Thursday, 19 November 2015

Craft Rocket Challenge Guest Post

Back in October I was lucky enough to be chosen as the Winner at Craft Rocket Challenges with my Spooky Card.

So this week I have been invited back as a Guest Designer!

The theme is Add a Sentiment which gives a lot of scope.

For my card I used stamps which were freebies with a papercraft magazine. I created a round circle template and applied Distress Inks to create the moon. I then used a juicy black Archival ink pad to stamp the rest of the images. This pad gives a nice crisp print.  To finish I hand drew a line border to frame the design before mounting it onto a black card base.

I can't wait to see what you will enter in this challenge!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesdays - Anything Goes / With Purple

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Two Little Ducks

We are having extremely windy weather here on the South Coast of England experiencing the tail end of storm "Barney". Perfect to stay in and craft!

I am busy with Christmas makes and these are new cards I am making this year.

I used stamps by InkyDoodles and coloured them with Spectrum Noir pencils. I think of them as Dexter and Deliah Duck!

These can also be purchased from my Folksy store :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges :

A Snowflake Promise - Christmas
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge - Christmas Critters

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Postcard from Paris

I have been trying to get this little card finished all week, but have been busy with card orders, making cards for my Nan who turned 95! and upcoming samples for exciting Serif Craft Artist Shows.

The card is my entry into the Sunday Postcard Challenge - so better late than never!!

First I stamped the Papermania Paris Scene Stamp onto the card and then used a masked to cover it. I covered the rest of the card with Distress Ink. Using the script stamp from the Papermania set I randomly stamped onto the postcard. The Eiffel Tower (and the frame) was diecut on my Cricut machine and then embossed with WOW! Gold Embossing Powder. The sentiment was from a Creative Expressions Paris Set which again I embossed with gold powder. I added some paper flowers and paper collage details from Docrafts Madame Payraud to finish.

I really enjoyed making this as it took me back to my original craft style.

I am entering the following competitions:

Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
CreativeArtiste Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrap & Craft Challenge - Vintage or Shabby Chic

Friday, 23 October 2015

Which Witch?

Halloween is nearly here, so I just had to make another creepy card!

I made this in a similar way to my last Halloween Card (see previous post) using a Cricut cut image. The background was created using Distress Inks and ink sprays.

I'm hoping to share some photos of our Halloween decorations soon - so watch this space!

Here is a photo of our first pumpkin we carved this week.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Craft Rocket - Spooky
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Orange and Black
Die Cuttin Divas - Picture Inspired
Artistic Inspirations  - Halloween

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Witching Hour

October continues at a pace with exciting projects I am working on and towards the spookiest night of the year - Halloween!

I love Halloween and really enjoy making spooky makes! For this one I created the background myself using Distress Inks and Ink Sprays on watercolour card.  In fact the moon was created by accident when the spray bottle leaked!

The witches themselves are cut using my Cricut Explore machine. I added silver glitter glue stars to finish off.

I hope you have fun celebrating this year too!

Challenges I am entering:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything / Halloween
That Craft Place - Halloween
The Pencil Cases - Halloween
Try It On Tuesday - Halloween

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Autumn Leaves

After the beautiful sunshine at the weekend, the weather in the South of England has certainly turned to Autumn. 

It was also very sad to hear about the passing of the lovely Sarah at InkyDoodles. She brought the most unique stamps to market and always inspired me. I have used the Autumn Walk set of stamps to create this card.

I stamped and used the masking technique to place the pumpkins in the barrow. The strip I stamped and then cut to size. All the colouring was done with Promarker Pens - Honeycomb, Apply Cider, Tea Green and Ruby.

Challenges entered :
The Craft Garden - Autumn Colours

I also thought I would share a favourite poem of mine - William Blake's  - To Autumn

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stainèd
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof; there thou may'st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe,
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.
`The narrow bud opens her beauties to
The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
Blossoms hang round the brows of Morning, and
Flourish down the bright cheek of modest Eve,
Till clust'ring Summer breaks forth into singing,
And feather'd clouds strew flowers round her head.

`The spirits of the air live on the smells

Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.'
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat;
Then rose, girded himself, and o'er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load. 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Crafting with Craft Artist

I was thrilled to receive the new kits from Craft Artist - hand drawn artwork by the very talented Suzanne Washington . They are being launched today on Create and Craft so I thought I would share some of the samples I created for the shows.








Monday, 21 September 2015

On Your Bike!

Sorry - that sounded a bit rude! But I couldn't think of a better title for this project.

I finally got round to using a stamp by Anna Marie Designs which I bought ages ago. First I stamped the postcard from DoCrafts using Distress Ink. Then I stamped the bicycle using the same ink. To add colour to the flowers I used my Spectrum Noir Pencils - I love these!  The flowers in the basket are created using Flower Soft.  To finish off the vintage look I went around the edges of the card with Distress Ink.

I do hope you like this little project!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Something beginning with B

Thursday, 17 September 2015

My Poor Blog!

My poor little blog has been a bit neglected of late. I am working on lots of new ideas and samples so please bear with me!

One of things I posted on Facebook today was a papercut - designed by me!

I am offering the file for sale AND you can use it COMMERCIALLY yourself!. Pop over to my Facebook page to contact me regarding this.

I hope to be back later on this week with some new projects to share with you. 

Watch this space!!

Saturday, 5 September 2015

I'm Back!

After the most fabulous holiday in Jersey I am home and  crafting!  I wanted to share this fabulous postcard I picked up, whilst on holiday, by MollyMac.

Now that school is back I have also had time to do my own crafting. I made this card using the Whisper A Wish stamp from Little Claire 

I used watercolour card to stamp onto. The background was created with Distress Inks and I used a mask to create the moon. I used WOW!Embossing Powder and silver glitter glue for the stars. 

I hope you like this card and have now added it to my Folksy store too!

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!