Monday, 20 February 2017

Lighthouse Porthole

Hi All

I made this card for my daughter's boyfriend.  His birthday is tomorrow.

 I dug out my old Kanban stamps and decided on this light house on,  along with some  papers found in my crafty stash.
I created a water colour effect using Tim Holtz distress inks with weathered wood and salty ocean and then I stamped the image over the top.
I created the 'port hole' effect by using two of my SB circle dies in dark blue card.
The sentiment is from CE cut out with a Justrite die.

Thanks for stopping by.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
simon says monday challenge - transport
addicted to stamps - 229 clean and simple
Moving along with the times- for a man



Monday, 13 February 2017

My first Christmas card of this year

Yes - I thought I would try and set myself a goal of creating one Christmas card each month up to July so at least I can give myself a head start.

I recently purchased some Find It Trading Dies and this card is simply made from Amy design Christmas card set in white and aqua card. The sentiment is called the Spirit of Christmas and is beautiful.
I tried to create falling snow by using white acrylic paint and putting little drops if it on the card with my pokey tool. it sort of worked.



Not long now until the Make It show in Farnbourgh I am going on Friday 24th Feb. I have started to create my need it list lol.
Thanks for stopping by.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
christmas card challenge #6
CHNC challenge 320
christmas at sweet stampin anything goes


Monday, 6 February 2017

Butterfly Sprinkles

 Hi All

 I recently purchased some Poppystamp dies in the sale.  The Butterfly Sprinkles and Hampstead Butterfly Stem along with a new colour to add to my stash of Pixie Powders Teal Wash.

So of course I had to have a play and was the result..
Aren't the tiny butterflies so quaint.
The sentiment is mounted on to Sue Wilson's snowflake filigree frame die - I don't think it looks to Christmassy  so it can be used all year round. I cut the die in half  to reduced it in size.
I had a nightmare with my car today it wouldn't start. It was sooo cold this morning luckily hubby was able to come home to sort it fingers crossed for tomorrow
I had a nightmare with my car this morning it wouldn't start. I think is was because it was sooo cold this morning luckily hubby was
able pop back home so all good in the end. Fingers crossed for tomorrow morning.

  

Thank you for taking the time to stop by

I have entered this card in the following challenges
crafting-with-friends - challenge 36 ATG
pink gem challenge - add a butterfly
the crafty addicts - Feb ATG -option sentiment



Monday, 30 January 2017

50th Anniversary

Hi all
I was asked to make this card for a friend.

I knew I wanted to use my newly purchased All Occasion embossing folder, so I started with that. I added the frame in vintage gold card using SW double pierced square dies.The Tied Together embossing folder is another one of my favorites so I added that to the back of the frame.
The sentiment I created on my computer and added the 50 from Phil Martin's from the heart collection and used one of my old SP dies to cut it out and added the heart die so it wraps around the sentiment.
I completeed the card using CS PVA glue dots.
Have a good week every one.

I have entered this card in the following challenges
allsorts challenge 400 - lets celebrate
QKR stampede - ATG
Trimmies craft -Challenge 400 - 26th of January – Love/Valentines/Anniversary

Monday, 23 January 2017

To A Special Friend

Hi bloggers
We woke to freezing fog is morning.. Brrr !!
Well I'm another year older... It was my birthday yesterday so I thought I would take today of work as I have been working 6 days a week  and needed some time to catch up on stuff that was getting left, including my sleep lol..
We  all went out for a lovely curry on Saturday night and yesterday I had some time in my craft room, which is always good.
 I made this card for a very good friend of mine, a lovely caring lady and a great listener.
This is my first attempt using John Lockwood's kitchen roll technique.
I used a lot of pixie powders for my Christmas cards and the kitchen roll was laying under the paper soaking up the excess.
I used this for my background which is sealed with glitter Modge Podge.
I made the card blank from Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced square from her Noble collection, which framed the background too.

 The flowers are made from the same background from Spellbinders cinch and go flowers, completed by pearls in the center. The sentiment is on of John Lockwood's.

 I hope you can see the glitter it was hard to photograph especially as the light has been so terrible recently with the weather being rainy and the grey skies.

Thanks for stopping by I really do appreciate you taking the time.

I have entered this card in the following challenges.
brown sugar challenge 243 ATG
crafting-with-friends challenge 35 ATG
Creative inspirations - challenge 266 fabulous flowers
Winter wonderland spring fever/flowers/sunshine-romance.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Warmest Wishes

Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a good week.

I made this card with an older Creative Expression stamp - the fantail dress  I still adore this stamp.
 I coloured it in with pinks/lilacs from Tim Holtz distress inks I mixed them together to create my own colour.
I made a frame from SW noble dies. I used SW complete Camellia die and inked through them while the card was still in the die and seated it on ribbon.
I finished the card with pearls.
We  collected our daughters from Heathrow on Saturday evening as they arrived home from Iceland.They had a wonderful time, they went on the trip to see the northern lights  unfortunately they were not visible. But they went on other trips and they really enjoyed the blue lagoon.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
crafting from the heart challenge 43
brown sugar challenge 233 anything goes
Crafting with Friends- challenge 34



Monday, 9 January 2017

Have a Great Christmas

Hi  Bloggers
How is everyone, one of my last Christmas Cards for a while.
I have used quite a lot of Pixie Powders recently and I must admit I do like using them. I used just one of the colours for this card the midnight blue.
 I started by cutting SW bold snowflake die into white card to make a lovely background. I matted this piece over a the card I had already coloured with the CS Pixie Powder. ( I hope you can see the shine in the pics)
Next I created an oval frame from sky blue card to go over this background. I mounted this on to a piece of dark blue card.

 I used the fall away 'waste' which is the actual snowflake around the edge of the oval frame, and popped pearls in the centre.
I mounted all this on to a piece of white card, which was edged with the Twinkles border die from Tattered Lace.
The sentiment is one of Phil Martins.

Thanks for stopping
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
christmas cards all year round
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge extra - January
moving along with the times - something in the air