Monday, 12 February 2018

Beautiful Peony

Hello all
I hope you are all keeping well.
For this weeks card I decided to go with a yellow/orange theme - inspired by my lonely daffodil that is in flower in my garden.
Yes its actually in flower- which I am so surprised about, as the weather has been so cold and we had hailstones here yesterday afternoon. 
I am sorry-  but I have used my  my Altenew stamp again, I know I have used it a lot recently - but hey ho I really like it.   I even used the same stamp to create the background panel, which I think is so pretty.  The embossed background is from Creative Expressions Dotted Daisies pin point folder, and the sentiment is from Honey Doo crafts. 
All of my wool has now arrived so I can start to crochet my throw. I have been doing some practice samples. I am going to do a chevron design. Well I had better go and make a start on it ... 

Have a great everyone  and thank you for stopping by.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the heart # 194 ATG
Eclectic ellapu - ATG
Dragonfly dreams challenges - Flowers

Monday, 5 February 2018

Flower Flourish

Hi all
How are you.. I hope you have had a good week. I cannot believe we are now in February.
I have been playing with the Honey Doo stamps I bought the other week from the craft show.
I stamped the  main image on to white card and then heat embossed it in white. I stamped the sentiment in black and heat embossed this too.  I then used 3 colours of oxides and applied them using smoothies across the card. I really like the oxides they blend so well together. I stamped the main image again in the same way but this time I cut the flowers out and shaped them and glued them on top of the base flowers. I added the Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers. Another product that I have just bought and I really like .. so more of them will be  going on my wish list. 
I mounted it on to black card which really makes it pop. 
Well are you are ready for the cold weather we will be having this week. Our cats and  dogs would rather just stay inside and sleep - well I don't blame them I would if I was them.   I am hoping to give the dogs a bath this week- wish me well as I get as wet as what they do 
I am still knitting the bonding square and this has now lead me back into crocheting - it must be 12 year plus since I have done this but I have ordered some yarn and I hope to start crocheting a throw very soon. Not sure how long it will take me to complete but I will post a picture when it is. 
Well I had better sign off now the other half is shouting at the football on the  TV ... 
I have entered this card in the following challenges 
Stamping Sensations #Feb Anything with Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers
lil patch of crafty friends # 75 ATG

Monday, 29 January 2018

Using Altenew stamps... again

Hi all

Still playing the the Tim Holtz platform with my stamps and  I must say I am loving it so far. 

Another card using my Altenew stamps. I am enjoying exploring all the different colour combination and this red one looks beautiful in real life.  I am keeping a list of the colours I have used once I decide I like a colour combo, as I know I will forget what I have used  lol.
On the embossed background I  added a some Frosted glitterbitz to the center of the embossed flowers but it was quite hard to catch this in the photographs.
I went to a craft show at Sandown Park on Saturday.. well what a busy show that was. Create & Craft were filming there and there were a lot more exhibitors there this time round. The last time I attended was about 2 years ago it was ok but quite limited. I was very good and didn't spend too much. I added to my TH oxide collection and bought a SW die and some stamps from Honey Doo.    
I hope you all have a great week, thank you for stopping by.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty friends challenge ATG
polkadoodle -week 4 ATG
Altenewblog #January-2018

Monday, 22 January 2018

To Someone Extra Special

Hi all
I hope you all have had a good week. What a day yesterday with the weather I don't think it stopped raining all day.. plus we had snow.
For Christmas I was lucky enough to receive Tim Holtz stamping platform, and I have been having a play with it using my Altenew layering stamps.
This is the first card I created using the beautiful day stamp set.

 A very simple and clean card using a variety of purple inks. I added some glossy accents as pearl drops and the sentiment is from Phill Martins chalkboard collection.

Well I am another year older today... although I still feel 21 lol... 
Yesterday I celebrated with the family and we all went out for a lovely lunch. I met my friend for lunch today it was great to see her and catch up.

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Cardz 4 galz - # 63 anything but square
lil patch of crafty friends # 74 ATG
seize the birthday - ATG

Monday, 15 January 2018

Playing with inks and stamps

Hi all
I had a play with with some inks and stamps and I then created this card for my friends birthday.

 I had die cut an oval and used the aperture to ink through with  Colour Cloud Frosty Aqua ink. 
I then used a Woodware script stamp that I had for a while but never used. I stamped it in a grey ink and then over-stamped this with a Kanban rose stamp in black archival. 
I created a frame for the rose image from Sue Wilson dies in black gloss card. 
 The background strip was made from the inner die from SW Jennifer die. I backed this with a piece of aqua card that had self adhesive on it which I then spread glitterbitz over. ( i am not sure if you can see the sparkle in the photos) I mounted this in to the embossed card which I completed with my pearl PVA glue
I hope every one is keeping well. The boiler has blown up at work so its freezing  - we have blowers and heaters but it is still cold. It is being replaced on Thursday and I have just seen the weather and its predicting SNOW !!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
allsorts challenge Week 450 - No Patterned Papers
lil patch of crafty friends CHALLENGE #73 ATG
brown sugar challenge #274 Birthday
QKR stampede Challenge #278 Anything Goes

Monday, 8 January 2018

Weaving Card

Hi all
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Here is my first card of the year using Sue Wilson Intermediate die, which I purchased just before Christmas.

This is my first attempt at using this die and I must say I am quite pleased with the result.
I framed the weave with SW noble die collection and made a flower with Spellbinders cinch and go flowers, which I then sugared in Glitterbitz. 
I was lucky enough to receive Tim Holtz stamping platform for Christmas - I have yet to use it, I hope to have some time at the weekend.
I have had my knitting needles out the last few weeks, which haven't seen the light of day for over 10 years lol.. my sister in law has me helping her knitting bonding squares for the local hospital. I must say I am really enjoying it and had forgotten how much like to knit. My daughter has already asked me to make a tea cosy for her..  Once it is completed I will show a picture of it.. but I have to start it first hopefully it will be this month.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - #189 ATG
Allsorts -#449 Something New
Moving along with the times #62 Flowers
Dream valley challenge #170 ATG

Monday, 18 December 2017

Snowflake Flurry

Hi Everyone

Are you all set for Christmas - are all your cards done yet?
Not long now until the big day. Another Christmas card for today's post .

I masked off the wavy middle and stamped a selection of Phill Martin's snowflake stamps in a variety of blue colours. I  used a WOW embossing powder randomly over the snowflakes I can't remember which embossing powder it was but it is a sparkly one. The wavy sentiment is from Apple Blossom All Occasion Collection - Wavy sentiment stamp set.
I completed the card with some bling in the middle of some of the snowflakes and added matting and layering.
A flat card that is perfect for posting and great for batch making and I created them in purple too.  

I hope you all have a great week and thanks for taking the time to stop by at this busy time of the year. 
I am entering the card in the following challenges:
Lets Craft and Create # 132 -Anything Christmas
Christmas at sweet stampin challenge Anything Christmas
Christmas cards all year round- ATG
CHNC challenge 364
Allsorts challenge week 46 - Cold & Frosty Colours