Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Little mouse

Good morning

Today's card is one I made to add to my stash. I bought these stamps from LOTV recently and I am sad to say that this is the last rubber stamp launch from LOTV. They are still available in digi stamp form though, check out their website for more details (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LotvDigiShop).

I have used Little friends stamp set from LOTV which I have coloured with Copic pens - 
  • mouse - C00, C1, C3, C5, R81, R83 and R85
  • grass and flower - YG03, YG17, YG67, BG45, BG49 and BG57
  • butterfly - BG45, BG57, Y17 and C5
  • sky - B000

I have also used - 
  • My Mind's eye Happier paper pad
  • ivory centura pearl
  • Tattered Lace torn edge hexagon die set
  • LOTV sentiment tags
  • tumbled glass distress ink
  • ribbon and gems from my stash


That's all from me for today, enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Monday, 17 June 2019

Father's Day

Good morning folks
As it was Father's day yesterday I thought I would share the cards I made for my dad and my Father-in-law.

This is the one I made for my dad - 
For this card I have used -

  • Happiness is ...... The open road deco large card kit from Hinkydory
  • gold Adorable Scorable
  • Happiness is ..... papers
  • Happiness is ...... inserts
  • Die'sire Father's day die 

My dad had a black Morris Minor when I was a baby and we have several photos of me and him with the car so when I saw this kit I knew it would be perfect for him.
And this is the one I made for my FIL - 
This is a really difficult card to photograph but hopefully you will get the idea.
For this card I have used - 

  • Midnight butterflies - butterfly moments card kit from Hunkydory
  • Midnight butterflies acetate
  • Midnight butterflies inserts
  • gold mirri card
  • Gemini Father's day die


That's all from me today folks. thank you for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Paris

Good morning folks

Today is Father's day in the UK so I am going to visit my dad. I will share the cards I made for him and my FIL later in the week. 
A little while ago I bought some stencils from Crafter's Companion and this is one of the cards I made using them - 
For this card I have used - 

  • Sheena's stamping card
  • ivory centura pearl
  • purple centura pearl
  • Postmark Paris 3D layering stencils from Crafter's Companion
  • Postmaek Paris stamp set from Crafter's Companion
  • Made in France stamp set from Crafter's Companion
  • Harmony inks (water reactive) - pale fig, damson wine and crushed velvet
  • antique linen distress ink
  • diamond sparkle meduim from Imagination Crafts
  • Gemini happy birthday die
  • ribbon and pearls from my stash


That's all from me today, have a fun Sunday.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Friday, 14 June 2019

Snowman joy

Good morning folks

Well if this is the summer I think I need to rethink my idea of what the summer should be!!! Isn't it terrible? We have actually put the heating back on, in June! So I decided today to post something that fits the weather - 
The image is Snowman Joy from Whimsy Stamps. I did buy it last year but never stamped it (slapped wrist for me). I have coloured him with Spectrum Noir pens, Sparkle pens and Triblend pens -

  • snowman - ice grey blend, C00 (Copic), BO3 and BO4
  • hat - BG6, BG8, BG10, DR7, DG3, DG4, TN5, TN7 and TN8
  • scarf - tan blend, TN5, TN6, TN7 and TN8
  • trees - DG3 and DG4
  • snow - ice grey blend and C00 (Copic)
  • lantern - BG1, BG2, BG4, GB7 and GB10
  • sky - peacock blue and crystal clear Sparkle pens

And because it is Christmas I added lots of glitter.
I also used - 

  • Merry little Christmas papers from First Edition
  • brushed gold mirri
  • ivory centura pearl
  • Gemini Christmas sentiments 2
  • Sara's signature collection - contemporary Christmas snowflakes of joy die set
  • gem from my stash

 The sentiment from Christmas sentiments 2 die set.
I used the different papers to create the snowflake.

That's all from me today. Have a good Friday.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Inky birthday wishes

Hello folks

Today's card is yet another birthday card made using some recent purchases - 
For this card I have used - 
  • Spinning in circles stamp set and Words and whirls stamp set both from Mama Makes
  • Neenah crest card 
  • Matt black card
  • distress inks - cracked pistachio, squeezed lemonade and peacock feathers
  • lagoon Harmony ink
  • Die'sire celebration word set 1
  • Tim Holtz words
  • Finese black ink
I created the background using an inky sponge which I 'pounced' onto the paper to create circles of ink. Then I stamped onto it using the lagoon and black ink.
To create this background I make the circles splodges as above and then second generation stamped the images again with the lagoon and black inks.
That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Lesley



Monday, 10 June 2019

Birthday book

Good morning everyone


Today's card is one I made for my mother-in-law's birthday - 

For this card I have used - 
  • storybook die set from Crafter's Companion
  • Happy birthday die from Crafter's Companion
  • Sara's Signature collection - sew lovely paper pad
  • Sara's Signature collection - floral delight - pretty petals die set and leafy flourish die set
  • scraps of green core-dinations
  • CR3 Spectrum Noir pen
  • ribbon and pearls from my stash



That's all from me today, enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Pink ink dragon

Good morning folks


On Friday it was my eldest son's birthday and this is the card I made for him. This is a very detailed post - so grab a cuppa and make yourself comfortable.

He is a big fan of Game of Thrones so when I saw this dragon stamp from Pink Ink designs I knew it would be perfect. The stamp is called Dragon from Pink Ink's mythical series. I stamped the image onto Sheena's stamping card and coloured it with pixie powders which I used as a watercolour paint. I also stamped the wing stamp onto velum and colour it in the same manner.
For this card I have used - 
  • Dragon stamp - Mythical series from Pink Ink Designs
  • Pixie powders - burnt orange, lava red, peacock green and rich gold. All from Creative Expressions
  • Spectrum Noir's black onyx Sparkle pen
  • Sheena's stamping card, watercolour card and velum all from Crafter's Companion
  • matt black card (for the card base)
  • brushed gold mirri
  • black soot distress ink
  • Tonic layering squares and circles die set 

To make the background I made a wash from the black onyx Sparkle pen onto watercolour card and while it was still wet I sprinkled on some pixie powders. Then I allowed it to dry.
To make the white background I sprinkled a wet piece of watercolour card with the pixie powders and then dried it with a heat tool which allowed me to make some of the areas 'run' and blend. I then cut out a circle of the card and stamped the swirls around the edge. Finally to finish I added some black soot distress ink to the outer edge.
Quite a detailed card but I am really pleased with the way it turned out.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley





Saturday, 8 June 2019

Little cat

Good morning

Happy Saturday folks. 

Here is today's card - a CAS one that I made for my stash - 
For this card I have used - 

  • MFT cool cat stamp set
  • Copic pens - C1, C3, C5, R81 and R85
  • black core'dinations
  • Neenah Crest card

I made my own backing paper using the cat stamp and black ink.
The sentiment and paw print are from the stamp set.
A very simple but cute little card.

Thank you for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Lesley


Thursday, 6 June 2019

To a special friend

Hello folks

How are we today? All well I hope.
Today's card is one I made for a friend's birthday - 
This stamp is called hog heaven and is from MFT. I coloured these images with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir  pens - 

  • pigs - R000, R00, R11, R20 and C3
  • cake - LY1, LY2, LY3, GT1, GT2 and GT3

I also used - 

  • dwell paper pad from My Mind's Eye
  • cream centura pearl
  • MFT stitch triple peek-a-boo window and edge die set
  • MFT essential slanted sentiments die set
  • LOTV sentiments
  • pearls from my stash

That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Selfie

Good morning

June is a very busy month for me with lots of birthdays and anniversaries so I have been very busy lately which means lots to share with you all.
Here is the first one - 
I used MFT's picture perfect stamp set for this card which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and Triblend pens - 
Picture 1
  • middle dog - ice grey blend, IG5, Ig7, IG9, IG10, true black, dark red blend and pale pink blend
  • dachshund - earth brown blend, EB5, EB7, fair skin blend, FS9, tan blend, TN5, dark red blend
  • terrier - BG1, BG2, BG3, BG6, BG8, BG10 and true black
  • sky - ice blue blend
Picture 2

  • dog - ice grey blend, IG5, IG7, IG9, IG10, true black and pale pink blend
  • cat - orange blend, coral blend, IG6, IG10 and true black
  • ground - brown grey blend
  • sky - ice blue blend

I also used - 
  • Do-crafts paper (a very old one)
  • rainbow mirri
  • matt black card
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • Neenah Crest card
  • MFT polaroid shaker frame die
  • Die'sire celebration words set 1
  • black sequinns

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Wonderful day

Good morning folks

We had a great day at Oulton Park on Monday but it was rather wet. We were able to park right next to the track so didn't miss the action even during the showers. Plus the rain did add a little jeopardy to the racing.
Here is today's card - 
For this card I have used the following products - 
  • Budding hydrangeas stamp and die set from Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum Noir Harmony ink pads - green topaz, smoked emerald, oasis, parakeet and lagoon
  • tumbled glass distress ink
  • Neenah Crest card
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • matt black card
  • silver sequinns


The sentiment is also from the stamp and die set.

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

Lesley

Monday, 27 May 2019

Happiness and Gin

Good morning folks

Today is a Bank Holiday in the UK and also the first day of the half term holiday so I am off to Oulton Park to see some classic car racing with my family. Hopefully the weather will stay dry! Fingers crossed.
Today's card is one I made for my brother-in-law's recent 
birthday - 
For this card I have used - 
  • matt black card
  • copper centura pearl
  • happiness and gin stamp from Crafter's Companion
  • copper embossing powder
  • studded leather 3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • black pearls from my stash

Thank you to Caroline Weir from the Crafter's Companion design team for the inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Lock and key

Good morning

What fabulous weather we are having this week - such a difference from last week. I keep wearing the wrong kind of clothes!
Today's card is made using a great little image from Stamping Bella called Oddball lock and key. I love these quirky characters from Stamping Bella.
I coloured the image with Copic pens and Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • skin - E50, E51, E21 and E11
  • hair - GB8, GB10, EB5 and EB8
  • clothes - R35, R46, R59, Coo, IG2, IG6, IG8 and IG10
  • ground - BG1 and BG3
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 
  • matt black card
  • Hunkydory colourful clouds mirri card
  • Sara's Signature collection - Love and Romance In Love embossing folder
  • Tattered Lace lacy days rectangles die set
  • XCut doily dots border punch
  • black soot distress ink
  • ribbon and gems from my stash
That's all from me today.Thank you for stopping by today.

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Monday, 13 May 2019

Capture the moment

Good morning

I had a great day in the garden yesterday; it looks fabulous now. We had wall to wall sunshine too - non of those pesky showers and today is looking good too. No garden time for me tho - unfortunately I have to go to work!
I have had lots of male birthdays this month and this is one I made for my father-in-law -
For this card I have used - 
  • capture the moment stamp from Visible Image
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • matt black card
  • rainbow mirri card
  • Artistic Flair polka dot and spot stencils
  • Spectrum Noir Harmony inks - honey pot, ocean blue, bordeaux, chinese red and midnight
  • mowed lawn and black soot distress inks
  • black sequinns

I stamped the camera with black Versasine ink, fussy cut it out when in was dry and attached to the card with 3D glue gel.

That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Congratulations

Good morning

I am feeling much better today. I am up and dressed and ready to attack my garden. With all these "April" showers everything seems to have grown tremendously. But first things first here is today's post.
This is a card I made a little while ago and forgot to post -
For this card I have used - 
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • Blossoming Lace 3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum Noir Harmony inks - pale fig, straw bale and pink tulip
  • bundled sage distress ink
  • Gemini congratulations stamp and die set
  • Sara's signature collection - Parisian collection linen card
  • silver ingot and pastel pink Spectrum Noir metallic pens
  • white centura pearl



Right that's all from me today and the sun is shining so I am off to tackle the garden. Enjoy your day.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Fancy flamingo

Good Saturday afternoon folks

You find me sat in my dressing gown trying to motivate myself into getting a shower. Some days my mind says "go on, stop wasting precious time" but my body says "no can't be bothered.....". This is one of these days I think. I have learnt from experience to listen to my body - it is usually right!
I thought today I would show you something on the opposite end of the spectrum from yesterday's card - 
Very girly don't you think. For this card I have used - 
  • black core'dinations
  • bright pink mirri card
  • Retro garden 3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • Gemini special day stamp and die set
  • Gemini silhouette flamingo die set

This card started as me playing with some new dies and embossing folders but I was so happy with the result that I made it into a card. These new silhouette dies look like being one of my favourites - I have lots of ideas buzzing around my head of how to use them. What a pity time and motivation is lacking at the moment.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley