Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Here's the other two

new Little Claire christmas silhouette's  "So Exciting"  

On this card I have used two of the "Falling Snow" papers in the two different sizes and glittered all the snowflakes with stickles!!  If you don't know by now...I hate loose glitter !!

 With the "Cats On Roof"  I made my own backing paper using distress inks, made a mask for the moon so I could keep it white, then stamped the silhouette and added some frantage for the snow. Also distressed and glittered all the edges with stickles.

And here's my card from yesterday using "Snowman Tree"

You really can have fun with silhouettes !!

Well guys I hope this has cooled you down a bit..phew another hot day ahead !! 

 Bah Humbug !!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

New !!

Sorry to moan guys, but I don't do and out of an oven ( car ) all day. hot hairdryers and ladies feeling ill because of the heat is no fun for me !! But I do love it when I'm home....

Anyhoo hope all you guys are enjoying some of the sun too...

Now Little Claire have some new christmas silhouette stamps out so please pop over and check them all out HERE  !!

Here's one called " Snowman Tree " and I've stamped him onto one of the new  Dinkies Falling Snow papers in pale blue.

The rest of the papers came from my stash.  I love the blue and purples together and have inked all the edges with purple. Die cut the big snowflake and added stickles to make it sparkle, a ribbon bow with a big gem and a line of gems to add more sparkle !!

Would love to enter:
Christmas Card  Challenge: anything goes ( must be christmas)
Simply Papercraft: anything goes

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Lavender 'n' Lace

Lavender is my fav colour,  guess its my age and love it with green  !! 

Did some water colouring on these cute little guys and mixed in with Spectrum Noir pens. Made the flowers with a punch and then shaped them, the centre is a fringe die. Also used a die to cut the leaves.

Embossed some patten paper and card with an embossing folder and topped it all of with a lacey bow !!

Would love to enter:
Gruffies and Guests; lavender and lace
Live & Love Crafts; in the garden

Friday, 26 June 2015

12 Tags 2015 June

This was fun to do as the main thing was to make your own ink pad and plaid background. had to be a bit inventive as I had to wrap elastic bands round a Mod Podge pot to create my plaid effect, very inky fingers !! Don't drink coffee so my tag was all about TEA !! Roughly hand drew a mug, the morning token was given to me by a friend which was just right for the tag.

Here's Tim's inspiration for us this month...

12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz |

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Fiskars Butterfly Punch

is a neat handy punch to have. I was very lucky and won mine on Fiskarettes UK Community fb page recently and just had to have play !!

You can use the punch waste...

  or the punched out butterflies

or go just use one by itself....

Love this last one, made the background with distress inks, then splattered with water, stamped in grey with a scrip stamp, did some faux bleaching effect with a small swirly stamp and then stamped it again using black ink. Finish off with the sentiment and then coloured my punched butterfly with the blue distress ink and added three little pearls.

3983 - SAP 1016281 Squeeze Punch - XL - Butterfly

As I said a handy punch to have in your stash......thanks Fiskars !!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

One sardine tin....

 ..yes it started out life as a plain sardine tin, but then I attacked it !!

First I covered it with texture paste, let it dry then gave it a coat of brown acylic paint topped of with Rusty Hinge distress stickles. Then glued two large beads for feet.

The stamp set I've used is "Hoist the Flags" by Lindsay Mason

 I cut an oval of white card and a strip to fit inside the tin, then stamped the scene so it carried on all round the tin. I'm amazed I got it all to match up !!  Stamped the little boy, girl plus bunting onto some more white card, coloured using pastel promarkers and fussy cut out.

From paper clay I made some stones to go in the bottom and then covered with stickles so I could stand the little boy up
Using a Marianne die I cut a tree out,  coloured it and chopped it up and re-arranged it on the left.

Finished off with stamping the sentiment, cutting it out, adding the bunting and little girl, topped out with some green stickles !!

Ta dah.... one decorated sardine tin !! 

 Would love to enter:
Mirror Cracked; shadow box
All Crafts Challenge: anything but a card
We Love 2 Create: anything goes/ mixed media goes
Simom Says Stamp: anything goes

Monday, 22 June 2015

Congratulations !!

 to you if you are celebrating something, be it your Birthday, Wedding Anniversay or passed an exam !!  At House Mouse Monday Challenge our teamie Kate has chosen the theme "Congratulations" for this fornights challenge and I've made an Anniversay card for a friend of mine.

I've made a circle side stepper card which will rock as my base. Stamped my lovin mices, coloured and then fussy cut out and added some frantage embossing powders, well actually a lot of frantage all over the place !!

It was my Birthday two weeks ago and my sweet friend Nicki gave me as part of my birthday present a flower die so just had to give it  a try !!

  Added a strip of burlap, ribbon and pearls to finish off and the quote was by John Lennon which fitted my card perfectly..

We have four fabulous sponsors this week !!

Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card
(Winner must be a USA Resident, it's Territories and, or, Canada) 
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2nd Sponsor 

  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty (of Judy's choiuce(, worth $15.00.

 Pizzazz Aplenty is the place for embellishments of all kinds... Flat-back Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more.  

 Pizzazz Aplenty is generously offering a random prize package of goodies worth $15.00, (surprise package is of Judy's choice).  

3rd generous Sponsor

Di's DigiStamps
Winner will receive a $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps 

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One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Craft Classes Online online workshop valued up to $25.

Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their home and on their schedule.

Come join us on our blog, Everyday Moodlings, where we will have a theme of the week and offer challenges to help us use all of our craft supplies during the coming year. We  offer ideas, tips, tutorials, and crafty inspiration. You can view our class list on our website at We continuously update our website with new workshops, so check back often. Become a subscriber to our newsletter and gain access to our FREE class, “Ink Essentials”! Come visit us on our Facebook page, too.

WOW! That's 4 Prizes, and that means 4 big chances for YOU to win, so be sure to PLAY! 

Remember to enter you must use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie design !!

Would love to enter:
Allsorts: use a stamp not a digi
Crafty Calender: june-fancy folds
Cute Card Thursday: add a quote

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