Sunday, 3 September 2017

Forever yours

Good Sunday morning folks

Today is my last day of the summer holidays, off back to work tomorrow. I have promised myself that I am going to spend some time in my craftroom today, my Christmas card box is looking very empty.
This is a card I made for my daughter's 16th birthday - 
I have used Forever yours stamp from Sheena's Day of the Dead collection which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • hair - BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, TB7, TB9 and true black
  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9, TN2 and CR2
  • lips - DR1, DR5, DR7 and blender pen
  • dress - DR1, DR5 and DR7
  • tattoos - JG4 and JG6
  • sky - VB1
  • necklace - DR1, DR5, DR7, IG1 and IG2

I have also used - 

  • Sheena's stamping card
  • heath, macaroon and biscuit Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens (to colourwash the background card)
  • Day of the Dead musical madness embossing folder
  • Renaissance gold gilding wax
  • copper mirricard
  • matt black card
  • red core'dinations
  • copper embossing powder
  • black pearls from my stash

I heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set.

Right I am off to complete all my chores then into my craftroom I go.
Crafty hugs


Friday, 1 September 2017

M is for Make your mark

Hello folks

Friday again and the last Friday of my holidays, back to work on Monday. As it is Friday it is also time for a new challenge at Alphabet Challenge and this fortnight we have reached the letter M. The challenge is "make your mark" which means we would like to see your inking and colouring expertise. This is my DT card for the challenge - 
I have used my gorgeous unicorn stamp from Woodware which I heat embossed with black embossing powder and then coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - 

  • moonstone, aquamarine, sterling silver and crystal clear

I have also used - 

  • Sheena's stamping card
  • salty ocean and peacock feathers distress inks
  • pewter pixie powder
  • Woodware fantasyland sentiments stamp set
  • teal core'dinations
  • starry mirriboard from Hunkydory

I used pixie powder, distress inks and water to create the background. When dry I stamp silver stars.

I do hope you will be able to join in the fun this fortnight; why not pop over to the Alphabet Challenge blog and take a look at my teamies crafty makes.

Crafty hugs

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Floral chic

Good morning folks

Another busy day for me today. I am hoping to fit some crafting in before I have to return to work but that is looking rather unlikely at the moment. I still have uniform to label and school shoes to buy, a job I never enjoy.
I have another Hunkydory card to share with you today - 
For this card I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace stepper card die set
  • Hunkydory adorable scorable pink card (for the card base)
  • silver mirri board
  • Floral chic - birthday shoes card kit from Hunkydory
  • gems from my stash

The backing card also came with the card kit.

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

A touch of style

Hello folks

I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend. We had a lovely time celebrating my children's degree, A levels and GCSE results with extended family. I have done a little bit of crafting too, finishing a trio of canvas for my bedroom which I be posting pictures of soon.
Today I am sharing a couple of cards made using a Hunkydory card kit - 

I have used - 

  • A touch of style - handbag heaven card kit from Hunkydory
  • silver mirricard
  • gems from my stash

That's all from me today. I have a very busy week planned this week starting with lunch with a friend today, life is tough sometimes!!
Crafty hugs


Monday, 21 August 2017

Happy Birthday

Good morning folks

These weekends go quick don't they? My summer holiday is flying by; this week I popping into work for a couple of days - a few last minute jobs to get done before the children come back.
Today's card is one I made a while ago but forget to post - 
For this card I have used - 
  • black, blue and teal centura pearl
  • Die'sire create-a-card happy birthday die
  • Sara's signature collection - English country garden grand floral and lazy daisy die sets
  • Floral frenzy embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • pearl from my stash

A very simple card once again, these seem to be all I can produce these days. I do enjoy die cutting and have a lot of dies to play with but I sometimes feel it is cheating a little. I really need to get back into stamping and inking, that's what I call proper crafting.
Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs


Friday, 18 August 2017

Step into Christmas

Hello folks

More Christmas for you today - 
For this card I have used - 
  • white and platinium centura pearl
  • Tattered Lace snowflake shaped card
  • Tattered Lace ornamental ovals

The sentiment also comes with the die set.

This is a brilliant die set with lots of embellishments dies which makes up into a fabulous card.
That's all from me today folks. I am off to tackle my garden, I cannot believe how much it has grown in two weeks.

Enjoy your day


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Spun sugar Christmas wishes

Hello again

I am taking a short break from my holiday laundry to write this post. Yesterday I shared a birthday card made using Tattered Lace's spun sugar frame today I thought I would share a Christmas card made using the same die and layout but with a few different embellishment dies - 
For this card I have used - 

  • white centura pearl
  • printed centura pearl from Crafter Companion
  • silver mirri
  • Tattered Lace dies - spun sugar frame, merry Christmas die, Christmas flowers and set of holly
  • bling fro my stash

 I didn't use the smaller dies in the spun sugar frame set because the sentiment was so big.
 I cut lots of foliage from the different card stock and played with it until I got an arrangement I liked.
As you can see a very different look from yesterday's card but using the same base die.

That's all from me today folks.
Enjoy your day