Monday 25 May 2020

May Rudolph Days

Wow I can't believe that it's time for the Rudolph Days challenge again already. It seems to have got here very quickly. For this card I followed a tutorial over on a friends FaceBook page, It was easy to make and used a leafy stencil (free on the front of a magazine)and two Lavinia Stamps plus the Christmas stamp (which also came from a free set on a magazine sometime ago). The berries where coloured with a red pen and then I popped glossy accents over the top to give them a shine.

I now have four of these cards to pop into my box for Christmas, which is rushing towards us.

Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Take care and stay safe

Monday 18 May 2020

Say It With Flowers

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend? Mine was quiet yesterday as my husband and son (who still lives at home) decided that they would go fishing. Something neither of them has done for a while now. It gave me time time to clear a little space and get my new Sheena Douglas stamps out. This is the card that I made using the rose stamp from the set. I stamped with a Spectrum Noir Finesse ink pad in black then coloured using the only Spectrum Noir Tri blend pen that I have, this was a free gift that was with something else that I had bought. I had not used these pens before and had not splashed out and bought them when they launched as I have so many others. However I have to say that I am quite impressed with the result and it does do what it says on the packet and they do all go together and blend. I found the sentiment stamp to be quite appropriate at the moment.

I'm off now to join in the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations...... Say It With Flowers
Allsorts..... Anything Goes
NBUS...... Never Before Used Stuff (Sheena Douglas Stamp)

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Take care and stay safe

Thursday 14 May 2020

Another Album

Last Friday evening I spent a very happy 4 1/2 hours crafting along to a Clare Charvill (My Creative Spirit) workshop. It was advertised on Clare's website and once you signed up for it at a small cost of £10.00 you were sent the details of what you would need and the instructions to cut out your card and papers ready. You were also signed up to a special closed group on Facebook and at 6.00 pm Friday evening I and a large group of like minded people crafted along. Another workshop is planned for 22nd and 23rd May this time over 2 nights and 2 hours each night. I'm really looking forward to joining in again.

Above is the front of the Album. I chose to use Graphic 45's Sun Kissed Collection, I had enough left over from a previous project to not have to break into anything new.

This is the front of the Album, it consists of 3 pockets on the this side.

I didn't have room to lay it out flat so above and below are two different views of the pockets and the backs.

Below is the view of the back of the Album which has 2 pockets. I used left over stickers which came with the collection to embellish the Album and I also found I had 4 left over ephemera cards which I turned into photo mats, along with some that I made using some of the left over papers.

Just in case anyone might be interested in Clare's workshops and the upcoming one next week I have added the link at the top straight to the workshop page.
Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Take care and stay safe

Friday 8 May 2020

Facebook Craft Along

First let me apologise as this post is photo heavy. I hope that this post finds you all well and enjoying the wonderful VE day sunshine and celebrations. A couple of weeks ago Clare Charvill of My Creative Spirit ran a 7 day facebook daily craft along to make this gorgeous Pockect Album. I love all of Clares work so had to join in with the fun. I found some left over scraps and a new 8X8 pad of Graphic 45 Garden Goddess papers in my stash, this is what I made by following along.  This is the link to Clares YouTube page where you will find this workshop over 7 videos.

 I raised the ephemera card on the front by popping foam pads underneath and managed to make thefront cover by not having to cut into my new 8x8 pad.

The rest of the album was completed by using it though along with the scraps.

I even made my first pop up card. Clare calls this a tada card, think I like that better.

There are lots of photo mats for you to add photos.

And pockets should you need them.

In the centre the photo mats are pockets also and for these I've made a couple of small tag books.

They were a great size for using up those little bits of left over we are so reluctant to throw away.

4x6 photo mats in the larger pockets.

Another tada card.

And more mats.

 The back has been left plain, I just added a sticked that I had leftover on a sheet. The white blob is a reflection on the camera lens i'm glad to say.

Thank you for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Take care and stay safe everyone.