Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Long time no blog.........

It's ages since I have blogged, it's not that I haven't been crafting it's just that I seem to run out of time, to get round to blogging. What with work, looking after my Mum and Grandson on my days off time just slips by. Don't know about you but I wish some good news would come on the telly for a change, and where has the sun gone I was looking forward to seeing my garden in bloom but as soon as the roses started to come out they are now all dying because they are too wet.......definitely in need of some blue sky and sun.
I have been having a play using some of the new Crafty Individuals stamps and using  Dyluson sprays in pink and lime green for the background, I love how the colours mix and change colour so that you end up with several shades. The flowers are made using the Heartfelt Creations rose stamp layered up. The list of stamps used is at the bottom of this post.

Stamps used
Botanical Rose......Heartfelt creations
CI-437 butterflies
CI-320 bird cage
CI-017 script
CI-451 film strip
Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Crafty Individuals challenge.........

Evening fellow bloggers, well we are half way through May, and we have had some lovely sunny days along with lots of other weather thrown into the mix. I have been playing with one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals, CI 452 Natures Beauty, love this one as it can be cut up as well as layering parts of the design I have gold embossed the image and coloured with watercolour twinkling H20s. The frame I got for a £1, its started life as grey, I used black gesso and dry brushed aqua paint and then added treasure gold to highlight the details on the frame.
Don't forget you still have a couple of weeks to enter the challenge at Crafty Individuals, the theme is anything goes.

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Monday, 2 May 2016

Crafty Individuals.......

Afternoon fellow bloggers, can't believe the last time I shared a card was at Easter, what happened to April, although my mojo has taken a dip of late, I did go to Paris for a weekend when it was the Version Scrap show, thoroughly enjoyed myself but so wish I spoke French as the show was a real treat for scrap bookers, most of the stalls had make and take projects to do and there were some lovely projects being made.Mind you it was seriously busy with queues to get on the stands and then another to pay, it was just how a show should be, I picked up some great magazines although they are in French they have some really good instructions for layouts in fact I have subscribed to one called Histoire de Pages.

Todays card is for the challenge at Crafty Individuals, the theme is ......anything goes. Don't forget to use a product from Crafty Individuals and you will get a code fr a whopping 25% off your next purchase. I have used one of the new stamps CI 450 called inky borders, I love this little film strip, which is one of three stamps in the set. I have used mini images from the image book People and Places which is on offer at just £1.45 for inside the film strip and the little frame. For the main background I have stencilled and spritzed adding micro beads and thread for extra texture, actually the mica sprays I picked up at the French show for just 3.50 euros, a bargain. The background behind that layer was brayed with fresco paints and the I used a script stamp to randomly stamp over.

thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter......

Well I have finally finished icing Easter eggs for another year, we iced so many in the past two days that it will take a while for my wrists to stop hurting, hope the Easter Bunny dropped lots of yummy chocolate eggs off to you all. My son and daughter brought me some copics for mothers day and I have added a few more to my collection so I have been busy playing with them this is my first effort with a very limited colour palette.

hugs n smiles
thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Wedding photo......

Evening to my fellow crafty bloggers, thought I would share with you the canvas that I did with Anna Dabrowska the other week, as soon as I saw the project I knew the photo that I wanted to use, it's a lovely head shot of my daughter at her wedding, and she had a lovely silver metal slide for her hair which is just peeking out from below the crown of flowers, she has hung this canvas on her I guess she liked it.
We created an imaginary dress using lace and resist canvas, and then I added lots of metallic embellishments, buttons and flowers and after painting everything with white Gesso I then used three different coloured sprays and some of the new metallic acrylic which I dry brushed onto some of the embellishments. the drips were made with a glue gun and then I used a pencils to outline the edges of the drips to give them more definition

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hugs n smiles

Monday, 7 March 2016

Box of all sorts........

Evening fellow bloggers hope you had a lovely weekend, I was thoroughly spoilt my my son and daughter as they brought me a set of 36 Copics, so now I have a perfect excuse to start collecting those now.
The challenge at Crafty Individuals this month is called a Box of all sorts. I have used a template from The House of Zandra, called alter me display box to make this, I have used quite a few different stamps sets from Crafty Individuals, as well as embossing, frantage, crackle glaze, to complete this, the finished size is 5.25 ins x 9.25 ins. The paper is Victorian roses by Make and Create which I picked up from The works for a snip at just £4 for a 12 x 12 pad.

Stamps used
CI 341, CI 306, CI 426, CI 328, CI 435
CI 017, CI 436, CI 394 

Thanks for taking a peek
Try it on Tuesday.....feminine and fancy
Inky Chicks......ribbon and or lace
Craft your Passion.....anything goes
Crafty Calendar.....special female
Crafting Sensations.....flower power
Ribbon girl.....anything goes

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Had a fab weekend crafting  at Daisy Jewels & Crafts with the lovely Anna Dabrowska, we got to play with lots of metal trinkets, paint and spray paints as well as the lovely new metallic acrylic paints from blingalicious. On the Saturday we made this lovely album which is one of the new journal albums from Prima, thrilled to bits with it and there are pages, pockets and acrylic sleeves left to decorate, which is the excuse I have been waiting for to start mixed media journalling.

We used resist patterned canvas and lace for the background, and for the final touches I added glitter and micro beads.The image is from Crafty Individuals in the fob watch.

We had enough bits n bobs left so I made another mini album
in lilac and aqua.

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles