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Friday, 26 April 2019

My Crafting Journey.....

I really am on the road with my crafting Journey
I am having an absolute ball right now
I have been setting myself a target this weeks is too use some old stash and not buy more
I know I brought an image that was blogged yesterday but it was 50% off and it was not really for me and it was incredibly cute :-)
hmmmm I have also purchased this week a white ink pad, but in my defense I really did need it ...
Today's project see's another Julia Spiri image
This one is a freebie if you join there VIP club
It's called Funny Hat - I wasn't sure what she was going to get turned into but I was immidatly in love and need to colour her up

I ended up making a canvas . Im so drawn towards purple's at the moment so much so , I even looked it up to see what it said, I was pretty impressed at how accurate it was and pretty much sums me up.

Having either purple or violet as your favorite color means you are sensitive and compassionate, understanding and supportive, thinking of others before yourself - you are the person others come to for help - being needed motivates you but sometimes people take advantage of you. You are a gentle and free spirit.




I coloured her using Distress Inks 
I took some purple papers and gently ripped them , dusted round the edges and adhered to my canvas board.

I adhered funny hat
Rippped a few randomn word papers (the top one being from Waitrose weekend newspaper) funny enough it was an article about missing mojo and they reccomend Sports, I think the editor maybe a comedian

I used my Andy Skinner mixed media stencil (very old stash never used before) and stenciled Journey because thats how I feel , and I also feel that this little lady is on a journey too
I also used the same stencil for number 152 and the arrow.
**stop press** More Old stash alert ~ I used my Tim Holtz Crackle stencil for the edging
I then used a star stencil (no name but old again) and also some sequin waste. The stencils were all done using Distress Oxide Inks



I punched a few circles and made the little flowers and added some punched hearts
Topped with a few sequins to finish
Thank you for stopping by
xx
I would like to enter this into
CRAFT ~ Distress Your Project
Cute Card Thursday ~ Sequins
Time Out ~ Playful
Craty Creations ~ Anything Goes
Everybody Art ~ Numbers
World Wide Open Design Team ~ Aything Goes
Creative Fingers ~ Anything Goes


Thursday, 25 April 2019

Happy Thursday with a confession

EEEks Happy Thursday Everyone time for a little confession....
Felicity was here last night and if you don't know she is cat mad ~ I was on Instagram when I spotted this little cat , I showed Felicity who said she just had to have it 
"Pleeeeeaseeeeee Grandma "
So I agreed to get it for her but she could colour it at the weekend
All agreed ....Little cat purchased
This morning after she went to school I thought I would print a few of the little cat out ready for her and leave on her craft desk.
Paper in the printer ~ check
Print cat ~ check
Admire little cat ~ check
Colour little cat ~ oooooppppps
I so could not resist and now I feel really mean :-(

Ingredients Used
Sentiment ~ Typed on computer
Stencil ~ Polkadoodles

BTW if you love this image as much as we do pop across to Julia Spiri Facebook group to Get a whopping 50% off but be quick offer ends on 27th April

I coloured up the cat using Distress Inks . 
On my manilla tag I used Distress Oxide Tea Dye. Then using a stencil and Oxide Vintage Photo went over the top 
I printed out my sentiment and then added everything in place
The Bulldog Clip was an after thought as this is the perfect size for my Diary and I like to have certain pages bookmarked
I have really enjoyed making this , Who knew it would be so usefull
Thank you for looking
xx
I Would like to enter this into
Lemon Shortbread ~ Anything Goes
TTCRD ~ Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Ally's Angels ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations ~ Easter or/and Animal
Time Out ~ Playful

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Fiskars GDT - Going round in circles

This week I've been going round in circles using my trusty circle punch . I started of by making the little album using just the punch for the flower front and also it made cute little tabs for my pages.

 I used the tag punch and cut it down for my sentiment. I was having so much fun I carried on and made a few more little bits and pieces that will go in my handy box , 



Its quite amazing how a little circle can be used in so many different ways
Thank you so much for looking
xx

You may need to wear your sunnies

Happy Wednesday to you all
I am having so much fun with my crafting right now
I have been having a little sort through my stash and found so much that I have brought and not used so I am setting myself some challenges to use some of it
To start with I had a few Pebeo paints that I was brought for Christmas
Ingredients Used
Pebeo Acrylic Paints Rose Fluorescent & Oriental Violet
Stamps ~ Polkadoodles
Paper ~ Polkadoodles
Sequins

I started off brayering my paints and left to dry . I cut a 6x6 card blank and my DP at 5.5x5.5. Attached some corragated card , stamped the friend Sentiment .
I then stamped the flowers and butterflies onto my now dried brayered sheet and cut them out and attached.



My card was lovely and bright but lacked something , so I stamped the Nature sentiment.

To finish off I added a few sequins , some white ink circles, my first attempt at the bokeh ,    (I can now see every make covered in white circles)
I doodled round the edge and my card was complete
Thank you for stopping by today 
xx
I would like to enter this into
Get Creative ~ Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps ~ Lots of Layers
Penny Black & More ~ Spring in Full Swing
Allsorts ~ Blossoms, Butterflies and Bugs
My Time To Craft ~ Spring Flowers
House That Stamps Built ~ Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon ~ Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts ~ Anything Goes/Optional Pink

Monday, 22 April 2019

Fat Cats and Bank Holiday Monday Fun

Happy Monday everyone
What a fantastic Easter day we had yesterday
Full of fun, laughs and chocolate.
This morning Felicity and I decided to have some craft time
She adores the Fat Cats from Vera Lane Studio, so, so much fun

We also used Planner and journal cards , such a cool idea!
I shall definatly be using these a lot 
These were the two that Felicity made, How cute ....
To decorate we used Circles and Stems Collage Sheet

I coloured mine using Distess Inks and Felicity used coloured pencils
Thank you for looking 
xx
Challenges Entered
Dragonfly Dreams ~ Include an Animal
Crafty Catz ~ All Creatures Great and Small
As You Like It ~ Favourite Animal
We both love cats - Felicity has a scottish fold breed cat , and we have 3 rescue cats ~ All independant but we are still needed for cuddles oh and of course food


Saturday, 20 April 2019

April Showers bring May Flowers

Happy Easter Everyone
Here in the UK it's been a fabulous week the sun has shined
I've swapped my electric fire for my fan
been doing some pottering in the garden ~spent money at the garden center hmmmm
Anyways am here to share a little card that I made
I started this at the beginning of the week it's taken me till now to finish and blog
thats because Felicity has been off from school and we have be making lots of memories
For my card I used the following Goodies
Stamps ~ Pretty Perfect & Best Day Ever
(for flowers)
Umbrella, Raindrops annd Sentiment ~ freebie stamps from Simply Cards & papercrafts
Paper Pack ~ Perfect Days
Sequins ~ The Range
Lace ~ Crafty Ribbons ~ Volcan Viscose Lace
I coloured up using Distress Inks 
and there is a smidge of glitter on the main flower
I did a speckling of black paint over after I had finished .I wanted this to be very feint but I think I went to scarse

Thank you so much for looking
xx
I would like to enter this card into
Stamping Sensations ~ April Showers bring May Flowers
Penny Black & More ~ Spring in Full Swing
Allsorts ~ Blossoms, (Butterflies or Bugs or all 3)
Brown Sugar ~ Spring
Di's Digi Designs ~ Spring Flowers
Crafters Castle ~ Spring
My Time To Craft ~ Spring Flowers
Double Trouble ~ Thing 1 Splash ~ Raindrops 



Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Fiskars - Pots for Felicity

So my Granddaughter wanted some pots for her little bits ‘n’ pieces . She gave me the brief as only nine year olds do ~ had to be pretty with flowers and I need at least 2 . 
So bargain, she got 3 little wrap around pots . Each one has a beautiful flower made from the heart shaped punch , I used the flower punch for the middles adding a super sparkly gem. A few punched feather leafs and finished them off with some punched Butterflies ~ she loved them
I used my favourite Card ever Roaring Twenties from Crafters Companion
Thank you so much for stopping by today
xx
I would like to enter this into
Paper Minutes ~ Anything Goes

Monday, 15 April 2019

A Place To Start ~ GDT

Happy Monday to you all
super thrilled to be here today to share with you my second GDT project for
This is a half way reminder to pop across and joing in the fun!
This months challenge is........
Choose any 3 from 5
Tag - Parchment - Die Cut - Watercolour - Flowers
and I chose......
Tag/Watercolour/Flowers

I do love these images from Vera Lane Studios they always make me smile
The fairy is from Sprinkle and Sparkle Fairy Sisters
The small flowers and green border from Brown eyed Susan
The Sentiment and pink flowers at the top from Blooms

I used Distress Oxides on the background
added some random stamps and a doodled border.

Finishing off with some coloured sparkly gems, a dash of glitter, a few drops of Nuvo Carnation Pink and a slice of Ribbon

Crafty Ribbons ~ Meadow
Thank you for stopping by today and Thank you to Chana and Sheila for letting me be your GDT
xx
I Would like to enter this into
Country View Challenges ~ Easter or Spring
Crafters Castle ~ Spring
Patties Creations ~ Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges ~ Not a card

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Happy Easter ~ Grandma and Felicity Crafting

Oh what a wonderful Sunday, I have spent most of it in my Craft room along with my Granddaughter Felicity
I can't share my makes yet but I am super , super excited
Felicity made a little Easter card
Which I absolutly adore
She used a stamp set called Spring Scenes
and coloured up using Polychromo Pencils
Thank you for stopping by today 
xx
Felicity would like to enter this into
Angie's Digital Stamps ~ Easter
Penny Black and More ~ Spring
My Time To Craft ~ Easter
Sweet Stampin' ~ Easter
Kitty Bee Designs ~ Easter

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Colourful Tuesday

Good Morning to you all
I hope your week has started well, mine most certainly has
I spent yesterday afternoon in the craft room with my Granddaughter
and whilst she concentrated on some Easter bits
I made some more ATCoins
I used Lots of different goodies from 
Vera Lane Studio's mixing and matching as I went
I so, so, so love Original and Quirky and these certainly fit the bill

I used Distress Oxide Inks on the backgrounds
I coloured up using Distress Inks
(I treated myself to some new colours so it was good to try them out)
I used a sprinkling of ultra fine glitter on the bees, some flowers and the fairys wand and wings.
I also used some random stamps and stencils
Be sure to watch my little slideshow below
Thank you for stopping by
xx


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

I would like to enter this into
Always Fun Challenges ~ Flowers
Artistic Inspirations ~ Just for Fun
Get Creative ~ Anything Goes

Monday, 8 April 2019

Anyone for Cake?

I am back again with me second post of the day
This time I am sharing with you this weeks Fiskars project
Be sure to pop over to there Facebook Group here
For lots of Inspiration
This time I decorated a cake!!
It started out as a Birthday cake but as it grew it became a Wedding cake
I used the flower punch doubling them up 
and iced the centers with Nuvo Crystal Drops ~ Gloss Double Denim
I used some lovely blue glitter card to punch out my butterflies
and then punch out lots of tiny hearts


Thank you so much for stopping by
xx
I would like to enter this into
Let's Craft and Create ~ Butterflies
Not Just Cards ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Ribbons DT ~ Tag

Good Morning Everyone
Am here today to share my DT project for Crafty Ribbons
This time round I have made a tag

I think it has turned out really pretty and I so love the colours
I cut out 2 tags , one slightly larger in mint green Pearl Cardstock and the other in plain white

To decorate I used 
Spring Song Stamp, Paper and Embellishment kit
From this I used the doily and the pearls
For the main part I used 
Spring Song A4 paper topper collection
Which I cut a few times so some could be layered
I made a little envelope for the sentiment 

The beautiful ribbon which was a perfect match for my tag is from Crafty Ribbons
and tied together with a little snip of White Satin Ribbon

I also used this wonderful lace I loved it against the Doily
Thank you so much for stopping by
xx

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Happy Sunday ~ Time for a Puddle Jump

Happy Sunday to you all
after a rather blurgh week one way or another
I had some happy craft time this morning with my Grandaughter
I was going through my stash last night when I saw these sentiments
It was a must use and it's just how I feel right now
I have used the Vera Lane Studio set

The background was made using 3 colours of Distress Oxide Inks
I used some various stencils of circles and brickwork
(The same 3 Oxide colours were used on the sentiments)
I coloured up using scrummy Distress Inks trying to keep the colours similar
How utterly cute is that little duck!
I also used some of the pre- coloured circles from the

As you can see we totally had a blast with these 
Felicity did all the stamping of the little Tiny black circles and then colouring inside black with a little white dot to make them pop!!

Thank you so much for stopping by
xx
I would like to enter this into
Allsorts ~ Sentiment in Focus
Simon Say Stamp Wednesday ~ Animal Antics
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles ~ Flowers or Showers

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Love you to the Moon & Stars

Happy Saturday
I have had a blast with these images
Back with my last make for 
 for the new 
Sparkle Unicorn Launch
This one is called
Love you to the moon and stars

I used Distress Oxide Inks on the background
and Distress Ink to colour up





Theres some sparkly glitter on the stars
Thank you for stopping by today
xx


Friday, 5 April 2019

Crafting The best bit of the Day

Back with my second make for today
 for the new 
Sparkle Unicorn Launch
This one is called
Crafting is the best bit of the day

I'm so loving these unicorns such a superb collection
look at this one with her crafting sweat on

I paper piereced quite a bit on here, just for something different
I coloured up using Distress inks



Finishing with a little side doodle 
Thank you for stopping by
xx
I would like to enter this into
Alphabet Challenge ~ A is for Animals
Colour Crazy Challenge ~ Anything Goes


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