Monday, 21 August 2017

Stormy skies

Hi all



I created the background first by inking up my acrylic block with TH distress inks weathered wood, tumbled glass and salty ocean then I spritz it with water and swept the block over a piece of water colour card.
Once dry I decided to stamp an old Kanban image.
I used my SP circle dies to create an aperture in some dark blue card and then created a frame for it in white.
Then I just added a lighter blue strip across the bottom for my sentiment to sit on.
I had lunch with a great friend on Thursday it was lovely to catch up with her. 
It will soon be bank holiday I am looking forward to the break, I hope the weather improves.. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
seize the birthday - ATG
brown sugar challenge #264 ATG
fashionable stamping challenges #126 use your inks



Sunday, 13 August 2017

Just because

Hi All

I hope you all had a chance to enjoy today's glorious sunshine. 


I made this card for my friend as one of just because cards..

I wanted to try out my new script stamp from Honey Doo.
Firstly I swept CE Colour Cloud in diagonally across the card and blended the colours. I then stamped the script stamp, and pulled out an old Kanban stamp and just used certain elements of it around the edge of the card. Then is was simply matted and layered on to black card and white card that I edged with the green CC ,


My new job is going well I can't believe I have been there six weeks now.
Thanks to those of you who have asked after Rufus, he is fine and back to his normal self.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
MAWTT- #51 Things that fly
Colour crazy challenge #32 ATG
Crafty friends #64 ATG



Monday, 24 July 2017

Silhouette Christmas Card

Hi Crafters


How is everyone this week?
I saw a lovely Card-io Christmas card on Pinterest and tried to have a go at making a version of it myself  from the craft stash I have.
After a few attempts, this is what I came up with.
I used a mixture of stamps from Kanban and Colour Cloud and Distress Inks. I added CS Diamond Sprinkles for a bit of sparkle.




Thank you for stopping by.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #199 Christmas in July
CRAFT challenge 425 - 20th of July – Christmas
Cardz 4 galz -Challenge # 52 Christmas or Winter
abc christmas challenge - N is for New & O is for Old








Monday, 17 July 2017

Christmas Greetings

Hi All




I have started to try and do some Christmas cards... but it has been proving difficult due to the new job. My brain is not what it used to be and the learning is making me very tired.. lol.. But I am getting there, I think, although some days I take two steps forward and five back.
The card I would like to share with you started life by me wanting to use a Poinsettia mask that I have had for a long time but never used. I inked through the mask with CS Scarlett Woman colour cloud ink. As there are 4 different styles on the same mask I decided just to ink through them all to see what they looked like.
I then fussy cut around the poinsettia and attached it to my base card. The sentiment is from Tattered Lace.
A few bits of bling finishes the card. I quite like the way it turned out and great if you need a card in a hurry.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
CCC # 17
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge #342
the holly and ivy christmas challenge 10 - AG
avenue 613 Challenge # 199 Anything Goes / Optional Twist Monochrome
chnc-challenge-extra for july



Sunday, 25 June 2017

Humming Bird

Hi all
As promised here is the other card that was shown on Hochanda.

I first made a Pixie Powder background ( I think it was the Emerald Green) and then die cut SW Hummingbird out of black card. I simple laid it on top of the background for a really quick and easy card. I mounted it on to another piece of black card that I run through my Platinum with a mask that was inked with Versamark. When I removed the mask I used clear embossing powder and heat set it. I am not sure if you can see this in the pics but it just adds that little something in real life.


I am sorry I have not visited many blogs over the last week or so and its been a while since I posted anything- but life has a habit of getting in the way. I was hoping to do more crafting while I have been in between jobs but that was not meant to be. 
Unfortunately, we have had a run bad news recently, just like the proverbial bus they all come at once.
My friend (only 49) has just been diagnosed with breast cancer and starts her treatment next Friday, while another sadly lost her husband after a long illness, my husband's friend had a heart attack (luckily he is ok and had 3 stents put in and is recovering at home and waiting to go back to hospital to have a 4th put in). Then my sister in law who has not been well for a few months finally got her tests results back from the hospital with a diagnosis of lung cancer due to her been exposed to asbestos as a child- can you believe it !! It is so sad only 47 and given a year to live !
All of this in just one week my head is in a spin and the family has been turned upside down again!!

And then in amongst all this I get a phone call to say I was successful in one of the jobs I had applied for (yeah). I have accepted it and am due to start on 3rd July.

I hope you all have a good week and take care of each other.
xxx

I am entering this card in the folling challenges
animal friends -animals with wings
crafty animals #3 AG
delicious doodles challenge 2 All Creatures Great and Small
the crafty addicts #37 Anything Goes/ with an option of Summer colours






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: