Monday, 2 May 2016

Crafty Individuals.......

Afternoon fellow bloggers, can't believe the last time I shared a card was at Easter, what happened to April, although my mojo has taken a dip of late, I did go to Paris for a weekend when it was the Version Scrap show, thoroughly enjoyed myself but so wish I spoke French as the show was a real treat for scrap bookers, most of the stalls had make and take projects to do and there were some lovely projects being made.Mind you it was seriously busy with queues to get on the stands and then another to pay, it was just how a show should be, I picked up some great magazines although they are in French they have some really good instructions for layouts in fact I have subscribed to one called Histoire de Pages.

Todays card is for the challenge at Crafty Individuals, the theme is ......anything goes. Don't forget to use a product from Crafty Individuals and you will get a code fr a whopping 25% off your next purchase. I have used one of the new stamps CI 450 called inky borders, I love this little film strip, which is one of three stamps in the set. I have used mini images from the image book People and Places which is on offer at just £1.45 for inside the film strip and the little frame. For the main background I have stencilled and spritzed adding micro beads and thread for extra texture, actually the mica sprays I picked up at the French show for just 3.50 euros, a bargain. The background behind that layer was brayed with fresco paints and the I used a script stamp to randomly stamp over.

thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter......

Well I have finally finished icing Easter eggs for another year, we iced so many in the past two days that it will take a while for my wrists to stop hurting, hope the Easter Bunny dropped lots of yummy chocolate eggs off to you all. My son and daughter brought me some copics for mothers day and I have added a few more to my collection so I have been busy playing with them this is my first effort with a very limited colour palette.

hugs n smiles
thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Wedding photo......

Evening to my fellow crafty bloggers, thought I would share with you the canvas that I did with Anna Dabrowska the other week, as soon as I saw the project I knew the photo that I wanted to use, it's a lovely head shot of my daughter at her wedding, and she had a lovely silver metal slide for her hair which is just peeking out from below the crown of flowers, she has hung this canvas on her I guess she liked it.
We created an imaginary dress using lace and resist canvas, and then I added lots of metallic embellishments, buttons and flowers and after painting everything with white Gesso I then used three different coloured sprays and some of the new metallic acrylic which I dry brushed onto some of the embellishments. the drips were made with a glue gun and then I used a pencils to outline the edges of the drips to give them more definition

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Monday, 7 March 2016

Box of all sorts........

Evening fellow bloggers hope you had a lovely weekend, I was thoroughly spoilt my my son and daughter as they brought me a set of 36 Copics, so now I have a perfect excuse to start collecting those now.
The challenge at Crafty Individuals this month is called a Box of all sorts. I have used a template from The House of Zandra, called alter me display box to make this, I have used quite a few different stamps sets from Crafty Individuals, as well as embossing, frantage, crackle glaze, to complete this, the finished size is 5.25 ins x 9.25 ins. The paper is Victorian roses by Make and Create which I picked up from The works for a snip at just £4 for a 12 x 12 pad.

Stamps used
CI 341, CI 306, CI 426, CI 328, CI 435
CI 017, CI 436, CI 394 

Thanks for taking a peek
Try it on Tuesday.....feminine and fancy
Inky Chicks......ribbon and or lace
Craft your Passion.....anything goes
Crafty Calendar.....special female
Crafting Sensations.....flower power
Ribbon girl.....anything goes

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Had a fab weekend crafting  at Daisy Jewels & Crafts with the lovely Anna Dabrowska, we got to play with lots of metal trinkets, paint and spray paints as well as the lovely new metallic acrylic paints from blingalicious. On the Saturday we made this lovely album which is one of the new journal albums from Prima, thrilled to bits with it and there are pages, pockets and acrylic sleeves left to decorate, which is the excuse I have been waiting for to start mixed media journalling.

We used resist patterned canvas and lace for the background, and for the final touches I added glitter and micro beads.The image is from Crafty Individuals in the fob watch.

We had enough bits n bobs left so I made another mini album
in lilac and aqua.

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 16 February 2016


Hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day, I was at work but when I got back hubby had baked heart shaped biscuits as well as getting me a lovely orchid. This week is half term week and that means double trouble in the form of my two Grandsons, today we went to a play centre where they played and generally wore themselves as well as me out.

Todays card is one I made as a commission, which I always feel nervous about doing as I'm always worried that they might not like it. the heart is a stamp from Creative expressions, which I embossed  and then cut the heart out again to layer it up.

Inky letters/hearts
Deep Ocean......hearts
Craft your Passion......anything goes
613 Avenue Cards....anything goes
addicted to stamps......diecuts
Crafts Galore.....use a stamp/digi
Gem of a is in the air
Creative Fingers.....anything goes
In the Pink....with love
Crafty girls....anything goes
crafting with attitude....anything goes

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Love is in the air.......

Afternoon fellow crafty bloggers, are you ready for Valentines Day next Sunday, we are starting to get busy at work, although it only seems like five minutes ago since it was Christmas, I have made another card which could be for Valentines or an Anniversary using my favourite stamp collection from Chocolate Baroque called Harlequin Rose. I embossed the image with cosmic gold embossing powder and then water coloured in the image with Twinkling H2Os adding lots of water to allow the colours to really blend well, I love this technique as the colours soften but still shimmer, but you do need a good quality watercolor paper to do it. I stamped the background paper with a pearlescent gold from Wow, and the sentiment was embossed in gold and coloured in using the same paints.

Thanks for taking a peek
Chocolate Baroque.......colour scheme, peaches, aqua and greens
Simply Create
Thats Crafty......first love
Fairy Tale.....Valentine
Creative Fingers......anything goes
Brown Sugar......Valentine/Love
Creative Knockouts......Love is in the air
creatalicious......Love is in the air
Crafty Girls....anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks.....Love
Simon Wednesday.....have a heart
Auds Sentiments.....use a love sentiment
My Sheri my valentine
Penny Blk monthly.......anything goes with a stamp and die
Sweet Stampin'.....all you need is love
613 Avenue crafts......anything goes
addicted to stamps.....anything gies
Dream valley....Valentines dya
Stamping Sensations.....anything gies
The Corrosive love love
Ribbon girl....anything goes
Gem of a is in the air
Crafty is in the air
Natalie and Amy......hearts and flowers
Stamps and