Monday, 31 July 2017

Gothic Lace - Best Wishes Skull

Greetings peeps!

I hope you all had a good weekend.  It's been a little while since I have used my Lelli-bot kits but the other day I wanted to put together some quick quirky cards so I got out my box of Lelli-bot kits and randomly picked one, which turned out to be the Gothic Lace.  I made a few that afternoon and will share the rest over the next week or so.

Everything is from the kit incuding the cardstock.  I have added a little Black Soot distress ink to the edges and pulled a few sequins off the strip that comes with the kit and dotted them around the card.

Creative Blessings.  x

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

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #199 Anything Goes/optional twist monochrome -

Artistic Inspirations - Challenge 184 -

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Week 372 - Something Beginning with S -

Friday, 28 July 2017

Pocket Watch & Petticoats

Hello Crafters

Are you looking forward to the weekend?  We have a meeting with our mortgage broker on Saturday morning but the rest of the weekend is free, it feels strange not to be going to a craft class this weekend, but I have a few booked for the coming weeks.  

Today I wanted to share the Wedding card I made for the couple that own one of my favourite shops, Pocket Watch and Petticoats.  They are a vintage clothing shop based in Bury St Edmunds, there is also one in Ipswich.  I'm a big fan of vintage and have been for quite some time.  I've always had a feeling that I was born in the wrong era, I really love the feminine style and lines of 40s/50's clothing, and the hairstyles too.

I bought the Waistcoat stamp from Keep on Crafting with this card in mind, other than that I didn't really have a plan, but it made sense to make it a vintage style.  I then decided that I wanted a dress on the card too but couldn't find a stamp I liked in the right style, that was went I was struck by the idea of an origami dress. I have made these before but I needed to refresh my memory so I found this video on youtube to be the most helpful.

I used two sheets of Cocoa Blissful paper sheets inside.

Supplies Used;
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide - Keep on Crafting
Visible Image Time After Time, Wedding Day Stamp sets
Versamark Ink Pad - Keep on Crafting
Wow White Embossing Powder - Keep on Crafting
Woodware The Waistcoat stamp set - Keep on Crafting
Watering Can Archival Ink - Keep on Crafting
White Enamel Accents - Keep on Crafting
Cocoa and Pink Blissful Paper Pads - Anna Marie Designs
Banners, Party Flags, Back In Time Pocket Watch and Small Bags - Noor! Design
White Lace - Blog Candy from Linda Simpson

There was a celebration at the shop a few days before, here is a pic from the day which I have tinkered with in Serif Craft Artist.  Shortly after this photo the couple had a dance in the street with "The Knightingales Vintage Trio" singing "Chapel of Love".

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

Noor! Design - July Challenge - Die Cuts -

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Keep on Crafting Shop Blog Makes 19 - 21 July

Greetings Peeps!

Mid-week already so it's time to share last weeks Keep On Crafting Shop Blog Makes.  Firstly a big thank you.  I have really appreciated your comments on the shop blog too, thank you to everyone who has commented, I do try to reply, time permitting. We would love to see you in the shop if you are in the area but you can also order online.

I blog for the shop Tuesday to Friday - Tuesdays post details offers, classes/workshops, new stock and my pick of the week. 

Wednesday's post was a festive set including a card, envelope and tag.  It was also really quick to make as it's white embossing powder on kraft card using the one of the new Christmas Woodward stamp releases.

On Thursday I used a couple of Imaginations Crafts stencils and a blend of distress inks.  The image were created at the shop dabble day.

Finally on Friday I used one of the Everyday 3D Embossing Folders from Crafter's Companion but gave it a festive twist but using seasonal colours.
I popped into the shop on Friday as the Christmas 3D folders were being demonstrating, the everyday and christmas are all available from Keep On Crafting.

Saturday I attending a Distress Oxides Class where we made a lot of fun inky backgrounds and I shall be sharing my makes this week. The Distress Oxides are on special offer at just £5.99 until the end of July or until stocks last, and P&P is free if your spend over £3.00.

Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Noor! Design UK Design Team Call

Good Morning!  

My heart did a little flip when I saw the DT call for Noor! Design UK.  On my list of DTs I would love to be part of, Noor! Design UK is at the top, and yes I really do have a list 😊 - half a dozen companies I absolutely adore. If you are a regular visitor to my blog you will know that Noor! dies are my favourite. I'm attracted to these dies for their unique quirkness and beautiful design. Couple this with the adorable stamps, pretty papers and gorgeous embellishments available from Noor! Design UK makes for one very happy crafter and one delighted recipient of any creation using them.  

Being creative is my number one passion, I have crafted for many years but over the last three to four I have been able to dedicate more and more time to this hobby that brings me a lot of happiness.  I have some past DT experience and my position on the Creata DT was where I first fell in love with Dutch design and in particular the Noor! dies and papers.  I am not currently on any other DTs so have the time to dedicate to the 5 projects per month requirement.

Being part of a team designing samples and sharing inspiration using a product brand I love would be fabulous.  Blogging & being part of Design Teams has also been the best experience of sharing my passion with others and building friendships.  I first applied for the Noor! Design UK DT back in 2015, since then the class I attended with Tracy Payne, and the Noor! Design blog, have been a great source of learning and has certainly helped me improve my techniques around flower arranging on cards, etc and distress marker colouring. 

I usually blog three times a week and post my creations on my Facebook page, Instagram account, Twitter account and Pinterest.  I also have a YouTube channel and once my editing software arrives I am looking forward to
 filming some of my makes too

My project uses an MDF tag which I covered with a piece of Pion Design The Night Before Christmas - Just a Peek paper.  Next I stamped the Wild Rose Foxes in Stocking three times once on the tag using Black Archival Ink, once onto watercolour cardstock using pigment ink and clear embossing powder and once onto Pion Design The Night Before Christmas - Stockings were hung paper using Geranium Archival Ink.  

I cut around the stocking and fixed this to the image on the cardstock and watercoloured the foxes with Distress Markers.  I die cut the hats from Noor! Happy Holidays Santa's Suit, flipped one and coloured them using distress markers.  I have finished the hats off with fluffy stuff (yes it really is called that and it's one of favourite products for festive makes!).

I added glossy accents to the holly berries, and have embellished the tag with Noor! Mery's Twig die cuts coloured with distress inks, cheesecloth, natural fibre and moss, dried flowers, stamens and an artificial flower.

I colouring the lace ribbon with distress ink and added a few smudges and spots of white gesso to the tag. 

Now all that is left to do is cross my fingers and wish good luck to all the entrants.

Creative Blessings.  x

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

Craft Stamper Magazine - An 'Anything Goes' Stamping Challenge! - July 2017

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Keep on Crafting Blog Makes 11 - 14 July

Greetings Peeps! 

I have decided to dedicate Wednesdays to sharing my Keep on Crafting Blog makes for those who missed them on the shop blog.  I post regularly on the Keep on Crafting Blog, inspiration posts are Wednesday to Friday and Tuesday's post gives a quick run down of deals and savings and upcoming workshops and demo days. 

The week started with Art Journaling. 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Keep on Crafting Blog Makes 4 - 7 July

Greetings Peeps! 

I thought today I would share the makes I made for the Keep on Crafting Blog last week. 

 The two cards above were made at the workshop.

I was inspired to make these two pieces by the Mixed Media Glass Bottle and Card classes, combined a few techniques. 

All products are available from Keep on Crafting. We would love to see you in the shop but don't forget you can always order online and p&p is free when you spend over £3.

Creative Blessings.  x

Friday, 7 July 2017

Fergus' Girl - Birthday Card

Greetings peeps, happy Friyay!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card made for my friend's little girl who turned 3 on Wednesday.  You may remember the digital scrapbook page I made.  Alina loves animals in particular she is very fond of Fergus, my Newfoundland and Buddy, my parents' Labarador.  This image is called Bud's Girl but for the purpose of this card I've made it Fergus' Girl.

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured with my Graph It markers.

This is one of my favourite sentiments from Paperartsy.

Supplies used;
Bud's Girl image from Mo Manning (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Ink It Up! Clear Stamp Pad
Heat It Up! Pink Embossing Powder
Heat It Up! Yellow Embossing Powder
Paperartsy (ZA08) Big Giant Lots sentiment stamp - Keep on Crafting
Graph It Markers
Happy Birthday sentiment - See-d's Stamps
Alphabet - See-d's Stamps
Ranger Glossy Accents - Keep on Crafting
Dovecraft Ribbon
Flower paper - stash

Creative Blessings.  x

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Mo's Digital Pencil Facebook Challenge - July - Anything Goes - Facebook

Crafty Ribbons - Facebook Challlenge - £15 Voucher challenge

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Selfie Scrapbook Page

Hello peeps!

I decided to do some paper scrapbooking last week.  As some of you will know I love making digital scrapbook pages but it's been quite sometime since I made a "real" scrapbook page.

I'm sure it will come as no surprise that I have picked my favouite subject to scrapbook, my Newfoundland dog, Fergus.
I used my Craft Artist Programme to change the photos to sepia and add butterflies.
To finish I added some journaling to a kraft card tag.

Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 3 July 2017

Yellow Rose for Friendship

Hello Visitors

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, as I mentioned on Friday, I attended a craft class at Keep on Crafting, I will share the results of that class tomorrow.  Today I'm sharing something a little different, it's a cross stitched card.  The kit is from The Nutmeg Company.

It's the first time I have stitched on paper.  I stitched it as a birthday card for a very dear friend, personalising it by adding her name.

Creative Blessings.  x