Wednesday, 26 October 2016

More Birthday Poppies

Greetings! As I mentioned in Monday's post Saturday was my mum's birthday and I shared the card I had made for my dad to give her.  Today I'm sharing the birthday I made for her.

Decoupage and backing sheets Creative Crafting World - Betty Davis A Walk in the Countryside papercrafting kit
Anna Marie Designs Black Card

Creative Blessings.  x

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

Simply Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes -

Monday, 24 October 2016

Birthday Poppies

Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend.  We spent Saturday with my parents as it was my mum's birthday.  Today I'm sharing the birthday I made for my dad to give my mum.

Supplies used; 

Images and backing sheets Creative Crafting World - Betty Davis A Walk in the Countryside papercrafting kit
Noor! Design UK Large Leaf Die
Crushed Olive distress ink
Forest Moss distress ink
Pine Needles distress ink
Festive Berries distress ink
Fired Brick distress ink

Creative Blessings.  x

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

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes -

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Strength of a Survivor

As I expect many of you are aware this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and some of you will know that it's a very important campaign to me after I faced my own battle in 2013. I learnt many things during that time, about myself and others, and in many ways my life is so much richer.  My attitude to life has changed, I'm a glass half full girl now! I now know all the people I can call on in a crisis and who will give me strength but most of all I now realise my own strength - I fought it and I won!   That's why I choose this sentiment (is an altered version of one I found on Pinterest) for my digital creation for the Digitally Sweet Challenge theme.

Creative Blessings.  x

I wish to enter this into the Digitally "Sweet" Challenge - Challenge no. 155 - Use pink - a little or a lot -

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Bonus Papers - Quick Cards Made Easy Issue 158

Today I'm showcasing a make for Quick Cards Made Easy magazine using their bonus papers for this month's issue.  10 readers make cards and then 3 are picked to be featured in the magazine so I've no idea until I purchase the magazine if I was chosen to be published but it's quite exciting to find out and if it's not in the mag it does go on their FB page and blog. 

I thought the vintage Christmas papers were gorgeous. As soon as I saw that some of the images were stamps I knew what I was going to design.   

I cut the north pole poinsettia papers using the pinking blade on my trimmer wrapped around twine and string from stash, added a tag and stamp from the bonus papers and a sparkly tree brad from my stash, and voila a Christmas parcel style card.

I like to use the papers from the inside too.
Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Manny Quinn - Noor! Design Crafteezee Collection - August - Elegance Theme


I would like to introduce you to Manny Quinn, I rescued Manny at a carboot sale, unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of Manny before her makeover but take it from me she looked a little peaky, she was an odd shade of green!

Supplies used;
White Gesso (Pebeo)
Copper Frantage (August Crafteezee Collection - Elegance)
Rose Gold Masquerade (August Crafteezee Collection - Elegance)
Pearl (July Crafteezee Collection - Nautical)
Pearl String (August Crafteezee Collection - Elegance)
Double Lace Butterfly  (August Crafteezee Collection - Elegance)
Lace (August Crafteezee Collection - Elegance)
Seam Binding (August Crafteezee Collection - Elegance)
Doily (August Crafteezee Collection - Elegance)
Pink and White Flowers (August Crafteezee Collection - Elegance)

Creative Blessings.  x

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

Altered Electics - Altered Art or Mixed Media Only - October -  (31/10)

Craft Rocket Challenge - Challenge #25 Ribbon and/or Lace - (11/10)

Eclectic Ellapu - October Challenges - Vintage or Shabby Chic - (31/10)

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - October Challenge Anything Altered Art or Mixed Media Goes - (31/10)

Monday, 3 October 2016

Thinking of You - Noor! Design Crafteezee Collection - August - Elegance Collection

Greetings!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Today I'm sharing a card made using the Noor! Design Crafteezee Collection from August.  The theme of the collection was elegance and you can see my unboxing video here.  This collection has sold out but the September and October Collections are still available.

I was inspired to make this with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in mind, hence the pink flowers and the sentiment.  As some of you know I'm a Breast Cancer survivor so this cause is very close to my heart and the thing I remember most during my treatment is just to know someone is thinking of you.

Supplies used:
Two 6x6 papers, edged with Scattered Straw distress ink and a butterfly (with added sparkle using Clear Wink of Stella pen) cut from another sheet - Crafteezee Elegance Collection
Half a doilie - Crafteezee Elegance Collection
One of the die cut Scrapiniec lasercut chipboard pieces - Crafteezee Elegance Collection, coloured with Spun Sugar distress ink & Clear Wink of Stella pen
Flowers - Crafteezee Elegance Collection
Lace - Crafteezee Elegance Collection
Pearl string - Crafteezee Elegance Collection
Clay swirl - Crafteezee Elegance Collection, coloured with Spun Sugar distress ink & Clear Wink of Stella Pen
Seam binding - Crafteezee Elegance Collection
Sentiment - Anna Marie Designs Special Lily Stamp set

I will be back on the 5 October with a mixed media piece using this collection.

Creative Blessings.  x

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

Anything but Cute - Challenge 17 - Friendship - (12/10)

Creative Inspirations - Bingo! (Ribbon, Flowers, Distress) - (04/10)

Crafting with Dragonflies - Pinktober - (15/10)

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Summer at Sea - Noor! Design Crafteezee Collection - July - Nautical Theme

Hello all!  Today I am sharing a tag made using the Crafteezee collection from Noor! Design UK. This goodie box was a Nautical theme and contained lots of lovely elements.

I have used a tag from That's Crafty.  These tags are lovely to work with as I find distress inks blend really easily even if you are a little heavy handed with your blending tool it's really easy to blend out any harsh lines, etc.

I have used Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans distress inks for the background.  The Maja Designs papers that came with this collection are from the Summertime pad which can also be bought from the shop and are simply stunning!

I have cut a scene from one of the sheets using a Noor! Design Cutting and Embossing Rectangle Frame die and edged it with Faded Jeans Distress ink.  I have used two further papers from the selection as ribbon trims.

I have also used Under the Sea Starfish and Seashore Seagull die coloured with Antique Linen distress ink and Seashore Ship's Wheel die coloured with Faded Jeans distress ink, and created drop shadows for these with second dies cuts and a contrasting colour. The wax cord is also from the collection.

In amongst the seaside treasures are a button, twine, shell, pearl and anchor all from the collection along with the fishnet, Lasercut Chipboard Under the Sea Plants, natural and green moss.  The die cuts are again from Noor! Design UK the small filigree pieces from the Oval 4 pcs die set and Vintage Border Swirl Leaf coloured with Crushed Olive distress ink.

This collection has sold out but you may be able to buy some of bits and pieces separately and there is still time to order the September and October Collections, and you can now set up a subscription too.  Keep an eye out for my Youtube video of the unboxing of the October Yuletide Crafteezee Collection.

I hope you like my design and I shall be back on 3 October with another creation.

Creative Blessings.  x

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

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes - Challenge 164 -  (09/10)

Crafts GaloreEncore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes - (31/10)

Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes (with optional twist Let's Celebrate) - Challenge 100 - (15/10)

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes - Challenge 318 - (04/10)

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Anything Goes - Challenge 91 - (04/10)