Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Hello all crafty people! I'm so sorry it's been a long time since I posted here on my blog but I'm still alive and very well...he...he..My love of decorating candles has increased and while I've been away from here I did make a few to give as presents and subsequently had requests. It's nice to keep busy as usually this is my time to potter about in the warmer months out in the garden. I do hope everyone is keeping well too.  My image is from Digital Delights called 'grillin george' perfect for upcoming Father's Day on the 21st June. Coloured with Promarkers, bit of scrap printed paper and raffia. Tag is from LOTV.

So I couldn't just show you this without entering into some challenges. 10 challenges in all, mainly my old favourites...Papertake, Crafty Sentiments, CYP, Crafting from the heart, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Glitter n sparkle, CCT, Dream Valley, Creative Corner and 2 Cute Ink. I hope I get a chance to show more, bye for now.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Hello. It's the start of the weekend, I've still got lots to's in my head yet to materialise. I hope you all are okay and keeping well. My set consists of a heat stamped candle and matching card. Stamp is from Holly Hobbie 'nature walk', came free with a magazine and has lots of other clear stamps on the sheet. Coloured with Promarkers, sentiment is from Elzybells, tiny heart punch used, pearl and ribbon from Meiflower.

Challenges entered LIM ( just the card entered), Crazy, As you like it (cas..why..mainly I don't have to find papers to cover the wonderful white), Natalie & Amy and Promarkers. Enjoy a fab weekend.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

I'm back! Hi crafty bloggers...I've not been around much lately...several reasons...mainly losing my mojo to craft. I had to get into gear as it's a friend's birthday coming up next week and I knew what she would really like....a candle. A lovely friend for well over 20 years and she'd do anything for you. I simply think she's one in a million, always chirpy, jolly, ready to give anyone sound advice and whisk away your troubles. Perfect human and kind friend. As you can see digi image from the lovely Bugaboo stamps, and yes she really has purple hair, digi paper from Crafts Beautiful website, handle ribbon from Meiflower, some gold coloured recycled elastic for bow and tie around cellophane wrap. There is a bit of glitter on the bag image on her earrings, some tiny gems on the candle one too. The sentiment came with the image. Below you'll see where the bag was made from and a fab tut on the Crafty Sentiments site.

I think I must be attracted to paper local newsagent gave me a rather large box of large envelopes free!!! He said they take away the unused cards but not the envelopes so I said 'yes please, I'll have them'. Ofcourse I gave him some cas cards to sell in return for his kindness.

My very first heat stamped candle.

Now I've got over the worst of learning 'how to' I feel a collection of candle presents will be on here in the coming posts. I'm so glad I gave it a try and I know she'll be over the moon as she loves candles in her home. Now onto some challenges...I know I've missed a lot, but here it goes. Catch the bug, Creative Inspirations, CAGI, CCC, Scribble & Scrap, Cards Galore, CYP, Glitter n sparkle, Bunny Zoes, Sir Stampalot, Crafty Calendar, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned. I hope everyone is well and in good health, I shall look forward to making some visits to blogs before I make a start on my next little project, bye for now.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Hi again, I'm on a bit of a roll with cards at the moment. This beautiful 'let it go sassy' image from Sassy Studios is coloured with Promarkers...isn't she gorgeous...digi papers that have been on my computer for a long time from Tinker & Co, sentiment from the computer, pretty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons that I just bought. Cuttlebug embossing folder used, this one I use more often as it can be used for any type of card. Lots of dies used here too..Go Kreate ones and some flower ones too. Hope you can see the glitter on her beautiful dress.

Challenges entered...As you like it (reason above), Winter Wonderland, Creative Knockouts, Penny's 2nd, MAWTT, Die cutin divas , Creative Inspirations 2nd (tried to follow the sketch) and Fab n Funky. Have a brilliant weekend all! 

Friday, 16 January 2015

At last it's friday....I love my family being at home with me and spending quality time. They all work so hard and so deserve some lie-ins at the weekend. Whatever you're doing today and at the weekend, appreciate it all! Onto my cas card using all LOTV 'baby companions' set. Lovely clear stamps on that sheet, the bottom image has had it's first inking and my new stash is that bit of ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I had quite a big spend on the new year sale with their £1 bundles. Loads of ribbon!!! Promarkers used for colouring. Hope you like.

Some challenges...only 5... LIM, Crafty Calendar, Papertake, Glitter n sparkle and OSAAT. Thanks for the lovely comments, as always they're so appreciated, bye for now.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Hello. I'm still here, you know that us crafters can't sit still without slipping in some crochet, knitting and of course the crafting. This horrid weather was just getting me down so I decided to make that batch of male cards (only 3 mind). The wind is blowing a gale out there, just lucky I'm not one of those repairing the phone lines, I am forever grateful for people who put themselves out there to keep us safe and connected. Onto my digi image 'cool boarder' from Kenny K, coloured with Promarkers, odd strips of digi paper from Polka Doodle cd. Sentiment is heat embossed, various stamps used.

Challenges are ...Simon Says, Crafting from the heart, Papercreator 2nd, Kenny K, Cards Galore 2nd, Little Claires, CCC 2nd, Crafting Musketeers 'hats..would his cap count', I Love Promarkers.. I think skateboarding is a hobby, Penny's and Creative Inspirations. Stay safe all!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Hi all, hope you are well and busy crafting away. I'm still carrying on with some special family creations. This pop up box card was already to go with the paper cut out well before christmas but I couldn't get the appropriate image in my head to use for it. Well I was pleasantly surprised to win some new Sassy Studios gorgeous images from Craft challenge blog, so many thanks. This one is called 'let it go sassy' ,What a thrill to colour in with my promarkers, d/load paper from sizzix website 2012. I am pleased with how its turned out. Alot of use from my cuttlebug...flower and leaf dies, number from 'baby face' Provocraft dies, X cut snowflake punch.

Sentiment from my computer and various freebie and Cuddly Buddly stamps used.

Ribbon & bow, heart charm.


A little close up and several challenges...Allsorts, Crafty calendar, CCC, Sweet Stampin, QKR, Cards galore, Glitter n sparkle, OSAAT, Sir Stampalot, Papertake, Incy Wincy, Crafty Catz, Catch the bug, Papercreator, Crafty Hazelnut Patterned, that Craft place, Clear it out, Scribble & scrap, Crafting from the heart, Through the craftroom door, Creative Inspirations. I've another one of these gorgeous digi's to show on another card, so I'll save it for that creation. Bye for now.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Hi there, I hope all the new year celebrations went well in your household. I've made a few more creations using this stamp from Crafty sentiments 'best friends' as it was still lying on my desk. I also wanted to use odds and ends of card so my creations were born. The sentiment on the front is from 2 different stamps. Coloured with Promarkers and strips of digi paper which were destined for the bin.

So now to the very first cards of 2015 for some challenges... I love promarkers 2nd, Crafty catz, CCT, ABC, Scribble and scrap, CRAFT colour as is for Winter Wonderland, Creative knockouts 'for the kids'. Wishing you a warm welcome to the beginning of a new year, lets hope it's a good one!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Hi and a very Happy New Year! Hope that 2015 will bring togetherness for all, happiness, understanding and willpower for success.
My card is very simple using 'reindeer silhouette' from Bugaboo images, printed onto card with sentiment on the computer. Bit of faux stitching, embossing on the cuttlebug, slim black ribbon with bow and single sequin.
Challenges entered are...Simon Says, CCC 2nd Penny's 3rd final, Glitter n sparkle, That Craft Place, TTCRD, Paper Shelter, CRAFT, Crazy, CCT, Catch the bug 'bingo...bugaboo image, ribbon, non-traditional xmas colours, Cupcake Inspirations, Creative Inspirations Xmas /New Year. Thankyou to all for visiting this year, I do hope you will continue next year, wishing you all the very best!

Friday, 26 December 2014

Hi everyone, hope that christmas day was a happy time for you all and a great chance for togetherness. My heart goes out to all those affected by trauma and tragedy at this time particularly when it's so sudden. My thoughts go out to all those affected. To my card seems my blue stamping hasn't come out too well on this one but I promise you it's there in the top right and bottom too. The light outside has faded so quickly today and not showing well in the pic.... we're expecting snow tomorrow that's maybe why. This stamp is from Crafty Sentiments called 'best friends' is a joy to colour with Promarkers...kept to mainly blue. Top stamped sentiment is an old QVC set of clear stamps (maybe you can spot a happy mistake there) and if you look lower down the ball is from a See Dee set and yet another happy mistake. Hope you like it, I'm trying to get ahead for the January birthdays.

Only 8 challenges for thus one....Crafty Sentiments, Little Claires, Get Creative, Sweet, white, brown. Cute Card, Creative Knockouts, I Love Promarkers, Paula Holifield's A little bit crafty. Thankyou for visiting, wishing you all a fab christmas! 

Friday, 19 December 2014

Hi, my next card is using the same Marianne Design bauble die with some fancy paper at the back and cut round, popped onto foam for a lift. Some ribbon glued down, faux stitching, stamped sentiment, punched snowflakes and  small white centres waste from another die.

Stamped sentiment inside.

Hello again crafty bloggers. I've got a little carried away with my knitted bootees that my last few cards are still on the 'to do' list. This one opens as shown above to reveal a stunning die cut bauble from Marianne Design. It was free with one of the magazines I get. I used up scraps for the bauble design, what fantastic way to use the remnants of posh wedding invites...the cards are too good to throw away and of fab quality. I laid the bauble onto some blue card and cut round, thread some slim ribbon through, punched snowflakes with sequins, stamped border snowflakes from a freebie stamp.

Stamped sentiment from Sweet & Sassy stamps.

Challenges entered are...Crafty Creations, Penny's, Stamping Chef, Crafty Hazelnuts, Crafty Hazelnuts Extra, Papertake, CCC, Die Cuttin Divas 'tis the season to be jolly', Cuttlebug, Crafty Catz, Cute card, Crafting by designs, Creative Inspirations, Sentimental Sundays, Dream Valley, Glitter n sparkle and Come and get it. I'll be back in a little while with my other card using the same die, bye.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Hi everyone. My creations have been too far and inbetween...but I thought I'd show this cute digi from Faith with some wonderful digi paper from Nikky's cd. Image coloured with Promarkers, star stamp in corner, heat embossed top sentiment and a couple of printed tickets onto kraft. Finished with glamour dust on that huge present.

inside sentiment

Challenges entered are...Penny's, MAWTT, Crafting Musketeers, Natalie & Amy, Get Creative, Cards Galore, Through the craft room door, Sentimental Sundays, The Stamping Chef, Simon Says, Creative Inspirations, A little bit crafty, and CCC 2nd. Hope all is well in blogland...I'm catching up with some birthday cards for the new year. Many thanks for your lovely comments.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Hi again, I thought you might like to see a small batch of special tall cards for some family members. A full size A4 card is used with top corners rounded off, Pre-coloured  image from Nikky's Paper Boutique 2 Creative Christmas cd..marvellous images with some exciting fun and easy cards to make. Heat embossed sentiment on top, faux stitching and stamped sentiment inside. Easy peasy cards!

Challenges are...Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas, Crafty Hazelnuts Extra , Papercreator 3rd, MAWTT, CRAFT, Fab N Funky, Crafting by designs, Digitally Sweet, Get Creative. Have a great weekend and many thanks for visiting.