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Saturday, 30 April 2016

All aboard...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Bank Holiday weekend to you all!
I can't believe this is the last day of April! The weather is atrocious here so got housework to do and then I think I will hibernate the rest of the weekend in my craft room!

Not sure what we will end up doing this weekend, but the weather which is just typical isn't conducive to a walk around the garden centre which is what I suspect hubby would love to do.

A card today for a little boy who loves trains.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 deckle edged square Kraft card
2. First layer is gold embossed card.
3. The stripped paper I found in my craft box and adhered at angles after distressing with aged mahogany. 
4. The topper I distressed with stormy sky Distress Ink and adhered to card.
5. To finish off I added the compass and sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #196 - For the Boys
Creative Fingers #107 - Anything Goes
Jade's Sparkling Challenges #18 - AG/Add a Sentiment
Crafty Girls Creations #18 - Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #5 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Let's Dance

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How are you all this morning? I will be off to see my parents today.

Did any of you take ballet when you were younger?  I didn't, it never appealed to me!
I do admire ballerina's as they put a lot of time and effort to be dance with such elegance.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 white square card which I have matted and layered black card at an angle.
2. I found in my scrap box the musical embossed card and adhered to the base card.
3. The topper I have had for a few years and adhered this with foam pads.
4. I added the bling from my stash to the bottom corner.
5. To finish off I added the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner #69 - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #83 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #111 - Embossing (dry)
TTCRD - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #291 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today.
I do appreciate all your comments and read all of them.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx



Tuesday, 26 April 2016

On your marks...

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Happy Tuesday to you all!

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a soldier like my Dad,
I didn't make the army but did join the Territorial Army for a couple of years as a reservist and thoroughly enjoyed myself learning new skills.

I think that all little boys at some time or other wants to be a racing driver!


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 cream square card, the first layer I distressed with aged mahogany.
2. I then matted and layered blue and chequered card.
3. I matted and layered the topper onto red card.
4. To finish off I added the compass and the birthday sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #173 - Anything Goes
Crafting when we Can #117 - Birthday
Glitter n Sparkle #185 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #32 - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish #313 - Anything Goes
Allsorts #360 - Red, White and Blue

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Pretty in Pink

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

How is your weekend going? Hubby has been out in the garden, planting and general tidy up whilst I have enjoyed getting back into the craft room, my mojo sure has returned I am so happy to say.

Today's card is made using a Hobby House topper.


Step by Step

1. A5 landscape white card which I have matted and layered pink card distressed with Memento Rose Bud.
2. Second layer is embossed silver pearlescent card which I have wrapped pink organza ribbon around before adhering to base card.
3. The topper I distressed with Rose bud ink and adhered to die cut which I also distressed, I then adhered to base card with foam pads.
4. I made a double bow and added a rose and leaf to the centre.
5. To finish off I added pink gems to the embossed flowers.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz #20 - Use an Embossing Folder
Crafting with an Attitude #14 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty-Girls-Creations #18 - Always Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #5 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #136 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #195 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #19 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 22 April 2016

Miss Austen

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

What are you up to this weekend?
We will be chilling out after getting the HW done as it needs a good doing this week after being away last weekend.

Today's card is made using a stamp that I fell in love with by IndigoBlu.


Step by Step

1. 6 x 6 deckle edged square Kraft card.
1. First layer is black card and then next layer is patterned paper from my stash.
3. I added lace and brown velvet ribbon down the left hand side.
4. I stamped the image onto Kraft card with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder, I then distressed with ground espresso distress ink, adhered to card with foam pads.
5. To finish off I added 4 large pearls to the four corners of the topper.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination #82 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons #124 - Tic,Tac,Toe, Middle Horizontal Row
Tuesday Throwdown #290 - Monochrome
Craft Your Passion #308 - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #129 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Time is of the Essence

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Woohoo Wednesday it is the middle of the week and not long until the weekend.
What are your plans for today? I am going to be stamping up new stamps and getting rather messy!

So happy that my mojo has returned and thank you to everyone who left me tips on kick starting it again. I think the weekend away was just what I needed, a change of scenery and time to relax.

I am definitely keeping up with making male cards and today is no different.


Step by Step

1 6 x 6 green scalloped square card.
2. First layer I have distressed with scissors and inked with bundled sage green.
3. The tickets are from my stash distressed with Vintage photo.
4. The image is from Kraftyhands Man about Town CD which I have adhered with foam pads.
5. The smaller card was printed off from Bygone Transport, distressed with scissors and inked with bundled sage.
6. To finish off out cut out the fob watch with gold card and distressed with vintage photo.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #18 - Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge #3 - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess #1 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Monday, 18 April 2016

The Rose

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Thank you for all your lovely comments over the weekend, I so appreciate them!

Rick and I had a wonderful time on the Isle of Man.

What is your favourite colour of Roses? Do you have a favourite flower?
My favourite flower is the Fressia!

Today's card is all about Roses!


Step by Step

1. DL card which I have created an A5 card by adhering Kraft card to the front of the DL.
2. The next layer is paper from IndigoBlu floral paper pack, both layers were distressed ink.
3. I cut out the birds from gold pearlescent card.
4. Adhered the topper which has been distressed with Vintage photo with foam pads.
5. To finish off I added cream ribbon and made a bow and finally adhered a metal dragonfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts  #359 - Ribbons and Roses
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar #194 - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #18 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #107 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #26 - Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends #4 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx