Monday, 1 February 2016

Day Dreaming!

Well, didn't get back as quick as I thought with another card, got caught up cleaning. A very important room in the house gets way more attention than the rest of it, have spent some of my week tidying and re-arranging my craft room, things were getting a bit out of hand and needed to be sorted before I did myself an injury getting about my room! Think it's reaching bursting point lol!  Must update my craft room page with the new look before it becomes a shambles again, doesn't take much, one card and its all undone such a messy crafter,probably because I can never make my mind up what to use. 

Okay, my card, first one made this year, hooray. Been practising my colouring again, had got a bit rusty since it had been six months since I had done any and this little cutie from 'All Dressed Up', turned out pretty well so she deserved to go onto a card. She's day dreaming all sorts, looking out her window and is joined by butterflies and a dragonfly.





challenges I am joining in with this week

http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/ - Something New/Image/Dragonfly
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-160-anything-goes-no-twist.html - Use something from your stash/Dies, embossing folders,lace pearls,copics,bling
Thank you for dropping by, much appreciate your visit.

x

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Been awhile!

Woo hoo, finally made it back on here! Where have I been? Won't bore you with my illness, let's just say it put me in my place for awhile along with a bad back but hopefully thats now history and I can get on with life again and hopefully make crafty things again.

 Haven't made anything since this card just before Christmas, was a rush job, last minute request and finished in one afternoon. Hate being put on the spot but I think I get on better having no time to dither here or there, this way or that way, which papers dies, oh the list goes on when I have the time lol! Was so pleased how this turned out.



I loved it, didn't want to give it away, really need to stop thinking that way, just hope it was well received.



Sizzix Poinsettia large die,Trimcraft Christmas papers, edges inked with TH Frayed Burlap


For the Just for you die I used papers and embossed with Frantage, loved the result. I cut three die cuts out and layered them to make it pop more. 


Paper edges roughed up and torn then inked
Spellbinders die cut rectangle finished off with mocha pearls
Memory box holly flourish cut out in gold, tiny red gems added to stems.
Pearl edged lace



My card deserved a box since the Poinsettia was BIG and didn't want it getting squashed,  used linen card and followed the card theme without giving to much away, I think! 


Haven't been in my craft room for over a month till today, gave it a bit of a tidy up and along with my new crafty buys, oh yes, I did manage that while layed up. Had to do something to fill my days lol!!! Just need broadband to behave now, it is so slow, at this rate we might have to go satellite yet. Need to get hubby to look into that, not holding my breath, now if it had something to do with farming he would be straight onto it!

Challenges
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Monochrome
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/anything-goes-challenge-17th-of-january.html - Anything Goes
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Christmas
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes/Optional twist/Stylish/Elegant

Thank you for dropping by




x

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Times a Ticking!

Soon be Christmas lol!



 Pat on the back Carol, this year, Christmas cards all done,  just have my family ones to do and Im done. Hopefully get some blogged before Christmas. I don't have superfast broadband, too far from exchange and been such a pain this year, just gets slower and slower, a bit like me lol! Okay onto this fortnights challenge for As You Like It  and this time round we want to see your favourite Male or Female creations.



Our sponsor for this fortnight is

                                                             

I decided to go with a male card, find them challenging but get a lot of satisfaction out of the end result. I decided I wanted to make a card using the clock die and placing the snowy scene in the centre  and at that point hadn't come up with the old fashion clock idea, just happened as I went along lol! Was rummaging through card blanks and came across this shaped one and it just clicked. Had great fun creating this.




I hope you find time to join us.

Challenges I would like to enter
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes/Paper Piecing
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk - An ything Goes
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Always Anything Gos

x

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Autumn Colours



A new challenge starting today over on As You Like It and this time round we want to see favourite season and please remember to tell us why.

This fortnights sponsor
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/

Favourite season, I love them all but I've gone with Autumn as I love the countryside at this time of year. Everything changing to reds, bronzes and yellows  and I do love cozying up on the sofa in front of a coal fire. My card for an Autumn welcome in your new home. Okay I have to admit I can't remember whose stamps the house and new home are from or the leaves, off the top of my head. The sun and dots stamp are Stamping Up. Tim Holtz distress inks and all stamped on cream linen card.



Short and sweet Im afraid feeling a bit blah as I type this so heading off to bed and hope tomorrow is a better day.


bye for now

x

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Favourite Hobby


It's what's
 your
 favourite hobby
 this time round over at
 and please remember to tell us why in your link up. 



We are sponsored by




My favourite hobby is crafting, now wasn't that a surprise lol! Like to dabble, making things other than cards and at the mo, my favourite is making brooches. Can make them just how I want them to look like and can match them to my outfits, ooo, have to make loads more then! So far I have made nine different ones, some for my friends.

I used felt with a percentage of wool in it. Flower dies used Tim Holtz big dies and the centre flower used a marianne spiral flower die. The back flower cut I used very fine type of burlap and to stop the edges fraying I used glue on the back of the petal edges to prevent this, dries clear.  Took a piece of lace, threaded the green twine through the holes along the top pulled together and tied in a bow. Made the pin and attached it and the brooch back pin before I glued it all together. Love this one, has a country vintage feel to it and looks like I will have to make another the same so I won't be sorry when its gone to a good home!



http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Die cuts and or punches
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes with no optional twist

x

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Pastels or Brights!



My DT card for the As You Like It Challenge. This fortnight we want to see your lovely creations using your favourite Pastels or Brights crafty materials and remember to tell us why in your link up.

Our sponsor this time round is Sweet Pea Stamps




Love pastels, especially when it comes to flowery cards.  I think pastels make pretty feminine cards.


I have used Nitwit papers 'romance roses', love them for different occasions. Printed on linen card. A Memorybox butterfly and swirl flourish.

Challenges I would like to play along with

http://butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co. uk - Butterflies and N for Numbers
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes



x

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Mmmmn, Monochrome or Colour!


A new challenge today over on As You Like It and this fortnight we would like to see your favourite, Monochrome or Colour and please remember to tell us why in your link up.

We are sponsored this time by http://www.stampandcreate.com/

I love the challenge of monochrome, especially when using colours, it's the balance of getting the shades to look just right. This is my favourite monochrome colour, just like my craft room, makes me feel right at home!



Memorybox die - Splashing with puddles/butterfly flourish
Spellbinder flowers
MME papers



First attempt at making a sort of shadow box, didn't quite turn out right, probably will have forgotten the pitfalls when I try again lol! I got the box idea off Pinterest so looks like I will have to go back there as I made this sometime ago and haven't a clue how I made the frame!


Challenges I would like to play along with

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Nature

x

Thursday, 24 September 2015

A Touch of Fairy Magic!



A new challenge starting today over on As You Like It and this fortnight is favourite, Sweet or Savoury and please remember to tell us why.



Our generous sponsor this time round is



Today, Im showing you a Good Luck card, made for my daughter in law who has been selected to showcase a decorated non edible cake at the cake show! Oh dear has slipped my mind which one now but I will be there to cheer her on the day so wishing her lots of luck. Found the template on Pinterest, used Nitwit papers and a Sugar Nellie cutie called Fairycakes, coloured with Copics and dusted with some Glamour Dust.



Hope you will come and join us.



Challenges I would like to play along with
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Sparkle and Glitter
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Always anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ - Something Sweet
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk - Make it Sparle
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Dies /Punches
http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - Things with wings

x

Thursday, 10 September 2015

What's your Favourite!


A new challenge starting today over on As You Like It
This next fortnight we would like to see your creations using
your favourite Die, please remember to tell us why its your favourite in your lin k up.

We are  sponsored by Bunny Zoe

Mmmmn, choosing a favourite die is not an easy task so many to pick from but Butterflies are high up on my list. So love using them on a card as the main feature or as an embellishment  to add that extra special finish. They look good however plain or fancy you make you card.


A very simple card from me, just plain black and white  cardstock, a piece of black velvet ribbon, Little B flower dies, Spellbinder edging dies and my chosen favourite Butterfly die.







Hope you will come over and show us your favourite Die and remember to tell us why when you link up.

bye for now

x

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Favourite Layout!

Today sees the start of a new challenge over on
and this fortnight we would like to see you use your 
favourite layout
 please remember to tell us why in your link up. 

We are sponsored this time round by



This is one of my favourite layouts for sentiment cards, I like it because it is not too cluttered, shows the sentiment off beautifully and my pretty papers.


6x6 card
Nitwit papers
Marianne baby shoes and baby sentiment die
Oval die



http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - 3 plus layers
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Fair & Square
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Always Anything Goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk - Use a Sentiment




x

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Lace & Pearls



My DT card for our new challenge starting today over on As You Like It. The challenge is to use your two favourite embellishments and tell us why in your link up.


We are sponsored by










Im a romantic! Love lace and pearls on my wedding cards, chose this particular lace as its just so so pretty and simply, I love it.
Everything chosen for this card depicts the bride in lace, pearls and roses and the groom in Highland dress. The Kraft woven background gives a country, rustic feel which was part of the wedding theme.
Gawd, camera focus as bad as my eyesight, totally lost the plot focusing on my sentiment. Shame, looked perfect!



bye for now
x

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Fur or Feather over on As You Like It



A new challenge starting today over on As You Like It and this time we would like to see you make a creation on the lines of your favourite fur or feather and please remember to tell us why in your link up.


Sweet Pea Stamps are sponsoring us this fortnight.







Having a couple of off days, so slow getting round to doing things, hence why Im late with my post today.
 My card reflects the love of my fur babies and have chosen this Marianne dog die  as it reminded me of my Westie, Rory. Just adore him and him likewise adores me, has loads of attitude which always makes me laugh, a great companion.
Hope you find time to come and join us.



x

Thursday, 16 July 2015

As You Like It Challenge



One colour challenge over on As You Like It today. Whats your favourite and please remember to tell us why in your link up.


Our sponsor this fortnight is Sweet Pea Stamps



My all time favourite colour has to be blue and this blue/violet is my favourite at the mo. Reminds me of Lavender growing in my garden, moving gently in the wind giving off its lovely scent.



7x7 folded card
Nitwit papers
Memorybox scroll die
Marianne Happy Birthday die
Britain Numbers die
Stampendous dress stamp embossed with opaque white 



Box made to match using my envelope maker and a little help from The CraftyOwl and her ingenious BoxMaker. Just type in your sizes and it tells your where to line up your card.

Playing along with
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk - Anyting Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Always anything goes
http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes



x

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Favourite Sport!




My DT card for As You Like It and this time we would love to see your Favourite Sport and tell us why in your link up. 


Shape-EZ is sponsoring us this fortnight.

Ive gone with Martial Arts just because my gorgeous grandchildren are into it and they are fun to watch. This is a photo book made for Naomi to keep a record of her achievements another to make later for Robbie. Still to add sentiment but first I have to find my letter dies, seem to have mislaid them, hopefully not landed in the bin! Only had them last week but where o where did I put them lol!


Had used up my thick black card so glued three pieces of card together, two black with a pink card in the middle, made a strong cover. Added white card for adding the piccies and blinded it all with my Bind it All machine. Was time I gave it an airing!  The image is from Polkadoodles, coloured with Copics.

Challenges I would like to play along with

http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/ - Anything goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything goes
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/ - anything goes



x

Thursday, 18 June 2015

As You Like It Challenge


As You Like It has a new challenge starting today and this fortnight we challenge you to use your favourite book for inspiration and please tell us why.

Struggled with this one as I have been so busy this past couple of weeks tidying my house up. New loft floored so at long last my junk has a new home, Im so happy all my rooms are now junk free, worth all the pain and sweat that went into getting some normality at last,  hopefully cleaning will be a breeze from now on lol! Need to rest for a few days now so I can enjoy time with my son who is coming home from Australia to stay and work again in this country meantime!
Being a crafter I decided to take inspiration from my craft paper books, especially my minds eye. This one is called 'Sunshine', love the colours of the papers, makes me think of the country and perfect for my man card which didn't go just the way I thought it would! Not sure I like that tractor die cut, maybe if I had had more time I would have tried giving it black tyres, who knows! Ill probably get some stick for making it a checked one lol!

Our sponsor is Wild Orchid Crafts




my minds eye 'Sunshine papers
Memorybox tractor/tree/birdies
Grass die?
Sizzix sunshine embossing folder
Sentiment Paula Pascual



Would like to play along with

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Always anything goes
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Anything goes
http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/ - Male creations
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk - For a man

x

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Daisy!



My DT card for the
This fortnight we would like to see you use
 your favourite flower/flowers and please tell us why.

Our sponsor is 


I love most flowers but must say Daisies catch my eye especially when brightening up my kitchen. Gives that extra country feel to it and they last for ages, can usually get about a months blooming from them.  I also love them on cards.


Spellbinder die flowers/circles
Nitwit beautiful Daisy papers
Cute heart button/gingham ribbon  from local craft shop
Computer generated sentiment



Challenges I would like to play along with

http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Check it out
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk - Shades of Summer
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes




x

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