Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Christmas fairies

Good evening everyone. I hope that you are all safe and well.

I have had a lovely lazy day today and made this card:

It was a bit of a cheat as the background was already printed by Lavinia stamps.
 I stamped some leaves, mushrooms and the fairies some of which were Lavinia and some were Card-io. Next I stamped the baubles ( Card-io stamps ) then I added Glossy Accents and drew the strings. Finally I added Fluffy stuff and lots of glitter! 

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. TTFN

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Christmas tube tree!

Hello everyone.

I was shopping the other day in a major supermarket when I saw a Christmas card very similar to the one I have made. Let's hope that the Christmas card police won't come knocking on my door for copying!!

I used lots of snippets of paper and curled them around a pen which looking at it now could have been a bit narrower but there could always be something wrong with my cards!

The weather forecast for the weekend is saying that there is going to be a bad storm in the South West, I think a little cosy crafting is in order!

Thanks for stopping by and hope that you have a lovely weekend.  TTFN

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Thursday, 24 October 2013

My first attempt with Distress Markers

Hello there.

Well I tell a lie because it is my second attempt with Distress Markers as my first was rubbish!!
I can't say that I am particularly pleased with this attempt but I suppose practise makes perfect. The trouble is that I am an impatient crafter and expect to be able to good straight away!  When you see other peoples blogs and their work is fantastic you ask yourself 'why can't I do it like that'.
Anyway here it is:

I used Versafine black ink to stamp the Tilda but it looks like it has bled which doesn't look nice :(
Enough moaning it's only a card!!
I hope that the weather is nice to you and you have had a fab day. TTFN
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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Bath time

Hello all.

I have a Lili of the Valley card today to share with you:

I have used:
Lili of the Valley 'Bath Time' stamp and sentiment, Forever Friends 'New Arrival' papers, Promarkers, Glossy Accents and Glamour dust.
 I should have put Glossy Accents on the duck but forgot!  Ooops!

Sorry to dash but I have to go and pick up my son from his friends house!

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Congratulations card

Hi there all you lovely blog people!

I hope that you are well and have had a good day. It has been a lovely sunny afternoon here in Devon - 'ansome!!

I have made a card using Clearly Besotted stamps but it took much longer than it should have to finish. I did use a Sketch but things just didn't flow very well, I think that maybe it was because I didn't use any patterned paper to inspire me. Or maybe Mr Mojo is playing hide and seek! Anyway here it is:

The embossing folder came free with a magazine and I have used Stampin Up edgelits dies ( Finishing Touches ).

I hope that you like my card and thanks for stopping by. Friday tomorrow - Wooop-wooo!!

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Frosty Forms

I'm back with my second card for today made using my new dies called 'Frosty Forms'. I think that I will get alot of use out of this set as it is gorgeous!

I have used snippets of paper for the presents and the sentiment which is cut from a sheet of vellum.
I must dash now as the computer is needed for my sons homework!!  Wouldn't it be nice to have one each!
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Halloween Squares

Good evening all.

I have made another Halloween card today using 'Halloween Squares' from Digi Stamp Boutique - which is on special offer at the moment.

I have simply coloured her with ProMarkers and added a bit of Wink of Stella pen finished with Glossy Accents. The background is a darker blue than in the photo but it doesn't show up very well. I used a new FlexMarker for this which is lovely to colour with and it is a very subtle colour.

I don't think that my witch is very scary- not like a children's TV programme I remember called 'Lizzy Dripping' Oooow! now that was scary!!

I will be back in a bit with my second card for today. TTFN.

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Sketch Saturday blog candy

Hi there,
 I'm back again as I have just noticed that it is  Sketch Saturday's blog 2000 followers milestone
and they are giving away lots of lovely goodies so take a look on the link above.

I love Sketch Saturday as it gives my brain a rest as I don't have to figure out where to put everything!! and don't we all love a bit of blog candy?!


Hello all,

Here is a Halloween card that I have made but as I haven't actually got any Halloween stamps I have improvised!!

Firstly I distressed the background with T.H distress ink with my new Inkylicious brush (masking off the moon). Then I stamped the Penny Black 'Sparklers' stamp and heat embossed it. I used a computer printed sentiment and Josy Rose nail heads. The dragon fly is cut out from an acetate sheet also from Inkylicious. Lastly I added a bit of my wink of stella pen to add a bit of sparkle.

Looking at it now it could have done with a bit more glitter but never mind!!

Thanks for stopping by and TTFN.
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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Craftwork cards 'Goody Bag'

Hello everyone.

Hope you are well and had a good day.

I've been a bit lazy for today's card - no stamping or colouring.

When I went to the Exeter craft show I bought a Craftwork Cards goody bag and it had lots of lovely things in it - die cut paper bows and paper flowers, butterflies, ribbon, candy dots, card blanks and DP. Here is my first play with it:

I used my own card blank and embossed it with dots EF and distressed the edges of the paper.
Isn't it nice sometimes just to put a card together rather than stamping?
So that's it for today, I would like to enter this card into   Friday Sketch Challenge  .
Thanks for stopping by - TTFN

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

White Christmas!

Hello everyone,

here is a card that I made for the Less is More challenge where the theme is 'White Christmas' and the colours are white on white.

I used:
 a Hobby Art stamp with SU Marina Mist ink, Fluffy Stuff and Glamour dust and a Tonic die.

Hope that it is 'less is more' enough!!  I always think that there is a fine line between putting enough on the card to make it look like you have bothered!

Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by. TTFN

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Pink Merry Christmas Tilda

Good morning all,

hope your Sunday has got off to a good start!

I have made a Tilda Christmas card for today:

What do you think - too pink? too sparkly? or just too much!!
Pink isn't really my colour so I might have gone a bit over the top.
I have used:
Merry Christmas Tilda, ProMarkers, peg stamps, pink gel pen, flowers and domes from The Ribbon Girl, Buttons from SU, Pink Sizzlit large Delicate Doilies die from SU, X Cut die.
There is a bit of a story to the charm and glittery snowflake die cut - Lizy  ( who is a lovely Stampin Up! demonstrator ) sent me a beautiful die cut snowflake with one of my SU orders and I have recycled it for this card. I hope she doesn't mind........if you are offended Lizy I will put it back together!!

I hope that you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.  TTFN.

I would like to enter lots of challenges for this card:
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Friday, 4 October 2013

A very quick post........it!

Hi there,

a very quick post today as I want to head over to  Penny Black Saturday Challenge  before it closes. The theme is 'Anything but a card' so mine is a post it note cover:

I have used a Stickeroo on the cover so no stamping or colouring!  Cheat I hear you cry!! LOL!

Hope that you like it and thanks for stopping by.  TTFN
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