Friday, 27 March 2015

Spring Hares......

Morning to all my fellow crafty bloggers, apologies for my lack of posts these past weeks, my blog has been neglected whilst I work on an album which I have just finished.......it was a marathon project but I so love making them. It's getting busy at work as well with icing all Easter Eggs and my poor wrists are aching already and we still have two Saturdays to go.
Thought I would share with you another card featuring the two hares recently released from Crafty Individuals,by Alice Palace, lots of sparkle on this one. The back ground papers are from the Spring paper book also available from CI, I stamped the background with the baroque stamp, and added sparkle with Imaginations shimmer paste through a stencil.


Have a great day
hugs n smies

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mothers day.....


Phew we were mega busy again at work yesterday, I get today off and then it's back to work on Monday to get all the Easter Eggs out. Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day to all you Mums out there, hope you have a lovely pampered day.
Just a reminder that we are half way through the challenge at Crafty Individuals........Animal World, you still have time to join in and you will also get a 25% discount code to go shopping with.
I have used an older stamp featuring these cute kitties CI 222 Five Fluffy Kittens, the image was coloured with Polychromos, I also used CI 206 Flower Heads for the flowers across the front of the card. The heart image is CI 342 Delicately Detailed Hearts which I embossed in silver and then coloured in with Twinkling H20s. The background I created with Fresco paints and I used a mini brayer to apply the various colours, after that I randomly stamped a script stamp, then I used a stencil with Crafty Imagination sparkle paste.



Have a fun filled day
hugs n smiles

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Sparkly bunnies.....

Crafty Individuals released another five new stamps last week and I have been having a little play with these darn cute bunnies, well technically they aren't bunnies because they are Hares CI 434 Winning Hare designed by Alice Palace. I coloured in the image with Polychromos pencils and stamped the background paper with another new stamp CI 430 Baroque splatter script,  this is perfect for any type of background as it's a large stamp and I think I shall be using this one a lot as I love it. The background paper is from The Springtime background book 3 and I embossed the design with Pewter wow embossing powder, as well as the flowers which are from the CI 206 Flower Heads stamp. I then used a Wink sparkle pen to paint over the image for an extra smidge of sparkle.



Challenges
Brown Sugar.....Spring
Simply Create....mostly greens
Allsorts.....Spring is in the air
Mixed Media cards......hints of spring
Addicted to stamps.....use a number
Scribble and Scrap.....anything goes
The Corrosive challenge.......follow your heart
Party Time.....anything goes
Sweet Stamps.......anything goes
Through the Craft room door.....anything goes
Fab n Funky.....focus on the image
Hugs n smiles


Saturday, 7 March 2015

One for the Mums.......

Morning to all my fellow craft bloggers, hope you are having a good week, I've spent most of it complaining to the store about my unfinished bathroom, I think that this will have to be my last home improvement project as the stress is too much.
It's time for a new challenge at Kraftyhands, and the theme this month is One for the Mums. I have used a rose stamp and the papers are from an Emporium of Curiosities Cd both available from Kraftyhands. The stamp is only £2.50, a real bargain. The image I coloured in with Polychromos pencils, I then added white and gold frantage to the edges of the image. The Frame on the stamp set I embossed in gold before adding a Mothers Day sentiment.





Challenges
Fantasy Stampers....Mums the word
Crazy 4 challenges.....put a bow on it
Crafts Galore.....anything goes
Fussy and Fancy.....ribbons and lace
Memas Crafts......anything goes
In the Pink.....for a special lady
Simon Wednesday......Special Lady/girly
Try it on Tuesday.....pearls for girls
Party Time....anything ges
Shabby Tearoom ....pop of pink
Hugs n smiles

Monday, 2 March 2015

Crafty Individuals......

Evening fellow crafty bloggers, feeling guilty with lack of posts this past week, we are having our bathroom refitted and to say it has been without problems would be lying. The tiles arrived and were a completely different colour to what we ordered, they are natural stone and we were expecting cream but they look rather brown now. The radiator we ordered came and was the wrong size, and then the wall on my stairs started to break and the plaster has cracked, so I'm a smidge stressed to say the least.

There is a new challenge that has started over at Crafty Individuals and the theme this month is ......The animal world. I have used one of their older stamps CI 289 Fresh Eggs and Chickens, the main image was coloured in with pencils but the background I made using PaperArtsy Fresco paints which I rolled onto smoothy card with a mini roller and then I randomly stamped the new tree stamps CI  429 Trees Galore onto the background.




Have a great week
hugs n smiles

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Scrap Wedding Lay out......

Morning and welcome to another one of my lay outs of my daughters wedding, I have been playing about with this one for the past couple of weeks on and off. The flowers I stamped and embossed in Wow fine gold, the stamps are from Heartfelt Creations. I then painted the flowers with Twinkling H20s before cutting them out with the matching dies, and you definitely need the dies to make it easier as each flower has at least 4 layers. I have used various Kaisercrafts stamps for the rest of the embossing around the edges of the page and the butterflies and trellis. The papers are from Papermania.




The background paper is from DCWV and is from the wedding stack, I used PaperArtsy Snowflake Fresco paint around the edges and then embossed in gold on top of that I then used Treasure Gold White Fire around the edge, I also added paint splatters over the rest of the paper.

Flower stamp and matching dies are from Heartfelt Creations
Tattered Blossoms HCPC 3468.



Challenges
Top Tip Tuesday .....use a stamp 
Through the craftroom door......anything goes
Crafting Cafe......fave technique (mixed media and embossing)
Papertake......Bing (Ribbon, Free Blooms)
Deep Ocean......love is all around
Craft Hoarders......How I love you
Craft Your Passion.......anything goes
Scrapology.......sketch Layout (squares)
Stamping Sensations.....anything goes
Fab n Funky.....ribbon and lace
Frillie and Funky......make your own flowers
Simon Wednesday......add a little texture


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day.......

Morning fellow bloggers Happy Valentines Day, phew it sure was busy at work yesterday with all those people buying their loved ones choccies, have to say it was mostly guys in the afternoon making a last minuet dash.
I've had a go at making some cards using the same techniques as I did for my book box, this one uses the cupid die cut from Tim Holtz as well as The Tattered Flower die which I cut down, I then used Bronze and Magenta Viva Maya Gold paint .



Have a great weekend
hugs n smiles 
Challenges
Inspirational Journal......Love is in the air
Crazy 4 Challenges.....valentines
Allsorts......any occasion other than Birthday
Thats crafty.....Be my Valentine
Sister Act Card Challenge.....anything goes
Simply Create too.....anything goes
Creative Fingers.......anything goes
Chocolate Coffee and cards.....Happy Valentines Day
Brown Sugar.....use a bow and a die cut
In the Pink....love is in the air
Memas Crafts.....cupid is smiling
4 Crafty Chicks.....Valentines
Crafty Creations.....Hearts and love