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



Monday, 27 February 2017

Silver Frame

Hi all


What a stormy last few days, I hope you have all have been safe and well.
This card was inspired by a milk and coconut white card on Julia Watts blog a while ago. I thought it looked so elegant I thought I would create one of my own.

 I started by stamping the Delicate Deco Square stamp with versa mark ink and embossing with CE detail silver shine embossing powder. I have had this stamp for about a year but had never actually used it. I will definitely be using it again, its gorgeous.
I simply created layers using SW double pierced squares from both sets.
The sentiment is from Justrite and embossed in the same powder as the frame.
 I am really pleased with this card and the shine from the silver embossing powder really makes its stand out.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, enjoy your week.


I have entered this card in the following challenges:
cut it up challenge #116 - Birthday cards
polkadoodle - week 8- anything-goes
alphabet challengeblog - y- for you choose
brown sugar challenge #239 ATG










Here comes Spring...

Hi all





I coloured a piece of white card with a variety of yellow inks and used this as my background which  I embossed with CE Dottied Daisies folder. Then I swiped pearl lustre gilding polish over the top to give it a lovely sheen. ( I hope I captured this in the photos)

The focal image was stamped with CE Dandelion Meadow in black  ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut the image out with SW Innsbruck die and then created a mat for it from black card from the same die set.

Its nice to see my daffodils in my garden, their colour inspired me to do this card.  I just hope the rain stops and the sun shines a I need to get out in the garden to mow the lawn.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for taking the time to stop by.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
allsorts challenge week 405 - spring inspiration
eclectic ellapu - spring colours or easter
Stamping Sensations - march-close-to-nature
simon says stamp monday challenge- make your own background
craft stamper - ATG


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