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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Happpy Card Making Day

Just a quick post before I  forget how to blog again lol
Here are some, as I call them quick cards, those ones you need to make in a hurry such as when hubby asks for a card for the morning just as you are going to bed!
Hope you all get a chance to do some crafting today. I'm off to a wedding Fayre with son and future daughter in law x



Sunday, 1 October 2017

Unicorns and apologies

Hi all,will I can't believe I haven't blogged for a month since restarting. After a stressful summer sorting work stuff I started the new term literally running and only now able to slow down a bit. I have managed some crafting here and there and will add to blog when I can. Really think I need to retire but hubby doesn't agree lol 😉

Ingredients used to make this card


Stamps - Gerder Steiner "Moody unicorns"
Copics for colouring images
Wink of Stella clear
Lawn Fawn "Polka in the meadow" design paper
Die - MFT "Blueprints 20"
Ribbon & gems from stash 

Monday, 28 August 2017

A little bit of Tim Holtz

So I have used the stamp set I brought at the Taunton Craft show to make this card and a whole lot of sparkle!! By stamping on watercolour card and spritzing the stamps with water after I inked them up with distress inks it gives you the illusion of watercolour. I then introduced the sparkle with black glitter card and a pearl diamond spray. By the end of this card I think I was just as sparkly lol


Ingredients used to make this card

Stamps - Tim Holtz 'Wildflowers' and Clearly Besotted 'Simply quotes'
Distress inks - Spiced marmalade, Fired brick, Wild honey, Peeled paint & Lucky clover
Spray and Sparkle - 'Pearl diamond'
Tim Holtz distress watercolour cardstock
Dies - Stampin up 'Beautiful wings'
Black glitter card and ribbon from stash

Friday, 25 August 2017

A little bit of turnbout stamping

Well it's just as well I made a few cards recently as this week has been very hectic and no crafting yet! Been painting the preschool I run to get it ready for the next term and been too tired to blog the cards I have made but am now looking forward to a crafty weekend.
Been using the Concorde & 9th Turnbout stamps again which I love to make these two cards and if you want to know a bit more about them, have a look here
And yes I have used the Distress oxide inks again lol 😉
Ingredients used to make the cards

Stamps - Concord & 9th 'Oh hello' and 'Flower' turnabout stamp sets
Dies - MFT 'Blueprint 18'
Distress Oxide inks - 'Picked raspberry', 'Twisted citron', 'Peacock feathers' & 'Spiced marmalade'
Glitter tape - American crafts

Saturday, 19 August 2017

MFT Mermaids

Well I resisted buying this stamp set when it first came out, in fact I sat on my hands lol. But as I am weak willed they soon ended up in my craft room so thought I had best use them.
I used another flower set to make different coral on the cards after seeing some else do that as I would never have thought of that! Just shows how versatile our stamps can be and that's what I tell my hubby lol 😉
And look I even made two cards 😀.
Ingredients used to make the card -
Stamps - MFT 'Mermazing' and MFT 'Buildable Bouquet'
Dies - Lawn Fawn 'Large stitched frames'
Wow opaque embossing powder
Copics - RV19, V05, Y38, Y17, E50, E51, E21, E70, Y35, YR15, YR16
Distress inks - Squeezed lemonade, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon & dusty Concorde
Wink of Stella 'clear'

Friday, 18 August 2017

Golden Wedding Anniversary

So this card is not my normal style but needs must as they say. So it was time to dig into the stash of embossing folders that I tend to neglect and see what I could find. So after a bit of embossing and die cutting this is the end result and no oxide inks in sight!!
Ingredients used to make the card
Dies - Lawn Fawn 'Finley's abc', MFT 'blueprints 31', Spellbinders 'hearts' and Lawn Fawn 'scalloped stitchables'.
Embossing folders - Couture Creations 'tied together' and a Sizzix folder which is unnamed.
Gold Miri card
Gold glitter tape - American crafts 
Pearls - stash

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Happy Birthday Angie

This is a card I made for the lovely Angie. You can find her blog here and she is also the very talented lady who designed my blog header 😀 Anyway used one of the items I purchased at the Taunton craft show to make this card. I made a background using distress oxide inks, die cut the "Ray of light"   die and layered up. Coloured the peacock using layers of hero arts inks and diecut and stamped sentiment and also layered up.

Ingredients used to make the card 
Stamp set - Hero Arts 'Color layering peacock'
Colour medium for peacock - Hero arts inks, navy, deep ocean, emerald green & lemon yellow
Dies - Creative Expressions 'Ray of light' and MFT 'Blueprints 18'
Background inks - Distress oxide inks, twisted citron, salty ocean & peacock feathers
Pearl from my stash.