Monday, 13 July 2020

ANOTHER FIND!

Good morning crafty friends and visitors and welcome to my latest follower, Brenda Lawrence

Yesterday, in the craft room, was not a good day!  The first card was aborted, I must stop trying to colour skin when I still don't have any suitable pens/pencils.  Would you like to share what make you use?

I had a digi image of a boy and girl holding a board and thought I'd make them a lovely brown colour, that didn't work so I used my pencil stump (is that the correct name?)  and the poor things looked as if they had a serious skin disease, I kid you not!  

So today's card was another find in the current box I'm sorting


The top panel was already embossed and I must have added silver gilding polish over the scene plus I had a greenish sky colour so I went over it with a distress oxide in 'salty ocean', I stamped the sentiment using the same ink pad

When I was cutting the mounting foam I cut into the white panel .... totally bad day, if you look on the right side of the card you can see where the cut is, I have, though, added a little glue to it


The sentiment comes from the set below, love the font on this and the stamp set has 21 stamps in it, one of my favourites

I must get my act together and add my Stampin' Up details onto the blog and, in the event you wanted to buy anything you can click on the link and order.  Your parcel comes directly to you, I don't have any involvement in payment or delivery

I must add that some of the products are on the expensive side but they really are top quality indeed



Cards this week may not be very exciting as we're in the middle of decorating, well, I'm more supervising and sorting everything out in the house as we're going to put it on the market and, hopefully, sell it time for us to buy this lovely bungalow we've seen a few miles from where we currently live

Thank you for popping by today, stay safe!

June x

Sunday, 12 July 2020

FAIRIES & FRIDAY FREEBIE WINNER

Good morning my crafty friends and visitors

Whilst sorting another box of craft goodies (you have no idea how much I have, I need to live until I'm 310 to use it all) I discovered these items on today's cards.  So, instead of  "I'll put these in the box of cards to make"  I decided to make them there and then, pat on the back to me 😂

There's still a load of similar card and papers but I'm sending those to my cousin's granddaughter who loves making cards


All I needed to do was add a smaller panel of wisteria colour card, cut the toppers to size and adhere them onto the card




This week's FF winner is 

Linda Simpson

CONGRATULATIONS

Your FF will be posted to you as soon as possible

June x 

Saturday, 11 July 2020

LOOK WHAT I WON!

Good morning my crafty friends and visitors

Thank you for your lovely comments on yesterday's blog and welcome to my new follower, Rachelle Oltean

Yesterday I scheduled today's post for the usual 6am showing and then politely deleted in error, but, didn't realise this until I checked my PC this morning!  But, the sun is shining this lovely morning and I will quickly give you an update

Please note that the winner of Wednesday's card is 

JANE R

that was also carried out using Random Number Picker but, of course, disappeared, with blog post to the deleted abyss, not to be seen ever again!

I have a very short video to show you today as my name was one of two chosen recently on Linda Simpson's blog and I thought I'd share the goodies she sent me 

You'll recognise the card from yesterday as I used the large flower stamp from my win


I'm really looking forward to using the goodies on some of my mini albums

Thank you for visiting today and please stay safe!

June x

Friday, 10 July 2020

INK, INK & MORE INK PLUS FRIDAY FREEBIE

Forecast For Today

Good morning my crafty friends and visitors

Thank you for your kind comments on yesterday's post and welcome to my latest follower Janette/Janette@BoscraftyPlace


On today's card I've used several oxide inksfossilized amber/picked raspberry/salty ocean/seedless preserves/twisted citron

I also used a stencil by Tonic and one by Tim Holtz

The flowers and leaves are by IndigoBlu 'Marigold and Peony' 

I bleached the background flowers and leaves then stamped the main flower onto card, fussy cut it, gave it some colour and used 'Wink Of Stella' over it to bring in the colour, I wasn't going for perfect colouring/shading.  I slightly heat set it then curled the ends of some of the petals to give it a little dimension.  I also coloured the back of the flower so as not to show white.  I sat the flower on top of the stamped one.... does that make sense?



and the 'cheeky' sentiments are by Tim Holtz 'Small Talk' (I love these sayings)

This week's FF is a Crafter's Companion stamp set


Please leave a comment 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

We also ship internationally at no cost to you

Thank you for popping by and please stay safe!

June x

Thursday, 9 July 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Good morning my crafty friends

Last Sunday we celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary and in 2014 we decided not to send/buy/make new cards but to write in the same one until it was full.  So we now do that, date it and leave a little message.  My card to hubby is looking a tad dog-eared but I'll continue to add the date to it each year until I pop my clogs

It's a 7" square with a smaller white panel, then another smaller, pierced white panel, red panel, a white embossed (Creative Expressions) panel and finally a white die cut piece of card, possibly Spellbinders

The tree branch is by Creative Expressions, as is the heart, both sentiments were typed and the tag one was adhered to red card

Two small red gems completed the card front 

Thank you for your kind comments on yesterday's post, stay safe!

June x


Wednesday, 8 July 2020

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Good morning my crafty friends

These weekly give-away cards seem to be flying by!

I have, what I think, is a sweet little card this week.  I made it quite sometime ago so may be a little sketchy on the details


The card is only 4.5" square with a smaller black panel then a pale pink.  The embossing folder is either by Crafter's Companion or Creative Expressions, I do feel it's the first one

I used an oval die, CE, to expose more of the black sheen/satin card

The flowers were die cut, again, I think Creative Expressions, the stamens are from my stash.  I added a little pale blue colour to the centers and splashes of pink on the petals

The cute butterfly is a 'Wendy butterfly'Wendy/Spanish Crafter, make these little beauties

I stamped the tiny sentiment and adhered it to black card with foam mount underneath



The embossing on the pink card was carried through to the inside and the verse is also by CE


Please leave a comment on this post if you would like your name added to the draw.  You have until 6pm Friday to do so and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

We also ship internationally at no cost to you

Thank you for your kind comments on yesterday's post and for visiting today, stay safe

June x

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY

##Let's Make A Fun Card Using Scrabble Tiles##

Good morning my crafty friends and visitors

Thank you for yesterday's lovely comments and welcome to my new follower, Linda Simpson/Linda Simpson Designs

I love using the scrabble tiles on a male card (and female if the occasion arises haha)

There is a technical hitch at the beginning of the video but how I made both cards is showing 






I'd love to know if you've made a card like this or intend to

Thank you for visiting, please stay safe!

June x


ANOTHER FIND!

Good morning crafty friends and visitors and welcome to my latest follower, Brenda Lawrence Yesterday, in the craft room, was not a goo...