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Thursday, 30 May 2019

May Vlog Part 3

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Sharing with you the last vlog of May 2019.

It has been a very busy month and this past week Rick and I went on a mini break to Harrogate.

We visited Harlow Carr which is run by the Royal Horticultural Society and of course a trip to Art from the Heart which is a must when in Harrogate.

We stayed at the Magestic Hotel which was beautiful but being renovated too.
We went into Betty's for lunch and had a Fat Rascal, naughty but so nice.
The weather was kind to us too.

Here is Rick at the front of the Hotel.


The following 2 photographs are from the lounge, the murals were fabulous.



I love blue poppies and this was just a couple of the ones we saw at Harlow Carr.
There is some footage of the gardens in the vlog.


To watch the vlog please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching!
See you Saturday!
Happy Crafting!




Conie Fong Just like Daddy

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

The end of the month nearly and that means I am sharing my DT project for Conie Fong.

Today a little boy's card for a change, love this image "Just like Daddy"

I have used the following Copic to colour the image:

Skin - E00, E21, E51 white gel pen for freckles
Hair - E35, E37, E39
TShirt - C01, C03, C05 BV23, BV25, BV29
Hat - C01, C03, C05, YG95, YG97, YG99
Pants - YG95, YG97, YG99
Boots - BV23, BV25, BV29


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 square Kraft card base.
2. Matted and layered green and Harlequin card.
3. Coloured image with above Copics.
4. Matted and layered image onto brown card.
5. To finish off added twine, cogs and sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday #22 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #203 - Only Boys Allowed
Colour Crazy #20 - Anything Colouring Goes
Polkadoodles #21 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #349 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Mixed Media Photo Frame - Butterfly Dream

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all well.

Have a fabulous day whatever your plans are!

I am sharing a mixed media project with you today. a
A photo frame from Hobby Craft which I have decorated using Imagination Crafts products.


To watch the process please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 26 May 2019

Buttercup Sprite

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

Today sharing with you a new card using Aurora Wings Buttercup Sprite. I have coloured her in pinks just for a change:

I have used the following Copics to colour the image:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - E41, E42, E43, E44
Flowers - RV52, RV63, RV55, Y15
Dress - RV52, RV63, RV55
Booties & Leaves - G12, G14, G17


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered pink and green card.
3. Printed image and coloured with above Copics.
4. Matted and layered onto floral embossed card which I have coloured with Dew Drop Pearl Orchid ink.
5. To finish off I added the flourishes from my stash and the sentiment die cuts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - E for Embossing
Colour Crazy #20 - AGoes, Anything Colouring
Polkadoodles #21 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #349 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #583 - Square
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #21 - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #94 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 25 May 2019

Practice makes Perfect - Proud as a Peacock

Good Morning Crafty Friends

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

This morning I am continuing on with my Practice makes Perfect journal journey.

This page is called Proud as a Peacock, I have used Dylusions paints in an IndigoBlu Eco journal.

I hope you enjoy your day!


To watch the process please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 24 May 2019

Fly to your Dream

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

I have the usual Friday household chores to do before getting into the craft room to do some videoing.

Another male card today using Tim Holtz using Sideshow stamp set.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered black card and background card created using shaving foam technique with ink.
3. Stamped the image with Versafine and embossed on background then stamped image onto white card before cutting out and adhering with glue gel for dimension.
4. Stencilled the letters with Distress Ink gathered twigs.
5. To finish off I added the quote.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #169 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #221 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #110 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Thursday, 23 May 2019

Mixed Media Canvas - Feathers appear...

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful day.

I have had a very busy one, no crafting today but been out on errands and got weighed.

Today sharing a mixed media canvas using Imagination Crafts products.


To watch the process please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

We Love 2 Create #5 - AG Mixed Media
A Inky Mess #30 - AG Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Mix it up #24 - AG Mixed Media
The Creative Crafter's #16 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Florabunda Net

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Thursday already and I have managed to get quite a bit done, still plenty more to do and a few more DT pieces to finish off.

Today sharing a new card using Chocolate Baroque Florabunda Net stamp.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered yellow card.
3. The next layer is background I created using Distress Oxides carved pumpkin, Evergreen bough and wilted violet.
4. I stamped the image and cut around before colouring flowers with Distress Markers and SN glitter pen.  I then stamped the butterflies with Versafine and embossed before cutting out and adhering around the image after I had adhered to base card.
5. To finish off I added the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays
Addicted to Stamps #174 - Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #106 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges #5 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Crafty Creations Challenge #391

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing some exciting news!

 I have joined the design team for Crafty Creations Challenge Blog

This is my first DT project and I am the hostess for this challenge:

Sponsoring us this month is Lemon Shortbread

I have used Oak Fairy


Here is my project which I have used the following Copics:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20, RV95
Hair - Y21, YR21, YR23
Eyes - E55, E59
Leaf - Y32, Y38, Y17
Wings - Y32, YG61
Dress - YG61, YG63, YG67

I have created a Dutch Fold Card larger than the original one designed by Beccy


Step by Step

1. Card base is Dutch Fold card which I have made larger than the original
2. Matted and layered brown and green card.
3. Colour image with Copics listed above and matted and layered onto brown card.
4. Die cut out some acorns with pearlescent card.
5. To finish off added some pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #21 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #94 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #202 - Only Girls Allowed

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A Vintage Girl Gear Journal Steampunk

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a good day and enjoying your evening.

Tonight I am sharing a new video decorating A Vintage Girl Gear Journal.
You can purchase this and other A Vintage Girl products from That's Crafty here in the UK.

I have used Imagination Crafts Rusty Patina's and Starlight Paint Topaz to decorate the front and back of the journal.


To watch the process please click the LINK


Many thanks for watching and visiting today
Happy Crafting!


The Adventure Begins

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Today lots of DT work to be getting on with, no Kath this week as she is on holiday.

A new male card to share.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered background card which I created using Distress Oxide Sprays and Brushos.
3. Matted and layered green corrugated card and black embossed card which I have used Pebeo gilding wax to highlight the embossing.
4. Stamped the car and embossed then coloured with Distress Crayons.
5. To finish off I added the quote.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Di's Digi Designs - Make it Masculine
Crafting with Friends #3 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #149 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #462 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #215 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 20 May 2019

Take Flight

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend.

I had a busy but very productive one and I have a very busy week ahead.

Today sharing a card using Tim Holtz Take Flight stamp set


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 cream base card.
2. Matted and layered navy blue card.
3. To create background I used Yupo and Alcohol Pearls.
4. Stamped and embossed the bird before cutting out and colouring with Distress Crayon Tumbled Glass I then cut out and adhered to card with Pinflair.
5. To finish off I stamped the flourish and quote with Versafine and gently removed the ink to leave behind the print.

The quote reads, "listen to your heart above all other voices".

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #106 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #348 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #26 - Anything Goes


Sunday, 19 May 2019

Sassy

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How is your weekend going so far?

Yesterday I had an appointment at the hospital for my Dystonic Tremor with a Botox injection.
Yuk, I hate needles.

Today sharing a new card using All Dressed Up Sassy.

I have used the following Copics to colour the image:

Skin - E00, E21, E51, R20
Hair - E30, E34, E37
Dress - BG53, BG57, BG09, BV01, BV02, BV04
Pumps BG57


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 cream base card.
2. Matted and layered lilac floral card.
3. Printed image and coloured with above Copics then cut out with SB curved rectangles.
4. Matted and layered image onto teal card cut out with above die.
5. To finish off added the word, double lilac organza bow, sequins and gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #19 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #20 - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up #93 - AG with ADU Image

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Saturday, 18 May 2019

Practice makes Perfect - Time Travel

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope you are well and had a good day.

I have been for my Botox injections for my Dystonic tremor today and feeling quite sore.

A new journal page to share in my Practice makes Perfect Journal Journey.


To watch the process please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Crazy Cat

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Yeah it is the weekend and lots to do in the craft room this weekend.

An appointment at the Hospital this afternoon so need to get lots done this morning.

Whatever your plans are have a fabulous day!

Today is another Tim Holtz inspired card using Crazy Cats and Crazy Things stamp set.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 cream base card.
2. Matted and layered taupe card.
3. Created the background with Alcohol Pearls on Yupo paper.
4. Stamped the balloons with Archival DI vintage photo.
5. Stamped the cat, hat and balloon and coloured with distress markers 
5. To finish off I added the quote.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crazy Critter Crazies #26 - AG with a Critter
Crafty Animal #26 - Always Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy #30 - Animals
Sweet Stampers #32 - Animals

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 17 May 2019

Hello Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A busy morning with housework, washing and ironing today.

Hoping to get in the craft room and make a couple of videos.

Today's card is using a technique I learnt from Maria Moorhouse, I have used Stamps by Me stamp and die.


Step by Step

1. 8" scalloped white base card.
2. Die cut black and white pearlescent card with SB Grande Circle Die.
3. Stamped the leaf flourish with Brilliance moonlight white and coloured over the white with Faber Castel green and red pencils.
4. Die cut an aperture from the white card and matted and layered onto the black card.
5. To finish off added the die cut friend and flowers with red heart stick pin.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps and more #341 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #191 - May Flowers
Creative Moments #168 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #60 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 16 May 2019

May Vlog Part 2

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Well it has been an eventful two weeks one way or another.

Had a great time with my friends and lovely to catch up, dad is doing a lot better and to end the 2 weeks we went to see the Endgame. WOW what a film, the cinematography was awesome, sad in places, I even cried but well worth watching. I won't tell you anything about it as I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

So to watch the video please click the LINK



Don't forget to leave a comment on my You Tube channel to be in with the chance of being one of my monthly RAK winners.

Thank you so much for visiting and watching.
Happy Crafting


Because I Care!

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Thursday already, this week is going too quick!

This morning a few errand to run and of course weigh in too but this afternoon I plan to just chill out and have a read.

Today's card is made using Chocolate Baroque stamp.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered pink and black card.
3. Created the background with DO abandoned coral, mermaid lagoon and seedless preserves.
4. Stamped image with Memento and coloured with Copic Sketch pens before fussy cutting out.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and added 3 pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Shopping our Stash #395 - May Flowers
Creative Craft Cottage #118 - Use Ink
Love 2 Craft #34 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Bleeding Art April Challenge

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Well it is that time of the month for a new challenge over at Bleeding Art which is everyone's favourite Anything Goes

This month the theme is alter a bottle/jar and I have created a new container to store my stipple brushes.

I have used brown wrapping paper, Imagination Crafts black Gesso, Starlight paints and Magi Cutz.


Step by Step

1. Using a wide neck jar I adhered brown wrapping paper which was torn into piece all over the jar.
2. Gave it a coat of black Gesso.
3. Adhered the flourishes Magi Cutz.
4. To finish off dry brushed turquoise and lime green Starlight paints.
Voila a new storage container for my brushes!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Mix it up - AG Mixed Media
We Love 2 Create #5 - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Hope

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Plans for today are shopping, a little crafting this morning and then off to the cinema this afternoon to see the new Marvel End Game movie.

Today sharing a card which I have called Hope saluting all my friends who have battled and won Breast Cancer. It is such an awful disease and I have lost family and friends to this disease.
To all you strong women out their I salute you!

To colour image I used the following Copics:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Eye lids - Spica pink glitter pen
Ribbon and Lips - R00, R02, R04


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 black square base card.
2. Matted and layered pink pearlescent and pink floral card.
3. Printed image called Awareness from Ike's world with above Copics then matted and layered onto black card.
4. Attached pink ribbon to top and bottom of topper.
4. To finish off die cut the word HOPE with pink pearlescent card and added gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday #20 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #93 - Always Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #243 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!