Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Happy New Year 2020

Hello there my wonderful Crafty Friends.

Well, here we are one again on the eve of a brand new year and decade.  It's a time to reflect on what's been and what is to come.  For me, the New year is like starting that first, clean, unspoiled page of a book.  It's a brand new start that's full of possibilities.  I hope that 2020 will bring us all good health, peace, joy and happiness xx

To end this year, I'd like to share a couple of cards with you that I'd forgotten about.  They are samples that I made for one of the Crafty Individuals shows:

The cat stamp is one of my favourites, I just love it's adorable face and how magnificent is that lion!

Thank you all for your continued crafty friendships and support.  I really appreciate each and every one of your comments and I look forward to visiting you all in 2020 to see more of your amazing creations.

Wishing you all a very colourful and happy 2020

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Hello there my Crafty Friends,

I'm sure that you'll all be busy today with your preparations for the big day tomorrow but just in case you stop by, I'd like to wish you all a 'Peaceful Christmas' and all the very best of everything in 2020.  I'd all so like to send some crafty love and a virtual hug to anyone who needs it as I know this time of year can be really tough for some x

Thank you all so much for your continued friendship and support over the last year, I really appreciate it.  

Merry Christmas 

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Mid-Month Inspiration - December 2019

Hello there,

Are you all getting ready for the big day, not long now!  Well if you need a little time to unwind, then why not take an hour out for yourself  to get crafty and join us in this month's challenge.  I'm here today to offer you a little inspiration at 'Stamping Sensations' with this card that I've made:

The stamp that I've used is by Inkylicious and I've coloured it using various inks and paints.  The embossing folder is by John Lockwood and I've used liquid Pearls inside each snowflake.  I bought the embossing folder at the Harrogate show last month and I have to say that I've used it with so many different stamps and it really does create a lovely frame and they all look so different.  

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

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Christmas Samples - December 2019

Hello there,

How's it all going?  Christmas is well on it's way now and I hope that your preparations are going well.  I would also like to send a virtual hug to anyone who's having a tough time right now and I hope you can find your peace x

Crafty Individuals had two shows on Hochanda last week and I'd like to share a few of my samples with you today:

All of these new stamps can now be found on the 'Crafty Individuals' website and they're on offer at the moment, so why not treat yourselves.  On the subject of Crafty Individuals, a very kind lady called Chris Frazer has set up a brand new  Face Book group for everyone to share their CI makes.  It's a private group, so only the people who belong to it will see your posts.  There's also inspiration from the Design Team and I know Jean Hardy would love you to join her and others in their love of CI stamps.  If you're interested, here's the link:    https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftyindividuals/

I'd like to add my second card into the following challenge:
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Anything goes (Stamped)

That's all from me for today as I still have some handmade gifts that I need to make and a few more Christmas cards to write, so I wish you all a very happy weekend x

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Anything Goes at Stamping Sensations

Hello there my lovelies,

Well, we are now into December, so let the festivities begin!  I made some mince pies and jam tarts last night as I have my family, including three Grandchildren coming over tomorrow to help put up my tree and decorations. The eldest is five and the youngest almost three, so it may be a very interesting day lol.  I'll let you know how it goes!

It's time for our final challenge of the year at Stamping Sensations and our theme this time is 'Anything Goes.'  I know that December is such a busy month for us all but there's so much scope with this theme, so why not join us.  Here's the card that I've made:

I've gone for a traditional theme myself.  I know that Robins can be seen all year round but they are associated with Christmas and I love them!  This little beauty is by Crafty Individuals and all other stamps are by Inkylicious, except for the sentiment which was a freebie from a craft show a couple of years back.  I've added some fluffy puffy stuff onto the log to add some dimension and also some glitter onto the snow, although this doesn't show too well on this photo.

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.

Now is you're a fan of Crafty Individuals stamps, you'll be very pleased to hear that the have two shows on Hochanda at 12pm and 4pm.  Lovely Lesley from Chocolate Baroque will be helping Jean with the demos and then Jean will be helping Lesley out on her Chocolate Baroque shows too, so it promises to be a great day of crafting fun.  Jean has some fabulous new Christmas stamps and hopefully, you might see some of my samples on there.  

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 Artistic stamper - Christmas Is Coming
Try It On Tuesday - Inspired By A Song Or A Christmas Carol (Joy To The World)
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes