Monday, 24 April 2017

Stained Glass Window - Humming Bird

Hi All
I recently purchased Sue Wilson Humming Bird die from her Stained Glass collection and this is the first card I made with it.

I die cut a peice of black card and glued this on to a peice of acetate. I then turned it over and used Pixie Powders mixed with water and CS glue to paint on the back of the die.
I had to do this over a couple of days due the drying time of the 'paint' to minimise it bleeding into the colour next to it.
Once dry I mounted it as shown on blue card which I had embossed with my new favourite CE Falling Snow embossing folder (so you will be seeing a lot more of it lol)

You will be glad to here that Rufus (my cat) is now well and is no longer under house arrest - although he does tend not to wander very far from home now.
I am finally recovering from my bout of flu although my daughter has now got it so she is not happy with me .. It is horrible the cough was horrendous and caused my asthma to flare up which is a nuisance but I am taking more medication to control it.
Back to South Yorkshire on Wednesday to do some more training. I have been working on my CV as June will be with us before we know it. This year is flying by so quickly.


 Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

I have entered this card in the follwoing challenges:
crafting from the heart # 156 AG
allsorts challenge # 412 something beginning with a B
Brown sugar challenge #247 use a die cut
MAWTT #43 birds and feathers





Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Baby Girl

Hi all

Here is today's card. I hope you all had a nice Easter.

 A simple but effective baby card. I made the pram using different size circles from Spellbinders.  I embossed The largest circle with a dots mask and just cut into it to create the shape. I mounted it on the scalloped circles and then on  to some papers out of my stash. I added a few butterflies and a little bling and pearls to complete the card.


While I was away in South Yorkshire training the people who are taking over our jobs my husband developed man flu and he has kindly passed it on to me. So although I've had a few days off work for the Easter Break I've been ill. It's been out with the Vicks and popping day and night nurse capsules..



 Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
crafting with an attitude - challenge 26 AG
crafting-with-friends.blogspot #41 AG
the crafty addicts #35 AG




Friday, 14 April 2017

Easter Wedding

Good Friday to you all

This card I made for a colleague at work who is getting married tomorrow.(she already has the card so it's ok for me to post it)
I really love the Dottied Daisy embossing folder its my new favourite so I just had to use it. I embossed a piece of white card and coloured the flowers in using  CS colour cloud Basil Leaf and Lemon Meringue and then lightly went over the flowers with CE gilding polish pearl lustre.

For the focal point I used SW Maggie die in lemon card and embossed a matching stamp with CE white embossing powder. Then used a die from SW Melbourne die set in green to frame my sentiment.
The flowers are SW daisies which I glittered with Glamour dust and added pearls too. I completed the card with foliage  some tiny butterflies. I really liked the way this card turned out.

Have a great Easter everyone xx



Sunday, 2 April 2017

Easter Bunny


Hi Bloggers
An Easter card for today
I used a freebie stamp to create this card in pinks and green.
I painted the oval frame with mica powders and the bunny was coloured with promarkers. I die cut it using SP dies and mounted it on to a piece of white card that I embossed with CE dottied daisys folder and inked round the edges with green ink. A pink ribbon and pearls complete the card.

I may not be able to visit blogland as often over the coming weeks as I will be working in South Yorkshire.
This is because everyone on our office (about 300 people) are being made redundant due to the location of our offices being moved from Middlesex to South Yorkshire.  Quite a few people have left already which is so sad. My date is early June but until then we need to train the new people on our roles. So I will we going to South Yorkshire to help with the transistion.

On a more positive note I'm off to Ally Pally at the wekend for the craft show - are you going? I am really looking forward to it.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
dies r us challenge - Easter
alphabet challenge B for Bunnies
crafting when we can challenge 141- animals



Monday, 27 March 2017

Water Colour Tree

Hi bloggers






For this card I added TH peeled paint and tumbled glass to my acrylic block then spritzed the block with water. I then 'stamped' this ink on to my card.
Once dry I used my tree stamp from Glitz craft  and then I used the  stencil from the set and added touches of brown on the leaves and trunk of the tree.  I used SW double pierced squares to cut it out. Then the mats and layers where in brown and white card which I coloured with Tumbled Glass ink.

Ang, Thanks for asking about Rufus my cat, he is still on bed rest poor love, but he has improved dramatically and put on weight lol.
Here is a pic of him..
My MIL is still quite poorly and remains in hospital, they think her infection may be in the veins leading to her heart, and she is still having daily tests.

Have a great week everyone - hopefully the good weather will stay around for a while.

I have entered this card in the challenges below:
brown sugar challenge - ATG #243
colour crazy challenge colour crazy ATG



Monday, 20 March 2017

Mother's Day is nearly here !

Hi all
Here is today's card

 I created a  background using TH distress inks Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet on water colour card and spritz it with water to mix the colours. I stamped the CE Dandelion Meadow in black archival and added clear embossing powder and heat set it. I added SP cinch and go flowers and inked through the die with spun sugar. I added the Poppystamps butterfly sprinkles as accents and completed the card with CE pva dots in pearl and vintage pink.
 My mother in law is in hospital at the moment she is not well and is having lots of tests  she has a bacterial infection but they are not sure what is the cause of it. I hope this card will cheer her up on Mother's day.
Thank you for stopping by

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
crafty calendar challenge - mums day
crafting from the heart - 151 ATG
cardz 4 galz challenge 43 pretty-in-pink





Monday, 13 March 2017

Altenew- Best Wishes

Hi All

I hope you all had a great weekend my husband mowed the lawn on Saturday.  It was a good job he did as it rained all day yesterday and then we are back to sunny skies today, what a mixture of weather we do have here in the UK.
We had to take one of our cats to the vet as he came home limping. Were not sure what he has done the vet said it was his elbow area, it is all swollen. Anyway he is on painkillers and bed rest -if there is such a term for a cat.
 Anyway on to today's card  which is just clean and simple.
I stamped and embossed the sentiment and then teamed this up with the Peony stamp from Altenew - A beautiful day, using Tim Holtz distress inks in various shades of pink.
The rest of the card is just matting a layering using SW double pierced dies  and is completed with pearls in each corner.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
I have entered this card in the challenges below
crafting with an attitude - ATG
the crafty addicts - challenge-34 - CAS/ATG
cards in envy - keep it simple