Sunday, 24 February 2019

Last of the February Crafty Individuals Samples

Hello,

Before I share today’s cards, I’d just like to thank you all for your kind comments and good wishes left after my last post, it really means a lot.  What lovely people you all are and I feel very blessed to have found so many wonderful blogging friends.  Now moving on to all things crafty.........

Here are the last two samples that I made for Crafty Individuals shows on Hochanda:



I apologise that most of my recent posts have been very short and scheduled but I just haven't had as much free time as I would have liked, so thank you for staying with me and I promise that I'll make up for it as soon as I can.

Take good care of yourselves and I hope that life will treat you kind until I’m with you next time x

Friday, 22 February 2019

A couple of Christmas cards and some Happy News

Hello there,

The good news is that my little Grandson Jack had his surgery this morning and everything went well.  He was discharged this afternoon and is now resting at home with Mum and Dad.  Phew... what a relief that is and I feel like a little of the weight has been lifted as it's one less thing to worry about for now.

Onto crafty things now.....

I was looking through my blog earlier as I try to keep everything as up to date as I can and I realised that I never posted the two cards that were published in the January edition of Craft Stamper, so here they are:



I would like to add the first card into Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Day Challenge.

That's all from me for today but I'll be back on Sunday with my last two Crafty Individual samples for their February shows.

Take care of yourselves and I wish you all a very happy weekend x


Monday, 18 February 2019

Mid Month Inspiration - February 19

Hello there,

It's time for some mid month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations and I'm here today with the card that I've made:


Our theme this month is 'All Things Bright and BEAUtiful' and so I've made a nice, bright Brusho background and then stamped on it using a Bee Crafty Bird and butterflies and the sentiment is by Visible Image.

We are very generously sponsored this month by: 
Bev and Sam from  'Bee Crafty' 
who will be giving one lucky winner a £25 voucher to spend in their online store

There is still lots of time left for you to 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

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Two More Birdies

Hello there and a very …….

'Happy Valentine's Day' 

As I mentioned on Sunday, I'm here to share with you a couple more of my CI samples:

Using another new 'Bluebird' stamp by Maria Kitano on a Brusho background

Using CI-180 and CI- 443 White embossed onto Kraft card

I'll be back with you on Monday with some mid-month inspiration over at Stamping Sensations, so until then, take care of yourselves and I wish you lots of happy crafting x 

Sunday, 10 February 2019

It's a Bluebird

Hello there,

I hope that you're all enjoying your weekend and that you have some nice things planned for today.

I'm here to share a couple more of my Crafty Individuals samples using their fabulous bird stamps:

Using the new 'Bluebird' stamp by Maria Kitano and CI papers

A Waterfall card using CI - 184
That's all from me for today but I'll be back on Thursday with a couple more samples.  Until then, I wish you all a very happy week x

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

A Little Bird Told Me

Hello there,

Just a short post to share with you a couple of samples that I made for the Crafty Individuals shows that were on a the beginning of the week.  The bird stamps that were on are absolutely fabulous and I was just blown away by the samples that my very talented teamies made.   What an amazingly creative bunch they are.  Here Is one of the cards that I made:

It doesn't show too clearly on the photo but I shaped the Robin and used silicone glue to give him some dimension.

This one using and older CI stamp and papers

I absolutely adore the little Robin which is one of Jean's new stamps and I'm sure that he will get lots of use on this year's Christmas cards.  I'd also like to add this card to the following challenges:

Penny Black and More - Anything goes with the option of a tags
Craft Stamper - Anything goes

I hope to be back at the weekend with a couple more but until then.... be happy xxx

Sunday, 3 February 2019

'All Things Bright and BEAUtiful' at Stamping Sensations

Hello there,

Before I start today's post, I'd just like to thank you all for your kind words regarding my last post.  Things are still full on but I'm trying to put things into perspective and to look on the positive side.  I'm so grateful for the medical care that my loved ones are receiving and the NHS have been outstanding in all cases so far.  My Grandson Jack will be the first one to have his surgery next month and my Son is just awaiting the results of an MRI that he had on Wednesday.  My youngest Grandson Harry who has just turned two will be having surgery in the early summer and that will be major surgery, anticipated to last around eight hours.  I'll let you know how things go on nearer to the time and just try to concentrate on crafting until then.  I haven't spent much time in my craft room recently but I have been enjoying the inspiration on Pinterest, so hopefully, I'll soon be back crafting again very soon.  Moving on now...…..

I’d like to remind you all that the lovely Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals will be on Hochanda tomorrow at 4pm and again on Tuesday at 10 am. She has some fabulous stamps, both old and new, so I hope you’ll be able to join her.  I’ll try to get some of my samples posted in the next couple of weeks. Note for Sally Holmes.........you won’t want to miss this one! ;)

Okay then, finally moving on to the task in hand. It's time for a new challenge over at Stamping Sensations and our theme this time is 'All Things Bright and BEAUtiful.'

I love to see a beautiful sunset in all it's glory and so I decided to go all out bright and beautiful. I started by creating a background using my Brushos.  These give such vivid colours and I just love how random they are.  Take a look at my finished card:


The sentiment that I've used is by Visible Image and the butterfly is by Bee Crafty.  Having stamped the sentiment and the butterfly, I decided that I wanted to create a bold frame for my card and so I used the very edge of another Bee Crafty stamp, the large BEAUtanical Lily.  I think this worked really well and I just gave the flowers a touch of red and orange to draw the viewers eye into central image.

We are very generously sponsored this month by the fabulous 
Bev and Sam from  'Bee Crafty' 
who will be giving one lucky winner a £25 voucher to spend in 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

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