Friday, 15 October 2021
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Good afternoon, it's not 4.30pm yet and the light is going already- that tells me it won't be long before the clocks go back and it's dark by this time- which means Christmas isn't too far away. I'm woefully behind on my Christmas cards this year, haven't had much inclination to make anything apart from DT committments so I'm trying to shake myself out of it and get cracking on the Christmas stuff. I made a fairly quick card using two Lavinia stamps and distress ink. I die cut a circle from a square of copy paper , used the square to mask my white cardstock panel and inked up through the hole in the middle, removed the paper frame and stamped Rue using black Versafine Clair ink. I then covered the inky circle with my circle of copy paper and stamped around the edge with the little star stampin various shades of blue and silver. I made sure thiink was all dry (been caught out before!) then stamped and heat embossed the white stars. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the fairy and vine and stamped the 'joy' sentiment. The second card is one of a batch I made last year and never got around to sharing- same stamps, a die cut branch and a little bling.
Saturday, 9 October 2021
I used a sweet digi from Hetty Clare, coloured with Copic markers. The papers are from Polkadoodles cut with stitched dies and layered onto kraft card, I found the little wooden button in a pot of bits and bobs lurking on my desk. I added som faux stitching and stamped sentiment to finish.
I'm spending the rest of the weekend over at my son's house- babysitting my two youngest granddaughters while he takes my DIL away for a weekend of spoiling as a birthday treat. I'm looking forward to spending the time with the little ones....but not to the very early start tomorrow morning- 2 year old Charlotte is a very early riser!!! At least it's only one night....
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MAWTT #135 Wording, patterned paper, button
Friday, 8 October 2021
so I picked the theme of 'girly' for the DT to use- definitely spoilt for choice with so many sweet images to choose from.
The image I've used is Giselle (thank you Paper Shelter), this pretty image comes with papers and a precoloured version as well the uncoloured version I used, I really fancied colouring this one!
I used my copic markers for colouring then die cut the image with a sticthed circle die leaving her feet over the edge, I used a stencil and distress ink for the background .
The papers I used are Life of The Party (MME) the numbers sentiment letters are die cut individually - twice once from the pinkish card and once from grey card to add a shadow.
Please hop over and take a look at the lovely creations from the rest of the team- remember the theme is optional if you want to play along.
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Thursday, 7 October 2021
Here is this month's sketch
The sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Sentiments, I was given this cute digi to use, coloured it with Copics and paper-pieced the top of the umbrella. I printed the owl a second time coloured and cut out just his body and the wing holding the umbrella and attached it to the main image with silicone glue for a little dimension, added glossy accents to the rain drops. Papers are scraps from stash, and a stamped sentiment.
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craftysentiments 5th Oct Challenge
Saturday, 2 October 2021
Our October challenge at Crafty Calendar has the fun theme of Halloween, our sponsor for this is
Friday, 1 October 2021
My card today iis for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, Ginny is hosting and has chosen the lovely theme - Shades of Autumn, as always this theme is entirely optional.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Christmas in September.
A friend of mine is busily making items to sell at a craft fair and was looking for ideas so I suggested decorating candles, something I've been meaning to try for ages but have never got around to.
It was really easy to do, a lot of fun and I didn't even burn myself! I won't go into details of 'how to' as there are plenty of tutorials online but this is the finished result. I used an old, but beloved wood backed Penny Black stamp- it comes out year after year so I've def. had my money's worth from it! I wrapped the finished candle in selophane and added some ribbon and twine a tiny tag with a stamped sentiment.
Not long to go before this month is over and October means Christmas will be looming very close- so now is a good time to get started on those Christmas makes, there's loads of fabulous inspiration from Team Wendy over at Sweet Stampin' so hop over and take a look, we'd love to see your Christmas ideas and creations too so we'll be delighted to have you play along- anything Christmas but remember to include some stamping.
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Winter Wonderland -Anything but a card
CCAYR - R reindeer, ribbon
Rudolph Days September Challenge
Friday, 24 September 2021
Good morning, hope you have all enjoyed a good week, the weather has been lovely here, lots of late summer sunshine, just what we need to set us up for the colder and darker days ahead. Not much crafting done here- I've spent as much time as I can outside, a lot of reading and a little gardening- my husband is a keen gardener and does most of the work which suits me down to the ground! Marvin likes to help with a bit of pruning and dead heading...unfortunately he doesn't wait until the flowers are dead and he's an indiscriminate but enthusiastic pruner! Anyway, back to the card- one I made earlier- for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, sponsored by
Sherry West Art
Saturday, 18 September 2021
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thefairyandtheunicorn - September Challenge
crafterscafe #274 (blues/browns)
bestieschallenge- September Ch.
Friday, 17 September 2021
This week we're sponsored by the fabulous
Sunday, 12 September 2021
Please do hop over and look at the challenge, there's some beautiful inspiration, some lovely prizes and it would be great if you can join in by creating something beautiful in honour of Kath.
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Saturday, 11 September 2021
Here are a few of his holiday photos as promised. There was a wonderful walk just across the road from the cottage- through the park and an orchard and fields and woods- you can see how much he enjoyed it!
Friday, 10 September 2021
Sunday, 5 September 2021
I'm here today to tell you about an upcoming challenge at Allsorts in honour of lovely Kath who sadly passed away last month. She is much missed by her teamies, and I'm sure many, many others who like myself, were honoured to count her as a friend. Kath was such a talented crafter and produced many beautiful cards, a brilliant team member, so organised herself and always willing to help out when needed, and a loyal and supportive friend. I have been lucky enough to enjoy her friendship and wonderful sense of humour since we were DT members on Ladybug Crafts Inc many years ago , and ever since then I have looked forward to reading her comments -always kind and generous and often humorous- she did have the most amazing sense of humour, her lovely newsy emails would always have me laughing out loud. I miss her very much and my thoughts often go to her beloved family who I know will be devastated by their loss.
Please look out for the Challenge, which will take place on Saturday 11th September, it would be great if you can find the time to create something beautiful to join the Allsorts team in honouring this wonderful lady. All the details will be on the Allsorts Challenge Blog.
I'll leave you with a small selection of Kath's beautiful creations to admire -
Saturday, 4 September 2021
This month at Crafty Calendar we are lucky to have two fabulous sponsors this month Sheepski Designs and Crafty Ribbons. I have used the beautiful Shopping in Yorkshire image- so lovely to colour. This card started life as a slimline design. I printed the image onto white card, masked it off and added the stencilled background panel with the raindrops- all good so far, coloured the image with Copics and paper pieced the umbrella- still good- inked up my stamp for the sentiment...and dropped it!!! Of course it landed on the card 🤦♀️- fortunately near the top of the panel so I cut it smaller and mounted it onto a wider dark blue mat. Found 2 buttons in my stash to match the brolly.
As always there's plenty of inspiration over at the Challenge Blog, some fabulous makes from the rest of the DT, so please hop over to take a look. We'd love to have you play along this month, it's easy to join in, the theme is Anything Goes- so don't be shy!!
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Wednesday, 1 September 2021
We're meeting some friends for a meal out this evening, just at our local club...but it's so nice to be able to do it again- I love NOT cooking!
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allsorts #639 (2nd entry)
Monday, 30 August 2021
I made this card a couple of weeks ago-along with a few others. I was playing around with stamps, inks and stencils hoping inspiration would strike! I rarely make one layer cards so was quite pleased with how this turned out. Distress inks, a Lavinia stamp and stencil and a stamped sentiment.
I hope you are enjoying your day- whatever you are up to!
fairyandtheunicorn August Challenge
Friday, 20 August 2021
A little update on Marvin... He's now 7 months old and getting quite a big boy! He doesn't really look like a puppy any more, but obviously he still is. Sometimes he is as good as gold, but can be a bit of a juvenile delinquent when the mood takes him!- he still has his klepto tendencies- anything belonging to me is fair game in his eyes! He loves to chew and tear although his adult gnashers are all through now- gleaming white, big and strong- fortunately he's stopped trying them out on people !!! Many of his toys have had major surgery- missing ears, tails and limbs are the norm.... some are sadly deceased. He doesn't chew furniture though and he hasn't eaten any walls, doors or skirting boards as a couple of our Danes were wont to do at his age, so there's hope for him yet. He's really friendly, full of fun and has boundless energy, loves to play fetch and romp with other dogs, it gives me great pleasure watching him run joyously across a field or through the woods. I'm looking forward to taking him on holiday with us next month and watching him play on the beach- he loves the water...any water!
Thanks for visiting today, enjoy your weekend whatever you have planned- although it looks as if we're in for a bit of a wet one in the UK ...
my favourite primary colour is blue, such a clean fresh colour, beautiful in all its shades -and who doesn't enjoy looking at blue skies on a summer day!
craftysentiments.# 17 Aug. Challenge
Passion for Markers #605
digidoodlestudios #41 Favourite season- Summer!