Monday 27 October 2014

Sketch n Stash....

Morning to all my fellow crafty bloggers, woop woop an extra hour in bed yesterday or did you spend it crafting ?, I must admit I did manage to get quite a lot done including washing and ironing three beds worth of linen as well as making my card for todays challenge at Sketch n Stash. I'm off for a few days this week to have a play with my Grandsons who will no doubt keep us on our toes especially Zachary who is fast approaching two and is a bag of delightful trouble.

Prize $10 spend

I heated embossed the black die cut with aurora cosmic shimmer embossing powder,
The image was coloured with Prismas and then I added clear star glimmer gel pen to parts of the image.
The image I have used is called Vampire Witch from Scappy delights

Have a fun filled week
Gem of a Challenge.....trick or treat
Craft Your Passion.....Halloween
Crafty Cardmakers......cut it out/use a die
Pink Elephant....anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges......Halloween
Fantasy Stampers.......Something Spooky
My Sheri magic.
We Doobadoo......Halloween.
Delicious Doodles....Halloween.
Creative Knockouts.....Halloween
Cute Card Thursday....Trick or Treat.
Hannah and Friends.....Halloween

Sunday 26 October 2014

Halloween ball........

Afternoon peeps, hope you have all enjoyed your extra hour in bed today, trouble is now it will be dark in the afternoon which I don't like, I decided to use my extra hour to do some bed linen changing, three beds later and a mountain of ironing I finally put my feet up at 4:00pm, what a numpty I am to do a such a mammoth task. Just a reminder that you still have a few days left to enter the challenge at Crafty Individuals, the theme is Halloween Madness or Christmas Frenzy, I have made a card using four stamp sets to create this Halloween ball card.
The image was coloured in with distress ink pens. I stamped the lace and embossed with a dark purple embossing powder from Cosmic Shimmer, when you move the card the colour changes. I stamped the lady dancing twice and put one image over the top of the clock image.

Stamps used CI 346, Dancing Until 1:00pm
CI 339, Hickory Dickory Dock
CI 350, Lovely Lace
CI 206 Flower Heads

Have a great week

Saturday 25 October 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon to you all, can't believe that another fortnight has flown by, it's half term next week so it's double trouble for me and hubby, we will be shattered after a few fun filled days.Today is the start of a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, the theme is..........I can see clearly. We want to see something you can see through on your vintage/shabby chic project, I have used acetate to make this shaker card which is a commission for a customers wife. Just hope he likes it. I have used liquid pearls for around the edge of the heart.

have a great weekend
hugs n smiles

Sunday 19 October 2014

Butterfly Botanicals.......

Evening to you all, hope you have a great weekend,we have a real mixed bag of weather this week, torrential rain followed by warm sun, my flowers are thinking it might be spring and are starting to bud up again. This card is another from the Butterfly Botanicals Cd from Kraftyhands. I have used the purple and gold colour theme again, all of the elements I have used are from the card set section on the cd, including the vintage map of England. I have added frantage in purple and gold to the border of the main image of the butterflies.

Went to a scrap crop today and got really messy with paint and inks, Morag Cutts was our tutor and her Lay Outs are always a treat, learnt so much, layering up lots of different elements, just got to finish them off now.
hugs n smiles

Monday 13 October 2014

Sketch n Stash......

Morning to you all, hope you had a great weekend, I spent two days making a Graphic 45 album using the papers An Eerie Story, we also made an Armoire with drawers and holder for an album and tags, pictures to follow later.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash,
we have two great sponsors this fortnight

The winner gets to choose a Cd
and Buttons for Brains who have kindly donated a £10 spend

I have used the lovely It's a Girl papers from first Edition.
The stamp is from LOTV, which I have coloured in with Prismas and added white Frantage to the edges.
The tag is also from the same paper collection

Have a fun filled week
hugs n smiles

Saturday 11 October 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon to you all and welcome to this fortnights challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, we challenge you to use 1 image, 2 design papers and 3 types of embellishments on your vintage/shabby chic projects, as you can see I have gone slightly overboard with my embellishmnets. I have used the Femme Fatale Cd from Kraftyhands for my card. I added Treasure Gold in silver around the edges for some extra shimmer.

 I am off this weekend for two days of crafting with Clare Charvill using fabbie Graphic 45 papers, at Daisy Jewels in Bedworth, which is so handy as it's just a couple of miles away. Yesterday at work I iced five chocolate speech bubble plaques for a customer......she was giving them to the guys in the group 'The Backstreet Boys' who are on a cruise that she is going on.......guess that's my claim to fame. my icing being nibbled by a boy band. 
Have a great weekend
hugs n smiles

Tuesday 7 October 2014


Morning to you all, what a change in the weather, although we do need the rain, I just wanted to turn over and go back to sleep rather then get up for work in the dark yesterday morning. Guess there is no getting away from them now for the next few months, roll on Spring.
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Kraftyhands, the theme this month is ...........Tag-tastic. We want to see your tags on there own or on a project, I have used the sweet Cd Picnic Time, jam packed with teddies. I have used a gift tag from one of the card sets for the topper of this card. The butterflies are also part of the card set.

Pink Elephant......think pink
Creative Fingers.....anything goes

Have a great week

Thursday 2 October 2014

Butterfly Botanicals......

Morning fellow crafty bloggers, today sees the launch of a new Cd from Kraftyhands called Botanical Butterflies, at £9.99 you can view the launch on the new internet tv channel for crafters called The British Craft Network at 8:00pm although I think it's having teething problems this morning as I couldn't tune in. This is one of the cards that I made using this cd which has to be one of my favouritres so far, I love the colour combo and added splashes of gold to add to the richness as well as Frantage around the image.

have a great day
hugs n smiles

Creative Knockouts.....  Lace and ribbon
Bunny Zoe ....... lace/ribbon.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Crafty Individuals......

Morning to all you crafty bloggers, hope you are well and have enjoyed these past few warm days. Today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafty Individuals, there are two themes for you to choose from this month, ‘Halloween Madness or Christmas Frenzy', I have used one of the new Christmas stamps that has just been launched, I love this postage style stamp  CI 420 featuring lots of previous Christmas stamps, the detail is amazing for something so small, perfect to cut up or use as a whole image which is what I have done. I coloured the stamped background using Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye, Old Paper and Broken China, I then spritzed with iridescent gold glimmer mist.

I edged the image with lace and then threaded seam binding through the lace.

The snow flake die is from Joy Crafts which I embossed with a blue, gold and white frantage powder and then added iced shaving for more iridescent bling.
The background I coloured with a Pan Pastel pale blue and then embossed the snowflake stamp CI 241 with silver tinsel embossing powder. 

Don't forget to join in the challenge you need to use at least one Craft Individuals item, and every entrant gets a discount code for a whopping 25% off their next purchase

Hugs n smiles