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Monday, 24 April 2017

Happy Retirement

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How was your weekend?

Rick and I were at a party on Saturday night celebrating Luke's surprise 30th birthday.
We had a fabulous night and it was great to catch up with the family too.

A busy week ahead as my new designer papers are coming out on 1st May over on my Etsy store

A retirement card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 square Kraft card base.
2. The first layer I used Distress Paint Victorian velvet to stamp the script onto white card, I then distressed over using DI cracked pistachio and wild honey, rubbed the colour back over the words to enhance the script. I then stamped the pointy finger and "admit one" with Archival ink. To finish off I sprinkled water over, then distressed around layer with walnut stain.
3. I added the topper and sentiment with foam pads for dimension.
4. To finish off I added the ticket which I have distressed with walnut stain.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #42 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #56 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #4 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #128 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #45 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #26 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #35 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Summer Willow

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and see you all again on Monday!

I have used Elisabeth Bell's Summer Willow for this card today.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered patterned card from my stash which I cut out using SB Grande Oval die.
3. Printed image onto Make it Blend card and coloured with Copics, then cut out using Tattered Lace die and matted and layered onto gold pearlescent card with foam pads for dimension.
4. Coloured white card the same colour as her dress and cut out using Whimsy Shapeology vine die.
5. To finish off added roses from Wild Orchid Craft.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Crafty Creations #338 - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #126 - Always Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #10 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #16 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #40 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley #154 - All about the Hair

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Thursday, 20 April 2017

Spring has Sprung

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

I am sharing another of my Canvas Corp Brand crew member project with you.

I have created a journal double page spread.


If you wish to watch the process then please click the LINK


Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Listen to your Heart

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How is your week going so far?

Today sharing a card which is very much Tim Holtz themed.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 silver square card base.
2. The first layer I created background using Distress Ink, tumbled glass, broken china and chipped sapphire, I then stamped the birds in Archival ink. I then added sprinkles of water.
3. I created a background using alcohol inks onto Yupo, stamped the bird and the sentiment with Archival ink. Cut them out then adhered to base card with foam pads.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Artistic Inspirations #176 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #155 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #196 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys #90 - Square

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Easter ATC Hop

Hi Crafter's

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.

Today sharing with you my video and ATC for our Easter ATC video hop.

Here is my ATC which I made a batch of and sent to the other 5 participants.

I have used the Les Beau Qiseaux ephemera from Emerald City Crafts UK


The video below shows the process of creating my ATC's as well as showcasing the ATC's I have received from Mike, Hanny, Kylie Coo, MaryAnne and Diana.


To watch the video click ATC Hop

Until next time!
Happy Crafting


Monday, 17 April 2017

Under the Sea

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope that you are all having a fabulous long weekend.

Rick and I are off out to Lady Hayes in Frodsham to have a mooch around. I love this place they sell lots of amazing vintage memorabilia and hoping to pick up a few bits to recycle.

Today I am sharing with you a journal page.
Mike over on our Facebook group Mission Inspiration set a mini challenge called aquatic and this is my page.


I really love this page, and I hope you do too!

If you would like to see the process of creating this journal page then please click the LINK


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

We Love 2 Create #8 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media
Artistic Stampers - Backgrounds
Crafty Girls Creations #35 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

News

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Friends

I hope that you are all having a wonderful Easter break.

Today I want to share a few pieces of news with you all.

As you all know I have been blogging everyday now for 6 years and from next week I will be changing things here on my blog.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday I will be blogging cards, and other projects that I create.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays I will be posting my projects with videos I have made on each of the projects I share.

I am taking the weekends off from blogging so I can spend more time with hubby.

I love my crafting and it has seen me through some very difficult times over the past 20 years and I want to move more into the mixed media altered art area of crafting.  I will still be creating cards etc but I think personally it is time for me to move forward.

I hope that my projects will still inspire you and want to thank each and everyone of my followers for your comments and support these past 6 years.

I have had a massive sort out of my craft room and have set up a de-clutter group on Facebook selling off lots of products that I don't use anymore.  If you would like to join then click on the link

I also want to spend more time designing for my shop over on Etsy. 

So on that note, thank you for visiting and I will see you all on Monday!



Friday, 14 April 2017

Always keep your...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

Wishing my lovely Rick a Happy Birthday!

I hope you all have a wonderful Good Friday.

Over on Facebook we have a declutter group where you can sell your unwanted craft goodies.
It is called Junk Journals Junkies De-Clutter.

IndigoBlu inspired card to share today.


Step by Step

1. A5 cream card used landscape.
2. Using the Flourish from IndigoBlu I stamped around the base card using Generation INX from Stamps by Me.
3. I stamped the image which is from the Rococo stamps set with Versafine vintage sepia, embossed with clear embossing powder.  
4. I then used distress inks, scattered straw, spiced marmalade and barn door and blended together.
5. To finish off I coloured the frame with Wink of Stella.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #339 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #126 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - AG/option CAS
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Always Fun #1 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Feathers

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

This evening I am sharing my entry for challenge 12 over on our Facebook group
Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art

Are you aware that there is a de-clutter group where you are able to sell your unwanted craft goodies. It is called Junk Journals Junkies De-Clutter.

The theme for this week was black, pink, green and feathers.


This is my entry, I have used IndigoBlu, acrylic paint and luscious powders, Archival Ink and distress ink.

To see the process of how I created my page you can watch over on my You Tube channel by clicking on the LINK



Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Thanks a Bunch

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I am off to see Kath today for our crafting day!

Not sure what we will be creating yet but I am sure it involves getting mucky paws😊

Today's card is a "thank you" card for all of you my lovely blogging friends.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card base from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered pink paper from DCWV Lace and Linen paper pack.
3. I have cut out green polka dot card using SB Grande Scalloped Rectangle.
4. Stamped the bouquet from Stamps by Me onto stamping card, coloured with Copics and then cut out using the above die.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and distressed with DI spun sugar. I then added 3 clear gems around the bouquet.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Bit more time to Craft #41 - Always Anything Goes
A Perfect time to Craft #4 - Always Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Always Fun #1 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #154 - Always Anything Goes
Use your Stuff #259 - Flowers 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Time Flies

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors 

How are you all today?

I am in an ATC swap group on Facebook and this month the theme was Tempus Fugit/Time Flies.

Here are the two ATC's that I made for the swap.


I first stencilled clock faces on the back with modelling paste.
The using distress ink in 3 colours on each blended them.
Using a variety of stamps stamped onto them with Archival Jet Black ink.
Added the clock and wings to the first one and the heart with feathers to the second.
Added embellishments and there we have it.


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

International Art & Soul #5 - Distressing
We Love 2 Create #7 - AG Mixed Media
A Vintage Journey - Magic of 3




I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps #145 - Image & Sentiment
Artistic Stamper - Backgrounds
Love to Craft #9 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!




Monday, 10 April 2017

Pretty in Pink

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all? Did you have a good weekend.

Today the start of a new week and oh my word only 7 more weeks until I go away.

A quick card today using another of my favourite toppers from Hobby House.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white shaped square card base.
2. First layer is a square doily which I have distressed with DI Picked Raspberry.
3. The topper I edged with picked raspberry and added to the card base with foam pads to add dimension.
4. Added the rosette and pearl gems to two of the corners.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

My Time to Craft #343 - No Designer Papers
Little Miss Muffet #160 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #40 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #127 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #45 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Bird Song

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Wishing you a happy Sunday!

I hope you are all well and having a great weekend.

A new card to share using the Les Beaux Oiseaux papers and ephemera from my shop over on Etsy called Emerald City Crafts UK. You can purchase the physical packs or as digi downloads.


I used this sketch by Milo Lilja



Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered musical paper which has been distressed with DI walnut stain.
3. Matted and layered feather paper onto Kraft card also distressed with walnut stain.
4. Matted and layered the bird ephemera onto Kraft card distressed edges with walnut stain.
5. To finish off added the sentiment, feathers, metal flowers and pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

As you like it - Favourite Card Shape & why (I love square cards for my base cards, they are versatile and you can create many different looks from an easel card to a Z fold card)
Aud Sentiment #177 - Use Birthday Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude #26 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Girls Creations #35 - Always Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #245 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Aleisha

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Oh my this week has literally flown by.

I had a fabulous day yesterday at Ladies Day at the Liner Hotel in Liverpool.

Today typical Saturday household chores and fingers crossed some crafting this afternoon.

My card today is using my favourite colour combination and using Aleisha from Make it Crafty which you can find here.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white shaped base card.
2. Matted and layered turquoise pearlescent card which has been cut out with Tattered Lace Notched Square dies.
3. Printed the image with the purple background onto Make it Blend card and coloured with my Copics, I then cut out using the above die.
4. From Tim Holtz Chit Chats I added Summer Sunshine (I think we are all hoping for a nice summer here in the UK).
5. To finish off just added 3 small orange roses to the bottom left hand corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #14 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #81 - Use Purple
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #55 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Home is Where...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

An early post this morning as I am off the Liverpool for our annual Ladies Day charitable event at the Liner Hotel.

A quick and easy card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card which I have stamped the daisy from a set designed by Kath Halstead for Personal Impression, I used Generation INX from Stamps by Me.
2. Using Spellbinder die (sorry don't know which one) using purple pearlescent card.
3. Stamped the image with Versafine imperial purple and embossed with WOW embossing powder, then cut out and distressed around the edges with DI shaded lilac.
4. To finish off I stamped the diasy, cut out and added Wink of Stella clear (unfortunately you can't see the sparkle on the flower).

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #338 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #115 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #125 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - AG/add a sentiment

Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Hold Fast to your Dreams

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a wonderful day yesterday with Kath, lots of craft and giggles.

A busy morning here this morning and then off to the hairdressers for a trim and roots done.

Today I am sharing with you a card that has been made using Inkylicious stamps


Step by Step

1. Cream DL card base.
2. Matted and layered brown and blue patterned paper which I have distressed with DI vintage photo.
3. Onto watercolour card I stamped the bird and sentiment with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder. I coloured the bird with Copic Markers.
4. Using the feather stamp from Visible Image stamped around the card, then distressed around the edges with DI vintage photo.
5. To finish off I added brown splats.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #153 - Always Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Stamped Image and Sentiment
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Object d'Art

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Wednesday to you all!

What have you got planned for today?

My good friend Kath is coming and we are having a Tim Holtz day!

A new card to share where I have used Inkylicious stamp Object d'Art


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 Kraft square card base.
2. Matted and layered deep red and lace patterned card to base.
3. Stamped image and sentiment onto stamping card with Momento, coloured with Copic Markers and then cut around the image.
4. Adhered both the image and sentiment onto foam pads before adhering to card, first I edged with distress ink.
5. To finish off I added the double bow with a pearl embellished flower.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Craft Dee Bowz - AG with Handmade Bow
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Rub a Dub Dub, Little Boy in a Tub

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

A crafting day planned today, not sure what yet but I am sure the stamps and inks will be out!

Whatever you have planned have a fabulous day.

A new card using Hobby House Elisabeth Bells topper with Madamoiselle papers


I have used this sketch by Milo Lilja


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 scalloped edge white card
2. Matted and layered polka dot paper distressed with faded jeans DI.
3. Matted and layered paper from Mademoiselle and blue polka dot card also distressed with faded jeans.
4. Matted and layered image onto blue glitter card distressed with faded jeans.
5. To finish off added blue gems and sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspiration #176 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #153 - Always Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Love to Craft #9 - Anything Goes
Paru's Card Making - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Flowers Spring up...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all this Monday morning?
Did you all have a good weekend?

Today sharing with you a card using one of the beautiful Darling Buds by Nikky Hall over at Polkadoodle


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square white card base.
2. Matted and layered green pearlescent and pink polka dot card to base.
3. Printed image onto supersmooth and coloured with Copic Markers then cut out using SB Grande Scalloped Rectangle die.
4. Matted and layered onto green pearlescent card also cut out with above die.
5. To finish off added the quote which came with the images and bling flourish.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sheepski Designs - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #196 - AG option Spring
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #55 - Anything Goes
A bit more time to craft #41 - Anything Goes
A perfect time to craft #4 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Elegance

Good Morning Crafty Friends Followers and Visitors

Happy Sunday to you all!

A couple of videos to do today, and making some cards too

Have a wonderful day!

Today's card is made with the new Madamoiselle papers and ephemera from Emerald City Crafts UK.


Step by Step

1. DL white card base.
2. Matted and layered polka dot paper which has been distressed with DI fired brick.
3. Using SB Beaded Circle cut out patterned paper from Madamoiselle paper kit and distressed with fired brick.
4. Cut out the image from one of the ephemera's outlined the white edges with distress marker.
5. To finish off cut out the word Elegance from ephemera, placed the image with foam pads and added the heart button.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #244 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #40 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #364 - Add Metal (Heart Button
Simply Papercraft #45 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

St David's Day

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy St David's Day to all my Welsh Friends.
Ha Ha Ha April Fools 😂

Pinch and a punch the first day of the month also White Rabbits!

I love these cute toppers from Hobby House.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card from Anna Marie Designs
2. Matted and layered yellow card cut out with SB Grande Circle die and white pearlescent card cut out with SB Grande Scalloped Circle.
3. Distressed around the edge of the topper with DI faded jeans, added dots around the image with Copic markers and used Wink of Stella on the wings and flowers.
4. Added the floral bouquet with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
5. To finish off added the quote using Tim Holtz Chit Chats.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments #176 - Any Sentiment except Birthday
Cardz 4 Galz #44 - Fairy Nice
Creative Knockouts #187 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #159 - Always Anything Goes
Southern Girls #156 - Use Die Cuts

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!