Thursday, 29 August 2013

Faux Bleaching....

My final project that I made on Saturday with Lindsay Mason is this card using just three colours of distress ink and clear water, I admit to adding some Stardust stickels on the trees and snowman.....well I needed some
I must admit it was quite fun to do and I certainly need a bit more practice. My snowman does look a smidge

Looked after Zachary yesterday and he had a play in the garden with his Grandad
mind you Grandad was supposed to be building the pond edges to make it a bit
more Zachary safe being as he's into everything, but I think he got sidetracked.

have a great day
back to work tomorow, still aload more jobs to do.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013


Morning peeps, the tag that I am posting today is another project that I made on Saturday, lots of spraying and spritzing of Dylusion sprays.....such a yummy range of  vibrant colours. The snowmen are from the Doo Lally Pip range of stamps, as is the holly border. The technique used for the Holly is faux bleaching, after stamping the image use  clear water to remove colour from inside the leaves, after that has dried, colour leaves with distress inks, I've highlighted the leaves and berries with a white gel pen.
After the tag was completed it was spritzed with perfect pearls for a lovely shimmer.

Have a fabbie day.

Craft My Life.....anything but a card.
Make my Monday......anything but a card.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Doo Lally Pip......

Doo Lally Pip.......what a great name for a range of stamps, this is a card that I made at Daisy Jewels on Saturday with Lindsay Mason, the stamp set I used was called great fun and a different way to create a background after stamping and colouring in an image, there is also a tutorial in this month Craft Stamper magazine how to do this technique.Basically you stamp and colour your image then use Glue n' Seal over the image, after that dries you can use your distress inks and stencils to build up layers of colour. Because the Glue n' Seal acts as a resist you can get stronger colour around the image and then using a damp paper towel just wipe over the image to take off any colour off the sealed image.The same technique has been used over the stamped sentiment and I have added Glue n Seal around the edges of the card as well.

Hopefully spending a day in the garden today, 
lots to do before the arrival of Autumn

Monday, 26 August 2013

Sketch n Stash......

Morning peeps hope you all having a fabbie bank holiday weekend. My son brought his new car on Saturday so he's a happy chappie.....boys and their toys. I managed to get into a last minute class at Daisy Jewels on Saturday. Made three projects using different techniques with Lindsay Mason to follow real soon.
We have a fabbie sketch for you to follow over at Sketch n Stash this fortnight, as well as that we have Crafty Individuals sponsering us.

One lucky person will win these goodies

Image has been coloured in with Prismas, I crimped the paper 
behind the image and then added Frantage to the edges, which I then mounted again.
The background paper is from First Edition New Bloom.
The stamp I used is CI 387 Love is all around

Catch up with you later

Craft Room stash (stamp)
Sweet stamps......anything goes.
Auds Sentiments.....anything but a birthday card.
Card crafters Circle.....bright colours
Alphabet challenge........., N for New (stamp).
Delicious Doodles....birds of a feather.
Polka Doodles....all thing bright and beautiful.
Paper Creator....anything goes.
Vintage Stamping....wings and things

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow....

Morning peeps. sorry not many posting again this week, trying to get into the swing of things ready to look after Zachary when his Mum goes back to work in a couple of weeks time, for someone who is only 8 months old he sure knows his own mind, he's walking round the furntiture, into everything he shouldn't be and when he wants to do something you don't want him to do he has a temper tantrum.......good job we love him to bits and hes soooo darn cute, I think I'm going to have my hands full.....could be me just getting older
Today sees a new challenge for you at Sugar Creek Hollow, this fortnight the theme is ......Back to School, which I'm sure alot of Mums will be going Yahhhhh only a week to go. We are also being joined by a guest designer this fortnight so a big hello to.......Mynette Kitchen, pop over to her blog here.....

I have used an image from A Day for Dasies (so loving the childrens sweet faces),as well as Graphic 45 papers to create my card. Image coloured in with Prismas and then distressed with Vintage Photo.

Fussy and Fancy......back to school.
Splendiferous....Back to school.
CraftyCatz....stitching real or faux.
Papercrafting Journey.....anything goes.
Delightful challenges....back to school (use primary colours).
Cute Card Thursday.....back to school.
Crafty Ribbons....anything goes.
Simon Says wednesday.....Back to school.
Little red Wagon....layers.

Have a great Bank Holiday hoping the sun shines

Monday, 19 August 2013

DT call at Kraftyhands


 The guys are having a DT call at Kraftyhands.....what you waiting for!!!

"We are inviting 3 customers to become members of our existing design team. To be a design team member, you must be creative, think outside the box and have a passion for papercrafting. All successful applicants must have their own established personal blog.

As a design team member you will receive one copy of all our new CDs before the launch date, plus any new products that we'd like you to incorporate such as charms and embellishments absolutely FREE!

In return, all we ask is that you create and send us at least 3 good TV quality card samples from each CD we supply within a given deadline and to participate in our monthly blog challenges and events.

That's it!

To apply for a place on our design team, simply send us an email to with your name, a short biography, ie how long you've been crafting, interests etc with a photograph of yourself and of at least 5 photos of cards that you have created. They don't have to include Kraftyhands products, we just want to see what you can do. So pick your best projects!

Closing Date is 6th September.

Ooh La La Creations......

Morning peeps hope you all had a fabbie weekend, can't say I did, feeling out of sorts at the moment and I can't find anything to kick start my mojo, not sure why just feeling down I guess. My little Grandson  Zachary who is just 8 months old has decided he prefers to walk everywhere, he can't quite do it on his own but is happy getting around the furniture, when he wants to go any where else he lets go with one hand and hold his hand up for you to hold and then help him walk.....he is such a strong minded character, and knows how to get his own thinks he's going to be a handful.
We are starting a new challenge at Ooh La La Creations today , and we have the theme of ....inspired by a song for you to join in. Now I don't know many songs that would fit the images I have apart from the usual songs that spring to mind, I used papers and an image to make these two cards from the Every Day Occasions. The song that inspired me is Little Red Rooster by the Rolling Stones.

Diamond Pyramid layered image

hugs n' smiles

Monday, 12 August 2013

Sketch n Stash......

Morning peeps hope you all had a fabbie weekend, mine was another blur, had my two Grandsons for a  sleepover on Saturday, whilst Mummy and Daddy partied. At least Zachary sleeps all night so no midnight feeds now. I was then going to go to the Great British Craft  show at Stoneleigh on the Sunday.....well I did eventually get there at lunch time after going with my son for a test drive in a Citroen DS3, he's well smitten with this car and now he's working he wanted to buy his own car.....which he did, hence I was late getting to the show. I didn't really buy that much just some card, card blanks and a couple of other bits n bobs. In fact its the least I've ever brought.....must be feeling

Today sees the start of a new challnege at Sketch n Stash, this fortnight we are being sponsored by Ooh La La Creations, so one lucky winner get a CD of their choice. WE are also welcoming 5 new ladies who are joining us on the team, pop over and check out all the lovely fabbie cards that the team have made.
I made a card for my nephews birthday, I thought this image was perfect for him as hes's into golf as well as fishing. I have used the Boys to Men CD for this.

have a great week
hugs n smiles

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Afternoon peeps hope you are all having a good start to the weekend, I have 2 little fellas coming for a sleepover tonight, Zachary is now standing up, can't believe it really as he's only 7and a half months old, he's a determined little guy, guess he'll be walking in a couple of weeks which will be two months before his brother, and we thought he was early at 10 months.
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, this fortnight the theme is ......a childs life, your project should depict things in a childs life.
We have a sponsor for this challenge....A Day for Daisies.

one lucky winner gets $10 to spend.

I have used an image called Sisters and Dolls, coloured in with Prisma pencils, I then distressed the edges with vintage photo and then I spritzed water on the image to get a mottled effect.

have a fabbie weekend
hugs n smiles

Monday, 5 August 2013

Ooh La La.....

Bonjour and welcome to another wet Monday, last week it rained on Monday on my day off and now its raining again....on my day off, oh well ironing, tidy up and crafting. The descion will be in what order to do them.
Today sees the  start of a new chhallenge at Ooh La La Creations, the theme this fortnight is ....Step back in time, another great theme I think as I love using the Passion for Fashion cd, lots of lovely vintage style images and papers, this one is called 1930's Pretties. Its on sale at the moment for just £6.99 and you get free p&p......bargain. I've just added layers of lace and ribbon to the top part, the lovely cream resin centre of the flower is from The Ribbon Girl, I've just brushed some Treasure Gold onto the top of it.

The Ribbon Girl....Birthday card.
Card Crafters circle....dotty for spots.
Totally Papercrafts....inspired by a song (girls just want to have fun)
have a great week
hugs n smiles

Saturday, 3 August 2013


Wow another post from me this week, must be a record, I ussually don't get the time to post more than a couple but I'm on a roll. Today sees the start of a new monthly challenge at Kraftyhands, the theme this month is.....anything goes, a nice easy one for you all to join in with, we would love to see you use a Kraftyhands product as there is a £20 prize to be had.....fabbie or what.
I made a card for my son birthday as he's into steam trains, I used the Golden Age of Steam CD, the train is layered up. The edge trim is a peel off, a nice easy card to make.

have a great weekend
catch up later

Friday, 2 August 2013

Crafty Individulals.....

Morning peeps hope you are all well, what a fab day yesterday, I went to Champneys Spa with my sis for a lovely day of relaxation and pampering, they have had a refurbishment and the decor was stunning with lots of lovely sofas and reclining chairs to chill out on, not to mention the massage and yummy lunch we also had. Oh well reality check back to work

Yesterday saw the start of a new challenge at Crafty Individuals, and the theme is.....anything goes, please remember that you have to use at least one CI product to enter.

Jean has featured the cabinet that I made so if you are visiting from that blog see older posts for more details how I made the cabinet, but I thought that I would show you another project that I made using the new safari stamps.....CI 309 On Safari. I used a paper mache suitcase and added the stamped words as well as an image from one of the CI books and then made a mini album which sits inside the suitcase which is suitable to adding mini photos of your journey. I have used the elephant stamp to make a photo slots in on the other side of the image and the giraffe post card can be used as a journalling spot to slot in, I've also added other CI tags and images. The papers are from Marianne designs.

hugs n smiles
Alphabet challenge....M for micro (mini album)
Countryview....quotations and sayings
Delicious doodes....anything goes.
Slendiferous Creations....alter it (suitcase)
Stampin' for the weekend....shape it up.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Ready Teddy Go......

Well thats the end of July so we are half way through summer and Christmas cards are starting to appear in Today I am at Champneys with my sister, my Brother-in-law treated us to a spa day, so we will be pampered with a massage and lunch as well using the other facilities......ahhhhhh I'm feeling relaxed already.....I have  very lovely Brother-in Law he's such a rock.
At least we have a good summer this year with lots of sun, hope we still get some more though this month. Today sees the new challenge start over at Ready Teddy Go, the theme this month is Die Cuts and punches......don't forget to add a teddy on your project though. I have used this Fizzy Moon stamp to make a wedding card, lots of dies including Marianne Designs, Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn .Just had to include more frantage, so on the hearts I used lots of bits including paint chips, and microbeads, the bird cage I just used the Antique pink embossing powder.....lurvvvvve this one. Image has been coloured in with my Prismas and the papers are from Papermania.
This month we are being sponsered by
one winner gets £10 to spend

Catch up with you later

Hannah and friends....anything oes
Cute Card Thursday......anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks....bling
Simon Wednesday.....anything goes
Pennys Paper Crafty challenge.....stitching real or faux.
Divas by Design......fave colour combo.
Creative Inspirations......anything goes.
Crafting by Design.....anything goes.
Party time.....anything goes
Pile it on....anything goes.
The cutie pie.....pretty in pink.
Sketchy challenge.....sketch
Mariannne designs........layer it up