Monday, 19 March 2018

Ella Ella

Hi everyone

First of all I would like to say thank you for your kind comments on the loss of Basil. We now have him at home with us - so I am a little more at peace. He was always by my side when I was at home and he was a great listener. For mother's day my daughters presented me with a Pandora charm with the letter B - it is beautiful and it is now on my bracelet. 

For this weeks card I wanted to use a piece of card that I had for a while in my craft box that I covered with Pixie Powders. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it but this card sort of made itself. 

I  used SW Ella die that I really like but again I think this is the first time I have created a card with it. 

Thanks for stopping by.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
crafting-with-friends #63 ATG
lil patch of crafty friends #78 ATG
happy little stamper - ATG with dies

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Basil - My little man

It is with a heavy heart I write this post.

Our beloved Pomeranian - Basil was taken from us very suddenly on Monday 5th March at 8.15pm.
He was such a character and we were so blessed to have him on our lives. He was the center of our universe and he has left such a massive void in our family. We all loved him so very much and not a day will go by without us thinking of him. He will always be in our hearts.

Sleep tight my little chicken pie xxxxxx

Monday, 26 February 2018

For Mother's Day

Hi Fellow Crafters

I hope you are all  keeping safe and warm in this cold weather we are experiencing in the UK at the moment.
I spent the whole day in my craft room yesterday. It was so nice to have the day to myself and I made this card for my mother in law. 

I choose a yellow and a soft pearlised white card in the hope that spring will soon be here.
I made the yellow card by using a smoothie and CS Lemon Meringue colour cloud on a piece of white card. I then used clear embossing powder over the top. I did this twice to create a lovely gloss finish. I hope you can see the shine on the flowers. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Monday, 19 February 2018

Peacock and Pixies

Hi all 
 Well another week has whizzed by.
This card began when I create a Pixie Powder background, which I then embossed - not sure where I got this folder from. I then cut an aperture in it to frame the peacock. The stamp was a freebie from a card magazine. I coloured the image in with the pixie powders too. I have left room to put a sentiment on the card - but I'm not sure who I am going to give this too yet, so until I decide I have left it sentiment free. 
We went to London on Saturday to a place called Flight Club in Bloomsbury where you played social darts- it was brilliant we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves it was great fun. Of course my husband had to win -well he is in a darts league. We then went on to Convent Garden and had a meal at Flat Iron- a great steak restaurant. It was a great day out and we are already planning to go back there in the summer.
Thanks for taking the time to pop by.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Beautiful Peony

Hello all
I hope you are all keeping well.
For this weeks card I decided to go with a yellow/orange theme - inspired by my lonely daffodil that is in flower in my garden.
Yes its actually in flower- which I am so surprised about, as the weather has been so cold and we had hailstones here yesterday afternoon. 
I am sorry-  but I have used my  my Altenew stamp again, I know I have used it a lot recently - but hey ho I really like it.   I even used the same stamp to create the background panel, which I think is so pretty.  The embossed background is from Creative Expressions Dotted Daisies pin point folder, and the sentiment is from Honey Doo crafts. 
All of my wool has now arrived so I can start to crochet my throw. I have been doing some practice samples. I am going to do a chevron design. Well I had better go and make a start on it ... 

Have a great everyone  and thank you for stopping by.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the heart # 194 ATG
Eclectic ellapu - ATG
Dragonfly dreams challenges - Flowers

Monday, 5 February 2018

Flower Flourish

Hi all
How are you.. I hope you have had a good week. I cannot believe we are now in February.
I have been playing with the Honey Doo stamps I bought the other week from the craft show.
I stamped the  main image on to white card and then heat embossed it in white. I stamped the sentiment in black and heat embossed this too.  I then used 3 colours of oxides and applied them using smoothies across the card. I really like the oxides they blend so well together. I stamped the main image again in the same way but this time I cut the flowers out and shaped them and glued them on top of the base flowers. I added the Nuvo drops to the centre of the flowers. Another product that I have just bought and I really like .. so more of them will be  going on my wish list. 
I mounted it on to black card which really makes it pop. 
Well are you are ready for the cold weather we will be having this week. Our cats and  dogs would rather just stay inside and sleep - well I don't blame them I would if I was them.   I am hoping to give the dogs a bath this week- wish me well as I get as wet as what they do 
I am still knitting the bonding square and this has now lead me back into crocheting - it must be 12 year plus since I have done this but I have ordered some yarn and I hope to start crocheting a throw very soon. Not sure how long it will take me to complete but I will post a picture when it is. 
Well I had better sign off now the other half is shouting at the football on the  TV ... 
I have entered this card in the following challenges 
Stamping Sensations #Feb Anything with Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers
lil patch of crafty friends # 75 ATG

Monday, 29 January 2018

Using Altenew stamps... again

Hi all

Still playing the the Tim Holtz platform with my stamps and  I must say I am loving it so far. 

Another card using my Altenew stamps. I am enjoying exploring all the different colour combination and this red one looks beautiful in real life.  I am keeping a list of the colours I have used once I decide I like a colour combo, as I know I will forget what I have used  lol.
On the embossed background I  added a some Frosted glitterbitz to the center of the embossed flowers but it was quite hard to catch this in the photographs.
I went to a craft show at Sandown Park on Saturday.. well what a busy show that was. Create & Craft were filming there and there were a lot more exhibitors there this time round. The last time I attended was about 2 years ago it was ok but quite limited. I was very good and didn't spend too much. I added to my TH oxide collection and bought a SW die and some stamps from Honey Doo.    
I hope you all have a great week, thank you for stopping by.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty friends challenge ATG
polkadoodle -week 4 ATG
Altenewblog #January-2018