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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Corsets and Cogs

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

We are in Birmingham to celebrate the Christening of our Great Nephew Daniel today.
It will be great to catch up with family!

You all know how I love my Steampunk and this is another of my favourites.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 Kraft square card which I have matted and layered brown card.
2. The next layer is from G45 Steampunk paper.
3. The tag I made by stencilling the design with texture paste, once dry distressed with DI ground espresso then drew around the image with Fude Ball pen.
4. Added ribbon and heart embellishment to the tag.
5. To finish off I added the gears which where cut out with Kraft card then coloured with black Copic pen.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle #194 - Tag your it!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #36 - Anything Goes
A Vintage Journey - Texture or Embossing Paste
Crafting with Friends #23 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #112 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 24 June 2016

Brown Sugar #204 Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Exciting news to share today!
While I was away I was approached by Kim over at Brown Sugar asking if I would like to be on the design team! Of course I said yes and today I am sharing my first project for the challenge blog.

The theme this week is Anything Goes

Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine

Store - http://lacysunshine.weebly.com
Blog - http://lacysunshine.blogspot.co.uk

The prize is 3 digi images of winners choice.

Here is my project using Sugar Plum


Step by Step

1. A5 landscape white card which I have matted and layered purple card.
2. The next layer is Centura pearlescent card which I have added a die cut from my stash across the middle.
3. Printed the image onto Supersmooth card and coloured with my Copics. I then matted and layered onto silver pearlescent card and adhered to card with foam pads for dimension.
4. I then added the flowers from my stash to the corner.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations  #318 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #4 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #91 - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #254 - Birthday Girl
The Crafty Addicts #18 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap #80 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx



Thursday, 23 June 2016

Little Mermaid

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Another card using a stamp that was sent to me as blog candy from Holley in America!
It is an Elisabeth Bell stamp of a mermaid.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped edge square card.
2. Matted and layered green card, the second layer is background I created using the shaving foam technique with blue and green inks.
3. Stamped the mermaid with Memento, coloured with Copics then cut out with SB Marvelous Square die, adhered to card base with foam pads.
4. Cut out the Sweet Dixie shells and seaweed with another of the backgrounds created with the shaving foam.
5. To finish off added clear gems to the corners of the topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

The Sisters of Craft  - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #117 - Always Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #317 - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #159  - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls #6 - Always Anything Goes
Ooh la la Creations #207 - Sun, Sea, Sand
Glitter n Sparkle #193 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Universal Studio - Harry Potter

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today's blog post is going to have plenty of photographs about my trip to Florida and a visit to the Universal Studios to see Harry Potter themed park.

I went to America to see my very good friend Deb, when I got there she had a lovely surprise for me in that she had arranged for us to go to Orlando to see Universal Studios and in particular Harry Potter themed park.  I was over the moon as I am such a big Harry Potter fan.


The entrance to the theme park.





The first place we went to was Hard Rock Cafe! This is the one which is shaped like a guitar.
It was fabulous inside and on top of the bar they have this gorgeous pink Cadillac rotating around.
The atmosphere was fabulous and we enjoyed our meal there too.


This is the entrance to Hogsmead


Compulsory photograph of the entrance with Deb and I.









Above are just some of the photographs of Hogsmead! Fabulous to see the shops from the films. Some of the windows had interactive themes which obviously I couldn't photograph. The dress was actually being sewn. You could buy wands that would activate activities throughout both Hogsmead and Diagon Ally.




The above photographs are of the outside of Hogwarts.
We went on one of the rides which was amazing, the cinematography was awesome and it felt like we were actually over the quidditch pitch too!  


This is the entrance to the main part of the theme park and where Diagon Ally is located.



The above 2 photographs are of Lew Wasserman who was the Chairman of Universal Studios.















The above are just some of the photographs we took at Diagon Ally, we went on a brilliant ride inside Gringotts. AMAZING! Took a trip on the steam train too!

It was a fabulous trip made all the more special being in the company of my very dear friend DEB.


Had to get a photograph of myself with this gorgeous car!


A beautiful night out with Deb and Paul for a meal.


A sneaky margarita too!

I hope you have enjoyed this post. There are so many photographs taken but this post would go on forever!

Many thanks to Deb and Paul for a brilliant holiday!
So many precious memories!

Thanks for visiting
Crafty Hugs xxxx




Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Christmas in June

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 

I had a fabulous weekend with my hubby and fur babies.

Yes! A Christmas card to share with you, needs must as a need quite a few making.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card which I have punched the corners with X-cut corner punch.
2 Matted and layered silver mirri card and patterned card from my stash.
3. Adhered the topper to the base card with foam pads.
4. Added clear iridescent gems to the 4 corners.
5. Finished off with a sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #36 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #286 - Cute/Anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Add some Sparkle
C.R.A,F.T. #368 - Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude #16 - Always Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
The Sister of Craft - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Someone Special

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Father's day to all you Father's out there!

Here is a photograph of me with my Dad when I was a small baby! This was taken at our home in Malta which is where my Dad was stationed and I was born.


My card is for my own Dad!


Step by Step

1. Cream DL card which I have matted and layered brown card.
2. The next layer is from Man about Town papers.
3. The topper I cut out, distressed around the edges and adhered with foam pads for dimension.
4. I cut out the Crafter's Companion Car die from their Downton Abbey collection with black card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment "someone special".

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee, Cards #1 - Use a Die Cut
Brown Sugar #203 - Father's Day
Crafting with Friends #23 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #111 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #30 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar  - Father's Day
Crafty Girls Creations #21 - Always Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx