Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Best wishes

Good morning folks

Yes I am back. We have been on a trip of a lifetime to Orlando and have had a fabulous time. Didn't see Mickey Mouse but did see Pluto, Belle, Alice, Storm Troopers and many more characters.
Today I am sharing a birthday card I made before my holidays - 
For this card I have used - 

  • white, lilac and platinium centura pearl
  • green core'dinations
  • Tattered Lace dies - spun sugar frame, love is in the air sentiments, delightful ivy and mini dies (flowers) 
  • pearls from my stash

I cut the sentiment out twice and then applied a slight drop shadow.
I also cut the ivy die twice and then paper pieced the green ivy on top of the platinium die cut.

That's all from me today, I am off to tackle the post holiday laundry - oh joy!
Crafty hugs


Friday, 28 July 2017


Good morning

I have been a busy bee so far this week. I spent Wednesday and yesterday moving my eldest son from his uni flat into his (hopefully) working flat. After several (far too many that I lost count) trips across the city all his stuff is in his new flat. It is now upto him to unpack it all tho.
It is back to Christmas for my crafty make today - 
This cute little lady is Holly and she is a Whimsy stamp which I coloured with a mixture of Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens, Spectrum Noir pens and Sparkle pens - 

  • skin - ivory, eggshell, cream and blush
  • hair - russet, leather, henna and dark brown
  • clothes - cardinal, sangria, burgundy, blossom, rose blush, pink lace, pecan, red brown, ice grey 2 and ice grey 6
  • tree - caramel, goldenrod, raw sienna, oak tree, LG2, LG3, LG4 and IG1
  • wings - rose quartz and crystal clear Sparkle pens
  • sky - sky blue and blue grey 1

I have also used - 

  • holiday trimmings paper pad from Penny Black
  • silver mirri card
  • Tattered Lace ornamental circles die set
  • Tattered Lace ornamental tuck in lace dies
  • silver gems from my stash

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

That's all from me today. I am now going to tackle my laundry pile which seems to have doubled since my son's house move!

Crafty hugs


Monday, 24 July 2017

Gardening fun

Hello folks

First Monday of the holidays, always a joyous day which I'll be spending washing and ironing ready for our great getaway in a week's time.
This is a recent make featuring the gardener stamp from LOTV - 
I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • trees - CG3, AG2, AG4, AG5, EB4, EB5, EB8, TN6, TN7, TN8, DR6 and DR7
  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9 and TN2
  • hat and apron - MB1, MB2, MB3 and MB4
  • wellies - YG1, YG3 and DG4
  • gloves - RB2, RB3 and RB4
  • hair - EB8
  • clothes - GY1, GY2, GY4, TB2, BGR2, BGR4
  • shears and scissors - IG2, IG4 and IG6
  • ground - EB1 and EB2
  • bird - EB3, EB5 and EB6
  • sky - TB1

I have also used - 

  • Woodland folk paper pad from Docrafts
  • green core'dinations
  • LOTV's someone special sentiments stamp set
  • Die-namics cross stitched rectangle stax
  • tumbled glass distress ink
  • pearls from my stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - - July use any image challenge

That's all from me today. Enjoy your day

Crafty hugs


Sunday, 23 July 2017

More Christmas in July

Good Sunday morning folks

Yes I am back again to show more Christmassy stuff - 
I recently purchased some new Tattered Lace dies and this card uses two of them.
I have used - 
  • Tattered Lace Glisten in the snow die set
  • Tattered Lace Winter Wonderland die set (for the sentiment)
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • scraps of card, mirri card and paper from my scrap box (I told my hubby that they would come in useful)
  • white linen card
  • Elegant snowfall embossing folder from Sara's Signature collection - Contemporary Christmas collection (from last year)
  • Tonic's red berry Nuvo drops

I cut the die out first with Sheena's stamping card and then paper pieced each area.
The sentiment is from Tattered Lace's Winter Wonderland die set.

That's all from me today. I'll be back tomorrow with something less festive.
Crafty hugs


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Christmas in July

Good morning folks

Well it has finally arrived...........yes it is the summer holidays and school is most definitely out. After an extremely busy end to the school year I have finally finished for the summer and boy am I glad they are here.
So as it is the summer holidays then it must be time to start my Christmas cards ........
Here (in the best Blue Peter style) is one I prepared earlier - 
I have used a Stamping Bella image called snow pals which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, pencils and Sparkle pens - 

  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9, CR1, TN2 and 089
  • clothes - GT1, GT2, GT3, 052, PPi, PP3, PP5, 042, BGR3, BGR4, BGR5, 120, IG1, IG2, IG3, 117 and crystal clear Sparkle pen
  • penguin - BGR4, BGR5, black, GB5, GB7, IG1, IG2, IG3, GT1, GT2, GT3, 117, 052 and crystal clear Sparkle pen
  • snow - IG1, IG2, IG3 and crystal clear Sparkle pen
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • Penny Black's Christmas papers
  • silver mirricard
  • peacock feather and tumbled glass distress ink
  • Tattered Lace ornamental circles die set
  • Tattered Lace foliage and flourishes die set
  • LOTV's Christmas wishes sentiments stamp set
  • ribbon and gem from my stash

I inked the edges of the papers and die cuts with peacock feathers distress ink.
I hope you all have a great weekend whatever your plans. I took delivery of some new dies this week so I intend to spend some time in my craft room.

Crafty hugs

Saturday, 15 July 2017

A very proud moment

Good morning folks (just)

It is the weekend again, they are coming around very quickly and we seem to be galloping towards the end of term with alarming speed. I have so much to get completed and so little time to do it. I think I need 48 hours in every day at the moment. This will hopefully explain my long absences from my blog, too little time to craft or to post.
This week also saw a very proud moment for me - my son's graduation. He now has a BA hons in Fine Art. 
This is the card I made to celebrate this fabulous occasion - 
For this card I have used Brainy books stamp from LOTV which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • books - TB4, TB5, TB7, TB9, BGR2,CR7, CR9, CR11, IG1, IG2, FS5, FS7 and FS9
  • mouse - FS1, FS3, TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5 and TN7
  • hat - BG9, BG10 and true black
  • sky - IB1
  • ground - BG1 and BG3

I have also used - 

  • blue core-dinations
  • Just for men brights paper pad from Crafter's Companion
  • Sweet and simple sentiment stamp set from LOTV
  • Die-namics cross stitched retangle STAX

Well that's all from me today. I hope you enjoy your weekend and hopefully I'll be back soon.

Crafty hugs


Friday, 7 July 2017

I for Insect

Hello folks

I am a little late with my Alphabet Challenge post today (sorry Jan) but here is my card for the new I for Insects challenge - 

This card is a bit of an experiment. I have played with Spectrum Aqua pens, pixie powders and ink to complete the background and image. The stamp I have used is Time Flies from Crafter's Companion which I coloured with Spectrum Aqua pens - 

  • heather, orchid, wildflower, tan, slate and charcoal 

I have also used - 
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • black centura pearl
  • shaded lilac distress ink
  • Hunkydory black glitter
  • Tattered Lace peach sorbet squares die set
  • pewter and purple violet pixie powder from Cosmic Shimmer
  • glossy accents for the watch face
I do hope you are able to join our challenge this fortnight. You can visit our blog here.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Crafty hugs