Friday, 31 March 2017

Friday

Morning,

              Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 

Went out yesterday and when I was out of course it rained, got home and it did not rain for the rest on the day, got men putting up scaffolding outside my flat as there is work being done and its not nice having them there as I feel as though now anyone can see in the windows,I know me just being silly but there you go, 

Woke this morning to clear blue skies hope it lasts, 



Materials used for this card are,

  • 19.5 x 19.5 round deckle  edged card,
  • 14 x 14 round white card stock,
  • Hummingbird  and circle dies,
  • butterfly clear stamps [ the works ],
  • Salty ocean distress ink,
  • Magenta, green, Canary, saddle brown, amethyst promarkers. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Butterfly Challenge #74- R is for repeat /and or colour sky, 
  2. AAA Cards, CAS Game, -Die cuts 
  3. Colour Crazy Craft challenge, Anything goes, 
  4. Double D Challenge, Things that fly. 






Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Middle of the week

Morning.

what a strange day I  had yesterday, I think someone has taken some of the hours away, I seem to have not got a lot done BUT the day seems to have gone, Here's hoping it will be better today.





Materials used for this card are;
  • 15 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • dandelion embossing folder,
  • 15 cm border tape,
  • Fairy & toadstool clear stamps,
  • Die cut sentiment, 
  • Ruby, Tan, cloud blue, promarkers.


Challenges I will enter this card for are.
  1. I love Promarkers. Challenge #331, Angels /Fairies, 
  2. Alphabet Challenge Blog. A is for Anythings with wings,
  3. Scrapper's delight Challenge blog Challenge #64,



Materials used for this card are,

  • 18 x 13 cm gate fold card,
  • 16.5 x 10.5 white card stock,
  • Angel & snowflake clear stamps,
  • Burgundy, Line green and satin promarkers 
  • buttermilk Nuvo crystal drops.


Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crimbo Crackers Challenge # 129 Snowflakes 
  2. Christmas card thowdown.March colour challenge, Burgundy Lime, & cream, 
  3. Christmas at Sweet Stamping, Anything Christmas goes -March,
  4. CHNC Challenge #326 

Monday, 27 March 2017

Nearly a new month

 Morning ,

What lovely weather we have had over the weekend and here is hoping it will last as its really nice to get out for a walk and feel the sun on my face.  

Got my new slow cooker out yesterday and cooked a piece of beef on it and wow was it good. 








Materials used for this card are,

  • 15 x 15 cm deckle card and envelope,
  • Hobby Art clear stamp,
  • burgundy, lime green, canary, forest green Promarkers,
  • With Love sentiment, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Delicious Doodles Challenge Add something Green. 
  2. The Crafty Addicts Challenge #34 Anything goes/ CAS





Materials used for this card are;

  • 19.5 x 19.5 cm deckle card and envelope,
  • 16 x 16 black card stock,
  • 15.5 x 15,5 white card stock,
  • Nuvo golden crystal glimmer paste,
  • Nuvo soft lilac embossing powder.
  • Twisted citron, spiced marmalade distress ink.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Creative Artiste Mixed Media,  Challenge #24 
  2. Imagine That Creative Playground March Anything goes, 
  3. Scrapper's Delight Challenge. # 64  Anything goes, 










Sunday, 26 March 2017

Not a normal day to post,

Morning, 

 Well I thought why not post on a Sunday as I wanted to have a go at the "Less is More " challenge. I mostly wait till in the week but thought today why not post on a Sunday, 

What lovely weather we had today and long may it continue but I do not  think  if it will,

Mothers day today and my girls sent me a lovely necklace and it really touched me a lot. I have three lovely girls but sadly lost my first but the girls always include Tamsin with everything they do for me and it really touches my heart, This is the necklace and hope you don't mind me sharing it .




Now onto the challenge.








Materials used for this card are. 



  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • liliofthevalley rubber stamp.
  • With love sentiment stamp,
  • Salmon pink, mink green, tan. gold, rose pink, silver lining. Cinnamon, promarkers


Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. "Less I More" #321 Use a frame'
  2. Addicted to Stamps and more, Challenge #324 Clean and simple,
  3. The crafty Addicts:  Challenge  34 Anything goes Clean and Simple ( CAS ),
  4. CAS on Sunday Challenge #104 Sentiment 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Friday again,

 Morning, 


                  Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 


Not used washi before but felt I would like to give it a go, I quite enjoyed it, I think I will use it more often now,

 The second card is a Christmas card for a child and went back to cards I remember from when I was a child  [ yes I can remember that far back lol ]  you had some colour on it and some images not coloured so the child could colour them, so went with this theme. 







Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Tree stencil,
  • Green washi tape.
  • Mowed Lawn distress ink,
  • Just for you sentiment,

Challenges I will enter this card are are;


  1. The crafty Addicts Challenge #34 Anything goes CAS,
  2. ARTastic Challenge Blog, Use a stencil,
  3. "Less is More" Challenge #320 Washi Tape,




Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 16.5 x 6 cm white card stock.
  • snippets of white card stock,
  • Black, rose pink, peach, apricot, satin, poppy & pink carnation Promarkers 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Winter Wonderland.  For a Child,
  2. Christmas at sweet Stamping. Anything  Christmas goes, 
  3. ONECRAZYSTAMPER  March Challenge. Anything goes, 
  4. Pixie's Crafty Workshop, Week 273-274 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

woywdw

  Morning,

                        Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 

Another Wednesday so that means its WOYWDW a trip over to Julia's Stamping ground HERE Not visited for a couple of weeks as I have been very busy, so thought it was time I visited again. 


Have been knitting again. This time for my Sister and her friend who make up shoe boxes at Christmas, finished this last evening, Still have to get buttons for it , 



Loved working with this wool and made it so the fronts and both sleeves matched, 


Now onto the challenges, 


Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • twisted citron & salty ocean Distress ink, 
  • Fairy bell & clarity clear stamps,
  • Hobby Art tree clear stamp
  • post it note for mask for sun,

Challenges I will enter this card for are,


  1. Creative Artiste Mixed Media, Anything goes Mixed Media,
  2. Through The Purple Haze #120. Anything goes, 
  3. Stamps and Stencils  Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep,


Sorry about the reflections in the card, I tried not to get them there. 

Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 18.5 x 13 cm mirri backing paper
  • 5 5 x 4 white card stock x 2 
  • 8.5 x 4 cm white card stock,
  • Flower and rabbit dies,
  • Sentiment die,
  • Salty Ocean distress ink,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. inky chicks Challenge #80 Flowers( stamped or as an embellishment ),
  2. Creative Friday, #175 Flowers 


Going to enter my work desk over at Julia,s Stamping ground, 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Spring is on its way,

 Morning 

       Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all.   

Trying to get garden sorted but with all this wind its not easy, Still windy yesterday but hope its calms down soon, 

Decided it was time to have a go at something different for today's post  today and went for a tag, also another sketch. the sketch is from Stamps & fun = creativity 







Materials used for this tag are,

  • 15 x 8 cm white card stock,
  • Habico clear stamps,
  • Pickled raspberry & wilted violet Distress ink,
  • Versafine onyx black ink,


Challenges I will enter this tag for are,
  1. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Anything goes,
  2. Christmas Cards All the year Round , March challenge Anything but a card.
  3. Tuesday Throwdown, #334 Tags/bookmarks,





Materials I used for this card are;

  • 15 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Hero Arts flower  clear stamp,
  • Clarity Clear flower stamp,
  • Impressed Wisteria ink pad,
  • versafine black onyx ink pad.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Stamps & fun =CREATIVITY #279 Sketch.
  2. Penny black and More,  March.  Anything goes, 


Stamps & fun =creativity 

Friday, 17 March 2017

Weekend again

  Morning,

 Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 

 What a funny week I have had, The days seem to come round so fast, I am sure there are not 24 hours in a day anymore,

Another sketch today, This time its from Christmas Card Thowdown 
                     



Materials used for this card are,

  • 15 x 15 cm deckle card and envelope,
  • Just right clear edging stamps,
  • katzelkarft cat and mouse rubber stamps,
  • Black onyx ,vintage sepia & deep lagoon Vesafine ink,


Challenges I will enter this card for are.
  1. CFC Challenge #169. Off The Edge,
  2. Alphabet Challenge Blog Z for Zero Embellishments,
  3. One Crazy Stamper, March Challenge-- Anything goes,
  4.  Cards with envy.  Keep it simple, 






Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 21 x 1 cm Red ,gold & green mirri card, 
  •  7 cm round gold card stock, 
  •  6 cm round white card stock,
  •  Winter wishes and holly clear stamps..

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Christmas card Throwdown, Sketch. below,
  2. CHNC Christmas Challenge #132,
  3. Christmas at Sweet Stamping, Anything Christmas goes.
  4. TTCRD Anything goes Week 17 March 



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

WOYWDW

 Morning.

   Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 

Hope everyone is well and enjoying what seems to be more like spring, Mind you should not say to much as you know how things are just when you get used to some lovely weather things always change, 
            





Materials Used for this card are;
  • 19 cm round deckle edge card blank and envelope.
  • Round and snowflake dies,
  • Winter wished Sentiment,
  • Nuvo dazzling Blue crystal drops,
  • Inkadinkado house stamp,
  • VersFine  vintage photo ink.]

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #218 Die cuts, no squares 
  2. The Diva's That Cut For the Love of Animals and Pets. 
  3. Sparkles Christmas Challenge #74 Use silver or gold,
  4. Christmas card Challenge #8  photo inspiration 



Materials used for this card are;
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope, 
  • Crushed olive, spiced Marmalade  Distress ink,
  • Dazzle VersaMark ink,
  • Poppy daydreams, creative expressions ,
  • Cool jade Nuvo Embossing powder 



Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crafting When We Can, Challenge #139 Mixed Media,
  2. Love to create Challenge #5 anything creative/ Mixed media goes
  3. Love to craft Challenge #8 March Anything goes, 

Monday, 13 March 2017

More spring weather.

Morning.
                    Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for then all. 

Well the weather has been kind this weekend, It looks like we have had rain at night BUT that's okay as long as its dry in the day, It really is beginning   to feel a lot like spring is just round the corner. I do hope so, 

Found another nice sketch yesterday This one is from  CAS(E)  this sketch, 






Materials I used for this card are,
  • 21 x 15 card blank and envelope,
  • Clarity sentiment clear stamp,
  • flower clear stamp, [ free with a magazine],
  • Tea Dye &Dusty concord Distress ink.



Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. CAS(E) this Sketch: 
  2. "Less is More " Challenge #319  One Layer Card. 
  3. Fussy Fancy Friday, Challenge # 182 Anything goes, 


Materials I used for this card are,
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 21 x 11 cm card stock,
  • 10 x 10 backing paper, 
  • 2 in one parchment and foil,
  • Tonic butterfly die cuts,
  • brushed Corduroy& Carved pumpkin Distress ink,
  • Rose pink, spring summer, tan, sky blue, ruby distress inks.


Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Little Red Wagon Challenge #384, Plaids and polka dots,
  2. Deep Ocean Challenge Blog, Dots and/or strips,
  3. Kitty Bee Designs #90 Living things with Wings,


Find it  HERE 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Hoping for a sunny weekend

Morning 

            Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for then all. 

Another nice day yesterday and went out for lunch with a few friends and then to" knit and natter,"  At the moment I am knitting dolls clothes for a charity sale in November.

 I was hoping for a good weekend but right now its wet so its not looking good, 

Another sketch today This time from "Try Stampin' On Tuesday"  See it HERE  and at the end of the post. 






Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Hunkydory card stock,
  • What card stock,
  • Clarity clear stamps,
  • Decorative Roses sentiment 
  • Versafine onyx black ink,
  • Impress Bottle green ink,
  • Shabby shutters distress ink.


Challenges I  will enter this card for are, 
  1. TTCRD  Anything goes Challenge March 7 -March 13 
  2. Addicted to Stamps and more, Challenge #232 Make your Mark 
  3. Try Stampin' On Tuesday, Sketch, [  See below,]   


Try Stampin' oa Tuesday

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

WOYWDW

 Morning ,

                    Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for then all. 

Went our again for a walk. I love walking and I have some lovely walks round here. Went again to Streamside walk and it really is lovely with all the spring flowers coming up. I spotted the first bluebell out and that really is a good sign, 

As it WOYWDW I have put my desk at the end of the post, i will also enter it over at Julia's Stamping ground. Week #405 





 Now onto the challenges;








Materials used for the card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card bank and envelope, 
  • 21 x 6 cm cream card stock,
  • Versacolor wild berries ink
  • Tonic lady die. 
  • Gold Mirri card 


Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. PP334 - A Theme Challenge from Sandy,
  2. Dies R Us Challenge #68 Something new,
  3.  Dragonfly Dreams Girly with Die cut/punch, 
  4. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge, Anything goes Challenge





Materials used for this  card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Polka doodles snow stamp, Jayne Nestorenco foliage 
  • lili of the valley  snowmen family rubber stamp,
  • Denim blue,cyan, cadet blue, burnt orange,purple,ocean teal.
  •  grass, honeycomb, poppy promarkers.
  •  Nuvo, Ice white Glitter &, flower soft Glitter frosting 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 

  1. CHNC Challenge 223, Anything Christmas,
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge E, F and G are for ,
  3. Simply Papercraft.  Challenge 44 Anything goes.  


Entered over at Julia's Stamping ground,








Monday, 6 March 2017

Monday

Morning 

Well funny weather again yesterday and hope its better today, Got to go out today so do not want rain again, Yesterday started off really horrid with rain but the rest on the morning seemed okay but very windy, When I went out the sun was shinning so thought I was in luck but when I was nearly where I wanted to go the heavens opened and I was like a drowned rat, So I thought go for it and go where you need to go.Then I  walked home again. It was still raining, When I was nearly home the sun came out someone  up there really had it in for me yesterday. Lol.  






Materials used for this card are, 

  • 21 x 15 cm  card blank and envelope,
  • DECoRATIVE Roses clear stamp set, [ free with a magazine,]
  • Cyan & grass Promarker,  

Challenges I will enter this card for are
  1. OCS March Challenge - Anything goes,
  2. "Less is More "  Challenge #318 mainly Teal
  3. Addicted to CAS  Challenge #106 Doodle,








Materials Used for this card are;
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Snippets of dark red and black card stock,
  • Hobbycraft cat clear stamp,
  • Tom Holtz rubber stamp hat,
  • Printed sentiment,
  • Stampers Anonymous stencil. 
  • Old Paper Distress ink.

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Crazy 4 Crafts. C4C 735. 
  2. Pixie's Crafty Workshop. Week 271and 272
  3. Come and Get It Challenge Cards for Kits 
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #53 Anything goes.

Friday, 3 March 2017

March already.

Morning 

                           Thank you all for stopping by, I love reading your comments 

Had a bit of a strange week so did not get round to posting Wednesday as I normally do..My mojo went on holiday but glad to say he/ She is back.

What lovely weather we had yesterday almost like spring has sprung. 

Still dark here so not sure what the weather is going to be like today is going to be like. Lets hope of more of the same as yesterday,  



I have also been doing some knitting for my sister and they are for the boxes at Christmas, This is a 
child set, 











Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope,
  • 6 different sized white card, 
  • 16 x 12 black card stock,
  •  Clear flower head stamps, [from the works] 
  • Rural Spring time clear stamps, 
  • Shabby shutter, twisted citron, mowed lawn Distress ink

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop, Week 269-270,
  2. Bitten by the Bug,  2 Think Green, Use three shades of green, 
  3.  Addicted to stamps and More, Challenge 215 Anything goes, 
  4.  The Paper Shelter Challenge #293 Animal Magic. 



Materials used for this tag are;

  • 13 x 7 white card stock,
  • Stencil ,[  Balzer Design ] 
  • vintage photo,wilted violet , pickled raspberry mustard seed, mowed lawn, Distress ink,
  • Red piece of cord 


Challenges I will enter this tag for are;

  1. Home- Simon Wednesday, Tag your It,
  2. Dies R us Challenge #62 Something new,
  3. Go Tag Thursday Tag #37 Butterflies