Monday, 23 January 2017

To A Special Friend

Hi bloggers
We woke to freezing fog is morning.. Brrr !!
Well I'm another year older... It was my birthday yesterday so I thought I would take today of work as I have been working 6 days a week  and needed some time to catch up on stuff that was getting left, including my sleep lol..
We  all went out for a lovely curry on Saturday night and yesterday I had some time in my craft room, which is always good.
 I made this card for a very good friend of mine, a lovely caring lady and a great listener.
This is my first attempt using John Lockwood's kitchen roll technique.
I used a lot of pixie powders for my Christmas cards and the kitchen roll was laying under the paper soaking up the excess.
I used this for my background which is sealed with glitter Modge Podge.
I made the card blank from Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced square from her Noble collection, which framed the background too.

 The flowers are made from the same background from Spellbinders cinch and go flowers, completed by pearls in the center. The sentiment is on of John Lockwood's.

 I hope you can see the glitter it was hard to photograph especially as the light has been so terrible recently with the weather being rainy and the grey skies.

Thanks for stopping by I really do appreciate you taking the time.

I have entered this card in the following challenges.
brown sugar challenge 243 ATG
crafting-with-friends challenge 35 ATG
Creative inspirations - challenge 266 fabulous flowers
Winter wonderland spring fever/flowers/sunshine-romance.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Warmest Wishes

Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a good week.

I made this card with an older Creative Expression stamp - the fantail dress  I still adore this stamp.
 I coloured it in with pinks/lilacs from Tim Holtz distress inks I mixed them together to create my own colour.
I made a frame from SW noble dies. I used SW complete Camellia die and inked through them while the card was still in the die and seated it on ribbon.
I finished the card with pearls.
We  collected our daughters from Heathrow on Saturday evening as they arrived home from Iceland.They had a wonderful time, they went on the trip to see the northern lights  unfortunately they were not visible. But they went on other trips and they really enjoyed the blue lagoon.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
crafting from the heart challenge 43
brown sugar challenge 233 anything goes
Crafting with Friends- challenge 34



Monday, 9 January 2017

Have a Great Christmas

Hi  Bloggers
How is everyone, one of my last Christmas Cards for a while.
I have used quite a lot of Pixie Powders recently and I must admit I do like using them. I used just one of the colours for this card the midnight blue.
 I started by cutting SW bold snowflake die into white card to make a lovely background. I matted this piece over a the card I had already coloured with the CS Pixie Powder. ( I hope you can see the shine in the pics)
Next I created an oval frame from sky blue card to go over this background. I mounted this on to a piece of dark blue card.

 I used the fall away 'waste' which is the actual snowflake around the edge of the oval frame, and popped pearls in the centre.
I mounted all this on to a piece of white card, which was edged with the Twinkles border die from Tattered Lace.
The sentiment is one of Phil Martins.

Thanks for stopping
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
christmas cards all year round
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge extra - January
moving along with the times - something in the air


Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Caught in Crystal



Hi Bloggers
How are you all today
My Christmas shopping is all done and wrapped (yeah!!)

Very near to Christmas now , but as it was my daughter's birthday at the weekend I thought I would share this card with you.
I had some caught in crystal that I made a while ago and thought I would use it as it was made from some of my daughters favourite colours.
Using a mixture of Spellbinders and Sue Wilson dies with Ivory and purple colour card.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by
 and Merry Christmas to you all
 xxx




Wednesday, 7 December 2016

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Good morning crafters

Just a quick post today
This card I made from Hobby Art stamp set - Poles apart.
A lovely lazy polar Bear

 The sentiment was stamped in versamark and heat embossed in clear embossing powder. I then created the mountain background again all in the same stamp set. I then masked this off and used colour cloud ink to blend over to create the sky. I laid the bear on CS Glacier Ice for snow.
A bit late with my post, unfortunately my father in law sadly passed away on Monday.
Take care everyone xx


Monday, 28 November 2016

Maggie's Christmas


Hi Everyone
I hope you all are keeping well.
Not long to Christmas now so I thought I would post another Christmas Card this week.

I used Sue Wilson Maggie die for my focal element and added SB layered poinsettias which I embossed with CS ruby red slippers brilliant embossing powder, It is such a rich colour I love it and completed them with black gems. I seated the larger one on to black ribbon, and added a few leaves to both Poinsettias.
I embossed a piece of white card with an embossing folder (a freebie)  and then matted and layered on to red then black card using SW double pierced squares.

Where do the weeks go, have you started buying your presents yet?
I have bought a few and I have my youngest daughter birthday just before Christmas too.
Many thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

I have entered this card I  the following challenges
MAWTT - challenge 34 - Christmas
SCCC - challenge 50
Winter wonderland- poinsettias or snow is falling


Monday, 21 November 2016

Purple Snowflakes!!

Hi Everyone
Well what terrible weather we have been having we have a wonderful puddle (more like a lake)  outside our house that nearly goes right across the whole road. I hope everyone is ok out there and has not been affective too much by the rain.
Anyway on to todays card
 A combination of old and new on this card.
I have used one of Phil Martin Scribbled Snowflake verses for the focal element of this card. His sentiments are wonderful (note to self to add more of Phil's stamps to my wish list ) lol.
I still love the Elegant Labels four die from SB.
The snowflakes are from SW Bold Snowflake which are heat embossed with CS Brilliant Sparkles Frosty Dawn and Vivid Violet powders, with a pearl in each centre.
I think the colours are wonderful. I hope you can see the sparkle in the photos!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
christmas card challenge - #49
CHNC -challenge 308 - anything goes or cute
cute card thursday- challenge 452-christmas/holidays
CHNC -extra for November