Saturday, 31 January 2015

Two for One!

Hello and welcome to another blog post.  Thank you so so much for the kind comments and support I received on my last post - it means so much that people are routing for me.

I went out for a short walk on my own today, just round the block  in between the showers!  I was really chuffed!

I have two cards for you today - using other elements of the Spellbinders Garden Collection that I used yesterday.:


This was a really quick card to make - A 6 x 6 card blank, the image is coloured with Promarkers and the birdies were made using a punch.

Here's the second one:


Another 6 x 6 card - the background image is Rye Grass Flourish from Heartfelt Creations using  Memento Summer Sky Inkpad.  The mats were made using card from my stash and two Spellbinder Dies.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and then cut round it.  I stamped the sentiment with Cobalt Rangers Archival Inkpad

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

Friday, 30 January 2015

Special Friend

Hello and welcome to another blog post.  Thank you for the comments left on my last post, I very much appreciate it.

WELL YESTERDAY was a very special day for me.  I went out to my local 'Tesco's for a coffee with a special friend. - Why was it Special?? 

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I'D BEEN ABLE TO DO IT FOR A WHOLE YEAR BECAUSE OF ILL HEALTH.  

It was really scary because I am having to learn to go out all over again, and re-gain my confidence.  Hopefully it won't be the last time I will be doing it.

Onto my card I made today -


I started to design this card yesterday and nothing would come together!  I'm still not that happy with it, but thought I would show it anyway!

I started off with a 7 x7 card blank and attached a free download paper from Docrafts.  I then made another matt with navy card from my stash and attached some ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons before sticking it to the backing paper.  The image is from a free stamp set being given away with February's edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine - Spellbinders Garden Collection.

I coloured it with Promarkers and coloured the wings of the dragonfly with glitter glue - sorry it doesn't show up in the photo, but it is lovely in real life lol.   Finally I stamped and mounted the sentiment which is also in the set.and attached a butterfly from my stash.

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

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Time with you .............

Hello and welcome to another blog post, and thank you for the comments left last time..

 I made this card yesterday but by the time I'd finished it, it was too dark to take a photo!

The stamp is from Heartfelt Creations called Brick and Clock Collage.  I stamped it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then coloured it with Promarkers.  I aged it using Tea Die Distress Ink.  The Design Paper is Graphic 45, the lace and flowers are from my stash.


The sentiment says 'Time spent with you is wonderful'

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

Sunday, 25 January 2015

More Imagination !

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Thank you for all the wonderful comments left last time.

Today I've been playing with some Imagination Crafts products  for a sketch challenge over at 'Less is More'
at - http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/ - I'd also like to enter it into the 'Anything Goes challenge over at Imagination Crafts -
http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Imagination%20Crafts%20Challenge%20Blog




Here's my card:


Everything except the flower embellishment and sentiment is from Imagination Crafts.

I started with a card blank and added a piece of black shiny card.  Onto that I attached a piece of patterned card.  I laid the stencil on top of this and used Light  Copper, Champagne and Forest Green Sparkle Medium to colour it.  The flower is from Hobby house and the sentiment is from my stash (can't remember whose it was!!! lol)

Here's the sketch:


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

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Memory Box

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Thank you for the kind comments left on the last post, they are so appreciated.

I've been working on this project for the past couple of days, and would like to enter it into the Sketch Saturday Challenge at:
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/week-344-with-bunny-zoes-crafts.html

and here is my project


For the background of the box and the image I used Scattered Straw and Tea Die distress inks.  The butterflies are from Imagination Crafts Butterfly stamp set and the black pearls and rose are from my stash.  The sentiment is  'Love the Simple things' is from Rose Bouquet Vintage Labels stamp set by Justrite.

The image is Elizabeth Bennett from Indigo Blu which I coloured with Fleximarkers.

Hope you like it,

This is the sketch:


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


Saturday, 17 January 2015

Flutterbies

Hello there.  
Welcome back to my blog.  Thank you so much for all the get well wishes on my last post.  Not having a good day today, but have managed to put together my offering for the  challenge over at Imagination Crafts
http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

The theme this month is 'Anything goes'


I started with a white canvas and used Distress Paints on the background.  I did the butterfly by using Imagination Crafts stencil and their Sparkle Medium.  The little butterflies were made using Imagination Crafts Butterfly stamp set and stamping them onto coloured paper and then heat embossing. The butterfly words were from the same set.  The flowers were from my stash as was the 'Dreams do come true'.  I finished off with the little pearls also from my stash.

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

Sunday, 11 January 2015

I've missed you!

Hi there, I am so sorry I haven't been around since July 2014, but as some of you will know I have had problems since last January with my health.  The issues are still ongoing, but today I felt I could probably spend a little while doing a blog post after making a card for my dear friend Avril.


I started with a 6 x 6 card blank and stamped the large rose image from Rose Bouquet Vintage labels from Justrite.  The two smaller roses are also from the set of stamps.  The words are from Sentimental Sayings, by Creative Expressions.  All images are coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils.

Hope you like it.

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