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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Peach and Gold

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A very good productive afternoon in my craft room, I have managed to get a couple of DT projects done and also made a start on a few more projects. I have made a tag for a swap I am in and also made a start on some stick pins too.

The Lovely Lisa  has got blog candy and I would love it if you could pop over and check it out.  She is offering £10 to spend on 2 digi companies Delicious Doodles and The Stamping Chef.  If you take part please let her know how you found her blog!



This afternoons card is for the One Word Wonder over on Mad Crafter's Giggle Facebook Group.  The word is "Age".


Recipe

1. 5 x 5 cream aperture square card.
2. On the inside I have matted and layered card covered in peach coloured roses and the laser cut heart.
3. On the front of the card I have decoupaged the roses to correspond with the roses on the inside of the card which is from the Sugar Rush collection.
4. I have added small gold and peach embossed roses to two corners and pearl gems to the other two.
5. To finish off I cut the words and numbers out with Tattered Lace dies and added a peach and gold butterfly.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

The Privilege of ...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Saturday again and all domestic engineering done today.  We did have sunshine and blue skies when I woke up but now it has clouded over.  Time to get some crafting done, a few projects I want to make a start on and DT work to do too. I had a lovely day visiting with my parents yesterday who are both well and it was lovely to have a catch up with them.

Today's card I made for yesterday's One Word Wonder which was silver.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. The first layer is mirri card which I have embossed with Embossalicious Swirl Corner then matted and layered onto the card.
3. The patterned paper was from stash which I placed half way and added pleated ribbon across the centre with pearl flowers.
4. The sentiment which reads "The Privilege of a Lifetime is being who you are by Joseph Campbell" was stamped with DI Bundle Sage and embossed. This comes from the Graphic 45 Hampton Art with stamps and dies. I cut out the sentiment and then using the bigger die cut out with silver mirri and adhered with foam pads for dimension.
5. To finish off I added a silver flourish and pink roses from Sweet Lilac.

Thank you for visiting today!
Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 30 May 2014

It's a Boy!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A very quick post this morning as off to see my parents today.  I have been up since 5.00 am and have done a bit of crafting (very quietly as hubby was sleeping). I hope you all have a wonderful day and I will catch up with you all when I return home.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped square card.
2. First layer is shaped spotty card layered to the left hand side of card.
3. The image is Popcorn Bear Decoupage which I have matted and layered onto blue card.
4. I have added glitter to the bubbles and added the sentiment strip along the bottom which is from my stash.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and card candi.


Thank you for visiting today 
Hugs xxxxx



Thursday, 29 May 2014

A little Shabby Chic

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors 

I would like to share with you all something a bit different today.  I am in a group on Facebook called Chic Craftique and there are some very talented crafters from all over the world.  I am so loving shabby chic at the moment and have lots of ideas for future projects!  This post is a bit photo heavy but I hope you enjoy.

Another thing that has surprised me is how so very popular doilies are! I have been making doilies on and off for over 30 years.  My Turkish mother-in-law taught me how to crochet whilst I was living in Turkey over 30 odd years ago.  They use very fine cotton called Dantel, I am off to Turkey again for my holiday this year so will be hoping to get some as they make the most beautiful fine doilies which will look beautiful on those smaller pieces of shabby chic projects.

Anyway the lovely Michelle Pipeling has made a you tube video on how to make a shabby chic flower.  


I made this using material I had in my stash and the doily which I added to the base is from my stash as is the button centre.

The next flowers were made from watching Tricia's You Tube video on loop shabby chic flowers.


I have used circles of felt to adhere the material and added buttons to the centres.

The next few photos are doilies I have made over the past 20 or so years.  I did have a lot more than this but they seem to have gone astray and I can't find any more other than these which is so annoying.  These will be popping up on future projects that I have planned.


These are made with Turkish Dantel cotton


I copied this from a book and was really proud as this was one of my first projects


White Dantel Cotton


This is made up of small squares to make the bigger square


These are what I have been working on this past week in the evenings whilst watching TV.

I hope you have enjoyed today's post and thank you for visiting
Hugs xxxxx







Scruffy Little Cat - Holly

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today? It sure looks like it is going to be another miserable day!  Hey ho nothing for it but to get some crafting done.

Today's card is made using Crafter's Companion's new stamps called Scruffy Little Cat called Holly! As soon as I saw these I knew they would be fabulous for my female relatives and a couple of my friends. I treated myself to the CD and this stamp along with another called Amy came exclusive with the CD.


Recipe

1. A5 white Landscape base card.
2. I embossed white pearlescent card using X-Cut Embossing Folder trimmed it down to fit the card, I then distressed with Dew Drops Versamagic Turquoise Gem then over this Dew Drops Brilliance Gold. I then cut two slots either side and threaded cream ribbon down before matting and layering to the base card.
3. The second layer is cream card with silver polka dots, inked the edges with Turquoise Gem.
4. I stamped Holly onto Neenah card and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils, distressed the edges with Turquoise gem, adhered to card with foam pads for dimension.
5. To finish off I added a birthday sentiment, gold pearl gems and made a double bow with a button for the centre piece.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Happy Father's Day

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post for you tonight.  I have been very busy here today, apart from crafting, shopping and cleaning too.  The weather here has been miserable all day.

Tonight's card is made for the One Word Wonder for Mad Crafter's Gigglers Facebook Group. The word is Cogs.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 cream square card.
2. First layer is paper from DoCrafts Chronology papers which I have distressed and added Taupe Frantage to all the edges.
3. The triangular paper has been inked with DI Vintage Photo
4. The postcard I stamped the Visible Image Vintage Card with DI Vintage Photo and embossed with Taupe Frantage and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo.
5. The sentiment has been distressed and I have added wooden cogs and the word DAD to finish off.


Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Day
Hugs xxx

Ballet Star Dancer

Good Morning Crafty Friends Followers and Visitors

We have rain! Oh my am I so fed up with this weather it is so depressing!  What have you got planned for today?  Crafting for me I think, I had another play with my Cricut yesterday and I am soooooooo impressed with this machine.  I have had Cricut machines in the past and didn't get on with them at all but I must say the improvements they have made a fabulous and the cutting is brilliant!

Today's card is made using another image by Mitzi Suto-Wiuff, can you tell I love her images!


Recipe

1. White A5 landscape card which I have matted and layered lilac floral card from my stash which I have inked with Dew Drop Brilliance Gold ink.
2. I threaded gold ribbon through some lace and adhered to the card
3. The image has been printed onto Supersmooth and coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils then cut out with Spellbinder Rectangle die then matted and layered onto purple card.
4. I cut the butterfly which is a Tattered Lace die with gold pearlescent card.
5. To finish off I added a pearl and gold bead spray with white roses inked gold ink on the petals.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Enjoy your day and Happy Crafting
Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sisterly Love

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick card tonight, this was made for the One Word Wonder "Kids" over on Mad Crafters Giggle Facebook Group.

Enjoy your evening whatever you decide to do.  I am off to get hubby's tea made then chilling in front of the TV.


Recipe

1. 8 x 8 Black square card
2. First Layer white pearlescent card with black ribbon wrapped around before matting and layering.
3. The images are from Scribble and Scrap which I took into MCS graphic's programme and added black frame around them. I adhered with foam pads for dimension.
4. Over the black ribbon I have added black velvet and sequin trim.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment, flowers and pearls and black pearl gems to the corners.

Thank you for stopping by Today and I hope you come back again soon
Hugs xxx

Carrie Swan Princess

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A busy morning so far and planning on having another play with my Cricut Explore.  Once I am have made a few projects I will do a blog post with my views on this new machine too.

Today's card is made using an Elisabeth Bell stamp that I purchased from Elphine House.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 square white decorated edges base card 
2. First layer is from First Edition Paper Pack Isabella
3. I stamped the image onto Neenah card and coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils then distressed around the image with PanPastels, cut out using Spellbinder Rectangle die and matted and layered onto paper from the above paper pack.
4. I then added lace to the bottom with floral pearl strand over the top.
5. To finish off I added a feather and a white rose dusted with PanPastels Turquoise to match the colour of her dress.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 26 May 2014

True Blue!

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you are all well and enjoyed your Monday. A few projects started, a couple finished and more to finish off over the next couple of days.

Tonight's card is made for the One Word Wonder over on Mad Crafter's Giggle Facebook Group.  Today it is Blue!  I hope you like my card.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 white square pearlescent base card.
2. First layer pale blue pearlescent card which I have matted and layered navy blue card which has been embossed with Regal Flourish. I then wrapped white ribbon around both layers and matted and layered onto the base card.
3. Onto Glossy card I brayered Aqua Sea Sparkle Medium, once this was dry I dusted PanPastels over then cut out the Cherry Lynn Butterfly.
4. I distressed white pearlescent paper with DI Weathered Wood one side and Chipped Sapphire the reverse. Using Susan's Garden Sizzex die cut out the petals then shaped with Marian Smith's Bloom Impressions tool. I then used Detail Sparkle Diamond on the tips of the flower petals.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and Navy Blue pearl gems.


Many thanks for visiting Today
Hugs xxxxx

A Gift from a Fairy

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Welcome to my new followers, I hope you enjoy your visits and thank you for joining my blog!  I would also like to thank all my followers who have been with me throughout my journey so far in Blog Land, your visits and comments make it so worth while and if I can inspire you in some small way then I am happy.

Today's card is made using another of the Hobby House toppers, these are so versatile and I have created a background using Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium, I like to get the most out of my products and not just use them for one technique!


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 white square scalloped embossed front base card
2. Onto patterned card I have stencilled the Butterfly with Lavender Sparkle Medium, cut this down to fit the base card and added lace to one side before matting and layering.
3. Using Silver mirri card I have cut out using Spellbinder Grande Decorative Circle Die
4. I have inked the edge of the topper with Dew Drops Brilliance Lavender ink, added glitter to her wings and the flowers then matted and layered onto the mirri card with foam pads for dimension.
5. I made 4 bow using Lavender organza ribbon, one of which I added a flower charm, to the other 3 I added flower gem to the centre of the bow.
6. To finish off I have added the birthday sentiment.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Planting a little Love!

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors,

A quick post this evening, sharing a card I have made for the One Word Wonder over on Mad Crafter's Giggle Facebook Group.  The word for today is "Autumn", I have gone with the colours of autumn.

Again for this card I have used another of Hobby Houses' Elisabeth Bell toppers.



Recipe

1. 5 x 5 cream square base card which I have matted and layered copper card at an angle.
2. On vanilla glossy card I have stencilled the dragonfly flourish with Light Copper Sparkle Medium, cut this down and matted and layered at an angle.
3. The topper has been cut down and the edges inked with brown ink then matted and layered with foam pads onto copper coloured card.
4. The flowers are made using 3 small doilies I made then in the centres I have added organza buds.
5. To finish off I have added the sentiment and brown pearl gems to two corners.


Thank you for stopping by Today and I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far!
Hugs xxxxx

Sent with Love

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Bank Holiday Sunday to you all, a very busy morning so far, washing and ironing done, tidied around and now in my craft room.  This morning I am sorting out my cards for to take to the hairdressers who sells my cards and then this afternoon I am going to be playing with my Cricut.  What plans do you have for today?

My card for you today is an Elisabeth Bell image, isn't she just the cutest?  This is a Hobby House topper.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 white square scalloped and embossed base card
2. First layer is pale pink pearlescent card
3. Second layer is pale yellow pearlescent card cut out with Spellbinder Fleur De Lis square die
4. I cut down the topper to fit the centre of the die cut
5. To finish off I added lace, pearl gems, sentiment and blossom flowers from Sweet Lilac.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Christmas Eve

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have made a Christmas card today! What you are all saying, well the weather isn't exactly summery today it is very chilly and the light is terrible.  I do have a good excuse though and that is I made this for the One Word Wonder challenge that Zoe set for today.

I have used Visible Image stamps on this card as I do love this poem written by Helen.  Why not check out their stamps, they really are good quality and stamp a dream.


Recipe

1. 7 x 7 cream pearlescent square base card.
2. First layer is deep red card with corners punched with X-cut corner punch
3. Second layer is dark green which I have embossed with Trailing Ivy embossing folder.
4. The topper is cream pearlescent card with a gold tint to it, I have stamped the poem and Santa with Versamark and then embossed with Distress embossing powder, I then wrapped gold ribbon around to corners then matted and layered onto the card.
5. To finish off I have added deep red pearl gems to the bottom ribbon and then cut out the ivy and added to the top corner.

I would like to thank you all for your visits and your comments!
I do read them all!
Love and Hugs xxxxx





You're the best Dad!

Good Morning Crafters, Followers and Visitors

Where has this week gone?  Saturday and lots to get done today housework, washing and ironing too.  I had a nice lie in this morning, most unusual for me but I must have needed it as I didn't wake up until 9 o'clock. Now I feel like I will be chasing my tail all day!

Today's card is a male card, not done one for a while and need to get a few more done for Father's Day.



Recipe

1. Cream pearlescent A5 landscape card base
2. First layer is Kraft card which I have distressed with my scissors and distressed with DI Rusty Hinge.
3. The second layer is brown card which I have again distressed with scissor and distressed with DI Vintage Photo.
4. I stamped the image onto white Supersmooth card with Versafine Toffe and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder then distressed with Vintage Photo DI
5. The Penny Farthing is a SU stamp stamped onto Supersmooth with Versafine, embossed and distressed with DI Rusty Hinge.  
6. To finish off I stamped the sentiment which was free with my Do Crafts Magazine with Versafine and embossed the I cut out the sentiment and distressed with DI Rusty Hinge.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 23 May 2014

You may Say...

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well I can't begin to tell you how excited I am!  My new crafting toy has arrived which my lovely husband Rick bought me last week!  Yessssssss my Cricut Explore arrived this afternoon and I have been getting it all set up to play.


Tonight's card is what I made using Sheena Douglass' A little bit Sketchy True Colours Stamps for the One Word Wonder "Butterfly/Butterflies".  I made this, this morning as I had to have something to do to contain my excitement!
Photograph of the front view


Photograph of side view to show the dimensional butterfly


Recipe

1. A5 white landscape base card
2. Purple card is matted and layered onto the base of the card.
3. I embossed Neenah card with one of Sheena's Oriental embossing folder, I then distressed with DI Shaded Lilac and painted over with Silks Acrylic Glaze Ice.
4. I stamped the butterfly onto Neenah Card with Versamark and embossed with WOW Silver Embossing Powder then coloured with Silks French Lilac and Twinkling H2o's Plum Crazy. I cut this out and layered onto the embossed card.
5. I then stamped the butterfly onto Acetate with Versamark and embossed with WOW Embossing Powder and cut out then adhered to the other butterfly, this adds dimension.
6. Onto Neenah card I stamped the sentiment then cut out with Spellbinder Labels die.
7. To finish off I distressed white roses with DI Shaded Lilac and adhered to the corner.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx




Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Another relaxing day ahead, crafting and making cards with the images I managed to colour in last night.  Did you see the last Harry Potter film last night?  Oh I love the books and the films, especially Alan Rickman, he was fantastic in these films.

Today's card is made with a couple of challenges in mind, while making this card the song that kept going through my mind was by Gene Kelly from the "Singing in the Rain" film.  I just love all musicals and this is one of my favourites!


Recipe

1. 7 x 7 white square pearlescent card.
2. First layer is black pearlescent card
3. I matted and layered musical paper on the bottom half of the black card with lace which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir.
4. I cut out a Decagon with SB die and embossed with musical note embossing folder, the topper is from my stash which I have had for many years which was matted and layered with foam pad.
5. I used the beautiful Tattered Lace Ballet Shoes die and cut out with pink pearlescent card.
6. To finish off I added the musical charm with a bow, white card candi and a birthday sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxx

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Wings and Things

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Another lovely chilled day today, making a few cards and generally potting around the craft room.  While watching the last Harry Potter tonight I have some images I printed and stamped to colour in.

Tonight's card is made for the One Word Wonder on Mad Crafter's Giggle group which is Fairies!


Recipe

1. 7 x 7 cream square base card.
2. First layer is bronze pearlescent card
3. The 2nd, 3rd and topper where created using MCS "Things with Wing" CD, I cut either side of the topper and threaded cream ribbon through and wrapped around the first layer before adhering to the base card.
4. I decoupaged the fairy with Pinflair and added pearl butterflies to the ribbon on either side.
5. To finish off I made a bow, added flowers from Sweet Lilac with gold pearl gems to the centres, a sentiment and 3 gold pearl gems to one corner.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Peace Rose

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

What plans do you have for today? I am not sure what I will be doing today, not sure whether to colour some images or get my inks and stamps out, mmmmmmmmmm decisions, decisions. After a beautiful sunny day yesterday we have rain today, typical British weather!

Today's card I have used another of Mitzi Suto-Wiuff's digi image called Peace Rose which you can purchase here.


Recipe

1. 7 x 7 square white pearlescent card base
2. First layer is Core'dinations card which I have embossed with Embossalicious Regal Damask folder
3. I have threaded yellow and orange ribbon through the lace and layered down.
4. I printed the image onto Neenah card and coloured with Spectrum Noirs then cut out with Spellbinder Rectangle Die, then matted and layered onto orange card.
5. Using Cherry Lynn Butterfly dies I cut out two with Core'dination Glitter card in yellow.
6. To finish off I added the sentiment and gold pearls.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Romance and Roses

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

The current challenge theme over at Tattered Lace is "Romance and Roses" and our prize for one lucky winner this month is a 3 month subscription to the Tattered Lace Magazine. The current challenge closes in 10 days so plenty of time for you to enter.  The only rule we have is that you must use at least one Tattered Lace die on your project.

Here is a wedding card I made which I hope will inspire you to enter the challenge.


Recipe

1. A5 Landscape cream pearlescent card for the base.
2. Cream pearlescent card with backing paper from Tattered Lace Magazine Issue 5 have been layered onto the card first
3. I then matted and layered cream pearlescent card and another sheet of backing paper from the magazine but before matting and layering I wrapped gold organza and silk ribbon around the card (Fantastic Ribbons)
4. I made a double bow, added gold wedding rings and the sentiment onto the ribbon.
5. To finish off I cut out the Rambling Rose die that came with Issue 5 and then watered coloured with Distress Ink Bundle Sage and Shaded Lilac.  I added purple pearl gems to two corners.


Thank you for visiting Today
Hugs xxxxx



Lelli-Bot Radiant Butterflies

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Wednesday morning already and had a very busy morning so far, I have got all the ironing done while it is cool and been shopping too.  Crafting is install for me today, waiting for my new machine Cricut Explore to arrive that my lovely hubby has bought me, so excited and can't wait for it to arrive.

Today's card is made using a beautiful topper from the Lelli-Bot Radiant Butterflies card kit.  Why not hop on over to their website and see what other card kits and accessories they do.  Oh and they have started doing digi's too.


Recipe

1. Scalloped shape tent card
2. First and second layer are silver mirri and purple pearlescent card cut out with Spellbinder Grande Oval die.
3. The topper is from the Radiant Butterflies card kit which I have matted and layered with foam pads
4. I made cut out the butterfly with Whimsy Butterfly Flourish die using purple pearlescent card
5. To finish off I added the two butterfly buttons from the kit, sentiment made a bow with silver ribbon and added a lilac dazzler to the centre.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx