Tuesday, 13 December 2016

LiM - One Layer - Outline

Hi fellow bloggers
This is not my time of year,  the short, grey, cold days do not help me feel creative.  But  back to the LiM challenge for this week which is one layer and the theme is on outlines.

I have gone for a monochrome look using versamark black pigment ink and my Scorit.
Happy crafting

Thursday, 8 December 2016

LiM colour challenge using primary colours

Hi again fellow bloggers here is my entry for the above - nice and simple CAS. The picture doesn't quite show the embossed lline down the side of the spotty border. For this card I used some Kuretake dot pens - I have uncovered such a lot of things I forgot I had - in primary colours to make the dotty border and to cover the diecut sentiment. Clear gems were added to the blue dots in the border and the embossed border was made with my Scorit tool,
I used a Picasa effect to to give a blue background and polaroid effect.

Happy crafting

Back from hols

Hi  fellow bloggers - back at last from my hols and recovering from a nasty infection :(.
Hope all of you have been managing to get lots of crafting time. Thank you too for your kind comments on my scheduled posts especially the canvas - I have been enjoying trying out some differnt things as I have uncovered lots of goodies in my stash!! Anyway it is good to be back in blogland and now to post a LiM entry for this week. I will be back to visit you at the weekend :)
happy crafting :) :)

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Mixed media canvas

Hi fellow blogger - hope all is well with you all
Todays 2nd post is a canvas rather than a card as I found some texture paints and stencils in my declutter [which is still ongoing by the way :( ]
I have used gesso  for the background and then used white texture paint through a diamond stencil keeping it quite deep for dimension and not being too straight as the texture is the thing I wanted to highlight although still keeping the rule of 3.. I also  added 3 stencilled images with black matte dreamweaver embossing paste - again keeping it rough textured for dimension. I kept to the monochrome colour scheme for impact. It is a long time since I have tried working with a canvas and really enjoyed it and am in the process of another two - it is a fun play with texture :)

I am entering this in the following challenge
welove2create - mixed media - anything goes -

using a spellbinders stencil

Hi fellow bloggers - hope you are all getting some crafty time. This card is one I made using a spellbinders metal stencil/embossing die and I really like it.
I have used distress inks for colouring in and die cut butterflies using a sizzix thinlit from the big shot plus starter kit.  The background die cut is one from Anna Griffin.The sentiment is a stamp by tonic.
I am entering it the following challenge
lilpatchofcraftyfriends-anything goes.

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Christmas card

Hi fellow crafters
Todays card is made using small squares cut, using a sizzix die, from a background I made using acetate, alcohol inks and tissue paper. I cut 3 small squares and added a small peel off star. This was set on 3 askew strips cut from a toning co ordinations card. The same peel offs were used atthe top and bottom of the card.
Happy crafting

Monday, 24 October 2016

Chriistmas card

Hi fellow bloggers
Still decluttering - ever wished that some ideas are not the best !! Still it will get completed although my target date is now flexible so still on the very quick cards
This card couldn;t be simpler as it is using a sizzix card maker die. I have used a sizzix embossing folder to emboss some co ordinations card as a background for the card front cut from silver mirri card.
Happy crafting

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Thankyou card

Hi again fellow bloggers
Todays card is made using a Tim Holtz embossing folder which I used the letter press technique using a yellow distress ink pad. The flower is a scrap booking kit embellishment from my stash and I used a spellbinders die to cut the sentiment in 2 colours and offset them together.
Happy crafting

Friday, 21 October 2016

Christmas card

hi fellow bloggers
I hope you are managing to get some crafting time, I am grabbing some odd bits of time while still continuing to declutter. However just having time to make really quick cards.
This card is using 2  Sweet Dixie dies, Snowman and snowflakes, that I bought as part of a set from the craft channel here in the UK [one of a choice of 3 channels], I used organza ribbon and glitter card for the background. The sentiment was an orphan clear stamp on a tonic diecut. Promarkers were used to colour some areas of the snowman
Happy crafting

Monday, 17 October 2016

Thankyou card

Hi again fellow bloggers
Hope you have had some time for crafting today.
Going through my stash I am discovering dies and stamps that  I forgot I had :)
This card  used another Sizzix die that has the look of  a Rennie McIntosh design about it I think,
I used 2 shades  of blue card by DCWV.
The image was stamped/coloured with denim adirondak ink and the sentiment is another die cut - this time from spellbinders.

Happy crafting :)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

LiM entry - spiders or insects

Hi fellow bloggers
Hope you are having a crafty weekend. I am still struggling with decluttering and re organising my craft stash!! And the weather is miserable so escaping to do a bit of crafting :). This weeks LiM theme is for insects or spiders so decded to go for a pretty insect that reminds me of better weather Lol!

I have used distress inks for shading the die cut  mats [from spellbinders] and the stamped image.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

LiM turquoise and lilac

Hi fellow crafters
Here is my entry for ttis weeks colour theme. I have used a tonic diecut in lilac/mauve paper and petal point pigment ink in turquoise. I have clear embossed the petal shapes to add some dimension and enhance the colour. The sentiment is set into an embossed circle that I made with a 10p coin as nothing else was to hand and the declutter process means I am unable to find things!! The added gems on the butterfly diecut are from a docrafts goody bag. This time I decided to decorate the envelop with toning ribbon and butterfly punchies.

Happy crafting


Hi fellow bloggers
I hope you are having a good weekend. The weather here is lovely today and I have managed to grab a couple of ten minute breaks as trying to declutter  and make a workable craft space as it has got out of hand  - long overdue. Anyway getting some help so hope to be successful this time round. Trying to visit my followers but having some issues with blogger not giving me the links but will keep trying as have managed with some of you who have left me comments as the comment link is working, Off to make a card as having withdrawal symptoms Lol!
Happy crafting

Monday, 19 September 2016

The one heart for me!

Hi fellow bloggers - I hope you are having a good Monday.  This card is one I made using a Sizzix thinlit full card front diecut. I then added a red mirri card heart to the centre and raised it up on a foam pad. It is a really simple card to make but I think it makes a statement or rather hope it does!! I will try some other ideas with it I think as it is a lovely die that cuts very well and has some nice embossed details on the individual hearts. It also comes in a nice wallet with 5 additional loose hearts.
Happy crafting

Sunday, 18 September 2016

LiM challenge - theme Diamonds

Hi fellow bloggers

The CAS challenge for this week is a theme week using diamonds.
This was lucky for me as I have an old diamond ring stamp  which I thought woud be ideal for this weeks theme.

I stamped the ring with versamark and embossed with gold mica embossing powder. I then added 3 aurora borealis gems and then covered them with glossy accents to make the gem stone for the ring.
I used 2 sissix thinlit heart shape dies to make a gold mirri heart frame and then placed it over the stamped image. I then used more aurora borealis gems to edge the card. I decided to leave off a sentiment just now as not sure if I want to use one on the front of the card.

Happy crafting

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Monday, 12 September 2016

LiM - one layer

Hi fellow bloggers - I hope you are all well and crafty :)
I am a bit later with this challenge this week as was attending workshops and demos at the weekend.
The theme for the LiM challenge this week is to make a one layer card to show a favourite flower. I chose the pansy as they are my joint favourite with sweet peas but don't have a sweet pea stamp.

I made a mask so that I could stamp a circle shape. I used distress inks for the stamping and used cardio peg stamps. I also used the scorit to give a little background interest and the faux hanging chain.

Happy crafting

Sunday, 4 September 2016

LiM - peacock feather

Hi fellow bloggers
the fringe is now finished and I have caught up with non craft stuff so can now get back to crafting, on the blog and visiting my blog buddies. :)
This weeks LiM challenge was to use the peacock feather and at first I had to have a think about how  to do that as I don't have a peacock stamp. Anyway I decided to use the colours on a feather diecut using a die I have had for a while and is underused.
I used distress ink pads dusky concord and peacock feathers and the greeny colour came from a mixed colour pad that I hadn't stored properly so the colours became one!! oops! Still luckily it is a colour that meets the need for a peacock colour. I spritzed with a light gold mica and used rub ons in matching colours to make the 'eye' area of the feather. I also used dusky concord for the sentiment. The photo looks a bit 'bleached' as I had to use a flash as it was very overcast here. Happy crafting

Saturday, 27 August 2016

hi fellow bloggers
apologies for not visiting or posting the last couple of weeks but the edinburgh fringe is on and is one of my favourite times of the year to visit, Only problem is with all the travelling time and lots of walking to get round the different events I want to see I have been too tired to craft, However next week it i over and "normal" life will resume.
Happy crafting :)

Thursday, 18 August 2016

christmas card selection

hi again fellow bloggers - hope you are enjoying good weather as here in Dundee it has been scorchio!
Anyway trying to get organised and make my christmas cards early. This is a selection made using a sizzix die I bought some time ago and it is really straight forward to pull these together as you just need to select papers.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Sizzix diorama die

Hi fellow bloggers - I got tempted to buy some dies from the sizzix sale and here is a card from one of them the diorama card thinlit set. It was a bit of a learning curve to work out how all the bits could be used and what I have discovered is that it is a very versatile set of dies that can be used in all sorts of ways and not just for the diorama style. I will try out some other options and post them. For this card I decided to use a floral theme and found one of my embossing folders to give the back some added interest and then used a variety of sizzix flower dies to add additional embellishments - I decided that to justify my spend I can say that my paper stash will be cut!!! Lol! The stamp is one of my orphan clear stamps.

Have a good crafty day :)

Saturday, 13 August 2016

LiM challenge - one layer card - theme someting French

Hi again fellow bloggers
for my challenge card I have used distress inks for the background using a sizzix heart framelit die as a stencil - it is a mixture of shaded lilac laid over a little picked raspberry using a wet wipe to get a swirly, less even effect . The eiffel tower stamp is a second generation print off from a stamp by crafty individuals to give a faded antique appearance - the frame lines of the stamp are embossed with my scorit to give a shadow appearance. The sentiment and stitched edge is hand done using a kuretake calligraphy pen.

Get well soon card

Hi fellow bloggers another weekend and the rain has gone :) - lets hope we get some of the promised heatwave from Spain for a few days!
This is a card to send to a member of a craft forum, I am a member of
, who is not feeling too well just now. It is a CAS card using some of the many diecuts I have saved to my stash and am trying to use up, I used bazill cardstock for the die cuts and a brilliance silver ink pad for the sentiment and for inking round the circle diecut. The "gems" are from paperchase, Have a good weekend. I'm off to do my LiM challenge :).

Monday, 8 August 2016

Lim blue and brown

hi fellow bloggers I had a week off last week as had a birthday treat!!
This week my entry for the LiM challenge is a one level card, as I found mixing blue and green quite a challenge with my papers/card.
 I have used salty ocean distress inkpad for the sentiment and vintage photo distress ink used with a spellbinders metal stencil I have recently discovered in my stash that I purchased soooo long ago :) .
Mind you I am sure that I am not alone in having these little discoveries.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Cute sizzix die

Hi fellow bloggers
Back to crafting after my little break! This time I have used a sizzix card front die that I bought recently as it is so cute. I have used some card from stash to paper piece - this card is created completely from dies and was pretty quick to construct. It is backeed on to a black mat to accentuate the coloured card and then mounted onto a Kraft card.
Happy crafting :)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

christmas card

Hi fellow bloggers
I am starting on my christmas cards so that I don't have a last minute rush :). . I have used a printed background paper and sttencilled on a couple of deer using the waste from a spellbinders die cut and wild honey distressed ink. The diecut deer was then added with a stickles red nose. Glossy accents added to some areas for texture and the card edged with wild honey ink. The string was dyed with the distress ink too and the sentiment and banner is by tonic.

gift box

hi fellow bloggers
This post is a 3d project using the  girft box die that came with my big shot plus and a bigz tags die,
I have used : -
Ivory centura pearl card
Purple mirrir card
purple ribbon
Black corner peel offs

I am entering this in the Diecuttin Divas challenge - 3D

Saturday, 23 July 2016

LiM entry - something tactile

Hi fellow bloggers
This week we have been asked to add a 3d element so decided to look at some old stash for inspiration as the sky is grey and I am missing the sunshine. I found some mulberry paper flowers which I layered up with a brad to hold together and drew in the stem and handcut the pot. The sentiment is a mini one I have had for many years but I thought it suited the flower. The sides of the card were given a score line with my Scorit as wasth base of the sentiment. Sadly my photography skills are a bit lacking.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

A bit more time to craft challenge - anything goes

Hi again fellow bloggers
Here is my entry for this challenge - it is a birthday card for a friend.
I have used a clarity stamp that I stamoed 4 times to make the base image. Then used an anna griffin stamp for the butterfly and added a couple of colour flashes to link to the mirrir card layer.
The sentiment is by Tonic as are the die cut banner and layer. The sentiment is stamped with black memento ink pad.

Addicted to CAS challenge

Hi fellow bloggers
here is my entry for the Addicted to CAS challenge - Stripes.
I have used a stamp from my stash that I inked with a Brilliance striped ink pad.
stamped at a jaunty angled highlighted with score lines using my Scorit. The sentiment is
stamped using the same inkpad and an Anna Griffin stamp at the opposite jaunty angle.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

LiM challenge - one layer - repetition

Hi fellow bloggers
It has been a while but now back with my blog. I have used a spellbinders die to stencil a flower shape through and then used a cardio butterfly stamp to add the repetitive pattern asked for. I used a docrafts inkpad for the background and dusty concord distress ink for the butterfly images, The sentiment is a section of a stamp from Clarity stamped with dusty concord, edged with a cardio half flower and higlighted with two marks using a pen top.