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Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Sun is Shining

Wowser the sun really is shining today ,
 washing is on the line  = tick
housework done = half a tick
patio doors open = tick
craft desk awaits = BIG tick

So today I have been playing with the amazing freebie gift from issue 188 of Simply Cards & papercraft ~ I have had a subscription for this magazine for many years now , the freebies always amaze me, and this one was incredible it was a Layered Daffodil die collection from Altenew.
So very simple to use 

I started of by cutting out my tag using my portrait and using a small punch punched a hole for my ribbon.
I then used Distress Oxide Inks for the background ~ (Keeping to lighter shades as I wanted the focus to be drama on the Daffodils)
Next I used a couple of stamps from Daisy Friends ~ the Friend sentiment and the floral border 

It was then time to cut my Daffodils and leafs ~ I had great fun deciding on colours and after a few experiments I went for the Black and White versions
For the base colour and the main colour I cut these both in White cardstock and edged the Base piece slightly with Black Soot Oxide Ink
The stamens and top part were cut in Black cardstock.

For the leafs I used White cardstock as the main parts and Black for the shadows
I shaped the Main White top of the Daffodil using my  ball tool and then adhered that with 3d glue ~ In real life it has so much depth.
I stamped  couple of little Bee's from  Bee Nice Sentiments Stamp Pack
and finished with some Narcissus sequins from Lucy's Cards
and a smidge of  Sheer Puff Dot ribbon from Crafty Ribbons tied with a little twine

Thank you for stopping by today
Dies R Us ~ Bee's
Crafty Gal's Corner ~ Tag Your It
House That Stamps Built ~ Anything Goes
Words To Craft By ~ Friends

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Making Art

Happy Tuesday 
I have had another happy morning playing with my freebies (again)
This time making some ATC Coins
Twice the addiction ~ I love making the coins and I so love these stamps!
(read more about the stamps here)

I started of with a coat of white Gesso and then used Distress Oxide inks for the backgrounds

added some splashes of water and then a splash of black paint
Then I was in Stamping Heaven using the various stamps
I coloured up using Ecoline Brush Pens
Added a few random stencil circles using sequin waste 

I then doodled around using Posca Pens
Finished of the backs with Mike Deakin's ATCoin back digi page that you can find here

Thank you for stopping by today
I would like to enter these into
Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
TTCRD ~ Anything Goes
A Place to Start ~ Inspirational Stamp
Take A Word ~ Round
Stamping Sensations ~ All things Bright and Beautiful

Sunday 24 February 2019

Hello Friend

Happy Sunday to you all, I hope you have a lovely day with lots of nice things planned
I have my Daughter and Granddaughter round later for roast beef and all the trimmings nom nom.
Today I am sharing another tag/journal entry I haven't yet decided but I loved making it
Some time back in Simply Cards & Papercraft there was a massive freebie
absolutly jam pack full of Ranger mixed media stamps and stencils (If you saw Friday's post it has all the details)
I started of with the background using Distress Oxides splashing with water and then splashed a smidge of black paint ~ I wanted this to be quite dark in comparison to my other which was quite bright but I somehow can not resist the pink!!
I may set myself a challenge No PINK Allowed!! hmmm we shall see on that one 

I used lots of the freebie stamps (all stamps used were freebies) - I totally adore the silhouette the detail is amazing

I coloured uo using Ecoline Brush Pens, using just two colours
I did a little doodle at one side 
and some faux stitching across the top

I found the gaps left were quite big so I used some sequin waste with Distress Oxides and finished with some sequins
Thank you so much for stopping by
I would like to enter this into
A Bit More Time To Craft ~ Anything Goes
A Inky Mess ~ Mixed Media
A Perfect Time To Craft ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers ~ Faux Stitching

Friday 22 February 2019

Tag your it

I have had a wonderful Friday 
The sun has had his hat on, always makes me feel good when the sun shines.
Had the patio door open and got my craft on.
Some time back in Simply Cards & Papercraft there was a massive freebie
absolutly jam pack full of Ranger mixed media stamps and stencils
There are tons more than what I used today so watch this space.
I started off making a tag, but half way through decided it would probably end up in my new journal.
I used Distress inks for the background and splattered a little water I never tire of this wonderful effect.
I used the flower stencil by Dylusions and used pickled raspberry Oxide ink.
The quirky fun bird , mushroom tops and stems also by Dylusions as is the sentiment stamp
How amazing is that sentiment!!
I also used the words Fierce, Worthy and Brave from the Dina Wakley collection
I have used Distress inks for colouring 
Finished off with a little doodling
Thank you so much for stopping by today
I would like to enter this into
Crafty Creations ~ Anything Goes
Creative Moments ~ Anything Goes
Mod Squad ~ Clear Stamps
The Crafty Addicts ~ Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Mixed media ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers ~ Anything Goes

Saturday 16 February 2019

Pink Gemstars

Happy Saturday Everyone
It's Pink Gem time
Polkadoodles now sells Pink Gem Designs
and also runs the challenge blog
Be sure to join in the theme is always
*Anything Goes*
And you get the chance to win some fabby prizes
Check it out here
For my card this time I have used the cutie image

I have used the pre- coloured Ella and cut her several times to de-coupage her up.

The papers, frame and all the elements are from
Polkadoodles Eden Collection

I used Nuvo Drops on the flower centers
Party Pink and Dandelion Yellow

Thank you for stopping by today
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The Crafty Addicts ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments ~ Flowers
Ally's Angels ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday 13 February 2019

ATC Coins

ATC Coins I have wanted to try these for ages ~ I got a pack for Christmas but with the flu bug taking us hostage Crafting took a back seat
but today was the day I got to play 

I used white gesso on them and then a variety of Distress Oxides
I splashed about with droplets of water and the used sequin waste 

I also used the leafs from
again using Oxides through the stencils

Each little coin only measures 2.5"
Once the backgrounds were complete I slightly dusted round the edges with ink
and splashed the fronts slightly with black paint.
For the fronts I used
For the love sentiment I used the small scrabble tiles from the cover of 
I actually can't wait to make more I had so much fun
Thank you so much for looking
I would like to enter these into
TTCRD ~ Anything Goes
Double Trouble Paper Crafting ~ Trouble Maker - Make it flowers Twisted Sister- Bee's, Butterflys, Birds
International Art & Soul ~ Make your own background
A Inky Mess ~ Anything Mixed Media
Animal Friends ~ Butterfly
ATC Around the world ~ Coins
Creative Artiste Mixed Media ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Happy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Everyone
I am here to share my Last Little Miss Muffet card as I am sure you will have heard the store has closed for a while
I coloured up this image using Distress Inks
and used some delish White fun flock on her hat

The papers and mushrooms and fence are from
Love the colours of the mushrooms
I finished of with some doodling around the edge using my black posca pen
Thank you for stopping by today
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TTCRD ~ Anything Goes
Incy Wincy ~ Girly

Sunday 10 February 2019

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday Everyone, I am back to blogging...
I was hit with  very nasty virus just before Christmas and it has taken me so long to re-cover
I was on the DT of Little Miss Muffet but you probably know already the store for now is closed so I have no link for the image - I had a couple of cards that I had made so it seems a shame not to share them
Today I share with you 

Cat's rule ~ of course they do - I have 3 of them

The image from LMMS
and the papers and all the elements are from 

I coloured up using Distress Inks and doodles around the edge with a posca pen.

For the cats face I popped on some white Fun Flock so it really is furry.
Thank you so much for stopping by today
I would like to enter this into 
A Perfect Time To Craft ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday ~ Anything Goes

Shady Designs - Celtic Whispers

Happy Sunday Introducing the Shady Designs Celtic Whispers Collection. All elements have been designed to work together but also as individu...