Friday, 25 July 2014

No project - just a quick update ..........

Thank you so much for all the good wishes yesterday. Sorry, there's no project from me today -  I just thought I would update you on my appointment at the Balance clinic  today.

We spent an hour and a quarter together and he THINKS I may have visual vertigo!  He has given me some exercises to do twice a day for the next three to four weeks. Just moving my eyes, then moving my head side to side and up and down.  I also need to turn full circles to the left and right.  I might make a ballerina yet with the last two exercises lol

He was extremely thorough going over the symptoms etc etc.  Apparently there is normally a trigger that sets the visual vertigo off, but we couldn't actually find it! lol  He does know by the tests and examinations that it is the right side of my brain that is affected.

He went through the exercises I will need to do which was NOT funny, and I left the medical centre walking like a drunk! lol 

He also suggested Yoga or Tai Chi - yes well, will think about that one! lol 

It is a matter of trying to retrain my brain to be in cinque with my movements, and to come off my medication so we shall see.
It was obvious that there isn't going to be a quick fix for the condition, just wish it hadn't taken 7 months to get to this stage! 

Hopefully I will have something crafty for you tomorrow, thank you again for your good wishes, it means a lot xxxx





  

Thursday, 24 July 2014

I wish I could fly .........

Thank you for the comments left on my last post xx

I have been having a play with Chocolate Baroque stamps the last couple of days.  Thankfully I had done most of it yesterday as today I have felt absolutely awful with my balance problem  I have an appointment tomorrow at the Balance Clinic - just hope I feel well enough to be able to go.

Anyway here's my little project


The fairies are from the  Chocolate Baroque August Fairy Stamp Set.  The reeds and water grass are from Stamp scapes and the ivy frame is from Sheena Douglass's Festive Embossing Folder. Everything was coloured with Distress Inks

The challenge over at Chocolate Baroque is a colour one


So hopefully I have used them rightly!

I would like to enter this into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge
http://chocolatebaroquechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Till next time .............

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Baubles

Have got to say a HUGE Thank you for all your wonderful comments yesterday xxx

Today there's something different but oh so simple to accomplish.

 I saw on TV the other day about being able to colour things with water and ink, so I thought I would have a go!  disaster struck - it didn't work as planned, obviously the person on the TV was using special ink whereas I used Alcohol Ink, or maybe I put too much water in the container.

Anyway I wasn't going to be put off so I made the polystyrene balls wet and then dropped the alcohol inks onto the balls and oh my gosh, I had coloured baubles.  So what might have been a disaster, became a happy accident!


Their all  ready now to add the ribbon. 

There is a WARNING with this technique - if you have any disposable gloves then do wear them, I think I may have inky fingers for quite a few days!!!! lol

Till next time .............

Happily ever after

THANK YOU so so much for your fabulous comments on my last post xxx

Today's post is short and sweet and is for a  challenge over at:

http://oakhousestudio.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/how-to-enter-our-challenge.html

The theme is 'Happily ever after'

I made a very simple card because I wanted the stamp to take the limelight and thought the design could be used for a Wedding Invitation

The stamp is Walesby Heart which I stamped with Memento ink. I stamped one image and then used a mask before stamping the second. The ribbon and bow were from my stash and the sentiment which I cut and embossed with a Spellbinder die I did on my laptop.  I went round the edges of the card and the sentiment with Pan Pastels

Entering this in the Oakhouse Studio Happily Everafter Challenge
http://oakhousestudio.blogspot.co.uk/


Till next time .............................

Saturday, 19 July 2014

A new love!

Hello and welcome!  Thank you for the wonderful comments left on my last post xx

Today I have found a new love - it is called Stampscapes.  I was looking on You Tube the other day for something and came across this brilliant chap doing tutorials with these excellent stamps.  I thought I just have to have a go with them. 

So here's what I did!


I stamped the trees and rocks, and then used the stamp again to extend the scene.  I then stamped the reeds, canooist and birds.  I coloured the water and the sky with Adirondack and Memento inks .

These stamps are so easy because you don't have to mask your work off, they are made in such a way that you can overlap them, making stamping so much easier.

I thought I might give this to my friends husband as it's his 70th birthday next weekend  I  hope he will be able to find a frame for it and put it in his study. I have put a gift card inside his birthday card, but I wanted to give him something a little more personal.
Unfortunately I am still unable to go out due to balance problems, so I will have to pay him back when he's bought it!!! lol

Till next time ....................


Thursday, 17 July 2014

You light up my life!

Thank you so so much for all your lovely comments about the little dresser I made xx

Today's project is a tea-light holder and much less fiddly and quicker to achieve than the dresser





The holder is made from MDF so I painted it with a coat of Gesso, and then with a piece of cut and dry I dabbed Grandma's Teacup, Pink Iced Gem and Peppermint Tea Acrylic Paints from Indigo Blu on all four sides and the top.

The stamps I used are Fuschia and Hanging Basket Decoupage stamps from Imagination Crafts.  I am a bit tempted to colour the fuschia and little flowers in the basket, but thought I would see what you think first.

Till next time ..............



Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Classy little dresser!

Thank you again for all the lovely comments on my post yesterday xx

A couple of weeks ago I watched a tutorial on how to make a chest out of matchboxes, so I thought I would give it a go.

Unlike the lady in the video I made ALL my matchboxes instead of buying them!

Three quarters of the way through I had a change of heart and decided to make a dresser instead! lol

The basics I followed from the following you tube tutorial
http://artfullymusing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/video-tutorial-making-chest-out-of.html

So this is what I came up with:





I'm not going to do a step by step of how I did it because I would be here all night and you can click on the link above for details because the instructions work in the same way for the dresser.as they do for the chest.

The back of the dresser was cut with a spellbinder die and coloured with Pebeo silver Gilding Wax

I used papers and images from Kraftyhands Craft Nouveau cd - lots of lovely things on this cd. The embellishment was also from Kraftyhands which originally was brass but I changed it to silver to go with the little dinky handles which are beads I had in my stash.

I also used beads for the feet as I didn't have any proper feet to go on it!

It is a time consuming project because there is lots of drying time to take into account and lots of cutting papers, but I think it was worth the effort.

Till next time ......................

Sunday, 13 July 2014

A big birthday!

Thank you so much for all the comments on my post yesterday xx

Today's offering is a card for a friend's 70th birthday - he has a caravan so this seemed to fit the bill nicely


Everything was done for me for this card.  The Paper is from My Minds Eye and all I had to do was to stamp and emboss the numbers and birthday sentiment - easy peasy!!

Till next time ..............................

Saturday, 12 July 2014

It's been framed!

Thank you for the comments left on my last post xx

Not your usual square frame


I used the Tando Creative Triple Arch Layered Frame and firstly painted it with Gesso and then Pebeo Dark Blue Acrylic paint.  For the base I used Imagination Crafts Black Stars, Lapis Blue and Blue Sapphire Sparkle Medium.  I used Silver Sparkle Medium for the moon.  The stars are peel offs.

The fairy is from Chocolate Baroque and the Tree Stump and squirrels are from Indigoblu which were stamped and coloured with distress inks.

The butterflies are Butterfly Flourish by Signature Dies which I chopped about and finally added glitter to the fairies dress and wings.

There you have it.

The project turned out completely different to how I imagined, but I think it would look cute in a little girls bedroom.

Till next time ...................

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Had a play with an accordion!

NO! NO! NO! not the musical one lol

It's an Envelope Accordion Card which I've made for a 'Pass it on Alphabet Challenge' in a group on Facebook.

I started by making FIVE 4" x 4" envelopes, stuck the open flap to the bottom flap of the next one to make the accordion!.  

Sorry - the papers look rubbish in this light


I then made the toppers that go inside each envelope


This is the Envelope accordion card folded and ready to give away



Till next time .........................

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

All boxed up

Hello and welcome to a new post.  Thank you again for your wonderful comments xx

This project has taken me quite a few days, only because I was watching the tennis, Grand Priz and Tour de France!!!

I'll start with the pictures first:

This is the back


This is one of the sides


This is of course, is the front!


The box is from Indigo Blu which I began by painting with Gesso.  I then dabbed on Royal Satin and Lavender Lace Stamping Paint from Imagination Crafts on the front and back of the box. I used the Royal Peacock Gilding Flakes from Indigo Blu down one side of the box.  The rest of the sides I painted with black Pebeo acrylic paint. 

  I used Pan pastels for the background to the image  just to take the whiteness of the card off, and then stamped and embossed the Dianne Stamp from Indigo Blu.   I only wanted to highlight the flowers on the image ( you might like to click on the picture to see it more clearly) so coloured those with Promarkers. 

Next I attached the Victorian metal corner embellishments from Creative Expressions and flowers from my stash.

Not sure what I'm going to use it for yet - any suggestions would be welcome 

Till next time ..............








Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Not quite picture perfect!

Hi and welcome to a new post.  Thank you for continuing to leave your lovely comments xx

Today I thought I would have a go at creating a scene with Pan pastels (It's ok, you can have a good laugh, I don't mind! - you can click on the picture and zoom in if you dare! lol) 

The stamps are Nature II by Indigo Blu and the Fairy is Aurora from Signature dies.

I need more practice, but am reasonably happy with the finished result 


Till next time .................

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Love a little bit of Sparkle!

Hello and welcome to today's blog post.  Thank you as always to all those that left comments on my last post xx

Here's today's little make:


I started with a black matt card, then turquoise mirri, another narrow black matt and then a Panel card (Imagination Crafts).  The stencil is called Carnation (Imagination Crafts) and the butterflies were made with a Martha Stewart mold.  The colours I used were Sage Green, Diamond Quartz and Lapis Blue Sparkle Medium (Imagination Crafts)

If you click on the photo,you will see the sparkle in detail

I would like to enter this into http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes

Till next time ..........................

Anything goes at Just for Fun Challenge

Hello and welcome to the new challenge over at:
http://laineyscraftyspace-justforfun.blogspot.co.uk/

From now on every challenge will be 'Anything goes'  There have been some changes, so please be sure to read the rules etc before entering.

I was watching Phill Martin the other day on Create and Craft using Serif Craft Artist and thought, oh my gosh I can't remember the last time I used mine, so I have now put that right!



Hope you will join us and look forward to seeing your entries 

Monday, 30 June 2014

Lelli-Bot Left Overs Challenge

This is a card I made for the Challenge, using all the bits and bobs  from the Fantasy Fairies kit which you can find here:
http://www.lellibotcrafts.co.uk/index.php



Absolutely everything on this card are the bits and pieces I had left over and I cut the fairy out of a topper so I could sit her on the bank by the water, and added the metal fairy also from Lellibots.

So, if you have any left overs from your kits why not join in the Challenge here:
http://lelli-bot.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/new-guest-designer-and-new-challenge.html
- it's open until the end of July, so there's  plenty of time


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Thinking of You

Hello and welcome.  Thank you to everyone who left comments on my last post xx

I stamped out this image last week and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it.  Yesterday I was having a tidy and found the backing paper (I think it's Craftwork Cards), and off I went! lol



The stamp is from Marianne Designs Victorian Vintage Stamp set which I cut out with a Spellbinder die and inked round the edge with distress ink whilst it was still in the die.  I found a left over strip of paper and placed it across the middle.  The flowers were made using Spellbinders Posy Patch die and the sentiment is a stamp from Hobbycraft.  The pearls are from my stash.

Till next time ......................

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

They call me mellow yellow! lol

Hello and welcome to my latest post.  Thank you to everyone that left comments on the last one.

Have been playing with some stamps and dies that I hadn't used up till now and here's what I came up with:


I started off making the flowers which are Majestic Bloom Dies from Heartfelt Creations coloured with a Memento Dandelion Inkpad.  The stamens were made with Sweet Juliet die from Heartfelt Creations, but I had to cut them down quite a bit because I haven't got any dies with stamens in them! I finished off the flowers with cream pearls from Creative Expressions.

The swirl is from the Belle Rose Spellbinders die and I just chopped the leaves off.  I stamped the background with Majestic Morning by Heartfelt Creations, using Memento Dandelion inkpad. I did go round the edges with Scattered Straw  Distress ink, but it doesn't show up very well. I also coloured a piece of ribbon with the same distress ink.  

The frame and sentiment is from Phill Martin's Vintage Frames stamp collection.

Finally I added some black Mosaic gems from Papermania, and cream pearls from Creative Expressions.
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Till next time ..................

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Triple stamping

Hello and welcome.  Thank you again for the lovely comments left on my last post - much appreciated x

I was watching Sue Wilson over the weekend and she did a triple stamping card.  I thought to my self it's an absolute age since I had done one - so here it is:


The stamps I've used are from Phill Martin.  The flowers and swirl are from the set 'Oval Frame and Flourish Collection, and the sentiment is from the Vintage Frame Sentiment Collection.
The colours I used are from Memento - New Sprout, Olive, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy and finally a Ranger Archival ink - Fern Green.

The base card, backing paper and gems are from my stash.

Till next time ........................


Friday, 20 June 2014

Love and kisses

Hello and welcome - thank you for the lovely comments left last time.

Just a quick update health wise - I went to see the ENT Consultant again yesterday and to say he is puzzled is an understatement.  Anyway, I have to wait for an appointment to go to the 'Balance Clinic' at the hospital.  Apparently they spend half a day giving me weird and wonderful tests!!!  Not looking forward to it, but at least I might get some answers as to what's going on.

Here's my make for today:

I started with a white base card and then embossed the blue card with a Sheena Douglass embossing folder.  Next I stamped  the Mini Frame Scroll work stamp from Creative Expressions with Versamark and embossed with Gold detail embossing powder.
I cut the images out using Spellbinders Small Classic squares,  and stamped Love and Kisses from the All Occasions Sentiments stamp set by Creative Expressions onto one of them. I cut out a matt for all the images using Spellbinders Luscious Labels One and put them onto the base of the card.  The flowers and leaves are made with Spellbinders Faux Quilled Blooms and I attached a pearl in the centre of each.
Then came the bow made with Lace on a Roll, to which I attached the heart embellishment from my stash.  Finally I attached some self adhesive pearl swirls from Creative Expressions.

Here is a close up of one of the toppers:



Till next time .....................


Thursday, 19 June 2014

It's been framed!

Hello and welcome to a new post.  Thank you to those that took the time to comment on the last one.

Here's my card for today:



I started with a white base card, then cut a piece of Creative Expressions Periwinkle card a wee bit smaller.  In each corner I stamped Creative Expressions Dresses Corner with Archival Cobalt ink and clear embossed them.
I then used Creative Expressions Art Deco Fanfare embossing folder designed by Sue Wilson.

The next step was to stamp and emboss the Garden Frame stamp again from Creative Expressions, which I coloured with my Promarkers.  I then stamped the sentiment from Creative Expressions All Occasions stamp set.  Next I used  the Adorning Square die from Spellbinders to make a matt for the frame. I inked a piece of seam binding with the Archival Cobalt ink pad and attached it to the Periwinkle cardstock and then attached the matt and frame.

I can see this frame stamp being really versatile as I can see at least a couple more ways of using it.

 Till next time ...................  

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Having forty winks???

Hello and welcome - thank you for all your comments, I love reading them.

Found these stamps hiding amongst my hoard yesterday and realised I'd never used them!

I cut out the largest of the Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circle die and painted the background with a mix of  Red Satin and Sunshine Satin Silkies waterbased paints.  I did water them down so that the colours weren't quite so intense.

I then used stamps from the 'Good Time' Stamps set by Indigo Blu

I cut out another plain circle from the Spellbinders Grand Circle Die set, again painted the background and used stamps from Sam Poole from Creative Expressions Watch Faces  set.  

The sentiment is again from the Good Time set.





Till next time .................

Saturday, 14 June 2014

A little bit of shimmer

Hello and welcome.  Thank you for all the fabulous comments on my last post.

It has been a very up and down week healthwise, but am off to the the Consultant again on Thursday, so see what happens.

Here's my latest make:


The images are from the 'Waterlilly Decoupage Stamp set' by Imagination Crafts and then coloured with their Silkies waterbased paints.  Unfortunately this photo doesn't do the paint justice, because in real life the shimmer is gorgeous. 

Hope you've enjoyed your visit.  Till next time ...................

Monday, 9 June 2014

Hello Daisy

Hello and welcome.  Thank you for the comments left on my last post, I always look forward to reading them.

I started this card yesterday, then the tennis started and of course straight after that it was the Grand Prix, so nothing else got done!!!
Anyway, finished it off this morning.


I started with an 8 x 8 base card and then cut another layer a wee bit smaller.  I then embossed it with an Embossalicious folder.  Next up were the die cuts and I used Spellbinders Decorative blossom corner.  The image is a Just Rite 'Hello Daisy' stamp and I coloured it with my Promarkers. I cut out a faux die from Justrite Vintage Labels 2 die set. Next I did the sentiment which is from the same stamp set and I went round both with Mustard Seed distress ink.

Next I went round the whole of the card blank with Cosmic Shimmer Spring Green PVA Glue and finally added a few pearls from my stash to the sentiment,  image and base card.

There you have it.  Till next time ..................

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Dare to open the gate?

Hello and welcome.  Thank you so much for the lovely comments left on my posts.

Today is an easy card (2 pictures for this one)



I began with a plain gatefold card  from Craftwork Cards.  The paper is from Craftystyle.  Inside I used Archival - Watering Can to stamp the cut glass vase and also the Floral Spray designed by Sue Wilson and made by Creative Expressions.

Finally I made a band to go round the card and used the left over flower from the gatefold for the sentiment which is included in the cut glass vase set.

I think perhaps next time I will cover the inside flaps as well - looks rather bare .

Till next time ..................

Friday, 6 June 2014

Don't know where I'm going with this!!!

Thank you for all the comments left on my last post.
I have had this mannequin from Indigo Blu for ages so thought it was about time I did something with it!

I'm afraid I made it up as I went along, the only thing I knew I wanted to do was to use something from the Crafters Companion Vintage Floral collection cd!


I began by painting with Gesso and then added papers from the cd.  Next I used pebeo acrylic paint to form the bodice and then stuck the flower paper to the bottom half of the mannequin.  I then made the hat out of card and added papers from the cd and attached the feathers.  

Next I found two wooden butterflies and painted them with Sparkle medium from Imagination crafts and attached the pendant which I had in my stash.

I painted the rod and base with acrylic paint, attached the sentiment and finally added the flowers to the base.

Till next time ...................

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A land far far away

Thank you for all the lovely comments received on my recent posts.
Today we travel to India, a place I have always dreamed of going.


I made this for the latest challenge over at:
http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Where the theme is All that glitters

Everything I have used is from Imagination Crafts
I began by brayering Blue Moonstone Sparkle medium onto the base card.
The main image is a stencil and I used Light Copper, Silver, Golden Green and Hunter Green sparkle medium through it.

The sentiment was done on my laptop

The fabulous thing about the Sparkle medium is that it doesn't shed it's glitter. 

Till next time ..............

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Just for Fun - 'Here Comes Summer'

New month and a new challenge at Just for Fun.  We would like to see all your 'Here comes summer' projects.

Here's my DT card:

Everything on this card except for the ribbon and sentiment is from the Kraftyhands Summer of 59 cd

Thank you to everyone who took part last month, all the entries were fabulous.  Hope you will join us again

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Finale of the dresses

Thank you again for the comments left last time.  Today is the last of the dresses digi stamps from:
http://www.lellibotcrafts.co.uk/

This one is 'Emma'



I don't know why, but I found this one the hardest to colour.  I tried all different colours and techniques and finally when for this one.  It is again coloured with pencils.  The background is from Papermania, the sentiment is from Pinflair and the flowers are from my stash.

Till next time ....................


Monday, 26 May 2014

Slinky sparkle

Hello and welcome to the third in the set of 'Dresses' digi stamps from::

http://www.lellibotcrafts.co.uk/


I started with an 8 x 8 card blank, covered half in paper from Papermania Eu de Nil paper pad and the other half I used silver card embossed with a Sue Wilson embossing folder.  I added the ribbon before attaching the silver card to the base.  The digi I coloured with pencils and added  the glitter.  The sentiment and flowers are from my stash.

I will post the last one in the set tomorrow - thank you for all the lovely comments over the past few daysand for the get well wishes.  I'm having a good day so far - so fingers crossed!  

Till next time ..........


Sunday, 25 May 2014

Little princess

A quick post today, as not having a good day so far.

This is the second of the 'Dresses' digistamps from
http://www.lellibotcrafts.co.uk/

This one is 'Lisa'


I started with  card bases of blue and navy, stamped  the chandellier with Versamark and then detailed silver embossing powder, using a stamp from Hobbycraft for £1!
The dress has been coloured with pencils and the sentiment was done on my laptop coloured with a Promarker and cut out with a punch.  The embellishments are from my stash

Till next time .............

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Shall we dance??

Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post.   I'm going to introduce you to some new digi stamps which Lelli-bots have produced.

  There are four in the 'Dresses' category and I will be showing you them one by one because they all deserve their own post.

You can find the digi-stamps at:
http://www.lellibotcrafts.co.uk/

The first one is 'Elaine'


I began by brayering the background card with Silkies from Imagination Crafts and then embossed it with a Sue Wilson Daisy embossing folder.   I placed the ribbon over the background. The digi was coloured with pencils and I added some green glitter. Unfortunately it doesn't show up in the photo. The 'shall we dance' sentiment was produced on my laptop, cut out with punches and was coloured with Promarkers. Finally I added the flowers  and digi stamp.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.  Till next time ..................



Saturday, 17 May 2014

Watch the birdie

Hello and welcome to another post.  
Thank you to everyone that commented on my last blog post.

It's taken me  a few days to actually do this project as I have been feeling rather poorly and had to do it in short stages.  Anyway, here it is 


I started with a canvas and then took a page from Craftwork Cards Cottage Garden Paper Pack.  I then took another page, cut it out and decoupaged in all the corners.  Next I painted the birdie from Papermania, with Indigo Blu English Cottage Pink Ice Gem Acrylic Paint, and then went over it again with Vintage Rose Distress Ink.  Finally I used an Indigo Blu background stamp onto the bird.

There you have it - till next time .........................

Friday, 9 May 2014

How time flies!

Thank you to all who left such fabulous comments on my last post.

Here's today's make:


This is my Indigo Blu clock - only hope I've got the numbers round the right way!! I dabbed cream and pale green acrylic paint onto the background and then stamped the numbers (Indigo Blu) with an Adirondack ink pad .  Next I used Imagination Crafts Spring is coming Stencil and used the Forest Green for the leaves, Black Stars for the birds, and then mixed Hunters green and Berries Medium Sparkle together for the branches..  It looks fabulous in my living room - the sparkle really does sparkle - unlike the photo!

I would like to enter this into Imagination Crafts challenge 'Things with Wings'
http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


Sparkle Till next time .....................

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

New Drawers

Thank you for all the lovely comments left on my last post.

Here's something I've been working on the last couple of days:


This is an Ali Reeves kit which I put together.  I painted it first with acrylic paint and then distressed with ink.  The papers and words are from Heartfelt Creations.

Till next time .....................


Monday, 5 May 2014

Window shopping

Thank you for those who left comments on yesterday's post.

Today is a project using a digi stamp from:
http://www.lellibotcrafts.co.uk/
which will be coming soon.


I started by making the frame and then inked  it with distress ink. I then added a piece of acetate behind it.  The words were done in Craft Artist and coloured lightly with distress ink.  Next I put the backing paper onto a piece of card, coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pencils, glued it to the backing paper and attached it to the back of the frame.

The frame, image and backing paper are all from Lelli-bots.

Till next time .....

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Hand Coloured Image Challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

Hello and welcome to a new post from me.  Thank you for all the lovely comments left last time.

This will be a short post because I am running out of time to enter the challenge!!

Here's what I did with one of Whoopsie Daisy's images



The background paper is Vintage Tapestry, the die cut is 'Seville' from the Spanish collection of dies from Sue Wilson.  The paper is Papermaker from Craftstyle and the sentiment I think is an old Hunky dory one (can't be sure of that one!)  Finally, I coloured the image with Promarkers

Till next time ........... 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Just for Fun Challenge- Ribbon or Lace

Hello and welcome to another challenge over at:

http://laineyscraftyspace-justforfun.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you to everyone who took part last month, the entries were fabulous.

The theme this month is Ribbon or Lace.  You can use one or other or even both.

Here's my DT make:


As you can see I used both Ribbon and lace which were in my stash.  The background, image, bows and heart embellishments are all from:
http://www.lellibotcrafts.co.uk/

Hope you aren't getting fed up with seeing their images, but they are so inspirational to work with.

Good luck in the challenge 


Monday, 28 April 2014

Are they hollyhocks???

Hello and welcome.  Thank you for all the lovely comments left last time.

Here's a card I made yesterday


The backing paper is from Craftwork Cards Cottage Garden Collection, the image is Creative Expressions Birdsong Meadow mounted onto one of Sue Wilsons Spanish Collection dies.  The flowers are from Spellbinders Rose Creation dies.  The background looks lilac, but it is in fact a pale teal!

Till next time ..............

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

All that Glitters ............

Hello and welcome to another blog post.  Thank you again for the lovely comments left on my last post.

I had two days that whatever I went to do went wrong - had a better day today!


Here's what I've been up to:



The frame is from Imagination Crafts which I painted with eco-friendly acrylic paint, and Pebeo acrylic paint.  The Stencil is Wysteria, also from Imagination Crafts as is the Sparkle Medium used to colour it.  The fairy, butterfly and sentiment I have had for yonks!!! lol  The flowers are Faux Quilled Blooms from Creative Expressions and designed by the lovely Sue Wilson.  Sorry about the glare on the butterfly, it is actually glittered in the same colour as the Wysteria!!!

Till next time .................