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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sunday Rooster

Hi there and thank you for popping in 

Hope you are well and that you will be having a great day. 

Here is my card for today



I started off with an already splattered watercolour paper 
and used the Clarity Rooster stamp.


Stamped the rooster onto one of the pieces of paper in black 
archival inks.

Then took my Derwent Intense pencils and coloured in.....

Added watercolour paints for the background... adding pencil strokes for the 
grass and cosmic shimmer paint for the sky.... 

There is a sheen to the grass and sky but the picture does not show it...?

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the 
following 

Challenges 






Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again 

Had a good time out in the garden yesterday before the rain came.

Think I may get out my sewing machine today and try to make 
some oven gloves !!!

Please to say that I made the top 3 with the 
Crafty ribbons Challenge over on Facebook with my wee ribbon bag



Bye for now 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Well Deer

Good afternoon 

Thank you for popping over to my blog today 

Hope you are well and enjoying your day. 

Been out in the garden again this morning before the rain comes. Had a major
problem with a rose... it has so many runners it is going all over the garden. 
Talk about putting something in the wrong place. 
Well it took Den with his digger to move it...and it will take probably all
summer to get rid of the runners. 

A lovely rose very small white flowers... but it had to be moved. 

Well that aside here is my card for today.


I have used Clarity Stamps to stamp the image using 
Denim ink for the sky and black for the Deer. 

I have stamped it straight onto a white card blank. 

I highlighted the ground around the deer to ground them on the page. 

I think it works and I hope you like it, think it would work for a Christmas card 
too. 

I would like to enter it for the following 

Challenges 





Thank you for your visit 

Have a good day and look forward to seeing you again 
very soon

Crafty hugs 
x x 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Agapanthus

Hi

Well what a difference a day makes...... !!!

Yesterday we had Storm Doris and today beautiful sunshine, 
warm and almost spring like.

Here is my card for today. 


I have used the Jayne's Agapanthus stamp from Clarity Stamps

with the Jayne's frame stamp too. 



Stamped the image onto the New papers from Clarity 



Used my Derwent Intense pencils to colour in.  



Cut down the paper and mat and layered onto black card and 
onto a white card blank.

I like how the black card makes the image pop


I would like to enter it for the following 




Thank you for your visit 

Take care and hope to see you again 

Crafty hugs 

x x 



Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wind of Change

Good afternoon 

Hope you are safe and well, it is very windy here
in North Devon but the sun is shining.

I have been using up all my scraps today or should I say snippets. 

I started off with a piece of yupo paper which I had been playing with 
and did not know what to do with it at the time

Using Yupo paper I used at the time green and blue alcohol inks
and let the inks to their own thing. 

With all this wind I thought about the Clarity stamps I have.

So here is the result 



First I stamped the tree in black archival inks and then the wee man with 
his brolly 

Finally added the sentiment. 

Love those words. 

Next was to mat and layer onto black card scrap 

then used up a blue sheet of foam made backing paper. 

Then onto another bit of black and white card stock. 

I would like to enter it for the following 

Challenges 




Well that is it for now. 

Keep safe and see you tomorrow all being well

Glad to say that I made the top 3 with the Crafty Ribbons 
Facebook challenge 

with my wee bag. 

Take care 

Crafty hugs 

x x 




Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Hydrangea for you

Afternoon - and thank you for popping in
to see me today on my blog.

Have been busy playing with Serif CraftArtist 2 this morning 
and hopefully you will see my results next month.... on what I have been doing today.

But in the mean time here is my card for today. 

I have used the new AlteNew Hydrangea stamp for this card. 


I started off with a white piece of paper. 

Stamped the flower image in several colours and made a mask
from a bit of paper to stamp the leaves. 

I had a bit of colour still on my mat so I sprayed with water and mopped up the 
colours to make the "hallo" background. 


Had a rummage around in my stash and found my glossy Accents 
bit bunged up and added centers to the flowers. 


Added a butterfly and mat and layered onto Slate Blue card stock 
finally onto a white card blank. 

Added a sentiment from the Hydrangea stamp set.....


I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following 

Challenges





Thank you for your visit today. 

The weather is terrible here in North Devon, rain and very strong winds.
They forecast a wind called Doris later for today / tomorrow
so it will be a case of being in doors again. 

A few daffodils are out and getting battered around.

Nature does have alot to answer to but it is a marvel how things 
survive, dont you think.

Well got roast chicken to cook so best be going 

Have a good day

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Vintage Love

Afternoon all 

Hope you are well and having a great day. 

Horrid weather here again, a day to be inside. Thick fog / rain. 

Here is my entry for the IndigoBlu Challenge 


I have tried something different this time using a variety of stamps 
on a Pan Pastel background.

I stamped in a Adirondack Rust ink the various stamps onto the paperstock.



I should add that I used cheap hair spray to "set" the pan pastels on the paper....
works a treat.



I then used Kraft card to make a background stamping the word Hope and music 
around the edges 


Next to add the picture which I tore around the edge and inked in brown 
Added lace and ribbon, heart, and pearls.

And mat and layered onto black card and more Kraft card.

I hope you like it 


Challenges 

Crafty Ribbons

Indigoblue Challenge - February - Love is all you need

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes" + optional Red.

Thank you for your visit today and I look forward
to your visit again.

Crafty hugs
x x 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Flowers for Mum

Hiya - thank you for popping in and seeing me 

always love to hear from you.

Been working on the next challenge using the Groovi System from 
Clarity 

So here is my card for today, I have made it from Mum 



I first started with the wee daisy plate 

NEW DESIGN GROOVI® CLUB BACK ISSUE 03 - DAISIES

To make the main part of the image and then used the 

Art Nouveau Poppies Groovi Plate A5
to make a boarder around the flowers. 

Then took several days to do the white work !!! 

Resting the parchment after each session 

Finally added Derwent Softcolour pencils to the back of the parchment 

Die cut out a mauve circle of card and used red tape to fix the parchment 
to the card stock
that was fun.... rather difficult to stick. 

Then took a sheet of 

NORTHERN LIGHTS 
DESIGNER PAPER PACK 8" X 8"

Die cut out a circle and mat and layered onto a 6" white card blank 



I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following


Challenges 





Thank you for your visit. 

And I look forward to hearing from you as to what you think of 
my latest parchment efforts. 

Have a great day and all being well will see you again.

Crafty hugs 

x x