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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Flutterby Butterfly

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

A busy day here getting some video's recorded and making some tags for a swap I am in.

Today I am sharing another make from the workshop I attended with Maria Simms in July.

We used the wonderful large butterfly from Clarity Stamp which was embossed onto black card and coloured with Viva Decor Inka Gold.

We also used Inka Gold to decorate the frame. I decided to cut out the butterfly and have placed a shaving foam background and added the birthday sentiment.


A really quick and simple card to create but looks quite elegant!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #201 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #66 - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #186 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #175 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Giovanna

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

I had a lovely weekend just chilling out with hubby!

Today it is my turn to share my project using Giovanna from Digi Doodle Studios

Have you visited the website? Which one is your favourite?

I have used the following Copic's to colour this image.

Skin - E50, E51, E53, R93
Hair - E7, E8, E19, E34
Dress - B91, B93, B95
Shoes - B93, B95, B97
Flowers - YR15, YR16, YR18
Ribbons & Bows - YG21, YG23, YG25


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered papers from my stash
3. Printed image and coloured with Copics, see list above, then cut out with SB curved rectangle.
4. Matted and layered onto cream embossed card from my stash.
5. To finish off added the sentiment, foilage and gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #433 - Feels Like Autumn
The Fairy and Unicorn #7 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #37 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy #196 - Fall Colours
Little Miss Muffet #171 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Have a Great Day

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all, I hope you are well.

Yesterday my good friend Lesley came and we went shopping and out to lunch.
I then made some samples for Toni from Stamps by Me shows next Friday.

Today I am finishing off some more samples ready to post tomorrow.

What have you been up too?

Today a card using the Hunkydory My Fair Lady card kit.


Step by Step

1. DL white base card.
2. Matted and layered purple adorable scorable and patterned paper from the kit.
3. Before adhering to base card I wrapped silver ribbon around both layers.
4. I have used foam pads to adhere topper for dimension and added a feather to her hat.
5. To finish off I added clear gem to her hat and along the ribbon. Also added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #50 - Anything Goes
Making Memories #9 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #50 - Anything Goes
Create & Makes #14 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christmas Santa

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well it is Saturday and that can only mean one thing... Christmas

I know it is only September and I have been away sunning myself in Malta but needs must!

I have used the Retro Christmas stamp set from IndigoBlu for this card!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 pearlescent silver base card.
2. Matted and layered red card.
3. To create the topper I stamped Santa, holly and sentiment with black Versafine before embossing with clear embossing powder.
4. I coloured Santa with Copic Markers and used Luscious powder to colour his red hat.
5. To finish off I added Unicorn Sparkle to his hat and bobble and in his beard. I then added Unicorn Sparkle around the image to look like snow!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #52 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #39 - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire #66 - Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges #2 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Life Moments

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well I'm back and this morning it is a chilly but dry one. I am hoping that I brought some sun back with me, it was nice when we landed the sun was out :)
We had a wonderful time in Malta and will share some photographs at the weekend.

Today it will be all about admin, DT samples as well as getting the holiday washing done too.

Today sharing another card using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and Leaf Blueprint stamp and die set to create this autumnal card.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream scalloped square card base.
2. Matted and layered orange card.
3. To create background I used water colour card and spritzed with water and added some of Ken Oliver's Colour Bursts.  Once dry I then stecilled the autumn leaves stencil by Tim Holtz with vintage photo Distress Oxides.
4. I then stamped the oak leaf with vintage sepia Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then distressed around with fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and decoupaged the leaf.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude #31 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts #211 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #350 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #133 - Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon #411 - Distress it 

Many thanks for visiting 
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Awesome!

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Well Rick and I will be making our way home today after a fabulous time in Malta!

Looking forward to seeing mum and my fur babies.

I am sharing a card using IndigoBlu Stamps Steampunkesque and Ink Splats.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 scalloped edge square cream base card.
2. Matted and layered brown card.
3. To create background I splatted green and orange ink whilst covering the centre with a circle card. I then distressed with Distress Oxide lucky clover and fossilized amber.
4. I then using Distress Oxide in spiced marmalade and vintage photo to stamp the ink splats around the circle.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment and image with vintage sepia Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Presence of Wonder

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

The last day of our holiday today and we will be travelling back home tomorrow.

Thank you all for your visits and comments whilst I have been away!

I hope you have enjoyed visiting!

Today is all about Tim Holtz products including the fabulous Distress Oxides


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 scalloped white square card.
2. Matted and layered purple card.
3. To create the background I used Distress Oxides in wilted violet, lucky clover and fossilized amber, once dry I then sprinkled water droplets.
4. I then cut out the wild flowers using shaving foam background card, stamped the sentiment and butterflies with Archival ink.
5. To finish off I stamped butterflies again, cut out and decoupaged over the butterflies on the background.

Many thanks for visiting and see you again tomorrow!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Perfect

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

WOW 2 days left of our holiday and we will be travelling back home on Thursday!

How have you all been?

Sharing another card using the new Synergy Die Poppy and Get your Happy on stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered navy blue card.
3. On white card created the blue background using Colour Burst.
4. Cut out the poppy die on pale blue and white card. I used the negative blue and stamped the splats and sentiment onto the card. I then adhered to the white card where the dark blue shows through.
5. To finish off I adhered the white die cut poppy into the negative space and added a dragonfly.

Once again thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafting!


Monday, 11 September 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Birdy

Good Morning Crafty Friends

Happy Monday to you all!

This is a scheduled post as I am away on holiday!

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

Today it is my turn to share with you my project for Digi Doodle Studios

I have used Birdy and coloured her with Copics as follows:

Skin - E53, E51, E50 R93
Hair - C7, C5, C3, C1
Trousers - B00, B01, B02
Birds - B000, B00, B01
Top & Flowers - YR000, YR00, YR02
Shoes and Tree - E17, E19
Spica Glitter Pens in Red and Green


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white scalloped square card base.
2. Matted and layered papers from Linda Simpson Designs
3. Printed image onto supersmooth, cut out with SB die, whilst die was in place distressed around image and coloured with Copic markers.
4. I cut out flourishes, butterfly and flowers with different card.
5. To finish off added pearl gems to the centre of the flowers and body of butterfly.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Happy Crafting 


Sunday, 10 September 2017

You fill my Heart...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How is your weekend going?

Thank you all so much for visiting and supporting my blog while I am sunning myself in Malta!

Another card to share with you today using stamps from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card base.
2. Matted and layered fuchsia pink card after wrapping white satin and organza ribbon around.
3. Cut out watercolour card with SB Grande oval die and stamped the outline with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.  
4. I then stamped the laminate part of the with love and flowers stamp using Generation INX in fuchsia. Once dry I added clear gems around the oval.
5. To finish off I made a double bow and added a butterfly to centre of bow. I then stamped the sentiment.

Many thanks for visiting!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Stamps by Me Christmas Synergy Dies

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

Today Toni from Stamps by Me is on Create and Craft

Today is all about Christmas and sharing with you just a few of the samples I made.




I hope that you enjoy the shows and enjoy seeing what my design team colleagues have created using these fabulous stamps and dies.

See you all tomorrow when I will have another scheduled post.

Thank you all so much for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Stamps by Me Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Another schedule blog post to share with you today.

I hope you have all had a lovely week so far.

Tomorrow Toni from Stamps by Me will be on Create and Craft!

The design team and I have been creating with the brand new Christmas Synergy Dies and Stamps.

Here are just a couple of my samples which I managed to do before I went on holiday.




The beauty of these new dies is that they work so well with all of the other new dies that Toni brought out a couple of weeks ago. 

I hope you enjoy the shows and check out Create and Craft website to see when Toni is on.

Thanks for visiting 
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Life is so Tender

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Nearly the weekend and hoping you are all well.

Sharing a new card with you today using some of the new stamps from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. DL white base card.
2. Matted and layered orange and yellow card.
3. Stamped the sentiment from "Life is Precious stamp set with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.
4. Stamped the flower from the above stamp set with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then watercoloured with Generation INX in orange and yellow.
5. To finish off I added orange splats.

Many thanks for your comments on my previous posts, I do read them and appreciate your visits and support of my blog.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Life is too Short...

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all!

I am hopefully sunning myself as you visit!

Have a wonderful day!

Another project to share with you today using stamp sets from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. Matted and layered 2 tonal purple cards.
3. The topper I stamped the sentiment and wine glass with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. This is from the Life is to short stamp set.
4. I stamped the laminate part of the set with Distress Oxides Wilted Violet and painted the bottom of the bottle too.
5. To finish off I stamped the splats from the "get your happy on" stamp set.

Many thanks for visiting today and see you again tomorrow!
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bubbles

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

This is a scheduled post while I am off on holiday with my hubby!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your visit.

Today sharing a tag with you all.


Step by Step

1. I adhered tissue paper with Mod Podge which gives a nice texture.
2. I then used the circles stencil from Mike Deakin Art with Imagination Crafts Structure paste.
3. I then used the excess tissue paper which has been painted green as seaweed and adhered with Mod Podge.
4. Using the fish and bubbles stamps which are Designs by Ryn I cut out the fish and painted with silver and green.
5. To finish off the stamped bubbles I used 3D crystal glaze.

Thanks for visiting!
Don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see another project.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Pheobe

Good Morning Crafty Friends

How are you all this morning?

Today I am off on my holiday with hubby to Malta!
Really looking forward to some sunshine as our summer here in the UK has been pants!

Fluffy and Georgie are going to be spoilt by my Mum who is coming to cat sit!

Today sharing with you my DT project for Digi Doodle Studios
I have used the adorable Pheobe and my own designer papers which can be found over on my website Linda Simpson Designs

I have coloured Pheobe with the following Copics

Skin E53, E51, E50, R93
Hair E17, E18, E19
Chick - Y000, Y02, Y04
Flowers - Y04, Y06, Y08
Boots - BV29, BV25, BV23
Top - BV01, BV02, BV04
Pants - BV11, BV13 BV17
Leaves and Grass - Spica Glitter Pens


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 square scalloped edge white base card.
2. Matted and layered purple and daisy paper from my website.
3. Printed Pheobe and coloured with Copic markers, cut out with SB curved rectangles, kept the die in place and distressed with pale green ink.
4. Down the left side added some flower lace in cream.
5. To finish off I added the dragonfly with gems down the body and gems to the centre of the lace flowers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy #35 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #14 - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy #13 - Add Pearls/Gems
CHPP - AG Patterned Paper
Cards Galore Encore #45 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!



Sunday, 3 September 2017

Yellow Rose

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all?

I am spending today getting ready for our holiday tomorrow!
We are off to Malta, I can't wait for some sunshine.

Today sharing another sample using the new dies and stamps by Toni from Stamps by Me.


I scored an A4 piece of pearlescent card at 10 cm. Matted and layered green and yellow card.
The topper I have stencilled through the negative of the Detailed Flourish die with Distress Oxide Lucky Clover.  I also did the same with the rose. I then coloured the die cut rose and adhered over the stencilled area. Wrapped green ribbon around, made a double bow with tails up so it looks like a butterfly added pearl gems around the rose and a butterfly.


For the front of the card I matted and layered green and yellow card. Coloured the outline of the die cut rose adhered to card and then placed the white die cut inside. Stamped the sentiment from the "Get your Happy on" stamp set with Black Archival.  To finish off added the white die cut butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - M for Make your Mark
Crafting with Friends #49 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #382 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting #9 - Anything Goes
A bit more time to Craft #51 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting Today!
Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Best Wishes

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Did you manage to catch Toni's shows?

How exciting not only was my email read out but I won 2 tickets to Crafting Live at Coventry at the end of September 😊

She is on again at 9.00 pm and you seem to be really loving these stamps and dies as much as I do.

Sharing another card using the new Oh Happy Day stamp set and die set


Step by Step

1. Card base measures 5.5 x 7 inches made with white pearlescent card.
2. Cut out 2 of the layers and then stamped the flowers and sentiment with Smokey Grey Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.
3. I then re-positioned the 2 layers and stamped the splats with Generation INX in blue. I then added some blue splatters.
4. Matted and layered both layers onto blue card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Stamper - Take a little Colour
Cards Galore Encore #45 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #39 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #14 - Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic #4 - Anything Goes Monochrome

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Earrings and Heart Plaque

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all this morning?

I am eagerly awaiting Toni's first show at 8.00 am this morning on Create and Craft.

The design team and I have absolutely loved working with these new dies and stamps from 

I am sharing with you another couple of samples using the gorgeous new stamps.

First sample is a pair of earrings inside its own box using the wonderful Amazing stamps set.
I made the earrings with shrink plastic and was very happy with how they came out.


Now if you follow me you will know I love my MDF and had to create this plaque using the heart shaped MDF with the new "Amazing" stamp set.
I painted the curved pieces with mica powder and the inside of the heart brown. Stamped the image with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. I then coloured the flower and leaves with mica powder.  To finish off I added turquoise trim.


Don't forget Toni is on at 8.00 am, 3.00 pm and 9.00 pm on Create and Craft.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Be Glamorous

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Another post from me this evening!

Again I am sharing another of my samples for Stamps by Me.
I have created a double Z fold card using the gorgeous Be Glamorous stamp set.

Toni will be back on Create and Craft tomorrow for 3 shows.
8.00 am, 1.00 pm and 9.00 pm


Step by Step

1. Cut down an A5 card and kept the piece I cut off for the band along the bottom.
2. Matted and layered the inside and front of the card with purple patterned card from my stash.
3. Stamped the flowers and sentiments with Versafine and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder then watercoloured with Faber Castell water colour pencils.
4. Matted and layered the toppers.
5. To finish off added the band along the bottom.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #366 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cards und More #192 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #50 - Anything Goes 
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!



Emerald City Crafts Challenge #3

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

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

Today sees the start of challenge 3 over at Emerald City Crafts Challenges!

What a great response we have had to the challenge blog! 
Thank you to all of my crafting friends who have entered too!

My project for this month is a gift bag and tag using my Madamoiselle papers and ephemera.
They can be found over on my website Linda Simpson Designs


Step by Step

1. Brown paper bag and Kraft tag are the basics.
2. Matted and layered A4 sheet onto the bag and then matted and layered 2 corresponding 6 x 6 papers, all the papers have been distressed with ground espresso.
3. Matted and layered the ephemera and the 2 black flourishes.
4. I then added a metal flower and pearl gems to the flourishes.
5. The tag I have matted and layered brown polka dot paper and the small ephemera to match the one on the bag. Attached to the bag with cream ribbon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Option Girly
Unstampabelles #71 - Venture into Mixed Media
Glitter n Sparkle #254 - Anything Goes
International Art & Soul  #15 - Layer it up 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Stamps by Me Happy Birthday

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

Sharing with you another sample using the brand new dies and stamps from Stamps by Me.

Toni will be on Create and Craft on Saturday at 8.00 am, 1.00 pm and 9.00 pm.

I do hope you will join her or set your recorders.

Here is my sample using one of the new dies and stamp sets. I have also used 2 of the die sets from her previous shows which you can find on the website.


Step by Step

1. A5 cream card base.
2. Matted and layered brown pearlescent card.
3. Cut out the frame using one of my shaving foam backgrounds.
4. Stamped the flowers and sentiment from the Be Glamorous stamp set with Versafine and embossed then coloured with my markers.
5. To finish off cut out the flourish and lily dies with patterned paper.

Many thank for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!