Monday, 30 June 2014

A one layer card and More Glitter!!!

At last I am crafting again, its still busy but I have been missing my craft room!!  This first card is for the "One Layer " challenge on the Hero Arts blog and it also fits the "Anything Goes" Challenge over at Simon Says Wednesday challenge.  For this card I made a stencil using a Spellbinders die and then stamped and embossed through the stencil.  I then coloured with my Distress Markers. A very easy but effective card!!

For this second card I used my new Poppystamps die again, this time going for a more masculine look but still using some glittery card.  It shimmers beautifully in real life.

Have a great week.

Saturday, 28 June 2014


I have just got this new die from Poppy Stamps and couldn't wait to use it.  I can see its going to be so versatile and will be so useful for masculine cards.  I  coloured the inside of an embossing folder with Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feather distress inks and sprayed with shimmer mist , then embossed some card and placed it behind the die cut. For the sparkly green I cut some glitter card with the same die and re inserted the letters.  I am adding this card to the current Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

My neighbour asked me to make a Naming Day card for her niece's baby so I got out my favourite Baby set from Hero Arts and stamped the cute elephants onto gingham paper.  I seem to be using a lot of glitter card lately, not my normal style but I love the added sparkle!!

After a few really busy weeks at work I am finding more time to craft, hopefully I can visit a few blogs as well this weekend.

Have a great Sunday.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Bokeh Effect

For those of you unfamiliar with the Bokeh effect, it's a photography term, and it refers to the look of sparkles that appear in a photograph when part of the image is out of focus or if light reflects. 

I made a couple of cards for this challenge, the bottom card is my favourite although the top has more sparkle than you can see as I have sprayed the background with shimmer mist!!  The Happy Birthday is cut using my Silhouette machine.  

This second card is made by just dabbing the card with my Distress Stains, I have also added  "A Touch Of Stella" to the dots for added sparkle.

The weather here has been glorious this weekend and I am out to sit in the garden now.  Happy Sunday!!!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014


 I have made this scrapling for challenge 4 set by Virginia over at the Virginia's View Blog  I have been really busy and hopefully have sneaked this in just before the challenge closes.  A Scrapling is basically the scraps that you end up with after you cut from your 11x14 card stock (when you make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card). You can easily fold the rectangular paper into a a small tall card .  

My card is much brighter in real life, it wasn't the easiest to photograph , my recycled item on the card is the die cut background which is cut from a paint sample great for an ombre effect.

Just a quick post again as I am about to watch some football with DH.  Have a great evening!!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Thank You

Yeh I had time to make a card!!!  My cousins daughter is getting married this year and she has asked me to make loads of special thank you cards for her, this is for the girl who has organised her Hen Do.  She asked for Peacock colours and lots of sparkle.  I hope this fits the bill.

I am hoping to find time to get back in my craft room soon, especially now the World Cup is in full swing!!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Busy Bee!!!

Oh my goodness I haven't posted for nearly three weeks.  Life has taken over and I haven't found any time to craft :0(  I am a busy bee at work and home!!  Hopefully I will get back to it soon.

Hope you like the Busy Bee I found in my garden!!