Monday, 16 October 2017

Christmas Robin

Hi All
I hope you are all well and those that have been affected by the storm are doing okay. My thoughts are with you.

I have had this ginger colored card from Limetree crafts in my stash for a while and have been wanting to use for a long time - so here's my first card with it.
Using a bell shaped mask and swept white ink across the aperture. I then stamped  an old Kanban stamp within the bell with black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used Glossy Accents on the beak and colored the berries in red.
I stamped the sentiment in the same white ink and added pearls and a bow as finishing touches. I mounted it on to some Topaz pearl cardstock from Lime Tree crafts.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
crafting from the heart #179 ATG
abc christmas challenge - unlimited -ATG
Christmas at sweet stampin challenge Oct- ATG
crafty animals Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Monday, 9 October 2017

Festive Banner

Hi all
Another Christmas card for today

Here I have used my new card-io Majestix stamps (Festive Fir-Cones)I created a strip by masking off part of the white topaz card and then stamping randomly along the strip in various colours. I then removed the masking tape and popped the Happy Christmas in the gap which was die cut in vintage Gold card.
A great card for batch making too
Well I have passed my three month probation at my new job - yeah!! 
The job is going well (very different from my old one) and the people are nice.

Thank you for stopping by and any comments you wish to leave are greatly appreciated.
Have a great week everyone. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
crafting from the heart - challenge 178 AG
CHNC - challenge extra -October
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 354
christmas card challenge #23
abc christmas challenge u-for-unlimited -v-for-vibrant

Monday, 2 October 2017

Purple Sky

Hi Bloggers
Here it today's offering

 I know it has been a while since my last blog... the time has just whizzed by.

I had  a great time at Ally Pally and bought quite a few items. I invested in some Card-io stamps and have been having a play with them so I will be showing quite a few Christmas cards over the next few weeks. 

I used Versa color ink to create the sky. I then stamped the trees and deer using versafine black ink. Once the ink was dry I used my quickie glue pen to scribble glue across the image and sprinkled Glamour Dust over it. 
 I used SW dies to cut the image out and mounted it on to black card to make it pop. I embossed a piece of white card with CE falling snow embossing folder.

Thank you to those who have pressed the button to follow my blog it is greatly appreciated.

Have a great week 

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - ATG
CCC # 22
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge #353

Monday, 4 September 2017

Bauble Mask

Hi Fellow Crafters
Wow the weeks are just flying by.. we are now into September.
I need to get cracking on my Christmas cards. .. Here is this weeks offering.

Just a quick blog this week.
A mixture of stamps from my stash and a xmas bauble mask, teamed with Tim Holtz distress inks.
I think I may add bow to the top of the bauble it seems to be lacking something.. but a quick card to do. I may create another one and bling it up more..

Take care until next time and have a good week.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
christmas card challenge #20
Crafting With Friends Challenge 49
avenue 613 challenge 201anything goes

Monday, 21 August 2017

Stormy skies

Hi all

I created the background first by inking up my acrylic block with TH distress inks weathered wood, tumbled glass and salty ocean then I spritz it with water and swept the block over a piece of water colour card.
Once dry I decided to stamp an old Kanban image.
I used my SP circle dies to create an aperture in some dark blue card and then created a frame for it in white.
Then I just added a lighter blue strip across the bottom for my sentiment to sit on.
I had lunch with a great friend on Thursday it was lovely to catch up with her. 
It will soon be bank holiday I am looking forward to the break, I hope the weather improves.. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
seize the birthday - ATG
brown sugar challenge #264 ATG
fashionable stamping challenges #126 use your inks

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Just because

Hi All

I hope you all had a chance to enjoy today's glorious sunshine. 

I made this card for my friend as one of just because cards..

I wanted to try out my new script stamp from Honey Doo.
Firstly I swept CE Colour Cloud in diagonally across the card and blended the colours. I then stamped the script stamp, and pulled out an old Kanban stamp and just used certain elements of it around the edge of the card. Then is was simply matted and layered on to black card and white card that I edged with the green CC ,

My new job is going well I can't believe I have been there six weeks now.
Thanks to those of you who have asked after Rufus, he is fine and back to his normal self.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
MAWTT- #51 Things that fly
Colour crazy challenge #32 ATG
Crafty friends #64 ATG

Monday, 24 July 2017

Silhouette Christmas Card

Hi Crafters

How is everyone this week?
I saw a lovely Card-io Christmas card on Pinterest and tried to have a go at making a version of it myself  from the craft stash I have.
After a few attempts, this is what I came up with.
I used a mixture of stamps from Kanban and Colour Cloud and Distress Inks. I added CS Diamond Sprinkles for a bit of sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #199 Christmas in July
CRAFT challenge 425 - 20th of July – Christmas
Cardz 4 galz -Challenge # 52 Christmas or Winter
abc christmas challenge - N is for New & O is for Old