Thursday, August 31, 2017

SOS Favorite Season

Today I'm really pleased to share with you a little card I made just to join in with the new challenge over at Shopping Our Stash#318-your-favorite-season.
The challenge is to share your favourite season and mine is SUMMER, closely followed by fall. This card pleases me also because I got to use my new flamingo die on it lol.

I follow a certain ladies blog (llaurenb.blogspot. ) who I feel sure is at her happiest if she can get a flamingo (or Washi tape) somewhere about her creation lol. You must go and check her out as Lauren makes some wonderful things and I often tell her I wish I could get inside your head!

So on to this card, its a 5x7 bright white card blank which I have added bright pink card to. Then a few months back I was lucky enough to win this cute paper pad from Ribbongirls.blogspot. 
by Echo-park called summer-bliss so I have used 2 different sheets out it and punched holes and threaded raffia through. The "enjoy summer and flip flops are better" are from a page by Kaisercraft  but I'm afraid I can't remember which! both have been matted on to card in the colours of the flip flops.
The sun is from a die set  by Verve and my new flamingo die was cut out using the bright pink card and some a little lighter. A few pearls in the bottom of the main sentiment and we are done.

Thanks for stopping by today, if you like what you see maybe you could leave a word or two as I enjoy reading them.

Chalenges I'm joining in with are Shopping Our Stash. 318

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Moment in Time.

Today I'd like to share a layout I made for myself of my younger self. This uses papers found over at Merly Impressions.  Along with flowers and extra stamps too.

The papers are from the Honey-chai-collection which I've held in my stash for sometime now lol. I used another page to cut out extra flowers and the Dream sentiment. The type strip sentiment is one I kept off another sheet probably from another collection altogether! I stamped a few butterfly's on to the paper and a few others I coloured and added afterward along with the flowers.

The photos are of me when I left home. Standing in front of the van which my darling Dad drove me down in with lots of stuff friends and family had given me to set up my little flat. The other photo is taken a year later when I came home for one of my visits and I was ready to go out dancing with my sister Bev in Chester.

Oh how I remember those days fondly. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ruby Wedding Card

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share a card I made for an order. I've been waiting to use this die from Tim Holtz as I've seen so many beautiful cards on Pinterest using it. So when the order came in I knew what I was making!

This is a A5 bright white card blank to which I have added a slightly smaller ruby red light card to. Then taking the same white card cut at 8x51/2 I die cut the flourish die from the set out of the left hand side. Using my  Love Everlasting by Verve  stamp set I printed the sentiment in jet black.

I used Sizzix number die for the 40 which is cut in ruby glitter card. Then taking paper flowers from Kaisercraft and my stash along with 2 leaf dies I made a arrangement in the top right corner. I also added Verves Holiday Sequin mix for a bit of bling.

I'm joining in with the following challenges
Noordesign-uk August 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can let me know what you think.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sailor Boy!

Hi There,

15th of the month means reminder time for the current challenge over at Besties International . The theme is still Nautical or anything goes. Here is my card.

I make cards to sell so I'm always looking for images that can be used to create simple cards for children with cute boys and girls on. Where best to look for them than Here in the Bestie Shop. This little guy is Sailor Boy there is a little girl too.
I've coloured him in with my Promarker pens. I've used alsorts of papers on this card as I can't throw anything out. The little metal tag I have had since I started crafting back in the early 1990's (I knew it would find a use one day lol).
Thanks for stopping by again today, I hope you have added your card if not still time to do so.
I'm joining in over at Noordesign-uk. August-challenge-anything-goes. with this card.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nana's Darling!


Just wanted to share a card I made for a friend to give her Granddaughter

This is a first on two levels. The first is the fact that this card has no back and sits on this stand which I made for it. The second is this is the first time I have used an image by All Dressed Up Stamps I've only just found them and I adore them. I love the fact that they are so simple but so usable on every level. The image was a freebie given away a short while ago to help people get started and join in with her monthly challenges.

I used papers from a paper pad I picked up in the store so all the hard work has been done on that front. I used a stencil by Dutch Doobadoo Shape-Art-A5-Square. found here at NoorDesign! UK Shop/Crafteezee I have also used several different dies one of which is the scribble heart by Tim Holtz. I've added lace, glitter, ribbon and a metal charm.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:-
Noordesign-uk.blogspot. August-challenge-anything-goes.
Alldressedupchallenges.blogspot. challenge-71
Shoppingourstash.-315-spice-up-your-life.  I was thinking either baby or ginger spice.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll leave a word or too.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Pitter Patter.

Here I am with another card to share. This time around it is for a friend who is expecting anyday now the arrival of their baby daughter.
I saw a card by Little Meg's Cards on Pinterest and I loved it using this pretty image and I fell in love with the way she had coloured in the dress so I copied it!

The card is a 6x6 bright white base and on to that I've added pink gingham paper which I have stitched around opposite corners. I added these white corners on top to which I dotted liquid pearls in baby pink and pearl colours.
I matted the silver foiled card on to the same pink the image is matted on to. I had to use the heart banner (it is my favorite) and the Pitter Patter from a Sue Wilson die set was added to a flag banner. A few hearts dotted around and we are done.
The image is by Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls and I have coloured her in with my Promarker pens and added glitter when dry.

I'm joining in with a few challenges,
Noor design-uk.blogspot. August-challenge-anything-goes.
cagichallenge. Time-to-die-die-cut
scrap-craft-inspiration.-challenge-6-new baby
lilpatchofcraftyfriends. Callenge-63

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Salty Kisses xxx

Hello There,

It's time again to share with you a card I have made for the new challenge over at Besties International . This month our challenge is as always anything goes but also we are using the theme Nautical. For this you could use anything found on, in or around the sea or seaside. I made this for my uncles birthday (he lives by the seaside).

Here is what I have made,

It's a 5x7 cream card base and on to that I've added a cream paper which I have first stamped a texture background stamp by Kaisercraft found Here then I brushed over it with Cosmic Shimmer Powder in pearl. I then added papers from Kaisercraft and DCWV all mounted on plane cardstock to match the colours used.
The image is _Img396 found here at My Bestie Shop she is cute don't you think? I've coloured her in with my Promarker pens and cut her using a Spellbinder die adding a small mat to her. A little foliage and a few sea type mini buttons give some balance to the card. To finish off a few drops of Perfect Pearls.

Now it's your turn to join in the fun. Remember the new rules we have to make it more fare for non-Dt's to win the most images for the month.

I'm joining in with other challenges too
ilovepromarkers. challenge-340-one-for-boys.
Noordesign-uk.blogspot. August-challenge-anything-goes
scrappers-delights-challenge august
Thanks for stopping by today, see you soon.