Thursday, 25 January 2018

With sympathy

Good morning

Well famous last words at the weekend, early on Sunday morning I started with a stomach bug and was laid up in bed for the last 3 days - no crafting done at all. 
Today's card is another of those tricky cards to make -
I have used -
  • white, grey and black core'dinations
  • Tattered Lace dies - lace borders
  • Tattered Lace embossing folder - spring
  • Spellbinder's decorative labels 8 and labels 11
  • black organza ribbon
  • pearl embellishment
  • clear sentiments free with a Cardmaking and papercrafting magazine
That's all from me today folks, enjoy your day
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Autumnal birthday

Good morning

What a horrible week. We haven't had any snow in Manchester, just cold, wet and miserable weather. And today is no different so I think I'll spend the day tucked up in my craftroom. I have a busy few months coming up and need to get ahead a little.
I know this card is completely out of season but it was a commission I made in September and now I know it is safe to post it. The only instruction was that the recipient liked sunflowers so this is what I made - 
I have used - 

  • Kraft card
  • yellow, brown and tan core'dinations
  • scraps of other colours of core'dinations
  • Spellbinder's Die D-Lites acorns 
  • Spellbinder's Die D-Lites Create a sunflower
  • Sara's signature collection - Autumn morning scattered leaves and tumbling leaves die sets
  • Tattered Lace Happy Birthday swirl die
  • scattered straw, tea dye, antique linen and walnut stain distress ink
  • Textures woodgrain embossing folder (from Crafter's Companion)

I cut the sentiment twice and then created a shadow with the lighter colour.
Thank you for stopping by today. Keep warm.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Thank you

Good morning

Well isn't the weather miserable? We were on a school trip yesterday to the zoo and it never stopped raining, all the animals were hiding in their homes. You really couldn't blame them. And so it continues today - will it ever stop I wonder.
As it is January I have been busy making Thank you cards and here is one of them - 
I have used - 

  • matt black card, fuschia centura pearl and watercolour card
  • candy pink and rich gold pixie powders
  • Express yourself sentiments stamp set from Inkadinkado

A simple card which is easy to batch make.

That's all from me today. I hope you are able to stay dry.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Thursday, 11 January 2018

So sorry.......

Good morning folks

One of those cards that we never like to make but are an unfortunate fact of life - 
I always struggle with this type of card so sort inspiration on Pinterest and this card is the result of an amalgamation of several cards I found on the site.
I have used - 

  • black and platinium centura pearl
  • scraps of black, white and grey centura pearl
  • Tattered Lace feather die (sorry don't know the exact name)
  • Recollections stamp set for the sentiment
  • pearls from my stash

The sentiment stamp set I found in a craft store when I was in America last year.

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

Lesley

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Birthday wishes

Good morning folks

My second day back and work and it already feels like we have never been away. Never mind not long until half term ha, ha. I wish my life away sometimes.
Today's card is one I made last year for my husband but never got around to posting it (I have a lot of cards like that from last year. Took so long to make them I never had the time to blog them)
The picture quality is dreadful, I do apologise but it was taken at night hence the graininess.
I have used - 

  • black onyx and starry sky Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to create the background. I faux bleached the moon and then added crystal clear Sparkle pen.
  • Sheena's A little bit sketchy - looking up stamp set (for the trees)
  • Hunkydory For the love of stamps - starry skies stamp set (for the constellations)
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • matt black card
  • platinium centura pearl
That's all from me today. Enjoy your Tuesday.

Crafty hugs

Lesley



Sunday, 7 January 2018

Use three

Good afternoon folks and a very Happy New Year to you all.


I hope 2018 is everything you could wish for and more.



I haven't started the new year very well, I am late for my DT make for the latest Alphabet Challenge. (Knuckles well and truly rapped). This fortnight we have reached the letter U and Julie has chosen the challenge....

U is for use three
So that can mean three of anything and here is my card for the challenge - 

I have gone a little overboard on the three part. I have used 3 dies, 3 flowers and 3 gems.

I have used - 
  • black, ivory and blue centura pearl card
  • Die'sire create-a-card What a hoot die
  • Die'sire create-a-card Thank you die
  • Die-namics plentiful petals die
  • gems from my stash
Die number 1 - What a hoot
Die number 2 - Thank you
Die number 3 - plentiful petals

I do hope you are able to join in the fun this fortnight. If you click here it will take you to our blog where you can see what my fellow teamies created for the challenge.

That's all from me today folks. Off to prepare myself for the new working week.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Monday, 25 December 2017

Festive greetings

Merry Christmas everyone

I have been MIA for quite a while but I promise in 2018 I will be back crafting and posting.

May I take this opportunity to wish a very
Merry Christmas
to those who celebrate this holiday.

See you in 2018
Now off to tackle that turkey

Crafty hugs 
Lesley