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Friday, 31 May 2013

It's a Girl!

Good morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

WOW the sun is shining here and we have blue skies with wispy clouds.  Hoping to get some crafting done today as already completed a lot of DT admin work so after lunch I get to play.

Today's creation is a canvas I have made this time for a girl!


Recipe

1.  18 x 24 cm canvas painted with Pebeo white Gesso and Pebeo Acrylic Paint Antique Rose, I then painted over lightly with magnolia matt emulsion.
2. I stamped the feet and hands using Momento London Fog.
3. The Stork is from Stampography which you can purchase at Kraftyhands and has been embossed with WOW embossing powder Magenta Twinkle
4. The sentiment is made using Martha Stewart's Crafter's Clay and Alphabet Mould.
5.  Added cream lace around and 2 roses in the corners.
6. To finish off I have added a spray of flowers with a strand of gems and a scroll and teddy ribbon along the bottom.


Thank you for visiting today
Hugs xxxxx


Thursday, 30 May 2013

Follow your Heart

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Friends

What a funny old day it has been today.  Shopped for food this morning and LOL I didn't lie in today was up  early as is the norm and the went to Ikea and bought quite a few of the Mirror's.  You know the one's I am talking about. :)  Then this afternoon just pottering.  Not managed to get any crafting done today just a lot of admin done and still more to do.  No crafting for me then!

Today's card is something I made yesterday.


Recipe

1.  Mount board has been painted with Pebeo Acrylic paint in Blueberry, I then spritzed Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Silver over and using a sponge sponged.
2.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with WOW Embossing Powders Magical Mauve.  I then stamped the sentiment again using Stazon offsetting this to give a shadow
3.  I stamped the swirl and coloured with Distress Inks Forest Moss and Chipped Sapphire
4. The leaves and large flower were stamped straight onto the mountboard and coloured the leaves with Distress Inks.  For the flower I have used Pebeo High Viscosity Acrylics in Violte, and Primary Yellow, DYNA Iridescent Violet Blue, Iridescent Orange Yellow
5.  Onto a piece of Centura Pearl card I stamped the smaller flower and coloured them using the above acrylics.  The small flowers on the swirl have been stamped with Copic V28 Eggplant.
6. To finish off I embossed all around the frame with WOW Embossing Powder Silver
7.  I made an Easel card by mounting the mountboard onto Centura Pearl card and then the card base is Silver pearlescent card.  I wrapped lilac ribbon around the matt on the base of the card and made a bow.



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Kraftyhands Summer of '59 Samples

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

This afternoon as 12 noon on Create and Craft Mike and Ian will be debuting their new CD called Summer of '59.  I would like to share my samples with you.  I hope you enjoy the shows which I am sure will be full of fabulous crafty goodies.  You can also purchase this from Kraftyhands Website by clicking here.









Thank you for visiting today
Hugs xxxxx


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Wild Lillies

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I spent yesterday catching up with my blogging buddy Kath (MuckyPaws) following her return from her holiday to Vietnam.  We spent most of the morning chatting, drinking plenty of coffee and just generally deciding what we where going to do in the afternoon.

I had taken some of the Imagination Crafts Masks and Sparkle Medium and I was happy just playing making lots of lovely toppers to make into cards.  That is what I have spent today doing.


Recipe

1. 8 x 8 white card which I have stenciled using Scrolls mask and PanPastels Phthalo Green
2.  Wrapped white sheer ribbon around the card.
3. First layer Silver Mirri card die cut with Spellbinder Grande Labels 23
4. Topper has been made using Wild Lily Mask and Silver Sparkle Medium and then cut out with above die.
5.  The 2 butterflies were cut out using Cherry Lynn Exotic Butterfly small #2 with silver mirri card
6. To finish off I have added pearl gems and best wishes


Thank you for visiting today
Hugs xxxxx


I want to ride my bicycle!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well from the title of my post you might be thinking well does she?  The answer is a definite NO!  I can't ride a bike and don't even want to try.  I did when I was younger and fell off, was never very good so I prefer to walk or get in my car!

Today my card features a young girl riding her bike hence the title of the post.


Recipe

1.  Scalloped circle card from my stamp which I have stamped a flower from my stash using Dew Drops VersaMagic Oasis Green, I then glittered the centres.
2. The next layer I have cut out using Spellbinder Scalloped Circle die and distressed with PanPastels Phthalo Green.
3. The topper is from HobbyHouse and I distressed around the circle with oasis green and then added glitter.
4. To finish off I added the sentiment and 3 pink roses and a lily with beads.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx




Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Final GDT for Tuesday Throwdown

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Friends

Today is my last day as guest designer over at Tuesday Throwdown.  I would like to thank Davi and all the team for such a fun 4 weeks as guest designer.  It has been a pleasure working with you all.

Today we are sponsored by Lawn Fawn and our theme is Summer Reading.  I chose Harry Potter as my book and was sent the Critters Ever After stamp set.



Recipe

1.  8 x 8 square card
2. Backing papers are printed from the Internet which I have distressed with my Tim Holzt paper Distresser
3.  All images have been stamped onto Stampography Card and coloured with Graph It Markers
4. To finish off I have added 3 brown buttons  and a wooden dragon button.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx


Monday, 27 May 2013

It's a Boy!

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well as predicted the rain arrived early this afternoon!  At least we had some sunshine for 2 of the days.  I managed to get lots of washing out and dried.  Anyway today I have been having a crafty old time in my craft room.  I have managed to get a couple of blog posts scheduled and made a couple of cards too!

Today's make is a canvas that I have had an idea for for a while.  I hope you like it!



Recipe

1. 8 x 8 square canvas which I have painted with a mixture of  Liquitex clear Gesso and Pebeo  blue and white acrylic paint.  Once this was dry I added a layer of PVA dried this with heat gun then I painted again with cream matt emulsion and dried this.
2.  I then too 2 pieces of netting and adhered to the canvas with Modge Podge.  The teddies along the bottom where also attached with Modge Podge
3.  The wooden corner piece I painted with cream matt emulsion,
4. The picture of the baby is from my stash and has been painted on with Modge Podge.  
5.  I made a bow with lace added pearls and a blue flower with pearls.
6.  The sentiment was made with Martha Stewart paper clay and Alphabet mold.
7.  To finish off I have added 3 flowers.


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I Love you Bunches

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

What a beautiful couple of days we have had here.  Today the sun was shining first thing and now as I type this the sun has gone and the clouds are rolling in...  I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.  Didn't get any crafting done yesterday as I was feeling under the weather but feeling a lot better today.

Here is a card I made a couple of days ago.  Love this image by Mo Manning which is called Bunches she reminds me of my granddaughter Alice.


Recipe

1. Pink shaped card 6 x 6
2. First layer has been cut out using Spellbinder Die Labels 1 using Gold pearlescent card
3. The image is a topper from HobbyHouse which I have distressed the edges with PanPastels Red Tint
4. I wrapped pink organza ribbon around the gold card and tied to faux bows either side
5. To finish off I have added pink pearl gems and a Birthday Sentiment

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx




Sunday, 26 May 2013

Lacy Sunshine's #9 Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

It is that time again for our new challenge over at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  This fortnight it is "Anything Goes".  I was given Lil Dinosaur to play with which you can purchase from Lacy Sunshine the only official and authorised shop to purchase these digis.

The winner of our challenge receives $30 dollars to spend in Lacy Sunshine.  We look forward to seeing your creations.


Recipe

1. Card base is from my stash which I have used Apple Blossom Mask from Imagination Crafts with PanPastels Bright Yellow Green Tint.
2. The first layer is gold mirri card which has been cut out using Spellbinder Decorative Circles
3.  I have created a scene then brought my Lil Dinosaur into the programme and printed out.  I then coloured my image with Graph It Markers and cut out using Spellbinder Circle Die.
4. To finish off I have added gem flowers and a sentiment.

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Hugs xxxxx


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Friends Forever

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well what a fabulous day it has turned out to be today!  The sun is out, the sky is blue and hubby is a happy little bunny!  Two washer loads are done and out on the line and I have my window opened in my craft room and waiting for a canvas to dry before I can decorate it.

Today I would like to share a canvas I made earlier in the week for our weekly challenge in our Mad Crafters Giggle Facebook Group.  I so enjoyed getting inky with this one.


Recipe

1.  Painted the canvas first with clear Gesso from Liquitex.
2.  I then stippled Sparkle Medium in Blue Sapphire over the whole of the canvas, once this was dry I used Imagination Crafts Flourishes Mask and PanPastels Magenta to add detail. I then went over the entire canvas with Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire
3.  The butterflies are from Sheena Douglass' Paint Fusion Butterfly stamps set and painted with Pebeo Paints.
4. I added two silver corners and an assortment of flowers and leaves along one side.
5. To finish off I have added a sentiment and pearl swirls as butterfly trails.



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Hugs xxxxx


Friday, 24 May 2013

Fairy Moon Dust

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A good crafting day today, got a lot of crafting done and dusted and a couple of other project ideas written down so I have plenty to keep me going this weekend.  I love it when my ideas start to gel and I know what I am doing LOL!

Anyway here is one of my ideas that has been itching to be made into a card!


Recipe

1.  8 x 8 white square card
2. First layer is white card which I have designed using Imagination Craft Apple Blossom Stencil and PanPastel Violet Tint.  To set the PanPastel I have sprayed Spray and Sparkle Iridescent spray.
3. I then mat and layered the topper (this is preprinted and designed by Lavinia Stamps) onto Purple pearlscent card.
4.  On the topper I have stamped in Memento Ink London Fog the rabbits, I then stamped the fairy with VersaMark and used WOW Magical Mauve embossing powder.  The leaves were embossed using WOW Sparkling Snow.  I wrapped white and gold ribbon around the topper before layering.
5. I wrapped white lace along the bottom and added 3 buttons, a butterfly was added to the topper and a sentiment to finish off the card.


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Hugs xxxxx


One for the Men

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Friends

Friday woohoo, bank holiday weekend too.  We haven't any plans this weekend we are going to see what the weather is like before we decide on what we are going to do.  I know hubby has a lot of bulbs to plant so fingers crossed he can get out and plant them.  Me mmmmmmmmmmmm now what shall I do?  Yes that is right playing in my craft room, well it would be so rude not too!

Here is today's card for you, I have used a combination of CD crafting with my stamps and distress inks.



Recipe

1. 8 x 8 cream scalloped square card.
2.  Papers are from Kraftyhands CD's which I have distressed with my paper distresser.  The polka dot card has been distressed with DI Brushed Corduroy and the gingham card has been distressed with DI Wild Honey.
3. Onto the polka dot and gingham paper I have stamped the chicken wire with Distress Embossing Ink and used WOW Embossing Powder Regular Bark the stamp is from Kaiser Crafts.  The clock is from Personal Impressions.  I have brushed over the clock face with Distress Crackle Paint.
4.  The image I have printed off from Kraftyhands Man about Town CD and distressed the edges with DI Vintage Photo and then painted the topper with Distress Crackle Paint
5.  I have added a bicycle charm.


Thank you for stopping by Today 
Hugs xxxxx


Thursday, 23 May 2013

Wish

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

At last managed to get some project done today. Whew!  Got inky fingers but thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I can't show you what I have been working on yet but I can show you this little tag I have made for a challenge on one of the Facebook groups I am in.



Recipe

1. On the base of the tag I used the Acorn Mask from Imagination Crafts and using Distress Ink Wild Honey I stencilled the image onto the base. I then distressed the image using PanPastels Orange.
2.  Using the 3 trees mask I inked through the mask with Distress Ink Vintage Photo.
3.  I then used Fran'tage aged black embossing enamel on the bottom. I then used my embossing pen on the sides of the trees and Cosmic Shimmer Gold embossing powder.
4.  I then distressed the edges of the tag with Gilding Wax in Cast Bronze.
5.  The sentiment I distressed the edges with DI Vintage Photo and then added Cosmic Shimmer Gold embossing powder.
6.  To finish off I wrapped some rafia around the base and added 3 pearl gems, added the humming bird charm with a brad and string and raffia at the top.



Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx


Wild Flowers

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post from me this morning as I have lots of crafting to get done today and also start some other projects that have been buzzing around in my head for a while.

Today's card is another one using Wild Flowers Stencil from Imagination Crafts.


Recipe 

1.  Base card is 8 x 8 dusky pink square
2.  I have added a border strip across the middle which I have wrapped Rik Rak ribbon around and tied a faux bow and added a flower charm.
3. The next layer is green and white polka dot card which I have curved the corners with my X-Cut
4.  The topper is patterned glossy card from Imagination Crafts designed by Lavinia Stamps.  I have used the Wild Flower stencil and used Sparkle Medium Sage Green on the flowers.  On the dragonflies I have used Sparkle Gel and once dry dusted over with PanPastels Magenta.  Again I have curved the corners with  X-Cut corner punch.
5. To finish off I have added flower buttons, sentiment and Card Candi


Thank you for visiting today
Hugs xxxxx


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Tilly the Reader

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well what a day! So many plans for today but have been side tracked (excitingly so) but can't say anything yet.  Managed to get one card made LOL.

My head is a buzzing with ideas and projects I need to get done but I just can't seem to make them gel!  It is driving me mad!  Do you get days like that?  Anyway here is my card for today.


Recipe

1. Base card is from my stash which I cut down to measure 21 cm x 28 cm and made a stepper card scoring at 3 cm, 6cm 14cm and 17cm
2. I have added white ribbon to the bottom and attached the words Happy Birthday from the Tattered Lace Dies using pale blue pearlescent card
3. Using Spellbinder Labels 29 I cut out pearlescent card and adhered to the centre step.
4.  Tilly from Fredericka CD by Polka Doodles was printed onto Ultimate card and coloured with Graph It Markers then cut out using the above Spellbinder die.  I then distressed around the image with PanPastels Ultramarine Blue Tint.
5.  To finish off I have used pearl swirls on either side of the stepper.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx




Sparkle Butterfly

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

We have sunshine here today, don't know how long it will last but fingers crossed.  A bit windy and wouldn't you know it it is bank holiday weekend this weekend and the weather doesn't look very promising.  Oh well will just have to craft then won't I? :)

Today's card was made using Imagination Crafts Stencils and Sparkle Medium.


Recipe

1.  Shaped card which I have distressed with PanPastels Magenta Tint
2.  First layer is green polka dot mirri card cut out using Spellbinder Grande Circle die
3.  The topper I have cut out using Spellbinder Decorative Circle using patterned card designed by Lavinia stamps.  I stenciled the butterfly using Imagination Crafts Butterflies stencil using Sparkle Medium Antique Pink.
4. I added a string of silver balls with some flowers, clear gems and a sentiment to finish off my card.



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Hugs xxxxx




Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Dragonfly's and Poppies

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I would like firstly to welcome my new followers, I hope you enjoy your visits and my creations help to inspire you.

Today I have made a card using products from Imagination Crafts.  I have had a good day pottering today, made a couple of cards and playing around with ideas I have for future projects.  Some of them Design Team work and some altered art too!  I love these kind of days.  If you are looking for the post for the Design Team call for Imagination Crafts please click here


Recipe

1. 8 x 8 black square card
2.  The dragonflies and poppies is a mask from Imagination Crafts which I have stencilled onto acetate and used Sparkle Medium in Bright Red, once dry I layered this onto pale pink patterned card.
3.  The frame is made by using Spellbinder Grande Square and Labels 1 onto mirri card
4.  To finish off I have coloured a charm dragonfly and wooden dragonfly with my Graph It Markers.


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Hugs xxxx


GDT Tuesday Throwdown

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

This week is my third week as guest designer over at Tuesday Throwdown.  This week's challenge is sponsored by My Grafico and the theme is "Sail Away"




Recipe

1.  Polka Dot Stepper card.
2. Image printed onto Neenah Card and coloured with Graph It Markers and cut out using Spellbinder Decorative Labels 20 Die then distressed with PanPastels Phthalo Blue
3. The sentiment was computer generated and printed onto Neenah card and distressed with PanPastels Red then cut out with Spellbinder Die
4. To finish off I have added buttons and a charm.



Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 20 May 2013

Vintage Car

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Whew where has today gone?  I have been busy working on stuff behind the scenes on new projects and of course getting plans in place for the new challenge blog due to start on 1st July.  I am so excited and can't thank Sue and Harvey enough for giving me this opportunity.

Today's card is for a male relative, need to get a few more of these made as I have plenty of male relatives with birthdays in the next couple of months.


Recipe

1.  6 x 6 Kraft square card 
2.  The first layer is from Imagination Crafts which I have stamped "cracked glass" stamp from Visible Image in Distress Inks Peeled Paint.  I distressed the edge of the paper with my scissors and then used peeled paint.
3. I stamped the sentiment and the car (both from Visible Image) onto white card with Versamark and embossed with WOW Embossing powders.  I distressed the sentiment using DI Vintage Photo
4. I wrapped Baker's twin around the first layer and added a couple of tool brads from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx




Sunday, 19 May 2013

Make a Wish

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Sunday evening already!  Where has this weekend gone?  I hope you have all had a fabulous day and managed to get some crafting done.

I have had a lovely 2 days of crafting, I managed to play with some of my new goodies I got at Port Sunlight last weekend.  Tonight's card is made using a new digi called Girl sitting with Bird by Jo Davies at Time for Tea.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 square card base with decorated edges which I have distressed with PanPastels Phthalo Blue
2. Silver mirri card cut out with Spellbinder square die I have edged with lace.
3.  The image has been printed onto Ultimate Graphic Paper from Polka Doodles and coloured with Graph It Markers.  I then cut out using Spellbinder Asian Motif and distressed with PanPastels Red Tint
4.  I stamped the sentiment and cut out using Spellbinder Asian Accents and distressed with PanPastels Red Tint.
5. To finish off I have added blue buttons and pink gems


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx




Three Trees

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Friends

I hope you had a great evening, what did you think of the Eurovision?  Voting is just a joke, but Graham Norton was fabulous as always.  He sure is a good replacement for Sir Terry!

Today's cards is one that I prepared yesterday but just had to make it into a card.


Recipe

1. Card base is 8 x 8 cream card
2. First and second layers are pearlescent card orange and brown cut out with Spellbinder Grande Square dies.
3. The topper is paper designed by Lavinia Stamps, I have used the Three Trees mask from Imagination Crafts and used Sparkle Medium Antique Brown
4.  The butterflies are made using Martha Stewart molds .
5.  To finish off I have added gems to the four corners.



Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx