29 Jan 2012

The Stamp Man Embellish It Challenge Entry!

I am Entering this Card into

"The Stamp Man Embellish It Challenge"

This is the link if you would like to join in

The base of the card and the flourish & heart layers were stamped on Watercolour Paper. I thought it would give it a more aged look as the surface was slightly ruff. I have listed below all materials used;-

Stempelgede Flourish Hearts Stamps Set
La Blanch script background stamp
K&Company Madeline paper for butterfly
Versamark & Cosmic Shimmer Gold embossing powder for Script on butterfly & Embossed Love sentiment
StazOn Timber Brown Ink
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Whispers Chestnut Ink
Whispers Grand Cranberry Ink
Papermainia Button
Organza Pink Ribbon
Stickles Diamond Glue
Liquid Pearls Petal Pink
Liquid Pearls White Opal
Small piece of Vintage book paper for the Love Sentiment
Hot Off The Press Love Sentiment Stamp
Sticky Gems

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!


28 Jan 2012

Make My Monday Challenge!

This is my entry for the Make My Monday Challenge!

The theame is Nature Flowers & Leaves
I hope I make it by the skin of my teeth in to it
Here goes.....

I made a Tri Fold Shutter Card base On the Hougie Board
Papers I used are from Craftwork cards
Flowers are Papermainia
As is the sparkly brad
And the sentiment stamp is Paula Pascual
Enjoy your Monday everyone!


25 Jan 2012

Whats On Your Work Wednesday 138....Ribbons!

Hi Blog hoppers of What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday! Today I will mostly be sorting out Ribbons....lots of Ribbons, not just what you see here....I have bags & bags & bags of them. Just plain old chucked in, not sorted or anything! So today is the day they start to get sorted out.

Have a few ideas of what I am going to do for a storage idea, most of my ribbon is bought in lengths from a local market. They have loads of choice and nearly ever week I visit the stall I end up with at least 3 or 4 different styles of of few meters of each. I only buy reels of ribbons if that's all I can get in what I want, which is not often. The latest ones are those organza rose ribbons that are pretty, however they cost £2.50 a meter, bit pricey but couldn't resist!

The bag of vintage lace was purchased in France last October while I was visiting Carccassone. I got the bag for 10Euro after a bit of a haggle with a very abrupt & slightly drunk Frenchman, it was after all 2pm and the entire population of France, including me at the time had just come back form a 2hour lunch that had been all washed down with the obligatory 1 litre of wine! Hence my gusto to haggle, anyway I got it down from 17 Euro, which I thought was quite good! I need to sort it out and wrap it around some card & store it well, there is some really old pretty pieces in it.

Thanks to everyone who visited me me last week on my first week back after short blog sabbatical. I had some lovely comments that really lifted me :) lovely!
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their day & thanks for stopping by!


24 Jan 2012

OOOooo I received a Blog Award!

I would like the thank Joe over at http://scrapbookjoeblog.blogspot.com/ for this lovely award & for picking my blog to award it too! How lovely, you made my day Joe x

This is award is given to Blogs with under 200 followers.
Joe Says...

The Rules are:
1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogshare-other bloggers.
5. Finally and the best rule of all..........have fun and spread the love!

My blogs I have chosen are;-

The five I have chosen are all great blogs to be inspired by and created by wonderfully talented people! They reflect my love of Interiors as well as Crafts & Card Making.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I do!


18 Jan 2012

What's On Your Work Wednesday 137

What's on my desk this cold & dark day??
My box of wots nots
Some Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter
Vintage photo ink-pad
Versamark ink-pad
Distress Tool
Creation of a card.....erm well I think it is!
And part of the Flower Patch Collection by Dawn Bibby
And a Autumn Leaves scroll stamp
And a card I made a while back for an idea I had for the maybe card I am doing now!
Phew.....did that makes sense :)

Plus my other bits & bobs hanging about on my desk that dont warrant worth mentioning! But I cant be without them. Though I would show you my Craft Storage Unit now that its finally tidy & sorted out!

Hope you all have a great day, whats left of it anyway, I am very late with this entry due to me faffing about most of the day! But in a good way :) Take care everyone and thanks for stopping by & dont forget to say "Hi"

15 Jan 2012

First Post of 2012

Well here we go first post of the new year. I hope everyone and my followers had a fine festive time & are all looking forward to a an exciting new crafty year full of new stash to buy & styles to try. One of my first crafty wants is to try to make my space here in my shared room a bit more functional! Its hard when you have to fit in a 8ft wide by 4ft deep space. I have been perusing the Ikea catalogue and think I have come up with a solution? Its just the cash to fund proposed revamp I have to get together now ;) maybe a clear out and a bit of e-baying is on the cards!

I would like to say "Hello & Welcome" to my new followers:-

As some of you know I am a bit of a Francophile and love all things French especially interiors! Go have a peek at her great creations!

This is one amazing craft room & wonderful inspiring crafty creations, a guy with fantastic vintage style and a wonderful flair for all things Craft!

I have made quite a few cards of late however I have light issues of late! The lack of it that is. I think I need to invest in a Light Box of some sorts (any advice would be most welcome on this subject :) I did manage to take this pic earlier today when the sun was out for a miniscule second!

I decided to buy the latest Dawn Bibby Flower Patch Collection. Its a very versatile and pretty selection of papers die cuts and cards. All printed & foiled on very nice heavy card stock & easy to coordinate. I like the nice cheery colours too. I have had quite a run on buying crafty goodies over the past few weeks, maybe time to pull the reigns in a bit! Next shop I have will most likely be at a craft show I want to go to at the Trafford Centre in February, get them penny's saved eh!

Well I have waffled on enough for now. Take care & keep well & warm everyone.


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