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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Free your Imagination

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Didn't realise that it was bank holiday weekend this weekend. August sure has gone by so quick.

Two weeks today hubby and I will be off on our holiday!

My card today is one of my favourites, I love the colours on this.


Step by Step

1. A5 white card is used for base card.
2. The first layer I created by first stamping the feather's which are from Visible Image onto the card with Versafine and embossing with clear embossing powder. I then used DI peacock feathers and ripe persimmon blending them onto the card.
3. The topper was created by using photo card and stamping the background with Perfect Medium, blotting and then using the above 2 distress inks sweeping across to create the background.
4. I stamped the bird with Archival ink which is a Tim Holtz stamp, cut out and adhered to topper with Pinflair.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment with Verafine Habanero and clear embossed, cut out and distressed with peacock feathers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sunny Day Crafting #11 - Always Anything Goes
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Anything Goes
A bit more time to Craft #26 - Anything goes
Cards Galore - Use a Stamp or Digi
Creative Craft Cottage #70 - Things with Wings

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

However you spend it...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your visits and lovely comments.
You each inspire in so many different ways and I hope in some small way I return the favour.

Today a busy one as I have a couple of projects to finish as well as a video to do and edit.

Whatever you have planned may it be a truly wonderful day.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square card.
2. Matted and layered gold pearlescent card.
3. The topper I created by placing harlequin stencils down, spritzing with water then adding Ken Oliver Colour Bursts, removed the stencil and left to dry.
4. Once dry I then distressed with DI vintage photo and stamped the sentiment and card from Visible Image.
5. To finish off I added wooden cogs from Things to Alter.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Craft your Passion #326 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #124 - Always Anything Goes
Love 2 Scrap #84 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #188 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - AG with a Stamp
Robyn's Fetish #330 - Cards for Men

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 22 August 2016

Smile, it is the key...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Monday to you all, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Something totally different to share with you today, I got very messy and inky creating this card.
I hope you like it.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 square card which I have matted and layered white card distressed with aged mahogany.
2. The next layer was created by using key mask with stencil medium and adding Colour Burst,
whilst it was still wet I pressed another card over the stencil and put to one side.
3. Once this was dry I then distressed with ground espresso and adhered to base card.
4. I took the second print and stamped the lock from Tim Holtz stamp set distressed with vintage photo, stamped again and cut the padlock and distressed with aged mahogany.
5. To finish off I stamped the sentiment cut them up and arranged along the top of the card and added a key from my stash with Baker's twine.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Sparkle Forum #83 - Lots of Layers
Inspiration Destination #99 - Always Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges #291 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #35 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Ooh-La-La...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all? Are you enjoying the weekend?
The weather here has been dismal, after getting the household chores done yesterday I managed to get into the craft room and get a couple of design team project done.

Today I have a video to record and edit and hoping to do a bit more parchment too.

This card is made using the new Groovi Ooh-la-la boards designed by Linda Williams


Step by Step

1. A5 landscape white card.
2. Matted and layered black pearlescent card and white embossed card.
3. Wrapped black sentiment ribbon around the bottom of the layers before adhering to base card.
4. Created the design using the bra Groovi board and used the straight pricking board around the edges then cut out and added to a piece of black pearlescent card with black brads.
5. To finish off I fussy cut out the bow and added this to the bra with a brad.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Clarity #42 - Fussy Cutting
Crafty Friends #38 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #144 - Always Anything Goes
Southern Girls #141 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #100 - Always Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #316 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today:
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Artful Days Tag

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A busy day here with the usual household chores.

Today I am sharing my second project using the new goodie box from Artful Days.

This month the theme is "by the sea"

If you wish to see what goodies you can find inside the box please click the video below.


I have created a tag for my second project.


First I used Pebeo modelling paste through Tim Holtz sun ray stencil.  Once this was dry I then distressed with DI squeezed lemonade and then peacock feathers.


I then took one of the ephemera card and attached at an angle onto the tag, I then added the silver sentiment charm and a few of the gems which look like tiny shells.


On the bottom of the tag I layered up some hessian, a strip of denim and added another of the shells.  Using 3 of the flowers arrange them around the shell and inside the shell, snuggling the small glass bottle inbetween.  On the other side I then adhered a couple of buttons, ephemera shells, gems, a large shell and the silver star fish charm.


To finish off I added some of the little sequins, gems and small shells around the tag. I then cut two pieces of the twine in jade and rust threaded the fish charm and threaded through the hole at the top.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey - Stencil It
Creative Artiste #17 - Anything Goes Mixed Media
PDE Linky Party #134 - Tags
Tag you're it #54 - Inspired by Showcase Tag
Creative Fingers #114 - Anything goes

Many thanks for stopping by today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Friday, 19 August 2016

Brown Sugar Challenge #212

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Brown Sugar.

The theme for this week is Lace and Bling.

Our sponsor this week is Sherri Baldy - My Besties


www.mybestiesshop.com   
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square white card.
2. I have matted and layered blue pearlescent embossed card onto the base of the card.
3 Printed the image onto supersmooth, cut out with SB Grande Scalloped Rectangle die, coloured with Copics, then matted and layered onto yellow pearlescent card.
4. Along the bottom of I have added lace and bling trim.
5. To finish off I added the small bouquet of flowers and a butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

My Besties Challenge - Anything Goes with my Bestie
My Besties UK - AG or Sparkle/bling
Scrapbook Stamp Society #98 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday #33 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #188 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Lil Polly

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a lovely time at Kath's yesterday and will be posting what I created on my mixed media blog some point today.

Today a card using one of Elisabeth Bell's sweet images.


Step by Step

1. Base card is a DL card which I have punched the corners with x-cut corner punch.
2. I then matted and layered yellow and red polka dot card.
3. I wrapped red and yellow ribbon around both layers before adhering to card.
4. I printed the image onto supersmooth, coloured with Copics and cut out with SB die, I then matted and layered onto yellow card.
5. To finish off I added two yellow flowers either side of the sentiment and 4 red pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #100 - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #316 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #99 - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter #260 - Birthday Wishes
Penny's Challenges  #291 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx