Thursday, 28 April 2016

Whimsy fairy

Hello folks

Well what a week. We seem to have had every tpye of weather this week from snow and hail through to bright sunshine.and everything in between. So I decided to snuggle up in my crat room instead.
A while ago I purchased some new Whimsy stamps but hadn't had time to ink them but have now put paid to that!
I have used Cindy from Whimsy stamps which I stamped onto Sheena stamping card and coloured her with Spectrum Aqua blend pencils - 

  • hair - petunia
  • skin - apricot
  • wings - watermelon
  • flowers - pineapple
  • dress - aqua and lagoon
  • envalope - straw
  • sky - sky blue

I also used -

  • My Minds eye Dwell paper pad
  • pink core'dinations
  • LOTV teenage girl sentiments
  • Tonic layering squares, circles and scalloped circles dies
  • Sara's signature collection Floral delight pretty petals and leafy flourish dies
  • gems from my stash

I cut the flower die 3 times and then layered them up.
The sentiment from LOTV which I cut with scissors and then added a narrow mat.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - - April any image challenge (2nd entry)

Thank you for stopping by

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

70th birthday wishes

Good morning folks

A quick post today of a fairly simple card made for a 70th birthday.
I needed a card in a hurry (as always) so used a free Hunkydory kit (from Cardmaking and papercraft magazine) along with the magazing inspiration sheet to make the above card.
I also used -

  • silver mirriboard
  • ribbon from my stash
  • bling from the Hobby House
  • lace from the Ribbon Girl

A quick and simple card made outstanding by Hunkydory's quality. You really can't beat them for quality paper crafting kits.

Thank you for stopping by today

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Monday, 25 April 2016

Kicking about

Good Monday afternoon folks

After a wet start the sun has come out here so Monday feels a little brighter. Today I wanted to share a birthday card I made for my son's friend - 
This is Oliver - kicking about from LOTV's latest launch and isn't he just perfect for those teemage boy cards. I will definitely treating myself to a couple of the others in the range. I stamped him onto Neenah card and coloured him with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils - 

  • skin - FS2, FS4, FS9 and 089
  • hair - TN7, TN8, EB8 and 103
  • clothes - TB4, BGR3, BGR4, CT4, GB4, GB6, BGR2, 119, 117 and 086
  • bag - BGR4, BGR5, IG2 and 120
  • ball - IG2, IG3, IG4 and 119
  • ground - IG2 and IG4
  • sky - IB1

I also used - 

  • blue, navy and yellow core'dinations
  • Just for men pop dotty and on your birthday embossing folders (from Sara's signature collection)
  • Just for men Happy Brthday die (from Sara's signature collection)
  • Tonic layering squares
  • Spellbinder's 5x7 matting basics

I embossed the core'dinations and then sanded it back to reveal the core.
OOps, should have let the glue dry before photographing!! (I was at the last minute as per usual).
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 

Thank you for stopping by today

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Saturday, 23 April 2016


Hello folks

As it is Saturday it is time for a new challenge at Fantasy Stampers and this fortnight the challenge is 
I found this challenge a little difficult, using 2 colours only is not my ideal way of crafting but after several failed attamepts here is my DT card for the challenge - 
The eagle eyed amongst you will spot that I have added a little colour to my design (I told you I found it difficult) but I am hoping Jan won't mind.
The stamp is from Julie Nutting and is called Mindy who I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and also paper pieced - 
  • skin - FS2, FS4 and FS9
  • hair - IG5, IG8 and IG10
  • shoes - IG5, IG8, IG10 and DR1
  • headband - DR1 and DR5
  • dress - paper pieced

I have also used - 
  • Papermania liquorice paper pad
  • Die-namics mini tabs die
  • LOTV sentiments to fit scroll
  • Die-sire Bebunni cottage lace die
  • black saddlestitch ribbon from the Ribbon Girl

So why not pop over to Fantasy Stampers and join in the fun.

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Black and gold

Hello everyone

Yes I am back!! Sorry to have absent for such a long time. I have been busy behind the scenes crafting away but unfortunately cannot share with you at the moment. 
Today's card is one of those which seemed like a good idea at the time but now I am not so sure. I am not sure if it works or not but I am sharing it anyway. Let me know what you think, just wait a minute while I hide behind the sofa!!
I have used - 

  • Women inkognito stamp from Visible image
  • gold embossing powder
  • matt black card
  • old gold centura pearl
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • Spellbinder's 5x7 matting basics
  • Spellbinder's floral ovals
  • Spellbinder's oval nestie
  • Die'sire happy birthday die
  • Darice embossing folder
  • Pebeo renaissance gold gilding wax
  • antique linen distress ink

I have highlighted the embossed detail with gilding wax.
The inside of the card.

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

Thank you for stopping by

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Monday, 11 April 2016

Two for the price of one

Happy Monday folks

First today I thought I would introduce the two new members of my family. This is Cupcake and her kitten (still to be named) who arrived at our house yesterday -
Kitten - popular names so far Tiggy, Cookie & Biscuit
They are slowly settling in and are a great source of entertainment.

Now back to crafting. Today I wanted to share two quick thank you cards made with LOTV's art pads which sadly they no longer make.

I have used - 
  • LOTV art pads
  • Botanical notes paper pad from First Edition
  • Tonic scalloped layering squares die set
  • Tonic scalloped layering circles die set
  • LOTV mixed circular sentiments
  • gold ribbon from Hobbycraft

Right off to Pets at home now for some cat supplies. Enjoy your day.

Crafty hugs

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Toadstool home

Good Sunday morning everyone

Yesterday we went to see some friends who have finally completed renovating their home. When they bought the house originally it was derelict and they have virtually rebuilt it. They have lived off site whilst completing it. As you can imagine it has taken quite some time. To celebrate them finally being able to move in this is the card I made for them - 
The image is from The House of Zandra and is called Toadstool village 3 which I coloured with Spectrum Sparkle pens - 

  • toadstool - red berry, sand dune, biscuit, blue topaz and crystal clear
  • ground - sand dune, sage and blue topaz
  • sky - moonstone
  • flowers - red berry and sage
  • washing - sand dune, biscuit, red berry, sea breeze and blue topaz

I have also used -

  • paper from Docrafts capsule collections pastel spots and stripes
  • red card, ivory centura pearl and scraps of hammer card, core'dinations and yellow spot
  • Spellbinder's 5x7 matting basics die
  • Spellbinder's romantic rectangles die
  • Lala Land stitched sun and clouds die
  • Spellbinder's mushroom die
  • Clarity Stamp letter box kit

Spellbinder's mushroom die cut from scraps of ivory centura pearl and red card
LaLa Land stitched sun die cut from yellow spotty scrap.

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

Thank you for stopping by today

Crafty hugs

Saturday, 9 April 2016

New baby

Hello folks

Today sees a new challenge at Fantasy Stampers and this fortnight we would like to see your new baby projects. Please remember we are a stamping challenge so stamping must be the focal element of your project. Here is my DT card for the challenge - 
I have used Humphrey's corner - new baby stamp from Crafter's Companion which I stamped onto watercolour card and then coloured with Spectrum Aqua blend pencils - 

  • Humphrey - gunmetal and aqua
  • ground - primrose
  • sky - skyblue

I have also used - 

  • It's a boy paper pad from First Edition
  • Spellbinder's stately circles die set
  • Tonic scalloped squares die set
  • LaLa Land heary banner die set
  • pearls from my stash

I used a fine liner pen to add some faux stitching.
Why not pop over to the Fantasy Stampers blog to see what my teamies have made for the challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today

Crafty hugs

Friday, 8 April 2016


Good Friday afternoon folks

Today I would like to share a card I made with a favourite stamp of mine - 
The stamp is from the Crisalis Classics collection (from Crafter's Companion) called together always which could be used for weddings, anniversaries or engagements. I think it is such a beautiful image. I stamped it onto watercolour card and then coloured it with my Spectrum Aqua blend pencils - 

  • lady's skin - honeycomb, apricot and coral
  • lady's hair - cherrywood, brunette and ebony
  • lady's dress - fig and elderberry
  • lips - strawberry
  • man's shin - honeycomb, apricot and coral
  • lady's hair - nutmeg, tabbacco and charcoal brown
  • man's suit - asphalt
  • man's lips - coral
  • sky - fossil grey

I have also used - 

  • white centura pearl (for the card base)
  • purple card
  • Regency swirl embossing folder (from Crafter's Companion)
  • Downton Abbey ornamental screen die (from Crafter's Companion)
  • Spellbinder's floral ovals die
  • Woodware congratulations stamp
  • Tattered Lace stepper card die set (the mat and layer dies)
  • ribbon from Hobbycraft
  • gems from the Ribbon Girl

Thank you so much for stopping by today

Crafty hugs

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

A new addition

Good morning folks

On Good Friday we had a new addition to my extended family and this is the card I made to welcome him to the world.
I have used Bebunni - It's our birthday stamp from Crafter's Companion and coloured him with my Spectrum Noir pens - 

  • bunny - BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, TB1 and TB2
  • sky - IB1

I have also used - 

  • blue and white centura pearl
  • Die'sire create-a-card oval accordion die set
  • Die'sire love oval overlay die
  • sentiments from Bebunnis new arrival stamp set
  • Memory Box precious hearts die set
  • Clairty stamps letterbox kit (numbers and letters)
  • Memento danube blue ink
  • tumbled glass distress ink
  • pearls from my stash coloured with TB1 Spectrum Noir pen

I also made a box for the card to go in using -

  • First Edition's It's a boy paper pad
  • white and blue centura pearl
  • Downton Abbey delicate bow die set
  • pearl from my stash
Thank you for stopping by today.

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