Thursday, 15 February 2018

MAWTT Challenge

Well after all the rain lately it was wonderful to wake up to beautiful sunshine. It's still a bit breezy but lovely for a nice brisk walk then home for a cosy cuppa.

MAWTT has a new challenge starting today, Mrs Duck is hosting and the theme is "Things From My Chosen Song".   The words are as follows:-

Seagulls and aeroplanes
Things of the sky
Winds that go howlin'

Breezes that sigh

City sights

Neon lights

Grey skies or blue

Here is my DT card

I used pieces from a pack of Tim Holtz ephemera, chipboard letters & metal corners, oxide inks to colour the blue background, natural hemp twine and a sentiment from a Dawn Bibby Creations stamp set.

Pop over to MAWTT to join in the challenge.

Until next time............
Happy crafting x

Monday, 12 February 2018

Seascape Canvas

Back doing what I love!! 
Spent the whole day in my craft room and it felt amazing  
The first few hours just messing about but then I decided to design / make the canvas that I promised Ben I would make for the upcoming launch of The Craft Show on 1st March (all you crafty people need to pop over and take a look, why not like their facebook page to keep up to date with all the news.
The back of the canvas was painted using Koh-I-Noor magic paints, the chipboard letters were stippled with IndigoBlu coarse texture paste (love this product) then painted with acrylic paint, a tiny touch of distress crayons were used to highlight. The beach was painted using the acrylic paint too then a net from a bottle of booze was cut up to lay across the corner, craft rope from the range was hot glued around the canvas and Creative Expressions dies were used for the fish, shells, anchor, seaweed etc.

It feels so good to be back!!!    Hope you like it.

Until next time..............
Happy crafting  xx

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Clean and Simple Wedding Card

Well it has been a while since I blogged due to family illness, but hopefully back now.

It's a bit late but I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a very happy New Year.

Today is the day for Team A DT to show their cards for the MAWTT (Moving Along With The Times) blog challenge.  Amy has chosen clean and simple as her theme.

My entry is a Wedding or Anniversary card, I used Mama Makes Wedding Wishes stamp set which covers not only Wedding but Engagement, Anniversary, Save The Date and more. This stamp set has been designed by Loti who owns the Company, a wonderful lady inside and out.  The stamps are fantastic quality and are great value for money.

As you can see I have stamped the rings in each corner, the wedding couple (which are separate stamps so can be used on their own) and the sentiment were then stamped onto a white die cut shapes and put onto the card using foam pads.  All images were stamped with Versamark ink and gold embossing powder was used for a bit of sparkle.

I apologise for the quality of the photograph, a new camera is required very quickly.

Hope you like my little piece of inspiration and decide to pop over and enter the challenge yourself.

Until next time............

Happy crafting xx

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Well it's been a while since I blogged but I'm back (hopefully!).....

I have had two family members in hospital and moved one half of my Business into new premises AND it's "that" time of year so getting back into my craft room is a major achievement and one that I intend to make more time for.

Anyway, just a quick post to let you know I haven't gone missing totally 😆

Here is a quick, simple card I made for the MAWTT challenge blog, the theme was an element from the "Twas The Night Before Christmas" poem.  I used part of a baby Groovi plate with red parchment for the main picture, a red bow, foiled sentiment, gold star brads and a deckle edge card.

I really enjoy the Groovi plate system, must make a note to use it with more projects.

Promise not to leave it too long before my next post.

Happy crafting

Thursday, 14 September 2017

MAWTT - Sentiment As The Focal Point - No Images

Wow, where has the last month gone?  I definitely lost that and now have to play catch up with myself!

It's time for the Moving Along With The Times Team A Blog Challenge and the theme set by Christine is "Sentiment as the focal point - no images) so here is my DT entry.

A really quick and simple card with a "non perfect" look that matches the sentiment.  I hope this shows you guys that are beginner card makers / crafters all projects don't have to be perfect or full of embellishments etc - a simple card with slight imperfections will be loved just as much (if not more) by the person receiving it and they will appreciate the time you have taken to make it.  

Don't be too self critical, just enjoy the craft process and a bit of you time making things, at the end of the day crafting should be fun and relaxing.

Well, I have lots of crafty projects to work on today but before I make myself comfortable in my craft room a large cuppa is called for so off to put the kettle on, until next time..............

Happy crafting xx

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Things Beginning With The Letter B.......MAWTT

Cuppa on my craft table ready for getting inky and messy today but before I start picking out ink colours, papers and other goodies this blog post was calling me.

Here is my latest make for the Moving Along With The Times Challenge, it's Diane Louise's turn to choose the theme and she chose "Things Beginning With The Letter B" so I couldn't resist doing one of my favourite candle makes with a "Bouquet" of lavender.

Those of you that know me are aware I adore painting these and have completed so many of them, however,  over the last couple of days it is just what I needed to do, something calming I could lose myself in that wasn't paper crafting or jewellery making so I do hope you don't mind a little bit of self indulgence.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see all the other DT inspirational makes and while you are there why not enter yourself, go on give it a try.

Well I have finished my cuppa so now its time to play and see what gets created today so until next time...............

Happy crafting x