Saturday, 28 February 2015

Happy birthday

Hello and welcome to another post.   Hope you are enjoying/enjoyed your Saturday!

Here's my little offering for today:


Everything on this card is from 'Heartfelt Creations' except for the distress ink. sentiment and ribbon.  A really short post from me today!! lol xx

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

Friday, 27 February 2015

Glitter glitter everywhere!!!

Hello and welcome to  new post.  I decided to enter the' 'Something for the Weekend Challenge' over at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Emmas.Hints.Tips/

We were given a digi to work with:


Here's what I did with it:


I put the candy striped paper onto an 8 x 8 card and then cut out the two edgers which are Spellbinder dies.

I copied the image onto printable acetate and used a combination of  Martha Stewart, Hunkydory and Sweet Poppy Glitters.  

Finally I added the sentiment 'Love your Dreams' and the flowers which were from my stash.

Unfortunately the photo doesn't show how fabulous the glitter looks - It shows it better if you click on the picture! 

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

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Clean and Simple

Hello and welcome to a new post.  Thank you for leaving comments, it's much appreciated.

Today's card is a real quick one as I went out for coffee to a couple of Garden Centres this morning.  I don't know if it's the time of year, but again they were disappointing as far as plants were concerned.  They all seem to be focusing on Home Decor rather than plants!

Anyway onto the card:


I started by using Pumice Stone distress ink round the edge of a 6 x 6 card.  I then inked up an acrylic block with a 'Stampin Up Sahara Sand inkpad and stamped it onto the card.  I then inked up the image with a 'Stampin Up Soft beige inkpad and stamped onto the background.  Next came the quote and the sentiment.
The stamps that I used are also from Stampin Up and is called Moon Lake.  There are two other images and quotes in the set, so I will probably show what I do with them at some point!

So, a really quick and easy card to make especially if your'e in a hurry or want a quick card.

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

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mermaid Freebie

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Thank you to everyone who commented on the last one xx

I have used another free download today which was on 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Emmas.Hints.Tips/


The polka dots in the background were made with a mask from Ali Reeve, and using Sweet Poppy Pearlescent Paste  mixed with mica powder.  The bubbles are a stamp from Indigo Blu which I stamped with Memento and then added clear embossing powder and the grass is from Scenescapes.  I used distress inks to colour the background of the canvas.  The mermaid is coloured with Promarkers, and the fish stamp is a Designs by Ryn, again stamped with Memento and embossed.   I put some little gems here and there on the mermaid which were from my stash. 

 You may have to click on the picture to see it more clearly!

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

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Grandma's button jar

Hi there.welcome to another post.  Thank you to those who visited my last one xxx

Today's card is a quick and easy one, you can get the free download here:
http://beyondthefringecrafts.blogspot.ca/2014/02/love-buttons-digi-stamp-free.html
and here it is:


I must say it looks better in real life lol.  It was coloured with Promarkers and although you can't see, I sprayed it twice with Spray and Shine from Crafter's Companion.  I made a stand for it, but you could easily draw round the shape and put it back to back to make it into a card.

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

Monday, 23 February 2015

For a friend

Hello and welcome.  Thank you for finding the time to comment on my last post xx

Today's card is for my friend in Wales - she was my bridesmaid too many moons ago - she always sends an Easter card - something I'm afraid I no longer do, but when I was sorting through I came across a set of Easter stamps, so here it is!


The background paper is from the Country Garden collection by Craftwork cards.  I took another sheet and cut out the roses so that I could decoupage them.  The image is coloured with Promarkers, the sentiment was cut out using a spellbinder die, and the stamp set I used is from Crafty Impressions.

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

Sunday, 22 February 2015

What a girl should be!

Hello and welcome to today's blog post - Thank you to everyone who commented on the last one xx

A great day today to stay in and craft, the weather is awful at the moment - windy and raining!

Onto the card:


Art Deco for a change.  

I found the stamps whilst sorting through so thought I ought to use them!  They are from Graphic 45.  I started with an 8 x 8 card and then used decorative scissors for the layer in red.  I stamped and embossed the corners and attached a black strip of card across it.  I used the decorative scissors again and then coloured the image with Promarkers. I then stamped the sentiment (using an Artiste ink pad) which says:

'A girl should be two things, Classy and Fabulous'

I attached the pearls from my stash and finally, the feather, also from my stash.

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

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Z to A!

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

Today's card is for a challenge over on 
CRAFT, CHAT, SHARE AND CARE fb group. Instead of going from
 A-Z we are reversing it!!

Here's my card Z is for Zinnia



I started with the backing paper and embossed it with an Embossallitious embossing folder and then added Pebeo Gilding wax round the outside.  I downloaded the free image off the internet.The lace pearls and sentiment are from my stash.  A really easy peasy card for you today!

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

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Flutterbies and poppies

Hello and welcome to another post.  Thank you so so much for all the fabulous comments on my post yesterday - I was blown away by them xxx

Before I go onto today's post, some of you commented on the fur on the 'kitty' card the day before yesterday.  I'm afraid I can't take the credit for it - the stamp did it!!  lol

Anyway here's today's offering -


Sorry about the photo, terribly dark here this afternoon!.  The backing paper is from Butterfly Parade by  Craftwork cards, the poppies are from Hobby art and the border round the sentiment and the sentiment are from Phill Martin.  The colours are painted with Distress inks and the little butterflies were cut out of another page from the Butterfly Parade Pad.

The words on the sentiment are:

I'm sending this card as I wanted to say
I hope you have a truly amazing day

I didn't want to put too much on the card because I didn't want to hide the gorgeous paper - I do have a confession though - I meant to go round the edges with Distress Ink and FORGOT! lol 

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

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Hearts and flowers

Hello and welcome.  Here's a card I've made for the Kraftyhands Challenge.  The theme is Hearts and Flowers



The backing paper, flower decoupage and sentiment are taken from the Floral Fantasia CD.  The die cut heart is from Sue Wilson and the little hearts are buttons from my stash
http://kraftyhands.blogspot.co.uk/


Monday, 16 February 2015

Many happy returns

Hello and welcome to my latest post, and thank you for your comments on the last one, they are so appreciated

Latest update is that I went into Wokingham by taxi on my own on Saturday, and had a look round a few shops and then walked home, which is about a 20 minute walk, so felt really chuffed! and yesterday Jean and I went to a Garden Centre. We split up and did our own thing, and then met up for a coffee.  Didn't really enjoy the outing as I was feeling really wobbly and to be honest the plants and flowers were half dead and the whole place looked run down and very un-loved.  At least I have two more outings under my belt! lol!

Onto today's card:


Just love this image which is from Stamps Away and coloured with Promarkers and Fleximarkers.  The background is the  8 x 8 Textures 'Wood' embossing folder from Crafter's Companion and coloured with distress inks.  The die is Spellbinders Grand Circles and again coloured with distress inks.  Buttons and bows from my stash and the sentiment is from Hunkydory

I would like to enter this into the 'Anything Goes' Challenge over at Crafting with the Heart
https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftingfromtheheart/


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

Friday, 13 February 2015

Special Day

Hello and welcome to another post.  Again, many thanks for all the lovely comments last time.

Well, Wednesday was a very special day for me because I managed to get on a train to Reading all on my own.  I only stayed on the concourse, but went for a cup of coffee in Costa Coffee and shopped in Accessorize and W H Smith's!   It felt soooo good. I haven't been out since, but am hoping to go to a Garden Centre on Sunday with my friend Jean.

Onto today's make:



I have made this card for the 'Twit Twoo' Challenge over at the Facebook Page - Craft Chat Share and Care Group.

Pink Black and Blue layers are from my stash.  The backing  paper is from the Scenescapes range from Lavinia Stamps  and the butterflies are from Tonic.   I stamped the owls which are from Marriane Designs with a black Memento ink pad and then coloured them with Promarkers.  The Sentiment is from Hunkydory.

Till next time ........

Monday, 9 February 2015

Not too distressed!

Hello and welcome to a new post.  Thank you to everyone who left a comment last time.

Just thought I would update you in case some of you didn't know what had happened!  I had vertigo over a year ago and it has now left me with Chronic Subjective Dizziness.  Because the vertigo went on for so long the brain has gone into dizziiness mode, so as soon as I move I become giddy and unstable, so going out is extremely difficult for me because I am frightened I might pass out!  Anyway enough of that.

I did intend to make a card yesterday, but unfortunately it wasn't to be - no matter how I tried, it just kept on  going wrong so I decided it wasn't meant to be and gave up - lol!

What I did manage to do yesterday was to have dinner at my friends house.  Her husband came and picked me up about 5.00pm .  After a couple of hours I began to feel really wobbly even when sitting down so Alex bought me back home around 7.15.  I had a really nice time but was so sorry that I couldn't stay longer - at least I went which again was a big thing for me.

Anyway onto today's card:



I started with a 6 x 6 card and stamped the corners with Imagination Crafts 'Butterfly' stamp set.  I used Forest Moss and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  I then used the same inks to blend the background (I know it looks as though the green is in fact brown!!! lol )

The next layer I used Spellbinders Grand Circles 1 and coloured the die cut with Bundled Sage.Distress Ink. On top of that I have used a topper from the Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses Collection.  I then stamped the butterfly - from Imagination Crafts and watered down the Distress Inks and painted it,.  Finally I added the sentiment which is from Phill Martin's Vintage Frame Sentiments Collection.

It certainly looks far better in real life!!!

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

Friday, 6 February 2015

A bit more vintage?

Hello and welcome to today's post.  Thank you for all the lovely comments left yesterday, it really means such a lot xx

Today's card is using another Crafty Individual stamp.which I coloured with Panpastels.  I used a cotton bud and coloured it with a Zig Gold pen to make a holder for the banner.  The sentiment is  from Stampendous, again coloured with Panpastels.  The paper is a freebie from Making Cards, the lace, and pearls are from my stash and the butterfly is from Petaloo.



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

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A touch of vintage

Hello and welcome to today's blog post.  Again, thank you for the lovely comments left yesterday.

Well, today was another milestone for me.  My friend and her husband picked me up in the car and took me to Broad Street Mall in Reading which is the first big town after Wokingham.  Oh boy I was so wobbly and scared!!!  We went for a cup of coffee and then Jean and I went outside the Mall so she could have a ciggie! 

After that we  window shopped and then found a jewellers which was selling bankrupt jewellery - just had to have a look - and I bought myself a necklace.  We walked around a bit more and came across a Yankee Candle shop.  Jean saw some tea light candlesticks which she liked so I bought them for her as a thank you for supporting me - she was over the moon.

We then came home.  All in all a great 2 hours even though it was scary for me!!! lol

Anyway here is a tag which I made this afternoon:



I started with a wooden tag from Sheena Douglass and stamped the crackle background which is from Indigo Blu using Ranger Coffee Archival Ink - .  I then coloured it with Tea Die and Scattered Straw Distress inks.

I then stamped the image from Crafty Individuals onto some card, again using the Archival ink and colouring it with the same distress inks and my Promarkers.

I stamped the sentiment (sorry I don't know who it is made by!) using the same inks.  The ribbon is from Docrafts.

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

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Made with Freebies and stash!

Hello and welcome to another blog post.  Thank you to all who left comments and support  last time, 

Today has not been a good day.  I did go out for a walk, but had to turn back as I was feeling extremely unsteady, but  I went out again this afternoon, just round the block, so didn't feel quite so guilty about this morning.

It did mean I could make this card instead! lol

Sorry the picture is blurred!



All the layers were made using Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles One and paper/card from my stash.  The top layer was stamped with one of Phill Martin's stamps from his Lacey Circles and borders stamp set.  The rose and leaves are two separate stamps and were part of a freebie from Clearly Besotted Stamps in Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine.  I coloured these with Promarkers.  I then went round the inner circle with Cosmic Shimmer Berry Sparkle and Spring Green PVA.  To finish off I used a sentiment from - I think Hunkydory.

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