Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Festive Bookmark Cards

Hello there,

We're well and truly on the road to Christmas now, so I'd like to share a couple

more samples that I made for Crafty Individuals using their new festive stamps:



Just a couple more left now, so I'll share them at them weekend x




Sunday, 9 December 2018

Time For Tea

Hello there on this Sunday morning.

I'm sure that your Christmas preparations are in full swing now.  I know that I say this every year but I just can't believe how quickly it's all flown round again.  I'm going to put the marzipan on my cakes today so that it has time to harden a little before I ice them.  Whatever you're doing, I hope you have a lovely day x

I'd like to share with you a few more of the samples that I made for Crafty Individuals:




Thank you for your visit today and I'll be back with you shortly to share the last of my samples which are all Christmas themed and feature the two newest stamps by Crafty Individuals.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your day x

Friday, 7 December 2018

Stamping on Fabric

Hello there,

Thank you so much for your kind wishes left on my last post.   I'm pleased to say that I'm feeling pretty much back to my old self now.  I feel blessed to have so many kind and thoughtful friends and followers.

I'm here today a little earlier than expected as I have some free time today, so I'd like to share with you a bag that I made as a sample for Crafty Individuals' Hocanda shows on Monday.  Now, I've never stamped or painted onto fabric before, so I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive when Jean said what she had planned.  When the pieces of printed fabric arrived with me, I wasn't sure what I would do with them but here's the bag that I made:

I started by painting the printed CI fabric piece using Koh -I- Noor water colours and acrylic paint.  I don't have any fabric paints or some of the special mediums that you need, so I just went with what I had.  I used masking tape to divide the bag into sections. Next,  I used a couple of CI stencils and then sponged in the colour using a make up sponge.  I decided to use a bolder colour in each corner, so I chose red.  As you can see from the central image, I picked up the colours that I'd used in that.  I used VersaFine Clair to stamp in my tea pots as I wanted to keep the theme of tea at three, which is the sentiment stamped on the main image.

Now, I have to say that I grew very attached to this little bag before I had to package it up and send it off to Jean.  I enjoyed the experience of it all so much that I've just ordered 10 more bags to play with.  I guess that this just goes to show that It's good to move out of your comfort zone every now and again.

Thank you for your visit today and I'll be back with you again over the weekend with a few more samples.  Until then, take care and be happy x

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Just A Few Cards

Hello there my crafty friends,

I hope that you're all keeping well and happy.  Before I start my post, I'll apologise for my lack of blogging and commenting over the last week or so but I've not been too well, so thank you for your patience and for not deserting me.  I'll try to catch up with you all over the next couple of days.

My post today is just to share a few of my cards with you that I made as samples for the two Crafty Individuals'' shows that were on Hochanda yesterday.  Jean and Lesley did some lovely demos and there were some new fabric panels on too.  If you missed the shows, then you can always watch them on Catch Up for the next couple of weeks:





Hope you like them and I'll post a couple more at the weekend.

That's all from me for today, so take care and be happy x

Sunday, 2 December 2018

'Winter Sparkle' at Stamping Sensations

Hello there my crafting buddies,

Well, there's no stopping Christmas now, so the theme for our new challenge at Stamping Sensations is 'Winter Sparkle'  Who doesn't love a touch of glitter, especially at this time of year so why not join us in this festive challenge.  Here's the card that I've made:


The stamps that I've used on my card are all by Be Creative  and my touch of sparkle are the Christmas trees which I've cut with a Tim Holtz die.  I've coloured the sentiment with a gold gel pen and the snowflakes have been made with a small punch.

We are very generously sponsored this month by Be Creative, who are kindly offering the lucky winner a £25 voucher to spend at their online store.


We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that 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

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



Sunday, 18 November 2018

Mid Month Inspiration - November 18

Hello there,

It's time for some mid month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations and here's the card that I've made for our theme 'Get Ready For Christmas.'


All stamps and the stencil that I've used on this card are by Inkylicious.

We are very generously sponsored this month by 'Swedish House Crafts' who are kindly offering the lucky winner a £25 voucher to spend at their online store.


We would really love it if you could join us with a piece of your artwork featuring this month's theme but please remember that 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

I'd like to add this card into the following challenges:

That's Crafty - Winter Wonderland
Artistic Stamper - Square It




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