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
MAWTT- # 63 CAS
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

Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Bambi

Hi all

I hope everyone is Ok with the cold weather we are experiencing. 
We had snow yesterday but it has rained all day today but it has now started to freeze so it will be slippery in the morning.
I created this card for my daughter and her partner- we saw them yesterday and they loved the card. I forgot to take a photo of the inside as I created a personal verse for them.


 The image is from Polkadoodles which I colored with my pencils and I added some glitter to ground the deer.  I die cut the sentiment from some pearl card stock -  I really like the simplicity of this card. 

Sorry its been a while since I posted we have all had the flu. We are slowly recovering but its been a nasty one with my husband been the worst affected.

Take care everyone and keep warm.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CHNC - #363 ATG optional touch of sparkle
use your stuff = #292 Christmas is coming
crafting from the heart #187 ATG
Color Inspiration Monthly link up 29


Monday, 27 November 2017

Festive Fairground

Hi all
Back to my cardio- stamps again, a new firm favourite I don't think I will ever get tired of using these.
 I used an old Spellbinders die to created the frame for my festive scene. 
 I used lots of glitter on this card too .
Not long now and December will soon be upon us I hope you are all on track with your Christmas cards. I still have a few more to do, but my inspiration left me this weekend so I took the dogs for a very long walk instead.. 

Thanks for your visit and any comments are greatly appreciated. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CHNC -#361 - ATG
Sweet Stampin Challenge- Favourite Christmas colour
lil patch of crafty friends #70 ATG

Monday, 20 November 2017

Snowy Cottage

 Hi all
Here is today card


 The cottage  was stamped and embossed on to grey card, I then added the 'snow' using pearl mica which I mixed with water so I could paint with it. I added a frame using SW double pierced squares which I cut out of White Topaz card.
A quick post today as we have just got back from a long weekend in Bournemouth. It was wonderful to have a break and the weather was kind to us.
Back to work tomorrow... 
Thanks  for popping by have a great week.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
crafting from the heart challenge -184 ATG
CCC #26
Crafting-with-friends # 55