Monday, 9 January 2017

Putting on the Ritz

Hello everyone

This is my last day on holiday so I am trying to squash in as many jobs as possible. Hopefully I'll get some crafting time too.

Today's card is another one I made using my new Tattered Lace Art Deco dies - 
I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace A5 Art Deco paper pad I used 2 pieces and pieced them together. Can you spot the join?)
  • Sheena stamping card
  • Purple and black core'dinations
  • scraps of brown paper and platinium centura pearl
  • Spectrum Noir pens - FS2, FS4, FS9 and TN2
  • Spectrum Noir sterling silver Sparkle pen
  • Tattered Lace Art DEco pure decadence lady die
  • Tattered Lace Vintage Vector card shape die
  • Tattered Lace Art Deco It's your birthday die

I cut the pure decadence lady die from Sheena stamping card, coloured her skin with Spectrum Noir pens, her dress and shoes with Sparkle pen and paper pieced her hair and dress.
I cut the sentiment twice and then shadowed them.

Thank you for stopping by. Now I am off to get my hair cut. Enjoy your day.

Crafty hugs
Lesley


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Thank you squirrels

Happy Sunday everyone

A bit late with my post today. I started to write this yesterday with the intention of adding the photos after editing them, then completely forgot. I blame my age... Right onto the crafting.....
I have another thank you card to share with you today. This one uses LOTV's Squirrels - thanks stamp.
I stamped onto Neenah card and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens 

  • squirrels - TN1, TN2, TN6, BO2, BO3 and BO4
  • tree - EB4, EB6, AG2, AG3, AG4 and AG5
  • grass - AG2, AG3, AG4 and AG5
  • flowers - CT4 and OR1
  • hearts - CT4, GB4 and OR1
  • thanks - GY1, GY2 and GY5
  • sky - EB1 and BGR3

I also used - 
  • white/hint of silver centura pearl (for card base)
  • Forever Fall paper pad from Bobunny
  • brown core'dinations
  • Tonic Bowscale die set (for card base and mats and layers)
  • Die-namics cross stitched rectangle die set
  • orange spotty ribbon from the Ribbon Girls
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk - January card challenge
Lili of the Valley Facebook challenge - anything goes

I am off to the airport now to collect my hubby. 
Enjoy your Sunday.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Tamara

Hello folks

Saturday already and my fortnight's break is nearly at an end - booo!! I am looking forward to going back to work, the children are always excited to be back and tell you about their holiday.
Today's card is a recent make which uses the new Catitudes range from Crafter's Companion - 
This stamp is Tamara which I stamped onto Neenah card and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and Colourblend pencils - 

  • Tamara - TN4, TN6, TN9, GY2, GY3, russet and yellow ochre
  • shoe - BT3, BT4, BT5, GY2, GY3 and lake blue
  • glass - BT3, BT4, BT5, GY2, GY3, GB1, GB3 and honey
  • ground - BG1 and BG3
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • Forever Fall paper pad from Bobunny
  • rust core'dinations
  • white/hint of silver centura pearl
  • Tonic Bowscale die set (for the card base)
  • Tonic layering square die set
  • Catitudes stylish stiletto die

I cut the stiletto die twice from core'dinations, put one flat onto the card and added the second with 3D glue gel.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk - week 397 - cats and/or dogs

Have a lovely weekend
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Friday, 6 January 2017

Hedgehog thanks

Good morning folks


I had a great trip to Preston yesterday. The traffic was light and the weather was stunning. It is the first time I have been able to see the beautiful Lancashire hills in all their glory for a long time. I was also able to make a quick trip to Inspirations but restricted my spending to essentials only. A perfect day.

I have been busy making Thank you cards recently. I decided rather than batch making cards I would make lots of smaller, different ones and so far I have made 2....... definitely not enough so I have ended up batch making cards - best laid plans and all that!!
Here is one of the non-batch ones - 
The stamp I have used is a new one from My Favourite Things and is called Happy Hedgehogs. It has lots of smaller stamps which make picture making really fun and some brilliant little sentiments. I stamped onto Sheena's stamping card and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils - 

  • hedgehogs - cocnut, timberwood, havana, cream, eggshell, saddle brown and peach
  • leaves - ginger, cider, daisy, saffron, redcurrant, sangria, holly, alpine, pumpkin and nectarine
  • toadstools - redcurrant, sangria, cedarwood and maple
  • log - maroon and walnut
  • sky - verdigris and seafoam

I have also used - 

  • Die'sire create-a-card Nicole
  • Kraft card
  • Forever fall paper pad from Bobunny
  • brown core'dinations
  • ribbon from my stash
That's all from me for today. Thank you for stopping by.


Crafty hugs
Lesley


Thursday, 5 January 2017

It's your birthday

Good morning everyone

And boy what a chilly one. I am writing this post whilst waiting for the sun to start to melt some of the ice on my car before I head off to Preston. Scrapping the car is another job I dislike intensely.
Today's card is another one made using Tattered Lace's Art Deco dies - 
This card started life as an early morning start. I often wake up very early in the mornings (anytime after 3pm really) and usually get up and potter around the house but these chilly mornings have meant staying in bed and thinking. Not always a good thing I know but I am trying more and more to channel my thoughts down a crafty route rather than anything darker (no good lies in that direction). 
I bought these dies for myself as a Christmas present and when I got them I couldn't work out how this die could be used but a little early morning thought proved that it could and I am very pleased with the result.
I used - 

  • white/hint of silver, black and old gold centura pearl
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • scraps of glitter card
  • Spectrum Noir pens - FS2, FS4, FS9 and TN2
  • Tattered Lace's sculptured elegance Iris, Iconic deco card shape and Art Deco It's your birthday dies

I cut the Sculptured Elegance Iris die from Sheena stamping card, coloured her skin with Spectrum Noir pens and papered pieced everything else with scraps of glitter card.

Love the effect of this card and very pleased with my productive use of my early mornings.

Right off to tackle that car. Enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs
Lesley

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Art deco lamp

Good morning folks and a very happy new year

I hope you all had a good night last night and aren't paying the price for over indulging. We had a quiet night in..... never liked New Years Eve........ but a very noisy midnight - more fireworks than Bonfire night!

Today's card features more of my Christmas present to myself -

I have used - 

  • matt black card
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • old gold centura pearl
  • Tattered Lace Art Deco paper pad
  • Tattered Lace Art Deco lamp die
  • scraps of paper and card
  • Spectrum Noir pens - FS2, FS9 and TN2
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - onyx black
  • Tattered Lace Vintage Vector card shape die
  • Tattered Lace Iconic Deco card shape die
  • Tonic bright gold Nuvo drops

I cut the Art Deco lamp die from Sheena's stamping card, coloured parts of it with my Spectrum Noir pens and Sparkle pens and paper pieced her hair and dress.
That's all from me today, enjoy your day.

Crafty hugs
Lesley

2017


Happy New Year to you all. May 2017 bring you all health, wealth and happiness.

Huge crafty hugs

Lesley