty Catz #449 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #7 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 16 February 2019

Mission Inspiration February 2019 - Feathers

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far.

Tonight I am sharing with you my Mission Inspiration journal pages for February.

I have used a variety of products including Dylusion paints, Imagination Crafts Alchemy wax and Mod Podge.

Here is my journal pages.


 Here are the prompts.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching today.
Happy Crafting!


Together

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

What are you up too today?

Rick and I will be off out later for our walk, really proud of myself making sure I go out everyday for an hour walking. I am getting some fresh air and away from my desk, also feel refreshed when I get home also helping with my weight loss too.

A quirky card today using the Crazy Cats by Tim Holtz.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 cream square base card.
2. Mat and layered embossed bronze card.
3. To create the background on the next layer I used DO wild honey, crushed olive and scattered straw.
4. Stamped, watercoloured cats and cut out then adhered to card.
5. To finish off added the die cut word together.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #23 - AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals #23 - Always Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters #23 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 15 February 2019

Bleeding Art Challenge - Show us some Love

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Bleeding Art

This month we would like you to "Show us some Love"

Here is my project, I have used a small 5 x 7 canvas with Imagination Crafts Products.


To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
A Inky Mess #27 - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thinking of You

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today and what plans do you have?

I have a few video's to do and finish some admin too.

Sharing with you a sympathy card today.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Mat and layered gold pearlescent card.
3. I created the background with Alcohol inks and gold fixative then stenciled the silhouette flowers.
4. Added the die cut Kraft card wild flowers.
5. To finish off added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #236 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge #29 - Use latest stamps and dies

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Harry Potter Tour

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

As promised sharing with you some snippets from my trip away with Rick this past weekend.

We had a good journey down south and a good trip home too.

This has been on my bucket list for a while and so happy to have another item ticked off!

Sharing some photographs and then the video.



To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for watching and visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Tom Cat

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

It is was our20th wedding anniversary yesterday and we had a lovely day. 

Sharing a new card using QKR Stampede pussy cat!

To colour the cat I used the following Copics:

Fur - YR24, YR14, YR27
Eyes - G07, G09
Bow - B34, B37, B39


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered embossed brown card.
3. To create the background for the next layer I used DO barn door, rusty hinge and shabby shutters.
I then stencilled balls of wool with leaf green Archival ink
4. Printed the cat, coloured with Copics and cut out before adhering to base card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and 3 brown card candi.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #23 - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals #23 - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #334 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Clarity Samples Mythical Animals

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today Maria is on Hochanda for Clarity Stamp at 12 and 4 pm.

The theme for these shows are mythical animals.

I have used a variety of Clarity Stamp products and had so much fun using these stamps.

There are in the set a phoenix, unicorn and dragon.

Here are my samples.

The Phoenix



The Dragon



The Unicorn



Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Artist Trading Coins - Fairies

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope you have all had a good day.

Tonight I am sharing a new video and how I have created ATCoins using Clarity Stamps and Viva Decor acrylic paints with my Gelli Plate.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for watching and visiting.
Happy Crafting!