Sunday, 13 November 2016

Christmas makes......

Morning to you fellow crafty bloggers, I have been away for quite a while now and thought it was time to share some of the cards I have been making but not blogging, I must admit to not feeling up to is as for the past six weeks I have spent every afternoon in hospital visiting my Mum who fell and broke her hip but because she has dementia her progress has been slow and her dementia has got worse, it's a cruel disease as there have been a couple of days when Mum has been herself again but there are more days when she has become lost to us and has been very agitated. We have now had to go and look at nursing homes for her as she is pretty much bed ridden but a couple of the places we visited gave us nightmares with the conditions and staffing levels, we knew that Mum would end up back in hospital real soon again, how these places get to continue is beyond me the standards are so low.
Anyway onto my Christmas card that I have just made featuring a few Crafty Individual stamps, the image has been coloured in with copics as my Son added another set to my collection as a birthday present and of course you never have quite the right colours so you end up buying more........we all been there yes!


The green background I created by using a brayer and Fresco acrylic paints, after which I stamped the dictionary definition onto it CI 396 , on a spare bit I stamped and embossed the word Noel CI 446, the Santa image CI 396 I cut out and mounted over a piece of lace.
Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Friday, 2 September 2016

Clean and simple......

A nice easy challenge this month at Craft Individuals, clean and simple, I have used one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals CI 458 Home Sweet Home, I stamped it on a painted background which I created with Fresco paints and a mini roller, the main image I embossed and layered up a couple of the elements for added dimension,and the flowers are from The Hobby House. I can't believe that September has already arrived and the children go back to school, guess Christmas will be here in a blink of an eye.Off this week and next week looking after my Mum whilst my sis goes on holiday, just managed to settle her down whilst I post this.........I don't want to get old with Dementia........no fun at all, might have chance to do some challenges now.


Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Mini album.......

Afternoon to you all, what a lovely few sunny days we had at the begining of the week, I am Grand children free this week so it's lovely to have a smidge of free time for playing in my craft room, a few weeks ago I finished this album which was inspired by Dorota Kopec I used just a couple of Dylusion sprays and stamps from Heartfelt Creations and Crafty Individuals, the full list of stamps are at the bottom of the post.














Stamps used
CI-437, butterflies, CI-320 bird cage, CI-353 clock, CI-436-script background, CI-435 background, CI-453 Tree, CI-451 film strip, CI-347 butterflies CI-017 script.
Splatters and ring stamps are by Prima and the Botanical Rose stamp is from Heartfelt Creation
Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

New Stamps part 2....

Evening peeps again, another two stamps and cards featuring the lovely new stamps from Crafty Individuals which have a whopping 25% off. Again I've kept the cards simple just using the stamps to create the background and then layering up this sweet image.







Awwwww my first Christmas card of the year, the robin was stamped onto paper from the Christmas paper pad, the baubles I cut out of the same paper pad added glossy accents and sprinkled glitter onto them.
Hugs n smiles

Monday, 8 August 2016

New Stamps.......

Evening peeps this week sees the release of some lovely new stamps from Crafty Individuals, and they are on offer with a whopping 25% off. I've made some CAS cards with the following images. The backgrounds was made using Fresco paints with a mini roller building up layers and then I spritzed with pearl glimmer mist for added sparkle.







A couple more makes tomorrow
Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles



Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Long time no blog.........

It's ages since I have blogged, it's not that I haven't been crafting it's just that I seem to run out of time, to get round to blogging. What with work, looking after my Mum and Grandson on my days off time just slips by. Don't know about you but I wish some good news would come on the telly for a change, and where has the sun gone I was looking forward to seeing my garden in bloom but as soon as the roses started to come out they are now all dying because they are too wet.......definitely in need of some blue sky and sun.
I have been having a play using some of the new Crafty Individuals stamps and using  Dyluson sprays in pink and lime green for the background, I love how the colours mix and change colour so that you end up with several shades. The flowers are made using the Heartfelt Creations rose stamp layered up. The list of stamps used is at the bottom of this post.



Stamps used
Botanical Rose......Heartfelt creations
CI-437 butterflies
CI-320 bird cage
CI-017 script
CI-451 film strip
Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Crafty Individuals challenge.........

Evening fellow bloggers, well we are half way through May, and we have had some lovely sunny days along with lots of other weather thrown into the mix. I have been playing with one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals, CI 452 Natures Beauty, love this one as it can be cut up as well as layering parts of the design I have gold embossed the image and coloured with watercolour twinkling H20s. The frame I got for a £1, its started life as grey, I used black gesso and dry brushed aqua paint and then added treasure gold to highlight the details on the frame.
Don't forget you still have a couple of weeks to enter the challenge at Crafty Individuals, the theme is anything goes.




Thanks for taking a peek
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