Sunday 2 September 2018

Autumn is Here!

It's been a long time since I last blogged but I am back crafting 100% and this challenge seemed the perfect one to come back to.  The Challenge is Autumn is Here with one of my favourite deisgners, Ching Chou Kuik.  So I made this card using one of her gorgeous digital images, The Fading Rose.

Simple, but elegant card with pattern papers and embellishments to compliment the beautiful focal image.

Saturday 10 December 2016

Quick and simple Christmas Cards

Well, yesterday I decided to make some simple Christmas cards - finally!  I made ten of the same design.  I used a stencil and stamp by Claritystamp.  They were coloured with an ink duster brush using  Distress Ink in Pine Needles and Barn Door.  The deer was stamped with black Adirondack ink and then I just drew lines under its feet with a black pen to ground it.  Topped off with a little gem and Merry Christmas peel off.

Wednesday 7 December 2016

My Sister's Birthday Card

Hi, this is a simple one as my mojo seems to have gone on a Christmas break!  I have used the Hunkydory Twilight Kingdom collection for the main image and the backing card.  The butterfly over the moon is a black peel off.  A few gems and a flower and it doesn't look that bad!  Turned out better than I expected.  Hope she likes it.

Saturday 5 November 2016

Upcycle for Christmas

Wow!  I can't believe how long it has been since I blogged!  Even the process has changed.  I made something for the first time in months today so thought I would share.  It gave me so much pleasure to be crafting again that I realised I need to get back into it.  My mum asked for craft labels for the back of the cards she makes as a Christmas present.  It looked a bit dull so I did this....

These are her labels - I got a box from a company I subscribe to and decided to decorate it and wrap the labels in purple tissue paper.

I turned the lid of the box into this.  My mum likes Gorjuss Girls so this decoupage seemed appropriate.  Then I thought (due to dimension) how do I wrap this.  So got a brown paper bag and decorated it.

I used gorgeous images from a Pollyanna Pickering set with a few pearls and flowers.  Thought this image was appropriate - a daughter giving her mum a gift.

I hope to carrying on blogging now, so glad to be back - got loads to make for Christmas and I am so behind!

Friday 25 April 2014

SPS Challenge - Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone.  So today over at Sweet Pea Stampers the theme is Happy Birthday.  I have chosen to use a Sweet Pea Digi called Sugar by Regan Kobecek, and this time just kept things simple.  She is coloured with Copic Ciaos and backed with a spellbinder die, some embossed card from my stash and some roses and a couple of gems.  The Happy Birthday is another die.  Please come and join us and submit your lovely creations.

Friday 17 January 2014

SPS Challenge - Flower Power

Hello all, Well, over at Sweet Pea Stampers this time the challenge is "Flower Power", so if you want to be in to win the challenge, then please come on over and have a play!

So here are the "ingredients for my card this time"

Sweet Pea Digi – Poppy from the Mist by Ching Chou Kuik
Coloured with Copic Ciaos
A5 blank card
Silver Mirri Card
Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle dies by Spellbinders
Flowers and white flower border by Anna Marie Designs
Background floral paper by Papermania
Bling and pearlised grey card from my stash

Please come on over and share your fabulous creations with us!

Friday 3 January 2014

SPS Challenge - "Anything Goes!!"

Hello all, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Well, over at Sweet Pea Stampers this time the challenge is "Anything Goes", so you are open to endless possibilities.   And if you want to be in to win the challenge, then please come on over and have a play!

So here are the "ingredients for my card":

Sweet Pea Digi - A Word to the Wise by Concetta Kilmer
Coloured with Spectrum Noirs & clear glitter for the moon
8 x 8 blank card
Silver Mirri Card
6 x 6 stencil from The Crafters Workshop - Mini Climbing Vine
Stencilled onto a scrap of blue patterned paper I had with Phthalo Blue Pan Pastel.
Tattered Lace Owl and a Spellbinder Circle & Scallop die
Oh and some flowers and pearl from my stash

Oh and for those of you young enough like me to remember the 80's version of Clash of the Titans - this was inspired by that... in the UK it is always on the Television at Christmas - remember the mechanical owl sent from the Gods?  Bringing help and hope - so Happy New Year!!!!!