Thursday, 30 July 2015

Thursdays post.

Morning all.

Had a nice day yesterday. After I had finished the chores I had to do I decided I would spend the rest of the day crafting. I have really started to enjoy entering challenges and it starts the brain thinking as you are working to a theme.

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Material used.

  • 21x 15cm,   250gsm card  blank,
  • snippet of purple and white card
  • Stamped images.
  • Pro markers... Cinnamon...Tan...Proline...cadet Blue.... .Grass...Lime green...Ice grey 4 


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Materials used

  • 21x 15cm, 250 gsm  card blank,
  •  Two snippets of silver card,
  • Two stamped images,
  • Chameleon pens,  grass green...Cool grey...Warn Sunset...Blue skys...royal blue...Seville meadow...Bubble gum...Crimson red...Deep black..Purple grape, 

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  •  21x 15cm, 250gsm card blank,
  •  Two snippets each of light green and white card,
  • two stamped images
  • pro markers...Orchid...Pink carnation...Salmon pink..Fuchsia pink.

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  • 13 x 18cm, 250gsm  card blank. 
  • small piece black card. Snippets of light green and white card.
  • Pro markers,...denim blue...Sky Blue..Purple...yellow...Grass green...Pink carnation...Tan..poppy red..Lime green. 

Challenges  I am entering these for are 

  1. pro markers 280- 3 layers or more, 
  2. Brown Suger Challenge# 156-Anything goes
  3. Come and Get it Challenge fairies

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Sundays back grounds

Morning all.

I would like to welcome new followers.. Loll.. MaryH..Lauren.. Susan.. It would be great to see you again soon,

Looking like another nice day here. Still very windy. We have had some really terrible weather and I thought it was summer BUT I must be mistaken. I am trying to get a post every day to enter some challenges but its hard to get it right but I will.

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These are the backgrounds I made when Kathy came to play on Sunday. Kathy sorted out a few problems I had with entering challenges, Thank you Kathy,

Materials used.....

  • Snippet card
  • Distress inks  tumbled glass...broken china...salty ocean....festive berries...vintage photo...squeezed lemonade...mustard seed...spiced marmalade
  • Stencils.Creative Expressions tripple scallop..
  • Andy Skinner snake's web 
  • Water spritzer.
I really must get used to finishing project on the same day, At last though I have made cards out of the back grounds. 

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Challenges I will be entering this card for are:

  1. Simply Papercraft - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Stamplorations - July challenge - STAMPS AND DISTRESSING 
  3. Brown Sugar - challenge No. 156 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Some more challenge entries from me

Hello All,

What a dreadful weekend weather wise, nothing for it but to stay in and craft ..... my pal, Kathy, came round and we faffed about on the computer for a while (over coffee) and, once she'd gone, I headed to the craft table .... and here's what I came up with .....

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I used the following:-

  • Fancy white card blank ... 5" x 7"
  • The flower stamp from ink-N-Rubber Expressions.
  • Alcohol markers to colour.
  • Matted and layered  onto pink card stock.
  • White ribbon with a lace middle through which I threaded some bakers twine, to give it a different look.

I want to enter this in the following challenges:-

  1. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 234 - Snippets challenge
  2. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge No. 187 - Snippets challenge

Onwards and upwards, on a roll - I made this ......

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I used the following:-

  • Square white deckle card 
  • Stamped holly around the deckled edge Impress green ink.
  • Stamped the Santa image in the middle 
  • Stickles to highlight

Sunday and a new Challenge .... to me!!!!

Morning all.

Well this will be a first for me, I am hoping to enter a few challenges with the makes below ...... wish me luck!.

I love these stamps. A lot of stamps I receive are free with various magazines and, on the whole, they are good stamps.

I am going to enter this card for the following challenges:
  1. RUDOLPH day Challenge on craftbubble 2.5 (membership required)
  2. Come and Get It challenges - FAIRIES

These are stamps from The Fairy Collection and I found I really liked these stamps
I just used the Happy Christmas and black ink

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The stamps I used on the card below were

  • Anita's. The other two were Hero art Stamps
  • I stamped the large flower, made a mask to go over it
  • Stamped the feathers over the top
  • Then the stamped the small flower

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Again these are free stamps from a magazine,
  • First I stamped the holly leaves into the deckle edge.
  • The little tree came next.
  • Then father Christmas and his sleigh
  • lastly I put some Stickles to give it a bit of sparkle.

I'd like to enter this for the following challenges:-
  1. Happy Little Stampers - July Christmas challenge
  2. Penny's Paper Crafty - challenge No. 237 - Christmas in July

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Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 20 July 2015

Male birthday cards

Afternoon. I always seem to fail when it comes to male cards. I found these two stamps and thought they were great. Using pro markers I coloured the images in, [ Not sure about motor bike colours] I mounted it on brown card.[ A snippet] Then bakers twine to make a cross.  photo m_12345678DSCF8626_zpsyubfb8zt.jpg Again I coloured with pro markers Backed in brown card [another smippet] I used check ribbon to make the cross.  photo m_12345678DSCF8623_zpsvhjlytdk.jpg

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Afternoon all
                        When I went to the work shop on Saurday I was really taken with the brushos. I had played with them when Kathy the day came over and I like them and after the workshop with Barbara Daines on Satureday I was hooked. So again I really had to add them to my  stash.
They arrived this morning. The colours are so great and cannot wait to play. I brought the starter kit and it has in it. Ultra Marine... Purple.... Dark Brown.... Black.....Yellow....Turquoise...Leaf Green..Lemon...Scarlet...Brilliant red...Emerald Green... Orange.

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Some cards i have made

Afternoon all I few more cards that were made a couple of days ago. Wanted to do some new cards today but mojo has gone walkabout so if you see him please send him back to me.  photo m_12345678DSCN2755_zpsu61qchx4.jpg  photo m_12345678DSCN2756_zps2rsy36n0.jpg  photo m_12345678DSCN2757_zpslukzhqyd.jpg

yesterdays work shop.

Afternoon everyone. Had a lovely day my friend Kathy and I went to a work shop with Barbara Daines.I really had a lovely time I was not sure as it was the first workshop I had attended. We worked with Brushos and also did some work with Bleeding Art Tissue. I found it interesting. We also worked on a canvas and not really sure about that. Mind you it was the first time so maybe more pratice.  photo m_12345678DSCN2766_zpscqltyxxp.jpg  photo m_12345678DSCN2767_zpsmyp7asfj.jpg My canvas.  photo m_12345678DSCF8608_zpsmmxnjvkd.jpg My tags  photo m_12345678DSCF8607_zpsdvrgzvy4.jpg The backgrounds  photo m_12345678DSCF8606_zpsmzpocyef.jpg My card  photo m_12345678DSCF8605_zpsiyznnooi.jpg

Monday, 6 July 2015

more Topper cards

I have been using up some of my stash and have found a lot of toppers that I thought I would use up. I also have packs of backing papers. I have had these so long am not at all sure where they were brought from. You all know how it is when you start, you go into a buying frenzy and buy everything you think will be good. Then you change how you work and then are left with all this stash. So though I cannot throw it out so will use it up so I now have a lot of cards. Some I am sending away and they are going to be sold for charity.

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

topper cards

I have been sorting out my craft stash and have found lots of toppers so thought it would be a great idea to get some of them used up. I still have some more to use and will do that some time. It seems a pity that they are just sitting there in a box. I used different stamps to stamp the background to give it more than just a white backing  photo m_12345678DSCN2742_zps3dbmjbnh.jpg  photo m_12345678DSCN2733_zps4apxfhny.jpg Topper card photo m_12345678DSCN2737_zpseec2ri4f.jpg  photo m_12345678DSCN2734_zpsdsx01ywc.jpg