Wednesday, 6 December 2017

May the force...........

Hello folks

Another birthday card for you today. Yes I have made some Christmas cards but haven't yet got round to photographing them.
This is a card I made for my children to give their dad - 
He is a huge Star Wars fan so when I saw this stamp I just had to buy it. The stamp is Edwin with laser sword from Magnolia which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils, Sparkle pens and Illustrator pens - 

  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9, CR2, 089 and 009
  • hair - TN7, TN8, EB8 and 103
  • clothes - EB1, EB2, EB3, EB5, sand, 086 and 103
  • sky - IB1
  • ground - BG1, BG3 and 117
  • sword - IG6, IG8, IG10, aquamarine Sparkle pen and 119
I also used - 
  • brown core'dinations
  • Sara's signature collection Just for men paper pad
  • Sara's signature collection Just for men Happy birthday die and male sentiment dies
  • hessian
  • antique linen distress ink

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

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Monday, 4 December 2017

Girlie arch

Good evening

Well it has been a while hasn't it? I do not know where the time is going at the moment; the days are racing by and the big C will be here before we know. Are you ready yet? I'm not...... Not a present bought, a card written or a pie minced. I really need to get a wriggle on.
Today's card is one I made for my god-daughter - 
I have used Jasmine selfie stamp from LOTV which I coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils -

  • skin - FS4, FS9, TN2, CR2, 089 and 009
  • hair - EB5, EB7, GB8, GB10 and 103
  • clothes - BT1, BT2, BT3, BGR1, BGR2, AP1, AP2, AP3, DG1, 043, 063 and 093
  • boots and phone - IG8, IG9, IG10 and 120
  • sky - IB1
  • ground - BG1 and BG3

I have also used - 

  • Sheena's stamping card (for the card base)
  • Chalkboard paper pad from Craftwork cards
  • Tattered Lace 3D arch die set
  • Tattered Lace love is in the air sentiments die set
  • tumbled glass distress ink
  • matt black card

I am going to enter this card into the Lili of the Valley Facebbok challenge for December which is 'anything goes'.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Friday, 24 November 2017

S for snow people

Good morning

Today is the day for a new challenge at Alphabet Challenge and this fortnight the theme is S for snow people. This is my DT card for the challenge - 
A clean and simple  DL card for which I used the following products - 

  • Woodware snow buddies stamp
  • Spectrum Noir pens and Sparkle pens - AG3, AG4, AG5, DR1, DR5, DR6, IG1, IG2, IG7, IG8, IG9, IG10, BGR1, BGR2, OR1, BO2, BO4, IB1 and crystal clear sparkle pen
  • Hunkydory stars mirri card
  • tumbled glass distress ink
Why not pop over to the Alphabet Challenge page and take a look at what my fellow teamies have made for the challenge. You could always join in the fun too.


Thank you for stopping by today

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Teenage double diamond

Good morning folks

Well I didn't get into the garden on Sunday. My craftroom won in the end. I started to put a couple of things away and got a wee bit distracted. Before I knew it, it was dark outside so that put paid to that plan.
Today's crafty offering is the last of my teenage boy cards. I made this one for my other children to give to their brother - 
For this card I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace double diamond die set (sorry I know I have used this a lot recently but I just love the finished result) folded to the back rather than to the front.
  • Tonic numbers dies
  • teal core'dinations
  • Sheena's stamping card (for the card base)
  • Sara's signature collection - Just for men on your birthday and pop dotty embossing folders

I embossed the die cuts with the embossing folders and then sanded them back to reveal the core. I was a bit rough in places but I wanted a worn effect.
I folded the card base to the back to achieve a slightly different effect.

That's all from me today. Enjoy your Wednesday however you may be spending it.

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Teenage pop up box

Hello folks

What a glorious Sunday, it is beautiful sunshine, clear blue skies but freezing cold here. My garden is covered with leaves and I can't decide whether to make the most of the sunshine and head out to do some clearing up or whether to just stay warm and cosy in my craftroom. Hmmmm decisions, decisions.

Today's card is one I made to celebrate my youngest son's birthday - 
I have used - 

  • Tattered Lace pop up box card die set
  • X-cut stars die set
  • Tonic number dies
  • Die'sire Happy birthday die
  • Sheena's stamping card (to make the card base)
  • Wellington paper pad (this is a very old paper pad from Docrafts)
  • Crafter's Companion acetate


I love using this die set, it is such fun to decorate.

That's all from me today. I need to hurry up and make my decision otherwise it will be dark...

Crafty hugs

Lesley

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Teenage birthday card

Good morning

Boy the weather has taken a turn for the colder hasn't it? I don't think I got warm at all yesterday; I've added layers today to try and combat the cold.
Today's card is another one for a teenage boy. I was inspired by several cards on Pinterest - 
For this card I have used - 

  • white linen card
  • scraps of blue core'dinations
  • silver stars mirri
  • blue mirri
  • Sheena's stamping card (for the card base)
  • Tonic number dies
  • Die'sire essential star dies
  • Sara's signature - Just for men on your birthday embossing folder
A very simple card and quite easy to put together.


Thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty hugs

Lesley

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Look what I've found

Hello everyone

Today's post should have been posted in September but I forgot to press publish - oops. I do hope it's worth the wait. (I have now ammended the post as it will have made no sense!)
I made this card for my parents-in-law - 
For this card I have used - 
  • Tattered Lace velvet lace ruffle ovals
  • Tattered Lace champagne glasses
  • Sara's signature collection - Shabby chic paper pad
  • Sara's signature collection - Shabby chic lace and ribbon
  • pearls from my stash

I cut the champagne glasses twice and then paper pieced sections.

Thank you so much for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Lesley