Monday, 21 August 2017

Happy Birthday

Good morning folks

These weekends go quick don't they? My summer holiday is flying by; this week I popping into work for a couple of days - a few last minute jobs to get done before the children come back.
Today's card is one I made a while ago but forget to post - 
For this card I have used - 
  • black, blue and teal centura pearl
  • Die'sire create-a-card happy birthday die
  • Sara's signature collection - English country garden grand floral and lazy daisy die sets
  • Floral frenzy embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • pearl from my stash


A very simple card once again, these seem to be all I can produce these days. I do enjoy die cutting and have a lot of dies to play with but I sometimes feel it is cheating a little. I really need to get back into stamping and inking, that's what I call proper crafting.
Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Friday, 18 August 2017

Step into Christmas

Hello folks

More Christmas for you today - 
For this card I have used - 
  • white and platinium centura pearl
  • Tattered Lace snowflake shaped card
  • Tattered Lace ornamental ovals

The sentiment also comes with the die set.

This is a brilliant die set with lots of embellishments dies which makes up into a fabulous card.
That's all from me today folks. I am off to tackle my garden, I cannot believe how much it has grown in two weeks.

Enjoy your day

Lesley

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Spun sugar Christmas wishes

Hello again

I am taking a short break from my holiday laundry to write this post. Yesterday I shared a birthday card made using Tattered Lace's spun sugar frame today I thought I would share a Christmas card made using the same die and layout but with a few different embellishment dies - 
For this card I have used - 

  • white centura pearl
  • printed centura pearl from Crafter Companion
  • silver mirri
  • Tattered Lace dies - spun sugar frame, merry Christmas die, Christmas flowers and set of holly
  • bling fro my stash

 I didn't use the smaller dies in the spun sugar frame set because the sentiment was so big.
 I cut lots of foliage from the different card stock and played with it until I got an arrangement I liked.
As you can see a very different look from yesterday's card but using the same base die.

That's all from me today folks.
Enjoy your day

Lesley

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Best wishes

Good morning folks

Yes I am back. We have been on a trip of a lifetime to Orlando and have had a fabulous time. Didn't see Mickey Mouse but did see Pluto, Belle, Alice, Storm Troopers and many more characters.
Today I am sharing a birthday card I made before my holidays - 
For this card I have used - 

  • white, lilac and platinium centura pearl
  • green core'dinations
  • Tattered Lace dies - spun sugar frame, love is in the air sentiments, delightful ivy and mini dies (flowers) 
  • pearls from my stash

I cut the sentiment out twice and then applied a slight drop shadow.
I also cut the ivy die twice and then paper pieced the green ivy on top of the platinium die cut.

That's all from me today, I am off to tackle the post holiday laundry - oh joy!
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Friday, 28 July 2017

Holly

Good morning

I have been a busy bee so far this week. I spent Wednesday and yesterday moving my eldest son from his uni flat into his (hopefully) working flat. After several (far too many that I lost count) trips across the city all his stuff is in his new flat. It is now upto him to unpack it all tho.
It is back to Christmas for my crafty make today - 
This cute little lady is Holly and she is a Whimsy stamp which I coloured with a mixture of Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens, Spectrum Noir pens and Sparkle pens - 

  • skin - ivory, eggshell, cream and blush
  • hair - russet, leather, henna and dark brown
  • clothes - cardinal, sangria, burgundy, blossom, rose blush, pink lace, pecan, red brown, ice grey 2 and ice grey 6
  • tree - caramel, goldenrod, raw sienna, oak tree, LG2, LG3, LG4 and IG1
  • wings - rose quartz and crystal clear Sparkle pens
  • sky - sky blue and blue grey 1

I have also used - 

  • holiday trimmings paper pad from Penny Black
  • silver mirri card
  • Tattered Lace ornamental circles die set
  • Tattered Lace ornamental tuck in lace dies
  • silver gems from my stash


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 

That's all from me today. I am now going to tackle my laundry pile which seems to have doubled since my son's house move!

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Monday, 24 July 2017

Gardening fun

Hello folks

First Monday of the holidays, always a joyous day which I'll be spending washing and ironing ready for our great getaway in a week's time.
This is a recent make featuring the gardener stamp from LOTV - 
I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • trees - CG3, AG2, AG4, AG5, EB4, EB5, EB8, TN6, TN7, TN8, DR6 and DR7
  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9 and TN2
  • hat and apron - MB1, MB2, MB3 and MB4
  • wellies - YG1, YG3 and DG4
  • gloves - RB2, RB3 and RB4
  • hair - EB8
  • clothes - GY1, GY2, GY4, TB2, BGR2, BGR4
  • shears and scissors - IG2, IG4 and IG6
  • ground - EB1 and EB2
  • bird - EB3, EB5 and EB6
  • sky - TB1

I have also used - 

  • Woodland folk paper pad from Docrafts
  • green core'dinations
  • LOTV's someone special sentiments stamp set
  • Die-namics cross stitched rectangle stax
  • tumbled glass distress ink
  • pearls from my stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk - July use any image challenge

That's all from me today. Enjoy your day

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 23 July 2017

More Christmas in July

Good Sunday morning folks

Yes I am back again to show more Christmassy stuff - 
I recently purchased some new Tattered Lace dies and this card uses two of them.
I have used - 
  • Tattered Lace Glisten in the snow die set
  • Tattered Lace Winter Wonderland die set (for the sentiment)
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • scraps of card, mirri card and paper from my scrap box (I told my hubby that they would come in useful)
  • white linen card
  • Elegant snowfall embossing folder from Sara's Signature collection - Contemporary Christmas collection (from last year)
  • Tonic's red berry Nuvo drops

I cut the die out first with Sheena's stamping card and then paper pieced each area.
The sentiment is from Tattered Lace's Winter Wonderland die set.

That's all from me today. I'll be back tomorrow with something less festive.
Crafty hugs

Lesley