Monday, 30 March 2020

MAN MONDAY

Good morning crafty friends

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe

Our grandson will be 12 on Wednesday,  his present  (bought just before Christmas) is wrapped and waiting for him, who knows when he'll now get it.  I had already made his card but thought it best to send another one to his mum's home too.  Max lives approximately 16 miles from us, with his mother, my son lives nearer to us and he's hoping to see his son on his birthday.  I really hope he does plus, bearing in mind,  Boris has said children can visit both parents

So I've only used bits and pieces for this card for Max, it's amazing when you open a box and find all sorts of goodies, hence the stickers 


Can you see the the silver embossed up with No 1 on it?

I used a dark blue card as a base, then a very pale blue followed by the mid blue panel that was embossed

I typed  the sentiment, die cut it using, to keep with the theme of football(s) and used a stamp to stamp around the edge of the circle

The embossing folder was just short of embossing the whole of the card but that suited me as I could stamp the happy birthday at the bottom


We have a nephew also celebrating a birthday this week, he's called Ben and he'll be 10!  I couldn't resist using this image for him

I used Google and asked for printable downloads of Ben 10.  I don't have any skin coloured pens of any make (must add those to my list) hence leaving face and arms white
 

Thank you for popping by today, please take care!

June x
   

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

HELLO!

Hello everyone!

I so hope you and your loved ones are safe and keeping well.  Because of my immune system I'm grounded for 3 months.  All medical appointments have been changed to telephone calls.  This is a very serious, frightening time we're living through

I've been absent due to a severe rheumatoid flare and still struggling.  My hands, especially, are so very painful and stiff but I am hoping to be back here this coming Monday

In the meantime please, please look after yourselves and take extra special care my friends

June x

Thursday, 19 March 2020


I matted and layered a piece of red mirri card and pearlised card (by Crafter's Companion) onto my base 5"x7" pearlised card. I then embossed another piece of pearlised card using an embossing folder by Crafter's Companion and cut a strip to matt onto a piece of red mirri card

I cut and embossed a poppy die (Creative Expressions) twice but kept only the flower head from one.  I also cut and embossed the filigree vase also from Creative Expressions.  I used a small piece of pale blue card behind the vase to give the impression of  it being filled with water, moulded the vase slightly before I adhered it over the blue card

I then coloured the leaves and stem of the flower and covered the flower head with Ranger's Glossy Accents and repeated this to the other flower head and  put it to one side to dry overnight.  The sentiment is stamped in Adirondack 'Pitch Black'

 When the flower heads were completely dry I attached the single head to the main flower, added a small black gem to the centre and tweaked the flower to give it a natural look and added the embossed strip to the side of the card

All for now...

Monday, 16 March 2020

MAN MONDAY

Good morning everyone


 I saw the main image on the card is one of my craft magazines and thought it would be a good 'man card'

I added it to a larger piece of brown card then adhered it, at  jaunty angle, to a larger ivory card

I die cut a larger piece of brown card and several frames that were adhered together and placed over the main image


I used several pieces of candi to add to the bottom of the card and the envelope



INGREDIENTS:
  • oval and oblong die sets - Creative Expressions (CE)
  • brown and ivory cardstock - CE
  • stamps - SU
  • candi - Craftwork Cards
Thank you for popping by today, stay safe

June x

Sunday, 15 March 2020

FRIDAY FREEBIE WINNER

Good morning crafty friends

This week's 'Friday Freebie' winner is:


CAZ

Congratulations

Your win will be with you soon

Until tomorrow....

June

Saturday, 14 March 2020

CARD WINNER

Good morning crafty friends

This week's card winner is:


MARGREET

Congratulations

Your card will be with you soon

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Until tomorrow

June x

Friday, 13 March 2020

BE AS BOLD.... CRAFT HAUL & FRIDAY FREEBIE

Hello crafty friends

A few things to show you starting with today's card


All elements used are shown in the craft haul video below




inside of the card, papers from the 'Dressed To Impress' package by SU

Products used for today's card:



A little bling for this week's freebie


The stick pins will be covered for posting

Please leave a comment on today's post if you would like your name added to the draw

You have until 6pm Saturday to do so and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

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I hope you all have a good weekend and stay safe!

June


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Thursday, 12 March 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Good morning crafty friends

I'm sorry about being unable to see the products on Tuesday's video, it's has now been deleted from my blog and YouTube channel and I will redo it as I have more goodies to show you

In the meantime this is a card I made for our grandson to give to his dad some 6 years ago!


I started with an 8"x 8" white card base and added a small panel of black card

I then embossed the background with another piece of white card

 I used 3 distress inks to create the sunbeam

The sentiment was stamped on white card with black ink and I die cut this and highlighted it whilst it was still in the die with the blue ink I'd previously used.  I added foam tape to the sentiment to add dimension and to finish I added 4 blue pearl brads to each corner

INGREDIENTS

white and black card
Sunbeam Burst Embossing Folder by Crafter's Companion
King of Dads stamp by Woodware
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Die
Ranger Distress Inks in 'Broken China', 'Victorian Velvet' & 'Spiced Marmalade'
Smoothies by Creative Expressions
Brads by Hobby House

Thank you for popping by 

June

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CARD GIVE - AWAY

Good morning crafty friends

Here's this week's card give - away



I've had this card in my stash for a while so can't remember what I used to colour the hearts!  I do have 'invisible' thread through each heart to hold them in place but before I added them to the base card I added a little touch of green as a background

I completed the front by stamping a sentiment and adding a few pieces of confetti

If you would like to give this card a new home please leave a comment on this post

You have until 6pm Friday to do so and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

We also ship internationally at no expense to you 

Thank you for visiting today

June

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

LATEST CRAFT HAUL

Good morning crafty friends

There isn't a card or tutorial today as I'm away for a few days but I do want to show you my latest craft haul.  I'm really looking forward to using these goodies!


https://youtu.be/sBXnCbsjYZQ

Thank you for visiting today

June

Monday, 9 March 2020

MAN MONDAY??... ENJOY!

Good morning crafty friends

I hope you all have had a good weekend.  We had sun yesterday!  It was lovely to see, a spring day near enough

I'm classing today's card as a male card, hence the dark blue on the mugs 


To create a whipped cream topping I spread  'dollops' of glue on the mug tops then added white flower soft

I used the 'enjoy' stamp from the set below, to create a border and the 'yum', also from the set below, to add a little touch of colour


Thank you for visiting today

June

Sunday, 8 March 2020

FRIDAY FREEBIE WINNER

 Good morning crafty friends

The winner of Friday's stencil is:


SUE M

CONGRATULATIONS

Your win will be with you soon

Until tomorrow, thank you for popping by

June x








































Saturday, 7 March 2020

THIS WEEK'S CARD WINNER

Good morning crafty friends

I have only this week's card winner today, and it is


JACKIE!

CONGRATULATIONS

Your card will be winging its way to you soon

Until tomorrow, and thank you for popping by

June x 

Friday, 6 March 2020

BEST WISHES & FRIDAY FREEBIE

Good morning crafty friends

I've waited such a long time to get the die I'm using on today's card.  It's unbranded, from China and my original order went astray but the company actually sent the replacement die by airmail


So after this wait to receive it I can say that "the die is a beast to cut!"  I ended up running it through the die cutting machine 6 times and then embossed it to ensure all the bits came out!

I didn't use the outer cutting dies but will do when I make another card with this particular die and see how that turns out

The sequin on the right is pink!


This week I have a Tonic stencil as the 'Friday Freebie'


Leave a comment on today's post by 6pm Saturday and your name will be added to the draw, the winner to be announced on Sunday's blog

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We also ship internationally at no cost to you

I hope you all have a good weekend and thank you for popping by today

June x

MAN MONDAY

Good morning crafty friends I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe Our grandson will be 12 on Wednesday,  his present  (b...