Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Purple Glitter Flowers

Hi all





I started this card with a white piece of card and using SP labels 46 die I cut an aperture in the centre of the card. Then I randomly stamped a flower  with TH Shaded Lilac and Milled Lavender on to this to create my patterned paper and inked round the edges with Milled Lavender.
For the background of the aperture image I swiped the same ink pads over a piece of white card and spritzed it with water.
 Once dry I stamped the flower image from Glitz Craft stamp and stencil kit. I lined the stencil up over the stamped image and spread purple glitter paste through the stencil. 
Once this was dry I mounted it behind my aperture and added as black frame round the aperture to make the image pop.
To complete the card I added pearls to each corner.

Well I am now officially unemployed!!
It was so sad saying goodbye to everyone on Friday as we have all known each other for many years. 
We are all meeting up again as the end of this month as that it when the remainder of the people leave. It doesn't seem real yet!  but I can now concentrate on the next chapter in my life and look for new employment opportunities.
I hope you can enjoy the sunshine today lets hope it lasts.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Another card using Pixie Powders

 Hi All


I cannot seem to stop using Pixie Powders at the moment they are so versatile. I was only having a play with them (as you do) as I had some new colours and this is the card I  created from it.
I started by die cutting an old SP Vintage Lace border die out twice. I placed the two borders behind a strip of  coconut white Foundations card and mounted this on to a larger piece of embossed card. 
For the focal element I used SW Maggie die and backed it with a piece of the Pixie Powders background. The sentiment is stamped  on to one of SW inner dies from her Melbourne die set with  one of Phil Martin's from his chalkboard range.
Again I Pixied some vellum and once it was dry I  die cut it with SW Camellia dies and popped a pearl in the centre of each flower.  I cut SW tree from her Family Tree die and then snipped into the branches up to create the foliage behind the flowers.



I was so excited on Monday and Tuesday as Julia Watts was on Hochanda and she had asked for people to send in cards that they had made using SW stained glass collection. I sent in two of the humming bird and they were both shown. I must admit it gave me such a buzz to see my cards on TV.
I did blog one of them you can find it here stained-glass-window-humming-bird
I need to take a picture of the other one then I will blog it. Julia has popped them in her gallery on her blog too. All the examples she received were lovely.
I hope you all  have had a chance to enjoy the weather I hope it doesn't rain too much this weekend.
Have a great week.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:





Sunday, 21 May 2017

Birthday Butterflies

Hi to everyone
At Ally Pally in April I purchased this lovely stamp from Honeydoo, the first time I have used their stamp and I must say it stamped beautifully.
I stamped with Versamark and embossed with CS detail black embossing powder. I painted the butterflies with my CS Pixie Powders mixed with water. I did stamp the image twice as I hand cut some of the butterflies and mounted them on top of the original image to create some dimension.

I have been so busy since we came back from the the Isle of Wight I haven't had the time to post anything on my blog. But we had wonderful so relaxing and the weather was so nice unlike this week where we have and torrential rain. (urghh) .

Still trying to find a job only 3 more weeks to go .. its quite strange at work now  I've not experienced anything like it before.

I hope you all have a good weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
MAWTT #45 - Butterflies
allsorts challenge 46- Happy Birthday
QKR stampede #244 - Things with wings
dream valley -156 things with wings




Sunday, 7 May 2017

Birthday using Altenew Stamps


Morning all
I made this card at the request of my friend for her Auntie.


I used the wonderful Altenew Beautiful Day stamp, using a variety of yellow inks, with the outline stamped in watering can archival.
I cut the image out by hand and shaped it to add dimension.
The sentiment is computer generated and I added some CS Glacier Ice round the edges of the mats and layers.



I had an interview for a job on Wednesday what an experience !! It included a test too!! Its all changed since my last one nearly 16 years ago. I didn't get it as someone else just had an advanced skill on the excel which I don't but I passed everything else so that was a positive. 
I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Were off to the Isle of Wight on Monday for a complete rest so no blogging for me. 
 thanks for stopping by.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:



Monday, 1 May 2017

Owl be... Woodware stamp

Hi all
Happy May Day..
 This Owl stamp is from Woodware. It is so versatile you can colour it in any medium and in a variety of colours. I thought this card looke great for a man so I gave it to my brohter in law for his birthday this weekend.
For this card I started by stamping the Owl in versmark and added CS black detail embossing powder. I then coloured the Owl with my promarkers.
I cut it out with SW square double pierced dies and mounted it on to black and then green card which I embossed with CE falling snow embossing folder.. (I told you this is my new favourite - the texture is gives is amazing it is so tactile).

Well I am back from training in South Yorkshire, a beautiful part of the country. I am back at work this week  and next week I am on annual leave only a few more weeks before I am made redundant.
My CV is written and I have joined a couple of agencies.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
crafting from the heart #157 AG
allsorts challenge 413 - embossing
sweet stampers #6 Animals








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