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Saturday, 30 November 2019

Bow and Buttons

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well and can you believe we are on the last day of November!

This month has been a very busy month and I am hoping things will ease off in the next month.

Only 25 days to Christmas!!!

A new recycled Christmas card to share.


Step by Step

1. A5 landscape white base card.
2. Matted and layered gold and red patterned card.
3. Wrapped grey cross grain ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. Matted and layered topper onto gold card.
5. To finish off added the buttons.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz #110 - Get Ready for Christmas
Fab n Funky #459 - Christmas
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #181 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 29 November 2019

November Monthly Vlog

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

I have done a bit of crafting, crocheting and visiting my mum and dad.

A busy weekend is planned with video making, a couple of mixed media projects and picking the RAK winner for November.

Sharing my monthly vlog today please click the LINK to watch what I have been up too!


Many thanks for visiting and watching!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 28 November 2019

Have a Great Day

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a good week so far. 

Today the usual errands and weigh in and going to chill out this afternoon with my crocheting and watching some movies.

A new card to share using Sheena's Flowers of Britain dies, Charisma papers and background papers.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card, scored in half the front of the card to create easel card.
2. Matted and layered green and patterned paper, to the base I wrapped organza ribbon and made a double bow as the stopper.
3. Repeated for the front of the card adding stripes of green and patterned paper.
4. Die cut and decoupaged the thistles.
5. To finish off added the sentiment, pearl gem to centre of bow and 5 pearl gems along the top of the strip.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #118 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges #10 - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges #138 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas #9 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 26 November 2019

November Yarn Giveaway

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Oh my word only 4 weeks until Christmas, time sure is marching on this year.

Christmas shopping all done, just need to wrap presents, writing cards and we will be done for this year.

Today sharing with you my You Tube video yarn giveaway for November and picked 2 new winners for September and October giveaways as the previous winners haven't contacted me.
The winner for September Yarn is Louise Carr and October's winner is Brenda Hall who won the knitting/crochet accessories.

To watch and take part please click the LINK



Many thanks for watching and visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 25 November 2019

Warmest Wishes

Good Morning Crafty Friends

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Another busy week in my craft room, I am hoping to get my pens out and do a bit of colouring too.

A recycled Christmas card to share today.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 black square base card.
2. Matted and layered gold patterned card and red card.
3. Matted and layered topper onto gold card.
4. Made a double bow with white organza ribbon and added a red glitter gem.
5. To finish off added pearl gems to 2 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle #23 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #123 - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - R is for Ribbon
Daisy Chain #36 - Christmas/Winter
Love to Craft #40 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum #122 - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 23 November 2019

Seasons Greetings

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Another dull miserable morning here.
Not sure what I will get up to today in the craft room, a few things I want to reorganise and then a video or two, but we will see.

We went out last night to a quiz night with some of Rick's old work colleagues and had a blast.

Sharing a recycled Christmas card today.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered silver mirri and blue patterned card.
3. Matted and layered topper onto silver mirri.
4. To finish off I added blue gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz #110 - Get Ready for Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #609 - Winter
Crafting with an Attitude #57 - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #407 - A Christmas Card
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Friday, 22 November 2019

Mixed Media - Sunshine

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all well and had a good day yesterday.

What are your plans for today?

I am off to a knit and natter club held in the HobbyCraft store near home, looking forward to it, not been before but it should be fun!

Sharing with you a new video using Cadence products on a cushion cover.


To watch the process please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 21 November 2019

The Traveller

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

What are your plans for today?

I have a few errands, weight in and then I am going to sit and chill this afternoon with my crocheting.

A male card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 black square base card.
2. Matted and layered Kraft card and patterned map card.
3. Distressed around topper with Archival DI and matted and layered onto corrugated card.
4. To finish off added the embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Arty Divas #9 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #180 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #402 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Mission Inspiration November 2019 - SKY

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that your week is going well so far!

A very busy one here with things around the house to do as well as projects to do in my craft room.

Today sharing my Mission Inspiration journal page for November.
If you like journalling why not join us over on our Facebook Group!


These are the prompts I followed to create my page!


To watch the process please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 18 November 2019

Birds and Butterflies

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you all had a great weekend, I had a very busy one finishing off samples and made a couple of videos too.

Today sharing a card using stash from my craft room.


Step by Step

1. A5 landscape white base card.
2. Matted and layered brown textured card and patterned card.
3. Matted and layered topper onto green corrugated card.
4. Before adhering topper to base card wrapped Baker's Twine around both sides.
5. To finish off I added pearl gems and the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #32 - AG with a Critter
A bit more time to Craft #104 - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals #32 - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters #22 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 16 November 2019

Snowflakes and Deer

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope all is well with you and you had a good week.

Another busy weekend is planned here in my crafty piece of heaven.

Admin, videos and blog post to write up along with getting rather messy!

Today sharing a new Christmas card using Sheena's stamps and Cadence products which you can purchase from Crafting.co.uk


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square Kraft base card.
2. Matted and layered navy blue pearlescent card.
3. For snowflake background I gave the card a colour wash with mixed media sprays then stencilled the snowflakes with Starlights pearl paint.
4. Stamped and embossed the deer before watercolouring image and background. I then matted and layered onto navy blue card.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and added dew drops around the deer.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #295 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #372 - Anything Goes
Patties Creations #164 - Anything Goes
CRAFT #535 - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #608 - Festive
Moving along with the Times #110 - Snowflakes
Sisterhood of Crafter's - Forest Animals

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 15 November 2019

Mixed Media Canvas - Night Owl

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you have had a good productive week and enjoy your weekend.

I have had another busy week and so happy that my mojo has returned after going on holiday, how very rude!

Another mixed media project to share today, I have used Sue Baker Presents from the Dark Angel Collection and Cadence products
These can be purchased from Crafting.co.uk


To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #32 - AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals #32 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Artiste #55 - AG Mixed Media
We Love 2 Create #11 - AG Mixed Media 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 14 November 2019

Congratulations

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Off to get weighed this morning so fingers crossed I have lost some weight as I am just outside my target weight.

Sharing a new card using Hobby House Elisabeth Bell topper.


Step by Step

1. A5 white landscape base card, turned on its side to create a tent card.
2.Matted and layered silver pearlescent card and patterned card from my stash.
3. Matted and layered topper onto a doily and silver pearlescent card.
4. Added sequins to the topper.
5. To finish off added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread #106 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #117 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges #11 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Cute & Girly

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 12 November 2019

October Giveaway Winner

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you are all well.

Today I am sharing with you a new video in which I announce the winner of October's yarn accessories giveaway.

Below is what the giveaway was, which was a yarn storage bag along with crochet hooks, tape measure, darning needles, row counter and stitch holders.


To see who won the above please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 11 November 2019

All Dressed up for Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I had a really good relaxing weekend and enjoyed watching Strictly.

I must admit that I have a couple of favourites, do you?
Mine are Kelvin and Alex.

Today sharing a new card using All Dressed up for Christmas digi.

I have coloured with the following Copics:

Skin - E50, E51, E53,
Hair, E23, E25, E27
Dress/Shoes - R35, R37, R39
Tree - YG03, YG07, YG09
Baubles and Presents - Spica Glitter Pens


Step by Step

1. A5 White base card.
2. Matted and layered silver and green card.
3. Coloured image with above Copics.
4. Matted and layered image onto red and silver card.
5. To finish off added the sentiment tag with silver ribbon and pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #122 - Anything Goes
All Dressed up #98 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #295 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #44 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #483 - AG option Christmas
Polkadoodles #45 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 9 November 2019

Holly and the Robin

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well and have had a good week.

I have been rather busy this week with DT work and planning on quite a few videos this weekend.

Whatever you are doing have a fantastic day.

Sharing a new Christmas card using Sheena's Christmas stamps and Cadence paints etc which you can purchase from Crafting.co.uk


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered silver pearlescent card.
3. To create background I brayered Red Merlot Sparkle Medium then painted over with Red Starlights. I then stencilled the holly with green Starlights.
4. Stamped, embossed and coloured image with Starlights then cut out using Tattered Lace Circle matting dies. I then matted and layered onto silver pearlescent card.
5. To finish off I added white pearl gems to the holly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #180 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #32 - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals #32 - Always Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #371 - Always Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Hand Stamped

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 8 November 2019

Mixed Media Canvas - Love Letters

Good Morning Crafty Friends

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

I have been busy beavering away in my craft room making samples.

Today's video is a mixed media canvas, I have used Cadence and Sue Baker Presents products which you can purchase from Crafting.co.uk


To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

We Love 2 Create #11 - AG Mixed Media
Creative Artiste  #55 - AG Mixed Media
Bleeding Art - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink #15 - Anything Pink Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 7 November 2019

Party Frock

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all have a lovely week so far.

I am off to get weighed this morning and spending the afternoon chilling out reading or possibly watching a movie and knitting, not decided yet!😄

Today a new card using All Dressed up Party Frock image.

I coloured the image with the following Copics:

Skin -E50, E51, E53
Hair - E35, E37, E39
Dress - R81, R83, R85, R89
Pumps - R83, R85, R89


Step by Step

1. A5 white landscape base card.
2. Matted and layered brown and patterned pink card, matted and layered script card which I have distressed with Archival Distress Ink
3. Threaded pink twine through lace before wrapped around all layers.
4. Printed image and coloured with above Copics, then distressed around with ground espresso.
5. To finish off added sentiment and charm.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #45 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #43 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #44 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Knitting for Beginners Part 4

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well and have had a good week so far!

Bonfire night tonight, although we have had nothing but fireworks going off for the past month!!
Stay safe everyone, I don't like firework, never have, I am very lucky that it doesn't affect my fur babies.

Today sharing with you part 4 in my knitting for beginners series on my you tube channel.
This is the final video as it hasn't been well received, never mind, it was worth a go.

Below is the cardigan that I finally finished, in this the final video I show you how to increase stitches in a couple of ways. I have used yarn from Deramores.


Here is the LINK to the video, enjoy!


Thank you for watching and visiting today!
Happy Crafting/Knitting!!


Monday, 4 November 2019

Blanche

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a great weekend.

I have a very busy week making videos, Christmas cards and admin to get through.

Today sharing a card using Krista Smith's Blanche.

I have coloured the image using the Copics below:

Skin - E40, E41, E43, R01
Hair - E41, E43, E47
Eyes - YG01, YG03, YG67
Lips - R01, E71
Dress - BV000, BV00, BV11, V25


Step by Step

1. A5 Landscape white base card turned on its side to make a tent card.
2. Matted and layered dark purple and floral card.
3. Printed out image and coloured with above Copics then die cut with TL Torn curved die.
4. Matted and layered image onto oval die cut in purple.
5. To finish off added the sentiment and sequins.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Gem of a Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Cute and Girly
Brown Sugar #295 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #43 - Anything Goes
Patties Creations #164 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #44 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #370 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 3 November 2019

Mandrakes in Ormskirk

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

On Friday my best friend Lesley took me out to lunch to a cafe called Mandrakes in Ormskirk.

As you know I am a huge Harry Potter fan and was so excited to see this cafe.

It was amazing! The service was excellent as very good value for money, they even had a small memorabilia shop selling Harry Potter goodies but I resisted.

Below are a few photographs of the shop and of course my friend Lesley.


The outside of the cafe, it was very busy and we were so lucky to get a table.


Me posing with a witches hat 😊



The herbology department with Lesley and I.


Another photo of the Herbology Department


Love this area too.


The Mandrake


Lesley with the Mandrake and wearing ear muffs.



A lovely sitting area.

Thank you for visiting!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Crafty Hugs