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Monday, 31 October 2016

Three wise gentlemen

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today?

Happy Halloween and I hope you stay safe whilst out trick or treating.

A male vintage card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 gold pearlescent square card.
2. Matted and layered black and news print card, before adhering to base card wrapped the clock ribbon around lower quarter of the layers.
3. Stamped the image 3 wise gentlemen from Crafty Individuals onto Supersmooth with Versafine vintage sepia, embossed with WOW clear embossing powder. then distressed with vintage photo.
4. Matted and layered image onto black card.
5. To finish off added the metal corner and the sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps #134 - Lots of Layers + Stamp
Eclectic Ellapu - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Crafty Girls Creations #28 - Always Anything Goes
Perfectly Created Chaos #4 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #95 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

WOW October is nearly over, this month has whizzed by!

Only 9 weeks to Christmas now, still got a few more presents to buy and then I am done.
Just got to wrap the presents up which is not something I particularly enjoy.

Today a Christmas card to share using another of the new Christmas stamps called Victorian Christmas.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. Matted and layered Christmas papers from my stash.
3. Stamped image onto supersmooth and coloured with my Copic markers and Spica glitter pens, distressed around the image with vintage photo. Matted and layered image onto teal card before adhering to base card with foam pads.
4. Added lace along the bottom with pearl trim.
5. To finish off added the red berry and white rose.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #43 - Anything Goes
Alphabet CB - R for Recipe (Pearls/Stamp/Lace)
Crafty Girls Creations #28 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #387 - Lets make a start on Christmas

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Saturday, 29 October 2016

The Perfect Tango

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

An early post as in Leeds for a workshop today.

So looking forward to catching up with Mike and my crafting friends too.

Today a dance card, I would love to be able to do the tango, especially the Argentinian tango.


Step by Step

1. Black 6 x 6 square card.
2. Matted and layered musical card with black ribbon wrapped around before adhering to base card.
3. Stamped image onto supersmooth with Versafine black onyx then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then coloured image with Derwent pencil, trimmed the image down and matted and layered onto red pearlescent card before adhering to base card.
4. Made a double bow with red ribbon and added the guitar charm.
5. To finish off added the white rose cabochon.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Friends #43 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #30 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #119 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #39 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 28 October 2016

Brown Sugar #222 Challenge

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today I am sharing my final design team project for Brown Sugar.

This week the theme is Birthday and we are sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.


Store - http://lacysunshine.weebly.com
Blog - http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.uk


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 square scalloped edge base card.
2. Matted and layered red polka dot card and yellow pearlescent card.
3. Printed Bashful Boo Balloon image onto supersmooth card then cut out with Sweet Dixie die. I then coloured with Copic Markers.
4. Wrapped blue ribbon around both layers and made a double bow.
5. To finish off I added the bling butterfly, blue pearl gems and blue button.

Many thanks for visiting
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Eileen's Workshop

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

YAY it's Friday, the most wonderful day of the week.

Last Saturday I was very luck to take a workshop which was run by the very talented Eileen Godwin. We have been friends in blog land and Facebook for a number of years and have always admired her work.  It was lovely to finally meet her and it was a fabulous day.

I also got to meet a couple of my crafting friends and made new friends too.

Here are photographs of  what we created at the workshop.





I learnt new techniques and will be certainly recreating these in future projects.

If you ever get the opportunity to take a workshop by Eileen, I would definitely recommend you do. She is a very talented lady and funny too which made the day.

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Steampunk Lady Captain

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

An early post this morning as off to the dentist to have a tooth out.
Not looking forward to this as it always knocks me for 6 and not good for anything or a few hours.

A steampunk card today using Deep Red steampunk lady captain.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card with corners punched with x-cut corner punch.
2. Matted and layered navy blue and patterned card onto base card.
3. Stamped image onto supersmooth with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with clear embossing powders, distressed around image with Di stormy sky and coloured image with Derwent colouring pencils, then matted and layered image onto navy blue card.
4. Cut out the feathers with Kraft card, distressed with ground espresso.
5. To finish off added cog and key to feathers and distressed sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sunny Day Crafting #20 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #143 - One for the Girls
Love to Scrap #88 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #43 - Anything Goes
Pencil Case #31 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Christmas Baubles

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A nice crafty day today with Kath and I will be getting inky with stamping and inking too!

Today's card is made using IndigoBlu's Bauble Flourish.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card with corners punched using x-cut corner punch.
2. Mated and layered gold pearlescent card.
3. Stamped the bauble flourish onto white card with Versafine crimson red along with the sentiment and embossed with clear embossing powder.
4. I then punched the corners and added gingham ribbon around one corner before adhering to base card.
5. To finish off I added the double bow.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration #166 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - AG with Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart #133 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #335 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx




Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Autumn, the year's last...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A busy day today, editing and prepping video which will be live tonight over on my mixed media blog.

This is the last of my Autumn makes for this year.

I have used stamps and stencils from Clarity Stamp.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square card with corners punched with x-cut corner punch.
2. The first layer I distressed around the edges with DI ripe persimmon then using
the maple leaf stencil, stencilled with DI ground espresso.
3. To create the tipper I distressed the card with DI pickled raspberry and dried marigold, I then lay down the circles stencil from the basic backgrounds and using water removed the ink.
4. Once this was dry I drew around 3 of the circles with Copic multiliner.  I then stamped the maple leaf stamps and sentiment with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.
5. To finish off I made a double bow with string and added a leaf from my garden.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Clarity - Circles and Squares
Eclectic Ellapu - Autumnal
Crafting with Friends #30 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy #175 - Shades of Autumn
Simply Papercrafts #39 - Anything Goes
Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxx


Monday, 24 October 2016

Sepia Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Monday to you all!

Did you all have a good weekend? I had a lovely weekend, on Saturday I went to a workshop run by the very talented Eileen Godwin and yesterday went to the Steampunk fair in Morecombe. I adore Steampunk and have for a very long time. My head is whizzing with so many ideas.

A sepia Christmas card to share with you today using Stag Cliffhange stamp by Indigoblu.


Step by Step

1. Cream DL card which I have matted and layered Kraft card which I have distressed with DI ground espresso.
2. Onto cream card I stamped the Stag image from IndigoBlu with Versafine Vintage sepia then embossed with clear embossing powder. I then distressed the edges.
3. I then matted and layered onto bronze pearlescent card before adhering to base card.
4. To finish off I added cream lace and pearl trim.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Fashionable Stamping #116 - Trees
52 CCT - Embossing
CHCC #304 - Use a Sentiment
Creative Knockouts #164 - Embossing
Perfect Created Chaos #4 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Believe in your Dreams

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a wonderful day yesterday at the workshop, finally meeting Eileen and catching up with my crafting friends. 

We had lots of fun and laughter too as well as creating some amazing pieces.

Today I am sharing a card I have made using product from my friend Dali of DaliArt.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered teal pearlescent card.
2. I used Pentart glitter paste in purple through the floral stencil, once dry I then cut out with SB grande circle die.
3. I stamped the sentiment and frame with Versafine imperial purple then embossed with clear WOW embossing powder then cut out with beaded circles, I then distressed with peacock feathers.
4. I die cut the butterflies, stamped with peacock feathers and embossed with clear embossing powder.
5. To finish off I made double bow with purple ribbon, added pearl gem to centre and adhered the small butterflies around the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts #386 - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Friends #43 - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz #33 - Use at least 1 die
Crafting with an Attitude #20 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons #172- Ribbon or Lace 

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs xxxxx 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Speed Machine

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A very early post this morning as I am off to a workshop in Burnley held by the lovely Eileen Goodwin.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

A vintage male card to share today using an old stamp designed by me quite a few years ago.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 green scalloped square card.
2. Matted and layered Kraft card which I have distressed the edges with DI ground espresso and the map from IndigoBlu mixed media paper pack.
3 Before adhering the layers to the base card I wrapped the ribbon around the bottom and added the compass brad to the top.
4. I stamped the image with Versafine vintage sepia and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder along with the word. I then cut out using SB Grande Circle die. I then distressed around the image with vintage photo.  Coloured images with my Derwent pencils.
5. I adhered the topper with foam pads for dimension.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends #29 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #343 - Anything Goes Twist Embossing 
Creative Fingers #118 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #161 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #39 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx



Friday, 21 October 2016

Gone Artsy October Project

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

It is my turn to share with you my design team project for October.

Have you checked out the Gone Artsy Zibbet store? 
Deb has some fabulous offers on at the moment.

If you place an order don't forget to use LOVEGA for an extra 15% of your whole order.

I have a step by step over on the Gone Artsy blog on how I created this card.


Please check out the blog as there are some amazing projects created by my design team colleagues.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #104 - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #108 - Always Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Not Just Cards #37  - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today:
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Autumn is a second Spring...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have had quite a good productive week so far this week.
Today my friend Gill is popping in and we will be having a crafting session.

As you all know I love Autumn and this card I have used one of the new stamps by LOTV called Autumn which is one of the seasonal images.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered orange card and paper from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper pack. I have distressed all the edges with DI ripe persimmon.
2. I stamped the image and sentiment onto supersmooth card and coloured with my Copics, I then matted and layered image onto red card.
3. I added a layer of brown lace along the bottom before adding the topper with foam pads.
4. I then decorated with stamped leaves from my stash, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and stamens.
5. To finish off I added the word Autumn to the top corner.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Patties Creations #127 - Halloween or Autumn
PDE Linky Party #142 - Anything Goes
Penny Black - Autumn/Fall Colours
The Pencil Case #30 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Autumn Colours

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Blue Christmas

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Oh my Wednesday again, the weeks sure are whizzing by.

Another full on day here today, a video to record and edit then write up blog post. Hoping to get my Copics out and do some colouring.

A blue Christmas card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card with corners punched with x-cut corner punch.
2. To create the topper I stamped the image onto white pearlescent card with Memento Paris dusk and embossed with clear embossing powder.
3. I then matted and layered onto navy blue card, then onto silver mirri card.
4. Before adhering to the base card I wrapped navy blue ribbon around the top of the card.
5. To finish off I made a chocolate box bow and added the pearl and diamante cabochon to the centre. Added blue gems to the 4 corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Snowflake Promise #31 - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting #18 - Always Anything Goes
A Bit more time to Craft #30 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Use any Image
Crafting with Friends #29 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Ever Decreasing Circles

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How many of you like parchment? I did parchment many years ago and was so excited when Clarity brought out the Groovi boards, they sure are fabulous and so easy to use especially if you have never done parchment before. 

Today's card I have made for this month's challenge which is Circles or Squares


Step by Step

1. 8 x 8 scalloped edges white square card.
2. Matted and layered yellow and dark green card which has had their corners punched with X-cut corner die.
3. The topper I created by using the new Groovi boards using the Alphabet frame for the outside square I then used the nested circle plate to create the circles within the square.
4. In each of the circles I have used plates designed by Jayne Nesterenko, the rose and fuschia plate which is where you will find the bird and the butterfly. Using my pencils I coloured the leaves and the roses.
5. To finish off once the parchment was attached to the layers I added pearl gems to the corners.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Clarity - Circles and Squares
Artistic Inspirations #165 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #132 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #334 - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #190 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 17 October 2016

Silver Snowman

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Monday to you all and I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I had a very productive weekend and managed to get a couple of DT projects done.

A monochromatic Christmas card to share today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 black square card.
2. Stamped the snowman onto black card with Versamark and embossed with silver WOW embossing powder along with the sentiment.
3 Matted and layered onto white pearlescent card.
4. Before adhering to base card I wrapped white lace across one corner.
5. To finish off added 3 grey pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle #210 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #44 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #303 - AG/Cute Christmas
Daring Cardmakers - Seriously Monochromatic
Simply Papercrafts #38 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 16 October 2016

It's the little moments...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Sunday to you all, I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Have you checked out my mixed media blog? At the moment I have an autumnal canvas along with a video on how I created my project.  

A male vintage card to share with you, I do love making men's cards which is just as well as we have a lot of male birthdays.


Step by Step

1. A5 landscape white card.
2. Matted and layered bronze pearlescent card and paper from Kaiser Craft.
3. Matted and layered vintage car topper onto bronze pearlescent card.
4. Added the quote and 3 metal cogs.
5. To finish off added the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft your Passion #333 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #174 - Birthdays
Dream Valley #142 - One for the Boys
Craft Rocket #26 - Happy Birthday
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts #163 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Vintage Christening

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy weekend to you all, nothing special planned for this weekend just chilling, possibly a bit of crafting but I am having a sort out of my stamps and dies that I don't use.

I have decided to sell them but just thinking about whether to put them on ebay or set up a selling group on Facebook.  What do you think? Any suggestions greatly received.

Today a vintage christening card, not done one of these before so will be interested to see what you all think.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square white card, I have scored at the half way point on the front of the card and folded back.
2. I had no brown card so cut down Kraft card and distressed around the edges with DI ground espresso before matting and layering to the inside and front of the card.
3. I then took paper from the Blissful cocoa paper pack and distressed the edges before matting and layering over the Kraft card.
4. I then cut a piece of Kraft card distressed around the edges before matting and layering the image onto the card before adhering to the inside of the card.
5. Down the front of the card and added cream lace (this is from my trip to Turkey) then added pearl and gem trim.
6. To finish off I distressed the sentiment and added brown pearls to the inside corners of the card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Crafting with Friends #29 - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party #141 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #38 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #166 - Vintage + Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude #20 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #27 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs

Friday, 14 October 2016

Brown Sugar Challenge #220

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today I am sharing my design team project for Brown Sugar.

This week the theme is handmade flowers and we are sponsored by Bugaboo.



The winner will receive 7 Digi Stamps.

Here is my project using Meant to be Flower


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card.
2. Matted and layered lilac and purple pearlescent card.
3. Printed off the image onto supersmooth card twice, cut down the first image and distressed background with DI stormy sky using my brush as I only wanted it to be very pale. Coloured the images with DI markers.
4. On the second printed image I coloured the larger flowers and 2 of the butterflies.


5. I then decoupaged the flowers onto the main image which was matted and layered onto lilac card.
6. To make my flowers I cut out small flowers and leaves using Woodware paper punches, then coloured with DI Markers before adhering to 2 of the corners, added pearl gems to the centres of the flowers.
7. To finish off I added pearl gems to one corner, made a double bow with organza ribbon and added a pearl gem to the centre.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creative Moments #104 - Always Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #107 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #41 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #131 - Always Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 13 October 2016

One Cool Cat

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Had a fabulous day with Kath yesterday.

You all know that I love my cats and have 2 a tabby called Tiggy and a black and white called Fluffy.
They make me smile everyday and Fluffy is so full of mischief, especially in the evenings.

A cute cat card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square card.
2. Matted and layered the floral paper from Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs paper pack.
3. Matted and layered dark green card and adhered the topper to this.
4. Cut out the cat postage stamp from the kit and adhered with foam pad.
5. To finish off added 2 card candy to 2 of the corners and the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Inky Chicks #73 - Animals
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
CHPP - AG with Patterned Paper
Not Just Cards #37 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #117 - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today
Craft Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Christmas Robins

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Wednesday already, this week is flying by.
I am off to see Kath today for a day of sewing. I hope you all have a wonderful day too.

A Christmas card to share with you today.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card which I have matted and layered red pearlescent card.
2. I created the topper by stamping the image which is from Chocolate Baroque onto white card with Versamark and embossing with gold embossing powder.
3. I then matted and layered this onto gold mirri card and using DI worn lipstick drew crosses around the edge.
4. I then added 2 white roses and gold spray in the corner.
5. To finish off I added white pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Snowflake Promise #30 - AG Christmas/Winter
Sunny Day Crafting #19 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #165 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #131 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #333 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Autumnal Ella Bella

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A good productive day yesterday and hoping for the same today too.

What are your plans for today? I am off to see my good friend Jennifer this afternoon for coffee and catch up.

I absolutely love autumn, the way that nature entertains us with the fabulous different shades as the leaves on the trees change their colour.  I love it, but not the cold weather.

Today's card is made using IndigoBlu Ella Bella stamp and leaves from the Bloomin Great stamp set.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square card which I have matted and layered Kraft card, I distressed around the edges of the card with DI ground espresso.
2. The next layer I created by using baby wipes and red, orange and yellow acrylic paint diagonally across the page, once dry I stamped the leaves from the Bloomin Great stamp set with DI ground espresso.
3. The next layer is Kraft card distressed around the edges with DI ground espresso.
4. The topper was created by first stamping Ella Bella with Versafine vintage sepia and embossing with clear embossing powder. I then added the colours with a baby wipes to create the vibrant autumnal background.  Stamped around the edges with small leave and DI ground espresso.
5. Once the topper was matted and layered I decided to add the word "Autumn" which has been stamped with DI ground espresso.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Ooh la la Creations #215 - Shades of Autumn
Penny Black and More - Autumn Colour Inspiration
Allsorts #384 - Colours of Autumn
Crafty Friends #42 - Autumn Colours
Sweet Stampin - Autumn

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx