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Monday, 23 October 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Belle Butterfly

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How was your weekend?

We have started to have a good clear out downstairs before the decorating begins.
I can't believe how much rubbish we have collected, lots of bags for charity and a few for the bin too!

Today I am sharing my DT project for Digi Doodle Studios using Belle Butterfly.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 red square scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered blue card and heart shaped doily.
3. Printed Belle and coloured with Copics and Spica glitter pens.
4. Added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts along with die cut leaves and pearl stems.
5. To finish off I added the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #68 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #42 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #139 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Crafting #42 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #266 - Anything Goes
As you like it - People or Animals (why) I love colouring people as you can really change the way they look with different colours and variety of embellishments.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 22 October 2017

Stamps by Me 4 Day Deal

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

I hope you are all having a great weekend so far.

I have got quite a bit done yesterday, I have had a declutter of my craft room and have added new sale items such as stamps, embossing folders and dies will be added today to my website.  Please check them out all very reasonable sale prices too! Click the LINK to grab a bargain!

On Tuesday Toni from Stamps by Me will be on Create and Craft for a phenomenal 4 day deal!

These new stamps are gorgeous and also a new set of Generation INX vintage, and you all know I love vintage!

Here are just a couple of samples!


For this card I have stamped image with Distress Ink Vintage Photo and dragged the colour in with water.  The darker areas I used DI walnut stain, I have also used the Cross Stitch Frame dies to frame the image. I cut out the Wish die several times to build up and the last layer is cut with gold card.


For this card I used the new Generation INX Set 4 Burgundy, Orange Yellow and Sea Green to create the background, I then stamped the tree, birds and sentiment with Archival ink. I then cut out the large Maple Leaf die using copper pearlescent card to place over the tree.

I hope that you enjoy the shows and I will be back on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with more samples.

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Mini Mission Inspiration - Geometric

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

How has your day been?

All the houeswork, washing and iron is done and looking forward to watching Strictly Come Dancing!  Do you have a favourite?

I have been decluttering my craft room and have added stamps and embossing folders to my website. Tomorrow I will be adding dies too. Check it out by clicking the LINK, all at reasonable prices too!

Today sharing with you my Mini Mission Inspiration journal page for October.

The theme was Geometrics!


I went with squares, using my geometric stencil along with Stamps by Me square die and Distress Oxides, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio.

This is the Prompt to follow!


If you wish to watch the process on my you tube channel please click the LINK


I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening and thank you for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!


Make a Wish

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Happy Saturday to you all!

A couple of errands to run and then spending rest of day in the craft room!

Today sharing a card using my new Chocolate Baroque stamps.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square base card.
2. Masked off the base card with low tack masking tape into squares.
3. Using Distress Oxides, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Abandoned Coral coloured each square leaving one blank for the sentiment.
4. Using Archival Ink stamped the images and sentiment then coloured with Zig Clean Color pens.
5. To finish off added the black splats.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges!

A bit more time to Craft #54 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #40 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations #30 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #15 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, 20 October 2017

Life is a Wonderful Celebration

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Can you believe it is Friday already, where has this week gone.

Another busy day ahead here in my crafty piece of heaven.

What are your plans for today?

This card I am sharing today is from the new stamps and dies released this week by Toni over at Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square scalloped edge white base card.
2. Using masking tape I masked the base of the card leaving a square exposed.
3. I created the background by using DI stormy sky and forest moss, the sun is a mixture of carved pumpkin and picked raspberry to create a harvest moon.
4. Stamped the silhouette wild flowers, birds and sentiment with archival ink.
5. To finish off I drew a squiggly line around the scene and die cut in black one of the tall flower dies. before adhering to the side. I then highlighted the birds and wild flowers with white gel pen

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #365 - Clean and Simple
Addicted to Stamps #264 - Clean and Simple
Craftaholics R Us #41 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #129 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

My Happy Place

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

A few errands to run this morning and then an afternoon of crafting.

Do you enjoy reading? I do especially in the evenings, especially Tom Clancy and Dan Brown books.

This image from Elisabeth Bell is one of my favourite.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 Kraft square card base.
2. Matted and layered patterned paper from Linda Simpson Designs and book script paper.
3. Wrapped brown lace around one of the layers before adhering both layers to base card.
4. Matted and layered image onto burgundy card.
5. To finish off added the butterflies and the sentiment which reads "This is my Happy Place"

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #188 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #179 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #261 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #68 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #68 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #52 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #51 - Anything goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Steampunk Fayre - A Splendid Day Out

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

As promised here is my post regarding my trip to Morecambe on Sunday to "A splendid day out" Steampunk Fayre.

Both Rick and I had a fabulous day out and I would advice you to pull up a chair and enjoy as there are plenty of photographs.

First up are a couple of photographs of myself in my Steampunk outfit, the hat I decorated myself but is not shown very well in the photographs.  I have done a video on this and if you wish to watch then click the LINK.



These two were taken with the Midland hotel in the background, the inside of this hotel is fabulous!


This is the platform where the Steampunk fayre is held, a beautiful old building built by the Midland Railway Company as the terminus of the former "little" North Western Railway, Morecambe Promenade Station first opened to passengers in 1907. The Promenade station was built to cater for a large influx of passengers. 


Of course I had to visit with Mike doesn't he look brilliant dress up too!


This is Ian who creates the most amazing machines that work with flashing lights and moving parts.
Check out his website Verne Industries.



It is such a shame about these photographs not turning out as well as I wanted but with the lighting reflecting off the camera I couldn't get as good a picture but this lady called Margaret Hesketh had the most fabulous steampunk inspired pieces.  Do check out her shop over on Etsy.


Another lady I met Lisa had this amazing stand which specialises in steampunk and alternative clothing.  The pith helmets are amazing as are their hats too!  If you fancy a nosy at their website P n P Alternative then please visit.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my day in Morecambe!

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafting!