Wednesday, December 4, 2019

merry and bright

Incy Wincy challenge - Christmas without red or green - I used my homemade wreath maker template -  4 different stamps plus a sentiment stamp .I chose blue ,turquoise and a sandy colour .

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

a christmas wish

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

'C 'is for Christmas

Beccy's November challenge - 'c' is for Christmas - I love how tiny the snowman stamp is - I really didn't think I would find a use for it - this card is a bit plain for my taste but as I make everything for charity I have to make something for everyone.

'b' is for bauble

Beccy's November challenge - 'b' is for bauble - I'm not sure about this sentiment stamp - the heavy type of the 's' and 't' is not very pretty.

'a' is for aperture

I'm a bit late to the party over at Beccy's place -once again Beccy is running her fabulous November challenge to produce a themed CHRISTMAS / FESTIVE  card for each day of the month - there are lots and lots of prizes to be won.

'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

Charity box cards

I'm always happy to help my local cat rescue centre - I will add these to my stash and once I have 100 cards finished I will pass them on.

Have a great weekend and happy crafting.

happy birthday

. 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

go wild

how sweet is this giraffe - I used pearlised paint to colour him in peach and  mushroom tones.

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

the dreaded 'O' word

I had several attempts at this card before anything was put together. The dreaded 'O' word -we are happy to use so many colours in our crafting but orange is usually at the bottom of the list - unless it's for Halloween . The two stamps on the left are from Couture Creations and Altenew - all the tiny stamps on the right are from Paper Smoochies .I added white gel pen to the centre of the small flower and some crystal glaze on the 3 orange dots.

Double D challenges - orange and white mood board

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Christmas stockings holding me up

Just when I thought I would have time to make some cards I found myself sewing instead - 45 Christmas stockings - it's all for the same charity but now I can finally make some cards.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It's all gone pear shaped

 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

more chairty cards

 To try and speed up the card making for the charity box I bought the Hunkydory pack which had lots of lovely card bases , inserts , papers ,dies ,stamps and even an embossing folder.Some of the card bases were big enough to cut in half - the pack had a magazine with lots of ideas but I will  be just using the stuff to make as many cards as I can.

charity box makes



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

transformed........ sort of

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

happy thoughts

I loved the strong colours in this months Altenew challenge -

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

Trial and error

I love this cute image from LOTV  - my first attempt the sentiment was a bit too high -  the second was much better and went off to my FIL with a cheeky message inside. not sure what I can do with the top one- it may have to go in the bin.

all about the papers

I've just bought a 6x6 pad of papers from Couture Creations - it's called Gentlemen's Emporium- the papers are vintage based and soft blue/grey - light browns - the paper above is a dark green .The clock face was cut out and raised on sticky dots.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Race Day Hats

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. 
Double D challenges - off to the races- inspired by the pic -

Monday, May 6, 2019

Your special day

Lets Craft and Create - challenge 147 - AG + option  motherly love - it's ages since I did any iris folding - I loved the colours in the paper so it was easy to put together.


Altenew  - May challenge inspired by the top pic - I used Altenew 'SMILE MORE ' set with matching dies. I have just bought this set and love it already - I can see lots of pretty cards in the making.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

just a bear

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