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Welcome to my blog where I post regular photographs of cards I have made. I hope you enjoy looking through my cards and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving any comments and following my blog. I shall also be posting a few of my knitting projects too.

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Young Marguerite


Good morning.  A new challenge has started at Crafting from the Heart.

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge is: -



The digi stamp I have used from our sponsor is called 'Young Marguerite'.

Once I have coloured her in using my copic sketch markers I die cut her using a spellbinders die.

I used a background from my stash made from a mask and Phill Martins Frosty Blossom sparkle texture paste.

The dies I have used for the frames and leaves are all from Sue Wilson.  I stamped my flowers onto vellum using a WOW powder and Chloes Creatives Crafts stamps,

To see more designs from our team and to enter your own project into our challenge follow the link HERE

We also have a facebook page where you can post your projects and chat to other crafters.

Thank you for visiting today.  Do stop by again.
Take care.





Saturday, 22 July 2017

Mystical Flowers


Good afternoon all.  Hope your Saturday is going well?

I have had a lovely afternoon crafting playing with some new stamps I received from Honey Doo Crafts.

I cut a frame out using my BSC in white card and stamped the medium and small flowers from Mystical Flowers Stamp Set.  The ink pads I used were two Tim Holtz distress inks.  I then coloured the card using a Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud ink.

My card is an 8x8 and I embossed another piece of white card 7.75" x 7.75".

I have put a of plain white card across the middle of the frame and then stamped my flowers out on vellum using WOW embossing powder.  My leaves are from Chloe's Creative Crafts and stamped again using WOW powder onto heat resistant acetate.

I finished off the flowers with Tonic Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for visiting today.  See you soon.

Challenge entered

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Flowers from the Heart


Hi folks, what a lovely week off I have had.  Been out with our fur baby Enya for some lovely walks. Yesterday I had a lovely play in my craft room using some new stamps I had received from Honey Doo Crafts.

The flowers I have used are called 'Flowers from the Heart' which I have stamped onto vellum using Graceful Peach embossing powder from Phill Martin.  I then cut them out by hand which I do find therapeutic however I have now ordered the matching dies fro Honey Doo - much easier.

My background was one I made some months ago using a new stencil I bought when I was at Ally Pally in April.  The paste I used, I think, is a clear one which I mixed with the Graceful Peach mica powder.

The dies to make the frame is the noble rectangle ones from Sue Wilson.  The embossed card was Finials embossing folder again from Sue Wilson and it was actually a left over when I have die cut an image using one of the noble oval dies.

Finally I added a sentiment which is a stamp from Tonic.

Well I am off to do some more knitting now - that is my evening occupation.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope to see you soon.

Challenge entered


Monday, 17 July 2017

British Street Party



Good morning all.  Well I am a happy bunny today as I have taken a week off work for my holiday.  We are not going away I am practising for when I retire - LOL.

We also start a new challenge at Crafty Girlz this morning.

This month the theme is
anything goes / with the optional twist of national flag colours.

Yes you may have guessed I have used red, white and blue as those are the colours for the national flag of Britain. 

I have created this in Serif Craft Artist using a free digi kit called 'British Street Party'.

To enter your own project and to see more designs from our team follow the link HERE.

Thank you for visiting today.  See you soon I hope.

Take care.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Emmi Loo - A Poppy For You


Good morning all.  Hope you had a good weekend? I have to admit I found the weather much more to my liking, dry and cooler.  I really can't take the heat anymore which surprises me because I was a right little sun baby but as I have got older I much prefer the cooler weather.  Yes I know some of you will be shouting at me and I am sorry but those power surges...........

We have a lovely new challenge beginning over at Crafting from the Heart this morning.

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'

Our sponsor for this challenge is

I have chosen to use the digi stamp 'Emmi Loo - A Poppy for You'.

I have used the following alcohol markers: -
Graphmaster
Skin = 26 | 27 | 29
Hair = WG2 | WG4 | WG5

Copics
Poppy = R46 | R59
Dress = R81 | R83 | R85

The dies I have used are Sue Wilsons Pierced Oval Dies and Pierced Rectangle Dies from the Noble range.

The flowers have been stamped onto vellum using a stamp from Chloe's Creative Cards called 'Pretty Flowers' and WOW embossing powders also from Chloe's range.

The embossing folder is one from Sue Wilson's A4 range and I have finished off the card using Tonic nuvo sparkle drops.

To enter your own project into our challenge and to see more designs from the rest of our team follow the link HERE.

Don't forget we also have a Facebook Page too.

Thank you for visiting today.  Hope to see you again soon.

Take care.

Friday, 7 July 2017

From This Day Forward



Good morning all. Hope you are all well. I love Friday's as it is my first day of the weekend and hopefully will get some crafting done this weekend.

We have a new challenge starting at Simply Create Too today.


Challenge 129 has a theme of
WEDDING

For my post today and following the challenge I have designed a 6x6 card in Serif Craft Artist 2.

I used a digi kit called 'From this day forward'.

I have also included the insert too which I have kept simple.


To see more ideas from our design team and to enter your own project into our challenge just follow the link here.  Don't forget to follow the theme.

Thanks for visiting.

Take Care.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Daisy May with a Flower



Good morning all.  Hope you had a good weekend?  I have to admit mine wasn't so good this weekend as my darling husband managed to pass his cold onto me.  Luckily it stayed as a head cold but it was still pretty miserable.  Still getting better now and I did manage some crafting - took my mind off my runny nose etc.

We have a lovely new challenge beginning today at Get Creative.

Challenge 60 has a theme of 'Clean and Simple.

For this challenge we have three sponsors: -




I have chosen to use a digi stamp from Angie's Digital Stamps called 'Daisy May with a Flower'

I chose this image because I thought it could be used for loads of occasions.  Although I have done a birthday it could also be used for , thank you/sympathy/thinking of you cards too.  Very versatile.

I have coloured Daisy May in using my copic sketch markers and then fussy cut her out.

I recently received my carnival collection from the lovely Phill Martin in tangerine so was keen to use that.  I have used all white card and used the tangerine colour cloud to colour the mat and to stencil the sentiment.  The stencil was also a Phill Martin one.

To see more ideas and images from all our sponsors and to enter your own 'Clean and Simple' project into our challenge just follow the link HERE.

Thanks for visiting today.  Hope to see you again soon.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

A Sparkling Dress


Good morning again.

I need to tell you about the new challenge at Crafty Girls Creations beginning today.

This months challenge is 
Just for fun no prize given.

My card today is one I so enjoyed making, not that I don't enjoy my card making but you know some cards you are pleased with and some you sit back and think 'Yes I love that one'?

The dress is a stamp from Creative Expressions using white embossing powder.

Flowers are also stamped using white embossing powder and are from Chloe Creative Cards, I do so love Chloe's flower stamps.

The embossing folder is an 8x8 one but I can't remember which company it is from sorry.

To see more ideas from the rest of our design team follow the link HERE to our blog and where you can enter your own project.

Thank you for visiting again today.



Best Wishes Stephanie


Good morning.  Hope your July has started off well.

We have a new challenge starting today at Creative-Ladybirds Creations.

Challenge 28 is 'Just for Fun'.

My card today was made for my niece-in-law Stephanie. It was her birthday last month.

To see more samples from our design team AND to enter your own project into the challenge follow the link HERE

Thanks for visiting today.

Take care.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Together Forever

Good morning all.  Hope you had a good weekend?

Mine was quiet and I finally entered my craft room after a month!  Yes, I know, ages isn't?  I have just been so busy - I had a lovely weekend at Alvaston Hall with my Mom, then a brilliant day at Create it, Telford with my mate Wendy and before that if it wasn't one thing it was another.

So we start a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart today. 

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'.

We have no sponsor this month so it will be 'Just for Fun'.

This was a card I made for a work colleague for her daughters wedding day.

I have used a heart stamp from Chloe Creative Cards.  The leaves are die cuts from Tattered Lace/Marianne dies and the roses I made myself using a die from Tattered Lace and spraying them with Crafters Companion silver spray.

To see more samples from our design team follow the link HERE to our blog and where you can also entered your own project.

Don't forget our facebook page too.

Thank you so much for visiting today.

Take care


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Licensed to Grill



Good morning.  Who will be going to Create It @ Telford this weekend?

I will be there with my crafty chum Wendy and I am so looking forward to it.  What more can a girl ask for, crafty day with her mate and some retail therapy - absolute heaven.

Well a new challenge starts today at Crafty Girlz.


Our theme for this challenge is

Something Masculine

My card today has been designed in Serif Craft Artist using a digi kit called 'Bloke at the Movies'

To see more ideas from our design team follow the link here and don't forget to enter your own project.

Thanks for visiting today.  Bye for now.


Monday, 12 June 2017

Happy Birthday to You

Good morning.  We have a new challenge starting at Crafting From The Heart today.

Our theme is the usual 'Always Anything Goes'.

No sponsor for this challenge it is just a time to showcase your work.

You know when you have that 'blank' moment, when your mojo is well and truly asleep?

Well that was how I felt which resulted in my card today.

When my mojo has gone 'walkabouts' I go to the creative expressions team and this one is based on a layout from Phill Martin.  It was a card he posted on his blog.

All made using white card I embossed a piece of card using an embossing folder from Sue Wilson but I forgot to write on it which one it was.  I then distressed around the edges using perfect medium and gold detail embossing powder.

I cut another piece of white card and using Phill's Inkspirational border stamps and his new gold  embossing powder.  I then used his Inkspirational Birthday Sentiment stamp set and embossed again with new gold embossing powder. Die cut that out using a Sue Wilson double pierced oval dies and using some clear cosmic shimmer glue I ran it around the edges of the die cut and then glittered it using some gold glitter from Chloe Creative Cards.

The flowers were die cut using a flower die from Tattered Lace and the leaves were from a die by Sue Wilson.  I finished my flowers off by dropping a blob of cosmic shimmer glue in the centre and covered it with the gold glitter.

Thanks Phil for the inspiration, I got my mojo back, thoroughly enjoyed using and mixing all my crafting goodies.

To see more designs from our design team follow the link here.  Don't forget to enter your own project into the challenge.

We also have a facebook page too.

Thank you for visiting today and do take care.

Hope to see you again soon.


Thursday, 1 June 2017

Elaine


Good morning again.  My 2nd post of the day is for our new challenge beginning at Crafty Girls Creations.

Our sponsor for this challenge is: -


I have used a lovely digi image called 'Elaine'.  However if you are not into colouring you can get the image pre coloured.

After printing out Elaine I have coloured her in using Graphtec marker pens and spectrum noir pencils.

I have used Sue Wilson's double pierced ovals for the frame and Finest Finials embossing folder also from Sue Wilson.  I then skimmed over the embossing with cosmic shimmer gilding polish - blossom.

I finished off with some flowers which I have stamped using cosmic shimmer Sunrise Pink Lustre embossing powder.  The flowers were from Chloes Creative Cards.

To see more ideas from our design team and to enter your own project into the challenge follow the link HERE.

Thanks for visiting.  Take care.

Challenge Blogs entered: -
4 crafty chicks
Crafting with an Attitude
In the Pink
Southern Girls Challenge


Emma's Hat

Good morning all, hope you enjoyed your bank holiday at the weekend although I see the weather was true to form on Monday.  At least it was in the West Midlands, raining all afternoon but it was that nice straight rain so I had my window open in my craft room and thoroughly enjoyed my crafting afternoon listening to classic fm. 

We have a new challenge starting today at Creative-Ladybirds.

Our sponsor for this challenge is: -


I have used a lovely digi image from our sponsor called 'Emma's Hat'.

After printing out my image I coloured her in using a mixture of Copic sketch and Graphtec marker pens.

The dies I have used are Sue Wilson double pierced rectangles and ovals.

The stamps for the flowers and swirls are a lovely set from Honey Doo Crafts, embossed using cosmic shimmer detail white onto vellum for the flowers and WOW Sparkling Spruce onto heat resistant acetate for the swirls.

The embossing folder is an 8x8 from Tattered Lace and I have finished off using Nuvo pearl drops - bottle green.

If you want to enter our challenge and see more ideas from our design team follow the link HERE to our challenge blog.

Thank you for visiting today and I do hope to see you again soon.

Take care.

Challenge blogs entered: -




Monday, 29 May 2017

Aged to Perfection


Good morning.  Hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday Monday, I know I am - major crafting day for me - brilliant.

We start a new challenge at Crafting from the Heart today also.

Challenge 159 is sponsored by



When I saw this image, Stella Birthday, Aged to Perfection,  I just fell in love with it.  Maybe because I am soon to reach to 60, it just appealed to me.

I have kept it simple, I started with an basic white 8x8 card followed by a piece of navy blue card which I pricked around the edges in Sue Wilson style.  I then used a piece of patterned paper from my crafty stash which I ran through an embossing folder and then distressed around the edges.

I have also distressed the edges on my image and sentiment and matted those onto some more navy card.

Follow the link HERE to our blog challenge where you will find more ideas from our design team and also you can enter your own project into the challenge.

Thank you for visiting today.  Hope to see you again soon.

Challenges entered

Take care.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Sent with Love


Good morning folks. We have a lovely new challenge beginning at Crafty Girlz today.

We have an inspirational photo for our theme this time.


The colours I have chosen to use are Pink and Brown.

I started with a piece of pink card.  I then cut a piece of white card and die cut around the edges using some corner dies from Tonic.

I then inked an embossing folder using Tattered Rose distress ink, ran it through my calibre and then inked around the edges using Expresso distress ink.

Whilst at Ally Pally I purchased some starlight paints from Imagination Crafts which I have never used before.  Using one of their stencils I cover it using Dried Rose starlight and left to dry then die cut using a square deckled edge die from Tonic.  I also die cut the middle out using the same set of dies.

My sentiment stamped using a Phill Martin stamp and black vcersafine.  I then die cut it out using the flag dies from creative expressions and matted it onto a piece of brown card.

The flowers are stamped using stamps from Dreamees. Expresso distress ink and parchment which I then cut out and shaped.  All finished off with some leaves die cut using a leaf die from creative expressions.

Why not pop over to the challenge to see more ideas from our design team and also to enter your own project into the challenge.  Just follow the link HERE

Thank you for visiting today.  Hope to see you again soon.



Friday, 5 May 2017

QKR StampedeTrain Stamp



Good morning all.

We start a lovely new challenge over at Simply Create Too Blog.


Our theme for challenge 127 is

'Must Use Digi Stamp'

I have used a digi stamp from QKR Stampede which I have taken into Serif Craft Artist.


The craft artist digi kit I used to create this card is called Hobbies Classic Transport.

To see more designs from our DT please follow the link HERE to the challenge blog where you can also enter your own project - don't forget to follow the theme.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope to see you again soon.

Take care.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Have a Lovely Day


My final post today and another challenge starts at Crafty Girls Creations Challenge.

Challenge 35 is Just for Fun.

I love these challenges because I can use anything from my crafty stash and just play.

I picked an embossing folder and inked the embossed side before placing my card in and running it through my caliber.

My main die is called 'Madeline' and is a creative expressions one. The leaves are also die cut from creative expressions dies.

My sentiment is a stamp from the lovely Phill Martin's blossom stamp set.

The flowers are stamps from Chloes Creative Cards stamped onto vellum using embossing powder from cosmic shimmer.  I have used her peony collection and pretty flowers set.

I finished off with some gems in the centre of the flowers.

To see more designs from the rest of our design team AND to enter your own project into the challenge follow the link HERE.

Challenges entered


Thanks for visiting.

See you soon