Sunday, 9 April 2017

Spring has finally arrived.......

What a glorious couple of days we have had this weekend, I have managed to finish weeding my garden and planted a few more plants ready for the summer, the theory is to just then chill depending obviously on the weather. A few weeks ago I made an album for my sister featuring the lovely stamps from Crafty Individuals, its a memory album of our family home garden, unfortunately we had to sell the house after Mum became ill so my Son took some lovely pictures throughout the year which I used for this album.

I have used the spring time book from CI for the background papers and then put a wash of gesso over the papers to soften the colours then on some of the pages I used stencils to create the raised areas and then spritzed glimmer mists to add colour in parts before adding the stamping.



I embossed the frame sprinkling on glitter and then stamping
the crackle background stamp using versafine black







CI..209 Winter Trees, CI...287 Birds on a wire,CI....405 Listen to the trees
CI......309 Singing Merrily, CI....116 crackle background

Thanks for taking a peek
Hugs n smiles

Sunday, 12 March 2017

New Stamps........

Morning crafty bloggers here are a couple of cards that have been made using the new stamps from Crafty Individuals, I've kept them simple so that you see the full designs.




The main image was embossed in gold using stamp CI...466 (on offer at just £4.15) and then painted with H20s, the frame is frantaged with a pink, gold and white, the background was made by stamping and embossing in white with the music stamp CI...194 Spring time music




This time I have used stamp CI...468 You are a star on offer at £4,95, again really simply made by inking up the stamp in various shades of inks, the star cut out was embossed and mounted on the tag with the sentiment of thank you on a glitter washi tape
Thanks for taking a peek


Monday, 2 January 2017

Sad farewell.............

Morning fellow bloggers wishing you all a very happy new year, hopefully this one will be a little less sad as we said goodbye to so many people. Unfortunately my Mum was one of those people, she passed away in my arms on Sunday 18th December, she has struggled with dementia for many years but we refused to accept it and carried on with life as near normal as possible with her going to garden centres, cream teas and play areas with Zach, my Tuesdays won't be the same any more especially come September when Zach goes to school full time. I guess I'll just catch up with my crafting that has been put on the back burner these past few months. I did forget to post this last Christmas card that I made with the new stamp CI...462 large Christmas tree.


I just stamped the background with the new snowflake stamps using broken china and chipped sapphire and added splashes of water to soften the colours, The snowflakes are wooden toppers that I brought in Sainsbury's and then used frantage and a gem stone on the top to finish.
This year I hope to get back into doing challenges as I neglected my blog so much as well as catching up with you guys.
Hugs and Smiles