Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Making Christmas Cards

It's been an emotional week with my little one starting a new school and a tiring one being woken up by the alarm for the school run!

So what better way to cheer myself up then to get down to making some Christmas cards.


One of my most favourite tools is my Cricut Explore which I used to cut the shapes for this card. The text was created using the Lyrical Letters Font and then I added the ribbon as a final touch. I'm hoping these will go down well at the Christmas Craft Fairs!


Challenges I am entering :
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Creative Cutting Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Make A Card
Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas

Friday, 29 August 2014

ATC - Tim Holtz Style

A bit of a blast from the past as I haven't made an ATC for ages. That's what really started me off crafting seriously some years ago.

Over at A Vintage Journey Challenge the theme is to make an ATC with "a little touch of Tim" (Holtz)


I created the background by embossing the background with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then embossing with gold powder. The washi tape, images and tickets are all from my "Tim Holtz stash"

Enjoy Your Crafting!



Monday, 25 August 2014

Fun at the Fair

I hope you are enjoying the bank holiday, although here in the South it has been a very wet one. The weather has been a great excuse to stay in and catch the Serif CraftArtist shows on Create and Craft. Today Michelle has been showcasing the Sahlin Studio Kits which have a distinctively vintage feel.

Vintage Carnival Kit

As a member of the Design Team I had great fun using these kits to create cards and scrapbook pages.

Grandma's Dresser Kit

Retro Mod Kit

The Retro Mod kit has the most amazing embroidered flowers, but if you look closely at my card, can you spot the real embroidery?!

Keep Crafting!!






Friday, 15 August 2014

Autumn Foliage

One of my favourite seasons is Autumn and its certainly in the air in the early morning. I was inspired to make this card for the Less Is More Challenge.


I used a fabulous set of stamps  - Woodland Walk from InkyDoodles and Promarkers to make the card.

I love to hear your comments on my work so don't be shy!

Other Challenges I am entering:

I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Colour Inspired
Penny Black and More -Anything Goes




Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Wondercrump!

Hello Sparkly Followers! I am just back from a little break in the Isle of Wight and enjoying crafting again. This week Create and Craft have had the new Roald Dahl Digikits from Serif as their Pick of the Week. As part of the CraftArtist design team I can now share my samples with you.

They were such fun to make and brought back many childhood memories!



To see more of the fabulous Design Team's work pop over to the Daisytrail Gallery.


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Playing with the camera

With the summer holidays in full swing its been difficult to fit in any crafting - plus it has been so hot here in the South of England all we've done is sat in the garden!

A little different posting today to share with you. On my to do list is to take a camera course, so I have been in the garden playing with my camera and different settings. They are by no means professional, but I am quite pleased with the results.





Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Christmas Crafting

It is so hot here in the South of England I have been trying to keep cool with some Christmas crafting. The thought of snow and ice is appealing right now!


For this card I made a tag and embossed it with snowflakes using White WOW! Embossing powder. This created a resist effect once I had gone over the top with Distress Ink. I stamped the deer image and again embossed with white powder before mounting it onto blue card. This gave a nice border to the deer. I then stamped the greeting and added the embellishments. For the background card I stamped a snowflake stamp with Broken China and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using first and second generation stamping.

At least that is one card off the list for Christmas!!

I am entering the following challenges:

Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
The Glory of Christmas Challenge - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Non traditional colours
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
Artistic Inspiration Challenge Blog - Anything Goes



Friday, 11 July 2014

As seen on Create and Craft!

Happy Friday all and I can't believe its also nearly the school holidays! I am getting in as much crafting while I can.

I was so excited today to see my card on Create and Craft TV being show and discussed with a name check!! As a member of the Design Team I made this card using the Daisytrail 2014 Ultimate Digikit Collection as seen on Create & Craft TV on Friday 11th July.  In my stash I had some silver printable film which made a perfect surface to print the images on.


I will be back to show you more of the samples over the weekend.





Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Thank You

After Christmas making last week, normal(ish) service has resumed! I have been so busy making Teacher thank you cards that the theme at Handmade Harbour this week is very apt! So why not make a card to say thank you to a special person and or Teacher and join in with the challenge.  I think this one will be winging its way to one of my son's teachers very soon!

I chose Wendy's Thank You In Pots Digi stamp to make this card.I used watercolour paints and pencils to add the colour. I think the bunting gives it a country fete type of feel!





Thursday, 3 July 2014

Christmas in July

I hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather we are experiencing in the south. I have been so busy with craft projects I haven't had much time to sit out in it! As the title of this post suggests I have been working on Christmas Projects for Serif Craft Artist. These were showcased last week on Create and Craft TV. The kits we had to work with were gorgeous. Victoria Nelson's artwork is stunning!




You can see more samples from myself and other members of the Daisytrail Team here

Challenges I am entering:
Crazy Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft - Christmas in June
The Squirrel and The Fox - Christmas in July


What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!