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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Remember to Play!

Good Morning Crafty Friends Followers and Visitors

Wednesday already and have had a good start to the week.
I have managed to get quite a lot done and even managed some admin too.

Whatever you have planned today have a wonderful day.

Today a card for the boys!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 square Kraft card for base.
2. Matted and layered papers from Prima Timeless Memories paper pad which has been distressed with DI forest moss.
3. Across the middle of the card I added a piece of hessian.
4. Matted and layered image onto Kraft card which has been distressed.
5. To finish off added the quote "remember to play" and balloon birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Paper Girls #124 - Kids Birthday
Dare to be Artzy - Lots of Layers
Brown Sugar #243 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting #3 - Add some layers
Simply Papercraft #45 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Birds of a Feather

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Tuesday to you all.

A few errands to do this morning and then a video or two to record, edit and upload.

What are you up too today?

Today a new card using my Les Beaux Oiseaux papers and ephemera from Emerald City Crafts UK


Again I have used this sketch by Milo Lilja check out her website she has some gorgeous sketches.


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered cream feather papers and blue fleur de lis papers.
3. Matted and layered musical paper and blue feather paper and the bird ephemera.
4. Cut out SB Fantastic Flourish 2 with the music paper and adhered to the corners.
5. To finish off added brown gems and flowers to the flourishes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Ooh-la-la-Creations #225 - Layer it up
Come and Get it - Spring
Artistic Inspiration #175 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #152 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments #114 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Special Friend

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

The last week of March and hasn't it gone so quickly?

A very busy week this week, lots to do, I hope you all have a good week.

Today's card is all about sewing!


Step by Step

1. A5 white base card.
2. Matted and layered red pearlescent card and patchwork fabric before adhering to base card.
3. Adhered lacy paper from Authentic paper pack.
4. Matted and layered topper onto burgundy card.
5. Added 3 buttons and lace along the bottom of topper.
6. To finish off distressed the sentiment and added silver corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Daisy Chain #6 - Make it Feminine
Glitter n Sparkle #232 - Mother's Day/For a Female
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #54 - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges #3 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Tea for Two or Three

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How is your weekend going so far?
Wishing all my friends a Happy Mother's Day!

We had a lovely night last night catching up with our friends.
They did a beautiful meal too!

Today a new card to share using some papers and topper from Debbi Moore.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card base from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered green card and patterned paper.
3. Wrapped pink ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. Matted and layered topper onto green card before adhering to base card.
5. Made double bow with pink ribbon and added pearl gem to centre of bow.
6. Cut out teapot and cups using pink and green card and finished off by adding the banner sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything with Wings
Brown Sugar #243 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #39 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #126 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting #3 - Add some Layers
Simply Papercraft #45 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Days gone By

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Yikes this week sure has gone far too quickly for my liking!

Typical Saturday here this morning, housework, washing and ironing.
An afternoon in the craft room before we get ready to visit our friends this evening.

I have a give away over on my You Tube channel as I have hit over 500 subscribers.
All you need to do is leave a comment to be in with the chance of winning the canvas!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Another card made using my Nostalgia papers and ephemera from Emerald City Crafts UK


I used this sketch by Milo Lilja.net


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card base.
2. Matted and layered brown patterned paper, strips of Kraft card and patterned blue patterned paper from the kit, all distressed with DI vintage photo.
3. Adhered the small car photo to the top of each strip.
4. Adhered the ephemera with foam pads.
5. Die cut the card and cogs using blue card and adhered with PVA.
6. To finish off added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #343 - Punches or Dies
Southern Girls #156 - Use a Die Cut
Creative Moments #114 - Always Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #9 - AG option Vintage
Tuesday Throwdown #335 - Add Dimension
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!


Friday, 24 March 2017

Mixed Flowers

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all this Friday?
Have you had a busy week?

Toni over at Stamps by me has released a new tool into the crafting world
Euerka 101 Watercolour Tablet. Click the LINK to view my review on You Tube

A new card to share with you today using the Mixed Flowers stamp by Toni over at Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white base card from Anna Marie Designs.
2. Matted and layered pink and turquoise card which have been cut out with TL notched square dies.
3. Cut out a piece of water colour card using the notched squares, distressed with DI peacock feathers, scattered straw and worn lipstick, heat set then stamped the mixed flowers and sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder.
4. With clean water and a brush removed colour from the flowers using a tissue to remove. Once dry coloured with Wink of Stella.
5. To finish off  added the bow and gold gems to the four corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #343 - Punches or Dies
As you like it - Favourite Colouring Medium (I love using distress inks for backgrounds as you can remove the ink from your image to add different colour mediums)
Aud Sentiments #176 - Any Sentiment except Birthday
Crafting with an Attitude #25 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #34  - Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #470 - Spring Fever
Through the Purple Haze #121 - Springtime
International Art & Soul #4 - Embossing

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Hat's ATC Swap

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have had a very busy week so far and today I am planning on chilling.

No crafting today just catching up on a lot of admin and then going to see Beauty and the Beast!

I am in an ATC swap group on Facebook and the theme was hats.

I got out my Tim Holtz crazy cats and birds along with the accompanying crazy things stamps.


For the background on this ATC I have used Distress Ink spun sugar, milled lavender and seedless preserves. Stamped the bird and hat coloured with Distress Markers and cut out. I then added the words stickers to make Hats.


The background for this I have used mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick and seedless preserve. Stamped hats on the background. Stamped the cat and his bowler onto white card and coloured with Distress Markers. Again added stickers for "hats".

I would like to enter these into the following challenges;

Crafty Creations #337 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #115 - Anything but a Card
Creative Moments #114 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #124 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Awesome!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all this morning?

Have a fabulous day!

Today a card to share using IndigoBlu's Steampunkesque stamps.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. Matted and layered Steampunked papers from Emerald City Crafts UK 
3. Stamped the image onto white card with Archival ink coffee, distressed with DI wilted violet then matted and layered onto brown card.
4. Stamped the sentiment cut into 3 strips, distressed and adhered to base card.
5. To finish off added glossy accents to the goggles and light bulb.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #195 - Stamping no Digis
Come and Get it - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #231 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges #3 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #175 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Moments in Time

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post this morning as off to Wakefield for my workshop at the Art House for Stamps by Me.

We will be decorating an album using my Madamoiselle papers and ephemera which you can purchase from my Etsy shop Emerald City Crafts UK either paper packs or digi downloads.

Today's card is made using the Madamoiselle papers and ephemera.




I followed a sketch by Milo Lilja.net

Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square white base card.
2. Matted and layered brown polka dot paper and deco paper from stash which have been distressed with DI black soot.
3. Matted and layered black card with brown polka dot paper across the middle.
4. I then matted and layered cream embossed card distressed around the edges with black soot.
5. Adhered the ephemera with foam pads, cut out vine leaf flourish and added to top corner.
6. To finish off I added the metal flower with flower gem, clear gems and the word "moments"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to craft #40 - Anything Goes
A perfect time to Craft #3 - Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Daisy Chain #6 - Make it Feminine
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #54 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Crafting!



Monday, 20 March 2017

Lillifly

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A busy morning getting ready to go to see my mates in Leeds today.

Tomorrow is my workshop in Wakefield at Toni's shop.

Today another card using the Lillifly, How Beautiful Sentiment Stamp and Foilage stamps which you can purchase over on the Stamps by Me website.


Step by Step

1. To create the base card I used Spellbinder Grande Scalloped Circle die.
2. Cut out the orange card with SB Grande Circle die and the green card with Grande Scalloped Die.
3. The topper is watercolour card which I have cut out with SB Grande circle die.  Stamped the image and sentiment with black Versafine and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder. The leaves were stamped with Spanish moss Versafine and embossed.
4. I then coloured the images with Fabrico pens and Wink of Stella.
5. To finish off I added 3 white pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday - Bright and Cheerful Colours
Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything with wings
As you like it - Favourite Stamp Brand (I love Stamps by Me as their floral stamps are beautiful and of high quality)
Aud Sentiments #175 - Easter/Spring with Sentiment
Crafty Girls Creations #34 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Interview with Shemi Dixon

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Just a quick post as I wanted to share with you what happened on Thursday of this week.

I was interviewed by the very talented Shemi Dixon who is based in the USA.

Shemi and I are on the same design team for Canvas Corp Brand and you all know how excited I was to actually become a crew member with so many talented artists.

Shemi wanted to do interviews with a lot of the artists not only in CCB but in the crafting community both here and abroad.

We chose our questions to be asked during the interview and I had so much fun.

Here is the link to the interview, I hope you get the time to watch, why not make yourself a coffee/tea and sit and enjoy lots of laughs and I wonder if you will be surprised by my answers.

On an exciting note too I am nearly at 500 subscribers on my You Tube channel too!
WOW Thank you!

Click the image below and enjoy!


Happy Crafting!

To Mum with Love

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Family and Visitors

I hope you are all having a great weekend.

A busy weekend so far with more projects to finish off and start on a couple more.

A vintage Mother's day card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered Tattered Heart paper from Emerald City Crafts UK I have distressed around edges with DI dusty concord.
3. Embossed white card using Vintage embossing folder and distressed with shaded lilac.
4. I added a layer of spider's web in white underneath the image which I distressed the edges with dusty concord.
5. To finish off I added the roses and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #242 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #44 - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket #35 - Make it Feminine
Crafty Girls Creations #34 - Always Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #120 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Loving Wishes

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A very busy weekend getting the finishing touches to my album using my Madamoiselle papers from my Etsy Shop for a workshop I am taking in Wakefield on Tuesday.

Today I am sharing with you another card using the Loving Wishes stamp set by Toni over at Stamps by Me Limited


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square white card base.
2. Matted and layered dark and light peach coloured card which I have cut out with Creative Expressions Double Pierced Rectangle dies.
3. Using the above die I cut out water colour card and stamped the image and Sentiment with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.
4. I then spritzed with water then added Colour Burst lightly around the page. Once this was dry I used Tsukeniko Fabrico pens to colour then went over the flowers with Wink of Stella.
5. To finish off I added 3 peach flower gems and the butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything with Wings
Colour Crazy Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #39 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #126 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #235 - Anything goes 

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 17 March 2017

From Sunflower to Gerbera

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How is your week going so far?

Nearly caught up with the back log of work I had from when I was poorly and of course loosing Tiggy just about finished me off for a few more day. But all good, still shed a little tear every now and then but I think it will take a long time before I am over loosing her.

Another card to share with you today using stamps from Stamps by Me. This sunflower is one of my favourites and I have turned it into a Gerbera, which is one of my favourite flowers



Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square white card base.
2. Matted and layered pink pearlescent card to base card.
3. To create the topper I stamped the sunflower with black Versafine and embossed with clear powder. I then coloured the flower with DI worn lipstick marker
4. On a separate sheet of paper I stamped the sunflower embossed and coloured with DI worn lipstick, cut out and layered over the other flower but off set it.
5. To finish off added the sentiments, distressed around image to take back the white with DI spun sugar. Added the pink pearl gems to two of the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #337 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #124 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #34 - AG/CAS
Inky Chicks #80 - Flowers, stamped/embellishments
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Best Friends are for Life

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How has your week been this week?

I have had such a busy week trying to play catch up and once this weekend is over I will be on top of all projects ready to start the new week on Monday.

A new card using the Nostalgia papers and ephemera from Emerald City Crafts UK.
Have you been across and had a look? You are able to purchase paper and ephemera packs as well as in digital form too.


Step by Step

1. Created an A5 Kraft card by scoring the centre of a piece of A4
2. Matted and layered the green fleur di les paper.
3. The checked paper I have cut into equal stripes and placed them equally down the backing paper.
4. Added the ephemera with foam pads for dimension.
5. To finish off added the ticket sentiment which has been distressed with DI vintage photo and the metal corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Create and Makes #9 - Vintage
Deep Ocean #150 - Dots and/or Stripes
A Bit more time to Craft #40 - Anything Goes
CHPP - AG Patterned Paper
Making Memories Creating #3 - Add some Layers

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Valerie

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are things going so far this week?

A good week so far, have got quite a bit done for a change.

Today sharing another card made using the beautiful Valerie stamp from IndigoBlu.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card.
2. Embossed white card using vintage embossing folder then distressed with DI vintage photo.
3. Stamped image onto shaving foam technique background card with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. 
4. Matted and layered topper onto brown card and adhered to base card.
5. To finish off I added the brown ribbon down one side and pearl gems into 2 of the pearls.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges #151 - Lots of Layers
Use your Stuff #266 - Dry Embossing
Daisy Chain #6 - Make it Feminine
613 Avenue Create #195 - Stamping
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Sending you Sunshine

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Tuesday to you all!

Today Toni from Stamps by Me is on Create and Craft with some fabulous products.

My card to share with you today is one of her Stamp and Scratch stamps.


Step by Step

1. A5 white card base.
2. To create the background and used DI salty ocean, cracked pistachio, shabby shutters and mowed lawn, once dry I sprinkled water and removed excess with a tissue.
3. On a separate piece of white card I stamped the sunflower with Versafine Black Tuxedo then embossed with WOW clear embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment with Arhcival. To colour the flower I used DI wild honey.
4. I drew in the stem and leaves and attached the sunflower.
5. To finish off I stamped "sending you" and added 3 gold gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspiration #174 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #150 - Always Anything Goes
A Bit more Time to Craft #39 - Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft #3 - Always Anything Goes
WOW Embossing Powder - Anything Goes with EP

Many thanks for stopping by today
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Always Loved

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Did you all have a lovely weekend?

Do you remember when you were a child picking up a buttercup and putting it under your friends chin to see if they like butter?  Oh the memories this stamp brought back of my childhood!

Today sharing yet another 2 of my samples for Toni over at Stamps by Me.
Toni will be on Create and Craft tomorrow and Thursday!

I have used the stamps Always Loved along with Generation INX


To create the topper of this card I stamped the sentiment and buttercups with Versamark and embossed with white Stampendous embossing powder. I then coloured the stamps with yellow and green ink and once dry went over them with Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.


A DL card for a change with this sample. Cut out 2 pieces of white card using Tattered Lace Charisma Frames 2.  The large piece i distressed with Generation INX in Yellow and edged with Light Green. I stamped the image and coloured flowers and leaves as above. 
To finish off stamped the sentiment with Generation INX black on the smaller dies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin - Anything but Birthday
Penny Black Saturday - Bright and Cheerful
Alphabet Challenge - Zero Embellishments
Making Memories Crafting #3 - Add some layers
Simply Papercraft #44 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

You touch my Life

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitor

How is your weekend going?
I had a lovely morning catching up with my very good friends Lesley.

Today another busy day crafting but first need to get the housework done!

Sharing another 2 of my samples for Toni over at Stamps by Me for her up coming show on Tuesday 14th March at 2.00 pm at Create and Craft!

I have used Generation Inx and stamp set You touch my life.


A nice quick and easy CAS card here, stamped image and sentiment onto black card with Versamark then embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder. Added Wink of Stella over the petals.
Matted and layered onto red card and finally added some red gems.


I love the colours on this one. I first cut out the background with Tonic Adorned Rectangle die stamped image and sentiment with Generation INX black, coloured centre of flowers with yellow Spica pen. To highlight the embossing around the image I used Generation INX Aqua and distressed around. Matted and layered onto turquoise card added ribbon and a bow.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin - Anything but Birthday
Colour Crazy #10 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #38 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World #5 - Include a Sentiment
PDE Linky Party #163 - Cards Only
QKR Stampede #234 - Thank you Cards

Many thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

All things grow with LOVE...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all have a fabulous Saturday.

My very best friend Lesley is calling in this morning for a coffee and catch up, can't wait to see her.
Then it will be in the craft room videoing and editing a couple of videos for coming weeks.

Today I am sharing two of my samples for Toni over at Stamps by Me who will be on Create and Craft on Tuesday 14th March at 2.00 pm.

These stamps are called "All things grow with Love" and are part of the laminate family. I have also used Toni's inks called Generation INX, check out the website for the varies colours and reinkers.


This was very simple to create, I always stamp and emboss with WOW clear embossing powder the outline then using Generation INX in purple stamped the laminate with then fills in the outline image.  Added the sentiment and a few splats.


For this card I cut a piece of watercolour card spritzed water all over and then added a few puffs of colour burst.  Once this was dry I then stamped the image and used the Generation INX in Fuchsia for the laminate part.  Stamped the image and distressed around the edges with Fuchsia.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cardz for Galz #42 - Name your Powder (WOW)
Craft Rocket #34 - No Patterned Paper
Sieze the Birthday - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #120 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #174 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Are we there Yet?

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

What a very difficult week this has been for both hubby and I.
You just don't realise how much four paws can leave such a big hole in your heart when they are no longer with you. I have shed quite a few tears this week and still expect Tiggy to be waiting at the door to come in!

Another relaxing weekend planned and the only way to keep my mind on dwelling over our loss is to spend time getting very messy with paints and inks.

A vintage male card to share today and have a wonderful day.


Step by Step

1. A4 Kraft card scored down the centre to create an A5 card.
2. First layer is patterned card from Anna Marie Designs.
3. The next layer is from Graphic 45 Tropical Traveloque which is the inside cover of a passport.
4. The card was packaging from a CD which I cut out and adhered with foam pads.
5. To finish off I added the leather elements which read vacation and travel.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Crafty Creations #336 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #113 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #123 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Dancing in the Rain

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I just love the musical Singin in the Rain with Gene Kelly, what a dancer he was.
I do love the old musicals.  Have you seen La La Land yet?  I thought is was brilliant and both hubby and I really enjoyed it.

Today's card is made using a combination of stamps by Inkylicious and Designs by Ryn.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. Matted and layered patterned mirri card from my stash.
3. Stamped the raindrops and image with Archival ink onto shaving foam technique background.
4. Stamped the sentiment onto white card and cut corners with X-cut punch.
5. To finish off I added glossy accents to all the raindrops.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #36 - Always Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Make your own Background
Crafting from the Heart #149 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Happy Crafting.