Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Shades of Blue

Well I managed to get into my craft room while the builders were elsewhere in the house and make my DT card for Cardz 4Guyz. The theme is Shades of Blue so I decided to use some new stamps from Uniko. I coloured the background stamp with 3 shades of blue Copics, the stamped the Hugs sentiment in a dark blue over the top using the Misti of course.


I also coloured the card blank with one of the Copics to make sure it matched my panel. Don’t forget to visit my teamies over on the challenge blog for lots more inspiration. 

Thursday, 4 January 2018

HLS Christmas Challenge.

I am delighted to say that I have also  joined the HLS Christmas challenge design team.


The first challenge for this year is CAS! When I was at the retreat in November Kylie showed us how to make light up cards, so when I got home a created a couple more for my grandsons.

    
                      


The dies are from Creative Expressions. I cut everything out of white card then coloured it with Copics. The photos are a bit dark despite playing with them. Unfortunately with the builders still in occupation my usual photography spot was unavailable!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy Post!

A Happy New Year to you all!

I am thrilled to tell you that I am now part of the Happy Little Stampers Design Team, and today it's time for the first challenge of 2018.


I used a NBUS Uniko stamp called Floral Lily which I embossed in Pewter, and coloured with Distress Oxides.
I'm afraid the photo is really rubbish, due to trying to take it amongst all the builders' disruption. I will be so VERY glad when they have finished, I can get my house back and my new craft room - can't wait!

I do hope you will join in the challenge, theres lots of lovely inspiration for you.



Saturday, 23 December 2017

The Last Two!

The last two Christmas cards for this year! Both were made at the Craft Retreat in November.



The  Christmas trees were cut out of white card and sponged using Distress Oxides in Iced Spruce and Peeled Paint. The Snowy card is all Penny Black - I love those snowflake frames.

All that's left is to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and I'll see you all in the New Year with some exciting news.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


No card from me today but a video instead!

We had a quick trip to the local garden centre a few days ago to get a couple of last minute gifts and found this lovely little scene.





Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Last minute Christmas at C4G !

It's time for a last minute Christmas card at Cardz 4 Guyz. Wirh all the building work I wasn't sure whether I would get enough Christmas cards made this year, so I designed a couple of digital ones that I could quickly print off. (It goes against the grain to buy them!)

I made this one using Craft Artist and some of the Daisy Trail kits. If you still have time to craft before Christmas why not join us, if you dont need another card this year, you will have a head start on next year's!!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Partial Die Cutting

Here’s another card made at the HLS retreat I went to in November. One of the sessions was partial die cutting. Never having been to a retreat before I really didn’t know what or how much to take, so the choice of dies I had that were suitable was limited. But I thought the Penny Black stamp and die set would be OK and this is the result! 



The colours are not very true to life in the photo as the hats, scarves and snowflakes are really aqua not green!  I’m entering this into the following challenges:

The Sisterhood Of Crafters - All about Christmas
Allsorts: Snowflakes

Thursday, 7 December 2017

light up poinsettia

At the recent HLS Craft Retreat Kylie showed us how to make light up cards. This is one of ones I made. I used the HLS Stamp Set Season of Joy.  The images were coloured with Zig Clean Brush pens. If I’d been at home I would probably have used Copics but hadn’t taken them with me. 

The  light is behindthe centre of the poinsettia and comes on when the sentiment is pressed. I would like to enter this into the Addicted to Stamps &More challenge which is Anything Goes.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Snowman at Cardz 4 Guyz

Well the house refurbishment is still ongoing! They keep telling me that it will all be done in time for Christmas! It might be but I don't want to try out the new oven for the first time with Christmas dinner, that's a recipe for disaster!  Anyway onto the card for the new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this time we want to see snowmen! How easy is that?

I have used Penny Black stamps and dies for this card.Love this new set of stamps and the snowflake frames.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

A Great Weekend!!

Last weekend I travelled down to Swindon for the Happy Little Stampers Craft Retreat, and what a great time I had with like minded people. Lots of crafting, good food, and laughter. Thank you Kylie for arranging it and being a fabulous teacher! This is the card I made at home for a challenge, which I won!
I will post more of the cards made during the Retreat in the next  few days. Going to head over to the Playground with this one and to the Penny Black Saturday challenge, and Rudolph Day extra!

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