Friday, 12 February 2016

New Shoes!

Thought I'd pop on here and show you the card I've made from my Aunt who turns 60 or 15 depending on how you look at it!  Her birthday is on February 29th! lol  Anyway she's having a party in Kent and I'm on holiday at the time so I actually get the chance to go and am going to meet up with Ria at Waterloo and we are going to spend the weekend at my Mum & Dads so its win win all the way!  Now something you need to know about my Aunt is she is well known for her shoes, especially her high heels so this shoe die was just the perfect thing.  Cut it in gold and teamed it up with green cs and some more gold cuts, the corners were cut on the Cricut as was the 60. Hope she likes it.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
4 Crafty Chicks #285 ~ Bling
Thanks for stopping by x

Crafty Catz Challenge #311 ~ Red as the main colour

Here we are it's Friday again and time for another fabulous challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our fabulous Aunty Sue has chosen the theme and it's  'use red as your main colour', we are sponsored this week by

Sami Stamps will provide a 12$ gift VOUCHER to the shop at (that's equal to 3 images of choice) to the winner. 

The DT were given some gorgeous images from our very generous host to use to play along with this challenge.  I have used 'A Basket Full' and coloured her with a mix of markers and Spectrum Sparkle for the strawberries.  The papers are some very old ones from Shabby Princess that have been on my computer for ages, which I distressed around the edges.  The sentiment is a Cricut cut as is the little bird corner then I finished off with some red gems.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #98 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments ~ Dies and/or punches
Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

If the shoe fits ...

Well it's the last day of my holiday today, back to work tomorrow on a 10-10 shift with a sleep in! Ha ha back with a vengence! So I thought I might as well have a little play here in the craft room.  It started with the shoe and went on from there.  Papers are from First Editions and are New Bloom with some off cuts of cs including whitewash and glitter, some have been embossed.  Various circle dies used, the shoe die was a recent magazine freebie, the flower stem die is also a recent buy and the sentiment is cut on the Cricut.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers #102 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments ~ Dies and/or punches
Crafting From The Heart #98 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #308 ~ Hearts
Feeling Sketchy #138
Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Is it just me ...

... or does everyone else get covered in glue doing decopatch?! After my mixed media project the other day I thought I'd do some more decopatch on a corner bookmark. Now I'm afraid I always cheat on these bookmarks and use a square envelope as my starting point instead of doing some fancy folding and to be fair the envelopes haven't let me down yet! lol. So after sticking down my envelope and then cutting a corner off I coated it with decopatch glue and torn pages from an old book, after tearing up the pages I also inked them (I really did get messy! lol) then stuck them to the back and the front of the envelope corner which has really given the bookmark added strength. While that was drying, I cut the frame and wording out on the Cricut using my new cartridge 'small talk frames and tags', brilliant cartridge, very versatile. made a back panel which I also decopatched then I coloured the fabulous image from TEW called 'Lucy Loo Mad Hatter' with a mix of my markers then attached her to the frame and added the back panel and finally added this to the envelope. This has be done to enter the Facebook challenge over at TEW where the theme is 'Not Now ... I'm Reading'

I would like to enter this bookmark into the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow #122 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #102 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #98 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #29 ~ February
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 5 February 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #310 ~ Ahoy Me Hearties

Well shiver me timbers if it isn't Friday already, where has the week gone?  That means time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Nick has chosen the theme, and in case you hadn't already guessed its a 'Pirate' theme and we have a fabulous sponsor too

I decided to make a flag this week and had a play with Cricut to get the flag shape and also to cut the 'girlie' skull and crossbones.  The 'danger' sentiment is also cut on the Cricut.  I added the other sentiments cut using the sizzix neon mini alpha and finally added a die cut star burst.

I would like to enter this flag into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #29 ~ February
Crafting From The Heart #97 ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

1st attempt at mixed media!

Just wanted to share with you a project I've been working on which is my first attempt at doing some mixed media.  Been wanting to dabble but not really plucked up the courage till now!  So I took a piece of mountboard 12"x8" and covered it in deco mache paper, once dried I added some stars by stencilling through some metallic off cut with blue ink, then I a brown ink pad and went round the edges, put a top layer of decopatch glue on and left it to dry while I coloured the fabulous KennyK image, which is a limited freebie but you need to join the Facebook Club.  She is coloured with a mix of my marker pens and pencils, then I used my new Spectrum Sparkle pens, oh wow they are gorgeous, I had up until now been using Sakura Stardust pens but mine are old and drying up and not so reliable any more and I loved the fact that these have brush nibs, I am certainly not disappointed!  Unfortunately the sparkle doesn't show in the photo but I love their subtle addition to the image.  Anyway enough raving! I added a piece of mesh then cut out the flowers from some Kraft cs and beautiful papers sent to me by a friend in Poland which I have been saving to use for the right project and as this is for me I thought I deserved them! lol.  Once I'd made the flowers I then coated them with the decopatch glue and fixed them in place with some hot melt glue.  I used glossy accents for the flower centre and added some micro beads.  The sign is made from some s/a cork sheets I bought recently and the 'Jacs Playground' is cut on the Cricut from s/a white paper.  For my first attempt I am pleased with how this turned out, might just have to buy myself some acrylic paints and put my Cricut to good use making some stencils.  This was a lot of fun, a bit messy, but a lot of fun! Now I just need to decide if it is going to hang on the door to the craft room or the craft room wall!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Aloha Friday #64 ~ Favourite colour combo~ blue and brown
Simply Create Too #101 ~ Sparkle pens, new cork sheets
Creative Fingers #101 ~ Anything Goes
Just Us Girls #328 ~ wild card week ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ Dies cuts, stamp, flower

Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #29 February
Ruby's Rainbow #122 ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, 31 January 2016

At Your Age!

Just thought I'd pop on to share the card I made for BILs partner who turns 50 tomorrow.  I have used the fabulous Stella from Bugaboo and I tweaked the sentiment slightly.  Stella is coloured with copics and Spectrums and I added glossy accents here and  there!  Used the new Cricut cartridge to cut out the sentiment, now its time to go play some more!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #278 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #105 ~ Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon #326 ~ They say its your birthday
Thanks for stopping by x

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Feeling blessed

Well today I have had a fabulous day and I just wanted to share with you a picture of the wonderful crafting goodies I have received for my birthday:
2 boxes of Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
Cricut Small Talk Frames & Tags cartridge
Xcut Feather dies
Signature Die Trailing Flowers
'A' plates for the Cut N Boss
double side tape and hot melt glue sticks
Cricut 12x12 cutting mats (not in the pic)

I am really looking forward to having a play tomorrow, after I've been food shopping! lol  And the best bit is that I have a week off work too! yay!  

Also got a fab cd by Train too.

I am definitely blessed xx