Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Pink Love


Just popping in now after a rather busy day. Went into the town first things
this morning and then as the weather has been just right
ventured into the garden this afternoon. 

Only did an hour out in the garden - think the old bones will start to ache 
later. Mr and Mrs Robin have been bombing around looking for all those 
wee grubs. Bless. 

Nature is just fantastic if you stop and stare. 

A very quick card for today.

I have used up my snippets of mopped up card stock today. 
This card stock was made by using up ink on a blending mat.

I have used the girl hearts stamp from Clarity Stamps 
and inked up in black. 

Cut down the image and used watercolour ink around the edge and 
smudged the edges to give a bit of texture

Then cut down another section of the card stock to make another layer. 

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


think its time for a cuppa

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

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Let it snow Let is snow

Morning all

Thank you for your visit yesterday and your comments. 

I hope you had a good weekend and ready for the week ahead. 

Yesterday I made a card for a project over at The Craft Barn 
and then realised that I needed to add words to the card. 

So here is my card for today.....

So made something different for that very reason. 

I started off with a blank white card stock and splattered it with masking fluid. 

Coloured in different colours of blue with hills. 

Then I used various stamps from Card-io to design the scene 

Just love these wee stamps.

Mounted onto gold mirri card, black card and card blank.

Added the words to match the theme 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for your visit today.....

Just a quick blog 

Have items on Ebay for sale so hope to be busy 
packing up the items ready for posting tomorrow ( of course so long as I sell the items 
and the people pay)

I like to get my parcels off in the post on a Tuesday if I can - the day I go into 

Know that it is a 14 mile round trip to town so do not wish to use up
too much petrol. 

Anyway have a good day, the sun is shinning and all is well here.
Off to write up my new Journal....

Trying a different way to log my thoughts.....

Bye for now

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Snowflake Robin

Good afternoon and thank you for popping 
in this Sunday. 

I hope you are having a great day. 

Here is my card for today. 

I have used Penny Black stamp onto white card stock. I used my Misti stamping 
tool which is a great tool to help get an even image. 

I have used masking fluid to mask off the sections I did not want to get ink on. 

Selection of inks used. I did use a sponge smoothie to colour in as that 
did not drag the masking fluid. 
The plastic at the bottom of the image was used to mask off the bottom 

Background inked up still showing the masking fluid

Cut down the image and colour in the robin and trees. 

Then to give more detail to the snowflakes I added acrylic paint. 

Added a snippet of a topper with a snowflake on and added a ribbon. 
Mounted onto black card onto a white card blank. 

I do love this stamp from Penny Black......
hope you do too.

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


Penny Black Saturday- January - Anything goes

Just a final note

some sad news a lady that I did not know

but have her stamps from Clarity Stamps has died so my heart and thoughts go
out to the family of

Jayne Nestrenko

God Bless 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Daisy dogs

Good morning all 

Thank you for popping in today. I hope your first day of the weekend is going 
well for you. 
Not so warm here today, the sun has gone behind the clouds and it is very cold
outside. Yesterday was a lovely sunny day almost felt spring was nearly with us. 
But like it is, we have a little way to go before that happens. 

Have you noticed that the days are getting longer? Funny how it creeps up on you
and I found I did not have to put the lights on so early yesterday. 

Here is my card for today

I have used up a snippet of mopped up watercolour card to make this card. 

Stamped the Little Claire Dogs onto it. I have a lot of people who love these cards I have 
to say....always a favorite. 

Added a little more green to the bottom just by moving the watercolour around and adding 
a little more green. 

Then I cut it down and rummaged through my stash of bits and found 
several small sections of green card. 

And mounted onto a snippet of flower paper as a background to match into the 
die cut flowers. 

Added nuvo drops to the flowers and faux stitching around the edge of the dog topper. 

I would like enter it for the following


Thank you for your visit today I look forward to hearing from you
and always read your comments with interest. 

Now off to do a bit more crafting or should I do that housework that 
is there waiting for me. 

What would you do? 

Have a good day and all being well hope to see you tomorrow

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Friday, 20 January 2017

Blue Birthday

Welcome today to my blog.

It is sunny and feeling sort of warm here "in doors". How is it for you today. 

I am doing the washing and hope to "peg out" shortly.

so while the washing is finishing I will blog my card for today. 

I have used Altenew stamps and inks to make this card. 

First I stamped the flower and then added the leaves across the page and around the edges. 

I hope it meets with the sketch theme this month. 

It is not so much a "topper" but a flower in the position of the circle. 

Adding the flowers around the edges to make the "edge" instead of the faux stitching. 

The Altenew stamps used where Floral Spring for the sentiment and Floral Shadow for the main 
part of the card both from Seven Hills

I hope you like it

I would like to enter it for the following 

Very pleased to say that I made the top 3 with Crafty Catz 353 

with my entry 
as Design Team Member over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog

Thought for today

Have a great day and look forward to seeing you again 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Coffee hugs

Good afternoon all and thank you for popping in today

What a difference a day makes, it is sunny, cold but lovely outside. 

I always feel better when the sun is out. 

Here is my card for today.

I have used AlteNew stamps for this card

Stamped in a coffee colour ink pad and coloured in the coffee pot and cup

Added coffee beans around the to give a bit of character and stamped 
the sentiment in coffee ink too. 

Mat and layered onto cream coloured card stock after I used alcohol pen around the 

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


Hope you have a good day. 

Going to sit down now and do a bit of crochet been using up
tee-shirt yarn making baskets. 

Look forward to hearing from you. 

A couple of thoughts ...... 

Crafty hugs  

x x 

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Jewels and butterflies

Good afternoon and thank you for popping in 
to see me today. 

I hope you are well and things are good with you. 

Here is my card for today -

I have in fact made it for my Sister-in-Law
in mind and the added Jewels will be just fine to give to her in person. 

I have used my faithful Hunkydory items for this. 

Cut down a sheet of card stock with foiling on the edge - think they are dragonflies. 

Mounted onto a card blank 

Added Jewels which I had coloured with an alcohol pen in a "jade" colour - they were clear !!!

Then came the fun bit added butterflies - dotted around the sentiment. 

There is dimension as the butterfly wings are in fact off the card. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Butterfly Challenge - J is for Jade and or Jewels

Lets Craft and Create - Challenge #121 - Things With Wings

Thank you for coming over to see me today

I hope you have a great day

and look forward to seeing you again very soon

I will be here tomorrow all being well.

so for now

crafty hugs

x x