Monday, 27 August 2018

A spectacular day

Good afternoon

It is a bank holiday here in England and as usual for a bank holiday it is a grey, wet, miserable day. I have ventured out to do some food shopping but otherwise I am staying in where it is warm and dry.
This is a Father's day card I made for my children to give to their dad in June - 
 This is the first shaker card I have made and unfortunately I think I needed to clean the acetate with an anti-static bag because the little die cut keep sticking to the acetate. You live and learn.
For this card I have used - 

  • Man of the moment stamp and die set from Papercraft essentials magazine (also where the inspiration for the card came from)
  • Spectrum Noir pens - EB2, EB3, EB5 and EB8
  • Sheena stamping card
  • blueprint sketch, wilted violet and salted ocean distress inks
  • grape jelly and Danube blue Memento ink
  • scraps of blue, light blue, black, white and orange card
  • acetate from Crafter's Companion
  • stars mirri from Hunkydory
  • Tonic layering squares and circles die sets

 The sentiment came with the magazine.
I created the background by applying the distress inks first and then stamping the stars randomly over the background.

That's all from me today. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Crafty hugs


Sunday, 26 August 2018

You passed

Hello folks

What a lovely damp bank holiday weekend, must be time to go back to work!!! The new term begins in a week so it is heads down to complete some more Christmas cards and get the school shoe shop done (hate this job although I only have to buy one set of school shoes - there are some advantages to children getting older)
I made this card a while age to celebrate my second son passing his driving test. After a very stressful time (which included someone driving into the back of his lovely new car before he even passed his test) we were very pleased when he passed first time.
 To make this easel card I have used - 

  • Die'sire create-a-card Timepiece easel card die set and Square accordian die set (the nesting squares only)
  • white centura pearl (for the card base)
  • Stars mirri from Hunkydory
  • Sara's signature collection - Just for men brights paper pad
  • Clarity Stamps letterbox stamp set
  • Ladybug Memento ink
  • Onyx black Versafine ink

The base of the easel. Stopper made using the nesting squares from Die'sire Square accordian die set.

 Easel part of the card.

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs


Friday, 24 August 2018

Black and gold

Good afternoon folks

I hope this post finds you well. I am holed up in my craftroom dodging some torrential rain showers. I do wish this weather would make up it's mind, one minute beautiful sunshine the next grey/black sky and torrential rain.
Today's post is another card I made for my daughter's birthday - 
I have used a Paper Artsy stamp called Eclcctrica 3 (EDY20) which I coloured with Copic and Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • skin - E000, E00 and FS9
  • hair, clothes, hearts and tree - GG1, GG2, GG3, GG4, GG5, CT2, CT4 and GB5
  • ground - C00

This is a tri-fold card so here are photos of each of the panels

I have also used - 

  • white centura pearl (for the card base)
  • liquorice sherbet paper pad from Papermania
  • black core'dinations
  • Happy everything sta,p set from Honey Bee stamps
  • 3D arch die set and pearl foliage die set from Tattered Lace 

Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs


Saturday, 18 August 2018

Oddball Sparkle fairy

Happy Saturday folks

I hope you are all well. I thought I would share one of the cards I made for my daughter's birthday (yes I have recovered from her party and so has the house) - 
The stamp I have used is Oddball Sparkle Fairy from Stamping Bella which I have coloured with Copic and Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • skin - E000, FS9 and TN2
  • wings - IG4, IG6, IG8 and IG10
  • dress and tights - LV1, LV2, LV3, IG2, IG8, IG9, IG10 and C00
  • hair - LV1, LV2, LV3 and true black
  • eyes - LV2, LV3 and C00
  • shoes - IG8, IG10 and true black
  • fairy dust - LV2, C00, true black and IG3
  • ground - BG1 and BG3
  • sky - BGR1

I have also used - 

  • beyond the shore paper pad from First Edition
  • Tattered Lace nested rectangles die set
  • Stampendous royal purple crushed glass glitter
  • Tattered Lace torn edge tall slim dies
  • purple satin ribbon and gem from my stash

That's from me today folks, enjoy your weekend.
Crafty hugs


Friday, 17 August 2018

K for kraft card

Good morning

As it is Friday there is a new challenge at Alphabet Challenge and we have reached the letter K. The new challenge is 
K for kraft card
Here is my card for the challenge - 
For this card I have used - 
  • framed poinsettia stamp from Woodware 
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - spun gold, sage and hearth
  • white embossing powder
  • white centura pearl
  • kraft card
  • Neenah desert storm card
  • Nordic Christmas embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • double stitched rectangles die set from Sue Wilson
  • poinsettia die from Sue wilson
  • Christmas flowers die set from Tattered Lace
  • pearl/gem from the Hobby House

 I stamped the image using Versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I cut the poinsettia and foliage from the Kraft card and the centure pearl and arranged it as shown.
For added texture I embossed a piece of kraft card with an embossing folder.
Why not hop on over to the Alphabet Challenge blog to see what my fellow teamies have made for the challenge and maybe join in the fun. You can find the website here.

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs


Thursday, 16 August 2018


Good morning folks

Arr morning already; last night was my daughter's birthday party - 20 teenagers singing and dancing till the wee small hours. I can no longer cope with partying all night especially on a week day so this morning you find me rather bleary eyed. 
Here is today's card - 
The stamp I have used is Little Darlings - Autumn which I have coloured with Copic pens and Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • hair - E35, E37, E29 and C10
  • skin - E000, E00, FS9, R11 and CR1
  • eyes - E35, C10 and white gel pen
  • clothes - BO2, BO3, BO4, EB1, EB2, EB5, EB7, EB8, OR1, OR3, GB5, GB7 and GB10
  • leaves - OR1, OR3, GY1, GY4, TN5, TN8, AG2 and AG5
  • ground - AG2, AG4 and AG5
  • rake - EB5, EB8 and IG4
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • Sara's signature collection - Autumn morning 6 inch paper pad
  • LOTV grungy sentiment stamps 
  • ribbon from the Ribbon Girl
  • metal button (free with a Craft magazine)
  • ground expresso distress ink

That's all from me today. The house is very quiet so I am going to try and catch up with some sleep. Enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs


Friday, 10 August 2018

Friday Sparkle

Hello folks

Sorry I have been quiet for a while; we are doing some redecoration and that has been taking up a lot of my time. I am just waiting for the carpet fitters to arrive now so that we can start putting everything back into the room and tidy up the rest of the house. 
Today's cards are a few more I have made using Hunkydory products - 

For these cards I have used - 
  • Rose gold moments - Leave a little Sparkle card kit from Hunkydory
  • Rose gold mirri from Hunkydory

That's all from me today. Hopefully the carpet fitters will be along soon.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Crafty hugs


Saturday, 4 August 2018

Flaming Flamingoes

Good morning folks

Well the sun has decided to finally show it's face and it looks like it is going to be a lovely day. We had a road trip to Preston last night to collect my eldest son so he could attend a job interview today. It is for his dream job so I have everything crossed for him.
Four cards for you today - 

For these cards I have used - 
  • Rose gold moments - as bright as can be from Hunkydory
  • rose gold mirri from Hunkydory

That's all from me toady. I am off to tackle the jungle that is my garden.
Enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs


Friday, 3 August 2018

Edwin in the snow

Hello folks and a very happy Friday

The weather still hasn't improved here, very muggy and grey. Hopefully the sun will come out soon.
You will be pleased to know I have finally started my Christmas cards and I here one to show you today- 
This is a Magnolia stamp but I do not know what it is called. I have coloured it with Copic pens, Spectrum Noir pens and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - 

  • skin - E000, E00, R00, TN2, CR2
  • hair - EB5 and EB8
  • clothes - IG3, IG4, IG5, IG7, CR8, CR11, YG1 and YG2
  • sledge - MB1, MB3 and MB4
  • snow - C1, IG2 and crystal clear Sparkle pen
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • A Christmas story paper pad from First Edition
  • Gold mirri
  • Tattered Lace nested beaded chains essential circles die set
  • gold ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons
I will put a sentiment on later.
Thank you for joining me today.
Crafty hugs


Thursday, 2 August 2018

Primrose Lane

Hello folks

Greetings from a very grey and muggy Manchester. It is another uncomfortable day here; I wish the weather would make up its mind. It looks and feels like we should have an amazing thunderstorm but nothing is happening. Bring back the sunshine please...
These are some cards I made to boost my stash - 

 For these cards I have used - 

  • Primrose Lane card kit from Hunkydory - now one kit was called Down the lane but I have lost the piece of paper with the name of the other topper sheet.
  • gold mirri
  • gingham ribbon
  • gold gems

That's all from me today folks. I am off to peg out another load of washing in the vain hope the sun will show it's face sometime today.
Enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Feline birthday wishes

Hello folks

August already and I haven't started my Christmas crafting yet. I have bought lots of new things to play with but so far I haven't had any time. I wonder where you can buy that?
Today's card is one I made for my friend's 50th birthday - 
I have used - 

  • MFT meow mix stamp and die sets
  • London Fog Memento ink
  • Copics pens, Spectrum Noir pens ans Sparkle pens - C-1, IG2, IG4, IG5, IG6, IG8, IG9, IG10, cosmos and pink garnet
  • hickory smoke distress ink
  • Neenah stamping card
  • pewter mirri
  • fuschia mayy mirri
  • Bo Bunny Isabella paper pad
  • Spellbinder's circles and scalloped circle die sets

I made the backing paper using stamps from the stamp set, London fog ink, the Sparkle pens and hickory smoke distress ink. I added some sprinkles of the Sparkle pen too.
 I random die cut 3 scalloped circles from the backing paper, die cut 3 slightly smaller appertures from the pewter mirri and then put the Bo bunny paper behind the apperture.
I then added the die cut cats into the appertures using Pinflair glue gel.

That's all from me today
Crafty hugs