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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Conie Fong Ella Fleur

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Can you believe it is the end of June already!

I had a lovely afternoon chilling out in the garden and spent the evening watching movies and doing some knitting!

Today I am sharing my DT project for Conie Fong, I have used Ella Fleur

I have coloured the image using the following Copics:

Skin E40, E41, E42, E43, R01, E71
Hair - E41, E43, E47
Dress - YR61, YR65, YR68
Flower - Y08, Y15, Y000


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered peach and patterned card from my stash.
3. Coloured image with above Copics and matted and layered onto orange card.
4. Added lace and pearl stem down one side.
5. To finish off cut out the butterflies and added around the image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy #25 - Anything Colouring Goes
Crafty Catz #468 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #26 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #354 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #171 - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #12 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 29 June 2019

Practice makes Perfect - Friends

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Welcome to another video in my Practice makes Perfect journal journey.

This page is dedicated to my best friend Kath aka Mucky Paws.

We have been friends for quite a number of years now and met through a crafting group on Facebook. We met up and have been inseparable ever since. (Poor Kath)

We have laughed, cried and crafted together, learning together new techniques and Kath has taught me a lot too over the years.


To watch the process please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


The Journey

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Thank you to all of you who responded to my blog post from yesterday.
I have no plans whatsoever of giving up my blog or You Tube channel!
I love to share my creations with you all and it is a way of keeping a record of my work.
You never know the tide may change and I love the response I get from you my dear followers!

Thank you!

The kitchen still isn't finished and won't be finished until next Friday.
There are still 3 more units to put in, change the radiator, tiling and platering the wall where the fridge and freezer will stand.

Today's card is made using Alcohol Pearls and Umbrella Man die.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered bronze and blue card.
3. To create background on Yupo I used Alcohol Pearls Celestial, Smolder and Mineral.
4. From my stash of die cuts I used umbrella man, world, bird and journey, I coloured the umbrella mans had, shoes and umbrella with Distress Marker black soot. I coloured the bird and world with SN glitter pens.
5. To finish off I distressed the sentiment with DO salty ocean.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Through the Purple Haze #157 - The Guys have it
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Lets Craft & Create #148 - You're the Man
Tales from the Craft Room #5 - Let's hear it for the Boys

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 28 June 2019

Blogging

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

My kitchen should be finished a week today and can't wait!
I have a working sink, hob and oven now so that is really good, we can now have proper meals instead of microwave ones.

Today I just thought I would ask your opinion on blogging.

As you know I have been blogging now for over 8 years and have noticed a down trend in visits and comments especially in the last 6 months.

Do you have a blog yourself?  
Have you noticed a decrease in numbers visiting and commenting?

I do appreciate the time that you take to visit and comment I love to read your comments.
If just one of my blog post inspires you to have a go then that is my job done.

I may not be the most expert of crafters but I like to help anyone who want to have a go.

There are people starting crafting all the time and I know that when I started all those years ago I never knew about social media, especially blogging.

Finally, do you like how I set my blog posts out giving step by step instructions?
If not what would you like to see?

Thank you all so very much for your support of my blog, I know I say it all the time but I really do love the interaction that the social media platforms bring.

Have a fabulous weekend and see you all tomorrow with another project.

Happy Crafting to you ALL!



Thursday, 27 June 2019

June Vlog Part 2

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

A busy two week have sure disappeared since the last vlog for June.

As you know we are getting a new kitchen and as of today we have all the units in along with the sink, hob and cooker.  There is still a lot more to do yet before it is finished which we hope will be next Friday.

Sharing with you part of of June's Vlog.

To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Garden Nature

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A beautiful sunny morning here with blue skies and that just makes me so happy!

A few errands to do this morning and weigh in too.
Whatever your plans are for today have a fabulous day!

Today sharing a new card using the beautiful AALL & Create Stamp set #71 by Tracy Evans.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 scalloped edge white square card base.
2. Matted and layered blue mirri card and navy blue card.
3. Created background using DO salty ocean, mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch.
4. Stamped the flowers, corners and words with Archival black ink, stamped the flower heads again, cut out and decoupaged them after colouring with SN glitter pens.
5. To finish off added clear gems to the centres of the flowers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #434 - Keep it Simple
Creative Craft Cottage #119 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #171 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Crafty Creations Challenge #393

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges.
We are sponsored by Fred, She Said Designs.

I have used Humming bird and Petunia for my DT card.

I have used the following Copics to colour the image.

Humming Bird - Y02, Y08, B00, B02, B04, BG000, BG01, BG05, V22, V25
Flowers - RV11, RV32, RV34, YR30, YR31, YR68
Leaves - YG03, YG07, YG09


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white scalloped square card base.
3. Matted and layered brown and blue card, wrapped lace around before adhering to base card.
3. Printed off image, coloured with above Copics, created clouds in the background.
4. Matted and layered image onto brown card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and gold pearl gems to 2 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #216 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #222 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
2 Sisters on the Blog #28 - Things with Wings
CCC Digi Creations #104 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Mixed Media Canvas - Explore, Dream, Discover

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

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

The kitchen is still a work in progress and fingers crossed should be finished by the end of the week.

This afternoon sharing with you a mixed media canvas using Imagination Crafts Gesso, Starlight Paints with a stencil.


To watch the process please click the LINK
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Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Glorious Garden

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all keeping well.

Visiting my dad this morning and then going to spend the rest of the day in my craft room.
A few DT projects to make a start on and admin to do too.

A new card using Tim Holtz Glorious Garden stamp set.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered green and purple card.
3. Created background using purple and green ink with shaving foam.
4. Stamped the image and sentiment with black Archival ink and coloured with Zig Brush Pens.
5. To finish off added purple pearl gems to 2 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #108 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #467 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #353 - Anything Goes
Not just Cards - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!



Sunday, 23 June 2019

LOTV Game Boy

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

The kitchen is coming along nicely and can't wait to get back to normal.
The house is full of dust and needs a good cleaning but will have to wait.

Today sharing a card for a little boy using LOTV stamp.

I have coloured the image with the following Copics:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77
Shoes/Shorts - B91, B93, B95
Jumper - R35, R46, R59
Computer/Box - C03, C05, C07


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered navy blue and red polkadot card.
3. Stamped image with Memento and coloured with above Copics.
4. Matted and layered image onto navy blue card.
5. To finish off I added the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #229 - AG + Sentiment
Through the Purple Haze #157 - The Guys have it
Colour Crazy #24 - Anything Colouring Goes
Polkadoodles #25 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #353 - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Masculine

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 22 June 2019

Paper Roses

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Sharing with you today my Mini Mission Inspiration Journal page.

I was very lucky that Mike kindly asked me to set the song lyrics for this months mini mission.

I have used my A Vintage Girl journal and Imagination Crafts products.


I chose the lyrics from the song Paper Roses sung by Marie Osmond


To watch the process please click the LINK



Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!


Positive Vibes

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I have another crafting day planned today, keeping out of the way of the work that is being done in the kitchen.

I plan to have a play with my new Scan and Cut!

Sharing a new card using AALL & Create Stamp set #7 by Bipasha BK


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered 2 different tones of pink card.
3. To create background I used DO picked raspberry, candied apple and worn lipstick.
4. I stamped the images and quote, coloured the face with Zig brush pens.
5. To finish off I added the clear gems to the 2 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More #346 - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters #17 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #35 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #216 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #245 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 20 June 2019

Mixed Media Canvas Follow your Heart

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

The kitchen is coming along nicely!

 I have had a rather busy day and going to sit and enjoy a movie tonight whilst doing some knitting I think. Tomorrow Rick and I are off to see Mike and Ian in their new home. Quite excited to see them both too.

Sharing with you a Mixed Media Canvas using Imagination Crafts products including Tim Holtz Stencil and Mike Deakin Art stencil too.


To watch the process please click the LINK



Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Friends

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you this Thursday morning?

A busy one here doing errands and getting weighed.

This afternoon I plan to work with my Scan n Cut to cut out pieces for new projects which I will video :)

Today a new card to share!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square white base card.
2. Matted and layered Black card.
3. The background layer has been created using Imagination Craft's Stencil with Starlight Paints.
4. Die cut the ink pot and pen nib in black card and added the feather.
5. To finish off added the word "friends"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge #149 - Anything Goes
A Bit more time to Craft #94 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage #119 - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain #31 - Monochrome
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Fantasy on Ice

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are well, the kitchen is a disaster area at the moment with no sink or cooker.
We are eating plenty of salads and microwave meals.

Today sharing a new card using The Paper Shelter's Fantasy on Ice.

I have used the following Copics to colour the image:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20
Hair, E09, E19, E15
Ice Skates - N03, N05, BG11, BG32, BG34
Dress - BG11, BG32, BG34 and Wink of Stella


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered silver holographic card and pale green card which I have stencilled snowflakes using Starlight Paints in Silver. I wrapped white ribbon around the middle of 2 layers before adhering to base card.
3. Printed image and die cut before colouring with above Copics, then matted and layered onto holographic card.
4. Punched silver snowflakes with punch and decorated around the card.
5. To finish off I added the small silver bow.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #216 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #245 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #25 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 18 June 2019

New Crafty Stash

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

So excited to share with you a new video opening up new crafty stash.

My hubby has treated me to the new Brother Scan and Cut and will be spending this week getting to know the machine and trying out different projects.

I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did opening it.


To watch please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Hold on tight to your Dreams

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

The kitchen looks like a bomb has hit it and today all the old units should be out then the fun begins.

Today sharing a new card using Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps and wood embossing folder.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 cream base card.
2. Matted and layered black and cream card.
3. Using the stencil packaging I embossed with the wood grain embossing folder.
4. Stamped the stem and flower head, cut out and coloured with Zig Brush pens.
5. To finish off added the butterfly and Tim Holtz Small Talk quote.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #108 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle #18 - Anything Goes
Inkspirational #189 - Garden
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Flowers

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 16 June 2019

Singing Sally

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A busy day here as clearing out the kitchen cupboards etc as they start ripping out my old kitchen tomorrow and making a start on the new one.  I am so excited.

Today sharing a new card using Polkadoodles Singing Sally

I have used the following Copics to colour the image:

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R20, RV95
Hair, E33, E57, E79
Dress/Bow - R22, R24, R29, R39
Shoes/Microphone - Spica Glitter Pens


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 cream base card.
2. Matted and layered red card and musical paper from my stash.
3. Printed out image and coloured with above Copics and Spica pens.
4. Matted and layered image onto red card.
5. To finish off made a double bow with white ribbon and added red cabochon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy #23 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #24 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #352 - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #24 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 15 June 2019

Bleeding Art June Challenge

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all having a good weekend.

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Bleeding Art Challenge Blog.
The theme for this month is use Cardboard on your projects.

This month Emerald Creek our the sponsors with the prize of $50 for the winner who also be invited back to be Guest Designer.

For my project I have made an ATC wall hanging using Cardboard as the base.
I have used embellishments from my stash as well as Gesso, Starlight Paints, Mixed Media Arty Stones and Magi Glue from Imagination Crafts.


To watch the process on how I created the ATC wall hanging please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
A Inky Mess #31 - AG Mixed Media
We Love 2 Create #6 - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Papillon

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy weekend to you all, I hope you are keeping well.

Today we will be spending the day emptying the kitchen ready for Monday's start of the refurbishment.

I have a new card using lots of Ranger products and Papillion stamp set.


Step by Step

1. A6 cream base card.
2. Matted and layered bronze pearlescent card.
3. The background has been created using Distress spray resist, Distress Oxides and diamond stencil.
4. Stamped the background stamp with Archival ink.
5. Die cut the wild flowers using card scrap from stash.
6. To finish off stamped and embossed the butterfly before colouring with Distress Marker mermaid lagoon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude #52 - Anything Goes
2 Sisters on the Blog #28 - Things with Wings
Creative Craft Cottage #119 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #35 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 13 June 2019

June 2019 Vlog Part 1

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well and having a good day.

I have had a good day relaxing, went to get weighed this morning and spending the rest of the day watching movies and knitting.

Sharing with you Part 1 of June's Vlog in which I share what I have been up too these past couple of weeks and a little tour of our garden.

To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Lady Rose

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Happy Thursday to you all, I hope you are all having a good week.

It has been a manic week so far. It looks like the next 2 weeks are going to be the same as fingers crossed they start on ripping out the kitchen on Monday.

A new card using Tim Holtz Lady Rose


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 cream square card base.
2. Matted and layered purple and floral card, before adhering to base card wrapped lilac organza ribbon around.
3. Stamped the image with Versafine and embossed before colouring with Copics, then matted and layered onto purple and shaving foam patterned card.
4. Stamped the roses cut out and then coloured with Distress markers.
5. To finish off made a double bow with organza ribbon added rose cabochon to centre of bow and added 3 purple pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #170 - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Rose Garden
Fab n Funky #444 - June Blooms
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #245 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!