Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Feathered Friends......

Afternoon to you all, I thought I would share another card with you that I made using one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals called CI 416 Feathered Friends, I have had a play with my distress markers again, I'm quite enjoying colouring with these although I am definitely a splodgy painter, I have just brought some new paint brushes so that I can do more detailed colouring.....well that's the idea. I tore around the edges of the image and then embossed with gold, I used the French Script stamp CI 017 on the tag, the word sentiment is from CI 419 Lovely Day stamps by Gio.

hugs n smiles
Papertake....to die for
Partytime.....water colouring
Sweet Stamps......anything goes
Top Tip......anything goes.
Try it on Tuesday ......use your stash pleated ribbon, doily, papers and rose trim)
Simon Monday.....anything goes
Shabby Tearoom......Summer Dream (garden, green, pink, cream and flowers)

Monday, 18 August 2014

Ooh La La.....

Bonjour to you all again, my second post today is for the challenge at Ooh La La Creations, the theme this fortnight is Fancy Folds, I have done a Christmas card featuring one of the images and papers from the Shawne Jenkins Cd.

hugs n smiles

Sketch n Stash.....

Morning fellow crafty bloggers, another weekend gone, August is becoming a bit like early winter, the temperature is low and most days it rains.......come on sun please shine again. I am still struggling to get out and about, this op has knocked me more than  I thought it would, I thought I would go to Leicester to check out some new wallpaper, I managed 2 shops and then had to go home as I was feeling really ill. I have no energy and I'm still in pain around my stomach area, I though after 3 weeks I would be back to normal or nearly as good as, I've never sat around or slept so much.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash so here is this fortnights sketch.

Prize 4 images

I have used this lovely watering can from Delicious Doodles, which I have coloured in with prismas and used a white gel pen to highlight the petals, the papers are from First Edition called New Bloom.

Hugs n smiles
Delicious Doodles....anything goes
Gem of a Challenge.....stitching real or faux

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon all, hope your weekend is going well, such a shame that the sun has disappeared for the past week, I was hoping to sit in the garden and read as my mojo and motivation for crafting has gone out the window, all I seem to do is sleep, I was planning on getting lots of crafting done to pass the time whilst I was off but I have done hardly anything.

Todays card is for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme this fortnight is.....Lets Celebrate, don't forget we want to see your shabby chic/vintage creations. For my card I have made a mini easel card using a stamp from Creative expressions,which I embossed with Platinum from Wow and then coloured in the image with Promarkers. The die cut is by Marianne Designs and I used liquid pearls to decorate.

hugs n smiles
Scrapology....die cuts
We Doobadoo.....Shabby Chic
In the pink.....anythingg goes
Stampavie......easel card
Dream Valley......wedding

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Autumn Fashion.......

Afternoon and welcome to my post for the Crafty Individuals challenge, this month the theme is ......Autumn Fashion, I have had a a play with one of the new stamps CI 414 Ladies Day. I have had another go at colouring with the distress markers and have been a bit bolder with the colours I have used, especially for the skin. I used Tuscan Sun glimmer mist on the doily and then stamped with the script stamp CI..... 017 French Script The flowers are from CI...206 Flower Head, which I embossed with gold and then coloured in with distress markers, to make the flowers dimensional just snip down the side of one petal and position one behind the other curling out the edges of the petals. The leaves I die cut and then painted and used a gold pen to highlight.
Don't forget when you enter the challenge you will get a 25% discount code to use online.

hugs n smiles
Krafty Girls......anything goes
Creative Knockouts.....Doily Fun
Creative Fingers....anything goes
Thats Crafty.....Stamps
Crafts 4 Eternity.....anything goes
Stamping Sensations.....anything goes
Artistic Stamper....anything goes
Craft Your Passion......Bring me sunshine add some yellow
Crafty Calendar.....anything goes
Creative Card Crew....embossing 
Crafty Creations....Flower Power
Everybody Art....favourite stamp (flowers)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Just Chillin'.....

Afternoon to all my fellow crafty bloggers, hope you are well and have had a lovely weekend, although a day of rain yesterday sure made it feel like winter, after the Bank holiday I always think that it marks the end of summer, hopefully we will have a lovely autumn to look forward to.
My son took me to the papercraft show at Stoneleigh on Saturday as I still can't drive yet after my op., it was my first proper day out for a fortnight and I was so pooped at the end so I spent Sunday making cards with the free Hunkydory card pack that you get at the show, I have to admit to never making one of these packs up before but I was pleasantly surprised that I could make 12 cards from it......they have certainly topped up my charity cards.

hugs n smiles

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Ooops a bit late posting this today, had to go to the doctors first thing this morning, I have been signed off work for another three weeks, I was expecting to be back sooner than this, but apparently my tummy is still quite swollen, so I need to take things easy to heal a bit quicker.......which is easier said than done when I'm not used to sitting around so much.

For this months challenge at Kraftyhands we have a fabbie sketch for you to follow.

I have used the Dangerous Dinosaurs for this card, the T.Rex has been layered up, the teeth took some cutting. I think I will keep this card for a little monster in our lives as it's his 6th Birthday soon.
........any guesses!!

Have a great week

Monday, 4 August 2014

World War 1

Evening and welcome to my third post of today, I wanted to share with you a card that I have made using the poppy stamp from Kraftyhands, its seems appropriate to share it with you today to Honour and commemorate the start of World War 1, where over a million people lost their lives so that others may live in Peace and freedom.

I stamped the poppy three times and embossed it in gold, then painted using
Twinkle water colour paints. I cut up the image and laid it in a circle
to form a wreath.

We will remember them.
Light a candle at 10:00 pm

Ooh La La......

Bonjour peeps another gorgeous day here, although we have had a bit of a disaster here. We had an air conditioning unit fit in the conservatory which opens up as part of my lounge, yesterday we discovered that the person who fitted has drilled through a water pipe and it's been slowly leaking under the laminate flooring.......as you can imagine I'm not feeling cool today as it looks like my floor is ruined and I'm still waiting for the guy to come out and fix it.
Tomorrow is my little sisters 50th birthday so I have made this card for her, the challenge at Ooh La La creations this fortnight is......make it scenic. I have used the Passion for Fashion Cd and the image and papers are called Spring walk, this is one of 37 design folders and is a steal at just £6.99 with free P&P.

The doily I created by stamping a doily stamp from Stampin' Up onto vellum with Vintage amethyst Wow embossing powder and then cutting round the edge, because its semi transparent you get to see the background papers through it.

Sketchy Challenge......sketch/butterflies
Gem of a challenge......embossing
Live and Love Crafts......stitching
Corrosive challenge.....birthday

Sketch n Stash......

Thank you for the best wishes that you have left, its a week since I had my op and I'm feeling much better, the bruising is going, but my tummy is still swollen, my Mum says I look 6 months pregnant......For the first time I spent the day sitting in the garden reading as well as doing some dead heading of the roses, hope the weather stays good for the rest of the week as I shall take my pencils outside and sit and colour.
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash, this fortnight we are being sponsored by

I have coloured in my image from A Day with Daisies with Prismas, and the embossed around the edges with white and gold Frantage. The papers are from Lost and Found and are called Sunshine, which is appropriate for this summer. The flowers are made from a Fiskars punch and the the leaves are a die that I picked up in Orlando for just $4.50 which is about £2.99, think this will be my favourite die for leaves and swirls

Have a great week
hugs n smiles

Crafty Calendar.....anything goes
Natalie and Amy......flowers and die cut
Bearly Mine....anything goes