Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Anniversary Card 2

A couple of weeks ago I showed the card that I had made for my Sister-in-law and Brother-in-laws Wedding Anniversary. I'm back again today to show you the card that I made for my Father-in-law to give to them. For this card I used the downloadable papers from the Tattered Lace magazine Issue 68 and the die that matched the Charisma download. I'm glad to say that she loved both of the cards that I made them and they had a great day celebrating 49 years. The card is 8x8 and uses two matching background papers along with several layers of the decoupage. As I used downloadable papers and a graphics program for this card I'm off to join in at CD Sunday this time.

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Monday, 16 September 2019

Pixies Snippets Playground

It's been a while since I took a trip along to the Pixies Snippets Playground, but I've been trying to tidy my Craftroom for the last week (I'm getting there), but while clearing a shelf I found this image already coloured and ready to go. So I stopped long enough to get it made up. I can't remember were the stamp is from, as it was stamped as a result of a crafty play with a friend who bought the stamp along with her. But as I said I had coloured it at the time intending to make it into a card. The base card (5x7) was made out of a piece of card in the scrap box, one end was badly damaged so I cut it down to make the base, the silver glitter card was an off cut from a previous project too. Well I'm off to Ikea this afternoon to get some more shelves, hopefully once up I can get my room finished and back to some serious crafting.

As well as popping along to the playground this week, I'm also going to join in the following challenges.

Allsorts Challenge ... Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge ... Anything Goes

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Friday, 6 September 2019

Say It With Flowers

My card today is for my Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law for their 49th Anniversary which is next week, I'm safe to show it on here as she doesn't follow my blog. With the weather turning colder over the past couple of days I'm hoping that the bright colours on these Heartfelt Creations Peony's will brighten the day for them. As well as using the stamps from the Peony collection I've also used the paper pad for the background. I printed the sentiment on my PC and used a die to cut the banner. I am going to enter this into the challenge over at Stamping Sensations this month which is Anything Goes With Flowers.

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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

CD Sunday - Anything Goes

I always used to take part in the CD Sunday Challenge and was even on the DT at one time. However I find that these days I don't use CD's in my crafting so much. Recently CD Sunday have changed the rules of the Challenge to include CD's, USB's and Digital Images and as I  had recently made this card from a download from Crafts You Print I thought I would hop along and join in the challenge this time. I can't tell you who the designer is for this as it was a long time ago that I bought it. It's an 8x8 card base and although it doesn't show well lots of decoupage too.

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Friday, 30 August 2019

August Rudolph Days

Well I'm rather late to the Rudolph Days challenge this month as I've been away with my Daughter and Grandsons. We had a wonderful time with glorious weather returning on Tuesday after the Bank Holiday rush. My washing and ironing is now done and put away,so time for my card for this month. I used a Penny Black stamp for the background, the stag is a new stamp from Crafters Companion and the sentiment from Chocolate Baroque. I first stamped the background then masking with paper used distress inks to colour. Then I stamped the stag and sentiment before finishing with some glitter and a white posca pen for the snowflakes. Now as you know I never just stop at one card, below are a further six (should have been seven but one fell victim to fingerprints).

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Saturday, 17 August 2019

With Wings

Well at the beginning of the year I had hoped to be a better blogger this year, but I've not managed it this past month. Lots of reasons why, my having a bad bout of tonsillitis being one of them. However I am now recovered and showing today the card that I've made to enter into the Stamping Sensations Challenge this month which is Things With Wings. My first reaction was to reach for the Lavinia stamps, but I stopped myself as that was too easy, next was to go for one of the many bird stamps that I have, but then I spotted this Pink Ink stamp that was released earlier this month (that I had to have) and decided to use her instead. Yesterday was the perfect day to stamp and get inky, while it poured down outside I was nice and dry having some me time. I don't very often water colour but for this stamp I decided to go with that for a change, I'm quite pleased with the results. Now I have to go and pack a suitcase, I'm away for just over a week with my Daughter and Grandsons, here's hoping the weather is going to be nicer in Devon next week.

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Thursday, 25 July 2019

July Rudolph Days

I can't believe that on what is forecast to maybe the hottest UK day on record that I'm posting a Christmas card. But today is the 25th so time for this months Rudolph Days challenge. Those of you how follow my blog regularly will know that I recently attended a two day workshop with Sweet Poppy Stencils. I have adapted a card that I made there into this one which is a smaller version, which will be cheaper to post when December gets here. I used the Holly Wreath stencil and translucent paste topped with green glitter while the paste was still wet. I then found a stamp that would fit into my small circle and matt and layered this into the middle using red and gold mirri card. I finished by matting and layering onto the same red and gold mirri card and popped onto a 6x6 card base. I do hope that you can join in the fun over on the Rudolph Days Challenge blog this month. It runs until the end of the month and there is a choice of two wonderful prizes on offer for the winner of the draw.

 Now it would not be me if I didn't make more that one, I made eight to add to my stash. These will be shared between myself , my mother and my father-in-law at Christmas.

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Saturday, 13 July 2019


I think I might have mentioned in an earlier post that I'm a bit addicted to Pink Ink Stamps at the moment, so when I saw this one for sale it jumped right into my basket shouting Buy Me, Buy Me. So what else could I do, I bought it. It was stamped onto Sheena's stamping card and then coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, I blended a little ink around the outside and added some Nuvo drops to the flowers. Then it was popped onto some black card and a 8x8 card base. I thought I would go and join in the challenge at A bit More Time To Craft which at the moment is Anything Goes.

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

My card today is for the Stamping Sensations Challenge which this month is The Earth Laughs In Flowers. I made this card for a friend who recently had an operation and I know that she has received it now. I used a beautiful stamp called Fantasy Flower Panel, by Chloe and some of the wonderful sparkly embossing powders that she uses too. First I stamped and embossed onto a piece of white card stock, them stamped the image again several times onto parchment paper and again embossed with the same powder. I then cut out the flowers and layered them on top of the main image adding a gem in the middles to finish. As the embossing powder that I used had a lilac colour to it, I matted onto a purple card base.

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Sweet Poppy Stencil's Retreat

First I apologise for the amount of photos in this post. Last weekend I  went to a Sweet Poppy Stencil retreat, it was held in a beautiful hotel in the midlands. Lucy and Paul were excellent hosts and kept us busy all weekend. We made four completed projects, these are that top four cards. Then we also made another seven which were bought home to finish. The reason these were not finished on the day/s is because they needed to dry before being put onto cards. As you can see there were lots of different techniques tried.

Glitter on paste then dried air dried.

Oxide sprays and then black ink through the stencil, then cut out with matching dies.

Glitter on paste then dried with a heat gun.

Micro beads over gold paste, there were three different shades of micro beads mixed together.

Distress inks through the stencil, then translucent paste and clear micro beads.

Distress ink background, black ink through the stencil then a mesh stencil with translucent paste.

Pearlised paste, when dry place stencil back over the top and colour with distress inks.

Paste and three colours of glitter over the top.

Three colours of paste marbled together and iridescent glitter over the top.

 Paste onto black card then mica powders over the top and then heat set with heat gun. Gives this lovely metallic look when buffed after it's cooled down.

Finally pearlised paste and three different colour micro beads over the top, gives the appearance of flocking.

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