Tuesday, 18 October 2016

From my craft stash...

Good Morning 
This card was created from me playing with my distress inks.
I was using them as a wash on some cardstock - I can't even remember the colours as I was using as it was a while ago, Once it was dry it was relegated to my odds and ends box.
 (We all have one of those!!).
Well mine is overflowing so I decided I had to use some bits up. The aperture (also from the box) happened to fall on top of the colour wash card, so all I had to do was decide which stamp to use ..  this one from Kanban.
I completed the card with some ribbon.
A quick and simple card ... now what else is in my box...... lol

Thanks for stopping by..
have a great week.
I have entered this card in the following challenges
alphabet challenge -q for quick
Stamping Sensations - autumn
penny black at allsorts - Autumn

Monday, 10 October 2016

Playing with Pixie Powders

Hi Everyone

Well another week has flown by I've not had much time for crafting lately, due to work commitments, but yesterday was very productive day.

I made some great batch cards for Christmas.
I had a little play with my pixie powders and did a whole A4 sheet of watercolour card with a mixture of Candy Pink, Purple Violet and Midnight Blue.
The previous week I had been die cutting the SB layered poinsettias and I just couldn't bring myself to throw away the waste. ( you know what us crafters are like ..LOL) I just knew I would do something with it.
 I had also bought some ribbon the previous week from The Card Factory.
Hey presto here are some of the cards I made. very CAS but I love them

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

I have entered in the followi g challenges:
12 months of Christmas ~challenge-22-anything-goes
crafty hazelnuts christmas ~ Oct challenge
crafting when we can ~challenge 129

Monday, 3 October 2016

Gilded Birthday

Hi bloggers

 This card was inspired by Julia Watts from one of her Justrite shows.
It made me get my gilding flakes out as I don't use them that often.
I used  the Justrite Filigree Leaves stamp with Indigo Blue gilding flakes I believe they are called Morris Dance, although I do not have the original pot anymore so not 100% sure.
Using a combination of black and gold card from Limetree Crafts die cut with SW double pierced square dies.
The Happy Birthday die was a great find at The Range from Dovecraft.

A perfect card for the start of autumn.
I will definitely be using my gilding flakes more often.

Thanks for stopping by.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - ~October Autumn
Glitter n sparkle ~challenge #208 -~fall/autumn
Penny black ~Oct challenge ~Autumn
Cardz 4 galz~challenge 32~fall/autumn colours

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sparkly Poinsettias

Hi All

 Thanks for popping by today.
I hope you all had a good weekend.
This is the first card I created with the goodies I purchased at Ally Pally last week.
I just love the new Sparkles embossing powder from CE, this one is Ruby Slippers.
The Spellbinders layered Poinsettia die was a bargain at only £5.00.
I teamed it up with another new SW purchase the Bold Snowflake (well it was on my wish list) lol.
The foliage is a combination from TL - Christmas Holly and SW Laurel leaves.
The embossing folder was a freebie a while ago, I have know idea what make it is.

My daughter and her boyfriend returned home from America earlier  it was great to see them. We all had dinner together which was lovely, before they headed home.
They had a wonderful time but are very tired.

Enjoy your week .

I have entered this card in the following challenges
craft your passion - anything goes challenge 331
12months of Christmas -challenge-21-optional theme - nature
Get creative challenge 48 - embossing

Monday, 19 September 2016

Prancing Rudolph

Happy Monday to you all
A Christmas card is today's offering
I had a great day at Ally Pally on Saturday - got a few bargains too, so I'm really happy. Also having a couple of days off work, so I have been playing with my crafty goodies today.
I was hoping to post a card (I actually made three today) that I made with my new crafty bits  but time ran away and the light began to fade as the rain started - I hope to take photos tomorrow.

 This is an image from Polkadoodles I  coloured Rudolph with promarkers and cut him out with SW noble collection the ornate pierced squares along with the classic adorned squares. 

I made the background paper by using CCloud ink (Basil Leaf & Scarlet Woman) over a poinsettia and holly mask then I embossed  the card through with a snowflake mask and rubbed pearl moon gilding polish over the top.
I completed the card with a pearl in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by as always your comments are greatly appreciated.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
left of center challenge-148- 4 legged creature
CHNC - Sept challenge - Christmas
christmas cards all year round september-challenge
polkadoodle week-36 - anything goes

Monday, 12 September 2016

Another 50th Card

Hi all
Can you believe its been a year since I started my blog !!! Where does the time go?
I made this card for a very dear friend of  mine who will be 50 on the 14th September. She will be celebrating in Sicily on her special day.

 I started by embossing a piece of white card with CE star swirls folder, which I then gently wiped CS Pearl Lustre gilding polish over the top. I hope you can pick this out in the pics.
I cut two strips from an old SB boarder die the Vintage lace Accents, and added to the ends and completed with pearl PVA.
I used the spearmint foundations card along with the white a cut them out with SW Noble dies the Ornate Pierced design.
 The flowers I made with Spellbinders cinch and go flowers. I inked through the die with CS frosty aqua colour cloud from PM. I added some CS Iced Snow to the petals, and popped a pearl dot in the centre  with the CS glue that matches the Colour Cloud.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
BSCB #215 anything goes
craft your passion challenge 329 anything goes
seize the birthday - frames /birthday
the crafty addict challenge-23

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Relax, its Sunday..

Morning All

A quick post today as I have been working a 6 day week and my housework is now piling up...

 I used SW butterflies in flight die to to create the background and then stamped and embossed  JL Daisy Corner elements set in the centre. The card was completed with PVA glue dots and pearls.

Have a great week and thanks for popping by.
I have entered this card in the challenges below:
moving along with the times - 28 All kinds of everything
penny black at allsorts- September Challenge - add a sentiment