Friday, 12 August 2022

A Few Crafty Samples

Hello there,

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

I'm here today to share a few more of my samples from the last Crafty Individuals shows on Create and Craft:




The first card has a mandala that was designed by my crafty friend, Lynne Kirton, so I really wanted to do her proud and I'm happy with how the card turned out.  I've used Brushos in the background and then a gold glitter embossing powder to compliment the rich orange colour.

The last one with the ladybird on was a real labour of love as I used the front of the ladybird to create my border.....well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!

As you can probably see, I've enjoyed using my sequins this time around.

That's all from me for today but I'll be back soon with the last of my samples from the shows xx


Friday, 5 August 2022

Crafty Individuals On Telly Today

Hi there,

I just wanted to let you know that lovely Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals will be on Create and Craft today at 12pm and 4pm.  She has some lovely new stamps and papers and who knows, you might even see a couple of my samples.  Here's just one of them:

I just fell in love with this paper as soon as I saw it and I knew that it would work perfectly with this fab honey bee drawn by Ellie Mulligan.  There are lots of layers on this one and I finished it by adding a blue jewel in the center of the bee and a few gold sequins to give it some sparkle .  I hope that you can join Jean but if not, then it will be available on catch up for the next couple of months.

Take care and I'll be back soon with more samples xx

Monday, 25 July 2022

Rudolf Days - July 22

Hello there my crafty friends,

It's the 25th of July, so time again for another 'Rudolph Days' challenge hosted by lovely Scrappy Mo.  Here's this month's card:

This card features stamps by Crafty Individuals.  I started by using their fabulous Baroque background stamp, then heat embossed it in white before adding some ink over the top.  The dogs and parcels were all fussy cut out and water coloured.  This isn't really my usual style of Christmas card but I really like it and I've made a few of them.  I think that they will be perfect to send to younger family members especially, although I think the humour may also appeal to the older generations too.  

Wishing you all a very happy and colourful day xx

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Rudolph Days - June 22

 Hello there,

It's the 25th, so time again for another 'Rudolph Days' challenge hosted by lovely Scrappy Mo.  Can you believe that we are half way through the year already! Here's this month's card:

This card was made using the beautiful stag by Lavinia and some of the oldest Tapestry stamps that I own.  I think I'd only been stamping about a year when I bought them and that was more tears ago now than I care to remember!  A simple scene using a circle stencil to create the moon.  I had intended adding a Christmas sentiment but I think it has enough on it already.

That's all from me for today and I hope that it's a happy one for you all xx

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

A Little Birdie Me

Hello there,

I'm here today to share the last of my Crafty Individuals bird samples and here they are:

Once again, I've used lots of layers to create dimension.  My second card is mounted on a lovely paper by CI.  I love how fresh it looks in the background.

That's all for today but I'll be back with you on the 25th with my card for this month's Rudolph Days challenge.  Take care of yourselves and stay happy xx

Friday, 17 June 2022

Sending You Sunshine

Hello there,

I'm here again today to share a couple more of my most recent samples for Crafty Individuals and here they are:

I really enjoyed building up this scene and I used the sun ray stencil in the background.  It's probably the sunshine and the sentiment that makes me feel happy every time I look at this card!

There are lots of layers on this card and I made the plant pot just out of some terracotta card and then used a crackle stamp over it.  I also added a little shading to make it look a little more realistic.   I love the colours of this card.

That's all from me for today but I'll be back with you next week to share my last two samples from this time around.  Wishing you all a happy weekend xx


Friday, 10 June 2022

More Lovely Birds

Hello there,

How did your Bank Holiday go? I'm looking forward to reading all about your stories.

I'd like to share a couple more of my most recent samples for Crafty Individuals and here they are:

I absolutely adore this stamp and although it's only a 6x6 card, I think it's one of my favourite samples this time around.  It's such a joy to colour and it layers up beautifully

This is a sample using a couple of older stamps but I do love these ducks and it's a great stamp to use on masculine cards

That's all from me for today and I hope that you all have a very happy and colourful weekend  xx