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Monday, 31 August 2020

Crafty Chef September

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Can you believe it is the last day of August!

The children go back to school here in the UK in September and I am sure they are looking forward to seeing their friends after such a long time.

Today I am sharing my card for September's Crafty Chef which I have set the prompts.

If you wish to join our Facebook group and join in click the LINK


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered brown and blue card.
3. Embossed a layer of the blue card then matted and layered onto brown card.
4. Matted and layered topper onto brown card.
5. I added glitter to the balloon and flowers on the topper.
6. To finish off added the 3 flowers, pearl trim and tag greeting.

Here are the prompts I set for the month of September


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle #32 - Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges #61 - Animals
QKR Stampede #402 - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters #31 - Anything Goes
All Fun Challenges #14 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

 

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Christmas Card Club #18

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well August has gone in the blink of an eye and tomorrow we say good bye to August. With September we will see the nights drawing in even further!

Today is #18 in the Christmas Card Club, the theme this fortnight is mainly red set by Lorraine.

I have recycled an old card for my offering today!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered red and white card.
3. Matted and layered the old card as a topper.
4. To finish off I added white sequins and red pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Cutie Pie Challenge #150 - Hip to be Square
CHNC #505 - Something beginning with S - Santa
Holly and Ivy #77 - Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas with Cuties #41 - Bring on the Bling
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting and Stay Safe!


Saturday, 29 August 2020

Especially for You

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Off out for a nice long walk this morning after breakfast with Rick.
Fingers crossed we don't get wet! LOL we have been on a few walks lately and got home soaked to the skin, oh well skin is waterproof!

A new card to share using "With all your Heart" Create and Craft card making kit.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered Dark purple card.
3. Matted and layered lilac and lace patterned card and wrapped white organza ribbon around and made a bow before adhering to base card.
4. Decoupaged the floral bouquet and added the sentiment.
5. To finish off added white pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Daring Cardmakers - In the Garden
Aud Sentiments #258 - AG + Sentiment
Krafty Chicks #522 - All Occasions
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today! 
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 28 August 2020

August 2020 Monthly Vlog

 Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

I am looking forward to September as it is my birthday month and this year I will be 60!!!

Where have all the years gone?

Sharing today my August Vlog of what Rick and I have been up to for this month.

We took our first outing out to Bridgemere and then to Alderly Edge to walk over the Edge



To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 27 August 2020

Thanks a Bunch

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A quick brisk walk this morning after breakfast and then off to get weighed at Slimming World.

I must say it is nice to be back than the Zoom meetings, even though it was great to keep in touch, I enjoy the meetings much better and it seems to motivate me too.

Today another card using the beautiful Tattered Lace dies Manor Garden and Abby Hill.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 shaped white base card.
2. Matted and layered purple and mirri card.
3. Die cut the shapes using green and lilac card.
4. Die cut the floral bouquet and decoupaged.
5. To finish off added the dove and the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #122 - Anything Goes
Happy Craft Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Lets Craft and Create #162 - Lots of Layers
Love to Craft #49 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Rose Tag

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Not much happening here this week, a bit of this and that and some crafting thrown in too.

Sharing a new floral card using Tattered Lace dies.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white base card.
2. Matted and layered green and pink card.
3. Using the tag die from Manor Garden die cut the printed floral sheet and the tag frame.
4. Die cut the roses and decoupaged.
5. To finish off added the pink organza bow and butterfly as well as the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #261 - Lots of Layers
All Fun Challenges #14 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #140 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Wind in Your Hair Samples

 Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Sharing with you today my samples for Imagination Crafts new collection.

The title is "Wind in your Hair" and comprises of rice papers, stencils and 2 sets of dies.

Cadence products will also be on the show with our lovely Mandy.

The shows are on Create and Craft at ....


Stencils and Die cut Butterflies using Cadence Paints, sprays etc.


Cake board base with poppy dies.


Rice paper, stencils and decoupaged flowers and butterflies


Decoupaged bird and flowers with stencilling.

I hope you enjoy the shows!

Many thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 24 August 2020

August Yarn Giveaway Winner

 Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all well and had a great weekend.

I have quite a busy week planned with visits to parents, shopping and lots of crafting to be done.

Today sharing the winner of August's yarn giveaway as well as a winner for July as the yarn wasn't claimed.

To see who the luck winners are please click the LINK

Many thanks for visiting today!

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 23 August 2020

Winter Wishes

 Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far.

We went out for our usual walk yesterday and again after breakfast we will be out on our daily power walk.  I do enjoy being out in the fresh air in the morning as it means I have the rest of the day to plan whether it is shopping, chilling out or crafting!

Sharing a new Christmas card today, so pleased with myself that I am managing to get them done this year instead of leaving them to do at the end of the year.


Step by Step

1. A5 white landscape base card.
2. Matted and layered dark silver, patterned white paper and navy blue card.
3. Added the white oval shape and decoupaged the polar bear.
4. Die cut the snowflakes and the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

CHNC #504 - Anything Christmas Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #41 - AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals #41 - Always Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas #25 - Anything Christmas Goes
Pearly Sparkles #54 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 22 August 2020

In Deepest Sympathy

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

What are you plans for the weekend?

Apart from our daily walks I don't think we have any thing planned. Hopefully if the weather is nice we will spend the time in the garden reading, if not then I may get a couple of hours in the craft room.

Sharing a sympathy card today using the With all your Heart paper kit.


Step by Step

1. A5 Oval white base card.
2. Matted and layered gold mirri and dark blue card.
3. Matted and layered gold mirri and pale blue card.
4. Decoupaged the floral bouquet.
5. To finish off added the sentiment and clear diamante gems around the oval layers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar #261 - Lots of Layers
Dream Valley #230 - Gems and/or Pearls
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #412 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment #258 - AG plus Sentiment

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 21 August 2020

Imagination Crafts MDF Samples

 Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a good week.

Slowly but surely my mojo is returning! Hallelujah!!

Today the lovely David Wait is debuting on Create and Craft for Imagination Crafts MDF show.

Sharing with you 2 of the samples I created.

The first 4 photographs are of the Display Cabinet, I have covered with Sumo paper which I printed onto using Gothic Kingdom in monochrome.


I painted it all with Black Gesso


Sprayed with Marble Spray in Gold


Covered the inside too


The next lots of photographs are of the Whatsit!


I have used Cadence Acrylic and metallic paints, Serene Chic Stencils


Distress Paste in brown for the stencils and Country living rice paper


Kept the insides simple with acrylic and metallic paint


I hope that you enjoy the shows and see what my teams have created.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

 

Thursday, 20 August 2020

2000 Subscriber Giveaway Winners

 Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Today I have weigh in and then this afternoon Rick and I are off out for a walk over The Edge at Alderley Edge just for a change. We will also be stopping off for a Fish and Chip supper from our favourite shop in Alderley.

Today I have picked the winners for the 2000 You Tube subscriber giveaway!

It was really interesting to see that the majority of the subscribers who left comments were either knitters or crocheters with very few paper crafting subscribers. This was quite a shock considering I am mainly a paper crafter/mixed media artist!

To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Augusts Crafty Chef

 Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A quick power walk after breakfast and then lots of crafting to be done today!

I hope that you are all well and staying safe?

Thank you for your lovely comments on yesterday's post it sure did cheer me up!

Today sharing with you my August card for the Crafty Chef recipe set by the lovely Vicki


This is the recipe I followed!

Step by Step

1. 8 inch scalloped edge circular white card base.
2. On the base I matted and layered green polkadot card, mirri card, vellum and die cut using the green polkadot card. Before adhering all layers to the base I wrapped gold ribbon around and made a bow to act as the stopper.
3. On the front of the easel card I created the same mats as for the base embossing the vellum.
4. Cut around the image which was coloured with Ink Lily markers.
5. To finish off I added 3 pink flowers and pink pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #33 - Anything Goes
Ike's World - T is for 3 of a Kind
Lemon Shortbread #126 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Imagination Crafts Tumbling Blossoms Samples

 Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing with you my Tumbling Blossoms samples for Imagination Crafts.

Mandy will be on Create and Craft at 10.30 am and 5.15 pm today.

I have used the stencils as well as Cadence and Imagination Crafts products.










Which is your favourite?
I know which is mine, can you guess?

Many thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!