Saturday, 15 November 2014
Hello my lovely crafting friends.
So sorry I have been a bad blogger, but there is a proper reason....
I have just come back from an 8 day Holiday in the brilliant, but bonkers, Benidorm.
I am hoping she is reading this...I would like to give a big shout out to my favourite staff member of the wonderful Hotel Nereo (Karen) She is a complete star and a lovely person. Hasta Pronto in 2015, please stay in touch.
It's all back to normal at home, seems odd to put boots and a coat on, I didn't even wear a cardigan last week! Spain is two and a half hours away, yet it was 24o at one time........3o at home, how does that work then?
So onto the Challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Me and the crew have made cards with at "Least One Die". Our Sponsors this week are "Yours or Mine Papercrafts".
Love this LOTV stamp, coloured with pro-markers. I used Tonic dies in my backgrounds.
Saturday, 1 November 2014
This post is scheduled today, As this is being posted I am flying to Spain with my wonderful Mum and Sister.
I won't be around for the next 9 days, but will catch up with you all very soon. No doubt I will have a couple of stories to tell you, so stay tuned!
At Sweet Stampin' this week our theme is "Shaped Cards" and our sponsors are Crafts u Love.
I don't make many Shaped Cards, but when I do I always love them, this week I have chosen this
gorgeous "Welly Boot" Kraft card from Craftwork Cards.
I have also used craftwork Cards papers for the boot itself and then stamped a large Hero Arts flower stamp on it.
I have used one of the round Sentiments by LOTV, these are lovely and grungy, I stamped it on leftover paper. I finished by adding some purple twine, pearls and tiny flowers.
The Butterfly is stamped using a new stamp from Clarity. (Thank's Jo, it's gorgeous).
Why not have a go at this weeks challenge, but remember we are a stamping Challenge, so a bit of Stamping somewhere is required.
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Hope I find you all well. A big thank you for your continued lovely comments on my work, means alot and keeps me smiling, so thank you.
I would like to be around a bit more, but I have such alot of Commission work on (and a Holiday at the beginning of November) so not got enough time to do everything!! Hopefully in a few weeks, I will have a bit more time (before "C" is upon us!)
Today the Challenge at Sweet Stampin', it's a spooky one!....Halloween. Our Sponsors are "Crafty Devils".
I must admit I am not a big fan of this night, always feel it's over the top or just an excuse for a bit of mischief, but I realise people with children love it and when I had small children I did actually like it too.....
So onto my card. I bought this Tim Holtz Stamp set in the sale last year and was waiting until now to use it. I do feel it could be used at other times too, but it is designed to be used for Halloween. Love the little line up, so cute in a spooky way. Quite a C&S card, did not want to go over the top with the style, so just stamped and added a Boo with sticky letters.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
I am soooooo busy at the moment (don't know how I ever went "out" to work, working here takes all day!)
I love it tho', am not moaning, just need 30 hours a day....That would be good!
Today's make is what I have been busy doing. I had an Autumn Fair at the weekend and did really well, sold lots of my makes, so it's time to make more for the next Fair.
November is MANIC for me, I have a Holiday coming up with Mum and Sister (Benidorm for 7 days), so really looking forward to that (just over two weeks away).
I also have about 6 Fairs, so busy, busy, busy.
This is an Mdf Tissue Box Cover. I adore making these. I start by priming them with gesso, then painting (I chose Storm Grey by do-crafts), then cover the four sides in paper. This is a Craftwork Cards 12x12 Paper (unfortunately not sold anymore, so I only have about 4 sheets left). The lovely centre piece round the hole is cut from an image on a Heartfelt Creations paper pad, I just popped a tonic circle die over the top to cut a hole in it and then cut into all the spiky edges.
The gorgeous Poppy Stamp is by Inkilicious, and I love to use it on this script paper, i add a touch of stickles in the flower centres to finish off.
Saturday, 4 October 2014
OMGoodness.......OCTOBER, Yes I did say that right....October.
I honestly don't know, each month goes quicker than the one before, don't like to think how many days there are too Christmas.....Please DON'T tell me!!
So onto today's card for the Challenge this week over at Sweet Stampin' and as it's October the theme is "Autumn" and our Sponsors are Bunny Zoe. Pop over and have a go, Autumn makes are so lovely.
I have not made a card for this months Challenge, decided to make one of these lovely Easel Frames instead. I love these and they sell really well at the Craft Fairs too.
This is made using one of my Wooden Stamps by Hero Arts, lovely is't it. The papers are by Cricut (to go with the Die cutting Machine). The Embellishments are all from my little box of bits!
I used a script stamp to stamp on the frame too.
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Hope you are all well, and are still getting some traces of Summery Days, I like September as it's usually not that bad weatherwise, yet it is still not quite Winter and not quite Summer....Oh ye that makes it Autumn....Durr! lol
You all know what I mean, and this week we cannot complain here, as it's been lovely.
As it's Saturday it's Challenge Time at Sweet Stampin'. This week it's "Ribbons & Bows" and our sponsors are The Ribbon Girl.
For my card this week, I was asked a couple of months ago by my Daughter to make a Baby Card for one of her friends at work, so this is the card I made.
I have used a LOTV baby girl image, and some papers by Which Craft (think they are Nit Wits).
the little pearl heart is from my stash as is the organza ribbon.
Thursday, 11 September 2014
I am a little tired and a bit achy today....Yesterday I wallpapered one of my Daughter and Finance's rooms in their New House.....Forgot how difficult and hard work it is....A big shout out to anyone who is a Painter & Decorator by trade....Respect!
I am now waiting at said New House for New Bed to arrive..........No show yet!!
~I realise today is 9/11 and although it was 13 years ago I still feel gutted when I see on tv the Twin Towers on fire. I see it like it's the first time every time, I don't think I will ever get over the feeling I feel when I see it. Just devastating. Thinking of you all today.~
On to today's make. (I have been doing allsorts lately, as I have a Fair coming up in a couple of weeks) I have made boxes, trays and other MDF things, but I have also been making cards for my Daughter's friend's at work and this is one of them.
The Papers are from my stash, the banner and cherry die's are all by Memory Box, the pearls are Hobby House, the border is MS, ribbon is from Mei Flowers, and this super stamp is from a set by Anna Griffin, you make up all the lines to fit and there are lots to choose from, clever idea and I think it looks lovely, very different.