Sunday, 22 January 2017

Always and forever

Good Sunday afternoon to you all

A little late with my post today but I have been seeking refuge from this cold and miserable weather in my craft room playing with my lovely stash, nore of that later in the week.
Today is my sister's wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for her and her hubby - 
The stamp is Fizzy Dizzy from Crafter's Companion's Catitudes collection which I stamped onto Sheena's stamping card and coloured with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - 

  • smoked quartz, onyx black, sterling silver, red berry, aquamarine, pink garnet and crystal clear
I have also used - 

  • white/hint of silver centura pearl (for the card base)
  • matt black card
  • red core'dinations
  • Sara's signature collection - love and romance paper pad
  • Catitudes falling hearts embossing folder
  • Tonic layering circles die set
  • Tonic rose doily die set
  • Sara's signature collection - celebrate die
  • bling from my stash

I cut the celebrate die twice and shadowed it as shown.
After I had embossed the cardstock I sanded it back to reveal the core.

That's all for me today. Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty hugs

Friday, 20 January 2017

Winter walk

Good morning everyone

At the end of last year Jan decided to close the Fantasy Stampers Challenge blog. This was very sad but I understand Jan's reasons and was very happy and excited to be asked to join the design team for the Alphabet challenge instead. Today sees the launch of a new challenge and here is my first card for the design team - 

The letter is W and the challenge this fortnight is 
Winter walk
I used Magnolia's It's cold outside Tilda stamp which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9, TN2 and CR1
  • hair - GB6, GB7 and GB9
  • clothes - MB2, MB3, MB4, DP1, DP2, DP3, DR5, DG2 and DG3
  • snow - IG2, IG3 and crystal clear Sparkle pen
  • sky - VB1

I have also used - 

  • Christmas promise paper pad from First Edition
  • pink mirri card
  • Die'sire Emma Create-a-card die
  • Spellbinder's floral ovals die set
  • Sara's signature collection - contemporary Christmas snowflakes of joy die set
  • Sara's signature collection - contemporary Christmas elegant snowflake embossing folder
  • LOTV's Christmas wishes stamp set
  • pearl from my stash
  • tumbled glass distress ink

I cut all the dies in Sara's die set from various papers and card and layered them up

I do hope you are able to join our challenge this fortnight, why not pop over to our blog page to see what my fellow teamies have create for the challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Thinking of you flourish

Hello folks

Well where has the last week and a half gone? I can't believe I haven't posted on my little blog for such a long time. I really must try harder. 
I have been crafting however and today's card is an experimental one. I bought these dies after Christmas after having to make a couple of sympathy cards when I realised I had no condolence type sentiment dies (the corner die just fell into my basket whilst shopping, I really have no idea how that keeps happening!!). I cut both dies out of Sheena's stamping card and then coloured them with my Spectrum Noir pens and here is the result - 
I used - 

  • Tattered Lace ditsy flourish corner die
  • Tattered Lace Thinking of you flourish die
  • Sheena stamping card
  • Spectrum Noir pens - GY1, BO1, AG3, AG4, AG5, AP2, Ap3, AP4 and LV2
  • matt black card
  • white linen card
  • 6 x 4 inch card blank

I think I should have added some little pearls to the flowers so I will add some before I pop this inot my finished card box.

Well that is all from me today. Enjoy your day, I am making bird feeders with the children today to help with our bird spotting. A very messy but enjoyable lesson.

Crafty hugs

Monday, 9 January 2017

Putting on the Ritz

Hello everyone

This is my last day on holiday so I am trying to squash in as many jobs as possible. Hopefully I'll get some crafting time too.

Today's card is another one I made using my new Tattered Lace Art Deco dies - 
I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace A5 Art Deco paper pad I used 2 pieces and pieced them together. Can you spot the join?)
  • Sheena stamping card
  • Purple and black core'dinations
  • scraps of brown paper and platinium centura pearl
  • Spectrum Noir pens - FS2, FS4, FS9 and TN2
  • Spectrum Noir sterling silver Sparkle pen
  • Tattered Lace Art DEco pure decadence lady die
  • Tattered Lace Vintage Vector card shape die
  • Tattered Lace Art Deco It's your birthday die

I cut the pure decadence lady die from Sheena stamping card, coloured her skin with Spectrum Noir pens, her dress and shoes with Sparkle pen and paper pieced her hair and dress.
I cut the sentiment twice and then shadowed them.

Thank you for stopping by. Now I am off to get my hair cut. Enjoy your day.

Crafty hugs

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Thank you squirrels

Happy Sunday everyone

A bit late with my post today. I started to write this yesterday with the intention of adding the photos after editing them, then completely forgot. I blame my age... Right onto the crafting.....
I have another thank you card to share with you today. This one uses LOTV's Squirrels - thanks stamp.
I stamped onto Neenah card and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens 

  • squirrels - TN1, TN2, TN6, BO2, BO3 and BO4
  • tree - EB4, EB6, AG2, AG3, AG4 and AG5
  • grass - AG2, AG3, AG4 and AG5
  • flowers - CT4 and OR1
  • hearts - CT4, GB4 and OR1
  • thanks - GY1, GY2 and GY5
  • sky - EB1 and BGR3

I also used - 
  • white/hint of silver centura pearl (for card base)
  • Forever Fall paper pad from Bobunny
  • brown core'dinations
  • Tonic Bowscale die set (for card base and mats and layers)
  • Die-namics cross stitched rectangle die set
  • orange spotty ribbon from the Ribbon Girls
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - - January card challenge
Lili of the Valley Facebook challenge - anything goes

I am off to the airport now to collect my hubby. 
Enjoy your Sunday.
Crafty hugs

Saturday, 7 January 2017


Hello folks

Saturday already and my fortnight's break is nearly at an end - booo!! I am looking forward to going back to work, the children are always excited to be back and tell you about their holiday.
Today's card is a recent make which uses the new Catitudes range from Crafter's Companion - 
This stamp is Tamara which I stamped onto Neenah card and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and Colourblend pencils - 

  • Tamara - TN4, TN6, TN9, GY2, GY3, russet and yellow ochre
  • shoe - BT3, BT4, BT5, GY2, GY3 and lake blue
  • glass - BT3, BT4, BT5, GY2, GY3, GB1, GB3 and honey
  • ground - BG1 and BG3
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • Forever Fall paper pad from Bobunny
  • rust core'dinations
  • white/hint of silver centura pearl
  • Tonic Bowscale die set (for the card base)
  • Tonic layering square die set
  • Catitudes stylish stiletto die

I cut the stiletto die twice from core'dinations, put one flat onto the card and added the second with 3D glue gel.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - - week 397 - cats and/or dogs

Have a lovely weekend
Crafty hugs

Friday, 6 January 2017

Hedgehog thanks

Good morning folks

I had a great trip to Preston yesterday. The traffic was light and the weather was stunning. It is the first time I have been able to see the beautiful Lancashire hills in all their glory for a long time. I was also able to make a quick trip to Inspirations but restricted my spending to essentials only. A perfect day.

I have been busy making Thank you cards recently. I decided rather than batch making cards I would make lots of smaller, different ones and so far I have made 2....... definitely not enough so I have ended up batch making cards - best laid plans and all that!!
Here is one of the non-batch ones - 
The stamp I have used is a new one from My Favourite Things and is called Happy Hedgehogs. It has lots of smaller stamps which make picture making really fun and some brilliant little sentiments. I stamped onto Sheena's stamping card and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils - 

  • hedgehogs - cocnut, timberwood, havana, cream, eggshell, saddle brown and peach
  • leaves - ginger, cider, daisy, saffron, redcurrant, sangria, holly, alpine, pumpkin and nectarine
  • toadstools - redcurrant, sangria, cedarwood and maple
  • log - maroon and walnut
  • sky - verdigris and seafoam

I have also used - 

  • Die'sire create-a-card Nicole
  • Kraft card
  • Forever fall paper pad from Bobunny
  • brown core'dinations
  • ribbon from my stash
That's all from me for today. Thank you for stopping by.

Crafty hugs