Wednesday 30 July 2014

Dangerous Dinosaurs......

Thought I would show you a card that I have made with the Dangerous Dinosaurs Mini CD which costs just £5 over at Kraftyhands, this is great for all those little guy cards. On the Cd there are backing papers, decoupage card sets as well as mini decoupage card sets. There are even  digital images that you can print h off to colour in. My card I made from the mini card set and some of the backing papers.

Have a great week

Crafty Individuals.....

Morning fellow crafty bloggers, I had my operation on Monday and came back home yesterday, I even missed my dinner at the hospital, you sure are in quick and out quick these days. Just got to wait for every thing to settle down now, so what better than a bit of crafting to while away the time and take my mind of the pain. Crafty Individuals have just brought out some new stamps, a couple of the comtemporary ones have been designed by Gio, so I haven't got any excuse for not having a play now.

hugs n smiles

Saturday 26 July 2014

Twenty Four Seven......

Morning to you all, I've finished another Lay out with piccies of my Grandsons sports day, I couldn't leave out Ethans brother, Zachary wanted to get in on the act so he kicked the space hoppers around, he thought it was great fun.I have used the same papers from Simple Stories Twenty Four Seven collection. I have been having a play joining in on the cyber classes that A Trip down memory Lane have been running over the last weekend. This Lo is for a challenge that they are running, called Seven Sisters, you have to use 7 of something, mine is papers.

Have a great weekend
hugs n smiles

Thursday 24 July 2014

Sports Day......

I got to go to Ethans end of year sports day last week, I can't believe how fast that year went, its lovely seeing all the children participate in their various races, involving bean bags, bats and space hoppers....well they were called that in my day. Ethan got off to a flying start with those long legs of his, but we laughed as his ingenuity when they had a relay race where they had to balance a bean bag on their heads and run/walk without dropping it, my Grandson took his cap off put the bean bag on his head then put his cap back on and tore up the you can guess that wasn't in the rules. when it came to the Dads race of course his Dad had to have a go with a little prompting from moi. This scrap layout features some of the piccies of the day, I have used Simple Stories papers and embellishments called Twenty four Seven.

I have spritzed the background with Dylusion sprays and then stamped using 
a honeycomb stamp from Creative Expressions to the background paper. The pin wheels I made from a hexagon shape and added a brad to the centres.

love the photo where Ethan is giving his Dad a pep talk before the Dads race.

the photo is hidden behind the main panel of photos with just the journalling on show as I wanted to add the piccie of him on his space hopper. 

My op got cancelled today so hopefully it will go ahead on Monday now, it was a real pain having to go and get my blood tests done again though, on the plus side it gives me a bit longer to get all the jobs finished i.e weeding the garden, washing, ironing all those Mum sort of jobs that we all do, along with going to work, looking after the Grand kids etc.
hugs n smiles to you all

Crafty Musketeers.....Summer time
Crafty Calender.....Summer time fun
Natalie and Amy.....Summer time
Simon Says Monday....Mid summer
Pink Elephant.....Summer time
Studio Challenge....LO sketch
Stuck for sketches......LO sketch

Monday 21 July 2014

Ooh La La creations....

Bonjour everyone, welcome to my second post of the day, this card is for the new challenge at Ooh La La Creations, the theme this fortnight is........Vintage. I so lurvvvve doing vintage cards, this is one is a request by a customer for her daughter. I'm always nervous about making cards for people in case it isn't what they really wanted but are too polite to say so, I usually make a couple for them to choose from. I have used the Yesterdays Memories Cd. The flowers have been sprtized with Tuscan Sun glimmer mist. I added a doily under the image

Have a great week

Sketch n Stash......

Morning fellow crafty friends, hope you have had a great weekend and didn't get too wet. We had torrential  rain here on Saturday, never seen it come down so fast and flood everywhere so quickly, I even had it come through the front of the shop under the wall whilst further up the road people were up to their knees for a short while.
This is the first of two posts today, back in the swing of things after my holls but on Thursday I am due to have my op to remove my gall bladder, just hope I feel well enough to do some crafting after a few days of recuperating.
This is a reminder that there is still 2 weeks to join us at Sketch n Stash and for this challenge we are letting you choose your favourite sketch, all we ask is that you post which one you have used.
We have two sponsors for this challenge

Prize $10

Prize £10

This is the sketch that I have used to make my card using a Parrot image By Barbara Jenson from Stitch Bears, click here to view the image.

I have coloured the image in with Prismas and then added glitter to part
of the image, the papers are from First Edition.

Hugs n smiles

Saturday 19 July 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow......

Afternoon peeps, hope you are having a great weekend, today sees the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and the theme this fortnight is......On the road, so we would love to see all your vintage/shabby chic projects.
For my card I have used a couple of stamps from Crafty Individuals, the map is from Marianne Designs. I folded it up and distressed the edges for a more vintage look. The car tag has been coloured in with Prismas and the background for the 3 Gentlemen stamp had a spritz of water over a background using Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone and Milled Lavender. The quote is from a Kaisercraft stamp set.

Hugs n smiles

Friday 18 July 2014

Scrapbook challenge.......

Morning crafty friends, not sure if yesterday was the heatwave, because we had a thunderstorm during the night which they said would be Saturday. In fact its just starting to rain again so I guess that was it. On Thursday I'm in hospital having an op to remove my gall bladder and stones, not looking forward to it but I am feeling quite poorly now with it and I look 9 months pregnant because my stomach is swollen or I could be kidding myself and its all fat. Since I got back from my holls. I have done a couple of layouts, I want to do more scrapping so this is one of two that I have done this week and I'm entering my very first scrapbook challenge.......Scrapology.

The background paper is DCWV and the rest are Papermania from a capsule collection.
 For my daughters wedding theme she chose stars and blue.Her dress was decorated with star sequins and caught the light lovely. The stamps that I used are from Friskars, I love adding polaroid apertures over the photos to highlight parts, the heart is embossed with a powder called Mermaid Tears by Piccola, I picked this up in America.......fell in love the name, it has an iridescent lilac/blue tinge to it. The stars are punched and die cut out and then layered as well as some having a sparkle glitter on them.

Scrapology........Sketch LO
Creative fingers.....anything goes
Papertake.......buttons bow and bling
Party Time......use chipboard (embossed heart)
Charisma.....anything goes
Have a great day

Thursday 10 July 2014

Crafty Haul....

Afternoon crafty friends, thught I would share with you some piccies of my craft haul whilst on my holls in Orlando Florida, I didn't manage to find any specialist shops as the one that I had listed had closed down, there are three craft stores which are like Hobby Craft that we have here, called Michaels, Jo-Anne and the Hobby Lobby, the last was by far the best, you can get discount vouchers on line for Jo-Annes and you only have to show them on your phone, which saves printing them out. I was disappointed with Michaels as they didn't stock that much really so I only brought one item from there but the other two stores resulted in a few bags.

Spent out after a day of craft shopping

I managed to get the distress pens for $70 which is approx £45, all of the other items had 40% discount off them so the the Friskar punch was approx £6.

all down by 30 or 40%, the Smash book was $5 which is about £3.50

These I picked up at the stamp show but still worked out at a good price $125, about a third cheaper than at home

I managed to find the pack of paper bags from the Hobby Lobby, these are perfect for mini albums, they only had them in Kraft though, these were $3.99, approx £2.60

The DCWV 12x12 pads were $9.99 which is about £7, one of them was only $6 approx £3.75
then you get another 15% off which a discount voucher.

When I revisited Jo-Annes at the holiday weekend they were selling  12x12 papers for
5 for a $1 which was 12p per sheet.

These stamps I picked up at the stamp show, the red rubber ones are Lost Coast Designs and were $6 each, approx £3.75 and then they had  show special of buy 5 get 1 free.

You can now see why I filled a small suitcase. My only disappointment was I couldn't find a specialist stockists as the larger stores didn't stock Graphic 45.
Mind you I have just got to make room in my craft room now as well as find the time to use 
all of this yummy stash.

Tuesday 8 July 2014

A couple of challenges.....Ooh la La Creations and Kraftyhands

Well I'm back off my holls, having just spent a fabbie two weeks in Orlando Florida, we had a great time, spent our time at Universal Studios and we got to have a look around the new Harry Potter Diagon Alley that officially opened yesterday but we were at the park when they had a soft opening ......totally amazing details to the sets and I have to admit that its better than the studios tour here at Warner Bros in London. The rest of our time was spent shopping. I managed to find a couple of good craft stores who had a sale on at the time and then with vouchers the savings were brill. I also attended a StampFest show on the Saturday......I shopped till I dropped. I will post some piccies of my haul later in the week.

I'm a little late posting a couple of Dt cards so here is the first one for Ooh La La Creations, the theme was picked by me for this easel card, I have used the new Cd called Say it with words, the art work is by Marie Rayner, the good thing about this Cd is that you get images to colour in yourself as well as the coloured images with coordinating papers.

Now the second card is for the Kraftyhands monthly challenge the theme this month is .....Summer Holidays I have used the Vintage Transport Cd  for my card. The image conjures up holidays of the past on steamers. On the Cd you will find lots of vintage images of Tractors, boats, cars etc all with coordinating papers as well as card sets, ready to click and print.

catch up with you later
hugs n smiles

Sunday 6 July 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow....

Afternoon peeps hope you have had a lovely week and an even better start to the weekend, today sees the strat of the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and the theme this fortnight is to add some metal as an embellishment or add a charm.

My project for this challenge is a mini album that I have made to celebrate my daughters wedding.....which happens to over 12 months ago, gosh that year has flown by so quick......scary. I have used Kaisercraft True Romance papers and stickers for the front cover, the Love title I have coloured in with gold and then added gilding wax to the edges as well as glitter. The beads hanging from the birdcage are from my Dad who passed away 12 years ago, I also had some stitched to my daughters dress just as a reminder that he was still with us in our hearts.

On my back tomorrow from Orlando so catch up with you real soon
hugs n smiles