Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas mini album....

Evening to all my crafty bloggers, phew what a day, I took my Grandson to an adventure play place today, no sooner had I brought the coffees to the table when he comes running over, starts to climb on the chair to get his juice, slips and catches his head on the corner of the table, when I picked him up he has an inch and a half gash on his eyebrow.......off to A&E for steri strips and glue. Felt awful having to phone my daughter to meet me at A&E.
Thought I would share with you a mini flip album that I have made using stamps and papers from Crafty Individuals, I also nearly finished another mini album which I will post later this week as it features the new stamps from CI.









Challenges
Through the craft room.....anything goes
Papertake......anything goes festive
Inky Chicks....winter wonderland
Everybody art......frame
Deep Ocean.....Christmas is all around
Creative card crew......anything goes
Simon Monday......anything goes

Have a great week 
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Kraftyhands challenge....

Ooops sorry I'm a smidge late with my post for this months challenge at Kraftyhands, the theme is Christmas but no squares allowed. I have used the Vintage Christmas Cd for my card, there are 150 printable elements a well as 10 original decoupage projects and all of the images are from the late 1800s to early 1900s I sprayed the decoupage layers with Crafters Companion Spray Shine so that it gave a more focal point for the characters, it really makes them pop from the background.


have a great week
hugs n smiles

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sketch n Stash.....

Morning to you all, I've finally managed to get the Christmas tree up yesterday after spending Saturday ill in bed, although it took me all day. I was hoping to be feeling a lot better after my op but things still haven't settled down, I'm hoping that next year is a better improvement on my health......fingers crossed.
Today sees the start of the new challenge at Sketch n Stash and this fortnight we have two sponsors, Rick St Dennis and Live and Love Crafts. I have used this sweetie from Rick St Dennis called the North Pole sign so darn cute, the image is coloured in with Prismas and the papers are really old.....Forever Friends paper pad.



Tonight it's our works Christmas Party so we are having a meal and a pamper treatment,
so in need of a bit of pampering
hugs n smiles



Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon to you all, it's getting busy at work now and today we are all wearing our Christmas jumpers, then on Monday we are having our Christmas party which is a lovely pamper party, a meal with a beauty treatment, mine's a back massage being as I'm at work that day.
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme this fortnight is.......anything but a card. I have been working on this album for the last two weeks, I followed the instructions from a workshop by Clare Charvill, however instead of using the the Graphic 45 papers that she has used I used papers from Prima called  Stationers Desk along with tags and flowers from the same collection.
Caution this is a photo heavy post showing al the pages.






mini album on the left page and a flap with a hidden pocket on the left


matching mini books

flap opens up on the left and on the left the photo matt opens
up into a concertina book with pockets



Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles





Monday, 1 December 2014

Mixed media scrap LO......

Morning to all my fellow blogging friends, hope you all had a lovely weekend, I went to Milton Keynes on Sunday for a spot of Christmas shopping, I must say I'm disappointed with the lack of festive decorations, no one seems to make any effort these days despite the fact that the shops are fighting for our custom. I will be putting our trees up next weekend so I'm looking forward to that.
I thought I would share with you a mixed media lay out that I did at a scrap a few weeks back with Morag Cutts, when I got home I added all of the flowers and got out my Treasure gold for a smidge more bling.


lots of gesso, embossing powders, stamping, stencilling and layers, 
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this as I did a few techniques I've not done before.


getting busy at the chocolate shop now, just three more Saturdays 
to go before the big day.
Time to open the advent calendar
hugs n smiles

Monday, 24 November 2014

Keeeeeep Dancin'

Morning to all my fellow crafty bloggers, hope you all had a fabbie weekend, I ended going to a train show with my son which I hadn't really planned on, I was hoping to get some curtains hemmed and hung but it was not to be, but they will wait till another day.
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash, we have two sponsors for this challenge.
I just love this new stamp from LOTV, only because I'm a strictly fan, love all the bling and glam of the show, my parents were professional ballroom dancers but I never learnt, due to hubby having two left feet and was unteachable......bless him.
The image was coloured in with Prismas with Frantage around the image, and the papers are from First Edition.






Prize $10

Prize £10

Have a great week
hugs n smiles

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Vintage Christmas......

Afternoon to you all, hope you are enjoying the start of the weekend, I'm at work today and it's the light switch on in our town so it should be quite busy as Christmas shopping gets under way.
Todays challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Vintage Christmas so we would love to see your vintage/shabby chic Christmas projects. I have used one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals CI 421.


I coloured in the image with Distress pens and added white puff embossing powder for the snow, I then embossed over the image in clear twice, popped it in the freezer for a few minuets which forms cracks when cold, then I rubbed tea dye distress ink over it which gives it the more vintage look

It seems ages since I last blogged, I'm working on an album at the moment which I'm totally addicted to doing at the moment, so I get up early in the mornings to complete a page before getting ready for work
Have a great weekend