Monday, 19 June 2017

Disco diva

Hello folks

A bright sunny card to match the lovely weather we are currently having in the UK - 
I have used LOTV's 1970s Disco diva stamp which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and Sparkle pens- 

  • skin - TN2, TN4 and TN7
  • hair - smoked quartz and harvets moon Sparkle pens and EB8
  • clothes - AP1, AP2 and AP4
  • floor - IG2 and IG4
  • sky - VB1

I have also used - 

  • Happier paper pad from My Minds Eye
  • cream hammer card
  • Tonic layering circles and bowscale dies
  • LOTV's teenage girl sentiments
  • ribbon and bling from my stash
  • tumbled glass distress ink

Thank you so much for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 18 June 2017

More paisley parade

Good Sunday morning folks

The sun is shining, paddling pools and BBQs are in use and my poor cats are melting in their furry coats. Summer, and the promised heatwave, has arrived. I tend to hide in doors until about 4pm and then venture out into the garden so today I'll be in my craftroom enjoying cooler temperatures.
This is a card I made a while ago just because.......
I have used - 

  • white/hint of silver centura pearl
  • Paper Flowers paper pad from First Edition
  • Tattered Lace Paisley Parade interlocking circles
I matted and layered the die cuts and used foam pads to add depth. I haven't added a sentiment yet, I could use this card for quite a few occasions so I will add a suitable sentiment when I need to use the card.


Enjoy the sunshine and remember that suntan lotion.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Friday, 16 June 2017

Coffee and cream

Hello folks

Well it's Friday again and the weather man is promising a lovely weekend so bring it on I say.
This is a card I made for my mother-in-laws birthday - 
I have used - 

  • cream, ivory and brown centura pearl
  • Tattered Lace Paisley Parade interlocking diamond die set
  • cream organza ribbon from my stash
  • gem from the Ribbon Girl

This is fantastic die set which gives an amazing result.
This is my attempt at a fancy bow using my bow maker.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Step back in time - 1950s

Hello and a happy hump day.

I am hoping to see the sun today, we have had some terrible weather just recently, you wouldn't think it was June.
Here is something to brighten my mood - 
I have used LOTV's 1950s - Capri pants stamp which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and Sparkle pens - 

  • hair - EB7
  • skin - FS2, FS4 and FS9
  • clothes - PP1, PP3, IG2, EB1, EB2, BG3 and crystal clear Sparkle pen
  • dog - EB7, GB8, GB9 and GB11
  • ground - BG1 and BG3
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • white linen card
  • pink core'coredinations
  • Just love me paper pad by Lemoncraft
  • Spellbinder's labels 4
  • Tattered Lace pearl flourish 7
  • ribbon and gem from the Ribbon Girl

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk - week 419 - use at least two dies

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Monday, 12 June 2017

Street life

Good morning folks and welcome to Monday.......

I have been very busy recently in my craft room but have been unable to show them until now (simply due to them being for various birthdays and celebrations). I made this card for my son's birthday - 
For this card I have used - 

  • Sheena's stamping card
  • Spectrum Aqua pens - navy, marine and purple
  • Sheena's A little bit sketchy street life and under the bridge
  • clear and silver embossing powder
  • platinium centura pearl
  • matt black card

I created a colour wash with the Spectrum Aquas and then bleached out the moon shape.

Thank you for stopping by
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Retro birthday - 1980s

Happy Sunday folks

I am recovered from my road trip and I must say it was well worth the visit, very proud of my boy: he just needs a job now.
A little while ago I purchased a few (!!!!) stamps from LOTV and this card uses one of them - 
I have used 1980s  Romantic rock stamp from LOTV which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9 and TN2
  • hair - TN7, TN8 and EB8
  • boots and hat - MB1, MB3 and MB4
  • clothes - BT4, BT5, BT6, BT7, BT9, CG2, CG3 and DG2
  • ground - IG1 and IG3
  • sky - EB1

I have also used - 

  • Studio Light BV paper pad (from the Ribbon Girl)
  • antique linen core'dinations
  • ivory centura pearl (for the card base)
  • Die-namics cross stitched rectangle STAX
  • LOTV's teenage girl sentiments
  • gem from the Hobby House
  • ribbon from my stash
  • lace from the Ribbon Girl
  • antique linen distress ink



I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk - June card challenge

Right that's all from me today, I have to tackle all my chores today - yuck.
Enjoy your Sunday
Crafty hugs

Lesley 

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Art deco stepper card

Hello folks

Ah the weekend, lots of R and R..........Not for me. Today I am off to Preston to see my son's degree show. We have torrential rain and wind here so I am not looking forward to the journey. Luckily the rain held off yesterday for our zoo trip so I can't complain too much.
Today's card is one I made for my hubby's neice's birthday - 
I have used - 
  • Tattered Lace Art Deco paper pad
  • Teal and brown core'dinations
  • Neenah card
  • Linen card (for the card base)
  • Tattered Lace Art Deco stepper card die set
  • Tattered Lace Glitz Glam Daisy die
  • Spectrum Noir pens - FS2, FS4 and FS9
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen - sterling silver

I paper pieced Daisy and used used Spectrum Noir pens and Sparkle pens to colour the skin and bag.
Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope you have a lovely weekend despite the weather.
Crafty hugs

Lesley