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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Just a little bit...

...of playtime today! So some very quick makes..

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Horace and Boo


Found a little bit of crafty time today (I'm mostly busy with crochet at the moment) so I thought I would have a play with the new Horace and Boo collection from Polkadoodles.

I couldn't resist this little cat!

It's Challenge Time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Hi!  Well doesn't time fly!  It's challenge time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and it's the turn of Design Team B to offer up some inspiration.

We have two amazing sponsors - All Dressed Up and Polkadoodles.  I'm lucky to have this image - For You - from All Dressed Up.  She's so much fun to colour!

Why not pop over to our challenge and join us! It's Anything Goes and there are amazing prizes to be won!

Friday, April 14, 2017

No time!

Just time for a little bit of colouring today. Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.

It's Challenge Time Again!


It's challenge time over at Crafting With Friends.

Why not pop over and take part!

My DT card is made using a cute little image from Ppinky Dolls. Coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.

Have a lovely, inspired day!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

It's Your Happy Day!


It's Saturday so it's a happy day!

I've been playing with some new stamps from My Favourite Things.  And using my new Tim Holtz/Tonic Stamping Tool.  I have to say... it's one of the best tools I have! Stamping results are perfect! 

Just a quick little card!

Friday, April 7, 2017

So excited!

Hello Friday!

A very happy bunny here.  A new arrival! 

All snug and cozy in it's neoprene sleeve!

Just need some crafty time to play with it now!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Another Dragon!


And welcome to Thursday!

Very little time at the moment but it's always good to get some crafty time.. time to play and be creative!  And nothing beats creativity than a play with pens or watercolours.. or anything not ready made!  So here we go with another little dragon.. watercolours again!

I love this stamp set! Just need to get the die cut set now to match it!

Hope your Friday is a quick one!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Crafting by Designs Spotlight Winner

Hello! A very quick post from me today to say a huge thank you to Crafting By Designs for picking me to be a guest designer for today's Anything Goes challenge!

I'm delighted!

Here's my card.  I hope you like it.  This little dragon was so much fun to watercolour!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Mothers Day


Well, now that Mothers Day is past I thought I would post pics of the card I made for my mum this year.  I always struggle to find something different, or an image that is just right. I'm not a fan of pre-printed images or printed verses (although I have enough digi kits and card making software!!) but when it comes to a card for a mum it has to be as special as mums are!

So, I went for something simple outside but with maximum effect inside.  And I was not disappointed by the result when my mum opened it! 

Just plain and simple on the outside (Papers are just gorrrrrrjuss!  Brighton Rock by Clarity Stamp)

And here is the inside! (not that easy to take a photo of but the 3D effect is really nice)

And my Mothers Day?  Spoiled rotten, and a lovely meal out with my family!



Brr, it's a bit colder today considering how lovely and warm it was yesterday!  No wonder there are so many coughs and colds going around!

I've been playing with a new set from Simon Says Stamp called "Wild Cuddly Critters".  I love this elephant!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Birdie Banners


Hope you're having a lovely weekend!  I've been busy with family stuff, some crafty time with friends, and a bit of time spent tidying the craft room - starting to see the floor again!

I have had some time to play today though and made this little card with Birdie Banners from Concord & 9th.  When I first saw this set I knew it was a must have.  The little birds are so cute and the sentiments cover so many different options!

I used my Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils - first time playing with them and I'm really impressed.

Here's my card:

I'm going to enter this one in the following challenges:

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sunny Friday!

Wow! It's Friday again!  And it's a beautiful day here - blue skies and everything to smile about!
Even more so because, despite being really busy, I have found time to do some crafty shopping! Lots of parcels to open and goodies to ogle! Lots of lovely new fabric too!

13 Basic Grey FQs from Moda

10 Bali Batik FQs

Look at the elephant die - I had to have this set!

One extra special parcel arrived today though.. first time I have shopped with Simon Says Stamp and I have to say I'm really impressed with how quickly the parcel arrived from the States.  And even more happy to see the contents!  I have been trying to get one of these stamp sets from MFT for AGES!!!! It's Magical Dragons!  It seems to be sold out everywhere (no wonder!)

Can't wait to have a play!   I think I will try my new Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils!

Also in the package some gorgeous stamps from Concorde & 9th, and the SSS Monthly Kit!  Suffice to say I was nearly dancing round the room when the postman arrived!

Looking forward to a crafty weekend!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Owl time!

Sewing today!

These little guys are made from a Debbie Shore kit!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends


I hope you are having a lovely weekend!   I'm pleased to say it's Challenge time over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

We have some lovely inspiration and two fabulous sponsors for our Anything Goes Challenge so why not pop on over and join us?!

Here's my DT card.. Smelling the Cherry Blossom by Fred She Said!

Friday, March 17, 2017

It's Challenge Time at Crafting With Friends

Hello Friday!

It's that time again.. our Anything Goes challenge at Crafting with Friends!

We have an amazing sponsor.. Moonflower Digi Stamps!  Why not pop over and take part in our challenge. 

Here's my DT card using Gigi Little Mermaid.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Having a play with Paperartsy Infusions


Welcome to the weekend!  It's been a good week this week.  Lots achieved (not crafty stuff).  Time for some crafty stuff tomorrow hopefully. 
Although I did manage a quick make today playing with Paperartsy Infusions, some gel medium and one of my new Kim Dellow stamps.

I just love the effects you can get with the infusions.. so much fun to play with!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I could not resist!

Hi!  I hope the week is going well!  Very limited crafty time at the moment but I have managed to squeeze in some shopping over the last 10 days or so..  Here are the latest additions to my stash!

Some infusions...


Gorgeous stamps!



Monday, March 6, 2017

Get out the acrylics and have a play!

Hello! Well, it's definitely all been about having a play today! Re-discovered the acrylic paints (Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics by Paperartsy) and got a few extra tools out.. a hot glue gun, heat gun, baby wipes and an old credit card!

And here are the results!

The baby wipe flower..

Then a card using my new Kim Dellow stamps!

Used the faux printing technique with an old credit card.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

What a lovely surprise!

Hi!  I had a lovely surprise waiting in my email today!

I've been chosen as one of the spotlight winners at Crafting By Designs for this:

So I get this badge! and the chance to be a guest designer for a future challenge!

Happy Bunny Am I!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

And another one!

Wet and Windy Day!

Hi!  Well this has been the week that saw storm Doris cause havoc in the UK.  Thankfully she didn't hang around too long.  The weather is pretty miserable here today. I don't think it's stopped raining!
A bit of me time today has been spent tidying the craft room.  When I say tidying, I mean "trying to find the floor"! Oops!

I've a few crafty orders coming so I need to make some space!

One thing that doesn't take up physical space is digi stamps (thank goodness!) and there are some lovely new releases at Bugaboo so I just had to treat myself!

Here is my first play.  This was all about the colouring so the card is very simple!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Awesomeness
Bit More Time to Craft
Simply Papercrafts
QKR Stampede
Colour Crazy Craft
Brown Sugar
Scrappers Delight
Imagine That!             

Monday, February 20, 2017

Oh So Succulent


Another weekend over and a new week ahead!  Busy day today running about ticking lots off the to-do list!  Always a good day when that happens.. feels like I have achieved something!

A little crafty time was spent making this card:

It's a simple one layer card using some gorgeous stamp sets from Stampin' Up!  I've not had much time to really play with all my new Stampin' Up! haul so it was great fun just to make this quick card.
Three stamp sets used:  Oh So Succulent, Designer Tee and Delicate Details. 
I started with just masking off the strip across the middle then just stamped kind of random.  I thought the masked off area needed something to finish it off so I used the Delicate Details set - a gorgeous lace effect!  And I LOVE the font for Happy Birthday!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Not enough?

Hi!  You know that sometimes without knowing it you develop a style or a safe zone when you craft?  And when you make something that doesn't quite fit the mould the you wonder if it's ok?  This is my problem.. most of the cards I make follow the same "formula", probably because I love to colour.  But then when I leave the image to stand on it's own.. adding very little extra to the card, I wonder "is it enough?"

I was having a play colouring a little Gorjuss Girl image and, rather than making her part of a larger, more complex card, I decided to just go for one simple layer with a simple sentiment.  I really did enjoy colouring her.. the vibrant blues were so lovely to blend.

And now I wonder, should I "mass produce"?  I only really make one of each card. I very rarely duplicate or make sets.  I like to think of each project as something new.  I have so many Grojuss stamps I thinking I could maybe make a card with each - mass produce (LOL!) with some individuality!

Have a lovely weekend!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #52

Hi!  And another month passes by which means it's Design Team B time to play over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

We have some lovely sponsors this month (as always!) and I was lucky enough to have a cute little tiger image from Kitty Bee Designs to play with.  He's called "Ty the Tiger" and I've chosen to colour him with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.  I've kept the card layout quite simple and just embossed hearts on a plain white background. 

Here he is!

Why not join our challenge over at LPOCF?  There's some terrific prizes to be won!

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts