Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Anything Goes!

At Addicted to Stamps and More the theme this week is

This is the card I created as part of the Design Team

I was watching Hochanda the other day and saw them using Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils on black card. I have the original Spectrum Noir pencils but still decided to have a go.

I used a new stamp in my stash from Imagination Crafts which is great to decoupage. I stamped and embossed with white WOW! Embossing Powder before laying down the colour with the pencils. The butterfly I stamped and coloured before cutting out and adding it with foam pads. The sentiment is also from the same set.

Hopefully wherever you are the nights are getting slightly lighter and you will have time to join in with our challenge.

Challenges I am entering:

A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
WOW! Embossing Powder - Anything Goes woth Embossing

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

So many Birthdays!

January is always an expensive timewith lots of birthdays just after Christmas. This week was my Dad's and my baby brother's 40th!! And as we crafters know its always tricky to be inspired when it comes to cards for the men!

I thought I would share the card that I made for my Dad.

I used my Cricut machine to create the banners from patterned paper although you can add patterns to shapes in the Print and Cut facility. I cut the DAD from a recent freebie set of dies from Papercrafter magazine. The sentiments were stamped and I added some twine to finish.

I'm glad to say my Dad loved it!!

I am entering the following challenges:

IncyWincy Designs - For the men in your life
Ooh La La Creations - For man or boy

Sunday, 8 January 2017

New Year, New Dies

With the beginning of the year comes it heralds new crafty supplies! I treated myself to the new Die Cutting Essentials publication this week which came with some fabulous freebies.

The window die was perfect for this month's Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with a Die Challenge.

I cut the window and cat from black cardstock and used the free papers for the curtains and flowers. The back is backed with acetate to give the impression of glass. I used the stencil and Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick to get the brick effect.

I used the stamp to create the shutters and a computer printed sentiment.

I hope you received some new crafty supplies for Christmas and look forward to seeing what you create with them.

Dream Valley Challenges - Anything New
Crafts and Me - New Stash

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Joy of The Season

I hope you all had a lovely festive season. It's always sad to pack away the decorations and wait with intrepidation as to what the new year will bring.

One good thing is being a member of Happy Little Stampers Christmas Design Team I can keep my Christmas stamping going for another 6 months!!

The theme for this month's challenge is :

I used this Clarity Stamp for the first time which I love. 

I stamped the Joy with Perfect Medium and embossed it with WOW! Embossing Brass Powder. I created a mask and applied Sapphire Distress ink into the O. I then stamped the birds and tree and added white paint dots for the snow.

I hope you will come over and join us at the challenge.

Challenges I am entering:
Unicorn Challenge - Use mostly blue
WOW! Embossing Powder - Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year

I hope all of you that visit my blog have a happy and peaceful 2017. In the mad rush of Christmas I haven't had time time to make a project so I thought I would share a couple of vintage postcards from my collection.

I can't wait to get back to crafting and have signed up for some exciting challenges this year. Watch this space!!

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!