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Friday, 22 May 2015

Exciting News to Share

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I would like to thank you all for your comments while I have been on my travels.
I really appreciate all the support and inspiration you give me and I hope you enjoy your visits.

The journey home was a nightmare, it took me 6 hours to get home instead of 5!
Did I mention I HATE the M6!  Anyway got home safe and sound and slept like a log last night!

Today I have some really exciting news to share!

I have been asked to join the new World Wide Open Design Team which is 
sponsored by Sherri Ann Baldy

The new challenges start in July!


Here is a card I made using Banna Pie New Dress


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 White square card which I have matted and layered purple mirri card.
2. The second layer is patterned paper from my stash.
3 I printed the image onto supersmooth and cut out with SB Curved Rectangle die, The image has been coloured with Copics. I distressed around the image with DI Shabby Shutters I then matted and layered onto green card.
4. I cut out the bunting using lilac card and the heart has been distressed with shabby shutters too.
5. I then added leaves, roses and green stamens to the centre of the heart and a gem butterfly.
6. To finish off I added green flat back gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Penny's Challenges #228 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #3 - Anything Goes/Spring Fever
Inspiration Destination #34 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers #35 - Use a Die Cut
Meet at the Scrappers Corner #12 - Anything Goes
One Sweet Challenge - Anything Goes 

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty hugs xxxxx 


Thursday, 21 May 2015

A Rose is a Rose...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Last day in Sudbury today before I head back up North.

Today's card is made using Kraftyhands Paper and Postcard Stack.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 Kraft deckle edged square card.
2. Using 2 of the papers from the English Country Garden paper pack I matted and layered to base card.
3. The Postcard has been distressed with DI tea dye and matted and layered onto Kraft card.
4. I made a bow with some lace and added a ribbon rose to the centre.
5. To finish off I added a metal corner.

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Object d'Art

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors


Oh my goodness only 2 more weeks until I fly to America to see my friend Deb! Woohoo!

When this goes live I will be on my way to Sudbury!

I have used a new product from ARC on my project today it is wood paper and is fabulous!
Check out which stockists carry this on the website Personal Impressions.


Step by Step

1. White DL card which I have matted and layered Distress card from Tim Holtz which has been distressed with vintage photo and brown ribbon wrapped around the bottom.
2. I stamped the image from Inkylicious onto a piece of the wood paper with Versamark, embossed with gold embossing powder then distressed around the edges.
3. The topper was then matted and layered onto brown card.
4. To finish off I made a double bow with brown ribbon and added a rose cabachon to the centre.

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Lace and Pearls

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick card to share as another busy day in the office.

What do you have planned today?

My card today is using papers and toppers from Kraftyhands.


Step by Step

1. I created an easel card using 7 x 7 cream card.
2. On the base of the card I have embossed cream pearlescent card then matted and layered floral paper.  
3. To act as the stopper for the easel I have attached lace and a string of pearls.
4. For the front of the card I embossed another cream pearlescent card and added a piece of the paper which resembles crackled wood.
5. The toppers have been matted and layered onto pearlescent card.
6. To finish off I added the pearl flourish and 3 pearl gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Kraftyhands - Pearls and Lace
2 Cute Ink Challenges #129 - Bird Theme
Card Mania #68 - Pearls and Swirls
Dream Valley Challenges #106 - Things with wings
Not Just Cards #19 - Always Anything Goes
ooh-la-la- creations #180 - Pre-coloured Image
Whoopsi Daisy - Things with Wings

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 18 May 2015

Classic Beauty

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Oh my word came on this morning to discover more comments had been deleted!!!! How the heck is this happening, am I doing something wrong?  If it is one of your comments I am sorry I do love reading your comments they make my day.

Anyway Monday morning and back to work after a relaxing weekend.

I have had a lovely weekend and managed to colour up some images, just need to make cards with them now.

Today a vintage card for you as I know you all love them!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream card which I have matted and layered gold pearlescent card.
2. The next layer is paper from the Hunkydory Antique Chic paper pad.
3. I then added lace along the bottom.
4. The image is from Kraftyhands Femme Fatal Topper kit which I have distressed and matted and layered onto gold card then  matted and layered with foam pads to base of card.
5. To finish off I added the ticket sentiment from Polkadoodle and the metal leaf and flower with watch face in the centre.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cards Galore Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - AG with Patterned Paper
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #198 - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe #116 - Feminine

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxx

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Shabby Chic

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all today!

I bought the last of my bits and bobs for my holiday to the USA yesterday.

Just over 2 weeks to go and I will be on my way so excited.

Today I have a shabby chic card to share with you.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square card.
2. The papers and postcards are from Katy Sue Shabby Chic CD.
3. I matted and layered 2 of the backing papers down, and a doily from my stash.
4. I then adhered the post cards which have been distressed with DI.
5. I then added the metal corners and made the bouquet from an assortment of roses from my stash.
6. To finish off I added the dragonfly and sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Sister Act Card Challenge #106 - Always Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers #154 - Lots of Layers
Fattastic Tuesday #85 - Anything Goes with Twist Flowers

Many thanks for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 16 May 2015

A Little Love

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Family and Friends.

Happy Saturday everyone!

Off out to the Range and Hobbycraft this morning for a mooch.

Today's card is made using another of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff's gorgeous digi's this one is called Valentine Girl.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 cream square card with corners punched.
2. First and second layers are pink pearlescent card and patterned paper from LOTV Country Lady papers.
3. I printed the image onto supersmooth and coloured with Copics, I then cut out with SB Stately Circles and matted and layered onto red card.  This was then adhered to base card with foam pads for dimension.
4. I cut out the butterfly using SB Papillion dies with pink and brown card..
5. To finish off I added the sentiment, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, added the metal leaf, made a double pink bow with organza ribbon and added a heart pearl gem to the centre.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Graph It Markers #20 - Anything Square
Polkadoodle #19 - Things with Wings
Sister Act Card Challenge #106 - Always Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #4 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude #3 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx