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Monday, 30 May 2016

IndigoBlu Caitlin

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a lovely chilled relaxed day in the garden yesterday and hoping to do the same today.
Tomorrow is going to be a busy day as got my packing to do for Wednesday as I fly off to see my friend Deb in America!

Rick will be at home looking after the fur babies and having a rest!

IndigoBlu are celebrating 5 years! WOW where has the time gone!

To celebrate I am sharing a card using the beautiful IndigoBlu Caitlin stamp.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card.
2. First layer is brown embossed card.
3. The next layer is white card which I distressed with DI squeezed lemonade, wild honey and spiced marmalade, I then used picked raspberry by dabbing my circle blending tool into the ink and dabbing in circles onto the background, then using a flower stamp by IndigoBlu to create the background.
4. I stamped Caitlin onto stamping card with Memento, coloured image with Copics then cut out with SB Labels 47. I then matted and layered onto card which I had in my stash from my shaving foam and inks technique.
5. Stamped the sentiment using Versafine Sepia, clear embossed, cut out with Labels 47 distressed with squeezed lemonade, distressed the edges with spiced marmalade and adhered to card.
6. To finish off I added gold gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create  #178 - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #34 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - AG with Stamping
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Lace and Pearls

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A beautiful sunny day here this morning.

I have a busy day today, blitzing the house and cleaning the windows too before I go and see my very good friend Deb in America on Wednesday. Getting excited so need to burn off this excess energy I have. Hoping to get into the garden this afternoon if it stays nice.

I hope you all have a wonderful day whatever you have planned.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card, matted and layered green pearlscent card.
2. Matted and layered lilac patterned card and added green strip along the bottom.
3. Over the green strip I adhered lace and pearls.
4. Matted and layered the topper onto SB scalloped circle lilac card.
5. To finish off added a green bow with flower to the centre and the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - G is for Girlie
Chocolate, Coffee Cards #110 - Bingo Middle horizontal row
Crafting with Friends #21 - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party #125 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #29 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for stopping by Today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Man about Town

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Hope you are all keeping well.

Off to visit my parents today looking forward to seeing them both before I go away.

Don't forget to check out my mixed media blog too!

Another male card to share with you today.

I have used 2 CD's from Kraftyhands, Bygone Transport and Man about Town.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 green scalloped edge square card.
2. Matted and layered 2 papers from the Bygone Transport CD which have been distressed with DI bundle sage.
3. Printed topper from Man about Town CD and also distressed with DI bundle sage.
4. Cut out the compass adhered with foam pads for dimension.
5. To finish off added the metal cogs and the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cards 4 Guyz #121 - It's Hip to be Square
Creative Card Crew #113 - Masculine
Deep Ocean #129 - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Always Playing with Paper #74- Masculine + Photo Inspiration
Crafting from the Heart #113 - Always Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Vintage Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today? Did you have a good weekend?

I am so behind with my Christmas cards for this year that I thought I better get a wiggle on and start making them.

A vintage Christmas card!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 deckle edged square Kraft card.
2. Matted and layered gold pearlescent and red checked card onto base card.
3. Matted and layered topper onto gold pearlescent card.
4. Added lace and pearl trim to bottom of card.
5. To finish off distressed around the sentiment before adhering to card with foam pads for dimension.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle #189 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #34 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #281 - Anything Goes
A Bit more Time to Craft #20 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Chrismtas2 - Anything Goes Christmas
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Steampunk Warrior

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Sunday to you all and I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Did you know I have a second blog?
This blog is for my mixed media projects and I do hope you can visit and leave me some love?

Here is the link and if you can follow and support my other blog that would be brilliant!
Thank you!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered pearlescent embossed card.
2. The next layer I distressed white stamping card with Distress ink, vintage photo and ground espresso.
3. I cut out the two Marianne Gear Box dies using bronze pearlescent card.
4. I cut out Marianne Cogs dies using Kraft card and arranged them around the topper as a frame and adhered to card base with foam pads for dimension.
5. To finish off I added black and brown pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #199 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee Cards #109 - Just us Girls
Crafting with Friends #21 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #325 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #108 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #29 - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party #124 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 20 May 2016

Lilypad Dreams

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you are all well!

Had a lovely day yesterday, picked up the last minute bits and bobs for my holiday to America to see my beautiful friend Deb, I am so looking forward to seeing her again.

Today I am sharing a card using another of the beautiful images by Elisabeth Bell.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card with scalloped embossed front.
2. Using Little B heart die I cut out using peach card.
3. I cut out the white heart and stamped the cute little fairy with Memento and coloured with my Copics, I coloured the wings with Spectrum Noir glitter pens.
4. Using Sweet Dixie daisy die and made 2 flowers and added gold gem to the centre.
5. To finish off I made a double bow with peach organza ribbon added bling to the centre and twisted one end and attached with a pearl gem and the other end I tucked under the flower.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge - Make your own Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner #72 - May Flowers
Fab n Funky - 305 - No Designer Papers
Inspiration Destination #86 - Always Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon - Blooming Fun

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Destination Paris

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Wednesday to you all!

A vintage male card to share with you today


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 deckle edged Kraft card.
2. Printed off the backing paper from Crafter's Companion Times Gone by CD, distressed with vintage photo.
3. Attached the aeroplane charm to Baker's twine and wrapped around background card.
4. I matted and layered the topper which has been distressed onto Kraft card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #263 - Vintage
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #156 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #112 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #312 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting and supporting my blog!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 16 May 2016

Wild Flower Beauty

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you are all well and enjoyed your weekend.

I had a brilliant time over in Leeds at a workshop run by the very talented Ian part of Kraftyhands.
If you wish to see what I created then please visit my mixed media blog.

Today's card I have used the beautiful digi image by SamiStamps called Wild Flower Beauty.


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 scalloped white square card.
2. Embossed silver pearlescent card with Sheena Douglass embossing folder, cut with Spellbinder Grande square die. Wrapped peach ribbon around embossed card and attached heart ribbon holder.
3. Printed image onto Sheena Stamping card, coloured with Copics then cut out with Spellbinder Labels 29. Matted and layered onto blue card.
4. Using scrap card from my stash cut out Spellbinder Romantic Vine dies.
5. To finish off added to peach roses to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #169 - Flowers
613 Avenue Create #176 - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle #188 - Ribbon or Lace
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #34 - Always Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess #2 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee Cards 109- Just us Girls
PDE Linky Party #123 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Femme Fatale

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Just back home after a fabulous workshop in Leeds run by Ian and Mike.
I will share my project on my Mixed Media Blog tomorrow!

Today my card is made using Kraftyhands Femme Fatale CD


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered pearlescent yellow card embossed with Regal Swirl embossing folder.
2. I then matted and layered papers from the CD.
3. I wrapped lemon organza ribbon around all layers before adhering to base card.
4. I adhered the sentiment to the topper before adhering to base card with foam pads.
5. To finish off I made a triple bow, added butterflies and pearl gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting-with-Friends #20 -  Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #6 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls #134 - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #101 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #71 - Polka Dots or Stripes

Many thanks for stopping by today and your support!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 13 May 2016

Bloomin Great

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have had a good productive day today. First thing this morning after breakfast hubby and I went for a nice long walk around the canal, came home and had a coffee and then into the craft room.

Managed to get quite a bit done and sharing with you tonight my card for the IndigoBlu challenge.


Step by Step

1. A5 Landscape white card.
2. Cut a piece of white stamping card and distressed with Crushed Olive DI, the taking the 2 sized leaf stamps from IndigoBlu "Bloomin Great" stamp set stamped the whole page using Ground Espresso DI, then mat and layered onto the base card.
3. Stamped the florals with Squeezed Lemonade DI then embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.
I cut out and then using my water brush coloured with Ripe Persimmon DI.
4. Stamped the IndigoBlu dragonfly Dinkie with Ground Espresso DI embossed with clear embossing powder cut out then coloured with Picked Raspberry DI.
5. Finally I stamped the sentiment using Ripe Persimmon DI embossed then inked the edges with DI Crushed Olive.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

IndigoBlu - Spring is in the Air
Aud Sentiments #155 - AG plus Sentiment
Craft Rocket Challenges #15 - Flower Powder
Crafting with an Attitude - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Thursday, 12 May 2016

On the Road

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Thursday to you all!

Well it seems I am really in the swing of my crafting now and so glad that the mojo has returned.
I can't seem to stop at the moment.  I do hope you have visited my mixed media blog as there I showcase my mixed media projects!

A male card today, this time one for the older male.


Step by Step

1. A5 white Landscape card.
2. I matted and layered Kraft card.
3. I printed off the backing paper from the Bygone Transport CD, cut in half diagonally and placed either side of the card.
4. I printed off another sheet of background paper, distressed with ground espresso Distress Ink.
5. To finish off I added the vintage motor topper which I distressed with foam pads and the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #93 - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #85 - Always Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon #341 - Let's hear it for the Boys
The Male Room #35 - Transport
The Crafty Addicts #15 - AG/Add Sentiment
Creative Card Crew #112 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Best Wishes

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all had a wonderful relaxing weekend.
Yesterday hubby and I went out for a nice long walk, the sky was blue with a bit of a breeze and was lovely to get rid of the cobwebs.  I then spent the rest of the day sunbathing in the garden, it would have been rude not too!

Today's card is made using a Hobby House Topper.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square card.
2. Matted and layered navy blue and lilac spotted card which I wrapped navy blue ribbon around before adhering to base card.
3. I attached the scalloped frame to the topper then adhered with foam pads for dimension and added gems around the frame.
4. I created the floral spray using flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
5. To finish off I added gems to the corners and the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #175 - Anything Goes
Crafting when we Can #118 - Add Flowers
The Ribbon Girls - AG plus image
Challenge up your Life #40 - Critters
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today!
Crafty hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Cameo

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?
I had a lovely day yesterday catching up with my friends at Port Sunlight.

Today I have a step by step tutorial for you using Morgan Fitzsimons Cameo Digi Image.


I printed the cameo onto white Sheena Douglass Stamping card and left over night before using my Copics to colour her in and Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the flower.  I then cut her out using Spellbinder Oval die.


Take a piece of A3 Centura pearlescent card score in half and using Spellbinder Scalloped Oval cut through both pieces of card ensuring that you overhang the die at the top. Cut out a single sheet of white Centura card for the top.


Creating an easel card and printing backing papers from Kraftyhands Femme Fatale CD adhered to the front and base of the easel card.  This is the side view.


The front view of the card.


On the base of the card add lace and pearl trim as the stopper for the easel card.


Cut out another small Spellbinder Scalloped Oval in white Centura pearlescent card to mat and layer the image.  Add pearl floral trim around the cameo.


To finish off add pearl strands, white spiral and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts for decoration.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Beautiful Mess #2 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #20 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #323 - Female (Girls) Only
Creative Fingers #107 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World #9 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 6 May 2016

Bygone Transport

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Woohoo Friday and the weekend is nearly upon us!

I picked up my new car on Wednesday and I am one happy little bunny!
I hope you all have a wonderful day!

A vintage male card today using Bygone Transport CD by Kraftyhands.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square card.
2. Matted and layered gold embossed card and background sheet from CD, wrapped Baker's Twine around both layers before adhering to base card.
3. The next 3 layers I distressed with scissors and distressed with DI ground espresso before matting and layering onto card.
4. To finish off I added the bolt, compass and sentiment which have also been distressed.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #92 - Always Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #303 - 3 or more Layers
Inspiration Destination #84 - Always Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges #276 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Clematis

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A happy Wednesday to you all!

My card today is made using one of the new torn stamps by Sheena Douglass.  This is the clematis stamp set and loving these sets of stamps.


Step by Step

1. A5 Kraft Card is the base card and I have wrapped cream ribbon around purple card before adhering to base card.
2. The topper I made by first creating a Ombre effect with Aquatints, I then stamped the image with Versafine in black them embossed with WOW embossing powder. On another sheet of card I stamped again coloured the torn effect and clematis with Aquatints, cut out then decoupaged over the stamped image.
3. I matted and layered the topper onto green card.
4. To finish off I made a double bow and added a resin heart, 3 pearl gems and the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #110 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #310 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #163 - Pearls or Gems
Our Crafty Corner #9 - Always Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Penny Black - Anything Goes with Stamping

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs

Monday, 2 May 2016

Night at the Opera

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all this Bank Holiday Monday!

I am just hoping for some nicer weather this month and the start of some warmer days.

A card today using one of the toppers and papers from Kraftyhands Femme Fatale.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered pink pearlescent card embossed with Regal Damask embossing folder.
2. The next 2 layers are backing papers from the Femme Fatale CD.
3. I then added burgundy lace.
4. I matted and layered the topper onto pink pearlescent card.
5. To finish off I added the birthday sentiment and the paper buttons with ribbon threaded through to create faux bows.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #22 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #261 - AG with Vintage
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies #56 - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Alphabet Challenge - E for Embossing Folders
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #107 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx