Wednesday, 26 June 2019

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Good morning blog friends....

I have an easel card as this week's give-away.  All the elements came from the first craft box by Crafter's Companion, but, the 3 flowers in the bottom left corner I stamped using the stamp set from the last Tonic Craft Kit.  I add colour using a watercolour pencil

I've also decorated the small panels, it looks a little strange when the card is opened fully, but I wanted to show you the full layout




As always if you would like to give this card a new home please comment on this   post by 6pm Friday.  We use Random.Name Picker to choose a winner therefore it doesn't matter if you have won previously

We also ship internationally at our own expense

Until tomorrow....

June x

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

I'LL BE BACK! - The Ramblings Of A Demented YouTuber

Good morning blog friends....

What a day I had yesterday!  Disaster from start to finish with making my video for the mini album using cards

It was a long video, granted, but would it download to hubby's computer, it would not!  My computer is old, it's Windows 7 and I love it, probably because I'm used to it and that was what I used when I worked for the NHS and PCT

Steve did buy me Windows 10 but, unfortunately I really do not like it, and, that's putting it mildly.  I gain a little solace knowing that one of my good friends now uses this where she works and she, in her words, "detests Windows 10".  That makes me feel a tad better because she is very savvy with the computer, where as for me, I don't like anything technical haha

So I was going to move 'Technique Tuesday' to Thursday for this week and bring forward Thursday's card for today, but, blow me, whilst it was scheduled for Thursday it's no longer showing in my posts and I've no idea where it has gone!  I've certainly not deleted it

You may notice that the photos of my 'followers' has moved to a different position and the font is also smaller, now that's my fault because I thought I would try a more subtle blog background and whilst I did click on 'keep changes' I'm not guilty of deleting Thursday's card!.... phew!

So that's the state of play for today and I will return tomorrow with the give-away card

I hope you all have or are having a good day, I only hope mine improves compared to yesterday lol

June x

Monday, 24 June 2019

YOU COLOUR MY WORLD

Good morning blog friends....

I hope you all have had a good weekend and the weather was good for you

For today's card I used an 8" square ivory card base and made smaller panels of black and ivory

I then added the pretty paper that reminds me of lace and distress the edges a little

The frame was a little challenge in that I die cut it 6 times in ivory card and once with black card.  I need height to the frame but due to the design I was unable to add any mounting foam!  I do like the die.  I added the black card under the top layer to give a shadow effect as well as distressing all the edges

The tag is from the same die set, die cut in black, again for a shadow effect then ivory

The orange flowers are from the first Crafter's Companion Monthly Kit (I haven't bought further since)  the other roses and leaves from my stash

I will be decorating the inside of the card once I decide where it's going

INGREDIENTS::
  • ivory card - Craft UK Ltd
  • black card - Creative Expressions
  • lacey paper - First Edition 8"x8" paper pad 'Mulberry Kisses' 
  • orange flowers - Crafter's Companion
  • black soot distress oxide - Tim Holtz
  • die set - Amazon- ?HobbyHouse
  • sentiment - unknown
Until tomorrow....

June x

Sunday, 23 June 2019

DIE WINNER

Good morning blog friends....

The winner of the cake die is:

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:
Results
Total names (N):6
The winner:Jackie T

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your win will be with you soon

Until tomorrow....

June x

Saturday, 22 June 2019

CARD WINNER

Good morning blog friends....

I hope you're having some good weather.  Yesterday was sunny here but also with a breeze, I ended up having to wear a cotton top, then a jumper on top of it followed by a long, chunky cardi-jacket!  Wasn't feeling at all well either so that may have had a lot to do with it

The winner of this week's card is:

Random Name Picker

Enter all names in the field below, each on a separate line:
Results
Total names (N):9
The winner:Littlelamb

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your card will be winging its way to you

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 21 June 2019

COFFEE HAS GIVEN ME....

Good morning blog friends....

I thought I would use one of the many backgrounds I created using the nail polish technique.  I love how the colours have blended on this piece and the pretty shade of green gives it a subtle look


I added a slightly larger panel of black card then wrapped black jute twine around one side and finally adhered it to the white DL size card

Several flowers were made in black and red using one of John Lockwood's die sets, and I decided not to add any leaves, instead I had a good titter reading yet more of Tim Holtz's 'small talk' stickers and plumped for the one shown on the card

INGREDIENTS:
  • DL white card
  • black card - Creative Expressions
  • background - nail polish technique/Poppyfield Card Crafts
  • black jute twine & black gems- CE
  • starflowers die set - John Next Door JNDAD001 (there is also the starflower leaves die set available JNDAD002, available from The Ducks Doodahs, an online store and very reasonably priced)
  • sentiment/'small talk' - Tim Holtz
  • red gems - Hobby House
Here is this week's freebie:



Leave me a comment if you would like your name added to the draw.  You have until 6pm Saturday to do this
  
We use Random.Name Picker to choose a winner therefore it doesn't matter if you have won previously.  We also ship internationally at our own expense

I hope you all have a good weekend

Until tomorrow....

June x

Thursday, 20 June 2019

HOBBYCRAFT MINI CRAFT HAUL

Good morning blog friends....

I was so pleased with my small craft haul from Hobbycraft, not forgetting the Heidi Swapp packet of ephemera from Amazon

Most of the items are crying out for mini albums and I'm so looking forward to using them

You may see something you'd also like to buy when you watched the video


Until tomorrow....

June x

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Good morning blog friends.... I have an easel card as this week's give-away.  All the elements came from the first craft box by Craft...