Monday, 23 April 2018

Prosecco Time

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all this Monday morning?

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. I am crafting all day today.

I have a new card to share with you today using "Prosecco Time" from All dressed up.
I have used N1, N2, N3, N4 and N5 Copic Sketch Pens

Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 gunmetal pearlescent square card base.
2. Matted and layered white embossed card with black ribbon wrapped around.
3. Stamped image with Memento and coloured with Copic Sketch pens then matted and layered onto black card.
4. To finish off I added black and white pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #464 - Use Pearls
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Goes
All Dressed up #80 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #46 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage #106 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 22 April 2018

You're a True Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends

How are you all this morning? I hope you are all having a good weekend so far.

Today Georgie is 1 year old, he is quite a character and is off out exploring his territory with Fluffy.

Today a busy day videoing and hopefully getting them edited and uploaded to You Tube for next month.

A new card to share using the new Friend stamp set from Stamps by Me.

Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square card base.
2. Matted and layered black and purple card.
3. To create the background I used my circle stamping block and used Distress Oxides shaded lilac, wilted violet and blueprint sketch to create the circle.  I then added the blue print splats.
4. I stamped the flourish and coloured the leaves with purple Spica pen.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment with black Archival ink.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #65 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #413 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #292 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #38 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #202 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

April Vlog - Week 3

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Well what a very busy week it has been here.

Lots of lovely crafting done for myself and of course I had samples to make for Kay of IndigoBlu for their new show on Tuesday.

The sun even graced us with its presence this week too for a nice change although they have forecast rain later tonight and tomorrow.

Sharing with you my weekly vlog and hope you enjoy!

To watch the video please click the LINK

Many thanks for your support both of my blog and you tube I do appreciate the time you take to visit and watch my videos.

Happy Crafting!

Catch up News

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I just wanted to do a bit of a catching up on what has been happening in my crafty world with you today.

The most exciting thing that happened this month is I became a DT member of IndigoBlu! Now if you have been following my blog for a long time you will know how big a fan I am of Kay and Alfie I love their products and use them in a lot of my projects especially my mixed media video projects on You Tube.

On Tuesday Kay will be on Hochanda at 10 am and 2 pm all about the birds and the bees!

Below are a couple of sneaky peeks.

The other new I have to share is I have set up a page on Facebook called Linda Simpson Designs where I am selling my art work.  It had only been live a few hours and I sold a couple of my art pieces.  Please do check it out and like if you can.

I also have mywebsite where I have my bespoke designer papers, ephemera and stencils too which is called Linda Simpson Designs!

I also received my first commission for 3 canvas' too! I am so excited about that too.

I will not only be selling my artwork on my page but will be happy to do commissions, make bespoke greetings cards for any occasion too!

My You Tube channel is going from strength to strength too and I am nearly at the required 4000 hours for the adverts to be added and to start receiving revenue from my videos.

So a massive thank you to all of you who support not only my blog but my channel too!

Well that is all for now and I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy the sunshine we are having at last here in the UK.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 20 April 2018

Someone Special

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Friday to you all, I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend.

A day of video making today, which needs to be edited and uploaded too!

Today sharing a card using Prosecco Time Stamp from All Dressed Up 

Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped edge square base card.
2. Matted and layered black card, wrapped silver organza ribbon around before adhering to base card.
3. Matted and layered glitter card.
4. Colour image with Copic markers and adhered to glitter card.
5. Made double bow twisted the ends and added pearl gems to the ends, to finish off added floral cabochon to centre of bow and added sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craftaholics R Us #16 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #364 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #148 - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up #80 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #335 - A Birthday Card

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Altered Box Series 2 of 3 Shabby Chic

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful day.
It has been beautiful here weatherwise.

Took the day off today crafting, went to visit mum and dad this morning and then spent this afternoon in the garden enjoying the sunshine for a change.

Tonight sharing with you my second project in my altered box series, today is shabby chic.

When I saw this image of Audrey Hepburn and just had to use her on this box.

I have decorated with lace, pearls, flowers and on the inside added a doily.

To watch the process please click the LINK.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #202 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Craft #21 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today and watching!
Happy Crafting!

Boys on Bikes

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Thursday already and lots to do this morning too!

Georgie is nearly one! oh my how he has grown, and he is still growing! He is going to be one big pussy cat that is for sure. He is a lot bigger than my princess Fluffy but she is the boss ;)

Today a male card just for a change! I have used a very old Boys on Bikes stamp from Chocolate Baroque!

Step by Step

1. 5 x 5 Kraft square base card.
2. Matted and layered patterned paper layers from my stash.
3. Stamped the image onto card using Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder then distressed with DI tea dye.
4. Added the adage ticket and the quote at the bottom reads " go wherever anyone wishes"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Guys #192 - Travel or Transport
Crafty Sentiments - Only for Boys
Creates & Makes #19 - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash #350 - Yo Dude
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!