Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Flowers on black card

Hi Everyone




It seems an age since I have posted anything. Life has been busy and I have not had a great deal of time for card making. 
I made these two cards using a Honey Doo stamp. I stamped it twice and added distress oxides to the flowers and fussy cut them out. I added Nuvo drops to complete the cards. I think the colours really pop when put against black card.

I hope everyone is ok and enjoying the sunny spell we are having. Fingers crossed it will be a nice bank holiday.
Thanks for popping by.




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Maria

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Red snowflakes

Hi all

 Well I have so much stuff in my craft box waiting to be used it was overflowing -and to be honest I couldn't remember what I had in there. 
I found a piece of acetate that I had previously spread red glitter paste through a snowflake mask, (who says you cannot  have red snowflakes , right !!) so I decided to make a Christmas card out of it. 
I also found some lovely snowy glitter card that that I popped behind the acetate. I had bought SW Twinkle Star frame die but again had never used it. I placed this over the top of the acetate added a sentiment and matted and layered it. To complete the card I added CS pearl glue to each of the star sections on the background die and then three berry red ones on the frame



It was so hard to photograph so that you could see the sparkle but it looks lovely in real life. 

I hope everyone is keeping well - I have a medical issues at the moment and tests to be had - so I should know the results in a few weeks and then it will be next steps

Thanks for popping by I really do appreciate it, and if you wish to leave a comment that would be fantastic.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

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.