Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Fab ‘n’ Funky #427

Okay, so I’m really sorry, I forgot what day it was and by the time I remembered I was on my way out of the door to work this morning.

This weeks challenge over at Fab ‘n’ Funky is “with a number” so I’ve made a 21st birthday card.  I’ve used one of the new Gemini Stamp and Die sets - Happy, together with numbers, background paper and embossing folder all from Sara’s Signature Birthday Party Collection and a little bit of Harmony ink around the edges.

Well, I hope you like today’s offering and will forgive the lateness of my posting.  I really look forward to seeing all of your makes.



Monday, 11 February 2019

Spreading Love!

Well, it's nearly valentines day, that traditional day each year where boyfriends and husbands try to score brownie points by spending money on flowers, wine, chocolates etc...  Not that I'm in the least bit cynical about it all, I've been married nearly 27 years, so we must be doing something right! we just don't save it for one day a year!

Anyway, as well as sharing a couple of Valentines cards today, I'm also sharing my awesome news (although those of you who follow me on Facebook already know),  I have been given the incredible opportunity to join the Crafters Companion Design Team again!!!!  It was such an awesome privilege the first time, but to get a second bite of the cherry as it were, is beyond anything imaginable!

Anyway, onto the cards the first is made using Sara's Signature Love & Romance collection and has been layered up with foam pads to give depth and interest.  The hearts have been cut out of different materials, again to add a bit of interest.

The second card uses one of Crafters Companions latest releases, Edgeable Words Stamp & Die 'Love', together with the coordinating Die'sire frame.  The paper is from the Love & Romance collection, as is the embossing folder in the background (Heart Trellis), a few Nuvo drops finish it all off.

I'm really pleased with both of these, both elegant, simple, saying just what's needed!

Anyway, I'm off to work now so, hope you enjoy your Monday & I'll be back soon.



Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Fab 'n' Funky #425

Good morning, hope you're managing to keep warm!

This weeks challenge at Fab 'n' Funky is Fantasy Figures and so it was the perfect opportunity for me to play with Sara's Signature Enchanted Forrest, oh and my favourite Spectrum Harmony inks.

I really had fun creating the background for this gorgeous unicorn and I'll do a little video on how to create it very soon (probably at the weekend) so you can have a go yourself!  Sadly the photo does not show you quite how sparkly the Unicorn is - I covered the black card with clear sparkle overlay so it twinkles beautifully!

I hope you can join us at Fab 'n' Funky, it would me marvellous to see your interpretations of the theme!

Anyway, I'm off to wrap up warm



Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The perfect antidote to blue Monday

Well, yesterday was blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year, not sure I go in for that - if you're down you're down, you probably aren't really aware of the day of the week and Monday is as much of a blur as any other day.  By the same token you don't wait for a particular day of the week to be happy.

Today's card started as just a bit of play time, having some fun and seeing where it took me, the stamps are from Polkadoodles - stamp soup, which are fun elements that you put together however you feel to create whatever you like, slightly more organised doodling!  I did this onto watercolour card and then used Distress Oxides to colour in.  This is a fab and happy card, well it makes me happy anyway & that's what matters.

Hope you can all find your happy today.



Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Fab 'n' Funky #423

Well, another week and another Fab 'n' Funky Challenge for 2019 - this weeks theme is "For a Child".

I was going through a box of my craft stuff the other day (one of soooo many) and came across an image that had already been coloured and cut out, but never added to a card - I hang my head in shame as there are quite a few like that!  Anyway, it was a stamp from the Humphrey's Corner collection that Crafters Companion did years ago and it seemed just perfect for me, so I took it out and turned it into this card.

The background was created using a stencil & inks (there is a YouTube how to here ) and the dies are from Sara's Signature range "Birthday Party".  This is such a happy little card, I love it.

Well, I'm looking forward to seeing all the cards made this week, I'm always fascinated at the wide range of makes - every one is just awesome!



Monday, 7 January 2019

Getting ready for next Christmas already

Well, trying to be organised for the year ahead and so I'm taking part in a Facebook group 'Make one Christmas Card Every Week Throughout 2019'.  It's only week one so please don't be too impressed, I've managed 5 weeks before now, but I'd really like to see this through the year.

This card is for 'Christmas Anticipation', for me Christmas is always associated with snow, even tho we don't really get any any more.  The stamps are from a trio set by Lili of the Valley, amazingly, I found these, already coloured in a box in my craft room - I really must try and use up more of the things I already have!  The background has been inked with a very light blue ink, I then stamped with versamark ink and embossed with an iridescent glitter embossing powder, the images are raised on foam pads, the sentiment (from Crafters Companion) has been cut twice and layered to create a shadow and the dots on the card are glitter Nuvo Drops.

Hope you've all enjoyed the start to the New Year and are starting to return to normal (whatever that is for you!).

TTFN & hope to see you all soon.


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Fab ‘n’ Funky 2019

Well, this is the first challenge for the New Year - hope you all had a good one.  This challenge is about recycling your Christmas Cards.  Unfortunately, I did not receive many cards and I’m still displaying them on the mantle in the front room (decorations will not come down until this weekend), so I’m cheating slightly (hope you can forgive me).  I was rummaging in one of my many boxes and came across some images that were already coloured but not turned into cards, this particular one has probably been there for 12 months or so.

This is a fairly simple card but hopefully effective and makes a good start to my collection for 2019 - I depleted my Christmas Cards quite dramatically last year, sending many more cards than I received, but I enjoyed making them so no problems there, except when you’re asked to post a recycled card!

Anyway, I must get off and get ready for my first working day of 2019.