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Saturday, 31 August 2019

La Belle

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Another week draws to a close and hasn't it gone so quickly and we are on the last day of August!

Another scheduled posts and hope that you have enjoyed visiting my blog whilst I have been away.
I should be home around 2 o'clock this afternoon and will try and catch up with you all.

Have a fabulous weekend!

A new card to share using one of my own toppers.


Step by Step

1. A6 white base card.
2. Matted and layered black and harlequin card which has been distressed with DI ground espresso.
3. Matted and layered another piece of the harlequin card which I distressed with DI Victorian velvet before matting and layering onto black card.
4. Matted and layered topper onto black card.
5. To finish off added the pearl gems.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 30 August 2019

Mission Inspiration - Breathe

Good Morning Crafty Friends

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

Today sharing my Mission Inspiration Journal Page for August.


Here are the prompts that I have used.


To watch the process please click the LINK


Thank you for watching and visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 29 August 2019

Adventure is Worthwhile

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Another scheduled post as I am away until Saturday.

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

A male card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. A5 white landscape card base.
2. Matted and layered Kraft Card.
3. Matted and layered blue card which I have stencilled using DI vintage photo.
4. Matted and layered card topper onto Navy blue card.
5. To finish off added the cogs embellishment and the quote.

Many thanks for visiting today see you Tomorrow!
Happy Crafting!



Tuesday, 27 August 2019

August Wool Giveaway

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A scheduled post as away from home.

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

Today sharing my You Tube wool giveaway for August.

The winner will be announced upon my return from my holiday on 
Thursday 19th September!

To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 26 August 2019

Be Brave

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Monday and I hope you all have a wonderful week.

I have been a bit busy, I finally made a start on my Christmas cards which I will start showing after I return from my holiday in September.

A male card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 square Kraft base card.
2. Matted and layered teal and green card.
3. Adhered 2 tags which have been distressed with DI vintage photo.
4. Cut out the topper and distressed with DI evergreen bough.
5. To finish off added the pocket watch rub on, the quote and card candy.


Many thanks for visiting today see you tomorrow!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 24 August 2019

Seasons Greetings

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope all is well and that you had a great week.

I will have blog posts and video's scheduled while away and hope that you will continue to visit.

I will catch up with you all when I return.

A Christmas card to share with you today using Sheena's Christmas stamps I have coloured the baubles with Cadence hybrid paints in lilac.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered black and purple card.
3. Colour washed the background with blue liquid pigment once dry stamped the branch and embossed with clear embossing powder.
4. On a separate piece of card stamped the baubles and embossed with gold embossing powder, painted with lilac Cadence hybrid paints and adhered to card.
5. To finish off stamped and embossed the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #396 - Anything Goes
Cute n Crafty Christmas #17 - Anything Goes Christmas
Creative Moments #175 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #360 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Friday, 23 August 2019

Hello

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

I have had a busy week, finally finished my cardigan for my holiday.

Today sharing with you the last Vlog of August and as I am away the next Vlog will be the end of September.

Sharing a photograph of my cardigan which was knitted with Paton's 4ply white cotton.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting today, see you all tomorrow.
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 22 August 2019

Embrace the Journey

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are well and having a good week.

I am so busy trying to get things done as I am not going to be around next week.

I have scheduled videos and blog posts ready for next week and hope that you will continue to visit.

This card today seems very appropriate!


Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 cream square base card.
2. Matted and layered navy blue and patterned card.
3. Die cut out feather and distressed with DI stormy sky.
4. Matted and layered bird topper onto navy card.
5. To finish off added quote and card candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #29 - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Animal #29 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas #2 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting! 


Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Song Bird

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Another busy day here doing secret DT work which needs to be finished by tomorrow as I am away from Sunday for a week with friends.

Whatever your plans are have a fabulous day!

Today sharing with you an altered wooden frame using Cadence products and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers!


To watch the process please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #29 - AG with a Critter
A bit more time to Craft #98 - Anything Goes
Bleeding Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals #29 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge #35 - Favourite Flowers (Blossoms)
Creative Crafters #19 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting and watching today
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 19 August 2019

Thank You

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Monday to you all!

What are your plans for this week? 
I have quite a busy week, samples to make and videos to get done as well as blog post to schedule before my holiday.

A thank you card to share, this is for you my trusty followers for your comments and visits.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered black and patterned card.
3. Matted and layered the topper which is from my stash.
4. Adhered the black die cut flourish with some white blossom flowers.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #112 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #292 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #359 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #152 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 17 August 2019

May the Road...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Lots to do here this weekend, finishing DT work as well as the housework to be done.

Today another card using Sheena's Flowers of Britain stamp set and liquid pigments.


Step by Step

1. Created card base by using Tattered Lace Foundation square label die
3. Matted and layered green and background card created using DO peeled paint, ground espresso and mermaid lagoon.
4. Stamped the flowers and then die cut before water colouring with liquid pearls.
5. To finish off I stamped the leafy stems along with top and the quote.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments #174 - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges #62 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #54 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #359 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Friday, 16 August 2019

Sand and Sea Shells

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Another day in the craft room for me today, samples and commissions to finish off.

Sharing with you a mixed media project today using Cadence products and decorating an old decanter.


To watch the process please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Bleeding Art - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #396 - Anything Goes
Creative Artiste #52 - AG Mixed Media
Daisy Chain #33 - Summer

Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 15 August 2019

Believe in Yourself

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How is your week going so far?

A rather quiet week so far, no Kath this week as she is away visiting her grandson so apart from visiting dad a nice gentle week, I do have some cards to make but having a day off today from the crafting and going to sit and knit for a change whilst watching a movie this afternoon once I return from Slimming World.

A new card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered beige and floral card which has been distressed with DI Victorian velvet.
3. Matted and layered the topper onto pink card which has been distressed with DI gathered twigs.
4. Added lace and pink pearls along the bottom of the card.
5. To finish off added the butterfly and pink gems as well as the quote.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Arty Divas #2 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #100 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #111 - Always Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges #8 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #116 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Crochet Giveaway Winners

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A very busy day here today.

Off to see my dad this morning and then this afternoon spending the day prepping DT work and going to be a long very busy week.

Whatever your plans are have a fabulous day.

Today sharing with you the winners of my Crochet Giveaway.

To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today
See you all Thursday!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 12 August 2019

Blooming Fantastic

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all doing today?

I had a good productive weekend and got quite a bit of crafting done too!

Today sharing a new card using Sheena's new Flowers of Britain Stamps and her liquid pigments.


Step by Step

1. White flower shaped card base.
2. Onto the base of the card using DI stormy sky distressed a circle.
3. Stamped the rose onto the base of the card and then again on another piece of card.
4. Water coloured the rose using liquid pigments then cut out and decoupaged over the stamped image.
5. To finish off stamped the sentiment and added dew drops.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle #20 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #292 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #358 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #152 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Acrylic Pour - Winter Rose

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you today? I hope that you have all had a good week.

Today I am videoing a couple of projects which I then will need to edit, upload and write blog posts.

Today sharing a new acrylic pour canvas using Cadence Hybrid Paints and Sue Baker's new products from the Snow Queen collection.  You can purchase the products I have used from Crafting.co.uk


Step by Step

1. Using Cadence Hybrid Paints in Napoleon Blue, Baby Blue and 5 inch square canvas I created the pour.
2. Whilst this was drying I brayered Glitter Paint Pink Perfection onto pink rice paper, once dry I die cut the winter rose.
3. I then die cut the word sparkle and the flourish which I painted with the Ice Pearl.
4. Once everything was dry and flower assembled I arranged onto the canvas.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft Rocket #62 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #54 - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess #33 - AG Mixed Media
Creative Artiste #52 - AG Mixed Media
Love to Craft #37 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 9 August 2019

August Vlog Part 1

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Well I hope you have all had a good week and that you managed to get some crafting done.

Sharing with you today part 1 of August's Vlog.

As of this month I will be blogging 5 days a week 2 of those days will include links to 2 videos.
I have had to stop blogging every day as with all that is going on at home I was getting a bit stressed out especially looking after my dad too which family always comes first!

Do you ever get that feeling when you look at all your crafty goodies and you think, WOW when will I ever get the time to use everything?  Yes, that happened to me and I want to be able to spend time crafting for me and doing what I love.

Another wonderful thing that has happened is doing knitting not only for myself but for TV shows too.  It sure has come full circle for me as that is where my crafting journey started.

I hope that you do get time to watch the video and enjoy.

Please click the LINK to watch


Would love to know what you feel about your crafting!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 8 August 2019

May your Troubles

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

I have had a productive week so far, lots of admin done and some crafting too!

Today sharing a new card using Alcohol Pearls with Sheena's new stamps.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered mustard coloured card.
3. To create the background I have used Yupo and Alcohol Pearls intrigue, envy and alchemy.
4. I then stamped the clover and sentiment with Archival distress ink.
5. To finish off I added 5 purple sequins.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Arty Divas #1 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #224 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #111 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Knitting for Beginners

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Something a little different from me today!

I wonder how many of my crafty friends knit or have knitted in the past?

I have been knitting since I was 5 years old when my dad taught me. I can still remember that day, we were living in Malaysia and living at 69 Bloxhom Drive in a bungalow.  Isn't if funny how something that will make a difference in your life you can remember years after!

Today I am starting a new series on my You Tube channel called 
Knitting for Beginners.

In the first video I talk you though the tools of the trade, i.e. knitting needles and assessories as well as tension square before I start teaching you how to cast on and knit 2 rows in stocking stitch.

I hope you enjoy, this is something apart from my paper/mixed media crafting I am very passionate about.

To watch the video please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting/Knitting 😊


Monday, 5 August 2019

Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends

I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend.

Yesterday was a busy day videoing and making some new mixed media projects.

Today sharing with you a new card using scraps from my stash.



Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 gold pearlescent card
2. Matted and layered pink card which I have distressed with scissors and distressed with DI Victorian Velvet.
3. The second layer is also distressed as above but I used DI gathered twigs.
4. I added the label which I distressed with DI gathered twigs and then added the vintage topper.
5. I stencilled the word friend using DI Victorian Velvet and distressed the flourishes.
6. To finish off I distressed the roses with gathered twigs and arranged around the topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle #20 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #292 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #152 - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters #18 - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket #62 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 3 August 2019

The Artist

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well and have a good weekend planned.

I have a busy weekend planned making cards, videoing and some admin too.

Today I am sharing a new mixed media video, I have used Imagination Crafts Gesso, Structure Paste, Starlight Paints, Stencils and the Artist Palette has been cut out with my Brother Scan n Cut.


To watch the video please click the LINK




Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 2 August 2019

Acrylic Pour Dream

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope that you are all keeping well.

Going to be spending the day in my craft room once the housework is done.
Whatever your plans are have a fabulous day.

Today sharing an acrylic pour using Cadence Hybrid paints I have called this piece Dream.


Step by Step

1. Taking 4 2 3/4 square canvas' I created an acrylic pour using Cadence Hybrid paints in metallic silver, lilac and plum.
2. Whilst the canvas' were drying I painted the large 8 x 8 canvas with Plum and using Ice Pearl added splats.
3. To finish I adhered the 4 canvas' to create this large canvas.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Inky Mess #33 - AG Mixed Media
Crafts Galore Encore #66 - Anything Goes
Love 2 Craft #37 - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create #8 - AG Mixed Media
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!