Friday, 9 November 2018

MIA and Mini Bear passing her driving test

Hello

Well it has been quite a while since I posted on here.   In May my husband suddenly collapsed and died and my life, as I knew it, basically fell apart.  He hadn't been ill and at only 50 it wasn't something that we thought would happen at this stage of our lives - I thought we had plenty of years ahead of us. 

I'm now trying to get on with life but it is very hard.  However, over the last few months crafting has helped.  I haven't done a lot of physical crafting, but have been reading blogs, watching You Tube videos and looking at Facebook - especially useful during the early hours when I can't sleep!!

Anyhow I've eventually got a card to share


The image is called Mini Bear by LOTV and has been coloured with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is a combination of Handwritten Phrases by LOTV together with computer generated text.

Not sure if I still have any follows, but if I do thank you for visiting and for any comments you may leave - I really do appreciate them.
 


Saturday, 19 May 2018

Load on the Embellishments over at Di's Digi Designs

Hello

It is time for a new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs and this fortnight the theme is

Load on the Embellishments

I've used the super cute Springtime Bear which is available from Di's Digi Stamps which I coloured  with Copic pens.

Image : Springtime Bear (Di's Digi Stamps)
Paper : Country Meadow (LOTV) (Retired)
Sentiment : Mini Messages (Mama Elephant
Dies : Mini Tags (Mama Elephant); Stitched Square Scallop Frame (MFT)
Embellishments : Ribbon, Pearl String, Prima Flower, Mini Button

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Thank you for stopping by and please hop over to Di's Digi Designs Challenge to see the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

For Mum or a Special Lady over at Di's Digi Designs

Hello

It is time for a new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs and this fortnight the theme is

For Mum or a Special Lady

I've used the super cute Teddy Daisy which is available from Di's Digi Stamps. The image has been coloured with Copic Alcohol Markers.



I went with a very CAS layout which shows off Di's super cute image.  I took a square piece of smooth card and added a little bit of a background using the distress inks.   I stamped the sentiment in the top left corner.  The image was fussy cut out and added on top of the background using foam pads to give it some dimension.  Doodlebug Spinkles were added randomly to finish of the card.  I hope you like it.  

 Image : Teddy Daisy (Di's Digi Stamps)
Sentiment : You're My Favourite (Whimsy Stamps)
Colour Medium : Copic Alcohol Markers, Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass (Ranger)
Embellishments : Doodlebug Sprinkles

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Thank you for stopping by and please hop over to Di's Digi Designs Challenge to see the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Hobby House in Papercraft Essentials

Hello

Just stopping by to say that the Hobby House's English Rose Collection is featured in this month's Papercraft Essentials Magazine (Issue 159).


The wonderful Jill from the Hobby House asked if I would be interested in creating seven cards for the cut out and keep feature.  The answer of course was YES, it has been my dream and desire to have one of my cards featured in a magazine.  Thanks to Ria from Papercrafts Essentials and Jill I've had seven!  Here's a couple of photos of the pages featuring my cards.



and here is one of the cards I produced.


Saturday, 21 April 2018

Include an Animal over at Di's Digi Designs

Hello

It is time for a new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs and this fortnight the theme is:

Include an Animal


For my DT card I included three cute mice!  They are so cute on the image here, using the sunflower leaves as beds, but I'm not too keen on seeing mice in real life!!  

The image is Slumber Sunflowertime which is available from Di's Digi Stamps and has been coloured with Copic markers.  I've kept the layout fairly simple, just adding a few roses and a sentiment.  Not sure where the cute little ladybug is from as it was part of some "candy" that Marianne Fisher offered (and I won) a while back - thanks again Marianne.  

Image : Slumber Sunflowertime (Di's Digi Stamps)
Sentiment : Simply Sophisticated (LOTV)
Dies : Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies (Spellbinders)
Embellishments : Roses (Wild Orchid Crafts); Nuvo Drops (Tonic)

I would like to enter the following challenges:


As You Like It Challenge : Favourite Medium  (My favourite colouring medium has to be Copic alcohol markers. I am still learning how to use them but love how you can get dimension to your colouring images.  I also love the variety of colours available)
The Cutie Pie Challenge : Challenge #122 - Delightful Digi's

Thank you for stopping by and please hop over to Di's Digi Designs Challenge to see the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

Friday, 20 April 2018

The Hobby House - Sea Blue Embellishment Collection

Hello

Did you manage to see the Hobby House shows on Create and Craft today?  Here are my DT samples made with the Sea Blue Embellishment Collection.







Papers / Cardstock & Embellishments : Sea Blue Embellishment 
Collection (The Hobby House)
Sentiments : Butterfly Elegance Sentiments (Phil Martin); You’re my 
Favourite (Whimsy Stamps) 
Tools : Small Polka Dot Embossing Folder (Do Crafts); Scoreboard; Scan n Cut; Mini Tags (Mama Elephant); Frames & Tags – Sophia (Sue Wilson); Romantic Swirls (Signature Collection by Sara Davies); Indonesian Collection – Background (Sue Wilson); Arianna Blooms Stamp & Die (Heartfelt Creations); Punch (Martha Stewart);  Regal Swirls (Signature Collection by Sara Davies); Butterfly Corners (Dies by Chloe); Leaf and Swirl (Magnolia Doohickeys); Circle Dies (Spellbinders); Cause for Celebration (MFT); 
Daisy Lattice (Crafts Too)
Misc. Metallic Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder (WOW); Crystallina Glitter (Stamps by Chloe); Metallic Silver Super Fine Embossing Folder (WOW)


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Hobby House - Peach Melba Embellishment Collection

Hello

Just dropping by to share the cards I made using the Peach Melba Embellishment Collection from The Hobby House. 







Papers / Cardstock & Embellishments : Peach Melba Embellishment Collection (The Hobby House)
Sentiments : Sketchy Wishes (LOTV); Scripty Bday (Mama Elephant); Handwritten Happiness (MFT); 
Tools : Indonesian Collection – Background (Sue Wilson); Create-a-card Die – Elizabeth (Crafters Companion); Big Thanks (MFT); Arianna Blooms Stamp & Die (Heartfelt Creations); Punch (Martha Stewart); Camellia – Complete Petals (Sue Wilson – Creative Expressions); Stitched Mini Scalloped Edge Frame – Circle (MFTs); Happy Birthday Die (Simon Says Stamp); Circle Die (Spellbinders), Scalloped Circle Die (Spellbinder); Billie’s Circle Die (Joy Crafts)

Thank you for stopping by.

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