Sunday, 11 August 2019

Christmas bits and bobs

Good morning

Yes I am back from Scotland - the weather was very mixed but we had a great time. I can heartly recommend a visit to the Scottish borders if you are up that way.
Today I am sharing some Christmas cards. Whenever I visit Inspirations in Preston they give me a free gift with my purchases which I carefully put into a box and leave them there. So I challenged myself to open this box (well I was struggling to get it to closed at the time) and use some of its contents. Here are some of the cards I made - 

For all these cards I used - 
  • toppers from Hunkydory
  • gold and silver mirri
  • red Adorable Scorable
  • patterned card from Hunkydory
  • a Sheena Douglass Christmas words embossing folder
  • Gemini Christmas sentiment dies
  • variety of gems from my stash
Now I can shut the box (kind of) and have more Christmas cards to add to my stash.

That's all from me now; today I will be catching up with my laundry and trying to get organised to go to Florence tomorrow morning. My Hubby is whisking me away on a little holiday to celebrate a special wedding anniversary.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Sparkly flowers

Good morning folks

Today you find me on the road to Scotland for a weeks holiday with the family. Fingers crossed for some dry weather - doesn't need to be hot just dry so we can get out and about.
Today's card is a new style for me - 
 I love watching Chloe (from Chloe's cards) creating her magic and although I have a couple of her stamps I haven't really gone down the full sparkly Chloe route with them. So I decided to give it a go. Not sure if I heated the embossing powder too much or not enough but it just didn't seem to sparkle as much as it did on the TV. Need to practice a wee bit more me thinks.
For this card I have used - 

  • white and lilac centura pearl
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • Neenah card
  • Stamps by Chloe - fabulous flower corner, fabulous flowers and fabulous flowers verse (for the insert)
  • violet speckle WOW embossing powder
  • gems from my stash

I stamped and embossed the flowers onto Neenah card, cut them out and then decoupaged them onto the base stamp.

That's all from me today. I will be quiet for the next few weeks but will be back towards the end of the month with more crafty makes. Thank you for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Friday, 2 August 2019

Figgy pudding

Hello and a very happy Friday to you all

Some more Christmas cards for you today - 
For these cards I have used - 

  • Seasonal style - Oh bring us some figgy pudding card kit from Hunkydory
  • white centura pearl (for the card bases)
  • gold mirri
  • gold ribbon and gems from my stash
A short post from me today as I am getting ready to go on my holibobs.

Thank you for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Thursday, 1 August 2019

A partridge and a few doves

Good morning folks

Anyone know how to build an ark?!!  I know we have a lot of rain in Manchester but this is ridiculous! Roads flooded, trains not able to run and houses submerged - what a lovely summer.
On days (and weeks) like this thw best place to be is my little piece of crafty heaven. 
Today I am sharing another couple of festive cards.
For these cards I have used - 
  • Seasonal style - A partridge in a pear tree card kit from Hunkydory
  • white centura pearl (for the card bases)
  • gold mirri
  • gold gems from my stash

These are big cards - 8 by 8 and 7 by 7. No these will not be going through the post!

For the above two cards I have used - 
  • Seasonal style - peace, love and joy at Christmas card kit from Hunkydory
  • white centura pearl (for the card bases)
  • silver mirri
  • blue pearls and silver sequinns from my stash

These two cards are 8 by 8 and A5 in size.

That's all from me today, thank you for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Lesley



Wednesday, 31 July 2019

A little bit festive

Hello folks from a very, very wet Manchester.

Gosh this weather is terrible but typically British summer weather. One of the canals in Manchester city centre flooded over the weekend which is virtually unheard of!! We had a months rain in one weekend!!
Today I am sharing more Christmas cards made with kits from my stash so these are older kits.

For these cards I have used - 
  • white centura pearl (for the card base)
  • silver mirri
  • A sparkling season - Frosty the snowman and Mr Snowman card kits from Hunkydory
  • gems and pearls from my stash
  • Gemini Christmas sentiments

 Front of the card.
Inside of the card.

That's all from me for today. I have a dentist appointment to go to - what fun!
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Patchwork bunnies

Good morning folks

A much cooler morning here today. Plus some rain too which will be good for the garden. I am off to visit my son in Preston today and may throw in a little retail theraphy at my favourite craft story😊
Today's card is another one made for a work colleague (the second one is a stash builder)


For these cards I have used - 
  • white centura pearl (for the card bases)
  • gold mirri
  • Return to Patchwork forest - make a wish card kit from Hunkydory
  • pink ribbon from my stash
  • pink and gold gems from my stash
Right off to load the car with more of my son's stuff (he now has his own place so I am emptying my house of all his belongings. End of a era but I have to let him go sometime).

Enjoy your day
Crafty hugs

Lesley



Friday, 26 July 2019

Scorchio

Good afternoon folks

Phew it's hot!! Yesterday was unbearable. It was too hot for the garden so I decided to go into my little craftroom. That was a disaster. The fan was essential but everything kept getting blown off my desk so I gave up and just sat in front of the fan reading a book instead. It is a little cooler today but still not good crafting weather.
In order to cool myself down a little I thought I would share some Christmas makes.

For these cards I have used - 

  • white centura pearl (for the card bases)
  • silver mirri
  • blue Adorable Scorable
  • Snowy season - deer winter wishes card kit from Hunkydory
  • foiled snowflakes (I think these are from Hunkydory but I am not 100% certain)
  • silver gems

More details of the gatefold card.
That's all from me today. Take care in this heat.
Crafty hugs

Lesley