Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Music, Music, Music

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Wednesday so we have a new challenge for you over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our host is our lovely Buffy with her choice of:


I decided to use this really old stamp from Butterfly Kisses which I think is a really fun image and I think fits the challenge.

Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Free magazine ones
Sentiment, Ric Rac Braid

Why not pop along to the challenge blog and see the great inspiration from my teamies and maybe join in with our challenge this week.

Have a good day.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Beginning with B......

Good Morning Peeps,

What a beautiful weekend we have had, so warm just like summer and today is so warm already, think we may take advantage of this and have a trip to the coast.

We have a new challenge starting today over on Christmas with the Cuties, this is our first challenge of 2019 after our Christmas break.

Beginning with B......

Bear, Blue and Buttons

Image - James Bear by LOTV
Colouring Medium - Copics
Sentiments - LOTV
Papers - Crafters Companion
Glamour Dust, Nuvo drops

Challenges entered:

Jingle Belles - All that Glitters
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Tribute
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes (28-02-19)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes (12-03-19)
Cute'n'Crafty Christmas - Anything Christmas (6-3-19)

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Hunkydory Blog Review

Good Afternoon,

I was recently asked if I would like to do a blog review on some products of Hunkydory.  I was given a choice of products to use and give a review.

These are the products I chose to review:

 Moonstone Dies - Marvellous Mandala - Code MSTONE008 - £14.99
Diamond Sparkle Gemstones - 3mm Pastel Pearls - Code GEM13 - 99p

This set of dies contained so many dies for different uses and I wasn't disappointed especially with the Mandala die which could be used in so many ways using 1, 2, 3, and 4 pieces. it cut and came away from the die easily and didn't take much to get all the bits out of the die. 

I had seen these at the Craft Show at Event City at the beginning of February and thought they were a
really good topper size at 3 ½” x 2 ½” and could be used on cards and ATC's and I chose the All Occasions pack with so many different uses (Engagement, Wedding, Birthday etc.)

I chose this pack as I like to use patterned paper on my cards and found this to be really good quality paper, double-sided and matched well with the Topper Deck.  The inserts were good quality and I used some parts of them on my card fronts too.

These were beautiful pearls in gorgeous pastel colours, suitable for all crafting.

I have also used some embellishments from my stash and created sentiments on the computer.

On this card I cut the Mandala four times.

Again cutting the Mandala four times but piecing together as a doily, also using the flower dies and leaves.

Two pieces of the Mandala on this easel card, finished across the bottom with the die strip, the flowers and leaves again and the lovely sentiment die.

Using the papers from the paper pack

Using papers, dies and pearls.

Finally using papers, dies and pearls.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Pink and Girly

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is enjoying some nice warm weather, we are going to Freshfield today with Lorna and the girls to hopefully see some red squirrels and have a walk on the beach.

We have a new challenge starting today at My Time to Craft where our challenge is:

Pink and Girly

Image - Polkadoodles (pre-coloured)
I printed two copies and decoupaged some of the flowers
Papers - Nitwits
Flowers, Nuvo Drops, Ribbon, Sentiment

Have a good day

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

101 and NOT Dalmations!!!!!!

Good Morning Peeps,

I hope everyone is having a good week.  We have a new challenge starting over on Fab’n’Funky today with the theme of:

“With a Number”

I have made this card for a wonderful lady called Mary who is 101 in a few days time, she lives in our village and is the grandmother of my daughter-in-law Mandy.  

Image - Crafty Individuals
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Craftwork Card
Corner Die - Joy Crafts
Butterfly Die - Cheery Lynn
Nuvo drops, Sentiment, Peel Off Numbers

Have a good day.

Friday, 8 February 2019

One for the Boys

Good Morning Peeps,

We have a new challenge for you today over on My Time to Craft and our challenge for the next two weeks is:

Men Only

I decided on monochrome for my card with a stamp of Phill Martin’s called “Dragonfly Hideout” that I bought some time ago and have not yet used.  The backing paper is a very old one from my stash, the sentiment is also a very old one from a set of See-D stamps and the ribbon is new!

Hope you have a good day and maybe join in with our challenge this fortnight.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Heidi's Birthday Card

Good Afternoon Peeps,

Hope everyone has enjoyed a good weekend.  Lorna and I managed to get to the craft show on Friday, we had a good day out, spent some money and had our Chinese lunch in the Trafford Centre.

I thought I would just post this card today I made it for Heidi’s birthday a couple of weeks ago, sorry about the big shadow on the photo but it was the best I could get it.

Image - Polkadoodles
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - MFT and stash
Doily die - Tattered Lace
Leaf dies - Cheery Lynn and Joanna Sheen
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Ribbons, Sentiment

Challenges Entered:

Moving Along with the Times - Add a sentiment (14-02)