Tuesday, 13 April 2021

ATCs

 Hello

This is the second week of my Easter break and I have been doing more of the same - crafting!!

Today I am sharing something a little new to me - ATCs. Now this post is rather long winded so grab a cupper .........


For this ATC I have used - 

  • Aall & Create time warp stamp set
  • Spectrum Noir pens and Triblends - DR shades, GB shades, IG blend, IG shades, IG1, FS blend, TN2, EB8, true black, BG2 ans IB1
  • mop up background (from previous inky messes)
  • Sara's signature collection - just for men collection - streetwise stamp set
  • tea dye distress ink
  • Versafine Clair - pinecone
For this ATC I have used - 

  • Aall & Create tea time stamp set
  • Spectrum Noir pens and Triblends - FS blend, TN2, CR3, CR4, GB shades, AG blend, CT blend and CT4
  • mop up card (from previous inky messes)
  • Memento bamboo leaves ink
  • white gel pen
For this ATC I have used - 

  • Aall & Create good book stamp set
  • Spectrum Noir pens and Triblends - FS blend, TN2, GY blend, GB7, TB3, DR blend, EB shades, AG blend and TN blend
  • mop up card
  • Memento peanut brittle ink
For this ATC I have used - 

  • Aall & Create wish stamp set
  • Spectrum Noir pens and Triblends - FS blend, CR3, CR4, TN shades, GT blend, LY blend, CG blend, PP blend, GT blend and LV blend
  • soft jade Sparkle pen
  • Memento pistachio ink
  • tumbled glass Distress ink
For this ATC I have used - 

  • Aall & Create Be beautiful stamp set
  • Spectrum Noir pens and Triblends - FS blend, TN2, CR3, BO blend, EB4, EB5, GY blend, IG shades, CG3, CT3 and CT4
  • sterling silver Sparkle pen
  • mop up card
  • Memento ink - peanut brittle, dandelion and cantaloupe
I really enjoyed making these little cards which are now in my art journal.

That's all from me today. Thank you for reading to the end!!

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Rainbow wishes

 Good afternoon

A little late posting today. Apologies.

 I have been enjoying spending time in my craft room this week playing with different bits and pieces and getting into an inky mess.

Today's card is one made a few weeks ago with some new Woodware products - 

This is a lovely new stamp and paper pad from Woodware designed by Francoise Reed. I used the paper pad to paper piece the image.

For this card I have used - 
  • white centura pearl (for the card base)
  • black core'dinations
  • Garden rainbow stamp from Woodware
  • Over the rainbow paper pad from Woodware
A lovely simple card and fun to make.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Monday, 5 April 2021

Another bank holiday

 Good morning

Ah, Easter Monday and another bank holiday. I have eaten far to much chocolate as usual and am looking forward to a less chocolatey day today.

As promised here are my second set of  Easter cards - 

For these card I have used - 
  • white centura pearl for the card bases
  • spring fever solids paper pad from Crafter's Companion
  • spring fever paper pad from Crafter's Companion
  • Gemini elements floral hare die
  • Die'sire happy Easter die
  • heat resistant acetate
  • ribbon, pearls and gems from my stash

That's all from me today, thank you so much for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Happy Easter

 Hello and a very happy Easter Sunday to you all

Here in UK this is a long bank holiday weekend and a spent a lovely day on Friday crafting. Today I am spending the day with my family. Due to Covid I haven't seen my eldest sons since Christmas so I am looking forward to spending some time with them.

Today I am sharing some of my Easter cards with you. I decided to batch make them this year but I discovered that I am not very good at batch making so here is how they turned out -  

For these cards I have used - 
  • white centura pearl for the card bases
  • spring fever solids paper pad from Crafter's Companion
  • spring fever paper pad from Crafter's Companion
  • Gemini expressions interchangeable butterfly foliage die set
  • gems and pearls from my stash
Same die and paper pads but 4 different cards. 

That's all from me today folks, have a lovely Easter
Crafty hugs

Lesley


Friday, 26 March 2021

Forest gnome

 Good morning

Friday again and another scheduled post from me.

I made this card a while ago but completely forgot to post it. It is yet another gnome card. I am beginning to think that this will be a theme for 2021.

The stamp is another of Francoise Reed's fabulous gnome stamps called forest gnome (from Woodware) which I have coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, Triblends and Illustrators - 

  • hat - AP blend and YG blend
  • gnome - AP blend, YG blend, IG1, IG2, IG4, FS blend and TN2
  • toadstools - AP blend, MB blend and tan blend
  • snail - tan blend and YG blend
  • grass - YG blend
  • sky - VB blend
I also used - 

  • white stamping card (for the card base)
  • First Edition's sweet owl paper pad
  • pink gems from my stash
I haven't cover the whole card base with patterned papers. I was trying to experiment with leaving white space on my card (something I do usually do) and was quite pleased with the outcome.

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley



Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Birthday butterflies

 Good morning and a very happy Wednesday to you all

A scheduled post from me to day. Hopefully my positive mental attitude from Monday is still alive and kicking!!

Here is today's crafty offering - 

For this card I have used - 
  • white stamping card and matt black card
  • Crafter's Companion collage set - let your spirits soar
  • Distress Oxides - picked raspberry, mustard seed and peacock feathers
  • pearl flourish from my stash
A close up of the background.
I used the Distress Oxides to paint the butterfly.
I used scissors to roughen the edges of the card stock.

That's all from me again.
Crafty hugs

Lesley



Monday, 22 March 2021

Happy Birthday

 Hello

Monday again. These weekends don't last long do they? I  am feeling very positive as we head into this week as I had my Covid vaccine on Friday night. And with only slight side effects which only lasted a day. All very positive indeed.

And now onto the crafty side of life. 

For this card I have used - 
  • matt black card and white stamping card
  • Gemini Happy stamp and die set
  • Crafter's Companion fancy florals stamp set
  • Harmony quick dry inks - parakeet, pink tulip, honey pot, grasshopper and oasis
  • black gems
A very cleans and simple card really and nice and flat for posting.

A close up of the background.

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

Lesley