Friday, 1 July 2016

Fun and Festive Altenew cottage

Hi Everyone, ,

Yeah its Friday and at the moment not raining! I've had the Altenew cottage sometime now and when I saw Sue Wilson's festive collection i just new how i wanted to use this  with my Altenew stamps ! so today i have used the cottage stamp ! I have decorated the card using the holly die also by Sue Wilson. Go on treat yourself :-)





Thursday, 23 June 2016

Altered box with Altenew daisy stamp decoration



This post is a little picture overload so ill just keep it breif and let you look ! I desperately needed something to store my framlit, thin dies and storage is so expensive so i used everything  from my food cupboard, scrap card trays and stash box ! oh except for the Altenew daisy stamps :-) thanks for looking, id love you to leave a little love on my post. when i get time i will post instructions....bye for now and happy crafting folks!





Tuesday, 24 May 2016

3 tier Box of soup stamps :-)

Afternoon all. been a a week since my last post so quickly wanted to show you all a 3 tier box card i made and decorated using the Polkadodles stamp soup stamps and printable papers from the CD you can find them HERE!  I stamped the images using various colours of memento dye inks pad.  the boxes inside are deep enough for my favourite chocolates to go inside , i have been informed it fits 4! you know the ones in the gold wrappers with almond nut coating  lol!  hope this inspires you, bye for now and Carry on crafting folks!





Saturday, 14 May 2016

Love him Minions!

Good Morning everyone, A quick post from me today, Its  is my Hubby's Birthday so i thought id share the card I made for him using avery elle balloon die and heart stamps by Bo Bunny,  the I love you die is from my favourite things, I love this shape card and can be so versatile.

until my next post "Carry on crafting Folks!"


Monday, 9 May 2016

Altenew Pine Tree


Hi all,

This card has been made using the Altenew pine tree stamp: Its quite a small stamp approx 2  inches, so I layered one stamp down and masked the tree and built it up to be a little taller, I did a second generation stamping in the background, then applied a circle mask and applied  stormy sky and faded jeans distress inks using the brush technique, I going to do more of this design using other coloured dye inks and will add them to this post later.

Until  my next post "Carry on Crafting folks!"

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Cool it down! ; Christmas Robins

Hi Everyone.

What a warm beautiful day it is here in Nottingham!  This Card was already planned for my Chat and craft Class today and I'm feeling rather amused that it is probably the warmest day of the year and we're making a Christmas A4 stepper card !
The bauble ornament was a free gift from a craft magazine i bought some while ago, its a Desire one!  magazine, the robins are coloured with pro markers and are cut out from a craft UK stamp set, the die cut snowflakes are from spellbinders.  i have snipped into a snowflakes frame die from memory box to create the borders, the string and bows are also a memory box die. the snowy background has been stamped in versmark and emboss with white embossing powder.

The season greetings sentiment is taken from tonic cracker die set. stickle glitter glue to give it all some festive sparkle.

Off now to create some more lovely cards with my craft group.
enjoy the rest of this lovely Sunday, sunny day!

until my next post "carry on crafting folks!" 

Monday, 2 May 2016

Say it with Roses !


Hope you have all enjoyed the Bank Holiday! another quick post from me again using the Altenew Beautiful Day stamps! this time using  shades of reds.



Happy Crafting Folks!

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Altenew: Its a Beautiful day ! same but different

Hello everyone,  Its another Bank Holiday here without the sunshine,  Not very bright pictures but its getting quite late and dull here. Today I didn't have a chat and craft class so decided to have a play with my new favourite stamps Build a flower set by ALTENEW, I set myself a challenge to use the same ingredients and make 2 different cards! I'm quite happy with the end results and thought id share them with you for some inspiration.

I've used shades of brown dye ink for the sepia look to the flower and leaf  images, leaf die, stitched triangle die, twine and background paper, finishing the card with "Just because"  sentiment.

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend and Happy Crafting Folks!



Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Lucky Horseshoe Wedding Cards: Handmade chat and craft projects


Happy Wednesday everyone, as promised I'm Blogging the chat and craft class card up for you all to see, we have matted and layered using the pin dot square dies from tattered lace, the horseshoe  and rings were die cut using the set Britannia die set and we layered these 3 time using a contrast colour in the middle.we  placed these around the sentiment that I created in serif, embellished with a lucky white feather, punched hearts  and gems. hope you like this card. I made this card in various colours.

Happy Crafting Folks!





Bye for now

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Saturday afternoon play time Owl Soup Recipe

Hi all,

I have arrived home today  from a short break  in Newquay  with my Hubby  following him working away in China since Christmas and we  had a wonderful time.

My new craft stamps was simply crying out to be played with and I wanted to make John a card for spoiling me during our stay.

I couldn't decide what to play with first so I opened all my new stamp sets ( soup stamps. Bo Bunny owl set)  and decided to put them together to see what I came up with and I really please with the end soup recipe lol! here is the end result!

I cut the stitched rectangle dies first and placed them flat onto a 6x6 inch card with removable dots, i then stamped the first owl,  masked it and stamped another one by its side, then masked them both and stamped images  from the Polkadoodles soup collection around the owl images, then i placed a round acrylic block over the owl to give the impression of a moon and brushed over with blue distress ink over the whole card, I put 3mm foam tape on the rectangle die cut frame. the sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp set, For the colouring i have used my letraset flex markers.

Iv'e  thought of so many variations i can do with these stamps so I will adapt this card design  for my craft & chatter group !

Until my next post "Happy Crafting Folks!




Saturday, 26 March 2016

Relax with a cocktail of choice: its a holiday !



Happy Easter to everyone!, Sorry for not posting anything for a while, can’t believe how fast time passes. So what I have been up too? ...well I've been very busy crafting :-) I have been holding classes on a Sunday afternoon which was a 12 week course but they have been so popular they will continue, so I've been very busy and planning those, what I plan to do next is take a picture of the week’s project and start to post them on a Wednesday again so watch this space!


For now here is a commissioned Birthday card I made this weekend, thought id share it with your all!




Enjoy the Easter Holidays everyone and carry on crafting folks
!