Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
don't you just hate it when the camera doesn't show the colours properly - the stamped wreath is a slightly paler green than the plain background paper. I used 3 of the stamps from this very old paper smooches set - I made my own wreath builder using a square die on some firm cardstock -so easy to do. I added glossy accents to the pink dots and some black gems to tie in with the black sentiment.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
'a'is for aperture -this is the third attempt at making this card - the panel has fun foam behind it for a bit of extra lift - I had to take the piccy at this strange angle to avoid images in the mirror gold circle.
Friday, November 1, 2019
. I picked up a 6x6 paper stack from my local discount store and surprisingly there were lots of papers I loved and lots that went together . I usually only find a few sheets in these pads that I really like.
Crafty Hazelnuts patterned paper challenge - November challenge
Friday, October 25, 2019
Crafty Animals -challenge 31 - anything goes.
My old laptop was getting slower and slower so I decided to change up - nothing too fancy ,I only need it for basics- well , the new pc is not compatible with me - I think that may be why I haven't posted for a while - so after several attempts with the new pc with no luck - brought out the old pc and I am a happy bunny again until my husband gets home - he really thinks I should be savvy with all this tech stuff and I'm not .
Have a great weekend
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Double D challenges - orange and white mood board
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
My Time To Craft - challenge 405 - anything but a card -
I borrowed this book from my local library on Saturday and loved the look of these pears which are slightly stuffed with wadding. I used freezer paper to print out the template -it is much easier to cut out the felt using this method - as you can see I have six pears in the tan colour and on Sunday I cut out six more in dark green - they are very easy to put together - at some stage I will have to make a few birds to go with them.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
I may not have had the urge to post anything for a while but I have bought quite a lot of new stuff as my local craft shop is closing down. Earlier this year I indulged and bought a die cutting machine which I love and should have bought years ago.
The 12x12 paper pack from Kaisercraft had some lovely papers and also a sheet with die cuts and sentiments.
I added some extra colour to both the flower images and used 'paper roses ' happy birthday die.
I will be making as many cards as I can over the next few weeks for a local cat rescue center
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
I picked up this scruffy chest of drawers from a local charity shop - I think it must have been in a garage or workshop -paint spray and paint runs - the top had been covered with sticky back plastic and it did not want to come off - I had to use a wallpaper scraper and chip away - there was no way this was going to peel off.
I bought some very pretty paper napkins to decoupage the top but my husband (what is it about men and wood ) thought the drawers were in good condition and it would be a shame to cover them up.
They had a good sanding down - some undercoat and then 2 top coats of white paint- lots of wax - new knobs - new board at the back of the drawers. The urge to do some decoupage has not gone away but gone away but for now I have extra storage in the spare bedroom.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
I was a bit disappointed as my card dried it was a bit paler than I would have liked. To keep it CAS I left the flowers centres white . I used one flower and two leaf stamps from the 'smile more ' set along with a sentiment and matching die.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
embossing folder 'rambling rose' from sara davies -this is such a beautiful design - a pity I covered so much if it.
I love the wonky letters on this 'celebrate ' stamp - it looks as if I've had a couple of drinks already.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
This little bear is so cute - coloured with promarkers - it's for my MIL - I hope she like it . After almost 20 years of crafting I have finally bought a machine to emboss and die cut - I have only bought a few things but I love being able to cut out this lovely nesting shape to add to my cards.The tiny butterflies are from a punch and the sentiment is a stamp.
My Time to Craft - challenge 393 - mothers day or female
Southern Girls - Someone Special - for my MIL
Double D challenge - gingham - this paper is so pretty with the tiny hearts
Crafty Animals - challenge 24 - anything goes with an animal