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Friday, 25 July 2014

I've moved

Hi Peeps just to let you all know if you don't already I have moved blogsyou can now find me here please feel free to join me over there if you wish I'd love to see you all

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Just to say

Hello everyone I know it has been a while and I'm sorry but it will be even longer on here as I am closing this blog down and starting a fresh as I feel it's needed so see you around maybe xx

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Last of Amy's birthday cards

Hi Every one I hope you are all keeping well sorry I'm not blogging as much but with one thing and another I'm not getting much crafting time so no point really :O( Anyway

 So forn those of you that would like to see the card I made from us for Amy here it is

Large 8 x 8" card (for some reason most of my cards lately are around this size I have no idea why:o/

Papers are freebies as per usual and if you can see the bottom piece I used a freebie ambossing fo.lder tyhat was free with this months card making and papercraft mag
Sp the papers have been distressed then inled with DI tattered lace and victorian velvet  I sanded back the embossed piece to show the white to bring out the flowers more then inked the edges of this too

 I used this old CLP sketch for LO

This image is of course a saturated canary  image I tried to fade the lines out a little as I'm still not that comfy with the no line technique so I made the look more brown then faded them a little (not to much lol) I added the sentiment before I printed her out the once coloured I used spellbinder die to cut out

I coloured her in with Pro markers

Tan, rosewood, walnut, chestnut(boots)
Shale, umber, burnt umber, firewood,(hair)
Blush, sunkissed pink, coral, nutmeg (skin)
Sorbet, peoney, fushia pink (dress)

the bow is made from seam binding and organza ribbon then the little spray I got from local craft shop the roses are metal
I added some flat backed gems which I coloured with a PM to match and then finished off with the insert

I kept the insert pretty simple with just a faded out line of image on both sides and the verse and there you have it
can't believe she's 22 already

I will leave you with a list of challenges I am entering and I will see you as and when have fun!!!! Die cut or emboss (both) for a special lady (my baby) ATG

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Birthday card for Amy

Hello everyone I hope you are all well and had a lovely Easter
 Things are still busy here with all the different cards none that I can show but I do have 2 cards that I still haven't shown from Amy's birthday she was really disappointed yesterday when her birthday came round as it was a total wash out with the weather totally the opposite to the day she was born  but that's the joy of british weather  :oD
anyway here is the card I made for for her from her Nan (phil's mom)
Papers are freebies as usual and have been distressed then inked with DI's iced spruce and broken china

 the image is precoloured and I thought it was just so girly and like Amy in so many ways

 I added some ribbon from stash and also some flat backed gems that I coloured with a PM and there you have it
To finish off the card I made matching insert

 Hope you like it and I am entering it into the following challenges ATG ATG ATG

Saturday, 19 April 2014

It's been how long???????

Oh my goodness me what a bad blogger I a, I am so very sorry it has been 2 whole weeks since my last blog post bioy where has the time gone. It's been so busy here with cards of all sorts (none to post aboput though  hence the absence :o( sorry) but I do have a couple to share with you and I will show one now and one later maybe tomorrow ar monda.
Any how are you all good I hope have you missed me (bet not oh well) we had a mad week this week it wa the Match Attax swap and collect tournament this week (the what??????????????? Ihear you ask) it's an event that is put every year by match atax fpr people that collect them and for the kids that know how to play the game?????? :o/(I have no idea) anyway we went to a couple of the venues as you should all know this is Phil's line of work so we needed to get the limited editions that were available from there and also they do auctions for signed cards and footy shirts but you only bid with cards not money.
Anyway these events are spread across the country over a 2 week course and this last week it was at the Villa ground (we wiped our feet on the way out lol) and Bolton (Rebok) and then finally at Newcastle (St James) we went to bolton and decided to stay over night as it was silly coming home only to have to travekl back up there the next day to get to Newcastle so that's what we did only on our way from Bolton we stopped off in Burnely and I was rather naughty and surpeised a very dear blogging friend of mine she had no idea I was going to turn up so you can imagine the look of total shock on her face when I walked into her living room. We have been friends for a couple of years now talking almost every day via email we even call each other now and then but we had never actually met until Wednesday and it was lovely to finally be able to give her a massive hug for being such a lovely friend.
Anyway we got home latish Thursday evening and as you can imagine I have been suffering since with the pain in my ears everywhere was so loud people shouting , on mics  kids screaming plus the noise in the car travelling aaarrrrggghhhhhhhh.
So on to my card can you believe it's been a year since Amy's 21st Birthday yes this coming Frinday she will be 22 ( did you know that comes after 21 yeah it does I know shock) so of course I have had to get cards done for the fami;y to send. I have already shown the one I did for my mom to send Here but need to get one done for both Carol (Phil's Mom) and May (Phil's Nan Amy's Great Nan) to give and they needed them for this weekend  eeekkkkkk best get me finger out. So what did I come up with with a mojo that is only working part time well I shall show you
 papers are freebies as per and I went for a precoloured image which is by an artist called Bella Pilar this image is so apt for Amy as she acts like such a Princess at time (she will not appreciate that comment lol)so that is why I went with it
I kept it very simple adding just some pink gems and a fussy black organza bow

 and as you can see taking a paper to match the top in the image. I distressed the edges of the papers and inked with DI's picke raspberry black soot and iced spruce then matted onto white card

 the sentiment was created on my computer and I also made the insert to match
and of course regular readers will know that every card I make for May has to have a good verse in so I did a double whammy for this one and brought the image in to tie it all together. And that is about it I will love and leave you and see you all soon.
these are the challenges I am entering the card into Birthdays  embellish it bright sparks (this card is really clean and simple for me that is why I'm entering)  no digi's or stamped images  digital delights

Before I go I thought I would share this pic Phil took of me while in Newcastle Thursday
Having a lovely Cappuccino and muffin for my brekkie hehe (don't tell the girls at WW)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Eternally Yours

Hello everyone and a big hello to my new followers I do hope you stay with me and enjoy the ride.
Well things have been hectic again here with Phil's cards so this card has taken me over a week to get done. I printed it out about 10 days ago before last weekend anyway and managed to put the actual card together one night this week can't remember which but as it's a large card 8x8" I like to have an overlap at the back to cover the jopin so that had to dry aswell.
Then I wanted to make some flowers for it so I managed to get these done yesterday and stuck on so here it is
 I really wanted to make a gothic card again as I haven't made any for what seems like ages, but I wanted to use normal papers not gothic ones
the papers are all frebies (as usual) and from different blog trains (you really shoukd jump on some it's a great ride and loads of goodies along the way)

the LO is a sketch from bearly mine

 As you can see I have kept as close to the sketch as possible
The image is one I have had for ages and used early last year in blog hop for smeared ink so as it's been that long since I used it and I really do love this image I thought I wouldm use it again

I inked the image completely with versa mark ink then went over with clear embossing powder I then heated it and repeated the process on the 3rd and last time instead of using clear powder I used holographic to add a little pow! to it the as soon as it was melted popped it the freezer. If any of you have never heard of the method you really should try it leave it in for 10 mins or longer if you can. Because the image is still warm from the heating when you put it in the freezer it obviously causes it to cool really quick then when you fetchit out and bend the paper (you have to do this pretty quickly as once out of freezer it tends to warm up with in seconds) and it will start to crack as you bend it don't over do this as sometime the embossing can crack so much that the image starts to peel or flake off (not a good look).
When you're happy with cracks get an ink pad I used black soot and cover the image then using  some kitchen roll rub the access away you will find that the colour seeps into the cracks giving an old aged look and that is what you want.

 Here is a side view of image the light is hitting better and you can see the cracks and the holographic powder

 Now for these blooming flowers Thanks to a very talented lady called chelsea who makes the most beautiful  paper and material flowers she has a few tutorials on her blog and I have been trying my hand at making them or similar made with the same products
These are all made with either coffee filter papers or watercolour paper/card and coloured with DI's and aqua markers

 The little ones and the spikey ones are made from dies from cheery lynnes the carnation (type) are using scallope spellbinder circle dies

so there you have my card for today I hope you like it and I will leave you with a list of challenges I an entering it into spots & dots spring flowers flowers
Clear embossing powder  ATG polka dots  use a sentiment

Monday, 31 March 2014

Caught in crystal

Hello every one I hope you're all well and have a good week ahead planned.
I have seen around blog land the caught in crystal technique and really wanted to have a go as I just love getting messy :o) and had an idea of what I wanted to do but wasn't sure if it would work but thought to heck with it and did it anyway ;O0
This is the end result

 the papers are from making cardsmagazine but the smaller one was very pale so I inked all over it with DI then scrunched it and went over again using a mix of antique linen frayed burlap and pumice stone the re inkers victorian velevet and tattered lace.
I printed part of the sentiment straight onto the papers

the bird cages and butterflies are candle and cup cake holders I cut the elements out of and heat embossed.
I printed the image onto printable acetatethen I used the pledge (klear) wax version of the technique (remember not to put the wax on the side you printed on as ot just comes off and goes a yukkie colour :o(  yep I had to re print lol)
then I added re inkers and the blobs you can see I wanted what would happen if I mix alcohol inks with  it and that is happened as the ink hit the wax it sort of hardens and flakes  but I thought it made it look a little aged so kept it on then I just added different shades and coarseness of glitter added tissue and left to dry over night then cut down to size matted onto white card and then added to card.

I added ribbon and lace with a bow and also added ribbon to the bird cages I then added flat backed pearls to the ribbon lengths.
I added liquid pearls to the butterflies and added to the tags (the heart is made from shrink plastic then glittered)

 you can see the glitter in this pic and so I wiull leave you with that and below is a list of challenges I am entering it into
see you soon  caught in crystal antics animal antics  make your own backgroud (did small piece od DP and the topper)  embossing (heat)  ATG  Things with wings Shabby Chic  ATG

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