Sunday, 15 October 2017

More anniversary congratulations

Good Sunday morning folks

Yes it's time for another anniversary card I'm afraid. 
A while ago I bought Tattered Lace's snowflake shaped card die but I wanted to use it for more than just Christmas so I decided to try and use it for an anniversary card and was really plaesed with the result.
I have used - 

  • pink centura pearl
  • Paper flowers paper pad from First Edition
  • Tattered Lace snowflake shaped card die set
  • Tattered Lace pop-up box die set (small squares)
  • Tattered Lace love is in the air sentiment dies
  • Tattered Lace twin hearts die set
  • gems from my stash

Enjoy your Sunday.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Streamliner

Hello folks and a very happy Saturday to you all

I hope this post finds you all well. Life is very busy at the moment and I am looking forward to a rest during half term.
This is a card I made for my brother-in-laws birthday - 
A simple card made using lots of lovely dies. I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace Art Deco paper pad
  • black and old gold centura pearl
  • Tattered Lace's vintage vector card shape dies
  • Tattered Lace's Art Deco It's your birthday sentiment die
  • Tattered Lace's streamliner die
  • gems from my stash

I cut the streamliner out twice, once in black and once in gold and then paper pieced the gold.
That's all from me today, enjoy your weekend.

Crafty hugs
Lesley

Saturday, 7 October 2017

GCSE congratulations

Hello folks 

Weekend again, how do they come around so quickly? We are speeding towards half term and then it will be Christmas which I am not at all prepared for. My Nana once told me that time speeds up the older you get which I thought at the time was a ridiculous idea but now I believe she maybe correct - a very wise lady my Nana....
Today's card is one I made to celebrate my daughter's GCSE success - 
I have used LOTV's You did it stamp which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • bear - GB8, GB10, EB1, EB2 and EB5
  • grass - CG2, CG3, DG2 and DG3
  • sky - TB1, TB2 and blender pen
  • sign - FS1, FS7, TN1 and TN3
  • border - GB1, CT1, EB1, CR1, CT4 and BO4

I have also used - 

  • pick n mix paper pad from First Edition
  • Tattered Lace velvet lace mini ruffle circles
  • ribbon, gems, bakers twine and heart charm from my stash
  • ground expresso and black soot distress ink

We were extremely proud of our daughter when she got her GCSE results. She hasn't found high school easy but worked so hard to get some brilliant results which means she has been able to go to study her favourite subjects at A level.

Well that's all from me today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Paper roses

Good morning

This is another wedding anniversary card I made recently (I do seem to have a lot of this type of cards to make during August and September) - 
This a very simple card made using the following - 

  • pink Adorable Scorable
  • silver mirri board
  • Hunkydory's Little book of flowers
  • Rose garden embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
  • ribbon and gem from my stash

I used 3 pages of the Little Book and decoupaged the roses for extra dimension.
That's all from me today. 

Crafty hugs
Lesley

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Hearts and flowers

Happy Sunday folks


I am firmly ensconced inside today - the weather has taken an autumnal turn. Today's card is one I made a while ago and haven't yet blogged - 

I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace paisley parade interlocking heart
  • Sara's signature collection - shabby chic paper pad
  • Woodware's happy anniversary stamp

A quick post from me today.
Enjoy your Sunday


Crafty hugs

Lesley

Friday, 29 September 2017

O for ..... ovals

Good morning folks


It's been a while hasn't it. I do apologise - life has been extremely busy, a combination of home and work, and sadly my little blog has been the one to suffer. Hopefully things will be starting to calm down a little so I'll be able to give my blog the attention it deserves.

With it being Friday there is a new challenge at Alphabet Challenge blog and it is my turn to host..... So I have chosen O for ovals, your card must feature an oval in some shape or form, whether it be an oval shaped card, using an oval die cut or even an oval stamp. This is my DT card -
Sorry the photo is a little fuzzy, I'm back to taking photos in the dark.
For my card I have used Squidgy witchy trick or treat stamp from Stamping Bella which I have coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils - 
  • hat - EB3, EB7, EB8, GB4, GB7, BO2, BO3, BO4, 109, 089 and 085
  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9, TN2, 089 and 009
  • hair - GB8, GB10, EB5 and 104
  • dress - BO2, BO3, BO4 and 089
  • tights - GB4, GB7 and 085
  • pumpkin - OR1, OR3, EB3, EB8, 095 and 022
  • ground - BG1, BG3 and 117
  • sky - IB1, VB1, VB3 and 067

I have also used - 
  • Sara's signature collection - Autumn morning paper pad
  • brown core'dinations
  • Tattered Lace velvet lace ruffle ovals die set
  • Sara's signature collection - Autumn morning scattered leaves die set
  • ribbon from my stash
  • tumbled glass distress ink
I do hope you are able to join our challenge this fortnight; you can visit the Alphabet Challenge website here. Why not stop there now to see what inspitaion my fellow teamies have made.


Crafty hugs
Lesley

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Forever yours

Good Sunday morning folks

Today is my last day of the summer holidays, off back to work tomorrow. I have promised myself that I am going to spend some time in my craftroom today, my Christmas card box is looking very empty.
This is a card I made for my daughter's 16th birthday - 
I have used Forever yours stamp from Sheena's Day of the Dead collection which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • hair - BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, TB7, TB9 and true black
  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9, TN2 and CR2
  • lips - DR1, DR5, DR7 and blender pen
  • dress - DR1, DR5 and DR7
  • tattoos - JG4 and JG6
  • sky - VB1
  • necklace - DR1, DR5, DR7, IG1 and IG2

I have also used - 

  • Sheena's stamping card
  • heath, macaroon and biscuit Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens (to colourwash the background card)
  • Day of the Dead musical madness embossing folder
  • Renaissance gold gilding wax
  • copper mirricard
  • matt black card
  • red core'dinations
  • copper embossing powder
  • black pearls from my stash

I heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set.

Right I am off to complete all my chores then into my craftroom I go.
Crafty hugs

Lesley