Monday, 2 March 2015

Crafty Individuals......

Evening fellow crafty bloggers, feeling guilty with lack of posts this past week, we are having our bathroom refitted and to say it has been without problems would be lying. The tiles arrived and were a completely different colour to what we ordered, they are natural stone and we were expecting cream but they look rather brown now. The radiator we ordered came and was the wrong size, and then the wall on my stairs started to break and the plaster has cracked, so I'm a smidge stressed to say the least.

There is a new challenge that has started over at Crafty Individuals and the theme this month is ......The animal world. I have used one of their older stamps CI 289 Fresh Eggs and Chickens, the main image was coloured in with pencils but the background I made using PaperArtsy Fresco paints which I rolled onto smoothy card with a mini roller and then I randomly stamped the new tree stamps CI  429 Trees Galore onto the background.

Have a great week
hugs n smiles

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Scrap Wedding Lay out......

Morning and welcome to another one of my lay outs of my daughters wedding, I have been playing about with this one for the past couple of weeks on and off. The flowers I stamped and embossed in Wow fine gold, the stamps are from Heartfelt Creations. I then painted the flowers with Twinkling H20s before cutting them out with the matching dies, and you definitely need the dies to make it easier as each flower has at least 4 layers. I have used various Kaisercrafts stamps for the rest of the embossing around the edges of the page and the butterflies and trellis. The papers are from Papermania.

The background paper is from DCWV and is from the wedding stack, I used PaperArtsy Snowflake Fresco paint around the edges and then embossed in gold on top of that I then used Treasure Gold White Fire around the edge, I also added paint splatters over the rest of the paper.

Flower stamp and matching dies are from Heartfelt Creations
Tattered Blossoms HCPC 3468.

Top Tip Tuesday .....use a stamp 
Through the craftroom door......anything goes
Crafting Cafe......fave technique (mixed media and embossing)
Papertake......Bing (Ribbon, Free Blooms)
Deep is all around
Craft Hoarders......How I love you
Craft Your Passion.......anything goes
Scrapology.......sketch Layout (squares)
Stamping Sensations.....anything goes
Fab n Funky.....ribbon and lace
Frillie and Funky......make your own flowers
Simon Wednesday......add a little texture

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day.......

Morning fellow bloggers Happy Valentines Day, phew it sure was busy at work yesterday with all those people buying their loved ones choccies, have to say it was mostly guys in the afternoon making a last minuet dash.
I've had a go at making some cards using the same techniques as I did for my book box, this one uses the cupid die cut from Tim Holtz as well as The Tattered Flower die which I cut down, I then used Bronze and Magenta Viva Maya Gold paint .

Have a great weekend
hugs n smiles 
Inspirational Journal......Love is in the air
Crazy 4 Challenges.....valentines
Allsorts......any occasion other than Birthday
Thats crafty.....Be my Valentine
Sister Act Card Challenge.....anything goes
Simply Create too.....anything goes
Creative Fingers.......anything goes
Chocolate Coffee and cards.....Happy Valentines Day
Brown Sugar.....use a bow and a die cut
In the is in the air
Memas Crafts.....cupid is smiling
4 Crafty Chicks.....Valentines
Crafty Creations.....Hearts and love

Thursday, 12 February 2015

PaperArtsy launch....

Thought I would share with you my other two samples that I made using the Elizabeth Borer stamps, this time I made a master board using lots of different Fresco paints, Purple Rain, Pansy, Lavender, Wisteria, Vintage Lace, Nougat, Haystack and Vanilla, I dabbed all these colours over a piece of Smoothy card (available from PaperArtsy) with a baby wipe and then finished off with Pumpkin Soup translucent's amazing how an orange colour can bring the rest of colours to life. After the paint had dried I spritzed the card with Glimmer mist iridescent gold.  After that I cut the card up for the different backgrounds. For these two cards I used  the stamp set below, a lovely collection of Art Nouveau inspired designs.

I coloured in the image with Polychromous pencils, and layered up the top 3 flowers, I aslo added glossy accents to the hair embellishment. The lace I coloured in with Wisteria and the brushed with White Fire treasure gold

The waterfall card is simply 4 images coloured in with different colour ways for the flowers.

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 10 February 2015


Morning to all my fellow crafty bloggers, it's starting to get a smidge busier at work with Valentines this Saturday, I have made a couple of cards for the occasion, for this one I have used the stamp set from Chocolate Baroque called Harlequin Rose, I have embossed the heart with gold and then used twinkling H20s paints, the rose script stamp I coloured in with Polychromus pencils and edged the image with treasure Gold White Fire. The papers are from First Edition

Shabby Tearoom.......I heart you
Pink my Valentines
Make my Monday....Valentine
Crafty Calender......anything goes
Craft your Passion.....anything goes
Glitter n is in the air
Crafts for Eternity.....with Love
Chocolate Coffee and is in the air
Simply Create......Valentines day
Fussy and Fancy.....Its all about the love
Wow.....Inspired by a team member
Craft Hoarders...How I love thee (stamps and papers)
Papertake.....Hearts and flowers
Crafting Cafe.....Fave technique (embossing and water colouring)

Have a great week

Saturday, 7 February 2015

kraftyhands chalenge

Evening and apologies for this late post, I have to confess I forgot to schedule my card for the Kraftyhands challenge today, head like a sieve and this evening I have my two Grandsons for a sleep over so I've managed to get Zachary asleep and in bed so just one to go, mind you Ethan could probably out stay me up tonight so I'm just managing to type this now.
The theme this month at Kraftyhands is ........Hearts and Flowers, perfect for Valentines day, however I have  made an anniversary stepper card from the Garden Floral Cd.

Have a great weekend
hugs n smiles

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Art Nouveau.....

Morning and welcome to another post featuring the new Liz Borer Art Nouveau stamp sets, this card is a simple layout layering up painted and stamped backgrounds,love the little bee stamp.The paints I have used are Haystack, Vanilla and Pumpkin Soup, for the base layer and then Wisteria, lavender and Pumpkin Soup for the top layer.

Stamp set used

Hugs n smiles