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Thursday, 30 April 2020

Music Man

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Welcome to the last day of April!

This morning I have my virtual Slimming World meeting and then a bit of crafting, not sure what yet as haven't made up my mind.

Sharing a male card using recycled topper from last years calendar.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered Kraft card and patterned paper which have been distressed with Archival distress ink vintage photo.
3. Matted and layered a piece of hessian.
4. Matted and layered topper onto bronze pearlescent card.
5. To finish off added the sentiment, cogs and gears.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #232 - Anything Goes
All Fun Challenges #5 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters #27 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Thinking of You

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well and staying safe.

It sure has been a difficult time for all of us all over the world with this Covid-19 virus.
Things sure have changed and the roads and shops are so quiet too.

This card is for all of you to let you know I am thinking of you all and wishing you well.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered pink and patterned paper.
3. Added lace along the patterned paper.
4. Cut out the topper and distressed with Archival distress ink picked raspberry.
5. To finish off added pink flower buttons and sentiment which reads
"Thinking of You"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness #46 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Add a Flower/Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #130 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 28 April 2020

April Yarn Giveaway Winner

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

That time of the month to announce the winner of April's yarn giveaway.

March's yarn giveaway wasn't claimed so I have picked a new winner too!

Here is the yarn giveaway for April!


Here is March's giveaway yarn


To see if you were one of the lucky winners please click the LINK


Many thanks for visiting and watching!
Stay safe and stay home!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 27 April 2020

Wings

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Can you believe we are nearly at the end of April?

We have been really lucky with the weather and being able to sit out in the garden these past few weeks.  It looks like the weather is changing and we are in for some rain.

A busy day in the craft room for me today making cards for my blog.

Today sharing a new card using the stamp and die set Never Alone by Sheena.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 white square base card.
2. Die cut the front of the card with the accompanying die.
3. Stamped image onto Willow watercolour card and then die cut.
4. Using Faber Castel watercolour pencils coloured the image.
5. To finish card I aligned the image with the base card and adhered.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

QKR Stampede #395 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More #386 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #189 - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #478 - Roses
Arty Divas #2 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 26 April 2020

Christmas Craft Club #9 - Baubles

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW 2 weeks have gone since the last Christmas Card Club challenge.

Today we are onto #9 and the theme was chosen by Kate which is baubles.

I have used Sheena's stamps for this quick and simple card.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered red card.
3. Stamped the tree branch with Versafine Spanish Moss and the baubles with Versafine onyx black.
4. I coloured the baubles with SN glitter pens.
5. To finish off stamped the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. #553 - Christmas
Christmas 24 #8 - Make it Sparkle
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #487 - Anything Christmas Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 25 April 2020

Ladies that Lunch

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I have missed meeting my best friend and going out to lunch!
I spoke to Lesley on Thursday and when the isolation is over we plan to go for a nice long walk and have some lunch.

What have you been doing to keep you occupied during isolation?
I have been enjoying the garden especially with the lovely weather we have had and be doing some crafting, knitting and reading in the evenings.

Today sharing a new card which I think is very apt for what we are all missing and that is meeting up with friends and family.

Stay safe and stay home!


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square Kraft base card.
2. Matted and layered pink and patterned card.
3. Matted and layered topper onto patterned and pink card.
4. Added the pearl and clear gems across the bottom of the topper.
5. To finish off  added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz #503 - AG option add a sentiment
QKR Stampede #395 - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times #117 - Diamante Embellishments
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #118 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 24 April 2020

April Monthly Vlog

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Hope you have all had a good week and staying safe.

It was lovely last night to see everyone out clapping for our amazing NHS, Post Men/Women, Dustmen, Shop Assistants and other support workers!

Today sharing my vlog for April, I have even taken a little snippet of my garden which is looking very lush at the moment.

Take care and stay safe.






To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting today!
Stay Safe and Stay Home
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 23 April 2020

Motherly Love

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all keeping well.

Yesterday I made a couple of cards in the morning and then spent the rest of the day catching some rays. It was a beautiful sunny day.

What are your plans for today?
I have my Slimming World virtual meeting and then going to spend the rest of the day in the garden again, enjoying the nice weather before it turns.

Today a new card using Conie Fong Mother and Baby Boy image.


Step by Step

1. A5 purple base card.
2. Matted and layered gold patterned card.
3. Matted and layered lilac patterned card die cut with SB curved rectangle.
4. Matted and layered image onto gold patterned card.
5. To finish off I added a strip of washi tape and added sentiment along with 3 flower gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #408 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #16 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #118 - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness #45 - Anything Goes/Option Purple
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #130 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The eyes have it!

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Went shopping yesterday for my dad and ourselves then took dads shopping to him.

He is in good spirits but can't wait to go out and about. 
Rick is doing okay on his isolation keeping himself busy, the garden looks fabulous as always.
I plan to spend this afternoon in the garden.

Today sharing a new card using the caught in crystal technique.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered purple pearlescent card.
3. On the reverse side of the acetate I stencilled the owls eyes using Cadence Black Gesso.
Once dry I added the floor polish along with blue and purple pigment ink and some iridescent flakes before layering tissue over the top and left to dry.
4. When dry I matted and layered onto white card with brads.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Arty Divas #20 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #37 - AG with a Critter
Country View Crafts - Animal Magic
Crafty Animals #37 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Mixed Media Gift Box - Steampunk

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A very busy morning and early start too today.

Shopping for my dad as well as for us and then off to take dad his shopping.
What are you doing today?

Another mixed media video to share today, last week I finally sorted out all my MDF boxes and found out that I had a lot of steampunk pieces so decided to do a gift box.

I have used Cadence, Imagination Crafts and Sue Baker presents products.

The photograph doesn't do it justice!


To watch the process please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

We Love 2 Create #4 - AG Mixed Media
Simply Create Too - Anything but a Card
Bleeding Art - Anything Goes
Creative Crafting Uncles #4 - Steampunk
The Creative Crafters #27 - Anything Goes
The Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 20 April 2020

Sprockets and Gears

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you all had a good weekend and staying safe.

We had a nice relaxing weekend, a few jobs done around the house a bit of gardening and crafting.

Today I am spending the day in my craft room.

A new card using the Faux leather technique.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square Kraft base card.
2. Matted and layered black and faux leather background card.
3. Matted and layered topper onto black card.
4. To finish off added die cut cogs to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #130 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle #28 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #133 - Anything Goes
Love 2 Craft #45 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 19 April 2020

Mini Mission April 2020 Cats

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing with you my mini mission tag journal page for
April 2020.

The letter C was chosen and words picked by Mike Deakin.

I have used Cadence products along with Imagination Crafts Stencil and Tim Holtz Crazy Cats.


Here are the prompts for this month.


To watch the video please click the LINK


Thank you for visiting and watching today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 18 April 2020

Caught in Crystal

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all doing?

Another week in isolation, both parents are doing okay which is a blessing.
Rick and I are just carrying on with our respective hobbies.

A new card using an old technique caught in crystal.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered yellow pearlescent card.
3. Created the topper by using Sheena stamp which is embossed onto acetate.
On the reverse side added liquid pigments, gold flakes and tissue, left to dry.
4. Once dry matted and layered onto white card with brads.
5. To finish off added the birthday sentiment and gold pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #502 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #394 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #166 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 17 April 2020

Atlantis

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW Friday already, the weeks are flying by!

What are your plans for today? I haven't really decided what I fancy doing today but I am sure it will involve some type of crafting.

Sharing a new video using the new collection Atlantis from Imagination Crafts along with new products from Cadence.


To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

CHPP - AG with Patterned Papers
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters #27 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create #4 - AG Mixed Media

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 16 April 2020

All Dressed Up - Time to Celebrate

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I know that the image on this card is called Time to Celebrate but at the moment is doesn't seem as if we have much to celebrate.

I am sure that once this is all over we will have lots to celebrate, the fact that we have come through the other side of this terrible virus and also being able to hug and visit our loved ones.

For this card I have used items that have been in my craft stash for a long time.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered musical note card.
3. Matted and layered image onto SB Curved Rectangle die.
4. Added the word Cheers using Scrabble Tiles.
5. To finish off added gold pearl gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Digi Choosday #15 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #217 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #14 - Anything Colouring Goes
Polkadoodles #15 - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up #104 - AG with ADU image

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!





Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Floral Birthday

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I have a very busy day making urgent DT samples that need to be finished today.

I am still suffering with sciatica and it is driving me mad.
I don't do pain very well!!

A new card using the faux leather technique on white card.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered navy pearlescent card.
3. To create the next layer I used the faux leather technique onto white card, using glycerin and and embossing folder then using Distress Inks blended them over the embossing which makes it pop!
4. Created a floral corner using Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, lace leaf and gems.
5. To finish off added the Sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting Happiness #44 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #232 - Anything Goes
All Fun Challenges #6 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Add a Flower/Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #129 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Spring

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Wishing my lovely Rick a happy birthday!

Today sharing with you a new video this time a bit of card making asked for by one of my lovely subscribers.

I have called the card Springtime, I have used Sheena's products as well as Imagination Crafts stencil.


To watch the video please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - Add a Butterfly
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #37 - AG with a Critter
Crafty Animals #37 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Craft #45 - Anything Goes
Not just Cards - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 13 April 2020

Spring has Sprung

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Happy Monday and Happy Easter too!

Rick and I are having a nice restful day today chilling out, watching movies and a bit of reading too.

Today sharing with you a nice springtime card.


Step by Step

1. 5 x 7 white scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered yellow and patterned blue card.
3. Matted and layered topper onto yellow card die cut using TL ornamental oval die.
4. To finish off added the daffodils and gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle #28 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #133 - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - A is Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 12 April 2020

Christmas Card Club #8

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Happy Easter to you all!

Today is challenge #8 in our Christmas Card Club, the theme which was chosen by Maureen is Christmas Critters.

I have another recycled card to share.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 White square base card.
2. Matted and layered blue snow patterned card.
3. Matted and layered topper onto silver mirri card.
4. To finish off added 5 snowflake sequins to the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Not just Cards - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges #69 - Furry Friends
Krafty Chicks #502 - Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #37 - AG with a Critter
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #111 - Christmas Critters

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 11 April 2020

Butterfly Dreams

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Can you believe it is Easter weekend? 
Have a wonderful Easter and stay safe.

Sharing a new card today!


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered green and patterned card.
3. Added the topper with foam pads for dimension.
4. Added the sentiment.
5. To finish off cut out some of the flowers from backing papers and added to bottom of topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #248 - AG with a Sentiment
Southern Girls - Always Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #166 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #501 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #393 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #408 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 10 April 2020

Serene

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

What type of crafting are you doing to keep yourself occupied while we are all on lockdown?

I am doing a little bit of everything, mixed media, card making and colouring.

I hope you all are well and staying safe.

A new mixed media video to share today using the new collection called Destiny from Imagination Crafts which were shown on Create and Craft.


To watch the video please click the link!


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Bleeding Art - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #74 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe #239 - Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Creative Artiste #59 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting!
Stay safe and stay home!
Happy Crafting!