Sunday, 10 December 2017

A Walk Through The Flowers

Hello there on this cold and frosty morning,

I'd like to share with you a couple more of the samples that I've made for Crafty Individuals.  You may be familiar with these two already if you follow the Crafty Individuals blog as Jean shared them on there a few days ago:

Featuring: CI-411, CI-449, CI-454

Featuring: CI-417, CI-415, CI-464

I used Distress and Distress Oxides to create the backgrounds and Derwent Inktense pencils to colour the flowers.  These stamps are so beautiful and they were an absolute joy to use.  

I hope that you're enjoying the samples as I really enjoyed making them.

Until next time, stay warm and safe, and be happy x



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

'Country Days' with Crafty Individuals

Hello there,

I hope that you are all keeping well and happy.

I'm here today to share with you one of the samples that I made for last week's Crafty Individuals show on Hochanda.  If you didn't manage to catch the shows, they will still be available for the next couple of weeks here on rewind

Featuring CI-417, CI-481 CI-017 and CI-480

As I made quite a few cards for the show, I'll be sharing more of them with you in the next few weeks.

Thank you for visiting today and I wish you lots of happy crafting x

Sunday, 3 December 2017

'Winter Trees and Flowers' at Stamping Sensations

Hello there my crafty friends.

It's time for a new challenge over at 'Stamping Sensations' and I can't believe that this is the last one of the year.  This year has flown by so quickly and I've really enjoyed being part of the team, and I'm really looking forward too, to seeing lots of new crafty creations in the year ahead, both from my lovely teamies and from you crafty lot too :)

Our theme this month is 'Winter Trees and Flora' and here's the card that I've made:


As I absolutely love to use white ink on Kraft card, I thought that's what I would do to make this card.  I started by creating the fallen snow using white ink and a mountain stencil and then I went on to stamp my moon and then to use a circular stencil to give it it's shape.  Next, it was time to add my Winter trees and the Deer.  Once everything was in place, I used a white pen to highlight the snow on the trees.  Finally, I heat embossed the Winter sentiment using with white embossing powder and then I dusted around the edges with the white ink and added a few snowflakes.

All of the stamps and stencils that I've used today are by Inkylicious and the inks that I've used are: Colour Box: Frost White and Distress: Ground Espresso.

We are generously sponsored this month by 'Stix 2' and we really hope that you'll be able to join us.


Stamping Sensations is a stamping challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x







Sunday, 26 November 2017

Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

Hello there my crafty friends.

I hope that you're enjoying the weekend and keeping nice and warm during this cold spell.

I'm here today to share a card that I've made for this week's challenge over at Allsorts, and their theme is 'Inspired by a Carol or Winter Themed Song' and I've decided that mine will be 'Santa Clause is coming to town.'


I've gone for a Vintage look with this card as I wanted it to have a traditional feel to it.  All of the stamps that I've used are by 'Crafty Individuals' and I've coloured it using Distress inks and Inktense pencils.  Don't those little children look sweet peeping through the window!  Talking of Crafty Individuals, don't forget that Jean Hardy will be back on Hochanda on the 1st of December with more of her wonderful products and demos.

I would also like to enter this card in Scrappy Mo's 'Rudolph Days' challenge as this will be the last one of the year and into 'Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge.'

Wishing you all a happy crafting week x


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Bee Crafty Beautanical

Hello my crafty friends,

It's been absolutely ages since I've entered any card challenges and so I thought that I would rectify the situation.

Here's a card that I've made today using one of the 'Beautanicals'' stamps from Bee Crafty.  I bought this the Stamp Magic show in October, so I thought that it was time for me to give it it's first outing:


As I don't have any Bee Crafty Sentiments, I've used one of my favourites by Inkylicious as I felt that the space needed filling.

The flower itself is coloured with Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet Distress inks and the background was created using the same colour Distress Oxides. I then various stencils used over the colours.  I stamped the butterfly twice and then shaped it's wings to give a more realistic look. I'm really happy with the end result as it has a lovely fresh look to it and I hope that you'll like it too.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Penny Black and more - Flower Power
That's Crafty - Stencil it
The Artistic Stamper - Use a Quote








Wednesday, 22 November 2017

More Gorgeous Snowmen

Hello there,

Just a quick post from me today to share another of the cards that I made using the new Crafty Individuals Snowman Stamp CI-485:


I stamped and white embossed the image onto Kraft card and then coloured in the snowmen using white ink.  I stamped the frame twice and then fussy cut it to add more dimension.  Here's another photo which shows this much better:


As you can see clearer on this photo, I fussy cut and decoupaged the snowmen's hats and scarves too.

Thank you for looking and I wish you a happy day x






Monday, 13 November 2017

New Christmas Stamps at Crafty Individuals

Hello there,

I'm sure if you're a fan of Crafty Individuals that you might already know that they've just released three new and very gorgeous Christmas stamps.  When the stamps arrived with me, I just couldn't put them down and I know that you'll love them too.  Here are three samples that I've made using each of the stamps:




Jean will be back on Hochanda on the 1st of December with more of her lovely stamps and demos, and I'll let you know the times of the shows a little nearer to the time of the event.

That's all from me today so I'll wish you a happy and colourful week x
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