Saturday, 29 June 2019

CARD WINNER

Good morning blog friends....

The winner of this week's card is:

Random Name Picker

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

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your win will be with you soon

Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 28 June 2019

LOVE YOU PLUS FRIDAY FREEBIE

Good morning blog friends....

A colourful shaker card today.  I started by colouring a piece of white cardstock with two distress oxide inks.  I then die cut the 'love'  to cover both colours

I added acetate to the inside of the lettering, adhered it to the card as well as mounting foam to the edges.  Lots of gold confetti, and a touch of blue confetti was added, the mounting foam removed and a piece of cardstock, that was from the A5 card I had coloured, was adhered to the back

I don't know why the 'LOVE' background looks blackish, other than my photography skills not being too good, as it's just a slightly lighter shade of the front of the card!

A black mat was added  and the card was ready to adhere to the yellow base card

From my stash of die cut letters I coloured 'you' with abandoned coral DO and before adhering to the card I added a shadow in black, also coloured with a black pen

I added a few tiny black gems around the card

The sentiment was stamped and embossed onto white copy paper and a corner punch was used 

INGREDIENTS:
  • abandoned coral & fossilized amber distress oxide inks - Ranger
  • LOVE die - Creative Expressions
  • tiny black gems - CE
  • acetate - Crafter's Companion
  • sentiment/Spring Is In The Air - CC/NG-SPRIN-ST-SPR
  • confetti - Tonic
  • corner punch - X-cut
Here is this week's freebie stamp set by Tonic



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 ship at our own expense including internationally

I hope you all have a good weekend

Until tomorrow....

June x


Thursday, 27 June 2019

Easy Make Mini Album Using Basic Cards - PART 1 & PART 2

Good morning blog friends....

I have two videos today!  The first one is showing how to make an album using card blanks, the second shows the decorated album

Unfortunately the tutorial is a tad long and if I've not made myself clear enough please tell me and I'll do my best to clarify any query you may have 

After making the first album and not being able to download to the computer (that was a first) and many frustrating hours later the 'mission' was aborted.  That particular tutorial was 58 minutes, so, this one, you'll be pleased to hear, is approximately halved


PART ONE - HOW TO


PART 2 - COMPLETED MINI ALBUM


Enjoy!

Until tomorrow....

June x

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

AMELIA'S BIRTHDAY & CARD WINNER

Good morning craft friends.... Amelia, my great niece, is 2 today.  Isn't it awful when you realise you don't have suitable stamps...