Thursday, 4 January 2018
Thursday, 21 December 2017
Good evening crafty friends, are you all ready for Christmas? We have a whole year to plan for it yet here I am again rushing around at the last minute trying to get things done. I did a big food shop today and got the last of the pressies wrapped so I think I’m getting there now
I did manage to make most of my cards this year, I love these Polar Bear stamps from MFT and until a couple of weeks ago I thought it was a Christmas set. I’ve never used the sentiments and just found out they are actually birthday stamps but I like using them for Christmas
I used them with the Memory Box grand ‘Merry Christmas’ die and some Cheery Lynn snowflakes for these quick cards…
Here’s another one, I made a few the same as this. The large snowflake is cut from card and layered three times to make an embellishment. I’ve been doing this a lot with die cuts, especially sentiments and I like the effect
These are a bit different for me, I hope you like them for a change
I probably won’t be doing another post before Christmas so I’d like to just say thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your support throughout the year
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone
Friday, 24 November 2017
Good evening lovelies. Hope you are all well and have something nice planned for the weekend
This sweet image is called ‘Greg - Just a Note’ and is available in rubber, digi, or simply print…
I wanted pale pastel colours because these were for new baby cards, I find it hard to achieve that effect with markers so I used distress inks and made a wash. I should have done the letter a different colour looking at them but overall I got the look I wanted
I used some Tonic jewel drops on the top card too which is my new favourite product!
Hope you like them, there are some great launch offers on the new bears so get in early because they are only for a limited time
Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate you visiting and for taking the time to leave me a comment
Have a great weekend everyone
Monday, 20 November 2017
Hello crafty friends!
It’s been longer than I planned between posts (again!) but the weeks just seem to whizz by
Keith is getting on nicely after his operation; thanks so much to everyone who asked after him. He got his stitches out last week so is able to get about a bit better now without all the padding. Just needs time to heal now but he’s not very patient and because it’s bone it will be a few more weeks yet!
I did a lovely workshop at the weekend, journals and mini albums which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was the last one of the year so I need to make sure I put into practise what I learnt
My nephew and his girlfriend had their baby so I’m a great Aunt (doesn’t that sound old and matronly!) She’s absolutely perfect and will be spoiled by everyone. She’s the first baby in our small family since my youngest nephew who is 20 so we were all very excited for her arrival and my Mum has been knitting furiously for the last 6 months…
Onto my cards and Lili of the Valley have a new image launch this Friday and they’re going Bear crazy!
There are lots of new stamps including a set of alphabet and number bears and also introducing a sweet new bear called Greg
This one is called Greg Cupcake…
and this is a card with the alphabet bears that I made for a friend…
These alphabets and numbers are going to be so useful
There are lovely samples and plenty of inspiration to be found on the pinterest board where you can see the full collection
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a lovely evening all
Friday, 27 October 2017
Good morning lovelies, it’s a beautiful day and I’m going to try and spend a bit of time in the garden later to get some winter pansies in and cut things back before the brown bin collection stops. I’m always a bit sad when the bedding plants die off, I love the garden to be full of colour but there was a mild frost this morning and it looks to have killed the last of them
I’ve had a busy few weeks, we had a lovely break in Venice; what a beautiful place. We didn’t have enough time to see all the islands so will definitely go back next year to do what we missed
Then we had Rolo for a week, my Daughter’s dog. He’s a sweet little thing but he’s a monkey – Manny went to my Mum’s for a rest! He likes going to his Grandma’s, he gets her undivided attention and lots of treats
Keith had an operation on his foot on Wednesday; he had a bunion but he’s never ill, never been in hospital and is a terrible patient. He’s in a lot of pain and they’ve said to try and keep it up for 3 weeks until his stitches come out. I’d happily sit there with a box set and some chocolate but he doesn’t generally watch much tv so he’s very bored – he’s even been watching Jeremy Kyle!! I didn’t realise what a routine I have until he’s here upsetting it, we’ll be driving each other mad after a few days!
Something different today, LOTV have brought out some new Thoroughly Modern Miss images, there are 12, one for each month and they are a bit different from their usual style. They’re not in rubber yet until they see how popular they are but you can get digi’s or Simply Print
I’ve done a couple of mixed media workshops with Kate Crane so I thought I’d put it into practice and try a journal page, I printed the image large and paper pieced her then layered the page with inks, stencils, stamps and papers. It’s bit busy, that’s the intended effect but it’s hard to know when to stop so I’m interested to know what you think. The flowers under the cloud were an accident but I quite like how it looks like it’s raining flowers on her!
There is also a little card that I made with one of the Simply Print sheets…
That’s it from me, thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend crafty friends
Sunday, 8 October 2017
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Hello crafty friends, despite good intentions it’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. But, I have been busy and spent quite a lot of time crafting
As promised I have some 400 follower candy today…
..a few bits I gathered together for a little giveaway
I bought the pastels hoping they were water soluble after seeing a technique but they’re not, they weren’t expensive but someone might appreciate them. There is a stamp set, a flower die, some flowers and a bundle of ribbon. No sharing required, it’s just for my lovely followers so leave me a comment and I’ll draw a winner at random to get the goodies
LOTV have a new stamp launch, its the 2nd part of their 2017 Christmas range and there are some adorable images – most are available in rubber, digi and simply print so something for everyone
The challenge for September is a colour one, just make a card or project using this colour palette…
Lovely colours aren’t they, can be Christmassy but lots of other options
I chose to do a Christmas card, these 2 cuties are from the Woodland Scenes collection…
I used some MFT papers, love the bright colours. I can’t remember where I got the die but it’s green so I’m thinking it might be Lea’bilities
That’s it from me, it’s pouring down here today so my plans to do some gardening have been put on hold and I’m spending the afternoon crafting. I faff about so much though and end up doing nothing - time management is not my strong point!
Enjoy the weekend lovelies…
and make sure you leave me a comment to be in the candy draw