Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Fauna and Flora

I love where I live with so much wildlife. Just this morning I have watched two baby squirrels playing in the garden and we have foxes living next door too.

So what better way to celebrate the fauna and flora but to create a card using this beautiful Floral Collage stamp from Stamps Happen - an old favourite of mine.

I stamped the image across three tags and then coloured them using watercolour pencils and distress ink and mica paints. I think the kraft card and twine really adds to the card.

I am entering the following challenges

Make My Monday - Kraft Card
Fashionable Stamping - Use an old favourite
Sunday Stampers - Anything

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Paris, London, Manhattan, Rome

So they have finally arrived  - the second installment of the CraftScapes kit from Serif Craft Artist. There are 7 to choose from : Italian Escape, Parisian Spring, Manhattan Winter, Stately Home, Riverside Walk, London Landmarks and People.

I had such a great time making the samples for today's show on Create and CraftEach kit is packed with elements, backgrounds and more. 

Here are a selection :

Parisian Spring

London Landmarks

Italian Escapades

For more information and inspiration from the Design Team visit the Craft Artist Website

Monday, 11 May 2015

Remembering V.E Day

Its been a very poignant weekend with the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of V.E Day. Luckily all my grandparents survived the Second World War and I decided to commemorate the fact with a V.E Day Scrapbook Layout.

Sadly my Papa passed away some years ago, but my Nan, at 94, is still going strong and often retells her experiences about the war years. As I am working on my family history I have been lucky enough to have these photographs of my Nan and Papa. On the original photos you can just about see the love notes they wrote to each other on the front. 

To create the layout I used the Serif Digikit 1940s Wartime Era

It is important that we never forget the sacrifices they made for us.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Mixed Media With Wings

Over at The Mixed Media Card Challenge the theme is WINGS and there is also a DT Call!

For my entry I used a favourite stamp set which I think was from Inkadinkadoo originally. I can't believe I have never used this particular one.

First I stamped the image onto book printed paper and then used Watercolours and Spectrum Noir pencils to add colour. Some of the areas I highlighted with gold pen. The dots I then applied using a stencil and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Other challenges I am entering:
Ink on My Fingers - Books (Book Paper)

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Sweet Pea

It must be the time of year as I seem to be making alot of new baby cards recently. This card that I made is going to my Godmother's Daughter who lives in Australia.

I used a stamp set that came with Creative Stamping Magazine a couple of months ago. I stamped the image and then used watercolours to add the colour. After diecutting the image I added the birds and the sentiment using foam pads for dimension.

I probably need to make a stash of these as you never know when another little one is on its way!!

Challenges I am entering:

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Anything
Stamping Sensations - Pretty In Pink

Saturday, 18 April 2015

A Beautiful Day

We have a beautiful sunny day here today in the South of England as these pictures show from my garden.

Its far too nice to be inside so I created a CAS card which didn't take too long

I painted a small square patch of the card using acrylic paint before using Indigo Blu, Sheena Douglass Stamps and Creative Expressions dotty pattern over the top.

I hope you are enjoying your day and doing what makes you happy!

Challenges I am entering:
LadyBug Crafts - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Quick and Easy

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Bon Voyage With Kimme Kreations

As part of the Serif / Craft Artist Design Team I have been lucky enough to have recently worked with the fabulous kits from Kimeric Kreations. If you tune into  Create and Craft TV today you will see the new kits being showcased.

I particularly loved the Bon Voyage Kit which perfectly matched my DisneyLand Paris Photos I am slowly scrapping!

I hope you like the layout and it may even spur me on to get my year old photos scrapped!!

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Happy Easter

I thought I would write this post before I get lost in the fun and games of the Easter weekend. I can't wait for our egg hunt!

We had some unusual garden visitors this week too!

The card I am sharing is an Easter make I made using the Cricut machine.

Challenges I am entering with this card are :
Craft For The CraicDie-ing for Spring (use a die cut) or an Easter theme
Crafters Cafe - Easter
Allsorts - Easter

I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend whatever you are doing!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A Little Bit of Spring

The English weather is a law unto itself! On Friday here in the South it was so cloudy we missed the eclipse. This morning when I finished this card we had bright warm sunshine. Now at 4pm we have black skies with the threat of rain! I hope the weather is good wherever you are and this spring themed card will cheer you up if its not!

To create this card I used the latest set of stamps free with Creative Stamping Magazine. First I stamped the wreath and coloured it with Aquamarkers and coloured pencils. Before cutting out the shape I stamped the sentiment in the middle. I then stamped other elements and decoupaged them onto the wreath. The card base was created by appling Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage Distress inks through a mask.

I love to read your comments on my work and will always try to visit your pages too!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Card Mania - Spring
The Craft Barn - Something Flowery

Friday, 13 March 2015

Spring Time

I hope you are looking forward to the weekend? I am looking forward to a rest having been busy with my Design Team samples for Serif CraftArtist this week. You may also have seen the beautiful new digikits by Victoria Nelson on Create and Craft today I will share those pictures later this weekend.

Today I would like to share a Spring time / Easter themed card I created with my new stamp set from InkyDoodles.

Using the Spring Applique set I stamped the two bunnies and coloured them with Promarkers. I then created the outside border using the small stamps in the set. Again these were coloured with Promarkers. I think it makes a very sweet Easter / Spring card and can't wait to use more of the set!

I am entering my card into the following blog challenges:

Artistic Stampers - Spring is coming
Country View Challenges - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - Take A Stamp

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