Sunday, 23 April 2017

B for ........

Good morning folks

Ah Sunday, not that it is going to be a lazy one. The sun has got his hat on and my garden is looking unkempt so guess what I am doing today? The ironing basket is also beckoning, not something I relish.
There is a new challenge at Allsorts this week and after my success last week (my card was selected as one of the top 5) I thought I would have a go..
The challenge is "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with.....B". So I chose B for bird. (A little tenuous I know so I will understand if it isn't acceptable for the challenge). I have used LOTV's a cart full of sunshine which I coloured with my Specrtum Noir pens - 

  • duck - IG1, IG2, OR1, OR2, OR3, PP2, PP5, BP1, CT2 and GB5
  • cart - PP2, PP5, BP1, GB11, CT2, CT4, GB5, OR1, OR2, OR3, CG1, CG2, CG3 and DG2
  • grass - CG1, CG2, CG3 and DG2
  • sky - VB1 and IB1
  • butterfly - OR1, OR3 and GB5

I have also used - 

  • white linen card
  • One Birdie Lane paper pad (from LOTV)
  • Die-namics stitched circle STAX die set
  • Die-namics cross stitched rectangle STAX die set
  • LOTV's spring sentiments
  • white satin ribbon from my stash
  • tumbled glass distress ink

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 

Right off to tackle my garden (ironing can wait....)
Thank you for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Friday, 21 April 2017

Olly the owl

Hello folks

Hooray Friday already.....
This is another card I made recently with my new owl die from Tattered Lace - 
I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace Olly Owl die set
  • Textures woodgrain embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • kraft card
  • scraps of brown, green and black paper and gold mirricard
  • Tattered Lace happy birthday die (free with Issue 40 of the Tattered Lace magazine)

I paper pieced Olly using papers from my scrap box.
A very simple but fun card. I can see me using Olly many times. My next plan is to use him to make a more feminine card.

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bunny blooms

Hello folks

Happy hump day - a day early this week. I think every week should be 4 days long and a 3 day weekend....... Ah if I ever get into power.........
Enough day-dreaming onto some crafting. This is another Easter card for you today - 
This is bunny blooms stamp from Lili of the Valley which I have coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • daffodils - CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, AG3, AG4, AG5, OR1, OR2 and OR3
  • rabbit - IG1, IG2, IG4, IG5 and IG7
  • grass - DG1, DG2 and DG4
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • green core'dinations card
  • One Birdie Lane paper pad from LOTV
  • Die-namics cross stitched rectangle STAX die set
  • Die-namics stitched circle STAX die set
  • LOTV's spring sentiments
  • gingham ribbon from the Ribbonbox


Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Allsorts sketch challenge

Good morning folks

The challenge this week at Allsorts is a sketch challenge. I love a sketch and how you can play and interpret them. This is the 
sketch -
And this is my card - 
I have used - 
  • matt black card
  • old gold centura pearl
  • Sara's signature collection Just for men time piece embossing folder
  • Sara's signature collection Just for men checkerplate embossing folder
  • Embossalicious clocks embossing folder
  • Tattered Lace Olly Owl die set
  • Tattered Lace nested chains die set
  • Spellbinder's spritely sprockets die set
  • Pebeo gilding wax - silver, king gold, renaissance gold and empire gold

I cut the owl out of matt black card and applied different gilding waxes to the wings, head, body and eyes.
A close up of the different embossing folders.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter Tilda

Hello folks

Bank holiday Monday and my last day off before I have to return to work. Summer 1 term is always a tough one due to it being SATs time but we do try and make as stress free as possible for the children so the hard work is mixed with a huge dollop of fun and play.
Another Easter card for you again today; yes I did make a lot and still have one or two to share.
I have used one of my older Easter stamps for this card. This is Tilda decorate Easter from Magnolia which I have coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • hair - EB3, EB6 and EB8
  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9, TN2 and CR2
  • clothes - PP1, PP5, BP1, CT2, CT4 and GB5
  • daffodil - CG2, DG2, DG4, CT2, CT4, GB5, OR1, OR2, OR3, EB1, EB2 and EB3
  • soil - EB4 and EB7
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • white linen card
  • One Birdie Lane paper pad from LOTV
  • Spellbinder's decorative labels 8 and jewel flowers and flourishes die sets
  • LOTV's spring sentiments
  • button from my stash
  • tumbled glass distress ink

I layered up the flower die using scraps of the different papers.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Sunday everyone

I hope you are enjoying this special day and haven't eaten too many eggs so far this morning. This is the only day I allow my children to eat chocolate for breakfast - even if the eldest is 21!! They love it, I'm not sure about their digestive system though.
As it is Easter Sunday I thought I would share a suitable card - 
For this card I have used Easter tricks stamp from LOTV which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • eggs - CT2, CT4, GB5, PP1, PP5, BP1, OR1, OR2 and OR3
  • grass - CG1, CG2, DG2 and DG4
  • mouse - IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, IG5, IG6, PP1 and PP5
  • bird - MB1, MB2, MB3, MB4 and PP1
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • white linen card
  • One Birdie Lane paper pad from LOTV
  • Spellbinder's grand decorative circles one and stately circles die sets
  • LOTV's spring sentiments
  • white satin ribbon and pearls from my stash
  • tumbled glass distress ink

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 

That's all from me today. I am off to my sister's house later this afternoon for an Easter roast. Enjoy your day.

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Easter egg hunt

Hello folks

Happy Saturday. Today I am spending the day getting myself and the house ready for Easter. I have a little shopping to do and some housework then things will be ready. We went yesterday to collect my son from Uni so the family are all under one roof again which always makes me happy and tomorrow we are off to see my family for Easter tea - lovely.
I have another Easter card to share with you today. This time I have used an older stamp from my stash - 
The stamp is Tilda hiding Easter egg from Magnolia which I have coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9, TN2 and CR2
  • hair - GB10
  • clothes - CT2, CT4, GB5, OR1, OR2 and OR3
  • egg - PP1, PP5, BP1, OR1, OR2 and OR3
  • grass - CG2, DG2 and DG4
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • white linen card
  • One Birdie Lane paper pad from LOTV
  • LOTV spring sentiments stamp set
  • Spellbinder's stately circles die set
  • Spellbinder's floral ovals die set
  • tumbled glass distress ink
  • white ribbon from my stash


Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley