Friday, 25 May 2018

Rudolph Day - May 18

Hello there,

It’s 'Rudolph Day' again over at Scrappy Mo's blog and so I'd like to share a card that I've made for the challenge:


The stamp that I've used called 'Restful' and it's by Penny Black.

The background was made using Distress and Distress Oxide inks.

Thank you for your visit today and I hope you can join me again soon x

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Bitter Sweet Birthday

Hello there,

I'd like to share a card with you today that I made for a lady who meant a lot me, and who was a part of my life from the day that I was born.   It was Pat's 80th birthday last month and so I made a special card for her.  I stamped the image using desert sand and then I colour the the roses using water colours:


Two weeks after her 80th birthday, Pat passed away peacefully and we laid her to rest today.

That's all for today x







Friday, 18 May 2018

Close To Nature with Crafty Individuals

Hello there,

It's time for some mid-month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations and I'd like to share a card with you that I've made using two of the latest stamps by Crafty Individuals.   Our theme this month is 'Close to Nature' and I think these stamps fit the bill for that just perfectly.  The stamps are absolutely beautiful and the one with the Pied Wagtail on is definitely one of my all time favourites.  Although this stamp looks fabulous when it's stamped just in black, I thought I'd opt for something a little different and so I've stamped it using Adirondack Cranberry.  Here it is:


The image in the frame is another new stamp, designed by Jean Hardy at Crafty Individuals.

If you haven't joined us already this month, then I hope that this post might inspire you to do so.

Take care and Happy Crafting,
Sandra x

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Unicorns

Hello there,

I'm here today to share a few more of the samples that I made for Inkylicious' show on Hochanda last week and today, it's all about Unicorns:




I'm sorry that it's only a very short post again but things are very busy at the moment with one thing and another.  Hopefully, things should be back to normal again in the next week or two and I'll then have a little more time to spend in my craft room.

Take care and I hope the sun shines for you wherever you are x

I'd like to add some of these cards into the following challenges:

Allsorts - In The Pink - (Card No. 2)
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes - (Card No. 1)
The Artistic Stamper - Backgrounds - (Card No. 3)

Sunday, 6 May 2018

We're 'Close to Nature' at Stamping Sensations

Hello to you all on this Sunday morning,

It's time for a new challenge over Stamping Sensations and our theme this time is 'Close to Nature.'

Here's the card that I've made:


Now we are very generously sponsored this month by the lovely Lesley Wharton from Chocolate Baroque.  The prize that Lesley is offering is their fabulous 'Wild Meadow 'A4 stamp set, along with a sheet of 'Cling a Ling' to mount them on.  It just so happens that the Wild Meadow set was the first set of stamps that I ever bought from Chocolate Baroque, many moons ago and so I decided to make my cards with some of those stamps today.


I started by creating my background using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, Adirondack Peach Bellini and Memento Nautical Blue.  My mountains were made using Memento Tuxedo Black.  Once I was happy with my background, I then used Versafine black Onyx to stamp the silhouette flowers.  I also used second generation stamping to give more of a sense of depth.  I do love using Versafine ink as it gives such a clear image but unfortunately, it does smudge quite easily, so for this reason, I heat embossed the flowers with a clear embossing powder to set the image.  I then used Adirondack Water Melon around the top of my card, then Nautical Blue followed by Tuxedo Black around the bottom.  Had I not heat embossed my card, then this would have been the point where it all went wrong. The sentiment that I've used is by Andy Skinner.

This card makes me think of warm Summer days and I hope that it might inspire you to join us in this month's challenge.

Stamping Sensations is a stamping challenge, so we must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artwork, this means: Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest.

All the details of our challenge rules can be found here

Please note:  If we don't comment on your entry it will be because it doesn't follow our theme to qualify under our rules, or because we are asked to sign in or provide additional data to comment on third part hosts such as Instagram, Flickr or Facebook etc.  We really don't want to be rude but we do want to be fair to those who follow the rules.

That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x





Friday, 4 May 2018

Inkylicious Seaside Samples - May 18

Hello again,

The lovely Deby and Emma from Inkylicious were on Hochanda today at 2pm.  If you missed the show, then you can always watch it on Catch Up at Hochanda for the next couple of weeks.

Well I have to say that when I collected these stamps from Deby, it was like Christmas Day for me.  There were so many beautiful stamps that I hardly knew where to start as I wanted to play with them all at once! :)  As I've made quite a few cards, I'll share them over the next few weeks so that you don't get too fed up of seeing my posts.  I do thank you all for your patience as this is my third post this week and ordinarily, I would only post twice at the most. 

Here are just some of the things that I've made:


This is something a little different for me but I was really pleased how it turned out:

I glued some Ice Cream sticks together and painted them with black acrylic paint.  
Next, I dusted over with white ink before applying the colours.  
I then stencilled in the moon with white ink and mountains with black acrylic.
I used a white pen to add some stars and to give the water a moonlit look.


Next is a little gift bag that I've decorated using the gorgeous new
round shell stamp which I've heat embossed in white. 
The sentiment and image in the center are from the new
A5 Seaside Elements stamp set.  The crackle background was made using this stamp

Again using the new Shell stamp and the picture in the center is made
from the Seaside Elements A5 set.  I've used the Worn Paint stamp in
the background too


Thursday, 3 May 2018

More Crafty Individual Samples - May 18

Hello there,

I do hope that you're all keeping well and happy.

I'm here today to share a few more of my Crafty Individual samples:

Featuring CI-493 (New Stamp)

 Featuring: CI-207, CI-436, CI-438, Victoria Corner, New Bird Die, 

Featuring: Springtime Paper Pad, CI-436, CI-437, CI-151

                                                Featuring CI-493 (New Stamp) CI-436, CI-478

Don't forget to set your recorders again tomorrow (Friday the 4th of May) as Deby and Emma from Inkylicious have a two hour show on Hochanda staring at 2pm.  They have some gorgeous new stamps on, and  I'll be back again soon to share some cards that I made for that show.  Until then, I wish you all a happy day x
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