Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Egg Painting

Hope everyone is keeping well!  

How're you doing with the lock down?  I'm keeping myself busy by crafting and today I have another Easter card to share with you.

I've used another of the new Lili of the Valley Simply Print images 
and this one is called Egg Painting.

The design paper is from MFT's Sweet Celebration 6 x 6 Paper Pack.  
MFT's Little Letter Dies have been used to die cut the word Easter from different 
coloured card stock.  The sentiment "blessings" is from the Bitty Birthday Wishes stamp set also by MFT.  Coloured rhinestones have been added to two corners as a finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy crafting and 
please look after yourselves!


Friday, 3 April 2020

Eggs and Bunnies


I have another Easter card to share with you today.  The card uses a sweet coloured image from Lili of the Valley.  

Some of you may remember the design sheets that Lili of the Valley used to do - this is one of those (Spring Bunnies with Eggs).  The image is still available as a digi image or simply print and can be found in Lili of the Valley's Etsy Shop. 

I used a Tattered Lace Die (Essential Pearl Squares), Simon Says Stamp Word Die, Lili of the Valley/Nitwits Paper Pad (Petal Fresh - sorry no longer available) and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn (Happy Happy Happy).  Some flower roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and pearls added a finishing touch.  

Hope everyone is staying home (where possible) and keeping safe.  

Monday, 30 March 2020

Hopping by to wish you Happy Easter


Have you seen the new images by LOTV - they are just so cute!

Today's card features one of the new simply print design sheets called Easter Egg Hop. 

I'm still trying to use up crafty supplies and this card uses a DL sized card.  For some reason all my cards now seem to be six inch square cards.  It was a nice change using a different sized card blank. 

The designer paper is from the retired Petal Fresh paper pad by LOTV/NitWit Collection.  A Martha Stewart border punch was used to create the lace pattern.  The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp Die and the happy is a stamp from Lawn Fawn (Happy Happy Happy).  You can't see it very well in the photo but I went over the Easter die cut with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen.  I added string pearls, three punched butterflies and a mixture of fun flock and flower soft to the rabbit's tail as finishing touches.        

Hope you liked the card.  The Simply Print sheets are really great for making quick cards.  

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments - I really do appreciate you leaving them.  

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Secret Garden by Hobby House


Just popping by quickly to let you know that The Hobby House are scheduled to be on Create and Craft today with a new card collection - Secret Garden.  I believe the times for the shows are 9.00 am and 2.15 pm.

Here are some of the cards that I produced for the inspiration sheet.

It was a beautiful collection to work with.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Using Up Crafty Stash


I hope everyone is staying safe and well.  One advantage of not being able to go out is that I get a bit more time to craft!  Hopefully I will have a few cards to share over the next few days/weeks.  

One of my targets this year was to use up some of the crafty stash that I've accumulated over recent years.  I was having a clear out the other week and came across a box full of Forever Friends images, decoupage sheets and stickers.  I decided to create this birthday card using one of the decoupage sheets.  

Apologies for the poor photography - I find easel cards difficult to photography!!

The patterned paper is also Forever Friends.  The sentiment is one of Phil Martin's Sentimentally Yours range (Elegant Milestone Birthdays) which was heat embossed using WOW Metallic Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder.  The dies are by Tattered Lace (Essential Pearl Circles) and the butterfly is a  Memory Box die (Pippi Butterfly).  Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments - I really do appreciate them.   

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Happy New Year and New Starts!


Happy New Year. 

Well it has been a long time since I blogged anything - a full year in fact!  I'm not sure if I have any followers left!  If you saw one of my earlier post (November 2018) you will have read that my life totally changed in May 2018 when my husband of 25 years suddenly passed away.  Three months earlier my husband's brother took his own life, so as you can image the past 18 months or so have been very difficult for myself and my son.   

I did do a small amount of crafting - making DT samples for the Hobby House and I would like to thank Jill for that opportunity.  Even though I wasn't making lots of cards I did still have an interest in crafting and regularly visited the many blogs I love to visit.  I know that blogging doesn't appear to be as popular now as it used to be but I have to say that visiting people's blogs and watching YouTube videos to see their creations certainly helped very much during recent months.

Anyhow, I've decided this year one of my goals will be to try and get back to some "regular" blogging.  This is a card I made for my neice's birthday in December.

The Panda was created using the Picture Book Panda wafer thin die (Simon Says Stamp) and Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets (Thermoweb) in black and white.  The sentiments are from the Party Like a Panda 6x8 stamp set (Simon Says Stamp).  The stars were die cut using scraps of paper from LOTV papers pads (unfortunately these pads are now retired).

I would like to thank anyone that visits my blog and for any comments left - I really appreciate the time taken to leave a comment. 

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Happy 21st!


Just popping in with a card I made recently for a friend's 21st birthday.  The image is from a Lili of the Valley Art Pad which I fuzzy cut out and place next to the sentiment.  

I added pearls to every other scallop around the sentiment and in opposite corners of the card.  Ribbon and a bow were added towards the bottom of the card.  It's a very clean and simple design, but I really like it. 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you had a lovely Christmas. 

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