Friday, 17 July 2015

Variation on a theme......

Morning fellow bloggers another post from me today using one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals, the new large stamp designed by Linda Edwards, CI 443 Floral Festival on offer at the moment Here.
I have used the stamp in 3 different ways to create the following cards.

Stamped with memento black and coloured in with Polychromos and Prisma pencils, added star dust stickles to parts of the flowers.

Embossed with Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder onto a page from the Seville background book which is also from Crafty Individuals

Using a variety of Memento ink pads

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Vintage Teddies......

Morning fellow crafty bloggers, Crafty Individuals have launched some new stamps, so I just had to have a play with this vintage Teddy stamp CI 440. I have used distress inks to colour the image which I stamped with Archival Potting Shed, sealed it and then over stamped with a background stamp. The papers are Maya Autumn Basics collection from Live and Love Crafts.

The flowers are CI, 206 Butterfly stamped and embossed in gold CI 437
Background stamp CI 436 and sentiment is CI 438 and they can all be found here


Challenges
Crafting Musketeers......anything goes
Craft your Passion.......anything goes
613 Avenue Create....anything goes
Dream Valley......distressing
Sketchy Challenge.....sketch
Crafts Galore.....use a stamp or digi
Creative Fingers....anything goes
Chocolate Coffee and Cards......1 button and 1 bow
Brown Sugar.....baby

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Face Value.......

Afternoon fellow crafty bloggers, I,m enjoying a bit of sun catching up with the weeding after the holls, why do you get more than if you had stayed at home cos I've come back to loads and I want to be playing with some of my new stash that I brought in Florida. Talking of new have you checked out the new stamps from Crafty Individuals the sentiment one CI 438 is a must have because it covers every occasion and some. Check out the new products here.

Todays card is for the challenge at Crafty Individuals the theme is                    
                                                    ......Face Value. 

 I have used an image from The people and Places book 2 on offer at just £1.45, which I mounted in a paper frame covered with one of the pages from the new Seville book, I then added gold and white Frantage to edges of the frame and backed it with a narrow lace.

The background stamp is CI 435 and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder, gorgeous shimmery effect and picks out the detail on the stamp a treat, I also used the same gold for the flowers, stamp CI 206 which I stamped onto another page from The Seville background book and the butterflies CI 437 were embossed onto a shimmer gold paper.


Don't forget that you need to use a product by Crafty Individuals to enter the challenge, then you can claim the 25% discount code to go shopping......yay!!

Hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Kraftyhands challenge.................

Evening and welcome to my post for the Kraftyhands challenge, I know its a smidge late but having just got back from our holls yesterday I'm starting to feel the jet lag effect and its back to work tomorrow. The theme this month is Wrap it Up and for my project I have made a gift box for a card featuring images and papers from the new Cd which will be launched real soon, its called The Romantique Collection and is £9.99. Vintage images for weddings, anniversaries and engagements something for every special occasion.




The image has been embossed with clear embossing powder and then I added gold and white frantage to the background paper


Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Challenges
Creatalicious.....ribbon and pearls
Craft your Passion.....anything goes
Crafting Musketeers.....anything goes
Crafty card makers.....sentiment
Papertake .....anything goes

Friday, 12 June 2015

Wedding Lay out.....

Morning fellow crafty bloggers, hope you are enjoying these sunny days, had a lovely afternoon sat in the garden watching Zachary play yesterday, hadn't got the energy to join in with him as I have come down with a stinker of a chest cold......I'm going for a record for how many bugs I can catch in a year, I seem to have a week off before the next one appears, guess my immune system is running on over load.
I have had a play with all the new Crafty Individual stamps and paper pad that has just come out, the stamps are great for backgrounds, really nice and large...... check them out here. I wanted to do another wedding Lay out especially as it's my daughters and son in laws anniversary this Sunday.......guess whose got the kids !

I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Gesso for the main raised part of the background, the down size of that was it took an age to dry as it remained soft if I used a heat gun, afterwards I used purples and blues in glimmer mist drying in between each spritz.
I then used the backround stamps in archival hydrangea for the main areas and added some stamping in with Melon to add a smidge more yellow that are in the torn pieces from the new Seville background book from CI.


The butterflies are stamped on a page of the Seville book and then 
I added glimmer and gemstones for bling.

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Have a great weekend
hugs n smiles

Challenges
that's Crafty.....all that glitters
Creative Fingers.....anything goes
Alphabet Challenge.....I for Indigo and cream
Craft Your Passion....anything goes

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Messy Day......

Had a lovely day yesterday at Daisy's Jewels Crafts, I went to a class to make this quirky panel using stencils and stamps from Lin Brown, it's ages since I did a class with her and her style has changed so much from the first classes I did at LB Crafts, I must say that this is so not me, I don't do bright colours but it was fun experimenting with them. We started off making a background using stamps and stencils, I got carried away as usual not knowing when to stop, so I ended up with an owl that looks like he is in a snow storm. I couldn't get the colour right of the background panel so I ended up re painting it again this morning, finally happy with the colour now.


Have a fun filled day
hugs n smiles

Challenges
Addicted to stamps.....summer colours
Dream Valley......anything goes
Artistic Stamper.....summer is on its way
Corrosive challenge....pile it on



Kraftyhands......One for the Dads

Morning fellow crafty bloggers, what a lovely sunny start to the day, especially after the start to to flaming June we had, lets hope Summer has finally arrived. Just a quick post from me today to tell you about the new challenge starting this month at Kraftyhands, the theme is One For The Dads, so with Fathers day just two weeks away it's a perfect time to make a Fathers Day card or Birthday card. I have used the  Motor Mania cd to create this card.Lots of detailed layers which really make the image pop.



Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Challenges
613 Avenue cards......anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity.....Birthday
Scribble and scrap.......anything goes
Crafts Galore......anything goes



Sunday, 31 May 2015

Multi media scrap canvas.......

Morning fellow crafty bloggers, I had a day off yesterday and went to a class at Pink Tulip Creations to create this canvas, the tutor was Fran Westmoreland who is on the Prima design team, we had a fun day spraying, slodging, painting and sticking lots of layers using various Prima products, various gels, paste, gesso, paints, mica powders and sprays........a lovely messy day.





Have a fun filled day
hugs n smiles