Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Flowers and Butterflies!

 Hi All

I have been playing with another goodie that my dear friend TK sent me-the fab embossing folder I have used in this card:


I just added some glitter card behind it and added a little butterfly on it, using the same card.
Thanks TK!

Have a fun day!
I am entering this into:














Monday, 16 May 2022

Stencil!!

 Hi All

I actually had a play with a stencil-well I did this a while ago and today decided to make it into a card.


This is a STAMPlorations stencil that was given to me by the lovely Shery. I like it as it is one of the very few stencils that I can use!

I hope you all have a good day.

I will enter this into:
The Card Concept-May Flowers-the picture totally inspired the colours of my flowers and I my design in clean and layered.












 

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

For Mum in Law!

 Hi All

I haven't been crafting for a while but my MIL goes into hospital in a few days and I wanted to get a card done for her.

A few weeks ago I got some goodies from my lovely blogging friend TK. I was overwhelmed with all that she sent me and got to play with them straight away.

The one I have used here is one that you wouldn't normally see me use in the way I did-with detailed colouring!

But I really enjoyed the colouring and loved the final look and even got our cat, Bubbles in on the edge-MIL loves chatting with Bubbles on Facetime so thought she would love to see him on this card!


Sorry for blurred photo but dull here and needed to get it photographed now!

As all the colouring was done, all I needed to do was add the sentiment, so it didn't matter that mojo is low...I could manage that!!

Hope you are you having a good day x

Entering into:
Cupcake Inspirations-I went with the 'someone special and feminine' angle.








Tuesday, 3 May 2022

#403 CASology-Botantical

 Hi All,

Time for a new challenge at CASology and this time our cue word is:

'Botanical' 

Here is my take:


I looked up 'Botanical' and it is defined as a plant or an extract from a plant...well my mind went straight to GIN!! 
Juniper is signature botanical used to flavour Gin! And as my Family are lovers of Gin, this card could be used for any of them!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Elisabeth. Her blog is a joy to visit so pop on by and take a look at her wonderful makes!

Then pop back to CASology and have a look at how all out DT have interpreted this cue word and then play along!
Enjoy!




Sunday, 1 May 2022

I love to Stamp!

 Hi All

 I needed a card for my neighbour who is celebrating his Birthday next weekend. He is from Brazil and says he is always so happy to get a card from me as it is the only one he gets....so no pressure there!

A few challenges helped me out today to make a 'masculine' card....as I was struggling with blogland filled with s many gorgeous flower cards!



I used the sketch at CAS Colour and Sketches
The grunge splash idea and colours came from the mood board at AAA Cards-the top right hand picture. AAA are celebrating their 8th Birthday! Congrats and thank you for inspiring us for so long!

Enjoy the rest of your day x








Thursday, 28 April 2022

Let The Drinking Begin!!

 Hi Crafty Friends,

A fun card to share with you today.

It looks like it took a few minutes to make but it actually took me 2 days to sort how I wanted to lay out the stamps, get the colours right and then make-CAS yes, but this one, not so quick!


I just love this stamp set from Visible Image

I got the design from the sketch-which I loved as soon as I saw it-at CAS Colour and Sketches
Colours inspired by Cupcake Inspirations
And as this is for a very special 21st Birthday, it is off to Addicted to Stamps and More-Birthdays.

Have a fun day x











Sunday, 24 April 2022

Spring!

Hi There,

Hope you are all well.

Yesterday I had a play with making some stencil backgrounds using ink blending, something I rarely do!

As there are lots of Spring Challenges around and I need lots of Birthday cards I went with floral stencils.

Here is one of the backgrounds I used to make card:


I sponged the floral background with distress inks then added all the rest are bits and bobs from my stash-that centre is a cut off from an old water colour background.
To finish off I added some sparkle to the butterfly and a simply enamel dot!

A very different card for me but fun to break out of the comfort zone!!

Enjoy!

I will enter into:

Time Out-Spring-(yes girls...I did make this and do the blending-wonders never cease!!)

Seize The Birthday-option Signs of Spring

Tic-Tac-Toe-I went for the right vertical line-ink blending, embellishment and stencil







 



Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Enjoy The Little Things!

 Hi All

I am sharing a card I made the other day when I felt a bit crafty.

I really like the clean and fresh look of this card and made it especially for the challenge at AAA Cards-option not taken....although this could be debatable with all the green space we have in England and yes even in London!


Stamps all from Funky Fossil Designs

Have a good day x





Sunday, 10 April 2022

A Card!!

 Hi All

Been a while since I actually did some crafting, life has been a little tough at the moment but today I did sit myself down and had a go at making a few cards. 

I haven't been visiting much or been on IG as much as normal but hopefully will be back in bits here and there when I can. 

Here is one:


I used all Funky Fossil Designs stamps for this card.

The idea for this came from the current challenge at Less is More-Occupations. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and just went through my stamps and came across this set and thought of bee keeping (fancy name for this-Apiarist!). In London-where I live-more and more people are keeping bees to make their own honey to sell...and yummy it is!

I used the design for this from the current challenge at AAA Cards-along the edge-I would say for the reason I give above about our increasing bee keepers in this country, I did go with the option.

Hope you are all well and take care my friends x
















Tuesday, 5 April 2022

CASology #402 Fluffy

 Hi All

Time for a new challenge at CASology

Our cue word for this month is 'Fluffy'.

My mind went straight to feathers...probably beacuase I was playing with my cat and he has lots of fluffy feather toys!

So I went with this!


Simple stamping with a tiny gem!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is my dear friend and the wonderfully talented Ishani. Her blog is a delight to visit-check it out here and she also has a super YouTube channel full of inspiration-subscribe here
Ishani is not only an amazing designer but we have become very dear friends and I am delighted she is joining us for this challenge!

Want some more inspiration?
Pop on over to our blog and see what our DT have made to inspire you.
Enjoy!





Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Time For Wine!

 Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you are all well.

Checking my calendar this morning I realised I needed a card for my neighbour's Birthday on Saturday.

 I am not good at creating at the last minute so had a hunt through blogland for a sketch to me-he likes red wine so I knew I wanted to use this stamp set from Visible Image .

Just Add Ink's Sketch inspired me and I created this:

The wine bottle I actually stamped and fussy cut out first and have popped it up for some dimension.

I think he will like this....along with a real bottle of red!

Have a good day x

I will also enter into:

Seize The Birthday-no topping.








Thursday, 24 March 2022

For Mum's!

 Hi All

I hope you are all well.

I needed a Mother's Day card for my Mother-in Law and was stuck for a design until I saw the sketch at CAS Colour and Sketches.

I loved it and knew I had some flowers in my stash that I could use to make a card.


And done!
The flowers are from my crafty friend Joyce-she sent them to me a while ago and I loved how they came together here and worked with the sketch-thank you Joyce x

I will also enter into Paper Player-CAS Blooms
Snippets Playground-my flowers and leaves are all snippets











Monday, 21 March 2022

Just for You!

 Hello Crafty Friends,

Here is a card I made this morning for some challenges.....and I actually did some colouring....blending and all!!


The colours I got from this week's challenge at Just Us Girls-sage green was a bit tough as I don't have any ink like that, so I blended some copics as close to it as I could. Plus added that touch of DP for a touch more.

Have a good day x

The flower is from CAS-ual Friday Stamps

I will enter into:
Just Us Girls-ivory, soft pink, sage green
Less is More-a bit of bling-spot my tiny sparkle pink gem??














Saturday, 12 March 2022

Across The Miles!

 Hi Crafty Friends,

Made one of my fav kind of cards today-CAS, one layer, stamping only and a few gems/enamel dots!

Here it is:

The little bird is from Funky Fossil Designs. The other stamps are from 

A number of challenges went into creating this card:

AAA Cards-gave me the sketch

Color Throwdown-the colours

CAS on Friday-one layer Birthday-good for sending abroad

Less is More-a bit of bling-the card needed something and when I saw this challenge I decided to add the 3 little gems

Inkspirational-curve-gave me the idea to add the curly cloud and curve off the edge of the card.

Thanks you to all these challenges for the inspiration.

Have a good day x

















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