Thursday, 30 September 2021

Building my ATC trade album

Hello!

Thanks to everyone who has been commenting on my recent posts, I really appreciate it.  

The Herb atc is using packaging and the Hi-Score is a 12 x 12 pad my hubby picked up at a bootsale.  It's called The Tech Generation stack by DCWV.

First ATC uses an AALL & CREATE stamp called Adventurer.  The second one using a background from hand inked backgrounds box and a stamp from a Creative Stamping magazine.


This one is made from a Craft Buddy Crystal Art motif and the background paper is from Botanical Beauty First Edition.

Creative Blessings.  x


Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Crystal Art Hair Embellishment

Hello! 

Today I have something a little different to share.  I used this Craft Buddy Crystal Art watermelon motif to make a hair grip.  




I had already made some cherry jewellery to go with this dress and I thought this little watermelon would make a love hair embellishment. 



Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 27 September 2021

Quick card using products left on my desk

Hello

Just sharing a quick card I made one afternoon using a few stamps, stencils and inks that were on my desk at the time.  


Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Traded ATCs

Good Morning!

Today I am sharing some ATCs that I recently traded through a swap on YouTube.


The main image is my own photo and the background is from a plant brochure.

I created the background with distress oxides and acrylic paints and the camper is a tattered lace die.  

Using vintage style stamps and paper with some tea dyed lace.

Background printed on my computer and the stamps are one of the free sets from Creative Stamping magazine. 

Creative Blessings.  x




Friday, 17 September 2021

Farmyard Fun

Today I am sharing the party acceptance and birthday card I made for my niece Lottie.  I used a farmyard stamp and die set I purchased from a destash, and coloured with my Copic markers.  

The party acceptance card is a kraft card blank and I made the background using the stamps set. 

For the birthday card,  I cut a card blank into the shape of a barn and covered it with papers from Make and Create Woodland Christmas 12 x 12 paper pad.

Party Invite Acceptance


Birthday card






At the moment she is besotted with animals and loves going to a local farm, plus her party is going to be farmyard animal themed.  

Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Retro ATCs

Hello! 

I hope every one is keeping well.  

Today's project is a collection of ATCs I made using mostly a kit from Papercraft Essentials magazine issue 199 and some stamps from a couple of issues of Creative Stamping magazine.





Creative Blessings.  x






Saturday, 11 September 2021

Level Up!

Good Morning

Today I am sharing the birthday card I made for my husband.  One of his hobbies is gaming.  I used the AALL & Create stamp set #429 Game Changer designed by Janet Klein.  The background papers are from DCWV The Generation Tech Stack 12 x 12 pad, which hubby picked up from a boot sale for me quite a while ago.




I altered the figure to make him look like my hubby by adding glasses and a little scar on his forehead which is a nod to his nickname of Harry Potter at work.  😂

Creative Blessings.  x


Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Cat Cuddles

Hello!

This is a card I made for my niece.  She has two cats and bearing in mind she has not long turned two, she is learning to stroke them gently and how to pick them up, and of course when they just want to be left alone.  The cats have been incredible sweet natured and very tolerant when her stroking is may be a little over enthusiastic!  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil.



 

Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Shabby Chic card and box

Hello! 

Today I am sharing a card with coordinating box made for my sister's anniversary back in May.  All the products are from Anne Marie Designs.  





Creative Blessings. x

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Flamingo Sparkle

Hello!

I hope everybody is keep well.  Thank you to everyone who comment on my last post, it is really appreciated.

Today's share is another birthday card for a friend's daughter using a crystal art motifs from Craft Buddy Crystal Art and the background paper is from First Edition Botanical Beauty paper pad.




Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Let's go shopping

Hello!

Today I am sharing a card I made for my friend's daughter.  I used the Jasmine Shopping image from Lili of the Valley and the background papers are from First Edition Let's Celebrate paper pad.


Creative Blessings.  x

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Pencil Case for my niece

Hello

Before I share today's project I wanted to thank everyone for the lovely comments people have been leaving, I really do appreciate them.

Today's project is a little different, it's another sewing project which I made for my almost-two-year-old niece.  My sister said Lottie had a few pens, pencils and crayons so a pencil case would probably be a good idea.  

I lined it with some scrap fabric left over from our blackout blinds I made for the roof windows in our extension/conservatory.  It's vinyl on one side so if anything leaks it should stop it damaging the outer material.

The piglet fabric is from my stash of small pieces of fabric.  The stash is quite large, but now I have the most beautiful excuse to use it.

This is not going to win any sewing bee, but I did learn from it things I could have changed to make it tidier.  The closure is a piece of hook and loop as I thought this would be the easiest for Lottie to use plus I have never inserted a zip into anything! 










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Friday, 2 July 2021

In The Round - JOFY Online Workshop

Hello

Today I am sharing four cards I made using the latest release from Jo Firth-Young.  These were made in a workshop run online by Stampers Grove.   



Supplies Used:

Paperartsy JOFY stamp set 102
Paperartsy JOFY mini stamp JM15
Paperartsy JOFY stencil PS249
Kuretake ZIG millennium pen
Circles dies
Fan brush
Words from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat booklet and Leonie Pujol Word Sticker Collection.

The top two are my favourite, and it's the first time I have used a sewing machine with my papercrafting. 

Creative Blessings.

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Friday, 25 June 2021

Walkies - Hobby Art Online 8 May

Hello

On the 8 May I took part in another online Hobby Art workshop, these are the cards I made during the workshop. 



Supplies:

Walkies CS308D stamp set - Hobby Art (not an affiliate link)

Over the Stile CS309D - Hobby Art (not an affiliate link)

The Little Things CS310D stamp set - Hobby Art (not an affiliate link)

Cloud Stencil - Hobby Art (not an affiliate link)

Kuretake Clean Colour Real Brush Pens

Broken China Distress Oxide

Fossilised Amber Distress Oxide 


Creative Blessings.  x


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Monday, 21 June 2021

Places To Go

 Hello

Today I am sharing a page from my penpal journal.  I think I have shared pages from this previously, but to explain, instead of writing letters my penpal and I write in a journal and sharing pages of art too.  



This page uses lots of Woodware stamps and the main image is Ooh La La by Imala.  You will see that I have used some used postage stamps too.  I have also changed the image slightly as I made a big inky mark on her forehead! 


So to hide it I gave her a fringe and then I decided to add a few more strokes to her plait, also restyled the lips, added more eye lashes and to finish I added a beauty sport.

I coloured her with Copic markers and Graph It markers. 

Creative Blessings.  x



Monday, 17 May 2021

A Card with a View

Hello

Today's share is a card using the Sunrise stamp by IMALA and techniques I learnt in the Hobby Art online workshop.



Creative Blessings. x

Friday, 14 May 2021

Piglet Puddles

Hello

Today I am sharing a card I made for my niece using an image from Lee Holland.  The backing papers, embellishments and sentiment are from a unicorn paper crafting set from The Works.

My sister had just bought my niece a pair of yellow duckling wellingtons and a pink puddle suit, and as my nickname for her is Piglet (it's a Winnie the Pooh reference), I thought this was a perfect image.



Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 10 May 2021

Snow Baby scrapbook page

 Hello

Today's post is a scrapbook page I made of my niece feeding her chickens in the snow back in February.  I made a digital scrapbook page using these same photos, you can see it on my digital blog




I have used lots of embellishments from my stash, 12x12 sheet from Vintage Textures pad from The Works, stencils and stamps, Paperartsy paints and vintage images from The Old Design Shop.

Creative Blessings.  x

Friday, 7 May 2021

Craft Consortium

Hello 

Today's project is a card using some of the techniques I learned from the Hobby Art online workshops.  I have used Herbarium stamps from Craft Consortium.  


Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 3 May 2021

Hedgerow Birds - Hobby Art Second Online Workshop

Hello

Today I am sharing the first of three cards and I made in another online Hobby Art Workshop.  There are few more choices to make too but as yet I have not had the time to make them.



Supplies used:

Hobby Art Backgrounds stamps

Hobby Art Birds of the Hedgerow stamps

Hobby Art Scene-It Sentiments stamps

Hobby Art Funky Foliage Stencil

Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush

Versafine Onyx Black

Vintage Photo, Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint distress oxides

Creative Blessings.  x












Friday, 30 April 2021

New Baby

Hello

This card was a commission from a friend.



Supplies used:

Mo's Digital Pencil - Hush digi image watercoloured with Distress Ink markers

Joy! crafts Bunting die

See-D's Traditional Alphabet stamps

Archival Watering Can ink

Leonie Pujol Typography dies

Papers from stash

Tiny star sequins from stash 

Creative Blessings. x


Monday, 26 April 2021

New Home card

 Hello

Today's card is a new home card for a friend. This took a while to do but I thoroughly enjoyed it and I could happily have carried on stamping the tiny stamps all day!




Supplies used:

Leonie Pujol Happy and Home Stencils & Masks

Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides

Leonie Pujol stamp sets

Creative Blessings. x



Friday, 23 April 2021

New Baby and Big Brother cards

Hello

Today I am sharing two cards made for the owners of my favourite vintage boutique.  The first is a card for their new baby daughter and the second is a big brother card.

Supplies used:

Paper Addicts Ahoy There! paper pad 

I die cut the dress (die was from a craft destash on YouTube, brand unknown) to give me the shape and then cut my own in a much smaller size) 

Joy! crafts - banner die 

See-D's Traditional Alphabet stamps

Archival Jet Black ink

White gel pen

The Works Wooden rocking horse embellishment (distressed by me)

Pink safety pins from stash





Supplies used:

Hunkydory Adorable Scorable blue cardstock

Joy! crafts "Back in Time" Pocket Watch die

Joy! crafts Bunting die

Elizabeth Bell Teddy Bear image coloured with Graph It markers


Creative Blessings.  x




Monday, 19 April 2021

Wildflowers - Hobby Art Workshop Part 4

Hello!

This is the final set of cards made at the Hobby Art online workshop in March. 





Supplies used:

Hobby Art Wild Meadow (Not an affiliate link)

Hobby Art Backgrounds (Not an affiliate link)

Antique Linen Distress Oxide

Peeled Paint Distress Oxide 

Sentiment stamp from my stash.

Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pens (Not an affiliate link)


Creative Blessings.  x


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Monday, 12 April 2021

Down on the farm - Hobby Art Workshop Part 3

Hello! 

I hope you aren't getting bored of these Hobby Art online workshops cards that I am sharing.  It gave me a lot of pleasure to make them, and I learned a lot too. 






Supplies Used:

Hobby Art Sheep Scene-It stamp set (Not an affiliate link)

Hobby Art Wild Flower Meadow stamp set (Not an affiliate link)

Hobby Art Cloud stencil (Not an affiliate link)

Versafine Black Onyx Ink

Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pens (Not an affiliate link)

Broken China Distress Ink


Creative Blessings.  x


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Friday, 9 April 2021

A flock of sheep - Hobby Art Workshop Part 2

Hello!

There are some more cards that I made during the online Hobby Art Workshop.






Supplies used:

Hobby Art Sheep Scene-it Stamp set (Not an affiliate link)

Versafine Onyx Black ink 

Kuretake Clean Colour Real Brush pens (Not an affiliate link)

Broken China Distress Oxide 

Creative Blessings. x


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Monday, 29 March 2021

Sepia and Delft cards - Hobby Art Workshop Part 1

Hello

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Today I am sharing two of the cards I made at a recent Hobby Art online workshop.



Supplies used:

Sheep Scene-It Hobby Art Stamps (not an affiliate link)

Sepia Archival Ink

Vintage Photo Distress Oxide

Stabilo point 88 fine 0.4 pens

Majestic Blue Versafine Ink 

Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide

White Gelly Roll 08 pen



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Monday, 22 March 2021

Jumping with Joy!

Hello

This is a card I made for my friend's little boy, the dog looks a little their own dog.  The image is a digi by Whimsey Stamps and the papers are Paper Addicts Pawsome Prints pad.  



The sentiment is a freebie stamp.  The image is coloured with Graph It alcohol markers.

Creative Blessings.  x

Friday, 19 March 2021

Birthday Bunny card

Hello

Today's make is a birthday card for a friend who loves bunnies  I used Card-io stamps.


I also decorated the inside and the envelope, as well as taking the design around the back of the card.


Creative Blessings.  x