Thursday, 6 April 2017

Inspire



I have been playing with my Gelli Plate again....
I had lots of brown paper that had been used in packaging it had been screwed up so had lots of lovely creases in it.  I decided to use this on my Gelli Plate...
Wow I had some great results.

This background was made using blue and white Acrylic paint, after brayering this onto the plate I just dabbed some scrunched up tissue paper all over the paint to give it some texture, I then laid my brown paper over the top and rubbed all over before lifting it off. When this was dry I stamped my Poppy stamp with Black Versafine and then coloured with Distress inks. The sentiment was then stamped using Denim Archival ink. 


I am entering this into
Try it on Tuesday "Botanical"
Crafting from the Heart "Anything Goes"

Thursday, 30 March 2017

A Tag Today



Hello to you all.
I am sharing a tag today 

The background has been made with Pan Pastels, I also coloured in the flowers with pan Pastels. I mixed the colour with some odourless thinners to make a paint with them.
The stamps are part of my winnings from That's Crafty I won their challenge a couple of weeks back and had £20 to spend in their shop.


Monday, 27 March 2017

Toms Mixed Media card



Hello to you all
I have Toms's Birthday card to share, it is not until Wednesday but there is no chance he will see it, he is of the old School and won't touch the internet....

Any way I have used a Gelli print that I over stamped with a script stamp and a barbed wire stamp, I then painted over this with some Mod Podge (gives a lovely sheen even though it is Matt.
 The bird is one of Dina Wakley's Scribbly Bird stamp which I have stamped onto another Gelli Print and fussy cut. The butterfly is a Finnabair stamp again stamped and fussy cut from a Gelli print.xxx


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Thank you



Hello to you all,I am sharing a card using another Gelli background. I have also paired it with an Indigo Blu stamp. The sentiment is from Inkylicious.
I have been so busy this week tidying the garden but it does look better.
I am off to leave some comments on your blogs, 

I am so sorry for neglecting you all xxx


Saturday, 18 March 2017

A Sunset



I think all these sunsets are making me wish the summer was here, still not long now, this year seems to be flying by ,wow the clocks go forward next week !!!!

Anyway I am sharing some more PanPastel work. 
I have used stamps from different companies. I hope you like it.xxx


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Back again.......



Hello.....
I am sharing some more Gelli prints
I have used this cute heart stamp and Jo's stencil with acrylic paints


I am entering this into
CAS-ual Fridays "Off the Edge"


Some more Gelli



Hello to you all
 I am sharing a card that I have made for the Spring  challenge over on Facebook....I have used some 
Gelli scraps and followed a Sketch. xxx


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

DS4J 134




Add Washi Tape/Bunting


I have used "Ellies Flowers" This has been coloured with Promarkers and I added a
Banner that I stamped and fussy cut.xxx

I am entering this into


Monday, 13 March 2017

Some more Parchment



Hello....I am sharing some more parchment.
I have decided I don't have the patience or the eyesight for all the snipping and lacework so I won't be including it in my work... I quite like it without anyway. I like the effect of the white work and colouring. xxx


Saturday, 11 March 2017

A Poppy



Hello to you all
I am sharing a Poppy today,this has been stamped onto a Gelli background and coloured with distress ink.  The sentiment is from Artistic Stamper.xxx
I am entering this into
Craft Stamper "Anything Goes "



Friday, 10 March 2017

Framed



Hello I am sharing my first piece of framed art... I just need somewhere to hang it now though, Our walls are covered with Toms art ,mind you they are real art.
I decided after listening to Donna  to start framing some of my work.x



Thursday, 9 March 2017

A Sunset



Hello to you all.
I have a sunset to share today. I have had the PanPastels out again.
The stamps are from Indigo Blu.xxx



Saturday, 4 March 2017

Jo's Bubbles



Been having  another play with the Gelli plate, I have used some Clarity stamps
with this share today.xxx

I haven't Seen Kevin for some time, does anyone know how he is ?




Friday, 3 March 2017

A CAS Card today



Hello to you all
I have a CAS card today........using a piece of one of my Gelli papers
 and a stamp from Inkylicious. The sentiment is from Visible Image.xxx



I am entering this into
Thats Crafty "Just Words"

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A Tag



I am sharing a tag today, I have made the background with Acrylic paints
and used some Finnabair stamps.




Getting better



I am back with some parched Roses today and am learning more and more about
Craft, It is a slow process but quite relaxing.


I have to say I wish I had younger eyes because they are pretty important with the grid work and piercing.... I have seen light boxes for sale but very expensive so decided to make my own, very easy  with LED lights and  has made such a difference to my work.xxx

Friday, 24 February 2017

Still Parching



Hello to you all
 Well yes, I am still practising my parchment craft and have a card to share today.
 I traced the flower using white pencil, then embossed it from the back, I am still learning the Picot
edging but am improving.xxx


Saturday, 18 February 2017

A Sunset



Hello to you all.

I have had the Pan Pastels out again, paired this time with some stamps from Chocolate Baroque
The sentiment is from Bee Crafty.



Wednesday, 15 February 2017

DS4J#133




Red for Valentine's Day
I have a fab image to share today, "Vase of Hearts" I have coloured as always with Promarkers.
A simple card made up of layered diecuts.



I do hope you join in with the challenge.

I am entering this into
Incy Wincy "Love"
Artistic Inspirations (Anything Goes)
Crafting from the Heart (Anything Goes)

Come and get it "Love is in the Air"




Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Some Moonlight



Hello .....
I have some moonlight to share today
I have used some Clarity stamps onto a PanPastel Background.


I am entering this into
Artistic Inspirations (Anything Goes)
Crafting from the Heart (Anything Goes)

Saturday, 11 February 2017

A coloured Poppy



Hello to you all,yes I took the plunge and made another poppy card and coloured it with
Promarkers, really made up with the results.

 I have also done a lot more embossing on this card.xxx

Friday, 10 February 2017

Friends



Hello....
Another Parchment share, I know I keep saying it , I am really loving this.
I dare say like lots of crafts there is a particular way of doing things but, 
I am carrying on the way I am doing it. I usually find my own way of doing
everything really.
I have used some Groovi Plates, Dies and snipping and embossing. Hope you like it.xxx




Thursday, 9 February 2017

A Poppy



I am sharing a Poppy today
Using Parchment paper a couple of Groovi plates and some embossing and snipping.
I still need to get used to colouring these Parchment makes, I am scared stiff in case I ruin my work.xxx



Sunday, 5 February 2017

Yet some more ?



Parchment..........

I have been having lots more fun with my Parching journey and have some more shares
my snipping has improved  a lot and I am a lot quicker now.
I hope you like them.xxx





Thursday, 2 February 2017

Fiskarettes share



Hello to you all
I am sharing a card today using the Fiskarette Heart Punch.....I have used scraps of paper to fit onto my square card and simply added some hearts and stamped the sentiment.xxx


I am entering this into
Crafting by Design "Anything Goes"
Creative Moments "Anything Goes"
Inspiration Destination "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"

Monday, 30 January 2017

A Tag



Hello ...
I have a tag to share today, I thought I needed some messy crafting . Parchment craft is not so messy.

I have inked and used texture paste through a stencil and used the gorgeous Tims butterfly stamp.xxx






Friday, 27 January 2017

More Parchment



Hello to you all

I am sharing some more Parchment, I have coloured a little on this and must say it was easier than
I thought.
The flowers were just a Jpeg image I found on the internet, I just traced these onto the Parchment paper and embossed... I have used a couple of the Groovi boards from Clarity... I love the netting one behind the flowers. I think I will use this a lot.xxx


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Thank you



Hello to you all

Well I have another Parchment card to share with you...I am really pleased with the results
of this, I have used a few new techniques, and my snipping is starting to improve nicely.xxx


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Fiskarettes Share



Hello...
I am sharing a Pin Cusion today This was made for the Fiskarettes Facebook page. I actually saw this
on Pinterest some time ago and I am sorry but cannot find it now.






 1) Assemble a few bits together


2) Glue a piece of fabric around the pot with  and attach a bow and button. 
Push some pillow stuffinginto the toe end of an old clean tight and tie the end. 


3)Using the Circle Fabric Cutter cut a piece of fabric twice the diameter of the pot .
 I cut a 5inch circle as my pot was 2.5inches. Now just tack a small hem all round and draw up the cotton so it fits around 
the stuffing and pack it into the pot.

Quite a useful item
xxx

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Another Parchment


Hello

I am back with more Parchment craft, I have discovered a new way of attaching
the parchment paper to my card.
The Parchment has been left wide enough to wrap around the card and the stitched in the fold. I also kept the corners down with strips of card.xxx



Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thursdays Parchment



I am still on a learning curve and really enjoyed this piece, I have used a selection of plates
from the Groovi collection and getting plenty of embossing practice... I don't feel confident
to colour yet (I don't want to ruin my hard work.

I am still practicing the Picot edging.xxx

I am entering this into
Crafty Creations "Anything Goes"
Creative Moments "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"




Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Tag to share



I am sharing a tag today.
I decided to get the distress inks out and get messy...
And of course using the gorgeous Butterfly stamp of Tims. I have had more use out of this stamp than any other I own, I love it  I have also used a couple of stencils.xxx


DS4J#132




All About Love

I have used the "Live Love Laugh"  Sentiment image,this has been coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from First Edition.xxx


Do check out the fabulous make from my teamies.

I am entering this into
Alsorts "Wings on Things"
Brown Sugar "Anything Goes"
Crafting with Friends "AnythingGoes"
Crafty Catz Anything Goes with a twist (Butterflies)




Thursday, 12 January 2017

Thursdays Parchment



Hello to you all, I am sharing a card using some more Parchment.. 

I have used a Unity Stamp from the KOM Jan 2015 for the image. I just stamped this onto some card and traced this onto some parchment with a white pencil.....Then I embossed the image with a ball tool.
The papers I have used were from one of the  really cheap pads I bought from The Works some weeks ago, they are fabulous papers..   I attached my Parchment to a Diecut card.

I am entering this into
Creative Moments "Anything Goes"
Inspiration Destination "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments "Anything Goes"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Some Shabby



Hello I am sharing a project I made for Fiskars over on Facebook I used the

Butterfly Shape Template and the1 inch Heart Power Punch...
as well as adding some lace  a doilly and flowers


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

More Parchment



Hello to you all
I am back with some more Parchment, this time I traced a stamp I had and and finished it the original way. I tried some Picot cutting around the edge, more practice needed but am quite happy with it.
I have attached it to a diecut piece of card.


Monday, 9 January 2017

My Parchment Journey



Hello to you all

Well here I am as promised with some more Parchment craft....I have used A clarity Groovi plate for this... I loved using it...
The process is made so much easier with the Groovi Plate, don't get me wrong you still need to do shading and snipping and other Parchment techniques and those I am still learning.

Anyway I hope you like it.xxx


Something New at Dream Valley



Hello to you all....
I am sharing my make for Dream Valley today, the challenge is

Something New
This was so easy for me, I got a lovely new Big Shot plus for Christmas and have used it to cut all my lovely Dies.

I am entering this into

Crafty Friends "Anything Goes"
My Time to Craft "Something New"
Sweet Stampin "Something New"
Brown Sugar "Anything Goes"


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Parching



I decided 2017 would be the year I taught myself a new craft....I have been toying with the idea of Parchment craft for a while now,  so armed with a few tools of the trade I have started my Parching Journey...........
After much practise and torn papers I found I was happy enough to share this piece..


I have just treated myself to the Groovi system by Clarity Stamps.. I did think it was cheating at first but feel it can be incorporated with the real craft.....So watch this space, I will let you know
how I get on with it when I receive it.xxx


Sunday, 1 January 2017

Thank you



Hello to you all

My card share today uses an Inkylicious stamp, I have white embossed this onto black card and attached it to some die cut white card. xxx