Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Inky anniversary wishes

Hello folks

Wednesday again, they come around very quickly at the moment although I am very happy to see this one - only 2 more get ups..... I am planning to squeeze a lot into my week off so it is not going to be very restful.
This is my last anniversary card for awhile (thank goodness I hear you cry) - 
A very CAS card for me but I did have lots of messy fun making the background.
I have used - 

  • watercolour card
  • matt black card
  • silver mirri
  • pixie powders - midnight blue, pewter and aubergine dream all from Creative Expressions
  • Woodware Happy Anniversary stamp
  • Tattered Lace barley and butterflies die

That's all from me today, enjoy your Wednesday whatever you are doing.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 15 October 2017

More anniversary congratulations

Good Sunday morning folks

Yes it's time for another anniversary card I'm afraid. 
A while ago I bought Tattered Lace's snowflake shaped card die but I wanted to use it for more than just Christmas so I decided to try and use it for an anniversary card and was really plaesed with the result.
I have used - 

  • pink centura pearl
  • Paper flowers paper pad from First Edition
  • Tattered Lace snowflake shaped card die set
  • Tattered Lace pop-up box die set (small squares)
  • Tattered Lace love is in the air sentiment dies
  • Tattered Lace twin hearts die set
  • gems from my stash

Enjoy your Sunday.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Streamliner

Hello folks and a very happy Saturday to you all

I hope this post finds you all well. Life is very busy at the moment and I am looking forward to a rest during half term.
This is a card I made for my brother-in-laws birthday - 
A simple card made using lots of lovely dies. I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace Art Deco paper pad
  • black and old gold centura pearl
  • Tattered Lace's vintage vector card shape dies
  • Tattered Lace's Art Deco It's your birthday sentiment die
  • Tattered Lace's streamliner die
  • gems from my stash

I cut the streamliner out twice, once in black and once in gold and then paper pieced the gold.
That's all from me today, enjoy your weekend.

Crafty hugs
Lesley

Saturday, 7 October 2017

GCSE congratulations

Hello folks 

Weekend again, how do they come around so quickly? We are speeding towards half term and then it will be Christmas which I am not at all prepared for. My Nana once told me that time speeds up the older you get which I thought at the time was a ridiculous idea but now I believe she maybe correct - a very wise lady my Nana....
Today's card is one I made to celebrate my daughter's GCSE success - 
I have used LOTV's You did it stamp which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • bear - GB8, GB10, EB1, EB2 and EB5
  • grass - CG2, CG3, DG2 and DG3
  • sky - TB1, TB2 and blender pen
  • sign - FS1, FS7, TN1 and TN3
  • border - GB1, CT1, EB1, CR1, CT4 and BO4

I have also used - 

  • pick n mix paper pad from First Edition
  • Tattered Lace velvet lace mini ruffle circles
  • ribbon, gems, bakers twine and heart charm from my stash
  • ground expresso and black soot distress ink

We were extremely proud of our daughter when she got her GCSE results. She hasn't found high school easy but worked so hard to get some brilliant results which means she has been able to go to study her favourite subjects at A level.

Well that's all from me today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Paper roses

Good morning

This is another wedding anniversary card I made recently (I do seem to have a lot of this type of cards to make during August and September) - 
This a very simple card made using the following - 

  • pink Adorable Scorable
  • silver mirri board
  • Hunkydory's Little book of flowers
  • Rose garden embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • ribbon and gem from my stash

I used 3 pages of the Little Book and decoupaged the roses for extra dimension.
That's all from me today. 

Crafty hugs
Lesley

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hearts and flowers

Happy Sunday folks


I am firmly ensconced inside today - the weather has taken an autumnal turn. Today's card is one I made a while ago and haven't yet blogged - 

I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace paisley parade interlocking heart
  • Sara's signature collection - shabby chic paper pad
  • Woodware's happy anniversary stamp

A quick post from me today.
Enjoy your Sunday


Crafty hugs

Lesley

Friday, 29 September 2017

O for ..... ovals

Good morning folks


It's been a while hasn't it. I do apologise - life has been extremely busy, a combination of home and work, and sadly my little blog has been the one to suffer. Hopefully things will be starting to calm down a little so I'll be able to give my blog the attention it deserves.

With it being Friday there is a new challenge at Alphabet Challenge blog and it is my turn to host..... So I have chosen O for ovals, your card must feature an oval in some shape or form, whether it be an oval shaped card, using an oval die cut or even an oval stamp. This is my DT card -
Sorry the photo is a little fuzzy, I'm back to taking photos in the dark.
For my card I have used Squidgy witchy trick or treat stamp from Stamping Bella which I have coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils - 
  • hat - EB3, EB7, EB8, GB4, GB7, BO2, BO3, BO4, 109, 089 and 085
  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9, TN2, 089 and 009
  • hair - GB8, GB10, EB5 and 104
  • dress - BO2, BO3, BO4 and 089
  • tights - GB4, GB7 and 085
  • pumpkin - OR1, OR3, EB3, EB8, 095 and 022
  • ground - BG1, BG3 and 117
  • sky - IB1, VB1, VB3 and 067

I have also used - 
  • Sara's signature collection - Autumn morning paper pad
  • brown core'dinations
  • Tattered Lace velvet lace ruffle ovals die set
  • Sara's signature collection - Autumn morning scattered leaves die set
  • ribbon from my stash
  • tumbled glass distress ink
I do hope you are able to join our challenge this fortnight; you can visit the Alphabet Challenge website here. Why not stop there now to see what inspitaion my fellow teamies have made.


Crafty hugs
Lesley

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

Lesley

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
Lesley

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

Lesley

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

Lesley

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

Lesley

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

Lesley

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

Lesley

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

Lesley

Friday, 28 July 2017

Holly

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

Lesley

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 - 
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk - July use any image challenge

That's all from me today. Enjoy your day

Crafty hugs

Lesley

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

Lesley