Sunday, 26 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Good Sunday morning folks

And a very happy mothering Sunday to all you mums and grandmas out there.
This is the card I made to give my mum - 
My mum loves Hunkydory cards so whilst on a recent visit to my son in Preston I visited Inspirations and bought this kit.
For this card I have used - 

  • Hunkydory's special days - A relaxing day card kit
  • silver mirri
  • silver gems

It is a busy weekend here in the UK as the clocks went forward an hour and now it is Mother's Day. As it is early my children are not yet awake but I do hope they have remembered.....
Enjoy your day
Crafty hugs


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Four little unicorns

Good morning folks

Today's card is another made for one of my daughter's friends. This time the request was unicorns so this is what I made - 
I used Stamping Bella's set of unicorns and unicorn sentiments and coloured them with the following Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils - 
  • taupe, pewter, smoke, petal, sangria, cranberry, fuchsia, tangerine, poppy, rose red, seafoam and carnation

I also used - 
  • watercolour card
  • white linen card
  • pink core'dinations
  • Spellbinder's circles and scalloped circles nesties
  • Spellbinder's classic rectangles marge dies
  • Embossalicious clouds embossing folder

I made the background ages ago and have completely forgotten what I used to create the background, sorry.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs


Friday, 24 March 2017

Primrose Lane

Hello folks

A while ago I bought this kit from Hunkydory with a view to making it into a birthday card for my uncle. I will share the card I made for him after his birthday but I wanted to share the other cards I made with the kit -

For all of these cards I have used - 

  • Hunkydory's Primrose Lane - A village stroll card kit
  • gold mirri
  • white linen card
  • kraft card
  • gold gems
I love Hunkydory's kits. They always make such amazing cards in a very short space of time.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Always be yourself

Hello folks

The decorators have finished - yipee. We are just waiting for the carpet fitters now although they are unable to come until next week so a little while to wait yet. Now I just need to get new curatins and light fittings.
Here is another recent make - 
I made this little 5 inch square card using a cute little stamp set called Unicorn sentiments from Stamping Bella. I stamped the unicorn onto Neenah card and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and Sparkle pens - 
  • unicorn - DP2, DP3, DP4, IG1, IG3, IG5, cosmos and crystal clear Sparkle pens
  • sky - moonstone
  • ground - sterling silver and crystal clear

 I also used - 
  • matt black card
  • white/hint of silver centura pearl
  • canteloupe Memento ink
  • scrap of patterned paper from my stash

I added a shadow of crystal clear Sparkle pen but it looks a bit odd on this photograph. It does work in real life I promise.

That's all from me today.

Crafty hugs


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Steampunk lady

Hello folks

My daughter asked me to make a card for her friend. She picked the stamp and left the rest to me. This is what I made - 
I love this stamp from Sheena's timetraveller collection, Steampunk lady, and decided to have a practise with my Illustrator pens and Colourblend pencils - 
  • skin - eggshell, linen, pale tan, muted brown, blush and saddle brown
  • hair - blue grey 1, blue grey 3, blue grey 4, navy blue, petrol blue, black, blender, black and twilight blue
  • googles - pecan, red brown, hazelnut, umber, ice grey 2, ice grey 6, crystal clear sparkle pen
  • clothes - pecan, red brown, hazelnut, umber, moonlight, mimosa, gold, amber, bark and paprika
  • eyes - blue grey 3
  • lips - rose, peach and rose peach
I have also used - 
  • matt black card
  • platinium centura pearl
  • Sheena stamping card
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - starry sky, ocean wave, fig and amethyst
  • Textures sunbeam embossing folder (from Crafter's Companion)
  • Sheena's Time traveller voyage of discovery die set
  • Sheena's Time traveller cogs die set
  • Lala land steampunk border die
  • Pebeo silver gilding wax
I made the flower by cutting the propeller die 3 times from matt black card, rubbed with gilding wax and then layered up. I added a cog to cover up the messy bit.
I made the background using stripes of Sparkle pens which I then spread around the paper with water. Once it was dry I ran it through the sunbeam embossing folder and then added some silver gilding wax. I also heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

Well that's all from me for today. Enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Epic birthday

Good morning

How are you? Work is still on going in our house but the decorators will only be with us for one more day and then we just have to wait for the carpet fitter to arrive. 
I have been trying my hand at a mixed media canvas which is at the white stage - not really sure how to proceed now. Do I splodge paint on or should I spritz with ink? I just keep staring at it hoping inspiration will strike.......
Now onto my card for today. This is a card made for my youngest son's friend who was 12 - 
I have used - 
  • Sara's signature collection Just for men urban paper pad
  • Neenah desert storm 
  • scraps of black, silver, red, blue, yellow and green card
  • Die-namics game controller die
  • Die-namics game on stamp set
  • X-cut stars die
  • Tonic star strip die
This die is great for raiding your scrap box.
I stamped the sentiment onto Neenah desert storm card and then cut out in a banner shape.

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Love life

Good morning everyone

Well the carpet is now booked so it is all systems go to get everything completed before he arrives. I am getting excited now, it has been a long time aince we had any major work done on our house and although I hate the mess it creates it is wonderful when it is finished.
I am going to try and tackle a mixed media canvas to complete our room so today I am going to be playing with ink, stencils and texture paste - wish me luck.
Today's card is a recent make for my husband's teenage neice - 
For this card I have used - 

  • Sheena's A little bit sketchy Live stamp set
  • watercolour card
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - fig, macaroon and crystal clear
  • white linen card
  • matt black card
  • Sheena's Day of the Dead floral fiesta stamp and die set
  • Textures snow embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • dazzler from the Hobby House

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment onto watercolour card which I coloured using the splodging technique.
For the background I coloured lines of colour onto the watercolour card with my Sparkle pens and then applied water to move the ink around the card. Once it was dry I ran it through the embossing folder and then sanded the colour back.
That's all from me today folks. Enjoy your Sunday.
Crafty hugs