Sunday, 26 April 2015

ATC's and angel cards

Hi there

I really like making ATC's and it uses up all the scraps of card that we all seem to be left with. I love messing with inks and you can get some lovely affects with them.

 I have a few cards that are from Hunkydory and have then just waiting to be made into cards. I was given some Angel toppers and I thought they went well with the cards, 

Materials used:
Dusty concord, Shabby Shutters.
Tea dye, Festive berries and again Dusty Concord, Distress inks,
Two Gorjuss stamps coloured with pro-markers.
 Two stamps from a set I recieved free with a magazine.

And another

Materials used:
 Hunkydory card stock
Angel topper.

And yet another

Materials used:

Hunkydory card stock
Angel topper.
Love topper

And finally

Materials used:

Hunkydory card stock
Angel topper.

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Monday, 13 April 2015

latest cards ....

Hi there

Had a couple of birthdays last week so thought hard about the cards, I had a male card to make for brother in law so went with the lighthouse

Materials used:
                           7 x 5 deckle card stock
                            Lighthouse stamp.
                            StazOn Jet black ink pad,

And another piece

Materials used:
8 1/2 x 5 1/2  card stock
Floral stamp by clear Impressions [from the Rural spring collection ]
Stazon ink pad

And, finally .... another using the retiform technique

Materials used:
7 x 5 Deckle card stock,
6 1/2  x4 1/2  white card stock
small piece of orange card
Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks.
piece of Christmas ribbon.
A collection of small stamps

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

my walk


I went for a walk yesterday and took my camera. I went  to a lovely place near here called Streamside walk. It is longer than I walked yesterday and one day soon I hope to walk the rest of it. These stepping stones are large and I walked over them. The birds were singing and it was lovely

Steping stones photo m_12345678DSCF7979.jpg

small stream photo m_12345678DSCF7977.jpg

Weeping willow photo m_12345678DSCF7967.jpg My walk today photo m_12345678DSCF7955.jpg

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Monday, 6 April 2015

"Retiform technique "

Hi readers,

A pal of mine mentioned the "retiform" technique which has been popping up in blogland ... this pal mentioned it was fun, easy and a great way to use my small stamps - she wasn't wrong - check it out....

An easy technique and fun as well

Materials used:
  1.  6 1/2 - 4 1/2 Card snippet
  2. Post it's - for masking
  3. Distress Inks: Spiced marmalade and festive berries
  4. stamps that i have had from lots of magazines 

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Saturday, 4 April 2015

My Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday and have to say I was not looking forward to spending it alone, I had arranged for Sueinstroud to come round and we would spend the day crafting and go out for something to eat. Sue and I went to Wyevale and had a snack.
We  were then just sat, chatting and there was someone at the door. It was KathyK, I was surprised to see her. I turned out that Sue knew Kathy was coming but left it was a surprise for me, It was a lovely thing that they went to the trouble of making sure I was not alone for my birthday, I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for everything to both of you. It was a lovely thing to do and I had a lovely birthday.
Kathy brought a project with her for us all to do, We made a tag each and I know it will not be the last time I do this. If you want to see the process we followed then it's detailed on Kathy's blog. I have some pictures to share below. 

Kathy and Sue, working on the project?!?!?!

Kathy ....being a grown up - NOT!

Kathy's image (left) and Sue's (before treating with walnut stain) on the right

The tag I made

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you again, Sue and Kathy