Saturday, 23 August 2014
Another Saturday means another great challenge waiting for you at Sweet Stampin'.
This weeks it's.....Yee Ha.....Cowboy/Cowgirl Theme. Our sponsors are Crafts U Love.
I like this one as I have two great stamps from Nellie Snellen, it gives me chance to use them, and I have done just that....Used them both!
I decided to make a couple of Big Tags using the Cowboy and the Indian. (Did you ever play this game when you were younger?) I was always an Indian on foot being chased by Cowboys on bikes....How's that fair!! Gosh that was a long time ago now, still remember it tho'.
I started with Craftwork Cards Tags and used some leftover papers from my box to cover them. I have stamped the set of Grunge Stampin' Up stamps on top of the papers and finished with the images which I coloured with Pro-Markers and some red twine.
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Wow it's challenge time again at Sweet Stampin', so without further ado (don't you just love daft sayings like this!)
Here is this weeks card.
The Theme is actually a "Photo Inspiration" from Team Mate Judy's holidays, just look how sweet it is.
You can interpret this photo as you wish but please remember we are a Stamping Challenge, so some Stamping required please!
Our sponsors this week are close to my heart (love 'em) "Hobby House".
I use the products Jill from Hobby House brings us all the time, and their website with gorgeous goodies can be found here:
I have a little white paper Gift Bag for this weeks challenge. (I thought I would use this as there is a little bag hanging from the handlebars of the bike!)
I enjoy making these and they always sell well at my Craft Fairs (talking of which, I had one a couple of weeks ago and did really well)
I have started with a white bag from Samuel Taylors shop at Skipton (Ooo one of my favourite shop, it's a fab place for Crafting, beads, material and wool all under one roof, a link to their website is here:)
I then used a sheet of Dotty Heidi Grace paper, and a panel from a Pad of Heartfelt Creation's Paper, this pad is gorgeous.
I have Stamped and Embossed a Sentiment by Paper Smooches. The wee Owl Stamp was free on a Magazine a few weeks ago. Ribbon is from my stash, flowers were stamped and coloured with Pro-Markers (these were free on the Stamp set too). The Doily is from the Range.
The border is one of my Martha Stewart punches.
Sorry about the hideous photo!
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Don't even ask where I have been.....This working lark is a nightmare!!
It might have only been a full weeks work, but it might has well have been a years!!
I much prefer working from home.....Eh! Durr... No brainer.
Anyway's I am back in Blog Land, unfortunately I also now in Facebook land (not liking it much tho', just don't get it! What's with all the complete and utter rubbish shared!!! Help someone, please say it will get better.
I am busy making several of my big Kasercrafts Advent Calenders, so they taking up quite a lot of time. I have not really had any time for anything else since my week at Summer School.
I can show you a couple of photo's of what the children made, and then get back to you later with photo's of my Crafting.
Saturday, 26 July 2014
It's another Saturday (boy they come round quick don't they?)
Well that means Challenge time over at Sweet Stampin', and this weeks theme is "Take Flight", so that's anything that flies!! Remember we are a Stampin' Challenge, so a bit of stamping somewhere on your project please!
Our sponsors this week are Crafty Ribbons.
So my Project this week is a "Little Easel"....I love making these, they are so cute and measure about 6x4 on the little matt part.
You can use them Landscape or Portrait, and they come all flat packed, so they need a little preparing, but they are easy peasy. You can find them here at Pinflair.
I covered the Easel part with pretty torn papers and distressed the edges with inks. I used the Tim Holtz Bird Cage Die (which I love) then I added Flowers from my stash, a K&co plastic button and some pearls to finish. I have stamped the little LOTV Tag under the flowers with Momento Coco Ink.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Is it HOT enough for you!!
Wow never felt it like this before, it's soooooo hot, amazing. Cannot remember eating outside this much, we love it.
We have just had a fab BBQ, so off to the Gym now to work it all off!!
I will be back tomorrow with a card to show you, but thought you would like to see what I won with the Craft Stamper Magazine. OMG isn't it fantastic. The whole Graphic 45 "Men's" papers, stamps and Embellishments.
I have already contacted the Editor to say a big thank you. Always worth sending a Postcard into the Magazine, you never know what you might win for the price of a Stamp!!
Saturday, 19 July 2014
A big Hello to all my New Followers, and a big thank you for all the lovely comments you leave for me, much appreciated.
The Weather has been a little hit and miss the last couple of days, storms all over the place, including the Wirral where the golf is being played (childhood home of My Hubby!)
Tomorrow I have a Summer Vintage Fair with Bessie Mate Angie, we have made lots of lovely things, just need plenty of people through the door, spending money now, so fingers Crossed!
I have a card for you tonight. It is made for one of my Friend's Son's who is in the middle of renovating his new house, so I haven't actually given it to him yet!
The Image is from a LOTV Art pad, the Sentiment is also LOTV, the border punch is one I have had for years and is a go to as I love it, it's from the Anna Griffin range. The life brad is from Snap Studio. The papers are a mystery, not sure where they came from!
Crafty Catz--Hot Summer
Fab n' Funky--Feels like Summer
LOTV--Use two LOTV products
The Ribbon Girl--LOTV
Saturday, 12 July 2014
It was not my idea to do a "C" Theme in July, it was the lovely team over at Sweet Stampin'.
Thank you girls, you got me started on my "C" stack!!
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE "C", after all it's my Birthday that day too.....But in July!!
A tad early for me really, but I do realise it is NEVER too early to start Cardmaking.
I usually start in October, but this is my first EVER in July.....
So here it is, hope you like:
I bought this Wild Rose Studio Stamp last month from Samuel Taylors, and it was in the sale. I don't have any Penguin stamps, so I just had to have him/her when I saw it.
I Coloured with Pro-Markers, used one of my Snowflake embossing Folders for the background and a touch of Holly paper and a piece of black cardstock. The "Wish upon a Star" sentiment was on with the image. Nice and Easy.