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 :)