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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Mr Sprocket

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well the last day of April, where did this month go?

I hope you are all well and managing to get some crafting done.

Today's card is made using Imagination Crafts, Stencil and Paper which was designed by Kath Halstead and Sparkle Medium.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square card, I have matted and layered half of a cog.
2. The next layer is bronze pearlsecent card.
3. Onto the patterned card I stencilled Mr Sprocket with Antique Bronze and Gold Shine. Once dry I matted and layered to the base card.
4. Using an assortment of scrap card I cut out the Spellbinder Sprocket and Cog Dies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

QKR Stampede #136 - Guy Cards
613 Avenue Create #121 - A True Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #43 - Always Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards #89 - Use a Die Cut
Bloggers - Stencil It

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Gone Artsy DT Wedding Project

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Oh my goodness, don't know what happened yesterday but apparently I removed some of my comments from you lovely followers! I don't know how this happened! Not a happy bunny!

Today I am sharing my Gone Artsy DT wedding project for April.

The theme this month is spring and I have made a bridesmaids bonnet.

I have used lace and brooch from Gone Artsy Zibbet store. The store will reopen on 4th May and keep a look out for some fabulous new products!


You can see all instructions on how I created this over on the Gone Artsy Blog.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Not just Cards #18 - Always Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks #25 - Anything Goes (no cards)
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  #77 - Anything Goes/Use Lace
That Craft Place - No Cards
Many thanks for visiting Today
Crafty Hugs

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Floral Bouquet

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I want to first thank you all for your support and visits to my blog.

I have got into a routine now of blogging first thing in the morning and then commenting in the evening whilst relaxing.

I must say I am enjoying my new job and it has been great travelling around and meeting new people.

Two new blogs for Personal Impressions have gone live and I would love for your support!

Please go and check them out if you have time, they are going to be educational and product reviews too! It all kicks off on Friday for PI and next Tuesday for Cake2Craft!

Personal Impressions
Cake2Craft

Today's card is a birthday card using a Hobby House Wee Topper


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card with centre folded back to create an easel card.
2. On the base of the card I have used card from First Edition Sweet Owl, added a sentiment and added clear flat back gems.
3. I have matted and layered a piece of the same card as the base, distressed a doily with Dew Drops Versamagic Ink Aloe Vera and around the topper which I have matted and layered with foam pads for dimension.
4. I added a flourish and 3 small blossom flowers from Wild Orchid.
5. I finish off by adding a butterfly and added gems down the body of the butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #57 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #259 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Things with Wings
Not Just Cards #18 - Always Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Flowers

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 27 April 2015

Just Because

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today? Did you all have a good weekend?
Yesterday I spent the day crafting and spending time at home, first weekend at home for a few weeks so hubby and I really enjoyed it!

Today another card made using papers, image and sentiment from Eden CD from Polkadoodles


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card.
2. I printed off paper from the CD then cut out with Grande Scalloped circle die.
3. I then added lace along the bottom half of the card.
4. Printed the image out and cut out with Grande Scalloped circle die then distressed with ink before matting and layering with foam pads.
5. I then added gems across the top of the lace, arranged flowers around one side, added the sentiment and finished off with the gem butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Card Mania Challenges #67 - Flowers
Allsorts Challenge #308 - Bring on the Bling
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment
Chocolate Coffee Cards #89 - Use a Die Cut
Crafts 4 Eternity #223 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #276 - Things with Wings

Many thanks for stopping by today
Crafty Hugs xxx

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Kitty Love

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Sunday everyone!

Had a successful shopping spree yesterday for my holiday.  Bought some new tops, 3/4 cropped trousers, shorts, dresses and sandals too!

As you know I have 2 cats and love them to bits, so I decided to make a card for all Kitty lovers like me!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card with scalloped and embossed front.
2. First layer is blue card with corners punched with X-cut punch.
3. The next layer is Kraft card which I have matted and layered onto the blue card.
4. The topper I distressed with DI Vintage Photo and matted and layered with foam pads.
5. To finish off I added the ribbon, flower gems and heart button.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Not Just Cards Challenges #17 - Always Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #56 - Always Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #103 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Fantasy Fairy

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I am going holiday clothes shopping today as it is only 5 weeks on Wednesday until I go to the USA for the first time. I am so excited!!!

Got some new crafty goodies to play with too so going to be crafting this afternoon!

What are you all doing today?


Step by Step

1. A5 cream card which I have matted and layered bronze pearlesent card cut out with SB scalloped oval die.
2. The next layer is green satin mirri card cut out with oval die.
3. The topper is from Lelli-bot from their Fantasy Fairies Kit and adhered to card with foam pads.
4. I next added the metal square decoration and rose in the centre.
5. To finish off I added the butterfly and sentiment which has been distressed with vintage photo.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge #143 - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #223 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #276 - Things with Wings
Simply Papercraft #3 - Anything Goes or Lots of Layers
Sister Act Card Challenge #103 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 24 April 2015

Thinking of You!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick question for you!

What is your all time favourite colour combination?

I do love the colour purple in any shade, but as colour combinations goes it has to be brown and blue!
It would be lovely if you could tell me yours!

Here is my card, I hope you like it!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card which I have matted and layered blue satin mirri card.
2. The next layer is navy blue card embossed with the floral frenzy embossing folder.
3. I wrapped brown organza ribbon around both layers before adhering to base card.
4. I matted and layered the image onto blue satin mirri card before adhering onto card.
5. To finish off I made a double bow and added a heart button, sentiment and brown pearl gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

As you like it Challenge - Favourite Style Embossing and Why
(I love dry embossing as you can create fabulous backgrounds)
Scrap & Craft #7 - Tie it up use Ribbon or Twine
Crafter's Cafe #113 - Ribbon and/or Lace
Crafty Gals Corner #15 - Girls, Girls, Girls,
Penny's Challenges #224 - Use Spooled Items
Papertake Weekly - Cute as a Button
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tea for Two

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

What is your preferred beverage of choice?

Mine is tea, since I had that bout of nausea at the beginning of this month I find I can't drink milk at all it really upsets my stomach. When I lived in Turkey I used to drink my tea black and must say that I am enjoying black tea very much.

So whatever your preferred beverage then enjoy!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered navy blue card.
2. The next layer is printed from the Femme Fatale CD.
3. The topper is from the Hunkydory Antique Chic Kit which I matted and layered onto navy card.
4. I decoupage the second bird with gel.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and blue gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #66 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #30 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #120 - A True Anything Goes
Come and Get it Challenge - Things that start with B (Birds/Blue)
Scribble and Scrap #42 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

CHA-UK Creative Exchanges Weekend

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

As you all know I went to the CHA-UK Creative Exchanges Event in Coventry on Saturday.
What a fabulous event it was we had lots of seminars and some great keynote speakers such as Leonie Pujol, Joanna Sheen, Sara Davies and Pinterest too.

I met lots of lovely retailers, crafters and manufacturers and had an intense weekend of learning.
I would highly recommend this event to designers as it is so informative and I gleaned so much more information to add to what I already knew.  You are never to old to learn something new!

There were Susie Candlin from Cricut, Woodware with the fabulous Zentangle books and pens, Kay Rutter owner of Hougie Crafts too with her boards, books and DVD's!

In my role as eCommerce Manager for Personal Impressions we had a table to showcasing some of our products as well as 5 prizes for the attendees.  On the last day the contents of the contents of our display was also given as prizes too.



After dinner on Saturday we were given a cupcake to decorate with Decopatch paper.
Here is my effort.



I took a workshop taken by the very talented Sara Naumann, we made 2 cards using products from Indigoblu. We were also given a goodie box by them too.



On Sunday it was a full on day of seminars at lunchtime we had the wonderful Leonie give a talk about her journey in the craft world and was so inspirational, I even got my photo taken with her, we have been friends for a number of years now and it was lovely to catch up with her.


In the evening we had a Onesie Party, sorry no photograph of me in a Onesie but oh my we sure had a great evening, we had to decorate our Onesies and they were judged, I went with abstract and had a great evening. Here is a photograph of some of the members in theirs.  We sure did get some strange looks from members of the public staying at the hotel.


Monday was another busy day and it was of course time to say our farewells.

I would like to thank Craig de Souza, Sarah Hurley and Sara Naumann for just a fabulous event.
It was the first event and went like clockwork!
Now I am looking forward to next year!

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have enjoyed my post!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx




Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Monochrome Dream

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have had a fabulous weekend at the CHA-UK Creative Event in Coventry

I met lots of lovely people and made loads of new friends which I hope will see again.
It was a informative and of great help. If you fancy going next year check out the CHA-UK Page on Facebook!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Today a vintage monochrome card.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered black card.
2. The next layer is white centura pearlescent card.
3. I added black lace across the bottom of the card and a strand of double sided pearls.
4. The image I have matted and layered at an angle onto black and white pearlescent card.
5. To finish off I added the black feather and 3 roses from Wild Orchid.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #56 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #258 - Always Anything Goes
Not just Cards Challenges  #17- Always Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la-Creations #178 - At Least 5 Layers

Many thanks for stopping by today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 20 April 2015

Christmas Sledging

Good Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well the last day of a fabulous weekend here in Coventry.
Travelling back home later on today!

A Christmas card to share with you, just for a change!

I have used Merry Sledding Snow Baby by Elisabeth Bell


Step by Step

1. White shaped card card
2. First layer patterned cream and gold card.
3. Second layer red and gold card cut out with SB Labels 26.
4. Stamped the image onto Supersmooth card and cut out with SB Labels 26, coloured with copics and used Woodware Fluffy Stuff on the snowflakes.
5. To finish off I added the ribbon sentiment and wooden holly corners.

Many thanks for stopping by today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Vintage Love

Good Morning Crafty Friends Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

Second day of the CHA-UK Creative Event in Coventry.

A vintage card to share today.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white cream card, down the left side if have matted and layered floral card printed from the Kraftyhands Femme Fatale CD.
2. The next layer is from their paper pack, love this stripped paper.
3. The postcard is from my stash and I think it is from Aspire.
4. The image I printed off from my computer, I added the lace across the bottom half of the card.
5. To finish off I added the pearls across the top of the lace, the tag sentiment with cream ribbon.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxx

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Lilac Flower Fairy

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Another quick post this morning as I need to pack for my weekend away.

I hear you ask yourself where is she going now?

Well I am off to Coventry for the CHA-UK Creative Exchanges through work!
My first time at this event and looking forward to catching up with lots of my friends.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Step by Step

1. White shaped card which I have threaded white and purple polka dot ribbon through and made a bow.
2. I matted and layered the Hobby House topper which I have added faux stitching around to purple mirri card, I added glitter to her wings.
3. I made a spray of flowers using stick pin, pearl flower spray in shades of purple
4. To finish off I added the glitter sentiment and the dragonfly charm to the centre of the bow.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #242 - Fairy
Cute Card Thursday #369 - Charmed (dragonfly)
Scrap and Craft Challenges #7 - Ribbon or Twine
Crafting by Designs - Shaped Cards
Crafty Creations Challenges #287 - Seeing Spots
Pinspirational Challenges #138 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Butterfly Birthday

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Friday, whew that sure sneaked up on me!

How has your week been? 
I have been very busy but it has been enjoyable.

A birthday card to share with you today!


Step by Step

1. A5 pearlescent base card which I have matted and layered patterned card from Hunkydory kit
2. The image I have matted and layered with foam pads.
3. Along the top of the first layer I have added a strand of dangle pearls.
4. To finish off I added the birthday sentiment and metal butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Gal's Corner #15 - Vintage
Creative Moments #66 - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges #223 - One for the Girls
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #101 - Things with Wings

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Ike's Muse

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all?
Well here we are again Thursday already!

Today's card is made using Ike's World Muse 3 which I won from a challenge.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. First layer is pink pearlescent card which I have wrapped ribbon around before adhering to base card.
3. I printed the image onto supersmooth and coloured with Copic's cut out then matted and layered onto silver pearlescent card.
4. To finish off I added the sentiment and 2 pearl flat back gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - A Digital Goes
Fattastic Tuesday #81 - Anything goes Add some Pearls
Penny's Challenges #223 - One for the Girls
Inspiration Destination #29 - Always Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #42 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Get Well Soon

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

An early post before I start work.

Rick also sends his thanks to you all for his birthday wishes, he was spoilt!

Here is a card to add to my stock, a get well soon, these are always handy to have.

Enjoy your day whatever you are up to!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card, I matted and layered striped card printed from Femme Fatal CD.
2. The next layer is half of a vintage card, I raised the topper with foam pads.
3. I added lace down the left side with string of pearls.
4. To finish off I added the sentiment and a metal corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #55 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion Challenges #257 - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges #17 - Always Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la-Creations  #178- At Least 5 Layers
Sister Act Card Challenge  #101 - Anything Goes
Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Happy Birthday Rick

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today is my lovely hubby Rick's 60th Birthday.

We had a surprise get together at the weekend over in Alderley Edge where all the family came to help us celebrate.  It sure was good to catch up with the family!

Today it is just hubby and I so taking him out for an evening meal and to pick up his new bicycle!


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 white square card which I have matted and layered brown embossed card.
2. The next layer is from my stash and can't remember which company!
3. Wrapped Baker's Twine around both layers and tied a knot.
4. I printed off the image and distressed the edges before matting and layering with foam pads
5. To finish off I added the compass with 60th in the centre and the sentiment which has been distressed.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #119 - A True Anything  Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #7 - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #42- Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #28 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 13 April 2015

Just a Special Note

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

We will be travelling home today after saying our farewells to our family.

This card I dedicate to you all for your continued support and visits!

I hope you are all well.


Step by Step

1. A5 bronze pearlescent card, first layer is card from Anne Marie Designs.
2. The next layer is from Docrafts Chronology kit and the verse is from Hunkydory.
3. I added a piece of burlap on the other side of the card.
4. To finish off I added the sentiment.

Many thanks for your visits and 
comments whilst I have been away.
Catch up with you all later today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Birthday Cocktail

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

This is a scheduled post as I have taken hubby away to meet the family for a surprise get together to help celebrate his 60th birthday on Tuesday.

We will be coming home tomorrow so will tell you all about it then.

A female card to share today.


Step by Step

1. A4 black card scored to create an A5 landscape card.
2. First layer is red card which I have matted and layered gold pearlescent card onto before adhering to the base card.
3. The topper I have matted and layered with foam pads for dimension.
4. I added a black feather and adhered the sentiment over the feather.
5. To finish off I added black pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TBA

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Best Friends!

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today I am taking hubby away for his birthday.
We are meeting up with his family in Alderley Edge as he will be 60 on Tuesday.

I can't wait to see his face as he has no idea!

Today I have used Best Friends a stamp I won from Elphine House


Step by Step

1. Cream Pearlescent card used to create a centre stepper card.
2. On the 2 side panels I have used Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper and then adhered lace flowers with purple gems to the centres.
3. First layer is purple card cut out with SB Labels 29.
4. I stamped the image onto supersmooth card and coloured with my Copics, then cut out with Labels 29.
5. To finish off I added the heart embellishments, sentiment and 3 pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity #221 - Texture
Simply Papercrafts #2 - Freestyle
Sister Act Card Challenge #101 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe #111 - Shaped Cards
Inspiration Destination #28 - Always Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #54 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 10 April 2015

Birthday Rose

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well this week sure has gone by very quick!

Arrived home last night after a very busy few days in my new job.
Had a good journey home until I hit the M6 then I crawled all the way.
I was shattered by the time I got home, it was lovely to call in and see Kath on my way home.
My hubby and fur babies were glad to see me too.

A DL card landscape to share today!


Step by Step

1. DL white card placed on its side to create a landscape card.
2. First layer is rose patterned card from the Femme Fatale CD by Kraftyhands.
3. The topper I have matted and layered with foam pads.
4. I added a metal corner and a rose distressed with DI tattered rose.
5. I added the sentiment to finish off.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #118 - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges #222 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #131 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #7 - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #41 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx



Thursday, 9 April 2015

Songbird

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How is your week going so far?

Mine is very busy but enjoyable and learning new things too!

My card today to share is made using Hunkydory Vintage Chic topper


Step by Step

1. Pale blue pearlescent card scored and folded to create an A5 card.
2. I matted and layered the topper onto silver pearlescent card.
3. Using metal flower I cut to create leaves and added pearl strands and an array of blue flowers.
4. To finish off I added the silver corner and the birthday sentiment.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx 



Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Scilla Fairy

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I made good time yesterday and had a fabulous day meeting the new people I will be working with at Personal Impressions.

Lots of work to get done before I make my way back home on Thursday but totally loving it.

Today my card is made using Crafty Sentiments Scilla Fairy which I won in a challenge.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square scalloped embossed card.
2. First layer is pearlescent green card which I have attached yellow lace along the bottom.
3. I printed the fairy onto supersmooth, cut out with SB Oval die and then coloured with Copcis and glittered the wings.
4. I cut out a yellow butterfly using SB Papillion 2 die and added pearls to the body.
5. To finish off I added the lillies and the sentiment.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx