Sunday, 31 July 2016

Love Birds

Morning Fellow Bloggers and Visitors!

Today I am sharing a card using the new Blissful Paper Pads from Anna Marie Designs.  I used the 8x8, 7x7 and 6x6 papers in Cocoa.  I have distressed the edges with my Hougie distressing tool.  (Oh and I cut the centres from the two back sheets as I didn't want to waste the papers!)

The lace is from my old Creata (no longer trading) DT stash.

The chipboard tag and bird house are from The Works.

I have added white Gesso paint to the papers, chipboard pieces and lace.

The bird is a Noor! Design UK die and the With Love is a free die from PaperCrafter magazine, I have inked these with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distress ink.

The stamens, dried flowers and beaded stamens are also from Anna Marie Designs.

The pins and main flower are from my stash.

Creative Blessings.  x

I would like to enter this in to the following challenge(s);

Noor! Design UK - Anything Goes with option of adding chipboard (birdcage on tag) -

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Inspired by Digitally "Sweet" Challenges

Hello long time no blog but I'm back and my plan is to blog at least 3 days a week from now on!

Today I have created a 100% digital project, a scrapbook page of my sister and I.  I was inspired by the Digitally "Sweet" Challenges blog where the theme is Travel.

I have used my Craft Artist Software together with Vintaj Mariner's Journey and Daisytrail Art Deco Cruise kits.

As many of know I really enjoy digital crafting so I love it that there is a digital challenge, it gives me the motivation to use my photos in a form of scrapbook.  The great thing about having this digital software is I can keep it as it is (which saves on storage as I have 100s of 1000s of photographs which would be a lot of scrapbooks!), change parts of it, print it as a page, print the elements and photo or use it as a plan for a handcrafted page.   I think sometimes digital crafting is overlooked but there are many plus sides to it.

Creative Blessings.  x

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges;

Digitally "Sweet" Challenges - Travel -

Monday, 18 July 2016

Bonus Papers - Quick Cards Made Easy Issue 155

I was lucky enough to be picked to make a card to showcase the bonus papers in this month's issue of Quick Cards Made Easy.  10 readers make cards and then 3 are picked to be featured in the magazine.
Although my card was not featured as a main make a tiny version of it was used next to the instructions of how to apply!  It's also on their FB page.

I have used a 15 x 15cm blank card base which I have rounded the corners on layered with one of the patterned sheets.  The topper is also from the bonus paper and is mounted on 3D foam pads, the gems are from my stash.

I followed this youtube tutorial to make the origami dress.

I used some more of the papers inside the card.

The card is also on the Quick Cards Made Easy Facebook page.

Creative Blessings.  x

Friday, 8 July 2016

Book Review: A Fowl Murder - Joanna Sheen & Julia Wherrell

Sharing a quick review of A Fowl Murder the next installment in Swaddlecombe Mysteries by Joanna Sheen and Julia Wherrell.
The Swaddlecombe Series so far (picture from Amazon)
Victoria and Albert continue their sleuthing in the third installment of the Swaddlecombe Mysteries.  An old friend, Caroline Peacock, of Victoria's turns up in Swaddlecombe but she soon discovers this isn't the quiet little idyll she thought it was when her party turns in to a whodunit!  The death of Victoria's chickens is put down to a chicken's arch enemy the fox, but then the human murders start to mount up, the village gossip goes rife and the pub ends up with a big hole in the wall!
Book 3 (picture from Amazon)
I thoroughly enjoyed books 1 and 2 of this series and book 3 was even better!  These cosy murder mysteries are a delight to read and totally absorbing.  It's very easy to immerse yourself in this little Devonshire village and mingle with the characters.  For instance I'm always eager to know what Edwin will make of a situation and what humorous quotes the triplets will come out with.  Of course I've been totally won over by Albert's charm and down to earth attitude.

Hoping there will be a book four!

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Frantage Bodice - Inspired by Leonie Pujol

Greetings all!

Today I'm sharing a project inspired by the lovely Leonie Pujol.  Every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm on Hochanda (Freeview 39, Freesat 817, Sky 663) Leonie is let loose!  Leonie gets to work with the products she loves, her favourites and her "favourite favourites" during a two hour show with no interruptions from presenters, it's just Leonie doing what she does best, creating!

About 3 weeks ago Leonie was using Frantage and some Stampendous stamps.  I knew I had a set of Frantage somewhere and a few un-inked Stampendous Stamps, so I tracked them down in my stash and got to work.  This is what I created...

I have used from Stampendous, background (Flights of Fancy) and wings (Kaleidoscope Dreams) stamps are Leonie's own range (which I am slightly addicted to!), Anna Marie Designs black card stock and Tim Holtz Seedless Preserve Distress Ink and of course the Frantage Encrusted Jewel (purple) set.

So now you know between 2pm and 4pm I can be found in my craft room watching Leonie and getting creative!

Creative Blessings.  x

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Owl Delivery - Father's Day Card

Today I am sharing the Father's Day card I made.

I am a very big fan of Pollyanna Pickering, I think her artwork is amazing and have most of cds and paper kits.  I used the Countryside Collection Kit and picked the barn owl as this is my dad's favourite bird of prey.
To create the insert I used the top half of an insert sheet but as the sentiment was appropriate I cut off the bottom half and added half the tartan sheet.

I used the same coordinating sheets on the front, mat and layered the topper on black card and mounted it on 3D foam.  I also did the same with one of the sentiments.

I added buttons and string from my stash.

Creative Blessings.  x

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Ways with washi tape (1)

Greetings peeps!  I've have come up with a washi tape challenge for myself!  I have a small box of various different washi tapes but I must admit they are hardly used so I've decide to make a different style card or project each month using washi tape.

For this card I cut strips from the washi tape to make a basic flower shape.  The base card was made using Tattered Lace Pin Dot Decorative Circles folded in half.  I cut a piece of vellum using the same die set.

I used this card as my entry to the Spring challenge at my local craft shop, Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds.

The butterfly, ladybird and bee are Create rub-ons from my stash.

Creative Blessings.  x

Friday, 1 July 2016

DT Project - Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge July 2016

Wow July already!!!

This month over at the Sisters of Craft we are being sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps.

I have used Daisy May Sewing.  I have coloured her using First Edition markers and cut around her leaving a white border and edged her with a grey marker.  The background is some washi tape on a green card base, silver mirror card trimmed with a pinking blade, white card die cut with Tattered Lace die.

The pins, bow, ribbon and buttons are from my stash.  I wrote the Sew Sweet sentiment with a black Micron pen to create stitches.

Creative Blessings.  x